Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #149: “Woodstock”- Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. March 28, 1970.
- Single: “Woodstock”- Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
- Record Company- Atlantic
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Joni Mitchell
- Time: 3:52
- B-side: “Helpless”
- Album -Deja Vu
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #11- spent 11 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.
There were three versions of “Woodstock” released in 1970- first the original written by Joni Mitchell- it was the b-side of her “Big Yellow Taxi” single – and released on her Ladies Of The Canyon album. Then Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young- recorded it – after learning the song from Mitchell’s boyfriend at the time Graham Nash. Stephen Stills sings the lead on the song- and CSNY transform the song into more of a rock song that Mitchell’s original. The third version was done by Matthews Southern Comfort and it peaked at #23 on the Billboard Hot 100.
“Woodstock” appeared on Deja Vu- the first Crosby, Stills and Nash album with Neil Young. There were three hit singles on that album- “Woodstock”, “Teach Your Children” and ” Ohio”- they had one more hit in 1970- “Our House.” From 1969- 1989 Crosby, Stills and Nash- with Young now and then- had 13 Hot 100 singles with 9 making the Top 40. Their biggest charting hit was “Just A Song Before I Go” #7 in 1977.