US Top 40 Singles Week Ending May 16th, 1970


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending May 16th, 1970.

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US TOP 40 – MAY 16TH, 1970

#1
AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT
The Guess Who

AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT - The Guess Who record cover

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-9 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10
3 4 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-8
4 3 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-9
5 14 CECELIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-6
6 5 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-12
7 7 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-7
8 9 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-9
9 13 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-4
10 10 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-10

11 11 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-8
12 16 LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-6
13 15 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-10
14 12 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-14
15 6 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-11
16 19 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-10
17 23 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-8
18 8 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-12
19 25 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7
20 20 WHAT IS TRUTH –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-6

21 26 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-5
22 17 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-11
23 31 DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-3
24 22 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-13
25 36 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-6
26 34 PUPPET MAN –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-5
27 27 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-9
28 30 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-4
29 18 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-15
30 35 VIVA TIRADO (Part 1) –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-6

31 32 AIRPORT LOVE THEME (Gwen and Vern) –•– Vincent Bell (Decca)-6
32 29 EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-8
33 57 SOOLAIMON (African Trilogy II) –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3
34 28 TENNESSEE BIRDWALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-12
35 38 HEY LAWDY MAMA –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-6
36 42 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-9
37 39 LET ME GO TO HIM –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-5
38 33 LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-12
39 62 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-4
40 40 OH HAPPY DAY –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-6

THIS WEEK’S DROP – MAY 16TH, 1970

No drops for the week

POWER PLAYS – MAY 16TH, 1970

41 58 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-5
42 51 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-5
43 60 BROTHER RAPP (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-3
44 43 THE GIRLS’ SONG –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-7
45 47 THE SEEKER –•– The Who (Decca)-5
46 44 MISS AMERICA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-7
47 76 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-4
48 48 DON’T STOP NOW / SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-7
49 67 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-7
50 49 COME RUNNING –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-7

NEW THIS WEEK – MAY 16TH, 1970

66 — THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1
72 — WHOEVER FINDS THIS, I LOVE YOU –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-1
76 — CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-1
77 — COME TO ME –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-1
79 — KILLER JOE –•– Quincy Jones (A&M)-1
81 — HEY, MISTER SUN –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-1
83 — MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-1
85 — SO MUCH LOVE –•– Faith, Hope, and Charity (Maxwell)-1
87 — RED RED WINE –•– Vic Dana (Liberty)-1
91 — LET THIS BE A LETTER (To My Baby) –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1
97 — I WANT TO (Do Everything For You) –•– The Raeletts (Tangerine)-1
98 — COTTAGE CHEESE –•– Crow (Amaret)-1
99 — THAT SAME OLD FEELING –•– The Fourtunes (World Pacific)-1
100 — THAT SAME OLD FEELING –•– Pickettywitch (Janus)-1