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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1970, sorted by the most popular or best selling first. Place mouse on to see information about song. Click on song title to play song and to read details about the song including lyrics (if available) and to add to playlist. Click on to play song. . Click on label to list songs from that record label. Following on from the top 100 chart are listings of hundreds of other lesser-known Soul R&B songs from 1970, arranged in order of highest US R&B and/or UK chart position.

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# Artist   (click for discography and biography of artist) Title    (click song title to play it, read lyrics etc.) Year Label
1 recordlabel: Tamla 54199
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #1
writtenby: Stevie Wonder, Henry Cosby (as Hank Cosby) & Smokey Robinson
album: Make It Happen
Smokey Robinson & Miracles The Tears of a Clown 1970 Tamla
2 recordlabel: Motown 1171
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #4, US AC #24
writtenby: Berry Gordy, Bob West, Hal Davis & Willie Hutch
album: Third Album
Jackson 5 I'll Be There 1970 Motown
3 recordlabel: Motown 1169
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #6, US AC #6
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Diana Ross Ain't No Mountain High Enough 1970 Motown
4 recordlabel: Gordy 7101
chartposition: R&B #3, US #1, UK #3
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
album: War and Peace
Edwin Starr War 1970 Gordy
5 recordlabel: Invictus 9075
chartposition: R&B #20, US #3, UK #1
writtenby: Brian Holand, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland Jr. & Rolland Dunbar
album: Band Of Gold
Freda Payne Band of Gold 1970 Invictus
6 recordlabel: Motown 1166
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #7
writtenby: Berry Gordy , Freddie Perren , Dake Richards, & Fonce Mizell
album: ABC
Jackson 5 The Love You Save 1970 Motown
7 recordlabel: Motown 1163
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #8
writtenby: Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren , Dake Richards, Fonce Mizell
album: ABC
Jackson 5 ABC 1970 Motown
8 recordlabel: Atlantic 2748
chartposition: R&B #2, US #4, UK #2
writtenby: General Johnson & Ronald Dunbar
album: Patches
Clarence Carter Patches 1970 Atlantic
9 recordlabel: Gordy 7099
chartposition: R&B #2, US #3, UK #7
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
album: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
Temptations Ball of Confusion (That's What the World... 1970 Gordy
10 recordlabel: Invictus 9074
chartposition: R&B #8, US #3, UK #3
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland Jr. & Ronald Dunbar
album: Give Me Just a Little More Time
Chairmen of the Board Give Me Just a Little More Time 1970 Invictus
11 recordlabel: Bell 940
chartposition: R&B #4, US #2, US AC #1
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Hal David
album: Portrait
5th Dimension One Less Bell to Answer 1970 Bell
12 recordlabel: Epic 510555
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1
writtenby: Sly Stone
Sly & the Family Stone Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Agin) 1970 Epic
13 recordlabel: Motown 1172
chartposition: R&B #1, US #7, UK #3, US AC #24
writtenby: Kenny Thomas & Frank Wilson
album: New Ways But Love Stays
Supremes Stoned Love 1970 Motown
14 recordlabel: Tamla 54196
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3, UK #15
writtenby: Stevie Wonder, Lee Garrett, Syreeta & Lula Mae Hardaway
album: Signed, Sealed & Delivered
Stevie Wonder Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours 1970 Tamla
15 recordlabel: Cotillion 44057
chartposition: R&B #1, US #4, US AC #2
writtenby: Tony Joe White
album: Brook Benton Today
Brook Benton Rainy Night in Georgia 1970 Cotillion
16 recordlabel: Stang 5012
