List of notable events in music that took place in the year 1970.

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American soul singer Wilson Pickett with Pino Presti (1970)
Henry Mancini 1970

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Specific genres edit

Events edit

Bands formed edit

Bands disbanded edit

Albums released edit

In 1970, 4,000 albums and 5,700 singles were released in the US.[11]

January edit

Day Album Artist Notes
2 The Madcap Laughs Syd Barrett Solo Debut[12]
5 Here's Loretta Singing "Wings Upon Your Horns" Loretta Lynn -
7 Tony Sings the Great Hits of Today! Tony Bennett -
8 That's the Way Love Is Marvin Gaye -
9 Magic Christian Music Badfinger UK
15 Back in the USA MC5 -
A Brand New Me Dusty Springfield -
This Girl's in Love with You Aretha Franklin -
19 Hello, I'm Johnny Cash Johnny Cash -
John B. Sebastian John Sebastian Album recorded autumn 1968
23 A Song for Me Family -
23 Jeremy Spencer Jeremy Spencer -
25 John Phillips (John, the Wolf King of L.A.) John Phillips -
26 Bridge over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel -
Chicago Chicago aka Chicago II
27 Moondance Van Morrison -
- On the Boards Taste -
Ain't It Funky James Brown -
American Woman The Guess Who -
Argent Argent -
Stone the Crows Stone the Crows -
Frijid Pink Frijid Pink -
Kool and the Gang Kool and the Gang -
One Day at a Time Joan Baez -
Try a Little Kindness Glen Campbell -
Redbone Redbone -
Waylon Waylon Jennings -
Barbra Streisand's Greatest Hits Barbra Streisand Compilation
Big Band Sound Jo Stafford Compilation

February edit

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Sweet Baby James James Taylor -
The Delfonics The Delfonics -
9 Burnt Weeny Sandwich The Mothers of Invention -
Morrison Hotel The Doors -
Zabriskie Point Various Artists Soundtrack
13 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath UK; released June 1970 in US
24 Funkadelic Funkadelic -
26 Hey Jude The Beatles Compilation; aka The Beatles Again
27 Shazam The Move -
- The American Revolution David Peel and The Lower East Side Band -
Dragonfly (Strawbs album) Strawbs -
Atomic Roooster Atomic Rooster -
The Great Songs of Roy Orbison Roy Orbison Compilation
Knef Hildegard Knef -
The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other Van der Graaf Generator -
Lord Sutch and Heavy Friends Screaming Lord Sutch -
My Prescription Bobby Womack -
Nilsson Sings Newman Harry Nilsson Randy Newman compositions
Uncle Charlie & His Dog Teddy Nitty Gritty Dirt Band -
Robin's Reign Robin Gibb

March edit

Day Album Artist Notes
6 Lie: The Love and Terror Cult Charles Manson recorded 1967–'68
Psychedelic Shack The Temptations -
Stevie Wonder Live Stevie Wonder -
11 Déjà Vu Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young -
13 A Beard of Stars Tyrannosaurus Rex -
Egg Egg -
23 Leon Russell Leon Russell -
25 Band of Gypsys Jimi Hendrix Live
Vintage Violence John Cale -
27 Easy Action Alice Cooper -
First Step Faces -
Sentimental Journey Ringo Starr -
30 Ginger Baker's Air Force Ginger Baker's Air Force Live
Bitches Brew Miles Davis -
31 It Ain't Easy Three Dog Night -
Bloodrock Bloodrock -
- Climbing! Mountain -
Get into Something The Isley Brothers -
Cold Fact Sixto Rodriguez -
Don't Think Twice Waylon Jennings -
Desperado Pat Martino -
Marriage on the Rocks/Rock Bottom The Amboy Dukes -
On Tour with Eric Clapton Delaney & Bonnie Live
Still Waters Run Deep Four Tops -
Tom Rush Tom Rush -
Travelin' Tommy James and the Shondells -
Watertown Frank Sinatra -
Magick Brother Gong -

