Albums from the Year 1970

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This page lists the top albums of 1970 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described in the site generation page. A list of biggest hit songs of 1970 can be found here.

The top ten album artists of 1970 were:

1:Simon & Garfunkel2:Creedence Clearwater Revival3:The Beatles4:Santana5:George Harrison
6:Led Zeppelin7:Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young8:Black Sabbath9:Bob Dylan10:Neil Young
# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water 1970 UK 1 - Feb 1970 (310 weeks), US 1 of 1970, US num 1 for 10 weeks - Mar 1970, US 70s 1 - Feb 1970 (5 months), Canada 1 for 9 weeks - 1970, Germany 1 for 18 weeks - Jun 1970, Norway 1 - Mar 1970 (80 weeks), Australia num 1 for 15 weeks - Apr 1970, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1970 (peak 1), Japan 1 for 7 weeks - Feb 1971, Dutch 70s 1 - Mar 1970 (77 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 1 of 1970 (peak 1, 114 weeks), Australia Goset 1 - May 1970 (47 weeks), Grammy in 1970, US 8 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2001), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1981), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Apr 1995), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1977), US CashBox 3 of 1970, BEA 5 of 1970, D.Marsh 6 of 1969, UK Radio2 7, US BB 8 of 1970, Italy 8 of 1970, US sales 8 M (according to RIAA), Radio Caroline 12 (1970), UK 16 of all time (3.0 M claimed) (1970), Channel4 25, Internet 26 - 25 M claimed (1970), PopVortex 35 (1970), DMDB 38, Rolling Stone 51, Virgin 66, WTMD 73, Vinyl Surrender 78 of all time, WXPN 83 (1969), Worldwide 83 - 12 M, RS100 93, Guiness 97, Acclaimed 98 (1970), Defin200 112 (1970), RYM 17 of 1970, KEXP 215, Xgau rating B (1970)
2 George Harrison All Things Must Pass 1970 UK 1 - Dec 1970 (27 weeks), US num 1 for 7 weeks - Jan 1971, US 70s 1 - Dec 1970 (4 months), Canada 1 for 9 weeks - 1970, Norway 1 - Jan 1971 (29 weeks), Australia num 1 for 8 weeks - Mar 1971, Australia Goset 1 - Feb 1971 (21 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014 (1970), US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2001), Grammy in 1971 (Nominated), Dutch 70s 3 - Feb 1971 (18 weeks), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Sep 2003), Australia (Kent) 5 of 1971 (peak 1), US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), BEA 10 of 1970, US BB 11 of 1971, Italy 18 of 1971, US CashBox 21 of 1971, NARM 69, Defin200 69 (1970), Radio Caroline 74 (1970), UK Radio2 75, WTMD 127, WXPN 128 (1970), Acclaimed 310 (1970), Rolling Stone 437, RYM 9 of 1970, WFUV 49, Xgau rating C (1970)
3 The Beatles Let It Be 1970 UK 1 - May 1970 (53 weeks), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1970, US 70s 1 - Jun 1970 (3 months), Canada 1 for 7 weeks - 1970, Norway 1 - Mar 1970 (35 weeks), Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Jun 1970, Australia Goset 1 - Jun 1970 (31 weeks), US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2000), Italy 3 of 1970, Dutch 70s 3 - Jun 1970 (12 weeks), Australia (Kent) 6 of 1970 (peak 1), BEA 7 of 1970, US CashBox 14 of 1970, US BB 16 of 1970, D.Marsh 20 of 1970, Sweden 24 - Sep 2009 (1 week), Fox101 40, UK Radio2 46, Switzerland 48 - Sep 2009 (3 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 64 of 1970 (peak 5, 10 weeks), Radio Caroline 67 (1970), Rolling Stone 86, WXPN 106 (1970), WTMD 162, Acclaimed 627 (1970), RYM 70 of 1970, AVrev 32, Xgau rating A- (1970)
4 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin 3 1970 UK 1 - Nov 1970 (40 weeks), US num 1 for 4 weeks - Oct 1970, US 70s 1 - Oct 1970 (4 months), Canada 1 for 4 weeks - 1970, Australia num 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1971, Australia Goset 1 - Jan 1971 (24 weeks), US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1999), BEA 2 of 1970, France Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Norway 3 - Oct 1970 (31 weeks), Dutch 70s 3 - Oct 1970 (27 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1994), Italy 6 of 1970, US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Australia (Kent) 13 of 1971 (peak 1), US BB 14 of 1970, France (InfoDisc) 30 of 1970 (peak 4, 34 weeks), D.Marsh 39 of 1970, UK Radio2 52, Radio Caroline 66 (1970), US CashBox 87 of 1971, WXPN 150 (1970), WTMD 169, Acclaimed 375 (1970), RYM 20 of 1970, AVrev 10, KEXP 266, Xgau rating B+ (1970)
