Global Charts
National Charts

Global Single Chart
50 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to May 30, 1970
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week 11
Let It Be - Beatles
Apple - 9 weeks at No.1
6 / 7
week 3
Cecilia - Simon & Garfunkel
CBS / Columbia
3 / 2
week 9
Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum
2 / 3
week 15
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
CBS / Columbia
9 / -
week 2
Everything Is Beautiful - Ray Stevens
Barnaby / CBS
4 / 4
week 9
House Of The Rising Sun - Frijid Pink
Decca / Parrot
5 / 5
week 4
American Woman - Guess Who
new.JPG (991 bytes) Run Through The Jungle - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Liberty / Fantasy
new.JPG (991 bytes) Up Around The Bend - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Liberty / Fantasy
7 / 6
week 12
Instant Karma (We All Shine On) - John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band

"Let It Be", released on March 6, 1970, was the Beatles' final single before Paul McCartney announced his dispature from the band. And Paul McCartney had also the idea of "Let It Be" after he had a dream about his mother during the tense period surrounding the sessions for the The White Album in 1968. According to McCartney, the song's reference to 'Mother Mary' was not biblical. Nevertheless, he explained that his mother, who died of cancer when he was fourteen, was the inspiration of the lyric. The single version of the song, produced by George Martin, features a softer guitar solo and the orchestral section mixed low, while the album version, produced by Phil Spector, features a more aggresive guitar solo and the orchestral sections mixed up. "Let It Be" reached no.1 in the United States, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, and New Zealand. In United Kingdom and in Germany it went to no.2. On the Year-End Chart 1970 the ballad placed at no.3 with a total of 9,248,000 points.

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