1976: All Charts

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd January, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 SATURDAY NIGHT –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-13 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 6 I WRITE THE SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-8 (2)
3 5 THEME FROM “MAHOGANY” (Do You Know Where You’re Going To) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-10 (3)
4 4 LOVE ROLLERCOASTER –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-8 (4)
5 1 LET’S DO IT AGAIN –•– The Staple Singers (Curtom)-11 (1)
6 7 CONVOY –•– C.W. McCall (MGM)-5 (6)
7 8 FOX ON THE RUN –•– Sweet (Capitol)-8 (7)
8 3 THAT’S THE WAY (I Like It) –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-11 (1)
9 10 I LOVE MUSIC (Part 1) –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-10 (9)
10 9 FLY, ROBIN, FLY –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-13 (1)

11 15 LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY –•– Donna Summer (Oasis)-5 (11)
12 14 TIMES OF YOUR LIFE –•– Paul Anka (United Artists)-8 (12)
13 17 WALK AWAY FROM LOVE –•– David Ruffin (Motown)-9 (13)
14 16 COUNTRY BOY (You Got Your Feet In L.A.) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-9 (14)
15 19 SING A SONG –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-7 (15)
16 20 YOU SEXY THING –•– Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)-10 (16)
17 21 ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE (Live Version) –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-8 (17)
18 23 FLY AWAY –•– John Denver (with Olivia Newton-John) (RCA)-5 (18)
19 12 SKY HIGH –•– Jigsaw (Chelsea)-19 (3)
20 24 EVIL WOMAN –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-8 (20)

21 13 NIGHTS ON BROADWAY –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-14 (7)
22 26 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-11 (22)
23 27 OVER MY HEAD –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-9 (23)
24 25 FOR THE LOVE OF YOU (Parts 1 and 2) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-8 (22)
25 41 LOVE HURTS –•– Nazareth (A&M)-7 (25)
26 30 WINNERS AND LOSERS –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Playboy)-9 (26)
27 36 WAKE UP EVERYBODY (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-7 (27)
28 34 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-4 (28)
29 35 BABY FACE –•– The Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps (Wing and a Prayer)-8 (29)
30 37 SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-5 (30)

31 22 PART TIME LOVE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-9 (22)
32 32 ISLAND GIRL –•– Elton John (MCA)-13 (1)
33 33 SCHOOL BOY CRUSH –•– The Average White Band (AWB) (Atlantic)-6 (33)
34 50 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-3 (34)
35 42 HURRICANE (Part 1) –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-6 (35)
36 43 LET IT SHINE / HE AIN’T HEAVY… HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-5 (36)
37 40 LET’S LIVE TOGETHER –•– The Road Apples (Mums / Polydor)-11 (37)
38 28 FULL OF FIRE –•– Al Green (Hi)-9 (28)
39 31 THE WAY I WANT TO TOUCH YOU –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-15 (4)
40 45 SQUEEZE BOX –•– The Who (MCA)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 11 OUR DAY WILL COME –•– Frankie Valli (Private Stock)-12 (11)
45 29 MY LITTLE TOWN –•– Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)-12 (9)
47 38 FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN –•– The Marshall Tucker Band (Capricorn)-12 (38)
49 39 VOLARE –•– Al Martino (Capitol)-10 (33)
54 18 THE LAST GAME OF THE SEASON (A Blind Man In the Bleachers) –•– David Geddes (Big Tree)-8 (18)

POWER PLAYS

41 47 PALOMA BLANCA –•– The George Baker Selection (Warner Brothers)-6 (41)
43 52 DOWN TO THE LINE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-5 (43)
44 53 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-4 (44)
46 46 WOMAN TONIGHT –•– America (Warner Brothers)-6 (46)
48 48 THIS OLD MAN –•– Purple Reign (Private Stock)-7 (48)
50 57 SLOW RIDE –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

73 — BACK TO THE ISLAND –•– Leon Russell (Shelter)-1 (73)
80 — LADY BUMP –•– Penny McLean (Atlantic)-1 (80)
81 — BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-1 (81)
82 — SWEET THING –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-1 (82)
84 — THAT’S WHY I LOVE YOU –•– Andrew Gold (Asylum)-1 (84)
85 — ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-1 (85)
87 — CHAIN GANG MEDLEY (Chain Gang / He Don’t Love You / Searchin’) –•– Jim Croce (Lifesong)-1 (87)
98 — DREAM WEAVER –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-1 (98)
99 — VALENTINE LOVE –•– Norman Connors with Michael Henderson and Jean Cain (Buddah)-1 (99)
100 — DAYDREAMER –•– C.C. and Company (20th Century / Westbound)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th January, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 6 CONVOY –•– C.W. McCall (MGM)-6 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 I WRITE THE SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-9 (2)
3 3 THEME FROM “MAHOGANY” (Do You Know Where You’re Going To) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-11 (3)
4 4 LOVE ROLLERCOASTER –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-9 (4)
5 1 SATURDAY NIGHT –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-14 (1)
6 7 FOX ON THE RUN –•– Sweet (Capitol)-9 (6)
7 9 I LOVE MUSIC (Part 1) –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-11 (7)
8 8 THAT’S THE WAY (I Like It) –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-12 (1)
9 11 LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY –•– Donna Summer (Oasis)-6 (9)
10 12 TIMES OF YOUR LIFE –•– Paul Anka (United Artists)-9 (10)