April edit

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Ladies of the Canyon Joni Mitchell -
9 Remedies Dr. John -
10 Elton John Elton John -
Getting to This Blodwyn Pig -
13 Farewell Diana Ross & The Supremes Live
Silk Purse Linda Ronstadt -
17 Brinsley Schwarz Brinsley Schwarz -
Cricklewood Green Ten Years After -
McCartney Paul McCartney -
20 Benefit Jethro Tull -
22 Live Iron Butterfly Live
24 Mona Bone Jakon Cat Stevens -
26 Right On The Supremes -
28 What Love Has...Joined Together Smokey Robinson & the Miracles -
- 12 Songs Randy Newman -
Burrito Deluxe The Flying Burrito Brothers -
Candles in the Rain Melanie -
Come Together Ike & Tina Turner -
Cucumber Castle Bee Gees -
Eric Burdon Declares "War" Eric Burdon & War -
The Grass Is Greener Colosseum US only
I Looked Up Incredible String Band -
The Isaac Hayes Movement Isaac Hayes -
Live Cream Cream Live 1968 + 1 studio outtake
McLemore Avenue Booker T. & the M.G.s instrumental covers LP of Abbey Road
My Kind of Jazz Ray Charles -
Oh Happy Day Glen Campbell -
Open Blues Image -
Portrait The 5th Dimension -
Sit Down Young Stranger Gordon Lightfoot -
Soul on Top James Brown -
Zero She Flies Al Stewart -

May edit

Day Album Artist Notes
6 Poco Poco -
8 ABC The Jackson 5 -
Let It Be The Beatles -
11 Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More Various Artists Soundtrack
Live at Leeds The Who Live[13]
15 In the Wake of Poseidon King Crimson -
CJ Fish Country Joe and the Fish -
Hot Tuna Hot Tuna Live
Live in London The Beach Boys Live
Quatermass Quatermass -
Thank Christ for the Bomb The Groundhogs -
Will You Visit Me on Sunday? George Jones -
The World of Johnny Cash Johnny Cash -
Writer Carole King -

June edit

Day Album Artist Notes
5 Deep Purple in Rock Deep Purple -
Barclay James Harvest Barclay James Harvest -
Home Procol Harum -
8 Self Portrait Bob Dylan -
12 Accept Chicken Shack -
Gasoline Alley Rod Stewart -
14 Workingman's Dead Grateful Dead -
15 Closer to Home Grand Funk Railroad -
19 Diana Ross Diana Ross -
... Very 'Eavy ... Very 'Umble Uriah Heep -
26 Fire and Water Free -
30 Changes The Monkees -
- Third Soft Machine -
Alone Together Dave Mason -
Marrying Maiden It's A Beautiful Day -
Sing Brother Sing Edgar Broughton Band -
Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 Blood, Sweat & Tears -
Ecology Rare Earth -
Electronic Meditation Tangerine Dream -
Fotheringay Fotheringay -
Hark! The Village Wait Steeleye Span -
It's a New Day - Let a Man Come In James Brown -
Kristofferson Kris Kristofferson -
Memphis Petula Clark -
Norwood Glen Campbell Soundtrack
On Stage Elvis Presley Live
The Other Side of Abbey Road George Benson
Parachute Pretty Things -
Struttin' The Meters -
Vehicle Ides of March -
Chilliwack Chilliwack -

July edit

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Cactus Cactus -
Everything Is Everything Donny Hathaway -
3 Sweet Inspiration Cilla Black -
7 Fun House The Stooges -
Osmium Parliament -
8 Cosmo's Factory Creedence Clearwater Revival [14]
20 Absolutely Live The Doors Live
22 Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers The Firesign Theatre -
24 Time and a Word Yes -
- John Barleycorn Must Die Traffic -
Number 5 Steve Miller Band -
Devotion John McLaughlin -
Free Your Mind... and Your Ass Will Follow Funkadelic -
Full House Fairport Convention -
Humble Pie Humble Pie -
James Gang Rides Again James Gang -
The Last Puff Spooky Tooth -
Live at London's Talk of the Town The Temptations Live
On the Waters Bread -

