Top Songs of 1971


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
9
Marvin Gaye What's Going On
2
21
Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven
3
23
John Lennon Imagine
4
80
Al Green Let's Stay Together
5
85
David Bowie Life on Mars?
6
129
Rod Stewart Maggie May
7
133
The Who Won't Get Fooled Again
8
138
The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar
9
152
The Who Baba O'Riley
10
153
T. Rex Get It On [Bang a Gong (Get It On)]
11
174
Sly and the Family Stone Family Affair
12
187
David Bowie Changes
13
290
Isaac Hayes Theme from Shaft
14
330
The Rolling Stones Wild Horses
15
347
Don McLean American Pie
16
413
Janis Joplin Me and Bobby McGee
17
429
The Doors Riders on the Storm
18
512
Bill Withers Ain't No Sunshine
19
521
Al Green Tired of Being Alone
20
548
Carole King It's Too Late
21
596
Leonard Cohen Famous Blue Raincoat
22
618
Led Zeppelin Rock and Roll
23
648
Led Zeppelin When the Levee Breaks
24
681
John Lennon Jealous Guy
25
683
The Doors L.A. Woman
26
703
Gil Scott-Heron The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
27
712
Marvin Gaye Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
28
716
Elton John Tiny Dancer
29
744
The Beach Boys Surf's Up
30
757
Led Zeppelin Black Dog
31
773
Jethro Tull Aqualung
32
804
The Temptations Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)
33
922
Faces Stay with Me
34
925
Joni Mitchell A Case of You
35
946
Carpenters Superstar
36
987
Marvin Gaye Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
37
1132
Nilsson Without You
38
1323
T. Rex Jeepster
39
1325
Carole King You've Got a Friend
40
1346
Funkadelic Maggot Brain
41
1361
The Staple Singers Respect Yourself
42
1382
The Rolling Stones Can't You Hear Me Knocking
43
1476
The Chi-Lites Have You Seen Her
44
1634
Nick Drake Northern Sky
45
1718
Yes I've Seen All Good People / Your Move
46
1832
The Rolling Stones Dead Flowers
47
1854
Yes Roundabout
48
1863
The Who Behind Blue Eyes
49
1891
The Undisputed Truth Smiling Faces Sometimes
50
1900
The Rolling Stones Moonlight Mile
51
1936
Shuggie Otis Strawberry Letter 23
52
1948
Betty Wright Clean Up Woman
53
2147
John Prine Sam Stone
54
2164
Léo Ferré Avec le temps
55
2221
John Denver Take Me Home, Country Roads
56
2245
Joni Mitchell River
57
2331
Don McLean Vincent
58
2366
Dolly Parton Coat of Many Colors
59
2456
Pink Floyd Echoes
60
2541
Paul and Linda McCartney Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
61
2604
Bob Dylan & The Band I Shall Be Released
62
2648
Can Halleluhwah
63
2678
Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin Ballade de Melody Nelson
64
2697
Slade Coz I Luv You
65
2745
Jethro Tull Locomotive Breath
66
2761
Traffic The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
67
2788
David Bowie Oh! You Pretty Things
68
2822
Carole King I Feel the Earth Move
69
2859
Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff
70
2893
War Slippin' into Darkness
71
2983
Ringo Starr It Don't Come Easy
72
2984
The Dramatics Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
73
3018
Joni Mitchell Blue
74
3024
James Brown Hot Pants (She Got to Use What She Got to Get What She Wants)
75
3031
Bob Marley and The Wailers Trench Town Rock
76
3082
The Abyssinians Satta Massa Gana
77
3113
The Rolling Stones Sister Morphine
78
3166
Led Zeppelin The Battle of Evermore
79
3265
David Bowie Queen Bitch
80
3282
John Lennon Gimme Some Truth
81
3284
Can Oh Yeah
82
3353
Led Zeppelin Misty Mountain Hop
83
3380
The Rolling Stones Bitch
84
3457
Aretha Franklin Rock Steady
85
3515
Led Zeppelin Going to California
86
3517
Can Spoon
87
3546
Chico Buarque Construção
88
3576
Van Morrison Wild Night
89
3703
Bob Marley and The Wailers Lively Up Yourself
90
3775
Focus Hocus Pocus
91
3920
James Taylor You've Got a Friend
92
4112
Janis Joplin Mercedes Benz
93
4124
Freda Payne Bring the Boys Home
94
4152
The Rolling Stones Sway
95
4160
Carole King (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
96
4162
John & Yoko & The Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
97
4202
The Stylistics Betcha By Golly, Wow
98
4203
Paul and Linda McCartney Another Day
99
4425
T. Rex Hot Love
100
4575
Alice Cooper Under My Wheels
101
4617
Bee Gees How Can You Mend a Broken Heart
102
4624
Alice Cooper Halo of Flies
103
4635
Cat Stevens Peace Train