11 13 WALK AWAY FROM LOVE –•– David Ruffin (Motown)-10 (11)
12 14 COUNTRY BOY (You Got Your Feet In L.A.) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-10 (12)
13 15 SING A SONG –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-8 (13)
14 16 YOU SEXY THING –•– Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)-11 (14)
15 17 ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE (Live Version) –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-9 (15)
16 18 FLY AWAY –•– John Denver (with Olivia Newton-John) (RCA)-6 (16)
17 34 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-4 (17)
18 20 EVIL WOMAN –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-9 (18)
19 5 LET’S DO IT AGAIN –•– The Staple Singers (Curtom)-12 (1)
20 22 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-12 (20)

21 23 OVER MY HEAD –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-10 (21)
22 28 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-5 (22)
23 25 LOVE HURTS –•– Nazareth (A&M)-8 (23)
24 26 WINNERS AND LOSERS –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Playboy)-10 (24)
25 27 WAKE UP EVERYBODY (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-8 (25)
26 24 FOR THE LOVE OF YOU (Parts 1 and 2) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-9 (22)
27 29 BABY FACE –•– The Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps (Wing and a Prayer)-9 (27)
28 30 SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-6 (28)
29 10 FLY, ROBIN, FLY –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-14 (1)
30 19 SKY HIGH –•– Jigsaw (Chelsea)-20 (3)

31 21 NIGHTS ON BROADWAY –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-15 (7)
32 31 PART TIME LOVE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-10 (22)
33 35 HURRICANE (Part 1) –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-7 (33)
34 36 LET IT SHINE / HE AIN’T HEAVY… HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-6 (34)
35 37 LET’S LIVE TOGETHER –•– The Road Apples (Mums / Polydor)-12 (35)
36 40 SQUEEZE BOX –•– The Who (MCA)-7 (36)
37 41 PALOMA BLANCA –•– The George Baker Selection (Warner Brothers)-7 (37)
38 53 THEME FROM “S.W.A.T.” –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-9 (38)
39 44 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-5 (39)
40 50 SLOW RIDE –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 32 ISLAND GIRL –•– Elton John (MCA)-14 (1)
44 38 FULL OF FIRE –•– Al Green (Hi)-10 (28)
48 39 THE WAY I WANT TO TOUCH YOU –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-16 (4)
53 33 SCHOOL BOY CRUSH –•– The Average White Band (AWB) (Atlantic)-7 (33)

POWER PLAYS

42 55 TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT –•– Eagles (Asylum)-4 (42)
43 43 DOWN TO THE LINE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-6 (43)
45 46 WOMAN TONIGHT –•– America (Warner Brothers)-7 (45)
46 56 ALL BY MYSELF –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-4 (46)
47 57 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-5 (47)
49 51 PLAY ON LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-5 (49)
50 60 LET THE MUSIC PLAY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — JUNK FOOD JUNKIE –•– Larry Groce (Warner Brothers / Curb)-1 (68)
79 — ‘TIL IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE –•– Jonathan Cain (October)-1 (79)
80 — HONEY I –•– George McCrae (T.K.)-1 (80)
81 — DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-10 (59) *
85 — REMEMBER ME –•– Willie Nelson (Columbia)-1 (85)
86 — I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT / JUMP FOR JOY –•– Biddu Orchestra (Epic)-1 (86)
89 — STRONG ENOUGH TO BE GENTLE –•– Black Oak Arkansas (MCA)-1 (89)
90 — THIS OLD HEART OF MINE –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-1 (90)
93 — ONCE YOU HIT THE ROAD –•– Dionne Warwick (Warner Brothers)-1 (93)
95 — THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY –•– Moonlion (P.I.P.)-1 (95)
96 — WE’RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK –•– The South Shore Commission (Wand)-1 (96)
99 — BAD LUCK –•– The Atlanta Disco Band (Ariola America)-1 (99)
100 — TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT –•– S.S.O. (Shady Brook)-1 (100)

* Editor’s Note: “Dream On” originally entered the Hot 100 in October, 1973. That single – Columbia 45894 – was edited down to a running time of 3:25. This current version – Columbia 10278 – is considerably longer, clocking in at 4:28. The 1973 single peaked at #59 while this current version ultimately reached #6.

