Hot 100 1971

This is every Billboard Hot 100 single released in 1971 with the exception of any single that only made it under the Hot 100 (commonly known as a “Bubbling Under”).

Information includes:

  • The songs official debut date (which is not always the song’s official release date)
  • The song’s official peak position
  • Song Title
  • Artist
  • The total time of the 45 single version
  • The original catalog label and number (when available)

The ascending order of each week is placed by the highest ranked position to the lowest ranked entry.

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HOT 100 DEBUTS JANUARY 1971

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jan 2 1 Osmonds, The One Bad Apple 2:45 MGM 14193
Jan 2 14 Murray Head with the Trinidad Singers Superstar 4:15 Decca 32603
Jan 2 17 Buoys, The Timothy 2:45 Scepter 12275
Jan 2 28 Bread Let Your Love Go 2:25 Elektra 45711
Jan 2 34 James Brown Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved (Part I) 4:02 King 6347
Jan 2 36 Bloodrock D.O.A. 4:15 Capitol 3009
Jan 2 45 Kinks, The Apeman 3:45 Reprise 979
Jan 2 52 Candi Staton He Called Me Baby 2:42 Fame 1476
Jan 2 64 John Rowles Cheryl Moana Marie 3:00 Kapp 2102
Jan 2 91 Barbara & The Uniques There It Goes Again 2:36 Arden 3001
Jan 2 93 Nancy Wilson Now I’m A Woman 2:50 Capitol 2934
Jan 2 94 Gene and Jerry You Just Can’t Win (By Making The Same Mistake) 2:37 Mercury 73163
Jan 9 43 John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Mother 3:55 Apple 1827
Jan 9 47 McGuinness Flint When I’m Dead And Gone 3:35 Capitol 3014
Jan 9 54 Emitt Rhodes Fresh As A Daisy 2:46 Dunhill 4267
Jan 9 67 New Seekers, The Beautiful People 3:44 Elektra 45710 A
Jan 9 72 Edison Lighthouse It’s Up To You Petula 2:52 Bell 960
Jan 9 73 Stylistics, The You’re A Big Girl Now 3:14 Avco-Embassy 4555
Jan 9 74 Magic Lanterns, The One Night Stand 2:59 Big Tree 109
Jan 9 80 Mark Lindsay Problem Child 2:35 Columbia 45286
Jan 9 84 Bobby Bloom Where Are We Going 2:19 Roulette 7095
Jan 9 92 Allman Brothers Band, The Revival (Love Is Everywhere) 2:39 Capricorn 8011
Jan 9 95 Bells, The Fly Little White Dove, Fly 2:56 Polydor 2-15016
Jan 16 8 Sammi Smith Help Me Make It Through The Night 2:32 Mega 615-0015
Jan 16 13 Henry Mancini, His Orchestra and Chorus (Theme From) “Love Story” 2:55 RCA 9927
Jan 16 17 Wilson Pickett Don’t Let The Green Grass Fool You 2:46 Atlantic 2781
Jan 16 28 Johnnie Taylor Jody’s Got Your Girl And Gone 3:05 Stax 0085
Jan 16 58 Statler Brothers, The Bed Of Rose’s 2:25 Mercury 73141
Jan 16 73 Joey Scarbury Mixed Up Guy 3:10 Lionel 3208
Jan 16 80 Bobby Bloom Make Me Happy 2:58 MGM 14212
Jan 23 21 Fuzz, The I Love You For All Seasons 2:55 Calla 174
Jan 23 40 Four Tops Just Seven Numbers (Can Straighten Out My Life) 2:57 Motown 1175
Jan 23 64 King Curtis & The Kingpins Whole Lotta Love 2:42 Atco 45-6779
Jan 23 70 Linda Ronstadt (She’s A) Very Lovely Woman 2:56 Capitol 3021
Jan 23   Linda Ronstadt The Long Way Around 2:17 Capitol 3021
Jan 23 72 Isley Brothers, The Freedom 3:37 T-Neck 927
Jan 23 76 Tyrannosaurus Rex Ride A White Swan 2:09 Blue Thumb 7121
Jan 23 77 Three Degrees, The You’re The One 3:23 Roulette 7091
Jan 23 79 Friends Of Distinction, The I Need You 3:15 RCA 416
Jan 23 83 Mob, The I Dig Everything About You 2:30 Colossus 130
Jan 23 89 Spinners We’ll Have It Made 3:15 V.I.P. 25060
Jan 23 96 Vikki Carr I’ll Be Home 3:17 Columbia 45296
Jan 23 96 Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band Solution For Pollution 2:55 Warner Bros. 7451
Jan 30 1 Janis Joplin Me And Bobby McGee 4:09 Columbia 4-45314
Jan 30 2 Jackson 5 Mama’s Pearl 3:09 Motown 1177
Jan 30 4 Ike & Tina Turner Proud Mary 3:15 Liberty 56216
Jan 30 8 Creedence Clearwater Revival Have You Ever Seen The Rain 2:39 Fantasy 655
Jan 30   Creedence Clearwater Revival Hey Tonight 2:43 Fantasy 655
Jan 30 31 Francis Lai and his Orchestra Theme From “Love Story” 3:05 Paramount 0064
Jan 30 43 Guess Who, The Hang On To Your Life 3:20 RCA Victor 74-0414
Jan 30 68 Presidents, The Triangle Of Love (Hey Diddle Diddle) 2:59 Sussex 212
Jan 30 74 Lettermen, The Everything Is Good About You 2:58 Capitol 3020
Jan 30 100 Christie San Bernardino 2:59 Epic 10695

