AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY 70’S ON 7- JULY 4, 1970

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American Top 40 Replay- 70’s on 7- July 4, 1970. 50 Years ago today- the first ever American Top 40 with Casey Kasem.

1 2 MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-8 (1 week at #1) (1) A-
2 1 THE LOVE YOU SAVE / I FOUND THAT GIRL –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-7 (1) A
3 3 BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What the World Is Today) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-8 (3) A+
4 6 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE –•– Blues Image (Atco)-10 (4) A
5 7 BAND OF GOLD –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-12 (5) A
6 8 LAY DOWN (Candles In the Rain) –•– Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)-12 (6) B+
7 14 (They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (7) A-
8 4 THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD / FOR YOU BLUE –•– The Beatles (Apple)-8 (1) A
9 9 THE WONDER OF YOU / MAMA LIKED THE ROSES –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9 (9) A
10 5 HITCHIN’ A RIDE –•– Vanity Fare (Page One)-17 (5) A

11 12 GIMME DAT DING –•– The Pipkins (Capitol)-8 (11) B
12 18 O-O-H CHILD / DEAR PRUDENCE –•– The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)-15 (12) A+
13 10 GET READY –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-18 (4) B-
14 13 UNITED WE STAND –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)-13 (13) B
15 17 A SONG OF JOY –•– Miguel Rios (A&M)-5 (15) B
16 15 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN’ –•– White Plains (Deram)-13 (13) A-
17 20 TIGHTER, TIGHTER –•– Alive and Kicking (Roulette)-6 (17) A-
18 19 LOVE LAND –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-14 (18) B+
19 29 ARE YOU READY –•– Pacific Gas and Electric (Columbia)-7 (19) A
20 44 MAKE IT WITH YOU –•– Bread (Elektra)-5 (20) B

21 23 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN –•– Mountain (Windfall)-13 (21)A-
22 16 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET –•– The Moments (Stang)-14 (3) A
23 11 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-16 (2) C+
24 30 TEACH YOUR CHILDREN –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (Atlantic)-6 (24) A
25 25 SUGAR SUGAR / COLE, COOKE AND REDDING –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-15 (25) A
26 39 SIGNED, SEALED, DELIVERED I’M YOURS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (26) A
27 21 QUESTION –•– The Moody Blues (Threshold)-11 (21) A-
28 28 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND –•– The Impressions (Curtom)-9 (28) B+
29 22 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-15 (1) D
30 49 OHIO –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-3 (30) A+

31 32 SAVE THE COUNTRY –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-5 (31) B-
32 24 IT’S ALL IN THE GAME –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-12 (24) A
33 34 WESTBOUND #9 –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-8 (33) A
34 36 MISSISSIPPI –•– John Phillips (Dunhill)-9 (34) C
35 31 SPIRIT IN THE DARK –•– Aretha Franklin with the Dixie Flyers (Atlantic)-8 (23) A
36 53 I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING –•– B.J. Thomas (Scepter)-4 (36) C
37 37 GO BACK –•– Crabby Appleton (Elektra)-10 (37) B
38 60 SPILL THE WINE –•– Eric Burdon and War (MGM)-8 (38) A+
39 47 SILVER BIRD –•– Mark Lindsay (Columbia)-5 (39) A-
40 48 THE END OF OUR ROAD –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5 (40) A

One response to “AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY 70’S ON 7- JULY 4, 1970

  1. It’s hard to beat the quality of that top ten and the top 40 is pretty much gold with a few bad ones. Casey turned into an institution…It was there as far as I could remember.

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