1970s Music Chart March 7th 1970

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Yesterday the country of Rhodesia headed my Ian Smith broke all connections with the British crown. Ian Smith said  that the UK and its Monarchy has noting to do with the new Rhodesia.

No. 20

Two Little Boys by Rolf Harris

No. 19

That Same Old Feeling by Pickettywitch

More from lead singer Polly Brown and her band which was named after a Somerset pub. The song was written by Tony Macaulay who also wrote Build Me Up Buttercup. The other writer was John Macloud who wrote the Foundations hit In The Bad Old Days. In fact this was a hit by the Foundations back in 1969.

No. 18

Don’t Cry Daddy by Elvis Presley

Written by Scott Davis in 1969 about a man who lost his wife and  his sadness for him and his kids. Elvis was back strong after his 1968 comeback concert. Later this year he will perform in-front of President Nixon.

No. 17

Both Sides Now by Judy Collins

No. 16

Somethings Burning by Kenny Rogers And The First Edition

Article about Kenny Rogers

No. 15

Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head by Sacha Distel

No. 14

Elizabethan Reggae by Boris Gardiner

Boris was born in Jamaica in the 1940s. This song is a version of Ronald Binge’s song Elizabethan Serenade. The UK single was released Kingdom, the first were printed with the label incorrectly identifying Byron Lee as the singer who actually produced the track. The chart error for the first chart entry and the first four weeks of its re-entry into the charts. After 28 February 1970, all printings gave Gardiner credit.

No. 13

Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye by Steam

Steam were session singers who actually co wrote this record. Paul Leka was the main song writer and he died in 2011.

No. 12

Venus Shocking Blue

No. 11

United We Stand by Brotherhood Of Man

This was the groups very first hit and with a line up that would change before they entered the Eurovison Song Contest six years later in the 1970s. Tony Hiller wrote this with Johnny Goodison,  Tony said “The inspiration for the song was definitely in the title, ‘United We Stand.’ It was during the time of Flower Power, the Vietnam war, the founding of lots of movements, including gay liberation and civil rights. It was in fact immediately taken up and used as the rallying call for the US Democratic Party Presidential Campaign. Over the years, ‘United We Stand’ has been recorded by upwards of 150 artists worldwide.This is the Brotherhood of Man song of which I am most proud.”

No. 10

Temma Harbour by Mary Hopkin

No. 9

My Baby Loves Lovin’ by White Plains

No. 8

Years May Come, Years May Go by Herman Hermits

No. 7

Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon And Garfunkel

No. 6

Leavin’ On A Jet Plane by Peter Paul And Mary

No. 5

Instant Karma by Lennon, Ono With The Ono Plastic Band

No. 4

Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) by Edison Lighthouse

No. 3

Let’s Work Together by Canned Heat

No. 2

I Want You Back by Jackson 5

No. 1

Wand’rin’ Star by Lee Marvin

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