HOT 100 DEBUTS February 1971

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Feb 6 1 Temptations, The Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) 3:39 Gordy 7105
Feb 6 2 Tom Jones She’s A Lady 2:52 Parrot 40058
Feb 6 3 Carpenters For All We Know 2:28 A&M 1243
Feb 6 9 Andy Williams (Where Do I Begin) Love Story 3:11 Columbia 4-45317
Feb 6 23 Van Morrison Blue Money 3:40 Warner Bros. 7462
Feb 6 27 Staple Singers, The Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom Boom) 2:58 Stax 0083
Feb 6 37 James Taylor Country Road 3:30 Warner Bros. 7460
Feb 6 57 Dusk Angel Baby 2:53 Bell 961
Feb 6 58 C.C.S. Whole Lotta Love 3:40 Rak 4501
Feb 6 71 Gary Puckett Keep The Customer Satisfied 2:40 Columbia 45303
Feb 6 81 Stairsteps, The Didn’t It Look So Easy 2:47 Buddah 213
Feb 6 92 Dells, The The Glory Of Love 3:00 Cadet 5679
Feb 6 93 Livingston Taylor Carolina Day 3:00 Capricorn 8012
Feb 6 95 Assembled Multitude, The Medley From “Superstar” (A Rock Opera) 2:47 Atlantic 2780
Feb 13 6 Partridge Family, The Starring Shirley Jones Featuring David Cassidy Doesn’t Somebody Want To Be Wanted 2:43 Bell 963
Feb 13 10 Brewer & Shipley One Toke Over The Line 3:16 Kama Sutra 516
Feb 13 11 Cat Stevens Wild World 3:15 A&M 1231
Feb 13 16 Bobby Sherman Cried Like A Baby 3:20 Metromedia 206
Feb 13 40 B.B. King Ask Me No Questions 3:08 ABC 11290
Feb 13 42 Chairmen Of The Board Chairman Of The Board 2:57 Invictus 9086
Feb 13 44 Freda Payne Cherish What Is Dear To You (While It’s Near To You) 2:40 Invictus 9085
Feb 13 54 Brian Hyland Lonely Teardrops 2:55 Uni 55272
Feb 13 60 Arkade The Morning Of Our Lives 2:37 Dunhill 4268
Feb 13 66 R. Dean Taylor Ain’t It A Sad Thing 2:28 Rare Earth 5023
Feb 13 79 Isaac Hayes The Look Of Love 3:18 Enterprise 9028
Feb 13 90 Billy Preston My Sweet Lord 3:21 Apple 1826
Feb 13 93 Ballin’ Jack Super Highway 2:09 Columbia 45312
Feb 13 97 Jimmy Ruffin Maria (You Were The Only One) 2:56 Soul 35077
Feb 20 2 Marvin Gaye What’s Going On 3:40 Tamla 54201
Feb 20 13 Helen Reddy I Don’t Know How To Love Him 3:16 Capitol 3027
Feb 20 13 Santana Oye Como Va 2:59 Columbia 4-45330
Feb 20 19 Aretha Franklin You’re All I Need To Get By 3:33 Atlantic 45-2787
Feb 20 20 Chicago Free 2:17 Columbia 4-45331
Feb 20 21 Alice Cooper Eighteen 2:55 Warner Bros. 7449
Feb 20 43 Detroit Emeralds Do Me Right 2:47 Westbound 172
Feb 20 86 Billy Joe Royal Tulsa 3:36 Columbia 45289
Feb 27 10 George Harrison What Is Life 4:18 Apple 1828
Feb 27 16 B.J. Thomas No Love At All 2:49 Scepter 12307
Feb 27 19 5th Dimension, The Love’s Lines, Angles And Rhymes 3:14 Bell 965
Feb 27 29 James Brown Soul Power (Part 1) 3:20 King 6368
Feb 27 53 Impressions, The Ain’t Got Time 3:29 Curtom 1957
Feb 27 56 Conway Twitty/Loretta Lynn After The Fire Is Gone 2:38 Decca 32776
Feb 27 62 Z.Z. Hill Don’t Make Me Pay For His Mistakes 2:54 Hill 222
Feb 27 84 Donovan Celia Of The Seals 3:00 Epic 10694
Feb 27 91 Eric Clapton Bell Bottom Blues 3:10 Atco 6803
Feb 27 92 Mac Davis Beginning To Feel The Pain 3:12 Columbia 45302
Feb 27 96 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) One Man’s Leftovers (Is Another Man’s Feast) 2:27 Hot Wax 7009
Feb 27 97 Gentrys, The Wild World 2:49 Sun 1122

HOT 100 DEBUTS March 1971

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Mar 6 5 Paul McCartney Another Day 3:41 Apple 1829
Mar 6 7 Bells, The Stay Awhile 3:15 Polydor 15023
Mar 6 9 Daddy Dewdrop Chick-A-Boom (Don’t Ya Jes’ Love It) 2:52 Sunflower 105
Mar 6 23 Matthews’ Southern Comfort Woodstock 4:26 Decca 32774
Mar 6 44 Mixtures, The Pushbike Song 2:27 Sire 350
Mar 6 45 Engelbert Humperdinck When There’s No You 2:57 Parrot 45-40059
Mar 6 55 Sugarloaf Tongue In Cheek 3:43 Liberty 56218
Mar 6 60 Steppenwolf Snow Blind Friend 3:25 Dunhill 4269
Mar 6 69 Jerry Butler If It’s Real What I Feel 2:38 Mercury 73169
Mar 6 85 Ann Peebles I Pity The Fool 2:55 Hi 2186
Mar 6 90 James Brown Spinning Wheel (Part I) 2:20 King 6366
Mar 6 100 Quicksilver Messenger Service What About Me 2:59 Capitol 3046
Mar 13 1 Three Dog Night Joy To The World 3:17 Dunhill 4272
Mar 13 2 Ocean Put Your Hand In The Hand 2:52 Kama Sutra 519
Mar 13 13 Stevie Wonder We Can Work It Out 2:53 Tamla 54202
Mar 13 29 Paul Humphrey & His Cool Aid Chemists Cool Aid 2:40 Lizard 21006
Mar 13 29 King Floyd Baby Let Me Kiss You 2:27 Chimneyville 437
Mar 13 31 Glen Campbell Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) 2:35 Capitol 3062
Mar 13 33 Elvis Presley Where Did They Go, Lord 2:25 RCA Victor 47-9980
Mar 13   Elvis Presley Rags To Riches 1:54 RCA Victor 47-9980
Mar 13 36 Ray Charles Don’t Change On Me 3:01 ABC 11291
Mar 13 37 Stephen Stills Sit Yourself Down 2:40 Atlantic 45-2790
Mar 13 48 Emerson, Lake and Palmer Lucky Man 4:36 Cotillion 44106 A
Mar 13 54 Salvage Hot Pants 2:25 Odax 420
Mar 13 58 Raeletts, The Bad Water 2:58 Tangerine 1014
Mar 13 71 Mob, The Give It To Me 2:48 Colossus 134
Mar 13 73 Ides Of March, The L.A. Goodbye 2:49 Warner Bros. 7466
Mar 13 79 Charley Pride I’d Rather Love You 2:46 RCA Victor 47-9952
Mar 13 83 Odds & Ends Love Makes The World Go Round 2:23 Today 1003
Mar 13 88 Mike Reilly 1927 Kansas City 3:03 Paramount 53
Mar 13 96 Osmond Brothers I Can’t Stop 2:55 Uni 55276
Mar 13 98 Wilbert Harrison My Heart Is Yours 2:22 SSS Int’l. 830
Mar 20 16 Richie Havens Here Comes The Sun 3:43 Stormy Forest 656
Mar 20 18 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles I Don’t Blame You At All 2:57 Tamla 54205
Mar 20 34 Elton John Friends 2:22 Uni 55277
Mar 20 34 Nilsson Me And My Arrow 2:03 RCA 0443
Mar 20 36 Ray Charles Orchestra Booty Butt 4:08 Tangerine 1015
Mar 20 42 Ray Price I Won’t Mention It Again 3:40 Columbia 4-45329
Mar 20 45 Booker T. & The MG’s Melting Pot 3:50 Stax 0082
Mar 20 51 Barbra Streisand Time And Love 3:36 Columbia 4-45341
Mar 20 53 Perry Como I Think Of You 3:30 RCA 444
Mar 20 57 Dionne Warwick Who Gets The Guy 3:17 Scepter 12309
Mar 20 58 Johnny Cash Man In Black 2:53 Columbia 4-45339
Mar 20 60 Tyrone Davis Could I Forget You 2:27 Dakar 623
Mar 20 81 New Seekers, The Featuring Eve Graham Nickel Song 3:15 Elektra 45719
Mar 20 88 Intruders, The I’m Girl Scoutin’ 2:10 Gamble 4009
Mar 20 90 Merle Haggard and the Strangers Soldier’s Last Letter 2:10 Capitol 3024
Mar 20 93 Tommy James Adrienne 2:40 Roulette 7100
Mar 20 99 Kimberlys, The I Don’t Know How To Love Him/Everything’s Alright (Medley) 2:55 Happy Tiger 572
Mar 27 4 Bread If 2:33 Elektra 45720
Mar 27 4 Neil Diamond I Am.. I Said 3:30 Uni 55278
Mar 27   Paul McCartney Oh Woman Oh Why 4:45 Apple 1829
Mar 27 7 Donny Osmond Sweet And Innocent 3:00 MGM 14227
Mar 27 25 Dawn I Play And Sing 2:21 Bell 970
Mar 27 51 Derek and the Dominos Layla 2:43 Atco 6809
Mar 27 51 Kenny Rogers and the First Edition Someone Who Cares 2:34 Reprise 999
Mar 27 62 Andy Kim I Wish I Were 3:23 Steed 731
Mar 27 69 Poco C’mon 2:21 Epic 5-10714
Mar 27 76 Mountain The Animal Trainer And The Toad 3:24 Windfall 534
Mar 27 87 Kiki Dee Love Makes The World Go Round 2:46 Rare Earth 5025