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th January, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 I WRITE THE SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 THEME FROM “MAHOGANY” (Do You Know Where You’re Going To) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-12 (2)
3 1 CONVOY –•– C.W. McCall (MGM)-7 (1)
4 4 LOVE ROLLERCOASTER –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-10 (4)
5 6 FOX ON THE RUN –•– Sweet (Capitol)-10 (5)
6 7 I LOVE MUSIC (Part 1) –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-12 (6)
7 9 LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY –•– Donna Summer (Oasis)-7 (7)
8 14 YOU SEXY THING –•– Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)-12 (8)
9 10 TIMES OF YOUR LIFE –•– Paul Anka (United Artists)-10 (9)
10 11 WALK AWAY FROM LOVE –•– David Ruffin (Motown)-11 (10)

11 12 COUNTRY BOY (You Got Your Feet In L.A.) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-11 (11)
12 13 SING A SONG –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-9 (12)
13 15 ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE (Live Version) –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-10 (13)
14 16 FLY AWAY –•– John Denver (with Olivia Newton-John) (RCA)-7 (14)
15 17 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-5 (15)
16 18 EVIL WOMAN –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-10 (16)
17 5 SATURDAY NIGHT –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-15 (1)
18 20 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-13 (18)
19 22 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-6 (19)
20 21 OVER MY HEAD –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-11 (20)

21 23 LOVE HURTS –•– Nazareth (A&M)-9 (21)
22 24 WINNERS AND LOSERS –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Playboy)-11 (22)
23 25 WAKE UP EVERYBODY (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-9 (23)
24 8 THAT’S THE WAY (I Like It) –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-13 (1)
25 27 BABY FACE –•– The Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps (Wing and a Prayer)-10 (25)
26 28 SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-7 (26)
27 38 THEME FROM “S.W.A.T.” –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-10 (27)
28 36 SQUEEZE BOX –•– The Who (MCA)-8 (28)
29 37 PALOMA BLANCA –•– The George Baker Selection (Warner Brothers)-8 (29)
30 34 LET IT SHINE / HE AIN’T HEAVY… HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-7 (30)

31 19 LET’S DO IT AGAIN –•– The Staple Singers (Curtom)-13 (1)
32 42 TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT –•– Eagles (Asylum)-5 (32)
33 33 HURRICANE (Part 1) –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-8 (33)
34 26 FOR THE LOVE OF YOU (Parts 1 and 2) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-10 (22)
35 35 LET’S LIVE TOGETHER –•– The Road Apples (Mums / Polydor)-13 (35)
36 40 SLOW RIDE –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-6 (36)
37 39 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-6 (37)
38 46 ALL BY MYSELF –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-5 (38)
39 29 FLY, ROBIN, FLY –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-15 (1)
40 52 FANNY (Be Tender With My love) –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

47 30 SKY HIGH –•– Jigsaw (Chelsea)-21 (3)
48 32 PART TIME LOVE –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-11 (22)
57 31 NIGHTS ON BROADWAY –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-16 (7)

POWER PLAYS

41 47 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-6 (41)
42 50 LET THE MUSIC PLAY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-4 (42)
43 51 TRACKS OF MY TEARS –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-5 (43)
44 45 WOMAN TONIGHT –•– America (Warner Brothers)-8 (44)
45 57 THE WHITE KNIGHT –•– Cledus Maggard and the Citizen’s Band (Mercury)-4 (45)
46 54 LOVE OR LEAVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-4 (46)
49 59 THE HOMECOMING –•– Hagood Hardy (Capitol)-5 (49)
50 60 YESTERDAY’S HERO –•– John Paul Young (Ariola America)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

86 — QUIET STORM –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-1 (86)
87 — YOU’RE FOOLING YOU –•– The Dramatics (ABC)-1 (87)
88 — IF I ONLY KNEW –•– The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (A&M)-1 (88)
90 — HOLD BACK THE NIGHT –•– The Trammps (Buddah)-1 (90)
93 — DISCO SAX / FOR THE LOVE OF YOU –•– Houston Person (20th Century / Westbound)-1 (93)
94 — ONE FINE DAY –•– Julie (Tom Cat)-1 (94)
99 — TELL IT LIKE IT IS –•– Andy Williams (Columbia)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th January, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 THEME FROM “MAHOGANY” (Do You Know Where You’re Going To) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-13 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 I WRITE THE SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-11 (1)
3 4 LOVE ROLLERCOASTER –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-11 (3)
4 7 LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY –•– Donna Summer (Oasis)-8 (4)
5 6 I LOVE MUSIC (Part 1) –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-13 (5)
6 8 YOU SEXY THING –•– Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)-13 (6)
7 3 CONVOY –•– C.W. McCall (MGM)-8 (1)
8 9 TIMES OF YOUR LIFE –•– Paul Anka (United Artists)-11 (8)
9 10 WALK AWAY FROM LOVE –•– David Ruffin (Motown)-12 (9)
10 12 SING A SONG –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-10 (10)

11 11 COUNTRY BOY (You Got Your Feet In L.A.) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-12 (11)
12 13 ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE (Live Version) –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-11 (12)
13 14 FLY AWAY –•– John Denver (with Olivia Newton-John) (RCA)-8 (13)
14 15 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-6 (14)
15 16 EVIL WOMAN –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-11 (15)
16 18 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-14 (16)
17 19 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-7 (17)
18 5 FOX ON THE RUN –•– Sweet (Capitol)-11 (5)
19 21 LOVE HURTS –•– Nazareth (A&M)-10 (19)
20 27 THEME FROM “S.W.A.T.” –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-11 (20)

