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Top R&B Songs of 1970

1969 <-1970-> 1971


  

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The Tears of a Clown
1.
08/1970
355

✫1
US


✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
[Tamla 54199]
written by Stevie Wonder, Henry Cosby (as Hank Cosby) & Smokey Robinson
I'll Be There
2.
09/1970
349

✫1
US
24
AC
✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Motown 1171]
written by Berry Gordy, Bob West, Hal Davis & Willie Hutch
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
3.
08/1970
315

✫1
US
6
AC
✫1
R&B
6
UK
[Motown 1169]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
War
4.
07/1970
314

✫1
US


3
R&B
3
UK
[Gordy 7101]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
Band of Gold
5.
04/1970
309

3
US


20
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #391]
[Invictus 9075]
written by Brian Holland (as part of Edythe Wayne), Lamont Dozier (as part of Edythe Wayne), Eddie Holland Jr. (as part of Edythe Wayne) & Ronald Dunbar (as Ron Dunbar)
The Love You Save
6.
05/1970
288

✫1
US


✫1
R&B
7
UK
in the US B side I Found That Girl charted from 1 august 1970
[Motown 1166]
written by Berry Gordy (as part of The Corporation), Freddie Perren (as part of The Corporation), Deke Richards (as part of The Corporation) & Fonce Mizell (as part of The Corporation)
7.
03/1970

ABC by Jackson 5

from ABC   ABC
281

✫1
US


✫1
R&B
8
UK
[Motown 1163]
written by Berry Gordy (as part of The Corporation), Freddie Perren (as part of The Corporation), Deke Richards (as part of The Corporation) & Fonce Mizell (as part of The Corporation)
Patches
8.
07/1970
256

4
US


2
R&B
2
UK
[Atlantic 2748]
written by General Johnson & Ronald Dunbar
Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)
9.
05/1970
237

3
US


2
R&B
7
UK
[Gordy 7099]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
10.
01/1970
233

3
US


8
R&B
3
UK
[Invictus 9074]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland Jr. & Ronald Dunbar (as Ron Dunbar)
11.
10/1970
224

2
US
✫1
AC
4
R&B


[Bell 940]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin)/Everybody Is a Star
12.
01/1970
224

✫1
US


✫1
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #402]
written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
Stoned Love
13.
11/1970
219

7
US
24
AC
✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Motown 1172]
written by Kenny Thomas & Frank Wilson
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
14.
06/1970
204

3
US


✫1
R&B
15
UK
Rainy Night in Georgia
15.
01/1970
178

4
US
2
AC
✫1
R&B


[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #498]
[Cotillion 44057]
written by Tony Joe White
16.
04/1970
168

3
US


✫1
R&B


17.
03/1970
168

3
US


✫1
R&B


[Dakar 616]
written by Jack Daniels & Bonnie Thompson
18.
10/1970
161

6
US


✫1
R&B
51
UK
[Chimneyville 435]
written by King Floyd
Up the Ladder to the Roof
19.
03/1970
158

10
US
28
AC
5
R&B
6
UK
[Motown 1162]
written by Frank Wilson & Vincent DiMirco
20.
03/1970
155

4
US


20
R&B


[live]
[Rare Earth 5012]
written by Smokey Robinson (as William "Smokey" Robinson)
21.
01/1970
136

7
US


2
R&B
33
UK
[Gordy 7096]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
22.
08/1970
133

11
US


4
R&B
10
UK
[Motown 1170]
written by Smokey Robinson & Frank Wilson
Love or Let Me Be Lonely
23.
03/1970
132

6
US
9
AC
13
R&B


[RCA 0319]
written by Skip Scarborough, Jerry Peters & Anita Poree
24.
04/1970
130

24
US
39
AC
6
R&B
5
UK
[Motown 1164]
written by Carl Sigman & Charles Dawes
25.
08/1970
128

11
US


✫1
R&B
13
UK
with the Dixie Flyers
written by Ahmet Ertegun (as Ahmet Erteg√ľn) & Betty Nelson
26.
12/1970
128

16
US
20
AC
10
R&B
7
UK
[Motown 1176]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Heaven Help Us All
27.
10/1970
123

9
US


2
R&B
29
UK
[Tamla 54200]
written by Ronald Miller [Ronald Norman Miller] (as Ron Miller)
Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)
28.
01/1970
121

10
US


3
R&B
22
UK
[Philly Groove 161]
written by Thom Bell & William Hart
29.
11/1970
117

14
US


7
R&B
11
UK
[Motown 1173]
written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich
30.
11/1970
116

9
US


✫1
R&B


[Soul 35078]
written by Gloria Jones, Clay McMurray & Pam Sawyer
31.
08/1970
111

7
US


20
R&B


[Rare Earth 5017]
written by Norman Whitfield, Eddie Holland Jr. & Cornelius Grant
32.
05/1970
111

