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Guys I need some help with titles that would have been in the top 40 for November of 1970. This is for some research I am doing for possible use in the movie about the Marshall air tragedy.

Thanks for any help.

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Here's a few songs that were in the U.S. Billboard Top 40 chart in Nov. 1970.

"Cracklin' Rosie" - Neil Diamond

"He Ain't Heavy...He's My Brother" - Neil Diamond

"I'll Be There" - The Jackson 5

"I Think I Love You" - The Partridge Family

"The Tears Of A Cown" - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

"Share The Land" - The Guess Who

"We've Only Just Begun" - Carpenters

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My Sweet Lord - George Harrison-

Whola Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin.

ABC - Jackson Five

25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago

War - Edwin Starr

(They Long To Be) Close To You - Carpenters

Evil Ways - Santana

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel

American Woman - Guess Who

These ones are from 1970 but I don´t know if they were hits in November. The first two ones did... I surely remember the others as the songs I heard by the end of the year...

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WABC 77 New York was, in my opinion, the greatest radio station of all time. Here are their November 70 charts:

TW LW

1. I'll Be There - The Jackson 5 (Motown) *5 weeks #1* 1

2. We've Only Just Begun - The Carpenters (A&M) 2

3. Fire and Rain - James Taylor (Warner Brothers) 5

4. Indiana Wants Me - R. Dean Taylor (Rare Earth) 4

5. All Right Now - Free (A&M) 6

6. Cracklin' Rosie - Neil Diamond (Uni) 3

7. It Don't Matter to Me - Bread (Elektra) 14

8. Green-Eyed Lady - Sugarloaf (Liberty) 15

9. Somebody's Been Sleeping -

100 Proof (Aged in Soul) (Hot Wax) 10

10. 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years of Love) - The Presidents (Sussex) 8

11. I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family (Bell) 25

12. Express Yourself - Charles Wright &

the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (Warner Brothers) 12

13. Still Water (Love) - The Four Tops (Motown) 9

14. Candida - Dawn (Bell) 7

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15. Lola - The Kinks (Reprise) 13

16. Super Bad, Part 1 & Part 2 - James Brown (King) 16

17. See Me, Feel Me - The Who (Decca) 23

18. Look What They've Done to My Song Ma -

The New Seekers (Elektra) 11

19. Montego Bay - Bobby Bloom (L&R) 24

20. Heaven Help Us All - Stevie Wonder (Tamla) 30

21. Yellow River - Christie (Epic) --

25. The Tears of a Clown -

Smokey Robinson & the Miracles (Tamla) --

34. Cry Me a River - Joe Cocker (A&M) 47

40. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? -

Chicago (Columbia) --

50. Only Love Can Break Your Heart - Neil Young (Reprise) HP

68. After Midnight - Eric Clapton (Atco) --

Hot Prospects:

Don't Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie On the King of Rock & Roll

- Crow (Amaret)

No Matter What - Badfinger (Apple)

Share the Land - The Guess Who (RCA)

Be My Baby - Andy Kim (Steed)

Album Cuts:

It's Up to You - The Moody Blues (Threshold)

Black Magic Woman/Gypsy Queen - Santana (Columbia)

Carol - The Rolling Stones (London)

Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)

Bron-y-aur Stomp - Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)

Action Albums:

After the Gold Rush - Neil Young (Reprise)

Abraxas - Santana (Columbia)

Sweet Baby James - James Taylor (Warner Brothers)

Led Zeppelin III - Led Zeppelin (Atlantic)

"Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!" - The Rolling Stones (London)

A Question of Balance - The Moody Blues (Threshold)

Mad Dogs and Englishmen - Joe Cocker (A&M)

Tommy - The Who (Decca)

The Jackson 5 Third Album - The Jackson 5 (Motown)

