US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd January, 1970

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

1 3 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING ON MY HEAD –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-10 (1) (1 week at #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)-10 (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 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)-11 (7)
24 17 FRIENDSHIP TAIN –•– 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)

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 –•– Wilbert Harrison (Sue)-5 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK

54 — WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES –•– Joe South (Capitol)-1 (54)
59 — THANK YOU (Falettin Me 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 TOMPKINS –•– Street People (Musicor)-1 (87)
89 — WON’T FIND BETTER (Than Me) –•– The New Hope (Jamie)-1 (89)
93 — SHE LETS HER HAIR DOWN (Early In the Morning) –•– Gene Pitney (Musicor)-2 (93)
94 — “2001” A SPACE ODDYSSEY –•– 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)-1 (100)

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