US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th July, 1970

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 (1 week at #1)
2 1 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7
3 3 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8
4 6 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-10
5 7 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-12
6 8 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-12
7 14 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4
8 4 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-8
9 9 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9
10 5 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-17

11 12 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-8
12 18 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-15
13 10 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-18
14 13 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-13
15 17 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-5
16 15 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-13
17 20 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-6
18 19 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-14
19 29 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-7
20 44 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-5

21 23 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-13
22 16 LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-14
23 11 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-16
24 30 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Atlantic)-6
25 25 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-15
26 39 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (I’m Yours) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3
27 21 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-11
28 28 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-9
29 22 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-15
30 49 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-3

31 32 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-5
32 24 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-12
33 34 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-8
34 36 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-9
35 31 SPIRIT IN THE DARK –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-8
36 53 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-4
37 37 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-10
38 60 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-8
39 47 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-5
40 48 THE END OF OUR ROAD –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

41 38 HEY, MISTER SUN –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-9
45 40 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-8

POWER PLAYS

42 57 TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OF ME –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-6
43 43 STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-6
44 50 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-6
46 46 CANNED HAM –•– Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)-5
47 51 FREEDOM BLUES –•– Little Richard (Reprise)-8
48 55 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-7
49 69 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-4
50 45 AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU (For More Reasons Than One) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-8

NEW THIS WEEK

72 — WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-1
74 — IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-1
80 — SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-1
84 — PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwcik (Scepter)-1
85 — APARTMENT 21 –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-1
86 — GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-1
87 — DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-1
90 — SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-11
91 — DOWN BY THE RIVER –•– Brooklyn Bridge (Buddah)-1
94 — I.O.I.O. –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-1
96 — DROP BY MY PLACE –•– Little Carl Carlton (Back Beat)-1
97 — GIVE A WOMAN LOVE –•– Bobbie Martin (United Artists)-1
98 — QUE SERA, SERA (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) –•– Mary Hopkin (Apple)-1
100 — NO ARMS CAN EVER HOLD YOU –•– Bobby Vinton (Epic)-1

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