US Top 40 Singles Week Ending May 23rd, 1970


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending May 23rd, 1970.

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US TOP 40 – MAY 23RD, 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)-10 (3 weeks at #1)
2 3 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-9
3 8 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-10
4 7 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-8
5 5 CECELIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-7
6 4 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-10
7 12 LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-7
8 9 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-5
9 2 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-11
10 10 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-11

11 6 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-13
12 16 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-11
13 13 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-11
14 17 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-9
15 11 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-9
16 15 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-12
17 19 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8
18 21 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-6
19 20 WHAT IS TRUTH –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-7
20 23 DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-4

21 14 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-15
22 28 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-5
23 27 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-10
24 25 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-7
25 26 PUPPET MAN –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6
26 41 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-6
27 18 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-13
28 30 VIVA TIRADO (Part 1) –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-7
29 36 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-10
30 42 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-6

31 33 SOOLAIMON (African Trilogy II) –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-4
32 37 LET ME GO TO HIM –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-6
33 43 BROTHER RAPP (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-4
34 39 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-5
35 — THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-1
36 66 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-2
37 31 AIRPORT LOVE THEME (Gwen and Vern) –•– Vincent Bell (Decca)-7
38 61 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-3
39 35 HEY LAWDY MAMA –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-7
40 49 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-8

THIS WEEK’S DROP – MAY 23RD, 1970

43 40 OH HAPPY DAY –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-7
48 32 EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-9
49 34 TENNESSEE BIRDWALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-13

POWER PLAYS – MAY 23RD, 1970

35 — THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-1
41 47 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-5
42 51 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-7
44 45 THE SEEKER –•– The Who (Decca)-6
45 57 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-5
46 59 (You’ve Got Me) DANGLING ON A STRING –•– The Chairmen of the Board (Invictus)-4
47 53 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-4
50 56 THE ONION SONG / CALIFORNIA SOUL –•– Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (Tamla)-6

NEW THIS WEEK – MAY 23RD, 1970

35 — THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-1
65 — GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-1
73 — WHO’S GONNA TAKE THE BLAME –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-1
74 — SPIRIT IN THE DARK –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-1
76 — I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-1
78 — I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-1
80 — BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1
83 — MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1
84 — FREE THE PEOPLE / SOUL SHAKE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-1
88 — MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW –•– Ginger Baker’s Air Force (Atco)-1
95 — AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU (For More Reasons Than One) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-1
97 — WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-1
99 — SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-1
100 — FREEDOM BLUES –•– Little Richard (Reprise)-1