21 22 WINNERS AND LOSERS –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Playboy)-12 (21)
22 23 WAKE UP EVERYBODY (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-10 (22)
23 25 BABY FACE –•– The Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps (Wing and a Prayer)-11 (23)
24 26 SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-8 (24)
25 17 SATURDAY NIGHT –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-16 (1)
26 28 SQUEEZE BOX –•– The Who (MCA)-9 (26)
27 29 PALOMA BLANCA –•– The George Baker Selection (Warner Brothers)-9 (27)
28 32 TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT –•– Eagles (Asylum)-6 (28)
29 20 OVER MY HEAD –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-12 (20)
30 30 LET IT SHINE / HE AIN’T HEAVY… HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-8 (30)

31 38 ALL BY MYSELF –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-6 (31)
32 40 FANNY (Be Tender With My love) –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-5 (32)
33 37 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-7 (33)
34 36 SLOW RIDE –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-7 (34)
35 24 THAT’S THE WAY (I Like It) –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-14 (1)
36 41 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-7 (36)
37 43 TRACKS OF MY TEARS –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-6 (37)
38 42 LET THE MUSIC PLAY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-5 (38)
39 45 THE WHITE KNIGHT –•– Cledus Maggard and the Citizen’s Band (Mercury)-5 (39)
40 46 LOVE OR LEAVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 31 LET’S DO IT AGAIN –•– The Staple Singers (Curtom)-14 (1)
45 34 FOR THE LOVE OF YOU (Parts 1 and 2) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-11 (22)
50 33 HURRICANE (Part 1) –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-9 (33)
52 35 LET’S LIVE TOGETHER –•– The Road Apples (Mums / Polydor)-14 (35)
57 39 FLY, ROBIN, FLY –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-16 (1)

POWER PLAYS

42 50 YESTERDAY’S HERO –•– John Paul Young (Ariola America)-7 (42)
43 52 BREAKAWAY –•– Art Garfunkel (Columbia)-5 (43)
44 54 DECEMBER, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-5 (44)
46 56 JUNK FOOD JUNKIE –•– Larry Groce (Warner Brothers / Curb)-3 (46)
47 49 THE HOMECOMING –•– Hagood Hardy (Capitol)-6 (47)
48 53 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-5 (48)
49 59 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-4 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

55 — GROW SOME FUNK OF YOUR OWN / I FEEL LIKE A BULLET (In the Gun Of Robert Ford) –•– Elton John (MCA)-1 (55)
69 — LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face) –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-1 (69)
70 — TANGERINE –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-1 (70)
72 — RENEGADE –•– Michael Murphey (Epic)-1 (72)
73 — TAKE ME –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-1 (73)
78 — WHAT’S THE NAME OF THIS FUNK (Spider Man) –•– Ramsey Lewis (Columbia)-1 (78)
81 — GROWIN’ UP –•– Dan Hill (20th Century)-1 (81)
86 — SINCE I FELL FOR YOU –•– Charlie Rich (Epic)-1 (86)
90 — CLOSE TO YOU –•– B.T. Express (Roadshow)-1 (90)
91 — TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT –•– Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)-1 (91)
97 — YOUNG LOVE –•– Ray Stevens (Barnaby)-1 (97)
98 — VENUS (1976 Version) –•– Frankie Avalon (De-Lite)-1 (98)
100 — I DON’T WANNA LEAVE YOU –•– Debbie Taylor (Arista)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 31st January, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 LOVE ROLLERCOASTER –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-12 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 I WRITE THE SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-12 (1)
3 4 LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY –•– Donna Summer (Oasis)-9 (3)
4 6 YOU SEXY THING –•– Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)-14 (4)
5 5 I LOVE MUSIC (Part 1) –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-14 (5)
6 7 CONVOY –•– C.W. McCall (MGM)-9 (1)
7 10 SING A SONG –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-11 (7)
8 8 TIMES OF YOUR LIFE –•– Paul Anka (United Artists)-12 (8)
9 9 WALK AWAY FROM LOVE –•– David Ruffin (Motown)-13 (9)
10 14 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-7 (10)

11 1 THEME FROM “MAHOGANY” (Do You Know Where You’re Going To) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-14 (1)
12 12 ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE (Live Version) –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-12 (12)
13 13 FLY AWAY –•– John Denver (with Olivia Newton-John) (RCA)-9 (13)
14 15 EVIL WOMAN –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-12 (14)
15 16 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-15 (15)
16 17 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-8 (16)
17 20 THEME FROM “S.W.A.T.” –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-12 (17)
18 19 LOVE HURTS –•– Nazareth (A&M)-11 (18)
19 26 SQUEEZE BOX –•– The Who (MCA)-10 (19)
20 22 WAKE UP EVERYBODY (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-11 (20)

21 21 WINNERS AND LOSERS –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Playboy)-13 (21)
22 24 SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-9 (22)
23 23 BABY FACE –•– The Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps (Wing and a Prayer)-12 (23)
24 28 TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT –•– Eagles (Asylum)-7 (24)
25 31 ALL BY MYSELF –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-7 (25)
26 27 PALOMA BLANCA –•– The George Baker Selection (Warner Brothers)-10 (26)
27 32 FANNY (Be Tender With My love) –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-6 (27)
28 18 FOX ON THE RUN –•– Sweet (Capitol)-12 (5)
29 11 COUNTRY BOY (You Got Your Feet In L.A.) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-13 (11)
30 33 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-8 (30)

