US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st August, 1970

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending August 1st, 1970. Check out the top 100 artists of 1970 here and the top 100 songs of 1970 here. Make sure to also check the 1970’s Top 40 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 1 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 (2 weeks at #1) 2 5 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-8 3 2 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11 4 3 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-15 5 9 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (I’m Yours) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 6 4 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10 7 14 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-11 8 6 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-11 9 11 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-9 10 8 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-18 11 7 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-13 12 25 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-4 13 12 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-20 14 15 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-10 15 10 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-15 16 16 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-9 17 18 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-6 18 20 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-7 19 24 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-10 20 19 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-8 21 26 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-7 22 32 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-4 23 13 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-11 24 17 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-12 25 28 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-8 26 30 WESTBOUND #9 –•– Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-11 27 39 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-5 28 41 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-6 29 60 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-3 30 57 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-3 31 29 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-16 32 31 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-17 33 47 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-4 34 44 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-9 35 38 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-9 36 35 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-12 37 43 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-3 38 50 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-2 39 56 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-4 40 34 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-12 OFF THE CHARTS 41 27 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8 44 36 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-13 46 37 STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-9 58 40 TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OF ME –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-9 POWER PLAYS 41 27 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8 42 51 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– Neighborhood (Big Tree)-6 43 46 MY MARIE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-6 44 36 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-13 45 49 PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-4 46 37 STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-9 47 52 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-11 48 48 HOW ABOUT A LITTLE HAND (For the Boys In the Band) –•– The Boys In the Band (Spring)-9 49 69 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-3 50 53 PEARL –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-7 NEW THIS WEEK 61 — (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-1 71 — JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-1 72 — HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Columbia)-1 85 — I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 92 — MILL VALLEY –•– Miss Abrams & the Strawberry Point School 3rd Grade Class (Reprise)-1 94 — BLACK HANDS WHITE COTTON –•– The Caboose (Enterprise)-1 95 — ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-1 96 — EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-1 97 — YOURS LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Sound Stage)-1 98 — BALL AND CHAIN –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-1 99 — A SONG THAT NEVER COMES –•– Mama Cass Elliot (Dunhill)-1 100 — BRING IT ON HOME –•– Lou Rawls (Capitol)-1 Compiled from national sales and CHR (Top 40) radio station airplay by Billboard Copyright © 1970 Billboard Publications