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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1971, sorted by the most popular or best selling first. Place mouse on to see information about song. Click on song title to play song and to read details about the song including lyrics (if available) and to add to playlist. Click on to play song. . Click on label to list songs from that record label. Following on from the top 100 chart are listings of hundreds of other lesser-known Soul R&B songs from 1971, arranged in order of highest US R&B and/or UK chart position.

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# Artist   (click for discography and biography of artist) Title    (click song title to play it, read lyrics etc.) Year Label
1 recordlabel: Enterprise 9038
chartposition: R&B #2, US #1, UK #4, US AC #6
writtenby: Isaac Hayes
album: Shaft
Isaac Hayes Theme from Shaft 1971 Enterprise
2 recordlabel: Gordy 7105
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #8, US AC #33
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
album: Sky's the Limit
Temptations Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) 1971 Gordy
3 recordlabel: Epic 5-10805
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #15
writtenby: Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
album: There's A Riot Goin' On
Sly & the Family Stone Family Affair 1971 Epic
4 recordlabel: Brunswick 55462
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3, UK #3
writtenby: Barbara Acklin & Eugene Record
album: (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People
Chi-Lites Have You Seen Her 1971 Brunswick
5 recordlabel: MGM 14193
chartposition: R&B #6, US #1, UK #51, US AC #37
writtenby: George Jackson
album: Osmonds
Osmonds One Bad Apple 1971 MGM
6 recordlabel: Motown 1191
chartposition: R&B #4, US #4, UK #5, US AC #14
writtenby: Elliot Willensky
album: Got to Be There
Michael Jackson Got to Be There 1971 Motown
7 recordlabel: Atlantic 2817
chartposition: R&B #1, US #2, UK #14, US AC #6
writtenby: Jerry Leiber & Phil Spector
Aretha Franklin Spanish Harlem 1971 Atlantic
8 recordlabel: Techniques 901 (UK)
chartposition: US #22, UK #1
writtenby: Ansil Collins (as Ansell Collins)
album: Double Barrel
Dave & Ansel Collins Double Barrel 1971 Techniques(UK)
9 recordlabel: Hot Wax 7011
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1
writtenby: Greg Perry, Barney Perkins & General Johnson
album: Sweet Replies
Honey Cone Want Ads 1971 Hot Wax
10 recordlabel: Motown 1179
chartposition: R&B #1, US #2, UK #33
writtenby: Clifton Davis
album: Maybe Tommorow
Jackson 5 Never Can Say Goodbye 1971 Motown
11 recordlabel: Stax 0088
chartposition: R&B #1, US #2
writtenby: Joseph Broussard, Ralph Williams & Carrol Washington
album: Mr. Big Stuff
Jean Knight Mr. Big Stuff 1971 Stax
12 recordlabel: Tamla 54201
chartposition: R&B #1, US #2
writtenby: Al Cleveland, Renaldo Benson & Marvin Gaye
album: What's Going On
Marvin Gaye What's Going On 1971 Tamla
13 recordlabel: Motown 1177
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #25, US #2
writtenby: Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards & Fonce Mizell
album: Third Album
Jackson 5 Mama's Pearl 1971 Motown
14 recordlabel: Probe 532 (UK)
chartposition: UK #1
writtenby: Ray Whitley
mpcode: 4oJNzkccrOs
Tams Hey Girl Don't Bother Me 1971 Probe(UK)
15 recordlabel: Sussex 219
chartposition: R&B #6, US #3, US AC #2
writtenby: Bill Withers
album: The Undisputed Truth
Bill Withers Ain't No Sunshine 1971 Sussex
16 recordlabel: Gordy 7108
chartposition: R&B #2, US #3, US AC #34
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
album: The Undisputed Truth
Undisputed Truth Smiling Faces Sometimes 1971 Gordy
17 recordlabel: Hi 2194
chartposition: R&B #7, US #11, UK #4
writtenby: Al Green
album: Al Green Gets Next To You
Al Green Tired of Being Alone 1971 Hi
18 recordlabel: Tamla 54207
chartposition: R&B #1, US #4, UK #51, US AC #34
writtenby: Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) 1971 Tamla
19 recordlabel: United Artists 50721
chartposition: R&B #20, US #3
writtenby: Eddie Cornelius
album: Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose Treat Her Like a Lady 1971 United Artists
20 recordlabel: Liberty 56216
chartposition: R&B #5, US #4
writtenby: John Fogerty
album: Workin' Together
