Regional Hits of 1971

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The standard page for 1971 lists the biggest hit songs across the whole World. This page compares that with the top 20 biggest hits of the year in North America and Europe. The region index explains how these results were generated and the long term trends.

The most distinctive songs of 1971 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

  North America   World   Europe  
# Artist Song Title Artist Song Title Artist Song Title #
1 Three Dog Night Joy to the World Moves -5 Moves -4 George Harrison My Sweet Lord Moves 0 Moves 0 George Harrison My Sweet Lord 1
2 Carole King It's Too Late Moves -8 Moves -7 John Lennon Imagine Moves 0 Moves 0 John Lennon Imagine 2
3 Isaac Hayes Theme From 'Shaft' Moves -5 Moves -14 Lynn Anderson I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden) Moves -1 Moves -10 Pop Tops Mammy Blue 3
4 Rod Stewart Maggie May Moves 0 Moves 0 Rod Stewart Maggie May Moves -14 Moves 1 Lynn Anderson I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden) 4
5 George Harrison My Sweet Lord Moves 4 Moves -3 The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar Moves -12 Moves -18 Middle of The Road Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep 5
6 The Osmonds One Bad Apple Moves -34 Moves 5 Three Dog Night Joy to the World Moves -110 Moves -21 The Sweet Co-Co 6
7 Bee Gees How Do You Mend a Broken Heart Moves -17 Moves -11 Tom Jones She's a Lady Moves -6 Moves -22 Danyel Gerard Butterfly 7
8 The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar Moves 3 Moves 5 Isaac Hayes Theme From 'Shaft' Moves -27 Moves -7 T Rex Get it On 8
9 John Lennon Imagine Moves 7 Moves -6 Tony Orlando & Dawn Knock Three Times Moves -21 Moves -17 Middle of The Road Soley, Soley 9
10 Sly & The Family Stone Family Affair Moves -2 Moves 8 Carole King It's Too Late Moves -160 Moves -37 Tony Christie (Is This the Way To) Amarillo 10
11 Janis Joplin Me & Bobby McGee Moves 0 Moves 0 Janis Joplin Me & Bobby McGee Moves -75 Moves -30 T Rex Hot Love 11
12 James Taylor You've Got a Friend Moves -7 Moves 2 Sly & The Family Stone Family Affair Moves -55 Moves -8 Dave Edmunds I Hear You Knockin' 12
13 Donny Osmond Go Away Little Girl Moves -38 Moves -100 Pop Tops Mammy Blue Moves 10 Moves 6 Tom Jones She's a Lady 13
14 Cher Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves Moves -19 Moves -52 Paul McCartney Another Day Moves -7 Moves -75 Michel Delpech Pour Un Flirt 14
15 Tony Orlando & Dawn Knock Three Times Moves 6 Moves -62 T Rex Get it On Moves 7 Moves -75 Peret Borriquito 15
16 Wings Uncle Albert (Admiral Halsey) Moves -30 Moves -94 Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven Moves -3 Moves -59 Peter Maffay Du 16
17 Lynn Anderson I Beg Your Pardon (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden) Moves 14 Moves -7 Ringo Starr It Don't Come Easy Moves -30 Moves 12 The Rolling Stones Brown Sugar 17
18 Tom Jones She's a Lady Moves 11 Moves -37 Creedence Clearwater Revival Have You Ever Seen the Rain? Moves -43 Moves 14 Rod Stewart Maggie May 18
19 The Temptations Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) Moves -9 Moves 7 James Taylor You've Got a Friend Moves -117 Moves 3 Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven 19
20 John Denver Take Me Home, Country Roads Moves -43 Moves -59 Dave Edmunds I Hear You Knockin' Moves 8 Moves -54 Slade Coz I Luv You 20

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