Global Charts
National Charts
 

Global Single Chart
50 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to March 21, 1970
compiled and provided by

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week 5
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
CBS / Columbia - 2 weeks at No.1
new.JPG (991 bytes) Let It Be - Beatles
Apple
2 / 1
week 15
Venus - Shocking Blue
Penny Farthing / Colossus / Metronome
7 / -
week 2
Instant Karma (We All Shine On) - John Lennon & Plastic Ono Band
Apple
3 / 3
week 4
Travelin' Band - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Liberty / Fantasy
4 / 4
week 4
Who'll Stop The Rain - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Liberty / Fantasy
6 / 9
week 3
Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) - Edison Lighthouse
Bell
5 / 5
week 4
Ma Belle Amie - Tee Set
Hansa / Colossus
10 / -
week 2
The Rapper - Jaggerz
Kama Sutra
new.JPG (991 bytes) He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - Hollies
Parlophone / Epic
 

The gorgeous power ballad "Bridge Over Troubled Water" was released on January 20, 1970. Paul Simon composed it very quickly, so much so that he asked himself, 'Where did that come from? It doesn't seem like me". The song performed on piano and carries the influence of gospel music. The original studio recording employs elements of Phil Spector's 'Wall of Sound' technique using L.A. session musicians from the Wrecking Crew. "Bridge Over The Troubled Water" topped the hitlists in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, and New Zealand. It won five awards at the 13th Annual Grammy Awards in 1971, including for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year.

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