US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th July, 1970

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-8
3 7 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5
4 5 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-13
5 3 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-9
6 4 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-11
7 6 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-13
8 12 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-16
9 11 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-9
10 20 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-6

11 10 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-18
12 17 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-7
13 9 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10
14 15 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-6
15 19 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-8
16 18 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-15
17 13 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-19
18 26 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (I’m Yours) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4
19 16 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-14
20 8 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-9

21 14 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-14
22 24 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Atlantic)-7
23 22 LOVE ON A TWO WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-15
24 38 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-9
25 21 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-14
26 30 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-3
27 31 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-6
28 28 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-10
29 39 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-6
30 36 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-5

31 33 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-9
32 34 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-10
33 23 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-17
34 27 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-12
35 32 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-13
36 37 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-11
37 48 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-8
38 43 STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-7
39 25 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-16
40 40 THE END OF OUR ROAD –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6

POWER PLAYS

41 49 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-5
42 42 TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OF ME –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-7
43 44 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-7
44 72 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-2
45 56 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-7
46 55 WHEN WE GET MARRIED –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-5
47 57 MY MARIE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-4
48 54 (How Bout a Little Hand For) THE BOYS IN THE BAND –•– The Boys In the Band (Spring)-7
49 45 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-9
50 50 AIN’T THAT LOVING YOU (For More Reasons Than One) –•– Luther Ingram (KoKo)-9

NEW THIS WEEK

72 — GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-1
74 — EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1
86 — SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1
89 — HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-1
90 — PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-1
93 — BABY, IS THERE SOMETHING ON YOUR MIND –•– McKinley Travis (Pride)-1
94 — DOWN BY THE RIVER –•– Buddy Miles and the Freedom Express (Mercury)-1
97 — THE LIGHTS OF TUCSON –•– Jim Campbell (Laurie)-1
98 — YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-1
99 — I CAN’T BE YOU (You Can’t Be Me) –•– The Glass House (Invictus)-1
100 — LONG LONELY NIGHTS –•– The Dells (Cadet)-1

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