1970’s Biggest Canadian Hits

CMB med1970’s biggest hit in Canada was Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. The Guess Who had the most successful Canadian hit, “American Woman” (5th of the year). Below is a list of all songs by Canadian artists that made RPM’s year-end Top 100 as well as all that peaked in the Top 40 of the weekly charts. Bear in mind, that this is a picture of cross-Canada success. Songs may have charted much higher or lower in various cities as radio stations usually give local artists more support. Below the lists, check out some cool trivia regarding the year’s hits.

YE= Year-End chart position.

WP = Weekly chart peak position.

1970 HITS

American Woman The Guess Who 5 1
As the Years Go By Mashmakhan 10 1
No Time The Guess Who 12 1
Snowbird Anne Murray 20 2
Share the Land The Guess Who 27 2
Indiana Wants Me R. Dean Taylor 28 2
Jingle Jangle The Archies* 41 1
You Me and Mexico Edward Bear 54 3
One Tin Soldier Original Caste 83 6
Mr. Monday Original Caste 93 4
That’s Where I Went Wrong Poppy Family 100 9
Ten Pound Note Steel River   5
Beautiful Second Hand Man Ginette Reno   8
Fly Little White Dove, Fly The Bells   9
Up On Cripple Creek The Band   10
Hand Me Down World The Guess Who   10
Mr. Pride Pepper Tree   12
Crazy Jane Tom Northcott   12
Me & Bobby McGee Gordon Lightfoot   13
Big Yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell   15
Monster Steppenwolf   16
I’m Gonna Capture You Terry Jacks   16
You Can’t Deny It Edward Bear   16
I Believe in Sunshine Madrigal   16
Only Love Can Break Your Heart Neil Young   16
Doctor Tom Freedom   17
Hey Lawdy Mama Steppenwolf   18
A Friend in the City Andy Kim   19
Yankee Lady Jesse Winchester   20
I’ve Got a Feeling Sands of Time   23
If You’re Lookin’ Tranquility Base   24
Days When We Are Free Mashmakhan   24
Cinnamon Girl Neil Young   25
You Make Me High Luke & The Apostles   27
Lookin’ Round Poor Souls   28
Country Song Original Caste   29
Corrina Corrina King Biscuit Boy/Crowbar   29
Who Needs You Steppenwolf   28
Who’s Your Baby The Archies*   32
Living on a Wishbone Bobby G. Griffith   35
The Rainmaker Tom Northcott   38
We’re All In This Together Tobi Lark   38
The Chant Lighthouse   39
Jean Bobby Curtola   39
You’re My Life David Jensen   40

* Part Canadian


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