August edit

Day Album Artist Notes
3 Future Blues Canned Heat -
7 A Question of Balance The Moody Blues -
Signed, Sealed & Delivered Stevie Wonder -
War & Peace Edwin Starr -
10 Weasels Ripped My Flesh The Mothers of Invention -
12 Eric Clapton Eric Clapton -
Chapter Two Roberta Flack -
13 Metamorphosis Iron Butterfly -
14 Hawkwind Hawkwind -
17 Stage Fright The Band -
19 Close to You Carpenters -
24 Spirit in the Dark Aretha Franklin -
31 Sunflower The Beach Boys -
- Supertramp Supertramp [15]
A Woman Lives for Love Wanda Jackson -
Come Saturday Morning The Sandpipers -
Easy Does It Al Kooper -
From Home to Home Fairfield Parlour -
Hank Williams the Roy Orbison Way Roy Orbison -
Just for Love Quicksilver Messenger Service -
Mad Dogs & Englishmen Joe Cocker Live
Ma Kelly's Greasy Spoon Status Quo -
Mongrel The Bob Seger System -
The Rill Thing Little Richard -
Mungo Jerry Mungo Jerry -
Something Shirley Bassey -
Whales & Nightingales Judy Collins -

September edit

Day Album Artist Notes
4 Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! The Rolling Stones in Concert The Rolling Stones Live
If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You Caravan -
8 Greatest Hits II The Temptations -
Third Album The Jackson 5 -
11 Encouraging Words Billy Preston
14 Untitled The Byrds -
18 Kiln House Fleetwood Mac -
Paranoid Black Sabbath UK; released January 1971 in US
19 Performance Various Artists Soundtrack
23 Abraxas Santana -
Idlewild South The Allman Brothers Band -
25 Beaucoups of Blues Ringo Starr -
26 Leftover Wine Melanie Live (recorded at Carnegie Hall)
30 A Pocket Full of Miracles The Miracles -
- After the Gold Rush Neil Young -
Death Walks Behind You Atomic Rooster [16]
Curtis Curtis Mayfield -
Runt Todd Rundgren -
Down Home Seals and Crofts -
Scorpio's Dance Shocking Blue -
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Album Glen Campbell -
Hello! The Osmond Brothers The Osmonds -
If If -
Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice -
Johnny Winter And Johnny Winter -
Mad Shadows Mott the Hoople -
The Magnificent 7 The Supremes & The Four Tops -
The Original Human Being Blue Cheer -
Sex Machine James Brown Live (some tracks recorded in studio with added reverb)

October edit

Day Album Artist Notes
2 Atom Heart Mother Pink Floyd -
5 Led Zeppelin III Led Zeppelin -
Share the Land The Guess Who -
15 Jackson 5 Christmas Album The Jackson 5 Christmas
Louis 'Country & Western' Armstrong Louis Armstrong -
19 The Johnny Cash Show Johnny Cash Live
New Feelin' Liza Minnelli -
New Morning Bob Dylan -
Shades of Rock The Shadows -
22 Miles Davis at Fillmore Miles Davis Live
23 Chunga's Revenge Frank Zappa -
Trespass Genesis -
30 Tumbleweed Connection Elton John -
The Temptations Christmas Card The Temptations Christmas
- 2nd Time Around The Spinners -
Be a Brother Big Brother and the Holding Company -
Bloodrock 2 Bloodrock -
The First Ten Years Joan Baez Compilation
Forever Yours Dottie West -
Indianola Mississippi Seeds B.B. King -
Just a Collection of Antiques and Curios Strawbs -
Looking In Savoy Brown -
New Ways but Love Stays The Supremes -
Potlatch Redbone -
Shooting at the Moon Kevin Ayers -
Skid Skid Row -
Tapestry Don McLean -
Tony Bennett's Something Tony Bennett -
U Incredible String Band -
UFO 1 UFO -
Vintage Dead Grateful Dead Live
Warhorse Warhorse -
Washington County Arlo Guthrie -
Woodsmoke and Oranges Paul Siebel -
Wrong End of the Rainbow Tom Rush -

