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It was all change in 1971 as the British charts saw glam rock hit the UK. The number one act for 1971 was glam rock duo T. Rex. They had singles success with chart toppers "Hot Love" and "Get It On"



American vocal trio Dawn, led by Tony Orlando, were the second biggest performers. They followed the top ten single "Candida" with number one success "Knock Three Times".



In third spot were Middle of the Road, and their hits for 1971 included number one "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" and number two song "Tweedle Dee Tweedle Dum" followed by top five hit "Soley Soley".



Diana Ross and the Supremes were in fourth in the list of top artists 1971 either as the Supremes or with Diana Ross going solo. Ross had broken from the trio during 1970 and her 1971 hit singles included number one "I'm Still Waiting" and two other top ten records "Remember Me" and "Surrender".


There were no Beatles in 1971 but George Harrison took the number five position for the year. His number one single "My Sweet Lord" was the biggest hit of the year.


Other successful acts for 1971 included Rod Stewart who began his solo career with a huge hit, "Maggie May", which was number three for the year.



 In the year of the novelty song, comedian Benny Hill pushed "Ernie" to the top of the charts and had the fourth biggest single of 1971


while another comedian, Clive Dunn, hit the top spot with "Grandad".