US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th September, 1970

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TW LW TITLE-Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Cash Box Position, Top 40 Only)

1 2 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-7 (1 week at #1) (#2)
2 1 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-11 (#3)
3 5 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-7 (#4)
4 6 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-10 (#1)
5 7 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-8 (#5)
6 4 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 (#6)
7 3 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-11 (#8)
8 8 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-14 (#52)
9 11 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-9 (#7)
10 9 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-15 (#32)

11 12 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-7 (#10)
12 22 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-5 (#9)
13 14 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-10 (#14)
14 16 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-8 (#12)
15 15 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-5 (#11)
16 10 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-18 (#17)
17 20 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-11 (#16)
18 18 RUBBER DUCKIE –•– Ernie (Columbia)-6 (#15)
19 13 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED (I’m Yours) –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-13 (#56)
20 26 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-6 (#24)

21 17 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-10 (#13)
22 19 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Columbia)-8 (#21)
23 21 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-21 (#20)
24 23 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-14 (#62)
25 25 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-9 (#18)
26 39 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-6 (#29)
27 29 NEANDERTHAL MAN –•– Hotlegs (Capitol)-5 (#23)
28 30 JOANNE –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-7 (#19)
29 27 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-10 (#15)
30 31 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-6 (Not on Chart)

31 33 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-6 (#34)
32 34 PEACE WILL COME (According To Plan) / STOP I DON’T WANNA’ HEAR IT ANYMORE –•– Melanie (Buddah)-5 (#22)
33 35 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 (#25)
34 52 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-3 (#35)
35 45 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-3 (#36)
36 40 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-4 (#46)
37 43 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-7 (#27)
38 38 EVERYTHING’S TUESDAY –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-8 (#37)
39 46 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-6 (#47)
40 — I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (#28)

OFF THE CHARTS

41 28 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-13
44 37 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-18

POWER PLAYS

40 — I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (#28)
42 57 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELEIVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-3
43 44 SOUL SHAKE / FREE THE PEOPLE –•– Delaney and Bonnie and Friends (Atco)-10
45 54 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-2
46 49 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-4
47 41 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8
48 50 IF I DIDN’T CARE –•– The Moments (Stang)-5
49 53 I STAND ACCUSED –•– Isaac Hayes (Enterprise)-4
50 83 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-2

NEW THIS WEEK

40 — I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-1 (#28)
83 — WHEN YOU GET RIGHT DOWN TO IT –•– The Delfonics (Philly Groove)-1
84 — OUR HOUSE –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-1
86 — HOLY MAN –•– Diane Kolby (Columbia)-1
88 — GEORGIA TOOK HER BACK –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-1
89 — COME ON AND SAY IT –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-1
90 — GOD, LOVE, AND ROCK AND ROLL –•– Teagarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-1
92 — SEEMS LIKE I GOTTA DO WRONG –•– The Whispers (Soul Clock)-1
94 — SOMETHING –•– Shirley Bassey (United Artists)-1
95 — LOVE UPRISING –•– Otis Leaville (Dakar)-1
96 — AND THE GRASS WON’T PAY YOU NO MIND –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-1
99 — STONED COWBOY –•– Fantasy (Liberty)-1

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