US Top 40 Singles Week Ending October 17th, 1970


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending October 17th, 1970.

You can view the entire 1970 chart here.

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US TOP 40 – OCTOBER 17TH, 1970

#1
I’LL BE THERE
Jackson 5

Jackson 5 - I'll Be There record cover

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

1 2 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5 (1 week at #1)
2 1 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-9
3 8 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-10
4 5 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-10
5 9 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6
6 3 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-13
7 4 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-11
8 7 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-11
9 6 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-12
10 17 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-6

11 22 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-7
12 13 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-8
13 14 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-10
14 15 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-13
15 18 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8
16 11 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-14
17 20 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-7
18 19 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-8
19 10 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-12
20 24 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELEIVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-7

21 29 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-6
22 12 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-15
23 27 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-10
24 16 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-14
25 25 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-10
26 23 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-15
27 21 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-11
28 31 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof Aged In Soul (Hot Wax)-7
29 30 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-11
30 41 GOD, LOVE, AND ROCK AND ROLL –•– Teagarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-5

31 36 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-4
32 35 OUR HOUSE –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-5
33 37 LUCRETIA MAC EVIL –•– Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Columbia)-3
34 54 SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-3
35 40 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-8
36 39 DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-6
37 38 DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO –•– Five Flights Up (TA)-9
38 43 UNGENA ZA ULIMWENGU (Unite the World) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3
39 51 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-4
40 47 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-6

THIS WEEK’S DROP – OCTOBER 17TH, 1970

49 34 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-9

POWER PLAYS – OCTOBER 17TH, 1970

41 46 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-7
42 50 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-14
43 45 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-9
44 42 I STAND ACCUSED –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-8
45 59 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atantic)-4
46 62 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-2
47 63 MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF –•– Dionne Warwick (Sceptor)-3
48 58 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-8
49 34 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-9
50 52 MONGOOSE –•– Elephant’s Memory (Metromedia)-11

NEW THIS WEEK – OCTOBER 17TH, 1970

67 — HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-1
68 — THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-1
75 — AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-1
77 — I AM SOMEBODY (Part 2) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-1
78 — HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1
84 — I’M NOT MY BROTHERS KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-1
93 — EMPTY PAGES –•– Traffic (United Artists)-4
94 — THE TAKER –•– Waylon Jennings (RCA)-1
96 — GET INTO SOMETHING –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1
97 — LOSERS WHEEPERS (Part 1) –•– Etta James (Cadet)-1
98 — I DON’T WANNA CRY –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-1
99 — JERUSALEM –•– Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (A&M)-1