5 Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Deja Vu 1970 US num 1 for 1 week - May 1970, Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1970, Dutch 70s 1 - Apr 1970 (66 weeks), Australia Goset 1 - May 1970 (27 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2012 (1970), US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1992), US CashBox 2 of 1970, US 70s 2 - Apr 1970 (6 months), Grammy in 1970 (Nominated), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Australia (Kent) 3 of 1970 (peak 1), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 2007), UK 5 - May 1970 (58 weeks), US BB 6 of 1970, US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), Norway 11 - May 1970 (6 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 12 of 1970 (peak 3, 52 weeks), Radio Caroline 34 (1970), WXPN 35 (1970), WTMD 49, Italy 64 of 1970, DMDB 95, Defin200 104 (1970), Rolling Stone 148, Acclaimed 159 (1970), RYM 13 of 1970, WFUV 34, AVrev 90, Xgau rating B- (1970)
6 Santana Abraxas 1970 US num 1 for 6 weeks - Oct 1970, US 70s 1 - Oct 1970 (7 months), Australia num 1 for 1 week - Feb 1971, Australia Goset 1 - Feb 1971 (20 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1970), US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2000), US BB 2 of 1970, France Platinum (certified by SNEP Apr 1995), Norway 3 - Dec 1970 (40 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1984), US 5 of 1971, UK 7 - Nov 1970 (51 weeks), US CashBox 7 of 1971, Dutch 70s 9 - Nov 1970 (42 weeks), Australia (Kent) 12 of 1971 (peak 1), Italy 13 of 1971, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), France (InfoDisc) 66 of 1970 (peak 7, 7 weeks), Fox101 93, Global 131 - 8 M claimed, Radio Caroline 138 (1970), WXPN 152 (1970), Acclaimed 171 (1970), Rolling Stone 205, WTMD 212, RYM 14 of 1970, AVrev 93, Xgau rating C+ (1970)
7 Creedence Clearwater Revival Cosmo's Factory 1970 UK 1 - Sep 1970 (15 weeks), US num 1 for 9 weeks - Aug 1970, US 70s 1 - Aug 1970 (4 months), Canada 1 for 10 weeks - 1970, Norway 1 - Aug 1970 (32 weeks), Australia num 1 for 19 weeks - Sep 1970, Australia Goset 1 - Sep 1970 (40 weeks), Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014 (1970), US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1990), Dutch 70s 2 - Aug 1970 (35 weeks), Australia (Kent) 5 of 1970 (peak 1), US BB 7 of 1970, D.Marsh 13 of 1970, Italy 16 of 1970, US CashBox 23 of 1970, France (InfoDisc) 27 of 1970 (peak 1, 34 weeks), Fox101 90, Acclaimed 178 (1970), Rolling Stone 265, WXPN 344 (1970), WTMD 805, RYM 10 of 1970, Xgau rating A (1970)
8 Original Soundtrack Woodstock 1970 US num 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1970, US 70s 1 - Jun 1970 (6 months), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1970, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014 (1970), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1993), Australia Goset 2 - Aug 1970 (24 weeks), Dutch 70s 3 - Jul 1970 (43 weeks), US CashBox 4 of 1970, Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1980), US BB 5 of 1970, Norway 8 - Sep 1970 (25 weeks), Italy 9 of 1970, D.Marsh 9 of 1970, Australia (Kent) 11 of 1970 (peak 2), France (InfoDisc) 15 of 1970 (peak 6, 46 weeks), UK 35 - Jul 1970 (18 weeks), WTMD 234, WXPN 243 (2004), Acclaimed 603 (1970), RYM 38 of 1970, Xgau rating B (1970)
9 Black Sabbath Paranoid 1970 UK 1 - Sep 1970 (21 weeks), BEA 1 of 1970, US 4 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1995), Dutch 70s 2 - Oct 1970 (19 weeks), Australia Goset 4 - Jan 1971 (26 weeks), Norway 5 - Oct 1970 (13 weeks), Australia (Kent) 11 of 1971 (peak 5), US CashBox 18 of 1971, Italy 23 of 1971, France (InfoDisc) 39 of 1970 (peak 9, 24 weeks), US BB 40 of 1971, Channel4 40, RS Reader's 59, NARM 62, Defin200 62 (1971), Radio Caroline 69 (1971), UK Radio2 84, Guiness 94, DMDB 99, Rolling Stone 130, Acclaimed 146 (1970), WTMD 177, WXPN 516 (1970), RYM 6 of 1970, Xgau rating C- (1970)