HOT 100 DEBUTS April 1971

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Apr 3 2 Jackson 5 Never Can Say Goodbye 2:56 Motown 1179
Apr 3 5 Lobo Me And You And A Dog Named Boo 2:52 Big Tree 112 A
Apr 3 11 John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Power To The People 3:15 Apple 1830
Apr 3 20 Tin Tin Toast And Marmalade For Tea 2:22 Atco 45-6794
Apr 3 23 Brenda & The Tabulations Right On The Tip Of My Tongue 3:18 Top & Bottom 407
Apr 3 49 Seatrain 13 Questions 2:58 Capitol 3067 A
Apr 3 59 Jimi Hendrix Freedom 3:24 Reprise 1000
Apr 3 74 Jeannie C. Riley Oh, Singer 3:50 Plantation 72
Apr 3 96 Margie Joseph Stop In The Name Of Love 4:48 Volt 4056
Apr 3 100 Poppy Family, The Featuring Susan Jacks I Was Wondering 2:40 London 148 B
Apr 10 1 Raiders, The Indian Reservation (The Lament Of The Cherokee Reservation Indian) 2:55 Columbia 4-45332
Apr 10 1 Honey Cone, The Want Ads 2:34 Hot Wax 7011
Apr 10 2 John Denver with Fat City Take Me Home, Country Roads 3:07 RCA Victor 74-0445
Apr 10 3 Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose Treat Her Like A Lady 2:45 United Artists 50721
Apr 10 11 Doors, The Love Her Madly 2:45 Elektra 45726
Apr 10 26 Chi-Lites, The (For God’s Sake) Give More Power To The People 2:55 Brunswick 55450
Apr 10 54 Rose Colored Glass Can’t Find The Time 2:45 Bang 584
Apr 10 91 Funkadelic You And Your Folks, Me And My Folks 3:43 Westbound 175
Apr 10 92 Lally Stott Chirpy Chirpy, Cheep Cheep 2:56 Philips 40695
Apr 10 93 Sonny James Empty Arms 2:19 Capitol 3015
Apr 10 93 Neil Young When You Dance I Can Really Love 2:55 Reprise 992
Apr 17 6 Aretha Franklin Bridge Over Troubled Water 3:18 Atlantic 45-2796
Apr 17 10 Carly Simon That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be 4:15 Elektra 45724
Apr 17 54 Susan Raye L.A. International Airport 2:48 Capitol 3035
Apr 17 55 Guess Who, The Broken 3:02 RCA 458
Apr 17 61 Boz Scaggs We Were Always Sweethearts 3:00 Columbia 45353
Apr 17 67 R. Dean Taylor Gotta See Jane 3:05 Rare Earth 5026
Apr 17 70 Michael Nesmith and the First National Band Nevada Fighter 3:06 RCA 453
Apr 17 71 Whatnauts I’ll Erase Away Your Pain 3:30 Stang 5023
Apr 24 13 Wilson Pickett Don’t Knock My Love – Part 1 2:13 Atlantic 2797
Apr 24 28 Yvonne Elliman I Don’t Know How To Love Him 3:35 Decca 32785
Apr 24 37 C Company Featuring Terry Nelson Battle Hymn Of Lt. Calley 3:29 Plantation 73
Apr 24 43 Hudson and Landry Ajax Liquor Store 2:56 Dore 855
Apr 24 53 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band House At Pooh Corner 2:37 United Artists 50769
Apr 24 64 Edwin Starr Funky Music Sho Nuff Turns Me On 2:59 Gordy 7107
Apr 24 66 Joy Of Cooking Brownsville 2:25 Capitol 3075
Apr 24 71 Runt-Todd Rundgren Be Nice To Me 3:22 Bearsville 31002
Apr 24 78 Redeye Red Eye Blues 2:45 Pentagram 206
Apr 24 92 Cissy Houston Be My Baby 3:28 Janus 145
Apr 24 94 Loretta Lynn I Wanna Be Free 2:16 Decca 32796
Apr 24 97 B.B. King That Evil Child 3:55 Kent 4542
Apr 24 98 Hog Heaven Happy 3:39 Roulette 7101

