The new decade seemed to start with no real pattern. Elvis Presley was the top performer of 1970 . In addition to the biggest single of the year ("The Wonder of You"), the King had top ten hits with "Don't Cry Daddy" and "I've Lost You".
Number two act of the year was the Jackson Five. None of their singles reached number one but all four were top ten contenders including "I Want You Back", "ABC", "The Love You Save" and "I'll Be There".
The Beatles just managed to capture a spot in the
There were many number one singles from performers that were their only hits of the year in 1970. Dave Edmunds had the second biggest hit of the year with "I Hear You Knockin" but it was over two years before he returned to the singles charts.
The third biggest hit of the year was "In The Summertime" by Mungo Jerry
and the fourth biggest hit of the year was"Band of Gold" from Freda Payne
Edison Lighthouse were in the one hit wonder category with "Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes", the fifth