US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th September, 1970

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

1 1 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-9 (2 weeks at #1)
2 9 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-5
3 2 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-13
4 4 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-9
5 3 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-12
6 10 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7
7 7 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-8
8 8 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-12
9 5 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-16
10 12 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-5

11 6 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (I’m Yours) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11
12 21 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-5
13 20 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-6
14 14 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Columbia)-6
15 11 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-12
16 16 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-11
17 19 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-8
18 33 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-7
19 26 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-8
20 29 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-3

21 23 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-8
22 13 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-20
23 24 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-19
24 25 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-9
25 17 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-10
26 36 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Columbia)-4
27 31 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-6
28 15 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-14
29 40 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-3
30 18 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-15

31 22 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-8
32 32 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6
33 38 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-7
34 34 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-16
35 49 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-4
36 45 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-5
37 46 PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) / STOP I DON’T WANNA’ HEAR IT ANYMORE –•– Melanie (Buddah)-3
38 43 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-3
39 35 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-9
40 50 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

42 39 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-11
45 37 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-14

POWER PLAYS

41 41 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-9
43 51 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-4
44 44 ONLY YOU KNOW AND I KNOW –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-6
46 47 EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-6
47 60 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-5
48 53 SOUL SHAKE / FREE THE PEOPLE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-8
49 54 WE’RE ALL PLAYING IN THE SAME BAND –•– Bert Sommer (Eleuthra)-5
50 61 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-4

NEW THIS WEEK

70 — LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-1
81 — SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof Aged In Soul (Hot Wax)-1
82 — IT’S ONLY MAKE BELEIVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1
86 — INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-1
88 — GREENWOOD MISSISSIPPI –•– Little Richard (Reprise)-1
93 — (Baby) TURN ON TO ME –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-1
94 — GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-1
95 — EMPTY PAGES –•– Traffic (United Artists)-1
96 — I HAVE LEARNED TO DO WITHOUT YOU –•– Mavis Staples (Volt)-1
99 — LOOKY LOOKY (Look At Me Girl) –•– The O’Jays (Neptune)-1
100 — FIRE AND RAIN –•– Johnny Rivers and Friends (Imperial)-1

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