HOT 100 DEBUTS May 1971

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
May 1 1 Rolling Stones, The Brown Sugar 3:50 Rolling Stones 45-19100
May 1 4 Ringo Starr It Don’t Come Easy 3:00 Apple 1831
May 1 29 Bobby Sherman The Drum 2:20 Metromedia 217
May 1 29 Diana Ross Reach Out I’ll Be There 3:59 Motown 1184
May 1 54 Grand Funk Railroad Feelin’ Alright 4:25 Capitol 3095
May 1 75 Dave Edmunds I’m Coming Home 3:00 MAM 3608
May 1 77 Brotherhood Of Man, The Reach Out Your Hand 3:17 Deram 85073
May 1 82 Ray Stevens A Mama And A Papa 2:49 Barnaby 2029
May 1 89 Johnny Winter Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Live) 2:55 Columbia 45368
May 1 95 David Crosby Music Is Love 3:17 Atlantic 2792
May 1 96 Solomon Burke The Electronic Magnetism (That’s Heavy, Baby) 3:19 MGM 14221
May 1 97 Luther Ingram Be Good To Me Baby 3:08 KoKo 2107
May 8 1 Carole King It’s Too Late 3:51 Ode 66015
May 8 9 Jerry Reed When You’re Hot, You’re Hot 2:18 RCA Victor 47-9976
May 8 9 Partridge Family, The (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) I’ll Meet You Halfway 3:26 Bell 996
May 8 15 Beginning Of The End, The Funky Nassau-Part I 3:10 Alston 45-4595
May 8 16 Supremes, The Nathan Jones 2:58 Motown 1182
May 8 35 Chicago Lowdown 3:34 Columbia 4-45370
May 8 50 James Brown I Cried 3:31 King 6363
May 8 52 Main Ingredient, The Spinning Around (I Must Be Falling In Love) 3:12 RCA 456
May 8 61 Clarence Carter The Court Room 3:29 Atlantic 45-2801
May 8 72 T. Rex Hot Love 4:50 Reprise 1006
May 8 77 Ronnie Spector Try Some, Buy Some 4:08 Apple 1832
May 8 83 Bobby Goldsboro And I Love You So 2:58 United Artists 50776
May 8 84 Johnny Rivers Sea Cruise 2:50 United Artists 50778
May 8 98 Three Degrees, The There’s So Much Love All Around Me 2:17 Roulette 7102
May 15 2 Carpenters Rainy Days And Mondays 3:40 A&M 1260
May 15 11 8th Day, The She’s Not Just Another Woman 3:00 Invictus 9087
May 15 14 Osmonds, The Double Lovin’ 2:30 MGM 14259
May 15 15 Fortunes, The Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again 2:51 Capitol 3086
May 15 22 Isaac Hayes Never Can Say Goodbye 3:32 Enterprise 9031
May 15 29 Guess Who, The Albert Flasher 2:18 RCA 458
May 15 42 Janis Joplin Cry Baby 3:55 Columbia 45379
May 15 53 Elvis Presley Life 3:09 RCA 9985 A
May 15   Elvis Presley Only Believe 2:47 RCA 9985 B
May 15 55 Brewer and Shipley Tarkio Road 3:10 Kama Sutra 524
May 15 60 Ike & Tina Turner Ooh Poo Pah Doo 3:08 United Artists 50782
May 15 63 Lynn Anderson You’re My Man 2:38 Columbia 4-45356
May 15 69 Joe Simon Help Me Make It Through The Night 2:30 Spring 113
May 15 71 Buddy Miles Wholesale Love 2:37 Mercury 73205
May 15 73 Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Band Your Love (Means Everything To Me) 3:07 Warner Bros. 7475
May 15 82 Barbra Streisand Flim Flam Man 2:30 Columbia 45384
May 15 93 Norman Greenbaum California Earthquake 3:08 Reprise 1008
May 22 4 Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds Don’t Pull Your Love 2:40 Dunhill 4276
May 22 5 Free Movement, The I’ve Found Someone Of My Own 3:45 Decca 32818
May 22 13 Delaney & Bonnie & Friends Never Ending Song Of Love 2:37 Atco 45-6804
May 22 22 Joe Cocker High Time We Went 4:27 A&M 1258
May 22 24 Chase Get It On 2:57 Epic 5-10738
May 22 26 Tom Jones Puppet Man 3:25 Parrot 40064
May 22 44 5th Dimension, The Light Sings 2:59 Bell 999
May 22 56 Mary Travers Follow Me 2:36 Warner Bros. 7481
May 22 71 Stoney and Meatloaf What You See Is What You Get 2:20 Rare Earth 5027
May 22 86 Johnnie Taylor I Don’t Wanna Lose You 3:55 Stax 0089
May 29 2 Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff 2:27 Stax 0088
May 29 3 Five Man Electrical Band Signs 3:25 Lionel 3213
May 29 25 Olivia Newton-John If Not For You 2:57 Uni 55281
May 29 39 Sounds Of Sunshine Love Means (You Never Have To Say You’re Sorry) 2:39 Ranwood 896
May 29 49 Chee-Chee and Peppy I Know I’m In Love 2:53 Buddah 225
May 29 51 James Gang, The Walk Away 2:50 ABC 45-11301
May 29 88 Eddie Kendricks It’s So Hard For Me To Say Goodbye 2:59 Tamla 54203
May 29 93 Whispers, The Your Love Is So Doggone Good 2:36 Janus 150
May 29 96 Cochise Love’s Made A Fool Of You 2:46 United Artists 50756

HOT 100 DEBUTS June 1971

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jun 5 1 James Taylor You’ve Got A Friend 4:26 Warner Bros. 7498
Jun 5 9 Grass Roots, The Sooner Or Later 2:37 Dunhill 4279
Jun 5 12 Freda Payne Bring The Boys Home 3:08 Invictus 9092
Jun 5 17 Gladys Knight and the Pips I Don’t Want To Do Wrong 3:15 Soul 35083
Jun 5 35 Graham Nash Chicago 2:55 Atlantic 45-2804
Jun 5 39 Stylistics, The Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart) 2:57 Avco-Embassy 4572
Jun 5 55 Supremes, The and Four Tops You Gotta Have Love In Your Heart 2:48 Motown 1181
Jun 5 65 Neil Diamond Done Too Soon 2:47 Uni 55278
Jun 5 94 Mandrill Mandrill 2:54 Polydor 14070
Jun 5 95 Van Morrison Call Me Up In Dreamland 3:07 Warner Bros. 7488
Jun 12   Carole King I Feel The Earth Move 2:57 Ode 66015
Jun 12 4 Tommy James Draggin’ The Line 2:45 Roulette 7103
Jun 12   Aretha Franklin Brand New Me 4:20 Atlantic 45-2796
Jun 12 17 Cymarron Rings 2:45 Entrance 7-7500
Jun 12 22 David and Ansil Collins Double Barrel 2:44 Big Tree 115
Jun 12   Joe Cocker Black-Eyed Blues 4:02 A&M 1258
Jun 12 29 Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway You’ve Got A Friend 3:20 Atlantic 2808
Jun 12 35 James Brown Escape-ism (Part 1) 3:14 People 2500
Jun 12 43 Stephen Stills Change Partners 3:13 Atlantic 2806
Jun 12 51 Ebonys, The You’re The Reason Why 3:09 Phil. Int’l. 3503
Jun 12 53 Dusk I Hear Those Church Bells Ringing 2:59 Bell 990
Jun 12 62 P-Nut Gallery Do You Know What Time It Is 2:22 Buddah 239
Jun 12 90 B.B. King Help The Poor (Instrumental) 2:38 ABC 11302
Jun 12 94 Alice Cooper Caught In A Dream 2:55 Warner Bros. 7490
Jun 12 98 Mark Lindsay Been Too Long On The Road 3:59 Columbia 45385
Jun 19 18 Isley Brothers, The Love The One You’re With 3:27 T-Neck 930
Jun 19 28 Rolling Stones, The Wild Horses 5:38 Rolling Stones 19101
Jun 19 33 Dawn Summer Sand 2:54 Bell 45107
Jun 19 40 Ashton, Gardner & Dyke Resurrection Shuffle 3:20 Capitol 3060
Jun 19 52 Davy Jones Rainy Jane 2:42 Bell 45-111
Jun 19 52 Delfonics, The Hey, Love 3:17 Philly Groove 166
Jun 19 64 Gordon Lightfoot Talking In Your Sleep 3:03 Reprise 1020
Jun 19 67 Waldo De Los Rios Mozart Symphony No. 40 In G Minor K.550, 1st Movement 3:52 United Artists 50772
Jun 19 78 Stevie Wonder Never Dreamed You’d Leave In Summer 2:53 Tamla 54202
Jun 19 84 Continental 4, The Day By Day (Every Minute Of The Hour) 2:57 Jay Walking 011
Jun 19 84 Buoys, The Give Up Your Guns 4:14 Scepter 12318
Jun 19 86 Z.Z. Hill I Need Someone (To Love Me) 2:58 Kent 4547
Jun 19 97 Bobby Bland I’m Sorry 2:55 Duke 466
Jun 19 100 Intrigues, The The Language Of Love 3:09 Yew 1012
Jun 26 1 Bee Gees How Can You Mend A Broken Heart 3:52 Atco 45-6824
Jun 26 3 Undisputed Truth, The Smiling Faces Sometimes 3:22 Gordy 7108
Jun 26 7 Chicago Beginnings 2:45 Columbia 4-45417
Jun 26 30 Cat Stevens Moon Shadow 2:45 A&M 1265
Jun 26 41 Bob Dylan Watching The River Flow 3:34 Columbia 4-45409
Jun 26 46 Lobo She Didn’t Do Magic 2:49 Big Tree 116 A
Jun 26   Lobo I’m The Only One 3:14 Big Tree 116 B
Jun 26 51 Neil Diamond I’m A Believer 2:48 Bang 586
Jun 26 53 Jody Miller He’s So Fine 2:35 Epic 5-10734
Jun 26 61 Glen Campbell The Last Time I Saw Her 4:00 Capitol 3123
Jun 26 64 Bells, The I Love You, Lady Dawn 2:36 Polydor 15027
Jun 26 72 Steve Alaimo When My Little Girl Is Smiling 2:33 Entrance 7-7501
Jun 26 73 Ocean Deep Enough For Me 3:00 Kama Sutra 525
Jun 26 80 Dee Dee Warwick Suspicious Minds 2:50 Atco 6810
Jun 26 88 Sugarloaf Mother Nature’s Wine 2:58 United Artists 50784
Jun 26 91 Kenny Rogers and the First Edition Take My Hand 2:56 Reprise 1018
Jun 26 93 Bobby Bloom We’re All Going Home 3:07 MGM 14246
Jun 26 95 Rascals, The Love Me 3:10 Columbia 4-45400
Jun 26 96 Roy Head Puff Of Smoke 3:11 TMI 9000
Jun 26 100 Peaches and Herb The Sound Of Silence 3:19 Columbia 45386

