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  1 Groove Me 9   Jan 1971  
  King Floyd  
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  Soul singer King Floyd made the top 20 once with Groove Me. He was also known for the moderately popular follow up Baby Let Me Kiss You.  

  2 Rose Garden 1   Jan 1971  
  Lynn Anderson  
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  Although Rose Garden was the only top 20 hit for Lynn Anderson, she had a long string of songs that were popular on country stations, including her version of the number one song Top Of The World by Carpenters. In 1989, I Beg Your Pardon, which borrowed heavily from Rose Garden, became a number 10 hit for Kon Kan. Rose Garden was written by Joe South.  

  3 Sweet Mary 6   Feb 1971  
  Wadsworth Mansion  
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  This song was written by Steve Jablecki.  

  4 1900 Yesterday   Feb 1971  
  Liz Damon's Orient Express  
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  1900 Yesterday was the most popular song by Liz Damon's Orient Express. About two years later, the group received minor airplay with Loneliness Remembers (What Happiness Forgets).  

  5 D.O.A.   Mar 1971  
  Bloodrock  
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  D.O.A. was by far the most popular song by Bloodrock on both pop and rock music radio. The group had a string of album rock songs that received airplay.
The extra here is a recording and video of the song years later. The song D.O.A. was from album Bloodrock 2.
 

  6 Help Me Make It Through The Night 6   Apr 1971  
  Sammi Smith  
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  The Sammi Smith version of Help Me Make It Through The Night was the most popular version of the song, and the only top 20 hit for Sammi Smith. She had a long string of popular country songs including the 1971 song Then You Walk In. The extra here is a live TV performance.
Other artists also performed Help Me Make It Through The Night including Joe Simon and O.C. Smith. Gladys Knight & The Pips took the song into the top 20 in 1972.
 

  7 One Toke Over The Line 10   Apr 1971  
  Brewer & Shipley  
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  One Toke Over The Line featured guest guitarist Jerry Garcia from Grateful Dead. Brewer & Shipley never had another top 20 song, but they received some airplay with other songs like the follow-up Tarkio Road. This song was written by Mike Brewer and Tom Shipley.  

  8 Stay Awhile 2   May 1971  
  The Bells  
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  Stay Awhile was the only top 20 hit for The Bells. The follow-up, I Love You Lady Dawn, received moderate airplay.  

  9 Timothy 17   May 1971  
  The Buoys  
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  Timothy featured Rupert Holmes on keyboards. The Buoys followed-up this song with Give Up Your Guns, and some other songs, which received minor radio airplay. Timothy was written by Rupert Holmes.  

  10 I Love You For All Seasons 15   May 1971  
  The Fuzz  
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  The Fuzz was a moderately popular soul group. The Fuzz made the top 20 with only this song. This song was written by Sheila Young.  

  11 Right On The Tip Of My Tongue 14   May 1971  
  Brenda & The Tabulations  
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  Brenday Payton, in her group Brenda & The Tabulations, was a popular soul star, but Right On The Tip Of My Tongue was her only top 20 entry.  

  12 Put Your Hand In The Hand 1   May 1971  
  Ocean  
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  Put Your Hand In The Hand was the only top 20 hit for Ocean. Ocean followed-up with Deep Enough For Me, and other songs that received minor radio airplay.  

  13 Here Comes The Sun 13   May 1971  
  Richie Havens  
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  Richie Havens made the top 20 only once, with his pop version of Here Comes The Sun. The song was first made famous in a rock version by The Beatles in 1967. This song was written by George Harrison.  

  14 Toast And Marmalade For Tea 18   May 1971  
  Tin Tin  
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  Toast And Marmalade For Tea was produced by Maurice Gibb of Bee Gees. Toast And Marmalade For Tea was a top 20 one hit wonder for Tin Tin. Tin Tin member Steve Kipner also wrote songs like Physical and Hard Habit To Break.  

  15 Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It) 4   May 1971  
  Daddy Dewdrop  
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  Daddy Dewdrop was actually Richard Monda, who was a songwriter for the TV cartoon series Sabrina And The Groovy Ghoulies. This song was written by Janis Lee Guinn and Linda Martin.  

  16 Cool Aid   Jun 1971  
  Paul Humphrey & His Cool Aid Chemists  
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  Paul Humphrey & His Cool Aid Chemists followed-up Cool Aid with Funky L.A., which received minor radio airplay.  

  17 Funky Nassau-Part I 6   Jun 1971  
  The Beginning Of The End  
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  The Beginning Of The End was formed in Nassau, Bahamas. Funky Nassau-Part I was the only top 20 hit for the group. The group recorded one album, following-up this song with Monkey Tamarind, which received very little radio airplay.  

  18 Get It On   Jul 1971  
  Chase  
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  Jazz trumpet player Bill Chase made the top 20 only once, with Get It On.  

  19 Make It With You 16   Jul 1971  
  Ralfi Pagan  
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  Make It With You was the only top 20 hit for Ralfi Pagan. The song was originally done in 1970 by Bread.  

  20 Resurrection Shuffle   Jul 1971  
  Ashton, Gardner And Dyke  
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  Ashton, Gardner & Dyke was a rock group from the UK. Resurrection Shuffle was the greatest hit by the group, which received only slight rock radio airplay for other songs. The song was written by Tony Ashton. and from album Ashton, Gardner And Dyke.  

