US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th April, 1970

the-jackson-5-abc-motown-2

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

NEW THIS WEEK

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

Compiled from national sales and CHR (Top 40) radio station airplay by Billboard
Copyright © 1970 Billboard Publications