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Billboard Top Rock'n'Roll Hits: 1970


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Audio CD, October 25, 1990
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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B0000032JE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #32,299 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Venus - The Shocking Blue
2. Mama Told Me (Not To Come) - Three Dog Night
3. I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family
4. The Tears Of A Clown - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
5. The Rapper - The Jaggerz
6. I Want You Back - The Jackson 5
7. Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
8. Vehicle - The Ides Of March
9. War - Edwin Starr
10. Green-Eyed Lady - Sugarloaf

Editorial Reviews

This is the first series to comprehensively cover the top pop singles from five decades of rock. Each specially-priced volume features top rock'n'roll hits from their respective years as compiled by Billboard chart expert Joel Whitburn.

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All are big hits together on one cd.
terry joe tarbet
The album ends with Sugarloaf's "Green-Eyed Lady;" this is one terrific hit and you will like this if you haven't heard it before.
Matthew G. Sherwin
The music here takes me back to High School.
California Girl

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Matthew G. Sherwin HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 14, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1970 offers ten hot hits that made the airwaves sizzle back in 1970! This surely brings back many fond memories for me; I love this older rock music. Hopefully it will bring back great memories for the people who first heard these tunes on the radio; and newcomers to this style of music would do well to consider this fine CD.

The Shocking Blue kick off the track set of hits with their smash hit entitled "Venus." "Venus" has a great guitar solo and the percussion, drums and more carry the bulk of the musical arrangement. They play and sing this song so well it makes me wanna dance every time I hear it! Awesome! Listen also for "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)" by Three Dog Night. Three Dog Night does an awesome job on "Mama Told Me (Not To Come);" the modulations between major and minor work very well and the guitars are really cool. I love it! The harmonizing of some of the lyrics is very good, too.

The Partridge Family follows with what seems like a softer rock style hit, "I Think I Love You." "I Think I Love You" is a softer type of rock love ballad that still works well as they play this; David Cassidy sings this strong and he never misses a beat! There seems to be a harpsichord in this arrangement--and this impresses me very much.

The Jackson 5 weigh in with their "I Want You Back;" little Michael Jackson sings his heart out and the funky early `70s flavor enhances the natural beauty of this rock tune. The percussion, drums, guitars and more make "I Want You Back" a true highlight of this album. Moreover, there's also an awesome "Spirit In The Sky" by Norman Greenbaum; this number always makes me stop and listen to it because it's just so good.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Panzarella on January 21, 2000
Format: Audio CD
1970, the anticipation for me of what the next four years of high school would be like. These songs definitely bring me back without a doubt, the definition of what top 40 AM radio was like. Every song on this CD is great, no fillers here, the only thing I would change about it would be to put the extended version of "Green-Eyed Lady" by Sugarloaf on it. Perfect listening.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 17, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This CD provided endless hours of listening pleasure for those great pre going out Friday and Saturday nights in the dorm room. All the songs will make you want to dance and groove!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 8, 1999
Format: Audio CD
A lot of great tunes on this CD. But it's worth picking up if for nothing else than Norman Greenbaum's great Spirit in the Sky. Greenbaum was a one-hit wonder for good reason: it's his only good song.
This is a good CD, though, with several other gems including the original Venus, Three Dog Night, Sugarloaf and The Partridge Family! Overall, not as good as the '69 Billboard, but still good stuff here.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mary Jane Volk on January 2, 2008
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I ordered several copies of this CD for 50th Birthday gifts. Most of my friends hit that bit 5-OH this year. The music takes you right back to your youth. Each of those to whom I have given this CD has remarked about memories it has recreated for them. No regrets with this one. Each and every song is one you'll know by heart.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Darrick on November 2, 2002
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I got this cd for the simple fact that it has "Vehicle" by the Ides of March. I thought the people at billboard were very wise in making the decision to add that song to this series. Other cool songs included are "The Rapper" and "Green Eyed Lady."
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By amk on July 9, 2014
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Great item, highly recommend.
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Thjis is a great CD! Very clear sound and upbeat music! Fun listening too and this turned out to be a fun present idea for a friend who turned 40.
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