31 55 GROW SOME FUNK OF YOUR OWN / I FEEL LIKE A BULLET (In the Gun Of Robert Ford) –•– Elton John (MCA)-2 (31)
32 34 SLOW RIDE –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-8 (32)
33 37 TRACKS OF MY TEARS –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-7 (33)
34 39 THE WHITE KNIGHT –•– Cledus Maggard and the Citizen’s Band (Mercury)-6 (34)
35 38 LET THE MUSIC PLAY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-6 (35)
36 36 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-8 (36)
37 60 DREAM WEAVER –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-5 (37)
38 40 LOVE OR LEAVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-6 (38)
39 43 BREAKAWAY –•– Art Garfunkel (Columbia)-6 (39)
40 44 DECEMBER, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 29 OVER MY HEAD –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-13 (20)
51 25 SATURDAY NIGHT –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-17 (1)
62 30 LET IT SHINE / HE AIN’T HEAVY… HE’S MY BROTHER –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-9 (30)
69 35 THAT’S THE WAY (I Like It) –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-15 (1)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 JUNK FOOD JUNKIE –•– Larry Groce (Warner Brothers / Curb)-4 (41)
42 42 YESTERDAY’S HERO –•– John Paul Young (Ariola America)-8 (42)
43 49 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-5 (43)
44 53 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-5 (44)
46 48 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-6 (46)
47 47 THE HOMECOMING –•– Hagood Hardy (Capitol)-7 (47)
48 51 LOVE IS THE DRUG –•– Roxy Music (Atco)-6 (48)
49 59 DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-13 (49)
50 69 LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face) –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

88 — LET YOUR LOVE FLOW –•– The Bellamy Brothers (Warner Brothers / Curb)-1 (88)
90 — I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-1 (90)
91 — SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-1 (91)
98 — SCOTCH ON THE ROCKS –•– The Band Of the Black Watch (Private Stock)-1 (98)
99 — JANUARY –•– Pilot (EMI)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th February, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 10 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY –•– Donna Summer (Oasis)-10 (2)
3 4 YOU SEXY THING –•– Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)-15 (3)
4 2 I WRITE THE SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-13 (1)
5 7 SING A SONG –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-12 (5)
6 1 LOVE ROLLERCOASTER –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-13 (1)
7 8 TIMES OF YOUR LIFE –•– Paul Anka (United Artists)-13 (7)
8 17 THEME FROM “S.W.A.T.” –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-13 (8)
9 6 CONVOY –•– C.W. McCall (MGM)-10 (1)
10 16 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-9 (10)

11 15 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-16 (11)
12 5 I LOVE MUSIC (Part 1) –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-15 (5)
13 14 EVIL WOMAN –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-13 (13)
14 11 THEME FROM “MAHOGANY” (Do You Know Where You’re Going To) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-15 (1)
15 18 LOVE HURTS –•– Nazareth (A&M)-12 (15)
16 20 WAKE UP EVERYBODY (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-12 (16)
17 19 SQUEEZE BOX –•– The Who (MCA)-11 (17)
18 25 ALL BY MYSELF –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-8 (18)
19 24 TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT –•– Eagles (Asylum)-8 (19)
20 22 SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-10 (20)

21 23 BABY FACE –•– The Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps (Wing and a Prayer)-13 (21)
22 31 GROW SOME FUNK OF YOUR OWN / I FEEL LIKE A BULLET (In the Gun Of Robert Ford) –•– Elton John (MCA)-3 (22)
23 9 WALK AWAY FROM LOVE –•– David Ruffin (Motown)-14 (9)
24 27 FANNY (Be Tender With My love) –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-7 (24)
25 50 LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face) –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-3 (25)
26 30 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-9 (26)
27 33 TRACKS OF MY TEARS –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-8 (27)
28 40 DECEMBER, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-7 (28)
29 34 THE WHITE KNIGHT –•– Cledus Maggard and the Citizen’s Band (Mercury)-7 (29)
30 32 SLOW RIDE –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-9 (30)

31 37 DREAM WEAVER –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-6 (31)
32 26 PALOMA BLANCA –•– The George Baker Selection (Warner Brothers)-11 (26)
33 35 LET THE MUSIC PLAY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-7 (33)
34 41 JUNK FOOD JUNKIE –•– Larry Groce (Warner Brothers / Curb)-5 (34)
35 36 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-9 (35)
36 38 LOVE OR LEAVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-7 (36)
37 13 FLY AWAY –•– John Denver (with Olivia Newton-John) (RCA)-10 (13)
38 43 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-6 (38)
39 39 BREAKAWAY –•– Art Garfunkel (Columbia)-7 (39)
40 44 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

47 12 ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE (Live Version) –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-13 (12)
48 28 FOX ON THE RUN –•– Sweet (Capitol)-13 (5)
50 21 WINNERS AND LOSERS –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Playboy)-14 (21)
56 29 COUNTRY BOY (You Got Your Feet In L.A.) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-14 (11)

POWER PLAYS

41 49 DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-14 (41)
42 52 SWEET THING –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-6 (42)
43 46 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-7 (43)
44 47 THE HOMECOMING –•– Hagood Hardy (Capitol)-8 (44)
45 48 LOVE IS THE DRUG –•– Roxy Music (Atco)-7 (45)
46 56 RENEGADE –•– Michael Murphey (Epic)-3 (46)
49 60 TANGERINE –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-3 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

