1970 The Best 100

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Singapore, school trip, I’m the one on the left. My fave pop stars of the time were The Partridge Family, The Archies & Glen Campbell. This list is a list of songs I like now (or at least in 2011 when I finished reviewing and compiling them). I make no apologies for missing out rock classics like Free’s “All Right Now”, which I’m so bored of hearing. “Wishing Well” and “Little Bit Of Love” were much better records anyway!

To American chartfans some of these will seem to be more 1969 releases, and they will eventually end up back in the 60’s charts. A lot of the minor American hits are here thanks to You tube – I didnt know them at the time (few records made it onto Singapore radio, except family friendly pop hits, so it was a delight to discover fab stuff like the Crabby appleton record in 2011). These are 100 FAB records, every one a gem, a classic…

TOP 100 OF 1970:

1. LOVE GROWS (WHERE MY ROSEMARY GOES) Edison Lighthouse
2. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER Simon & Garfunkel
3. THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD The Beatles
4. AIN’T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH Diana Ross
5. LET IT BE The Beatles
6. REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE Marmalade
7. LOVE IS LIFE Hot Chocolate
8. MAKE IT WITH YOU Bread
9. (THEY LONG TO BE) CLOSE TO YOU The Carpenters
10. HOW CAN I BE SURE Dusty Springfield

11. I WANT YOU BACK The Jackson 5
12. CECILIA Simon & Garfunkel
13. TRY A LITTLE KINDNESS Glen Campbell
14. EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL Ray Stevens
15. IT’S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE Glen Campbell
16. BAND OF GOLD Freda Payne
17. CRACKLIN’ ROSIE Neil Diamond
18. RIDE A WHITE SWAN T.Rex
19. BORDER SONG Elton John
20. AUGUST OCTOBER Robin Gibb

21. WEDDING BELL BLUES The Fifth Dimension
22. TEMMA HARBOUR Mary Hopkin
23. BOTH SIDES NOW Judy Collins
24. I’LL BE THERE The Jackson 5
25. SAVE THE COUNTRY The Fifth Dimension
26. LONELY DAYS The Bee Gees
27. (ALL I HAVE TO DO IS) DREAM Glen Campbell/Bobbie Gentry
28. SUSPICIOUS MINDS Elvis Presley
29. (I CAN’T GET) NEXT TO YOU The Temptations
30. TEARS OF A CLOWN Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

31. VENUS Shocking Blue
32. NA NA HEY HEY KISS HIM GOODBYE Steam
33. INSTANT KARMA John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band
34. OUR WORLD Blue Mink
35. YELLOW RIVER Christie
36. RAINDROPS KEEP FALLIN’ ON MY HEAD B.J.Thomas
37. YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK Bob & Marcia
38. I HEAR YOU KNOCKING Dave Edmunds
39. BALL OF CONFUSION The Temptations
40. KEEP THE CUSTOMER SATISFIED Simon & Garfunkel

41. SNOWBIRD Anne Murray
42. WOODSTOCK Matthews Southern Comfort
43. HEY THERE LONELY GIRL Eddie Holman
44. MAYBE I’M AMAZED Paul McCartney
45. I’LL SAY FOREVER MY LOVE Jimmy Ruffin
46. LADY D’ARBANVILLE Cat Stevens
47. MAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF Dionne Warwick/ B.J. Thomas
48. LOLA The Kinks
49. SUNSHINE The Archies
50. HOME LOVIN’ MAN Andy Williams

51. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE The Beatles
52. WHO’LL STOP THE RAIN Creedence Clearwater Revival
53. SPIRIT IN THE SKY Norman Greenbaum
54. RAINBOW Marmalade
55. THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK Simon & Garfunkel
56. YOU CAN GET IT IF YOU REALLY WANT Desmond Dekker
57. SIGNED SEALED DELIVERED I’M YOURS Stevie Wonder
58. SHE SOLD ME MAGIC Lou Christie
59. ME AND MY LIFE The Tremeloes
60. IT’S WONDERFUL (TO BE LOVED BY YOU) Jimmy Ruffin

61. BOTH SIDES NOW Glen Campbell
62. PATCHES Clarence Carter
63. WANDERIN’ STAR Lee Marvin
64. COME AND GET IT Badfinger
65. SOMEDAY WE’LL BE TOGETHER Diana Ross & The Supremes
66. ONE LESS BELL TO ANSWER The Fifth Dimension
67. LEAVIN’ ON A JET PLANE Peter Paul & Mary
68. LOOK WHAT THEY’VE DONE TO MY SONG, MA The New Seekers
69. WHOLE LOTTA LOVE CCS
70. NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE Stevie Wonder

71. DON’T PLAY THAT SONG Aretha Franklin
72. FRIENDS Arrival
73. SOMETHING’S BURNIN’ Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
74. GOOD MORNING FREEDOM Blue Mink
75. FAREWELL IS A LONELY SOUND Jimmy Ruffin
76. DON’T YOU KNOW Butterscotch
77. NO TIME The Guess Who
78. GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE MORE TIME Chairmen Of The Board
79. EL CONDOR PASA Simon & Garfunkel
80. THE TWO OF US The Beatles

81. TIGHTER, TIGHTER Alive N Kickin’/ Tommy James
82. INDIAN RESERVATION Don Fardon
83. TEACH YOUR CHILDREN Crosby Stills & Nash
84. UNITED WE STAND Brotherhood Of Man
85. HONEY COME BACK Glen Campbell
86. RUBY TUESDAY Melanie
87. DO YOU SEE MY LOVE (FOR YOU GROWING) Junior Walker & the All Stars
88. I CAN FEEL YOUR HEARTBEAT The Partridge Family
89. REACH OUT AND TOUCH Diana Ross
90. IT’S A SHAME Detroit Spinners

91. THE WITCH The Rattles
92. GO BACK Crabby Appleton
93. FIRE AND RAIN James Taylor
94. VEHICLE The Ides Of March
95. KNOCK KNOCK WHO’S THERE Mary Hopkin
96. IF I THOUGHT YOU’D EVER CHANGE YOUR MIND Cilla Black
97. LET IT ALL HANG OUT Jonathan King
98. DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS Tom Jones
99. COTTONFIELDS The Beach Boys
100. UP THE LADDER TO THE ROOF The Supremes
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