10 Neil Young After The Goldrush 1970 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2014 (1970), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1986), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 2004), Dutch 70s 2 - Oct 1970 (29 weeks), BEA 3 of 1970, UK 7 - Oct 1970 (66 weeks), US 70s 8 - Nov 1970 (1 month), Australia Goset 10 - Feb 1971 (2 weeks), Norway 17 - Jan 1971 (7 weeks), D.Marsh 27 of 1970, US BB 30 of 1970, WXPN 32 (1970), Acclaimed 43 (1970), WTMD 47, DMDB 53, Virgin 62, Radio Caroline 64 (1970), Rolling Stone 71, RS100 71, German RS100 77, PopVortex 78 (1970), US CashBox 82 of 1970, Belgium 86 of all time (1970), Channel4 92, RYM 1 of 1970, WFUV 15, KEXP 182, Xgau rating A+ (1970)
11 Paul McCartney McCartney 1970 US num 1 for 3 weeks - May 1970, Canada 1 for 1 week - 1970, Australia Goset 1 - Jun 1970 (13 weeks), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1991), UK 2 - May 1970 (33 weeks), US 70s 2 - May 1970 (3 months), Norway 2 - May 1970 (21 weeks), Dutch 70s 6 - May 1970 (10 weeks), US CashBox 9 of 1970, US BB 11 of 1970, France (InfoDisc) 11 of 1970 (peak 4, 52 weeks), Italy 15 of 1970, Australia (Kent) 17 of 1970 (peak 3), WXPN 883 (1970), RYM 106 of 1970, Xgau rating B (1970)
12 Deep Purple Deep Purple In Rock 1970 Germany 1 for 13 weeks - Oct 1970, Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1971, Australia Goset 1 - Oct 1970 (22 weeks), UK 4 - Jun 1970 (68 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 2001), Norway 5 - Aug 1970 (32 weeks), Dutch 70s 7 - Jan 1971 (55 weeks), Australia (Kent) 15 of 1971 (peak 1), France (InfoDisc) 36 of 1970 (peak 7, 29 weeks), Radio Caroline 54 (1970), Italy 79 of 1970, Acclaimed 346 (1970), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1984), RYM 18 of 1970
13 Van Morrison Moondance 1970 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1970), US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1996), D.Marsh 2 of 1970, BEA 6 of 1970, Australia Goset 18 - Sep 1970 (1 week), Norway 19 - Mar 1971 (1 week), WXPN 20 (1970), UK 32 - Apr 1970 (2 weeks), WTMD 32, PopVortex 51 (1970), RS100 59, DMDB 64, Rolling Stone 65, NARM 72, German RS100 72, Defin200 72 (1970), Virgin 79, Fox101 81, Acclaimed 81 (1970), Radio Caroline 210 (1970), RYM 7 of 1970, WFUV 9, KEXP 358, Xgau rating A+ (1970)
14 Creedence Clearwater Revival Willy & The Poor Boys 1970 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1990), Norway 2 - Feb 1970 (45 weeks), US 70s 3 - Jan 1970 (4 months), Australia (Kent) 4 of 1970 (peak 2), Australia Goset 5 - May 1970 (23 weeks), Dutch 70s 7 - Feb 1970 (24 weeks), UK 10 - Mar 1970 (24 weeks), US BB 10 of 1970, D.Marsh 12 of 1969, France (InfoDisc) 13 of 1970 (peak 1, 49 weeks), US CashBox 16 of 1970, RS100 36, Italy 61 of 1970, Acclaimed 323 (1969), Rolling Stone 392, WTMD 535, WXPN 549 (1969), RYM 22 of 1969
15 The Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out! 1970 UK 1 - Sep 1970 (16 weeks), Australia Goset 2 - Nov 1970 (16 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1989), Norway 3 - Sep 1970 (13 weeks), Dutch 70s 4 - Sep 1970 (11 weeks), US 70s 7 - Oct 1970 (2 months), D.Marsh 10 of 1970, Italy 27 of 1970, France (InfoDisc) 40 of 1970 (peak 11, 24 weeks), US BB 41 of 1970, WXPN 292 (1970), Acclaimed 488 (1970), WTMD 512, RYM 33 of 1970, Xgau rating B (1970)
16 Blood Sweat & Tears Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 1970 US num 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1970, Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1970, US 70s 2 - Jul 1970 (3 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1970), Norway 5 - Jul 1969 (23 weeks), Australia Goset 6 - Dec 1970 (18 weeks), Dutch 70s 7 - Aug 1970 (13 weeks), UK 14 - Aug 1970 (12 weeks), US BB 22 of 1970, US CashBox 29 of 1970, France (InfoDisc) 62 of 1970 (peak 10, 12 weeks), Italy 78 of 1970, Xgau rating C- (1970)
17 Santana Santana 1970 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2012 (1969), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), US BB 3 of 1970, US 70s 4 - Jan 1970 (5 months), US 5 of 1970, US CashBox 6 of 1970, Italy 6 of 1971, Australia Goset 13 - Oct 1970 (14 weeks), Dutch 70s 16 - Feb 1970 (6 weeks), Norway 19 - Apr 1970 (1 week), UK 34 - May 1970 (9 weeks), Rolling Stone 150, WXPN 268 (1969), WTMD 584, Acclaimed 1242 (1969), RYM 59 of 1969
