Top 100 Singles of 1971 in Canada

three-dog-night-joy-to-the-world-1971According to RPM Magazine, the biggest song of 1971 in Canada was “Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night. It was written by Hoyt Axton. The top song by a Canadian was “Sweet City Woman” by The Stampeders at 2nd of the year. Eighteen songs from the year-end top 100 chart below involve Canadian artists who have been bolded in red. The Canadian charts are an accurate reflection of Canadian tastes in music, and the Top 100 songs were determined both from radio airplay and nationwide sales data. The drawback with year-end charts is that songs charting from the end of one year through beginning of the next will have their chart performance split between the two years. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

1 Joy to the World Three Dog Night
2 Sweet City Woman Stampeders
3 Brown Sugar Rolling Stones
4 Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves Cher
5 It’s Too Late Carole King
6 Go Away Little Girl Donny Osmond
7 My Sweet Lord George Harrison
8 Stay Awhile The Bells
9 It Don’t Come Easy Ringo Starr
10 Yo Yo Osmonds
11 Knock Three Times Dawn
12 How Can You Mend… The Bee Gees
13 Have You Seen the Rain Creedence Clearwater Revival
14 Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey Paul & Linda McCartney
15 Imagine John Lennon
16 Family Affair Sly & The Family Stone
17 If You Could Read My Mind Gordon Lightfoot
18 Rose Garden Lynn Anderson
19 Maggie May Rod Stewart
20 One Bad Apple The Osmonds
21 Don’t Pull Your Love On Me Hamilton Joe Frank & Reynolds
22 Sweet Hitch Hiker Creedence Clearwater Revival
23 Doesn’t Somebody Want… The Partridge Family
24 Lonely Days The Bee Gees
25 She’s a Lady Tom Jones
26 Theme From Shaft Isaac Hayes
27 Indian Reservation The Raiders
28 An Old Fashioned Love Song Three Dog Night
29 I Am…I Said Neil Diamond
30 One Fine Morning Lighthouse
31 Carry Me The Stampeders
32 Draggin’ the Line Tommy James
33 You’ve Got a Friend James Taylor
34 Two Divided by Love Grass Roots
35 Amos Moses Jerry Reed
36 Mr. Bojangles Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
37 Does Anybody Really Know… Chicago
38 Got to Be There Michael Jackson
39 The Night They Drove… Joan Baez
40 Take Me Home Country Road John Denver
41 What Is Life George Harrison
42 Rainy Days and Mondays The Carpenters
43 Sweet and Innocent Donny Osmond
44 Love Her Madly The Doors
45 Chick a Boom Daddy Dew Drop
46 I Hear You Knocking Dave Edmunds
47 Rain Dance The Guess Who
48 Peace Train Cat Stevens
49 Absolutely Right 5 Man Electrical Band
50 Everybody’s Everything Santana
51 Jodie Joey Gregorash
52 Superstar The Carpenters
53 Beginnings Chicago
54 I Woke Up In Love This Morning Partridge Family
55 Signs 5 Man Electrical Band
56 Desiderata Les Crane
57 Baby I Want You Bread
58 Another Day Paul McCartney
59 Woodstock Matthew’s Southern Comfort
60 Theme From Love Story Andy Williams
61 I’ll Meet You Halfway Partridge Family
62 When You’re Hot You’re Hot Jerry Reed
63 Hang On To Your Life The Guess Who
64 Help Me Make It Through… Sammi Smith
65 Stoney End Barbra Streisand
66 Put Your Hand in the Hand Ocean
67 Sing High Sing Low Anne Murray
68 Riders on the Storm The Doors
69 For All We Know The Carpenters
70 One Toke Over the Line Brewer & Shipley
71 Power to the People John Lennon
72 Spanish Harlem Aretha Franklin
73 Liar Three Dog Night
74 Black Magic Woman Santana
75 Your Song Elton John
76 Oye Como Va Santana
77 Where Evil Grows The Poppy Family
78 Do You Know What I Mean Lee Michaels
79 Me and Bobby McGee Janis Joplin
80 Be My Baby Andy Kim
81 Never Ending Song of Love Delaney & Bonnie
82 If Bread
83 Brand New Key Malanie
84 Watching Scotty Grow Bobby Goldsboro
85 Love The One You’re With Stephen Stills
86 Do the Fuddle Duddle House of Commons
87 Eighteen Alice Cooper
88 Hats Off Lighthouse
89 Bridge Over Troubled Water Aretha Franklin
90 It Takes Time Anne Murray
91 Here Comes the Sun Richie Havens
92 Immigrant Song Led Zeppelin
93 Mama’s Pearl Jackson 5
94 Mr. Big Stuff Jean Knight
95 Double Lovin’ The Osmonds
96 Tillicum Syrinx
97 Want Ads The Honey Cone
98 Me and You and a Dog… Lobo
99 I Don’t Know How to Love Him Helen Reddy
100 Superstar Murray Head