AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- APRIL 10, 1971

The Temptations - Just My Imagination (1971, Vinyl) | Discogs

The American Top 40 replay this week on the 70’s on 7- from the week of April 10, 1971. 1971 had to have been the best year for music in the decade of the 70’s. This week features three of my Beatles- with Ringo the only one who was missing. Looking over my final grades 36 of the 40 I have given an A or B. You can’t let- One Bad Apple don’t spoil the whole bunch.

1 1 JUST MY IMAGINATION (Running Away With Me) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1) A
2 5 WHAT’S GOING ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-8 (2) A+
3 11 JOY TO THE WORLD –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5 (3) A-
4 4 SHE’S A LADY –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-10 (2) A
5 3 FOR ALL WE KNOW –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10 (3) B+
6 2 ME AND BOBBY McGEE –•– Janis Joplin (Columbia)-11 (1) A+
7 7 DOESN’T SOMEBODY WANT TO BE WANTED –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-9 (6) B+
8 10 ANOTHER DAY / OH WOMAN OH WHY –•– Paul McCartney (Apple)-6 (8)B
9 6 PROUD MARY –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Liberty)-11 (4) A+
10 16 ONE TOKE OVER THE LINE –•– Brewer and Shipley (Kama Sutra)-9 (10) B+

11 12 WILD WORLD –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-9 (11) A
12 8 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Sammi Smith (Mega)-13 (8) A+
13 9 (Where Do I Begin) LOVE STORY –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-10 (9) C+
14 14 WHAT IS LIFE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-7 (10) A+
15 57 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-2 (15) A-
16 31 PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND –•– Ocean (Kama Sutra)-5 (16) A
17 21 NO LOVE AT ALL –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-7 (17) B-
18 13 OYE COMO VA –•– Santana (Columbia)-8 (13) A
19 26 I AM…I SAID / DONE TOO SOON –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3 (19)A
20 15 TEMPTATION EYES –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-16 (15) B

21 25 LOVE’S LINES, ANGLES AND RHYMES –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-7 (21) B
22 27 EIGHTEEN –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-8 (22) A
23 23 BLUE MONEY –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-10 (23) A
24 32 WE CAN WORK IT OUT / NEVER DREAMED YOU’D LEAVE IN SUMMER –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (24) A
25 33 STAY AWHILE –•– The Bells (Polydor)-6 (25) B-
26 19 YOU’RE ALL I NEED TO GET BY –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8 (19) A
27 28 HEAVY MAKES YOU HAPPY (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-10 (27) A
28 39 IF –•– Bread (Elektra)-3 (28) B
29 29 SOUL POWER (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-7 (29) A
30 41 I PLAY AND SING –•– Dawn (Bell)-3 (30) C

31 22 CRIED LIKE A BABY –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-9 (16) D
32 34 DREAM BABY (How Long Must I Dream) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-5 (32) B-
33 35 WHERE DID THEY GO, LORD / RAGS TO RICHES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (33) B
34 18 ONE BAD APPLE –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-15 (1) F-
35 38 BABY LET ME KISS YOU –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-5 (35) B
36 17 AMOS MOSES –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-24 (8) B+
37 20 FREE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 (20) B
38 47 FRIENDS –•– Elton John (Uni)-4 (38) B+
39 44 CHICK-A-BOOM (Don’t Ya Jes’ Love It) –•– Daddy Dewdrop (Sunflower)-6 (39) B
40 73 POWER TO THE PEOPLE –•– John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-2 (40) A+

8 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- APRIL 10, 1971

  1. This is pure gold. This looks like a greatest hits of the 70s album on one chart. Blue Money is one you don’t hear as much now.

    • Its hard to find a complaint about this Top 40 – it’s so good that One Bad Apple seemed more amusing to me than awful. Still F- it was no “Crazy Horses.”

    • You have to wonder…what would have happened if they followed that road a little more with Crazy Horses. Maybe a tad more respect in remembering them…I can hear their record company now…Don’t Mess with the Formula!

    • No question it was record company pressure- you are making money don’t fool around you will lose your audience… Interesting that the Jackson 5 were also in this Top 40. I wonder if there was a Top 40 in the first 5 years of the 70’s without having The Osmonds, Jackson’s or Tony Orlando and Dawn in it– seems like they were always there…

    • We joke about it but you are right…They were the constants…later Captain and Tennille slipped in the later half of the seventies. The Jacksons had a formula but their formula was good…it had soul.

    • Yes I agree on the Jacksons- they had good songwriters and musicians behind them- and talent too!.. The Osmonds- Jackson 5 ultra light..no calories…. Good point The Captain and Tennille seemed to it up when Tony Orlando and Dawn faded.

  2. This is one hell of a top 40. Hard to choose favorites but my top choice is What is Life. Did you know the video with the girl in yellow is the winner of a contest that put out a call to make a video for this song? You’re right, that one bad apple could not spoil this bunch!

    • I can’t begin to select the best of this Top 40- so many standouts- I guess if I have to take one – “Me And Bobby McGee”- and I am not a Janis fan.

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