US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st 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)-9 (3 weeks at #1)
2 2 MR. BIG STUFF –•– Jean Knight (Stax)-13
3 3 TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS –•– John Denver with Fat City (RCA)-18
4 9 MERCY MERCY ME (The Ecology) –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-8
5 5 YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-12
6 15 SWEET HITCH-HIKER –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-6
7 7 BEGINNINGS / COLOUR MY WORLD –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9
8 10 SIGNS –•– Five Man Electrical Band (Lionel)-13
9 4 DRAGGIN’ THE LINE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-11
10 14 LIAR –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7

11 6 INDIAN RESERVATION (The Lament Of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-20
12 21 SMILING FACES SOMETIMES –•– The Undisputed Truth (Gordy)-9
13 11 IT’S TOO LATE / I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE –•– Carole King (Ode)-16
14 19 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4
15 16 HOT PANTS (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (People)-8
16 20 RIDERS ON THE STORM –•– The Doors (Elektra)-8
17 8 WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE / ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN (Medley) –•– Tom Clay (Mowest)-7
18 13 NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-14
19 25 WHATCHA SEE IS WHATCHA GET –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-8
20 22 MAYBE TOMORROW –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7

21 65 UNCLE ALBERT / ADMIRAL HALSEY –•– Paul and Linda McCartney (Apple)-2
22 26 I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-6
23 27 AIN’T NO SUNSHINE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-6
24 44 GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-3
25 12 BRING THE BOYS HOME –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-12
26 17 RINGS –•– Cymarron (Entrance)-11
27 31 IF NOT FOR YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (Uni)-13
28 18 LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-10
29 29 YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-11
30 34 WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN –•– The Who (Decca)-6

31 23 DON’T PULL YOUR LOVE –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Dunhill)-14
32 30 MOON SHADOW –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-9
33 37 GO DOWN GAMBLIN’ –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-4
34 36 MIGHTY CLOUDS OF JOY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-8
35 63 I WOKE UP IN LOVE THIS MORNING –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-2
36 38 I’M LEAVIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7
37 39 MOTHER FREEDOM –•– Bread (Elektra)-6
38 42 STICK-UP –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-3
39 41 TIRED OF BEING ALONE –•– Al Green (Hi)-5
40 28 DOUBLE BARREL –•– David and Ansil Collins (Big Tree)-11

OFF THE CHARTS

76 40 SUMMER SAND –•– Dawn (Bell)-10

POWER PLAYS

41 43 WHERE YOU LEAD –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-5
42 47 I LIKES TO DO IT –•– The People’s Choice (Phil-L.A. Of Soul)-5
43 67 BANGLA-DESH / DEEP BLUE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-2
44 52 SATURDAY MORNING CONFUSION –•– Bobby Russell (United Artists)-7
45 51 CHIRPY CHIRPY CHEEP CHEEP –•– Mac and Kattie Kissoon (ABC)-5
46 62 MAGGIE MAY / REASON TO BELIEVE –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-6
47 61 WEDDING SONG (There Is Love) –•– Paul Stookey (Warner Brothers)-4
48 60 DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Lee Michaels (A&M)-4
49 64 THE STORY IN YOUR EYES –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-3
50 57 MAGGIE –•– Redbone (Epic)-12

DEBUTING THIS WEEK

64 — MARIANNE –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-1
67 — WAITING AT THE BUS STOP –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-1
74 — STAGGER LEE –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-1
77 — LOVING HER WAS EASIER (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again) –•– Kris Kristofferson (Monument)-1
79 — EASY LOVING –•– Freddie Hart (Capitol)-1
80 — HOW CAN I UNLOVE YOU –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-1
87 — DON’T TRY TO LAY NO BOOGIE-WOOGIE ON THE KING OF ROCK AND ROLL –•– John Baldry (Warner Brothers)-1
88 — ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-1
89 — A SONG FOR YOU –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-1
92 — THE YEAR THAT CLAYTON DELANEY DIED Tom T. Hall (Mercury)-1
94 — I’M JUST ME –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-1
98 — ROLL ON –•– The New Colony Six (Sunlight)-1
99 — TRAPPED BY A THING CALLED LOVE –•– Denise LaSalle (Westbound)-1
100 — LUCKY ME –•– The Moments (Stang)-1

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