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Top Songs of 1970

1969 <-1970-> 1971


  

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1.
02/1970
390

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
UK
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1971]
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #47]
[Columbia 45079]
written by Paul Simon
Knock Three Times
2.
11/1970
387

✫1
US
2
AC




✫1
UK
3.
11/1970
374

✫1
US
10
AC




✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #454]
charted as My Sweet Lord / Isn't It a Pity in US charts
[Apple 2995]
written by George Harrison
The Tears of a Clown
4.
08/1970
355

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
[Tamla 54199]
written by Stevie Wonder, Henry Cosby (as Hank Cosby) & Smokey Robinson
I'll Be There
5.
09/1970
349

✫1
US
24
AC


✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Motown 1171]
written by Berry Gordy, Bob West, Hal Davis & Willie Hutch
Let It Be
6.
03/1970
335

✫1
US
✫1
AC




2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #20]
[Apple 2764]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
(They Long to Be) Close to You
7.
06/1970
322

✫1
US
✫1
AC




6
UK
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
8.
08/1970
315

✫1
US
6
AC


✫1
R&B
6
UK
[Motown 1169]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
War
9.
07/1970
314

✫1
US




3
R&B
3
UK
[Gordy 7101]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
Band of Gold
10.
04/1970
309

3
US




20
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #391]
[Invictus 9075]
written by Brian Holland (as part of Edythe Wayne), Lamont Dozier (as part of Edythe Wayne), Eddie Holland Jr. (as part of Edythe Wayne) & Ronald Dunbar (as Ron Dunbar)
Cracklin' Rosie
11.
08/1970
298

✫1
US
2
AC




3
UK
[Uni 55250]
written by Neil Diamond
In the Summertime
12.
06/1970
294

3
US
30
AC




✫1
UK
[Janus 125]
written by Ray Dorset
Mama Told Me (Not to Come)
13.
05/1970
294

✫1
US






3
UK
[Dunhill 4239]
written by Randy Newman
14.
06/1970
291

✫1
US
4
AC




5
UK
[Elektra 45686]
written by David Gates
The Love You Save
15.
05/1970
288

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
7
UK
in the US B side I Found That Girl charted from 1 august 1970
[Motown 1166]
written by Berry Gordy (as part of The Corporation), Freddie Perren (as part of The Corporation), Deke Richards (as part of The Corporation) & Fonce Mizell (as part of The Corporation)
16.
05/1970
286

9
US
✫1
AC
37
country


✫1
UK
[live]
[RCA 47-9835]
written by Baker Knight
17.
04/1970
286

✫1
US
✫1
AC
39
country


6
UK
[Barnaby 2011]
written by Ray Stevens (as Harold Ragsdale)
18.
03/1970

ABC by Jackson 5

from ABC   ABC
281

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
8
UK
[Motown 1163]
written by Berry Gordy (as part of The Corporation), Freddie Perren (as part of The Corporation), Deke Richards (as part of The Corporation) & Fonce Mizell (as part of The Corporation)
Spirit in the Sky
19.
02/1970
279

3
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #333]
[Reprise 0885]
written by Norman Greenbaum
Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
20.
01/1970
276

5
US
20
AC




✫1
UK
[Bell 858]
written by Tony Macaulay & Barry Mason
I Think I Love You
21.
10/1970
273

✫1
US
8
AC




18
UK
starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
[Bell 910]
written by Tony Romeo
I Hear You Knocking
22.
11/1970
272

4
US






✫1
UK
[MAM 3601]
written by Dave Bartholomew & Earl King [Earl Johnson] (as Pearl King)
Rose Garden
23.
11/1970
268

3
US
5
AC
✫1
country


3
UK
[Columbia 45252]
written by Joe South
Patches
24.
07/1970
256

4
US




2
R&B
2
UK
[Atlantic 2748]
written by General Johnson & Ronald Dunbar
25.
03/1970
247

✫1
US






19
UK
B side No Sugar Tonight charted from 4 april 1970 in US Hot 100
written by Burton Cummings, Garry Peterson, Jim Kale & Randy Bachman
Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)
26.
05/1970
237

3
US




2
R&B
7
UK
[Gordy 7099]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
27.
03/1970
233

2
US
6
AC




7
UK
featuring Susan Jacks
[London 129]
written by Terry Jacks
28.
01/1970
233

3
US




8
R&B
3
UK
[Invictus 9074]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland Jr. & Ronald Dunbar (as Ron Dunbar)
Indiana Wants Me
29.
09/1970
231

