US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th April, 1970

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

21 18 EVIL WAYS –•– Santana (Columbia)-13
22 20 CELEBRATE –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8
23 24 YOU’RE THE ONE –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-8
24 27 TENNESSEE BIRDWALK –•– Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan (Wayside)-8
25 25 SHILO –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-11
26 13 CALL ME / SON OF A PREACHER MAN –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-11
27 19 HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER –•– The Hollies (Epic)-18
28 39 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM –•– Bobbi Martin (United Artists)-6
29 23 GOTTA HOLD ON TO THIS FEELING –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-9
30 34 YOU NEED LOVE LIKE I DO (Don’t You) –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-5
31 16 RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA –•– Brook Benton (Cotillion)-15
32 38 VEHICLE –•– The Ides Of March (Warner Brothers)-4
33 35 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-6
34 37 EVERYBODY’S OUT OF TOWN –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-4
35 40 LITTLE GREEN BAG –•– The George Baker Selection (Colossus)-5
36 32 ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM –•– Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (Capitol)-10
37 52 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-3
38 68 CECELIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-2
39 36 DO THE FUNKY CHICKEN –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-11
40 56 LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-2

POWER PLAYS

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

NEW THIS WEEK

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

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