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Charted Hits of 1969 that Peaked in 1970

There were many great songs of the 60s decade that were recorded and made the Billboard Charts in 1969 but did not peak on the charts until 1970.  Certainly there were others that I did not list below but these are all of the Top 40 that were on the Billboard Charts for 1969 and 1970.  These hits charted from August 69 to Dec 69 but didn't peak until 1970.

An event that shaped the American music scene was the band, Led Zeppelin.  They hit the top 40 for the first time in 1969.  Led Zeppelin consisted of legend musicians from the 1960s era. They formed their band in October 1968 and consisted of Robert Plant, lead singer, Jimmy Page, lead guitar, John Paul Jones, bass and keyboards, and John Bonham, drums. As many you recall, Jimmy Page was with the Yardbirds, who many historians believe was probably the best talented rock group ever assembled.

In 1969 Elvis once again hit the charts with "Daddy Don't Cry" which was written by Mac Davis who had penned "In the Ghetto" earlier for Elvis. 

Song                                                  Artist                        Peak    Peak Date

  1. Bridge Over Troubled Water                  Simon & Garfunkle                   1               Feb 28 1970
  2. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head     BJ Thomas                               1               Jan 03 1970
  3. Thank You (Faliteme Be Micellf)            Sly & The Family Stone            1                Feb 14 1970
  4. I Want You Back                                     Jackson 5                               1                Jan 31 1970
  5. Venus                                                     Shocking Blue                         1                Feb 07 1970
  6. Hey There Lonely Girl                             Eddie Holman                          2               Jan 31 1970
  7. Give Me Just a Little More Time            Chairmen of the Board            3               Mar 21 1970
  8. Rainy Night In Georgia                              Brook Benton                        4               Mar 07 1970
  9. Whole Lotta Love                                    Led Zeppelin                           4               Jan 31 1970
  10. Without Love (There is Nothing)             Tom Jones                              5                Jan 31 1970
  11. No Time                                                  Guess Who                              6                Feb 28 1970
  12. Don't Cry Daddy                                      Elvis Presley                          6                Jan 31 1970
  13. Jam Up Jelly Tight                                 Tommy Roe                              8                Jan 17 1970
  14. Psychedelic Shack                                Temptations                            7                 Feb 28 1970
  15. La La La (If I Had You)                            BJ Thomas                             9                 Jan  10 1970
  16. Arizona                                                   Mark Lindsay                        10                 Feb 14 1970
  17. Walk a Mile in My Shoes                        Joe South                             12                 Feb 14 1970
  18. Early in the Morning                               Vanity Fare                           12                 Jan 31 1970
  19. Up on Cripple Creek                               The Band                               25                Jan 03 1970
  20. She Came In Through the Bathroom ...  Joe Cocker                            30                Feb 07 1970 

 

 

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