Top Five Singles Every Year Since 1970


Breaking into the United States Top-100 or Top-40 singles charts is an incredible achievement. There’s such spectacular competition from all corners that even coming close is impressive. Suffice to say, getting all the way into the Top-10 is something else entirely.

Right at the top of the pile, you’ll find those who’ve not only cracked the charts, but taken them by storm. Reaching the number-one spot for even a week or two usually means guaranteed fame and fortune on a global basis. That is, unless you’ve already got it. But there’s even a step further ahead than the number-one of any given week or month…how about the number-one song of the entire year?

That’s what we’re taking a look at here – the Top Five Singles Every Year Since 1970. Not only will you find a few interesting entries in there, but it’s also incredible to see how music tastes and styles have changed over the years!


1. Simon and Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
2. Carpenters – (They Long To Be) Close To You
3. Guess Who – American Woman / No Sugar Tonight
4. B.J. Thomas – Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head
5. Edwin Starr – War