US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th August, 1970

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

1 4 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-8 (1 week at #1)
2 1 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-12
3 2 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11
4 5 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-8
5 3 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-15
6 6 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (I’m Yours) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10
7 7 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-7
8 12 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-11
9 17 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-4
10 13 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6

11 9 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-11
12 20 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-4
13 8 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-19
14 22 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Columbia)-5
15 10 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-13
16 18 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-10
17 19 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-9
18 11 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-14
19 26 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-7
20 33 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-5

21 23 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-4
22 21 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-7
23 25 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-7
24 28 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-18
25 34 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-8
26 38 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-7
27 15 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-15
28 16 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-22
29 46 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-2
30 14 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-15

31 37 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-5
32 36 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5
33 42 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-6
34 35 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-15
35 27 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-8
36 44 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Columbia)-3
37 30 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-13
38 40 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-6
39 29 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-10
40 62 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-2

OFF THE CHARTS

41 32 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-8

POWER PLAYS

42 41 WIGWAM –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-6
43 81 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-2
44 47 ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-5
45 51 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-4
46 55 PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) / STOP I DON’T WANNA’ HEAR IT ANYMORE –•– Melanie (Buddah)-2
47 53 EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-5
48 48 HUMMINGBIRD –•– B.B. King (ABC)-6
49 52 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-3
50 72 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-3

NEW THIS WEEK

62 — SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-1
65 — LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-1
67 — STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-1
79 — FUNK #49 –•– The James Gang (ABC)-1
80 — I STAND ACCUSED –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-1
85 — SONG FROM M*A*S*H –•– Al DeLory (Capitol)-11
90 — OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-1
91 — FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-1
92 — MONSTER MASH –•– Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers (Parrot)-15
98 — (I Remember) SUMMER MORNING –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-1
99 — STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-1
100 — I CAN’T BE YOU (You Can’t Be Me) –•– Glass House (Invictus)-3

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