Ike & Tina Turner Proud Mary 1971 Liberty
21 recordlabel: Tamla 54208
chartposition: R&B #4, US #8, UK #20, US AC #10
writtenby: Stevie Wonder & Syreeta
album: Where I'm Coming From
Stevie Wonder If You Really Love Me 1971 Tamla
22 recordlabel: Atlantic 2796
chartposition: R&B #1, US #6, US AC #40
writtenby: Paul Simon
album: Live At Fillmore West
Aretha Franklin Bridge Over Troubled Water 1971 Atlantic
23 recordlabel: Epic 7351
chartposition: UK #2, US #21
writtenby: P. Vegas, L. Vegas
album: Message from a Drum
Redbone The Witch Queen of New Orleans 1971 Epic
24 recordlabel: Sussex 226
chartposition: R&B #9, US #6, US AC #24
writtenby: Dennis Coffey
album: Evolution
Dennis Coffey Scorpio 1971 Sussex
25 recordlabel: Decca 32818
chartposition: R&B #20, US #5, US AC #7
writtenby: Frank Robinson
album: I've Found Someone Of My Own
Free Movement I've Found Someone of My Own 1971 Decca
26 recordlabel: Motown 1192
chartposition: R&B #40, US #63, UK #1
writtenby: Deke Richards
album: Everything Is Everything
Diana Ross I'm Still Waiting 1971 Motown
27 recordlabel: Motown 1182
chartposition: R&B #8, US #16, UK #5, US AC #29
writtenby: Leonard Caston & Kathy Wakefield
album: Touch
Supremes Nathan Jones 1971 Motown
28 recordlabel: Alston 4601
chartposition: R&B #2, US #6
writtenby: Clarence Reid & Willie Clarke
album: I Love the Way You Love
Betty Wright Clean Up Woman 1971 Alston
29 recordlabel: All Platinum 2330
chartposition: R&B #6, US #15, UK #8
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: Where Did Our Love Go
Donnie Elbert Where Did Our Love Go 1971 All Platinum
30 recordlabel: Tamla 54205
chartposition: R&B #7, US #18, UK #11
writtenby: Smokey Robinson
album: One Dozen Roses
Smokey Robinson & Miracles I Don't Blame You At All 1971 Tamla
31 recordlabel: Avco 4581
chartposition: R&B #10, US #9, US AC #24
writtenby: Thom Bell & Linda Creed
album: The Stylistics
Stylistics You Are Everything 1971 Avco
32 recordlabel: Volt 4058
chartposition: R&B #3, US #9
writtenby: Tony Hester
album: Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
Dramatics Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get 1971 Volt
33 recordlabel: Tamla 54209
chartposition: R&B #1, US #9
writtenby: Marvin Gaye & James Nyx
album: What's Going ON
Marvin Gaye Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) 1971 Tamla
34 recordlabel: Atlantic 2838
chartposition: R&B #2, US #9
writtenby: Aretha Franklin
album: Young Gifted And Black
Aretha Franklin Rock Steady 1971 Atlantic
35 recordlabel: Tamla 54202
chartposition: R&B #3, US 13, UK #27
writtenby: John Lennon & Paul McCartney
album: Signed, Sealed & Delivered
Stevie Wonder We Can Work It Out 1971 Tamla
36 recordlabel: Hot Wax 7106
chartposition: R&B #1, US #11
writtenby: General Johnson (as Norman Johnson), Greg Perry (as Greg S. Perry) & Angelo Bond
album: Soulful Tapestry
Honey Cone Stick-Up 1971 Hot Wax
37 recordlabel: Alston 4595
chartposition: R&B #7, US #15
writtenby: Raphael Munnings & Tyrone Fitzgerald
album: Funky Nassau
Beginning of the End Funky Nassau 1971 Alston
38 recordlabel: Motown 1194
chartposition: R&B #3, US #10
writtenby: Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards & Fonce Mizell
album: The Greatest Hits
Jackson 5 Sugar Daddy 1971 Motown
39 recordlabel: MoWest 5002
chartposition: R&B #32, US #8
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Hal David
album: What the World Needs Now Is Love
Tom Clay What the World Needs Now Is... 1971 MoWest
40 recordlabel: People 2501
chartposition: R&B #1, US #15, UK #51
writtenby: James Brown & Fred Wesley
album: Hot Pants
James Brown Hot Pants (Pt. 1) (She Got to Use What... 1971 People
41 recordlabel: Spring 120
chartposition: R&B #3, US #11
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: Drowning in the Sea of Love
Joe Simon Drowning in the Sea of Love 1971 Spring
42 recordlabel: Stax 0104
chartposition: R&B #2, US #12
writtenby: Luther Ingram & Mack Rice
album: Be Altitude: Respect Yourself
Staple Singers Respect Yourself 1971 Stax
43 recordlabel: Westbound 182
chartposition: R&B #1, US #13
writtenby: Denise LaSalle
album: Trapped by a Thing Called Love
Denise LaSalle Trapped by a Thing Called Love 1971 Westbound
44 recordlabel: Bell 45134
chartposition: R&B #45, US #12, US AC #1
writtenby: Dick Addrisi & Don Addrisi
album: The 5th Dimension Live!
