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  US UK
2 Jan 1971 My Sweet Lord / Isn't It A Pity
(George Harrison)
I Hear You Knockin'
(Dave Edmunds)
9 Jan 1971 My Sweet Lord / Isn't It A Pity
(George Harrison)
Grandad
(Clive Dunn)
16 Jan 1971 My Sweet Lord / Isn't It A Pity
(George Harrison)
Grandad
(Clive Dunn)
23 Jan 1971 Knock Three Times
(Dawn)
My Sweet Lord
(George Harrison)
30 Jan 1971 Knock Three Times
(Dawn)
My Sweet Lord
(George Harrison)
6 Feb 1971 Knock Three Times
(Dawn)
My Sweet Lord
(George Harrison)
13 Feb 1971 One Bad Apple
(Osmonds)
My Sweet Lord
(George Harrison)
20 Feb 1971 One Bad Apple
(Osmonds)
My Sweet Lord
(George Harrison)
27 Feb 1971 One Bad Apple
(Osmonds)
My Sweet Lord
(George Harrison)
6 Mar 1971 One Bad Apple
(Osmonds)
Baby Jump
(Mungo Jerry)
13 Mar 1971 One Bad Apple
(Osmonds)
Baby Jump
(Mungo Jerry)
20 Mar 1971 Me & Bobby McGee
(Janis Joplin)
Hot Love
(T-Rex)
27 Mar 1971 Me & Bobby McGee
(Janis Joplin)
Hot Love
(T-Rex)
3 Apr 1971 Just My Imagination
(The Temptations)
Hot Love
(T-Rex)
10 Apr 1971 Just My Imagination
(The Temptations)
Hot Love
(T-Rex)
17 Apr 1971 Joy to the World
(Three Dog Night)
Hot Love
(T-Rex)
24 Apr 1971 Joy to the World
(Three Dog Night)
Hot Love
(T-Rex)
1 May 1971 Joy to the World
(Three Dog Night)
Double Barrel
(Dave & Ansel Collins)
8 May 1971 Joy to the World
(Three Dog Night)
Double Barrel
(Dave & Ansel Collins)
15 May 1971 Joy to the World
(Three Dog Night)
Knock Three Times
(Dawn)
22 May 1971 Joy to the World
(Three Dog Night)
Knock Three Times
(Dawn)
29 May 1971 Brown Sugar
(Rolling Stones)
Knock Three Times
(Dawn)
5 June 1971 Brown Sugar
(Rolling Stones)
Knock Three Times
(Dawn)
12 June 1971 Want Ads
(Honey Cone)
Knock Three Times
(Dawn)
19 June 1971 It's Too Late
(Carole King)
Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
(Middle Of The Road)
26 June 1971 It's Too Late
(Carole King)
Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
(Middle Of The Road)
3 July 1971 It's Too Late
(Carole King)
Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
(Middle Of The Road)
10 July 1971 It's Too Late
(Carole King)
Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
(Middle Of The Road)
17 July 1971 It's Too Late
(Carole King)
Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
(Middle Of The Road)
24 July 1971 Indian Reservation
(Paul Revere & The Raiders)
Get It On
(T-Rex)
31 July 1971 You've Got a Friend
(James Taylor)
Get It On
(T-Rex)
7 Aug 1971 How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?
(Bee Gees)
Get It On
(T-Rex)
14 Aug 1971 How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?
(Bee Gees)
Get It On
(T-Rex)
21 Aug 1971 How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?
(Bee Gees)
I'm Still Waiting
(Diana Ross)
28 Aug 1971 How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?
(Bee Gees)
I'm Still Waiting
(Diana Ross)
4 Sept 1971 Uncle Albert, Admiral Halsey
(Paul McCartney)
I'm Still Waiting
(Diana Ross)
11 Sept 1971 Go Away Little Girl
(Donny Osmond)
I'm Still Waiting
(Diana Ross)
18 Sept 1971 Go Away Little Girl
(Donny Osmond)
Hey Girl, Don't Bother Me
(Tams)
25 Sept 1971 Go Away Little Girl
(Donny Osmond)
Hey Girl, Don't Bother Me
(Tams)
2 Oct 1971 Maggie Mae / Reason to Believe
(Rod Stewart)
Hey Girl, Don't Bother Me
(Tams)
9 Oct 1971 Maggie Mae / Reason to Believe
(Rod Stewart)
Maggie Mae
(Rod Stewart)
16 Oct 1971 Maggie Mae / Reason to Believe
(Rod Stewart)
Maggie Mae
(Rod Stewart)
23 Oct 1971 Maggie Mae / Reason to Believe
(Rod Stewart)
Maggie Mae
(Rod Stewart)
30 Oct 1971 Maggie Mae / Reason to Believe
(Rod Stewart)
Maggie Mae
(Rod Stewart)
6 Nov 1971 Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves
(Cher)
Maggie Mae
(Rod Stewart)
13 Nov 1971 Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves
(Cher)
Coz I Luv You
(Slade)
20 Nov 1971 Theme from "Shaft"
(Isaac Hayes)
Coz I Luv You
(Slade)
27 Nov 1971 Theme from "Shaft"
(Isaac Hayes)
Coz I Luv You
(Slade)
4 Dec 1971 Family Affair
(Sly & the Family Stone)
Coz I Luv You
(Slade)
11 Dec 1971 Family Affair
(Sly & the Family Stone)
Ernie
(Benny Hill)
18 Dec 1971 Family Affair
(Sly & the Family Stone)
Ernie
(Benny Hill)
25 Dec 1971 Brand New Key
(Melanie)
Ernie
(Benny Hill)
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