Acclaimed Music - The Top Songs from 1970
The Top Songs from 1970

RankAll Time
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ArtistSingleSample
1 43 Derek and The Dominos
Layla
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2 62 Simon and Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water
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3 132 James Brown
Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine
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4 169 Black Sabbath
Paranoid
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5 216 James Taylor
Fire and Rain
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6 279 Elton John
Your Song
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7 293 John Lennon
Instant Karma (We All Shine On)

8 304 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
The Tears of a Clown

9 322 Edwin Starr
War

10 350 The Beatles
Let It Be

11 386 Freda Payne
Band of Gold

12 413 Creedence Clearwater Revival
Who'll Stop the Rain
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13 438 The Kinks
Lola
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14 446 The Velvet Underground
Sweet Jane
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15 448 Toots and The Maytals
Pressure Drop
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16 465 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Ohio

17 519 Free
All Right Now
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18 544 Loretta Lynn
Coal Miner's Daughter

19 588 George Harrison
My Sweet Lord
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20 636 Santana
Black Magic Woman

21 645 Van Morrison
Moondance
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22 678 The Velvet Underground
Rock and Roll
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23 739 Black Sabbath
Iron Man
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24 751 Wings
Maybe I'm Amazed

25 785 Van Morrison
Into the Mystic
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26 808 Curtis Mayfield
Move On Up
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27 860 John Lennon
God

28 974 The Temptations
Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)

29 977 The Carpenters
We've Only Just Begun
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30 989 The Beatles
The Long and Winding Road

31 1095 The Carpenters
(They Long to Be) Close to You
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32 1168 Joni Mitchell
Big Yellow Taxi
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33 1175 Norman Greenbaum
Spirit in the Sky

34 1227 Grateful Dead
Box of Rain
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35 1288 Grateful Dead
Uncle John's Band

36 1307 The Beatles
Across the Universe

37 1418 Santana
Oye Como Va

38 1446 John Lennon
Working Class Hero

39 1455 Sammi Smith
Help Me Make It Through the Night

40 1509 Gordon Lightfoot
If You Could Read My Mind

41 1523 Lynn Anderson
Rose Garden

42 1530 Creedence Clearwater Revival
Up Around the Bend
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43 1579 John Lennon
Mother

44 1585 The Delfonics
Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)

45 1642 George Jones
A Good Year for the Roses

46 1679 Led Zeppelin
Since I've Been Loving You
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47 1801 Aretha Franklin
Don't Play That Song
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48 1854 The Jackson 5
The Love You Save
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49 1922 Eric Clapton
After Midnight

50 2000 Neil Young
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
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51 2061 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Helpless
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52 2063 The Jackson 5
I'll Be There

53 2067 The Guess Who
American Woman

54 2086 Clarence Carter
Patches

55 2102 Tim Buckley
Song to the Siren

56 2115 The Chairmen of the Board
Give Me Just a Little More Time

57 2177 James Brown
Funky Drummer

58 2185 Jimmy Cliff
Vietnam

59 2244 Mungo Jerry
In the Summertime

60 2247 Curtis Mayfield
(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below, We're All Going to Go
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61 2323 Mick Jagger
Memo from Turner

62 2344 Jimi Hendrix
Star Spangled Banner

63 2362 Brook Benton
Rainy Night in Georgia

64 2373 Creedence Clearwater Revival
Travelin' Band
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65 2466 Creedence Clearwater Revival
Run Through the Jungle
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66 2566 U-Roy
Wake the Town

67 2586 Conway Twitty
Hello, Darlin'

68 2645 Neil Young
After the Goldrush
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69 2661 The Jackson 5
ABC
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70 2686 Bob Marley and The Wailers
Duppy Conqueror
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71 2701 John Lennon
I Found Out

72 2740 Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours

73 2751 Eric Burdon & War
Spill the Wine
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74 2760 The Five Stairsteps
Ooh-Ooh-Child

75 2802 Wilson Pickett
Engine No. 9

76 2816 Van Morrison
Domino
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77 2855 The Melodians
Rivers of Babylon

78 2925 Cat Stevens
Lady D'Arbanville

Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath
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Van Morrison
And It Stoned Me
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Led Zeppelin
Immigrant Song
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The Soft Machine
Moon in June
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Gladys Knight and The Pips
If I Were Your Woman

Freda Payne
Bring the Boys Home

The Temptations
War

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Woodstock
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Van Morrison
Caravan
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Miles Davis
Miles runs the Voodoo Down
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The Spinners
It's a Shame

Elton John
Take Me to the Pilot
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Led Zeppelin
Gallows Pole
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Nick Drake
Northern Sky
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Nick Drake
Hazey Jane II
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T. Rex
Ride a White Swan

Stephen Stills
Love the One You're With
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Grateful Dead
Truckin'
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Stevie Wonder
Heaven Help Us All

James Brown
Talkin' Loud & Sayin' Nothing

Edison Lighthouse
Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)

Bread
Make It with You

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Find the Cost of Freedom

Elvis Presley
Kentucky Rain

The Who
See Me, Feel Me



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