Saturday, 24 August 2013

UK Music Chart: June 27, 1970

Number 18 : Creedence Clearwater Revival : Up Around the Bend

Mungo Jerry were enjoying their third week as the UK's Number 1 this week in 1970, in what was a relatively quiet Top 20. Just one new entry to the listing, along with a song that was re-entering the chart after a couple of weeks away.
  • 01 (01) Mungo Jerry - In The Summertime 
  • 02 (03) Mr Bloe - Groovin' With Mr Bloe 
  • 03 (04) Free - All Right Now 
  • 04 (02) Christie - Yellow River 
  • 05 (07) Gerry Monroe - Sally 
  • 06 (05) The Beach Boys - Cottonfields 
  • 07 (15) Cliff Richard - Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha 
  • 08 (06) Glen Campbell - Honey Come Back 
  • 09 (11) Marvin Gaye - Abraham, Martin And John 
  • 10 (10) Fleetwood Mac - Green Manalishi (With The Two-Prong Crown) 
  • 11 (08) Ray Stevens - Everything Is Beautiful 
  • 12 (13) The Supremes - Up The Ladder To The Roof 
  • 13 (17) The Four Tops - It's All In The Game 
  • 14 (18) Status Quo - Down The Dustpipe 
  • 15 (09) England World Cup Squad - Back Home 
  • 16 (16) Arrival - I Will Survive 
  • 17 (12) The Moody Blues - Question 
  • 18 (33) Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up Around The Bend 
  • 19 (19) Roger Whittaker - I Don't Believe In 'If' Anymore 
  • 20 (24) Butterscotch - Don't You Know (She Said Hello)
*Previous week in brackets; Climbers denoted in red
Image: CCR - The Complete Collection (Digital Box)

New to the Top 20 this week was Creedence Clearwater Revival's final single to reach the UK Top 10: Up Around the Bend. Written by the band's lead singer John Fogerty and included on the album Cosmo's Factory, the track would eventually peak at Number 3. It was also a major hit in the US, where it topped out at Number 4.



Returning to the Top 20 at the basement position is the single by Butterscotch: Don't You Know (She Said Hello). It would prove to be the vocal group's only hit, reaching a best chart position of Number 17 a few weeks back. The video featured here shows some nostalgic UK pop culture characters and groups from the 1970s.


The Number 1 album this week:



The Number 1 Song in the USA: 
The Love You Save

 

Until next time...