18 The Who Live At Leeds 1970 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1993), UK 3 - Jun 1970 (22 weeks), US 70s 4 - Jun 1970 (4 months), Australia Goset 4 - Sep 1970 (16 weeks), Dutch 70s 5 - Jul 1970 (25 weeks), US CashBox 12 of 1970, Norway 13 - Jul 1970 (5 weeks), US BB 17 of 1970, Australia (Kent) 21 of 1970 (peak 6), D.Marsh 22 of 1970, Italy 70 of 1970, Rolling Stone 170, WXPN 250 (1970), WTMD 273, Acclaimed 292 (1970), RYM 2 of 1970, Xgau rating B (1970)
19 The Doors Morrison Hotel 1970 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 2001), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Australia Goset 4 - May 1970 (13 weeks), US 70s 6 - Mar 1970 (2 months), UK 12 - Apr 1970 (8 weeks), Norway 13 - Apr 1970 (6 weeks), D.Marsh 16 of 1970, Dutch 70s 17 - Jun 1970 (2 weeks), Australia (Kent) 18 of 1970 (peak 3), US BB 33 of 1970, US CashBox 35 of 1970, Italy 51 of 1970, WXPN 230 (1970), Acclaimed 922 (1970), RYM 65 of 1970, Xgau rating B+ (1970)
20 The Moody Blues A Question Of Balance 1970 UK 1 - Aug 1970 (19 weeks), Australia Goset 2 - Oct 1970 (16 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1994), Norway 5 - Aug 1970 (14 weeks), US 70s 6 - Oct 1970 (1 month), Dutch 70s 9 - Aug 1970 (8 weeks), Italy 28 of 1970, US BB 31 of 1970, US CashBox 78 of 1970, Radio Caroline 248 (1970), WXPN 466 (1970), WTMD 612, RYM 116 of 1970
21 Jimi Hendrix Band Of Gypsies 1970 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1998), Australia Goset 4 - Aug 1970 (25 weeks), US 70s 5 - May 1970 (2 months), UK 6 - Jul 1970 (22 weeks), D.Marsh 8 of 1970, Norway 9 - Jul 1970 (7 weeks), Italy 19 of 1970, France (InfoDisc) 31 of 1970 (peak 11, 36 weeks), US CashBox 32 of 1970, US BB 36 of 1970, Dutch 70s 40 - Jan 1971 (5 weeks), WXPN 496 (1970), Acclaimed 746 (1970), WTMD 840, RYM 25 of 1970, Xgau rating B+ (1970)
22 Joe Cocker Mad Dogs & Englishmen 1970 Australia Goset 1 - Dec 1970 (54 weeks), US 70s 3 - Sep 1970 (2 months), Australia (Kent) 3 of 1971 (peak 3), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1970), UK 16 - Sep 1970 (8 weeks), Dutch 70s 16 - Jan 1971 (9 weeks), D.Marsh 19 of 1970, Norway 20 - Nov 1970 (1 week), US BB 26 of 1970, US CashBox 58 of 1970, WTMD 515, WXPN 764 (1970), Acclaimed 1027 (1970), RYM 133 of 1970, Xgau rating B+ (1971)
23 Elton John Elton John 1970 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2013 (1970), Grammy in 1970 (Nominated), UK 4 - May 1970 (22 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1971), Dutch 70s 5 - Mar 1971 (22 weeks), Australia Goset 5 - Mar 1971 (15 weeks), US 70s 8 - Feb 1971 (1 month), Australia (Kent) 24 of 1971 (peak 2), US CashBox 30 of 1971, US BB 32 of 1971, Rolling Stone 468, WTMD 864, Acclaimed 2979 (1970), RYM 173 of 1970, Xgau rating B (1970)
24 Bob Dylan Self Portrait 1970 UK 1 - Jul 1970 (15 weeks), Australia Goset 2 - Aug 1970 (14 weeks), Norway 3 - Jul 1970 (16 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1970), US 70s 6 - Jul 1970 (2 months), Dutch 70s 6 - Jul 1970 (12 weeks), Australia (Kent) 15 of 1970 (peak 3), US CashBox 39 of 1970, US BB 39 of 1970, Italy 39 of 1970, Xgau rating C+ (1970)
25 Bob Dylan New Morning 1970 UK 1 - Nov 1970 (11 weeks), Dutch 70s 3 - Nov 1970 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1970), Australia Goset 5 - Feb 1971 (14 weeks), Norway 8 - Dec 1970 (9 weeks), Australia (Kent) 20 of 1971 (peak 4), Italy 53 of 1971, US BB 57 of 1970, WXPN 652 (1970), WTMD 812, Acclaimed 2484 (1970), RYM 149 of 1970, Xgau rating A- (1970)
26 Jethro Tull Benefit 1970 Norway 2 - Mar 1970 (23 weeks), UK 3 - May 1970 (13 weeks), Australia Goset 3 - Sep 1970 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1970), Dutch 70s 13 - Jun 1970 (7 weeks), Australia (Kent) 25 of 1970 (peak 4), US CashBox 54 of 1970, Italy 59 of 1970, US BB 61 of 1970, WTMD 402, WXPN 463 (1970), RYM 92 of 1970, Xgau rating B- (1970)
27 Pink Floyd Atom Heart Mother 1970 UK 1 - Oct 1970 (17 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1994), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1990), Dutch 70s 12 - Nov 1970 (42 weeks), Norway 13 - Nov 1970 (3 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 18 of 1974 (peak 11, 40 weeks), Italy 25 of 1971, D.Marsh 34 of 1970, Acclaimed 2476 (1970), RYM 97 of 1970, Xgau rating D+ (1970)