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3
writtenby: Sylvia Robinson & Bert Keyes
Moments Love on a Two-Way Street 1970 Stang
17 recordlabel: Dakar 616
chartposition: R&B #1, US #3
writtenby: Jack Daniels & Bonnie Thompson
album: Turn Back the Hands of Time
Tyrone Davis Turn Back the Hands of Time 1970 Dakar
18 recordlabel: Chimneyville 435
chartposition: R&B #1, US #6, UK #51
writtenby: Floyd King
album: King Floyd
King Floyd Groove Me 1970 Chimneyville
19 recordlabel: Motown 1162
chartposition: R&B #5, US #10, UK #6, US AC #28
writtenby: Frank Wilson & Vincent DiMirco
album: Right On
Supremes Up the Ladder to the Roof 1970 Motown
20 recordlabel: Rare Earth 5013
chartposition: US #5, UK #2
writtenby: R. Dean Taylor
album: I Think, Therefore I Am
R. Dean Taylor Indiana Wants Me 1970 Rare Earth
21 recordlabel: Rare Earth 5012
chartposition: R&B #20, US #4
writtenby: Smokey Robinson
album: Get Ready
Rare Earth Get Ready 1970 Rare Earth
22 recordlabel: Gordy 7096
chartposition: R&B #2, US #7, UK #33
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
album: Psychedelic Shack
Temptations Psychedelic Shack 1970 Gordy
23 recordlabel: Motown 1170
chartposition: R&B #4, US #11, UK #10
writtenby: Smokey Robinson & Frank Wilson
album: Still Waters Run Deep
Four Tops Still Water (Love) 1970 Motown
24 recordlabel: RCA 0319
chartposition: R&B #13, US #6, US AC #9
writtenby: Skip Scarborough, Jerry Peters & Anita Poree
album: Real Friends
Friends of Distinction Love or Let Me Be Lonely 1970 RCA
25 recordlabel: Motown 1164
chartposition: R&B #6, US #24, UK #5, US AC #39
writtenby: Carl Sigman & Charles Dawes
album: Still Waters Run Deep
Four Tops It's All in the Game 1970 Motown
26 recordlabel: Atlantic 2751
chartposition: R&B #1, US #11, UK #13
writtenby: Ahmet Ertegun & Betty Nelson
album: Spirit In The Dark
Aretha Franklin Don't Play That Song 1970 Atlantic
27 recordlabel: Motown 1176
chartposition: R&B #10, US #16, UK #7, US AC #20
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
album: Surrender
Diana Ross Remember Me 1970 Motown
28 recordlabel: Tamla 54200
chartposition: R&B #2, US #9, UK #29
writtenby: Ronald Miller (as Ron Miller)
album: Signed, Sealed & Delivered
Stevie Wonder Heaven Help Us All 1970 Tamla
29 recordlabel: Philly Groove 161
chartposition: R&B #3, US #10, UK #22
writtenby: Thom Bell & William Hart
album: The Delfonics
Delfonics Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time) 1970 Philly Groove
30 recordlabel: Motown 1173
chartposition: R&B #7, US #14, UK #11
writtenby: Phil Spector, Jeff Barry & Ellie Greenwich
album: The Magnificent 7
Supremes & Four Tops River Deep, Mountain High 1970 Motown
31 recordlabel: Soul 35078
chartposition: R&B #1, US #9
writtenby: Gloria Jones, Clay McMurray & Pam Sawyer
album: If I Were Your Woman
Gladys Knight & the Pips If I Were Your Woman 1970 Soul
32 recordlabel: Columbia 469
chartposition: UK #2, US #103
writtenby: Jimmy Cliff
album: You Can Get It If You Really Want
Desmond Dekker You Can Get It If You Really Want 1970 Columbia
33 recordlabel: Buddah 165
chartposition: R&B #14, US #8
writtenby: Stan Vincent
album: Stairsteps
Five Stairsteps O-o-h Child 1970 Buddah
34 recordlabel: VIP 25057
chartposition: R&B #4, UK #20, US #14
writtenby: Stevie Wonder, Lee Garrett & Syreeta (as Syreeta Wright)
Spinners It's a Shame 1970 VIP
35 recordlabel: Tamla 54191
chartposition: R&B #11, US #26, UK #6, US AC #31
writtenby: Stevie Wonder, Henry Cosby & Sylvia Moy
album: Signed, Sealed & Delivered
Stevie Wonder Never Had a Dream Come True 1970 Tamla
36 recordlabel: Hot Wax 7004
chartposition: R&B #6, US #8
writtenby: General Johnson (as Norman Johnson), Greg Perry & Angelo Bond
album: Somebody's Been Sleeping in My Bed
100 Proof (Aged in Soul) Somebody's Been Sleeping in My Bed 1970 Hot Wax
37 recordlabel: Columbia 45110
chartposition: R&B #9, US #8
