1971

Top 50 of 1971

Excerpt: WRCT Radio 9 1971 Countdown (MP3, 5MB)

As heard on WRCT-FM (88.3) on Dec. 31, 2011.

Rankings are calculated based on an average calculated using the Billboard Magazine, Cash Box Magazine and KQV (1410) charts, with extra weighting given to songs that placed highly on consecutive weeks on KQV. (Special thanks to Jeff Roteman for posting all of the KQV weekly and yearly charts at his KQV tribute website!)

  1. Carole King – It’s Too Late
  2. Three Dog Night – Joy to the World
  3. John Denver – Take Me Home, Country Roads
  4. Rod Stewart – Maggie May
  5. Donny Osmond – Go Away Little Girl
  6. Paul Revere & The Raiders – Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)
  7. The Undisputed Truth – Smiling Faces Sometimes
  8. The Temptations – Just My Imagination (Running Away)
  9. Tony Orlando and Dawn – Knock Three Times
  10. Paul McCartney – Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
  11. Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine
  12. James Taylor – You’ve Got a Friend
  13. Janis Joplin – Me and Bobby McGee
  14. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
  15. The Honey Cone – Want Ads
  16. Joan Baez – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
  17. Jean Knight – Mr. Big Stuff
  18. Five Man Electrical Band – Signs
  19. Bee Gees – How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?
  20. Al Green – Tired of Being Alone
  21. Lee Michaels – Do You Know What I Mean?
  22. The Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar
  23. Ocean – Put Your Hand in the Hand
  24. Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose – Treat Her Like a Lady
  25. Lynn Anderson – Rose Garden
  26. The Carpenters – Rainy Days and Mondays
  27. Tom Jones – She’s a Lady
  28. The Jackson 5 – Never Can Say Goodbye
  29. Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Mr. Bojangles
  30. Three Dog Night – Liar
  31. Ringo Starr – It Don’t Come Easy
  32. Daddy Dewdrop – Chick-a-Boom (Don Ya Jes Love It?)
  33. Tommy James – Draggin’ the Line
  34. Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds – Don’t Pull Your Love
  35. The Dramatics – Whatcha See Is What You Get
  36. The Carpenters – For All We Know
  37. Murray Head – Superstar
  38. Cher – Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves
  39. Henry Mancini – The Theme from “Love Story”
  40. The Grass Roots – Temptation Eyes
  41. John Lennon – Imagine
  42. King Floyd – Groove Me
  43. Gordon Lightfoot – If You Could Read My Mind
  44. Paul McCartney – Another Day
  45. Marvin Gaye – Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)
  46. Fuzz – I Love You For All Seasons
  47. Jerry Reed – Amos Moses
  48. Isaac Hayes – Theme from “Shaft”
  49. George Harrison – What Is Life?
  50. The Buoys – Timothy
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