US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th 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)-9 (4 weeks at #1)
2 2 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-10
3 3 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (I’m Yours) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8
4 4 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-13
5 12 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-6
6 11 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-6
7 5 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-17
8 6 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-13
9 7 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-11
10 9 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-13

11 10 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-20
12 13 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-9
13 17 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-12
14 16 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-9
15 15 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-5
16 23 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-5
17 8 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-12
18 27 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4
19 25 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-8
20 22 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-7

21 14 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-8
22 18 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-12
23 56 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-2
24 24 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-13
25 41 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Columbia)-3
26 46 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-2
27 28 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-6
28 32 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-5
29 35 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-5
30 30 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-8

31 31 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-11
32 20 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-17
33 21 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-11
34 44 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-16
35 36 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-6
36 40 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-6
37 38 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-13
38 49 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-3
39 19 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-22
40 29 MAYBE –•– The Three Degrees (Roulette)-11

OFF THE CHARTS

43 26 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-15
45 33 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-10

POWER PLAYS

41 42 WIGWAM –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-4
42 45 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-5
44 47 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-3
46 48 AMERICA, COMMUNICATE WITH ME –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-4
47 58 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-3
48 59 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-2
49 43 PAPER MACHE –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-6
50 70 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-4

NEW THIS WEEK

59 — RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Columbia)-1
69 — CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-1
82 — LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-1
86 — GOING TO THE COUNTRY –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-1
89 — SOUL SHAKE / FREE THE PEOPLE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-5
91 — GROOVIN’ WITH MR. BLOE –•– Cool Heat (Forward)-1
92 — GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-1
93 — BORDER SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-1
96 — ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-1
98 — I LIKE YOUR LOVIN’ (Do You Like Mine) –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1
100 — EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-1

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