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Billboard USA No. 1 hits -- 1970s

 
No. Date Title Artist Wks
1970
416 03 Jan Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head B.J. Thomas 4
417 31 Jan I Want You Back Jackson 5 1
418 07 Feb Venus Shocking Blue 1
419 14 Feb Thank You (Faletttin Me Be Mice Elf Agin) Sly & The Family Stone 2
410 28 Feb Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel 6
421 11 Apr Let It Be Beatles 2
422 25 Apr ABC Jackson 5 2
423 09 May American Woman / No Sugar Tonight Guess Who 3
424 30 May Everything Is Beautiful Ray Stevens 2
425 13 Jun The Long & Winding Road Beatles 2
426 27 Jun The Love You Save Jackson 5 2
427 11 Jul Mama Told Me Not To Come Three Dog Night 2
428 25 Jul (They Long To Be) Close To You Carpenters 4
429 22 Aug Make It With You Bread 1
430 29 Aug War Edwin Starr 3
431 19 Sep Ain't No Mountain High Enough Diana Ross 3
432 10 Oct Cracklin' Rosie Neil Diamond 1
433 17 Oct I'll Be There Jackson 5 5
434 21 Nov I Think I Love You Partridge Family 3
435 12 Dec Tears Of A Clown Smokey Robinson & Miracles 2
436 26 Dec My Sweet Lord / Isn't It A Pity George Harrison 4
1971
437 23 Jan Knock Three Times Dawn 3
438 13 Feb One Bad Apple Osmonds 5
439 20 Mar Me & Bobby McGee Janis Joplin 2
440 03 Apr Just My Imagination Temptations 2
441 17 Apr Joy To The World Three Dog Night 6
442 29 May Brown Sugar Rolling Stones 2
443 12 Jun Want Ads Honey Cone 1
444 19 Jun It's Too Late / I Feel The Earth Move Carole King 5
445 24 Jul Indian Reservation Raiders 1
446 31 Jul You've Got A Friend James Taylor 1
447 07 Aug How Can You Mend A Broken Heart Bee Gees 4
448 04 Sep Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey Paul & Linda McCartney 1
449 11 Sep Go Away Little Girl Donny Osmond 3
450 02 Oct Maggie May / Reason To Believe Rod Stewart 5
451 06 Nov Gypsies Tramps & Thieves Cher 2
452 20 Nov Theme From Shaft Isaac Hayes 2
453 04 Dec Family Affair Sly & The Family Stone 3
454 25 Dec Brand New Key Melanie 3
1972
455 15 Jan American Pie Don McLean 4
456 12 Feb Let's Stay Together Al Green 1
457 19 Feb Without You Nilsson 4
458 18 Mar Heart Of Gold Neil Young 1
459 25 Mar A Horse With No Name America 3
460 15 Apr The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Roberta Flack 6
461 27 May Oh Girl Chi-lites 1
462 03 Jun I'll Take You There Staple Singers 1
463 10 Jun The Candy Man Sammy Davis Jr. 3
464 01 Jul Song Sung Blue Neil Diamond 1
465 08 Jul Lean On Me Bill Withers 3
466 29 Jul Alone Again (Naturally) Gilbert O'Sullivan 4
467 26 Aug Brandy (You're A Fine Girl) Looking Glass 1
  02 Sep Alone Again (Naturally)
Gilbert O'Sullivan 2
468 16 Sep Black & White Three Dog Night 1
469 23 Sep Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me Mac Davis 3
470 14 Oct Ben Michael Jackson 1
471 21 Oct My Ding-A-Ling Chuck Berry 2
472 04 Nov I Can See Clearly Now Johnny Nash 4
473 02 Dec Papa Was A Rolling Stone Temptations 1
474 09 Dec I Am Woman Helen Reddy 1
475 16 Dec Mr & Mrs. Jones Billy Paul 3
1974
476 06 Jan You're So Vain Carly Simon 3
477 27 Jan Superstition Stevie Wonder 1
478 03 Feb Crocodile Rock Elton John 3
479 24 Feb Killing Me Softly With His Song Roberta Flack 4
