All US Top 40 Singles for 1970

These are all the top 40 singles for 1970. You can find the top 100 songs of 1970 here.

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January 1970
February 1970
March 1970
April 1970
May 1970
June 1970
July 1970
August 1970
September 1970
October 1970
November 1970
December 1970

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd January 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 LEAVING ON A JET PLANE –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-11 (1)
3 1 SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-9 (1)
4 4 DOWN ON THE CORNER / FORTUNATE SON –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-11 (3)
5 5 NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE –•– Steam (Fontana)-12 (1)
6 9 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-7 (6)
7 8 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 (7)
8 19 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-4 (8)
9 6 HOLLY HOLY –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-10 (6)
10 14 LA LA LA (If I Had You) –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-7 (10)

11 11 MIDNIGHT COWBOY –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-10 (11)
12 7 COME TOGETHER / SOMETHING –•– The Beatles (Apple)-12 (1)
13 20 JAM UP AND JELLY TIGHT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-8 (13)
14 12 ELI’S COMING –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11 (10)
15 23 DON’T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (15)
16 10 TAKE A LETTER MARIA –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-12 (2)
17 22 JINGLE JANGLE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-6 (17)
18 30 EARLY IN THE MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-7 (18)
19 18 BACKFIELD IN MOTION –•– Mel and Tim (Bamboo)-12 (10)
20 15 AND WHEN I DIE –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-12 (2)

21 16 THESE EYES –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-11 (16)
22 28 EVIL WOMAN DON’T PLAY YOUR GAMES WITH ME –•– Crow (Amaret)-11 (22)
23 13 YESTER-ME, YESTER-YOU, YESTERDAY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-12 (7)
24 17 FRIENDSHIP TRAIN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-11 (17)
25 26 UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK –•– The Band (Capitol)-10 (25)
26 24 SMILE A LITTLE SMILE FOR ME –•– The Flying Machine (Congress)-14 (5)
27 27 A BRAND NEW ME –•– Dusty Springfield (Atlantic)-9 (24)
28 34 SHE –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-4 (28)
29 50 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-2 (29)
30 25 BABY, I’M FOR REAL –•– The Originals (Soul)-15 (14)

31 36 AIN’T IT FUNKY NOW (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-7 (31)
32 29 WEDDING BELL BLUES –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-15 (1)
33 33 COLD TURKEY –•– The Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-8 (33)
34 21 CHERRY HILL PARK –•– Billy Joe Royal (Columbia)-14 (15)
35 41 WINTER WORLD OF LOVE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-5 (35)
36 31 HEAVEN KNOWS –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-9 (24)
37 39 WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE –•– Jimmy Cliff (A&M)-5 (37)
38 56 SHE BELONGS TO ME –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-10 (38)
39 40 POINT IT OUT / DARLING DEAR –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-4 (39)
40 51 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

49 35 SUNDAY MORNIN’ –•– Oliver (Crewe)-7 (35)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE –•– Merle Haggard and the Strangers (Capitol)-10 (41)
42 43 CUPID –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-9 (42)
43 47 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-5 (43)
44 53 FANCY –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-7 (44)
45 54 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-7 (45)
46 58 SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-5 (46)
47 44 DON’T LET LOVE HANG YOU UP –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-8 (44)
48 45 DON’T LET HIM TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-5 (45)
50 55 LET’S WORK TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Wilbert Harrison (Sue)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

54 — WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-1 (54)
59 — THANK YOU (Falettinme Be mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-1 (59)
77 — BLOWING AWAY –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-1 (77)
81 — HOLD ON –•– The Rascals (Atlantic)-1 (81)
87 — JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-1 (87)
89 — WON’T FIND BETTER (Than Me) –•– New Hope (Jamie)-1 (89)
93 — SHE LETS HER HAIR DOWN (Early In the Morning) –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-2 (93)
94 — “2001” A SPACE ODYSSEY –•– The Berlin Philharmonic (Polydor)-1 (94)
96 — WANT YOU TO KNOW –•– Rotary Connection (Cadet Concept)-1 (96)
97 — I’M JUST A PRISONER (Of Your Good Lovin’) –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-1 (97)
100 — MOON WALK (Part 1) –•– Joe Simon (Sound Stage 7)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th January, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-11 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-10 (1)
3 2 LEAVING ON A JET PLANE –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-12 (1)
4 7 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (4)
5 6 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-8 (5)
6 8 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-5 (6)
7 4 DOWN ON THE CORNER / FORTUNATE SON –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-12 (3)
8 5 NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE –•– Steam (Fontana)-13 (1)
9 10 LA LA LA (If I Had You) –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-8 (9)
10 13 JAM UP AND JELLY TIGHT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-9 (10)

11 15 DON’T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (11)
12 11 MIDNIGHT COWBOY –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-11 (11)
13 9 HOLLY HOLY –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-11 (6)
14 17 JINGLE JANGLE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-7 (14)
15 14 ELI’S COMING –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-12 (10)
16 12 COME TOGETHER / SOMETHING –•– The Beatles (Apple)-13 (1)
17 29 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-3 (17)
18 18 EARLY IN THE MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-8 (18)
19 22 EVIL WOMAN DON’T PLAY YOUR GAMES WITH ME –•– Crow (Amaret)-12 (19)
20 16 TAKE A LETTER MARIA –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-13 (2)

21 40 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-3 (21)
22 19 BACKFIELD IN MOTION –•– Mel and Tim (Bamboo)-13 (10)
23 23 YESTER-ME, YESTER-YOU, YESTERDAY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-13 (7)
24 28 SHE –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-5 (24)
25 31 AIN’T IT FUNKY NOW (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-8 (25)
26 24 FRIENDSHIP TRAIN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-12 (17)
27 21 THESE EYES –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-12 (16)
28 25 UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK –•– The Band (Capitol)-11 (25)
29 37 WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE –•– Jimmy Cliff (A&M)-6 (29)
30 27 A BRAND NEW ME –•– Dusty Springfield (Atlantic)-10 (24)

31 35 WINTER WORLD OF LOVE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-6 (31)
32 30 BABY, I’M FOR REAL –•– The Originals (Soul)-16 (14)
33 33 COLD TURKEY –•– The Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-9 (33)
34 43 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-6 (34)
35 57 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-3 (35)
36 38 SHE BELONGS TO ME –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-11 (36)
37 39 POINT IT OUT / DARLING DEAR –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-5 (37)
38 20 AND WHEN I DIE –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-13 (2)
39 46 SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-6 (39)
40 59 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

49 34 CHERRY HILL PARK –•– Billy Joe Royal (Columbia)-15 (15)
50 36 HEAVEN KNOWS –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-10 (24)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-8 (41)
42 42 CUPID –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-10 (42)
43 44 FANCY –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-8 (43)
44 51 BABY TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS –•– Jefferson (Janus)-4 (44)
45 54 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-2 (45)
46 50 LET’S WORK TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Wilbert Harrison (Sue)-6 (46)
47 53 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-4 (47)
48 55 WHEN JULIE COMES AROUND –•– The Cuff Links (Decca)-5 (48)

NEW THIS WEEK

58 — HOW CAN I FORGET / GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I’VE GOT –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1 (58)
74 — MY HONEY AND ME –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-1 (74)
82 — BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Lenny Welch (Commonwealth United)-1 (82)
86 — HOW CAN I TELL MY MOM AND DAD –•– The Lovelites (Lock / Uni)-1 (86)
91 — BARBARA, I LOVE YOU –•– New Colony Six (Mercury)-1 (91)
92 — COMPARED TO WHAT –•– Les McCann and Eddie Harris (Atlantic)-1 (92)
93 — JOHNNY B. GOODE –•– Johnny Winter (Columbia)-1 (93)
95 — IF I NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME –•– Vic Dana (Liberty)-1 (95)
98 — MORNIN’ MORNIN’ –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-1 (98)
99 — DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-1 (99)
100 — RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th January, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-12 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 6 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-6 (2)
3 4 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10 (3)
4 2 SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-11 (1)
5 5 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-9 (5)
6 3 LEAVING ON A JET PLANE –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-13 (1)
7 11 DON’T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (7)
8 10 JAM UP AND JELLY TIGHT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-10 (8)
9 7 DOWN ON THE CORNER / FORTUNATE SON –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-13 (3)
10 12 MIDNIGHT COWBOY –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-12 (10)

11 9 LA LA LA (If I Had You) –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-9 (9)
12 14 JINGLE JANGLE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-8 (12)
13 18 EARLY IN THE MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-9 (13)
14 17 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-4 (14)
15 13 HOLLY HOLY –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-12 (6)
16 21 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-4 (16)
17 8 NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE –•– Steam (Fontana)-14 (1)
18 15 ELI’S COMING –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-13 (10)
19 19 EVIL WOMAN DON’T PLAY YOUR GAMES WITH ME –•– Crow (Amaret)-13 (19)
20 16 COME TOGETHER / SOMETHING –•– The Beatles (Apple)-14 (1)

21 34 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-7 (21)
22 40 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-3 (22)
23 31 WINTER WORLD OF LOVE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-7 (23)
24 24 SHE –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-6 (24)
25 25 AIN’T IT FUNKY NOW (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-9 (25)
26 26 FRIENDSHIP TRAIN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-13 (17)
27 29 WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE –•– Jimmy Cliff (A&M)-7 (27)
28 22 BACKFIELD IN MOTION –•– Mel and Tim (Bamboo)-14 (10)
29 20 TAKE A LETTER MARIA –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-14 (2)
30 33 COLD TURKEY –•– The Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-10 (30)

31 45 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-3 (31)
32 27 THESE EYES –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-13 (16)
33 35 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-4 (33)
34 30 A BRAND NEW ME –•– Dusty Springfield (Atlantic)-11 (24)
35 36 SHE BELONGS TO ME –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-12 (35)
36 41 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-9 (36)
37 37 POINT IT OUT / DARLING DEAR –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-6 (37)
38 39 SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-7 (38)
39 47 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-5 (39)
40 23 YESTER-ME, YESTER-YOU, YESTERDAY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-14 (7)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 28 UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK –•– The Band (Capitol)-12 (25)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 CUPID –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-11 (41)
42 43 FANCY –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-9 (42)
43 44 BABY TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS –•– Jefferson (Janus)-5 (43)
45 46 LET’S WORK TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Wilbert Harrison (Sue)-7 (45)
46 52 LET A MAN COME IN AND DO THE POPCORN (Part 2) –•– James Brown (King)-5 (46)
47 55 BLOWING AWAY –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-3 (47)
48 48 WHEN JULIE COMES AROUND –•– The Cuff Links (Decca)-6 (48)
49 58 HOW CAN I FORGET / GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I’VE GOT –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-2 (49)
50 53 MONSTER –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

78 — HONEY COME BACK –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1 (78)
83 — HELLO IT’S ME –•– Nazz (SGC)-8 (83)
84 — THE TOUCH OF YOU –•– Brenda and the Tabulations (Top and Bottom)-1 (84)
85 — GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-1 (85)
95 — PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1 (95)
97 — IF WALLS COULD TALK –•– Little Milton (Checker)-1 (97)
98 — COUNTRY PREACHER –•– The Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Capitol)-1 (98)
99 — THE GHETTO (Part 1) –•– Donny Hathaway (Atco)-1 (99)
100 — SHADES OF GREEN –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th January, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-13 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-7 (2)
3 3 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-11 (3)
4 4 SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-12 (1)
5 5 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-10 (5)
6 6 LEAVING ON A JET PLANE –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-14 (1)
7 7 DON’T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9 (7)
8 14 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-5 (8)
9 8 JAM UP AND JELLY TIGHT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-11 (8)
10 16 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-5 (10)

11 12 JINGLE JANGLE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-9 (11)
12 10 MIDNIGHT COWBOY –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-13 (10)
13 13 EARLY IN THE MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-10 (13)
14 11 LA LA LA (If I Had You) –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-10 (9)
15 22 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-4 (15)
16 15 HOLLY HOLY –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-13 (6)
17 23 WINTER WORLD OF LOVE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-8 (17)
18 17 NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE –•– Steam (Fontana)-15 (1)
19 21 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-8 (19)
20 33 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-5 (20)

21 9 DOWN ON THE CORNER / FORTUNATE SON –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-14 (3)
22 20 COME TOGETHER / SOMETHING –•– The Beatles (Apple)-15 (1)
23 24 SHE –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-7 (23)
24 25 AIN’T IT FUNKY NOW (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-10 (24)
25 27 WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE –•– Jimmy Cliff (A&M)-8 (25)
26 31 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-4 (26)
27 19 EVIL WOMAN DON’T PLAY YOUR GAMES WITH ME –•– Crow (Amaret)-14 (19)
28 36 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-10 (28)
29 39 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-6 (29)
30 18 ELI’S COMING –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-14 (10)

31 47 BLOWING AWAY –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-4 (31)
32 30 COLD TURKEY –•– The Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-11 (30)
33 35 SHE BELONGS TO ME –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-13 (33)
34 34 A BRAND NEW ME –•– Dusty Springfield (Atlantic)-12 (24)
35 38 SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-8 (35)
36 43 BABY TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS –•– Jefferson (Janus)-6 (36)
37 45 LET’S WORK TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Wilbert Harrison (Sue)-8 (37)
38 95 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-2 (38)
39 41 CUPID –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-12 (39)
40 46 LET A MAN COME IN AND DO THE POPCORN (Part 2) –•– James Brown (King)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 26 FRIENDSHIP TRAIN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-14 (17)
44 37 POINT IT OUT / DARLING DEAR –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-7 (37)
51 29 TAKE A LETTER MARIA –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-15 (2)

POWER PLAYS

41 48 WHEN JULIE COMES AROUND –•– The Cuff Links (Decca)-7 (41)
42 42 FANCY –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-10 (42)
45 44 UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK –•– The Band (Capitol)-13 (25)
46 50 MONSTER –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-5 (46)
47 49 HOW CAN I FORGET / GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I’VE GOT –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-3 (47)
48 54 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-5 (48)
49 52 TRACES / MEMORIES MEDLEY –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-5 (49)
50 51 ONE TIN SOLDIER –•– The Original Caste (T-A)-11 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

71 — EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-1 (71)
80 — IF I WERE A CARPENTER –•– Johnny Cash and June Carter (Columbia)-1 (80)
82 — OH WHAT A DAY –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1 (82)
83 — MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-1 (83)
94 — IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME –•– Sonny James (Capitol)-1 (94)
95 — THEN SHE’S A LOVER –•– Roy Clark (Dot)-1 (95)
97 — ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-1 (97)
98 — GOT TO SEE IF I CAN’T GET MOMMY (To Come Back Home) –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-1 (98)
99 — YOU GOT ME HUMMIN’ –•– Cold Blood (San Francisco)-1 (99)
100 — I’VE GOTTA MAKE YOU LOVE ME –•– Steam (Mercury)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 31st January, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-12 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-8 (2)
3 1 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-14 (1)
4 5 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-11 (4)
5 8 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-6 (5)
6 7 DON’T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10 (6)
7 10 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-6 (7)
8 15 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-5 (8)
9 4 SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-13 (1)
10 6 LEAVING ON A JET PLANE –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-15 (1)

11 11 JINGLE JANGLE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-10 (11)
12 13 EARLY IN THE MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-11 (12)
13 20 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-6 (13)
14 19 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-9 (14)
15 9 JAM UP AND JELLY TIGHT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-12 (8)
16 17 WINTER WORLD OF LOVE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-9 (16)
17 29 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-7 (17)
18 12 MIDNIGHT COWBOY –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-14 (10)
19 26 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-5 (19)
20 28 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-11 (20)

21 38 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3 (21)
22 31 BLOWING AWAY –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-5 (22)
23 14 LA LA LA (If I Had You) –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-11 (9)
24 18 NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE –•– Steam (Fontana)-16 (1)
25 36 BABY TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS –•– Jefferson (Janus)-7 (25)
26 25 WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE –•– Jimmy Cliff (A&M)-9 (25)
27 16 HOLLY HOLY –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-14 (6)
28 21 DOWN ON THE CORNER / FORTUNATE SON –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-15 (3)
29 22 COME TOGETHER / SOMETHING –•– The Beatles (Apple)-16 (1)
30 55 HONEY COME BACK –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-3 (30)

31 35 SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-9 (31)
32 48 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-6 (32)
33 23 SHE –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-8 (23)
34 63 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-4 (34)
35 27 EVIL WOMAN DON’T PLAY YOUR GAMES WITH ME –•– Crow (Amaret)-15 (19)
36 37 LET’S WORK TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Wilbert Harrison (Sue)-9 (36)
37 33 SHE BELONGS TO ME –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-14 (33)
38 24 AIN’T IT FUNKY NOW (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-11 (24)
39 42 FANCY –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-11 (39)
40 40 LET A MAN COME IN AND DO THE POPCORN (Part 2) –•– James Brown (King)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 39 CUPID –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-13 (39)
46 32 COLD TURKEY –•– The Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-12 (30)

POWER PLAYS

41 41 WHEN JULIE COMES AROUND –•– The Cuff Links (Decca)-8 (41)
42 47 HOW CAN I FORGET / GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I’VE GOT –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-4 (42)
43 46 MONSTER –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-6 (43)
45 59 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-4 (45)
47 49 TRACES / MEMORIES MEDLEY –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-6 (47)
48 50 ONE TIN SOLDIER –•– The Original Caste (T-A)-12 (48)
49 58 LOVE BONES –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-7 (49)
50 — TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-1 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

