US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st August, 1970

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TW LW TITLE-Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 (2 weeks at #1)
2 5 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-8
3 2 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-11
4 3 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-15
5 9 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (I’m Yours) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6
6 4 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-10
7 14 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-11
8 6 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-11
9 11 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-9
10 8 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-18

11 7 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-13
12 25 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-4
13 12 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-20
14 15 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-10
15 10 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-15
16 16 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-9
17 18 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-6
18 20 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-7
19 24 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-10
20 19 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-8

21 26 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-7
22 32 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-4
23 13 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-11
24 17 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-12
25 28 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-8
26 30 WESTBOUND #9 –•– Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-11
27 39 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-5
28 41 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-6
29 60 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-3
30 57 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-3

31 29 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-16
32 31 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-17
33 47 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-4
34 44 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-9
35 38 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-9
36 35 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-12
37 43 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-3
38 50 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-2
39 56 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-4
40 34 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-12

OFF THE CHARTS

41 27 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8
44 36 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-13
46 37 STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-9
58 40 TRYING TO MAKE A FOOL OF ME –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-9

POWER PLAYS

41 27 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8
42 51 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– Neighborhood (Big Tree)-6
43 46 MY MARIE –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)-6
44 36 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-13
45 49 PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-4
46 37 STEAL AWAY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-9
47 52 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-11
48 48 HOW ABOUT A LITTLE HAND (For the Boys In the Band) –•– The Boys In the Band (Spring)-9
49 69 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-3
50 53 PEARL –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-7

NEW THIS WEEK

61 — (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-1
71 — JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-1
72 — HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Columbia)-1
85 — I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1
92 — MILL VALLEY –•– Miss Abrams & the Strawberry Point School 3rd Grade Class (Reprise)-1
94 — BLACK HANDS WHITE COTTON –•– The Caboose (Enterprise)-1
95 — ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-1
96 — EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-1
97 — YOURS LOVE –•– Joe Simon (Sound Stage)-1
98 — BALL AND CHAIN –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-1
99 — A SONG THAT NEVER COMES –•– Mama Cass Elliot (Dunhill)-1
100 — BRING IT ON HOME –•– Lou Rawls (Capitol)-1

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