480 24 Mar Love Train O'Jays 1
  31 Mar Killing Me Softly With His Song Roberta Flack 1
481 07 Apr The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia Vicki Lawrence 2
482 21 Apr Tie A Yellow Ribbon (Round The Old Oak Tree) Tony Orlando & Dawn 4
483 19 May You Are The Sunshine Of My Life Stevie Wonder 1
484 26 May Frankenstein Edgar Winter Group 1
485 02 Jun My Love Paul McCartney & Wings 4
486 30 Jun Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) George Harrison 1
487 07 Jul Will It Go Round In Circles Billy Preston 2
488 21 Feb Bad Bad Leroy Brown Jim Croce 2
489 04 Aug The Morning After Maureen McGovern 2
490 18 Aug Touch Me In The Morning Diana Ross 1
491 25 Aug Brother Louie Stories 2
492 08 Sep Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye 1
493 15 Sep Delta Dawn Helen Reddy 1
  22 Sep Let's Get It On Marvin Gaye 1
494 29 Sep We're An American Band Grand Funk 1
495 06 Oct Half Breed Cher 2
496 20 Oct Angie Rolling Stones 1
497 27 Oct Midnight Train To Georgia Gladys Knight & The Pips 2
498 10 Nov Keep On Truckin' Eddie Kendricks 2
499 24 Nov Photograph Ringo Starr 1
500 01 Dec Top Of The World Carpenters 2
501 15 Dec The Most Beautiful Girl Charlie Rich 2
502 29 Dec Time In A Bottle Jim Croce 2
1974
503 12 Jan The Joker Steve Miller Band 1
504 19 Jan Show & Tell Al Wilson 1
505 26 Jan You're Sixteen Ringo Starr 1
506 02 Feb The Way We Were Barbra Streisand 1
507 09 Feb Love's Theme Love Unlimited Orchestra 1
  16 Feb The Way We Were Barbra Streisand 2
508 02 Mar Seasons In The Sun Terry Jacks 3
509 23 Mar Dark Lady Cher 1
510 30 Mar Sunshine On My Shoulders John Denver 1
511 06 Apr Hooked On A Feeling Blue Swede 1
512 13 Apr Bennie & The Jets Elton John 1
513 20 Apr T.S.O.P. (The Sound Of Philadelphia) M.F.S.B. 2
514 04 May The Locomotion Grand Funk 2
515 18 May The Streak Ray Stevens 3
516 08 Jun Band On The Run Paul McCartney & Wings 1
517 15 Jun Billy - Don't Be A Hero Bo Donaldson & The Heywoods 2
518 29 Jun Sundown Gordon Lightfoot 1
519 06 Jul Rock The Boat Hues Corporation 1
520 13 Jul Rock Your Baby George McCrae 2
521 27 Jul Annie's Song John Denver 2
522 10 Aug Feel Like Makin' Love Roberta Flack 1
523 17 Aug The Night Chicago Died Paper Lace 1
524 24 Aug (You're) Having My Baby Paul Anka 3
525 14 Sep I Shot The Sheriff Eric Clapton 1
526 21 Sep Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Babe Barry White 1
527 28 Sep Rock Me Gently Andy Kim 1
528 05 Oct I Honestly Love You Olivia Newton-John 2
529 19 Oct Nothing From Nothing Billy Preston 1
530 26 Oct Then Came You Dionne Warwick & The Spinners 1
531 02 Nov You Haven't Done Nothin' Stevie Wonder 1
532 09 Nov You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet Bachman-Turner Overdrive 1
533 16 Nov Whatever Gets You Thru The Night John Lennon 1
534 23 Nov I Can Help Billy Swan 2
535 07 Dec Kung Fu Fighting Carl Douglas 2
536 21 Dec Cat's In The Cradle Harry Chapin 1
537 28 Dec Angie Baby Helen Reddy 1
1975
538 04 Jan Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds Elton John 2
539 18 Jan Mandy Barry Manilow 1
540 25 Jan Please Mr. Postman Carpenters 1
541 01 Feb Laughter In The Rain Neil Sedaka 1
