US Top 40 Singles Week Ending December 20th, 1969


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending December 20th, 1969.

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US TOP 40 – DECEMBER 20TH, 1969

#1
LEAVING ON A JET PLANE
Peter, Paul and Mary

Peter, Paul and Mary - Leaving On A Jet Plane 7-inch label

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 LEAVING ON A JET PLANE –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-7 (2)
3 5 DOWN ON THE CORNER / FORTUNATE SON –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-9 (3)
4 1 NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE –•– Steam (Fontana)-10 (1)
5 9 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-8 (5)
6 4 COME TOGETHER / SOMETHING –•– The Beatles (Apple)-10 (1)
7 7 YESTER-ME, YESTER-YOU, YESTERDAY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 (7)
8 6 TAKE A LETTER MARIA –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-10 (2)
9 13 HOLLY HOLY –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-8 (9)
10 8 AND WHEN I DIE –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-10 (2)

11 11 ELI’S COMING –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (10)
12 21 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-5 (12)
13 10 BACKFIELD IN MOTION –•– Mel and Tim (Bamboo)-10 (10)
14 34 LA LA LA (If I Had You) –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-5 (14)
15 22 MIDNIGHT COWBOY –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-8 (15)
16 16 CHERRY HILL PARK –•– Billy Joe Royal (Columbia)-12 (15)
17 19 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (17)
18 18 FRIENDSHIP TRAIN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-9 (18)
19 12 WEDDING BELL BLUES –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-13 (1)
20 20 THESE EYES –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-9 (20)

21 14 SMILE A LITTLE SMILE FOR ME –•– The Flying Machine (Congress)-12 (5)
22 15 BABY, I’M FOR REAL –•– The Originals (Soul)-13 (14)
23 31 JAM UP AND JELLY TIGHT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-6 (23)
24 25 A BRAND NEW ME –•– Dusty Springfield (Atlantic)-7 (24)
25 36 DON’T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (25)
26 29 UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK –•– The Band (Capitol)-8 (26)
27 24 HEAVEN KNOWS –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-7 (24)
28 35 EVIL WOMAN DON’T PLAY YOUR GAMES WITH ME –•– Crow (Amaret)-9 (28)
29 17 ELEANOR RIGBY –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7 (17)
30 23 GOING IN CIRCLES –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-19 (15)

31 77 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-2 (31)
32 27 SUITE: JUDY BLUE EYES –•– Crosby, Stills and Nash (Atlantic)-12 (21)
33 30 GROOVY GRUBWORM –•– Harlow Wilcox and the Oakies (Plantation)-11 (30)
34 48 JINGLE JANGLE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-4 (34)
35 39 COLD TURKEY –•– The Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-6 (35)
36 40 AIN’T IT FUNKY NOW (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-5 (36)
37 42 EARLY IN THE MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-5 (37)
38 41 SUNDAY MORNIN’ –•– Oliver (Crewe)-5 (38)
39 37 MIND, BODY AND SOUL –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-13 (26)
40 65 SHE –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROP – DECEMBER 20TH, 1969

53 32 SUGAR, SUGAR –•– The Archies (Calendar)-22 (1)
57 28 SUSPICIOUS MINDS –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-15 (1)
59 38 TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-11 (23)
61 33 UNDUN –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-10 (22)

POWER PLAYS – DECEMBER 20TH, 1969

41 43 KOZMIC BLUES –•– Janis Joplin (Columbia)-7 (41)
42 47 OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE –•– Merle Haggard and the Strangers (Capitol)-8 (42)
43 52 CUPID –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-7 (43)
44 51 DON’T LET LOVE HANG YOU UP –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-6 (44)
45 45 I’LL HOLD OUT MY HAND –•– The Clique (White Whale)-5 (45)
46 53 DON’T LET HIM TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-3 (46)
47 60 WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE –•– Jimmy Cliff (A&M)-3 (47)
48 71 WINTER WORLD OF LOVE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-3 (48)
49 49 YOU GOT TO PAY THE PRICE –•– Gloria Taylor (Silver Fox)-7 (49)
50 54 WHAT YOU GAVE ME –•– Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (Tamla)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK – DECEMBER 20TH, 1969

72 — LET A MAN COME IN AND DO THE POPCORN (Part 2) –•– James Brown (King)-1 (72)
73 — BABY TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS –•– Jefferson (Janus)-1 (73)
80 — I’M SO GLAD I FELL FOR YOU –•– David Ruffin (Motown)-1 (80)
81 — NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1 (81)
83 — ARE YOU GETTING ANY SUNSHINE –•– Lou Christie (Buddah)-1 (83)
84 — COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-1 (84)
87 — TOGETHER –•– The Illusion (Steed)-1 (87)
88 — GROOVIN’ (Out On Life) –•– The Newbeats (Hickory)-1 (88)
89 — I’M GONNA LOVE YOU –•– The Intrigues (Yew)-1 (89)
91 — VOODOO WOMAN –•– Simon Stokes and the Nighthawks (Elektra)-1 (91)
92 — BOLD SOUL SISTER –•– Ike and Tina Turner (Blue Thumb)-1 (92)
95 — LOVE BONES –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-1 (95)
96 — IT’S BEEN A LONG TIME –•– Betty Everett (Uni)-1 (96)
98 — MR. LIMOUSINE DRIVER –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-1 (98)
99 — TOO MANY COOKS (Spoil the Soup) –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-1 (99)
100 — HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-1 (100)