1970: All Charts

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd January, 1970

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

1 3 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 LEAVING ON A JET PLANE –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-11 (1)
3 1 SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-9 (1)
4 4 DOWN ON THE CORNER / FORTUNATE SON –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-11 (3)
5 5 NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE –•– Steam (Fontana)-12 (1)
6 9 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-7 (6)
7 8 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 (7)
8 19 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-4 (8)
9 6 HOLLY HOLY –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-10 (6)
10 14 LA LA LA (If I Had You) –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-7 (10)

11 11 MIDNIGHT COWBOY –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-10 (11)
12 7 COME TOGETHER / SOMETHING –•– The Beatles (Apple)-12 (1)
13 20 JAM UP AND JELLY TIGHT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-8 (13)
14 12 ELI’S COMING –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11 (10)
15 23 DON’T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (15)
16 10 TAKE A LETTER MARIA –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-12 (2)
17 22 JINGLE JANGLE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-6 (17)
18 30 EARLY IN THE MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-7 (18)
19 18 BACKFIELD IN MOTION –•– Mel and Tim (Bamboo)-12 (10)
20 15 AND WHEN I DIE –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-12 (2)

21 16 THESE EYES –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-11 (16)
22 28 EVIL WOMAN DON’T PLAY YOUR GAMES WITH ME –•– Crow (Amaret)-11 (22)
23 13 YESTER-ME, YESTER-YOU, YESTERDAY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-12 (7)
24 17 FRIENDSHIP TRAIN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-11 (17)
25 26 UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK –•– The Band (Capitol)-10 (25)
26 24 SMILE A LITTLE SMILE FOR ME –•– The Flying Machine (Congress)-14 (5)
27 27 A BRAND NEW ME –•– Dusty Springfield (Atlantic)-9 (24)
28 34 SHE –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-4 (28)
29 50 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-2 (29)
30 25 BABY, I’M FOR REAL –•– The Originals (Soul)-15 (14)

31 36 AIN’T IT FUNKY NOW (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-7 (31)
32 29 WEDDING BELL BLUES –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-15 (1)
33 33 COLD TURKEY –•– The Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-8 (33)
34 21 CHERRY HILL PARK –•– Billy Joe Royal (Columbia)-14 (15)
35 41 WINTER WORLD OF LOVE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-5 (35)
36 31 HEAVEN KNOWS –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-9 (24)
37 39 WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE –•– Jimmy Cliff (A&M)-5 (37)
38 56 SHE BELONGS TO ME –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-10 (38)
39 40 POINT IT OUT / DARLING DEAR –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-4 (39)
40 51 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

49 35 SUNDAY MORNIN’ –•– Oliver (Crewe)-7 (35)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE –•– Merle Haggard and the Strangers (Capitol)-10 (41)
42 43 CUPID –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-9 (42)
43 47 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-5 (43)
44 53 FANCY –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-7 (44)
45 54 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-7 (45)
46 58 SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-5 (46)
47 44 DON’T LET LOVE HANG YOU UP –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-8 (44)
48 45 DON’T LET HIM TAKE YOUR LOVE FROM ME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-5 (45)
50 55 LET’S WORK TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Wilbert Harrison (Sue)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

54 — WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-1 (54)
59 — THANK YOU (Falettinme Be mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-1 (59)
77 — BLOWING AWAY –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-1 (77)
81 — HOLD ON –•– The Rascals (Atlantic)-1 (81)
87 — JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-1 (87)
89 — WON’T FIND BETTER (Than Me) –•– New Hope (Jamie)-1 (89)
93 — SHE LETS HER HAIR DOWN (Early In the Morning) –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-2 (93)
94 — “2001” A SPACE ODYSSEY –•– The Berlin Philharmonic (Polydor)-1 (94)
96 — WANT YOU TO KNOW –•– Rotary Connection (Cadet Concept)-1 (96)
97 — I’M JUST A PRISONER (Of Your Good Lovin’) –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-1 (97)
100 — MOON WALK (Part 1) –•– Joe Simon (Sound Stage 7)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th January, 1970

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

1 1 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-11 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-10 (1)
3 2 LEAVING ON A JET PLANE –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-12 (1)
4 7 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (4)
5 6 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-8 (5)
6 8 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-5 (6)
7 4 DOWN ON THE CORNER / FORTUNATE SON –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-12 (3)
8 5 NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE –•– Steam (Fontana)-13 (1)
9 10 LA LA LA (If I Had You) –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-8 (9)
10 13 JAM UP AND JELLY TIGHT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-9 (10)

11 15 DON’T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (11)
12 11 MIDNIGHT COWBOY –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-11 (11)
13 9 HOLLY HOLY –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-11 (6)
14 17 JINGLE JANGLE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-7 (14)
15 14 ELI’S COMING –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-12 (10)
16 12 COME TOGETHER / SOMETHING –•– The Beatles (Apple)-13 (1)
17 29 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-3 (17)
18 18 EARLY IN THE MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-8 (18)
19 22 EVIL WOMAN DON’T PLAY YOUR GAMES WITH ME –•– Crow (Amaret)-12 (19)
20 16 TAKE A LETTER MARIA –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-13 (2)

21 40 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-3 (21)
22 19 BACKFIELD IN MOTION –•– Mel and Tim (Bamboo)-13 (10)
23 23 YESTER-ME, YESTER-YOU, YESTERDAY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-13 (7)
24 28 SHE –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-5 (24)
25 31 AIN’T IT FUNKY NOW (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-8 (25)
26 24 FRIENDSHIP TRAIN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-12 (17)
27 21 THESE EYES –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-12 (16)
28 25 UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK –•– The Band (Capitol)-11 (25)
29 37 WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE –•– Jimmy Cliff (A&M)-6 (29)
30 27 A BRAND NEW ME –•– Dusty Springfield (Atlantic)-10 (24)

31 35 WINTER WORLD OF LOVE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-6 (31)
32 30 BABY, I’M FOR REAL –•– The Originals (Soul)-16 (14)
33 33 COLD TURKEY –•– The Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-9 (33)
34 43 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-6 (34)
35 57 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-3 (35)
36 38 SHE BELONGS TO ME –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-11 (36)
37 39 POINT IT OUT / DARLING DEAR –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-5 (37)
38 20 AND WHEN I DIE –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-13 (2)
39 46 SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-6 (39)
40 59 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

49 34 CHERRY HILL PARK –•– Billy Joe Royal (Columbia)-15 (15)
50 36 HEAVEN KNOWS –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-10 (24)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-8 (41)
42 42 CUPID –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-10 (42)
43 44 FANCY –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-8 (43)
44 51 BABY TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS –•– Jefferson (Janus)-4 (44)
45 54 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-2 (45)
46 50 LET’S WORK TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Wilbert Harrison (Sue)-6 (46)
47 53 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-4 (47)
48 55 WHEN JULIE COMES AROUND –•– The Cuff Links (Decca)-5 (48)

NEW THIS WEEK

58 — HOW CAN I FORGET / GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I’VE GOT –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1 (58)
74 — MY HONEY AND ME –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-1 (74)
82 — BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Lenny Welch (Commonwealth United)-1 (82)
86 — HOW CAN I TELL MY MOM AND DAD –•– The Lovelites (Lock / Uni)-1 (86)
91 — BARBARA, I LOVE YOU –•– New Colony Six (Mercury)-1 (91)
92 — COMPARED TO WHAT –•– Les McCann and Eddie Harris (Atlantic)-1 (92)
93 — JOHNNY B. GOODE –•– Johnny Winter (Columbia)-1 (93)
95 — IF I NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME –•– Vic Dana (Liberty)-1 (95)
98 — MORNIN’ MORNIN’ –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-1 (98)
99 — DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-1 (99)
100 — RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th January, 1970

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

1 1 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-12 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 6 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-6 (2)
3 4 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10 (3)
4 2 SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-11 (1)
5 5 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-9 (5)
6 3 LEAVING ON A JET PLANE –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-13 (1)
7 11 DON’T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (7)
8 10 JAM UP AND JELLY TIGHT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-10 (8)
9 7 DOWN ON THE CORNER / FORTUNATE SON –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-13 (3)
10 12 MIDNIGHT COWBOY –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-12 (10)

11 9 LA LA LA (If I Had You) –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-9 (9)
12 14 JINGLE JANGLE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-8 (12)
13 18 EARLY IN THE MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-9 (13)
14 17 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-4 (14)
15 13 HOLLY HOLY –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-12 (6)
16 21 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-4 (16)
17 8 NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE –•– Steam (Fontana)-14 (1)
18 15 ELI’S COMING –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-13 (10)
19 19 EVIL WOMAN DON’T PLAY YOUR GAMES WITH ME –•– Crow (Amaret)-13 (19)
20 16 COME TOGETHER / SOMETHING –•– The Beatles (Apple)-14 (1)

21 34 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-7 (21)
22 40 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-3 (22)
23 31 WINTER WORLD OF LOVE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-7 (23)
24 24 SHE –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-6 (24)
25 25 AIN’T IT FUNKY NOW (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-9 (25)
26 26 FRIENDSHIP TRAIN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-13 (17)
27 29 WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE –•– Jimmy Cliff (A&M)-7 (27)
28 22 BACKFIELD IN MOTION –•– Mel and Tim (Bamboo)-14 (10)
29 20 TAKE A LETTER MARIA –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-14 (2)
30 33 COLD TURKEY –•– The Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-10 (30)

31 45 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-3 (31)
32 27 THESE EYES –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-13 (16)
33 35 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-4 (33)
34 30 A BRAND NEW ME –•– Dusty Springfield (Atlantic)-11 (24)
35 36 SHE BELONGS TO ME –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-12 (35)
36 41 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-9 (36)
37 37 POINT IT OUT / DARLING DEAR –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-6 (37)
38 39 SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-7 (38)
39 47 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-5 (39)
40 23 YESTER-ME, YESTER-YOU, YESTERDAY –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-14 (7)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 28 UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK –•– The Band (Capitol)-12 (25)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 CUPID –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-11 (41)
42 43 FANCY –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-9 (42)
43 44 BABY TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS –•– Jefferson (Janus)-5 (43)
45 46 LET’S WORK TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Wilbert Harrison (Sue)-7 (45)
46 52 LET A MAN COME IN AND DO THE POPCORN (Part 2) –•– James Brown (King)-5 (46)
47 55 BLOWING AWAY –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-3 (47)
48 48 WHEN JULIE COMES AROUND –•– The Cuff Links (Decca)-6 (48)
49 58 HOW CAN I FORGET / GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I’VE GOT –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-2 (49)
50 53 MONSTER –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

78 — HONEY COME BACK –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1 (78)
83 — HELLO IT’S ME –•– Nazz (SGC)-8 (83)
84 — THE TOUCH OF YOU –•– Brenda and the Tabulations (Top and Bottom)-1 (84)
85 — GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-1 (85)
95 — PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1 (95)
97 — IF WALLS COULD TALK –•– Little Milton (Checker)-1 (97)
98 — COUNTRY PREACHER –•– The Cannonball Adderley Quintet (Capitol)-1 (98)
99 — THE GHETTO (Part 1) –•– Donny Hathaway (Atco)-1 (99)
100 — SHADES OF GREEN –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th January, 1970

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

1 1 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-13 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-7 (2)
3 3 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-11 (3)
4 4 SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-12 (1)
5 5 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-10 (5)
6 6 LEAVING ON A JET PLANE –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-14 (1)
7 7 DON’T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9 (7)
8 14 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-5 (8)
9 8 JAM UP AND JELLY TIGHT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-11 (8)
10 16 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-5 (10)

11 12 JINGLE JANGLE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-9 (11)
12 10 MIDNIGHT COWBOY –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-13 (10)
13 13 EARLY IN THE MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-10 (13)
14 11 LA LA LA (If I Had You) –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-10 (9)
15 22 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-4 (15)
16 15 HOLLY HOLY –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-13 (6)
17 23 WINTER WORLD OF LOVE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-8 (17)
18 17 NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE –•– Steam (Fontana)-15 (1)
19 21 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-8 (19)
20 33 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-5 (20)

21 9 DOWN ON THE CORNER / FORTUNATE SON –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-14 (3)
22 20 COME TOGETHER / SOMETHING –•– The Beatles (Apple)-15 (1)
23 24 SHE –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-7 (23)
24 25 AIN’T IT FUNKY NOW (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-10 (24)
25 27 WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE –•– Jimmy Cliff (A&M)-8 (25)
26 31 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-4 (26)
27 19 EVIL WOMAN DON’T PLAY YOUR GAMES WITH ME –•– Crow (Amaret)-14 (19)
28 36 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-10 (28)
29 39 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-6 (29)
30 18 ELI’S COMING –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-14 (10)

31 47 BLOWING AWAY –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-4 (31)
32 30 COLD TURKEY –•– The Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-11 (30)
33 35 SHE BELONGS TO ME –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-13 (33)
34 34 A BRAND NEW ME –•– Dusty Springfield (Atlantic)-12 (24)
35 38 SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-8 (35)
36 43 BABY TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS –•– Jefferson (Janus)-6 (36)
37 45 LET’S WORK TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Wilbert Harrison (Sue)-8 (37)
38 95 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-2 (38)
39 41 CUPID –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-12 (39)
40 46 LET A MAN COME IN AND DO THE POPCORN (Part 2) –•– James Brown (King)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 26 FRIENDSHIP TRAIN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-14 (17)
44 37 POINT IT OUT / DARLING DEAR –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-7 (37)
51 29 TAKE A LETTER MARIA –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-15 (2)

POWER PLAYS

41 48 WHEN JULIE COMES AROUND –•– The Cuff Links (Decca)-7 (41)
42 42 FANCY –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-10 (42)
45 44 UP ON CRIPPLE CREEK –•– The Band (Capitol)-13 (25)
46 50 MONSTER –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-5 (46)
47 49 HOW CAN I FORGET / GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I’VE GOT –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-3 (47)
48 54 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-5 (48)
49 52 TRACES / MEMORIES MEDLEY –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-5 (49)
50 51 ONE TIN SOLDIER –•– The Original Caste (T-A)-11 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

71 — EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-1 (71)
80 — IF I WERE A CARPENTER –•– Johnny Cash and June Carter (Columbia)-1 (80)
82 — OH WHAT A DAY –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1 (82)
83 — MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-1 (83)
94 — IT’S JUST A MATTER OF TIME –•– Sonny James (Capitol)-1 (94)
95 — THEN SHE’S A LOVER –•– Roy Clark (Dot)-1 (95)
97 — ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-1 (97)
98 — GOT TO SEE IF I CAN’T GET MOMMY (To Come Back Home) –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-1 (98)
99 — YOU GOT ME HUMMIN’ –•– Cold Blood (San Francisco)-1 (99)
100 — I’VE GOTTA MAKE YOU LOVE ME –•– Steam (Mercury)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 31st January, 1970

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

1 3 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-12 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-8 (2)
3 1 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-14 (1)
4 5 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-11 (4)
5 8 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-6 (5)
6 7 DON’T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10 (6)
7 10 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-6 (7)
8 15 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-5 (8)
9 4 SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-13 (1)
10 6 LEAVING ON A JET PLANE –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-15 (1)

11 11 JINGLE JANGLE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-10 (11)
12 13 EARLY IN THE MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-11 (12)
13 20 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-6 (13)
14 19 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-9 (14)
15 9 JAM UP AND JELLY TIGHT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-12 (8)
16 17 WINTER WORLD OF LOVE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-9 (16)
17 29 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-7 (17)
18 12 MIDNIGHT COWBOY –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-14 (10)
19 26 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-5 (19)
20 28 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-11 (20)

21 38 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3 (21)
22 31 BLOWING AWAY –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-5 (22)
23 14 LA LA LA (If I Had You) –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-11 (9)
24 18 NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE –•– Steam (Fontana)-16 (1)
25 36 BABY TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS –•– Jefferson (Janus)-7 (25)
26 25 WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE –•– Jimmy Cliff (A&M)-9 (25)
27 16 HOLLY HOLY –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-14 (6)
28 21 DOWN ON THE CORNER / FORTUNATE SON –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-15 (3)
29 22 COME TOGETHER / SOMETHING –•– The Beatles (Apple)-16 (1)
30 55 HONEY COME BACK –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-3 (30)

31 35 SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-9 (31)
32 48 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-6 (32)
33 23 SHE –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-8 (23)
34 63 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-4 (34)
35 27 EVIL WOMAN DON’T PLAY YOUR GAMES WITH ME –•– Crow (Amaret)-15 (19)
36 37 LET’S WORK TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Wilbert Harrison (Sue)-9 (36)
37 33 SHE BELONGS TO ME –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-14 (33)
38 24 AIN’T IT FUNKY NOW (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-11 (24)
39 42 FANCY –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-11 (39)
40 40 LET A MAN COME IN AND DO THE POPCORN (Part 2) –•– James Brown (King)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 39 CUPID –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-13 (39)
46 32 COLD TURKEY –•– The Plastic Ono Band (Apple)-12 (30)

POWER PLAYS

41 41 WHEN JULIE COMES AROUND –•– The Cuff Links (Decca)-8 (41)
42 47 HOW CAN I FORGET / GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I’VE GOT –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-4 (42)
43 46 MONSTER –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-6 (43)
45 59 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-4 (45)
47 49 TRACES / MEMORIES MEDLEY –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-6 (47)
48 50 ONE TIN SOLDIER –•– The Original Caste (T-A)-12 (48)
49 58 LOVE BONES –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-7 (49)
50 — TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-1 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

50 — TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-1 (50)
79 — THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-1 (79)
81 — OH WELL (Part 1) –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-1 (81)
82 — NEW WORLD COMING –•– Mama Cass Elliot (Dunhill)-1 (82)
83 — DOWN IN THE ALLEY –•– Ronnie Hawkins (Cotillion)-1 (83)
92 — JE T’AIME…MOI NON PLUS –•– Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg (Fontana)-3 (87)
93 — WELFARE CADILLAC –•– Guy Drake (Royal American)-1 (93)
96 — IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING (Part 1) –•– King Crimson (Atlantic)-1 (96)
97 — VICTORIA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-1 (97)
98 — SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– Thelma Houston (Dunhill)-1 (98)
99 — SUPERSTAR –•– Murray Head with the Trinidad Singers (Decca)-1 (99)
100 — I’LL SEE HIM THROUGH –•– Tammy Wynette (Epic)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th February, 1970

