'American Top 40' Flashback: July 4, 1970
'American Top 40' Flashback: July 4, 1970

"American Top 40," July 4, 1970 (a countdown of the Billboard Hot 100 dated July 11, 1970):

No. 10, "Hitchin' a Ride," Vanity Fare
No. 9, "The Wonder of You," Elvis Presley
No. 8, "The Long and Winding Road," the Beatles
No. 7, "(They Long to Be) Close to You," Carpenters
No. 6, "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)," Melanie with the Edwin Hawkins Singers

No. 5, "Band of Gold," Freda Payne
No. 4, "Ride Captain Ride," Blues Image
No. 3, "Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today)," the Temptations
No. 2, "The Love You Save," Jackson 5

No. 1, "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)," Three Dog Night

(Click here for an in-depth history of "American Top 40," from its inception through its most recent broadcast. On its official website, listen to artists, including Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry, paying tribute to the show's landmark anniversary).

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