My Favorite Songs of 1971

Posted: September 3, 2012 in Rankings

Unlike most rankings, I won’t be simply tossing these up in a numerical order. Because I know better than anybody that on some days, some songs kick more ass than other songs. A song that is ranked 14th today could very well rank 1st tomorrow, if it suddenly comes on the radio during the perfect moment. So I’ll group them:
Awesome
Great
Pretty Good
Not Bad
…with inter-group splitting.

 

Awesome – 1 Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin
Awesome – 1 Me And Bobby McGee Janis Joplin
Awesome – 1 Imagine John Lennon
Awesome – 1 Brown Sugar The Rolling Stones
Awesome – 1 American Pie Don McLean
Awesome – 1 Layla Derek and the Dominos
Awesome – 7 Iron Man Black Sabbath
Awesome – 7 Black Dog Led Zeppelin
Awesome – 7 Won’t Get Fooled Again The Who
Awesome – 7 Baba O’Reilly The Who
Great – 11 When the Levee Breaks Led Zeppelin
Great – 11 Hey Tonight Creedence Clearwater Revival
Great – 11 Signs Five Man Electrical Band
Great – 11 Love the One You’re With Stephen Stills
Great – 11 Behind Blue Eyes The Who
Great – 11 Fast Train April Wine
Great – 11 Happy Xmas (War is Over) John Lennon
Great – 11 Misty Mountain Hop Led Zeppelin
Pretty Good – 19 Hang On To Your Life The Guess Who
Pretty Good – 19 Going to California Led Zeppelin
Pretty Good – 19 Peace Train Cat Stevens
Pretty Good – 19 Wild World Cat Stevens
Pretty Good – 19 Have You Ever Seen the Rain? Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pretty Good – 19 Sweet Hitch-Hiker Creedence Clearwater Revival
Pretty Good – 19 Take Me Home Country Roads John Denver and Fat City
Pretty Good – 19 Rock and Roll Led Zeppelin
Pretty Good – 19 Oye Como Va Santana
Pretty Good – 19 L.A. Woman The Doors
Pretty Good – 19 Love Her Madly The Doors
Pretty Good – 19 Riders on the Storm The Doors
Pretty Good – 19 I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing (In Perfect Harmony) The New Seekers
Pretty Good – 19 Wild Horses The Rolling Stones
Pretty Good – 19 Sweet City Woman The Stampeders
Pretty Good – 19 Joy to the World Three Dog Night
Pretty Good – 19 Four Sticks Led Zeppelin
Not Bad – 36 Rain Dance The Guess Who
Not Bad – 36 Oh What a Feeling Crowbar
Not Bad – 36 Albert Flasher The Guess Who
Not Bad – 36 I’m Eighteen Alice Cooper
Not Bad – 36 Tiny Dancer Elton John
Not Bad – 36 Your Song Elton John
Not Bad – 36 Maggie May Rod Stewart
Not Bad – 36 Black Magic Woman Santana
Not Bad – 36 Get It On T.Rex
Not Bad – 36 Life is a Carnival The Band

 

1970  1971  1972  1973  1974  1975  1976  1977  1978  1979

1960s          1970s          1980s          1990s

 

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