542 08 Feb Fire Ohio Players 1
543 15 Feb You're No Good Linda Ronstadt 1
544 22 Feb Pick Up The Pieces Average White Band 1
545 01 Mar Best Of My Love Eagles 1
546 08 Mar Have You Never Been Mellow Olivia Newton-John 1
547 15 Mar Black Water Doobie Brothers 1
548 22 Mar My Eyes Adored You Frankie Valli 1
549 29 Mar Lady Marmalade Labelle 1
550 05 Apr Lovin' You Minnie Riperton 1
551 12 Apr Philadelphia Freedom Elton John Band 2
552 26 Apr Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song B.J. Thomas 1
553 03 May He Don't Love You Tony Orlando & Dawn 3
554 24 May Shining Star Earth Wind & Fire 1
555 31 May Before The Next Teardrop Falls Freddy Fender 1
556 07 Jun Thank God I'm A Country Boy John Denver 1
557 14 Jun Sister Golden Hair America 1
558 21 Apr Love Will Keep Us Together Captain & Tennille 4
559 19 Jul Listen To What The Man Said Paul McCartney & Wings 1
560 26 Jul The Hustle Van McCoy 1
561 02 Aug One Of These Nights Eagles 1
562 09 Aug Jive Talkin' Bee Gees 2
563 23 Aug Fallin' In Love Hamilton Joe Frank & Reynolds 1
564 30 Aug Get Down Tonight K.C. & The Sunshine Band 1
565 06 Sep Rhinestone Cowboy Glen Campbell 2
566 20 Sep Fame David Bowie 1
567 28 Sep I'm Sorry / Calypso John Denver 1
  04 Oct Fame David Bowie 1
568 11 Oct Bad Blood Neil Sedaka 3
569 01 Nov Island Girl Elton John 3
570 22 Nov That's The Way (I Like It) K.C. & The Sunshine Band 1
571 29 Nov Fly Robin Fly Silver Convention 3
  20 Dec That's The Way (I Like It) K.C. & The Sunshine Band 1
572 27 Dec Let's Do It Again Staple Singers 1
1976
573 03 Jan Saturday Night Bay City Rollers 1
574 10 Jan Convoy C.W. McCall 1
575 17 Jan I Write The Songs Barry Manilow 1
576 24 Jan Do You Know Where You're Going To Diana Ross 1
577 31 Jan Love Rollercoaster Ohio Players 1
578 07 Feb 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Paul Simon 3
579 28 Feb Theme From S.W.A.T. Rhythm Heritage 1
580 06 Mar Love Machine Miracles 1
581 13 Mar December 1963 Four Seasons 3
582 03 Apr Disco Lady Johnnie Taylor 4
583 01 May Let Your Love Flow Bellamy Brothers 1
584 08 May Welcome Back John Sebastian 1
585 15 May Boogie Fever Sylvers 1
586 22 May Silly Love Songs Wings 1
587 29 May Love Hangover Diana Ross 2
  12 Jun Silly Love Songs Wings 4
588 10 Jul Afternoon Delight Starland Vocal Band 2
589 24 Jul Kiss & Say Goodbye Manhattans 2
590 07 Aug Don't Go Breaking My Heart Elton John & Kiki Dee 4
591 04 Sep You Should Be Dancing Bee Gees 1
592 11 Sep (Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty K.C. & The Sunshine Band 1
593 18 Sep Play That Funky Music Wild Cherry 3
594 09 Oct A Fifth Of Beethoven Walter Murphy 1
595 16 Oct Disco Duck Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots 1
596 23 Oct If You Leave Me Now Chicago 2
597 06 Nov Rock N Me Steve Miller Band 1
598 13 Oct Tonight's The Night Rod Stewart 7
1977
599 08 Jan You Don't Have To Be A Star Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. 1
600 15 Jan You Make Me Feel Like Dancing Leo Sayer 1
601 22 Jan I Wish Stevie Wonder 1
602 29 Jan Car Wash Rose Royce 1
603 05 Feb Torn Between Two Lovers Mary MacGregor 2
604 12 Feb Blinded By The Light Manfred Mann's Earthband 2
