Top Songs of 1970


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
66
Derek and The Dominos Layla
2
105
James Brown Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine
3
116
Black Sabbath Paranoid
4
118
Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
5
185
The Beatles Let It Be
6
220
The Velvet Underground Sweet Jane
7
323
The Kinks Lola
8
348
Curtis Mayfield Move On Up
9
371
John Lennon Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)
10
373
Led Zeppelin Immigrant Song
11
403
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Ohio
12
404
George Harrison My Sweet Lord
13
447
Elton John Your Song
14
453
Van Morrison Moondance
15
468
James Taylor Fire and Rain
16
472
The Velvet Underground Rock and Roll
17
506
Creedence Clearwater Revival Who'll Stop the Rain
18
535
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Working Class Hero
19
541
Free All Right Now
20
588
Edwin Starr War
21
628
Black Sabbath Iron Man
22
630
Paul McCartney Maybe I'm Amazed
23
701
Freda Payne Band of Gold
24
740
Neil Young After the Gold Rush
25
748
Black Sabbath War Pigs
26
818
Creedence Clearwater Revival Have You Ever Seen the Rain
27
820
David Bowie The Man Who Sold the World
28
871
Toots and The Maytals Pressure Drop
29
891
Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi
30
1017
Santana Black Magic Woman
31
1153
Tim Buckley Song to the Siren
32
1171
The Guess Who American Woman
33
1208
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
34
1225
Loretta Lynn Coal Miner's Daughter
35
1280
Van Morrison Into the Mystic
36
1294
Alice Cooper Eighteen [I'm Eighteen]
37
1338
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band God
38
1368
The Beatles The Long and Winding Road
39
1433
The Jackson 5 ABC
40
1504
Santana Oye Como Va
41
1506
Carpenters (They Long to Be) Close to You
42
1541
The Temptations Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)
43
1551
Neil Young Southern Man
44
1572
The Melodians Rivers of Babylon
45
1701
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Helpless
46
1790
Jackson 5 I'll Be There
47
1885
Grateful Dead Box of Rain
48
1889
Jimi Hendrix Star Spangled Banner
49
1933
Carpenters We've Only Just Begun
50
1973
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Woodstock
51
1977
George Harrison What Is Life
52
2003
Creedence Clearwater Revival Up Around the Bend
53
2075
Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind
54
2086
Grateful Dead Uncle John's Band
55
2140
Joni Mitchell Woodstock
56
2143
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Mother
57
2179
The Allman Brothers Band Midnight Rider
58
2273
Deep Purple Child in Time
59
2284
Mungo Jerry In the Summertime
60
2337
Creedence Clearwater Revival Lookin' Out My Back Door
61
2343
Led Zeppelin Since I've Been Loving You
62
2355
Neil Young Only Love Can Break Your Heart
63
2389
The Soft Machine Moon in June
64
2434
Stephen Stills Love the One You're With
65
2438
Eric Clapton After Midnight
66
2547
Dave and Ansil Collins Double Barrel
67
2634
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Teach Your Children
68
2643
Gladys Knight and The Pips If I Were Your Woman
69
2769
Deep Purple Black Night
70
2806
Mountain Mississippi Queen
71
2814
Grateful Dead Friend of the Devil
72
2861
Grateful Dead Truckin'
73
2873
The Stooges Loose
74
3100
Simon and Garfunkel The Only Living Boy in New York
75
3242
Curtis Mayfield (Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go
76
3257
The Doors Roadhouse Blues
77
3286
James Taylor Sweet Baby James
78
3344
Cat Stevens Father and Son
79
3398
Bob & Marcia Young, Gifted and Black
80
3436
Van Morrison And It Stoned Me
81
3443
Neil Young Don't Let It Bring You Down
82
3471
The Beatles Two of Us
83
3516
Santana Samba pa ti
84
3557
Diana Ross Ain't No Mountain High Enough
85
3564
The Velvet Underground Who Loves the Sun
86
3565
George Jones A Good Year for the Roses
87
3612
The Jackson 5 The Love You Save
88
3653
Creedence Clearwater Revival Travelin' Band
89
3663
Sammi Smith Help Me Make It Through the Night
90
3711
Spinners It's a Shame
91
3751
James Brown Funky Drummer
92
3756
Cat Stevens Wild World
93
3762
Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Band Express Yourself
94
3774
Aretha Franklin Don't Play That Song
95
3857
Lynn Anderson Rose Garden
96
3908
The Five Stairsteps O-o-h Child
97
3943
Cat Stevens Lady D'Arbanville
98
4011
T. Rex Ride a White Swan
99
4021
Traffic John Barleycorn 
100
4038
Rodriguez Sugar Man
101
4081
Mick Jagger Memo from Turner
102
4095
Curtis Mayfield We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue
103