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

1 2 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-13 (1)
3 3 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-15 (1)
4 8 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-6 (4)
5 5 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-7 (5)
6 7 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-7 (6)
7 13 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-7 (7)
8 4 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-12 (4)
9 17 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-8 (9)
10 11 JINGLE JANGLE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-11 (10)

11 21 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4 (11)
12 10 LEAVING ON A JET PLANE –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-16 (1)
13 14 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-10 (13)
14 6 DON’T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-11 (6)
15 9 SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-14 (1)
16 19 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-6 (16)
17 15 JAM UP AND JELLY TIGHT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-13 (8)
18 50 TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-2 (18)
19 20 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-12 (19)
20 12 EARLY IN THE MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-12 (12)

21 22 BLOWING AWAY –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-6 (21)
22 16 WINTER WORLD OF LOVE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-10 (16)
23 18 MIDNIGHT COWBOY –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-15 (10)
24 25 BABY TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS –•– Jefferson (Janus)-8 (24)
25 30 HONEY COME BACK –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-4 (25)
26 34 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-5 (26)
27 32 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-7 (27)
28 45 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-5 (28)
29 26 WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE –•– Jimmy Cliff (A&M)-10 (25)
30 31 SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-10 (30)

31 39 FANCY –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-12 (31)
32 36 LET’S WORK TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Wilbert Harrison (Sue)-10 (32)
33 71 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-3 (33)
34 52 OH ME, OH MY (I’m A Fool For You Baby) –•– Lulu (Atco)-7 (34)
35 57 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-8 (35)
36 48 ONE TIN SOLDIER –•– The Original Caste (T-A)-13 (36)
37 60 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-4 (37)
38 37 SHE BELONGS TO ME –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-15 (33)
39 43 MONSTER –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-7 (39)
40 61 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 40 LET A MAN COME IN AND DO THE POPCORN (Part 2) –•– James Brown (King)-8 (40)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 HOW CAN I FORGET / GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I’VE GOT –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5 (41)
43 54 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Lenny Welch (Commonwealth United)-5 (43)
44 49 LOVE BONES –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-8 (44)
45 51 TONIGHT I’LL SAY A PRAYER –•– Eydie Gorme (RCA)-11 (45)
46 73 ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-3 (46)
47 44 CUPID –•– Johnny Nash (JAD)-14 (39)
48 41 WHEN JULIE COMES AROUND –•– The Cuff Links (Decca)-9 (41)
49 — BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-1 (49)
50 79 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

49 — BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-1 (49)
62 — DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-1 (62)
67 — NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (67)
73 — HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-1 (73)
74 — GOOD GUYS ONLY WIN IN THE MOVIES –•– Mel and Tim (Bamboo)-1 (74)
75 — EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-1 (75)
82 — SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-1 (82)
83 — WHY SHOULD I CRY –•– The Gentrys (Sun)-1 (83)
86 — MY ELUSIVE DREAMS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-1 (86)
92 — COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-1 (92)
93 — CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE –•– Al Martino (Capitol)-1 (93)
95 — SHE’S READY –•– Spiral Starecase Featuring Pat Upton (Columbia)-1 (95)
96 — 1984 –•– Spirit (Ode)-1 (96)
97 — JESUS IS JUST ALRIGHT –•– The Byrds (Columbia)-1 (97)
98 — THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-1 (98)
99 — CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1 (99)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th February, 1970

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

1 4 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-14 (1)
3 3 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-16 (1)
4 1 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-10 (1)
5 7 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-8 (5)
6 9 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-9 (6)
7 6 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-8 (6)
8 11 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (8)
9 18 TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-3 (9)
10 13 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-11 (10)

11 5 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-8 (5)
12 16 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-7 (12)
13 49 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-2 (13)
14 26 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-6 (14)
15 8 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-13 (4)
16 27 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-8 (16)
17 14 DON’T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-12 (6)
18 33 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-4 (18)
19 15 SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-15 (1)
20 10 JINGLE JANGLE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-12 (10)

21 21 BLOWING AWAY –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-7 (21)
22 25 HONEY COME BACK –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-5 (22)
23 24 BABY TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS –•– Jefferson (Janus)-9 (23)
24 50 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-3 (24)
25 28 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-6 (25)
26 22 WINTER WORLD OF LOVE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-11 (16)
27 37 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-5 (27)
28 19 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-13 (19)
29 35 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-9 (29)
30 30 SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-11 (30)

31 31 FANCY –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-13 (31)
32 32 LET’S WORK TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Wilbert Harrison (Sue)-11 (32)
33 34 OH ME, OH MY (I’m A Fool For You Baby) –•– Lulu (Atco)-8 (33)
34 36 ONE TIN SOLDIER –•– The Original Caste (T-A)-14 (34)
35 43 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Lenny Welch (Commonwealth United)-6 (35)
36 46 ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-4 (36)
37 40 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-4 (37)
38 17 JAM UP AND JELLY TIGHT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-14 (8)
39 12 LEAVING ON A JET PLANE –•– Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Brothers)-17 (1)
40 20 EARLY IN THE MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-13 (12)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 29 WONDERFUL WORLD, BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE –•– Jimmy Cliff (A&M)-11 (25)
49 38 SHE BELONGS TO ME –•– Rick Nelson and the Stone Canyon Band (Decca)-16 (33)
58 39 MONSTER –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-8 (39)

POWER PLAYS

41 41 HOW CAN I FORGET / GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I’VE GOT –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6 (41)
43 44 LOVE BONES –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-9 (43)
44 67 NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-2 (44)
45 55 IF I WERE A CARPENTER –•– Johnny Cash and June Carter (Columbia)-4 (45)
46 57 OH WHAT A DAY –•– The Dells (Cadet)-4 (46)
47 53 JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-7 (47)
48 62 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-2 (48)
50 58 THE TOUCH OF YOU –•– Brenda and the Tabulations (Top and Bottom)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

83 — IT’S A NEW DAY (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-1 (83)
84 — KEEP ON DOIN’ –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1 (84)
85 — SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-1 (85)
86 — WALKING THROUGH THE COUNTRY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-1 (86)
90 — A FRIEND IN THE CITY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-1 (90)
92 — TICKET TO RIDE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (92)
93 — HEARTBREAKER –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-1 (93)
95 — ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1 (95)
96 — KENTUCKY RAIN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (96)
97 — IF YOU’VE GOT A HEART –•– Bobby Bland (Duke)-1 (97)
98 — RAG MAMA RAG –•– The Band (Capitol)-1 (98)
99 — TAKE IT OFF HIM AND PUT IT ON ME –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-1 (99)
100 — THE FIGHTIN’ SIDE OF ME –•– Merle Haggard and the Strangers (Capitol)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st February, 1970

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

1 1 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-9 (2)
3 13 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-3 (3)
4 2 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-15 (1)
5 9 TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-4 (5)
6 6 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-10 (6)
7 3 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-17 (1)
8 8 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6 (8)
9 4 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-11 (1)
10 14 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-7 (10)

11 10 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-12 (10)
12 12 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-8 (12)
13 11 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-9 (5)
14 18 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-5 (14)
15 16 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-9 (15)
16 24 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-4 (16)
17 7 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-9 (6)
18 27 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-6 (18)
19 25 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-7 (19)
20 22 HONEY COME BACK –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-6 (20)

21 29 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-10 (21)
22 15 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-14 (4)
23 21 BLOWING AWAY –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-8 (21)
24 37 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-5 (24)
25 17 DON’T CRY DADDY / RUBBERNECKIN’ –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-13 (6)
26 23 BABY TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS –•– Jefferson (Janus)-10 (23)
27 33 OH ME, OH MY (I’m A Fool For You Baby) –•– Lulu (Atco)-9 (27)
28 28 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-14 (19)
29 19 SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER –•– Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-16 (1)
30 60 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-3 (30)

31 26 WINTER WORLD OF LOVE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-12 (16)
32 20 JINGLE JANGLE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-13 (10)
33 36 ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-5 (33)
34 35 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Lenny Welch (Commonwealth United)-7 (34)
35 30 SHE CAME IN THROUGH THE BATHROOM WINDOW –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-12 (30)
36 31 FANCY –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-14 (31)
37 44 NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (37)
38 45 IF I WERE A CARPENTER –•– Johnny Cash and June Carter (Columbia)-5 (38)
39 47 JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-8 (39)
40 96 KENTUCKY RAIN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 32 LET’S WORK TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Wilbert Harrison (Sue)-12 (32)
43 34 ONE TIN SOLDIER –•– The Original Caste (T-A)-15 (34)

POWER PLAYS

41 64 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3 (41)
44 51 NEW WORLD COMING –•– Mama Cass Elliot (Dunhill)-4 (44)
45 46 OH WHAT A DAY –•– The Dells (Cadet)-5 (45)
46 48 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-3 (46)
47 41 HOW CAN I FORGET / GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I’VE GOT –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-7 (41)
48 43 LOVE BONES –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-10 (43)
49 53 I’VE GOTTA MAKE YOU LOVE ME –•– Steam (Mercury)-5 (49)
50 50 THE TOUCH OF YOU –•– Brenda and the Tabulations (Top and Bottom)-6 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

64 — GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-1 (64)
68 — LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-1 (68)
79 — GOTTA GET BACK TO YOU –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-1 (79)
80 — THE DECLARATION / A CHANGE IS GONNA COME AND PEOPLE GOTTA BE FREE (Medley) –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 (80)
87 — UNTIL IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO GO –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-1 (87)
88 — TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– Smith (Dunhill)-1 (88)
89 — SHADES OF GREEN –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-4 (88)
91 — THE CAT WALK –•– The Village Soul Choir (Abbott)-1 (91)
93 — CALIFORNIA GIRL –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-1 (93)
94 — JUST SEVENTEEN –•– The Raiders (Columbia)-1 (94)
95 — BABY MAKE IT SOON –•– The Flying Machine (Congress)-1 (95)
97 — TEMMA HARBOUR –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-1 (97)
100 — COMIN’ HOME –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends Featuring Eric Clapton (Atco)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th February, 1970

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

1 3 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-4 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-9 (1)
3 5 TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-5 (3)
4 2 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-10 (2)
5 6 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-11 (5)
6 14 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-6 (6)
7 8 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7 (7)
8 7 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-18 (1)
9 10 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-8 (9)
10 9 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-12 (1)

11 16 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-5 (11)
12 12 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-9 (12)
13 4 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-16 (1)
14 11 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-13 (10)
15 15 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-10 (15)
16 18 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-7 (16)
17 21 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-11 (17)
18 19 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-8 (18)
19 20 HONEY COME BACK –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-7 (19)
20 17 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-10 (6)

21 13 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-10 (5)
22 24 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-6 (22)
23 27 OH ME, OH MY (I’m A Fool For You Baby) –•– Lulu (Atco)-10 (23)
24 41 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 (24)
25 30 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-4 (25)
26 40 KENTUCKY RAIN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3 (26)
27 33 ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-6 (27)
28 68 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-2 (28)
29 23 BLOWING AWAY –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-9 (21)
30 37 NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (30)

31 64 GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-2 (31)
32 28 WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-15 (19)
33 26 BABY TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS –•– Jefferson (Janus)-11 (23)
34 34 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Lenny Welch (Commonwealth United)-8 (34)
35 46 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-4 (35)
36 38 IF I WERE A CARPENTER –•– Johnny Cash and June Carter (Columbia)-6 (36)
37 22 WHOLE LOTTA LOVE / LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-15 (4)
38 52 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-4 (38)
39 39 JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-9 (39)
40 55 IT’S A NEW DAY (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

41 54 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-4 (41)
42 44 NEW WORLD COMING –•– Mama Cass Elliot (Dunhill)-5 (42)
43 45 OH WHAT A DAY –•– The Dells (Cadet)-6 (43)
44 51 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-4 (44)
45 53 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-3 (45)
46 49 I’VE GOTTA MAKE YOU LOVE ME –•– Steam (Mercury)-6 (46)
47 43 ONE TIN SOLDIER –•– The Original Caste (T-A)-16 (34)
48 — CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1 (48)
49 61 GOOD GUYS ONLY WIN IN THE MOVIES –•– Mel and Tim (Bamboo)-4 (49)
50 42 LET’S WORK TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Wilbert Harrison (Sue)-13 (32)

NEW THIS WEEK

48 — CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1 (48)
64 — SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-1 (64)
65 — INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-1 (65)
83 — STIR IT UP AND SERVE IT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-1 (83)
84 — TO THE OTHER WOMAN (I’m The Other Woman) –•– Doris Duke (Canyon)-1 (84)
86 — YOU’RE THE ONE (Part 1) –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-1 (86)
88 — LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-1 (88)
91 — THE GHETTO (Part 1) –•– Donny Hathaway (Atco)-5 (87)
93 — ROCK ISLAND LINE –•– Johnny Cash (Sun)-1 (93)
95 — SILLY, SILLY FOOL –•– Dusty Springfield (Atlantic)-1 (95)
96 — LOVE, PEACE AND HAPPINESS –•– The Chambers Brothers (Columbia)-1 (96)
97 — CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-1 (97)
98 — TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-1 (98)
99 — MESSAGE FROM A BLACK MAN –•– Whatnauts and the Whatnaut Band (A&I)-1 (99)
100 — SPARKLE AND SHINE –•– The Clique (White Whale)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th March, 1970

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

1 1 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-5 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-6 (2)
3 2 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-10 (1)
4 9 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-9 (4)
5 4 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-11 (2)
6 6 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-7 (6)
7 11 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-6 (7)
8 16 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-8 (8)
9 8 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-19 (1)
10 17 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-12 (10)

11 7 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8 (7)
12 5 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-12 (5)
13 18 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•–  The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-9 (13)
14 13 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-17 (1)
15 22 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-7 (15)
16 14 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-14 (10)
17 15 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-11 (15)
18 10 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-13 (1)
19 12 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-10 (12)
20 28 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-3 (20)

21 25 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-5 (21)
22 24 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 (22)
23 23 OH ME, OH MY (I’m A Fool For You Baby) –•– Lulu (Atco)-11 (23)
24 26 KENTUCKY RAIN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (24)
25 19 HONEY COME BACK –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-8 (19)
26 30 NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (26)
27 27 ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-7 (27)
28 38 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-5 (28)
29 31 GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-3 (29)
30 20 I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-11 (6)

31 35 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-5 (31)
32 21 WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-11 (5)
33 65 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-2 (33)
34 48 CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-2 (34)
35 40 IT’S A NEW DAY (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-4 (35)
36 39 JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-10 (36)
37 44 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-5 (37)
38 41 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-5 (38)
39 64 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-2 (39)
40 34 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Lenny Welch (Commonwealth United)-9 (34)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 36 IF I WERE A CARPENTER –•– Johnny Cash and June Carter (Columbia)-7 (36)
68 33 BABY TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS –•– Jefferson (Janus)-12 (23)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-4 (41)
42 42 NEW WORLD COMING –•– Mama Cass Elliot (Dunhill)-6 (42)
43 43 OH WHAT A DAY –•– The Dells (Cadet)-7 (43)
44 54 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-4 (44)
45 49 GOOD GUYS ONLY WIN IN THE MOVIES –•– Mel and Tim (Bamboo)-5 (45)
47 53 IF I NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME –•– Vic Dana (Liberty)-9 (47)
48 52 MY ELUSIVE DREAMS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-5 (48)
49 55 WALKING THROUGH THE COUNTRY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-4 (49)
50 56 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

57 — UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1 (57)
78 — COME TOGETHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Minit)-1 (78)
80 — EASY TO BE FREE –•– Rick Nelson (Decca)-1 (80)
81 — GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I’VE GOT –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-8 (41)
82 — LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-1 (82)
83 — LET’S GIVE ADAM AND EVE ANOTHER CHANCE –•– Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Columbia)-1 (83)
86 — WHO’S YOUR BABY –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-1 (86)
89 — ADD SOME MUSIC TO YOUR DAY –•– The Beach Boys (Reprise)-1 (89)
93 — BRIGHTON HILL –•– Jackie DeShannon (Imperial)-1 (93)
95 — DON’T WORRY BABY –•– The Tokens (Buddah)-1 (95)
96 — MIGHTY JOE –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-1 (96)
98 — MISSISSIPPI MAMA –•– Owen B. (Janus)-1 (98)
100 — RUN SALLY RUN –•– The Cuff Links (Decca)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th March, 1970

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

1 1 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-6 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-7 (2)
3 7 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-7 (3)
4 4 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-10 (4)
5 6 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-8 (5)
6 8 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-9 (6)
7 3 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-11 (1)
8 5 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-12 (2)
9 10 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-13 (9)
10 15 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-8 (10)

11 13 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-10 (11)
12 11 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-9 (7)
13 20 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-4 (13)
14 9 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-20 (1)
15 33 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-3 (15)
16 12 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-13 (5)
17 24 KENTUCKY RAIN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (17)
18 21 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-6 (18)
19 28 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-6 (19)
20 34 CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3 (20)

21 22 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (21)
22 23 OH ME, OH MY (I’m A Fool For You Baby) –•– Lulu (Atco)-12 (22)
23 16 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-15 (10)
24 14 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-18 (1)
25 29 GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-4 (25)
26 26 NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (26)
27 17 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-12 (15)
28 18 VENUS –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-14 (1)
29 39 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-3 (29)
30 25 HONEY COME BACK –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-9 (19)

