Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the US during 1971. If a song spent nonconsecutive weeks at number one, the number of weeks for each occurrence at the top is shown in parenthesis.
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George Harrison - My Sweet Lord 4
Tony Orlando and Dawn - Knock Three Times 3
Osmonds - One Bad Apple 5
Janis Joplin - Me and Bobby McGee 2
Temptations - Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) 2
Three Dog Night - Joy to the World 6
Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar 2
Honey Cone - Want Ads 1
Carole King - It's Too Late / I Feel the Earth Move 5
Raiders - Indian Reservation (The Lament of the Cherokee Reservation Indian) 1
James Taylor - You've Got a Friend 1
Bee Gees - How Can You Mend a Broken Heart 4
Paul McCartney - Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey 1
Donny Osmond - Go Away Little Girl 3
Rod Stewart - Maggie May 5
Cher - Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves 2
Issac Hayes - Theme From 'Shaft' 2
Sly and The Family Stone - Family Affair 3
Melanie - Brand New Key 3
Source: Billboard Magazine

19 different songs hit number one in the US during 1971.

Top 5 Songs of 1971

Number One Song of 1971: Three Dog Night - Joy to the World
  1. Three Dog Night - Joy To The World
  2. Rod Stewart - Maggie May / (Find A) Reason To Believe
  3. Carole King - It's Too Late / I Feel The Earth Move
  4. Osmonds - One Bad Apple
  5. Bee Gees - How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
See the rest of the top 100 songs of 1971.