US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th January, 1970

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

1 1 RAINDROPS KEEP FALLING 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)-11 (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 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)-12 (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 TAIN –•– 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 (Falettin Me Be mice Elf Agin) / EVERYBODY IS A STAR –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-2 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

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 –•– 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 YOU / GONNA GIVE HER ALL THE LOVE I’VE GOT –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1 (58)
74 — MY HONEY AND ME –•– Luther Ingram (Ko Ko)-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 / COLD DUCK –•– 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 Defonics (Philly Groove)-1 (99)
100 — RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillon)-1 (100)

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