31 31 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-6 (31)
32 38 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-6 (32)
33 19 WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-11 (12)
34 37 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-6 (34)
35 35 IT’S A NEW DAY (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-5 (35)
36 41 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-5 (36)
37 44 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-5 (37)
38 36 JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-11 (36)
39 57 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-2 (39)
40 27 ALWAYS SOMETHING THERE TO REMIND ME –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-8 (27)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

54 40 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Lenny Welch (Commonwealth United)-10 (34)

POWER PLAYS

41 — ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (41)
42 42 NEW WORLD COMING –•– Mama Cass Elliot (Dunhill)-7 (42)
43 51 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– Smith (Dunhill)-4 (43)
44 50 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-6 (44)
45 49 WALKING THROUGH THE COUNTRY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-5 (45)
46 48 MY ELUSIVE DREAMS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-6 (46)
47 47 IF I NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME –•– Vic Dana (Liberty)-10 (47)
48 43 OH WHAT A DAY –•– The Dells (Cadet)-8 (43)
49 54 GOTTA GET BACK TO YOU –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-4 (49)
50 46 IF I WERE A CARPENTER –•– Johnny Cash and June Carter (Columbia)-8 (36)

NEW THIS WEEK

41 — ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (41)
87 — LIVING LOVING MAID (She’s Just a Woman) / WHOLE LOTTA LOVE –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-16 (4)
90 — COME INTO MY LIFE –•– Jimmy Cliff (A&M)-1 (90)
91 — GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-1 (91)
92 — MY WOMAN MY WOMAN, MY WIFE –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-1 (92)
93 — FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-1 (93)
94 — IS ANYBODY GOIN’ TO SAN ANTONE –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-1 (94)
96 — REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-1 (96)
99 — YOU’VE MADE ME SO VERY HAPPY –•– Lou Rawls (Capitol)-1 (99)
100 — LAUGHIN’ AND CLOWNIN’ –•– Ray Charles (ABC)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st March, 1970

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

1 1 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-7 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-8 (2)
3 6 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-10 (3)
4 15 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-4 (4)
5 4 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-11 (4)
6 — LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-1 (6)
7 9 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-14 (7)
8 13 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-5 (8)
9 10 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-9 (9)
10 11 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-11 (10)

11 2 TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-8 (2)
12 5 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-9 (5)
13 29 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-4 (13)
14 41 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-2 (14)
15 18 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-7 (15)
16 17 KENTUCKY RAIN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (16)
17 20 CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 (17)
18 19 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-7 (18)
19 21 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7 (19)
20 12 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-10 (7)

21 7 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-12 (1)
22 8 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-13 (2)
23 32 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-7 (23)
24 25 GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-5 (24)
25 39 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-3 (25)
26 34 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-7 (26)
27 14 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-21 (1)
28 31 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-7 (28)
29 16 NO TIME –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-14 (5)
30 27 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-13 (15)

31 22 OH ME, OH MY (I’m A Fool For You Baby) –•– Lulu (Atco)-13 (22)
32 35 IT’S A NEW DAY (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-6 (32)
33 24 I WANT YOU BACK –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-19 (1)
34 36 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-6 (34)
35 37 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-6 (35)
36 23 ARIZONA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-16 (10)
37 26 NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (26)
38 61 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-3 (38)
39 44 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-7 (39)
40 38 JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-12 (36)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time

POWER PLAYS

41 64 YOU’RE THE ONE (Part 1) –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-4 (41)
42 66 LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-4 (42)
43 43 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– Smith (Dunhill)-5 (43)
44 45 WALKING THROUGH THE COUNTRY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-6 (44)
45 49 GOTTA GET BACK TO YOU –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-5 (45)
46 — AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1 (46)
47 84 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-4 (47)
48 46 MY ELUSIVE DREAMS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-7 (46)
49 47 IF I NEVER KNEW YOUR NAME –•– Vic Dana (Liberty)-11 (47)
50 63 LET’S GIVE ADAM AND EVE ANOTHER CHANCE –•– Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Columbia)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

6 — LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-1 (6)
46 — AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1 (46)
72 — TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-1 (72)
82 — LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-1 (82)
84 — I COULD WRITE A BOOK –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-1 (84)
85 — DEAR PRUDENCE / O-O-H CHILD –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-1 (85)
86 — FUNKY DRUMMER (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-1 (86)
87 — YOU NEED LOVE LIKE I DO (Don’t You) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-1 (87)
88 — NOTHING SUCCEEDS LIKE SUCCESS –•– Bill Deal and the Rhondells (Heritage)-1 (88)
89 — I WOULD BE IN LOVE (Anyway) –•– Frank Sinatra (Reprise)-1 (89)
91 — FUNKY CHICKEN (Part 1) –•– Willie Henderson and the Soul Explosions (Brunswick)-1 (91)
92 — YOU KEEP TIGHTENING UP ON ME –•– The Box Tops (Bell)-1 (92)
93 — HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-1 (93)
95 — CHILDREN –•– Joe South (Capitol)-1 (95)
99 — TIME TO GET IT TOGETHER –•– Country Coalition (BluesWay)-1 (99)
100 — I GOT A THING, YOU GOT A THING, EVERYBODY’S GOT A THING –•– Funkadelic (Westbound)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th March, 1970

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

1 1 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-8 (5 weeks at #1) (1)
2 6 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-2 (2)
3 4 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-5 (3)
4 2 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-9 (2)
5 8 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-6 (5)
6 14 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-3 (6)
7 7 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-15 (7)
8 13 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-5 (8)
9 3 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-11 (3)
10 23 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-8 (10)

11 15 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-8 (11)
12 18 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-8 (12)
13 12 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-10 (5)
14 5 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-12 (4)
15 17 CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5 (15)
16 16 KENTUCKY RAIN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (16)
17 9 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-10 (9)
18 10 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-12 (10)
19 19 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8 (19)
20 11 TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-9 (2)

21 24 GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-6 (21)
22 25 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-4 (22)
23 21 THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-13 (1)
24 20 PSYCHEDELIC SHACK –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-11 (7)
25 26 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-8 (25)
26 35 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-7 (26)
27 22 HEY THERE LONELY GIRL –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-14 (2)
28 34 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-7 (28)
29 38 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-4 (29)
30 27 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-22 (1)

31 28 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-8 (28)
32 47 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-5 (32)
33 39 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-8 (33)
34 46 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-2 (34)
35 42 LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-5 (35)
36 32 IT’S A NEW DAY (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-7 (32)
37 41 YOU’RE THE ONE (Part 1) –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-5 (37)
38 31 OH ME, OH MY (I’m A Fool For You Baby) –•– Lulu (Atco)-14 (22)
39 51 TEMMA HARBOUR –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-6 (39)
40 53 WHO’S YOUR BABY –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 40 JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-13 (36)
44 30 THE THRILL IS GONE –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-14 (15)

POWER PLAYS

41 87 YOU NEED LOVE LIKE I DO (Don’t You) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-2 (41)
42 50 LET’S GIVE ADAM AND EVE ANOTHER CHANCE –•– Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Columbia)-4 (42)
45 45 GOTTA GET BACK TO YOU –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-6 (45)
46 44 WALKING THROUGH THE COUNTRY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-7 (44)
47 72 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-2 (47)
48 43 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– Smith (Dunhill)-6 (43)
49 48 MY ELUSIVE DREAMS –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-8 (46)
50 52 STIR IT UP AND SERVE IT –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

68 — WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-1 (68)
74 — EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-1 (74)
85 — THE FUNNIEST THING –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (Imperial)-1 (85)
86 — BROWN PAPER BAG –•– Syndicate Of Sound (Buddah)-1 (86)
87 — BUT FOR LOVE –•– Jerry Naylor (Columbia)-1 (87)
90 — CAPTURE THE MOMENT –•– Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-1 (90)
94 — JULY 12, 1939 –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-1 (94)
97 — IF ONLY I HAD MY MIND ON SOMETHING ELSE –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-1 (97)
98 — VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-1 (98)
100 — WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th April, 1970

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

1 1 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-9 (6 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-3 (2)
3 3 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-6 (3)
4 6 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4 (4)
5 5 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-7 (5)
6 8 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-6 (6)
7 11 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-9 (7)
8 4 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-10 (2)
9 10 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-9 (9)
10 12 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-9 (10)

11 7 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-16 (7)
12 9 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-12 (3)
13 19 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-9 (13)
14 14 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-13 (4)
15 15 CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 (15)
16 22 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-5 (16)
17 34 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-3 (17)
18 17 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-11 (9)
19 13 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-11 (5)
20 29 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-5 (20)

21 21 GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-7 (21)
22 18 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-13 (10)
23 25 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-9 (23)
24 26 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-8 (24)
25 16 KENTUCKY RAIN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (16)
26 20 TRAVELIN’ BAND / WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-10 (2)
27 28 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-8 (27)
28 35 LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-6 (28)
29 32 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-6 (29)
30 33 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-9 (30)

31 51 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-4 (31)
32 47 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-3 (32)
33 37 YOU’RE THE ONE (Part 1) –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-6 (33)
34 31 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-9 (28)
35 68 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-2 (35)
36 61 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-4 (36)
37 41 YOU NEED LOVE LIKE I DO (Don’t You) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-3 (37)
38 36 IT’S A NEW DAY (Part 1) –•– James Brown (King)-8 (32)
39 39 TEMMA HARBOUR –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-7 (39)
40 40 WHO’S YOUR BABY –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

41 42 LET’S GIVE ADAM AND EVE ANOTHER CHANCE –•– Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Columbia)-5 (41)
42 74 EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-2 (42)
43 71 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-4 (43)
44 43 JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-14 (36)
45 53 MIGHTY JOE –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-5 (45)
46 45 GOTTA GET BACK TO YOU –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-7 (45)
47 46 WALKING THROUGH THE COUNTRY –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-8 (44)
48 52 EASY TO BE FREE –•– Rick Nelson (Decca)-5 (48)
49 48 TAKE A LOOK AROUND –•– Smith (Dunhill)-7 (43)
50 56 MY WOMAN MY WOMAN, MY WIFE –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

69 — THE GIRLS’ SONG –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-1 (69)
71 — DEEPER (In Love With You) –•– The O’Jays (Neptune)-1 (71)
72 — CRYIN’ IN THE STREETS (Part 1) –•– George Perkins and the Silver Stars (Silver Fox)-1 (72)
74 — EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-1 (74)
78 — COME RUNNING –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-1 (78)
82 — CHICKEN STRUT –•– The Meters (Josie)-1 (82)
84 — CAN YOU FEEL IT –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-1 (84)
86 — LOVE MINUS ZERO-NO LIMIT –•– Turley Richards (Warner Brothers)-1 (86)
87 — MISS AMERICA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-1 (87)
88 — BUFFALO SOLDIER –•– The Flamingos (Polydor)-1 (88)
89 — MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1 (89)
90 — DON’T STOP NOW / SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-1 (90)
92 — MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-1 (92)
93 — HANG ON SLOOPY –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-1 (93)
94 — MY WIFE, THE DANCER –•– Eddie and Dutch (Ivanhoe)-1 (94)
95 — COLE, COOKE AND REDDING / SUGAR SUGAR –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-1 (95)
98 — LUCIFER –•– The Bob Seger System (Capitol)-1 (98)
99 — LAY LADY LAY –•– Ferrante and Teicher (United Artists)-1 (99)
100 — MY SOUL’S GOT A HOLE IN IT –•– Howard Tate (Turntable)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th April, 1970

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

1 2 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-4 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 4 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5 (2)
3 3 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-7 (3)
4 6 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-7 (4)
5 1 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-10 (1)
6 5 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-8 (5)
7 7 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-10 (7)
8 9 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-10 (8)
9 10 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-10 (9)
10 8 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-11 (2)

11 16 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-6 (11)
12 23 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-10 (12)
13 13 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-10 (13)
14 20 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-6 (14)
15 17 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-4 (15)
16 14 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-14 (4)
17 12 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-13 (3)
18 18 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-12 (9)
19 11 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-17 (7)
20 15 CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 (15)

21 24 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-9 (21)
22 32 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-4 (22)
23 21 GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-8 (21)
24 33 YOU’RE THE ONE (Part 1) –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-7 (24)
25 30 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-10 (25)
26 28 LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-7 (26)
27 29 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-7 (27)
28 22 DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-14 (10)
29 19 MA BELLE AMIE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-12 (5)
30 31 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-5 (30)

31 25 KENTUCKY RAIN –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9 (16)
32 27 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-9 (27)
33 35 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-3 (33)
34 37 YOU NEED LOVE LIKE I DO (Don’t You) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-4 (34)
35 36 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-5 (35)
36 34 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-10 (28)
37 42 EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-3 (37)
38 75 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-3 (38)
39 43 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-5 (39)
40 58 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 39 TEMMA HARBOUR –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-8 (39)
44 40 WHO’S YOUR BABY –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-6 (40)

POWER PLAYS

42 50 MY WOMAN MY WOMAN, MY WIFE –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-5 (42)
43 45 MIGHTY JOE –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-6 (43)
45 41 LET’S GIVE ADAM AND EVE ANOTHER CHANCE –•– Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Columbia)-6 (41)
46 52 I COULD WRITE A BOOK –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-4 (46)
47 54 CALIFORNIA GIRL –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-8 (47)
48 48 EASY TO BE FREE –•– Rick Nelson (Decca)-6 (48)
49 44 JENNIFER TOMKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-15 (36)
50 53 TO THE OTHER WOMAN (I’m the Other Woman) –•– Doris Duke (Canyon)-7 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

56 — LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-1 (56)
64 — LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-1 (64)
66 — WHAT IS TRUTH –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-1 (66)
68 — CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-1 (68)
75 — SO EXCITED –•– B.B. King (BluesWay)-1 (75)
77 — HEY LAWDY MAMA –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-1 (77)
79 — HE MADE A WOMAN OUT OF ME –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-1 (79)
88 — COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-9 (83)
89 — VIVA TIRADO (Part 1) –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-1 (89)
90 — AIRPORT LOVE THEME (Gwen and Vern) –•– Vincent Bell (Decca)-1 (90)
95 — OH HAPPY DAY –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1 (95)
97 — YOU MAKE ME REAL / ROADHOUSE BLUES –•– The Doors (Elektra)-1 (97)
99 — I CAN’T LEAVE YOUR LOVE ALONE –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-1 (99)
100 — ANGELICA –•– Oliver (Crewe)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th April, 1970

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

1 1 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-5 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (2)
3 4 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-8 (3)
4 3 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-8 (3)
5 6 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-9 (5)
6 5 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-11 (1)
7 8 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-11 (7)
8 14 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-7 (8)
9 15 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-5 (9)
10 11 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-7 (10)

11 9 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-11 (9)
12 12 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-11 (12)
13 7 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-11 (7)
14 10 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-12 (2)
15 21 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-10 (15)
16 22 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-5 (16)
17 33 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-4 (17)
18 30 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-6 (18)
19 17 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-14 (3)
20 26 LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-8 (20)

21 18 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-13 (9)
22 20 CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 (15)
23 24 YOU’RE THE ONE (Part 1) –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-8 (23)
24 27 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-8 (24)
25 25 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-11 (25)
26 13 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-11 (13)
27 19 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-18 (7)
28 39 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-6 (28)
29 23 GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-9 (21)
30 34 YOU NEED LOVE LIKE I DO (Don’t You) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-5 (30)

31 16 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-15 (4)
32 38 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-4 (32)
33 35 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-6 (33)
34 37 EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-4 (34)
35 40 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-5 (35)
36 32 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-10 (27)
37 52 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-3 (37)
38 68 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-2 (38)
39 36 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-11 (28)
40 56 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

41 57 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3 (41)
42 42 MY WOMAN MY WOMAN, MY WIFE –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-6 (42)
43 59 COME RUNNING –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-3 (43)
44 90 AIRPORT LOVE THEME (Gwen and Vern) –•– Vincent Bell (Decca)-2 (44)
45 47 CALIFORNIA GIRL –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-9 (45)
46 66 WHAT IS TRUTH –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-2 (46)
47 61 THE GIRLS’ SONG –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-3 (47)
48 73 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-4 (48)
49 44 WHO’S YOUR BABY –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-7 (40)
50 43 MIGHTY JOE –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-7 (43)

NEW THIS WEEK

72 — THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-1 (72)
81 — TICKET TO RIDE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (66)
83 — I WHO HAVE NOTHING –•– Liquid Smoke (Avco Embassy)-1 (83)
86 — PUPPET MAN –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 (86)
88 — LET ME GO TO HIM –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-1 (88)
89 — FARTHER ON DOWN THE ROAD –•– Joe Simon (Sound Stage 7)-1 (89)
90 — THE SEEKER –•– The Who (Decca)-1 (90)
91 — MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-1 (91)
93 — UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-1 (93)
94 — A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-1 (94)
95 — OPEN UP MY HEART / NADINE –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1 (95)
96 — THE ONION SONG / CALIFORNIA SOUL –•– Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell (Tamla)-1 (96)
97 — MY WAY –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-1 (97)
98 — CINNAMON GIRL –•– The Gentrys (Sun)-1 (98)
100 — DON’T LET THE MUSIC SLIP AWAY –•– Archie Bell and the Drells (Atlantic)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th April, 1970

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

1 2 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-6 (1)
3 3 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-9 (3)
4 4 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-9 (3)
5 9 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-6 (5)
6 5 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-10 (5)
7 7 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-12 (7)
8 8 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-8 (8)
9 6 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-12 (1)
10 16 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-6 (10)

11 10 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-8 (10)
12 15 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-11 (12)
13 11 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-12 (9)
14 18 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-7 (14)
15 13 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-12 (7)
16 17 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-5 (16)
17 12 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-12 (12)
18 28 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-7 (18)
19 32 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-5 (19)
20 20 LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-9 (20)

21 37 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-4 (21)
22 23 YOU’RE THE ONE (Part 1) –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-9 (22)
23 24 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-9 (23)
24 25 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-12 (24)
25 14 THE RAPPER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-13 (2)
26 34 EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-5 (26)
27 38 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-3 (27)
28 30 YOU NEED LOVE LIKE I DO (Don’t You) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-6 (28)
29 22 CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (15)
30 19 GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-15 (3)

