US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th December, 1970

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

1 1 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-9 (2 weeks at #1)
2 6 MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-4
3 4 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-9
4 2 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-11
5 7 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-6
6 20 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-5
7 12 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-7
8 9 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7
9 3 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-16
10 8 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-8

11 10 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-9
12 11 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-15
13 13 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-12
14 5 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-14
15 22 DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-6
16 16 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-10
17 19 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-7
18 18 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-10
19 23 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-17
20 21 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-7

21 15 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-15
22 17 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-15
23 28 ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-5
24 14 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9
25 32 PAY TO THE PIPER –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-6
26 29 CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-5
27 40 STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-8
28 30 GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-9
29 34 IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-6
30 35 RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– The Supremes and the Four Tops (Motown)-4

31 36 IMMIGRANT SONG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-5
32 42 IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-4
33 33 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-9
34 26 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atantic)-13
35 38 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-10
36 39 DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-7
37 41 BORDER SONG / YOU AND ME –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5
38 49 YOUR SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-4
39 67 LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-2
40 48 ROSE GARDEN –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

43 25 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-13
47 27 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-23
48 37 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-10
57 31 LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-11

POWER PLAYS

41 56 LONELY DAYS –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-3
42 44 IF YOU WERE MINE –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-12
43 25 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-13
44 46 WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN –•– Runt (Todd Rundgren) (Ampex)-6
45 50 GAMES –•– Redeye (Pentagram)-7
46 47 MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-5
47 27 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-23
48 37 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-10
49 53 MORNING –•– Jim Ed Brown (RCA)-6
50 45 CHAINS AND THINGS –•– B.B. King (ABC)-8

NEW THIS WEEK

62 — STOP THE WAR NOW –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-1
80 — CHURCH STREET SOUL REVIVAL –•– Tommy James (Roulette)-1
81 — YOUR TIME TO CRY –•– Joe Simon (Spring)-1
86 — BRIDGET THE MIDGET (The Queen Of the Blues) –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-1
88 — THEY CAN’T TAKE AWAY OUR MUSIC –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-1
90 — ARE YOU MY WOMAN (Tell Me So) –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1
92 — (Do the) PUSH AND PULL (Part 1) –•– Rufus Thomas (Stax)-1
94 — GOD BLESS WHOEVER SENT YOU –•– The Originals (Soul)-1
99 — BURNING BRIDGES –•– The Mike Curb Congregation (MGM)-3
100 — (I Can Feel Those Vibrations) THIS LOVE IS REAL –•– Jackie Wilson (Brunswick)-1

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