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1970

1. Layla - Derek and the Dominos

2. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel

3. Let It Be - The Beatles

4. Your Song - Elton John

5. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine - James Brown

6. Fire and Rain - James Taylor

7. Who'll Stop the Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival

8. Lola - The Kinks

9. Paranoid - Black Sabbath

10. War - Edwin Starr

Top 40 Hits of November 1970

1 Matthew's Southern Comfort Woodstock

2 Jimi Hendrix Experience Voodoo Chile

3 Dave Edmunds I Hear You Knocking

4 Clarence Carter Patches

5 Don Fardon Indian Reservation

6 Edwin Starr War

7 Neil Diamond Cracklin' Rosie

8 Christie San Bernadino

9 Jimmy Ruffin It's Wonderful

10 Rattles The Witch

11 Tremeloes Me And My Life

12 Melanie Ruby Tuesday

13 Deep Purple Black Night

14 Freda Payne Band Of Gold

15 White Plains Julie Do Ya Love Me?

16 T Rex Ride A White Swan

17 Temptations Ball Of Confusion

18 Chairmen Of The Board You've Got Me Dangling On A String

19 Elvis Presley I've Lost You

20 CCS Whole Lotta Love

21 Roger Whittaker New World In The Morning

22 Black Sabbath Paranoid

23 Four Tops Still Water

24 Mary Hopkin Think About Your Children

25 Carpenters (They Long To Be) Close To You

26 McGuinness Flint When I'm Dead And Gone

27 Des O'Connor The Tip Of My Fingers

28 Status Quo In My Chair

29 Gerry Monroe My Prayer

30 Julie Felix Heaven Is Here

31 Diana Ross Ain't No Mountain High Enough

32 Glen Campbell It's Only Make Believe

33 Desmond Dekker You Can Get It If You Really Want

34 Julie Murray Snowbird

35 Jackson Five I'll Be There

36 Andy Williams Home Lovin' Man

37 Motown Spinners It's A Shame

38 Pickettywitch Baby I Won't Let You Down

39 Bobby Brown Montego Bay

40 Frank Sinatra My Way

Hope this helps ya out!

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I hope everyone doesn't mind me asking, but:

Where did these lists come from?

Those lists are way off.

At first glance, I noticed a few incorrect songs, so I spent some time checking out the others.

I'm taking for granted that RT is looking for songs from the U.S. Billboard Top 40 charts, since he is from the U.S.

With that in mind:

Edna,

"My Sweet Lord" didn't enter the U.S. Top 40 chart until 12/05/70.

All the other songs in that list were in and out of the Top 40 before Nov. 1970.

Jane,

Almost every song in that list was either in and out of the Top 40 before Nov. 1970 or never entered the Top 40 chart.

The only ones I saw that were actually in the Top 40 in Nov. 1970 were:

#7,23,31,32,35,37.

and also the following, with corrections to either the artist or title:

#8 is the correct artist, but their song that was in the Top 40 in Nov. was "Yellow River".

#15 is the correct song but the artist is Bobby Sherman.

#39 is the correct song but the artist is Bobby Bloom.

RonJon,

Your list checked out ok.

Again, just trying to get RT the correct info.

Don't crucify me for being a double-checker, please. :angel:

Thank you. :)

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Edna,

"My Sweet Lord" didn't enter the U.S. Top 40 chart until 12/05/70.

All the other songs in that list were in and out of the Top 40 before Nov. 1970.

These ones are from 1970 but I don´t know if they were hits in November. The first two ones did... I surely remember the others as the songs I heard by the end of the year...

I said I wasn´t sure but I remembered them as songs I heard by the end of that year. Mistake: the two I had for sure weren´t on Billboard. My info was coming from Rolling Stone Magazine though...

Don't crucify me for being a double-checker, please. :angel:

Thank you. :)

You remind me of a school teacher, Brad... :laughing:

:neener:

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But Brad does know what he's talking about. ;)

Some of those Charts are regionalised ones. RT could you please indicate whether you want the National U.S. Charts please (Billboard, as Brad said).

The air disaster occurred on 14 November 1970.

I have a copies of the Billboard Hot 100 Charts for the weeks ending 7, 14, 21 and 28 November. If you want me to scan any and send it/ them to you by Email as an attachment please let me know.

I won't put them on here in case I breach any copyright.

:P

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Thanks to everyone for all of your information. There is really great stuff here. I will be making a list of what I think would go good in the movie production. This film is going to be a drama of the highest order. I am sure there will be many gut wrenching scenes. I have been told that an early reading of one scene ripped the heart out of those involved.

I am really looking forward to this movie. It will be bitter sweet to say the least. It will be tough to watch in certain parts I am sure. I pray that the good Lord lets me live long enough to see it.

By the way OLD 55 feel free to e-mail your Hot 100 for the weeks that you have mentioned in your post.

Again thanks to all of you. You guys and gals are the BEST!!!

rtstuff

"They built a small plane called the X1 and men came to the high desert of Califronia to ride it. They were called test pilots, and NO ONE KNEW THEIR NAMES." Introduction to the movie The Right Stuff as read by Levon Helm.

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I was trying to find a site with Top 40's for either Charleston or Huntington that I lost when I cleaned out my computer. I Googled for it and found that site on the third page of results.

Sadly, no 1970 charts for Charleston or Huntington could be found…

I also found a site devoted to a well-known Charleston station, but the charts were for December, 1970…

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Crazy Don, I heard that the movie people actually got a tape from Huntington station WKEE FM 100.5 during 1970, but they didn't say what month.

They actually got part of the broadcast of DJ Jack O'Shea the "Flying Dutchman" Man I grew up with that guy.

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