31 46 WHAT IS TRUTH –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-3 (31)
32 33 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-7 (32)
33 40 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-3 (33)
34 35 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-6 (34)
35 44 AIRPORT LOVE THEME (Gwen and Vern) –•– Vincent Bell (Decca)-3 (35)
36 29 GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-10 (21)
37 26 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-12 (13)
38 48 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-5 (38)
39 43 COME RUNNING –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-4 (39)
40 41 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 39 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-12 (28)

POWER PLAYS

41 61 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-11 (41)
43 52 OH HAPPY DAY –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-3 (43)
44 47 THE GIRLS’ SONG –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-4 (44)
45 45 CALIFORNIA GIRL –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-10 (45)
46 72 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-2 (46)
47 64 MISS AMERICA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-4 (47)
48 — UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-1 (48)
49 — REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 (49)
50 42 MY WOMAN MY WOMAN, MY WIFE –•– Marty Robbins (Columbia)-7 (42)

NEW THIS WEEK

48 — UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-1 (48)
49 — REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 (49)
74 — HUM A SONG (From Your Heart) –•– Lulu with the Dixie Flyers (Atco)-1 (74)
80 — WELFARE CADILLAC –•– Guy Drake (Royal American)-10 (63)
89 — LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-1 (89)
90 — FIRE AND RAIN –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-1 (90)
93 — BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-1 (93)
95 — I GOT A PROBLEM –•– Jesse Anderson (Thomas)-1 (95)
96 — THANK YOU GIRL –•– Street People (Musicor)-1 (96)
97 — ANGELICA –•– Oliver (Crewe)-2 (97)
98 — MORE THAN I CAN STAND –•– Bobby Womack (Minit)-1 (98)
99 — IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-1 (99)
100 — GET DOWN PEOPLE –•– Fabulous Counts (Moira)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd May, 1970

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

1 1 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-7 (1)
3 3 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-10 (3)
4 5 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-7 (4)
5 4 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-10 (3)
6 8 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-9 (6)
7 6 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-11 (5)
8 7 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-13 (7)
9 19 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-6 (9)
10 10 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-7 (10)

11 12 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-12 (11)
12 11 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-9 (10)
13 14 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-8 (13)
14 9 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-13 (1)
15 16 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-6 (15)
16 21 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-5 (16)
17 18 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-8 (17)
18 13 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-13 (9)
19 27 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-4 (19)
20 33 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-4 (20)

21 17 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-13 (12)
22 22 YOU’RE THE ONE (Part 1) –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-10 (22)
23 23 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-10 (23)
24 32 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-8 (24)
25 28 YOU NEED LOVE LIKE I DO (Don’t You) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-7 (25)
26 26 EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-6 (26)
27 15 HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-13 (7)
28 31 WHAT IS TRUTH –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-4 (28)
29 34 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-7 (29)
30 48 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-2 (30)

31 20 LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-10 (20)
32 38 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-6 (32)
33 24 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-13 (24)
34 35 AIRPORT LOVE THEME (Gwen and Vern) –•– Vincent Bell (Decca)-4 (34)
35 40 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 (35)
36 54 VIVA TIRADO (Part 1) –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-4 (36)
37 49 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-2 (37)
38 56 PUPPET MAN –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-3 (38)
39 39 COME RUNNING –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-5 (39)
40 41 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-12 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

41 46 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-3 (41)
42 43 OH HAPPY DAY –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-4 (42)
43 52 HEY LAWDY MAMA –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-4 (43)
44 44 THE GIRLS’ SONG –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-5 (44)
45 47 MISS AMERICA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-5 (45)
46 53 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-7 (46)
47 45 CALIFORNIA GIRL –•– Eddie Floyd (Stax)-11 (45)
48 58 LET ME GO TO HIM –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-3 (48)
49 — DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-1 (49)
50 55 YOU MAKE ME REAL / ROADHOUSE BLUES –•– The Doors (Elektra)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

49 — DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-1 (49)
68 — SOOLAIMON (African Trilogy II) –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-1 (68)
77 — BROTHER RAPP (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-1 (77)
80 — GROVER HENSON FEELS FORGOTTEN –•– Bill Cosby (Uni)-1 (80)
86 — (You’ve Got Me) DANGLING ON A STRING –•– The Chairmen of the Board (Invictus)-1 (86)
87 — THEM CHANGES –•– Buddy Miles and the Freedom Express (Mercury)-1 (87)
88 — MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-3 (88)
91 — LUCIFER –•– The Bob Seger System (Capitol)-3 (91)
93 — DARKNESS, DARKNESS –•– The Youngbloods (RCA)-1 (93)
94 — QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-1 (94)
98 — LOVE LIKE A MAN –•– Ten Years After (Deram)-1 (98)
99 — CHECK YOURSELF –•– The Italian Asphalt and Pavement Company (Colossus)-1 (99)
100 — DARLING DEAR / POINT IT OUT –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-9 (37)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th May, 1970

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

1 4 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (1)
3 2 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-8 (1)
4 9 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-7 (4)
5 3 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-11 (3)
6 6 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-10 (6)
7 16 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-6 (7)
8 5 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-11 (3)
9 10 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-8 (9)
10 13 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-9 (10)

11 15 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-7 (11)
12 11 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-13 (11)
13 30 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-3 (13)
14 19 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-5 (14)
15 17 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-9 (15)
16 20 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-5 (16)
17 12 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-10 (10)
18 8 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-14 (7)
19 24 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-9 (19)
20 28 WHAT IS TRUTH –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-5 (20)

21 14 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-14 (1)
22 7 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-12 (5)
23 32 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-7 (23)
24 18 EASY COME, EASY GO –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-14 (9)
25 35 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 (25)
26 41 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-4 (26)
27 29 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-8 (27)
28 23 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-11 (23)
29 26 EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-7 (26)
30 37 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-3 (30)

31 49 DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-2 (31)
32 34 AIRPORT LOVE THEME (Gwen and Vern) –•– Vincent Bell (Decca)-5 (32)
33 31 LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-11 (20)
34 38 PUPPET MAN –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-4 (34)
35 36 VIVA TIRADO (Part 1) –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-5 (35)
36 40 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-13 (36)
37 33 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-14 (24)
38 43 HEY LAWDY MAMA –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-5 (38)
39 48 LET ME GO TO HIM –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-4 (39)
40 42 OH HAPPY DAY –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 21 THE BELLS –•– The Originals (Soul)-14 (12)
45 25 YOU NEED LOVE LIKE I DO (Don’t You) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-8 (25)
46 22 YOU’RE THE ONE (Part 1) –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-11 (22)
49 39 COME RUNNING –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-6 (39)

POWER PLAYS

42 46 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-8 (42)
43 44 THE GIRLS’ SONG –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-6 (43)
44 45 MISS AMERICA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-6 (44)
47 63 THE SEEKER –•– The Who (Decca)-4 (47)
48 53 DON’T STOP NOW / SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-6 (48)
50 51 CHICKEN STRUT –•– The Meters (Josie)-6 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

79 — BABY HOLD ON –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-1 (79)
85 — RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-1 (85)
86 — GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-1 (86)
90 — INTO THE MYSTIC –•– Johnny Rivers (Imperial)-1 (90)
91 — BABY I LOVE YOU –•– Little Milton (Checker)-1 (91)
92 — I CALL MY BABY CANDY –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-1 (92)
93 — TOBACCO ROAD –•– Jamul (Lizard)-1 (93)
94 — PATCH OF BLUE –•– Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (Philips)-1 (94)
95 — IF YOU DO BELIEVE IN LOVE –•– The Tee Set (Colossus)-1 (95)
96 — SWEET FEELING –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-1 (96)
99 — SHE DIDN’T KNOW (She Kept On Talking) –•– Dee Dee Warwick with the Dixie Flyers (Atco)-1 (99)
100 — AND MY HEART SANG (Tra La La) –•– Brenda and the Tabulations (Top and Bottom)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th May, 1970

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

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

11 11 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-8 (11)
12 16 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-6 (12)
13 15 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-10 (13)
14 12 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-14 (11)
15 6 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-11 (6)
16 19 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-10 (16)
17 23 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-8 (17)
18 8 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-12 (3)
19 25 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 (19)
20 20 WHAT IS TRUTH –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-6 (20)

21 26 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-5 (21)
22 17 UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF –•– The Supremes (Motown)-11 (10)
23 31 DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-3 (23)
24 22 LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) –•– Edison Lighthouse (Bell)-13 (5)
25 36 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-14 (25)
26 34 PUPPET MAN –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-5 (26)
27 27 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-9 (27)
28 30 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-4 (28)
29 18 COME AND GET IT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-15 (7)
30 35 VIVA TIRADO (Part 1) –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-6 (30)

31 32 AIRPORT LOVE THEME (Gwen and Vern) –•– Vincent Bell (Decca)-6 (31)
32 29 EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-8 (26)
33 57 SOOLAIMON (African Trilogy II) –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3 (33)
34 28 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-12 (23)
35 38 HEY LAWDY MAMA –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-6 (35)
36 42 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-9 (36)
37 39 LET ME GO TO HIM –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-5 (37)
38 33 LONG LONESOME HIGHWAY –•– Michael Parks (MGM)-12 (20)
39 62 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-4 (39)
40 40 OH HAPPY DAY –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

41 58 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-5 (41)
42 51 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-5 (42)
43 60 BROTHER RAPP (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-3 (43)
44 43 THE GIRLS’ SONG –•– The 5th Dimension (Soul City)-7 (43)
45 47 THE SEEKER –•– The Who (Decca)-5 (45)
46 44 MISS AMERICA –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-7 (44)
47 76 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-4 (47)
48 48 DON’T STOP NOW / SINCE I DON’T HAVE YOU –•– Eddie Holman (ABC)-7 (48)
49 67 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-7 (49)
50 49 COME RUNNING –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-7 (39)

NEW THIS WEEK

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

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd May, 1970

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

1 1 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-10 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-9 (2)
3 8 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-10 (3)
4 7 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-8 (4)
5 5 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-7 (5)
6 4 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-10 (1)
7 12 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-7 (7)
8 9 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-5 (8)
9 2 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-11 (1)
10 10 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-11 (10)

11 6 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-13 (3)
12 16 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-11 (12)
13 13 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-11 (13)
14 17 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-9 (14)
15 11 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-9 (11)
16 15 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-12 (6)
17 19 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 (17)
18 21 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-6 (18)
19 20 WHAT IS TRUTH –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-7 (19)
20 23 DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-4 (20)

21 14 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-15 (11)
22 28 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-5 (22)
23 27 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-10 (23)
24 25 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-15 (24)
25 26 PUPPET MAN –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6 (25)
26 41 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-6 (26)
27 18 INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) –•– John Ono Lennon (Apple)-13 (3)
28 30 VIVA TIRADO (Part 1) –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-7 (28)
29 36 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-10 (29)
30 42 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-6 (30)

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

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 40 OH HAPPY DAY –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-7 (40)
48 32 EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-9 (26)
49 34 TENNESSEE BIRD WALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-13 (23)

POWER PLAYS

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

NEW THIS WEEK

35 — THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-1 (35)
65 — GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-1 (65)
73 — WHO’S GONNA TAKE THE BLAME –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-1 (73)
74 — SPIRIT IN THE DARK –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-1 (74)
76 — I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-8 (60)
78 — I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-1 (78)
80 — BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1 (80)
83 — MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1 (83)
84 — FREE THE PEOPLE / SOUL SHAKE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-1 (84)
88 — MAN OF CONSTANT SORROW –•– Ginger Baker’s Air Force (Atco)-1 (88)
95 — AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU (For More Reasons Than One) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-1 (95)
97 — WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-1 (97)
99 — SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-1 (99)
100 — FREEDOM BLUES –•– Little Richard (Reprise)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 30th May, 1970

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

1 4 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-11 (1)
3 7 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-8 (3)
4 5 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-8 (4)
5 8 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-6 (5)
6 14 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-10 (6)
7 18 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-7 (7)
8 3 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-11 (3)
9 2 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-10 (2)
10 6 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-11 (1)

11 12 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-12 (11)
12 35 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-2 (12)
13 10 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-12 (10)
14 13 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-12 (13)
15 9 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-12 (1)
16 15 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-10 (11)
17 17 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 (17)
18 20 DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-5 (18)
19 24 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-16 (19)
20 11 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-14 (3)

21 23 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-11 (21)
22 22 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-6 (22)
23 29 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-11 (23)
24 25 PUPPET MAN –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-7 (24)
25 26 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-7 (25)
26 34 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-6 (26)
27 30 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-7 (27)
28 16 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-13 (6)
29 47 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-5 (29)
30 31 SOOLAIMON (African Trilogy II) –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-5 (30)

31 19 WHAT IS TRUTH –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-8 (19)
32 33 BROTHER RAPP (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-5 (32)
33 36 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3 (33)
34 21 SOMETHING’S BURNING –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-16 (11)
35 38 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-4 (35)
36 28 VIVA TIRADO (Part 1) –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-8 (28)
37 45 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-6 (37)
38 41 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-6 (38)
39 40 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-9 (39)
40 42 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 32 LET ME GO TO HIM –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-7 (32)
47 39 HEY LAWDY MAMA –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-8 (35)
50 37 AIRPORT LOVE THEME (Gwen and Vern) –•– Vincent Bell (Decca)-8 (31)

POWER PLAYS

41 80 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-2 (41)
42 52 HEY, MISTER SUN –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-3 (42)
43 46 (You’ve Got Me) DANGLING ON A STRING –•– The Chairmen of the Board (Invictus)-5 (43)
44 65 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-2 (44)
45 — THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (45)
48 83 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-2 (48)
49 43 OH HAPPY DAY –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-8 (40)

NEW THIS WEEK

45 — THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (45)
71 — O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-9 (66)
73 — ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-1 (73)
75 — YOU, ME AND MEXICO –•– Edward Bear (Capitol)-1 (75)
76 — A LITTLE BIT OF SOAP –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-4 (76)
88 — DON’T IT MAKE YOU WANT TO GO HOME –•– Brook Benton with the Dixie Flyers (Cotillion)-1 (88)
90 — FRIENDS –•– Feather (White Whale)-1 (90)
91 — MORE THAN I CAN STAND –•– Bobby Womack (Minit)-3 (90)
92 — SOME BEAUTIFUL –•– Jack Wild (Capitol)-1 (92)
93 — LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-1 (93)
94 — HEIGHDY-HO PRINCESS –•– The Neon Philharmonic (Warner Brothers)-1 (94)
96 — YOU KEEP ME HANGIN’ ON / HURT SO BAD (Medley) –•– Jackie DeShannon (Imperial)-1 (96)
97 — FEELINGS –•– Barry Mann (Scepter)-1 (97)
98 — I THINK I LOVE YOU AGAIN –•– Brenda Lee (Decca)-1 (98)
99 — PRIMROSE LANE –•– O.C. Smith (Columbia)-1 (99)
100 — I CAN’T TELL THE BOTTOM FROM THE TOP –•– The Hollies (Epic)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th June, 1970

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

1 1 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 6 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-11 (2)
3 3 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-9 (3)
4 5 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-7 (4)
5 4 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-9 (4)
6 11 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-13 (6)
7 7 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-8 (7)
8 2 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-12 (1)
9 17 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10 (9)
10 12 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-3 (10)

11 9 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-11 (2)
12 8 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-12 (3)
13 18 DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-6 (13)
14 13 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-13 (10)
15 45 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-2 (15)
16 26 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-7 (16)
17 35 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-5 (17)
18 19 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-17 (18)
19 14 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-13 (13)
20 22 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-7 (20)

21 10 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-12 (1)
22 23 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-12 (22)
23 27 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-8 (23)
24 41 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-3 (24)
25 25 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-8 (25)
26 29 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-6 (26)
27 16 WOODSTOCK –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-11 (11)
28 20 SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-15 (3)
29 33 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (29)
30 15 ABC –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-13 (1)

31 38 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-7 (31)
32 37 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-7 (32)
33 48 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3 (33)
34 21 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-12 (21)
35 30 SOOLAIMON (African Trilogy II) –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6 (30)
36 40 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-9 (36)
37 39 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-10 (37)
38 44 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-3 (38)
39 42 HEY, MISTER SUN –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-4 (39)
40 43 (You’ve Got Me) DANGLING ON A STRING –•– The Chairmen of the Board (Invictus)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 36 VIVA TIRADO (Part 1) –•– El Chicano (Kapp)-9 (28)
43 32 BROTHER RAPP (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-6 (32)
44 24 PUPPET MAN –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8 (24)

POWER PLAYS

41 57 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-4 (41)
45 60 SPIRIT IN THE DARK –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-3 (45)
46 52 BABY HOLD ON –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-5 (46)
47 51 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-8 (47)
48 64 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-4 (48)
49 69 WHO’S GONNA TAKE THE BLAME –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-3 (49)
50 62 COME TO ME –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

73 — TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-1 (73)
76 — WHAT AM I GONNA DO –•– Smith (Dunhill)-1 (76)
77 — (How Bout a Little Hand For) THE BOYS IN THE BAND –•– The Boys In the Band (Spring)-1 (77)
82 — THEM CHANGES –•– Buddy Miles and the Freedom Express (Mercury)-4 (82)
83 — TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OF ME –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-1 (83)
85 — TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Atlantic)-1 (85)
87 — LONG AND LONESOME ROAD –•– The Shocking Blue (Colossus)-1 (87)
88 — STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-1 (88)
89 — THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-1 (89)
91 — MELANIE MAKES ME SMILE –•– Tony Burrows (Bell)-1 (91)
93 — MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-1 (93)
96 — GIMME SHELTER –•– Merry Clayton (Ode)-1 (96)
99 — OH MY MY –•– The Monkees (Colgems)-1 (99)
100 — SHE CRIED –•– The Lettermen (Capitol)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 13th June, 1970