51 — MONEY HONEY –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-1 (51)
60 — TAKE IT LIKE A MAN –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-1 (60)
61 — BANAPPLE GAS –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-1 (61)
62 — CUPID –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Elektra)-1 (62)
64 — GOOD HEARTED WOMAN –•– Waylon and Willie (RCA)-1 (64)
66 — CAN THE CAN –•– Suzi Quatro (Big Tree)-1 (66)
67 — JUST YOU AND I –•– Melissa Manchester (Arista)-1 (67)
77 — IN FRANCE THEY KISS ON MAIN STREET –•– Joni Mitchell (Asylum)-1 (77)
84 — KEEP HOLDING ON –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1 (84)
86 — LOVE ME TONIGHT –•– Head East (A&M)-1 (86)
87 — DISCO LADY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-1 (87)
89 — LOVE FIRE –•– Jigsaw (Chelsea)-1 (89)
93 — SWEET LOVING MAN –•– Morris Albert (RCA)-1 (93)
97 — UNION MAN –•– The Cate Brothers (Asylum)-1 (97)
98 — NURSERY RHYMES (Part 1) –•– The People’s Choice (TSOP)-1 (98)
99 — TEXAS –•– The Charlie Daniels Band (Kama Sutra)-1 (99)
100 — ABYSSINIA JONES –•– Edwin Starr (Granite)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th February, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY –•– Donna Summer (Oasis)-11 (2)
3 3 YOU SEXY THING –•– Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)-16 (3)
4 8 THEME FROM “S.W.A.T.” –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-14 (4)
5 5 SING A SONG –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-13 (5)
6 4 I WRITE THE SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-14 (1)
7 6 LOVE ROLLERCOASTER –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-14 (1)
8 11 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-17 (8)
9 10 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-10 (9)
10 13 EVIL WOMAN –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-14 (10)

11 9 CONVOY –•– C.W. McCall (MGM)-11 (1)
12 19 TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT –•– Eagles (Asylum)-9 (12)
13 15 LOVE HURTS –•– Nazareth (A&M)-13 (13)
14 18 ALL BY MYSELF –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-9 (14)
15 16 WAKE UP EVERYBODY (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-13 (15)
16 17 SQUEEZE BOX –•– The Who (MCA)-12 (16)
17 22 GROW SOME FUNK OF YOUR OWN / I FEEL LIKE A BULLET (In the Gun Of Robert Ford) –•– Elton John (MCA)-4 (17)
18 28 DECEMBER, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-8 (18)
19 20 SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-11 (19)
20 21 BABY FACE –•– The Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps (Wing and a Prayer)-14 (20)

21 25 LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face) –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-4 (21)
22 24 FANNY (Be Tender With My love) –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-8 (22)
23 7 TIMES OF YOUR LIFE –•– Paul Anka (United Artists)-14 (7)
24 26 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-10 (24)
25 29 THE WHITE KNIGHT –•– Cledus Maggard and the Citizen’s Band (Mercury)-8 (25)
26 27 TRACKS OF MY TEARS –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-9 (26)
27 31 DREAM WEAVER –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-7 (27)
28 30 SLOW RIDE –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-10 (28)
29 34 JUNK FOOD JUNKIE –•– Larry Groce (Warner Brothers / Curb)-6 (29)
30 35 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-10 (30)

31 42 SWEET THING –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-7 (31)
32 33 LET THE MUSIC PLAY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-8 (32)
33 38 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-7 (33)
34 41 DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-15 (34)
35 12 I LOVE MUSIC (Part 1) –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-16 (5)
36 40 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-7 (36)
37 14 THEME FROM “MAHOGANY” (Do You Know Where You’re Going To) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-16 (1)
38 51 MONEY HONEY –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-2 (38)
39 43 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-8 (39)
40 49 TANGERINE –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 32 PALOMA BLANCA –•– The George Baker Selection (Warner Brothers)-12 (26)
45 36 LOVE OR LEAVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-8 (36)
46 23 WALK AWAY FROM LOVE –•– David Ruffin (Motown)-15 (9)
59 37 FLY AWAY –•– John Denver (with Olivia Newton-John) (RCA)-11 (13)
60 39 BREAKAWAY –•– Art Garfunkel (Columbia)-8 (39)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 LOVE IS THE DRUG –•– Roxy Music (Atco)-8 (41)
42 44 THE HOMECOMING –•– Hagood Hardy (Capitol)-9 (42)
43 46 RENEGADE –•– Michael Murphey (Epic)-4 (43)
47 57 HOLD BACK THE NIGHT –•– The Trammps (Buddah)-5 (47)
48 54 LADY BUMP –•– Penny McLean (Atlantic)-7 (48)
49 55 ‘TIL IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE –•– Jonathan Cain (October)-6 (49)
50 60 TAKE IT LIKE A MAN –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — ONLY LOVE IS REAL –•– Carole King (Ode)-1 (77)
80 — ACTION –•– Sweet (Capitol)-1 (80)
81 — HE’S A FRIEND –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-1 (81)
83 — WE CAN’T HIDE IT ANYMORE –•– Larry Santos (Casablanca)-1 (83)
84 — BOOGIE FEVER –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-1 (84)
85 — YOU’LL LOSE A GOOD THING –•– Freddy Fender (ABC / Dot)-1 (85)
86 — I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-1 (86)
88 — LOCOMOTIVE BREATH –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-1 (88)
90 — LORELEI –•– Styx (A&M)-1 (90)
95 — RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-1 (95)
99 — HIGHFLY –•– John Miles (London)-1 (99)
100 — IF LOVE MUST GO –•– Dobie Gray (Capricorn)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st February, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-10 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 THEME FROM “S.W.A.T.” –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-15 (2)
3 3 YOU SEXY THING –•– Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)-17 (3)
4 2 LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY –•– Donna Summer (Oasis)-12 (2)
5 8 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-18 (5)
6 6 I WRITE THE SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-15 (1)
7 14 ALL BY MYSELF –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-10 (7)
8 9 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-11 (8)
9 12 TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT –•– Eagles (Asylum)-10 (9)
10 10 EVIL WOMAN –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-15 (10)

