70s Music Chart 14th February 1970

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This week saw Annie Nightingale start here second week as the first female DJ on Radio One. And at the time of writing Annie is still there in 2011.

Our charts continue in the 1970s with a valentines day chart.

No. 20

Hitchin’ A Ride by Vanity Fare

No. 19

Someday We Will Be Together by Diana Ross and the Supremes


No. 18

Wand’rin Star/I Talk To The Trees by  Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood

Yes it is true, two big Hollywood stars would have a future No. 1 with this song. Lee could not have believed that with his singing style he would have even made a record. Lee died in 1987. The film “Paint Your Wagon” from which this song came from was released in 1969, and Lee got paid a MILLION dollars to appear in this film. The song actually dates back to 1951 for the stage version of the show.

Lee’s voice is heard more than Clint’s, and most people refer to this as a hit for Lee alone.

Lyrics to Wand’rin Star

No. 17

Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley

No. 16

Wedding Bell Blues by 5th Dimension

Originally a hit for Laura Nyro in 1966, who also wrote it. She was only 18. The 5th Dimension formed in the early 1960s, and even went on the road with Ray Charles. Their 1967 hit “Up, Up and Away”, won them five Grammy awards. This would be there last big UK hit for the group.

No. 15

All I Have To Do Is Dream by Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campball

No. 14

I Can’t Get Next To You by Temptations

No. 13

Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition

No. 12

I Want You Back by Jackson 5

The groups first Motown hit, and the single came from the album “Diana Ross presents The Jackson 5“. Michael was the lead singer, and as a very young boy he was singing lyrics about regretting dropping a love. The single went on to sell six million singles worldwide. This song would be one of four top twenty hits the group would have in 1970 in the UK. In the 1970s the group became global superstars.

No. 11

Friends by Arrival

No. 10

Venus by Shocking Blue

The Dutch group had this sing a long hit with lead singer Mariska  Veres who died of cancer in 2006. The song was written by Robbie Van Leeuwen.

Lyrics to “Venus“.

No. 9

I’m A Man by Chicago

No. 8

Temma Harbour by Mary Hopkin

No. 7

Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris

No. 6

Reflections Of My Life by Mamalade

No. 5

Come And Get It by Badfinger

No. 4

The Witch’s Promise/Teacher by Jethro Tull

No. 3

Let’s Work Together by Canned Heat

No. 2

Leavin’ On A Jet Plane by Peter, Paul and Mary

No. 1

Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) by Edison Lighthouse

The chart for No. 40 to No. 21 for February 14th 1970 here

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