Top 100 Singles of 1970 in Canada

simon-and-garfunkel-bridge-over-troubled-waters-columbiaAccording to RPM Magazine, the biggest song of 1970 in Canada was “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by American duo Simon & Garfunkel. The song was composed by Paul Simon. The top song by a Canadian was “American Woman” by Winnipeg’s The Guess Who at 5th of the year. Eleven songs from the year-end top 100 chart below involve Canadian artists who have been bolded in red (with partial Canadian in orange). The Canadian charts are an accurate reflection of Canadian tastes in music, and the Top 100 songs were determined both from radio airplay and nationwide sales data. The drawback with year-end charts is that songs charting from the end of one year through beginning of the next will have their chart performance split between the two years. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

1 Bridge Over Troubled Water Simon & Garfunkel
2 I Think I Love You The Partridge Family
3 Let It Be The Beatles
4 Lookin’ Out My Back Door Creedence Clearwater Revival
5 American Woman The Guess Who
6 Raindrops Keep Fallin’… B. J. Thomas
7 In the Summertime Mungo Jerry
8 Cracklin’ Rose Neil Diamond
9 Close to You The Carpenters
10 As Years Go By Mashmakhan
11 The Long and Winding Road The Beatles
12 No Time The Guess Who
13 Green Eyed Lady Sugar Loaf
14 Isn’t It a Pity George Harrison
15 Up Around the Bend Creedence Clearwater Revival
16 We’ve Only Just Begun The Carpenters
17 Venus Shocking Blue
18 Without Love Tom Jones
19 Spirit in the Sky Norman Greenbaum
20 Snowbird Anne Murray
21 Instant Karma J. Lennon/Y. Ono
22 War Edwin Starr
23 Whole Lotta Love Led Zeppelin
24 Make It With You Bread
25 Candida Dawn
26 Fire and Rain James Taylor
27 Share the Land The Guess Who
28 Indiana Wants Me R. Dean Taylor
29 25 Or 6 To 4 Chicago
30 I Want You Back The Jackson 5
31 Get Ready Rare Earth
32 Lay Down Melanie
33 A Song of Joy Miguel Rios
34 Everything’s Beautiful Ray Stevens
35 Holly Holy Neil Diamond
36 Thank You Sly & the Family Stone
37 Cecilia Simon & Garfunkel
38 Lola The Kinks
39 Band of Gold Freda Payne
40 Mama Told Me Not To Come Three Dog Night
41 Jingle Jangle The Archies
42 All Right Now Free
43 Love or Let Me Be Lonely Friends of Distinction
44 Spill the Wine Eric Burdon & War
45 Julie Do Ya Love Me Bobby Sherman
46 Gypsy Woman Brian Hyland
47 Look What They’ve Done… The New Seekers
48 Rapper Jaggerz
49 Hitchin’ a Ride Vanity Fare
50 ABC The Jackson 5
51 Ma Belle Amie Tee Set
52 I’ll Never Fall In Love Again Dionne Warwick
53 Love Grows Edison Lighthouse
54 You Me and Mexico Edward Bear
55 Vehicle Ides of March
56 House of the Rising Sun Frijid Pink
57 O-Oh Child Five Stairsteps
58 Rainy Night in Georgia Brook Benton
59 Does Anybody Really Know… Chicago
60 El Condor Pasa Simon & Garfunkel
61 Travelling Band Creedence Clearwater Revival
62 Don’t Cry Daddy Elvis Presley
63 Joanne Mike Nesmith
64 Come and Get It Badfinger
65 My Baby Loves Luvin’ White Plains
66 Hey There Lonely Girl Ed Holman
67 See Me, Feel Me The Who
68 He Ain’t Heavy… Neil Diamond
69 Mississippi Queen Mountain
70 Arizona Mark Lindsay
71 Leaving On a Jet Plane Peter Paul & Mary
72 Psychedelic Shack The Temptations
73 Ball of Confusion The Temptations
74 Hi De Ho Blood Sweat & Tears
75 Knock Three Times Dawn
76 It’s Only Make Believe Glen Campbell
77 Montego Bay Bobby Bloom
78 Woodstock Crosby Stills Nash & Young
79 Ten Pound Note Steel River
80 Lay a Little Lovin’ On Me Robin McNamara
81 It Don’t Matter To Me Bread
82 Heed the Call Kenny Rogers & 1st Edition
83 One Tin Soldier Original Caste
84 Ride Captain Ride Blues Image
85 Reflections of My Life Marmalade
86 Someday We’ll Be Together The Supremes
87 Tighter & Tighter Alive & Kicking
88 Black Magic Woman Santana
89 Easy Come Easy Go Bobby Sherman
90 Overture From Tommy Assembled Multitude
91 The Letter Joe Cocker
92 Evil Ways Santana
93 Mr. Monday Original Caste
94 Gimme Dat Ding Pipkins
95 Teach Your Children Crosby Stills Nash & Young
96 Soolaimon Neil Diamond
97 Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Diana Ross
98 No Matter What Badfinger
99 Jam Up & Jelly Tight Tommy Roe
100 That’s Where I Went Wrong The Poppy Family