AMERICAN TOP 40 -THE 70’S WEEK OF OCTOBER 24, 1970

The Jackson 5 - I'll Be There (1970, Vinyl) | Discogs

American Top 40- The 70’s- Week of October 24, 1970. What an exceptional week- 1970 was a pretty strong year. Looking over my final grades there are only 4 songs I give less than a B-. The Osmond Invasion wasn’t stinking up the chart that wouldn’t happen until the beginning of 1971.

1 1 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-6 (2 weeks at #1) (1) A
2 2 CRACKLIN’ ROSIE –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-10 (1) A
3 3 GREEN-EYED LADY –•– Sugarloaf (Liberty)-11 (3) A-
4 5 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 (4) A-
5 4 ALL RIGHT NOW –•– Free (A&M)-11 (4) A
6 10 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-7 (6) A+
7 6 CANDIDA –•– Dawn (Bell)-14 (3) B
8 11 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-8 (8) B
9 12 LOLA –•– The Kinks (Reprise)-9 (9) A
10 7 AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-12 (1)B

11 18 STILL WATER (Love) –•– The Four Tops (Motown)-9 (11) B
12 9 JULIE, DO YA LOVE ME –•– Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)-13 (5) C
13 13 EXPRESS YOURSELF –•– Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers)-11 (13) A
14 28 SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING –•– 100 Proof (Aged In Soul) (Hot Wax)-8 (14) B-
15 15 OUT IN THE COUNTRY –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-9 (15) B
16 17 LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA –•– The New Seekers (Elektra)-8 (16) C
17 20 IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-8 (17) B
18 16 SNOWBIRD –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-15 (8) A
19 8 LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR / LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-12 (2) A+
20 21 EL CONDOR PASA –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-7 (20) A

21 19 (I Know) I’M LOSING YOU –•– Rare Earth (Rare Earth)-13 (7) B
22 23 CLOSER TO HOME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-11 (22) B
23 31 IT DON’T MATTER TO ME –•– Bread (Elektra)-5 (23) B
24 14 IT’S A SHAME –•– The Spinners (V.I.P.)-14 (14) A-
25 34 SUPER BAD (Parts 1 and 2) –•– James Brown (King)-4 (25) A
26 30 GOD, LOVE, AND ROCK AND ROLL –•– Teegarden and Van Winkle (Westbound)-6 (26) B-
27 35 STAND BY YOUR MAN –•– Candi Staton (Fame)-9 (27) B-
28 46 CRY ME A RIVER –•– Joe Cocker (A&M)-3 (28) A
29 45 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-5 (29) A
30 25 LONG LONG TIME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Capitol)-11 (25) A-

31 39 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-5 (31) A
32 32 OUR HOUSE –•– Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (Atlantic)-6 (32) A
33 33 LUCRETIA MAC EVIL –•– Blood, Sweat and Tears (Columbia)-4 (33) C
34 36 DEEPER AND DEEPER –•– Freda Payne (Invictus)-7 (34) B
35 38 UGENA ZA ULIMWENGU (Unite the World) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-4 (35) A
36 40 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-7 (36) A-
37 37 DO WHAT YOU WANNA DO –•– Five Flights Up (T-A)-10 (37)B-
38 29 THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG –•– The Poppy Family Featuring Susan Jacks (London)-12 (29) C
39 41 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-8 (39)B-
40 42 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-15 (40) B+

3 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40 -THE 70’S WEEK OF OCTOBER 24, 1970

  1. Great top 40…I could definitely listen to this on a playlist…I can’t say that about all of them.

    Off Topic: Hans if the Dodgers can somehow win tonight…It will really put the pressure on the Rays with Kershaw coming up and Buehler again later.

    • That surprised me that they erupted like that against Morton.
      Urias goes tonight…it’s good to see him healthy and pitching well. I wasn’t sure if he would come back as strong after that last injury.

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