Top Songs of 1971


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
10
Marvin Gaye What's Going On
2
22
Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven
3
23
John Lennon Imagine
4
77
Al Green Let's Stay Together
5
81
David Bowie Life on Mars?
6
126
Rod Stewart Maggie May
7
127
The Who Won't Get Fooled Again
8
143
The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar
9
152
T. Rex Get It On [Bang a Gong (Get It On)]
10
154
The Who Baba O'Riley
11
173
Sly and the Family Stone Family Affair
12
189
David Bowie Changes
13
280
Isaac Hayes Theme from Shaft
14
334
The Rolling Stones Wild Horses
15
345
Don McLean American Pie
16
408
Janis Joplin Me and Bobby McGee
17
421
The Doors Riders on the Storm
18
496
Bill Withers Ain't No Sunshine
19
514
Al Green Tired of Being Alone
20
542
Carole King It's Too Late
21
578
Leonard Cohen Famous Blue Raincoat
22
619
Led Zeppelin Rock and Roll
23
656
Led Zeppelin When the Levee Breaks
24
663
The Doors L.A. Woman
25
674
John Lennon Jealous Guy
26
700
Gil Scott-Heron The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
27
704
Marvin Gaye Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
28
707
Elton John Tiny Dancer
29
734
The Beach Boys Surf's Up
30
762
Led Zeppelin Black Dog
31
766
Jethro Tull Aqualung
32
798
The Temptations Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)
33
910
Faces Stay with Me
34
915
Joni Mitchell A Case of You
35
939
Carpenters Superstar
36
979
Marvin Gaye Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
37
1106
Nilsson Without You
38
1298
T. Rex Jeepster
39
1306
Carole King You've Got a Friend
40
1333
Funkadelic Maggot Brain
41
1343
The Staple Singers Respect Yourself
42
1354
The Rolling Stones Can't You Hear Me Knocking
43
1456
The Chi-Lites Have You Seen Her
44
1614
Nick Drake Northern Sky
45
1708
Yes I've Seen All Good People / Your Move
46
1789
The Rolling Stones Dead Flowers
47
1821
Yes Roundabout
48
1828
The Who Behind Blue Eyes
49
1869
The Undisputed Truth Smiling Faces Sometimes
50
1884
The Rolling Stones Moonlight Mile
51
1902
Shuggie Otis Strawberry Letter 23
52
1916
Betty Wright Clean Up Woman
53
2119
John Prine Sam Stone
54
2147
Léo Ferré Avec le temps
55
2186
John Denver Take Me Home, Country Roads
56
2219
Joni Mitchell River
57
2306
Don McLean Vincent
58
2327
Dolly Parton Coat of Many Colors
59
2391
Pink Floyd Echoes
60
2483
Paul and Linda McCartney Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
61
2597
Can Halleluhwah
62
2598
Bob Dylan & The Band I Shall Be Released
63
2647
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin Ballade de Melody Nelson
64
2658
Slade Coz I Luv You
65
2674
Jethro Tull Locomotive Breath
66
2695
David Bowie Oh! You Pretty Things
67
2727
Traffic The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
68
2776
Carole King I Feel the Earth Move
69
2816
Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff
70
2853
War Slippin' into Darkness
71
2932
Joni Mitchell Blue
72
2936
The Dramatics Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
73
2945
Ringo Starr It Don't Come Easy
74
2983
James Brown Hot Pants (She Got to Use What She Got to Get What She Wants)
75
3000
Bob Marley and The Wailers Trench Town Rock
76
3031
The Abyssinians Satta Massa Gana
77
3045
The Rolling Stones Sister Morphine
78
3166
Led Zeppelin The Battle of Evermore
79
3176
David Bowie Queen Bitch
80
3197
Can Oh Yeah
81
3237
John Lennon Gimme Some Truth
82
3313
Led Zeppelin Misty Mountain Hop
83
3334
The Rolling Stones Bitch
84
3411
Aretha Franklin Rock Steady
85
3444
Can Spoon
86
3487
Led Zeppelin Going to California
87
3509
Van Morrison Wild Night
88
3544
Chico Buarque Construção
89
3654
Bob Marley and The Wailers Lively Up Yourself
90
3734
Focus Hocus Pocus
91
3834
James Taylor You've Got a Friend
92
4041
Janis Joplin Mercedes Benz
93
4049
Freda Payne Bring the Boys Home
94
4056
The Rolling Stones Sway
95
4091
Carole King (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
96
4103
John Lennon & Yoko Ono Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
97
4105
Paul and Linda McCartney Another Day
98
4141
The Stylistics Betcha By Golly, Wow
99
4347
T. Rex Hot Love
100
4465
Alice Cooper Under My Wheels
101
4524
