US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th December, 1970

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

1 2 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-8 (1 week at #1)
2 1 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-10
3 3 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-15
4 7 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8
5 4 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-13
6 13 MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-3
7 17 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-5
8 8 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-7
9 16 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6
10 10 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-8

11 5 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-14
12 20 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-6
13 14 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-11
14 11 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8
15 6 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-14
16 9 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9
17 15 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-14
18 21 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-9
19 22 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-6
20 33 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-4

21 31 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6
22 27 DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-5
23 24 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-16
24 18 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-15
25 12 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-12
26 19 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atantic)-12
27 23 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-22
28 39 ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4
29 34 CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-4
30 46 GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-8

31 26 LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-10
32 41 PAY TO THE PIPER –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-5
33 35 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-8
34 36 IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-5
35 45 RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– The Supremes and the Four Tops (Motown)-3
36 44 IMMIGRANT SONG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-4
37 37 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-9
38 38 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-9
39 40 DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-6
40 43 STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-7

POWER PLAYS

41 48 BORDER SONG / YOU AND ME –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4
42 59 IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-3
43 42 AS THE YEARS GO BY –•– Mashmakhan (Epic)-17
44 49 IF YOU WERE MINE –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-11
45 47 CHAINS AND THINGS –•– B.B. King (ABC)-7
46 54 WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN –•– Runt (Todd Rundgren) (Ampex)-5
47 69 MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-4
48 67 ROSE GARDEN –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-3
49 71 YOUR SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-3
50 56 GAMES –•– Redeye (Pentagram)-6

NEW THIS WEEK

67 — LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-1
76 — AMAZING GRACE –•– Judy Collins (Elektra)-1
81 — FLESH AND BLOOD –•– Johnny Cash (Columbia)-1
82 — WHITER SHADE OF PALE –•– R.B. Greaves (Atco)-1
83 — BORN TO WANDER –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-1
85 — MEAN MISTREATER –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-1
86 — SOMEBODY’S WATCHING YOU / STANGA –•– Little Sister (Stone Flower)-1
89 — HEARTBREAK HOTEL –•– Frijid Pink (Parrot)-1
92 — WE GOT TO LIVE TOGETHER (Part 1) –•– Buddy Miles (Mercury)-1
93 — WRAP IT UP –•– Archie Bell and the Drells (Atlantic)-1
94 — A WOMAN’S WAY –•– Rozetta Johnson (Clintone)-1
97 — SATIN RED AND BLACK VELVET WOMAN –•– Dave Mason (Blue Thumb)-1
98 — I’M SO PROUD –•– The Main Ingredient (RCA)-1
99 — AFTER THE FEELING IS GONE –•– Five Flights Up (T-A)-1
100 — EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALRIGHT –•– Teegarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-1

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