US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th July, 1970

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending July 25th, 1970. Check out the top 100 artists of 1970 here and the top 100 songs of 1970 here. You can also check the complete 1970 Top Singles here. carpenters-they-long-to-be-close-to-you-am-records carpenters-they-long-to-be-close-to-you-1970-3 TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 3 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6 (1 week at #1) 2 1 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10 3 4 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-14 4 2 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 5 10 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elecktra)-7 6 5 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-10 7 6 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-12 8 8 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-17 9 18 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (I’m Yours) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 10 7 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-14 11 12 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-8 12 11 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-19 13 9 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-10 14 24 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-10 15 15 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-9 16 22 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-8 17 13 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-11 18 26 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-5 19 14 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-7 20 30 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-6 21 20 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-10 22 19 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-15 23 17 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-20 24 37 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-9 25 44 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-3 26 41 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-6 27 27 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-7 28 29 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-7 29 25 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-15 30 31 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-10 31 16 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-16 32 68 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-3 33 21 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-15 34 28 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-11 35 32 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-11 36 36 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-12 37 38 STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-8 38 43 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-8 39 59 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-4 40 42 TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OF ME –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-8 OFF THE CHARTS 42 40 END OF OUR ROAD –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-7 POWER PLAYS 41 61 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-5 43 74 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-2 44 45 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-8 45 46 WHEN WE GET MARRIED –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-6 46 47 MY MARIE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-5 47 69 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-3 48 48 (How Bout a Little Hand For) THE BOYS IN THE BAND –•– The Boys In the Band (Spring)-8 49 65 PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-3 50 — 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1 NEW THIS WEEK 50 — 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1 71 — AMERICA, COMMUNICATE WITH ME –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-1 74 — WIGWAM –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-1 76 — GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS, BOYS WILL BE BOYS –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1 77 — GLORY GLORY –•– The Rascals with the Sweet Inspirations (Atlantic)-1 84 — BLACK FOX –•– Freddy Robinson (Pacific Jazz)-1 87 — SOMETHING –•– Booker T. and the MG’s (Stax)-1 88 — HUMMINGBIRD –•– B.B. King (ABC)-1 90 — SING A SONG OF FREEDOM –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-1 92 — IT’S YOUR LIFE –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-1 97 — CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-1 98 — MORNING MUCH BETTER –•– Ten Wheel Drive with Genya Raven (Polydor)-1 99 — IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-1 100 — BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– Joni Mitchell (Reprise)-1 Compiled from national sales and CHR (Top 40) radio station airplay by Billboard Copyright © 1970 Billboard Publications