Top Songs of 1970



RankAll Time RankArtistSong
1 63 Derek and The Dominos
Layla
2 97 Simon and Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water
3 132 James Brown
Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine
4 174 Black Sabbath
Paranoid
5 191 The Beatles
Let It Be
6 275 The Velvet Underground
Sweet Jane
7 296 John Lennon
Instant Karma (We All Shine On)
8 351 Curtis Mayfield
Move On Up
9 406 Elton John
Your Song
10 419 The Kinks
Lola
11 448 James Taylor
Fire and Rain
12 457 The Velvet Underground
Rock and Roll
13 465 Van Morrison
Moondance
14 481 George Harrison
My Sweet Lord
15 491 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Ohio
16 522 Freda Payne
Band of Gold
17 562 Creedence Clearwater Revival
Who'll Stop the Rain
18 600 Edwin Starr
War
19 625 Black Sabbath
Iron Man
20 700 Free
All Right Now
21 708 John Lennon
Working Class Hero
22 757 Toots and The Maytals
Pressure Drop
23 758 Neil Young
After the Gold Rush
24 847 Joni Mitchell
Big Yellow Taxi
25 864 Paul McCartney
Maybe I'm Amazed
26 934 Led Zeppelin
Immigrant Song
27 962 John Lennon
God
28 1008 Van Morrison
Into the Mystic
29 1019 Black Sabbath
War Pigs
30 1040 Tim Buckley
Song to the Siren
31 1077 Creedence Clearwater Revival
Have You Ever Seen the Rain
32 1096 David Bowie
The Man Who Sold the World
33 1122 Loretta Lynn
Coal Miner's Daughter
34 1243 The Temptations
Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)
35 1253 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Helpless
36 1254 The Guess Who
American Woman
37 1277 Grateful Dead
Box of Rain
38 1393 Carpenters
We've Only Just Begun
39 1457 Carpenters
(They Long to Be) Close to You
40 1474 The Melodians
Rivers of Babylon
41 1519 The Beatles
The Long and Winding Road
42 1543 Creedence Clearwater Revival
Up Around the Bend
43 1718 Grateful Dead
Uncle John's Band
44 1749 Gordon Lightfoot
If You Could Read My Mind
45 1762 Alice Cooper
Eighteen [I'm Eighteen]
46 1769 Santana
Oye Como Va
47 1891 Jackson 5
I'll Be There
48 1919 Santana
Black Magic Woman
49 1951 Neil Young
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
50 2012 Neil Young
Southern Man
51 2064 Van Morrison
And It Stoned Me
52 2088 Creedence Clearwater Revival
Lookin' Out My Back Door
53 2250 John Lennon
Mother
54 2282 Rodriguez
Sugar Man
55 2329 Simon and Garfunkel
The Only Living Boy in New York
56 2440 Bob & Marcia
Young, Gifted and Black
57 2444 Jimi Hendrix
Star Spangled Banner
58 2558 The Jackson 5
ABC
59 2671 Eric Clapton
After Midnight
60 2749 Mungo Jerry
In the Summertime
61 2767 The Allman Brothers Band
Midnight Rider
62 2800 Lynn Anderson
Rose Garden
63 2819 Eric Burdon & War
Spill the Wine
64 2873 Curtis Mayfield
We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue
65 2901 Creedence Clearwater Revival
Travelin' Band
66 3016 Sammi Smith
Help Me Make It Through the Night
67 3086 Dave and Ansil Collins
Double Barrel
68 3093 Kris Kristofferson
Sunday Mornin' Coming Down
69 3121 Clarence Carter
Patches
70 3189 Mick Jagger
Memo from Turner
71 3206 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Woodstock
72 3210 Hugh Roy and John Holt
Wear You to the Ball
73 3354 Gladys Knight and The Pips
If I Were Your Woman
74 3381 Deep Purple
Black Night
75 3424 Mountain
Mississippi Queen
76 3425 George Harrison
What Is Life
77 3497 Led Zeppelin
Since I've Been Loving You
78 3513 Melanie
What Have They Done to My Song Ma
79 3527 Stephen Stills
Love the One You're With
80 3529 Curtis Mayfield
(Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go
81 3597 George Jones
A Good Year for the Roses
82 3709 Nick Drake
Hazey Jane II
83 3724 Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath
84 3973 Aretha Franklin
Don't Play That Song
85 4094 Léo Ferré
La Mémoire et la mer
86 4105 Diana Ross
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
87 4106 Cat Stevens
Wild World
88 4272 Bread
Make It with You
89 4282 James Taylor
Sweet Baby James
90 4311 The Five Stairsteps
O-o-h Child
91 4340 Spinners
It's a Shame
92 4409 Led Zeppelin
Gallows Pole
93 4422 Python Lee Jackson Feat. Rod Stewart
In a Broken Dream
94 4423 Grateful Dead
Friend of the Devil
95 4440 The Jackson 5
The Love You Save
96 4455 T. Rex
Ride a White Swan
97 4457 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Teach Your Children
98 4523 Neil Young
Don't Let It Bring You Down
99 4535 Nick Drake
Northern Sky
100 4543 Rodriguez
Crucify Your Mind
101 4545 Grateful Dead
Truckin'
102 4606 Johnny Mandel
Suicide Is Painless (Theme from M*A*S*H)
103 4623 The Slickers
Johnny Too Bad
104 4630 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Carry On
105 4688 Van Morrison
Domino
106 4713 Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Band
Express Yourself
107 4719 Cat Stevens
Lady D'Arbanville
108 4787 The Stooges
TV Eye
109 4834 Bob Marley and The Wailers
Duppy Conqueror
110 4848 Blues Image
Ride Captain Ride
111 4927 George Harrison
Isn't It a Pity
112 4970 Five Man Electrical Band
Signs
113 5099 Melanie
Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)
114 5103 Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours
115 5257 Creedence Clearwater Revival
Run Through the Jungle
116 5275 Miles Davis
Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
117 5397 Jerry Reed
Amos Moses
118 5445 George Harrison
All Things Must Pass
119 5573 Wilson Pickett
Engine Number 9
120 5664 James Brown
Funky Drummer
121 5706 Bob Marley and The Wailers
Small Axe
122 5765 Pacific Gas & Electric
Are You Ready?
123 5884 Chicago
25 or 6 to 4
124 5905 The Velvet Underground
Who Loves the Sun?
125 5936 George Harrison
Awaiting on You All
126 5988 Judy Collins
Amazing Grace


Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 6000:
Miles Davis
Bitches Brew
The Beatles
Two of Us
King Floyd
Groove Me
Kris Kristofferson
Me & Bobby McGee
Joni Mitchell
Woodstock
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Soul Rebel
Neil Diamond
Cracklin' Rosie
Willie Dixon
Spoonful
Elvis Presley
Kentucky Rain
Cat Stevens
Where Do the Children Play
Three Dog Night
Mama Told Me (Not to Come)
Kris Kristofferson
Help Me Make It Through the Night
Three Dog Night
Joy to the World
The Supremes
Stoned Love
Simon and Garfunkel
Cecilia
Miles Davis
Pharaoh's Dance
Ronnie Dyson
(If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?
The Temptations
War
The Soft Machine
Moon in June
Stevie Wonder
Heaven Help Us All
MC5
Shakin' Street
Hugh Roy
Wake the Town
James Brown
Super Bad
Allen Toussaint
From a Whisper to a Scream
Badfinger
No Matter What
The Stooges
L.A. Blues
Bob Marley and The Wailers
400 Years
Michael Chapman
Postcards Old Scarborough
The Partridge Family
I Think I Love You
Sugarloaf
Green-Eyed Lady
Hotlegs
Neanderthal Man
The Buoys
Timothy
Lindisfarne
Lady Eleanor
Badfinger
Without You
Al Green
I Can't Get Next to You
Lighthouse
One Fine Morning
Johnny Cash
Sunday Morning Coming Down
Conway Twitty
Hello Darlin'
Dave Edmunds
I Hear You Knocking
Deep Purple
Child in Time
The Doors
Roadhouse Blues
The Guess Who
Share the Land
John Lennon
I Found Out
Ray Price
For the Good Times
Johnny Cash
What Is Truth?
Bob Dylan
Went to See the Gypsy
Edison Lighthouse
Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
Syd Barrett
Feel
The Supremes
Everybody's Got the Right to Love
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Long As I Can See the Light
Cat Stevens
Father and Son
Van Morrison
Crazy Love
Black Sabbath
Planet Caravan
Desmond Dekker
You Can Get It If You Really Want
Nico
Janitor of Lunacy
Minnie Riperton
Les Fleurs
The Byrds
Chestnut Mare
Robin McNamara
Lay a Little Lovin' on Me
Van Morrison
Caravan
James Taylor
Country Road
The Beach Boys
Tears in the Morning
Elton John
Take Me to the Pilot
White Plains
My Baby Loves Lovin'
Fleetwood Mac
The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Mr. Bojangles
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Lucky Man
The Kinks
Strangers
Spirit
Nature's Way
The Moody Blues
Question
Ashton, Gardner and Dyke
The Resurrection Shuffle
Ray Stevens
Everything Is Beautiful
Paul Kelly [USA]
Stealing in the Name of the Lord
James Brown
Talkin' Loud and Saying Nothin'
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Find the Cost of Freedom
Diana Ross
Remember Me

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