mpcode: 4-2zkJpJRYA
5th Dimension Never My Love 1971 Bell
45 recordlabel: Invictus 9087
chartposition: R&B #3, US #11
writtenby: Ronald Dunbar & Clyde Wilson
album: 8th Day
8th Day She's Not Just Another Woman 1971 Invictus
46 recordlabel: Motown 1196
chartposition: R&B #34, US #90, UK #3
writtenby: Mike Pinder
Four Tops A Simple Game 1971 Motown
47 recordlabel: Atlantic ‎452797
chartposition: R&B #1, US #13
writtenby: Wilson Pickett & Brad Shapiro
album: Don't Knock My Love
Wilson Pickett Don't Knock My Love 1971 Atlantic ‎
48 recordlabel: Invictus 9092
chartposition: R&B #3, US #12
writtenby: General Johnson (as Norman Johnson), Greg Perry & Angelo Bond
album: Contact
mpcode: OU0qdbcHmpw
Freda Payne Bring the Boys Home 1971 Invictus
49 recordlabel: Atco 6822
chartposition: R&B #1, US #15
writtenby: Richard Poindexter, Robert Poindexter & Jackie Members
album: Thin Line Between Love and Hate
Persuaders Thin Line Between Love and Hate 1971 Atco
50 recordlabel: Gordy 7111
chartposition: R&B #8, US #18, UK #32
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
album: Solid Rock
Temptations Superstar (Remember How You Got Where... 1971 Gordy
51 recordlabel: MGM 14262
chartposition: R&B #17, US #17, US AC #14
writtenby: Bobby Hebb & Sandy Baron
album: Natural Man
Lou Rawls A Natural Man 1971 MGM
52 recordlabel: Soul 35083
chartposition: R&B #2, US #17
writtenby: J. Bristol, G. Knight, W. Guest, M. Knight, C. Schaffner
album: If I Were Your Woman
Gladys Knight & the Pips I Don't Want to Do Wrong 1971 Soul
53 recordlabel: Atlantic 2781
chartposition: R&B #2, US #17
writtenby: Jerry Akines, Johnny Bellmon, Victor Drayton & Buddy Turner
album: Wilson Pickett in Philadelphia
Wilson Pickett Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You 1971 Atlantic
54 recordlabel: Hot Wax 7110
chartposition: R&B #5, US #15
writtenby: General Johnson & Greg Perry
album: Soulful Tapestry
Honey Cone One Monkey Don't Stop No Show 1971 Hot Wax
55 recordlabel: Cotillion 44123
chartposition: UK #4
writtenby: Bert Russell (as Bert Berns)
Tami Lynn I'm Gonna Run Away from You 1971 Cotillion
56 recordlabel: Mercury 73255
chartposition: R&B #3, US #21
writtenby: Homer Talbert & Herscholt Polk
album: The Saggitarius Movement
Jerry Butler featuring Brenda Lee Eager Ain't Understanding Mellow 1971 Mercury
57 recordlabel: Columbia 45330
chartposition: R&B #32, US #13, US AC #11
writtenby: Tito Puente
album: Abraxas
Santana Oye Como Va 1971 Columbia
58 recordlabel: Motown 1188
chartposition: R&B #16, US #38, UK #10
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
album: Surrender
Diana Ross Surrender 1971 Motown
59 recordlabel: T-Neck 930
chartposition: R&B #3, US #18
writtenby: Stephen Stills
album: Givin' It Back
Isley Brothers Love the One You're With 1971 TNeck
60 recordlabel: Brunswick 55450
chartposition: R&B #4, US #26, UK #32
writtenby: Eugene Record
album: (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People
Chi-Lites (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the... 1971 Brunswick
61 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 771 (UK)
chartposition: UK #3
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland Jr.
album: Darling Baby
Elgins Heaven Must Have Sent You 1971 Tamla...