Alice Cooper Halo of Flies
102
4566
Bee Gees How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
103
4584
Cat Stevens Peace Train
104
4633
Bill Withers Grandma's Hands
105
4634
The Jackson 5 Never Can Say Goodbye
106
4649
Nick Drake Hazey Jane II
107
4672
Joe Simon Drowning in the Sea of Love
108
4720
Faces Debris
109
4725
David Crosby Laughing
110
4854
Pink Floyd One of These Days
111
4927
Dr. Hook Sylvia's Mother
112
4933
John Lennon Power to the People
113
4953
The Beach Boys Till I Die
114
5045
Badfinger Day After Day
115
5079
The Allman Brothers Band Statesboro Blues
116
5137
Anne Briggs Blackwater Side
117
5166
Rod Stewart Mandolin Wind
118
5203
Daddy Cool Eagle Rock
119
5261
Johnnie Allan Promised Land
120
5265
Carole King So Far Away
121
5374
Loudon Wainwright III Motel Blues
122
5407
Crazy Horse I Don't Want to Talk About It
123
5434
Van Morrison Tupelo Honey
124
5446
Judee Sill Jesus Was a Cross Maker
125
5564
David Bowie Kooks
126
5734
Neil Diamond I Am... I Said
127
5906
Maxime Le Forestier San Francisco
128
5933
Denise LaSalle Trapped By a Thing Called Love
129
5984
Yes Heart of the Sunrise
130
5998
The Raiders [Paul Revere & The Raiders] Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)
131
6052
Black Sabbath Sweet Leaf
132
6074
Cat Stevens Morning Has Broken
133
6183
Eric Donaldson Cherry Oh Baby
134
6196
Genesis The Musical Box
135
6203
The Persuaders Thin Line Between Love and Hate
136
6346
John Prine Hello in There
137
6351
Argent Hold Your Head Up
138
6384
Melanie Brand New Key
139
6428
Serge Gainsbourg Melody
140
6476
Rod Stewart Every Picture Tells a Story
141
6534
Cher Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves
142
6567
Bill Withers Harlem
143
6656
Carly Simon That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be
144
6718
Joni Mitchell This Flight Tonight
145
6836
Pink Floyd Fearless
146
6854
Stampeders Sweet City Woman
147
6860
Bob Marley and The Wailers Kaya
148
6864
Aretha Franklin Spanish Harlem
149
6905
The Rolling Stones I Got the Blues
150
6944
Bread If
151
7033
Waylon Jennings Good Hearted Woman
152
7037
Nilsson Jump Into the Fire
153
7113
Premiata Forneria Marconi Impressioni di settembre
154
7138
Honey Cone Want Ads
155
7178
The Stylistics You Are Everything
156
7196
Michael Jackson Got to Be There
157
7217
Leonard Cohen Dress Rehearsal Rag
158
7320
Alice Coltrane Journey in Satchidananda
159
7433
David Bowie Andy Warhol
160
7504
The Who Bargain
161
7537
MC5 Sister Anne
162
7568
O.V. Wright A Nickel and a Nail
163
7671
Janis Joplin Move Over
164
7682
Nick Drake At the Chime of the City Clock
165
7760
Loretta Lynn One's on the Way
166
7808
Danny O'Keefe Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues
167
7885
Stevie Wonder If You Really Love Me
168
7957
Joni Mitchell The Last Time I Saw Richard
169
7968
David Bowie The Bewlay Brothers
170
8036
T. Rex Cosmic Dancer
171
8054
Led Zeppelin Four Sticks
172
8210
Black Sabbath Children of the Grave
173
8225
The Beach Boys Feel Flows
174
8252
Alice Coltrane Universal Consciousness
175
8279
Joni Mitchell California
176
8280
Charley Pride Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'
177
8380
Donny Hathaway A Song for You
178
8383
Wilson Pickett Don't Knock My Love
179
8534
Serge Gainsbourg Valse de Melody
180
8566
The Doors Love Her Madly
181
8568
Dennis Coffey and The Detroit Guitar Band Scorpio
182
8599
Steve Goodman City of New Orleans
183
8783
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen Hot Red Lincoln
184
8806
Tom T. Hall The Year That Clayton Delaney Died
185
8825
The New Seekers I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
186
8844
Joni Mitchell Carey
187
8928
Jean Ferrat Aimer à perdre la raison
188
8955
Ten Years After I'd Love to Change the World
189
8964
Nino Ferrer La Maison près de la fontaine
190
9051
Joan Manuel Serrat Mediterráneo
191
9111
Sly and the Family Stone (You Caught Me) Smilin'
192
9252
Creedence Clearwater Revival Sweet Hitch-Hiker
193
9398
Cat Stevens The Wind
194
9402
Miles Davis Right Off
195
9447
Mountain Nantucket Sleighride
196
9453
Bob Dylan When I Paint My Masterpiece
197
9522
James Brown Soul Power
198
9639
Bob Dylan If Not for You
199
9734
John Lennon Oh Yoko!
