AMERICAN TOP 40- WEEK OF DECEMBER 12, 1970

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American Top 40- Week Of December 12, 1970. Mount Rushmore- Domino/ The Tears Of A Clown/ My Sweet Lord and No Matter What.

1 2 THE TEARS OF A CLOWN –•– Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-9 (1 week at #1) (1) A+
2 1 I THINK I LOVE YOU –•– The Partridge Family (Starring Shirley Jones and Featuring David Cassidy) (Bell)-10 (1) B
3 3 GYPSY WOMAN –•– Brian Hyland (Uni)-15 (3) B
4 7 ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER –•– The 5th Dimension (Bell)-8 (4) B
5 4 I’LL BE THERE –•– Jackson 5 (Motown)-13 (1) A
6 13 MY SWEET LORD / ISN’T IT A PITY –•– George Harrison (Apple)-3 (6)A+
7 17 BLACK MAGIC WOMAN –•– Santana (Columbia)-5 (7) A
8 8 NO MATTER WHAT –•– Badfinger (Apple)-7 (8)A+
9 16 DOES ANYBODY REALLY KNOW WHAT TIME IT IS –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 (9)A
10 10 SHARE THE LAND –•– The Guess Who (RCA)-8 (10)B

11 5 WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-14 (2)A
12 20 STONED LOVE –•– The Supremes (Motown)-6 (12)B
13 14 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years Of Love) –•– The Presidents (Sussex)-11 (13) B
14 11 YOU DON’T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME / PATCH IT UP –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (11) B
15 6 FIRE AND RAIN –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-14 (3)A+
16 9 HEAVEN HELP US ALL –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (9) A
17 15 MONTEGO BAY –•– Bobby Bloom (MGM / L&R)-14 (8) A-
18 21 AFTER MIDNIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (Atco)-9 (18)A-
19 22 BE MY BABY –•– Andy Kim (Steed)-6 (19) B
20 33 KNOCK THREE TIMES –•– Dawn (Bell)-4 (20) C

21 31 HE AIN’T HEAVY…HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Neil Diamond (Uni)-6 (21) B
22 27 DOMINO –•– Van Morrison (Warner Brothers)-5 (22) A+
23 24 FOR THE GOOD TIMES –•– Ray Price (Columbia)-16 (23) A
24 18 INDIANA WANTS ME –•– R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)-15 (5) A
25 12 SEE ME, FEEL ME –•– The Who (Decca)-12 (12) A
26 19 ENGINE NUMBER 9 –•– Wilson Pickett (Atlantic)-12 (14) B
27 23 YELLOW RIVER –•– Christie (Epic)-22 (23) C
28 39 ONE MAN BAND –•– Three Dog Night (Dunhill)-4 (28) B
29 34 CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU –•– Tom Jones (Parrot)-4 (29) B
30 46 GROOVE ME –•– King Floyd (Chimneyville)-8 (30)A+

31 26 LET’S WORK TOGETHER –•– Canned Heat (Liberty)-10 (26) A+
32 41 PAY TO THE PIPER –•– The Chairmen Of the Board (Invictus)-5 (32) A
33 35 ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART –•– Neil Young (Reprise)-8 (33) A
34 36 IT’S IMPOSSIBLE –•– Perry Como (RCA)-5 (34) A
35 45 RIVER DEEP-MOUNTAIN HIGH –•– The Supremes and the Four Tops (Motown)-3 (35) B
36 44 IMMIGRANT SONG –•– Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)-4 (36) A+
37 37 HEED THE CALL –•– Kenny Rogers and the First Edition (Reprise)-9 (33) C
38 38 I’M NOT MY BROTHER’S KEEPER –•– The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)-9 (38) B
39 40 DO IT –•– Neil Diamond (Bang)-6 (39) B
40 43 STONEY END –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-7 (40) B

5 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- WEEK OF DECEMBER 12, 1970

  1. I love ‘Tears Of A Clown’ but it has more of sound of the mid-sixties somehow, at least to my ear.
    The rest of the top forty has that eclectic look and sound again- Partridges, Presley, Who, Carpenters, Led Zep, Streisand- whoa, Perry Como?

  2. Lots going on here.. Domino by Van the Man, in my top 10 of all time, those horns…if this record doesn’t get you moving there’s something wrong with you haha.

    The Carpenters – people made fun of them but that song is lovely & sweet and brought them into the public light…Karen’s voice is achingly beautiful, like none other, a perfect match of singer & song.

    Neil Young.. always another winner…. the Chicago song, a favorite.. LZ Immigrant Song–‘We are your overlords!’

    but what the heck is Perry Como (aka Perry COMA haha) doing on the rock top 40? I thought they had MOR radio for that kind of stuff

    • Funny how- you are correct at the time The Carpenters got a lot of fun poked at them but now they seem to be widely respected. They went from square to cool.

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