List of Adult Contemporary top 10 singles in 1971 (U.S.)

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This is a list of songs that have charted in the top ten of the Billboard Adult Contemporary in 1971.

Top-ten singles[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles which peaked in 1971
Top ten

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Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in

top ten

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Singles from 1970
November 28 "One Less Bell to Answer" The 5th Dimension 1 January 2 10
December 12 "Most of All" B.J. Thomas 2 January 9 7
December 19 "Knock Three Times"[A] Tony Orlando & Dawn 2 February 6 4
December 26 "The Green Grass Starts to Grow" Dionne Warwick 2 January 16 6
Singles from 1971
January 2 "Watching Scotty Grow" Bobby Goldsboro 1 January 9 10
"For the Good Times" Ray Price 9 January 2 2
"Mr. Bojangles" Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 10 January 2 1
January 9 "I Really Don't Want to Know/There Goes My Everything" Elvis Presley 2 January 23 6
"My Sweet Lord" George Harrison 10 January 9 2
January 16 "1900 Yesterday" Liz Damon's Orient Express 4 February 13 7
"Since I Don't Have You" The Vogues 8 January 16 1
January 23 "Theme from Love Story" Henry Mancini 2 February 27 10
January 30 "If You Could Read My Mind" Gordon Lightfoot 1 February 20 6
February 6 "I'll Be Home" Vikki Carr 7 February 13 3
"Amazing Grace" Judy Collins 5 February 13 3
"Your Song" Elton John 9 February 13 2
February 13 "Everything is Good About You" The Lettermen 6 February 13 2
"She's a Lady" Tom Jones 4 February 27 7
February 20 "For All We Know" The Carpenters 1 February 27 7
"Help Me Make It Through the Night" Sammi Smith 3 March 20 7
February 27 "(Where Do I Begin?) Love Story" Andy Williams 1 March 20 9
"Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted" The Partridge Family 6 March 13 4
"Cried Like a Baby" Bobby Sherman 9 March 20 4
March 6 "Country Road" James Taylor 9 March 6 2
March 13 "No Love At All" B.J. Thomas 4 March 13 6
"Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes" The 5th Dimension 6 March 20 5
March 20 "When There's No You" Engelbert Humperdinck 1 April 3 5
March 27 "Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)" Glen Campbell 2 April 17 7
"I Think of You" Perry Como 5 April 3 2
April 3 "Time and Love" Barbara Streisand 3 April 10 5
"Someone Who Cares" Kenny Rogers & the First Edition 4 April 17 6
April 10 "I Am...I Said" Neil Diamond 2 May 1 7
"If" Bread 1 April 24 8
"Who Gets the Guy" Dionne Warwick 6 April 17 3
April 17 "I Won't Mention It Again" Ray Price 4 April 24 4
April 24 "Me and My Arrow" Harry Nilsson 3 April 24 4
"Another Day" Paul McCartney 4 May 15 4
May 1 "Put Your Hand in the Hand" Ocean 4 May 1 4
"Me and You and a Dog Named Boo" Lobo 1 May 15 7
May 8 "Stay Awhile" The Bells 8 May 8 2
May 15 "You're My Man" Lynn Anderson 6 May 15 5
"A Mama and a Papa" Ray Stevens 4 May 22 4
"And I Love You So" Bobby Goldsboro 8 May 22 3
May 22 "Rainy Days and Mondays" The Carpenters 1 May 29 9
"Follow Me" Mary Travers 3 May 29 7
"The Drum" Bobby Sherman 2 May 29 5
May 29 "I'll Meet You Halfway" The Partridge Family 4 May 29 4
"Toast and Marmalade for Tea" Tin Tin 10 May 29 1
June 5 "It's Too Late" Carole King 1 June 26 10
"Life" Elvis Presley 8 June 5 2
"Flim Flam Man" Barbara Streisand 7 June 12 2
June 12 "When You're Hot, You're Hot" Jerry Reed 6 June 19 4
June 19 "Don't Pull Your Love" Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds 4 July 3 8
"That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be" Carly Simon 6 July 10 4
"He's So Fine" Jody Miller 2 July 10 10
June 26 "Here Comes That Rainy Day Feeling Again" The Fortunes 8 June 26 2
"Love Means (You Never Have to Say You're Sorry)" Sounds of Sunshine 5 July 3 5
