US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th September, 1970

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending September 5th, 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. edwin-starr-war-1970-16 edwin-starr-war-1970-6 TW LW TITLE-Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 1 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-9 (2 weeks at #1) 2 9 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-5 3 2 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-13 4 4 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-9 5 3 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-12 6 10 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 7 7 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-8 8 8 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-12 9 5 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-16 10 12 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-5 11 6 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (I’m Yours) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11 12 21 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-5 13 20 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-6 14 14 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Columbia)-6 15 11 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-12 16 16 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-11 17 19 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-8 18 33 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-7 19 26 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-8 20 29 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-3 21 23 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-8 22 13 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-20 23 24 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-19 24 25 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-9 25 17 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-10 26 36 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Columbia)-4 27 31 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-6 28 15 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-14 29 40 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3 30 18 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-15 31 22 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-8 32 32 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 33 38 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-7 34 34 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-16 35 49 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-4 36 45 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-5 37 46 PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) / STOP I DON’T WANNA’ HEAR IT ANYMORE –•– Melanie (Buddah)-3 38 43 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-3 39 35 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-9 40 50 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-4 OFF THE CHARTS 42 39 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-11 45 37 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-14 POWER PLAYS 41 41 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-9 43 51 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-4 44 44 ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-6 46 47 EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-6 47 60 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-5 48 53 SOUL SHAKE / FREE THE PEOPLE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-8 49 54 WE’RE ALL PLAYING IN THE SAME BAND –•– Bert Sommer (Eleuthra)-5 50 61 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-4 NEW THIS WEEK 70 — LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-1 81 — SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof Aged In Soul (Hot Wax)-1 82 — IT’S ONLY MAKE BELEIVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1 86 — INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-1 88 — GREENWOOD MISSISSIPPI –•– Little Richard (Reprise)-1 93 — (Baby) TURN ON TO ME –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-1 94 — GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-1 95 — EMPTY PAGES –•– Traffic (United Artists)-1 96 — I HAVE LEARNED TO DO WITHOUT YOU –•– Mavis Staples (Volt)-1 99 — LOOKY LOOKY (Look At Me Girl) –•– The O’Jays (Neptune)-1 100 — FIRE AND RAIN –•– Johnny Rivers and Friends (Imperial)-1 Compiled from national sales and CHR (Top 40) radio station airplay by Billboard Copyright © 1970 Billboard Publications