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1970 in Music

There was a lot of good music in 1970 (I suspect in reality there was a lot of good music coming out in just about any year you could mention). The real question is where to start – do you look at bestselling singles, or Albums, UK, USA or elsewhere? What about songs that are considered important and still played today, or should I be listening to those songs that have been all but forgotten?

To start off with, here’s the top 10 songs from 1970, per the UK charts.

  1. The Wonder of You by Elvis Presley

  2. In the Summertime by Mungo Jerry

  3. Band of Gold by Freda Payne

  4. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel

  5. Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris

  6. Wand’rin Star by Lee Marvin

  7. Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum

  8. Back Home by The England World Cup Squad

  9. All Right Now by Free

  10. Yellow River by Christie

The US chart has some of the same songs but mostly different ones, including:

(They Long to Be) Close to You – by the Carpenters Aint No Mountain High Enough by Diana Ross Let It Be by The Beatles I’ll Be There by the Jackson Five Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on my Head by B J Thomas

I have made a playlist on Spotify of some of bestselling songs of 1970, and a few other songs that came out in that year that are notable, or just ones that I like 🙂


UK Top 100 1970 – http://www.uk-charts.top-source.info/top-100-1970.shtml US chart 1970 – http://www.bobborst.com/popculture/top-100-songs-of-the-year/?year=1970

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