US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th December, 1970

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending December 12th, 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. smokey-robinson-and-the-miracles-the-tears-of-a-clown-1970-5 TW LW TITLE-Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart 1 2 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-8 (1 week at #1) 2 1 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-10 3 3 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-15 4 7 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8 5 4 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-13 6 13 MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-3 7 17 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-5 8 8 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-7 9 16 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 10 10 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-8 11 5 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-14 12 20 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-6 13 14 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-11 14 11 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 15 6 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-14 16 9 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 17 15 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-14 18 21 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-9 19 22 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-6 20 33 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-4 21 31 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6 22 27 DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-5 23 24 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-16 24 18 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-15 25 12 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-12 26 19 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atantic)-12 27 23 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-22 28 39 ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 29 34 CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-4 30 46 GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-8 31 26 LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-10 32 41 PAY TO THE PIPER –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-5 33 35 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-8 34 36 IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-5 35 45 RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– The Supremes and the Four Tops (Motown)-3 36 44 IMMIGRANT SONG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-4 37 37 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-9 38 38 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-9 39 40 DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-6 40 43 STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-7 POWER PLAYS 41 48 BORDER SONG / YOU AND ME –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 42 59 IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-3 43 42 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-17 44 49 IF YOU WERE MINE –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-11 45 47 CHAINS AND THINGS –•– B.B. King (ABC)-7 46 54 WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN –•– Runt (Todd Rundgren) (Ampex)-5 47 69 MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-4 48 67 ROSE GARDEN –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-3 49 71 YOUR SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-3 50 56 GAMES –•– Redeye (Pentagram)-6 NEW THIS WEEK 67 — LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-1 76 — AMAZING GRACE –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-1 81 — FLESH AND BLOOD –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-1 82 — WHITER SHADE OF PALE –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-1 83 — BORN TO WANDER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-1 85 — MEAN MISTREATER –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-1 86 — SOMEBODY’S WATCHING YOU / STANGA –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-1 89 — HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-1 92 — WE GOT TO LIVE TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Buddy Miles (Mercury)-1 93 — WRAP IT UP –•– Archie Bell and the Drells (Atlantic)-1 94 — A WOMAN’S WAY –•– Rozetta Johnson (Clintone)-1 97 — SATIN RED AND BLACK VELVET WOMAN –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-1 98 — I’M SO PROUD –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-1 99 — AFTER THE FEELING IS GONE –•– Five Flights Up (T-A)-1 100 — EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT –•– Teegarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-1 Compiled from national sales and CHR (Top 40) radio station airplay by Billboard Copyright © 1970 Billboard Publications