November edit

Day Album Artist Notes
3 Everything Is Everything Diana Ross -
4 The Man Who Sold The World David Bowie US
9 No Dice Badfinger US
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs Derek and the Dominos -
11 That's the Way It Is Elvis Presley Soundtrack
16 The J. Geils Band The J. Geils Band -
Live Album Grand Funk Railroad Live
18 Naturally Three Dog Night -
20 Despite It All Brinsley Schwarz -
Emerson Lake & Palmer Emerson, Lake & Palmer -
23 I Walk the Line Johnny Cash Soundtrack
Stephen Stills Stephen Stills -
Tea for the Tillerman Cat Stevens -
25 Christmas and the Beads of Sweat Laura Nyro -
27 All Things Must Pass George Harrison -
Cruel Sister Pentangle -
Gentle Giant Gentle Giant -
Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One The Kinks -
Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus Spirit -
30 13 The Doors Compilation
Loaded The Velvet Underground -
Barrett Syd Barrett -
The Worst of Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Airplane Compilation
Medusa Trapeze -
American Beauty Grateful Dead -
Greatest Hits Sly and the Family Stone Compilation
His Band and the Street Choir Van Morrison -
2 Years On Bee Gees -
Air Conditioning Curved Air -
Almost in Love Elvis Presley -
Anyway Family -
Blows Against the Empire Paul Kantner & Jefferson Starship -
Confessions of the Mind The Hollies -
Play It Loud Slade -
Osmonds The Osmonds -
Come to My Garden Minnie Riperton -
Little Fauss and Big Halsy Johnny Cash Soundtrack
McDonald and Giles Ian McDonald and Michael Giles [17]
Loose Salute Michael Nesmith -
Kraftwerk Kraftwerk -
Moon Man Charles Lloyd -
Scott Joplin: Piano Rags Joshua Rifkin -
Singer of Sad Songs Waylon Jennings -
Starsailor Tim Buckley -
Steppenwolf 7 Steppenwolf -
Sugar Stanley Turrentine -
...To Be Continued Isaac Hayes -
Warhorse Warhorse -
Words and Music Jimmy Webb -
Workin' Together Ike & Tina Turner -

December edit

Day Album Artist Notes
4 The End of an Ear Robert Wyatt -
Wishbone Ash Wishbone Ash -
9 Pendulum Creedence Clearwater Revival -
11 John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band John Lennon -
Lizard King Crimson -
Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band Yoko Ono and Plastic Ono Band -
18 T. Rex T. Rex -
- H to He, Who Am the Only One Van der Graaf Generator -
Just Another Diamond Day Vashti Bunyan -
Emitt Rhodes Emmit Rhodes -
The Black-Man's Burdon Eric Burdon and War -
Daughter of Time Colosseum -
Desertshore Nico -
The End of the Game Peter Green -
False Start Love -
Highway Free -
Ginger Baker's Air Force 2 Ginger Baker's Air Force -
Fanny Fanny -
I Like Your Lovin' (Do You Like Mine?) The Chi-Lites -
Kingdom Come Sir Lord Baltimore -
Lick My Decals Off, Baby Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band -
Looking On The Move -
Odetta Sings Odetta -
Ry Cooder Ry Cooder -
Soul Rebels The Wailers -
'Til the Band Comes In Scott Walker -
Watt Ten Years After -
What About Me Quicksilver Messenger Service -