50 — TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-1 (50)
79 — THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-1 (79)
81 — OH WELL (Part 1) –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-1 (81)
82 — NEW WORLD COMING –•– Mama Cass Elliot (Dunhill)-1 (82)
83 — DOWN IN THE ALLEY –•– Ronnie Hawkins (Cotillion)-1 (83)
92 — JE T’AIME…MOI NON PLUS –•– Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg (Fontana)-3 (87)
93 — WELFARE CADILLAC –•– Guy Drake (Royal American)-1 (93)
96 — IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING (Part 1) –•– King Crimson (Atlantic)-1 (96)
97 — VICTORIA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-1 (97)
98 — SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– Thelma Houston (Dunhill)-1 (98)
99 — SUPERSTAR –•– Murray Head with the Trinidad Singers (Decca)-1 (99)
100 — I’LL SEE HIM THROUGH –•– Tammy Wynette (Epic)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th February, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-13 (1)
3 3 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-15 (1)
4 8 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-6 (4)
5 5 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-7 (5)
6 7 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-7 (6)
7 13 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-7 (7)
8 4 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-12 (4)
9 17 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-8 (9)
10 11 JINGLE JANGLE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-11 (10)

11 21 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4 (11)
12 10 LEAVING ON A JET PLANE –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-16 (1)
13 14 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-10 (13)
14 6 DON’T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-11 (6)
15 9 SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-14 (1)
16 19 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-6 (16)
17 15 JAM UP AND JELLY TIGHT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-13 (8)
18 50 TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-2 (18)
19 20 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-12 (19)
20 12 EARLY IN THE MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-12 (12)

21 22 BLOWING AWAY –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-6 (21)
22 16 WINTER WORLD OF LOVE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-10 (16)
23 18 MIDNIGHT COWBOY –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-15 (10)
24 25 BABY TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS –•– Jefferson (Janus)-8 (24)
25 30 HONEY COME BACK –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-4 (25)
26 34 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-5 (26)
27 32 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-7 (27)
28 45 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-5 (28)
29 26 WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE –•– Jimmy Cliff (A&M)-10 (25)
30 31 SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-10 (30)

31 39 FANCY –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-12 (31)
32 36 LET’S WORK TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Wilbert Harrison (Sue)-10 (32)
33 71 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-3 (33)
34 52 OH ME, OH MY (I’m A Fool For You Baby) –•– Lulu (Atco)-7 (34)
35 57 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-8 (35)
36 48 ONE TIN SOLDIER –•– The Original Caste (T-A)-13 (36)
37 60 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-4 (37)
38 37 SHE BELONGS TO ME –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-15 (33)
39 43 MONSTER –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-7 (39)
40 61 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 40 LET A MAN COME IN AND DO THE POPCORN (Part 2) –•– James Brown (King)-8 (40)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 HOW CAN I FORGET / GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I’VE GOT –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5 (41)
43 54 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Lenny Welch (Commonwealth United)-5 (43)
44 49 LOVE BONES –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-8 (44)
45 51 TONIGHT I’LL SAY A PRAYER –•– Eydie Gorme (RCA)-11 (45)
46 73 ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-3 (46)
47 44 CUPID –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-14 (39)
48 41 WHEN JULIE COMES AROUND –•– The Cuff Links (Decca)-9 (41)
49 — BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-1 (49)
50 79 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

49 — BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-1 (49)
62 — DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-1 (62)
67 — NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (67)
73 — HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-1 (73)
74 — GOOD GUYS ONLY WIN IN THE MOVIES –•– Mel and Tim (Bamboo)-1 (74)
75 — EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-1 (75)
82 — SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-1 (82)
83 — WHY SHOULD I CRY –•– The Gentrys (Sun)-1 (83)
86 — MY ELUSIVE DREAMS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-1 (86)
92 — COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-1 (92)
93 — CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE –•– Al Martino (Capitol)-1 (93)
95 — SHE’S READY –•– Spiral Starecase Featuring Pat Upton (Columbia)-1 (95)
96 — 1984 –•– Spirit (Ode)-1 (96)
97 — JESUS IS JUST ALRIGHT –•– The Byrds (Columbia)-1 (97)
98 — THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-1 (98)
99 — CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1 (99)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th February, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-14 (1)
3 3 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-16 (1)
4 1 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-10 (1)
5 7 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-8 (5)
6 9 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-9 (6)
7 6 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-8 (6)
8 11 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (8)
9 18 TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-3 (9)
10 13 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-11 (10)

11 5 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-8 (5)
12 16 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-7 (12)
13 49 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-2 (13)
14 26 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-6 (14)
15 8 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-13 (4)
16 27 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-8 (16)
17 14 DON’T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-12 (6)
18 33 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-4 (18)
19 15 SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-15 (1)
20 10 JINGLE JANGLE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-12 (10)

21 21 BLOWING AWAY –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-7 (21)
22 25 HONEY COME BACK –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-5 (22)
23 24 BABY TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS –•– Jefferson (Janus)-9 (23)
24 50 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-3 (24)
25 28 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-6 (25)
26 22 WINTER WORLD OF LOVE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-11 (16)
27 37 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-5 (27)
28 19 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-13 (19)
29 35 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-9 (29)
30 30 SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-11 (30)

31 31 FANCY –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-13 (31)
32 32 LET’S WORK TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Wilbert Harrison (Sue)-11 (32)
33 34 OH ME, OH MY (I’m A Fool For You Baby) –•– Lulu (Atco)-8 (33)
34 36 ONE TIN SOLDIER –•– The Original Caste (T-A)-14 (34)
35 43 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Lenny Welch (Commonwealth United)-6 (35)
36 46 ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-4 (36)
37 40 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-4 (37)
38 17 JAM UP AND JELLY TIGHT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-14 (8)
39 12 LEAVING ON A JET PLANE –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-17 (1)
40 20 EARLY IN THE MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-13 (12)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 29 WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE –•– Jimmy Cliff (A&M)-11 (25)
49 38 SHE BELONGS TO ME –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-16 (33)
58 39 MONSTER –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-8 (39)

POWER PLAYS

41 41 HOW CAN I FORGET / GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I’VE GOT –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6 (41)
43 44 LOVE BONES –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-9 (43)
44 67 NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-2 (44)
45 55 IF I WERE A CARPENTER –•– Johnny Cash and June Carter (Columbia)-4 (45)
46 57 OH WHAT A DAY –•– The Dells (Cadet)-4 (46)
47 53 JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-7 (47)
48 62 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-2 (48)
50 58 THE TOUCH OF YOU –•– Brenda and the Tabulations (Top and Bottom)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

83 — IT’S A NEW DAY (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-1 (83)
84 — KEEP ON DOIN’ –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1 (84)
85 — SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-1 (85)
86 — WALKING THROUGH THE COUNTRY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-1 (86)
90 — A FRIEND IN THE CITY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-1 (90)
92 — TICKET TO RIDE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (92)
93 — HEARTBREAKER –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-1 (93)
95 — ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1 (95)
96 — KENTUCKY RAIN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (96)
97 — IF YOU’VE GOT A HEART –•– Bobby Bland (Duke)-1 (97)
98 — RAG MAMA RAG –•– The Band (Capitol)-1 (98)
99 — TAKE IT OFF HIM AND PUT IT ON ME –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-1 (99)
100 — THE FIGHTIN’ SIDE OF ME –•– Merle Haggard and the Strangers (Capitol)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st February, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-9 (2)
3 13 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-3 (3)
4 2 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-15 (1)
5 9 TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-4 (5)
6 6 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-10 (6)
7 3 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-17 (1)
8 8 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6 (8)
9 4 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-11 (1)
10 14 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-7 (10)

11 10 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-12 (10)
12 12 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-8 (12)
13 11 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-9 (5)
14 18 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-5 (14)
15 16 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-9 (15)
16 24 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-4 (16)
17 7 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-9 (6)
18 27 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-6 (18)
19 25 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-7 (19)
20 22 HONEY COME BACK –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-6 (20)

21 29 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-10 (21)
22 15 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-14 (4)
23 21 BLOWING AWAY –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-8 (21)
24 37 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-5 (24)
25 17 DON’T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-13 (6)
26 23 BABY TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS –•– Jefferson (Janus)-10 (23)
27 33 OH ME, OH MY (I’m A Fool For You Baby) –•– Lulu (Atco)-9 (27)
28 28 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-14 (19)
29 19 SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-16 (1)
30 60 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-3 (30)

31 26 WINTER WORLD OF LOVE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-12 (16)
32 20 JINGLE JANGLE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-13 (10)
33 36 ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-5 (33)
34 35 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Lenny Welch (Commonwealth United)-7 (34)
35 30 SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-12 (30)
36 31 FANCY –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-14 (31)
37 44 NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (37)
38 45 IF I WERE A CARPENTER –•– Johnny Cash and June Carter (Columbia)-5 (38)
39 47 JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-8 (39)
40 96 KENTUCKY RAIN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 32 LET’S WORK TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Wilbert Harrison (Sue)-12 (32)
43 34 ONE TIN SOLDIER –•– The Original Caste (T-A)-15 (34)

POWER PLAYS

41 64 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3 (41)
44 51 NEW WORLD COMING –•– Mama Cass Elliot (Dunhill)-4 (44)
45 46 OH WHAT A DAY –•– The Dells (Cadet)-5 (45)
46 48 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-3 (46)
47 41 HOW CAN I FORGET / GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I’VE GOT –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-7 (41)
48 43 LOVE BONES –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-10 (43)
49 53 I’VE GOTTA MAKE YOU LOVE ME –•– Steam (Mercury)-5 (49)
50 50 THE TOUCH OF YOU –•– Brenda and the Tabulations (Top and Bottom)-6 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

64 — GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-1 (64)
68 — LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-1 (68)
79 — GOTTA GET BACK TO YOU –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-1 (79)
80 — THE DECLARATION / A CHANGE IS GONNA COME AND PEOPLE GOTTA BE FREE (Medley) –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 (80)
87 — UNTIL IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-1 (87)
88 — TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– Smith (Dunhill)-1 (88)
89 — SHADES OF GREEN –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-4 (88)
91 — THE CAT WALK –•– The Village Soul Choir (Abbott)-1 (91)
93 — CALIFORNIA GIRL –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-1 (93)
94 — JUST SEVENTEEN –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-1 (94)
95 — BABY MAKE IT SOON –•– The Flying Machine (Congress)-1 (95)
97 — TEMMA HARBOUR –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-1 (97)
100 — COMIN’ HOME –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends Featuring Eric Clapton (Atco)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th February, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-4 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-9 (1)
3 5 TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-5 (3)
4 2 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-10 (2)
5 6 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-11 (5)
6 14 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-6 (6)
7 8 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7 (7)
8 7 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-18 (1)
9 10 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-8 (9)
10 9 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-12 (1)

11 16 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-5 (11)
12 12 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-9 (12)
13 4 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-16 (1)
14 11 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-13 (10)
15 15 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-10 (15)
16 18 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-7 (16)
17 21 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-11 (17)
18 19 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-8 (18)
19 20 HONEY COME BACK –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-7 (19)
20 17 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-10 (6)

21 13 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-10 (5)
22 24 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-6 (22)
23 27 OH ME, OH MY (I’m A Fool For You Baby) –•– Lulu (Atco)-10 (23)
24 41 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 (24)
25 30 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-4 (25)
26 40 KENTUCKY RAIN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3 (26)
27 33 ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-6 (27)
28 68 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-2 (28)
29 23 BLOWING AWAY –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-9 (21)
30 37 NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (30)

31 64 GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-2 (31)
32 28 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-15 (19)
33 26 BABY TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS –•– Jefferson (Janus)-11 (23)
34 34 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Lenny Welch (Commonwealth United)-8 (34)
35 46 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-4 (35)
36 38 IF I WERE A CARPENTER –•– Johnny Cash and June Carter (Columbia)-6 (36)
37 22 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-15 (4)
38 52 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-4 (38)
39 39 JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-9 (39)
40 55 IT’S A NEW DAY (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

41 54 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-4 (41)
42 44 NEW WORLD COMING –•– Mama Cass Elliot (Dunhill)-5 (42)
43 45 OH WHAT A DAY –•– The Dells (Cadet)-6 (43)
44 51 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-4 (44)
45 53 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-3 (45)
46 49 I’VE GOTTA MAKE YOU LOVE ME –•– Steam (Mercury)-6 (46)
47 43 ONE TIN SOLDIER –•– The Original Caste (T-A)-16 (34)
48 — CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1 (48)
49 61 GOOD GUYS ONLY WIN IN THE MOVIES –•– Mel and Tim (Bamboo)-4 (49)
50 42 LET’S WORK TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Wilbert Harrison (Sue)-13 (32)

NEW THIS WEEK

48 — CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1 (48)
64 — SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-1 (64)
65 — INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-1 (65)
83 — STIR IT UP AND SERVE IT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-1 (83)
84 — TO THE OTHER WOMAN (I’m The Other Woman) –•– Doris Duke (Canyon)-1 (84)
86 — YOU’RE THE ONE (Part 1) –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-1 (86)
88 — LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-1 (88)
91 — THE GHETTO (Part 1) –•– Donny Hathaway (Atco)-5 (87)
93 — ROCK ISLAND LINE –•– Johnny Cash (Sun)-1 (93)
95 — SILLY, SILLY FOOL –•– Dusty Springfield (Atlantic)-1 (95)
96 — LOVE, PEACE AND HAPPINESS –•– The Chambers Brothers (Columbia)-1 (96)
97 — CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-1 (97)
98 — TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-1 (98)
99 — MESSAGE FROM A BLACK MAN –•– Whatnauts and the Whatnaut Band (A&I)-1 (99)
100 — SPARKLE AND SHINE –•– The Clique (White Whale)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th March, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-5 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-6 (2)
3 2 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-10 (1)
4 9 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-9 (4)
5 4 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-11 (2)
6 6 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-7 (6)
7 11 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-6 (7)
8 16 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-8 (8)
9 8 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-19 (1)
10 17 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-12 (10)

11 7 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8 (7)
12 5 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-12 (5)
13 18 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•–  The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-9 (13)
14 13 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-17 (1)
15 22 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-7 (15)
16 14 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-14 (10)
17 15 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-11 (15)
18 10 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-13 (1)
19 12 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-10 (12)
20 28 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-3 (20)

21 25 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-5 (21)
22 24 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 (22)
23 23 OH ME, OH MY (I’m A Fool For You Baby) –•– Lulu (Atco)-11 (23)
24 26 KENTUCKY RAIN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (24)
25 19 HONEY COME BACK –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-8 (19)
26 30 NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (26)
27 27 ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-7 (27)
28 38 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-5 (28)
29 31 GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-3 (29)
30 20 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-11 (6)

31 35 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-5 (31)
32 21 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-11 (5)
33 65 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-2 (33)
34 48 CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-2 (34)
35 40 IT’S A NEW DAY (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-4 (35)
36 39 JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-10 (36)
37 44 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-5 (37)
38 41 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-5 (38)
39 64 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-2 (39)
40 34 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Lenny Welch (Commonwealth United)-9 (34)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 36 IF I WERE A CARPENTER –•– Johnny Cash and June Carter (Columbia)-7 (36)
68 33 BABY TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS –•– Jefferson (Janus)-12 (23)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-4 (41)
42 42 NEW WORLD COMING –•– Mama Cass Elliot (Dunhill)-6 (42)
43 43 OH WHAT A DAY –•– The Dells (Cadet)-7 (43)
44 54 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-4 (44)
45 49 GOOD GUYS ONLY WIN IN THE MOVIES –•– Mel and Tim (Bamboo)-5 (45)
47 53 IF I NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME –•– Vic Dana (Liberty)-9 (47)
48 52 MY ELUSIVE DREAMS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-5 (48)
49 55 WALKING THROUGH THE COUNTRY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-4 (49)
50 56 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

57 — UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1 (57)
78 — COME TOGETHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Minit)-1 (78)
80 — EASY TO BE FREE –•– Rick Nelson (Decca)-1 (80)
81 — GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I’VE GOT –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-8 (41)
82 — LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-1 (82)
83 — LET’S GIVE ADAM AND EVE ANOTHER CHANCE –•– Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Columbia)-1 (83)
86 — WHO’S YOUR BABY –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-1 (86)
89 — ADD SOME MUSIC TO YOUR DAY –•– The Beach Boys (Reprise)-1 (89)
93 — BRIGHTON HILL –•– Jackie DeShannon (Imperial)-1 (93)
95 — DON’T WORRY BABY –•– The Tokens (Buddah)-1 (95)
96 — MIGHTY JOE –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-1 (96)
98 — MISSISSIPPI MAMA –•– Owen B. (Janus)-1 (98)
100 — RUN SALLY RUN –•– The Cuff Links (Decca)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th March, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-6 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-7 (2)
3 7 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-7 (3)
4 4 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-10 (4)
5 6 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-8 (5)
6 8 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-9 (6)
7 3 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-11 (1)
8 5 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-12 (2)
9 10 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-13 (9)
10 15 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-8 (10)

11 13 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-10 (11)
12 11 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-9 (7)
13 20 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-4 (13)
14 9 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-20 (1)
15 33 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-3 (15)
16 12 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-13 (5)
17 24 KENTUCKY RAIN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (17)
18 21 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-6 (18)
19 28 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-6 (19)
20 34 CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3 (20)

21 22 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (21)
22 23 OH ME, OH MY (I’m A Fool For You Baby) –•– Lulu (Atco)-12 (22)
23 16 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-15 (10)
24 14 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-18 (1)
25 29 GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-4 (25)
26 26 NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (26)
27 17 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-12 (15)
28 18 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-14 (1)
29 39 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-3 (29)
30 25 HONEY COME BACK –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-9 (19)

31 31 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-6 (31)
32 38 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-6 (32)
33 19 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-11 (12)
34 37 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-6 (34)
35 35 IT’S A NEW DAY (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-5 (35)
36 41 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-5 (36)
37 44 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-5 (37)
38 36 JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-11 (36)
39 57 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-2 (39)
40 27 ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-8 (27)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

54 40 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Lenny Welch (Commonwealth United)-10 (34)

POWER PLAYS

41 — ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (41)
42 42 NEW WORLD COMING –•– Mama Cass Elliot (Dunhill)-7 (42)
43 51 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– Smith (Dunhill)-4 (43)
44 50 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-6 (44)
45 49 WALKING THROUGH THE COUNTRY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-5 (45)
46 48 MY ELUSIVE DREAMS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-6 (46)
47 47 IF I NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME –•– Vic Dana (Liberty)-10 (47)
48 43 OH WHAT A DAY –•– The Dells (Cadet)-8 (43)
49 54 GOTTA GET BACK TO YOU –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-4 (49)
50 46 IF I WERE A CARPENTER –•– Johnny Cash and June Carter (Columbia)-8 (36)