11 13 LOVE HURTS –•– Nazareth (A&M)-14 (11)
12 18 DECEMBER, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-9 (12)
13 21 LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face) –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-5 (13)
14 15 WAKE UP EVERYBODY (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-14 (14)
15 17 GROW SOME FUNK OF YOUR OWN / I FEEL LIKE A BULLET (In the Gun Of Robert Ford) –•– Elton John (MCA)-5 (15)
16 16 SQUEEZE BOX –•– The Who (MCA)-13 (16)
17 20 BABY FACE –•– The Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps (Wing and a Prayer)-15 (17)
18 27 DREAM WEAVER –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-8 (18)
19 19 SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-12 (19)
20 22 FANNY (Be Tender With My love) –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-9 (20)

21 24 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-11 (21)
22 5 SING A SONG –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-14 (5)
23 29 JUNK FOOD JUNKIE –•– Larry Groce (Warner Brothers / Curb)-7 (23)
24 25 THE WHITE KNIGHT –•– Cledus Maggard and the Citizen’s Band (Mercury)-9 (24)
25 31 SWEET THING –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-8 (25)
26 26 TRACKS OF MY TEARS –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-10 (26)
27 28 SLOW RIDE –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-11 (27)
28 30 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-11 (28)
29 11 CONVOY –•– C.W. McCall (MGM)-12 (1)
30 34 DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-16 (30)

31 33 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-8 (31)
32 38 MONEY HONEY –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-3 (32)
33 7 LOVE ROLLERCOASTER –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-15 (1)
34 36 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-8 (34)
35 40 TANGERINE –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-5 (35)
36 39 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-9 (36)
37 41 LOVE IS THE DRUG –•– Roxy Music (Atco)-9 (37)
38 53 CUPID –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Elektra)-3 (38)
39 43 RENEGADE –•– Michael Murphey (Epic)-5 (39)
40 47 HOLD BACK THE NIGHT –•– The Trammps (Buddah)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

49 23 TIMES OF YOUR LIFE –•– Paul Anka (United Artists)-15 (7)
50 32 LET THE MUSIC PLAY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-9 (32)
52 37 THEME FROM “MAHOGANY” (Do You Know Where You’re Going To) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-17 (1)
53 35 I LOVE MUSIC (Part 1) –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-17 (5)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 THE HOMECOMING –•– Hagood Hardy (Capitol)-10 (41)
42 44 PALOMA BLANCA –•– The George Baker Selection (Warner Brothers)-13 (26)
43 50 TAKE IT LIKE A MAN –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-3 (43)
44 51 INSEPARABLE –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-11 (44)
45 49 ‘TIL IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE –•– Jonathan Cain (October)-7 (45)
46 52 BANAPPLE GAS –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-3 (46)
47 54 GOOD HEARTED WOMAN –•– Waylon and Willie (RCA)-3 (47)
48 48 LADY BUMP –•– Penny McLean (Atlantic)-8 (48)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

83 — THE JAM –•– Graham Central Station (Warner Brothers)-1 (83)
86 — FOPP –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-1 (86)
88 — SHOW ME THE WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-1 (88)
90 — IF YOU ONLY BELIEVE (Jesus For Tonite) –•– Michel Polnareff (Atlantic)-1 (90)
91 — MIGHTY HIGH –•– The Mighty Clouds Of Joy (ABC)-1 (91)
96 — RATTLESNAKE –•– The Ohio Players (20th Century / Westbound)-1 (96)
97 — I AM SOMEBODY –•– Jimmy James and the Vagabonds (Pye)-1 (97)
100 — THE CALL –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th February, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 THEME FROM “S.W.A.T.” –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-16 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-11 (1)
3 5 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-19 (3)
4 7 ALL BY MYSELF –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-11 (4)
5 12 DECEMBER, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-10 (5)
6 3 YOU SEXY THING –•– Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)-18 (3)
7 9 TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT –•– Eagles (Asylum)-11 (7)
8 18 DREAM WEAVER –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-9 (8)
9 13 LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face) –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-6 (9)
10 11 LOVE HURTS –•– Nazareth (A&M)-15 (10)