4116
Van Morrison Domino
104
4125
Stevie Wonder Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours
105
4217
Led Zeppelin Gallows Pole
106
4218
Kris Kristofferson Sunday Mornin' Coming Down
107
4306
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Carry On
108
4516
The Byrds Chestnut Mare
109
4523
Clarence Carter Patches
110
4752
Jerry Reed Amos Moses
111
4767
Ike and Tina Turner Proud Mary
112
4852
Deep Purple Speed King
113
4894
Fleetwood Mac The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)
114
4934
Chicago 25 or 6 to 4
115
4943
Simon and Garfunkel Cecilia
116
4962
Van Morrison Caravan
117
5006
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lucky Man
118
5193
Jimi Hendrix Machine Gun
119
5223
Creedence Clearwater Revival Run Through the Jungle
120
5225
Barbara L'Aigle Noir
121
5230
Eric Burdon & War Spill the Wine
122
5386
Judy Collins Amazing Grace
123
5397
The Supremes Stoned Love
124
5464
Edison Lighthouse Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
125
5473
James Brown Super Bad
126
5488
Miles Davis Bitches Brew
127
5537
James Gang Funk #49
128
5561
Hugh Roy and John Holt Wear You to the Ball
129
5589
Al Green I Can't Get Next to You
130
5711
Neil Diamond Cracklin' Rosie
131
5724
The Stooges T.V. Eye
132
5834
The Who The Seeker
133
5867
King Floyd Groove Me
134
5870
Miles Davis Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
135
5884
Led Zeppelin Tangerine
136
5894
Leon Russell A Song for You
137
5974
George Harrison Awaiting on You All
138
5998
Grand Funk Railroad I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)
139
6018
Bob Marley and The Wailers Duppy Conqueror
140
6180
Five Man Electrical Band Signs
141
6229
Kris Kristofferson Help Me Make It Through the Night
142
6233
Pacific Gas & Electric Are You Ready?
143
6235
Badfinger Without You
144
6286
The Partridge Family I Think I Love You
145
6306
The Slickers Johnny Too Bad
146
6310
Bread Make It with You
147
6314
Kris Kristofferson Me & Bobby McGee
148
6318
Simon and Garfunkel El condor pasa (If I Could)
149
6344
Elvis Presley Kentucky Rain
150
6358
Traffic Glad
151
6386
Melanie Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)
152
6509
Johnny Mandel Suicide Is Painless (Theme from M*A*S*H)
153
6577
Badfinger No Matter What
154
6687
Brigitte Fontaine & Art Ensemble of Chicago Comme à La Radio
155
6700
Dave Edmunds I Hear You Knocking
156
6785
Melanie What Have They Done to My Song Ma
157
6869
Python Lee Jackson Feat. Rod Stewart In a Broken Dream
158
6878
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Our House
159
6915
Vashti Bunyan Diamond Day
160
7173
Neil Young When You Dance I Can Really Love
161
7224
The Who Young Man Blues
162
7288
Creedence Clearwater Revival Long As I Can See the Light
163
7323
George Harrison All Things Must Pass
164
7389
Ray Price For the Good Times
165
7420
Minnie Riperton Les Fleurs
166
7466
Grateful Dead Sugar Magnolia
167
7492
George Harrison Isn't It a Pity
168
7507
The Stooges Down on the Street
169
7512
Conway Twitty Hello Darlin'
170
7546
Elton John Take Me to the Pilot
171
7554
Léo Ferré La Mémoire et la mer
172
7559
Grateful Dead Casey Jones
173
7595
Bob Marley and The Wailers Small Axe
174
7631
Roy Harper Another Day
175
7666
The Beatles I've Got a Feeling
176
7703
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose Treat Her Like a Lady
177
7813
La Revolución De Emiliano Zapata Nasty Sex
178
7899
Sugarloaf Green-Eyed Lady
179
7932
Creedence Clearwater Revival I Heard It Through the Grapevine
180
8022
Blues Image Ride Captain Ride
181
8223
Allen Toussaint From a Whisper to a Scream
182
8224
Wilson Pickett Engine Number 9
183
8240
The Osmonds One Bad Apple (Don't Spoil the Whole Bunch)
184
8390
Bill Fay Be Not So Fearful
185
8396
The Last Poets Niggers Are Scared of Revolution
186
8413
Three Dog Night Joy to the World
187
8639
Yvonne Elliman I Don't Know How to Love Him
188
8642
Eric Clapton Let It Rain
189
8648
Led Zeppelin Friends
190
8686
Charlie Haden Song for Ché
191
8782
Kevin Ayers and the Whole World May I?
192
8836
Grateful Dead Ripple
193
8852
Can Mother Sky
194
8887
Three Dog Night Mama Told Me (Not to Come)
195
8954
The Kinks This Time Tomorrow
196
9024
The Doors Waiting for the Sun
197
9031
Lindisfarne Lady Eleanor
198
9058
The Moody Blues Question
199
9132
Bob Marley and The Wailers Soul Rebel
200
9163
King Crimson Cat Food
201
9181
Four Tops Still Water (Love)
202
9205
Cat Stevens Where Do the Children Play
203
9342
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Mr. Bojangles
204
9430
Barbara Drouot
205
9448
Johnny Cash What Is Truth?
