Every December Billboard publishes a chart listing the top songs of the year. The number of songs listed on the chart varied in the early years before becoming a top 100 chart in 1956. Select a year to see the list of most popular hit songs.

Number One Song of 1970: Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water Go to year: 
Play a medleyPlay a countdown medley of the top 25 songs of the year  Length: 2:00

You also might like the number one songs of 1970.
« 1969 1970 1971 »
Position  Artist Song Title
« 1969 1970 1971 »
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
6 Diana Ross Ain't No Mountain High Enough
7 Jackson 5 I'll Be There
8 Rare Earth Get Ready
9 Beatles Let It Be
10 Freda Payne Band Of Gold
11 Three Dog Night Mama Told Me (Not To Come)
12 Ray Stevens Everything Is Beautiful
13 Bread Make It With You
14 Vanity Fare Hitchin' A Ride
15 Jackson 5 ABC
16 Jackson 5 The Love You Save
17 Neil Diamond Cracklin' Rose
18 Dawn Candida
19 Sly and The Family Stone Thank You (Fallettin Me Be Mice Elf Again)
20 Eric Burdon and War Spill The Wine
21 Five Stairsteps O-o-h Child
22 Norman Greenbaum Spirit In The Sky
23 Melanie and The Edwin Hawkins Singers Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)
24 Temptations Ball Of Confusion (That's What The World Is Today)
25 Moments Love On A Two Way Street
26 Free All Right Now
27 Poppy Family Which Way You Goin' Billy?
28 Jackson 5 I Want You Back
29 Bobby Sherman Julie, Do Ya Love Me
30 Sugarloaf Green-Eyed Lady
31 Stevie Wonder Signed Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)
32 Blues Image Ride Captain Ride
33 Shocking Blue Venus
34 John Lennon Instant Karma (We All Shine On)
35 Clarence Carter Patches
36 Creedence Clearwater Revival Lookin' Out My Back Door / Long As I Can See The Light
37 Brook Benton Rainy Night In Georgia
38 Kenny Rogers and The First Edition Something's Burning
39 Chairmen Of The Board Give Me Just A Little More Time
40 Edison Lighthouse Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
41 Beatles The Long And Winding Road / For You Blue
42 Anne Murray Snowbird
43 Marmalade Reflections Of My Life
44 Eddie Holman Hey There Lonely Girl
45 Jaggerz The Rapper
46 Hollies He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
47 Alive and Kicking Tighter, Tighter
48 Badfinger Come And Get It
49 Simon and Garfunkel Cecelia
50 Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band Love Land
51 Tyrone Davis Turn Back The Hands Of Time
52 Kinks Lola
53 Mungo Jerry In The Summertime
54 R. Dean Taylor Indiana Wants Me
55 Rare Earth (I Know) I'm Losing You
56 Bobby Sherman Easy Come, Easy Go
57 Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band Express Yourself
58 Four Tops Still Water
59 Chicago Make Me Smile
60 Frijid Pink House Of The Rising Sun
61 Chicago 25 Or 6 To 4
62 White Plains My Baby Loves Lovin'
63 Friends Of Distinction Love Or Let Me Be Lonely
64 Brotherhood Of Man United We Stand
65 Carpenters We've Only Just Begun
66 Mark Lindsay Arizona
67 James Taylor Fire And Rain
68 Gene Chandler Groovy Situation
69 Santana Evil Ways
70 Guess Who No Time
71 Delfonics Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
72 Elvis Presley The Wonder Of You / Mama Liked The Roses
73 Creedence Clearwater Revival Up Around The Bend / Run Through The Jungle
74 Ronnie Dyson (If You Let Me Make Love To You Then) Why Can't I Touch You
75 B.J. Thomas I Just Can't Help Believing
76 Spinners It's A Shame
77 Bobbi Martin For The Love Of Him
78 Mountain Mississippi Queen
79 Ike and Tina Turner I Want To Take You Higher
80 Joe Cocker The Letter
81 Tee Set Ma Belle Amie
82 Originals The Bells
83 Christie Yellow River
84 100 Proof Aged In Soul Somebody's Been Sleeping
85 Ides Of March Vehicle
86 Pipkins Gimme Dat Ding
87 Robin McNamara Lay A Little Lovin' On Me
88 Supremes Up The Ladder To The Roof
89 Creedence Clearwater Revival Travelin' Band / Who'll Stop The Rain
90 Sandpipers Come Saturday Morning
91 Temptations Psychedelic Shack
92 Tom Jones Without Love (There Is Nothing)
93 Pacific Gas and Electric Are You Ready?
94 Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Woodstock
95 Dionne Warwick I'll Never Fall In Love Again
96 New Seekers Look What They've Done To My Song Ma
97 Joe South Walk A Mile In My Shoes
98 B.B. King The Thrill Is Gone
99 Glen Campbell It's Only Make Believe
100 Aretha Franklin Call Me