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Top Songs of 1970

1969 <-1970-> 1971
    

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1.
02/1970
430

✫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
2.
08/1970
429

✫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
3.
11/1970
427

✫1
US
2
AC




✫1
UK
[Bell 938]
written by Irwin Levine & L. Russell Brown
4.
11/1970
413

✫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
5.
03/1970
402

✫1
US
✫1
AC




2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #20]
[Apple 2764]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
6.
09/1970
373

✫1
US
24
AC


✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Motown 1171]
written by Berry Gordy, Bob West, Hal Davis & Willie Hutch
7.
08/1970
370

✫1
US
2
AC




3
UK
[Uni 55250]
written by Neil Diamond
8.
07/1970
367

✫1
US




3
R&B
3
UK
[Gordy 7101]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
9.
08/1970
359

✫1
US
6
AC


✫1
R&B
6
UK
[Motown 1169]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
10.
04/1970
353

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)
11.
06/1970
350

3
US
30
AC




✫1
UK
[Janus 125]
written by Ray Dorset
12.
05/1970
347

✫1
US






3
UK
[Dunhill 4239]
written by Randy Newman
13.
02/1970
345

3
US






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #333]
[Reprise 0885]
written by Norman Greenbaum
14.
06/1970
345

✫1
US
4
AC




5
UK
[Elektra 45686]
written by David Gates
15.
04/1970
344

✫1
US
✫1
AC
39
country


6
UK
[Barnaby 2011]
written by Ray Stevens (as Harold Ragsdale)
16.
06/1970
344

✫1
US
✫1
AC




6
UK
[A&M 1183]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
17.
11/1970
336

4
US






✫1
UK
[MAM 3601]
written by Dave Bartholomew & Earl King [Earl Johnson] (as Pearl King)
18.
07/1970
332

4
US




2
R&B
2
UK
[Atlantic 2748]
written by General Johnson & Ronald Dunbar
19.
05/1970
332

✫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)
20.
01/1970
330

5
US
20
AC




✫1
UK
[Bell 858]
written by Tony Macaulay & Barry Mason
21.
11/1970
330

3
US
5
AC
✫1
country


3
UK
[Columbia 4-45252]
written by Joe South
22.
03/1970

ABC by Jackson 5

from ABC   ABC
323

✫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)
23.
05/1970
317

9
US
✫1
AC
37
country


✫1
UK
[live]
[RCA Victor 47-9835]
written by Baker Knight
24.
01/1970
303

3
US




8
R&B
3
UK
[Invictus 9074]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland Jr. & Ronald Dunbar (as Ron Dunbar)
25.
09/1970
296

5
US






2
UK
[Rare Earth 5013]
written by R. Dean Taylor
26.
03/1970
291

2
US
6
AC




7
UK
featuring Susan Jacks
[London 129]
written by Terry Jacks
27.
11/1970
280

7
US
24
AC


✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Motown 1172]
written by Kenny Thomas & Frank Wilson
28.
05/1970
273

3
US




2
R&B
7
UK
[Gordy 7099]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
29.
10/1970
271

✫1
US
8
AC




18
UK
starring Shirley Jones and featuring David Cassidy
[Bell 910]
written by Tony Romeo
30.
02/1970
270

3
US






5
UK
as John Ono Lennon
written by John Lennon
31.
07/1970
257

9
US






2
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #422]
[Reprise 0930]
written by Ray Davies
32.
03/1970
255

✫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
33.
09/1970
253

10
US
2
AC
3
country


4
UK
[Capitol 2905]
written by Jack Nance & Conway Twitty
34.
09/1970
247

23
US
17
AC




✫1
UK
[Decca 32774]
written by Joni Mitchell
35.
07/1970

Candida by Dawn

from Candida   Candida
246

3
US
8
AC




9
UK
[Bell 903]
written by Toni Wine & Irwin Levine
36.
05/1970
245

23
US
22
AC




✫1
UK
[Epic 10626]
written by Jeff Christie
37.
08/1970
245

8
US
18
AC




3
UK
[L & R 157]
written by Bobby Bloom & Jeff Barry
38.
10/1970
244

10
US
✫1
AC




4
UK
[RCA 74-0387]
written by Armando Manzanero & Sid Wayne
39.
07/1970
239

4
US






7
UK
[Columbia 45194 A]
written by Robert Lamm
40.
01/1970
238

7
US






4
UK
[Apple 1815]
written by Paul McCartney
41.
02/1970
237

7
US






4
UK
[Parrot 341]
written by traditional
42.
06/1970
237

3
US




✫1
R&B
15
UK
43.
09/1970
237

2
US
✫1
AC




28
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #405]
[A&M 1217]
written by Paul Williams & Roger Nichols
44.
01/1970
232

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #402]
[Epic 10555]
written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
45.
05/1970
228

✫1
US
2
AC






[Apple 2832]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
46.
10/1970
225