8
US


14
R&B


as The 5 Stairsteps
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #392]
[Buddah 165]
written by Stan Vincent
It's a Shame
33.
07/1970
111

14
US


4
R&B
20
UK
[VIP 25057]
written by Stevie Wonder, Lee Garrett & Syreeta (as Syreeta Wright)
Never Had a Dream Come True
34.
02/1970
110

26
US
31
AC
11
R&B
6
UK
[Tamla 54191]
written by Stevie Wonder, Henry Cosby & Sylvia Moy
35.
09/1970
107

8
US


6
R&B


[Hot Wax 7004]
written by General Johnson (as Norman Johnson), Greg Perry & Angelo Bond
36.
06/1970
103

8
US


9
R&B


[Columbia 45110]
written by Charles Courtney & Peter Link
37.
11/1970
97

13
US


4
R&B
34
UK
[Invictus 9081]
written by Angelo Bond, Ronald Dunbar, Gerard Johnson & Greg Perry
(You've Got Me) Dangling on a String
38.
05/1970
97

38
US


19
R&B
5
UK
[Invictus 9078]
written by Brian Holland (as part of Edythe Wayne), Lamont Dozier (as part of Edythe Wayne), Eddie Holland Jr. (as part of Edythe Wayne) & Ronald Dunbar (as Ron Dunbar)
39.
07/1970
93

15
US


2
R&B
32
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #326]
[King 6318]
written by James Brown, Bobby Byrd & Ron Lenhoff
40.
02/1970
90

13
US


✫1
R&B


[Atlantic 2706]
written by Aretha Franklin
41.
08/1970
89

12
US


3
R&B


written by Charles Wright
5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years of Love)
42.
10/1970
88

11
US


5
R&B


[Sussex 207]
written by Tony Boyd & Archie Powell
43.
10/1970
87

13
US


✫1
R&B


[King 6329]
written by James Brown
44.
02/1970
86

12
US


4
R&B


45.
02/1970
86

28
US


5
R&B
18
UK
[Stax 0059]
written by Rufus Thomas
46.
07/1970
85

12
US


8
R&B


[Mercury 73083]
written by Herman Davis & Russ Lewis
47.
09/1970
82

14
US


3
R&B


[Atlantic 2765]
written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)
48.
04/1970
81

20
US
18
AC
7
R&B
33
UK
[Motown 1165]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
49.
09/1970
71

24
US


9
R&B
33
UK
[Invictus 9080]
written by Norma Toney, Ronald Dunbar (as Ron Dunbar), Brian Holland (as part of Edythe Wayne), Lamont Dozier (as part of Edythe Wayne) & Eddie Holland Jr. (as part of Edythe Wayne)
50.
04/1970
71

16
US


23
R&B


51.
02/1970
71

21
US


2
R&B


[Soul 35070]
written by Pam Sawyer, Joe Hinton & Johnny Bristol
52.
08/1970
70

38
US


14
R&B
12
UK
as Chairman of the Board
[Invictus 9079]
written by Daphne Dumas, Brian Holland (as part of Edyth Wayne), Lamont Dozier (as part of Edyth Wayne), Eddie Holland Jr. (as part of Edyth Wayne) & Ronald Dunbar
53.
12/1970
70

25
US


✫1
R&B


[Stax 0079]
written by Rufus Thomas
54.
05/1970
66

14
US


49
R&B


[Columbia 45158]
written by Charlie Allen & John Hill
Sugar, Sugar
55.
04/1970
66

25
US


4
R&B


[Atlantic 2722]
written by Andy Kim & Jeff Barry
Stand by Your Man
56.
08/1970
66

24
US


4
R&B


[Fame 1472]
written by Billy Sherrill & Tammy Wynette
57.
12/1970
64

26
US


5
R&B
33
UK
[Gordy 7104]
written by Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield
Everybody's Got the Right to Love
58.
07/1970
62

21
US
29
AC
11
R&B


written by Lou Stallman
59.
02/1970
62

22
US


4
R&B


[Stone Flower 9000]
written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stone)
60.
05/1970
59

28
US


3
R&B


[Curtom 1951]
written by Curtis Mayfield
61.
05/1970
59

24
US


15
R&B


[Hot Wax 7003]
written by Daphne Dumas, Ronald Dunbar, Brian Holland (as part of Edythe Wayne), Lamont Dozier (as part of Edythe Wayne) & Eddie Holland Jr. (as part of Edythe Wayne)
62.
12/1970
58

