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Sunday May 24, 1970
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Cashbox Top 100 Singles
Week Ending May 23, 1970



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1 AMERICAN WOMAN 1 2 3 10
Guess Who (RCA Victor 74-0325)
2 CECILIA 7 12 18 7
Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia 45133)
3 UP AROUND THE BEND 5 13 17 6
Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy 641)
4 TURN BACK THE HANDS OF TIME 4 7 9 12
Tyrone Davis (Dakar 616)
5 SPIRIT IN THE SKY 2 1 1 14
Norman Greenbaum (Reprise 0885)
6 ABC 3 3 2 11
Jackson Five (Motown 1163)
7 REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE 8 9 12 13
Marmalade (London 20058)
8 EVERYTHING IS BEAUTIFUL 9 16 23 9
Ray Stevens (Barnaby 2011)
9 FOR THE LOVE OF HIM 10 10 11 11
Bobbi Martin (United Artists 50602)
10 VEHICLE 6 6 10 10
Ides Of March (Warner Bros. 7378)
11 WHICH WAY YOU GOIN' BILLY? 15 18 22 11
Poppy Family (London 129)
12 GET READY 19 23 29 11
Rare Earth (Rare Earth 5012)
13 THE LETTER 20 25 36 6
Joe Cocker (A&M 1174)
14 REACH OUT AND TOUCH (SOMEBODY'S HAND) 23 26 32 6
Diana Ross (Motown 1165)
15 DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS 22 27 40 5
Tom Jones (Parrot 40048)
16 LOVE ON A TWO-WAY STREET 18 24 39 6
Moments (Stang 5012)
17 MAKE ME SMILE 17 21 26 9
Chicago (Columbia 45127)
18 LITTLE GREEN BAG 16 17 19 11
George Baker Selection (Colossus 112)
19 LONG AND WINDING ROAD 38 -- -- 2  
Beatles (Apple 2832)
20 LET IT BE 12 4 4 11
Beatles (Apple 2764)
21 WHAT IS TRUTH 11 11 13 7
Johnny Cash (Columbia 45134)
22 WOODSTOCK 13 15 16 10
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Atlantic 3723)
23 LOVE OR LET ME BE LONELY 14 8 8 12
Friends Of Distinction (RCA Victor 74-0319)
24 IT'S ALL IN THE GAME 33 50 61 5
Four Tops (Motown 1164)
25 PUPPET MAN 28 31 43 7
Fifth Dimension (Bell 880)
26 HITCHIN' A RIDE 31 37 55 10
Vanity Fare (Page One 21029)
27 COME SATURDAY MORNING 29 35 44 12
Sandpipers (A&M 1134)
28 SOOLAIMON (AFRICAN TRILOGY II) 35 46 56 5
Neil Diamond (Uni 55224)
29 MY BABY LOVES LOVIN' 36 42 51 7
White Plains (Deram 85058)
30 SOMETHING'S BURNING 12 5 6 16  
First Edition (Reprise 0888)
31 AIRPORT LOVE THEME (GWEN AND VERN) 27 29 33 9
Vincent Bell (Decca 32659)
32 LET ME GO TO HIM 26 28 35 6
Dionne Warwick (Scepter 12276)
33 LAY DOWN 37 51 67 6
Melanie (Buddah 167)
34 BROTHER RAPP (PTS. 1 & 2) 42 53 64 4
James Brown (King 6310)
35 VIVA TIRADO (PT. 1) 40 47 53 8
El Chicano (Kapp 2085)
36 UNITED WE STAND 43 56 66 6
Brotherhood Of Man (Deram 85059)
37 THE WONDER OF YOU 47 69 -- 3
Elvis Presley (RCA Victor 47-9835)
38 TENNESSEE BIRDWALK 24 14 15 11  
Jack Blanchard (Wayside 010)
39 OH HAPPY DAY 34 41 45 7
Glen Campbell (Capitol 2787)
40 BABY HOLD ON 50 61 73 4
Grass Roots (Dunhill 4237)
41 HUM A SONG (FROM YOUR HEART) 45 52 62 6
Lulu with Dixie Flyers (Atco 6749)
42 THE SEEKER 30 32 37 7  
Who (Decca 32670)
43 QUESTION 52 67 78 4
Moody Blues (Threshold 67004)
44 (YOU'VE GOT ME) DANGLING ON A STRING 54 70 86 4
Chairmen Of The Board (Invictus 9078)
45 INTO THE MYSTIC 56 71 81 4  
Johnny Rivers (Imperial 66448)
46 BAND OF GOLD 55 64 75 4
Freda Payne (Invictus 9075)
47 LOVE LAND 51 57 60 9
Charles Wright & Watts 103rd Street (Warner Bros. 7365)
48 SUGAR SUGAR 58 73 83 4
Wilson Pickett (Atlantic 2722)
49 HEY, MISTER SUN 62 -- -- 2  
Bobby Sherman (Metromedia 188)
50 I CAN'T LEAVE YOUR LOVE ALONE 49 55 58 6
Clarence Carter (Atlantic 2726)
51 BALL OF CONFUSION -- -- -- 1  
Temptations (Gordy 7099)
52 MISSISSIPPI QUEEN 64 89 -- 3  
Mountain (Windfall 532)
53 PATCH OF BLUE 57 63 68 5
Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons (Philips 40662)
54 OPEN UP MY HEART 60 62 70 8
Dells (Cadet 5667)
55 KILLER JOE 59 66 69 5
Quincy Jones (A&M 1163)
56 CINNAMON GIRL 67 82 93 7  
Gentrys (Sun 1114)
57 I CALL MY BABY CANDY 66 81 -- 3
Jaggerz (Kama Sutra 509)
58 FARTHER ON DOWN THE ROAD 61 65 71 6