206
9520
Fabrizio De André Il pescatore
207
9525
Robert Charlebois Ordinaire
208
9565
Eric Clapton Blues Power
209
9622
MC5 Shakin' Street
210
9651
Vox Dei Presente (El momento en que estás)
211
9727
Bob Dylan If Not for You
212
9738
Miles Davis Spanish Key

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Creedence Clearwater Revival Ramble Tamble
The Buoys Timothy
The Doors Peace Frog
Murray Head Superstar
Stevie Wonder Heaven Help Us All
Led Zeppelin That's the Way
Aretha Franklin Call Me
Candi Staton I'm Just a Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin')
Rodriguez Crucify Your Mind
Brewer & Shipley One Toke Over the Line
The Jaggerz The Rapper
The Guess Who Share the Land
Hugh Roy Wake the Town
Bee Gees Lonely Days
Christie Yellow River
Manal Jugo de tomate
José Alfredo Jiménez Si nos dejan
Led Zeppelin Celebration Day
Black Sabbath Planet Caravan
Linda Ronstadt Long, Long Time
The Equals Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys
Van Der Graaf Generator Refugees
Van Morrison Crazy Love
Bob Dylan The Man in Me
Pierre Vassiliu Amour, Amitié
Tony Orlando & Dawn Knock Three Times
Ashton, Gardner and Dyke The Resurrection Shuffle
Neil Young Oh, Lonesome Me
Led Zeppelin Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
The Velvet Underground New Age
Ronnie Dyson (If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?
Joe Cocker The Letter
Pink Floyd If
Genesis The Knife
Joni Mitchell The Circle Game
Chicago Make Me Smile
The Rolling Stones Little Queenie
Phil Ochs Jim Dean of Indiana
Elvis Presley The Wonder of You
Free Ride on a Pony
Hotlegs Neanderthal Man
The Supremes Everybody's Got the Right to Love
The Jackson 5 Mama's Pearl
Spirit Nature's Way
Fabrizio De André Il testamento di Tito
Robin McNamara Lay a Little Lovin' on Me
Willie Dixon Spoonful
Paul Kelly [USA] Stealing in the Name of the Lord
Paul McCartney Junk
Lucio Battisti Emozioni
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Almost Cut My Hair
The Who Summertime Blues
White Plains My Baby Loves Lovin'
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 4 + 20
The Kinks Apeman
Derek and The Dominos Bell Bottom Blues
The Guess Who No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature
Ray Stevens Everything Is Beautiful
Bob Dylan Went to See the Gypsy
Nicoletta Mamy Blue
Anthony Braxton To Composer John Cage
Mountain Theme from an Imaginary Western
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Love
Bob Marley and The Wailers 400 Years
The Velvet Underground Oh! Sweet Nuthin'
Freddie Hubbard Red Clay
Syd Barrett Baby Lemonade
Michael Chapman Postcards of Scarborough
The Kinks Get Back in Line
Johnny Cash Sunday Morning Coming Down
The Temptations War
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band I Found Out
Rod Stewart Gasoline Alley
Tyrone Davis Turn Back the Hands of Time
Joan Baez Joe Hill
Randy Newman Old Kentucky Home
Phil Ochs No More Songs
Tim Buckley Monterey
Miles Davis Pharaoh's Dance
Led Zeppelin Hey Hey What Can I Do
Joe Cocker Cry Me a River
Creedence Clearwater Revival Hey Tonight
The Beach Boys Tears in the Morning
Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother
Randy Newman Mama Told Me Not to Come
David Bowie The Width of a Circle
The Stooges L.A. Blues
Black Sabbath The Wizard
Lighthouse One Fine Morning
Lee Dorsey Yes We Can
Jimmy Cliff You Can Get It If You Really Want
Funkadelic Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow
O.V. Wright Ace of Spade
The Allman Brothers Band In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
Desmond Dekker You Can Get It If You Really Want
Gilbert Bécaud La solitude ça n’existe pas
Loudon Wainwright III School Days
Dolly Parton Muleskinner Blues (Blue Yodel No. 8)
Lluís Llach L'estaca
Art Ensemble of Chicago Thème de Yoyo
Richie Havens Freedom
Fairport Convention Sloth
James Taylor Country Road
Isaac Hayes The Look of Love
Dave Mason Shouldn't Have Took More Than You Gave
Ton Steine Scherben Macht kaputt, was euch kaputt macht
Black Sabbath Fairies Wear Boots
James Brown Talkin' Loud and Saying Nothin'
Jethro Tull With You There to Help Me
The Stooges Fun House
Syd Barrett Feel
Nico Janitor of Lunacy
Neil Young Tell Me Why
Aretha Franklin Spirit in the Dark
The Stooges 1970
The Staple Singers Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)
Van Der Graaf Generator House with No Door
The Kinks Strangers
Elton John Border Song
The Band The Shape I'm In
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Find the Cost of Freedom
Isaac Hayes Ike's Mood I
Diana Ross Remember Me