The CASH BOX Year-End Charts: 1970
TOP 100 POP SINGLES (As published in the December 26, 1970, issue)
POSTITLE – Artist (Label)
  1SPIRIT IN THE SKY – Norman Greenbaum (Reprise)
  2ABC – The Jackson 5 (Motown)
  3BAND OF GOLD – Freda Payne (Invictus)
  4GET READY – Rare Earth (Rare Earth)
  5BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER – Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia)
  6VENUS – The Shocking Blue (Colossus)
  7AMERICAN WOMAN – The Guess Who (RCA Victor)
  8WHICH WAY YOU GOIN’ BILLY? – The Poppy Family (London)
  9LET IT BE – The Beatles (Apple)
10MAMA TOLD ME (Not To Come) – Three Dog Night (Dunhill)
11BALL OF CONFUSION (That’s What The World Is Today) – The Temptations (Gordy)
12THE LOVE YOU SAVE – The Jackson 5 (Motown)
14CRACKLIN’ ROSIE – Neil Diamond (Uni)
15SPILL THE WINE – Eric Burdon & War (MGM)
16(They Long To Be) CLOSE TO YOU – Carpenters (A&M)
18WAR – Edwin Starr (Gordy)
19LAY DOWN (Candles In The Rain) – Melanie with The Edwin Hawkins Singers (Buddah)
20INSTANT KARMA (We All Shine On) – John Ono Lennon (Apple)
21NO TIME – The Guess Who (RCA Victor)
22MAKE IT WITH YOU – Bread (Elektra)
24CANDIDA – Dawn (Bell)
25EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL – Ray Stevens (Barnaby)
26SOMETHING’S BURNING – Kenny Rogers & The First Edition (Reprise)
27THANK YOU (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) – Sly & The Family Stone (Epic)
28RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE – The Blues Image (Atco)
29REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE – The Marmalade (London)
30UP AROUND THE BEND – Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)
31I WANT YOU BACK – The Jackson 5 (Motown)
32TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME – Tyrone Davis (Dakar)
33LOVE GROWS (Where My Rosemary Goes) – The Edison Lighthouse (Bell)
34THE RAPPER – The Jaggerz (Kama Sutra)
35IN THE SUMMERTIME – Mungo Jerry (Janus)
36THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD – The Beatles (Apple)
37THE LETTER – Joe Cocker (A&M)
38ALL RIGHT NOW – Free (A&M)
39(I Know) I’M LOSING YOU – Rare Earth (Rare Earth)
40O-O-H CHILD – The Five Stairsteps (Buddah)
41HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN – Frijid Pink (Parrot)
42I’LL BE THERE – The Jackson 5 (Motown)
43TIGHTER, TIGHTER – Alive And Kicking (Roulette)
44PSYCHEDELIC SHACK – The Temptations (Gordy)
45COME AND GET IT – Badfinger (Apple)
46EASY COME, EASY GO – Bobby Sherman (Metromedia)
47VEHICLE – The Ides Of March (Warner Bros.)
48PATCHES – Clarence Carter (Atlantic)
49FOR THE LOVE OF HIM – Bobbi Martin (United Artists)
50WITHOUT LOVE (There Is Nothing) – Tom Jones (Parrot)
51CECILIA – Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia)
52TRAVELIN’ BAND – Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)
53INDIANA WANTS ME – R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth)
54WHOLE LOTTA LOVE – Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)
55LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY – The Friends Of Distinction (RCA Victor)
56THE WONDER OF YOU – Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
57WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN – Carpenters (A&M)
58HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER – The Hollies (Epic)
59MA BELLE AMIE – The Tee Set (Colossus)
60MAKE ME SMILE – Chicago (Columbia)
61ARIZONA – Mark Lindsay (Columbia)
62EVIL WAYS – Santana (Columbia)
63I’LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN – Dionne Warwick (Scepter)
64SNOWBIRD – Anne Murray (Capitol)
65RAINY NIGHT IN GEORGIA – Brook Benton (Cotillion)
66IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE – Glen Campbell (Capitol)
67(If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) WHY CAN’T I TOUCH YOU? – Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)
68GROOVY SITUATION – Gene Chandler (Mercury)
69LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET – The Moments (Stang)
70GREEN-EYED LADY – Sugarloaf (Liberty)
71DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS – Tom Jones (Parrot)
72DIDN’T I (Blow Your Mind This Time) – The Delfonics (Philly Groove)
73GIMME DAT DING – The Pipkins (Capitol)
74LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG MA – The New Seekers (Elektra)
75DON’T CRY DADDY – Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
76I JUST CAN’T HELP BELIEVING – B.J. Thomas (Scepter)
77WOODSTOCK – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Atlantic)
78LOLA – The Kinks (Reprise)
79UNITED WE STAND – The Brotherhood Of Man (Deram)
81IT’S ALL IN THE GAME – The Four Tops (Motown)
82CALL ME – Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)
83HONEY COME BACK – Glen Campbell (Capitol)
84JINGLE JANGLE – The Archies (Kirshner)
85FIRE AND RAIN – James Taylor (Warner Bros.)
86OUT IN THE COUNTRY – Three Dog Night (Dunhill)
87IT’S A SHAME – The Spinners (V.I.P.)
88STILL WATER (Love) – The Four Tops (Motown)
89WESTBOUND #9 – The Flaming Ember (Hot Wax)
90UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF – The Supremes (Motown)
91THAT’S WHERE I WENT WRONG – The Poppy Family (London)
92GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME – The Chairmen Of The Board (Invictus)
93SOMEBODY’S BEEN SLEEPING – 100 Proof Aged In Soul (Hot Wax)
94SILVER BIRD – Mark Lindsay (Columbia)
95WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES – Joe South & The Believers (Capitol)
96HI-DE-HO – Blood, Sweat & Tears (Columbia)
97WALKIN’ IN THE RAIN – Jay & The Americans (United Artists)
98LAY A LITTLE LOVIN’ ON ME – Robin McNamara (Steed)
99KENTUCKY RAIN – Elvis Presley (RCA Victor)
100 EL CONDOR PASA – Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia)
ALBUMS  |  1970