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Billboard Top popular records of 1970 edit

from Billboard December 26, 1970 - Record Talent Edition pg TA-30

"Top Records OF 1970 (Based on Billboard's Charts) The information compiled for the Top Records of 1970 is based on the weekly chart positioning and length of time records were on the respective charts from the Billboard issue dates of January 3 through November 28, 1970. These recaps, as well as the weekly charts, do not reflect actual sales figures. The ratings take into account the number of weeks the disk was on the chart, plus the weekly positions it held during its chart life. Each disk was given points accordingly for its respective chart, and in addition, the No. 1 disk each week was assigned bonus points equal to the total number of positions on its respective chart.

Unfortunately, Billboard's late December print deadline prevented approximately 60 records from completing their full chart runs, and their formula also included approximately 50 records from 1969, some of which had enough points to rank in the 1970 chart. Joel Whitburn's Records Research books, archived issues of Billboard for November-December 1969 and December 1970-March 1971, and Hot 100 Year-End formulas were used to complete the December 26 year-end chart reprinted here.

The completed chart is composed of records that entered the Billboard Hot 100 during November-December 1969 (only when the majority of chart weeks were in 1970), January to November-December 1970 (majority of chart weeks in 1970). Records with majority of chart weeks in 1969 or 1971 are included in the year-end charts for those years, respectively, and multiple appearances are not permitted. Each week fifteen points were awarded to the number one record, then nine points for number two, eight points for number three, and so on. The total points a record earned determined its year-end rank. The complete chart life of each record is represented, with number of points accrued. There are no ties, even when multiple records have the same number of points. The next ranking category is peak chart position, then weeks at peak chart position, weeks in top ten, weeks in top forty, and finally weeks on Hot 100 chart.

The chart can be sorted by Artist, Song title, Recording and Release dates, Cashbox year-end ranking (CB) or units sold (sales) by clicking on the column header. Additional details for each record can be accessed by clicking on the song title, and referring to the Infobox in the right column of the song page. Billboard also has chart summaries on its website. Cashbox rankings were derived by same process as the Billboard rankings. Sales information was derived from the RIAA's Gold and Platinum database, the BRIT Certified database and The Book of Golden Discs,[18] but numbers listed should be regarded as estimates. Grammy Hall of Fame and National Recording Registry information with sources can be found on Wikipedia.