Joe Simon (Sound Stage 7 2656)
59 THE LOVE YOU SAVE -- -- -- 1  
Jackson Five (Motown 1166)
60 RIDE CAPTAIN RIDE 71 84 95 4  
Blues Image (Atco 6746)
61 SPIRIT IN THE DARK -- -- -- 1  
Aretha Franklin (Atlantic 2731)
62 GO BACK 69 76 80 4
Crabby Appleton (Elektra 45687)
63 MAMA TOLD ME NOT TO COME -- -- -- 1  
Three Dog Night (Dunhill 4239)
64 INSTANT KARMA 25 19 5 14  
John Lennon (Apple 1818)
65 IF YOU DO BELIEVE IN LOVE 68 79 89 4
Tee Set (Colossus 114)
66 SWEET FEELING 75 87 94 5
Candi Staton (Fame 1466)
67 GIMME DAT DING 77 -- -- 2
Pipkins (Capitol 2819)
68 AIN'T THAT LOVING YOU (FOR MORE REASONS THAN ONE) -- -- -- 1  
Luther Ingram (KoKo 2105)
69 WESTBOUND #9 79 -- -- 2
Flaming Ember (Hot Wax 7003)
70 THAT SAME OLD FEELING 80 -- -- 2
Fortunes (World Pacific 77937)
71 FOR YOU BLUE 74 -- -- 2
Beatles (Apple 2832)
72 COME TO ME 89 -- -- 2  
Tommy James & The Shondells (Roulette 7076)
73 WHAT AM I GONNA DO 86 -- -- 2  
Smith (Dunhill 4238)
74 SHE DIDN'T KNOW (SHE KEPT ON TALKING) 83 -- -- 2
Dee Dee Warwick (Atco 6754)
75 MISSISSIPPI 85 100 -- 3
John Phillips (Dunhill 4236)
76 LOVE LIKE A MAN 78 85 -- 3
Ten Years After (Deram 7529)
77 DON'T IT MAKE YOU WANT TO GO HOME -- -- -- 1  
Brook Benton with Dixie Flyers (Cotillion 44078)
78 AND MY HEART SANG (TRA LA LA) 82 90 91 4
Brenda & The Tabulations (Top & Bottom 403)
79 CHICKEN STRUT 53 54 57 10  
Meters (Josie 1018)
80 WHOEVER FINDS THIS, I LOVE YOU 81 86 88 4
Mac Davis (Columbia 45117)
81 CHECK OUT YOUR MIND 99 -- -- 2  
Impressions (Curtom 1951)
82 BABY I LOVE YOU 84 91 99 5
Little Milton (Checker 1227)
83 WHO'S GONNA TAKE THE BLAME -- -- -- 1  
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (Tamla 54194)
84 STEAL AWAY -- -- -- 1  
Johnnie Taylor (Stax 0068)
85 THAT SAME OLD FEELING 88 -- -- 2
Pickettywitch (Janus 118)
86 I CAN'T TELL THE BOTTOM FROM THE TOP -- -- -- 1  
Hollies (Epic 10613)
87 I WANT TO (DO EVERYTHING FOR YOU) 92 97 -- 3
Raeletts (Tangerine 1006)
88 ARE YOU READY -- -- -- 1  
Pacific Gas & Electric (Columbia 45158)
89 SO MUCH LOVE -- -- -- 1  
Faith, Hope & Charity (Maxwell 805)
90 FRIENDS 93 -- -- 2
Feather (White Whale 353)
91 YOU, ME AND MEXICO 95 -- -- 2
Edward Bear (Capitol 2801)
92 FEET START WALKING -- -- -- 1  
Doris Duke (Canyon 35)
93 I THINK I LOVE YOU AGAIN 94 -- -- 2
Brenda Lee (Decca 32675)
94 RED RED WINE 98 -- -- 2
Vic Dana (Liberty 56163)
95 (HOW BOUT A LITTLE HAND FOR) THE BOYS IN THE BAND -- -- -- 1  
Boys In The Band (Spring 103)
96 LET THIS BE A LETTER (TO MY BABY) 100 -- -- 2
Jackie Wilson (Brunswick 55435)
97 IF LOVE RULED THE WORLD -- -- -- 1  
Bobby Bland (Duke 460)
98 COTTAGE CHEESE -- -- -- 1  
Crow (Amaret 119)
99 LAY A LITTLE LOVIN' ON ME -- -- -- 1  
Robin McNamara (Steed 724)
100 PRIMROSE LANE -- -- -- 1  
O.C. Smith (Columbia 45160)

designates a song that was up more than 10 spots this week
designates a song that was down more than 10 spots this week

designates a song that entered the chart this week

Songs which dropped out of the Top 100 this week:

   • "Hey Lawdy Mama" by Steppenwolf (# 21)
   • "Come And Get It" by Badfinger (# 32)
   • "Long Lonesome Highway" by Michael Parks (# 39)
   • "You Make Me Real" by Doors (# 41)
   • "Miss America" by Mark Lindsay (# 44)
   • "Don't Stop Now" by Eddie Holman (# 46)
   • "My Way" by Brook Benton (# 48)
   • "Up The Ladder To The Roof" by Supremes (# 63)
   • "Grover Henson Feels Forgotten" by Bill Cosby (# 70)
   • "Lucifer" by Bob Seger System (# 72)
   • "California Soul" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (# 73)
   • "Roadhouse Blues" by Doors (# 76)
   • "Darkness, Darkness" by Youngbloods (# 87)
   • "More Than I Can Stand" by Bobby Womack (# 90)
   • "God Bless" by Arthur Conley (# 91)
   • "Get Down People" by Fabulous Counts (# 96)
   • "Birds Of All Nations" by George McCannon III (# 97)


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