NEW THIS WEEK

41 — ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (41)
87 — LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) / WHOLE LOTTA LOVE –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-16 (4)
90 — COME INTO MY LIFE –•– Jimmy Cliff (A&M)-1 (90)
91 — GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-1 (91)
92 — MY WOMAN MY WOMAN, MY WIFE –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-1 (92)
93 — FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-1 (93)
94 — IS ANYBODY GOIN’ TO SAN ANTONE –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-1 (94)
96 — REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-1 (96)
99 — YOU’VE MADE ME SO VERY HAPPY –•– Lou Rawls (Capitol)-1 (99)
100 — LAUGHIN’ AND CLOWNIN’ –•– Ray Charles (ABC)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st March, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-7 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-8 (2)
3 6 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-10 (3)
4 15 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-4 (4)
5 4 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-11 (4)
6 — LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-1 (6)
7 9 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-14 (7)
8 13 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-5 (8)
9 10 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-9 (9)
10 11 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-11 (10)

11 2 TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-8 (2)
12 5 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-9 (5)
13 29 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-4 (13)
14 41 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-2 (14)
15 18 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-7 (15)
16 17 KENTUCKY RAIN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (16)
17 20 CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 (17)
18 19 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-7 (18)
19 21 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7 (19)
20 12 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-10 (7)

21 7 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-12 (1)
22 8 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-13 (2)
23 32 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-7 (23)
24 25 GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-5 (24)
25 39 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-3 (25)
26 34 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-7 (26)
27 14 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-21 (1)
28 31 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-7 (28)
29 16 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-14 (5)
30 27 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-13 (15)

31 22 OH ME, OH MY (I’m A Fool For You Baby) –•– Lulu (Atco)-13 (22)
32 35 IT’S A NEW DAY (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-6 (32)
33 24 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-19 (1)
34 36 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-6 (34)
35 37 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-6 (35)
36 23 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-16 (10)
37 26 NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (26)
38 61 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-3 (38)
39 44 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-7 (39)
40 38 JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-12 (36)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time

POWER PLAYS

41 64 YOU’RE THE ONE (Part 1) –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-4 (41)
42 66 LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-4 (42)
43 43 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– Smith (Dunhill)-5 (43)
44 45 WALKING THROUGH THE COUNTRY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-6 (44)
45 49 GOTTA GET BACK TO YOU –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-5 (45)
46 — AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1 (46)
47 84 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-4 (47)
48 46 MY ELUSIVE DREAMS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-7 (46)
49 47 IF I NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME –•– Vic Dana (Liberty)-11 (47)
50 63 LET’S GIVE ADAM AND EVE ANOTHER CHANCE –•– Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Columbia)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

6 — LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-1 (6)
46 — AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1 (46)
72 — TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-1 (72)
82 — LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-1 (82)
84 — I COULD WRITE A BOOK –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-1 (84)
85 — DEAR PRUDENCE / O-O-H CHILD –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-1 (85)
86 — FUNKY DRUMMER (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-1 (86)
87 — YOU NEED LOVE LIKE I DO (Don’t You) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-1 (87)
88 — NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS –•– Bill Deal and the Rhondells (Heritage)-1 (88)
89 — I WOULD BE IN LOVE (Anyway) –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-1 (89)
91 — FUNKY CHICKEN (Part 1) –•– Willie Henderson and the Soul Explosions (Brunswick)-1 (91)
92 — YOU KEEP TIGHTENING UP ON ME –•– The Box Tops (Bell)-1 (92)
93 — HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-1 (93)
95 — CHILDREN –•– Joe South (Capitol)-1 (95)
99 — TIME TO GET IT TOGETHER –•– Country Coalition (BluesWay)-1 (99)
100 — I GOT A THING, YOU GOT A THING, EVERYBODY’S GOT A THING –•– Funkadelic (Westbound)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th March, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-8 (5 weeks at #1) (1)
2 6 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-2 (2)
3 4 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-5 (3)
4 2 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-9 (2)
5 8 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-6 (5)
6 14 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-3 (6)
7 7 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-15 (7)
8 13 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-5 (8)
9 3 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-11 (3)
10 23 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-8 (10)

11 15 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-8 (11)
12 18 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-8 (12)
13 12 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-10 (5)
14 5 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-12 (4)
15 17 CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5 (15)
16 16 KENTUCKY RAIN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (16)
17 9 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-10 (9)
18 10 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-12 (10)
19 19 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8 (19)
20 11 TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-9 (2)

21 24 GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-6 (21)
22 25 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-4 (22)
23 21 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-13 (1)
24 20 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-11 (7)
25 26 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-8 (25)
26 35 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-7 (26)
27 22 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-14 (2)
28 34 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-7 (28)
29 38 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-4 (29)
30 27 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-22 (1)

31 28 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-8 (28)
32 47 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-5 (32)
33 39 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-8 (33)
34 46 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-2 (34)
35 42 LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-5 (35)
36 32 IT’S A NEW DAY (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-7 (32)
37 41 YOU’RE THE ONE (Part 1) –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-5 (37)
38 31 OH ME, OH MY (I’m A Fool For You Baby) –•– Lulu (Atco)-14 (22)
39 51 TEMMA HARBOUR –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-6 (39)
40 53 WHO’S YOUR BABY –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 40 JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-13 (36)
44 30 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-14 (15)

POWER PLAYS

41 87 YOU NEED LOVE LIKE I DO (Don’t You) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-2 (41)
42 50 LET’S GIVE ADAM AND EVE ANOTHER CHANCE –•– Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Columbia)-4 (42)
45 45 GOTTA GET BACK TO YOU –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-6 (45)
46 44 WALKING THROUGH THE COUNTRY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-7 (44)
47 72 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-2 (47)
48 43 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– Smith (Dunhill)-6 (43)
49 48 MY ELUSIVE DREAMS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-8 (46)
50 52 STIR IT UP AND SERVE IT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

68 — WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-1 (68)
74 — EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-1 (74)
85 — THE FUNNIEST THING –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (Imperial)-1 (85)
86 — BROWN PAPER BAG –•– Syndicate Of Sound (Buddah)-1 (86)
87 — BUT FOR LOVE –•– Jerry Naylor (Columbia)-1 (87)
90 — CAPTURE THE MOMENT –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-1 (90)
94 — JULY 12, 1939 –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-1 (94)
97 — IF ONLY I HAD MY MIND ON SOMETHING ELSE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-1 (97)
98 — VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-1 (98)
100 — WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th April, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-9 (6 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-3 (2)
3 3 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-6 (3)
4 6 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4 (4)
5 5 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-7 (5)
6 8 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-6 (6)
7 11 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-9 (7)
8 4 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-10 (2)
9 10 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-9 (9)
10 12 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-9 (10)

11 7 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-16 (7)
12 9 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-12 (3)
13 19 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-9 (13)
14 14 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-13 (4)
15 15 CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 (15)
16 22 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-5 (16)
17 34 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-3 (17)
18 17 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-11 (9)
19 13 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-11 (5)
20 29 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-5 (20)

21 21 GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-7 (21)
22 18 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-13 (10)
23 25 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-9 (23)
24 26 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-8 (24)
25 16 KENTUCKY RAIN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (16)
26 20 TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-10 (2)
27 28 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-8 (27)
28 35 LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-6 (28)
29 32 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-6 (29)
30 33 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-9 (30)

31 51 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-4 (31)
32 47 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-3 (32)
33 37 YOU’RE THE ONE (Part 1) –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-6 (33)
34 31 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-9 (28)
35 68 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-2 (35)
36 61 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-4 (36)
37 41 YOU NEED LOVE LIKE I DO (Don’t You) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-3 (37)
38 36 IT’S A NEW DAY (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-8 (32)
39 39 TEMMA HARBOUR –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-7 (39)
40 40 WHO’S YOUR BABY –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

41 42 LET’S GIVE ADAM AND EVE ANOTHER CHANCE –•– Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Columbia)-5 (41)
42 74 EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-2 (42)
43 71 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-4 (43)
44 43 JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-14 (36)
45 53 MIGHTY JOE –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-5 (45)
46 45 GOTTA GET BACK TO YOU –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-7 (45)
47 46 WALKING THROUGH THE COUNTRY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-8 (44)
48 52 EASY TO BE FREE –•– Rick Nelson (Decca)-5 (48)
49 48 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– Smith (Dunhill)-7 (43)
50 56 MY WOMAN MY WOMAN, MY WIFE –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

69 — THE GIRLS’ SONG –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-1 (69)
71 — DEEPER (In Love With You) –•– The O’Jays (Neptune)-1 (71)
72 — CRYIN’ IN THE STREETS (Part 1) –•– George Perkins and the Silver Stars (Silver Fox)-1 (72)
74 — EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-1 (74)
78 — COME RUNNING –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-1 (78)
82 — CHICKEN STRUT –•– The Meters (Josie)-1 (82)
84 — CAN YOU FEEL IT –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-1 (84)
86 — LOVE MINUS ZERO-NO LIMIT –•– Turley Richards (Warner Brothers)-1 (86)
87 — MISS AMERICA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-1 (87)
88 — BUFFALO SOLDIER –•– The Flamingos (Polydor)-1 (88)
89 — MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1 (89)
90 — DON’T STOP NOW / SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-1 (90)
92 — MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-1 (92)
93 — HANG ON SLOOPY –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-1 (93)
94 — MY WIFE, THE DANCER –•– Eddie and Dutch (Ivanhoe)-1 (94)
95 — COLE, COOKE AND REDDING / SUGAR SUGAR –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-1 (95)
98 — LUCIFER –•– The Bob Seger System (Capitol)-1 (98)
99 — LAY LADY LAY –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-1 (99)
100 — MY SOUL’S GOT A HOLE IN IT –•– Howard Tate (Turntable)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th April, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-4 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 4 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5 (2)
3 3 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-7 (3)
4 6 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-7 (4)
5 1 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-10 (1)
6 5 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-8 (5)
7 7 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-10 (7)
8 9 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-10 (8)
9 10 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-10 (9)
10 8 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-11 (2)

11 16 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-6 (11)
12 23 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-10 (12)
13 13 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-10 (13)
14 20 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-6 (14)
15 17 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-4 (15)
16 14 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-14 (4)
17 12 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-13 (3)
18 18 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-12 (9)
19 11 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-17 (7)
20 15 CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 (15)

21 24 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-9 (21)
22 32 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-4 (22)
23 21 GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-8 (21)
24 33 YOU’RE THE ONE (Part 1) –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-7 (24)
25 30 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-10 (25)
26 28 LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-7 (26)
27 29 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-7 (27)
28 22 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-14 (10)
29 19 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-12 (5)
30 31 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-5 (30)

31 25 KENTUCKY RAIN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9 (16)
32 27 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-9 (27)
33 35 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-3 (33)
34 37 YOU NEED LOVE LIKE I DO (Don’t You) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-4 (34)
35 36 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-5 (35)
36 34 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-10 (28)
37 42 EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-3 (37)
38 75 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-3 (38)
39 43 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-5 (39)
40 58 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 39 TEMMA HARBOUR –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-8 (39)
44 40 WHO’S YOUR BABY –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-6 (40)

POWER PLAYS

42 50 MY WOMAN MY WOMAN, MY WIFE –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-5 (42)
43 45 MIGHTY JOE –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-6 (43)
45 41 LET’S GIVE ADAM AND EVE ANOTHER CHANCE –•– Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Columbia)-6 (41)
46 52 I COULD WRITE A BOOK –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-4 (46)
47 54 CALIFORNIA GIRL –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-8 (47)
48 48 EASY TO BE FREE –•– Rick Nelson (Decca)-6 (48)
49 44 JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-15 (36)
50 53 TO THE OTHER WOMAN (I’m the Other Woman) –•– Doris Duke (Canyon)-7 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

56 — LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-1 (56)
64 — LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-1 (64)
66 — WHAT IS TRUTH –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-1 (66)
68 — CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-1 (68)
75 — SO EXCITED –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-1 (75)
77 — HEY LAWDY MAMA –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-1 (77)
79 — HE MADE A WOMAN OUT OF ME –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-1 (79)
88 — COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-9 (83)
89 — VIVA TIRADO (Part 1) –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-1 (89)
90 — AIRPORT LOVE THEME (Gwen and Vern) –•– Vincent Bell (Decca)-1 (90)
95 — OH HAPPY DAY –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1 (95)
97 — YOU MAKE ME REAL / ROADHOUSE BLUES –•– The Doors (Elektra)-1 (97)
99 — I CAN’T LEAVE YOUR LOVE ALONE –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-1 (99)
100 — ANGELICA –•– Oliver (Crewe)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th April, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-5 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (2)
3 4 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-8 (3)
4 3 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-8 (3)
5 6 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-9 (5)
6 5 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-11 (1)
7 8 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-11 (7)
8 14 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-7 (8)
9 15 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-5 (9)
10 11 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-7 (10)

11 9 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-11 (9)
12 12 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-11 (12)
13 7 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-11 (7)
14 10 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-12 (2)
15 21 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-10 (15)
16 22 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-5 (16)
17 33 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-4 (17)
18 30 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-6 (18)
19 17 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-14 (3)
20 26 LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-8 (20)

21 18 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-13 (9)
22 20 CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 (15)
23 24 YOU’RE THE ONE (Part 1) –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-8 (23)
24 27 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-8 (24)
25 25 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-11 (25)
26 13 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-11 (13)
27 19 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-18 (7)
28 39 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-6 (28)
29 23 GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-9 (21)
30 34 YOU NEED LOVE LIKE I DO (Don’t You) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-5 (30)

31 16 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-15 (4)
32 38 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-4 (32)
33 35 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-6 (33)
34 37 EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-4 (34)
35 40 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-5 (35)
36 32 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-10 (27)
37 52 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-3 (37)
38 68 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-2 (38)
39 36 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-11 (28)
40 56 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

41 57 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3 (41)
42 42 MY WOMAN MY WOMAN, MY WIFE –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-6 (42)
43 59 COME RUNNING –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-3 (43)
44 90 AIRPORT LOVE THEME (Gwen and Vern) –•– Vincent Bell (Decca)-2 (44)
45 47 CALIFORNIA GIRL –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-9 (45)
46 66 WHAT IS TRUTH –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-2 (46)
47 61 THE GIRLS’ SONG –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-3 (47)
48 73 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-4 (48)
49 44 WHO’S YOUR BABY –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-7 (40)
50 43 MIGHTY JOE –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-7 (43)

NEW THIS WEEK

72 — THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-1 (72)
81 — TICKET TO RIDE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (66)
83 — I WHO HAVE NOTHING –•– Liquid Smoke (Avco Embassy)-1 (83)
86 — PUPPET MAN –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 (86)
88 — LET ME GO TO HIM –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-1 (88)
89 — FARTHER ON DOWN THE ROAD –•– Joe Simon (Sound Stage 7)-1 (89)
90 — THE SEEKER –•– The Who (Decca)-1 (90)
91 — MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-1 (91)
93 — UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-1 (93)
94 — A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-1 (94)
95 — OPEN UP MY HEART / NADINE –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1 (95)
96 — THE ONION SONG / CALIFORNIA SOUL –•– Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (Tamla)-1 (96)
97 — MY WAY –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-1 (97)
98 — CINNAMON GIRL –•– The Gentrys (Sun)-1 (98)
100 — DON’T LET THE MUSIC SLIP AWAY –•– Archie Bell and the Drells (Atlantic)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th April, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-6 (1)
3 3 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-9 (3)
4 4 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-9 (3)
5 9 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-6 (5)
6 5 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-10 (5)
7 7 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-12 (7)
8 8 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-8 (8)
9 6 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-12 (1)
10 16 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-6 (10)

11 10 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-8 (10)
12 15 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-11 (12)
13 11 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-12 (9)
14 18 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-7 (14)
15 13 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-12 (7)
16 17 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-5 (16)
17 12 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-12 (12)
18 28 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-7 (18)
19 32 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-5 (19)
20 20 LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-9 (20)

21 37 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-4 (21)
22 23 YOU’RE THE ONE (Part 1) –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-9 (22)
23 24 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-9 (23)
24 25 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-12 (24)
25 14 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-13 (2)
26 34 EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-5 (26)
27 38 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-3 (27)
28 30 YOU NEED LOVE LIKE I DO (Don’t You) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-6 (28)
29 22 CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (15)
30 19 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-15 (3)

31 46 WHAT IS TRUTH –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-3 (31)
32 33 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-7 (32)
33 40 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-3 (33)
34 35 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-6 (34)
35 44 AIRPORT LOVE THEME (Gwen and Vern) –•– Vincent Bell (Decca)-3 (35)
36 29 GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-10 (21)
37 26 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-12 (13)
38 48 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-5 (38)
39 43 COME RUNNING –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-4 (39)
40 41 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 39 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-12 (28)

POWER PLAYS

41 61 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-11 (41)
43 52 OH HAPPY DAY –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-3 (43)
44 47 THE GIRLS’ SONG –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-4 (44)
45 45 CALIFORNIA GIRL –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-10 (45)
46 72 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-2 (46)
47 64 MISS AMERICA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-4 (47)
48 — UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-1 (48)
49 — REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 (49)
50 42 MY WOMAN MY WOMAN, MY WIFE –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-7 (42)

