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US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th December, 1970

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending December 26th, 1970.

Check out the top 100 artists of 1970 here and the top 100 songs of 1970 here.

Curious to see the entire chart for this year? View the 1970 US Top Singles here.

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TW LW TITLE-Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-5 (1 week at #1)
2 3 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-10
3 1 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-10
4 6 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-6
5 5 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-7
6 4 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-12
7 7 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-8
8 8 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8
9 9 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-17
10 10 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-9

11 13 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-13
12 15 DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-7
13 27 STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-9
14 19 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-18
15 12 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-16
16 14 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-15
17 30 RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– The Supremes and the Four Tops (Motown)-5
18 28 GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-10
19 29 IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-7
20 20 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-8

21 17 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-8
22 23 ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6
23 25 PAY TO THE PIPER –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-7
24 32 IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-5
25 26 CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-6
26 41 LONELY DAYS –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-4
27 22 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-16
28 31 IMMIGRANT SONG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-6
29 38 YOUR SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-5
30 11 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-10

31 39 LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-3
32 24 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10
33 40 ROSE GARDEN –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-5
34 35 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-11
35 21 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-16
36 36 DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-8
37 37 BORDER SONG / YOU AND ME –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6
38 18 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-11
39 45 GAMES –•– Redeye (Pentagram)-8
40 44 WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN –•– Runt (Todd Rundgren) (Ampex)-7

OFF THE CHARTS

41 16 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11
43 33 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-10

POWER PLAYS

42 42 IF YOU WERE MINE –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-13
44 46 MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-6
45 56 SILVER MOON –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-5
46 59 THE GREEN GRASS STARTS TO GROW –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-4
47 49 MORNING –•– Jim Ed Brown (RCA)-7
48 53 (Don’t Worry) IF THERE’S A HELL BELOW WE’RE ALL GOING TO GO –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-6
49 55 MOST OF ALL –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-5
50 62 STOP THE WAR NOW –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-2

NEW THIS WEEK

56 — I REALLY DON’T WANT TO KNOW / THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1
68 — TEMPTATION EYES –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-1
74 — REMEMBER ME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1
76 — IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-1
78 — 1900 YESTERDAY –•– Liz Damon’s Orient Express (White Whale)-1
79 — WATCHING SCOTTY GROW –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-1
87 — HOLLY HOLY –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-1
90 — I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Dave Edmunds (MAM)-1
92 — HELP ME FIND A WAY (To Say I Love You) –•– Little Anthony and the Imperials (United Artists)-1
96 — SHOES –•– Brook Benton with the Dixie Flyers (Cotillon)-1
98 — SWEET MARY –•– Wadsworth Mansion (Sussex)-1
99 — WAY BACK HOME –•– The Jazz Crusaders (Chisa)-1
100 — I GOT TO TELL SOMEBODY –•– Betty Everett (Fantasy)-1

Compiled from national sales and CHR (Top 40) radio station airplay by Billboard. Copyright © 1970 Billboard Publications

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