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

1 10 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-4 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-12 (2)
3 1 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-11 (1)
4 6 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-14 (4)
5 3 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-10 (3)
6 5 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-10 (4)
7 7 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-9 (7)
8 4 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-8 (4)
9 9 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11 (9)
10 15 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-3 (10)

11 16 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-8 (11)
12 17 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-6 (12)
13 13 DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-7 (13)
14 25 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-9 (14)
15 29 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (15)
16 22 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-13 (16)
17 18 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-18 (17)
18 8 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-13 (1)
19 33 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 (19)
20 24 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4 (20)

21 26 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-7 (21)
22 23 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-9 (22)
23 21 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-13 (1)
24 11 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-12 (2)
25 14 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-14 (10)
26 31 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-8 (26)
27 32 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-8 (27)
28 12 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-13 (3)
29 19 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-14 (13)
30 20 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-8 (20)

31 38 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-4 (31)
32 39 HEY, MISTER SUN –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-5 (32)
33 36 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-10 (33)
34 45 SPIRIT IN THE DARK –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-4 (34)
35 37 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-11 (35)
36 34 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-13 (21)
37 47 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-9 (37)
38 40 (You’ve Got Me) DANGLING ON A STRING –•– The Chairmen of the Board (Invictus)-7 (38)
39 41 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-5 (39)
40 46 BABY HOLD ON –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 35 SOOLAIMON (African Trilogy II) –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-7 (30)

POWER PLAYS

42 48 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-5 (42)
43 52 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-3 (43)
44 57 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-11 (44)
45 43 BROTHER RAPP (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-7 (32)
46 49 WHO’S GONNA TAKE THE BLAME –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-4 (46)
47 55 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-11 (47)
48 50 COME TO ME –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-5 (48)
49 — A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-1 (49)
50 62 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-6 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

49 — A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-1 (49)
79 — SONG FROM M*A*S*H –•– Al DeLory (Capitol)-1 (79)
84 — CANNED HAM –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-1 (84)
85 — THE END OF OUR ROAD –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1 (85)
90 — SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 (90)
95 — SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-1 (95)
96 — MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-1 (96)
97 — GOOD MORNING FREEDOM –•– Daybreak (Uni)-1 (97)
99 — MOVE ME, O WONDROUS MUSIC –•– The Ray Charles Singers (Command)-1 (99)
100 — HE LOVES ME ALL THE WAY –•– Tammy Wynette (Epic)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th June, 1970

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

1 1 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-5 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 10 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4 (2)
3 2 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-13 (2)
4 4 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-15 (4)
5 19 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5 (5)
6 20 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (6)
7 5 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-11 (3)
8 7 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-10 (7)
9 16 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-14 (9)
10 11 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-9 (10)

11 12 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-7 (11)
12 3 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-12 (1)
13 8 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-9 (4)
14 14 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-10 (14)
15 15 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (15)
16 9 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-12 (9)
17 27 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-9 (17)
18 22 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-10 (18)
19 18 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-14 (1)
20 6 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-11 (4)

21 21 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-8 (21)
22 13 DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-8 (13)
23 31 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-5 (23)
24 32 HEY, MISTER SUN –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-6 (24)
25 26 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-9 (25)
26 34 SPIRIT IN THE DARK –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-5 (26)
27 17 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-19 (17)
28 35 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-12 (28)
29 37 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-10 (29)
30 39 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-6 (30)

31 33 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-11 (31)
32 49 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-2 (32)
33 30 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (Somebody’s Hand) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-9 (20)
34 43 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-4 (34)
35 47 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-12 (35)
36 40 BABY HOLD ON –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-7 (36)
37 54 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-5 (37)
38 56 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Atlantic)-3 (38)
39 44 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-12 (39)
40 42 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 25 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE –•– Marmalade (London)-15 (10)
44 23 LET IT BE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-14 (1)
45 38 (You’ve Got Me) DANGLING ON A STRING –•– The Chairmen of the Board (Invictus)-8 (38)

POWER PLAYS

42 90 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-2 (42)
43 57 I CAN’T LEAVE YOUR LOVE ALONE –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-11 (43)
46 55 DON’T IT MAKE YOU WANT TO GO HOME –•– Brook Benton with the Dixie Flyers (Cotillion)-4 (46)
47 58 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-3 (47)
48 48 COME TO ME –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-6 (48)
49 50 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-7 (49)
50 66 AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU (For More Reasons Than One) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

56 — (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (56)
82 — I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-1 (82)
89 — (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-1 (89)
90 — WHEN WE GET MARRIED –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-1 (90)
91 — PEARL –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-1 (91)
93 — DEAR ANN –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-1 (93)
95 — CINNAMON GIRL –•– Neil Young with Crazy Horse (Reprise)-1 (95)
98 — IF MY HEART COULD SPEAK –•– The Manhattans (Deluxe)-1 (98)
99 — THIS BITTER EARTH –•– The Satisfactions (Lionel)-1 (99)
100 — I HEARD THE VOICE OF JESUS –•– Turley Richards (Warner Brothers)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th June, 1970

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

1 2 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-5 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 5 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 (2)
3 6 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6 (3)
4 1 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-6 (1)
5 9 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-15 (5)
6 11 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-8 (6)
7 4 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-16 (4)
8 10 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-10 (8)
9 15 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (9)
10 3 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-14 (2)

11 17 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-10 (11)
12 7 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-12 (3)
13 14 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-11 (13)
14 18 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-11 (14)
15 13 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-10 (4)
16 8 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-11 (7)
17 23 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-6 (17)
18 16 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-13 (9)
19 12 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-13 (1)
20 20 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-12 (4)

21 21 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-9 (21)
22 32 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-3 (22)
23 26 SPIRIT IN THE DARK –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-6 (23)
24 24 HEY, MISTER SUN –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-7 (24)
25 25 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-10 (25)
26 29 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-11 (26)
27 28 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-13 (27)
28 19 AMERICAN WOMAN / NO SUGAR TONIGHT –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-15 (1)
29 31 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-12 (29)
30 30 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-7 (30)

31 34 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-5 (31)
32 35 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-13 (32)
33 38 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Atlantic)-4 (33)
34 37 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-6 (34)
35 36 BABY HOLD ON –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-8 (35)
36 42 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-3 (36)
37 56 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-2 (37)
38 39 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-13 (38)
39 40 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-7 (39)
40 49 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 27 COME SATURDAY MORNING –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-20 (17)
42 22 DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-9 (13)

POWER PLAYS

43 43 I CAN’T LEAVE YOUR LOVE ALONE –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-12 (43)
44 47 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-4 (44)
45 46 DON’T IT MAKE YOU WANT TO GO HOME –•– Brook Benton with the Dixie Flyers (Cotillion)-5 (45)
46 50 AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU (For More Reasons Than One) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-6 (46)
47 48 COME TO ME –•– Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-7 (47)
48 52 CANNED HAM –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-3 (48)
49 — SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (49)
50 45 (You’ve Got Me) DANGLING ON A STRING –•– The Chairmen of the Board (Invictus)-9 (38)

NEW THIS WEEK

49 — SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (49)
58 — OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-1 (58)
82 — OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-1 (82)
83 — ONE DAY OF YOUR LIFE –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-1 (83)
90 — MY MARIE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-1 (90)
91 — THE WITCH –•– The Rattles (Probe)-1 (91)
92 — BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-1 (92)
94 — YOUR OWN BACK YARD –•– Dion (Warner Brothers)-1 (94)
95 — I’LL BE RIGHT HERE –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-1 (95)
97 — YOU’VE BEEN MY INSPIRATION –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-1 (97)
98 — LET’S MAKE EACH OTHER HAPPY –•– Illusion (Steed)-1 (98)
99 — HUMPHREY THE CAMEL –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-1 (99)
100 — EVE OF DESTRUCTION –•– The Turtles (White Whale)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th July, 1970

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

1 1 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 (2)
3 3 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7 (3)
4 4 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-7 (1)
5 5 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-16 (5)
6 6 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-9 (6)
7 11 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-11 (7)
8 8 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-11 (8)
9 9 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (9)
10 7 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-17 (4)

11 10 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-15 (2)
12 17 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-7 (12)
13 14 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-12 (13)
14 37 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3 (14)
15 13 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-12 (13)
16 12 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-13 (3)
17 22 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-4 (17)
18 32 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-14 (18)
19 29 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-13 (19)
20 44 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-5 (20)

21 21 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-10 (21)
22 19 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-14 (1)
23 26 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-12 (23)
24 25 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-11 (24)
25 27 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-14 (25)
26 15 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-11 (4)
27 18 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-14 (9)
28 30 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-8 (28)
29 31 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-6 (29)
30 33 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Atlantic)-5 (30)

31 23 SPIRIT IN THE DARK –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-7 (23)
32 36 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-4 (32)
33 16 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-12 (7)
34 34 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-7 (34)
35 20 CECILIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-13 (4)
36 39 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-8 (36)
37 40 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-9 (37)
38 24 HEY, MISTER SUN –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-8 (24)
39 49 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-2 (39)
40 38 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-14 (38)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 35 BABY HOLD ON –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-9 (35)

POWER PLAYS

42 43 I CAN’T LEAVE YOUR LOVE ALONE –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-13 (42)
43 51 STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-5 (43)
44 59 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-4 (44)
45 46 AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU (For More Reasons Than One) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-7 (45)
46 48 CANNED HAM –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-4 (46)
47 55 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-4 (47)
48 63 THE END OF OUR ROAD –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-4 (48)
49 58 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-2 (49)
50 62 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

80 — EVERYTHING A MAN COULD EVER NEED –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1 (80)
83 — SUPERMAN –•– The Ides of March (Warner Brothers)-1 (83)
84 — SUSIE-Q / DESTINY –•– Jose Feliciano (RCA)-1 (84)
86 — TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-1 (86)
87 — SUNSHINE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-1 (87)
88 — HELLO DARLIN’ –•– Conway Twitty (Decca)-1 (88)
90 — WONDER COULD I LIVE THERE ANYMORE –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-1 (90)
92 — STEALING IN THE NAME OF THE LORD –•– Paul Kelly (Happy Tiger)-1 (92)
93 — HAND CLAPPING SONG –•– The Meters (Josie)-1 (93)
94 — GOOD MORNING FREEDOM –•– Daybreak (Uni)-3 (94)
95 — LET THE MUSIC TAKE YOUR MIND –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1 (95)
99 — I HEARD THE VOICE OF JESUS –•– Turley Richards (Warner Brothers)-2 (99)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th July, 1970

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

1 2 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7 (1)
3 3 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8 (3)
4 6 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-10 (4)
5 7 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-12 (5)
6 8 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-12 (6)
7 14 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (7)
8 4 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-8 (1)
9 9 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9 (9)
10 5 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-17 (5)

11 12 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-8 (11)
12 18 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-15 (12)
13 10 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-18 (4)
14 13 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-13 (13)
15 17 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-5 (15)
16 15 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-13 (13)
17 20 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-6 (17)
18 19 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-14 (18)
19 29 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-7 (19)
20 44 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-5 (20)

21 23 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-13 (21)
22 16 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-14 (3)
23 11 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-16 (2)
24 30 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Atlantic)-6 (24)
25 25 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-15 (25)
26 39 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (26)
27 21 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-11 (21)
28 28 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-9 (28)
29 22 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-15 (1)
30 49 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-3 (30)

31 32 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-5 (31)
32 24 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-12 (24)
33 34 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-8 (33)
34 36 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-9 (34)
35 31 SPIRIT IN THE DARK –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-8 (23)
36 53 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-4 (36)
37 37 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-10 (37)
38 60 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-8 (38)
39 47 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-5 (39)
40 48 THE END OF OUR ROAD –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 38 HEY, MISTER SUN –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-9 (24)
45 40 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-15 (38)

POWER PLAYS

42 57 TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OF ME –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-6 (42)
43 43 STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-6 (43)
44 50 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-6 (44)
46 46 CANNED HAM –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-5 (46)
47 51 FREEDOM BLUES –•– Little Richard (Reprise)-8 (47)
48 55 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-7 (48)
49 69 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-4 (49)
50 45 AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU (For More Reasons Than One) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-8 (45)

NEW THIS WEEK

72 — WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-1 (72)
74 — IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-1 (74)
80 — SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-1 (80)
84 — PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-1 (84)
85 — APARTMENT 21 –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-1 (85)
86 — GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-1 (86)
87 — DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-1 (87)
90 — SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-11 (55)
91 — DOWN BY THE RIVER –•– Brooklyn Bridge (Buddah)-1 (91)
94 — I.O.I.O. –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-1 (94)
96 — DROP BY MY PLACE –•– Little Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-1 (96)
97 — GIVE A WOMAN LOVE –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-1 (97)
98 — QUE SERA, SERA (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-1 (98)
100 — NO ARMS CAN EVER HOLD YOU –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th July, 1970

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

1 1 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 (1)
3 7 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5 (3)
4 5 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-13 (4)
5 3 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-9 (3)
6 4 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-11 (4)
7 6 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-13 (6)
8 12 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-16 (8)
9 11 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-9 (9)
10 20 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-6 (10)

11 10 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-18 (5)
12 17 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-7 (12)
13 9 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10 (9)
14 15 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-6 (14)
15 19 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-8 (15)
16 18 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-15 (16)
17 13 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-19 (4)
18 26 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (18)
19 16 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-14 (13)
20 8 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-9 (1)

21 14 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-14 (13)
22 24 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Atlantic)-7 (22)
23 22 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-15 (3)
24 38 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-9 (24)
25 21 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-14 (21)
26 30 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-3 (26)
27 31 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6 (27)
28 28 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-10 (28)
29 39 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-6 (29)
30 36 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-5 (30)

31 33 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-9 (31)
32 34 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-10 (32)
33 23 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-17 (2)
34 27 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-12 (21)
35 32 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-13 (24)
36 37 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-11 (36)
37 48 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-8 (37)
38 43 STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-7 (38)
39 25 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-16 (25)
40 40 THE END OF OUR ROAD –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

41 49 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-5 (41)
42 42 TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OF ME –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-7 (42)
43 44 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-7 (43)
44 72 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-2 (44)
45 56 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-7 (45)
46 55 WHEN WE GET MARRIED –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-5 (46)
47 57 MY MARIE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-4 (47)
48 54 (How Bout a Little Hand For) THE BOYS IN THE BAND –•– The Boys In the Band (Spring)-7 (48)
49 45 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-16 (38)
50 50 AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU (For More Reasons Than One) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-9 (45)

NEW THIS WEEK

72 — GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-1 (72)
74 — EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1 (74)
86 — SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1 (86)
89 — HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1 (89)
90 — PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-1 (90)
93 — BABY, IS THERE SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND –•– McKinley Travis (Pride)-1 (93)
94 — DOWN BY THE RIVER –•– Buddy Miles and the Freedom Express (Mercury)-1 (94)
97 — THE LIGHTS OF TUCSON –•– Jim Campbell (Laurie)-1 (97)
98 — YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-1 (98)
99 — I CAN’T BE YOU (You Can’t Be Me) –•– The Glass House (Invictus)-1 (99)
100 — LONG LONELY NIGHTS –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th July, 1970

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

1 3 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10 (1)
3 4 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-14 (3)
4 2 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (1)
5 10 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-7 (5)
6 5 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-10 (3)
7 6 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-12 (4)
8 8 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-17 (8)
9 18 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (9)
10 7 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-14 (6)

11 12 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-8 (11)
12 11 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-19 (5)
13 9 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-10 (9)
14 24 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-10 (14)
15 15 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-9 (15)
16 22 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-8 (16)
17 13 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-11 (9)
18 26 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-5 (18)
19 14 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-7 (14)
20 30 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-6 (20)

21 20 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-10 (1)
22 19 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-15 (13)
23 17 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-20 (4)
24 37 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-9 (24)
25 44 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-3 (25)
26 41 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-6 (26)
27 27 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-7 (27)
28 29 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-7 (28)
29 25 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-15 (21)
30 31 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-10 (30)

31 16 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-16 (16)
32 68 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-3 (32)
33 21 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-15 (13)
34 28 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-11 (28)
35 32 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-11 (32)
36 36 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-12 (36)
37 38 STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-8 (37)
38 43 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-8 (38)
39 59 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-4 (39)
40 42 TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OF ME –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 40 END OF OUR ROAD –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-7 (40)

POWER PLAYS

41 61 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-5 (41)
43 74 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-2 (43)
44 45 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-8 (44)
45 46 WHEN WE GET MARRIED –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-6 (45)
46 47 MY MARIE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-5 (46)
47 69 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-3 (47)
48 48 (How Bout a Little Hand For) THE BOYS IN THE BAND –•– The Boys In the Band (Spring)-8 (48)
49 65 PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-3 (49)
50 — 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

50 — 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1 (50)
71 — AMERICA, COMMUNICATE WITH ME –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-1 (71)
74 — WIGWAM –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-1 (74)
76 — GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS, BOYS WILL BE BOYS –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1 (76)
77 — GLORY GLORY –•– The Rascals with the Sweet Inspirations (Atlantic)-1 (77)
84 — BLACK FOX –•– Freddy Robinson (World Pacific Jazz)-1 (84)
87 — SOMETHING –•– Booker T. and the MG’s (Stax)-1 (87)
88 — HUMMINGBIRD –•– B.B. King (ABC)-1 (88)
90 — SING A SONG OF FREEDOM –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-1 (90)
92 — IT’S YOUR LIFE –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-1 (92)
97 — CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-1 (97)
98 — MORNING MUCH BETTER –•– Ten Wheel Drive with Genya Ravan (Polydor)-1 (98)
99 — IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-1 (99)
100 — BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– Joni Mitchell (Reprise)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st August, 1970

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

1 1 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-8 (2)
3 2 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11 (1)
4 3 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-15 (3)
5 9 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (5)
6 4 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10 (1)
7 14 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-11 (7)
8 6 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-11 (3)
9 11 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-9 (9)
10 8 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-18 (8)

