|Number 10: Clodagh Rodgers|
Elvis was back, while the current Eurovision Song Contest entry to represent the United Kingdom jumped thirteen places to land in the Top 10.
- 01 (01) T. Rex - Hot Love
- 02 (03) Paul McCartney - Another Day
- 03 (04) Lynn Anderson - Rose Garden
- 04 (02) Mungo Jerry - Baby Jump
- 05 (05) Perry Como - It's Impossible
- 06 (13) Judy Collins - Amazing Grace
- 07 (06) George Harrison - My Sweet Lord
- 08 (09) Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
- 09 (14) Ray Stevens - Bridget the Midget
- 10 (23) Clodagh Rodgers - Jack in the Box
- 11 (07) The Mixtures - Pushbike Song
- 12 (12) John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band - Power to the People
- 13 (18) Chairmen of the Board - Everything's Tuesday
- 14 (11) Atomic Rooster - Tomorrow Night
- 15 (15) New World - Rose Garden
- 16 (10) Ashton, Gardner and Dyke - Resurrection Shuffle
- 17 (16) Who Put the Lights Out? - Dana
- 18 (08) Deep Purple - Strange Kind of Woman
- 19 (29) Elvis Presley - There Goes My Everything
- 20 (21) CCS - Walkin'
10: Clodagh Rodgers: Jack In The Box
Clodagh Rodgers had become one of the UK's most popular female singers, thanks to hits like Come Back and Shake Me and her numerous television appearances. It seemed only natural then that she would be picked to represent the UK at the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest. Regional juries selected the bouncy Jack In The Box as the British representative, which ultimately ranked fourth at the Contest. This Sandie Shaw meets Cliff Richard meets Lulu hybrid would also peak at Number 4 in the UK Chart.
19: Elvis Presley: There Goes My Everything
Four years earlier Engelbert Humperdinck had taken his version of There Goes My Everything to Number 2 in the UK Chart. Elvis recorded his rendition as part of a collection of country material that ended up as the album Elvis Country (I'm 10,000 Years Old). A few weeks after landing at this week's Number 19, the song would eventually peak at Number 6.
20: CCS: Walkin'
Returning to the UK Top 20 on this date was the musical group CCS with their second hit Walkin'. A driving, brassy, bluesy track, this song was written by Sixties hitmaker Donovan and went on to sell enough copies to push it into the Top 10 a few weeks later.
The American Top 10 (W/E March 27, 1971)
- 01 (01) Me and Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
- 02 (03) Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me) - The Temptations
- 03 (02) She's A Lady - Tom Jones
- 04 (06) Proud Mary - Ike and Tina Turner
- 05 (05) For All We Know - The Carpenters
- 06 (07) Doesn't Somebody Want to Be Wanted? - The Partridge Family
- 07 (08) What's Going On? - Marvin Gaye
- 08 (09) Help Me Make It Through the Night - Sammi Smith
- 09 (04) One Bad Apple - The Osmonds
- 10 (15) What is Life? - George Harrison
The Number 1 album this week:
All Things Must Pass - George Harrison