2
US
✫1
AC


4
R&B


[Bell 940]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
47.
01/1970
223

19
US
4
AC
2
country


4
UK
[Capitol 2718]
written by Jimmy Webb
48.
04/1970
217

13
US
✫1
AC




5
UK
[Parrot 40048]
written by Geoff Stephens & Les Reed
49.
10/1970
216

8
US






5
UK
[Apple 1822]
written by Pete Ham
50.
05/1970
215

21
US






2
UK
[Threshold 67004]
written by Justin Hayward
51.
07/1970
213

22
US






2
UK
[Capitol 2886]
written by Kevin Godley, Lol Creme & Eric Stewart
52.
03/1970
212

10
US
28
AC


5
R&B
6
UK
[Motown 1162]
written by Frank Wilson & Vincent DiMirco
53.
11/1970
207

8
US
9
AC




7
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #136]
[Uni 55265]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
54.
01/1970
206

26
US






2
UK
[Liberty 56151]
written by Wilbert Harrison
55.
03/1970
204

9
US
20
AC




6
UK
[novelty]
[Capitol 2819]
written by Albert Hammond & Mike Hazlewood
56.
03/1970
203

2
US






31
UK
written by Jim Peterik
57.
12/1970
202

15
US
5
AC




5
UK
[recorded at st. paul's chapel, columbia university]
[Elektra 45709]
written by traditional & John Newton
58.
02/1970
196









✫1
UK
59.
11/1970
196









✫1
UK
60.
04/1970
196









✫1
UK
61.
04/1970
195









✫1
UK
[1970 Eurovision Song Contest winner]
written by Derry Lindsay & Jackie Smith
62.
11/1970
195









✫1
UK
written by Jimi Hendrix
63.
01/1970
192

4
US
2
AC


✫1
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #498]
[Cotillion 44057]
written by Tony Joe White
64.
12/1970
190

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
[RCA Victor 47-9960]
written by Dallas Frazier
65.
10/1970
189

11
US
✫1
AC
56
country


9
UK
66.
11/1970
185

47
US






2
UK
67.
06/1970

The Stealer by Free

from Highway   
184

49
US






2
UK
[A&M 1230]
written by Andy Fraser, Paul Rodgers & Paul Kossoff
68.
12/1970
184

50
US






2
UK
[Barnaby 2024]
written by Ray Stevens (as Harold Ragsdale)
69.
08/1970
183

5
US
2
AC




28
UK
[Metromedia 194]
written by Tom Bahler
70.
12/1970
183

5
US
✫1
AC




30
UK
[Reprise 0974]
written by Gordon Lightfoot
71.
09/1970
182

3
US
7
AC




42
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #227]
[Warner 7423]
written by James Taylor
72.
04/1970
180

24
US
39
AC


6
R&B
5
UK
[Motown 1164]
written by Carl Sigman & Charles Dawes
73.
08/1970
179

66
US






2
UK
74.
12/1970
178

3
US
28
AC




33
UK
[Atco 6795]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
75.
10/1970
177

76
US






2
UK
written by Marc Bolan
76.
08/1970
177

2
US








written by John Fogerty
77.
03/1970
177

3
US




✫1
R&B


[Stang 5012]
written by Sylvia Robinson & Bert Keyes
78.
03/1970
177

3
US




✫1
R&B


[Dakar 616]
written by Jack Daniels & Bonnie Thompson
79.
12/1970
176

16
US
20
AC


10
R&B
7
UK
[Motown 1176]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
80.
01/1970
176

2
US








[Kama Sutra 502]
written by Donnie Iris (as Dominic Ierace)
81.
01/1970
176

2
US








written by John Fogerty
82.
10/1970
174

6
US
2
AC




27
UK
[Columbia 45236]
written by Laura Nyro
83.
07/1970
172

8
US
✫1
AC
10
country


23
UK
[Capitol 2738]
written by Gene MacLellan
84.
08/1970
172

103
US






2
UK
written by Jimmy Cliff
85.
08/1970
172

11
US




4
R&B
10
UK
[Motown 1170]
written by Smokey Robinson & Frank Wilson
86.
07/1970
171

51
US
7
AC




3
UK
[London 20059]
written by Junior Campbell & Thomas McAleese
87.
08/1970
169

11
US




✫1
R&B
13
UK
with the Dixie Flyers
written by Ahmet Ertegun (as Ahmet Erteg√ľn) & Betty Nelson
88.
03/1970
168









2
UK
89.
05/1970
168









2
UK
90.
09/1970
168

3
US






42
UK
produced by Del Shannon
[Uni 55240]
written by Curtis Mayfield
91.
02/1970
167

11
US






8
UK
as Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
[Reprise 0888]
written by Mac Davis
92.
06/1970
162

55
US
6
AC




4
UK
[United Artists 50698]
written by George Harrison
93.
02/1970
161

26
US
31
AC


11
R&B
6
UK
[Tamla 54191]
written by Stevie Wonder, Henry Cosby & Sylvia Moy
94.
10/1970
159

6
US




✫1
R&B
51
UK
[Chimneyville 435]
written by King Floyd
95.
04/1970
158

4
US
31
AC




51
UK
[Columbia 45133]
written by Paul Simon
96.
02/1970
154

13
US
15
AC




10
UK
[Deram 85059]
written by John Goodison (as Peter Simons) & Tony Hiller
97.
01/1970
153

7
US




2
R&B
33
UK
[Gordy 7096]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
98.
02/1970
153

88
US
28
AC




3
UK
[Columbia 45094]
written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore & George David Weiss
99.
02/1970
153

13
US






9
UK
[Deram 85058]
written by Roger Cook & Roger Greenaway
100.
11/1970
152

14
US




7
R&B
11
UK
[Motown 1173]
written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich

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