Top 10 this week in 1970

28 July 2021 – RESULTS UPDATE

Thanks for your responses to yesterday’s poll (below) about the Top 10 songs from this week in 1970.

Click on the song titles to hear them.

We have tallied up your comments and Melanie’s Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) was your #1 favourite. Close behind at #2 was Up Around the Bend by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

The next three in your voting were Spirit in the Sky by Norman Greenbaum, The Long and Winding Road by The Beatles and Cottonfields by The Beach Boys.

We also give Honourable Mentions to Boom Sha La La Lo by Hans Poulsen and The Rhythm of Life by Diana Ross & The Supremes and The Temptations.

Thanks for taking part. We’ll select a Top 10 from another year next week and ask you again about your favourites.

Greg, chief gong banger

27 July 2021

Up Around the Bend was #1 in Australia in the week of 27 July 1970

Australian Top 10: week of 27 July 1970

1.. Up Around the Bend – Creedence Clearwater Revival
2.. Cottonfields – Beach Boys
3.. The Wonder of You – Elvis Presley
4.. Knock Knock Who’s There – Liz Maessen
5.. Boom-Sha-La-La-Lo – Hans Poulsen
6.. The Rhythm of Life – Diana Ross & The Supremes and The Temptations
7.. The Long and Winding Road – The Beatles
8.. Knock Knock Who’s There – Mary Hopkin
9.. Lay Down ( Candles in the Rain) – Melanie
10.. Spirit in the Sky – Norman Greenbaum

Which of these songs would you like us to post on the Bang a Gong Facebook page tomorrow (28 July)?

You can vote for more than one song from this Top 10 list. CLICK HERE TO TELL US YOUR FAVOURITES

Chart stats are as recorded by Australia’s Kent charts and Kent Music Report

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