US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th August, 1971

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

1 6 HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-7 (1 week at #1)
2 2 INDIAN RESERVATION (The Lament Of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-18
3 1 YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-10
4 4 MR. BIG STUFF –•– Jean Knight (Stax)-11
5 5 DRAGGIN’ THE LINE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-9
6 8 TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS –•– John Denver with Fat City (RCA)-16
7 3 IT’S TOO LATE / I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE –•– Carole King (Ode)-14
8 16 BEGINNINGS / COLOUR MY WORLD –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7
9 10 WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE / ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN (Medley) –•– Tom Clay (Mowest)-5
10 11 MERCY MERCY ME (The Ecology) –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6

11 7 DON’T PULL YOUR LOVE –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Dunhill)-12
12 14 BRING THE BOYS HOME –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-10
13 13 NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-12
14 9 SOONER OR LATER –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-10
15 19 SIGNS –•– Five Man Electrical Band (Lionel)-11
16 18 HOT PANTS (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (People)-6
17 28 RINGS –•– Cymarron (Entrance)-9
18 29 SWEET HITCH-HIKER –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-4
19 22 LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-8
20 26 LIAR –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5

21 15 HERE COMES THAT RAINY DAY FEELING AGAIN –•– The Fortunes (Capitol)-13
22 23 DOUBLE BARREL –•– David and Ansil Collins (Big Tree)-9
23 36 RIDERS ON THE STORM –•– The Doors (Elektra)-6
24 30 MAYBE TOMORROW –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5
25 37 SMILING FACES SOMETIMES –•– The Undisputed Truth (Gordy)-7
26 12 TREAT HER LIKE A LADY –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-18
27 24 GET IT ON –•– Chase (Epic)-12
28 17 I DON’T WANT TO DO WRONG –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-10
29 69 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-2
30 40 WHATCHA SEE IS WHATCHA GET –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-6

31 31 YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-9
32 32 MOON SHADOW –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-7
33 34 IF NOT FOR YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (Uni)-11
34 27 FUNKY NASSAU (Part 1) –•– The Beginning Of the End (Alston)-14
35 20 THAT’S THE WAY I’VE ALWAYS HEARD IT SHOULD BE –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-17
36 21 SHE’S NOT JUST ANOTHER WOMAN –•– The 8th Day (Invictus)-13
37 47 I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-4
38 33 SUMMER SAND –•– Dawn (Bell)-8
39 49 WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN –•– The Who (Decca)-4
40 41 RESURRECTION SHUFFLE –•– Aston, Gardner and Dyke (Capitol)-8

OFF THE CHARTS

43 35 CHICAGO –•– Graham Nash (Atlantic)-10
47 39 LOVE MEANS (You Never Have To Say You’re Sorry) –•– Sounds Of Sunshine (Ranwood)-11
49 38 WILD HORSES –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-8

POWER PLAYS

41 42 WATCHING THE RIVER FLOW –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-7
42 43 MIGHTY CLOUDS OF JOY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-6
44 45 I’M LEAVIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5
45 48 MOTHER FREEDOM –•– Bread (Elektra)-4
46 46 SHE DIDN’T DO MAGIC / I’M THE ONLY ONE –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-7
48 55 AIN’T NO SUNSHINE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-4
50 67 TIRED OF BEING ALONE –•– Al Green (Hi)-3

DEBUTING THIS WEEK

68 — STICK-UP –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-1
81 — ALL DAY MUSIC –•– War (United Artists)-1
87 — TAKE ME GIRL, I’M READY –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-1
88 — THE STORY IN YOUR EYES –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-1
89 — GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-1
90 — TOP FORTY (Of the Lord) –•– Sha Na Na (Kama Sutra)-1
91 — THEM CHANGES –•– Buddy Miles (and the Freedom Express) (Mercury)-9
93 — CRAZY LOVE –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-1
94 — WE GOT A DREAM –•– Ocean (Kama Sutra)-1
96 — AMANDA –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-1
98 — SLIPPED, TRIPPED AND FELL IN LOVE –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-1
100 — CALIFORNIA ON MY MIND –•– Morning Mist (Event)-1