5
US






2
UK
[Rare Earth 5013]
written by R. Dean Taylor
30.
10/1970
224

2
US
✫1
AC


4
R&B


[Bell 940]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)/Everybody Is a Star
31.
01/1970
224

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #402]
written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
Instant Karma (We All Shine On)
32.
02/1970
222

3
US






5
UK
as John Ono Lennon
written by John Lennon
We've Only Just Begun
33.
09/1970
220

2
US
✫1
AC




28
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #405]
[A&M 1217]
written by Paul Williams & Roger Nichols
Stoned Love
34.
11/1970
219

7
US
24
AC


✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Motown 1172]
written by Kenny Thomas & Frank Wilson
35.
11/1970
218

10
US
✫1
AC




4
UK
[RCA 74-0387]
written by Armando Manzanero
Candida
36.
07/1970

Candida by Dawn

from Candida   Candida
217

3
US
8
AC




9
UK
[Bell 903]
written by Toni Wine & Irwin Levine
The Long and Winding Road
37.
05/1970
210

✫1
US
2
AC






Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
38.
06/1970
204

3
US




✫1
R&B
15
UK
Come and Get It
39.
01/1970
193

7
US






4
UK
[Apple 1815]
written by Paul McCartney
Lola
40.
07/1970
192

9
US






2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #422]
[Reprise 0930]
written by Ray Davies
25 or 6 to 4
41.
07/1970
191

4
US






7
UK
[Columbia 45194 A]
written by Robert Lamm
It's Only Make Believe
42.
09/1970
186

10
US
2
AC
3
country


4
UK
[Capitol 2905]
written by Jack Nance & Conway Twitty
Montego Bay
43.
08/1970
184

8
US
18
AC




3
UK
[L & R 157]
written by Bobby Bloom & Jeff Barry
Woodstock
44.
09/1970
184

23
US
17
AC




✫1
UK
[Decca 32774]
written by Joni Mitchell
Fire and Rain
45.
09/1970
179

3
US
7
AC




42
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #227]
[Warner 7423]
written by James Taylor
Rainy Night in Georgia
46.
01/1970
178

4
US
2
AC


✫1
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #498]
[Cotillion 44057]
written by Tony Joe White
47.
02/1970
176

7
US






4
UK
[Parrot 341]
written by traditional
48.
05/1970
176

23
US
22
AC




✫1
UK
[Epic 10626]
written by Jeff Christie
49.
03/1970
175

2
US






31
UK
written by Jim Peterik
Lookin' Out My Back Door/Long as I Can See the Light
50.
08/1970
172

2
US








written by John Fogerty
51.
08/1970
171

5
US
2
AC




28
UK
[Metromedia 194]
written by Tom Bahler
52.
09/1970
170

3
US






42
UK
produced by Del Shannon
[Uni 55240]
written by Curtis Mayfield
Your Song
53.
11/1970
169

8
US
9
AC




7
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #136]
[Uni 55265]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
54.
04/1970
168

3
US




✫1
R&B


55.
03/1970
168

3
US




✫1
R&B


[Dakar 616]
written by Jack Daniels & Bonnie Thompson
No Matter What
56.
10/1970
166

8
US






5
UK
[Apple 1822]
written by Pete Ham
Lonely Days
57.
12/1970
166

3
US
28
AC




33
UK
If You Could Read My Mind
58.
12/1970
164

5
US
✫1
AC




30
UK
[Reprise 0974]
written by Gordon Lightfoot
The Rapper
59.
01/1970
163

2
US








[Kama Sutra 502]
written by Donnie Iris (as Dominic Ierace)
60.
10/1970
161

6
US




✫1
R&B
51
UK
[Chimneyville 435]
written by King Floyd
Up the Ladder to the Roof
61.
03/1970
158

10
US
28
AC


5
R&B
6
UK
[Motown 1162]
written by Frank Wilson & Vincent DiMirco
62.
05/1970
158

3
US








Green-Eyed Lady
63.
08/1970
157

3
US








[Liberty 56183 A]
written by Jerry Corbetta, J.C. Phillips & David Riordan
64.
01/1970
157

