US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th November, 1975

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 ISLAND GIRL –•– Elton John (MCA)-5 (2 weeks at #1)
2 4 LYIN’ EYES –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-9
3 2 CALYPSO / I’M SORRY –•– John Denver (RCA)-13
4 6 WHO LOVES YOU –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers)-12
5 3 MIRACLES –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-12
6 9 HEAT WAVE / LOVE IS A ROSE –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-10
7 5 THEY JUST CAN’T STOP IT THE (Games People Play) –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-14
8 10 THIS WILL BE –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-11
9 7 FEELINGS –•– Morris Albert (RCA)-21
10 14 THE WAY I WANT TO TOUCH YOU –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-7

11 12 DO IT ANY WAY YOU WANNA –•– The Peoples’ Choice (TSOP)-12
12 16 LOW RIDER –•– War (United Artists)-8
13 13 SOMETHING BETTER TO DO –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-8
14 15 LADY BLUE –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-15
15 17 SOS –•– Abba (Atlantic)-12
16 8 BAD BLOOD –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-9
17 19 SKY HIGH –•– Jigsaw (Chelsea)-11
18 22 NIGHTS ON BROADWAY –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-6
19 28 THAT’S THE WAY (I Like It) –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-3
20 20 YOU –•– George Harrison (Apple)-8

21 21 WHAT A DIFF’RENCE A DAY MAKES –•– Esther Phillips (Kudu)-13
22 25 FLY, ROBIN, FLY –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-5
23 23 BORN TO RUN –•– Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)-8
24 30 MY LITTLE TOWN –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-4
25 26 I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU –•– Art Garfunkel (Columbia)-12
26 32 EIGHTEEN WITH A BULLET –•– Pete Wingfield (Island)-12
27 29 BLUE EYES CRYING IN THE RAIN –•– Willie Nelson (Columbia)-11
28 37 LET’S DO IT AGAIN –•– The Staple Singers (Curtom)-3
29 35 OPERATOR –•– The Manhattan Transfer (Atlantic)-8
30 11 BRAZIL –•– The Ritchie Family (20th Century)-15

31 38 PEACE PIPE / GIVE IT WHAT YOU GOT –•– B.T. Express (Roadshow)-14
32 34 JUST TOO MANY PEOPLE –•– Melissa Manchester (Arista)-8
33 40 I WANT’A DO SOMETHING FREAKY TO YOU –•– Leon Haywood (20th Century)-10
34 27 ROCKIN’ ALL OVER THE WORLD –•– John Fogerty (Elektra)-10
35 43 SECRET LOVE –•– Freddy Fender (ABC / Dot)-4
36 44 SATURDAY NIGHT –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-5
37 51 OUR DAY WILL COME –•– Frankie Valli (Private Stock)-4
38 18 IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE –•– Tavares (Capitol)-16
39 24 DANCE WITH ME –•– Orleans (Asylum)-17
40 42 DIAMONDS AND RUST –•– Joan Baez (A&M)-8

OFF THE CHARTS

41 31 FAME –•– David Bowie (RCA)-20
42 36 THE AGONY AND THE ECTASY –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-10
43 33 BALLROOM BLITZ –•– Sweet (Capitol)-22
64 39 LETTING GO –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Capitol)-6

POWER PLAYS

45 50 SINCE I MET YOU BABY –•– Freddy Fender (GRT)-4
46 45 EVERYDAY I HAVE TO CRY SOME –•– Arthur Alexander (Buddah)-9
47 46 SWEET STICKY THING –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-8
48 52 CHANGE WITH THE TIMES –•– Van McCoy (Avco)-5
49 53 MEXICO –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-6
50 64 I’M ON FIRE –•– 5000 Volts (Philips)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

74 — PART TIME LOVE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-1
86 — COUNTRY BOY (You Got Your Feet In L.A.) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1
87 — WINNERS AND LOSERS –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank, and Reynolds (Playboy)-1
89 — FULL OF FIRE –•– Al Green (Hi)-1
90 — WALK AWAY FROM LOVE –•– David Ruffin (Motown)-1
91 — OVER MY HEAD –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-1
92 — CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1
98 — NICE, NICE VERY NICE –•– Ambrosia (20th Century)-1
99 — IT’S TIME FOR LOVE –•– The Chi-Lites (Brunswick)-1