Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the US during 1970. If a song spent nonconsecutive weeks at number one, the number of weeks for each occurrence at the top is shown in parenthesis.
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Date Artist - Title Weeks
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December 28 1969 – January 24 1970 B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head 4
January 25 – 31 1970 Jackson Five - I Want You Back 1
February 1 – 7 1970 Shocking Blue - Venus 1
February 8 – 21 1970 Sly and The Family Stone - Thank You (Fallettin Me Be Mice Elf Agin) 2
February 22 – April 4 1970 Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water 6
April 5 – 18 1970 Beatles - Let It Be 2
April 19 – May 2 1970 Jackson Five - ABC 2
May 3 – 23 1970 Guess Who - American Woman 3
May 24 – June 6 1970 Ray Stevens - Everything Is Beautiful 2
June 7 – 20 1970 Beatles - The Long and Winding Road 2
June 21 – July 4 1970 Jackson Five - The Love You Save 2
July 5 – 18 1970 Three Dog Night - Mama Told Me (Not To Come) 2
July 19 – August 15 1970 Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You 4
August 16 – 22 1970 Bread - Make It With You 1
August 23 – September 12 1970 Edwin Starr - War 3
September 13 – October 3 1970 Diana Ross - Ain't No Mountain High Enough 3
October 4 – 10 1970 Neil Diamond - Cracklin' Rosie 1
October 11 – November 14 1970 Jackson Five - I'll Be There 5
November 15 – December 5 1970 Partridge Family - I Think I Love You 3
December 6 – 19 1970 Miracles - The Tears Of A Clown 2
December 20 1970 – January 16 1971 George Harrison - My Sweet Lord 4
Source: Billboard Magazine

21 different songs hit number one in the US during 1970.

Top 5 Songs of 1970

Number One Song of 1970: Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
  1. Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
  2. Carpenters - (They Long To Be) Close To You
  3. Guess Who - American Woman / No Sugar Tonight
  4. B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head
  5. Edwin Starr - War
See the rest of the top 100 songs of 1970.