11 7 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-13 (4)
12 25 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-4 (12)
13 12 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-20 (5)
14 15 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-10 (14)
15 10 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-15 (6)
16 16 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-9 (16)
17 18 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-6 (17)
18 20 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-7 (18)
19 24 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-10 (19)
20 19 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-8 (14)

21 26 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-7 (21)
22 32 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-4 (22)
23 13 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-11 (9)
24 17 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-12 (9)
25 28 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-8 (25)
26 30 WESTBOUND #9 –•– Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-11 (26)
27 39 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-5 (27)
28 41 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-6 (28)
29 60 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-3 (29)
30 57 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-3 (30)

31 29 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-16 (21)
32 31 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-17 (16)
33 47 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-4 (33)
34 44 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-9 (34)
35 38 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-9 (35)
36 35 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-12 (32)
37 43 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-3 (37)
38 50 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-2 (38)
39 56 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-4 (39)
40 34 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-12 (28)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 27 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8 (27)
44 36 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-13 (36)
46 37 STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-9 (37)
58 40 TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OF ME –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-9 (40)

POWER PLAYS

42 51 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-6 (42)
43 46 MY MARIE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-6 (43)
45 49 PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-4 (45)
47 52 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-11 (47)
48 48 (How Bout A Little Hand For) THE BOYS IN THE BAND –•– The Boys In the Band (Spring)-9 (48)
49 69 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-3 (49)
50 53 PEARL –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-7 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

61 — (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-1 (61)
71 — JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-1 (71)
72 — HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-1 (72)
85 — I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (85)
92 — MILL VALLEY –•– Miss Abrams & the Strawberry Point School Third Grade Class (Reprise)-1 (92)
94 — BLACK HANDS WHITE COTTON –•– The Caboose (Enterprise)-1 (94)
95 — ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-1 (95)
96 — EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-1 (96)
97 — YOURS LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Sound Stage 7)-1 (97)
98 — BALL AND CHAIN –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-1 (98)
99 — A SONG THAT NEVER COMES –•– Mama Cass Elliot (Dunhill)-1 (99)
100 — BRING IT ON HOME –•– Lou Rawls (Capitol)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th August, 1970

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

1 1 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-9 (2)
3 5 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (3)
4 7 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-12 (4)
5 4 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-16 (3)
6 3 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-12 (1)
7 9 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-10 (7)
8 6 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-11 (1)
9 8 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-12 (3)
10 10 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-19 (8)

11 12 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-5 (11)
12 22 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-5 (12)
13 18 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-8 (13)
14 17 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-7 (14)
15 30 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-4 (15)
16 21 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-8 (16)
17 19 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-11 (17)
18 14 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-11 (14)
19 13 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-21 (5)
20 15 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-16 (6)

21 16 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-10 (16)
22 27 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-6 (22)
23 29 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-4 (23)
24 26 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-12 (24)
25 28 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-7 (25)
26 11 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-14 (4)
27 38 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3 (27)
28 33 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-5 (28)
29 35 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-10 (29)
30 42 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-7 (30)

31 34 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-10 (31)
32 37 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-4 (32)
33 25 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-9 (25)
34 31 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-17 (21)
35 49 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-4 (35)
36 39 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-5 (36)
37 20 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-9 (14)
38 47 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-12 (38)
39 23 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-12 (9)
40 62 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

41 72 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-2 (41)
42 59 WIGWAM –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-3 (42)
43 45 PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-5 (43)
44 60 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-15 (44)
45 69 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-4 (45)
46 — AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 (46)
47 85 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-2 (47)
48 51 AMERICA, COMMUNICATE WITH ME –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-3 (48)
49 71 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-2 (49)
50 50 PEARL –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-8 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

46 — AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 (46)
56 — LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-1 (56)
59 — DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-1 (59)
86 — JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-1 (86)
87 — IT’S SO NICE –•– Jackie DeShannon (Liberty)-1 (87)
88 — MONGOOSE –•– Elephant’s Memory (Metromedia)-1 (88)
90 — WE’RE ALL PLAYING IN THE SAME BAND –•– Bert Sommer (Eleuthera)-1 (90)
94 — SAVE YOUR SUGAR FOR ME –•– Tony Joe White (Monument)-1 (94)
96 — RAINBOW –•– Marmalade (London)-1 (96)
97 — UNCLE JOHN’S BAND –•– The Grateful Dead (Warner Brothers)-1 (97)
100 — THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th August, 1970

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

1 1 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-10 (2)
3 3 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (3)
4 4 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-13 (4)
5 12 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-6 (5)
6 11 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-6 (6)
7 5 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-17 (3)
8 6 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-13 (1)
9 7 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-11 (7)
10 9 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-13 (3)

11 10 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-20 (8)
12 13 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-9 (12)
13 17 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-12 (13)
14 16 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-9 (14)
15 15 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-5 (15)
16 23 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-5 (16)
17 8 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-12 (1)
18 27 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4 (18)
19 25 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-8 (19)
20 22 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-7 (20)

21 14 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-8 (14)
22 18 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-12 (14)
23 56 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-2 (23)
24 24 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-13 (24)
25 41 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-3 (25)
26 46 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-2 (26)
27 28 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-6 (27)
28 32 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-5 (28)
29 35 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-5 (29)
30 30 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-8 (30)

31 31 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-11 (31)
32 20 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-17 (6)
33 21 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-11 (16)
34 44 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-16 (34)
35 36 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-6 (35)
36 40 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-6 (36)
37 38 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-13 (37)
38 49 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-3 (38)
39 19 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-22 (5)
40 29 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-11 (29)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 26 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-15 (4)
45 33 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-10 (25)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 WIGWAM –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-4 (41)
42 45 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-5 (42)
44 47 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3 (44)
46 48 AMERICA, COMMUNICATE WITH ME –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-4 (46)
47 58 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-3 (47)
48 59 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-2 (48)
49 43 PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-6 (43)
50 70 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

59 — RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Jim Henson) (Columbia)-1 (59)
69 — CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-1 (69)
82 — LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-1 (82)
86 — GOING TO THE COUNTRY –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-1 (86)
89 — SOUL SHAKE / FREE THE PEOPLE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-5 (75)
91 — GROOVIN’ WITH MR. BLOE –•– Cool Heat (Forward)-1 (91)
92 — GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-1 (92)
93 — BORDER SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-1 (93)
96 — ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-1 (96)
98 — I LIKE YOUR LOVIN’ (Do You Like Mine) –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1 (98)
100 — EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd August, 1970

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

1 2 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-11 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10 (1)
3 4 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-14 (3)
4 6 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-7 (4)
5 5 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-7 (5)
6 3 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (3)
7 16 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-6 (7)
8 7 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-18 (3)
9 12 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-10 (9)
10 9 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-12 (7)

11 13 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-13 (11)
12 14 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-10 (12)
13 18 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 (13)
14 10 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-14 (3)
15 8 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-14 (1)
16 11 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-21 (8)
17 26 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-3 (17)
18 19 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-9 (18)
19 20 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-8 (19)
20 23 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-3 (20)

21 15 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-6 (15)
22 25 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-4 (22)
23 48 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-3 (23)
24 21 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-9 (14)
25 28 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-6 (25)
26 29 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-6 (26)
27 27 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-7 (27)
28 34 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-17 (28)
29 30 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-9 (29)
30 31 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-12 (30)

31 17 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-13 (1)
32 35 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-7 (32)
33 38 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-4 (33)
34 36 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-7 (34)
35 37 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-14 (35)
36 44 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (36)
37 47 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-4 (37)
38 42 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-6 (38)
39 24 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-14 (24)
40 53 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 40 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-12 (29)

POWER PLAYS

41 41 WIGWAM –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-5 (41)
42 50 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-5 (42)
44 59 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Jim Henson) (Columbia)-2 (44)
45 46 AMERICA, COMMUNICATE WITH ME –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-5 (45)
46 — I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-1 (46)
47 58 ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-4 (47)
48 56 HUMMINGBIRD –•– B.B. King (ABC)-5 (48)
49 51 STEALING IN THE NAME OF THE LORD –•– Paul Kelly (Happy Tiger)-8 (49)
50 49 PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-7 (43)

NEW THIS WEEK

46 — I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-1 (46)
55 — PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) –•– Melanie (Buddah)-1 (55)
62 — CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-1 (62)
74 — STAY AWAY FROM ME (I Love You Too Much) –•– Major Lance (Curtom)-1 (74)
77 — WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO MY LOVE –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-1 (77)
80 — ON THE BEACH (In the Summertime) –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 (80)
81 — NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-1 (81)
82 — RIKI TIKI TAVI –•– Donovan (Epic)-1 (82)
86 — IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Moments (Stang)-1 (86)
87 — DON’T MAKE ME OVER –•– Brenda and the Tabulations (Top & Bottom)-1 (87)
88 — WHAT A BUMMER –•– The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)-1 (88)
90 — I WANNA KNOW IF IT’S GOOD FOR YOU –•– Funkadelic (Westbound)-1 (90)
91 — SCREAMING NIGHT HOG –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-1 (91)
93 — SHE SAID YES –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-1 (93)
94 — BABY, I NEED YOUR LOVING –•– O.C. Smith (Columbia)-1 (94)
95 — WHERE ARE YOU GOING –•– Jerry Butler (Mercury)-1 (95)
96 — WE CAN MAKE IT BABY –•– The Originals (Soul)-1 (96)
97 — DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO –•– Five Flights Up (T-A)-1 (97)
99 — SING OUT THE LOVE (In My Heart) –•– Arkade (Dunhill)-1 (99)
100 — AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th August, 1970

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

1 4 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-12 (1)
3 2 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11 (1)
4 5 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-8 (4)
5 3 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-15 (3)
6 6 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 (3)
7 7 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-7 (7)
8 12 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-11 (8)
9 17 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-4 (9)
10 13 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 (10)

11 9 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-11 (9)
12 20 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-4 (12)
13 8 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-19 (3)
14 22 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-5 (14)
15 10 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-13 (7)
16 18 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-10 (16)
17 19 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-9 (17)
18 11 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-14 (11)
19 26 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-7 (19)
20 33 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-5 (20)

21 23 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-4 (21)
22 21 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-7 (15)
23 25 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-7 (23)
24 28 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-18 (24)
25 34 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-8 (25)
26 38 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-7 (26)
27 15 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-15 (1)
28 16 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-22 (8)
29 46 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-2 (29)
30 14 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-15 (3)

31 37 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-5 (31)
32 36 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (32)
33 42 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-6 (33)
34 35 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-15 (34)
35 27 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-8 (27)
36 44 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Jim Henson) (Columbia)-3 (36)
37 30 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-13 (30)
38 40 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-6 (38)
39 29 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-10 (29)
40 62 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 32 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-8 (32)

POWER PLAYS

42 41 WIGWAM –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-6 (41)
43 81 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-2 (43)
44 47 ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-5 (44)
45 51 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-4 (45)
46 55 PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) –•– Melanie (Buddah)-2 (46)
47 53 EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-5 (47)
48 48 HUMMINGBIRD –•– B.B. King (ABC)-6 (48)
49 52 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-3 (49)
50 72 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

62 — SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-1 (62)
65 — LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-1 (65)
67 — STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-1 (67)
79 — FUNK #49 –•– The James Gang (ABC)-1 (79)
80 — I STAND ACCUSED –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-1 (80)
85 — SONG FROM M*A*S*H –•– Al DeLory (Capitol)-11 (70)
90 — OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1 (90)
91 — FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-1 (91)
92 — MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers (Parrot)-15 (1)
98 — (I Remember) SUMMER MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-1 (98)
99 — STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-1 (99)
100 — I CAN’T BE YOU (You Can’t Be Me) –•– The Glass House (Invictus)-3 (95)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th September, 1970

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

1 1 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 9 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-5 (2)
3 2 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-13 (1)
4 4 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-9 (4)
5 3 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-12 (1)
6 10 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 (6)
7 7 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-8 (7)
8 8 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-12 (8)
9 5 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-16 (3)
10 12 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-5 (10)

11 6 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11 (3)
12 21 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-5 (12)
13 20 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-6 (13)
14 14 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-6 (14)
15 11 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-12 (9)
16 16 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-11 (16)
17 19 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-8 (17)
18 33 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-7 (18)
19 26 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-8 (19)
20 29 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-3 (20)

21 23 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-8 (21)
22 13 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-20 (3)
23 24 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-19 (23)
24 25 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-9 (24)
25 17 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-10 (17)
26 36 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Jim Henson) (Columbia)-4 (26)
27 31 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-6 (27)
28 15 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-14 (7)
29 40 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3 (29)
30 18 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-15 (11)

31 22 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-8 (15)
32 32 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (32)
33 38 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-7 (33)
34 34 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-16 (34)
35 49 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-4 (35)
36 45 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-5 (36)
37 46 PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) –•– Melanie (Buddah)-3 (37)
38 43 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-3 (38)
39 35 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-9 (27)
40 50 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 39 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-11 (29)
45 37 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-14 (30)

POWER PLAYS

41 41 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-9 (32)
43 51 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-4 (43)
44 44 ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-6 (44)
46 47 EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-6 (46)
47 60 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-5 (47)
48 53 SOUL SHAKE / FREE THE PEOPLE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-8 (48)
49 54 WE’RE ALL PLAYING IN THE SAME BAND –•– Bert Sommer (Eleuthera)-5 (49)
50 61 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

70 — LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-1 (70)
81 — SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-1 (81)
82 — IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1 (82)
86 — INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-1 (86)
88 — GREENWOOD MISSISSIPPI –•– Little Richard (Reprise)-1 (88)
93 — (Baby) TURN ON TO ME –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-1 (93)
94 — GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-1 (94)
95 — EMPTY PAGES –•– Traffic (United Artists)-1 (95)
96 — I HAVE LEARNED TO DO WITHOUT YOU –•– Mavis Staples (Volt)-1 (96)
99 — LOOKY LOOKY (Look At Me Girl) –•– The O’Jays (Neptune)-1 (99)
100 — FIRE AND RAIN –•– Johnny Rivers and Friends (Imperial)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th September, 1970

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

1 1 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-10 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-6 (2)
3 4 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-10 (3)
4 6 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 (4)
5 10 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-6 (5)
6 7 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-9 (6)
7 13 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-7 (7)
8 5 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-13 (1)
9 3 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-14 (1)
10 9 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-17 (3)

11 18 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-8 (11)
12 12 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-6 (12)
13 11 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-12 (3)
14 19 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-9 (14)
15 20 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-4 (15)
16 27 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-7 (16)
17 17 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-9 (17)
18 26 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Jim Henson) (Columbia)-5 (18)
19 14 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-7 (14)
20 24 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-10 (20)

21 23 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-20 (21)
22 29 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-4 (22)
23 8 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-13 (8)
24 15 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-13 (9)
25 33 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-8 (25)
26 40 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-5 (26)
27 21 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-9 (21)
28 16 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-12 (16)
29 38 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-4 (29)
30 36 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-6 (30)

31 50 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-5 (31)
32 31 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-9 (15)
33 35 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-5 (33)
34 37 PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) –•– Melanie (Buddah)-4 (34)
35 68 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3 (35)
36 25 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-11 (17)
37 34 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-17 (34)
38 46 EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-7 (38)
39 43 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-5 (39)
40 60 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 32 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (32)

POWER PLAYS

42 44 ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-7 (42)
43 47 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-6 (43)
44 48 SOUL SHAKE / FREE THE PEOPLE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-9 (44)
45 86 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-2 (45)
46 51 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-5 (46)
47 41 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-10 (32)
48 49 WE’RE ALL PLAYING IN THE SAME BAND –•– Bert Sommer (Eleuthera)-6 (48)
49 53 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-3 (49)
50 71 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Moments (Stang)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

54 — EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-1 (54)
76 — WE CAN MAKE MUSIC –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-1 (76)
80 — I DO TAKE YOU –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-1 (80)
83 — FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-1 (83)
84 — WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (84)
88 — MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-1 (88)
89 — I JUST WANNA KEEP IT TOGETHER –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-1 (89)
92 — DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-1 (92)
93 — IT’S SO NICE –•– Jackie DeShannon (Liberty)-3 (84)
96 — BORDER SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-3 (92)
97 — ANIMAL ZOO –•– Spirit (Epic)-1 (97)
99 — ALONE AGAIN OR –•– Love (Elektra)-1 (99)
100 — LOVING YOU IS A NATURAL THING –•– Ronnie Milsap (Chips)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th September, 1970

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

1 2 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-11 (1)
3 5 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-7 (3)
4 6 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-10 (4)
5 7 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-8 (5)
6 4 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 (4)
7 3 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-11 (3)
8 8 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-14 (1)
9 11 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-9 (9)
10 9 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-15 (1)

11 12 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-7 (11)
12 22 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-5 (12)
13 14 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-10 (13)
14 16 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-8 (14)
15 15 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-5 (15)
16 10 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-18 (3)
17 20 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-11 (17)
18 18 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Jim Henson) (Columbia)-6 (18)
19 13 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-13 (3)
20 26 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-6 (20)

21 17 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-10 (17)
22 19 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-8 (14)
23 21 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-21 (21)
24 23 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-14 (8)
25 25 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-9 (25)
26 39 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-6 (26)
27 29 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-5 (27)
28 30 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-7 (28)
29 27 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-10 (21)
30 31 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-6 (30)

31 33 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-6 (31)
32 34 PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) –•– Melanie (Buddah)-5 (32)
33 35 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 (33)
34 52 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-3 (34)
35 45 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-3 (35)
36 40 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-4 (36)
37 43 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-7 (37)
38 38 EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-8 (38)
39 46 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-6 (39)
40 — I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 28 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-13 (16)
44 37 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-18 (34)

POWER PLAYS

42 57 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-3 (42)
43 44 SOUL SHAKE / FREE THE PEOPLE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-10 (43)
45 54 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-2 (45)
46 49 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-4 (46)
47 41 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (32)
48 50 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Moments (Stang)-5 (48)
49 53 I STAND ACCUSED –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-4 (49)
50 83 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