Rank Artist Title Label Recorded Release Date CB Sales Charts, Awards
1 Simon and Garfunkel "Bridge over Troubled Water" Columbia 4-45079 November 1969 January 20, 1970 4 3.25 US Billboard 1970 #1, Hot100 #1 for 6 weeks, 14 total weeks, Grammy Hall of Fame 1998, National Recording Registry 2012, 264 points
2 B. J. Thomas "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" Scepter 12265 June 1969 October 1969 6 3.00 US Billboard 1970 #2, Hot100 #1 for 4 weeks, 22 total weeks, Grammy Hall of Fame 2014 (CashBox ranking is 1969), 262 points.
3 The Jackson 5 "I'll Be There" Motown 1171 June 1970 August 28, 1970 2 2.00 US Billboard 1970 #3, Hot100 #1 for 5 weeks, 16 total weeks, Grammy Hall of Fame 2011, 259 points
4 The Carpenters "(They Long To Be) Close to You" A&M 1183 March 24, 1970 May 20, 1970 13 3.00 US Billboard 1970 #4, Hot100 #1 for 4 weeks, 17 total weeks, Grammy Hall of Fame 2000, 242 points
5 George Harrison "My Sweet Lord" Apple 2995 May 28, 1970 November 23, 1970 1 10.00[19] US Billboard 1970 #5, Hot100 #1 for 4 weeks, 14 total weeks, 238 points
6 The Beatles "Let It Be" Apple 2764 January 4, 1970 March 11, 1970 5 3.00 US Billboard 1970 #6, Hot100 #1 for 2 weeks, 14 total weeks, Grammy Hall of Fame 2004, 226 points
7 The Partridge Family "I Think I Love You" Bell 910 May 28, 1970 August 22, 1970 3 3.25 US Billboard 1970 #7, Hot100 #1 for 3 weeks, 19 total weeks, 225 points
8 The Guess Who "American Woman" RCA Victor 74-0325 August 13, 1969 March 1970 10 2.00 US Billboard 1970 #11, Hot100 #1 for 3 weeks, 15 total weeks, 201 points
9 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles "The Tears of a Clown" Tamla 54199 November 1966 September 24, 1970 11 1.50 US Billboard 1970 #8, Hot100 #1 for 2 weeks, 16 total weeks, 200 points
10 The Jackson 5 "I Want You Back" Motown 1157 September 1969 October 6, 1969 14 1.25 US Billboard 1970 #10, Hot100 #1 for 1 week, 19 total weeks (CashBox ranking is 1969), 198 points
11 Edwin Starr "War" Gordy 7101 May 1970 June 10, 1970 9 3.00 US Billboard 1970 #9, Hot100 #1 for 3 weeks, 15 total weeks, Grammy Hall of Fame 1999, 196 points
12 Diana Ross "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Motown 1169 March 18, 1970 July 16, 1970 17 2.25 US Billboard 1970 #12, Hot100 #1 for 3 weeks, 14 total weeks, 194 points
13 The Jackson 5 "ABC" Motown 1163 December 1969 February 24, 1970 6 1.50 US Billboard 1970 #13, Hot100 #1 for 2 weeks, 13 total weeks, Grammy Hall of Fame 2017, 191 points
14 Three Dog Night "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" Dunhill 45-4239 1970 May 1970 15 1.50 US Billboard 1970 #14, Hot100 #1 for 2 weeks, 15 total weeks, 187 points
15 Bread "Make It With You" Elektra 45686 March 1970 April 1970 16 1.50 US Billboard 1970 #16, Hot100 #1 for 1 weeks, 17 total weeks, 185 points
16 The Jackson 5 "The Love You Save" Motown 1169 March 1970 May 13, 1970 25 1.25 US Billboard 1970 #15, Hot100 #1 for 2 weeks, 14 total weeks, 183 points
17 The Fifth Dimension "One Less Bell to Answer" Bell 940 March 1970 April 1970 14 1.25 US Billboard 1970 #17, Hot100 #2 for 2 weeks, 19 total weeks, 179 points
18 The Carpenters "We've Only Just Begun" A&M 1217 June 13, 1970 August 21, 1970 20 2.00 US Billboard 1970 #18, Hot100 #2 for 4 weeks, 17 total weeks, Grammy Hall of Fame 1998, 176 points
19 The Shocking Blue "Venus"[20] Colossus 108 May 1969 November 1969 7 5.00 US Billboard 1970 #19, Hot100 #1 for 1 week, 14 total weeks, 165 points
20 The Beatles "The Long and Winding Road" Apple 2832 January 26, 1969 May 11, 1970 19 1.50 US Billboard 1970 #20, Hot100 #1 for 2 weeks, 10 total weeks, 147 points
21 Neil Diamond "Cracklin' Rosie" Uni 55250 November 4, 1968 July 30, 1970 26 6.00 US Billboard 1970 #21, Hot100 #1 for 2 weeks, 15 total weeks, 147 points
22 James Taylor "Fire and Rain" Warner Bros. 7423 December 1969 August 1970 37 1.50 US Billboard 1970 #22, Hot100 #3 for 3 weeks, 16 total weeks, 147 points, Grammy Hall of Fame 1998
23 John Ono Lennon "Instant Karma (We All Shine On)" Apple 1818 January 27, 1970 February 6, 1970 22 2.00 US Billboard 1970 #23, Hot100 #1 for 2 weeks, 13 total weeks, 147 points
24 Sly and the Family Stone "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" Epic 5-10555 May 1969 December 1969 18 1.25 US Billboard 1970 #24, Hot100 #1 for 2 weeks, 13 total weeks, 146 points, Grammy Hall of Fame 2017
25 Norman Greenbaum "Spirit In the Sky" Reprise 0885 1968 January 1970 8 2.00 US Billboard 1970 #25, Hot100 #3 for 3 weeks, 15 total weeks, 146 points
26 The Temptations "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)" Gordy 7099 April 14, 1970 May 7, 1970 28 1.25 US Billboard 1970 #26, Hot100 #3 for 3 week, 15 total weeks,[21] US R&B 1965 #4, R&B #1 for 6 weeks, 16 total weeks, 142 points
27 Freda Payne "Band of Gold" Invictus 9075 Jan 1970 February 1970 32 1.00 US Billboard 1970 #27, Hot100 #3 for 1 weeks, 20 total weeks, 142 points
28 Dawn "Candida" Bell 903 May 1970 July 1970 29 2.00 US Billboard 1970 #28, Hot100 #3 for 2 weeks, 18 total weeks, 138 points
29 Ray Stevens "Everything Is Beautiful" Barnaby 2011 1970 March 1970 35 1.00 US Billboard 1970 #29, Hot100 #1 for 2 weeks, 13 total weeks, 137 points
30 Stevie Wonder "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)" Tamla 54196 May 1970 June 3, 1970 21 3.00 US Billboard 1970 #30, Hot100 #3 for 2 weeks, 14 total weeks, 131 points

