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
115
Black Sabbath Paranoid
4
118
Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water
5
187
The Beatles Let It Be
6
214
The Velvet Underground Sweet Jane
7
317
The Kinks Lola
8
337
Curtis Mayfield Move On Up
9
365
John Lennon Instant Karma (We All Shine On)
10
380
Led Zeppelin Immigrant Song
11
397
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Ohio
12
411
George Harrison My Sweet Lord
13
443
Elton John Your Song
14
449
Van Morrison Moondance
15
459
The Velvet Underground Rock and Roll
16
460
James Taylor Fire and Rain
17
493
Creedence Clearwater Revival Who'll Stop the Rain
18
525
John Lennon Working Class Hero
19
534
Free All Right Now
20
575
Edwin Starr War
21
626
Black Sabbath Iron Man
22
629
Paul McCartney Maybe I'm Amazed
23
697
Freda Payne Band of Gold
24
738
Neil Young After the Gold Rush
25
749
Black Sabbath War Pigs
26
809
David Bowie The Man Who Sold the World
27
810
Creedence Clearwater Revival Have You Ever Seen the Rain
28
867
Toots and The Maytals Pressure Drop
29
878
Joni Mitchell Big Yellow Taxi
30
998
Santana Black Magic Woman
31
1132
Tim Buckley Song to the Siren
32
1150
The Guess Who American Woman
33
1190
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath
34
1200
Loretta Lynn Coal Miner's Daughter
35
1262
Van Morrison Into the Mystic
36
1271
Alice Cooper Eighteen [I'm Eighteen]
37
1326
John Lennon God
38
1358
The Beatles The Long and Winding Road
39
1412
The Jackson 5 ABC
40
1477
Carpenters (They Long to Be) Close to You
41
1484
Santana Oye Como Va
42
1528
The Temptations Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)
43
1541
Neil Young Southern Man
44
1556
The Melodians Rivers of Babylon
45
1682
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Helpless
46
1768
Jackson 5 I'll Be There
47
1862
Jimi Hendrix Star Spangled Banner
48
1880
Grateful Dead Box of Rain
49
1906
Carpenters We've Only Just Begun
50
1942
George Harrison What Is Life
51
1953
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Woodstock
52
1974
Creedence Clearwater Revival Up Around the Bend
53
2052
Grateful Dead Uncle John's Band
54
2053
Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind
55
2099
John Lennon Mother
56
2101
Joni Mitchell Woodstock
57
2141
The Allman Brothers Band Midnight Rider
58
2225
Deep Purple Child in Time
59
2256
Mungo Jerry In the Summertime
60
2286
Creedence Clearwater Revival Lookin' Out My Back Door
61
2324
Neil Young Only Love Can Break Your Heart
62
2333
Led Zeppelin Since I've Been Loving You
63
2353
The Soft Machine Moon in June
64
2398
Eric Clapton After Midnight
65
2403
Stephen Stills Love the One You're With
66
2509
Dave and Ansil Collins Double Barrel
67
2603
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Teach Your Children
68
2605
Gladys Knight and The Pips If I Were Your Woman
69
2715
Deep Purple Black Night
70
2733
Mountain Mississippi Queen
71
2756
Grateful Dead Friend of the Devil
72
2831
Grateful Dead Truckin'
73
2850
The Stooges Loose
74
3041
Simon and Garfunkel The Only Living Boy in New York
75
3174
The Doors Roadhouse Blues
76
3188
Curtis Mayfield (Don't Worry) If There's a Hell Below We're All Going to Go
77
3241
James Taylor Sweet Baby James
78
3285
Cat Stevens Father and Son
79
3337
Van Morrison And It Stoned Me
80
3352
Bob & Marcia Young, Gifted and Black
81
3387
Neil Young Don't Let It Bring You Down
82
3407
The Beatles Two of Us
83
3498
Santana Samba pa ti
84
3500
The Velvet Underground Who Loves the Sun?
