US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th August, 1971

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

1 1 HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-8 (2 weeks at #1)
2 4 MR. BIG STUFF –•– Jean Knight (Stax)-12
3 6 TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS –•– John Denver with Fat City (RCA)-17
4 5 DRAGGIN’ THE LINE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-10
5 3 YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-11
6 2 INDIAN RESERVATION (The Lament Of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-19
7 8 BEGINNINGS / COLOUR MY WORLD –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8
8 9 WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE / ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN (Medley) –•– Tom Clay (Mowest)-6
9 10 MERCY MERCY ME (The Ecology) –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-7
10 15 SIGNS –•– Five Man Electrical Band (Lionel)-12

11 7 IT’S TOO LATE / I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE –•– Carole King (Ode)-15
12 12 BRING THE BOYS HOME –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-11
13 13 NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-13
14 20 LIAR –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6
15 18 SWEET HITCH-HIKER –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-5
16 16 HOT PANTS (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (People)-7
17 17 RINGS –•– Cymarron (Entrance)-10
18 19 LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-9
19 29 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3
20 23 RIDERS ON THE STORM –•– The Doors (Elektra)-7

21 25 SMILING FACES SOMETIMES –•– The Undisputed Truth (Gordy)-8
22 24 MAYBE TOMORROW –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6
23 11 DON’T PULL YOUR LOVE –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Dunhill)-13
24 14 SOONER OR LATER –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-11
25 30 WHATCHA SEE IS WHATCHA GET –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-7
26 37 I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-5
27 48 AIN’T NO SUNSHINE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-5
28 22 DOUBLE BARREL –•– David and Ansil Collins (Big Tree)-10
29 31 YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-10
30 32 MOON SHADOW –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-8

31 33 IF NOT FOR YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (Uni)-12
32 21 HERE COMES THAT RAINY DAY FEELING AGAIN –•– The Fortunes (Capitol)-14
33 28 I DON’T WANT TO DO WRONG –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-11
34 39 WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN –•– The Who (Decca)-5
35 27 GET IT ON –•– Chase (Epic)-13
36 42 MIGHTY CLOUDS OF JOY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-7
37 55 GO DOWN GAMBLIN’ –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-3
38 44 I’M LEAVIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6
39 45 MOTHER FREEDOM –•– Bread (Elektra)-5
40 38 SUMMER SAND –•– Dawn (Bell)-9

OFF THE CHARTS

45 40 RESURRECTION SHUFFLE –•– Aston, Gardner and Dyke (Capitol)-9

POWER PLAYS

41 50 TIRED OF BEING ALONE –•– Al Green (Hi)-4
42 68 STICK-UP –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-2
43 57 WHERE YOU LEAD –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-4
44 89 GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-2
47 51 I LIKES TO DO IT –•– The People’s Choice (Phil-L.A. Of Soul)-4

DEBUTING THIS WEEK

63 — I WOKE UP IN LOVE THIS MORNING –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-1
65 — UNCLE ALBERT / ADMIRAL HALSEY –•– Paul and Linda McCartney (Apple)-1
67 — BANGLA-DESH / DEEP BLUE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-1
72 — THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN –•– Joan Baez (Vanguard)-1
81 — RAIN DANCE –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1
83 — SWEET CITY WOMAN –•– The Stampeders (Bell)-1
86 — IF YOU REALLY LOVE ME –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1
87 — SURRENDER –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1
88 — THE BREAKDOWN (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-1
93 — HYMN 43 –•– Jethro Tull (Reprise)-1
95 — THE LOVE WE HAD (Stays On My Hand) –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1
98 — WEAR THIS RING (With Love) –•– The Detroit Emeralds (Westbound)-1
100 — I’D RATHER BE SORRY –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-1

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