HOT 100 DEBUTS July 1971

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jul 3 4 Marvin Gaye Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) 2:29 Tamla 54207
Jul 3   Chicago Colour My World 3:01 Columbia 4-45417
Jul 3 9 Dramatics Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get 3:30 Volt 4058
Jul 3 14 Doors Riders On The Storm 4:35 Elektra 45738
Jul 3 15 James Brown Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants) (Part 1) 3:08 People 2501
Jul 3 34 B.J. Thomas Mighty Clouds Of Joy 2:56 Scepter 12320
Jul 3 39 Nite-Liters K-Jee 4:02 RCA 0461
Jul 3 56 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles Crazy About The La La La 2:53 Tamla 54206
Jul 3 70 Four Tops In These Changing Times 3:15 Motown 1185
Jul 3 75 Tyrone Davis One-Way Ticket 2:23 Dakar 624
Jul 3 76 Chuck Mangione Hill Where The Lord Hides 4:25 Mercury 73208
Jul 3 93 Earth, Wind and Fire Love Is Life 4:06 Warner Bros. 7492
Jul 3 96 Boz Scaggs Near You 3:10 Columbia 45408
Jul 10 7 Three Dog Night Liar 3:18 Dunhill 4282
Jul 10 8 Tom Clay What The World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham Martin And John (Medley) 6:10 Mowest 5002
Jul 10 20 Jackson 5, The Maybe Tomorrow 4:29 Motown 1186
Jul 10 28 Bobby Russell Saturday Morning Confusion 3:05 United Artists 50788
Jul 10 36 Elvis Presley I’m Leavin’ 3:48 RCA 9998
Jul 10 70 John Kongos He’s Gonna Step On You Again 4:25 Elektra 45729
Jul 10 84 Gayle McCormick Gonna Be Alright Now 2:37 Dunhill 4281
Jul 10 85 Jerry Butler How Did We Lose It Baby 3:03 Mercury 73210
Jul 10 97 Andy Kim I Been Moved 3:11 Steed 734
Jul 17 3 Bill Withers Ain’t No Sunshine 2:04 Sussex 219
Jul 17 6 Creedence Clearwater Revival Sweet Hitch-Hiker 2:51 Fantasy 665
Jul 17 7 Rare Earth I Just Want To Celebrate 2:52 Rare Earth 5031
Jul 17 15 Who, The Won’t Get Fooled Again 3:37 Decca 32846
Jul 17 36 Glass Bottle, The I Ain’t Got Time Anymore 2:27 Avco-Embassy 4575
Jul 17 37 Bread Mother Freedom 2:37 Elektra 45740
Jul 17 38 Tom Jones Resurrection Shuffle 2:56 Parrot 40064
Jul 17 52 Steppenwolf Ride With Me 3:15 Dunhill 4283
Jul 17 62 Buddy Miles and the Freedom Express Them Changes 3:15 Mercury 73228
Jul 17 62 Rod Stewart Reason To Believe 4:07 Mercury 73224
Jul 17 74 Audience Indian Summer 3:14 Elektra 45732
Jul 17 91 Sonny James ‘The Southern Gentleman’ Bright Lights, Big City 2:33 Capitol 3114
Jul 24 11 Al Green Tired Of Being Alone 2:45 Hi 2194
Jul 24 20 Mac and Katie Kissoon Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep 2:50 ABC 11306
Jul 24 38 People’s Choice I Likes To Do It 2:57 Phil.-L.A. 349
Jul 24 40 Barbra Streisand Where You Lead 2:51 Columbia 45414
Jul 24 51 Temptations, The It’s Summer 2:56 Gordy 7109
Jul 24 69 Bobby Goldsboro Come Back Home 4:03 United Artists 50807
Jul 24 70 Chi-Lites, The We Are Neighbors 3:41 Brunswick 55455
Jul 24 71 Joe Simon You’re The One For Me 2:55 Spring 115
Jul 24 94 Ronnie Dyson When You Get Right Down To It 2:48 Columbia 45387
Jul 24 96 Matthews’ Southern Comfort Mare, Take Me Home 3:15 Decca 32845
Jul 31 2 Aretha Franklin Spanish Harlem 3:30 Atlantic 45-2817
Jul 31 6 Lee Michaels Do You Know What I Mean 3:11 A&M 1262
Jul 31 24 Paul Stookey The Wedding Song (There Is Love) 3:45 Warner Bros. 7511
Jul 31 32 Blood, Sweat & Tears Go Down Gamblin’ 2:45 Columbia 4-45427
Jul 31 45 Poppy Family, The Where Evil Grows 2:49 London 148
Jul 31 58 Delfonics, The Over And Over 2:50 Philly Groove 166 B
Jul 31 77 Fuzz, The Like An Open Door 2:27 Calla 177
Jul 31 81 Electric Express, The It’s The Real Thing (Part 1) 3:45 Linco 1001
Jul 31 92 Dillards, The It’s About Time 3:20 Anthem 101
Jul 31 94 Impressions, The Love Me 2:55 Curtom 1959
Jul 31 97 Jeannie C. Riley Good Enough To Be Your Wife 2:39 Plantation 75
Jul 31 97 Staple Singers, The You’ve Got To Earn It 3:28 Stax 0093