85
3502
George Jones A Good Year for the Roses
86
3519
Diana Ross Ain't No Mountain High Enough
87
3569
The Jackson 5 The Love You Save
88
3594
Creedence Clearwater Revival Travelin' Band
89
3598
Sammi Smith Help Me Make It Through the Night
90
3662
Spinners It's a Shame
91
3703
Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Band Express Yourself
92
3706
James Brown Funky Drummer
93
3714
Aretha Franklin Don't Play That Song
94
3717
Cat Stevens Wild World
95
3787
Lynn Anderson Rose Garden
96
3823
The Five Stairsteps O-o-h Child
97
3868
Cat Stevens Lady D'Arbanville
98
3897
T. Rex Ride a White Swan
99
3963
Rodriguez Sugar Man
100
3964
Traffic John Barleycorn 
101
4018
Mick Jagger Memo from Turner
102
4036
Van Morrison Domino
103
4051
Stevie Wonder Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours
104
4125
Curtis Mayfield We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue
105
4170
Kris Kristofferson Sunday Mornin' Coming Down
106
4195
Led Zeppelin Gallows Pole
107
4249
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Carry On
108
4448
The Byrds Chestnut Mare
109
4451
Clarence Carter Patches
110
4661
Jerry Reed Amos Moses
111
4664
Ike and Tina Turner Proud Mary
112
4724
Deep Purple Speed King
113
4826
Fleetwood Mac The Green Manalishi (With the Two Prong Crown)
114
4845
Chicago 25 or 6 to 4
115
4873
Van Morrison Caravan
116
4876
Simon and Garfunkel Cecilia
117
4924
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Lucky Man
118
5104
Jimi Hendrix Machine Gun
119
5121
Creedence Clearwater Revival Run Through the Jungle
120
5130
Eric Burdon & War Spill the Wine
121
5184
Barbara L'Aigle Noir
122
5306
Judy Collins Amazing Grace
123
5333
The Supremes Stoned Love
124
5378
Miles Davis Bitches Brew
125
5392
Edison Lighthouse Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
126
5396
James Brown Super Bad
127
5436
James Gang Funk #49
128
5478
Al Green I Can't Get Next to You
129
5484
Hugh Roy and John Holt Wear You to the Ball
130
5606
The Stooges TV Eye
131
5640
Neil Diamond Cracklin' Rosie
132
5652
The Who The Seeker
133
5765
King Floyd Groove Me
134
5786
Miles Davis Miles Runs the Voodoo Down
135
5842
Led Zeppelin Tangerine
136
5916
George Harrison Awaiting on You All
137
5931
Grand Funk Railroad I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)
138
5942
Bob Marley and The Wailers Duppy Conqueror
139
6062
Five Man Electrical Band Signs
140
6127
The Slickers Johnny Too Bad
141
6135
Pacific Gas & Electric Are You Ready?
142
6153
Kris Kristofferson Help Me Make It Through the Night
143
6171
Badfinger Without You
144
6202
The Partridge Family I Think I Love You
145
6216
Bread Make It with You
146
6221
Kris Kristofferson Me & Bobby McGee
147
6256
Simon and Garfunkel El condor pasa (If I Could)
148
6258
Traffic Glad
149
6261
Elvis Presley Kentucky Rain
150
6298
Melanie Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)
151
6418
Johnny Mandel Suicide Is Painless (Theme from M*A*S*H)
152
6453
Badfinger No Matter What
153
6573
Dave Edmunds I Hear You Knocking
154
6614
Brigitte Fontaine & Art Ensemble of Chicago Comme à La Radio
155
6670
Melanie What Have They Done to My Song Ma
156
6715
Python Lee Jackson Feat. Rod Stewart In a Broken Dream
157
6806
Crosby, Stills & Nash Our House
158
6819
Vashti Bunyan Diamond Day
159
6887
The Who Young Man Blues
160
7087
Neil Young When You Dance (I Can Really Love)
161
7143
Creedence Clearwater Revival Long As I Can See the Light
162
7234
George Harrison All Things Must Pass
163
7281
Ray Price For the Good Times
164
7305
Minnie Riperton Les Fleurs
165
7364
Grateful Dead Sugar Magnolia
166
7372
Conway Twitty Hello Darlin'
167
7377
George Harrison Isn't It a Pity
168
7408
The Stooges Down on the Street
169
7420
Elton John Take Me to the Pilot
170
7457
Grateful Dead Casey Jones
171
7474
Léo Ferré La Mémoire et la mer
172
7496
Bob Marley and The Wailers Small Axe
173
7505
Roy Harper Another Day
174
7578
The Beatles I've Got a Feeling
175
7586
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose Treat Her Like a Lady
176
7613
Leon Russell A Song for You
177
7801
Sugarloaf Green-Eyed Lady
178
7863
La Revolución De Emiliano Zapata Nasty Sex
179
7882
Creedence Clearwater Revival I Heard It Through the Grapevine
180
7898
Blues Image Ride Captain Ride
181
8081
Wilson Pickett Engine Number 9
182
8110
The Osmonds One Bad Apple (Don't Spoil the Whole Bunch)
183
8114
Allen Toussaint From a Whisper to a Scream
184
8228
Bill Fay Be Not So Fearful
185
8293
The Last Poets Niggers Are Scared of Revolution
186
8308
Three Dog Night Joy to the World
187
8465
Eric Clapton Let It Rain
188
8519
Yvonne Elliman I Don't Know How to Love Him
189
8560
Charlie Haden Song for Ché
190
8583
Led Zeppelin Friends
191
8626
Kevin Ayers and the Whole World May I?
