AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- FEBRUARY 20, 1971

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The American Top 40 replay this week on the 70’s on 7- the week of February 20, 1971. A very good week- but of course the garbage sometimes rises to the top- in this case The Osmonds.

1 1 ONE BAD APPLE –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1) F–
2 2 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-14 (1) B-
3 3 ROSE GARDEN –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-13 (3) A+
4 4 I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Dave Edmunds (MAM)-9 (4) A+
5 11 IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-9 (5) A
6 10 MAMA’S PEARL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4 (6) B
7 7 GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-18 (6) A
8 15 SWEET MARY –•– Wadsworth Mansion (Sussex)-9 (8) C
9 14 MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-14 (9) A
10 5 LONELY DAYS –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-12 (3) A

11 12 WATCHING SCOTTY GROW –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-9 (11) D
12 23 AMOS MOSES –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-17 (12) B
13 8 YOUR SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-13 (8) A
14 21 (Theme From) “LOVE STORY” –•– Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus (RCA)-6 (14) C
15 18 AMAZING GRACE –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-11 (15) A
16 6 MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-13 (1)A+
17 24 HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN / HEY TONIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-4 (17) A+
18 9 IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-13 (9)
19 13 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-18 (2) B
20 19 IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-15 (10) B+

21 17 STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-17 (6) A-
22 39 FOR ALL WE KNOW –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3 (22) A-
23 16 REMEMBER ME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-9 (16) B-
24 43 SHE’S A LADY –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-3 (24) A-
25 42 ME AND BOBBY McGEE –•– Janis Joplin (Columbia)-4 (25) A+
26 31 TEMPTATION EYES –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-9 (26) B
27 27 (Do the) PUSH AND PULL (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-10 (27) B+
28 29 LET YOUR LOVE GO –•– Bread (Elektra)-8 (28) B-
29 51 JUST MY IMAGINATION (Running Away With Me) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3 (29) A+
30 30 PRECIOUS PRECIOUS –•– Jackie Moore (Atlantic)-12 (30) B

31 28 I REALLY DON’T WANT TO KNOW / THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9 (21) B
32 37 PROUD MARY –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Liberty)-4 (32) A+
33 35 DON’T LET THE GREEN GRASS FOOL YOU –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-6 (33) B+
34 20 WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN –•– Runt (Todd Rundgren) (Ampex)-15 (20) B
35 26 BORN TO WANDER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-11 (17) C
36 36 JODY’S GOT YOUR GIRL AND GONE –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-6 (36) B+
37 57 DOESN’T SOMEBODY WANT TO BE WANTED –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-2 (37) B+
38 22 LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-11 (14) A
39 49 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Sammi Smith (Mega)-6 (39) A+
40 40 YOUR TIME TO CRY –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-10 (40  B+

10 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- FEBRUARY 20, 1971

    • Awesome. I am not a fan of Janis Joplin’s but that was the best song on a very strong Top 40- she made the song her own and no one else can touch it.

  1. One of my favorite years in the seventies as far as albums. It is a great top 40 and top 10…not counting the big white elephant on top.

    “Jody’s Got Your Girl and Gone” must be one of the best titles for a song ever.

  2. I had forgotten about, “Lonely Days” by the Bee Gees. GREAT SONG. There are so many good ones on the list. Strange to think Perry Como was still charting at this point. I like seeing country songs hitting the list also.

  3. So many fantastic songs on this list, especially “My Sweet Lord”, “Me and Bobby McGee”, “For All We Know”, “Just My Imagination”, “Rose Garden”, “If I Were Your Woman” and “Help Me Make it Through the Night”. Conversely, “One Bad Apple” is one of the worst songs ever recorded, and I wholeheartedly agree with your grade of F-minus.

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