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MEL'S TOP 100 HITS OF 1970

This chart offers records that I think were the best hits of the year 1970. It was a year that The Beatles officially broke up, and the year that their last singles hit the top of the charts. It was also the year that the Jackson Five, Bread and Grand Funk Railroad scored their first chart hits.

Listen to some of the biggest hits of 1970. Select the one of the music players below.


Now take a look at what I consider to be the definitive list of the hottest records of 1970.

1. Let It Be The Beatles
2. Which Way You're Going Billy? Poppy Family
3. Make It With You Bread
4. American Woman Guess Who
5. Groovin' Out On Life New Beats
6. I'll Be There Jackson Five
7. Vehicle Ides of March
8. Mama Told Me Not To Come Three Dog Night
9. Venus / Hot Sand Shocking Blue
10. Get Ready Rare Earth
11. No Matter What Badfinger
12. The Long And Winding Road The Beatles
13. Green Eyed Lady Sugarloaf
14. Spirit in the Sky Norman Greenbaum
15. Ain't No Mountain High Enough Diana Ross
16. I Think I Love You Partridge Family
17. In The Summertime Mungo Jerry
18. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) Edison Lighthouse
19. One Man Band Three Dog Night
20. We've Only Just Begun Carpenters
21. Tighter And Tighter Alive & Kicking
22. The Love You Saved Jackson Five
23. Travelin' Band / Who'll Stop The Rain Creedence Clearwater Revival
24. Spill The Wine Eric Burdon & War
25. 25 or 6 to 4 Chicago
26. Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel
27. Cracklin' Rosie Neil Diamond
28. Tears of a Clown Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
29. Evil Ways Santana
30. Instant Karma John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band
31. Come And Get It Badfinger
32. Ride Captain Ride Blues Image
33. United We Stand (Divided We Fall) Brotherhood of Man
34. Up Around the Bend Creedence Clearwater Revival
35. Everything Is Beautiful Ray Stevens
36. Band of Gold Freda Payne
37. Closer to Home Grand Funk Railroad
38. Immigrant Song Led Zeppelin
39. Cheryl Moana Marie John Rowles
40. Hitchin' a Ride Vanity Fare
41. ABC Jackson Five
42. Happy Xmas (War is Over) John Lennon & the Plastic Ono Band
43. Candida Dawn
42. Somebody's Been Sleeping 100 Proof Aged in Soul
43. For You Blue The Beatles
44. Close To You Carpenters
45. War Edwin Starr
46. Hand Me Down World Guess Who
47. Up The Ladder to the Roof Supremes
48. Cecilia Simon & Garfunkel
49. Gypsy Woman Brian Hyland
50. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) Sly & the Family Stone
51. Remember Mary Sweet Marie
52. Love The One You're With Stephen Stills
53. Reflections of My Life The Marmalade
52. Que Sera Sera Mary Hopkin
53. Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell
54. Question Moody Blues
55. Out in the Country Three Dog Night
56. Solitary Man Neil Diamond
57. All Right Now Free
58. Pay To The Piper Chairman of the Board
59. I Want You Back Jackson Five
60. Lookin' Out My Back Door Creedence Clearwater Revival
61. Jingle Jangle The Archies
62. Early in the Morning Vanity Fare
63. Celebrate Three Dog Night
64. Groovy Situation Gene Chandler
65. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother The Hollies
66. Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) Melanie
67. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) Stevie Wonder
68. Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head B.J. Thomas
69. Hey There Lonely Girl Eddie Holman
70. That's Where I Went Wrong Poppy Family
71. Ball of Confusion Temptations
72. Kentucky Rain Elvis Presley
73. Love On A Two Way Street The Moments
74. El Condor Pasa Simon & Garfunkel
75. Silver Bird Mark Lindsey
76. Ma Belle Amie The Tee Set
77. Ohio Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
78. Yellow River Christie
79. Baby Hold On Grass Roots
80. The Letter Joe Cocker
81. Who's Loving You? Jackson Five
82. Rainy Night In Georgia Brook Benton
83. Make Me Smile Chicago
84. One Less Bell to Answer Fifth Dimension
85. It Don't Matter To Me Bread
86. Go Back Crabby Appleton
87. Temma Harbour Mary Hopkin
88. The Wonder of You Elvis Presley
89. The Rapper Jaggerz
90. 1900 Yesterday Liz Damon & the Orient Express
91. Give Me Just A Little More Time Chairman of the Board
92. Indiana Wants Me R. Dean Taylor
93. Julie Do Ya Love Me Bobby Sherman
92. Woodstock Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
93. Ooh Child Five Stairsteps
94. Forever More Tokyo Happy Coats
95. What Is Truth? Johnny Cash
96. Patches Clarence Carter
97. Long, Long Time Linda Ronstadt
98. Rose Garden Lynn Anderson
99. Tracy The Cuff Links
100. Mississippi Queen Mountain

* For a song to be listed on the Top 100, it had to be released on a
45rpm single record and charted during the calendar year for which this chart is based.

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