40 — I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (40)
83 — WHEN YOU GET RIGHT DOWN TO IT –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-1 (83)
84 — OUR HOUSE –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-1 (84)
86 — HOLY MAN –•– Diane Kolby (Columbia)-1 (86)
88 — GEORGIA TOOK HER BACK –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-1 (88)
89 — COME ON AND SAY IT –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-1 (89)
90 — GOD, LOVE, AND ROCK AND ROLL –•– Teegarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-1 (90)
92 — SEEMS LIKE I GOTTA DO WRONG –•– The Whispers (Soul Clock)-1 (92)
94 — SOMETHING –•– Shirley Bassey (United Artists)-1 (94)
95 — LOVE UPRISING –•– Otis Leaville (Dakar)-1 (95)
96 — AND THE GRASS WON’T PAY YOU NO MIND –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-1 (96)
99 — STONED COWBOY –•– Fantasy (Liberty)-1 (99)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th September, 1970

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

1 1 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-12 (1)
3 3 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-8 (3)
4 4 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-11 (4)
5 5 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-9 (5)
6 12 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6 (6)
7 9 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-10 (7)
8 13 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-11 (8)
9 14 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-9 (9)
10 6 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10 (4)

11 11 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-8 (11)
12 17 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-12 (12)
13 20 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-7 (13)
14 15 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-6 (14)
15 7 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-12 (3)
16 18 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Jim Henson) (Columbia)-7 (16)
17 8 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-15 (1)
18 39 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-7 (18)
19 40 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-2 (19)
20 10 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-16 (1)

21 16 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-19 (3)
22 27 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-6 (22)
23 28 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-8 (23)
24 25 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-10 (24)
25 26 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-7 (25)
26 35 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-4 (26)
27 30 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-7 (27)
28 23 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-22 (21)
29 36 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-5 (29)
30 33 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5 (30)

31 31 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-7 (31)
32 32 PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) –•– Melanie (Buddah)-6 (32)
33 34 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-4 (33)
34 19 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-14 (3)
35 37 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-8 (35)
36 21 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-11 (17)
37 42 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-4 (37)
38 45 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-3 (38)
39 46 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-5 (39)
40 50 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 29 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-11 (21)
48 38 EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-9 (38)

POWER PLAYS

42 65 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3 (42)
43 52 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-4 (43)
44 64 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-5 (44)
45 48 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Moments (Stang)-6 (45)
46 49 I STAND ACCUSED –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-5 (46)
47 43 SOUL SHAKE / FREE THE PEOPLE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-11 (43)
49 53 SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-5 (49)
50 63 DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO –•– Five Flights Up (T-A)-6 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

75 — SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-1 (75)
78 — IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-1 (78)
83 — ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-1 (83)
86 — LOVIN’ YOU BABY –•– White Plains (Deram)-1 (86)
90 — OUR WORLD –•– Blue Mink (Philips)-1 (90)
95 — GAS LAMPS AND CLAY –•– Blues Image (Atco)-1 (95)
96 — JUST LET IT COME –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-1 (96)
97 — FUNKY MAN –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1 (97)
98 — BABY, DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE –•– Faith, Hope and Charity (Maxwell)-1 (98)
99 — SWEETHEART –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-1 (99)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd October, 1970

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

1 1 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-9 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-9 (2)
3 7 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-11 (3)
4 6 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-7 (4)
5 5 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-10 (5)
6 19 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-3 (6)
7 9 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-10 (7)
8 8 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-12 (8)
9 2 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-13 (1)
10 13 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-8 (10)

11 4 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-12 (4)
12 12 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-13 (12)
13 11 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-9 (11)
14 25 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-8 (14)
15 24 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-11 (15)
16 18 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-8 (16)
17 10 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11 (4)
18 42 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (18)
19 14 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-7 (14)
20 39 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-6 (20)

21 23 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-9 (21)
22 22 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-7 (22)
23 26 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-5 (23)
24 30 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 (24)
25 33 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-5 (25)
26 27 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-8 (26)
27 31 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-8 (27)
28 29 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-6 (28)
29 16 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Jim Henson) (Columbia)-8 (16)
30 40 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-4 (30)

31 17 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-16 (1)
32 37 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-5 (32)
33 35 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-9 (33)
34 38 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-4 (34)
35 15 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-13 (3)
36 21 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-20 (3)
37 43 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-5 (37)
38 20 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-17 (1)
39 50 DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO –•– Five Flights Up (T-A)-7 (39)
40 44 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 28 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-23 (21)
45 32 PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) –•– Melanie (Buddah)-7 (32)

POWER PLAYS

42 46 I STAND ACCUSED –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-6 (42)
43 58 DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-4 (43)
44 45 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Moments (Stang)-7 (44)
46 49 SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-6 (46)
47 59 OUR HOUSE –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-3 (47)
48 47 SOUL SHAKE / FREE THE PEOPLE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-12 (43)
49 57 WE CAN MAKE MUSIC –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-4 (49)
50 51 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-7 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

62 — LUCRETIA MAC EVIL –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-1 (62)
63 — SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-1 (63)
70 — UGENA ZA ULIMWENGU (Unite the World) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1 (70)
81 — MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-1 (81)
88 — FRESH AIR –•– Quicksilver Messenger Service (Capitol)-1 (88)
89 — WOODSTOCK –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-1 (89)
90 — IF YOU WERE MINE –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-1 (90)
92 — PART TIME LOVE –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-1 (92)
93 — YOU BETTER THINK TWICE –•– Poco (Epic)-1 (93)
95 — SO CLOSE –•– Jake Holmes (Polydor)-1 (95)
97 — LET ME BACK IN –•– Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-1 (97)
98 — DAY IS DONE –•– Brooklyn Bridge (Buddah)-1 (98)
99 — 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-1 (99)
100 — GOT TO BELIEVE IN LOVE –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th October, 1970

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

1 4 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 6 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-4 (2)
3 3 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-12 (3)
4 1 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-10 (1)
5 10 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-9 (5)
6 5 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-11 (5)
7 2 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-10 (2)
8 16 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-9 (8)
9 18 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5 (9)
10 7 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-11 (7)

11 8 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-13 (8)
12 9 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-14 (1)
13 28 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-7 (13)
14 14 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-9 (14)
15 15 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-12 (15)
16 11 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-13 (4)
17 30 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-5 (17)
18 24 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7 (18)
19 20 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-7 (19)
20 25 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-6 (20)

21 21 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-10 (21)
22 23 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-6 (22)
23 12 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-14 (12)
24 32 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-6 (24)
25 26 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-9 (25)
26 17 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-12 (4)
27 27 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-9 (27)
28 13 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-10 (11)
29 34 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-5 (29)
30 33 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-10 (30)

31 37 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-6 (31)
32 29 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Jim Henson) (Columbia)-9 (16)
33 19 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-8 (14)
34 22 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-8 (22)
35 47 OUR HOUSE –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-4 (35)
36 53 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-3 (36)
37 62 LUCRETIA MAC EVIL –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-2 (37)
38 39 DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO –•– Five Flights Up (T-A)-8 (38)
39 43 DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-5 (39)
40 40 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

57 31 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-17 (1)
61 36 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-21 (3)

POWER PLAYS

41 52 GOD, LOVE, AND ROCK AND ROLL –•– Teegarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-4 (41)
42 42 I STAND ACCUSED –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-7 (42)
43 70 UGENA ZA ULIMWENGU (Unite the World) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-2 (43)
44 41 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-24 (21)
45 50 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-8 (45)
46 57 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-6 (46)
47 65 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-5 (47)
48 44 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Moments (Stang)-8 (44)
49 49 WE CAN MAKE MUSIC –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-5 (49)
50 51 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-13 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

62 — CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-1 (62)
75 — I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-1 (75)
84 — LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-1 (84)
85 — TIME WAITS FOR NO ONE –•– The Friends Of Distinction (RCA)-1 (85)
86 — AMERICA / STANDING (Medley) / BECAUSE I LOVE YOU –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-1 (86)
90 — DREAMS –•– Buddy Miles (Mercury)-1 (90)
92 — UP ON THE ROOF –•– Laura Nyro (Columbia)-1 (92)
95 — FATHER COME ON HOME –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-1 (95)
96 — TIME TO KILL –•– The Band (Capitol)-1 (96)
99 — I’M BETTER OFF WITHOUT YOU –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-1 (99)
100 — LISTEN HERE –•– Brian Auger and the Trinity (RCA)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th October, 1970

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

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

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

21 29 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-6 (21)
22 12 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-15 (1)
23 27 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-10 (23)
24 16 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-14 (4)
25 25 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-10 (25)
26 23 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-15 (12)
27 21 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-11 (21)
28 31 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-7 (28)
29 30 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-11 (29)
30 41 GOD, LOVE, AND ROCK AND ROLL –•– Teegarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-5 (30)

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

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

49 34 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-9 (22)

POWER PLAYS

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

NEW THIS WEEK

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

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th October, 1970

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

1 1 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-10 (1)
3 3 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-11 (3)
4 5 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 (4)
5 4 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-11 (4)
6 10 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-7 (6)
7 6 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-14 (3)
8 11 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-8 (8)
9 12 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-9 (9)
10 7 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-12 (1)

11 18 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-9 (11)
12 9 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-13 (5)
13 13 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-11 (13)
14 28 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-8 (14)
15 15 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (15)
16 17 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-8 (16)
17 20 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-8 (17)
18 16 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-15 (8)
19 8 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-12 (2)
20 21 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-7 (20)

21 19 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-13 (7)
22 23 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-11 (22)
23 31 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-5 (23)
24 14 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-14 (14)
25 34 SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-4 (25)
26 30 GOD, LOVE, AND ROCK AND ROLL –•– Teegarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-6 (26)
27 35 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-9 (27)
28 46 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-3 (28)
29 45 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-5 (29)
30 25 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-11 (25)

31 39 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-5 (31)
32 32 OUR HOUSE –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-6 (32)
33 33 LUCRETIA MAC EVIL –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-4 (33)
34 36 DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-7 (34)
35 38 UGENA ZA ULIMWENGU (Unite the World) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4 (35)
36 40 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-7 (36)
37 37 DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO –•– Five Flights Up (T-A)-10 (37)
38 29 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-12 (29)
39 41 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-8 (39)
40 42 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-15 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 27 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-12 (21)

POWER PLAYS

41 60 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-3 (41)
42 43 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-10 (42)
43 47 MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-4 (43)
45 68 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-2 (45)
46 44 I STAND ACCUSED –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-9 (42)
47 48 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-9 (47)
48 51 I DO TAKE YOU –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-7 (48)
49 78 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-2 (49)
50 77 I AM SOMEBODY (Part 2) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

73 — SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1 (73)
74 — YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (74)
81 — ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-1 (81)
82 — EASY RIDER (Let the Wind Pay the Way) –•– Iron Butterfly (Atco)-1 (82)
83 — DON’T TRY TO LAY NO BOOGIE WOOGIE ON THE “KING OF ROCK AND ROLL” –•– Crow (Amaret)-1 (83)
87 — I NEED HELP (I Can’t Do It Alone) (Part 1) –•– Bobby Byrd (King)-1 (87)
89 — I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT YOU’VE STOPPED LOVING ME –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-1 (89)
91 — GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-1 (91)
92 — RUN, WOMAN, RUN –•– Tammy Wynette (Epic)-1 (92)
97 — FIFTEEN YEARS AGO –•– Conway Twitty (Decca)-1 (97)
98 — WHERE DID ALL THE GOOD TIMES GO –•– Dennis Yost and the Classics IV (Liberty)-1 (98)
99 — STAND BY ME –•– David and Jimmy Ruffin (Soul)-1 (99)
100 — ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 31st October, 1970

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

1 1 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (2)
3 6 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-8 (3)
4 2 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-11 (1)
5 3 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-12 (3)
6 5 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-12 (4)
7 8 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-9 (7)
8 7 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-15 (3)
9 9 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-10 (9)
10 17 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-9 (10)

11 11 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-10 (11)
12 13 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-12 (12)
13 14 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-9 (13)
14 16 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-9 (14)
15 23 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-6 (15)
16 10 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-13 (1)
17 41 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-4 (17)
18 20 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-8 (18)
19 28 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-4 (19)
20 25 SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-5 (20)

21 15 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10 (15)
22 26 GOD, LOVE, AND ROCK AND ROLL –•– Teegarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-7 (22)
23 12 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-14 (5)
24 34 DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-8 (24)
25 29 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-6 (25)
26 27 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-10 (26)
27 45 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-3 (27)
28 31 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-6 (28)
29 36 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-8 (29)
30 32 OUR HOUSE –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-7 (30)

31 33 LUCRETIA MAC EVIL –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-5 (31)
32 21 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-14 (7)
33 35 UGENA ZA ULIMWENGU (Unite the World) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-5 (33)
34 18 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-16 (8)
35 39 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-9 (35)
36 19 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-13 (2)
37 40 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-16 (37)
38 37 DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO –•– Five Flights Up (T-A)-11 (37)
39 43 MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-5 (39)
40 49 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 38 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-13 (29)
44 24 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-15 (14)
45 22 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-12 (22)
47 30 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-12 (25)

POWER PLAYS

41 47 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-10 (41)
42 42 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-11 (42)
46 50 I AM SOMEBODY (Part 2) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-3 (46)
48 48 I DO TAKE YOU –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-8 (48)
49 74 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-2 (49)
50 58 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-3 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

79 — NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-1 (79)
85 — I JUST DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MYSELF –•– Gary Puckett (Columbia)-1 (85)
88 — BIG LEG WOMAN (With a Short Short Mini Skirt) –•– Israel “Popper Stopper” Tolbert (Warren)-1 (88)
93 — THANK GOD AND GREYHOUND –•– Roy Clark (Dot)-1 (93)
95 — STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-1 (95)
96 — THAT’S THE WAY I WANT OUR LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Sound Stage 7)-1 (96)
97 — AMOS MOSES –•– Jerry Reed (RCA)-1 (97)
98 — CHAINS AND THINGS –•– B.B. King (ABC)-1 (98)
99 — SPIRIT IN THE SKY –•– Dorothy Morrison (Buddah)-1 (99)
100 — ONE LIGHT TWO LIGHTS –•– The Satisfactions (Lionel)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th November, 1970

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

1 1 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9 (2)
3 3 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-9 (3)
4 5 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-13 (3)
5 7 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-10 (5)
6 6 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-13 (4)
7 17 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-5 (7)
8 4 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-12 (1)
9 8 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-16 (3)
10 9 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-11 (9)

11 15 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-7 (11)
12 13 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-10 (12)
13 27 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-4 (13)
14 29 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-9 (14)
15 11 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-11 (11)
16 10 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-10 (10)
17 19 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-5 (17)
18 35 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-10 (18)
19 20 SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-6 (19)
20 18 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-9 (18)

21 12 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-13 (12)
22 22 GOD, LOVE, AND ROCK AND ROLL –•– Teegarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-8 (22)
23 25 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-7 (23)
24 24 DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-9 (24)
25 26 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-11 (25)
26 28 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-7 (26)
27 14 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-10 (14)
28 37 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-17 (28)
29 31 LUCRETIA MAC EVIL –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-6 (29)
30 30 OUR HOUSE –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-8 (30)

31 16 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-14 (1)
32 23 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-15 (5)
33 56 LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-5 (33)
34 42 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-12 (34)
35 58 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-3 (35)
36 40 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (36)
37 39 MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-6 (37)
38 49 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3 (38)
39 33 UGENA ZA ULIMWENGU (Unite the World) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-6 (33)
40 41 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-11 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 21 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11 (15)

POWER PLAYS

42 57 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-6 (42)
43 60 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-4 (43)
44 46 I AM SOMEBODY (Part 2) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-4 (44)
45 50 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-4 (45)
46 66 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-3 (46)
47 52 AND THE GRASS WON’T PAY YOU NO MIND –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-8 (47)
48 59 SWEETHEART –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-7 (48)
49 55 FRESH AIR –•– Quicksilver Messenger Service (Capitol)-6 (49)
50 54 SEEMS LIKE I GOTTA DO WRONG –•– The Whispers (Soul Clock)-8 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

61 — STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1 (61)
68 — HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-1 (68)
72 — DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1 (72)
75 — BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-1 (75)
78 — DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-1 (78)
79 — IT’S ALL IN YOUR MIND –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-1 (79)
82 — STONED COWBOY –•– Fantasy (Liberty)-6 (82)
84 — CAROLINA IN MY MIND –•– Crystal Mansion (Colossus)-1 (84)
87 — SUNSET STRIP –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-1 (87)
89 — SIMPLY CALL IT LOVE –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-1 (89)
90 — GAMES –•– Redeye (Pentagram)-1 (90)
91 — ALRIGHT IN THE CITY –•– Dunn and McCashen (Capitol)-1 (91)
92 — BURNING BRIDGES –•– The Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-1 (92)
95 — SEE THE LIGHT –•– The Flame (Brother)-1 (95)
98 — I GOTTA LET YOU GO –•– Martha Reeves and the Vandellas (Gordy)-1 (98)
100 — BEAUCOUPS OF BLUES –•– Ringo Starr (Apple)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th November, 1970

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

1 1 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9 (5 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10 (2)
3 3 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-10 (3)
4 7 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-6 (4)
5 5 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-11 (5)
6 4 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-14 (3)
7 13 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-5 (7)
8 12 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-11 (8)
9 18 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-11 (9)
10 11 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-8 (10)

11 17 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-6 (11)
12 6 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-14 (4)
13 14 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-10 (13)
14 8 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-13 (1)
15 19 SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-7 (15)
16 10 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-12 (9)
17 9 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-17 (3)
18 15 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-12 (11)
19 23 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-8 (19)
20 36 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (20)