NEW THIS WEEK

48 — UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-1 (48)
49 — REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 (49)
74 — HUM A SONG (From Your Heart) –•– Lulu with the Dixie Flyers (Atco)-1 (74)
80 — WELFARE CADILLAC –•– Guy Drake (Royal American)-10 (63)
89 — LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-1 (89)
90 — FIRE AND RAIN –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-1 (90)
93 — BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-1 (93)
95 — I GOT A PROBLEM –•– Jesse Anderson (Thomas)-1 (95)
96 — THANK YOU GIRL –•– Street People (Musicor)-1 (96)
97 — ANGELICA –•– Oliver (Crewe)-2 (97)
98 — MORE THAN I CAN STAND –•– Bobby Womack (Minit)-1 (98)
99 — IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-1 (99)
100 — GET DOWN PEOPLE –•– Fabulous Counts (Moira)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd May, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-7 (1)
3 3 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-10 (3)
4 5 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-7 (4)
5 4 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-10 (3)
6 8 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-9 (6)
7 6 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-11 (5)
8 7 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-13 (7)
9 19 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-6 (9)
10 10 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-7 (10)

11 12 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-12 (11)
12 11 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-9 (10)
13 14 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-8 (13)
14 9 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-13 (1)
15 16 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-6 (15)
16 21 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-5 (16)
17 18 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-8 (17)
18 13 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-13 (9)
19 27 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-4 (19)
20 33 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-4 (20)

21 17 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-13 (12)
22 22 YOU’RE THE ONE (Part 1) –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-10 (22)
23 23 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-10 (23)
24 32 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-8 (24)
25 28 YOU NEED LOVE LIKE I DO (Don’t You) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-7 (25)
26 26 EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-6 (26)
27 15 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-13 (7)
28 31 WHAT IS TRUTH –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-4 (28)
29 34 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-7 (29)
30 48 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-2 (30)

31 20 LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-10 (20)
32 38 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-6 (32)
33 24 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-13 (24)
34 35 AIRPORT LOVE THEME (Gwen and Vern) –•– Vincent Bell (Decca)-4 (34)
35 40 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 (35)
36 54 VIVA TIRADO (Part 1) –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-4 (36)
37 49 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-2 (37)
38 56 PUPPET MAN –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-3 (38)
39 39 COME RUNNING –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-5 (39)
40 41 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-12 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

41 46 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-3 (41)
42 43 OH HAPPY DAY –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-4 (42)
43 52 HEY LAWDY MAMA –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-4 (43)
44 44 THE GIRLS’ SONG –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-5 (44)
45 47 MISS AMERICA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-5 (45)
46 53 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-7 (46)
47 45 CALIFORNIA GIRL –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-11 (45)
48 58 LET ME GO TO HIM –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-3 (48)
49 — DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-1 (49)
50 55 YOU MAKE ME REAL / ROADHOUSE BLUES –•– The Doors (Elektra)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

49 — DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-1 (49)
68 — SOOLAIMON (African Trilogy II) –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-1 (68)
77 — BROTHER RAPP (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-1 (77)
80 — GROVER HENSON FEELS FORGOTTEN –•– Bill Cosby (Uni)-1 (80)
86 — (You’ve Got Me) DANGLING ON A STRING –•– The Chairmen of the Board (Invictus)-1 (86)
87 — THEM CHANGES –•– Buddy Miles and the Freedom Express (Mercury)-1 (87)
88 — MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-3 (88)
91 — LUCIFER –•– The Bob Seger System (Capitol)-3 (91)
93 — DARKNESS, DARKNESS –•– The Youngbloods (RCA)-1 (93)
94 — QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-1 (94)
98 — LOVE LIKE A MAN –•– Ten Years After (Deram)-1 (98)
99 — CHECK YOURSELF –•– The Italian Asphalt and Pavement Company (Colossus)-1 (99)
100 — DARLING DEAR / POINT IT OUT –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-9 (37)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th May, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (1)
3 2 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-8 (1)
4 9 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-7 (4)
5 3 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-11 (3)
6 6 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-10 (6)
7 16 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-6 (7)
8 5 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-11 (3)
9 10 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-8 (9)
10 13 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-9 (10)

11 15 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-7 (11)
12 11 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-13 (11)
13 30 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-3 (13)
14 19 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-5 (14)
15 17 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-9 (15)
16 20 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-5 (16)
17 12 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-10 (10)
18 8 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-14 (7)
19 24 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-9 (19)
20 28 WHAT IS TRUTH –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-5 (20)

21 14 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-14 (1)
22 7 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-12 (5)
23 32 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-7 (23)
24 18 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-14 (9)
25 35 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 (25)
26 41 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-4 (26)
27 29 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-8 (27)
28 23 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-11 (23)
29 26 EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-7 (26)
30 37 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-3 (30)

31 49 DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-2 (31)
32 34 AIRPORT LOVE THEME (Gwen and Vern) –•– Vincent Bell (Decca)-5 (32)
33 31 LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-11 (20)
34 38 PUPPET MAN –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-4 (34)
35 36 VIVA TIRADO (Part 1) –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-5 (35)
36 40 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-13 (36)
37 33 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-14 (24)
38 43 HEY LAWDY MAMA –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-5 (38)
39 48 LET ME GO TO HIM –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-4 (39)
40 42 OH HAPPY DAY –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 21 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-14 (12)
45 25 YOU NEED LOVE LIKE I DO (Don’t You) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-8 (25)
46 22 YOU’RE THE ONE (Part 1) –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-11 (22)
49 39 COME RUNNING –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-6 (39)

POWER PLAYS

42 46 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-8 (42)
43 44 THE GIRLS’ SONG –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-6 (43)
44 45 MISS AMERICA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-6 (44)
47 63 THE SEEKER –•– The Who (Decca)-4 (47)
48 53 DON’T STOP NOW / SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-6 (48)
50 51 CHICKEN STRUT –•– The Meters (Josie)-6 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

79 — BABY HOLD ON –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-1 (79)
85 — RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-1 (85)
86 — GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-1 (86)
90 — INTO THE MYSTIC –•– Johnny Rivers (Imperial)-1 (90)
91 — BABY I LOVE YOU –•– Little Milton (Checker)-1 (91)
92 — I CALL MY BABY CANDY –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-1 (92)
93 — TOBACCO ROAD –•– Jamul (Lizard)-1 (93)
94 — PATCH OF BLUE –•– Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (Philips)-1 (94)
95 — IF YOU DO BELIEVE IN LOVE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-1 (95)
96 — SWEET FEELING –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-1 (96)
99 — SHE DIDN’T KNOW (She Kept On Talking) –•– Dee Dee Warwick with the Dixie Flyers (Atco)-1 (99)
100 — AND MY HEART SANG (Tra La La) –•– Brenda and the Tabulations (Top and Bottom)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th May, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10 (1)
3 4 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-8 (3)
4 3 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-9 (1)
5 14 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-6 (5)
6 5 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-12 (3)
7 7 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-7 (7)
8 9 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-9 (8)
9 13 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-4 (9)
10 10 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-10 (10)

11 11 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-8 (11)
12 16 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-6 (12)
13 15 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-10 (13)
14 12 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-14 (11)
15 6 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-11 (6)
16 19 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-10 (16)
17 23 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-8 (17)
18 8 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-12 (3)
19 25 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 (19)
20 20 WHAT IS TRUTH –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-6 (20)

21 26 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-5 (21)
22 17 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-11 (10)
23 31 DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-3 (23)
24 22 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-13 (5)
25 36 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-14 (25)
26 34 PUPPET MAN –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-5 (26)
27 27 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-9 (27)
28 30 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-4 (28)
29 18 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-15 (7)
30 35 VIVA TIRADO (Part 1) –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-6 (30)

31 32 AIRPORT LOVE THEME (Gwen and Vern) –•– Vincent Bell (Decca)-6 (31)
32 29 EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-8 (26)
33 57 SOOLAIMON (African Trilogy II) –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3 (33)
34 28 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-12 (23)
35 38 HEY LAWDY MAMA –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-6 (35)
36 42 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-9 (36)
37 39 LET ME GO TO HIM –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-5 (37)
38 33 LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-12 (20)
39 62 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-4 (39)
40 40 OH HAPPY DAY –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

41 58 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-5 (41)
42 51 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-5 (42)
43 60 BROTHER RAPP (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-3 (43)
44 43 THE GIRLS’ SONG –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-7 (43)
45 47 THE SEEKER –•– The Who (Decca)-5 (45)
46 44 MISS AMERICA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-7 (44)
47 76 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-4 (47)
48 48 DON’T STOP NOW / SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-7 (48)
49 67 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-7 (49)
50 49 COME RUNNING –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-7 (39)

NEW THIS WEEK

66 — THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (66)
72 — WHOEVER FINDS THIS, I LOVE YOU –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-1 (72)
76 — CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-1 (76)
77 — COME TO ME –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-1 (77)
79 — KILLER JOE –•– Quincy Jones (A&M)-1 (79)
81 — HEY, MISTER SUN –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-1 (81)
83 — MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-1 (83)
85 — SO MUCH LOVE –•– Faith, Hope, and Charity (Maxwell)-1 (85)
87 — RED RED WINE –•– Vic Dana (Liberty)-1 (87)
91 — LET THIS BE A LETTER (To My Baby) –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1 (91)
97 — I WANT TO (Do Everything For You) –•– The Raeletts (Tangerine)-1 (97)
98 — COTTAGE CHEESE –•– Crow (Amaret)-1 (98)
99 — THAT SAME OLD FEELING –•– The Fortunes (World Pacific)-1 (99)
100 — THAT SAME OLD FEELING –•– Pickettywitch (Janus)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd May, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-10 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-9 (2)
3 8 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-10 (3)
4 7 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-8 (4)
5 5 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-7 (5)
6 4 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-10 (1)
7 12 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-7 (7)
8 9 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-5 (8)
9 2 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-11 (1)
10 10 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-11 (10)

11 6 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-13 (3)
12 16 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-11 (12)
13 13 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-11 (13)
14 17 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-9 (14)
15 11 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-9 (11)
16 15 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-12 (6)
17 19 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 (17)
18 21 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-6 (18)
19 20 WHAT IS TRUTH –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-7 (19)
20 23 DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-4 (20)

21 14 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-15 (11)
22 28 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-5 (22)
23 27 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-10 (23)
24 25 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-15 (24)
25 26 PUPPET MAN –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6 (25)
26 41 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-6 (26)
27 18 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-13 (3)
28 30 VIVA TIRADO (Part 1) –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-7 (28)
29 36 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-10 (29)
30 42 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-6 (30)

31 33 SOOLAIMON (African Trilogy II) –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-4 (31)
32 37 LET ME GO TO HIM –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-6 (32)
33 43 BROTHER RAPP (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-4 (33)
34 39 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-5 (34)
35 — THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-1 (35)
36 66 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-2 (36)
37 31 AIRPORT LOVE THEME (Gwen and Vern) –•– Vincent Bell (Decca)-7 (31)
38 61 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-3 (38)
39 35 HEY LAWDY MAMA –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-7 (35)
40 49 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 40 OH HAPPY DAY –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-7 (40)
48 32 EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-9 (26)
49 34 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-13 (23)

POWER PLAYS

41 47 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-5 (41)
42 51 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-7 (42)
44 45 THE SEEKER –•– The Who (Decca)-6 (44)
45 57 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-5 (45)
46 59 (You’ve Got Me) DANGLING ON A STRING –•– The Chairmen of the Board (Invictus)-4 (46)
47 53 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-4 (47)
50 56 THE ONION SONG / CALIFORNIA SOUL –•– Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (Tamla)-6 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

35 — THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-1 (35)
65 — GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-1 (65)
73 — WHO’S GONNA TAKE THE BLAME –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-1 (73)
74 — SPIRIT IN THE DARK –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-1 (74)
76 — I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-8 (60)
78 — I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-1 (78)
80 — BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1 (80)
83 — MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1 (83)
84 — FREE THE PEOPLE / SOUL SHAKE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-1 (84)
88 — MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW –•– Ginger Baker’s Air Force (Atco)-1 (88)
95 — AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU (For More Reasons Than One) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-1 (95)
97 — WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-1 (97)
99 — SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-1 (99)
100 — FREEDOM BLUES –•– Little Richard (Reprise)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 30th May, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-11 (1)
3 7 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-8 (3)
4 5 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-8 (4)
5 8 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-6 (5)
6 14 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-10 (6)
7 18 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-7 (7)
8 3 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-11 (3)
9 2 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-10 (2)
10 6 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-11 (1)

11 12 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-12 (11)
12 35 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-2 (12)
13 10 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-12 (10)
14 13 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-12 (13)
15 9 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-12 (1)
16 15 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-10 (11)
17 17 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 (17)
18 20 DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-5 (18)
19 24 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-16 (19)
20 11 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-14 (3)

21 23 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-11 (21)
22 22 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-6 (22)
23 29 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-11 (23)
24 25 PUPPET MAN –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-7 (24)
25 26 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-7 (25)
26 34 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-6 (26)
27 30 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-7 (27)
28 16 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-13 (6)
29 47 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-5 (29)
30 31 SOOLAIMON (African Trilogy II) –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-5 (30)

31 19 WHAT IS TRUTH –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-8 (19)
32 33 BROTHER RAPP (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-5 (32)
33 36 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3 (33)
34 21 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-16 (11)
35 38 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-4 (35)
36 28 VIVA TIRADO (Part 1) –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-8 (28)
37 45 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-6 (37)
38 41 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-6 (38)
39 40 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-9 (39)
40 42 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 32 LET ME GO TO HIM –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-7 (32)
47 39 HEY LAWDY MAMA –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-8 (35)
50 37 AIRPORT LOVE THEME (Gwen and Vern) –•– Vincent Bell (Decca)-8 (31)

POWER PLAYS

41 80 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-2 (41)
42 52 HEY, MISTER SUN –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-3 (42)
43 46 (You’ve Got Me) DANGLING ON A STRING –•– The Chairmen of the Board (Invictus)-5 (43)
44 65 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-2 (44)
45 — THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (45)
48 83 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-2 (48)
49 43 OH HAPPY DAY –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-8 (40)

NEW THIS WEEK

45 — THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (45)
71 — O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-9 (66)
73 — ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-1 (73)
75 — YOU, ME AND MEXICO –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-1 (75)
76 — A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-4 (76)
88 — DON’T IT MAKE YOU WANT TO GO HOME –•– Brook Benton with the Dixie Flyers (Cotillion)-1 (88)
90 — FRIENDS –•– Feather (White Whale)-1 (90)
91 — MORE THAN I CAN STAND –•– Bobby Womack (Minit)-3 (90)
92 — SOME BEAUTIFUL –•– Jack Wild (Capitol)-1 (92)
93 — LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-1 (93)
94 — HEIGHDY-HO PRINCESS –•– The Neon Philharmonic (Warner Brothers)-1 (94)
96 — YOU KEEP ME HANGIN’ ON / HURT SO BAD (Medley) –•– Jackie DeShannon (Imperial)-1 (96)
97 — FEELINGS –•– Barry Mann (Scepter)-1 (97)
98 — I THINK I LOVE YOU AGAIN –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-1 (98)
99 — PRIMROSE LANE –•– O.C. Smith (Columbia)-1 (99)
100 — I CAN’T TELL THE BOTTOM FROM THE TOP –•– The Hollies (Epic)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th June, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 6 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-11 (2)
3 3 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-9 (3)
4 5 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-7 (4)
5 4 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-9 (4)
6 11 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-13 (6)
7 7 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-8 (7)
8 2 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-12 (1)
9 17 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10 (9)
10 12 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-3 (10)

11 9 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-11 (2)
12 8 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-12 (3)
13 18 DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-6 (13)
14 13 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-13 (10)
15 45 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-2 (15)
16 26 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-7 (16)
17 35 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-5 (17)
18 19 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-17 (18)
19 14 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-13 (13)
20 22 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-7 (20)

21 10 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-12 (1)
22 23 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-12 (22)
23 27 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-8 (23)
24 41 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3 (24)
25 25 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-8 (25)
26 29 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-6 (26)
27 16 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-11 (11)
28 20 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-15 (3)
29 33 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (29)
30 15 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-13 (1)

31 38 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-7 (31)
32 37 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-7 (32)
33 48 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3 (33)
34 21 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-12 (21)
35 30 SOOLAIMON (African Trilogy II) –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6 (30)
36 40 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-9 (36)
37 39 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-10 (37)
38 44 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-3 (38)
39 42 HEY, MISTER SUN –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-4 (39)
40 43 (You’ve Got Me) DANGLING ON A STRING –•– The Chairmen of the Board (Invictus)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 36 VIVA TIRADO (Part 1) –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-9 (28)
43 32 BROTHER RAPP (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-6 (32)
44 24 PUPPET MAN –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8 (24)

POWER PLAYS

41 57 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-4 (41)
45 60 SPIRIT IN THE DARK –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-3 (45)
46 52 BABY HOLD ON –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-5 (46)
47 51 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-8 (47)
48 64 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-4 (48)
49 69 WHO’S GONNA TAKE THE BLAME –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-3 (49)
50 62 COME TO ME –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

73 — TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-1 (73)
76 — WHAT AM I GONNA DO –•– Smith (Dunhill)-1 (76)
77 — (How Bout a Little Hand For) THE BOYS IN THE BAND –•– The Boys In the Band (Spring)-1 (77)
82 — THEM CHANGES –•– Buddy Miles and the Freedom Express (Mercury)-4 (82)
83 — TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OF ME –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-1 (83)
85 — TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Atlantic)-1 (85)
87 — LONG AND LONESOME ROAD –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-1 (87)
88 — STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-1 (88)
89 — THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-1 (89)
91 — MELANIE MAKES ME SMILE –•– Tony Burrows (Bell)-1 (91)
93 — MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-1 (93)
96 — GIMME SHELTER –•– Merry Clayton (Ode)-1 (96)
99 — OH MY MY –•– The Monkees (Colgems)-1 (99)
100 — SHE CRIED –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 13th June, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 10 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-4 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-12 (2)
3 1 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-11 (1)
4 6 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-14 (4)
5 3 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-10 (3)
6 5 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-10 (4)
7 7 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-9 (7)
8 4 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-8 (4)
9 9 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11 (9)
10 15 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-3 (10)

