US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th 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)-8 (3 weeks at #1)
2 2 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-9
3 5 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (I’m Yours) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7
4 7 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-12
5 4 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-16
6 3 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-12
7 9 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-10
8 6 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-11
9 8 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-12
10 10 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-19

11 12 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-5
12 22 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-5
13 18 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-8
14 17 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-7
15 30 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-4
16 21 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-8
17 19 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-11
18 14 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-11
19 13 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-21
20 15 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-16

21 16 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-10
22 27 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-6
23 29 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-4
24 26 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-12
25 28 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-7
26 11 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-14
27 38 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3
28 33 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-5
29 35 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-10
30 42 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– Neighborhood (Big Tree)-7

31 34 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-10
32 37 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-4
33 25 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-9
34 31 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-17
35 49 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-4
36 39 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-5
37 20 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-9
38 47 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-12
39 23 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-12
40 62 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-5

POWER PLAYS

41 72 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Columbia)-2
42 59 WIGWAM –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-3
43 45 PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-5
44 60 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-15
45 69 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-4
46 — AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1
47 85 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-2
48 51 AMERICA, COMMUNICATE WITH ME –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-3
49 71 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-2
50 50 PEARL –•– Tommy Roe (ABC)-8

NEW THIS WEEK

46 — AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1
56 — LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-1
59 — DON’T PLAY THAT SONG –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-1
86 — JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-1
87 — IT’S SO NICE –•– Jackie DeShannon (Liberty)-1
88 — MONGOOSE –•– Elephant’s Memory (Metromedia)-1
90 — WE’RE ALL PLAYING IN THE SAME BAND –•– Bert Sommer (Eleuthra)-1
94 — SAVE YOUR SUGAR FOR ME –•– Tony Joe White (Monument)-1
96 — RAINBOW –•– Marmalade (London)-1
97 — UNCLE JOHN’S BAND –•– The Grateful Dead (Warner Brothers)-1
100 — THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-1

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