writtenby: Charles Courtney & Peter Link
Ronnie Dyson (If You Let Me Make Love to You Then)... 1970 Columbia
38 recordlabel: Invictus 9081
chartposition: R&B #4, US #13, UK #34
writtenby: Angelo Bond, Ronald Dunbar, Gerard Johnson & Greg Perry
album: In Session
mpcode: tGQizt8o6gU
Chairmen of the Board Pay to the Piper 1970 Invictus
39 recordlabel: Invictus 9078
chartposition: R&B #19, US #38, UK #5
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland Jr. & Ronald Dunbar
album: Give Me Just a Little More Time
Chairmen of the Board (You've Got Me) Dangling on a String 1970 Invictus
40 recordlabel: King 6318
chartposition: R&B #2, US #15, UK #32
writtenby: James Brown, Bobby Byrd & Ron Lenhoff
album: Sex Machine
James Brown Get Up (I Feel Like Being Like a) Sex... 1970 King
41 recordlabel: Atlantic 2706
chartposition: R&B #1, US #13
writtenby: Aretha Franklin
album: This Girl's In Love With You
Aretha Franklin Call Me 1970 Atlantic
42 recordlabel: Warner 7417
chartposition: R&B #3, US #12
writtenby: Charles Wright
album: Express Yourself
Charles Wright & Watts 103rd St. Rhythm... Express Yourself 1970 Warner
43 recordlabel: Sussex 207
chartposition: R&B #5, US #11
writtenby: Tony Boyd & Archie Powell
album: 5-10-15-20-25-30 Years of Love
Presidents 5-10-15-20 (25-30 Years of Love) 1970 Sussex
44 recordlabel: King 6329
chartposition: R&B #1, US #13
writtenby: James Brown
album: Super Bad
James Brown Super Bad 1970 King
45 recordlabel: Soul 35069
chartposition: R&B #4, US #12
writtenby: Marvin Gaye, Anna Gordy Gaye, Iris Gordy & Elgie Stover
album: Portrait of the Originals
Originals The Bells 1970 Soul
46 recordlabel: Stax 0059
chartposition: R&B #5, US #28, UK #18
writtenby: Rufus Thomas
album: Do the Funky Chicken
Rufus Thomas Do the Funky Chicken 1970 Stax
47 recordlabel: Tamla 54197
chartposition: UK #5
writtenby: Nina Simone and Master Wel (as Weldon Irvine)
Bob & Marcia Young, Gifted and Black 1970 Tamla
48 recordlabel: Mercury 73083
chartposition: R&B #8, US #12
writtenby: Herman Davis & Russ Lewis
album: The Gene Chandler Situation
Gene Chandler Groovy Situation 1970 Mercury
49 recordlabel: Atlantic 2765
chartposition: R&B #3, US #14
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: Wilson Pickett in Philadelphia
Wilson Pickett Engine Number 9 1970 Atlantic
50 recordlabel: Motown 1165
chartposition: R&B #7, US #20, UK #33, US AC #18
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Diana Ross Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand) 1970 Motown
51 recordlabel: Invictus 9080
chartposition: R&B #9, US #24, UK #33
writtenby: Norma Toney, Ronald Dunbar, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: Band Of Gold
Freda Payne Deeper and Deeper 1970 Invictus
52 recordlabel: Philips 320226(UK)
chartposition: UK #11
writtenby: Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio
comments: [northern soul]
Frankie Valli You're Ready Now 1970 Philips (UK)
53 recordlabel: Warner/Seven Arts 7365
chartposition: R&B #23, US #16
writtenby: Charles Wright & Don Trotter
album: In the Jungle, Babe
Charles Wright & Watts 103rd St. Rhythm... Love Land 1970 Warner/7 Arts
54 recordlabel: Soul 35070
chartposition: R&B #2, US #21
writtenby: Pam Sawyer, Joe Hinton & Johnny Bristol
album: What Does It Take to Win Your Love
Jr. Walker & the All Stars Gotta Hold On To This Feeling 1970 Soul
55 recordlabel: Invictus 9079
chartposition: R&B #14, US #38, UK #12
writtenby: Daphne Dumas, Brian Holland, Eddie Holland Jr. , Ronald Dunbar
album: In Session
Chairmen of the Board Everything's Tuesday 1970 Invictus
56 recordlabel: Stax 0079
chartposition: R&B #1, US #25
writtenby: Rufus Thomas
album: Did You Heard Me?
Rufus Thomas (Do the) Push and Pull 1970 Stax
57 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 734 (UK)
chartposition: UK #9
writtenby: Dick Holler
album: That's The Way Love Is
Marvin Gaye Abraham, Martin and John 1970 Tamla...