11 16 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-8 (11)
12 17 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-6 (12)
13 13 DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-7 (13)
14 25 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-9 (14)
15 29 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (15)
16 22 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-13 (16)
17 18 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-18 (17)
18 8 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-13 (1)
19 33 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 (19)
20 24 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4 (20)

21 26 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-7 (21)
22 23 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-9 (22)
23 21 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-13 (1)
24 11 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-12 (2)
25 14 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-14 (10)
26 31 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-8 (26)
27 32 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-8 (27)
28 12 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-13 (3)
29 19 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-14 (13)
30 20 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-8 (20)

31 38 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-4 (31)
32 39 HEY, MISTER SUN –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-5 (32)
33 36 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-10 (33)
34 45 SPIRIT IN THE DARK –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-4 (34)
35 37 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-11 (35)
36 34 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-13 (21)
37 47 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-9 (37)
38 40 (You’ve Got Me) DANGLING ON A STRING –•– The Chairmen of the Board (Invictus)-7 (38)
39 41 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-5 (39)
40 46 BABY HOLD ON –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 35 SOOLAIMON (African Trilogy II) –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-7 (30)

POWER PLAYS

42 48 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-5 (42)
43 52 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-3 (43)
44 57 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-11 (44)
45 43 BROTHER RAPP (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-7 (32)
46 49 WHO’S GONNA TAKE THE BLAME –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-4 (46)
47 55 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-11 (47)
48 50 COME TO ME –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-5 (48)
49 — A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-1 (49)
50 62 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-6 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

49 — A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-1 (49)
79 — SONG FROM M*A*S*H –•– Al DeLory (Capitol)-1 (79)
84 — CANNED HAM –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-1 (84)
85 — THE END OF OUR ROAD –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1 (85)
90 — SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 (90)
95 — SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-1 (95)
96 — MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-1 (96)
97 — GOOD MORNING FREEDOM –•– Daybreak (Uni)-1 (97)
99 — MOVE ME, O WONDROUS MUSIC –•– The Ray Charles Singers (Command)-1 (99)
100 — HE LOVES ME ALL THE WAY –•– Tammy Wynette (Epic)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th June, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-5 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 10 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4 (2)
3 2 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-13 (2)
4 4 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-15 (4)
5 19 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5 (5)
6 20 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (6)
7 5 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-11 (3)
8 7 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-10 (7)
9 16 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-14 (9)
10 11 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-9 (10)

11 12 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-7 (11)
12 3 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-12 (1)
13 8 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-9 (4)
14 14 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-10 (14)
15 15 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (15)
16 9 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-12 (9)
17 27 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-9 (17)
18 22 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-10 (18)
19 18 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-14 (1)
20 6 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-11 (4)

21 21 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-8 (21)
22 13 DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-8 (13)
23 31 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-5 (23)
24 32 HEY, MISTER SUN –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-6 (24)
25 26 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-9 (25)
26 34 SPIRIT IN THE DARK –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-5 (26)
27 17 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-19 (17)
28 35 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-12 (28)
29 37 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-10 (29)
30 39 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-6 (30)

31 33 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-11 (31)
32 49 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-2 (32)
33 30 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-9 (20)
34 43 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-4 (34)
35 47 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-12 (35)
36 40 BABY HOLD ON –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-7 (36)
37 54 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-5 (37)
38 56 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Atlantic)-3 (38)
39 44 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-12 (39)
40 42 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 25 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-15 (10)
44 23 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-14 (1)
45 38 (You’ve Got Me) DANGLING ON A STRING –•– The Chairmen of the Board (Invictus)-8 (38)

POWER PLAYS

42 90 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-2 (42)
43 57 I CAN’T LEAVE YOUR LOVE ALONE –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-11 (43)
46 55 DON’T IT MAKE YOU WANT TO GO HOME –•– Brook Benton with the Dixie Flyers (Cotillion)-4 (46)
47 58 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-3 (47)
48 48 COME TO ME –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-6 (48)
49 50 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-7 (49)
50 66 AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU (For More Reasons Than One) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

56 — (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (56)
82 — I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-1 (82)
89 — (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-1 (89)
90 — WHEN WE GET MARRIED –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-1 (90)
91 — PEARL –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-1 (91)
93 — DEAR ANN –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-1 (93)
95 — CINNAMON GIRL –•– Neil Young with Crazy Horse (Reprise)-1 (95)
98 — IF MY HEART COULD SPEAK –•– The Manhattans (Deluxe)-1 (98)
99 — THIS BITTER EARTH –•– The Satisfactions (Lionel)-1 (99)
100 — I HEARD THE VOICE OF JESUS –•– Turley Richards (Warner Brothers)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th June, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 5 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 (2)
3 6 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6 (3)
4 1 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-6 (1)
5 9 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-15 (5)
6 11 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-8 (6)
7 4 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-16 (4)
8 10 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-10 (8)
9 15 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (9)
10 3 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-14 (2)

11 17 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-10 (11)
12 7 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-12 (3)
13 14 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-11 (13)
14 18 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-11 (14)
15 13 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-10 (4)
16 8 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-11 (7)
17 23 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-6 (17)
18 16 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-13 (9)
19 12 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-13 (1)
20 20 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-12 (4)

21 21 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-9 (21)
22 32 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-3 (22)
23 26 SPIRIT IN THE DARK –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-6 (23)
24 24 HEY, MISTER SUN –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-7 (24)
25 25 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-10 (25)
26 29 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-11 (26)
27 28 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-13 (27)
28 19 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-15 (1)
29 31 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-12 (29)
30 30 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-7 (30)

31 34 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-5 (31)
32 35 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-13 (32)
33 38 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Atlantic)-4 (33)
34 37 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-6 (34)
35 36 BABY HOLD ON –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-8 (35)
36 42 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-3 (36)
37 56 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-2 (37)
38 39 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-13 (38)
39 40 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-7 (39)
40 49 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 27 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-20 (17)
42 22 DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-9 (13)

POWER PLAYS

43 43 I CAN’T LEAVE YOUR LOVE ALONE –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-12 (43)
44 47 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-4 (44)
45 46 DON’T IT MAKE YOU WANT TO GO HOME –•– Brook Benton with the Dixie Flyers (Cotillion)-5 (45)
46 50 AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU (For More Reasons Than One) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-6 (46)
47 48 COME TO ME –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-7 (47)
48 52 CANNED HAM –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-3 (48)
49 — SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (49)
50 45 (You’ve Got Me) DANGLING ON A STRING –•– The Chairmen of the Board (Invictus)-9 (38)

NEW THIS WEEK

49 — SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (49)
58 — OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-1 (58)
82 — OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-1 (82)
83 — ONE DAY OF YOUR LIFE –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-1 (83)
90 — MY MARIE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-1 (90)
91 — THE WITCH –•– The Rattles (Probe)-1 (91)
92 — BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-1 (92)
94 — YOUR OWN BACK YARD –•– Dion (Warner Brothers)-1 (94)
95 — I’LL BE RIGHT HERE –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-1 (95)
97 — YOU’VE BEEN MY INSPIRATION –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-1 (97)
98 — LET’S MAKE EACH OTHER HAPPY –•– Illusion (Steed)-1 (98)
99 — HUMPHREY THE CAMEL –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-1 (99)
100 — EVE OF DESTRUCTION –•– The Turtles (White Whale)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th July, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 (2)
3 3 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7 (3)
4 4 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-7 (1)
5 5 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-16 (5)
6 6 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-9 (6)
7 11 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-11 (7)
8 8 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-11 (8)
9 9 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (9)
10 7 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-17 (4)

11 10 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-15 (2)
12 17 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-7 (12)
13 14 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-12 (13)
14 37 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3 (14)
15 13 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-12 (13)
16 12 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-13 (3)
17 22 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-4 (17)
18 32 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-14 (18)
19 29 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-13 (19)
20 44 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-5 (20)

21 21 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-10 (21)
22 19 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-14 (1)
23 26 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-12 (23)
24 25 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-11 (24)
25 27 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-14 (25)
26 15 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-11 (4)
27 18 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-14 (9)
28 30 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-8 (28)
29 31 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-6 (29)
30 33 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Atlantic)-5 (30)

31 23 SPIRIT IN THE DARK –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-7 (23)
32 36 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-4 (32)
33 16 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-12 (7)
34 34 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-7 (34)
35 20 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-13 (4)
36 39 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-8 (36)
37 40 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-9 (37)
38 24 HEY, MISTER SUN –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-8 (24)
39 49 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-2 (39)
40 38 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-14 (38)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 35 BABY HOLD ON –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-9 (35)

POWER PLAYS

42 43 I CAN’T LEAVE YOUR LOVE ALONE –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-13 (42)
43 51 STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-5 (43)
44 59 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-4 (44)
45 46 AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU (For More Reasons Than One) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-7 (45)
46 48 CANNED HAM –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-4 (46)
47 55 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-4 (47)
48 63 THE END OF OUR ROAD –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-4 (48)
49 58 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-2 (49)
50 62 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

80 — EVERYTHING A MAN COULD EVER NEED –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1 (80)
83 — SUPERMAN –•– The Ides of March (Warner Brothers)-1 (83)
84 — SUSIE-Q / DESTINY –•– Jose Feliciano (RCA)-1 (84)
86 — TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-1 (86)
87 — SUNSHINE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-1 (87)
88 — HELLO DARLIN’ –•– Conway Twitty (Decca)-1 (88)
90 — WONDER COULD I LIVE THERE ANYMORE –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-1 (90)
92 — STEALING IN THE NAME OF THE LORD –•– Paul Kelly (Happy Tiger)-1 (92)
93 — HAND CLAPPING SONG –•– The Meters (Josie)-1 (93)
94 — GOOD MORNING FREEDOM –•– Daybreak (Uni)-3 (94)
95 — LET THE MUSIC TAKE YOUR MIND –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1 (95)
99 — I HEARD THE VOICE OF JESUS –•– Turley Richards (Warner Brothers)-2 (99)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th July, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7 (1)
3 3 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8 (3)
4 6 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-10 (4)
5 7 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-12 (5)
6 8 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-12 (6)
7 14 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (7)
8 4 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-8 (1)
9 9 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9 (9)
10 5 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-17 (5)

11 12 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-8 (11)
12 18 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-15 (12)
13 10 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-18 (4)
14 13 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-13 (13)
15 17 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-5 (15)
16 15 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-13 (13)
17 20 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-6 (17)
18 19 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-14 (18)
19 29 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-7 (19)
20 44 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-5 (20)

21 23 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-13 (21)
22 16 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-14 (3)
23 11 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-16 (2)
24 30 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Atlantic)-6 (24)
25 25 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-15 (25)
26 39 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (26)
27 21 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-11 (21)
28 28 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-9 (28)
29 22 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-15 (1)
30 49 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-3 (30)

31 32 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-5 (31)
32 24 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-12 (24)
33 34 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-8 (33)
34 36 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-9 (34)
35 31 SPIRIT IN THE DARK –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-8 (23)
36 53 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-4 (36)
37 37 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-10 (37)
38 60 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-8 (38)
39 47 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-5 (39)
40 48 THE END OF OUR ROAD –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 38 HEY, MISTER SUN –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-9 (24)
45 40 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-15 (38)

POWER PLAYS

42 57 TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OF ME –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-6 (42)
43 43 STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-6 (43)
44 50 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-6 (44)
46 46 CANNED HAM –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-5 (46)
47 51 FREEDOM BLUES –•– Little Richard (Reprise)-8 (47)
48 55 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-7 (48)
49 69 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-4 (49)
50 45 AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU (For More Reasons Than One) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-8 (45)

NEW THIS WEEK

72 — WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-1 (72)
74 — IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-1 (74)
80 — SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-1 (80)
84 — PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-1 (84)
85 — APARTMENT 21 –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-1 (85)
86 — GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-1 (86)
87 — DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-1 (87)
90 — SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-11 (55)
91 — DOWN BY THE RIVER –•– Brooklyn Bridge (Buddah)-1 (91)
94 — I.O.I.O. –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-1 (94)
96 — DROP BY MY PLACE –•– Little Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-1 (96)
97 — GIVE A WOMAN LOVE –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-1 (97)
98 — QUE SERA, SERA (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-1 (98)
100 — NO ARMS CAN EVER HOLD YOU –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th July, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 (1)
3 7 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5 (3)
4 5 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-13 (4)
5 3 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-9 (3)
6 4 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-11 (4)
7 6 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-13 (6)
8 12 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-16 (8)
9 11 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-9 (9)
10 20 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-6 (10)

11 10 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-18 (5)
12 17 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-7 (12)
13 9 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10 (9)
14 15 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-6 (14)
15 19 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-8 (15)
16 18 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-15 (16)
17 13 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-19 (4)
18 26 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (18)
19 16 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-14 (13)
20 8 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-9 (1)

21 14 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-14 (13)
22 24 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Atlantic)-7 (22)
23 22 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-15 (3)
24 38 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-9 (24)
25 21 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-14 (21)
26 30 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-3 (26)
27 31 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6 (27)
28 28 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-10 (28)
29 39 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-6 (29)
30 36 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-5 (30)

31 33 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-9 (31)
32 34 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-10 (32)
33 23 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-17 (2)
34 27 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-12 (21)
35 32 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-13 (24)
36 37 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-11 (36)
37 48 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-8 (37)
38 43 STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-7 (38)
39 25 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-16 (25)
40 40 THE END OF OUR ROAD –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

41 49 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-5 (41)
42 42 TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OF ME –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-7 (42)
43 44 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-7 (43)
44 72 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-2 (44)
45 56 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-7 (45)
46 55 WHEN WE GET MARRIED –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-5 (46)
47 57 MY MARIE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-4 (47)
48 54 (How Bout a Little Hand For) THE BOYS IN THE BAND –•– The Boys In the Band (Spring)-7 (48)
49 45 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-16 (38)
50 50 AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU (For More Reasons Than One) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-9 (45)

NEW THIS WEEK

72 — GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-1 (72)
74 — EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1 (74)
86 — SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1 (86)
89 — HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1 (89)
90 — PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-1 (90)
93 — BABY, IS THERE SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND –•– McKinley Travis (Pride)-1 (93)
94 — DOWN BY THE RIVER –•– Buddy Miles and the Freedom Express (Mercury)-1 (94)
97 — THE LIGHTS OF TUCSON –•– Jim Campbell (Laurie)-1 (97)
98 — YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-1 (98)
99 — I CAN’T BE YOU (You Can’t Be Me) –•– The Glass House (Invictus)-1 (99)
100 — LONG LONELY NIGHTS –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th July, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10 (1)
3 4 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-14 (3)
4 2 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (1)
5 10 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-7 (5)
6 5 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-10 (3)
7 6 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-12 (4)
8 8 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-17 (8)
9 18 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (9)
10 7 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-14 (6)

11 12 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-8 (11)
12 11 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-19 (5)
13 9 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-10 (9)
14 24 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-10 (14)
15 15 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-9 (15)
16 22 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-8 (16)
17 13 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-11 (9)
18 26 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-5 (18)
19 14 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-7 (14)
20 30 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-6 (20)

21 20 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-10 (1)
22 19 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-15 (13)
23 17 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-20 (4)
24 37 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-9 (24)
25 44 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-3 (25)
26 41 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-6 (26)
27 27 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-7 (27)
28 29 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-7 (28)
29 25 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-15 (21)
30 31 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-10 (30)

31 16 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-16 (16)
32 68 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-3 (32)
33 21 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-15 (13)
34 28 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-11 (28)
35 32 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-11 (32)
36 36 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-12 (36)
37 38 STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-8 (37)
38 43 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-8 (38)
39 59 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-4 (39)
40 42 TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OF ME –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 40 END OF OUR ROAD –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-7 (40)

POWER PLAYS

41 61 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-5 (41)
43 74 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-2 (43)
44 45 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-8 (44)
45 46 WHEN WE GET MARRIED –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-6 (45)
46 47 MY MARIE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-5 (46)
47 69 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-3 (47)
48 48 (How Bout a Little Hand For) THE BOYS IN THE BAND –•– The Boys In the Band (Spring)-8 (48)
49 65 PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-3 (49)
50 — 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

50 — 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1 (50)
71 — AMERICA, COMMUNICATE WITH ME –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-1 (71)
74 — WIGWAM –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-1 (74)
76 — GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS, BOYS WILL BE BOYS –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1 (76)
77 — GLORY GLORY –•– The Rascals with the Sweet Inspirations (Atlantic)-1 (77)
84 — BLACK FOX –•– Freddy Robinson (World Pacific Jazz)-1 (84)
87 — SOMETHING –•– Booker T. and the MG’s (Stax)-1 (87)
88 — HUMMINGBIRD –•– B.B. King (ABC)-1 (88)
90 — SING A SONG OF FREEDOM –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-1 (90)
92 — IT’S YOUR LIFE –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-1 (92)
97 — CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-1 (97)
98 — MORNING MUCH BETTER –•– Ten Wheel Drive with Genya Ravan (Polydor)-1 (98)
99 — IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-1 (99)
100 — BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– Joni Mitchell (Reprise)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st August, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-8 (2)
3 2 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11 (1)
4 3 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-15 (3)
5 9 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (5)
6 4 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10 (1)
7 14 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-11 (7)
8 6 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-11 (3)
9 11 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-9 (9)
10 8 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-18 (8)

11 7 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-13 (4)
12 25 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-4 (12)
13 12 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-20 (5)
14 15 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-10 (14)
15 10 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-15 (6)
16 16 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-9 (16)
17 18 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-6 (17)
18 20 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-7 (18)
19 24 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-10 (19)
20 19 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-8 (14)

21 26 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-7 (21)
22 32 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-4 (22)
23 13 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-11 (9)
24 17 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-12 (9)
25 28 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-8 (25)
26 30 WESTBOUND #9 –•– Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-11 (26)
27 39 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-5 (27)
28 41 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-6 (28)
29 60 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-3 (29)
30 57 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-3 (30)