605 26 Feb New Kid In Town Eagles 1
606 05 Mar Love Theme From 'A Star Is Born' (Evergreen) Barbra Streisand 3
607 26 Mar Rich Girl Daryl Hall & John Oates 2
608 09 Apr Dancing Queen Abba 1
609 16 Apr Don't Give Up On Us David Soul 1
610 23 Apr Don't Leave Me This Way Thelma Houston 1
611 30 Apr Southern Nights Glen Campbell 1
612 07 May Hotel California Eagles 1
613 14 May When I Need You Leo Sayer 1
614 21 May Sir Duke Stevie Wonder 3
615 11 Jun I'm Your Boogie Man K.C. & The Sunshine Band 1
616 18 Jun Dreams Fleetwood Mac 1
617 25 Jun Got To Give It Up Marvin Gaye 1
618 02 Jul Gonna Fly Now Bill Conti 1
619 09 Jul Undercover Angel Alan O'Day 1
620 16 Jul Da Doo Ron Ron Shaun Cassidy 1
621 23 Jul Looks Like We Made It Barry Manilow 1
622 30 Jul I Just Want To Be Your Everything Andy Gibb 3
623 20 Aug Best Of My Love Emotions 4
  17 Sep I Just Want To Be Your Everything Andy Gibb 1
  24 Sep Best Of My Love Emotions 1
624 01 Oct Star Wars Theme Meco 2
625 15 Oct You Light Up My Life Debby Boone 10
626 24 Dec How Deep Is Your Love Bee Gees 3
1979
627 14 Jan Baby Come Back Player 3
628 04 Feb Stayin' Alive Bee Gees 4
629 04 Mar (Love Is) Thicker Than Water Andy Gibb 2
630 18 Mar Night Fever Bee Gees 8
631 13 May If I Can't Have You Yvonne Elliman 1
632 20 May With A Little Luck Wings 2
633 03 Jun Too Much Too Little Too Late Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams 1
634 10 Jun You're the One That I Want John Travolta & O. Newton-John 1
635 17 Jun Shadow Dancing Andy Gibb 7
636 05 Aug Miss You Rolling Stones 1
637 12 Aug Three Times A Lady Commodores 2
638 26 Aug Grease Frankie Valli 2
639 09 Sep Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste Of Honey 3
640 30 Sep Kiss You All Over Exile 4
641 28 Oct Hot Child In The City Nick Gilder 1
642 04 Nov You Needed Me Anne Murray 1
643 11 Nov MacArthur Park Donna Summer 3
644 02 Dec You Don't Bring Me Flowers Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond 1
645 09 Dec Le Freak Chic 1
  16 Dec You Don't Bring Me Flowers Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond 1
  23 Dec Le Freak Chic 1
1979
646 06 Jan Too Much Heaven Bee Gees 2
  20 Jan Le Freak Chic 3
647 03 Feb Do Ya Think I'm Sexy Rod Stewart 5
648 10 Mar I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor 2
649 24 Mar Tragedy Bee Gees 2
  07 Apr I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor 1
650 14 Apr What A Fool Believes Doobie Brothers 1
651 21 Apr Knock On Wood Amii Stewart 1
652 28 Apr Heart Of Glass Blondie 1
653 05 May Reunited Peaches & Herb 4
654 02 Jun Hot Stuff Donna Summer 1
655 09 Jun Love You Inside & Out Bee Gees 1
  16 Jun Hot Stuff Donna Summer 2
656 30 Jun Ring My Bell Anita Ward 2
657 14 Jul Bad Girls Donna Summer 5
658 18 Aug Good Times Chic 1
659 25 Aug My Sharona Knack 6
660 06 Oct Sad Eyes Robert John 1
661 13 Oct Don't Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson 1
662 20 Oct Rise Herb Alpert 2
663 03 Nov Pop Muzik M 1
664 10 Nov Heartache Tonight Eagles 1
665 17 Nov Still Commodores 1
666 24 Nov No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) Barbra Streisand/Donna Summer 2
667 08 Dec Babe Styx 2
668 22 Dec Escape Rupert Holmes 2