19
US
4
AC
2
country


4
UK
[Capitol 2718]
written by Jimmy Webb
65.
10/1970
156

6
US
2
AC




27
UK
[Columbia 45236]
written by Laura Nyro
66.
03/1970
155

4
US




20
R&B


[live]
[Rare Earth 5012]
written by Smokey Robinson (as William "Smokey" Robinson)
67.
01/1970
154

2
US








written by John Fogerty
68.
03/1970
152

9
US
20
AC




6
UK
[novelty]
[Capitol 2819]
written by Albert Hammond & Mike Hazlewood
69.
04/1970
149

13
US
✫1
AC




5
UK
[Parrot 40048]
written by Geoff Stephens & Les Reed
70.
12/1970
149

15
US
5
AC




5
UK
[recorded at st. paul's chapel, columbia university]
[Elektra 45709]
written by traditional & John Newton
Snowbird
71.
07/1970
148

8
US
✫1
AC
10
country


23
UK
[Capitol 2738]
written by Gene MacLellan
Black Magic Woman
72.
11/1970
148

4
US
29
AC






[Columbia 45270]
written by Peter Green
Cecilia
73.
04/1970
147

4
US
31
AC




51
UK
written by Paul Simon
Question
74.
05/1970
147

21
US






2
UK
[Threshold 67004]
written by Justin Hayward
All Right Now
75.
08/1970
144

4
US








[A&M 1206]
written by Andy Fraser & Paul Rodgers
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
76.
10/1970
144

11
US
✫1
AC
56
country


9
UK
Neanderthal Man
77.
07/1970
140

22
US






2
UK
[Capitol 2886]
written by Kevin Godley, Lol Creme & Eric Stewart
78.
12/1970
138

21
US
2
AC
9
country


6
UK
US: B-side to I Really Don't Want to Know ; charted as I Really Don't Want to Know / There Goes My Everything in US AC and US Hot 100 charts
written by Dallas Frazier
Ride Captain Ride
79.
05/1970
138

4
US








Let's Work Together
80.
01/1970
137

26
US






2
UK
[Liberty 56151]
written by Wilbert Harrison
81.
01/1970
136

7
US




2
R&B
33
UK
[Gordy 7096]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
82.
08/1970
133

11
US




4
R&B
10
UK
[Motown 1170]
written by Smokey Robinson & Frank Wilson
83.
04/1970
132

4
US








written by John Fogerty
Love or Let Me Be Lonely
84.
03/1970
132

6
US
9
AC


13
R&B


[RCA 0319]
written by Skip Scarborough, Jerry Peters & Anita Poree
Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)
85.
04/1970
131

6
US








with the Edwin Hawkins Singers
[Buddah 167]
written by Melanie (as Melanie Safka)
86.
04/1970
130

24
US
39
AC


6
R&B
5
UK
[Motown 1164]
written by Carl Sigman & Charles Dawes
87.
02/1970
129

11
US






8
UK
as Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
[Reprise 0888]
written by Mac Davis
88.
08/1970
128

11
US




✫1
R&B
13
UK
with the Dixie Flyers
written by Ahmet Ertegun (as Ahmet Erteg√ľn) & Betty Nelson
89.
12/1970
128

16
US
20
AC


10
R&B
7
UK
[Motown 1176]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Wand'rin' Star
90.
02/1970
125









✫1
UK
91.
11/1970
125









✫1
UK
92.
04/1970
125









✫1
UK
Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
93.
11/1970
125

7
US
5
AC






written by Robert Lamm
Heaven Help Us All
94.
10/1970
123

9
US




2
R&B
29
UK
[Tamla 54200]
written by Ronald Miller [Ronald Norman Miller] (as Ron Miller)
95.
05/1970
122

9
US








US: B-side to The Wonder Of You
[RCA 47-9835]
written by Johnny Christopher (as John Christopher)
Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
96.
01/1970
121

10
US




3
R&B
22
UK
[Philly Groove 161]
written by Thom Bell & William Hart
United We Stand
97.
02/1970
120

13
US
15
AC




10
UK
[Deram 85059]
written by John Goodison (as Peter Simons) & Tony Hiller
98.
04/1970
120









✫1
UK
[1970 Eurovision Song Contest winner]
written by Derry Lindsay & Jackie Smith
My Baby Loves Lovin'
99.
02/1970
120

13
US






9
UK
[Deram 85058]
written by Roger Cook & Roger Greenaway
100.
08/1970
118

11
US
9
AC
✫1
country




[Columbia 45178]
written by Kris Kristofferson

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