31 29 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-16 (21)
32 31 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-17 (16)
33 47 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-4 (33)
34 44 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-9 (34)
35 38 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-9 (35)
36 35 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-12 (32)
37 43 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-3 (37)
38 50 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-2 (38)
39 56 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-4 (39)
40 34 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-12 (28)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 27 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8 (27)
44 36 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-13 (36)
46 37 STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-9 (37)
58 40 TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OF ME –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-9 (40)

POWER PLAYS

42 51 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-6 (42)
43 46 MY MARIE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-6 (43)
45 49 PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-4 (45)
47 52 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-11 (47)
48 48 (How Bout A Little Hand For) THE BOYS IN THE BAND –•– The Boys In the Band (Spring)-9 (48)
49 69 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-3 (49)
50 53 PEARL –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-7 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

61 — (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-1 (61)
71 — JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-1 (71)
72 — HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-1 (72)
85 — I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (85)
92 — MILL VALLEY –•– Miss Abrams & the Strawberry Point School Third Grade Class (Reprise)-1 (92)
94 — BLACK HANDS WHITE COTTON –•– The Caboose (Enterprise)-1 (94)
95 — ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-1 (95)
96 — EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-1 (96)
97 — YOURS LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Sound Stage 7)-1 (97)
98 — BALL AND CHAIN –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-1 (98)
99 — A SONG THAT NEVER COMES –•– Mama Cass Elliot (Dunhill)-1 (99)
100 — BRING IT ON HOME –•– Lou Rawls (Capitol)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th August, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-9 (2)
3 5 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (3)
4 7 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-12 (4)
5 4 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-16 (3)
6 3 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-12 (1)
7 9 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-10 (7)
8 6 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-11 (1)
9 8 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-12 (3)
10 10 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-19 (8)

11 12 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-5 (11)
12 22 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-5 (12)
13 18 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-8 (13)
14 17 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-7 (14)
15 30 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-4 (15)
16 21 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-8 (16)
17 19 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-11 (17)
18 14 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-11 (14)
19 13 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-21 (5)
20 15 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-16 (6)

21 16 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-10 (16)
22 27 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-6 (22)
23 29 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-4 (23)
24 26 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-12 (24)
25 28 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-7 (25)
26 11 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-14 (4)
27 38 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3 (27)
28 33 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-5 (28)
29 35 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-10 (29)
30 42 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-7 (30)

31 34 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-10 (31)
32 37 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-4 (32)
33 25 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-9 (25)
34 31 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-17 (21)
35 49 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-4 (35)
36 39 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-5 (36)
37 20 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-9 (14)
38 47 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-12 (38)
39 23 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-12 (9)
40 62 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

41 72 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-2 (41)
42 59 WIGWAM –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-3 (42)
43 45 PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-5 (43)
44 60 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-15 (44)
45 69 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-4 (45)
46 — AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 (46)
47 85 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-2 (47)
48 51 AMERICA, COMMUNICATE WITH ME –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-3 (48)
49 71 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-2 (49)
50 50 PEARL –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-8 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

46 — AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 (46)
56 — LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-1 (56)
59 — DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-1 (59)
86 — JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-1 (86)
87 — IT’S SO NICE –•– Jackie DeShannon (Liberty)-1 (87)
88 — MONGOOSE –•– Elephant’s Memory (Metromedia)-1 (88)
90 — WE’RE ALL PLAYING IN THE SAME BAND –•– Bert Sommer (Eleuthera)-1 (90)
94 — SAVE YOUR SUGAR FOR ME –•– Tony Joe White (Monument)-1 (94)
96 — RAINBOW –•– Marmalade (London)-1 (96)
97 — UNCLE JOHN’S BAND –•– The Grateful Dead (Warner Brothers)-1 (97)
100 — THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th August, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-10 (2)
3 3 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (3)
4 4 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-13 (4)
5 12 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-6 (5)
6 11 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-6 (6)
7 5 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-17 (3)
8 6 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-13 (1)
9 7 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-11 (7)
10 9 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-13 (3)

11 10 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-20 (8)
12 13 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-9 (12)
13 17 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-12 (13)
14 16 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-9 (14)
15 15 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-5 (15)
16 23 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-5 (16)
17 8 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-12 (1)
18 27 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4 (18)
19 25 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-8 (19)
20 22 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-7 (20)

21 14 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-8 (14)
22 18 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-12 (14)
23 56 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-2 (23)
24 24 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-13 (24)
25 41 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-3 (25)
26 46 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-2 (26)
27 28 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-6 (27)
28 32 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-5 (28)
29 35 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-5 (29)
30 30 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-8 (30)

31 31 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-11 (31)
32 20 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-17 (6)
33 21 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-11 (16)
34 44 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-16 (34)
35 36 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-6 (35)
36 40 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-6 (36)
37 38 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-13 (37)
38 49 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-3 (38)
39 19 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-22 (5)
40 29 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-11 (29)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 26 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-15 (4)
45 33 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-10 (25)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 WIGWAM –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-4 (41)
42 45 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-5 (42)
44 47 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3 (44)
46 48 AMERICA, COMMUNICATE WITH ME –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-4 (46)
47 58 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-3 (47)
48 59 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-2 (48)
49 43 PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-6 (43)
50 70 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

59 — RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Jim Henson) (Columbia)-1 (59)
69 — CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-1 (69)
82 — LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-1 (82)
86 — GOING TO THE COUNTRY –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-1 (86)
89 — SOUL SHAKE / FREE THE PEOPLE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-5 (75)
91 — GROOVIN’ WITH MR. BLOE –•– Cool Heat (Forward)-1 (91)
92 — GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-1 (92)
93 — BORDER SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-1 (93)
96 — ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-1 (96)
98 — I LIKE YOUR LOVIN’ (Do You Like Mine) –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1 (98)
100 — EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd August, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-11 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10 (1)
3 4 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-14 (3)
4 6 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-7 (4)
5 5 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-7 (5)
6 3 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (3)
7 16 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-6 (7)
8 7 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-18 (3)
9 12 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-10 (9)
10 9 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-12 (7)

11 13 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-13 (11)
12 14 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-10 (12)
13 18 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 (13)
14 10 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-14 (3)
15 8 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-14 (1)
16 11 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-21 (8)
17 26 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-3 (17)
18 19 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-9 (18)
19 20 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-8 (19)
20 23 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-3 (20)

21 15 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-6 (15)
22 25 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-4 (22)
23 48 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-3 (23)
24 21 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-9 (14)
25 28 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-6 (25)
26 29 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-6 (26)
27 27 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-7 (27)
28 34 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-17 (28)
29 30 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-9 (29)
30 31 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-12 (30)

31 17 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-13 (1)
32 35 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-7 (32)
33 38 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-4 (33)
34 36 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-7 (34)
35 37 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-14 (35)
36 44 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (36)
37 47 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-4 (37)
38 42 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-6 (38)
39 24 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-14 (24)
40 53 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 40 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-12 (29)

POWER PLAYS

41 41 WIGWAM –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-5 (41)
42 50 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-5 (42)
44 59 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Jim Henson) (Columbia)-2 (44)
45 46 AMERICA, COMMUNICATE WITH ME –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-5 (45)
46 — I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-1 (46)
47 58 ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-4 (47)
48 56 HUMMINGBIRD –•– B.B. King (ABC)-5 (48)
49 51 STEALING IN THE NAME OF THE LORD –•– Paul Kelly (Happy Tiger)-8 (49)
50 49 PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-7 (43)

NEW THIS WEEK

46 — I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-1 (46)
55 — PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) –•– Melanie (Buddah)-1 (55)
62 — CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-1 (62)
74 — STAY AWAY FROM ME (I Love You Too Much) –•– Major Lance (Curtom)-1 (74)
77 — WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO MY LOVE –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-1 (77)
80 — ON THE BEACH (In the Summertime) –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 (80)
81 — NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-1 (81)
82 — RIKI TIKI TAVI –•– Donovan (Epic)-1 (82)
86 — IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Moments (Stang)-1 (86)
87 — DON’T MAKE ME OVER –•– Brenda and the Tabulations (Top & Bottom)-1 (87)
88 — WHAT A BUMMER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-1 (88)
90 — I WANNA KNOW IF IT’S GOOD FOR YOU –•– Funkadelic (Westbound)-1 (90)
91 — SCREAMING NIGHT HOG –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-1 (91)
93 — SHE SAID YES –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-1 (93)
94 — BABY, I NEED YOUR LOVING –•– O.C. Smith (Columbia)-1 (94)
95 — WHERE ARE YOU GOING –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-1 (95)
96 — WE CAN MAKE IT BABY –•– The Originals (Soul)-1 (96)
97 — DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO –•– Five Flights Up (T-A)-1 (97)
99 — SING OUT THE LOVE (In My Heart) –•– Arkade (Dunhill)-1 (99)
100 — AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th August, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-12 (1)
3 2 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11 (1)
4 5 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-8 (4)
5 3 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-15 (3)
6 6 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 (3)
7 7 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-7 (7)
8 12 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-11 (8)
9 17 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-4 (9)
10 13 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 (10)

11 9 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-11 (9)
12 20 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-4 (12)
13 8 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-19 (3)
14 22 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-5 (14)
15 10 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-13 (7)
16 18 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-10 (16)
17 19 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-9 (17)
18 11 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-14 (11)
19 26 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-7 (19)
20 33 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-5 (20)

21 23 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-4 (21)
22 21 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-7 (15)
23 25 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-7 (23)
24 28 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-18 (24)
25 34 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-8 (25)
26 38 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-7 (26)
27 15 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-15 (1)
28 16 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-22 (8)
29 46 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-2 (29)
30 14 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-15 (3)

31 37 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-5 (31)
32 36 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (32)
33 42 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-6 (33)
34 35 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-15 (34)
35 27 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-8 (27)
36 44 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Jim Henson) (Columbia)-3 (36)
37 30 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-13 (30)
38 40 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-6 (38)
39 29 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-10 (29)
40 62 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 32 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-8 (32)

POWER PLAYS

42 41 WIGWAM –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-6 (41)
43 81 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-2 (43)
44 47 ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-5 (44)
45 51 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-4 (45)
46 55 PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) –•– Melanie (Buddah)-2 (46)
47 53 EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-5 (47)
48 48 HUMMINGBIRD –•– B.B. King (ABC)-6 (48)
49 52 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-3 (49)
50 72 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

62 — SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-1 (62)
65 — LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-1 (65)
67 — STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-1 (67)
79 — FUNK #49 –•– The James Gang (ABC)-1 (79)
80 — I STAND ACCUSED –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-1 (80)
85 — SONG FROM M*A*S*H –•– Al DeLory (Capitol)-11 (70)
90 — OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1 (90)
91 — FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-1 (91)
92 — MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers (Parrot)-15 (1)
98 — (I Remember) SUMMER MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-1 (98)
99 — STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-1 (99)
100 — I CAN’T BE YOU (You Can’t Be Me) –•– The Glass House (Invictus)-3 (95)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th September, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 9 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-5 (2)
3 2 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-13 (1)
4 4 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-9 (4)
5 3 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-12 (1)
6 10 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 (6)
7 7 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-8 (7)
8 8 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-12 (8)
9 5 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-16 (3)
10 12 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-5 (10)

11 6 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11 (3)
12 21 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-5 (12)
13 20 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-6 (13)
14 14 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-6 (14)
15 11 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-12 (9)
16 16 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-11 (16)
17 19 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-8 (17)
18 33 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-7 (18)
19 26 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-8 (19)
20 29 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-3 (20)

21 23 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-8 (21)
22 13 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-20 (3)
23 24 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-19 (23)
24 25 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-9 (24)
25 17 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-10 (17)
26 36 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Jim Henson) (Columbia)-4 (26)
27 31 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-6 (27)
28 15 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-14 (7)
29 40 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3 (29)
30 18 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-15 (11)

31 22 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-8 (15)
32 32 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (32)
33 38 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-7 (33)
34 34 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-16 (34)
35 49 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-4 (35)
36 45 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-5 (36)
37 46 PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) –•– Melanie (Buddah)-3 (37)
38 43 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-3 (38)
39 35 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-9 (27)
40 50 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 39 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-11 (29)
45 37 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-14 (30)

POWER PLAYS

41 41 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-9 (32)
43 51 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-4 (43)
44 44 ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-6 (44)
46 47 EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-6 (46)
47 60 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-5 (47)
48 53 SOUL SHAKE / FREE THE PEOPLE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-8 (48)
49 54 WE’RE ALL PLAYING IN THE SAME BAND –•– Bert Sommer (Eleuthera)-5 (49)
50 61 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

70 — LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-1 (70)
81 — SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-1 (81)
82 — IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1 (82)
86 — INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-1 (86)
88 — GREENWOOD MISSISSIPPI –•– Little Richard (Reprise)-1 (88)
93 — (Baby) TURN ON TO ME –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-1 (93)
94 — GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-1 (94)
95 — EMPTY PAGES –•– Traffic (United Artists)-1 (95)
96 — I HAVE LEARNED TO DO WITHOUT YOU –•– Mavis Staples (Volt)-1 (96)
99 — LOOKY LOOKY (Look At Me Girl) –•– The O’Jays (Neptune)-1 (99)
100 — FIRE AND RAIN –•– Johnny Rivers and Friends (Imperial)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th September, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-10 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-6 (2)
3 4 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-10 (3)
4 6 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 (4)
5 10 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-6 (5)
6 7 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-9 (6)
7 13 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-7 (7)
8 5 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-13 (1)
9 3 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-14 (1)
10 9 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-17 (3)

11 18 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-8 (11)
12 12 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-6 (12)
13 11 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-12 (3)
14 19 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-9 (14)
15 20 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-4 (15)
16 27 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-7 (16)
17 17 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-9 (17)
18 26 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Jim Henson) (Columbia)-5 (18)
19 14 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-7 (14)
20 24 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-10 (20)

21 23 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-20 (21)
22 29 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-4 (22)
23 8 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-13 (8)
24 15 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-13 (9)
25 33 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-8 (25)
26 40 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-5 (26)
27 21 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-9 (21)
28 16 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-12 (16)
29 38 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-4 (29)
30 36 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-6 (30)

31 50 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-5 (31)
32 31 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-9 (15)
33 35 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-5 (33)
34 37 PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) –•– Melanie (Buddah)-4 (34)
35 68 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3 (35)
36 25 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-11 (17)
37 34 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-17 (34)
38 46 EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-7 (38)
39 43 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-5 (39)
40 60 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 32 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (32)

POWER PLAYS

42 44 ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-7 (42)
43 47 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-6 (43)
44 48 SOUL SHAKE / FREE THE PEOPLE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-9 (44)
45 86 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-2 (45)
46 51 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-5 (46)
47 41 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-10 (32)
48 49 WE’RE ALL PLAYING IN THE SAME BAND –•– Bert Sommer (Eleuthera)-6 (48)
49 53 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-3 (49)
50 71 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Moments (Stang)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

54 — EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-1 (54)
76 — WE CAN MAKE MUSIC –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-1 (76)
80 — I DO TAKE YOU –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-1 (80)
83 — FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-1 (83)
84 — WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (84)
88 — MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-1 (88)
89 — I JUST WANNA KEEP IT TOGETHER –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-1 (89)
92 — DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-1 (92)
93 — IT’S SO NICE –•– Jackie DeShannon (Liberty)-3 (84)
96 — BORDER SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-3 (92)
97 — ANIMAL ZOO –•– Spirit (Epic)-1 (97)
99 — ALONE AGAIN OR –•– Love (Elektra)-1 (99)
100 — LOVING YOU IS A NATURAL THING –•– Ronnie Milsap (Chips)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th September, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-11 (1)
3 5 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-7 (3)
4 6 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-10 (4)
5 7 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-8 (5)
6 4 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 (4)
7 3 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-11 (3)
8 8 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-14 (1)
9 11 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-9 (9)
10 9 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-15 (1)

11 12 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-7 (11)
12 22 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-5 (12)
13 14 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-10 (13)
14 16 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-8 (14)
15 15 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-5 (15)
16 10 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-18 (3)
17 20 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-11 (17)
18 18 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Jim Henson) (Columbia)-6 (18)
19 13 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-13 (3)
20 26 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-6 (20)

21 17 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-10 (17)
22 19 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-8 (14)
23 21 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-21 (21)
24 23 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-14 (8)
25 25 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-9 (25)
26 39 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-6 (26)
27 29 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-5 (27)
28 30 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-7 (28)
29 27 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-10 (21)
30 31 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-6 (30)

31 33 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-6 (31)
32 34 PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) –•– Melanie (Buddah)-5 (32)
33 35 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 (33)
34 52 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-3 (34)
35 45 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-3 (35)
36 40 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-4 (36)
37 43 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-7 (37)
38 38 EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-8 (38)
39 46 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-6 (39)
40 — I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 28 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-13 (16)
44 37 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-18 (34)

POWER PLAYS

42 57 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-3 (42)
43 44 SOUL SHAKE / FREE THE PEOPLE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-10 (43)
45 54 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-2 (45)
46 49 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-4 (46)
47 41 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (32)
48 50 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Moments (Stang)-5 (48)
49 53 I STAND ACCUSED –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-4 (49)
50 83 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

40 — I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (40)
83 — WHEN YOU GET RIGHT DOWN TO IT –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-1 (83)
84 — OUR HOUSE –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-1 (84)
86 — HOLY MAN –•– Diane Kolby (Columbia)-1 (86)
88 — GEORGIA TOOK HER BACK –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-1 (88)
89 — COME ON AND SAY IT –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-1 (89)
90 — GOD, LOVE, AND ROCK AND ROLL –•– Teegarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-1 (90)
92 — SEEMS LIKE I GOTTA DO WRONG –•– The Whispers (Soul Clock)-1 (92)
94 — SOMETHING –•– Shirley Bassey (United Artists)-1 (94)
95 — LOVE UPRISING –•– Otis Leaville (Dakar)-1 (95)
96 — AND THE GRASS WON’T PAY YOU NO MIND –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-1 (96)
99 — STONED COWBOY –•– Fantasy (Liberty)-1 (99)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th September, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-12 (1)
3 3 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-8 (3)
4 4 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-11 (4)
5 5 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-9 (5)
6 12 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6 (6)
7 9 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-10 (7)
8 13 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-11 (8)
9 14 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-9 (9)
10 6 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10 (4)

