AMERICAN TOP 40- THE WEEK OF AUGUST 22, 1970

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The American Top 40 replay on the 70’s on 70 this weekend comes from the week of August 22, 1970- 48 years ago. A number of these songs I had never heard before. A pretty good week-

1 2 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-11 (1 week at #1) (1) C
2 1 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10 (1) A
3 4 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-14 (3) A
4 6 WAR –•– Edwin Starr (Gordy)-7 (4) A+
5 5 IN THE SUMMERTIME –•– Mungo Jerry (Janus)-7 (5) A
6 3 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (3) A
7 16 PATCHES –•– Clarence Carter (Atlantic)-6 (7) A+
8 7 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-18 (3) A+
9 12 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-10 (9) B-
10 9 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-12 (7)  B-

11 13 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME –•– Robin McNamara (Steed)-13 (11)  B
12 14 (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-10 (12) C
13 18 25 OR 6 TO 4 –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 (13) A
14 10 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-14 (3) A
15 8 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-14 (1) A
16 11 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-21 (8) A
17 26 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-3 (17) B+
18 19 OVERTURE FROM TOMMY (A Rock Opera) –•– The Assembled Multitude (Atlantic)-9 (18) B-
19 20 TELL IT ALL BROTHER –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-8 (19) D
20 23 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-3 (20) A+

21 15 GET UP I FEEL LIKE BEING LIKE A SEX MACHINE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-6 (15) B
22 25 HI-DE-HO –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-4 (22) D
23 48 DON’T PLAY THAT SONG (You Lied) –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-3 (23) A
24 21 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-9 (14) A+
25 28 EVERYBODY’S GOT THE RIGHT TO LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-6 (25) C
26 29 HAND ME DOWN WORLD –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-6 (26) B
27 27 SUMMERTIME BLUES –•– The Who (Decca)-7 (27) A
28 34 SOLITARY MAN –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-17 (28) A
29 30 BIG YELLOW TAXI –•– The Neighborhood (Big Tree)-9 (29) C
30 31 THE SLY, SLICK, AND THE WICKED –•– The Lost Generation (Brunswick)-12 (30) C

31 17 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-13 (1)  B+
32 35 DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (For You Growing) –•– Jr. Walker and the All Stars (Soul)-7 (32)  B
33 38 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-4 (33) D
34 36 GROOVY SITUATION –•– Gene Chandler (Mercury)-7 (34) C
35 37 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER –•– Ike and Tina Turner and the Ikettes (Liberty)-14 (35) B
36 44 I’VE LOST YOU / THE NEXT STEP IS LOVE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-4 (36) B
37 47 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-4 (37) C-
38 42 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-6 (38) A  Elvis’s favorite song.
39 24 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-14 (24)  B
40 53 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-5 (40)  A

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