What Were Some of the Greatest Hits of the 1970s?


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Some of the greatest hits of the 1970s are "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," "I Want You Back," "American Woman" and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." Other 1970s hits include "My Sweet Lord," "Me and Bobby McGee," "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" and "We're an American Band."

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"Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," performed by B.J. Thomas, spent four weeks as a number one hit.

"I Want You Back" by The Jackson Five hit number one in January 1970 and spent a week at the top of the charts. The song ranks 121st on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

"American Woman," performed by The Guess Who spent three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Lenny Kravitz later covered the song.

"Ain't No Mountain High Enough," performed by Diana Ross, made it to number one on the charts in September 1970 and spent three weeks in the top spot. It was Ross' first number one solo performance. Ross received a Grammy nomination for the song.

"My Sweet Lord," recorded by ex-Beatles member George Harrison, hit number one in December 1970 and spent four weeks in the top spot. Harrison's former band mates, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and John Lennon, all had solo number ones in the 1970s.

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