US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th August, 1970

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending August 29th, 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. edwin-starr-war-1970-16 edwin-starr-war-1970-6 TW LW TITLE-Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 4 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-8 (1 week at #1) 2 1 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-12 3 2 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11 4 5 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-8 5 3 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-15 6 6 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (I’m Yours) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 7 7 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-7 8 12 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-11 9 17 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-4 10 13 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 11 9 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-11 12 20 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-4 13 8 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-19 14 22 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Columbia)-5 15 10 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-13 16 18 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-10 17 19 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-9 18 11 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-14 19 26 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-7 20 33 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-5 21 23 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-4 22 21 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-7 23 25 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-7 24 28 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-18 25 34 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-8 26 38 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-7 27 15 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-15 28 16 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-22 29 46 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-2 30 14 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-15 31 37 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-5 32 36 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 33 42 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-6 34 35 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-15 35 27 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-8 36 44 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Columbia)-3 37 30 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-13 38 40 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-6 39 29 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-10 40 62 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-2 OFF THE CHARTS 41 32 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-8 POWER PLAYS 42 41 WIGWAM –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-6 43 81 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-2 44 47 ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-5 45 51 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-4 46 55 PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) / STOP I DON’T WANNA’ HEAR IT ANYMORE –•– Melanie (Buddah)-2 47 53 EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-5 48 48 HUMMINGBIRD –•– B.B. King (ABC)-6 49 52 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-3 50 72 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-3 NEW THIS WEEK 62 — SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-1 65 — LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-1 67 — STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-1 79 — FUNK #49 –•– The James Gang (ABC)-1 80 — I STAND ACCUSED –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-1 85 — SONG FROM M*A*S*H –•– Al DeLory (Capitol)-11 90 — OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1 91 — FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-1 92 — MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers (Parrot)-15 98 — (I Remember) SUMMER MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-1 99 — STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-1 100 — I CAN’T BE YOU (You Can’t Be Me) –•– Glass House (Invictus)-3 Compiled from national sales and CHR (Top 40) radio station airplay by Billboard Copyright © 1970 Billboard Publications