US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th December, 1970

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

1 1 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-9 (3 weeks at #1)
2 2 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-8
3 6 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-14
4 3 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-12
5 4 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-13
6 5 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-13
7 25 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-7
8 24 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-6
9 9 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8
10 16 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-7

11 11 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7
12 12 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-11
13 72 MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-2
14 15 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-10
15 8 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-13
16 20 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5
17 27 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-4
18 7 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-14
19 14 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atantic)-11
20 21 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-5

21 29 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-8
22 35 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-5
23 23 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-21
24 30 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-15
25 19 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-11
26 26 LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-9
27 47 DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-4
28 18 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof Aged In Soul (Hot Wax)-14
29 10 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-17
30 13 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-9

31 34 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-5
32 17 SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-10
33 65 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-3
34 39 CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-3
35 44 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-7
36 62 IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-4
37 33 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-8
38 40 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-8
39 43 ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-3
40 42 DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-5

OFF THE CHARTS

42 31 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-16

POWER PLAYS

41 58 PAY TO THE PIPER –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-4
43 56 STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-6
44 71 IMMIGRANT SONG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-3
45 51 RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– The Supremes and the Four Tops (Motown)-2
46 57 GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-7
47 53 CHAINS AND THINGS –•– B.B. King (ABC)-6
48 54 BORDER SONG / YOU AND ME –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-3
49 52 IF YOU WERE MINE –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-10
50 45 PART TIME LOVE –•– Ann Peebles (Hi)-10

NEW THIS WEEK

79 — THE GREEN GRASS STARTS TO GROW –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-1
81 — LONELY DAYS –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-1
84 — PRECIOUS PRECIOUS –•– Jackie Moore (Atlantic)-1
85 — RUBY TUESDAY –•– Melanie (Buddah)-1
86 — GYPSY QUEEN (Part 1) –•– Gypsy (Metromedia)-1
90 — BLACK NIGHT –•– Deep Purple (Warner Brothers)-1
91 — COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER –•– Loretta Lynn (Decca)-1
92 — SING HIGH – SING LOW –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1
94 — KEEP ON LOVING ME (You’ll See the Change) –•– Bobby “Blue” Bland (Duke)-1
95 — LADY LOVE –•– The Klowns (RCA)-1
96 — FREE TO CARRY ON –•– The Sandpipers (A&M)-1
100 — MAGGIE –•– Redbone (Epic)-1

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