HOT 100 DEBUTS August 1971

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Aug 7 1 Donny Osmond Go Away Little Girl 2:30 MGM 14285
Aug 7 11 Honey Cone Stick-Up 2:46 Hot Wax 7106
Aug 7 23 Moody Blues, The The Story In Your Eyes 3:05 Threshold 45-67006
Aug 7 35 War All Day Music 3:59 United Artists 50815
Aug 7 50 Jr. Walker and the All Stars Take Me Girl, I’m Ready 3:17 Soul 35084
Aug 7 51 Helen Reddy Crazy Love 2:48 Capitol 3138
Aug 7 82 Ocean We Got A Dream 3:00 Kama Sutra 529
Aug 7 83 Dionne Warwicke Amanda 3:12 Scepter 12326
Aug 7 84 Clarence Carter Slipped, Tripped And Fell In Love 2:44 Atlantic 45-2818
Aug 7 84 Sha Na Na Top Forty 2:35 Kama Sutra 528
Aug 7 96 Morning Mist California On My Mind 2:35 Event 206
Aug 14 1 Rod Stewart Maggie May 5:15 Mercury 73224
Aug 14 1 Paul & Linda McCartney Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey 4:47 Apple 1837
Aug 14 3 Joan Baez The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down 3:21 Vanguard 35138
Aug 14 8 Stevie Wonder If You Really Love Me 2:52 Tamla 54208
Aug 14 8 Stampeders Sweet City Woman 3:15 Bell 45120
Aug 14 13 Partridge Family, The Starring Shirley Jones Featuring David Cassidy) I Woke Up In Love This Morning 2:43 Bell 45130
Aug 14 19 Guess Who, The Rain Dance 2:45 RCA Victor 74-0522
Aug 14 23 George Harrison Bangla-Desh 3:52 Apple 1836
Aug 14 30 Dells, The The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind) 4:48 Cadet 5683
Aug 14 31 Rufus Thomas The Breakdown (Part 1) 3:17 Stax 0098
Aug 14 38 Diana Ross Surrender 2:53 Motown 1188
Aug 14 70 Ray Price I’d Rather Be Sorry 2:44 Columbia 4-45425
Aug 14 91 Detroit Emeralds Wear This Ring (With Love) 3:13 Westbound 181
Aug 14 91 Jethro Tull Hymn 43 3:15 Reprise 1024
Aug 21 13 Denise LaSalle Trapped By A Thing Called Love 2:43 Westbound 182
Aug 21 17 Freddie Hart Easy Loving 2:25 Capitol 3115
Aug 21 25 Tommy Roe Stagger Lee 2:53 ABC 11307
Aug 21 26 Kris Kristofferson Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again) 3:46 Monument 8525
Aug 21 42 Tom T. Hall The Year That Clayton Delaney Died 2:44 Mercury 73221
Aug 21 42 Stephen Stills Marianne 2:27 Atlantic 2820
Aug 21 43 Engelbert Humperdinck Another Time, Another Place 3:00 Parrot 40065
Aug 21 54 Bobby Sherman Waiting At The Bus Stop 2:00 Metromedia 222 A
Aug 21 56 New Colony Six, The Roll On 2:25 Sunlight 1001
Aug 21 63 Lynn Anderson How Can I Unlove You 2:47 Columbia 4-45429
Aug 21 73 John Baldry Don’t Try To Lay No Boogie-Woogie On This King Of Rock And Roll 3:29 Warner Bros. 7506
Aug 21 82 Andy Williams A Song For You 3:12 Columbia 45434
Aug 21 94 Charley Pride I’m Just Me 2:19 RCA 9996
Aug 21 98 Moments, The Lucky Me 3:09 Stang 5031
Aug 28 14 Carole King So Far Away 3:55 Ode 66019
Aug 28 15 Persuaders, The Thin Line Between Love And Hate 3:16 Atco 6822
Aug 28 17 Lou Rawls A Natural Man 3:40 MGM 14262
Aug 28 22 James Brown Make It Funky (Part 1) 3:15 Polydor 14088
Aug 28 46 Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds Annabella 2:25 Dunhill 4287
Aug 28 52 Wilson Pickett Call My Name, I’ll Be There 2:16 Atlantic 45-2824
Aug 28 59 Tin Tin Is That The Way 2:35 Atco 45-6821
Aug 28 61 Grand Funk Railroad Gimme Shelter 3:26 Capitol 3160
Aug 28 64 Johnnie Taylor Hijackin’ Love 2:56 Stax 0096
Aug 28 65 Johnny Rivers & The Guru Ram Das Ashram Singers Think His Name 3:30 United Artists 50822
Aug 28 68 Ray Charles Feel So Bad 3:14 ABC 11308
Aug 28 70 Ray Stevens All My Trials 2:58 Barnaby 2039
Aug 28 94 Brenda & The Tabulations A Part Of You 3:26 Top & Bottom 408

HOT 100 DEBUTS September 1971

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Sep 4 2 Carpenters Superstar 3:49 A&M 1289
Sep 4   Carole King Smackwater Jack 3:39 Ode 66019
Sep 4 36 Laura Lee Women’s Love Rights 2:58 Hot Wax 7105
Sep 4 51 Jerry Reed Ko-Ko Joe 2:30 RCA Victor 48-1011
Sep 4 72 Lobo California Kid And Reemo 2:44 Big Tree 119
Sep 4 73 Graham Nash Military Madness 2:50 Atlantic 2827
Sep 4 83 Heaven Bound with Tony Scotti He’d Rather Have The Rain 2:45 MGM 14284
Sep 4 92 Runt-Todd Rundgren A Long Time, A Long Way To Go 2:12 Bearsville 31004
Sep 4 93 Joni Mitchell Carey 3:00 Reprise 1029
Sep 4 94 Searchers, The Desdemona 2:20 RCA 484
Sep 4 100 Whatnauts We’re Friends By Day (And Lovers By Night) 2:50 Stang 5030
Sep 11 3 Osmonds, The Yo-Yo 2:50 MGM 14295
Sep 11 23 Raiders, The Birds Of A Feather 2:34 Columbia 4-45453
Sep 11   George Harrison Deep Blue 3:47 Apple 1836
Sep 11 24 Lighthouse One Fine Morning 3:16 Evolution 1048
Sep 11 38 Four Tops MacArthur Park (Part 2) 2:59 Motown 1189
Sep 11 57 Anne Murray Talk It Over In The Morning 2:28 Capitol 3159
Sep 11 62 Messengers That’s The Way A Woman Is 1:54 Rare Earth 5032
Sep 11 64 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Some Of Shelly’s Blues 3:12 United Artists 50817
Sep 11 68 B.B. King Ghetto Woman 3:03 ABC 11310
Sep 11 74 Newcomers, The Pin The Tail On The Donkey 2:59 Stax 0099
Sep 11 78 Janis Joplin Get It While You Can 3:22 Columbia 45433
Sep 11 84 Chase Handbags And Gladrags 3:18 Epic 10775
Sep 11 91 Billie Sans Solo 2:52 Invictus 9102
Sep 11 93 Funkadelic Can You Get That? 2:45 Westbound 185
Sep 11 97 Main Ingredient, The Black Seeds Keep On Growing 3:30 RCA 517
Sep 11 98 Gordon Lightfoot Summer Side Of Life 3:59 Reprise 1035
Sep 18 1 Cher Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves 2:36 Kapp 2146
Sep 18 12 5th Dimension, The Never My Love 4:15 Bell 45-134
Sep 18 26 Coven One Tin Soldier, The Legend Of Billy Jack 3:18 Warner Bros. 7509
Sep 18 28 8th Day, The You’ve Got To Crawl (Before You Walk) 2:40 Invictus 9098
Sep 18 40 Fanny Charity Ball 2:31 Reprise 1033
Sep 18 44 Gayle McCormick It’s A Cryin’ Shame 2:52 Dunhill 4288
Sep 18 60 Springwell It’s For You 2:25 Parrot 45-359
Sep 18 70 Nolan I Like What You Give 3:12 Lizard 1008
Sep 25 7 Cat Stevens Peace Train 3:40 A&M 1291
Sep 25 20 Delaney & Bonnie Only You Know And I Know 3:29 Atco 6838
Sep 25 40 Yes Your Move 3:30 Atlantic 45-2819
Sep 25 40 Ten Years After I’d Love To Change The World 3:11 Columbia 4-45457
Sep 25 40 Tommy James I’m Comin’ Home 2:03 Roulette 7110
Sep 25 73 Humble Pie I Don’t Need No Doctor (Live) 3:50 A&M 1282
Sep 25 78 Ponderosa Twins + One You Send Me 3:10 Horoscope 102
Sep 25 85 Bobby Byrd Hot Pants-I’m Coming, Coming, I’m Coming 2:25 Brownstone 4203
Sep 25 92 Yvonne Elliman Everything’s Alright 3:05 Decca 32870
Sep 25 93 Joe Simon All My Hard Times 2:46 Spring 118

