Top 100 Songs of 1970


These are the top 100 songs of 1970. Within the top 100, there are a total of 85 different bands or artists.

The Jackson 5 achieved the most entries with four of the top songs of 1970.

The song title is at the top in gray with the artist below in red.

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Top Songs of 1970

1

Bridge over Troubled Water

Simon & Garfunkel

2

(They Long to Be) Close to You

The Carpenters

3

American Woman

The Guess Who

4

Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head

B.J. Thomas

5

War

Edwin Starr

6

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Diana Ross

7

I’ll Be There

The Jackson 5

8

Get Ready

Rare Earth

9

Let It Be

The Beatles

10

Band of Gold

Freda Payne

11

Mama Told Me (Not to Come)

Three Dog Night

12

Everything Is Beautiful

Ray Stevens

13

Make It with You

Bread

14

Hitchin’ a Ride

Vanity Fare

15

ABC

The Jackson 5

16

The Love You Save

The Jackson 5

17

Cracklin’ Rosie

Neil Diamond

18

Candida

Dawn

19

Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)

Sly & the Family Stone

20

Spill the Wine

Eric Burdon & War

21

O-o-h Child

Five Stairsteps

22

Spirit in the Sky

Norman Greenbaum

23

Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)

Melanie

24

Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today)

The Temptations

25

Love on a Two-Way Street

The Moments

26

Which Way You Goin’ Billy?

The Poppy Family

27

All Right Now

Free

28

I Want You Back

The Jackson 5

29

Julie, Do Ya Love Me

Bobby Sherman

30

Green-Eyed Lady

Sugarloaf

31

Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours

Stevie Wonder

32

Ride Captain Ride

Blues Image

33

Venus

Shocking Blue

34

Instant Karma!

John Lennon

35

Patches

Clarence Carter

36

Lookin’ out My Back Door

Creedence Clearwater Revival

37

Rainy Night in Georgia

Brook Benton

38

Something’s Burning

Kenny Rogers & The First Edition

39

Give Me Just a Little More Time

Chairmen of the Board

40

Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

Edison Lighthouse

41

The Long and Winding Road

The Beatles

42

Snowbird

Anne Murray

43

Reflections of My Life

Marmalade

44

Hey There Lonely Girl

Eddie Holman

45

The Rapper

The Jaggerz

46

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother

The Hollies

47

Tighter, Tighter

Alive N Kickin’

48

Come and Get It

Badfinger

49

Cecilia

Simon & Garfunkel

50

Love Land

Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

51

Turn Back the Hands of Time

Tyrone Davis

52

Lola

The Kinks

53

In the Summertime

Mungo Jerry

54

Indiana Wants Me

R. Dean Taylor

55

(I Know) I’m Losing You

Rare Earth

56

Easy Come, Easy Go

Bobby Sherman

57

Express Yourself

Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band

58

Still Water (Love)

The Four Tops

59

Make Me Smile

Chicago

60

The House of the Rising Sun

Frijid Pink

61

25 or 6 to 4

Chicago

62

My Baby Loves Lovin’

White Plains

63

Love or Let Me Be Lonely

The Friends of Distinction

64

United We Stand

The Brotherhood of Man

65

We’ve Only Just Begun

The Carpenters

66

Arizona

Mark Lindsay

67

Fire and Rain

James Taylor

68

Groovy Situation

Gene Chandler

69

Evil Ways

Santana

70

No Time

The Guess Who

71

Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)

The Delfonics

72

The Wonder of You

Elvis Presley

73

Up Around the Bend

Creedence Clearwater Revival

74

(If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can’t I Touch You?

Ronnie Dyson

75

I Just Can’t Help Believing

B.J. Thomas

76

It’s a Shame

The Spinners

77

For the Love of Him

Bobbi Martin

78

Mississippi Queen

Mountain

79

I Want to Take You Higher

Ike & Tina Turner

80

The Letter

Joe Cocker

81

Ma Belle Amie

Tee Set

82

The Bells

The Originals

83

Yellow River

Christie

84

Somebody’s Been Sleeping

100 Proof (Aged in Soul)

85

Vehicle

The Ides of March

86

Gimme Dat Ding

The Pipkins

87

Lay a Little Lovin’ On Me

Robin McNamara

88

Up the Ladder to the Roof

The Supremes

89

Travelin’ Band

Creedence Clearwater Revival

90

Come Saturday Morning

The Sandpipers

91

Psychedelic Shack

The Temptations

92

Without Love (There Is Nothing)

Tom Jones

93

Are You Ready?

Pacific Gas & Electric

94

Woodstock

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

95

I’ll Never Fall in Love Again

Dionne Warwick

96

Look What They’ve Done to My Song Ma

The New Seekers

97

Walk A Mile In My Shoes

Joe South

98

The Thrill Is Gone

B.B. King

99

It’s Only Make Believe

Glen Campbell

100

Call Me

Aretha Franklin