1971 Top Pop/Rock Song List

Rank Artist Title
1 The Chi-Lites Have You Seen Her
2 Sly And The Family Stone Family Affair
3 Marvin Gaye What’s Going On
4 America A Horse with No Name
5 Al Green Let’s Stay Together
6 Rod Stewart Maggie May
7 James Taylor You’ve Got a Friend
8 Three Dog Night Joy to the World
9 T. Rex Get It On (Bang a Gong)
10 Freda Payne Bring the Boys Home
11 The Stylistics You Are Everything
12 Aretha Franklin Spanish Harlem
13 Carole King I Feel the Earth Move
14 Al Green Tired of Being Alone
15 Bread Baby I’m-a Want You
16 Betty Wright Clean Up Woman
17 Carole King It’s Too Late
18 The Temptations Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)
19 The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar
20 The Chi-Lites (For God’s Sake) Give More Power to the People
21 John Denver Take Me Home, Country Roads
22 The Dramatics Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
23 Badfinger Day After Day
24 Marvin Gaye Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
25 Paul McCartney Uncle Albert
26 Jonathan Edwards Sunshine
27 The Staple Singers Respect Yourself
28 Don McLean American Pie
29 The Undisputed Truth Smiling Faces Sometimes
30 Sonny and Cher All I Ever Need Is You
31 Redbone The Witch Queen of New Orleans
32 Marvin Gaye Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
33 The Faces Stay with Me
34 Mungo Jerry Baby Jump
35 Bread If
36 The Jackson 5 Never Can Say Goodbye
37 Denise LaSalle Trapped by a Thing Called Love
38 Three Dog Night An Old Fashioned Love Song
39 Honey Cone Want Ads
40 Michael Jackson Got to Be There
41 The Who Won’t Get Fooled Again
42 The Sweet Co-Co
43 Van Morrison Blue Money
44 Isaac Hayes Theme from Shaft
45 The Doors Riders on the Storm
46 T. Rex Jeepster
47 Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff
48 Cat Stevens Peace Train
49 Joe Simon Drowning in the Sea of Love
50 Three Dog Night Never Been to Spain
51 The Buoys Timothy
52 The Partridge Family It’s One of Those Nights (Yes Love)
53 Lee Michaels Do You Know What I Mean
54 Creedence Clearwater Revival Sweet Hitch-Hiker
55 Rare Earth I Just Want to Celebrate
56 Family In My Own Time
57 Ringo Starr It Don’t Come Easy
58 George Harrison Bangla Desh
59 Carly Simon That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be
60 Derek and the Dominos Layla
61 John Lennon Imagine
62 Elvis Presley I Just Can’t Help Believing
63 Creedence Clearwater Revival Have You Ever Seen the Rain
64 Janis Joplin Me and Bobby McGee
65 Brewer & Shipley One Toke Over the Line
66 Carly Simon Anticipation
67 Cat Stevens Moon Shadow
68 Delaney & Bonnie Neverending Song of Love
69 Carole King So Far Away
70 Cat Stevens Wild World
71 George Harrison What Is Life
72 Chicago Free
73 Santana Oye Como Va
74 The Doors Love Her Madly
75 The Partridge Family I Woke Up in Love This Morning
76 Santana Everybody’s Everything
77 Atomic Rooster Tomorrow Night
78 Jethro Tull Life Is a Long Song
79 Three Dog Night Liar
80 The Guess Who Rain Dance
81 The Who Behind Blue Eyes
82 Rare Earth Hey Big Brother
83 The Sweet Funny, Funny
84 Bob Dylan Watching the River Flow
85 Delaney & Bonnie Only You Know and I Know
86 Van Morrison Wild Night
87 Deep Purple Fireball
88 The Moody Blues The Story in Your Eyes
89 Joe Cocker High Time We Went
90 James Taylor Long Ago and Far Away
91 Elton John Levon
92 Rod Stewart (I Know) I’m Losing You
93 The James Gang Walk Away
94 The Guess Who Albert Flasher
95 Led Zeppelin Black Dog
96 Alice Cooper Eighteen
97 The Rolling Stones Wild Horses
98 Bread Let Your Love Go
99 John Lennon Mother
100 Barbra Streisand Where You Lead