US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th July, 1970

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-7
3 3 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-7
4 4 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-7
5 5 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-16
6 6 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-9
7 11 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-11
8 8 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-11
9 9 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8
10 7 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-17

11 10 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-15
12 17 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-7
13 14 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-12
14 37 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3
15 13 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-12
16 12 LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-13
17 22 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-4
18 32 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-14
19 29 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-13
20 44 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-5

21 21 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-10
22 19 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-14
23 26 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-12
24 25 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-11
25 27 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-14
26 15 UP AROUND THE BEND / RUN THROUGH THE JUNGLE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-11
27 18 MAKE ME SMILE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-14
28 30 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-8
29 31 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-6
30 33 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Atlantic)-5

31 23 SPIRIT IN THE DARK –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-7
32 36 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-4
33 16 THE LETTER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-12
34 34 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-7
35 20 CECELIA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-13
36 39 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-8
37 40 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-9
38 24 HEY, MISTER SUN –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-8
39 49 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (I’m Yours) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-2
40 38 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-7

OFF THE CHARTS

41 35 BABY HOLD ON –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-9

POWER PLAYS

42 43 I CAN’T LEAVE YOUR LOVE ALONE –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-13
43 51 STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-5
44 59 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-4
45 46 AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU (For More Reasons Than One) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-7
46 48 CANNED HAM –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-4
47 55 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-4
48 63 THE END OF OUR ROAD –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-4
49 58 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-2
50 62 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-5

NEW THIS WEEK

80 — EVERYTHING A MAN COULD EVER NEED –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1
83 — SUPERMAN –•– The Ides of March (Warner Brothers)-1
84 — SUSIE-Q / DESTINY –•– Jose Feliciano (RCA)-1
86 — TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-1
87 — SUNSHINE –•– The Archies (Kirshner)-1
88 — HELLO DARLIN’ –•– Conway Twitty (Decca)-1
90 — WONDER COULD I LIVE THERE ANYMORE –•– Charley Pride (RCA)-1
92 — STEALING IN THE NAME OF THE LORD –•– Paul Kelly (Happy Tiger)-1
93 — HANG CLAPPING SONG –•– The Meters (Josie)-1
94 — GOOD MORNING FREEDOM –•– Daybreak (Uni)-3
95 — LET THE MUSIC TAKE YOUR MIND –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1
99 — I HEARD THE VOICE OF JESUS –•– Turley Richards (Warner Brothers)-2

Compiled from national sales and CHR (Top 40) radio station airplay by Billboard
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