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

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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. The Top 10 was either great or it sucked. I think of all the great songs Three Dog Night did and it baffles me how “Joy To The World” was their most popular…

  2. 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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