US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th April, 1970

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

POWER PLAYS

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

NEW THIS WEEK

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

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