Songs I Know from the Top 100 Hits List of 1971

Since I have been very delinquent in my sibling assignment’s this summer, Inland Empire Girl has tried to keep us all on track. Her latest for Sibling Assignment #71 is:

In honor of our 71st post.... use the theme of 71.

I found a list of the top 100 hits from 1971. Below are the ones I know. This is pretty amazing since I turned 8 years old in 1971. My criteria for keeping the songs from the list was looking at the title, and being able to sing a few lines from the song. How many do you remember?

1. Joy To The World, Three Dog Night
2. Maggie May/(Find A) Reason To Believe, Rod Stewart
3. It's Too Late/I Feel The Earth Move, Carole King
4. One Bad Apple, Osmonds
5. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, Bee Gees
7. Go Away Little Girl, Donny Osmond
8. Take Me Home, Country Roads, John Denver
9. Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me), Temptations
10. Knock Three Times, Pawn
11. Me And Bobby Mcgee, Janis Joplin
16. You've Got A Friend, James Taylor
18. Brown Sugar, Rolling Stones
20. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Joan Baez
21. What's Going On, Marvin Gaye
22. Uncle Albert-Admiral Halsey, Paul McCartney
23. Aint No Sunshine, Bill Withers
25. She's A Lady, Tom Jones
30. Superstar, Carpenters
31. My Sweet Lord/Isn't It A Pity, George Harrison
32. Sweet And Innocent, Donny Osmond
33. Put Your Hand In The Hand, Ocean
35. For All We Know, Carpenters
36. Help Me Make It Through The Night, Sammi Smith
37. Rainy Days And Mondays, Carpenters
38. If You Could Read My Mind, Gordon Lightfoot
39. Gypsy, Tramps And Thieves, Cher
40. Never Can Say Goodbye, Jackson 5
41. Rose Garden, Lynn Anderson
42. Don't Pull Your Love, Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds
43. It Don't Come Easy, Ringo Starr
44. Mr. Bojangles, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
47. That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should Be, Carly Simon
48. If You Really Love Me, Stevie Wonder
49. Spanish Harlem, Aretha Franklin
50. I Don't Know How To Love Him, Helen Reddy
51. Yo-yo, Osmonds
52. Bridge Over Troubled Water, Aretha Franklin
53. Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted, Partridge Family
55. Proud Mary, Ike and Tina Turner
56. Beginnings/Color My World, Chicago
58. Sweet City Woman, Stampeders
59. Me And You And A Dog Named Boo, Lobo
60. Another Day/Oh Woman, Oh Why, Paul McCartney
61. If, Bread
63. One Toke Over The Line, Brewer and Shipley
66. I Just Want To Celebrate, Rare Earth
72. Love Story (Where Do I Begin), Andy Williams
73. Wild World, Cat Stevens
76. If Not For You, Olivia Newton-John
80. Amazing Grace, Judy Collins
82. Lonely Days, Bee Gees
83. Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again, Fortunes
88. I Woke Up In Love This Morning, Partridge Family
89. Theme From "Shaft", Isaac Hayes
90. If I Were Your Woman, Gladys Knight and The Pips
92. Wedding Song (There Is Love), Paul Stookey
95. Here Comes The Sun, Richie Havens
98. One Less Bell To Answer, Fifth Dimension
99. Riders On The Storm, The Doors
100. It's Impossible, Perry Como


Idaho Escapee said...

Valley Girl, how could I not comment on this post? I have just about every top 100 record from the years 1964-1975, and many from before and after those years. 1971 was a really good year for music. That year, I was living in Coeur d'Alene and going to the beach every day. I was 17 and my sister was 12; I remember that summer as being really great, even if our family-unit was dysfunctional.

Nita Jo said...

I know almost every song word for word! 1971! My freshman year of High School. I was 15! I carried a transistor radio with me everywhere, and at night I drifted off to so many of these songs playing on my clock radio, at a very, very low volume of course. Wow, does that list take me back!

Inland Empire Girl said...

I can't believe you knew so many of these. I agree with idaho escapee- it was a good year for music, especially that summer. I can't believe the songs by the "family" groups... Osmonds, Partridge family, Jackson 5. The song that held the most memories for me was Maggie May... it was popular that late summer when CM went off to college. sigh. I can't wait for a mini-concert on One Toke Over The Line by Brewer and Shipley. I can't pull that one up in my memory bank. lol

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