28 The Beatles Hey Jude 1970 Australia num 1 for 2 weeks - May 1970, Australia Goset 1 - May 1970 (12 weeks), US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1991), US 70s 2 - Mar 1970 (3 months), Australia (Kent) 20 of 1970 (peak 1), US CashBox 22 of 1970, US BB 23 of 1970, D.Marsh 29 of 1970, Italy 30 of 1970, Xgau rating A (1970)
29 Derek & The Dominos Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs 1970 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2000 (1970), D.Marsh 1 of 1970, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1971), RS100 23, WTMD 31, WXPN 40 (1970), Fox101 45, DMDB 61, UK 68 - Apr 2011 (1 week), Acclaimed 69 (1970), Vinyl Surrender 93 of all time, Rolling Stone 115, Radio Caroline 212 (1970), RYM 21 of 1970, WFUV 21, AVrev 50, Xgau rating A+ (1970)
30 James Taylor Sweet Baby James 1970 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 (1970), US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1986), Grammy in 1970 (Nominated), US 70s 3 - Oct 1970 (3 months), UK 6 - Nov 1970 (59 weeks), Australia Goset 7 - Dec 1970 (31 weeks), US BB 13 of 1970, US CashBox 17 of 1970, WXPN 69 (1970), Rolling Stone 103, WTMD 137, Acclaimed 342 (1970), RYM 90 of 1970, WFUV 50, Xgau rating B- (1970)
31 The Carpenters Close To You 1970 Canada 1 for 3 weeks - 1970, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1998), Grammy in 1970 (Nominated), US 3 of 1971, US 70s 4 - Nov 1970 (2 months), US BB 9 of 1970, US CashBox 13 of 1971, Australia Goset 14 - Jan 1971 (9 weeks), UK 23 - Jan 1971 (76 weeks), Rolling Stone 175, Acclaimed 2176 (1970)
32 Chicago Chicago II 1970 US BB 1 of 1970, Grammy in 1970 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1991), US 70s 3 - Mar 1970 (8 months), UK 6 - Apr 1970 (27 weeks), Norway 19 - Sep 1970 (2 weeks), Italy 33 of 1970, France (InfoDisc) 45 of 1970 (peak 13, 24 weeks), WTMD 481, WXPN 664 (1970), RYM 96 of 1970
33 Original Soundtrack Easy Rider 1970 UK 2 - Dec 1969 (67 weeks), Australia Goset 3 - May 1970 (24 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1970), Norway 5 - Apr 1970 (26 weeks), Australia (Kent) 8 of 1970 (peak 4), US CashBox 10 of 1970, Italy 11 of 1970, US BB 18 of 1970, Dutch 70s 20 - Feb 1970 (2 weeks)
34 The Band Stage Fright 1970 Australia Goset 2 - Oct 1970 (10 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1970), US 70s 8 - Sep 1970 (1 month), Norway 9 - Oct 1970 (9 weeks), Dutch 70s 12 - Oct 1970 (25 weeks), UK 15 - Oct 1970 (6 weeks), D.Marsh 25 of 1970, US BB 43 of 1970, US CashBox 69 of 1970, WXPN 515 (1970), Acclaimed 1772 (1970), RYM 138 of 1970, Xgau rating B+ (1970)
35 Grateful Dead American Beauty 1970 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 2001), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 2007), WXPN 12 (1970), WTMD 15, Australia Goset 20 - May 1971 (1 week), NARM 20, Defin200 20 (1970), UK 27 - Feb 1971 (2 weeks), Fox101 95, Radio Caroline 256 (1970), Rolling Stone 258, Acclaimed 301 (1970), RYM 15 of 1970, WFUV 19, Xgau rating A- (1970)
36 Traffic John Barleycorn Must Die 1970 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1970), US 70s 8 - Aug 1970 (1 month), Dutch 70s 9 - Aug 1970 (9 weeks), UK 11 - Aug 1970 (9 weeks), Australia Goset 13 - Nov 1970 (3 weeks), Norway 15 - Sep 1970 (2 weeks), US BB 34 of 1970, US CashBox 38 of 1970, WXPN 138 (1970), WTMD 256, Acclaimed 515 (1970), RYM 39 of 1970, Xgau rating C+ (1970)
37 Melanie Candles In The Rain 1970 Australia Goset 1 - Oct 1970 (28 weeks), Dutch 70s 4 - May 1970 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1971), UK 5 - Sep 1970 (31 weeks), Australia (Kent) 16 of 1971 (peak 2), Norway 20 - Dec 1970 (2 weeks), US CashBox 52 of 1970
38 Stephen Stills Stephen Stills 1970 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1970), US 70s 5 - Dec 1970 (2 months), UK 8 - Dec 1970 (9 weeks), Australia Goset 8 - Mar 1971 (7 weeks), Norway 12 - Jan 1971 (9 weeks), Dutch 70s 17 - Jan 1971 (12 weeks), US BB 26 of 1971, US CashBox 52 of 1971, Acclaimed 1571 (1970), RYM 103 of 1970, Xgau rating C+ (1970)
