Various Artists

Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1970

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The 1970 entry in Billboard's ongoing year-by-year retrospective is notable for its inclusion of three undisputed Motown classics -- Smokey Robinson & the Miracles' "Tears of a Clown," Edwin Starr's "War," and the Jackson 5's monumental "I Want You Back." The remaining tracks inevitably suffer by comparison, although Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky" and the Partridge Family's "I Think I Love You" carry a certain nostalgic charm.

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