Top Ten Tuesday: 1971, The Next 10 (#11-20)

One of my favorite years musicwise. This was the year I finished grade school and started high school.

#20 – Eric Burdon & War, "Spill The Wine": One of my favorite songs from this period, it was War’s only hit with Eric Burdon. It reached #3 in the US and Canada and #2 in Australia.

#19 – Sly & The Family Stone, "Thank You (Fallentinme Be Mice Elf Agin)": Issued in December 1969, it reached the top of the Hot 100 in February 1970.

#18 – Dawn, "Candida": This was Dawn’s first single. It came out in July and worked its way to #3 in the US, #2 in Canada, #9 in the UK, and #1 in Brazil, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain and Sweden.

#17 – Neil Diamond, "Cracklin’ Rosie": Reached #1 in the US in October, and was his third million-selling single. There was a brand of wine called Cracklin’ Rosé that might or might not have been the inspiration for the song.

#16 – Jackson 5, "The Love You Save": Two in a row here by the Jackson 5. This was a big record in the summer of ’70, spending six weeks at #1 on the Soul chart and two weeks at #1 on the Hot 100.

#15 – Jackson 5, "ABC": A slightly earlier hit, this came out in February and eventually knocked The Beatles’ "Let It Be" out of the #1 spot on the Hot 100. This also spent four weeks at #1 on the Soul chart.

#14 – Vanity Fare, "Hitchin’ A Ride": Reached #5 nationally, but was a big hit in Chicago, where it reached #1 on both WCFL and WLS. It also reached #3 in Canada and #2 in South Africa.

#13 – Bread, "Make It With You": From their second album On The Waters, this reached #1 in the US and #2 in Canada.

#12 – Ray Stevens, "Everything Is Beautiful": Reached #1 in the US, Canada, and Australia and #6 in the UK. His next hit record was "The Streak"…

#11 – Three Dog Night, "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)": A Randy Newman song, it reached #5 in the US and #4 in Canada.

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for July 13, 2021.

14 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: 1971, The Next 10 (#11-20)

    1. I’ve become more fond of Neil Diamond as I’ve gotten older, maybe because I’m a little older and can appreciate his viewpoint a little better. And Three Dog Night has always been a favorite, so I was glad both Neii and 3DN were on this list. Kin d of m ade up for the double hit of the Jackson 5…

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  1. Spill the Wine…I didn’t like it the first few times I heard it…then it grew on me and now I love it.


      1. I did eventually get the single…of course way after the fact but I got it.


      1. That’s how I discovered him!!! He is scheduled to play the Newport Folk Festival this year. I had tickets 2 years ago when it was cancelled.


  2. These were fun to listen to even though I was never into the Jackson 5 (I did watch their variety show for some reason). I always love Neil Diamond and I love the one before that but never knew the name…Dawn? Anyway, fun to listen to as always. These are timeless really which you can’t say for a lot of the present day stuff now.

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