Top Songs of 1971

RankAll Time RankArtistSong
1 10 Marvin Gaye
What's Going On
2 22 Led Zeppelin
Stairway to Heaven
3 25 John Lennon
4 68 Al Green
Let's Stay Together
5 87 David Bowie
Life on Mars?
6 106 Rod Stewart
Maggie May
7 128 The Who
Won't Get Fooled Again
8 130 T. Rex
Get It On [Bang a Gong (Get It On)]
9 148 Sly and the Family Stone
Family Affair
10 168 The Rolling Stones
Brown Sugar
11 225 The Who
Baba O'Riley
12 226 David Bowie
13 360 The Rolling Stones
Wild Horses
14 364 Isaac Hayes
Theme from Shaft
15 422 The Doors
Riders on the Storm
16 437 Al Green
Tired of Being Alone
17 460 Carole King
It's Too Late
18 488 Bill Withers
Ain't No Sunshine
19 503 Don McLean
American Pie
20 530 Janis Joplin
Me and Bobby McGee
21 559 Leonard Cohen
Famous Blue Raincoat
22 594 The Temptations
Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)
23 660 The Beach Boys
Surf's Up
24 666 Marvin Gaye
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
25 743 Led Zeppelin
When the Levee Breaks
26 745 John Lennon
Jealous Guy
27 795 Gil Scott-Heron
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
28 840 The Doors
L.A. Woman
29 889 Led Zeppelin
Rock and Roll
30 917 Faces
Stay with Me
31 930 Led Zeppelin
Black Dog
32 958 Elton John
Tiny Dancer
33 1262 Carpenters
34 1263 Marvin Gaye
Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
35 1267 Joni Mitchell
A Case of You
36 1271 The Staple Singers
Respect Yourself
37 1410 The Chi-Lites
Have You Seen Her
38 1416 Nilsson
Without You
39 1451 Betty Wright
Clean Up Woman
40 1480 Funkadelic
Maggot Brain
41 1490 Jethro Tull
42 1544 The Rolling Stones
Moonlight Mile
43 1558 Carole King
You've Got a Friend
44 1570 Léo Ferré
Avec le temps
45 1604 The Rolling Stones
Can't You Hear Me Knocking
46 1623 T. Rex
47 1700 The Undisputed Truth
Smiling Faces Sometimes
48 1733 John Prine
Sam Stone
49 1855 Can
Oh Yeah
50 1859 Bob Marley and The Wailers
Trenchtown Rock
51 1966 The Rolling Stones
Dead Flowers
52 2103 Carole King
I Feel the Earth Move
53 2154 Don McLean
54 2187 Joni Mitchell
55 2246 Dolly Parton
Coat of Many Colors
56 2278 Shuggie Otis
Strawberry Letter 23
57 2405 Bob Dylan & The Band
I Shall Be Released
58 2427 Yes
59 2456 The Rolling Stones
Sister Morphine
60 2490 Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin
Ballade de Melody Nelson
61 2536 Hawkwind
Silver Machine
62 2538 Slade
Coz I Luv You
63 2679 Bob Marley and The Wailers
Lively Up Yourself
64 2680 James Brown
Hot Pants (She Got to Use What She Got to Get What She Wants)
65 2705 John Denver
Take Me Home, Country Roads
66 2807 Aretha Franklin
Rock Steady
67 2893 War
Slippin' into Darkness
68 3006 Ringo Starr
It Don't Come Easy
69 3041 Eric Donaldson
Cherry Oh Baby
70 3109 Joni Mitchell
71 3168 The Abyssinians
Satta Massa Gana
72 3181 Jean Knight
Mr. Big Stuff
73 3190 Yes
I've Seen All Good People
74 3275 David Bowie
Queen Bitch
75 3363 Faces
76 3524 The Rolling Stones
77 3666 James Taylor
You've Got a Friend
78 3679 Joe Simon
Drowning in the Sea of Love
79 3821 The Stylistics
Betcha By Golly, Wow
80 3854 T. Rex
Hot Love
81 3877 Badfinger
Day After Day
82 3895 The Who
Behind Blue Eyes
83 3940 Jethro Tull
Locomotive Breath
84 3954 Van Morrison
Wild Night
85 3990 Crazy Horse
I Don't Want to Talk About It
86 4009 John Lennon
Gimme Some Truth
87 4064 Ike and Tina Turner
Proud Mary
88 4116 Traffic
The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
89 4122 Can
90 4176 Freda Payne
Bring the Boys Home
91 4368 John Lennon & Yoko Ono
Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