  21 Mr. Big Stuff 4   Jul 1971  
  Jean Knight  
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  The greatest hit by Jean Knight was Mr. Big Stuff. Not until 1985 did she reach into the top 30 again to peak at number 28 with My Toot Toot.  

  22 Double Barrel   Jul 1971  
  Dave And Ansil Collins  
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  Dave And Ansil Collins had only this one top 20 hit.  

  23 Rings 19   Aug 1971  
  Cymarron  
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  Rings was the most popular song and only top 20 hit for Cymarron. The group followed-up with Valerie which received minor radio airplay.  

  24 What The World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham, Martin And John 4   Aug 1971  
  Tom Clay  
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  What The World Needs Now Is Love was a 1965 top 10 hit by Jackie DeShannon. Abraham, Martin And John was a 1968 number 2 hit by Dion. Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr, and John Kennedy were assassinated figures. Tom Clay followed-up this song with Whatever Happened To Love which received minor radio airplay. This song was written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach.  

  25 Signs 7   Aug 1971  
  Five Man Electrical Band  
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  Canadian rock group Five Man Electrical Band made one top 20 hit with Signs. The follow-up, Absolutely Right, was a top 20 near miss here, a popular rock song, and reached #20 on Cashbox. Signs was written by Les Emmerson.  

  26 Smiling Faces, Sometimes 1   Sep 1971  
  The Undisputed Truth  
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  Smiling Faces, Sometimes was recorded by The Temptations, but it was one hit wonder The Undisputed Truth who jazzed-up the song and made it famous. This The Undisputed Truth song was from album Produced By Norman Whitfield. This song was written by Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield.  

  27 Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep 11   Sep 1971  
  Mac & Katie Kissoon  
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  Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep was the only top 20 hit for siblings Mac & Katie Kissoon. A few years later, they received slight radio airplay with songs Sugar Candy Kisses and Don't Do It Baby.  

  28 Wedding Song (There Is Love)   Oct 1971  
  Paul Stookey  
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  Paul Stookey's only solo top 20 entry was Wedding Song (There Is Love) Paul Stookey was a member of Peter, Paul & Mary.  

  29 Trapped By A Thing Called Love 9   Oct 1971  
  Denise La Salle  
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  Although Trapped By A Thing Called Love was the only top 20 hit for Denise LaSalle, she had a string of popular soul songs including Now Run And Tell That.  

  30 I've Found Someone Of My Own 7   Oct 1971  
  The Free Movement  
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  I've Found Someone Of My Own was the only top 20 hit for The Free Movement. The group received slight radio play on soul formats with other songs. The song was from album I've Found Someone Of My Own.  

  31 Easy Loving   Nov 1971  
  Freddie Hart  
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  Major country music star Freddie Hart received extensive pop music play with only Easy Loving.  

  32 Desiderata 14   Dec 1971  
  Les Crane  
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  Les Crane was a late-night TV talk show host. Desiderata was a 1906 Max Ehrmann poem set to music. It was believed that the poem was in the public domain, but the copyright was still valid. Royalties had to be paid to the Ehrmann family. The song was written by Max Ehrmann and Fred Werner. and from album Desiderata.  

  33 Jingle Bells 18   Dec 1971  
  Don Charles Presents The Singing Dogs  
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  Jingle Bells came out in 1955, and made the top 20 in 1971. The novelty of dogs barking to the music produced some airplay for the other side of the single too, Oh Suzanna.  


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1971 Top Pop One Hit Wonders

1Rose Garden
 Lynn Anderson
2Put Your Hand In The Hand
 Ocean
3Smiling Faces, Sometimes
 The Undisputed Truth
4Stay Awhile
 The Bells
5Mr. Big Stuff
 Jean Knight
6Chick-A-Boom (Don't Ya Jes' Love It)
 Daddy Dewdrop
7Groove Me
 King Floyd
8What The World Needs Now Is Love/Abraham, Martin And John
 Tom Clay
9I've Found Someone Of My Own
 The Free Movement
10Sweet Mary
 Wadsworth Mansion
11Funky Nassau-Part I
 The Beginning Of The End
12Help Me Make It Through The Night
 Sammi Smith
13Trapped By A Thing Called Love
 Denise La Salle
14Signs
 Five Man Electrical Band
15One Toke Over The Line
 Brewer & Shipley
16Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep
 Mac & Katie Kissoon
17Right On The Tip Of My Tongue
 Brenda & The Tabulations
18I Love You For All Seasons
 The Fuzz
19Here Comes The Sun
 Richie Havens
20Desiderata
 Les Crane

Top 100 One Hit Wonders

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1971 Pop Top 100 Songs

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1971 Number One Pop Song Calendar

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Welcome to the chart archive

Tunecaster Music Encyclopedia and Chart Archive includes one hit wonder pages for every year from 1960 through 2000 including 1971. One Hit Wonders are songs which are the most popular by an artist. There are different views on what qualifies a song for a One Hit Wonder. A One Hit Wonder could be an artist that had only one song in the top 10, top 20, or even top 40. On these pages, strictly speaking, an artist is a One Hit Wonder if the artist had exactly one song make the pop or rock top 20. No artist can be considered a One Hit Wonder who made the top 20 twice. This strict definition may create some strange results where a super group like Metallica makes the Pop Top 20 charts once, despite a long list of rock number one songs. Superstar side projects with temporary or transient names may be technical One Hit Wonders.
Additionally, a One Hit Wonder listed on this 1980 page may be a song that is significantly more popular than other songs by the same artist, even though it did not make the top 20. Is it really a one hit wonder? You decide.