US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 31st July, 1971

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TW LW TITLE-Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 3 YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-9 (1 week at #1)
2 1 INDIAN RESERVATION (The Lament Of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-17
3 2 IT’S TOO LATE / I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE –•– Carole King (Ode)-13
4 5 MR. BIG STUFF –•– Jean Knight (Stax)-10
5 7 DRAGGIN’ THE LINE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-8
6 8 HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-6
7 4 DON’T PULL YOUR LOVE –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Dunhill)-11
8 9 TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS –•– John Denver with Fat City (RCA)-15
9 10 SOONER OR LATER –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-9
10 26 WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE / ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN (Medley) –•– Tom Clay (Mowest)-4

11 15 MERCY MERCY ME (The Ecology) –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5
12 6 TREAT HER LIKE A LADY –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-17
13 13 NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-11
14 18 BRING THE BOYS HOME –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-9
15 16 HERE COMES THAT RAINY DAY FEELING AGAIN –•– The Fortunes (Capitol)-12
16 19 BEGINNINGS / COLOUR MY WORLD –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6
17 17 I DON’T WANT TO DO WRONG –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-9
18 20 HOT PANTS (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (People)-5
19 21 SIGNS –•– Five Man Electrical Band (Lionel)-10
20 12 THAT’S THE WAY I’VE ALWAYS HEARD IT SHOULD BE –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-16

21 14 SHE’S NOT JUST ANOTHER WOMAN –•– The 8th Day (Invictus)-12
22 24 LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-7
23 23 DOUBLE BARREL –•– David and Ansil Collins (Big Tree)-8
24 25 GET IT ON –•– Chase (Epic)-11
25 11 RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-12
26 31 LIAR –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4
27 27 FUNKY NASSAU (Part 1) –•– The Beginning Of the End (Alston)-13
28 29 RINGS –•– Cymarron (Entrance)-8
29 37 SWEET HITCH-HIKER –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-3
30 42 MAYBE TOMORROW –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4

31 32 YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-8
32 33 MOON SHADOW –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-6
33 34 SUMMER SAND –•– Dawn (Bell)-7
34 36 IF NOT FOR YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (Uni)-10
35 35 CHICAGO –•– Graham Nash (Atlantic)-9
36 39 RIDERS ON THE STORM –•– The Doors (Elektra)-5
37 45 SMILING FACES SOMETIMES –•– The Undisputed Truth (Gordy)-6
38 28 WILD HORSES –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-7
39 40 LOVE MEANS (You Never Have To Say You’re Sorry) –•– Sounds Of Sunshine (Ranwood)-10
40 50 WHATCHA SEE IS WHATCHA GET –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

44 30 HIGH TIME WE WENT / BLACK-EYED BLUES –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-11

POWER PLAYS

41 41 RESURRECTION SHUFFLE –•– Aston, Gardner and Dyke (Capitol)-7
42 44 WATCHING THE RIVER FLOW –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-6
43 46 MIGHTY CLOUDS OF JOY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-5
45 52 I’M LEAVIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4
46 48 SHE DIDN’T DO MAGIC / I’M THE ONLY ONE –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-6
47 66 I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-3
48 60 MOTHER FREEDOM –•– Bread (Elektra)-3
49 57 WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN –•– The Who (Decca)-3

DEBUTING THIS WEEK

69 — SPANISH HARLEM –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1
77 — WHERE EVIL GROWS / I WAS WONDERING –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-3
82 — LIKE AN OPEN DOOR –•– The Fuzz (Calla)-1
87 — WEDDING SONG (There Is Love) –•– Paul Stookey (Warner Brothers)-1
88 — GO DOWN GAMBLIN’ –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-1
90 — IT’S THE REAL THING (Part 1) –•– The Electric Express (Linco)-1
92 — IT’S ABOUT TIME –•– The Dillards (Anthem)-1
95 — LOVE ME –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-1
97 — DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Lee Michaels (A&M)-1
98 — K-JEE –•– The Nite-Liters (RCA)-4
99 — YOU’VE GOT TO EARN IT –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-1
100 — GOOD ENOUGH TO BE YOUR WIFE –•– Jeannie C. Riley (Plantation)-1