92 4374 The Rolling Stones
93 4417 Cat Stevens
The Wind
94 4465 The Beach Boys
Till I Die
95 4556 Loudon Wainwright III
Motel Blues
96 4775 Can
97 4902 Anne Briggs
Blackwater Side
98 4969 Led Zeppelin
Going to California
99 4980 The Dramatics
Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
100 5128 Dashiell Hedayat
Chrysler (Rose)
101 5145 Stampeders
Sweet City Woman
102 5150 Cat Stevens
Morning Has Broken
103 5151 Rod Stewart
Mandolin Wind
104 5177 Paul and Linda McCartney
Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
105 5180 Joni Mitchell
The Last Time I Saw Richard
106 5185 Janis Joplin
Move Over
107 5243 Carole King
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
108 5278 The Raiders [Paul Revere & The Raiders]
Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)
109 5294 Denise LaSalle
Trapped By a Thing Called Love
110 5331 John Kongos
He's Gonna Step on You Again
111 5388 Cat Stevens
Peace Train
112 5506 Paul and Linda McCartney
Another Day
113 5575 Argent
Hold Your Head Up
114 5601 Joni Mitchell
This Flight Tonight
115 5654 The Persuaders
Thin Line Between Love and Hate
116 5758 The Allman Brothers Band
Statesboro Blues
117 5804 Loretta Lynn
One's on the Way
118 5847 Led Zeppelin
The Battle of Evermore
119 5958 Pink Floyd

Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 6000:
Brand New Key
Bill Withers
Grandma's Hands
Neil Diamond
I Am... I Said
Aretha Franklin
Spanish Harlem
The Stylistics
You Are Everything
Hocus Pocus
The Jackson 5
Never Can Say Goodbye
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Sweet Hitch-Hiker
John Lennon
Power to the People
Carole King
Home Again
Daddy Cool
Eagle Rock
Graham Nash
Pink Floyd
One of These Days
Yvonne Elliman
I Don't Know How to Love Him
Delroy Wilson
Better Must Come
David Crosby
Maxime Le Forestier
San Francisco
John Prine
Hello in There
Johnnie Allan
Promised Land
Jr. Walker & The All Stars
Way Back Home
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
Treat Her Like a Lady
Oh What a Feeling
Serge Gainsbourg
Valse de Melody
David Crosby
Music Is Love
Gotta Get Up
Carole King
So Far Away
Honey Cone
Want Ads
John Lennon
How Do You Sleep?
Bee Gees
How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
For All We Know
Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves
The Beach Boys
Long Promised Road
Michael Jackson
Got to Be There
Rod Stewart
Reason to Believe
The Chi-Lites
(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People
The Hollies
Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)
Pink Floyd
Danny O'Keefe
Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues
Steve Goodman
City of New Orleans
James Brown
Soul Power
Leonard Cohen
Dress Rehearsal Rag
Colin Blunstone
Say You Don't Mind
Alice Cooper
Under My Wheels
George Harrison
Aretha Franklin
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Van Morrison
Tupelo Honey
Jethro Tull
Hymn 43
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Joni Mitchell
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Guava Jelly
Paul and Linda McCartney
Monkberry Moon Delight
Aretha Franklin
Brand New Me
Tom T. Hall
The Year That Clayton Delaney Died
The Partridge Family
I Woke Up in Love This Morning
John Lennon
Oh Yoko!
Everybody's Everything
Leonard Cohen
Last Year's Man
Laura Lee
Women's Love Rights
Serge Gainsbourg
Cargo culte
Joe Cocker
High Time We Went
Ten Years After
I'd Love to Change the World
Alice Coltrane
Journey in Satchidananda
The Band
Life Is a Carnival
Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
I Don't Blame You At All