US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd August, 1970

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending August 22nd, 1970. Check out the top 100 artists of 1970 here and the top 100 songs of 1970 here. For the US 1970 Top 40 Singles, you can also view it here. bread-make-it-with-you-elektra-4 bread-make-it-with-you-elektra-3 TW LW TITLE-Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 2 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-11 (1 week at #1) 2 1 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10 3 4 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-14 4 6 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-7 5 5 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-7 6 3 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (I’m Yours) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 7 16 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-6 8 7 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-18 9 12 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-10 10 9 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-12 11 13 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-13 12 14 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-10 13 18 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 14 10 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-14 15 8 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-14 16 11 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-21 17 26 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-3 18 19 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-9 19 20 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-8 20 23 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-3 21 15 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-6 22 25 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Columbia)-4 23 48 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-3 24 21 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-9 25 28 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-6 26 29 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-6 27 27 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-7 28 34 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-17 29 30 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-9 30 31 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-12 31 17 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-13 32 35 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-7 33 38 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-4 34 36 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-7 35 37 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-14 36 44 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 37 47 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-4 38 42 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-6 39 24 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-14 40 53 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-5 OFF THE CHARTS 43 40 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-12 POWER PLAYS 41 41 WIGWAM –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-5 42 50 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-5 44 59 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Columbia)-2 45 46 AMERICA, COMMUNICATE WITH ME –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-5 46 — I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-1 47 58 ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-4 48 56 HUMMINGBIRD –•– B.B. King (ABC)-5 49 51 STEALING IN THE NAME OF THE LORD –•– Paul Kelly (Happy Tiger)-8 50 49 PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-7 NEW THIS WEEK 46 — I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-1 55 — PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) / STOP I DON’T WANNA’ HEAR IT ANYMORE –•– Melanie (Buddah)-1 62 — CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-1 74 — STAY AWAY FROM ME (I Love You Too Much) –•– Major Lance (Curtom)-1 77 — WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO MY LOVE –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-1 80 — ON THE BEACH (In the Summertime) –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 81 — NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-1 82 — RIKI TIKI TAVI –•– Donovan (Epic)-1 86 — IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Moments (Stang)-1 87 — DON’T MAKE ME OVER –•– Brenda and the Tabulations (Top & Bottom)-1 88 — WHAT A BUMMER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-1 90 — I WANNA KNOW IF IT’S GOOD FOR YOU –•– Funkadelic (Westbound)-1 91 — SCREAMING NIGHT HOG –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-1 93 — SHE SAID YES –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-1 94 — BABY, I NEED YOUR LOVING –•– O.C. Smith (Columbia)-1 95 — WHERE ARE YOU GOING –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-1 96 — WE CAN MAKE IT BABY –•– The Originals (Soul)-1 97 — DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO –•– Five Flights Up (TA)-1 99 — SING OUT THE LOVE (In My Heart) –•– Arkade (Dunhill) 100 — AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-1 Compiled from national sales and CHR (Top 40) radio station airplay by Billboard Copyright © 1970 Billboard Publications