11 11 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-8 (11)
12 17 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-12 (12)
13 20 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-7 (13)
14 15 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-6 (14)
15 7 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-12 (3)
16 18 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Jim Henson) (Columbia)-7 (16)
17 8 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-15 (1)
18 39 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-7 (18)
19 40 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-2 (19)
20 10 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-16 (1)

21 16 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-19 (3)
22 27 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-6 (22)
23 28 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-8 (23)
24 25 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-10 (24)
25 26 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-7 (25)
26 35 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-4 (26)
27 30 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-7 (27)
28 23 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-22 (21)
29 36 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-5 (29)
30 33 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5 (30)

31 31 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-7 (31)
32 32 PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) –•– Melanie (Buddah)-6 (32)
33 34 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-4 (33)
34 19 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-14 (3)
35 37 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-8 (35)
36 21 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-11 (17)
37 42 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-4 (37)
38 45 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-3 (38)
39 46 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-5 (39)
40 50 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 29 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-11 (21)
48 38 EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-9 (38)

POWER PLAYS

42 65 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3 (42)
43 52 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-4 (43)
44 64 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-5 (44)
45 48 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Moments (Stang)-6 (45)
46 49 I STAND ACCUSED –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-5 (46)
47 43 SOUL SHAKE / FREE THE PEOPLE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-11 (43)
49 53 SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-5 (49)
50 63 DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO –•– Five Flights Up (T-A)-6 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

75 — SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-1 (75)
78 — IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-1 (78)
83 — ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-1 (83)
86 — LOVIN’ YOU BABY –•– White Plains (Deram)-1 (86)
90 — OUR WORLD –•– Blue Mink (Philips)-1 (90)
95 — GAS LAMPS AND CLAY –•– Blues Image (Atco)-1 (95)
96 — JUST LET IT COME –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-1 (96)
97 — FUNKY MAN –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1 (97)
98 — BABY, DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE –•– Faith, Hope and Charity (Maxwell)-1 (98)
99 — SWEETHEART –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-1 (99)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd October, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-9 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-9 (2)
3 7 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-11 (3)
4 6 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-7 (4)
5 5 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-10 (5)
6 19 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-3 (6)
7 9 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-10 (7)
8 8 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-12 (8)
9 2 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-13 (1)
10 13 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-8 (10)

11 4 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-12 (4)
12 12 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-13 (12)
13 11 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-9 (11)
14 25 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-8 (14)
15 24 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-11 (15)
16 18 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-8 (16)
17 10 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11 (4)
18 42 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (18)
19 14 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-7 (14)
20 39 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-6 (20)

21 23 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-9 (21)
22 22 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-7 (22)
23 26 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-5 (23)
24 30 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 (24)
25 33 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-5 (25)
26 27 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-8 (26)
27 31 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-8 (27)
28 29 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-6 (28)
29 16 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Jim Henson) (Columbia)-8 (16)
30 40 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-4 (30)

31 17 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-16 (1)
32 37 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-5 (32)
33 35 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-9 (33)
34 38 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-4 (34)
35 15 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-13 (3)
36 21 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-20 (3)
37 43 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-5 (37)
38 20 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-17 (1)
39 50 DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO –•– Five Flights Up (T-A)-7 (39)
40 44 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 28 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-23 (21)
45 32 PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) –•– Melanie (Buddah)-7 (32)

POWER PLAYS

42 46 I STAND ACCUSED –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-6 (42)
43 58 DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-4 (43)
44 45 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Moments (Stang)-7 (44)
46 49 SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-6 (46)
47 59 OUR HOUSE –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-3 (47)
48 47 SOUL SHAKE / FREE THE PEOPLE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-12 (43)
49 57 WE CAN MAKE MUSIC –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-4 (49)
50 51 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-7 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

62 — LUCRETIA MAC EVIL –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-1 (62)
63 — SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-1 (63)
70 — UGENA ZA ULIMWENGU (Unite the World) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1 (70)
81 — MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-1 (81)
88 — FRESH AIR –•– Quicksilver Messenger Service (Capitol)-1 (88)
89 — WOODSTOCK –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-1 (89)
90 — IF YOU WERE MINE –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-1 (90)
92 — PART TIME LOVE –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-1 (92)
93 — YOU BETTER THINK TWICE –•– Poco (Epic)-1 (93)
95 — SO CLOSE –•– Jake Holmes (Polydor)-1 (95)
97 — LET ME BACK IN –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-1 (97)
98 — DAY IS DONE –•– Brooklyn Bridge (Buddah)-1 (98)
99 — 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-1 (99)
100 — GOT TO BELIEVE IN LOVE –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th October, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 6 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4 (2)
3 3 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-12 (3)
4 1 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-10 (1)
5 10 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-9 (5)
6 5 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-11 (5)
7 2 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-10 (2)
8 16 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-9 (8)
9 18 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5 (9)
10 7 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-11 (7)

11 8 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-13 (8)
12 9 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-14 (1)
13 28 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-7 (13)
14 14 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-9 (14)
15 15 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-12 (15)
16 11 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-13 (4)
17 30 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-5 (17)
18 24 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 (18)
19 20 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-7 (19)
20 25 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-6 (20)

21 21 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-10 (21)
22 23 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-6 (22)
23 12 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-14 (12)
24 32 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-6 (24)
25 26 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-9 (25)
26 17 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-12 (4)
27 27 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-9 (27)
28 13 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-10 (11)
29 34 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-5 (29)
30 33 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-10 (30)

31 37 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-6 (31)
32 29 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Jim Henson) (Columbia)-9 (16)
33 19 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-8 (14)
34 22 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-8 (22)
35 47 OUR HOUSE –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-4 (35)
36 53 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-3 (36)
37 62 LUCRETIA MAC EVIL –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-2 (37)
38 39 DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO –•– Five Flights Up (T-A)-8 (38)
39 43 DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-5 (39)
40 40 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

57 31 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-17 (1)
61 36 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-21 (3)

POWER PLAYS

41 52 GOD, LOVE, AND ROCK AND ROLL –•– Teegarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-4 (41)
42 42 I STAND ACCUSED –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-7 (42)
43 70 UGENA ZA ULIMWENGU (Unite the World) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-2 (43)
44 41 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-24 (21)
45 50 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-8 (45)
46 57 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-6 (46)
47 65 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-5 (47)
48 44 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Moments (Stang)-8 (44)
49 49 WE CAN MAKE MUSIC –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-5 (49)
50 51 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-13 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

62 — CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-1 (62)
75 — I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-1 (75)
84 — LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-1 (84)
85 — TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-1 (85)
86 — AMERICA / STANDING (Medley) / BECAUSE I LOVE YOU –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-1 (86)
90 — DREAMS –•– Buddy Miles (Mercury)-1 (90)
92 — UP ON THE ROOF –•– Laura Nyro (Columbia)-1 (92)
95 — FATHER COME ON HOME –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-1 (95)
96 — TIME TO KILL –•– The Band (Capitol)-1 (96)
99 — I’M BETTER OFF WITHOUT YOU –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-1 (99)
100 — LISTEN HERE –•– Brian Auger and the Trinity (RCA)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th October, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-9 (1)
3 8 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-10 (3)
4 5 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-10 (4)
5 9 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6 (5)
6 3 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-13 (3)
7 4 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-11 (1)
8 7 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-11 (2)
9 6 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-12 (5)
10 17 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-6 (10)

11 22 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-7 (11)
12 13 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-8 (12)
13 14 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-10 (13)
14 15 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-13 (14)
15 18 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 (15)
16 11 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-14 (8)
17 20 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-7 (17)
18 19 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-8 (18)
19 10 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-12 (7)
20 24 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-7 (20)

21 29 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-6 (21)
22 12 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-15 (1)
23 27 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-10 (23)
24 16 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-14 (4)
25 25 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-10 (25)
26 23 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-15 (12)
27 21 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-11 (21)
28 31 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-7 (28)
29 30 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-11 (29)
30 41 GOD, LOVE, AND ROCK AND ROLL –•– Teegarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-5 (30)

31 36 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-4 (31)
32 35 OUR HOUSE –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-5 (32)
33 37 LUCRETIA MAC EVIL –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-3 (33)
34 54 SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-3 (34)
35 40 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-8 (35)
36 39 DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-6 (36)
37 38 DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO –•– Five Flights Up (T-A)-9 (37)
38 43 UGENA ZA ULIMWENGU (Unite the World) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3 (38)
39 51 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-4 (39)
40 47 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

49 34 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-9 (22)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-7 (41)
42 50 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-14 (42)
43 45 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-9 (43)
44 42 I STAND ACCUSED –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-8 (42)
45 59 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-4 (45)
46 62 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-2 (46)
47 63 MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-3 (47)
48 58 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-8 (48)
50 52 MONGOOSE –•– Elephant’s Memory (Metromedia)-11 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

67 — HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-1 (67)
68 — THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-1 (68)
75 — AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-1 (75)
77 — I AM SOMEBODY (Part 2) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-1 (77)
78 — HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (78)
84 — I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-1 (84)
93 — EMPTY PAGES –•– Traffic (United Artists)-4 (93)
94 — THE TAKER –•– Waylon Jennings (RCA)-1 (94)
96 — GET INTO SOMETHING –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1 (96)
97 — LOSERS WEEPERS (Part 1) –•– Etta James (Cadet)-1 (97)
98 — I DON’T WANNA CRY –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-1 (98)
99 — JERUSALEM –•– Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (A&M)-1 (99)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th October, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-10 (1)
3 3 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-11 (3)
4 5 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 (4)
5 4 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-11 (4)
6 10 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-7 (6)
7 6 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-14 (3)
8 11 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-8 (8)
9 12 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-9 (9)
10 7 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-12 (1)

11 18 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-9 (11)
12 9 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-13 (5)
13 13 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-11 (13)
14 28 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-8 (14)
15 15 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (15)
16 17 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-8 (16)
17 20 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-8 (17)
18 16 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-15 (8)
19 8 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-12 (2)
20 21 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-7 (20)

21 19 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-13 (7)
22 23 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-11 (22)
23 31 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-5 (23)
24 14 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-14 (14)
25 34 SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-4 (25)
26 30 GOD, LOVE, AND ROCK AND ROLL –•– Teegarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-6 (26)
27 35 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-9 (27)
28 46 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-3 (28)
29 45 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-5 (29)
30 25 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-11 (25)

31 39 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-5 (31)
32 32 OUR HOUSE –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-6 (32)
33 33 LUCRETIA MAC EVIL –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-4 (33)
34 36 DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-7 (34)
35 38 UGENA ZA ULIMWENGU (Unite the World) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4 (35)
36 40 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-7 (36)
37 37 DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO –•– Five Flights Up (T-A)-10 (37)
38 29 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-12 (29)
39 41 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-8 (39)
40 42 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-15 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 27 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-12 (21)

POWER PLAYS

41 60 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-3 (41)
42 43 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-10 (42)
43 47 MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-4 (43)
45 68 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-2 (45)
46 44 I STAND ACCUSED –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-9 (42)
47 48 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-9 (47)
48 51 I DO TAKE YOU –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-7 (48)
49 78 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-2 (49)
50 77 I AM SOMEBODY (Part 2) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

73 — SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1 (73)
74 — YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (74)
81 — ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 (81)
82 — EASY RIDER (Let the Wind Pay the Way) –•– Iron Butterfly (Atco)-1 (82)
83 — DON’T TRY TO LAY NO BOOGIE WOOGIE ON THE “KING OF ROCK AND ROLL” –•– Crow (Amaret)-1 (83)
87 — I NEED HELP (I Can’t Do It Alone) (Part 1) –•– Bobby Byrd (King)-1 (87)
89 — I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT YOU’VE STOPPED LOVING ME –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-1 (89)
91 — GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-1 (91)
92 — RUN, WOMAN, RUN –•– Tammy Wynette (Epic)-1 (92)
97 — FIFTEEN YEARS AGO –•– Conway Twitty (Decca)-1 (97)
98 — WHERE DID ALL THE GOOD TIMES GO –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (Liberty)-1 (98)
99 — STAND BY ME –•– David and Jimmy Ruffin (Soul)-1 (99)
100 — ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 31st October, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (2)
3 6 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-8 (3)
4 2 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-11 (1)
5 3 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-12 (3)
6 5 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-12 (4)
7 8 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-9 (7)
8 7 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-15 (3)
9 9 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-10 (9)
10 17 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-9 (10)

11 11 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-10 (11)
12 13 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-12 (12)
13 14 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-9 (13)
14 16 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-9 (14)
15 23 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-6 (15)
16 10 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-13 (1)
17 41 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-4 (17)
18 20 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-8 (18)
19 28 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-4 (19)
20 25 SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-5 (20)

21 15 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10 (15)
22 26 GOD, LOVE, AND ROCK AND ROLL –•– Teegarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-7 (22)
23 12 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-14 (5)
24 34 DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-8 (24)
25 29 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-6 (25)
26 27 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-10 (26)
27 45 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-3 (27)
28 31 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-6 (28)
29 36 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-8 (29)
30 32 OUR HOUSE –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-7 (30)

31 33 LUCRETIA MAC EVIL –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-5 (31)
32 21 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-14 (7)
33 35 UGENA ZA ULIMWENGU (Unite the World) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (33)
34 18 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-16 (8)
35 39 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-9 (35)
36 19 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-13 (2)
37 40 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-16 (37)
38 37 DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO –•– Five Flights Up (T-A)-11 (37)
39 43 MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-5 (39)
40 49 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 38 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-13 (29)
44 24 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-15 (14)
45 22 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-12 (22)
47 30 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-12 (25)

POWER PLAYS

41 47 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-10 (41)
42 42 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-11 (42)
46 50 I AM SOMEBODY (Part 2) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-3 (46)
48 48 I DO TAKE YOU –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-8 (48)
49 74 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-2 (49)
50 58 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

79 — NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-1 (79)
85 — I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF –•– Gary Puckett (Columbia)-1 (85)
88 — BIG LEG WOMAN (With a Short Short Mini Skirt) –•– Israel “Popper Stopper” Tolbert (Warren)-1 (88)
93 — THANK GOD AND GREYHOUND –•– Roy Clark (Dot)-1 (93)
95 — STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-1 (95)
96 — THAT’S THE WAY I WANT OUR LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Sound Stage 7)-1 (96)
97 — AMOS MOSES –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-1 (97)
98 — CHAINS AND THINGS –•– B.B. King (ABC)-1 (98)
99 — SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Dorothy Morrison (Buddah)-1 (99)
100 — ONE LIGHT TWO LIGHTS –•– The Satisfactions (Lionel)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th November, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9 (2)
3 3 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-9 (3)
4 5 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-13 (3)
5 7 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-10 (5)
6 6 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-13 (4)
7 17 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-5 (7)
8 4 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-12 (1)
9 8 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-16 (3)
10 9 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-11 (9)

11 15 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-7 (11)
12 13 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-10 (12)
13 27 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-4 (13)
14 29 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-9 (14)
15 11 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-11 (11)
16 10 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-10 (10)
17 19 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-5 (17)
18 35 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-10 (18)
19 20 SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-6 (19)
20 18 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-9 (18)

21 12 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-13 (12)
22 22 GOD, LOVE, AND ROCK AND ROLL –•– Teegarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-8 (22)
23 25 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-7 (23)
24 24 DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-9 (24)
25 26 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-11 (25)
26 28 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-7 (26)
27 14 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-10 (14)
28 37 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-17 (28)
29 31 LUCRETIA MAC EVIL –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-6 (29)
30 30 OUR HOUSE –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-8 (30)

31 16 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-14 (1)
32 23 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-15 (5)
33 56 LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-5 (33)
34 42 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-12 (34)
35 58 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-3 (35)
36 40 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (36)
37 39 MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-6 (37)
38 49 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3 (38)
39 33 UGENA ZA ULIMWENGU (Unite the World) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6 (33)
40 41 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-11 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 21 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11 (15)

POWER PLAYS

42 57 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-6 (42)
43 60 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-4 (43)
44 46 I AM SOMEBODY (Part 2) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-4 (44)
45 50 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-4 (45)
46 66 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-3 (46)
47 52 AND THE GRASS WON’T PAY YOU NO MIND –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-8 (47)
48 59 SWEETHEART –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-7 (48)
49 55 FRESH AIR –•– Quicksilver Messenger Service (Capitol)-6 (49)
50 54 SEEMS LIKE I GOTTA DO WRONG –•– The Whispers (Soul Clock)-8 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

61 — STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1 (61)
68 — HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-1 (68)
72 — DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1 (72)
75 — BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-1 (75)
78 — DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-1 (78)
79 — IT’S ALL IN YOUR MIND –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-1 (79)
82 — STONED COWBOY –•– Fantasy (Liberty)-6 (82)
84 — CAROLINA IN MY MIND –•– Crystal Mansion (Colossus)-1 (84)
87 — SUNSET STRIP –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-1 (87)
89 — SIMPLY CALL IT LOVE –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-1 (89)
90 — GAMES –•– Redeye (Pentagram)-1 (90)
91 — ALRIGHT IN THE CITY –•– Dunn and McCashen (Capitol)-1 (91)
92 — BURNING BRIDGES –•– The Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-1 (92)
95 — SEE THE LIGHT –•– The Flame (Brother)-1 (95)
98 — I GOTTA LET YOU GO –•– Martha Reeves and the Vandellas (Gordy)-1 (98)
100 — BEAUCOUPS OF BLUES –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th November, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (5 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10 (2)
3 3 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-10 (3)
4 7 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-6 (4)
5 5 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-11 (5)
6 4 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-14 (3)
7 13 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-5 (7)
8 12 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-11 (8)
9 18 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-11 (9)
10 11 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-8 (10)

