Top 20 Songs From 1970

  1. Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon and Garfunkel
  2. (They Long To Be) Close To You, Carpenters
  3. American Woman / No Sugar Tonight, The Guess Who
  4. Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, B.J. Thomas
  5. War, Edwin Starr
  6. Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Diana Ross
  7. I'll Be There, Jackson 5
  8. Get Ready, Rare Earth
  9. Let It Be, The Beatles
  10. Band Of Gold, Freda Payne
  11. Mama Told Me (Not To Come), Three Dog Night
  12. Everything Is Beautiful, Ray Stevens
  13. Make It With You, Bread
  14. Hitchin' A Ride, Vanity Fair
  15. ABC, Jackson 5
  16. The Love You Save / I Found That Girl, Jackson 5
  17. Cracklin' Rose, Neil Diamond
  18. Candida, Dawn
  19. Thank You (Fallettin Me Be Mice Elf Again) / Everybody Is A Star, Sly and The Family Stone
  20. Spill The Wine, Eric Burdon and War
Top Box Office Hits From 1970

  1. Love Story
  2. Airport
  3. MASH
  4. Patton
  5. The Aristocats
  6. Valley of the Dolls

Notable Facts From 1970

  • Richard Nixon is president of the US
  • A federal jury finds the "Chicago 7" innocent of conspiring to incite riots during the 1968 Democratic National Convention
  • The lunar spacecraft Apollo 13 splashes down in the Pacific after near catastrophe
  • The first Earth Day is marked by millions of Americans participating in anti-pollution demonstrations
  • At Kent State University, National Guardsmen fire into a crowd killing four student antiwar demonstrators
  • A powerful earthquake claims 50,000 lives in Peru
  • 18 year olds are given the right to vote in federal elections
  • Tidal wave driven by cyclone from Bay of Bengal hits East Pakistan, killing hundreds of thousands
  • An anti-war rally is held at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, attended by John Kerry, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland
  • Queen Latifah, Mariah Carey, Andre Agassi, Uma Thurman, Jennifer Lopez, and Matt Damon are born
  • Baltimore Orioles win the World Series
  • Kansas City Chiefs win Superbowl IV
  • Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup
  • Tearjerker Love Story is the top grossing film
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou is published
  • "The Long and Winding Road" becomes the Beatles' last Number 1 song