Top 40 Chart hit singles edit

Song title Artist(s) Release date(s) US UK Highest chart position Other Chart Performance(s)
"ABC" The Jackson 5 February 1970 1 8 1 (United States) 1 (U.S. Billboard Best Selling Soul Singles) - 14 (Australia) - 24 (Belgian)
"After Midnight" Eric Clapton October 1970 18 99 9 (Canada) See chart performance entry
"Ain't It Funky Now (Part 1)" James Brown January 1970 24 n/a 23 (United States) 3 (U.S. Billboard Best Soul Singles) [released in 1969]
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" Diana Ross April 1970 1 6 1 (United States) See chart performance entry
"Airport Love Theme (Gwen & Vern)" Vincent Bell & Orchestra April 1970 31 n/a 4 (Australia) 2 (U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary)
"All Right Now" Free May 1970 4 2 1 (Denmark, Sweden) See chart performance entry
"Always Something There to Remind Me" R. B. Greaves February 1970 27 n/a 12 (Canada) 3 (U.S. Billboard Easy Listening Chart) - 48 (Australia)
"Amazing Grace" Judy Collins December 1970 15 5 5 (United Kingdom) 5 (U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary) - 10 (Australia)
"American Woman" The Guess Who March 1970 1 19 1 (Canada, United States) 1 (U.S. Cash Box Top Singles) - 4 (Switzerland, Netherlands [Dutch Charts]) - 7 (Austria) - 16 (New Zealand) - 43 (Australia)
"Amos Moses" Jerry Reed October 1970 8 n/a 2 (Canada) 16 (U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs) - 34 (Australia)
"Are You Ready?" Pacific Gas & Electric April 1970 14 n/a 1 (Belgium) 2 (Netherlands [Dutch Top 40] / Netherlands [Single Top 100]) - 9 (Switzerlands) - 16 (West Germany) - 19 (Italy) - 44 (Australia)
"Arizona" Mark Lindsay February 1970 10 n/a 2 (New Zealand) 3 (South Africa) - 4 (Canada) - 9 (U.S. Cash Box Top 100) - 10 (Australia) - 15 (Canada RPM Adult Contemporary) - 16 (U.S. Billboard Easy Listening)
"As the Years Go By" Mashmakhan June 1970 31 n/a 1 (Canada, Japan) 75 (Australia)

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References edit

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