62 recordlabel: Bell 965
chartposition: R&B #28, US #19, US AC #6
writtenby: Dorothea Joyce
album: Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes
5th Dimension Love's Lines, Angles and Rhymes 1971 Bell
63 recordlabel: Atlantic 2787
chartposition: R&B #3, US #19
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
album: Aretha's Greatest Hits
Aretha Franklin You're All I Need to Get By 1971 Atlantic
64 recordlabel: Polydor 14088
chartposition: R&B #1, US #22
writtenby: James Brown & Charles Bobbit
album: Revolution of the Mind - Live at the Apollo, Volume III
James Brown Make It Funky 1971 Polydor
65 recordlabel: Atlantic 452852
chartposition: R&B #2, US #24
writtenby: Andy Fraser & Paul Rodgers
album: Don't Knock My Love
Wilson Pickett Fire and Water 1971 Atlantic
66 recordlabel: Calla 174
chartposition: R&B #10, US #21
writtenby: Sheila Young
album: The Fuzz
Fuzz I Love You for All Seasons 1971 Calla
67 recordlabel: Motown 1186
chartposition: R&B #3, US #20
writtenby: Berry Gordy , Freddie Perren, Dake Richards & The Fonce Mizell
album: Maybe Tommorow
Jackson 5 Maybe Tomorrow 1971 Motown
68 recordlabel: United Artists 50847
chartposition: R&B #2, US #27
writtenby: Jimmy Grisby, Joe Hicks & Bobby Womack
album: Communication
Bobby Womack That's the Way I Feel About 'Cha 1971 United Artists
69 recordlabel: Enterprise 9031
chartposition: R&B #5, US #22, US AC #19
writtenby: Clifton Davis
album: Black Moses
Isaac Hayes Never Can Say Goodbye 1971 Enterprise
70 recordlabel: Trojan 7818 (UK)
chartposition: UK #11
writtenby: Steve Duboff and Artie Kornfeld
album: Pied Piper
Bob & Marcia Pied Piper 1971 Trojan(UK)
71 recordlabel: Top & Bottom 407
chartposition: R&B #10, US #23
writtenby: Van McCoy & Joe Cobb
Brenda & the Tabulations Right on the Tip of My Tongue 1971 Top & Bottom
72 recordlabel: Stax 0085
chartposition: R&B #1, US #28
writtenby: Kay Barker, Don Davis & James Wilson
album: One Step Beyond
Johnnie Taylor Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone 1971 Stax
73 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 840
chartposition: R&B #18, US #50, UK #16
writtenby: Gloria Jones, Johnny Bristol & Pam Sawyer
album: Rainbow Funk
Jr. Walker & the All Stars Take Me Girl, I'm Ready 1971 Tamla Motown
74 recordlabel: Atlantic 2808
chartposition: R&B #8, US #29, US AC #36
writtenby: Carole King
album: Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway You've Got a Friend 1971 Atlantic
75 recordlabel: Invictus 9098
chartposition: R&B #3, US #28
writtenby: A. Bond, G. Perry, G. Johnson, R. Dunbar
album: 8th Day
8th Day You've Got to Crawl (Before You Walk) 1971 Invictus
76 recordlabel: Soul 35091
chartposition: R&B #3, US #27
writtenby: Clay McMurray
album: Standing Ovation
Gladys Knight & the Pips Make Me the Woman That You Go Home To 1971 Soul
77 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 762(UK)
chartposition: UK #11
writtenby: Richard Morris and Sylvia Moy
album: Ridin' High
comments: [re-release]
Martha (Reeves) & the Vandellas Forget Me Not 1971 Tamla Motown...
78 recordlabel: Bell 1141(UK)
chartposition: UK #9, US #102
writtenby: Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway and Tony Macaulay
album: The Fantastics
Fantastics Something Old, Something New 1971 Bell (UK)
79 recordlabel: Chimneyville 437
chartposition: R&B #5, US #29
writtenby: King Floyd
album: King Floyd
King Floyd Baby Let Me Kiss You 1971 Chimneyville
80 recordlabel: King 6368
chartposition: R&B #3, US 29
writtenby: James Brown
album: Revolution of the Mind - Live at the Apollo, Volume III
James Brown Soul Power 1971 King
81 recordlabel: Stax 0083
chartposition: R&B #6, US #27
writtenby: Jeff Barry & Robert Bloom
album: The Staple Singers
Staple Singers Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom Boom) 1971 Stax
82 recordlabel: Stax 0098
chartposition: R&B #2, US #31
writtenby: Eddie Floyd, Mack Rice & Rufus Thomas
album: Did You Heard Me?
