US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th September, 1970

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending September 12th, 1970.

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TW LW TITLE-Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Cash Box Position, Top 30 only)

1 1 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-10 (3 weeks at #1) (#1)
2 2 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-6 (#3)
3 4 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-10 (#4)
4 6 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 (#6)
5 10 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-6 (#5)
6 7 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-9 (#2)
7 13 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-7 (#8)
8 5 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-13 (#23)
9 3 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-14 (#16)
10 9 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-17 (#7)

11 18 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-8 (#10)
12 12 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-6 (#11)
13 11 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (I’m Yours) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-12 (#24)
14 19 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-9 (#17)
15 20 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-4 (#12)
16 27 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-7 (#15)
17 17 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-9 (#13)
18 26 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Columbia)-5 (#20)
19 14 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Columbia)-7 (#9)
20 24 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-10 (#19)

21 23 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-20 (#21)
22 29 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-4 (#18)
23 8 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-13 (#26)
24 15 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-13 (#66)
25 33 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-8 (#22)
26 40 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-5 (#34)
27 21 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-9 (#14)
28 16 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-12 (#33)
29 38 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-4 (#30)
30 36 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-6 (#25)

31 50 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-5
32 31 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-9
33 35 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-5
34 37 PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) / STOP I DON’T WANNA’ HEAR IT ANYMORE –•– Melanie (Buddah)-4
35 68 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3
36 25 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-11
37 34 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-17
38 46 EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-7
39 43 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-5
40 60 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-3

OFF THE CHARTS

41 32 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7

POWER PLAYS

41 32 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7
42 44 ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-7
43 47 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-6
44 48 SOUL SHAKE / FREE THE PEOPLE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-9
45 86 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-2
46 51 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-5
47 41 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-10
48 49 WE’RE ALL PLAYING IN THE SAME BAND –•– Bert Sommer (Eleuthra)-6
49 53 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-3
50 71 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Moments (Stang)-4

NEW THIS WEEK

54 — EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-1
76 — WE CAN MAKE MUSIC –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-1
80 — I DO TAKE YOU –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-1
83 — FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-1
84 — WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1
88 — MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-1
89 — I JUST WANNA KEEP IT TOGETHER –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-1
92 — DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-1
93 — IT’S SO NICE –•– Jackie DeShannon (Liberty)-3
96 — BORDER SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-3
97 — ANIMAL ZOO –•– Spirit (Epic)-1
99 — ALONE AGAIN OR –•– Love (Elektra)-1
100 — LOVING YOU IS A NATURAL THING –•– Ronnie Milsap (Chips)-1

Compiled from national sales and CHR (Top 40) radio station airplay by Billboard
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