Regional Hits of 1970

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The standard page for 1970 lists the biggest hit songs across the whole World. This page compares that with the top 20 biggest hits of the year in North America and Europe. The region index explains how these results were generated and the long term trends.

The most distinctive songs of 1970 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

  North America   World   Europe  
# Artist Song Title Artist Song Title Artist Song Title #
1 Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water Moves -3 Moves -2 The Beatles Let it Be Moves -1 Moves -1 Mungo Jerry In the Summertime 1
2 B J Thomas Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head Moves -6 Moves -18 Mungo Jerry In the Summertime Moves 1 Moves 1 The Beatles Let it Be 2
3 The Beatles Let it Be Moves 2 Moves -8 Shocking Blue Venus Moves 0 Moves 0 Shocking Blue Venus 3
4 Carpenters (They Long to Be) Close to You Moves -6 Moves 3 Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water Moves -14 Moves -1 Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky 4
5 The Jackson 5 I'll Be There Moves -12 Moves -3 Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky Moves 1 Moves -8 Christie Yellow River 5
6 Carpenters We've Only Just Begun Moves -21 Moves -12 Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love Moves -5 Moves -17 Simon & Garfunkel El Condor Pasa (If I Could) 6
7 The Beatles The Long & Winding Road Moves -11 Moves -33 The Kinks Lola Moves -1 Moves -21 Black Sabbath Paranoid 7
8 Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky Moves 3 Moves 6 B J Thomas Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head Moves -63 Moves 1 The Kinks Lola 8
9 Guess Who American Woman Moves -7 Moves -8 Creedence Clearwater Revival Up Around the Bend Moves -8 Moves -23 Frijid Pink House of the Rising Sun 9
10 Neil Diamond Cracklin' Rosie Moves -2 Moves 6 Carpenters (They Long to Be) Close to You Moves -59 Moves -70 Soulful Dynamics Mademoiselle Ninette 10
11 Shocking Blue Venus Moves 8 Moves -18 John Lennon Instant Karma Moves -4 Moves 5 Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love 11
12 Edwin Starr War Moves -14 Moves 2 Neil Diamond Cracklin' Rosie Moves -17 Moves -46 Dana All Kinds of Everything 12
13 The Jackson 5 I Want You Back Moves -1 Moves -139 Christie Yellow River Moves 8 Moves -37 Deep Purple Black Night 13
14 Sly & The Family Stone Thank You (Falettinme be Mice Elf Again) Moves -53 Moves 1 The Jackson 5 I Want You Back Moves -30 Moves -16 Miguel Rios A Song Of Joy 14
15 James Taylor Fire & Rain Moves -19 Moves -1 The Partridge Family I Think I Love You Moves -39 Moves 4 John Lennon Instant Karma 15
16 The Partridge Family I Think I Love You Moves 1 Moves 7 Guess Who American Woman Moves -12 Moves -73 Aphrodite's Child It's Five O'clock 16
17 Creedence Clearwater Revival Up Around the Bend Moves 8 Moves 12 The Jackson 5 I'll Be There Moves -68 Moves 8 Creedence Clearwater Revival Up Around the Bend 17
18 Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love Moves 12 Moves 11 The Beatles The Long & Winding Road Moves -54 Moves 14 Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water 18
19 Creedence Clearwater Revival Lookin' Out My Back Door Moves 0 Moves 0 Creedence Clearwater Revival Lookin' Out My Back Door Moves -15 Moves -2 Free All Right Now 19
20 Mungo Jerry In the Summertime Moves 18 Moves -28 Creedence Clearwater Revival Travellin' Band Moves -12 Moves -27 The Moody Blues Question 20

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