11 17 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-6 (11)
12 6 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-14 (4)
13 14 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-10 (13)
14 8 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-13 (1)
15 19 SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-7 (15)
16 10 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-12 (9)
17 9 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-17 (3)
18 15 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-12 (11)
19 23 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-8 (19)
20 36 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (20)

21 16 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-11 (10)
22 38 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (22)
23 21 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-14 (12)
24 25 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-12 (24)
25 26 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-8 (25)
26 28 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-18 (26)
27 24 DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-10 (24)
28 35 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-4 (28)
29 27 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-11 (14)
30 42 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-7 (30)

31 33 LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-6 (31)
32 34 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-13 (32)
33 20 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-10 (18)
34 30 OUR HOUSE –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-9 (30)
35 43 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-5 (35)
36 22 GOD, LOVE, AND ROCK AND ROLL –•– Teegarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-9 (22)
37 29 LUCRETIA MAC EVIL –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-7 (29)
38 40 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-12 (38)
39 44 I AM SOMEBODY (Part 2) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-5 (39)
40 45 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 39 UGENA ZA ULIMWENGU (Unite the World) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7 (33)
45 37 MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-7 (37)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-4 (41)
42 57 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-3 (42)
44 47 AND THE GRASS WON’T PAY YOU NO MIND –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-9 (44)
46 53 PART TIME LOVE –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-7 (46)
47 48 SWEETHEART –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-8 (47)
48 61 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-2 (48)
49 49 FRESH AIR –•– Quicksilver Messenger Service (Capitol)-7 (49)
50 72 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

55 — BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-1 (55)
76 — WHO NEEDS YA –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-1 (76)
77 — ACE OF SPADE –•– O.V. Wright (Back Beat)-1 (77)
78 — PAY TO THE PIPER –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-1 (78)
85 — DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-1 (85)
88 — THIS IS MY LOVE SONG –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-1 (88)
92 — WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN –•– Runt (Todd Rundgren) (Ampex)-1 (92)
98 — MORNING –•– Jim Ed Brown (RCA)-1 (98)
99 — CAROLINA IN MY MIND –•– James Taylor (Apple)-1 (99)
100 — IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st November, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11 (2)
3 1 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10 (1)
4 7 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-6 (4)
5 3 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-11 (3)
6 5 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-12 (5)
7 6 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-15 (3)
8 8 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-12 (8)
9 9 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-12 (9)
10 13 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-11 (10)

11 11 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-7 (11)
12 10 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-9 (10)
13 15 SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-8 (13)
14 12 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-15 (4)
15 19 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-9 (15)
16 20 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (16)
17 14 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-14 (1)
18 30 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-8 (18)
19 28 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-5 (19)
20 22 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (20)

21 18 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-13 (11)
22 48 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-3 (22)
23 16 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-13 (9)
24 25 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-9 (24)
25 26 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-19 (25)
26 17 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-18 (3)
27 31 LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-7 (27)
28 41 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-5 (28)
29 24 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-13 (24)
30 21 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-12 (10)

31 32 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-14 (31)
32 35 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-6 (32)
33 38 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-13 (33)
34 40 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-6 (34)
35 27 DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-11 (24)
36 42 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-4 (36)
37 50 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3 (37)
38 54 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3 (38)
39 39 I AM SOMEBODY (Part 2) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-6 (39)
40 55 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 29 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-12 (14)
42 33 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-11 (18)
45 23 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-15 (12)

POWER PLAYS

43 59 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-3 (43)
44 44 AND THE GRASS WON’T PAY YOU NO MIND –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-10 (44)
46 46 PART TIME LOVE –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-8 (46)
47 47 SWEETHEART –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-9 (47)
48 45 MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-8 (37)
49 51 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-6 (49)
50 60 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

55 — ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1 (55)
62 — CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-1 (62)
74 — BORDER SONG (Holy Moses) / YOU AND ME –•– Aretha Franklin (with the Dixie Flyers) (Atlantic)-1 (74)
83 — IMMIGRANT SONG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-1 (83)
84 — ALL I HAVE –•– The Moments (Stang)-1 (84)
87 — (Don’t Worry) IF THERE’S A HELL BELOW WE’RE ALL GOING TO GO –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-1 (87)
90 — KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-1 (90)
92 — MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-1 (92)
96 — HELP ME FIND A WAY (To Say I Love You) –•– Little Anthony and the Imperials (United Artists)-1 (96)
97 — WHERE HAVE ALL OUR HEROES GONE –•– Bill Anderson (Decca)-1 (97)
98 — I CAN’T GET NEXT TO YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-1 (98)
99 — THINK ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-1 (99)
100 — SWEET SWEETHEART –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th November, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-7 (2)
3 3 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-11 (1)
4 2 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-12 (2)
5 5 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-12 (3)
6 9 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-13 (6)
7 6 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-13 (5)
8 10 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-12 (8)
9 16 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (9)
10 7 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-16 (3)

11 20 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (11)
12 24 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-10 (12)
13 11 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-8 (11)
14 15 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-10 (14)
15 18 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-9 (15)
16 19 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-6 (16)
17 13 SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-9 (13)
18 8 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-13 (8)
19 12 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-10 (10)
20 37 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4 (20)

21 22 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-4 (21)
22 14 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-16 (4)
23 25 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-20 (23)
24 36 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-5 (24)
25 28 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6 (25)
26 27 LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-8 (26)
27 40 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-3 (27)
28 21 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-14 (11)
29 32 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-7 (29)
30 33 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-14 (30)

31 31 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-15 (31)
32 17 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-15 (1)
33 34 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-7 (33)
34 38 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-4 (34)
35 43 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-4 (35)
36 23 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-14 (9)
37 29 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-14 (24)
38 35 DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-12 (24)
39 62 CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-2 (39)
40 49 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 39 I AM SOMEBODY (Part 2) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-7 (39)

POWER PLAYS

42 56 DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-4 (42)
43 55 ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-2 (43)
44 50 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-6 (44)
45 46 PART TIME LOVE –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-9 (45)
46 44 AND THE GRASS WON’T PAY YOU NO MIND –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-11 (44)
47 64 DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-3 (47)
48 47 SWEETHEART –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-10 (47)
49 51 SO CLOSE –•– Jake Holmes (Polydor)-9 (49)
50 52 I DON’T WANNA CRY –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-7 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

51 — RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– The Supremes and the Four Tops (Motown)-1 (51)
72 — MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-1 (72)
82 — WHEN THE PARTY IS OVER –•– Robert John (A&M)-1 (82)
86 — IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-1 (86)
88 — STEALER –•– Free (A&M)-1 (88)
89 — YOUR SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-1 (89)
90 — MOST OF ALL –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-1 (90)
92 — SILVER MOON –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-1 (92)
93 — ROSE GARDEN –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-1 (93)
94 — PARANOID –•– Black Sabbath (Warner Brothers)-1 (94)
98 — CAN’T GET OVER LOSING YOU –•– Donnie Elbert (Rare Bullet)-1 (98)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th December, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-9 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-8 (2)
3 6 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-14 (3)
4 3 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-12 (1)
5 4 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-13 (2)
6 5 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-13 (3)
7 25 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-7 (7)
8 24 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-6 (8)
9 9 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (9)
10 16 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-7 (10)

11 11 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (11)
12 12 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-11 (12)
13 72 MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-2 (13)
14 15 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-10 (14)
15 8 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-13 (8)
16 20 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 (16)
17 27 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-4 (17)
18 7 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-14 (5)
19 14 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-11 (14)
20 21 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-5 (20)

21 29 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-8 (21)
22 35 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-5 (22)
23 23 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-21 (23)
24 30 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-15 (24)
25 19 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-11 (10)
26 26 LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-9 (26)
27 47 DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-4 (27)
28 18 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-14 (8)
29 10 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-17 (3)
30 13 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-9 (11)

31 34 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-5 (31)
32 17 SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-10 (13)
33 65 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-3 (33)
34 39 CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-3 (34)
35 44 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-7 (35)
36 62 IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-4 (36)
37 33 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-8 (33)
38 40 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-8 (38)
39 43 ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3 (39)
40 42 DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 31 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-16 (31)

POWER PLAYS

41 58 PAY TO THE PIPER –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-4 (41)
43 56 STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-6 (43)
44 71 IMMIGRANT SONG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-3 (44)
45 51 RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– The Supremes and the Four Tops (Motown)-2 (45)
46 57 GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-7 (46)
47 53 CHAINS AND THINGS –•– B.B. King (ABC)-6 (47)
48 54 BORDER SONG / YOU AND ME –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3 (48)
49 52 IF YOU WERE MINE –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-10 (49)
50 45 PART TIME LOVE –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-10 (45)

NEW THIS WEEK

79 — THE GREEN GRASS STARTS TO GROW –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-1 (79)
81 — LONELY DAYS –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-1 (81)
84 — PRECIOUS PRECIOUS –•– Jackie Moore (Atlantic)-1 (84)
85 — RUBY TUESDAY –•– Melanie (Buddah)-1 (85)
86 — GYPSY QUEEN (Part 1) –•– Gypsy (Metromedia)-1 (86)
90 — BLACK NIGHT –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-1 (90)
91 — COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER –•– Loretta Lynn (Decca)-1 (91)
92 — SING HIGH – SING LOW –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1 (92)
94 — KEEP ON LOVING ME (You’ll See the Change) –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Duke)-1 (94)
95 — LADY LOVE –•– The Klowns (RCA)-1 (95)
96 — FREE TO CARRY ON –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-1 (96)
100 — MAGGIE –•– Redbone (Epic)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th December, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-10 (1)
3 3 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-15 (3)
4 7 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8 (4)
5 4 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-13 (1)
6 13 MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-3 (6)
7 17 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-5 (7)
8 8 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-7 (8)
9 16 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 (9)
10 10 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-8 (10)

11 5 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-14 (2)
12 20 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-6 (12)
13 14 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-11 (13)
14 11 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (11)
15 6 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-14 (3)
16 9 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (9)
17 15 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-14 (8)
18 21 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-9 (18)
19 22 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-6 (19)
20 33 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-4 (20)

21 31 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6 (21)
22 27 DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-5 (22)
23 24 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-16 (23)
24 18 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-15 (5)
25 12 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-12 (12)
26 19 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-12 (14)
27 23 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-22 (23)
28 39 ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 (28)
29 34 CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-4 (29)
30 46 GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-8 (30)

31 26 LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-10 (26)
32 41 PAY TO THE PIPER –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-5 (32)
33 35 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-8 (33)
34 36 IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-5 (34)
35 45 RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– The Supremes and the Four Tops (Motown)-3 (35)
36 44 IMMIGRANT SONG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-4 (36)
37 37 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-9 (33)
38 38 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-9 (38)
39 40 DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-6 (39)
40 43 STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

41 48 BORDER SONG / YOU AND ME –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 (41)
42 59 IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-3 (42)
43 42 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-17 (31)
44 49 IF YOU WERE MINE –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-11 (44)
45 47 CHAINS AND THINGS –•– B.B. King (ABC)-7 (45)
46 54 WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN –•– Runt (Todd Rundgren) (Ampex)-5 (46)
47 69 MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-4 (47)
48 67 ROSE GARDEN –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-3 (48)
49 71 YOUR SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-3 (49)
50 56 GAMES –•– Redeye (Pentagram)-6 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

67 — LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-1 (67)
76 — AMAZING GRACE –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-1 (76)
81 — FLESH AND BLOOD –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-1 (81)
82 — WHITER SHADE OF PALE –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-1 (82)
83 — BORN TO WANDER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-1 (83)
85 — MEAN MISTREATER –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-1 (85)
86 — SOMEBODY’S WATCHING YOU –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-1 (86)
89 — HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-1 (89)
92 — WE GOT TO LIVE TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Buddy Miles (Mercury)-1 (92)
93 — WRAP IT UP –•– Archie Bell and the Drells (Atlantic)-1 (93)
94 — A WOMAN’S WAY –•– Rozetta Johnson (Clintone)-1 (94)
97 — SATIN RED AND BLACK VELVET WOMAN –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-1 (97)
98 — I’M SO PROUD –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-1 (98)
99 — AFTER THE FEELING IS GONE –•– Five Flights Up (T-A)-1 (99)
100 — EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT –•– Teegarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th December, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 6 MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-4 (2)
3 4 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-9 (3)
4 2 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-11 (1)
5 7 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-6 (5)
6 20 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-5 (6)
7 12 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-7 (7)
8 9 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 (8)
9 3 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-16 (3)
10 8 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-8 (8)

11 10 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-9 (10)
12 11 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-15 (2)
13 13 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-12 (13)
14 5 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-14 (1)
15 22 DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-6 (15)
16 16 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 (9)
17 19 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-7 (17)
18 18 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-10 (18)
19 23 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-17 (19)
20 21 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-7 (20)

21 15 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-15 (3)
22 17 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-15 (8)
23 28 ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5 (23)
24 14 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9 (11)
25 32 PAY TO THE PIPER –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-6 (25)
26 29 CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-5 (26)
27 40 STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-8 (27)
28 30 GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-9 (28)
29 34 IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-6 (29)
30 35 RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– The Supremes and the Four Tops (Motown)-4 (30)

31 36 IMMIGRANT SONG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-5 (31)
32 42 IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-4 (32)
33 33 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-9 (33)
34 26 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-13 (14)
35 38 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-10 (35)
36 39 DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-7 (36)
37 41 BORDER SONG / YOU AND ME –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 (37)
38 49 YOUR SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-4 (38)
39 67 LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-2 (39)
40 48 ROSE GARDEN –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 25 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-13 (12)
47 27 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-23 (23)
48 37 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-10 (33)
57 31 LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-11 (26)

POWER PLAYS

41 56 LONELY DAYS –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-3 (41)
42 44 IF YOU WERE MINE –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-12 (42)
44 46 WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN –•– Runt (Todd Rundgren) (Ampex)-6 (44)
45 50 GAMES –•– Redeye (Pentagram)-7 (45)
46 47 MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-5 (46)
49 53 MORNING –•– Jim Ed Brown (RCA)-6 (49)
50 45 CHAINS AND THINGS –•– B.B. King (ABC)-8 (45)

NEW THIS WEEK

62 — STOP THE WAR NOW –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-1 (62)
80 — CHURCH STREET SOUL REVIVAL –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-1 (80)
81 — YOUR TIME TO CRY –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-1 (81)
86 — BRIDGET THE MIDGET (The Queen Of the Blues) –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-1 (86)
88 — THEY CAN’T TAKE AWAY OUR MUSIC –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-1 (88)
90 — ARE YOU MY WOMAN (Tell Me So) –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1 (90)
92 — (Do the) PUSH AND PULL (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-1 (92)
94 — GOD BLESS WHOEVER SENT YOU –•– The Originals (Soul)-1 (94)
99 — BURNING BRIDGES –•– The Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-3 (89)
100 — (I Can Feel Those Vibrations) THIS LOVE IS REAL –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th December, 1970

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-5 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-10 (2)
3 1 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-10 (1)
4 6 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-6 (4)
5 5 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-7 (5)
6 4 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-12 (1)
7 7 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-8 (7)
8 8 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 (8)
9 9 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-17 (3)
10 10 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-9 (8)

11 13 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-13 (11)
12 15 DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-7 (12)
13 27 STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-9 (13)
14 19 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-18 (14)
15 12 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-16 (2)
16 14 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-15 (1)
17 30 RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– The Supremes and the Four Tops (Motown)-5 (17)
18 28 GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-10 (18)
19 29 IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-7 (19)
20 20 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-8 (20)

21 17 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-8 (17)
22 23 ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 (22)
23 25 PAY TO THE PIPER –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-7 (23)
24 32 IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-5 (24)
25 26 CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-6 (25)
26 41 LONELY DAYS –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-4 (26)
27 22 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-16 (8)
28 31 IMMIGRANT SONG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-6 (28)
29 38 YOUR SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-5 (29)
30 11 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-10 (10)

31 39 LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-3 (31)
32 24 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10 (11)
33 40 ROSE GARDEN –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-5 (33)
34 35 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-11 (34)
35 21 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-16 (3)
36 36 DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-8 (36)
37 37 BORDER SONG / YOU AND ME –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (37)
38 18 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-11 (18)
39 45 GAMES –•– Redeye (Pentagram)-8 (39)
40 44 WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN –•– Runt (Todd Rundgren) (Ampex)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 16 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11 (9)
43 33 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-10 (33)

POWER PLAYS

42 42 IF YOU WERE MINE –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-13 (42)
44 46 MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-6 (44)
45 56 SILVER MOON –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-5 (45)
46 59 THE GREEN GRASS STARTS TO GROW –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-4 (46)
47 49 MORNING –•– Jim Ed Brown (RCA)-7 (47)
48 53 (Don’t Worry) IF THERE’S A HELL BELOW WE’RE ALL GOING TO GO –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-6 (48)
49 55 MOST OF ALL –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-5 (49)
50 62 STOP THE WAR NOW –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

56 — I REALLY DON’T WANT TO KNOW / THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (56)
68 — TEMPTATION EYES –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-1 (68)
74 — REMEMBER ME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 (74)
76 — IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-1 (76)
78 — 1900 YESTERDAY –•– Liz Damon’s Orient Express (White Whale)-1 (78)
79 — WATCHING SCOTTY GROW –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-1 (79)
87 — HOLLY HOLY –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-1 (87)
90 — I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Dave Edmunds (MAM)-1 (90)
92 — HELP ME FIND A WAY (To Say I Love You) –•– Little Anthony and the Imperials (United Artists)-3 (92)
96 — SHOES –•– Brook Benton with the Dixie Flyers (Cotillion)-1 (96)
98 — SWEET MARY –•– Wadsworth Mansion (Sussex)-1 (98)
99 — WAY BACK HOME –•– The Jazz Crusaders (Chisa)-1 (99)
100 — I GOT TO TELL SOMEBODY –•– Betty Everett (Fantasy)-1 (100)