HOT 100 DEBUTS October 1971

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Oct 2 31 James Taylor Long Ago And Far Away 2:20 Warner Bros. 7521
Oct 2 39 Freddie North She’s All I Got 2:45 Mankind 12004
Oct 2 39 Dawn Featuring Tony Orlando What Are You Doing Sunday 2:34 Bell 45141
Oct 2 49 Isley Brothers, The Spill The Wine 2:51 T-Neck 932
Oct 2 52 Freda Payne You Brought The Joy 2:57 Invictus 9100
Oct 2 53 Paul Anka Do I Love You 3:06 Buddah 252
Oct 2 65 Layng Martine Rub It In 2:26 Barnaby 2041
Oct 2 72 Fortunes, The Freedom Comes, Freedom Goes 3:18 Capitol 3179
Oct 2 96 Cymarron Valerie 1:58 Entrance 7502
Oct 2 99 Sweet Co-Co 3:12 Bell 45126
Oct 9 8 Les Crane Desiderata 3:58 Warner Bros. 7520
Oct 9 9 Marvin Gaye Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 2:58 Tamla 54209
Oct 9 16 Grass Roots, The Two Divided By Love 2:42 Dunhill 4289
Oct 9 24 Chicago Questions 67 And 68 3:25 Columbia 4-45467
Oct 9 28 Van Morrison Wild Night 3:29 Warner Bros. 7518
Oct 9 42 Lettermen, The Love 3:05 Capitol 3192
Oct 9 49 Chicago I’m A Man 3:27 Columbia 45467
Oct 9 51 Elvis Presley It’s Only Love 2:37 RCA 1017
Oct 9 52 New Birth, The It’s Impossible 3:15 RCA 520
Oct 9 57 Pop-Tops Mammy Blue 3:51 ABC 11311
Oct 9 71 Supremes, The Touch 2:58 Motown 1190
Oct 9 80 James Gang, The Midnight Man 2:40 ABC 11312
Oct 9 91 Jody Miller Baby, I’m Yours 3:09 Epic 5-10785
Oct 9 93 Jerry Butler Walk Easy My Son 2:55 Mercury 73241
Oct 9 94 Don Nix Olena 3:20 Elektra 45746
Oct 9 95 Fuzz, The I’m So Glad 2:41 Calla 179
Oct 16 1 Isaac Hayes Theme From Shaft 3:15 Enterprise 9038
Oct 16 7 Sonny & Cher All I Ever Need Is You 2:38 Kapp 2151
Oct 16 12 Staple Singers, The Respect Yourself 3:30 Stax 0104
Oct 16 12 Santana Everybody’s Everything 3:30 Columbia 4-45472
Oct 16 15 Donnie Elbert Where Did Our Love Go 3:08 All Platinum 2330
Oct 16 21 Peter Nero Theme From “Summer Of 42” 2:48 Columbia 4-45399
Oct 16 26 Five Man Electrical Band Absolutely Right 2:16 Lionel 3220
Oct 16 53 Martha Reeves and the Vandellas Bless You 2:58 Gordy 7110
Oct 16 57 Jean Knight You Think You’re Hot Stuff 2:25 Stax 0105
Oct 16 60 Bobby Sherman Jennifer 2:32 Metromedia 227
Oct 16 72 Band, The Life Is A Carnival 3:38 Capitol 3199
Oct 16 79 Barbra Streisand Mother 3:55 Columbia 45471
Oct 16 87 Mark Lindsay Are You Old Enough 2:01 Columbia 45462
Oct 16 94 Olivia Newton-John Banks Of The Ohio 3:15 Uni 55304
Oct 16 98 Matthews’ Southern Comfort Tell Me Why 2:03 Decca 32874
Oct 23 3 Chi-Lites, The Have You Seen Her 5:08 Brunswick 55462
Oct 23 3 John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Imagine 2:59 Apple 1840
Oct 23 3 Bread Baby I’m-A Want You 2:25 Elektra 45751
Oct 23 53 Bee Gees Don’t Wanna Live Inside Myself 5:25 Atco 45-6847
Oct 23 68 Traffic, Etc. Gimme Some Lovin’ (Part 1) 3:45 United Artists 50841
Oct 23 68 James Brown My Part/Make It Funky (Part 3) 2:40 Polydor 14098
Oct 23 71 Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling 3:52 Atlantic 2837
Oct 23 74 Jimi Hendrix Dolly Dagger 4:45 Reprise 1044
Oct 23 81 Glen Campbell/Anne Murray I Say A Little Prayer/By The Time I Get To Phoenix (Medley) 3:15 Capitol 3200
Oct 23 95 Rose Colored Glass If It’s Alright With You 2:46 Bang 588
Oct 30 6 Dennis Coffey and the Detroit Guitar Band Scorpio 3:59 Sussex 226
Oct 30 1 Melanie Brand New Key 2:26 Neighborhood 4201
Oct 30 4 Michael Jackson Got To Be There 3:23 Motown 1191
Oct 30 9 Aretha Franklin Rock Steady 3:10 Atlantic 2838
Oct 30 41 Tom Jones Till 2:20 Parrot 45-40067
Oct 30 42 Bill Withers Grandma’s Hands 2:00 Sussex 227
Oct 30 73 Blood, Sweat and Tears Lisa Listen To Me 2:39 Columbia 4-45477
Oct 30 81 Delfonics, The Walk Right Up To The Sun 2:58 Philly Groove 169
Oct 30 89 Beach Boys, The Long Promised Road 3:29 Brother 1047
Oct 30 92 Intruders, The I Bet He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You) 2:33 Gamble 4016