39 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath 1970 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1986), Australia Goset 6 - Sep 1970 (21 weeks), UK 8 - Mar 1970 (42 weeks), Dutch 70s 13 - Jul 1970 (15 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 37 of 1970 (peak 10, 26 weeks), US CashBox 94 of 1971, Rolling Stone 241, WTMD 346, Acclaimed 440 (1970), RYM 11 of 1970, Xgau rating C- (1970)
40 Miles Davis Bitches Brew 1970 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1969), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 2003), D.Marsh 7 of 1970, UK 71 - Jul 1970 (1 week), RS100 81, Acclaimed 92 (1970), Rolling Stone 94, WXPN 142 (1969), WTMD 253, RYM 4 of 1970, KEXP 533, Xgau rating A- (1970)
41 Ten Years After Cricklewood Green 1970 UK 4 - May 1970 (27 weeks), Norway 8 - Jun 1970 (9 weeks), Australia Goset 16 - Oct 1970 (1 week), France (InfoDisc) 42 of 1970 (peak 14, 24 weeks), US BB 66 of 1970, Italy 69 of 1970, US CashBox 74 of 1970, RYM 118 of 1970, Xgau rating B- (1970)
42 Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead 1970 Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 (1970), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1986), UK 69 - Sep 1970 (2 weeks), WTMD 71, US CashBox 97 of 1970, WXPN 99 (1970), Rolling Stone 262, Acclaimed 362 (1970), RYM 26 of 1970, WFUV 41, Xgau rating A (1970)
43 Tom Jones Tom 1970 UK 4 - Apr 1970 (18 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1970), Norway 6 - May 1970 (18 weeks), Australia Goset 8 - Jun 1970 (7 weeks), Italy 24 of 1970, US BB 44 of 1970, US CashBox 46 of 1970
44 Engelbert Humperdinck Engelbert Humperdinck 1970 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1970), Canada Gold (certified by CRIA in Feb 2005), UK 5 - Dec 1969 (23 weeks), US 70s 5 - Jan 1970 (2 months), Norway 9 - Jan 1970 (10 weeks), US CashBox 24 of 1970, US BB 32 of 1970
45 Johnny Cash Hello I'm Johnny Cash 1970 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1970), UK 6 - Mar 1970 (16 weeks), Norway 7 - Mar 1970 (6 weeks), US 70s 9 - Mar 1970 (1 month), Australia Goset 9 - May 1970 (4 weeks), US CashBox 37 of 1970, US BB 40 of 1970, RYM 199 of 1970
46 Steppenwolf Steppenwolf Live 1970 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1970), US 70s 8 - May 1970 (1 month), Norway 9 - Jul 1970 (14 weeks), UK 15 - Jul 1970 (14 weeks), Australia Goset 17 - Nov 1970 (6 weeks), US CashBox 36 of 1970, US BB 38 of 1970
47 James Last Non Stop Dancing 10 1970 Germany 1 for 4 weeks - May 1970, Dutch 70s 9 - May 1970 (13 weeks), Norway 10 - May 1970 (12 weeks)
48 Tom Jones Tom Jones Live In Las Vegas 1970 UK 2 - Nov 1969 (45 weeks), US 70s 4 - Jan 1970 (3 months), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1969), Australia Goset 11 - Jun 1970 (6 weeks), Australia (Kent) 12 of 1970 (peak 2), US CashBox 34 of 1969
49 Grand Funk Railroad Closer To Home 1970 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1992), US 70s 7 - Sep 1970 (1 month), Australia Goset 9 - Nov 1970 (11 weeks), US BB 15 of 1970, US CashBox 26 of 1970, Italy 65 of 1971, RYM 123 of 1970, Xgau rating C+ (1970)
50 Guess Who American Woman 1970 Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1970, US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1970), US 70s 10 - May 1970 (1 month), US CashBox 13 of 1970, US BB 42 of 1970, RYM 108 of 1970, Xgau rating B (1970)
51 Free Fire & Water 1970 UK 2 - Jul 1970 (18 weeks), Australia Goset 14 - Dec 1970 (5 weeks), Norway 19 - Oct 1970 (2 weeks), Radio Caroline 129 (1970), Acclaimed 636 (1970), RYM 46 of 1970, Xgau rating B (1970)
52 Eric Clapton Eric Clapton 1970 Australia Goset 5 - Nov 1970 (12 weeks), D.Marsh 11 of 1970, UK 14 - Sep 1970 (8 weeks), Norway 17 - Sep 1970 (1 week), US CashBox 57 of 1970, US BB 63 of 1970, RYM 197 of 1970, Xgau rating B (1970)
53 Sly & The Family Stone Sly & The Family Stone's Greatest Hits 1970 US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 2001), US 70s 3 - Nov 1970 (4 months), US BB 12 of 1970, US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), US CashBox 28 of 1971, Rolling Stone 60, RS100 78, Xgau rating A+ (1970)
