AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1970’S- WEEK OF AUGUST 27, 1971

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American Top 40- The 1970’s- Week of August 27, 1971. A lot of good stuff-My Mount Rushmore- ‘Maggie May’,’ Won’t Get Fooled Again’, ‘It’s Too Late’ and ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’– the worst well- Donny Osmond easily stands out like a sore thumb.

1 1 HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-10 (4 weeks at #1) (1) A+
2 3 TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS –•– John Denver with Fat City (RCA)-19 (2) A
3 8 SIGNS –•– Five Man Electrical Band (Lionel)-14 (3) A
4 4 MERCY MERCY ME (The Ecology) –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-9 (4) A+
5 2 MR. BIG STUFF –•– Jean Knight (Stax)-14 (2) A
6 6 SWEET HITCH-HIKER –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-7 (6) A-
7 10 LIAR –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 (7) B
8 12 SMILING FACES SOMETIMES –•– The Undisputed Truth (Gordy)-10 (8) A
9 14 SPANISH HARLEM –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 (9) A
10 24 GO AWAY LITTLE GIRL –•– Donny Osmond (MGM)-4 (10) F

11 7 BEGINNINGS / COLOUR MY WORLD –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10 (7) A
12 21 UNCLE ALBERT / ADMIRAL HALSEY –•– Paul and Linda McCartney (Apple)-3 (12) A
13 23 AIN’T NO SUNSHINE –•– Bill Withers (Sussex)-7 (13) A+
14 5 YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-13 (1) A+
15 16 RIDERS ON THE STORM –•– The Doors (Elektra)-9 (15) A+
16 19 WHATCHA SEE IS WHATCHA GET –•– The Dramatics (Volt)-9 (16) A-
17 9 DRAGGIN’ THE LINE –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-12 (4) B+
18 22 I JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-7 (18) B
19 11 INDIAN RESERVATION (The Lament Of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-21 (1) B+
20 17 WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE / ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN (Medley) –•– Tom Clay (Mowest)-8 (8) B-

21 13 IT’S TOO LATE / I FEEL THE EARTH MOVE –•– Carole King (Ode)-17 (1) A+
22 15 HOT PANTS (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants) (Part 1) –•– James Brown (People)-9 (15)B
23 30 WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN –•– The Who (Decca)-7 (23)A+
24 18 NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-15 (13)A
25 35 I WOKE UP IN LOVE THIS MORNING –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-3 (25) C
26 27 IF NOT FOR YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (Uni)-14 (26) B
27 38 STICK-UP –•– The Honey Cone (Hot Wax)-4 (27) B
28 25 BRING THE BOYS HOME –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-13 (12)B
29 26 RINGS –•– Cymarron (Entrance)-12 (17)B
30 20 MAYBE TOMORROW –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 (20)B

31 43 BANGLA-DESH / DEEP BLUE –•– George Harrison (Apple)-3 (31)A
32 33 GO DOWN GAMBLIN’ –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-5 (32)C
33 54 THE NIGHT THEY DROVE OLD DIXIE DOWN –•– Joan Baez (Vanguard)-3 (33)C
34 34 MIGHTY CLOUDS OF JOY –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-9 (34)C
35 39 TIRED OF BEING ALONE –•– Al Green (Hi)-6 (35)A
36 46 MAGGIE MAY / REASON TO BELIEVE –•– Rod Stewart (Mercury)-7 (36)A+
37 28 LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-11 (18) A
38 44 SATURDAY MORNING CONFUSION –•– Bobby Russell (United Artists)-8 (38)C
39 29 YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND –•– Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway (Atlantic)-12 (29) B
40 41 WHERE YOU LEAD –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-6 (40) B-

3 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1970’S- WEEK OF AUGUST 27, 1971

  1. oooh a couple of good ones right away..MercyMercy Me & Take Me Home Country Roads.. very different feelings but both so great. My friend & I used to sing along to Country Roads riding in the car.. I’d hit that sweet high note so good haha

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