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 -3 Moves -19 Mungo Jerry In the Summertime Moves 1 Moves 1 The Beatles Let it Be 2
3 The Beatles Let it Be Moves 2 Moves -9 Shocking Blue Venus Moves 0 Moves 0 Shocking Blue Venus 3
4 Carpenters (They Long to Be) Close to You Moves -7 Moves 3 Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water Moves -14 Moves -2 Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky 4
5 The Jackson 5 I'll Be There Moves -14 Moves 3 B J Thomas Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head Moves -67 Moves -5 Christie Yellow River 5
6 Carpenters We've Only Just Begun Moves -22 Moves -2 Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky Moves 2 Moves -18 Simon & Garfunkel El Condor Pasa (If I Could) 6
7 The Beatles The Long & Winding Road Moves -10 Moves -13 Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love Moves -4 Moves -26 Black Sabbath Paranoid 7
8 Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the Sky Moves 2 Moves -32 The Kinks Lola Moves 0 Moves 0 The Kinks Lola 8
9 Guess Who American Woman Moves -7 Moves -9 Creedence Clearwater Revival Up Around the Bend Moves -8 Moves -20 Frijid Pink House of the Rising Sun 9
10 Sly & The Family Stone Thank You (Falettinme be Mice Elf Again) Moves -48 Moves -145 Christie Yellow River Moves 5 Moves -71 Soulful Dynamics Mademoiselle Ninette 10
11 Neil Diamond Cracklin' Rosie Moves -2 Moves 7 Carpenters (They Long to Be) Close to You Moves -59 Moves 4 Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love 11
12 Shocking Blue Venus Moves 9 Moves -16 John Lennon Instant Karma Moves -1 Moves -51 Dana All Kinds of Everything 12
13 Edwin Starr War Moves -14 Moves 2 Neil Diamond Cracklin' Rosie Moves -16 Moves 1 John Lennon Instant Karma 13
14 The Partridge Family I Think I Love You Moves -1 Moves -1 The Jackson 5 I Want You Back Moves -20 Moves -36 Deep Purple Black Night 14
15 The Jackson 5 I Want You Back Moves 1 Moves 1 The Partridge Family I Think I Love You Moves -39 Moves -15 Miguel Rios A Song Of Joy 15
16 James Taylor Fire & Rain Moves -18 Moves 7 Guess Who American Woman Moves -12 Moves -75 Aphrodite's Child It's Five O'clock 16
17 Creedence Clearwater Revival Lookin' Out My Back Door Moves -1 Moves 10 The Beatles The Long & Winding Road Moves -56 Moves 8 Creedence Clearwater Revival Up Around the Bend 17
18 Creedence Clearwater Revival Up Around the Bend Moves 9 Moves 1 Creedence Clearwater Revival Lookin' Out My Back Door Moves -17 Moves 14 Simon & Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water 18
19 The Jackson 5 ABC Moves -3 Moves 14 The Jackson 5 I'll Be There Moves -65 Moves -2 Free All Right Now 19
20 Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love Moves 13 Moves -24 Creedence Clearwater Revival Travellin' Band Moves -12 Moves -28 The Moody Blues Question 20

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