192
8700
Grateful Dead Ripple
193
8760
Three Dog Night Mama Told Me (Not to Come)
194
8761
The Doors Waiting for the Sun
195
8766
Can Mother Sky
196
8852
The Kinks This Time Tomorrow
197
8897
Lindisfarne Lady Eleanor
198
8933
The Moody Blues Question
199
8968
Cat Stevens Where Do the Children Play
200
9036
Bob Marley and The Wailers Soul Rebel
201
9068
Four Tops Still Water (Love)
202
9114
King Crimson Cat Food
203
9163
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Mr. Bojangles
204
9340
Johnny Cash What Is Truth?
205
9349
Fabrizio De André Il pescatore
206
9379
Eric Clapton Blues Power
207
9385
Barbara Drouot
208
9458
MC5 Shakin' Street
209
9467
Robert Charlebois Ordinaire
210
9572
Miles Davis Spanish Key
211
9684
Vox Dei Presente (El momento en que estás)
212
9738
The Doors Peace Frog
213
9871
Creedence Clearwater Revival Ramble Tamble
214
9876
The Buoys Timothy
215
9958
Stevie Wonder Heaven Help Us All
216
9966
Murray Head Superstar
217
9996
Rodriguez Crucify Your Mind

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Aretha Franklin Call Me
Led Zeppelin That's the Way
Candi Staton I'm Just a Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin')
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
José Alfredo Jiménez Si nos dejan
Christie Yellow River
Manal Jugo de tomate
Black Sabbath Planet Caravan
Led Zeppelin Celebration Day
The Equals Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys
Linda Ronstadt Long, Long Time
Van Der Graaf Generator Refugees
Van Morrison Crazy Love
Bob Dylan The Man in Me
Pierre Vassiliu Amour, Amitié
Ashton, Gardner and Dyke The Resurrection Shuffle
Tony Orlando & Dawn Knock Three Times
Pink Floyd If
Neil Young Oh, Lonesome Me
The Velvet Underground New Age
Ronnie Dyson (If You Let Me Make Love to You Then) Why Can't I Touch You?
Led Zeppelin Bron-Y-Aur Stomp
Joe Cocker The Letter
Genesis The Knife
Joni Mitchell The Circle Game
Chicago Make Me Smile
Phil Ochs Jim Dean of Indiana
The Rolling Stones Little Queenie
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
Paul McCartney Junk
Willie Dixon Spoonful
Robin McNamara Lay a Little Lovin' on Me
Paul Kelly [USA] Stealing in the Name of the Lord
Fabrizio De André Il testamento di Tito
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Almost Cut My Hair
White Plains My Baby Loves Lovin'
The Who Summertime Blues
Derek and The Dominos Bell Bottom Blues
The Kinks Apeman
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 4 + 20
Lucio Battisti Emozioni
The Guess Who No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature
Ray Stevens Everything Is Beautiful
Anthony Braxton To Composer John Cage
Bob Dylan Went to See the Gypsy
Mountain Theme from an Imaginary Western
John Lennon Love
Nicoletta Mamy Blue
Bob Marley and The Wailers 400 Years
The Velvet Underground Oh! Sweet Nuthin'
Freddie Hubbard Red Clay
Syd Barrett Baby Lemonade
Michael Chapman Postcards Old Scarborough
The Kinks Get Back in Line
Johnny Cash Sunday Morning Coming Down
The Temptations War
John Lennon 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
Miles Davis Pharaoh's Dance
Tim Buckley Monterey
The Beach Boys Tears in the Morning
Joe Cocker Cry Me a River
Led Zeppelin Hey Hey What Can I Do
Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother
David Bowie The Width of a Circle
Creedence Clearwater Revival Hey Tonight
Randy Newman Mama Told Me Not to Come
Lighthouse One Fine Morning
The Stooges L.A. Blues
Black Sabbath The Wizard
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
Loudon Wainwright III School Days
Gilbert Bécaud La solitude ça n’existe pas
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
Jethro Tull With You There to Help Me
Black Sabbath Fairies Wear Boots
James Brown Talkin' Loud and Saying Nothin'
The Stooges Fun House
Syd Barrett Feel
Nico Janitor of Lunacy
Neil Young Tell Me Why
Aretha Franklin Spirit in the Dark
The Staple Singers Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom-Boom)
The Stooges 1970
The Kinks Strangers
Elton John Border Song
Van Der Graaf Generator House with No Door
The Band The Shape I'm In
Isaac Hayes Ike's Mood I
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Find the Cost of Freedom
Diana Ross Remember Me