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Top Hits of 1970

Top Hits of 1970

The top hits oldies music of the 70s is characterized by a number of musical styles. On one end, the heavy metal genre came of age with artists like Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Aerosmith, and Kiss. On the other end, artists like The Jackson Five, The Osmonds, David Cassidy and The Bay City Rollers created teeny bopper pandemonium. The one music genre that really flourished in this era is the disco (Van McCoy, Donna Summer, Gloria Gaynor), which ruled the singles market, while the rock musicians concentrate on coming up with “serious” album projects.

As usual, black American artists played a major role in this era’s music, with soul, funk and disco. They produced a diversity of music ranging from excellent middle of the road-oriented recordings to bland disco tracks.

It is also an era when hits came internationally. The multitalented Bee Gees and Olivia Newton John led the invasion of Australian artists, while Swedish quartet Abba conquered from continental Europe.

The 70s was also an era when punk revolutionized music with such artists such as Iggy Pop and The Ramones. Elvis Costello may have been the only artist from the period to achieve lasting inter¬national success, but the attitude and energy of the time was to influence a legion of British pop stars in the 1980s.

The decade ended with electropop, Euro disco and synth rock making their mark. A new wave of heavy metal artists were also banging their heads on the chart door, while rap, which would have a lot to say in the next two decades, was starting to enjoy its first taste of mass acceptance.

Top Hits of 1970
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001 – Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
002 – Carpenters – Close to You
003 – Guess Who – American Woman
004 – Bj Thomas – Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
005 – Edwin Starr – War (Stereo)
006 – Diana Ross – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
007 – Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There
008 – Rare Earth – Get Ready
009 – Beatles – Let It Be
010 – Freda Payne – Band of Gold
011 – Ray Stevens – Everything Is Beautiful
012 – Three Dog Night – Mama Told Me (Not to Come)
013 – Bread – Make It with You
014 – Vanity Fair – Hitchin’ a Ride
015 – Jackson 5 – Abc
016 – Jackson 5 – Love You Save
017 – Neil Diamond – Cracklin’ Rosie
018 – Tony Orlando & Dawn – Candida
019 – Sly & the Family Stone – Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice
020 – Eric Burdon & War – Spill the Wine
021 – Five Stairsteps & Cubie – O-O-H Child
022 – Norman Greenbaum – Spirit in the Sky
023 – Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers – Lay Down (Cand
024 – Temptations – Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World
025 – Moments – Love on a Two Way Street

026 – Poppy Family – Which Way You Goin’ Billy
027 – Free – All Right Now
028 – Jackson 5 – I Want You Back
029 – Bobby Sherman – Julie, Do Ya Love Me
030 – Sugarloaf – Green-Eyed Lady
031 – Stevie Wonder – Signed Sealed Delivered
032 – Blues Image – Ride Captain Ride
033 – Shocking Blue – Venus
034 – John Lennon – Instant Karma (We All Shine on)
035 – Clarence Carter – Patches
036 – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Lookin’ Out My Back Doo
037 – Brook Benton – Rainy Night in Georgia
038 – Kenny Rogers & the First Edition – Something’s Burning
039 – Chairmen of the Board – Give Me Just a Little More Time
040 – Edison Lighthouse – Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
041 – Beatles – Long and Winding Road
042 – Anne Murray – Snowbird
043 – Marmalade – Reflections of My Life
044 – Eddie Holman – Hey There Lonely Girl
045 – Jaggerz – The Rapper
046 – Hollies – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
047 – Alive & Kicking – Tighter Tighter
048 – Badfinger – Come and Get It
049 – Simon & Garfunkel – Cecilia
050 – Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – L
051 – Tyrone Davis – Turn Back the Hands of Time
052 – Kinks – Lola
053 – Mungo Jerry – In the Summertime
054 – R Dean Taylor – Indiana Wants Me
055 – Rare Earth – (I Know) I’m Losing You
056 – Bobby Sherman – Easy Come, Easy Go
057 – Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – E
058 – Four Tops – Still Water (Love)
059 – Chicago – Make Me Smile
060 – Frijid Pink – House of the Rising Sun
061 – Chicago – 25 Or 6 to 4
062 – White Plains – My Baby Loves Lovin’
063 – Friends of Distinction – Love Or Let Me Be Lonely
064 – Brotherhood of Man – United We Stand
065 – Carpenters – We’ve Only Just Begun
066 – Mark Lindsay – Arizona
067 – James Taylor – Fire and Rain
068 – Gene Chandler – Groovy Situation
069 – Santana – Evil Ways
070 – Guess Who – No Time
071 – Delfonics – Didn’t I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
072 – Elvis Presley – Wonder of You (Live)
073 – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Up Around the Bend
074 – Ronnie Dyson – (If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Wh
075 – Bj Thomas – I Just Can’t Help Believing
076 – Spinners – It’s a Shame
077 – Bobbi Martin – For the Love of Him
078 – Mountain – Mississippi Queen
079 – Ike & Tina Turner – I Want to Take You Higher
080 – Joe Cocker – The Letter
081 – Tee Set – Ma Belle Amie
082 – Originals – The Bells
083 – Christie – Yellow River
084 – 100 Proof Aged in Soul – Somebody’s Been Sleeping
085 – Ides of March – Vehicle
086 – Pipkins – Gimme Dat Ding
087 – Robin McNamara – Lay a Little Lovin’ on Me
088 – Supremes – Up the Ladder to the Roof
089 – Creedence Clearwater Revival – Travelin’ Band
090 – Sandpipers – Come Saturday Morning
091 – Temptations – Psychedelic Shack
092 – Tom Jones – Without Love (There Is Nothing)
093 – Pacific Gas & Electric – Are You Ready
094 – Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young – Woodstock
095 – Dionne Warwick – I’ll Never Fall in Love Again
096 – New Seekers – Look What They’ve Done to My Song, Ma
097 – Joe South – Walk a Mile in My Shoes
098 – Bb King – The Thrill Is Gone
099 – Glen Campbell – It’s Only Make Believe
100 – Aretha Franklin – Call Me

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