54 The Jackson 5 ABC 1970 US 70s 4 - Jul 1970 (2 months), Australia Goset 12 - Oct 1970 (7 weeks), US CashBox 21 of 1970, UK 22 - Aug 1970 (6 weeks), US BB 24 of 1970, D.Marsh 30 of 1970, Acclaimed 2808 (1970), Xgau rating B+ (1970)
55 Jose Feliciano Alive Alive-o! 1970 Dutch 70s 1 - Mar 1970 (15 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1970), Italy 74 of 1970
56 Cat Stevens Mona Bone Jakon 1970 Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1992), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1976), France (InfoDisc) 41 of 1970 (peak 12, 24 weeks), UK 63 - Jul 1970 (4 weeks), RYM 111 of 1970, Xgau rating B- (1970)
57 James Brown Sex Machine: The Very Best Of James Brown 1970 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1991), UK 19 - Nov 1991 (7 weeks), PopVortex 88 (1970), Channel4 96, Acclaimed 388 (1970), Rolling Stone 414, RYM 43 of 1970, Xgau rating A (1970)
58 John Lennon Live Peace In Toronto 1969 1970 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1970), Norway 19 - Mar 1970 (1 week), D.Marsh 21 of 1970, US CashBox 56 of 1970, US BB 58 of 1970, Italy 76 of 1970
59 Elvis Presley On Stage, February 1970 1970 UK 2 - Aug 1970 (18 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1999), Norway 5 - Aug 1970 (13 weeks), US CashBox 55 of 1970
60 Joni Mitchell Ladies Of The Canyon 1970 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1986), UK 8 - Jun 1970 (25 weeks), US CashBox 62 of 1970, WXPN 221 (1970), WTMD 783, Acclaimed 1101 (1970), RYM 78 of 1970, Xgau rating A- (1970)
61 The Doors Absolutely Live 1970 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1970), Australia Goset 20 - Nov 1970 (1 week), US BB 52 of 1970, US CashBox 59 of 1970, UK 69 - Sep 1970 (1 week), Acclaimed 1907 (1970), RYM 75 of 1970, Xgau rating B (1970)
62 Engelbert Humperdinck We Made It Happen 1970 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1970), Norway 13 - Jun 1970 (5 weeks), Australia Goset 14 - Dec 1970 (1 week), UK 17 - Jul 1970 (11 weeks), US CashBox 84 of 1970
63 Ekseption Ekseption 3 1970 Dutch 70s 1 - Dec 1970 (34 weeks), Norway 13 - May 1971 (17 weeks)
64 Shirley Bassey Something 1970 UK 5 - Aug 1970 (20 weeks), Australia Goset 10 - Dec 1970 (1 week), Norway 20 - Oct 1970 (1 week), Dutch 70s 23 - Feb 1971 (12 weeks)
65 Joe Cocker Joe Cocker! 1970 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1970), US CashBox 8 of 1970, Australia Goset 10 - Jan 1973 (11 weeks), D.Marsh 23 of 1969, US BB 48 of 1970, Acclaimed 2026 (1969), Xgau rating B+ (1972)
66 Frank Zappa Chunga's Revenge 1970 Australia Goset 14 - Jul 1971 (1 week), Dutch 70s 20 - Dec 1970 (19 weeks), UK 43 - Dec 1970 (1 week), Italy 52 of 1971, RYM 137 of 1970, Xgau rating C+ (1970)
67 The Jackson 5 Diana Ross Presents The Jackson Five 1970 US 70s 7 - Feb 1970 (3 months), UK 16 - Mar 1970 (4 weeks), Australia Goset 16 - Oct 1970 (1 week), US BB 25 of 1970, US CashBox 40 of 1970, Acclaimed 2400 (1969)
68 Van Morrison His Band & the Street Choir 1970 D.Marsh 14 of 1970, UK 18 - Feb 1971 (6 weeks), Dutch 70s 48 - Feb 1971 (3 weeks), WTMD 635, Acclaimed 1997 (1970), RYM 140 of 1970, Xgau rating A (1970)
69 Tom Jones I Who Have Nothing 1970 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1971), UK 10 - Nov 1970 (10 weeks), Norway 20 - Dec 1970 (1 week), Italy 87 of 1970
70 Johnny Cash The World Of Johnny Cash 1970 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1971), UK 5 - Aug 1970 (23 weeks), Norway 17 - Nov 1970 (2 weeks), Australia Goset 18 - Sep 1970 (1 week)
71 The Velvet Underground Loaded 1970 BEA 9 of 1970, RS100 32, Rolling Stone 109, Acclaimed 192 (1970), WXPN 206 (1970), WTMD 546, RYM 28 of 1970, KEXP 165, Xgau rating A (1970)
72 Barbra Streisand Greatest Hits - Barbra Streisand 1970 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1986), France Platinum (certified by SNEP Aug 1995), UK 44 - Apr 1970 (2 weeks)
73 Elvis Presley From Vegas To Memphis, From Memphis To Vegas 1970 UK 3 - Mar 1970 (15 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1969), Norway 20 - Feb 1970 (1 week), D.Marsh 40 of 1969
74 Eric Burdon & War Eric Burdon Declares 'war' 1970 Australia Goset 7 - Nov 1970 (10 weeks), D.Marsh 33 of 1970, UK 50 - Oct 1970 (2 weeks), US CashBox 72 of 1970, Acclaimed 2134 (1970), RYM 183 of 1970
