To mark the death of US Funk, Soul and R&B singer, Betty Wright on May 10th, 2020, here is her hit “Clean Up Woman” from 1971. It reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, but did not chart, in the UK.
This song, Hot Love, was the first of many number one hits, for British band T.Rex. It reached number 1, in the UK and stayed there for 6 weeks, beginning on March 20th, of 1971, but only reached number 72, on the Billboard Hot 100. On his two appearances, in March of 1971, on the […]
Treat Her Like A Lady was a number 3, Billboard Hot 100 hit, for Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, in 1971.
This song is the theme song from the cult early 1970’s movie Shaft. It was performed by Isaac Hayes, who also made the soundtrack music. In 1971, it reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 4, in the UK.
Originally released in 1971, Without You, by Nilsson, or Harry Nilsson reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and on the Billboard Contemporary Singles chart in early 1972. It also spent three weeks at number one, in 1972, in the UK. This song has always been a favorite of mine, and features in my […]
Won’t Get Fooled again, was a single, released in 1971, by British band The Who. It was taken from their album “Who’s Next”. It reached number 9 in the UK, and number 15, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 1971. You may know this song, as the theme song from, CSI Miami, on TV.
The title track, to the 1971 album, of the same name, American Pie, by Don McLean reached number one, for four weeks, in the USA, in 1972. In 1971 it reached number two, for three weeks in the UK. The main theme “The Day The Music Died” refers to the February 1959 plane crash, that […]
This iconic reggae song, “Double Barrel”, is by Dave & Ansell Collins. Although it was released in 1970, it took until May of 1971, to reach Number One in the UK, and until August, 1971, to get to Number 22, on the Billboard Hot 100. This was the second Reggae song to top the charts, […]
Probably the greatest rock song of all time, Stairway To Heaven, by Led Zeppelin, from their 1971 Album, Led Zeppelin IV. Definitely near the top of my all time Top 100.