AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1970’S- WEEK OF MAY 29, 1971

Brown Sugar': The Story Behind The Rolling Stones' Song

American Top 40- The 1970’s- Week Of May 29, 1971. The Top 40 from fifty years ago today.

1 3 BROWN SUGAR –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-5 (1 week at #1) (1) A+
2 1 JOY TO THE WORLD –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-12 (1)D
3 2 NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (2) A
4 6 WANT ADS –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-8 (4) A
5 8 IT DON’T COME EASY –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-5 (5) A+
6 4 PUT YOUR HAND IN THE HAND –•– Ocean (Kama Sutra)-12 (2)A
7 7 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER / BRAND NEW ME –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7 (7) A+
8 13 SWEET AND INNOCENT –•– Donny Osmond of the Osmonds (MGM)-10 (8) F
9 5 ME AND YOU AND A DOG NAMED BOO –•– Lobo (Big Tree)-9 (5)D
10 10 CHICK-A-BOOM (Don’t Ya Jes’ Love It) –•– Daddy Dewdrop (Sunflower)-13 (9]A

11 20 RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3 (11) A+
12 11 LOVE HER MADLY –•– The Doors (Elektra)-8 (11)A-
13 9 IF –•– Bread (Elektra)-10 (4) B
14 15 SUPERSTAR –•– Murray Head and the Trinidad Singers (Decca)-27 (14)B
15 17 I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-15 (15) B
16 16 HERE COMES THE SUN –•– Richie Havens (Stormy Forest)-11 (16)A+
17 12 STAY AWHILE –•– The Bells (Polydor)-13 (7)B
18 27 I’LL MEET YOU HALFWAY –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-4 (18) D
19 24 TREAT HER LIKE A LADY –•– Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose (United Artists)-8 (19)A
20 25 TOAST AND MARMALADE FOR TEA –•– Tin Tin (Atco)-9 (20] B

21 38 IT’S TOO LATE / I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE –•– Carole King (Ode)-4 (21)A+
22 29 DON’T KNOCK MY LOVE (Part 1) –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-6 (22) A
23 23 WOODSTOCK –•– Matthews’ Southern Comfort (Decca)-13 (23) C+
24 26 RIGHT ON THE TIP OF MY TONGUE –•– Brenda and the Tabulations (Top & Bottom)-9 (24) A-
25 22 I DON’T BLAME YOU AT ALL –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-11 (18) A
26 28 (For God’s Sake) GIVE MORE POWER TO THE PEOPLE –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-8 (26)A
27 40 NATHAN JONES –•– The Supremes (Motown)-4 (27) A
28 21 I LOVE YOU FOR ALL SEASONS –•– The Fuzz (Calla)-19 (21) B
29 30 REACH OUT I’LL BE THERE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-5 (29) C
30 19 TIMOTHY –•– The Buoys (Scepter)-16 (17] B

31 34 THE DRUM –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-5 (31)C
32 42 WHEN YOU’RE HOT, YOU’RE HOT –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-4 (32)A
33 33 COOL AID –•– Paul Humphrey and His Cool Aid Chemists (Lizard)-12 (33)B
34 35 ME AND MY ARROW –•– Nilsson (RCA)-11 (34) A
35 37 I DON’T KNOW HOW TO LOVE HIM –•– Yvonne Elliman (Decca)-6 (35) B
36 18 WHAT’S GOING ON –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-15 (2) A+
37 31 POWER TO THE PEOPLE –•– John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-9 (11) A+
38 43 INDIAN RESERVATION (The Lament Of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-8 (38) A
39 53 DOUBLE LOVIN’ –•– The Osmonds (MGM)-3 (39) F
40 41 LOWDOWN –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4 (40) B-

7 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1970’S- WEEK OF MAY 29, 1971

  1. Some true gems on here like “Brown Sugar”, “It Don’t Come Easy”, “It’s Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move” and “What’s Going On”, while other tracks are less stellar. I’d take this chart any day over the current mainstream chart!

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