58 recordlabel: Atlantic 2722
chartposition: R&B #4, US #25
writtenby: Andy Kim & Jeff Barry
album: Right On
Wilson Pickett Sugar, Sugar 1970 Atlantic
59 recordlabel: Fame 1472
chartposition: R&B #4, US #24
writtenby: Billy Sherrill & Tammy Wynette
Candi Staton Stand by Your Man 1970 Fame
60 recordlabel: Gordy 7104
chartposition: R&B #5, US #26, UK #33
writtenby: Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield
album: Involved
Edwin Starr Stop the War Now 1970 Gordy
61 recordlabel: Tamla Motown 747(UK)
chartposition: R&B #11, US #21, US AC #29
writtenby: Lou Stallman
album: Right On
Supremes Everybody's Got the Right to Love 1970 Tamla Motown...
62 recordlabel: Stone Flower 9000
chartposition: R&B #4, US #22
writtenby: Sylvestor Stone
Little Sister You're the One 1970 Stone Flower
63 recordlabel: Curtom 1951
chartposition: R&B #3, US #28
writtenby: Curtis Mayfield
album: Check Out Your Mind
Impressions Check Out Your Mind 1970 Curtom
64 recordlabel: Hot Wax 7003
chartposition: R&B #15, US #24
writtenby: Daphne Dumas, Ronald Dunbar, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Eddie Holland Jr.
album: Westbound #9
Flaming Ember Westbound #9 1970 Hot Wax
65 recordlabel: Atlantic 2731
chartposition: R&B #3, US #23
writtenby: Aretha Franklin
album: Spirit In The Dark
Aretha Franklin Spirit in the Dark 1970 Atlantic
66 recordlabel: Soul 35071
chartposition: R&B #3, US #25
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
album: Gladys Knight & the Pips Greatest Hits
Gladys Knight & the Pips You Need Love Like I Do (Don't You) 1970 Soul
67 recordlabel: Soul 35073
chartposition: R&B #3, US #32, UK #51
writtenby: Johnny Bristol & Robert Beavers
album: A Gassssss
Jr. Walker & the All Stars Do You See My Love (For You Growing) 1970 Soul
68 recordlabel: Curtom 1955
chartposition: R&B #3, US #29
writtenby: Curtis Mayfield
album: Curtis
Curtis Mayfield (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below... 1970 Curtom
69 recordlabel: Roulette 7079
chartposition: R&B #4, US #29
writtenby: Richard Barrett, Arlene Smith & George Goldner
album: Maybe
Three Degrees Maybe 1970 Roulette
70 recordlabel: Kapp 2085
chartposition: R&B #20, US #28, US AC #10
writtenby: Gerald Wilson
album: Viva Tirado
El Chicano Viva Tirado 1970 Kapp
71 recordlabel: Atlantic 452681
chartposition: R&B #12, US #30
writtenby: Dave Crawford & Jackie Moore
Jackie Moore Precious, Precious 1970 Atlantic
72 recordlabel: King 6292
chartposition: R&B #3, US #32
writtenby: James Brown
James Brown It's a New Day 1970 King
73 recordlabel: Bell 1128(UK)
chartposition: UK #7
writtenby: Roger Cook, Roger Greenaway and Tony Macaulay
Johnny Johnson & the Bandwagon (Blame It) On the Pony Express 1970 Bell (UK)
74 recordlabel: King 6310
chartposition: R&B #2, US #32
writtenby: James Brown
album: Sex Machine
James Brown Brother Rapp 1970 King
75 recordlabel: Scepter 12294
chartposition: R&B #26, US #37, US AC #2
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Hal David
album: Very Dionne
Dionne Warwick Make It Easy on Yourself 1970 Scepter
76 recordlabel: Brunswick 53436
chartposition: R&B #14, US #30
writtenby: Gus Redmond, Larry Brownlee & Lowrell Simon
album: The Sly, the Slick and the Wicked
Lost Generation The Sly, the Slick and the Wicked 1970 Brunswick
77 recordlabel: Island 6087
chartposition: UK #8
writtenby: Cat Stevens
Jimmy Cliff Wild World 1970 Island
78 recordlabel: Spring 108
chartposition: R&B #3, US #40
writtenby: Joe Simon, Raeford Gerald & Doc Price
Joe Simon Your Time to Cry 1970 Spring
79 recordlabel: Liberty 56177
chartposition: R&B #25, US #34
writtenby: Sly Stone
album: Come Together
mpcode: 6J-3ry1YMYc
Ike & Tina Turner I Want to Take You Higher 1970 Liberty
80 recordlabel: Hot Wax 7006
chartposition: R&B #12, US #34
writtenby: William Weatherspoon, Raynard Miner & Ronald Dunbar
album: Sunshine
Flaming Ember I'm Not My Brother's Keeper 1970 Hot Wax
81 recordlabel: Commonwealth United 3004
chartposition: R&B #27, US #34, US AC #8
writtenby: Neil Sedaka & Howard Greenfield
Lenny Welch Breaking Up Is Hard to Do 1970 Commonwealth...