200
9766
Dashiell Hedayat Chrysler (Rose)
201
9814
Maxime Le Forestier Mon frère
202
9861
Elton John Levon
203
9889
Laura Nyro & Labelle The Bells
204
9898
John Kongos He's Gonna Step on You Again
205
9990
David Crosby Music Is Love

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Carpenters For All We Know
The Who Getting in Tune
Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds Don't Pull Your Love
Roberto Vecchioni Luci a San Siro
Françoise Hardy La question
Joni Mitchell All I Want
Rod Stewart Reason to Believe
The Allman Brothers Band Hot 'Lanta
Carly Simon Anticipation
Aretha Franklin Bridge Over Troubled Water
John Lennon How Do You Sleep?
Stephen Stills Change Partners
Jethro Tull Hymn 43
Janis Joplin Cry Baby
The Hollies Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)
Humble Pie I Don't Need No Doctor
Nina Simone Mr. Bojangles
Shirley Bassey Diamonds Are Forever
Julien Clerc Ce n'est rien
Spectrum I'll Be Gone
Aretha Franklin Oh Me Oh My (I'm a Fool for You)
Milton Nascimento & Lô Borges Cravo e canela
Nick Drake Fly
The Beach Boys Long Promised Road
José Alfredo Jiménez El Rey
Osibisa Music for Gong Gong
Carole King Home Again
Yes Long Distance Runaround
Grateful Dead Wharf Rat
Rotary Connection I Am the Blackgold of the Sun
Bob Dylan You Ain't Going Nowhere
The Beginning of the End Funky Nassau
Yes Yours Is No Disgrace
Laura Lee Women's Love Rights
Paul and Linda McCartney Monkberry Moon Delight
Arco Iris Mañana Campestre
Graham Nash Chicago
David Bowie Quicksand
Santana Everybody's Everything
Paul and Linda McCartney The Back Seat of My Car
Delroy Wilson Better Must Come
The Who Going Mobile
Jimi Hendrix Dolly Dagger
Lucio Battisti La Canzone Del Sole
Deep Purple Strange Kind of Woman
Serge Gainsbourg Cargo culte
Detroit Emeralds Feel the Need in Me
Booker T. & The MG's Melting Pot
Serge Reggiani L'Italien
The Band Life Is a Carnival
Sly and the Family Stone Runnin' Away
Jethro Tull Cross-Eyed Mary
Detroit Rock'n Roll
Chick Corea Sometime Ago
Graham Nash Simple Man
Crowbar Oh What a Feeling
Niney Blood & Fire
Bob Marley and The Wailers Guava Jelly
Jr. Walker & The All Stars Way Back Home
Uriah Heep July Morning
Badfinger Baby Blue
The Kinks Muswell Hillbilly
Jethro Tull Wond'ring Aloud
Van Der Graaf Generator Man-Erg
Scotty Draw Your Breakes
James Gang Walk Away
Colin Blunstone Say You Don't Mind
Carole King Will You Love Me Tomorrow
Bob Marley and The Wailers Mr. Brown
Carpenters Rainy Days and Mondays
Roy Harper Me and My Woman
The Chi-Lites (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People
Free My Brother Jake
Mahavishnu Orchestra Meeting of the Spirits
The J. Geils Band Whammer Jammer
Curved Air Back Street Luv
Nilsson Gotta Get Up
Roy Harper The Same Old Rock
Elton John Madman Across the Water
Nick Drake One of These Things First
Mahavishnu Orchestra The Noonward Race
Gil Scott-Heron Home Is Where the Hatred Is
Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn After the Fire Is Gone
Johnny Paycheck She’s All I Got
Nick Drake Poor Boy
George Harrison Bangla-Desh
Funkadelic Can You Get to That
Grateful Dead Playing in the Band
The Partridge Family I Woke Up in Love This Morning
John Martyn Just Now
Electric Light Orchestra 10538 Overture
Paul and Linda McCartney Too Many People
John Martyn Bless the Weather
Aretha Franklin Brand New Me
Mickey Newbury An American Trilogy
The Kinks The Way Love Used to Be
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tarkus
Johnny Hallyday Oh ! Ma jolie Sarah
Al Green I'm a Ram
Milton Nascimento Tudo que você podia ser
John Martyn May You Never
J.J. Cale Crazy Mama
Slade Get Down and Get With It
The Supremes Nathan Jones
Karen Dalton Something on Your Mind
Janis Joplin A Woman Left Lonely
Kevin Ayers Stranger in Blue Shoes
Michel Delpech Pour un flirt
The J. Geils Band Looking for a Love
Loudon Wainwright III Be Careful, There's a Baby in the House
Joe Cocker High Time We Went
Willie Nelson Me and Paul
Alice Cooper Ballad of Dwight Frye
Can Paperhouse
Deep Purple Fireball
The Who My Wife
Flamin' Groovies Teenage Head
Yes Starship Trooper
Leonard Cohen Last Year's Man
Can Mushroom
Janis Joplin Half Moon
Bobby Byrd I Know You Got Soul
Esther Phillips Home Is Where the Hatred Is
Joan Baez with Ennio Morricone and His Orchestra Here's to You
Alice Cooper Black Juju
Van Morrison Blue Money
Bobby Womack That's the Way I Feel about 'Cha
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles I Don't Blame You At All
Van Der Graaf Generator A Plague of Lighthouse Keepers