Remembering 1971

We always associate music with certain times in our life. That's why Edgewater Gold Radio emphasizes great times and great memories. Today I want to focus on 1971. It was the year that I graduated High School. The reason why I chose 1971 is because an old friend from my class texted me and reminded me of a reunion they are having later this year. I pulled up the top 100 songs of that year and looking at each of them triggers so many great memories! Here they are!

Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1971

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1"Joy to the World"Three Dog Night

2"Maggie May"/"Reason to Believe"Rod Stewart

3"It's Too Late"/"I Feel the Earth Move"Carole King

4"One Bad Apple"The Osmonds

5"How Can You Mend a Broken Heart"Bee Gees

6"Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)"Paul Revere & the Raiders

7"Go Away Little Girl"Donny Osmond

8"Take Me Home, Country Roads"John Denver

9"Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)"The Temptations

10"Knock Three Times"Tony Orlando and Dawn

11"Me and Bobby McGee"Janis Joplin

12"Tired of Being Alone"Al Green

13"Want Ads"Honey Cone

14"Smiling Faces Sometimes"The Undisputed Truth

15"Treat Her Like a Lady"Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose

16"You've Got a Friend"James Taylor

17"Mr. Big Stuff"Jean Knight

18"Brown Sugar"The Rolling Stones

19"Do You Know What I Mean"Lee Michaels

20"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down"Joan Baez

21"What's Going On"Marvin Gaye

22"Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey"Paul & Linda McCartney

23"Ain't No Sunshine"Bill Withers

24"Signs"Five Man Electrical Band

25"She's a Lady"Tom Jones

26"Superstar"Murray Head & The Trinidad Singers

27"I've Found Someone of My Own"The Free Movement

28"Amos Moses"Jerry Reed

29"Temptation Eyes"The Grass Roots

30"Superstar"The Carpenters

31"My Sweet Lord"George Harrison

32"Sweet and Innocent"Donny Osmond

33"Put Your Hand in the Hand"Ocean

34"Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)"Daddy Dewdrop

35"For All We Know"The Carpenters

36"Help Me Make It Through the Night"Sammi Smith

37"Rainy Days and Mondays"The Carpenters

38"If You Could Read My Mind"Gordon Lightfoot

39"Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves"Cher

40"Never Can Say Goodbye"The Jackson 5

41"Rose Garden"Lynn Anderson

42"Don't Pull Your Love"Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds

43"It Don't Come Easy"Ringo Starr

44"Mr. Bojangles"Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

45"I Love You for All Seasons"The Fuzz

46"Whatcha See is Whatcha Get"The Dramatics

47"That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be"Carly Simon

48"If You Really Love Me"Stevie Wonder

49"Spanish Harlem"Aretha Franklin

50"I Don't Know How to Love Him"Helen Reddy

51"Yo-Yo"The Osmonds

52"Bridge over Troubled Water"Aretha Franklin

53"Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted"The Partridge Family

54"Draggin' the Line"Tommy James

55"Proud Mary"Ike & Tina Turner

56"Beginnings"/"Colour My World"Chicago

57"Stay Awhile"The Bells

58"Sweet City Woman"The Stampeders

59"Me and You and a Dog Named Boo"Lobo

60"Another Day"/"Oh Woman, Oh Why"Paul McCartney


62"Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)"Marvin Gaye

63"One Toke Over the Line"Brewer & Shipley

64"She's Not Just Another Woman"8th Day

65"Bring the Boys Home"Freda Payne

66"I Just Want to Celebrate"Rare Earth

67"Never Ending Song of Love"Delaney & Bonnie & Friends

68"Easy Loving"Freddie Hart

69"Liar"Three Dog Night

70"Stick-Up"Honey Cone

71"Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep"Mac and Katie Kissoon

72"(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story"Andy Williams

73"Wild World"Cat Stevens