75 Steppenwolf Monster 1970 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1970), Norway 8 - Feb 1970 (14 weeks), UK 43 - Feb 1970 (4 weeks), US CashBox 75 of 1970, RYM 151 of 1969
76 Fifth Dimension Fifth Dimension's Greatest Hits 1970 US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1970), US 70s 7 - Jun 1970 (2 months), Australia Goset 12 - Aug 1970 (8 weeks), US CashBox 28 of 1970, US BB 35 of 1970, Xgau rating C+ (1970)
77 Spirit Twelve Dreams of Dr Sardonicus 1970 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1976), UK 28 - Mar 1971 (1 week), WTMD 444, WXPN 535 (1970), Acclaimed 867 (1970), RYM 24 of 1970, Xgau rating B (1970)
78 Donovan Open Road 1970 Australia Goset 10 - Dec 1970 (4 weeks), UK 30 - Sep 1970 (4 weeks), Italy 43 of 1970, US CashBox 76 of 1970, RYM 185 of 1970
79 Rare Earth Get Ready 1970 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 2000), US CashBox 15 of 1970, France (InfoDisc) 17 of 1970 (peak 4, 46 weeks), US BB 53 of 1970, RYM 111 of 1969
80 Tom Jones Live in Las Vegas 1970 Norway 3 - Jan 1970 (25 weeks), US BB 7 of 1969, Italy 48 of 1970
81 Nick Drake Bryter Layter 1970 German RS100 45, Acclaimed 229 (1970), Rolling Stone 245, WXPN 323 (1970), WTMD 359, RYM 12 of 1970
82 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys' Greatest Hits 1970 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1999), UK 5 - Sep 1970 (22 weeks), Norway 13 - Jun 2000 (6 weeks)
83 The Temptations Psychedelic Shack 1970 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1999), US BB 45 of 1970, US CashBox 49 of 1970, UK 56 - Jul 1970 (1 week), Acclaimed 2216 (1970), Xgau rating B (1970)
84 Original Soundtrack Paint Your Wagon 1970 UK 2 - Feb 1970 (97 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1970), Australia Goset 6 - Jun 1970 (17 weeks)
85 The Beach Boys Sunflower 1970 UK 29 - Dec 1970 (6 weeks), Dutch 70s 30 - Jan 1971 (12 weeks), Rolling Stone 380, Acclaimed 918 (1970), RYM 50 of 1970, Xgau rating A- (1970)
86 Various Artists Fill Your Head With Rock 1970 Dutch 70s 2 - Apr 1970 (25 weeks), Norway 9 - Apr 1970 (10 weeks)
87 Golden Earring Golden Earring 1970 Dutch 70s 1 - Sep 1970 (31 weeks), RYM 193 of 1970
88 John Mayall Empty Rooms 1970 Australia Goset 5 - Jul 1970 (7 weeks), UK 9 - Apr 1970 (8 weeks), Norway 10 - Apr 1970 (6 weeks)
89 Grand Funk Railroad Grand Funk 1970 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1991), Australia Goset 13 - Apr 1972 (2 weeks), US BB 28 of 1970, US CashBox 50 of 1970, RYM 91 of 1969
90 Canned Heat Future Blues 1970 Norway 14 - Dec 1970 (2 weeks), Australia Goset 15 - Jan 1971 (6 weeks), UK 27 - Oct 1970 (4 weeks), RYM 59 of 1970, Xgau rating A- (1970)
91 T Rex T Rex 1970 UK 7 - Jan 1971 (22 weeks), Australia Goset 18 - Aug 1970 (1 week), Dutch 70s 50 - Jun 1971 (7 weeks), RYM 174 of 1970
92 B J Thomas Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head 1970 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1970), US CashBox 18 of 1970, Norway 20 - May 1970 (2 weeks), US BB 54 of 1970
93 Dionne Warwick Dionne Warwick's Greatest Hits 1970 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1969), Australia Goset 17 - Jul 1970 (1 week), UK 23 - May 1970 (26 weeks), US BB 36 of 1967
94 Rattan Keiko Blues Of Woman 1970 Japan 1 for 17 weeks - Aug 1970
95 Blue River Three The Ikebukuro Night/Everything Of Blue River Three 1970 Japan 1 for 1 week - Mar 1970
96 Rattan Keiko Shinjuku Woman 1970 Japan 1 for 20 weeks - Mar 1970
97 Mori Shin One Flower And Everything Of Tear/Mori Shin One 1970 Japan 1 for 10 weeks - Jan 1970
98 Corry & De Rekels Corry en De Rekels 2 1970 Dutch 70s 1 - Sep 1970 (49 weeks)
99 Mina Bugiardo piu che mai... piu incosciente che mai 1970 Italy 1 of 1970
100 The Cats Take Me With You 1970 Dutch 70s 1 - Dec 1970 (21 weeks)

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15 Jul 2010

Chicago

Enjoy your site. I think you have the same Chicago album listed twice in 1970. Many people list both Chicago II and Chicago as the 2nd Chicago album after Transit Authority.

The fact that there are no source charts with both "Chicago" and "Chicago II" listed, which supports your suggestion. We have decided you are correct and implemented your fix.

Thanks for the input