HOT 100 DEBUTS November 1971

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Nov 6 9 Stylistics, The You Are Everything 2:55 Avco 4581
Nov 6 26 Mickey Newbury An American Trilogy (Dixie/Battle Hymn Of the Republic/All My Trials) (Medley) 3:46 Elektra 45750
Nov 6 28 Bullet White Lies, Blue Eyes 2:54 Big Tree 123
Nov 6 52 Emotions, The Show Me How 3:04 Volt 4066
Nov 6 1 Sly & The Family Stone Family Affair 3:04 Epic 5-10805
Nov 6 9 David Cassidy Cherish 3:48 Bell 45150
Nov 6 18 Temptations, The Superstar (Remember How You Got Where You Are) 2:52 Gordy 7111
Nov 6 34 Who, The Behind Blue Eyes 3:40 Decca 32888
Nov 6 47 John Denver Friends With You 3:22 RCA 567
Nov 6 61 B.J. Thomas Long Ago Tomorrow 3:57 Scepter 12335
Nov 6 63 Diana Ross I’m Still Waiting 2:58 Motown 1192
Nov 6 64 Steppenwolf For Ladies Only 3:41 Dunhill 4292
Nov 6 78 Joe South Fool Me 3:00 Capitol 3204
Nov 6 83 Savoy Brown Tell Mama 2:59 Parrot 40066
Nov 6 95 Chi-Lites, The I Want To Pay You Back (For Loving Me) 2:56 Brunswick 55458
Nov 13 4 Jonathan Edwards Sunshine 2:16 Capricorn 8021
Nov 13 46 B.B. King Ain’t Nobody Home 2:59 ABC 11316
Nov 13 4 Three Dog Night An Old Fashioned Love Song 3:42 Dunhill 4294
Nov 13 14 Neil Diamond Stones 2:59 Uni 5531
Nov 13 33 Sweathog Hallelujah 2:56 Columbia 4-45492
Nov 13 35 James Brown I’m A Greedy Man – Part 1 2:47 Polydor 14100
Nov 13 49 Joan Baez Let It Be 3:48 Vanguard 35145
Nov 13 69 Curtis Mayfield Get Down 3:48 Curtom 1966
Nov 13 91 O.C. Smith Help Me Make It Through The Night 3:40 Columbia 45435
Nov 20 15 Honey Cone, The One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show (Part 1) 3:26 Hot Wax 7110
Nov 20 21 Charley Pride Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’ 2:02 RCA 0550
Nov 20 21 Redbone The Witch Queen Of New Orleans 2:45 Epic 10749
Nov 20 41 Richard Harris My Boy 3:10 Dunhill 4293
Nov 20 49 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles Satisfaction 3:15 Tamla 54211
Nov 20 60 Jefferson Airplane Pretty As You Feel 3:07 Grunt 500
Nov 20 24 Rod Stewart with Faces (I Know) I’m Losing You 3:36 Mercury 73244
Nov 20 39 Lee Michaels Can I Get A Witness 3:02 A&M 1303
Nov 20 63 Ray Stevens Turn Your Radio On 2:09 Barnaby 2048
Nov 20 94 Tyrone Davis You Keep Me Holding On 3:14 Dakar 626
Nov 20 96 Bob Seger Lookin’ Back 2:43 Capitol 3187
Nov 27 1 Don McLean American Pie (Parts 1 and 2) 8:36 United Artists 50856
Nov 27 6 Betty Wright Clean Up Woman 2:45 Alston 4601
Nov 27 9 Donny Osmond Hey Girl 3:06 MGM 14322 A
Nov 27   Donny Osmond I Knew You When 2:48 MGM 14322 B
Nov 27 11 Joe Simon Drowning In The Sea Of Love 3:15 Spring 120
Nov 27 13 Hillside Singers, The I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) 2:16 Metromedia 231
Nov 27 19 Rare Earth Hey Big Brother 2:59 Rare Earth 5038
Nov 27 40 Jerry Lee Lewis Me And Bobby McGee 3:10 Mercury 73248 A
Nov 27 50 Guess Who, The Sour Suite 3:47 RCA Victor 74-0578
Nov 27 41 Tommy James Nothing To Hide 2:43 Roulette 7114
Nov 27 64 Grateful Dead Truckin’ 3:13 Warner Bros. 7464
Nov 27 71 Doors, The Tightrope Ride 3:30 Elektra 45757
Nov 27 95 Jackie Wilson Love Is Funny That Way 3:12 Brunswick 55461
Nov 27 98 Buffy Sainte-Marie I’m Gonna Be A Country Girl Again 2:56 Vanguard 35143

HOT 100 DEBUTS December 1971

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Dec 4 1 Al Green Let’s Stay Together 3:15 Hi 2202
Dec 4 4 Badfinger Day After Day 3:02 Apple 1841
Dec 4 7 New Seekers, The I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) 2:23 Elektra 45762
Dec 4 23 Think Once You Understand 3:53 Laurie 3583
Dec 4 33 Bob Dylan George Jackson 3:38 Columbia 45516
Dec 4 39 J. Geils Band Looking For A Love 3:30 Atlantic 2844
Dec 4 41 Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds Daisy Mae 2:53 Dunhill 4296
Dec 4 58 Merle Haggard and the Strangers Carolyn 2:31 Capitol 3222
Dec 4 61 Stampeders Devil You 2:38 Bell 45154
Dec 4 62 Helen Reddy No Sad Song 3:00 Capitol 3231
Dec 4 67 Carpenters Bless The Beasts And Children 3:08 A&M 1289 B
Dec 4 71 Isley Brothers, The Lay Lady Lay 3:57 T-Neck 933
Dec 4 87 Glass Bottle, The Featuring Gary Criss The Girl Who Loved Me When 2:57 Avco 4584
Dec 11 10 Jackson 5, The Sugar Daddy 2:34 Motown 1194
Dec 11 13 Carly Simon Anticipation 3:19 Elektra 45759
Dec 11 21 Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager Ain’t Understanding Mellow 4:25 Mercury 73255
Dec 11 27 Bobby Womack and Peace That’s The Way I Feel About Cha 5:03 United Artists 50847
Dec 11 43 Carroll O’Connor & Jean Stapleton (As The Bunkers) Those Were The Days 1:27 Atlantic 2847
Dec 11 50 Free Movement, The The Harder I Try (The Bluer I Get) 3:23 Columbia 45512
Dec 11 52 Jr. Walker & The All Stars Way Back Home 2:59 Soul 35090
Dec 11 60 Little Johnny Taylor Everybody Knows About My Good Thing (Part 1) 2:48 Ronn 55
Dec 11 64 Lighthouse Take It Slow (Out In The Country) 3:07 Evolution 1052
Dec 11 71 Merry Clayton After All This Time 3:09 Ode 66018
Dec 11 76 Coasters, The Love Potion Number Nine 2:24 King 6385
Dec 11 78 Dramatics Get Up And Get Down 3:10 Volt 4071
Dec 11 79 Heaven Bound with Tony Scotti Five Hundred Miles 2:48 MGM 14314
Dec 11 93 New Colony Six, The Long Time To Be Alone 2:34 Sunlight 1004
Dec 11 84 Poppy Family, The Featuring Susan Jacks No Good To Cry 2:30 London 164
Dec 18 1 Nilsson Without You 3:20 RCA 74-0604
Dec 18 15 Beverly Bremers Don’t Say You Don’t Remember 3:21 Scepter 12315
Dec 18 20 Partridge Family, The (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) It’s One Of Those Nights (Yes Love) 3:29 Bell 45160
Dec 18 24 Elton John Levon 5:08 Uni 55314
Dec 18 27 Gladys Knight & The Pips Make Me The Woman That You Go Home To 3:29 Soul 35091
Dec 18 70 Edgar Winter’s White Trash Keep Playin’ That Rock N Roll 3:14 Epic 10788
Dec 18 72 Undisputed Truth, The You Make Your Own Heaven And Hell Right Here 3:39 Gordy 7112
Dec 18 77 N.F. Porter Keep On Keeping On 2:50 Lizard 1010
Dec 18 81 Chase So Many People 2:42 Epic 10806
Dec 18 90 Judy Collins Open The Door (Song For Judith) 4:05 Elektra 45755
Dec 18 91 Johnny Paycheck She’s All I Got 2:53 Epic 10783
Dec 25 5 Three Dog Night Never Been To Spain 3:42 Dunhill 4299
Dec 25 15 Led Zeppelin Black Dog 4:55 Atlantic 2849
Dec 25 24 Wilson Pickett Fire And Water 3:06 Atlantic 45-2852
Dec 25 44 Rufus Thomas Do The Funky Penguin (Part 1) 3:08 Stax 0112
Dec 25 53 Bar-Kays Son Of Shaft 3:20 Volt 4073
Dec 25 54 Ray Charles What Am I Living For 3:36 ABC 11317
Dec 25 59 Alice Cooper Under My Wheels 2:48 Warner Bros. 7529
Dec 25 64 Persuaders, The Love Gonna Pack Up (And Walk Out) 3:20 Win or Lose 220
Dec 25 64 Ohio Players Pain (Part 1) 2:53 Westbound 188
Dec 25 100 Assembled Multitude, The Medley From “Superstar” (A Rock Opera) 2:47 Atlantic 2780