17
US


48
R&B


[Rare Earth 5021]
written by Tom Baird
63.
05/1970
58

23
US


3
R&B


with the Dixie Flyers
charted as Spirit in the Dark / The Thrill Is Gone in US R&B charts
[Atlantic 2731]
written by Aretha Franklin
64.
03/1970
55

25
US


3
R&B


[Soul 35071]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
65.
07/1970
54

32
US


3
R&B
51
UK
[Soul 35073]
written by Johnny Bristol & Robert Beavers
66.
01/1970
53

27
US
3
AC
50
R&B


[Atco 6726]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
67.
11/1970
52

29
US


3
R&B


[Curtom 1955]
written by Curtis Mayfield
68.
06/1970
51

29
US


4
R&B


[Roulette 7079]
written by Richard Barrett, Arlene Smith & George Goldner
69.
04/1970
49

28
US
10
AC
20
R&B


[instrumental]
[Kapp 2085]
written by Gerald Wilson
70.
12/1970
49

30
US


12
R&B


71.
02/1970
49

32
US


3
R&B


[King 6292]
written by James Brown
72.
06/1970
46

27
US
10
AC
41
R&B


[Bell 895]
written by Laura Nyro
73.
05/1970
46

32
US


2
R&B


[King 6310]
written by James Brown
74.
10/1970
45

37
US
2
AC
26
R&B


[Scepter 12294]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
75.
06/1970
44

30
US


14
R&B


[Brunswick 53436]
written by Gus Redmond, Larry Brownlee & Lowrell (as Lowrell Simon)
76.
12/1970
43

40
US


3
R&B


[Spring 108]
written by Joe Simon, Raeford Gerald & Doc Price
77.
05/1970
43

34
US


25
R&B


as Ike & Tina Turner & the Ikettes
[Liberty 56177]
written by Sly Stone (as Sylvester Stewart)
78.
10/1970
43

34
US


12
R&B


[Hot Wax 7006]
written by William Weatherspoon, Raynard Miner & Ronald Dunbar (as Ron Dunbar)
79.
01/1970
43

34
US
8
AC
27
R&B


[Commonwealth United 3004]
written by Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield
80.
12/1970
42

32
US


8
R&B


[Stone Flower 9001]
written by Sly Stone (as Sly Stewart)
81.
04/1970
42

32
US
5
AC
45
R&B


[Scepter 12276]
written by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
82.
06/1970
41

37
US


3
R&B


[Stax 0068]
written by Jimmy Hughes
83.
10/1970
39

33
US


8
R&B


[Gordy 7102]
written by Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
84.
10/1970
38

39
US


4
R&B


[Stax 0078]
written by Arthur Snider
Border Song (Holy Moses)
85.
11/1970
37

37
US


5
R&B


charted as Border Song (Holy Moses) / You and Me in US R&B charts
[Atlantic 2772 A]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
86.
10/1970
35

41
US
26
AC
19
R&B


[ABC/TRC 11271]
written by Jimmy Lewis
87.
04/1970
35

42
US


6
R&B


[Atlantic 2726]
written by Clarence Carter & George Jackson
88.
05/1970
33

45
US
4
AC
31
R&B


with the Dixie Flyers
[Cotillion 44078]
written by Joe South
89.
06/1970
33

40
US


7
R&B


90.
06/1970
32

40
US


8
R&B


[Philly Groove 162]
written by Thom Bell & William Hart
91.
10/1970
31

45
US


7
R&B


[Hi 2178]
written by Clay Hammond
92.
05/1970
31

45
US


6
R&B


[KoKo 2105]
written by Allen Jones & Homer Banks
93.
10/1970
30

45
US


6
R&B


[ABC 11280]
written by B.B. King (as Riley "B.B." King) & David Clark
94.
04/1970
30

51
US


5
R&B


B side Nadine charted in Hot 100 from 9 may 1970, in R&B charts from 25 April 1970
[Cadet 5667]
written by Bobby Miller & Allen Freed
95.
08/1970
29

44
US


7
R&B


[Stang 5016]
written by Jack Lawrence
96.
09/1970
29

48
US


7
R&B


[Roulette 7088]
written by Myrna March
97.
02/1970
29

45
US


11
R&B


[Stax 0060]
written by Booker T. Jones & Eddie Floyd
98.
02/1970
28

50
US


7
R&B


[Canyon 28]
written by Jerry Williams & Gary U.S. Bonds (as Gary Anderson)
99.
05/1970
28

60
US


5
R&B


100.
06/1970
28

45
US


8
R&B


[Gamble 4004]
written by Donald Hogan & Alan Music

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