AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 70’S- WEEK OF MARCH 27, 1971

American Top 40- The 70’s- Week of March 27, 1971. A number of great classics- but the best of the bunch is at #1.

1 1 ME AND BOBBY McGEE –•– Janis Joplin (Columbia)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1) A+
2 3 JUST MY IMAGINATION (Running Away With Me) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8 (2) A+
3 2 SHE’S A LADY –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-8 (2) A
4 6 PROUD MARY –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Liberty)-9 (4) A+
5 5 FOR ALL WE KNOW –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (3) A
6 7 DOESN’T SOMEBODY WANT TO BE WANTED –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-7 (6) D
7 8 WHAT’S GOING ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6 (7) A+
8 9 HELP ME MAKE IT THROUGH THE NIGHT –•– Sammi Smith (Mega)-11 (8) A+
9 4 ONE BAD APPLE –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-13 (1) F
10 15 WHAT IS LIFE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-5 (10) A+

11 14 (Where Do I Begin) LOVE STORY –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-8 (11) B
12 11 AMOS MOSES –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-22 (8) A
13 10 IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-14 (5) A+
14 20 ANOTHER DAY / OH WOMAN OH WHY –•– Paul McCartney (Apple)-4 (14) B
15 24 OYE COMO VA –•– Santana (Columbia)-6 (15) A
16 18 TEMPTATION EYES –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-14 (16) B
17 12 HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN / HEY TONIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-9 (8)A+
18 13 MAMA’S PEARL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (2)B
19 22 WILD WORLD –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-7 (19) A+
20 16 CRIED LIKE A BABY –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-7 (16)C

21 27 YOU’RE ALL I NEED TO GET BY –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (21) A-
22 26 ONE TOKE OVER THE LINE –•– Brewer and Shipley (Kama Sutra)-7 (22)C
23 23 FREE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 (23) B-
24 28 NO LOVE AT ALL –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-5 (24) B
25 25 BLUE MONEY –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-8 (25) A+
26 17 MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-19 (9) A+
27 19 (Theme From) “LOVE STORY” –•– Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus (RCA)-11 (13) B-
28 33 LOVE’S LINES, ANGLES AND RHYMES –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-5 (28) B-
29 21 SWEET MARY –•– Wadsworth Mansion (Sussex)-14 (7) C+
30 32 SOUL POWER (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-5 (30] A

31 40 HEAVY MAKES YOU HAPPY (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom) –•– The Staple Singers (Stax)-8 (31) A
32 38 EIGHTEEN –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-6 (32) A
33 29 DON’T LET THE GREEN GRASS FOOL YOU –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-11 (17) A-
34 45 JOY TO THE WORLD –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3 (34) D
35 52 WE CAN WORK IT OUT / NEVER DREAMED YOU’D LEAVE IN SUMMER –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (35)A+
36 49 WHERE DID THEY GO, LORD / RAGS TO RICHES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3 (36) C
37 71 PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND –•– Ocean (Kama Sutra)-3 (37) A
38 56 STAY AWHILE –•– The Bells (Polydor)-4 (38) C-
39 48 SIT YOURSELF DOWN –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-3 (39) B
40 47 DREAM BABY (How Long Must I Dream) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-3 (40) B

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