Top 10 this week in 1971


Thanks for your responses to yesterday’s poll (below) about the Top 10 songs from this week in 1971.

Based on your comments, Spectrum’s I’ll Be Gone was the runaway winner! Second was What is Life by George Harrison and third was Me and Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin. We’ll post these on our Facebook page over the next couple of days.

Honorable mentions go to She’s a Lady and The Pushbike Song (click the links to play them).

We’ll select a Top 10 from another year next week and ask you again about your favourites. Thanks for taking part!

Greg, chief banger

3 May 2021

The #1 song this week in 1971 was Me and Bobby McGee from Janis Joplin’s album Pearl.

Australian Top 10: week of 3 May 1971

1.. Me and Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
2.. She’s a Lady – Tom Jones
3.. What is Life – George Harrison
4.. Rose Garden – Lynn Anderson
5.. The Pushbike Song – The Mixtures
6.. Another Day – Paul McCartney
7.. Doesn’t Somebody Want to Be Wanted – The Partridge Family
8.. I’ll Be Gone – Spectrum
9.. Armstrong – Reg Lindsay
10.. Falling in Love Again – Ted Mulry

Which one of these would you like us to post on the Bang a Gong Facebook page tomorrow (4 May)?

Tell us your favourite from this Top 10 list: CLICK HERE

Chart stats are as recorded by Australia’s Kent charts and Kent Music Report

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