104
4701
Bill Withers Grandma's Hands
105
4708
The Jackson 5 Never Can Say Goodbye
106
4726
Nick Drake Hazey Jane II
107
4770
Joe Simon Drowning in the Sea of Love
108
4800
Faces Debris
109
4811
David Crosby Laughing
110
5013
Dr. Hook Sylvia's Mother
111
5022
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Power to the People
112
5045
Pink Floyd One of These Days
113
5073
The Beach Boys 'Til I Die
114
5142
Badfinger Day After Day
115
5168
The Allman Brothers Band Statesboro Blues
116
5201
Anne Briggs Blackwater Side
117
5245
Rod Stewart Mandolin Wind
118
5271
Daddy Cool Eagle Rock
119
5358
Carole King So Far Away
120
5359
Johnnie Allan Promised Land
121
5469
Loudon Wainwright III Motel Blues
122
5486
Crazy Horse I Don't Want to Talk About It
123
5522
Van Morrison Tupelo Honey
124
5533
Judee Sill Jesus Was a Cross Maker
125
5756
David Bowie Kooks
126
5819
Neil Diamond I Am... I Said
127
5945
Maxime Le Forestier San Francisco
128
6024
Denise LaSalle Trapped By a Thing Called Love
129
6093
The Raiders [Paul Revere & The Raiders] Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian)
130
6120
Yes Heart of the Sunrise
131
6145
Black Sabbath Sweet Leaf
132
6162
Cat Stevens Morning Has Broken
133
6249
Genesis The Musical Box
134
6257
Eric Donaldson Cherry Oh Baby
135
6292
The Persuaders Thin Line Between Love and Hate
136
6440
Argent Hold Your Head Up
137
6448
John Prine Hello in There
138
6479
Melanie Brand New Key
139
6495
Serge Gainsbourg Melody
140
6578
Rod Stewart Every Picture Tells a Story
141
6633
Cher Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves
142
6689
Bill Withers Harlem
143
6739
Carly Simon That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be
144
6802
Joni Mitchell This Flight Tonight
145
6926
Bob Marley and The Wailers Kaya
146
6941
Aretha Franklin Spanish Harlem
147
6956
Stampeders Sweet City Woman
148
6969
The Rolling Stones I Got the Blues
149
7021
Bread If
150
7068
Pink Floyd Fearless
151
7111
Premiata Forneria Marconi Impressioni di settembre
152
7126
Nilsson Jump Into the Fire
153
7156
Waylon Jennings Good Hearted Woman
154
7271
Honey Cone Want Ads
155
7293
Michael Jackson Got to Be There
156
7304
The Stylistics You Are Everything
157
7322
Leonard Cohen Dress Rehearsal Rag
158
7443
Alice Coltrane feat. Pharoah Sanders Journey in Satchidananda
159
7652
MC5 Sister Anne
160
7660
O.V. Wright A Nickel and a Nail
161
7665
David Bowie Andy Warhol
162
7797
Janis Joplin Move Over
163
7810
Nick Drake At the Chime of a City Clock
164
7913
Loretta Lynn One's on the Way
165
7922
Danny O'Keefe Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues
166
7965
The Who Bargain
167
8007
Stevie Wonder If You Really Love Me
168
8080
Joni Mitchell The Last Time I Saw Richard
169
8140
Led Zeppelin Four Sticks
170
8142
T. Rex Cosmic Dancer
171
8248
David Bowie The Bewlay Brothers
172
8313
Alice Coltrane Universal Consciousness
173
8328
Black Sabbath Children of the Grave
174
8411
Charley Pride Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'
175
8429
Joni Mitchell California
176
8434
The Beach Boys Feel Flows
177
8486
Donny Hathaway A Song for You
178
8492
Wilson Pickett Don't Knock My Love
179
8603
Serge Gainsbourg Valse de Melody
180
8703
Steve Goodman City of New Orleans
181
8726
Dennis Coffey and The Detroit Guitar Band Scorpio
182
8837
The Doors Love Her Madly
183
8875
The New Seekers I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)
184
8943
Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen Hot Rod Lincoln
185
8946
Jean Ferrat Aimer à perdre la raison
186
8960
Tom T. Hall The Year That Clayton Delaney Died
187
8992
Nino Ferrer La Maison près de la fontaine
188
8997
Joni Mitchell Carey
189
9082
Ten Years After I'd Love to Change the World
190
9252
Sly and the Family Stone (You Caught Me) Smilin'
191
9384
Creedence Clearwater Revival Sweet Hitch-Hiker
192
9508
Bob Dylan When I Paint My Masterpiece
193
9513
Joan Manuel Serrat Mediterráneo
194
9518
Miles Davis Right Off
195
9567
Cat Stevens The Wind
196
9591
Mountain Nantucket Sleighride (For Owen Coffin)
197
9662
James Brown Soul Power
198
9856
Maxime Le Forestier Mon frère
199
9877
John Lennon Oh Yoko!
200
9887
Dashiell Hedayat Chrysler (Rose)
201
9921
The Chakachas Jungle Fever

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