July 3 "Take Me Home, Country Roads" John Denver 3 July 24 5
July 10 "You've Got a Friend" James Taylor 1 July 31 7
"How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" Bee Gees 4 July 31 9
"Summer Sand" Tony Orlando & Dawn 9 July 17 2
July 17 "If Not for You" Olivia Newton-John 1 August 7 7
July 24 "Never Ending Song of Love" Delaney & Bonnie 8 July 24 2
"Beginnings" Chicago 1 August 28 7
July 31 "I'm Leavin'" Elvis Presley 2 August 14 5
August 7 "Rings" Cymarron 6 August 14 4
"Moonshadow" Cat Stevens 10 August 7 1
August 14 "Where You Lead" Barbara Streisand 3 August 28 4
"Mighty Clouds of Joy" B.J. Thomas 8 August 14 3
"Draggin' the Line" Tommy James 6 August 28 3
August 28 "Spanish Harlem" Aretha Franklin 6 September 11 3
"The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" Joan Baez 1 September 4 8
September 4 "Ain't No Sunshine" Bill Withers 2 September 11 3
"Wedding Song (There Is Love)" Paul Stookey 3 September 18 6
"Sweet City Woman" Stampeders 5 September 4 7
"Crazy Love" Helen Reddy 8 September 11 3
"Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" Paul & Linda McCartney 9 September 11 5
September 11 "Superstar" The Carpenters 1 October 9 9
"All My Trials" Ray Stevens 6 September 18 5
"Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" Mac & Katie Kissoon 10 September 11 1
September 18 "So Far Away/Smackwater Jack" Carole King 3 October 2 7
"Another Time, Another Place" Engelbert Humperdinck 5 September 25 5
September 25 "Never My Love" The 5th Dimension 1 October 23 8
"Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again)" Kris Kristofferson 4 October 16 6
October 9 "Talk It Over in the Morning" Anne Murray 7 October 9 3
October 16 "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" Cher 6 October 30 5
"If You Really Love Me" Stevie Wonder 10 October 16 1
October 23 "Peace Train" Cat Stevens 1 October 30 7
"Desiderata" Les Crane 3 October 30 6
"Long Ago and Far Away" James Taylor 4 October 30 4
"I've Found Someone of My Own" The Free Movement 7 October 30 2
October 30 "Imagine" John Lennon 7 November 6 2
November 6 "Baby I'm-a Want You" Bread 1 November 20 8
"Love" The Lettermen 8 November 6 2
"It's a Cry'n Shame" Gayle McCormick 9 November 6 1
November 13 "All I Ever Need Is You" Sonny & Cher 1 November 27 10
"Till" Tom Jones 4 November 20 5
"Jennifer" Bobby Sherman 9 November 13 1
November 20 "Stones" Neil Diamond 2 December 4 7
"Theme from Shaft" Isaac Hayes 6 November 20 4
November 27 "Theme from Summer of '42" Peter Nero 6 December 4 4
"Friends with You" John Denver 4 December 25 7
December 11 "Let It Be" Joan Baez 5 December 25 3

1970 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles in 1971 which peaked in 1970
Top ten

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November 14 "It's Impossible" Perry Como 1 December 5 11
December 5 "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" Chicago 5 December 12 5
December 12 "Can't Stop Loving You" Tom Jones 3 December 12 5
"Rose Garden" Lynn Anderson 5 December 26 9

1972 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles in 1971 which peaked in 1972
Top ten

entry date

Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in

top ten

References
June 19 "Don't Say You Don't Remember" Beverly Bremes 5 February 19 6
November 27 "Cherish" David Cassidy 1 January 8 9
December 4 "An Old Fashioned Love Song" Three Dog Night 1 January 1 7
December 18 "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony)" The Hillside Singers 5 January 15 6
"An American Trilogy" Mickey Newbury 9 January 1 4
December 25 "Brand New Key" Melanie Safka 5 January 1 3

Notes[edit]

A The single re-entered the top ten on the week ending January 23, 1971.

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