82 recordlabel: Stone Flower 9001
chartposition: R&B #8, US #32
writtenby: Sly Stone
Little Sister Somebody's Watching You 1970 Stone Flower
83 recordlabel: Scepter 12276
chartposition: R&B #45, US #32, US AC #5
writtenby: Burt Bacharach & Hal David
album: Very Dionne
Dionne Warwick Let Me Go to Him 1970 Scepter
84 recordlabel: Stax 0068
chartposition: R&B #3, US #37
writtenby: Jimmy Hughes
Johnnie Taylor Steal Away 1970 Stax
85 recordlabel: Trojan 7750
chartposition: UK #9
writtenby: John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins
Nicky Thomas Love of the Common People 1970 Trojan
86 recordlabel: Gordy 7102
chartposition: R&B #8, US #33
writtenby: Norman Whitfield & Barrett Strong
Temptations Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite the World) 1970 Gordy
87 recordlabel: Stax 0078
chartposition: R&B #4, US #39
writtenby: Arthur Snider
album: One Step Beyond
Johnnie Taylor I Am Somebody 1970 Stax
88 recordlabel: Atlantic 2772
chartposition: R&B #5, US #37
writtenby: Elton John & Bernie Taupin
album: Young, Gifted and Black
Aretha Franklin Border Song 1970 Atlantic
89 recordlabel: ABC/TRC 11271
chartposition: R&B #19, US #41, US AC #26
writtenby: Jimmy Lewis
album: Love Country Style
Ray Charles If You Were Mine 1970 ABC/TRC
90 recordlabel: Atlantic 2726
chartposition: R&B #6, US #42
writtenby: Clarence Carter & George Jackson
album: Patches
Clarence Carter I Can't Leave Your Love Alone 1970 Atlantic
91 recordlabel: Stateside 91734
chartposition: UK #10
writtenby: John Cameron
Johnny Johnson & the Bandwagon Sweet Inspiration 1970 Stateside
92 recordlabel: Tamla 54195
chartposition: R&B #7, US #40
writtenby: Roger Penzabene, Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield
album: M.P.G.
Marvin Gaye The End of Our Road 1970 Tamla
93 recordlabel: Philly Groove 162
chartposition: R&B #8, US #40
writtenby: Thom Bell & William Hart
album: The Delfonics
Delfonics Trying to Make a Fool of Me 1970 Philly Groove
94 recordlabel: Hi 2178
chartposition: R&B #7, US #45
writtenby: Clay Hammond
album: Part Time Love
Ann Peebles Part Time Love 1970 Hi
95 recordlabel: KoKo 2105
chartposition: R&B #6, US #45
writtenby: Allen Jones & Homer Banks
Luther Ingram Ain't That Loving You (For More Reasons... 1970 KoKo
96 recordlabel: ABC 11280
chartposition: R&B #6, US #45
writtenby: B.B. King
album: Indianola Mississippi Seeds
B.B. King Chains and Things 1970 ABC
97 recordlabel: Cadet 5667
chartposition: R&B #5, US #51
writtenby: Bobby Miller & Allen Freed
album: Like It Is, Like It Was
Dells Nadine 1970 Cadet
98 recordlabel: Stang 5016
chartposition: R&B #7, US #44
writtenby: Jack Lawrence
mpcode: 5WAG6lKYXx8
Moments If I Didn't Care 1970 Stang
99 recordlabel: Roulette 7088
chartposition: R&B #7, US #48
writtenby: Myrna March
Three Degrees I Do Take You 1970 Roulette
100 recordlabel: Stax 0060
chartposition: R&B #11, US #45
writtenby: Booker T. Jones & Eddie Floyd
album: California Girl
Eddie Floyd California Girl 1970 Stax

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