US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th July, 1970

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 3 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6 (1 week at #1)
2 1 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-10
3 4 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-14
4 2 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-9
5 10 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elecktra)-7
6 5 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-10
7 6 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-12
8 8 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-17
9 18 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (I’m Yours) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5
10 7 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-14

11 12 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-8
12 11 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-19
13 9 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-10
14 24 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-10
15 15 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-9
16 22 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-8
17 13 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-11
18 26 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-5
19 14 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-7
20 30 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-6

21 20 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-10
22 19 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-15
23 17 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-20
24 37 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-9
25 44 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-3
26 41 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-6
27 27 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-7
28 29 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-7
29 25 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-15
30 31 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-10

31 16 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-16
32 68 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-3
33 21 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-15
34 28 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-11
35 32 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-11
36 36 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-12
37 38 STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-8
38 43 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-8
39 59 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-4
40 42 TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OF ME –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-8

OFF THE CHARTS

42 40 END OF OUR ROAD –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-7

POWER PLAYS

41 61 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-5
43 74 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-2
44 45 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-8
45 46 WHEN WE GET MARRIED –•– The Intruders (Gamble)-6
46 47 MY MARIE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-5
47 69 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-3
48 48 (How Bout a Little Hand For) THE BOYS IN THE BAND –•– The Boys In the Band (Spring)-8
49 65 PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-3
50 — 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1

NEW THIS WEEK

50 — 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1
71 — AMERICA, COMMUNICATE WITH ME –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-1
74 — WIGWAM –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-1
76 — GIRLS WILL BE GIRLS, BOYS WILL BE BOYS –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1
77 — GLORY GLORY –•– The Rascals with the Sweet Inspirations (Atlantic)-1
84 — BLACK FOX –•– Freddy Robinson (Pacific Jazz)-1
87 — SOMETHING –•– Booker T. and the MG’s (Stax)-1
88 — HUMMINGBIRD –•– B.B. King (ABC)-1
90 — SING A SONG OF FREEDOM –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-1
92 — IT’S YOUR LIFE –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-1
97 — CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-1
98 — MORNING MUCH BETTER –•– Ten Wheel Drive with Genya Raven (Polydor)-1
99 — IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-1
100 — BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– Joni Mitchell (Reprise)-1

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