21 16 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-11 (10)
22 38 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (22)
23 21 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-14 (12)
24 25 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-12 (24)
25 26 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-8 (25)
26 28 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-18 (26)
27 24 DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-10 (24)
28 35 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-4 (28)
29 27 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-11 (14)
30 42 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-7 (30)

31 33 LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-6 (31)
32 34 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-13 (32)
33 20 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-10 (18)
34 30 OUR HOUSE –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-9 (30)
35 43 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-5 (35)
36 22 GOD, LOVE, AND ROCK AND ROLL –•– Teegarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-9 (22)
37 29 LUCRETIA MAC EVIL –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-7 (29)
38 40 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-12 (38)
39 44 I AM SOMEBODY (Part 2) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-5 (39)
40 45 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 39 UGENA ZA ULIMWENGU (Unite the World) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7 (33)
45 37 MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-7 (37)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-4 (41)
42 57 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-3 (42)
44 47 AND THE GRASS WON’T PAY YOU NO MIND –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-9 (44)
46 53 PART TIME LOVE –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-7 (46)
47 48 SWEETHEART –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-8 (47)
48 61 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-2 (48)
49 49 FRESH AIR –•– Quicksilver Messenger Service (Capitol)-7 (49)
50 72 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

55 — BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-1 (55)
76 — WHO NEEDS YA –•– Steppenwolf (Dunhill)-1 (76)
77 — ACE OF SPADE –•– O.V. Wright (Back Beat)-1 (77)
78 — PAY TO THE PIPER –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-1 (78)
85 — DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-1 (85)
88 — THIS IS MY LOVE SONG –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-1 (88)
92 — WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN –•– Runt (Todd Rundgren) (Ampex)-1 (92)
98 — MORNING –•– Jim Ed Brown (RCA)-1 (98)
99 — CAROLINA IN MY MIND –•– James Taylor (Apple)-1 (99)
100 — IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st November, 1970

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

1 4 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11 (2)
3 1 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10 (1)
4 7 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-6 (4)
5 3 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-11 (3)
6 5 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-12 (5)
7 6 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-15 (3)
8 8 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-12 (8)
9 9 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-12 (9)
10 13 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-11 (10)

11 11 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-7 (11)
12 10 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-9 (10)
13 15 SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-8 (13)
14 12 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-15 (4)
15 19 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-9 (15)
16 20 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (16)
17 14 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-14 (1)
18 30 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-8 (18)
19 28 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-5 (19)
20 22 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (20)

21 18 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-13 (11)
22 48 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-3 (22)
23 16 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-13 (9)
24 25 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-9 (24)
25 26 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-19 (25)
26 17 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-18 (3)
27 31 LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-7 (27)
28 41 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-5 (28)
29 24 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-13 (24)
30 21 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-12 (10)

31 32 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-14 (31)
32 35 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-6 (32)
33 38 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-13 (33)
34 40 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-6 (34)
35 27 DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-11 (24)
36 42 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-4 (36)
37 50 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3 (37)
38 54 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3 (38)
39 39 I AM SOMEBODY (Part 2) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-6 (39)
40 55 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 29 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-12 (14)
42 33 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-11 (18)
45 23 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-15 (12)

POWER PLAYS

43 59 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-3 (43)
44 44 AND THE GRASS WON’T PAY YOU NO MIND –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-10 (44)
46 46 PART TIME LOVE –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-8 (46)
47 47 SWEETHEART –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-9 (47)
48 45 MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-8 (37)
49 51 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-6 (49)
50 60 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

55 — ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1 (55)
62 — CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-1 (62)
74 — BORDER SONG (Holy Moses) / YOU AND ME –•– Aretha Franklin (with the Dixie Flyers) (Atlantic)-1 (74)
83 — IMMIGRANT SONG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-1 (83)
84 — ALL I HAVE –•– The Moments (Stang)-1 (84)
87 — (Don’t Worry) IF THERE’S A HELL BELOW WE’RE ALL GOING TO GO –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-1 (87)
90 — KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-1 (90)
92 — MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-1 (92)
96 — HELP ME FIND A WAY (To Say I Love You) –•– Little Anthony and the Imperials (United Artists)-1 (96)
97 — WHERE HAVE ALL OUR HEROES GONE –•– Bill Anderson (Decca)-1 (97)
98 — I CAN’T GET NEXT TO YOU –•– Al Green (Hi)-1 (98)
99 — THINK ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-1 (99)
100 — SWEET SWEETHEART –•– Bobby Vee (Liberty)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th November, 1970

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

1 1 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-7 (2)
3 3 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-11 (1)
4 2 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-12 (2)
5 5 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-12 (3)
6 9 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-13 (6)
7 6 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-13 (5)
8 10 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-12 (8)
9 16 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (9)
10 7 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-16 (3)

11 20 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (11)
12 24 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-10 (12)
13 11 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-8 (11)
14 15 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-10 (14)
15 18 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-9 (15)
16 19 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-6 (16)
17 13 SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-9 (13)
18 8 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-13 (8)
19 12 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-10 (10)
20 37 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4 (20)

21 22 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-4 (21)
22 14 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-16 (4)
23 25 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-20 (23)
24 36 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-5 (24)
25 28 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6 (25)
26 27 LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-8 (26)
27 40 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-3 (27)
28 21 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-14 (11)
29 32 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-7 (29)
30 33 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-14 (30)

31 31 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-15 (31)
32 17 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-15 (1)
33 34 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-7 (33)
34 38 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-4 (34)
35 43 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-4 (35)
36 23 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-14 (9)
37 29 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-14 (24)
38 35 DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-12 (24)
39 62 CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-2 (39)
40 49 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 39 I AM SOMEBODY (Part 2) –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-7 (39)

POWER PLAYS

42 56 DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-4 (42)
43 55 ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-2 (43)
44 50 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-6 (44)
45 46 PART TIME LOVE –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-9 (45)
46 44 AND THE GRASS WON’T PAY YOU NO MIND –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-11 (44)
47 64 DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-3 (47)
48 47 SWEETHEART –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-10 (47)
49 51 SO CLOSE –•– Jake Holmes (Polydor)-9 (49)
50 52 I DON’T WANNA CRY –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-7 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

51 — RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– The Supremes and the Four Tops (Motown)-1 (51)
72 — MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-1 (72)
82 — WHEN THE PARTY IS OVER –•– Robert John (A&M)-1 (82)
86 — IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-1 (86)
88 — STEALER –•– Free (A&M)-1 (88)
89 — YOUR SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-1 (89)
90 — MOST OF ALL –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-1 (90)
92 — SILVER MOON –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-1 (92)
93 — ROSE GARDEN –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-1 (93)
94 — PARANOID –•– Black Sabbath (Warner Brothers)-1 (94)
98 — CAN’T GET OVER LOSING YOU –•– Donnie Elbert (Rare Bullet)-1 (98)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th December, 1970

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

1 1 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-9 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-8 (2)
3 6 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-14 (3)
4 3 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-12 (1)
5 4 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-13 (2)
6 5 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-13 (3)
7 25 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-7 (7)
8 24 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-6 (8)
9 9 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (9)
10 16 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-7 (10)

11 11 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (11)
12 12 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-11 (12)
13 72 MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-2 (13)
14 15 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-10 (14)
15 8 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-13 (8)
16 20 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 (16)
17 27 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-4 (17)
18 7 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-14 (5)
19 14 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-11 (14)
20 21 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-5 (20)

21 29 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-8 (21)
22 35 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-5 (22)
23 23 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-21 (23)
24 30 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-15 (24)
25 19 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-11 (10)
26 26 LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-9 (26)
27 47 DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-4 (27)
28 18 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-14 (8)
29 10 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-17 (3)
30 13 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-9 (11)

31 34 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-5 (31)
32 17 SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-10 (13)
33 65 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-3 (33)
34 39 CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-3 (34)
35 44 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-7 (35)
36 62 IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-4 (36)
37 33 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-8 (33)
38 40 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-8 (38)
39 43 ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3 (39)
40 42 DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 31 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-16 (31)

POWER PLAYS

41 58 PAY TO THE PIPER –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-4 (41)
43 56 STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-6 (43)
44 71 IMMIGRANT SONG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-3 (44)
45 51 RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– The Supremes and the Four Tops (Motown)-2 (45)
46 57 GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-7 (46)
47 53 CHAINS AND THINGS –•– B.B. King (ABC)-6 (47)
48 54 BORDER SONG / YOU AND ME –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3 (48)
49 52 IF YOU WERE MINE –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-10 (49)
50 45 PART TIME LOVE –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-10 (45)

NEW THIS WEEK

79 — THE GREEN GRASS STARTS TO GROW –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-1 (79)
81 — LONELY DAYS –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-1 (81)
84 — PRECIOUS PRECIOUS –•– Jackie Moore (Atlantic)-1 (84)
85 — RUBY TUESDAY –•– Melanie (Buddah)-1 (85)
86 — GYPSY QUEEN (Part 1) –•– Gypsy (Metromedia)-1 (86)
90 — BLACK NIGHT –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-1 (90)
91 — COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER –•– Loretta Lynn (Decca)-1 (91)
92 — SING HIGH – SING LOW –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1 (92)
94 — KEEP ON LOVING ME (You’ll See the Change) –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Duke)-1 (94)
95 — LADY LOVE –•– The Klowns (RCA)-1 (95)
96 — FREE TO CARRY ON –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-1 (96)
100 — MAGGIE –•– Redbone (Epic)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th December, 1970

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

1 2 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-10 (1)
3 3 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-15 (3)
4 7 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8 (4)
5 4 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-13 (1)
6 13 MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-3 (6)
7 17 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-5 (7)
8 8 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-7 (8)
9 16 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 (9)
10 10 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-8 (10)

11 5 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-14 (2)
12 20 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-6 (12)
13 14 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-11 (13)
14 11 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (11)
15 6 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-14 (3)
16 9 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (9)
17 15 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-14 (8)
18 21 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-9 (18)
19 22 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-6 (19)
20 33 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-4 (20)

21 31 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6 (21)
22 27 DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-5 (22)
23 24 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-16 (23)
24 18 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-15 (5)
25 12 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-12 (12)
26 19 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-12 (14)
27 23 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-22 (23)
28 39 ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 (28)
29 34 CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-4 (29)
30 46 GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-8 (30)

31 26 LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-10 (26)
32 41 PAY TO THE PIPER –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-5 (32)
33 35 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-8 (33)
34 36 IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-5 (34)
35 45 RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– The Supremes and the Four Tops (Motown)-3 (35)
36 44 IMMIGRANT SONG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-4 (36)
37 37 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-9 (33)
38 38 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-9 (38)
39 40 DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-6 (39)
40 43 STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

This section is vacant because no Top 40 item from last week’s chart fell to position #41-#100 this week. While this is a rare occurrence, it does happen from time to time.

POWER PLAYS

41 48 BORDER SONG / YOU AND ME –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 (41)
42 59 IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-3 (42)
43 42 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-17 (31)
44 49 IF YOU WERE MINE –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-11 (44)
45 47 CHAINS AND THINGS –•– B.B. King (ABC)-7 (45)
46 54 WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN –•– Runt (Todd Rundgren) (Ampex)-5 (46)
47 69 MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-4 (47)
48 67 ROSE GARDEN –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-3 (48)
49 71 YOUR SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-3 (49)
50 56 GAMES –•– Redeye (Pentagram)-6 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

67 — LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-1 (67)
76 — AMAZING GRACE –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-1 (76)
81 — FLESH AND BLOOD –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-1 (81)
82 — WHITER SHADE OF PALE –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-1 (82)
83 — BORN TO WANDER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-1 (83)
85 — MEAN MISTREATER –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-1 (85)
86 — SOMEBODY’S WATCHING YOU –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-1 (86)
89 — HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-1 (89)
92 — WE GOT TO LIVE TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Buddy Miles (Mercury)-1 (92)
93 — WRAP IT UP –•– Archie Bell and the Drells (Atlantic)-1 (93)
94 — A WOMAN’S WAY –•– Rozetta Johnson (Clintone)-1 (94)
97 — SATIN RED AND BLACK VELVET WOMAN –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-1 (97)
98 — I’M SO PROUD –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-1 (98)
99 — AFTER THE FEELING IS GONE –•– Five Flights Up (T-A)-1 (99)
100 — EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT –•– Teegarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th December, 1970

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

1 1 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 6 MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-4 (2)
3 4 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-9 (3)
4 2 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-11 (1)
5 7 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-6 (5)
6 20 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-5 (6)
7 12 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-7 (7)
8 9 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 (8)
9 3 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-16 (3)
10 8 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-8 (8)

11 10 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-9 (10)
12 11 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-15 (2)
13 13 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-12 (13)
14 5 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-14 (1)
15 22 DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-6 (15)
16 16 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10 (9)
17 19 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-7 (17)
18 18 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-10 (18)
19 23 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-17 (19)
20 21 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-7 (20)

21 15 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-15 (3)
22 17 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-15 (8)
23 28 ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5 (23)
24 14 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9 (11)
25 32 PAY TO THE PIPER –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-6 (25)
26 29 CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-5 (26)
27 40 STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-8 (27)
28 30 GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-9 (28)
29 34 IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-6 (29)
30 35 RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– The Supremes and the Four Tops (Motown)-4 (30)

31 36 IMMIGRANT SONG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-5 (31)
32 42 IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-4 (32)
33 33 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-9 (33)
34 26 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-13 (14)
35 38 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-10 (35)
36 39 DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-7 (36)
37 41 BORDER SONG / YOU AND ME –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 (37)
38 49 YOUR SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-4 (38)
39 67 LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-2 (39)
40 48 ROSE GARDEN –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 25 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-13 (12)
47 27 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-23 (23)
48 37 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-10 (33)
57 31 LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-11 (26)

POWER PLAYS

41 56 LONELY DAYS –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-3 (41)
42 44 IF YOU WERE MINE –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-12 (42)
44 46 WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN –•– Runt (Todd Rundgren) (Ampex)-6 (44)
45 50 GAMES –•– Redeye (Pentagram)-7 (45)
46 47 MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-5 (46)
49 53 MORNING –•– Jim Ed Brown (RCA)-6 (49)
50 45 CHAINS AND THINGS –•– B.B. King (ABC)-8 (45)

NEW THIS WEEK

62 — STOP THE WAR NOW –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-1 (62)
80 — CHURCH STREET SOUL REVIVAL –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-1 (80)
81 — YOUR TIME TO CRY –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-1 (81)
86 — BRIDGET THE MIDGET (The Queen Of the Blues) –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-1 (86)
88 — THEY CAN’T TAKE AWAY OUR MUSIC –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-1 (88)
90 — ARE YOU MY WOMAN (Tell Me So) –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1 (90)
92 — (Do the) PUSH AND PULL (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-1 (92)
94 — GOD BLESS WHOEVER SENT YOU –•– The Originals (Soul)-1 (94)
99 — BURNING BRIDGES –•– The Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-3 (89)
100 — (I Can Feel Those Vibrations) THIS LOVE IS REAL –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1 (100)

 US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th December, 1970

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

1 2 MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-5 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-10 (2)
3 1 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-10 (1)
4 6 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-6 (4)
5 5 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-7 (5)
6 4 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-12 (1)
7 7 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-8 (7)
8 8 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 (8)
9 9 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-17 (3)
10 10 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-9 (8)

11 13 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-13 (11)
12 15 DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-7 (12)
13 27 STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-9 (13)
14 19 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-18 (14)
15 12 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-16 (2)
16 14 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-15 (1)
17 30 RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– The Supremes and the Four Tops (Motown)-5 (17)
18 28 GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-10 (18)
19 29 IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-7 (19)
20 20 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-8 (20)

21 17 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-8 (17)
22 23 ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6 (22)
23 25 PAY TO THE PIPER –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-7 (23)
24 32 IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-5 (24)
25 26 CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-6 (25)
26 41 LONELY DAYS –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-4 (26)
27 22 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-16 (8)
28 31 IMMIGRANT SONG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-6 (28)
29 38 YOUR SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-5 (29)
30 11 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-10 (10)

31 39 LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-3 (31)
32 24 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10 (11)
33 40 ROSE GARDEN –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-5 (33)
34 35 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-11 (34)
35 21 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-16 (3)
36 36 DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-8 (36)
37 37 BORDER SONG / YOU AND ME –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (37)
38 18 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-11 (18)
39 45 GAMES –•– Redeye (Pentagram)-8 (39)
40 44 WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN –•– Runt (Todd Rundgren) (Ampex)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 16 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11 (9)
43 33 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-10 (33)

POWER PLAYS

42 42 IF YOU WERE MINE –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-13 (42)
44 46 MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-6 (44)
45 56 SILVER MOON –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-5 (45)
46 59 THE GREEN GRASS STARTS TO GROW –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-4 (46)
47 49 MORNING –•– Jim Ed Brown (RCA)-7 (47)
48 53 (Don’t Worry) IF THERE’S A HELL BELOW WE’RE ALL GOING TO GO –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-6 (48)
49 55 MOST OF ALL –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-5 (49)
50 62 STOP THE WAR NOW –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-2 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

56 — I REALLY DON’T WANT TO KNOW / THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (56)
68 — TEMPTATION EYES –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-1 (68)
74 — REMEMBER ME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 (74)
76 — IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-1 (76)
78 — 1900 YESTERDAY –•– Liz Damon’s Orient Express (White Whale)-1 (78)
79 — WATCHING SCOTTY GROW –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-1 (79)
87 — HOLLY HOLY –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-1 (87)
90 — I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Dave Edmunds (MAM)-1 (90)
92 — HELP ME FIND A WAY (To Say I Love You) –•– Little Anthony and the Imperials (United Artists)-3 (92)
96 — SHOES –•– Brook Benton with the Dixie Flyers (Cotillion)-1 (96)
98 — SWEET MARY –•– Wadsworth Mansion (Sussex)-1 (98)
99 — WAY BACK HOME –•– The Jazz Crusaders (Chisa)-1 (99)
100 — I GOT TO TELL SOMEBODY –•– Betty Everett (Fantasy)-1 (100)