US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th December, 1970

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

1 2 MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-5 (1 week at #1)
2 3 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-10
3 1 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-10
4 6 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-6
5 5 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-7
6 4 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-12
7 7 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-8
8 8 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8
9 9 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-17
10 10 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-9

11 13 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-13
12 15 DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-7
13 27 STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-9
14 19 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-18
15 12 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-16
16 14 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-15
17 30 RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– The Supremes and the Four Tops (Motown)-5
18 28 GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-10
19 29 IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-7
20 20 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-8

21 17 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-8
22 23 ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-6
23 25 PAY TO THE PIPER –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-7
24 32 IF I WERE YOUR WOMAN –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Soul)-5
25 26 CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-6
26 41 LONELY DAYS –•– The Bee Gees (Atco)-4
27 22 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-16
28 31 IMMIGRANT SONG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-6
29 38 YOUR SONG –•– Elton John (Uni)-5
30 11 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-10

31 39 LOVE THE ONE YOU’RE WITH –•– Stephen Stills (Atlantic)-3
32 24 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10
33 40 ROSE GARDEN –•– Lynn Anderson (Columbia)-5
34 35 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-11
35 21 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-16
36 36 DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-8
37 37 BORDER SONG / YOU AND ME –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6
38 18 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-11
39 45 GAMES –•– Redeye (Pentagram)-8
40 44 WE GOTTA GET YOU A WOMAN –•– Runt (Todd Rundgren) (Ampex)-7

OFF THE CHARTS

41 16 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-11
43 33 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-10

POWER PLAYS

42 42 IF YOU WERE MINE –•– Ray Charles (ABC / TRC)-13
44 46 MR. BOJANGLES –•– The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (Liberty)-6
45 56 SILVER MOON –•– Michael Nesmith and the First National Band (RCA)-5
46 59 THE GREEN GRASS STARTS TO GROW –•– Dionne Warwick (Scepter)-4
47 49 MORNING –•– Jim Ed Brown (RCA)-7
48 53 (Don’t Worry) IF THERE’S A HELL BELOW WE’RE ALL GOING TO GO –•– Curtis Mayfield (Curtom)-6
49 55 MOST OF ALL –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-5
50 62 STOP THE WAR NOW –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-2

NEW THIS WEEK

56 — I REALLY DON’T WANT TO KNOW / THERE GOES MY EVERYTHING –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1
68 — TEMPTATION EYES –•– The Grass Roots (Dunhill)-1
74 — REMEMBER ME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1
76 — IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-1
78 — 1900 YESTERDAY –•– Liz Damon’s Orient Express (White Whale)-1
79 — WATCHING SCOTTY GROW –•– Bobby Goldsboro (United Artists)-1
87 — HOLLY HOLY –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-1
90 — I HEAR YOU KNOCKING –•– Dave Edmunds (MAM)-1
92 — HELP ME FIND A WAY (To Say I Love You) –•– Little Anthony and the Imperials (United Artists)-1
96 — SHOES –•– Brook Benton with the Dixie Flyers (Cotillon)-1
98 — SWEET MARY –•– Wadsworth Mansion (Sussex)-1
99 — WAY BACK HOME –•– The Jazz Crusaders (Chisa)-1
100 — I GOT TO TELL SOMEBODY –•– Betty Everett (Fantasy)-1

Compiled from national sales and CHR (Top 40) radio station airplay by Billboard. Copyright © 1970 Billboard Publications