Rufus Thomas The Breakdown (Part 1) 1971 Stax
83 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 761(UK)
chartposition: UK #13
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland Jr.
album: Away We A-Go-Go
Smokey Robinson & Miracles (Come Round Here) I'm the One You Need 1971 Tamla Motown...
84 recordlabel: Cadet 5683
chartposition: R&B #8, US #30
writtenby: Terry Callier & Larry Wade
album: Freedom Means
mpcode: hs8OxUlIFEk
Dells The Love We Had (Stays on My Mind) 1971 Cadet
85 recordlabel: Motown 1184
chartposition: R&B #17, US #29, US AC #16
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: Surrender
Diana Ross Reach Out (I'll Be There) 1971 Motown
86 recordlabel: King 6347
chartposition: R&B #4, US #34
writtenby: James Brown, Bobby Byrd & Ron Lenhoff
album: Revolution of the Mind - Live at the Apollo, Volume III
James Brown Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved 1971 King
87 recordlabel: Motown 1175
chartposition: R&B #9, US #40, UK #36
writtenby: Pam Sawyer & Leon Ware
album: Changing Time
Four Tops Just Seven Numbers (Can Straighten Out... 1971 Motown
88 recordlabel: ABC/TRC 11291
chartposition: R&B #13, US #36, US AC #22
writtenby: Jimmy Holiday & Eddie Reeves
album: Love Country Style
Ray Charles Don't Change on Me 1971 ABC/TRC
89 recordlabel: United Artists 50815
chartposition: R&B #18, US #35, US AC #12
writtenby: Jerry Goldstein, Papa Dee Allen, Harold Brown, B.B. Dickerson, Lonnie Jordan, Charles Miller
album: All Day Music
War All Day Music 1971 United Artists
90 recordlabel: Avco-Embassy 4572
chartposition: R&B #6, US #39
writtenby: Thom Bell & Linda Creed
album: The Stylistics
Stylistics Stop, Look, Listen (to Your Heart) 1971 AvcoEmbassy
91 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 971
chartposition: R&B #41, US #55, UK #25
writtenby: Dino Fekaris & Nick Zesses
album: The Return of the Magnificent Seven
Supremes & Four Tops You Gotta Have Love in Your Heart 1971 Tamla Motown
92 recordlabel: Hot Wax 7105
chartposition: R&B #11, US #36
writtenby: William Weatherspoon & Angelo Bond
Laura Lee Women's Love Rights 1971 Hot Wax
93 recordlabel: Polydor 14100
chartposition: R&B #7, US #35
writtenby: James Brown & Charles Bobbit
album: There It Is
James Brown I'm a Greedy Man 1971 Polydor
94 recordlabel: People 2500
chartposition: R&B #6, US #35
writtenby: James Brown
album: Hot Pants
James Brown Escape-ism 1971 People
95 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 857
chartposition: R&B #24, US #52, UK #35
writtenby: Wilton Felder, Gladys Knight & Johnny Bristol
album: Rainbow Funk
Jr. Walker & the All Stars Way Back Home 1971 Tamla Motown
96 recordlabel: Tangerine 1015
chartposition: R&B #13, US #36
writtenby: Ray Charles
album: My Kind of Jazz
comments: [instrumental]
Ray Charles Booty Butt 1971 Tangerine
97 recordlabel: Invictus 9086
chartposition: R&B #10, US #42, UK #48
writtenby: Brian Holland & Lamont Dozier
album: In Session
Chairmen of the Board Chairman of the Board 1971 Invictus
98 recordlabel: Phil L.A. Of Soul
chartposition: R&B #9, US #38
writtenby: Frankie Brunson
comments: [instrumental]
People's Choice I Likes To Do It 1971 Phil L.A. Of...
99 recordlabel: Invictus 9085
chartposition: R&B #11, US #44, UK #46
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Angelo Bond
album: Contact
Freda Payne Cherish What Is Dear to You (While It's... 1971 Invictus
100 recordlabel: Westbound 172
chartposition: R&B #7, US #43
writtenby: Abrim Tilmon & James Mitchell
album: Do Me Right
Detroit Emeralds Do Me Right 1971 Westbound

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