11 4 LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY –•– Donna Summer (Oasis)-13 (2)
12 14 WAKE UP EVERYBODY (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-15 (12)
13 8 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-12 (8)
14 15 GROW SOME FUNK OF YOUR OWN / I FEEL LIKE A BULLET (In the Gun Of Robert Ford) –•– Elton John (MCA)-6 (14)
15 17 BABY FACE –•– The Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps (Wing and a Prayer)-16 (15)
16 25 SWEET THING –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-9 (16)
17 23 JUNK FOOD JUNKIE –•– Larry Groce (Warner Brothers / Curb)-8 (17)
18 20 FANNY (Be Tender With My love) –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-10 (18)
19 21 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-12 (19)
20 6 I WRITE THE SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-16 (1)

21 16 SQUEEZE BOX –•– The Who (MCA)-14 (16)
22 24 THE WHITE KNIGHT –•– Cledus Maggard and the Citizen’s Band (Mercury)-10 (22)
23 28 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-12 (23)
24 27 SLOW RIDE –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-12 (24)
25 26 TRACKS OF MY TEARS –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-11 (25)
26 10 EVIL WOMAN –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-16 (10)
27 30 DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-17 (27)
28 32 MONEY HONEY –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-4 (28)
29 31 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-9 (29)
30 34 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-9 (30)

31 38 CUPID –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Elektra)-4 (31)
32 35 TANGERINE –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-6 (32)
33 22 SING A SONG –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-15 (5)
34 36 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-10 (34)
35 37 LOVE IS THE DRUG –•– Roxy Music (Atco)-10 (35)
36 43 TAKE IT LIKE A MAN –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-4 (36)
37 40 HOLD BACK THE NIGHT –•– The Trammps (Buddah)-7 (37)
38 44 INSEPARABLE –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-12 (38)
39 39 RENEGADE –•– Michael Murphey (Epic)-6 (39)
40 51 JUST YOU AND I –•– Melissa Manchester (Arista)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 19 SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-13 (19)
55 29 CONVOY –•– C.W. McCall (MGM)-13 (1)
57 33 LOVE ROLLERCOASTER –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-16 (1)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 PALOMA BLANCA –•– The George Baker Selection (Warner Brothers)-14 (26)
42 46 BANAPPLE GAS –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-4 (42)
43 47 GOOD HEARTED WOMAN –•– Waylon and Willie (RCA)-4 (43)
44 45 ‘TIL IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE –•– Jonathan Cain (October)-8 (44)
46 54 DISCO LADY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-4 (46)
47 58 LET YOUR LOVE FLOW –•– The Bellamy Brothers (Warner Brothers / Curb)-5 (47)
48 48 LADY BUMP –•– Penny McLean (Atlantic)-9 (48)
49 41 THE HOMECOMING –•– Hagood Hardy (Capitol)-11 (41)
50 63 ONLY LOVE IS REAL –•– Carole King (Ode)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

75 — THERE’S A KIND OF HUSH (All Over the World) –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (75)
79 — HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– The Stampeders (Quality)-1 (79)
81 — WITHOUT YOUR LOVE (Mr. Jordan) –•– Charlie Ross (Big Tree)-1 (81)
84 — SHANNON –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-1 (84)
88 — NEW ORLEANS –•– The Staple Singers (Curtom)-1 (88)
90 — THE GAME IS OVER (What’s the Matter With You) –•– Brown Sugar (Capitol)-1 (90)
98 — TRAIN CALLED FREEDOM –•– South Shore Commission (Wand)-1 (98)
99 — MAKE ME SMILE (Come Up and See Me) –•– Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel (EMI)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th March, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-20 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 4 ALL BY MYSELF –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-12 (2)
3 5 DECEMBER, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-11 (3)
4 1 THEME FROM “S.W.A.T.” –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-17 (1)
5 7 TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT –•– Eagles (Asylum)-12 (5)
6 8 DREAM WEAVER –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-10 (6)
7 9 LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face) –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-7 (7)
8 2 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-12 (1)
9 10 LOVE HURTS –•– Nazareth (A&M)-16 (9)
10 6 YOU SEXY THING –•– Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)-19 (3)

11 16 SWEET THING –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-10 (11)
12 12 WAKE UP EVERYBODY (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-16 (12)
13 17 JUNK FOOD JUNKIE –•– Larry Groce (Warner Brothers / Curb)-9 (13)
14 15 BABY FACE –•– The Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps (Wing and a Prayer)-17 (14)
15 11 LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY –•– Donna Summer (Oasis)-14 (2)
16 18 FANNY (Be Tender With My love) –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-11 (16)
17 19 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-13 (17)
18 13 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-13 (8)
19 27 DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-18 (19)
20 22 THE WHITE KNIGHT –•– Cledus Maggard and the Citizen’s Band (Mercury)-11 (20)

21 23 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-13 (21)
22 24 SLOW RIDE –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-13 (22)
23 28 MONEY HONEY –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-5 (23)
24 30 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-10 (24)
25 29 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-10 (25)
26 46 DISCO LADY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-5 (26)
27 20 I WRITE THE SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-17 (1)
28 31 CUPID –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Elektra)-5 (28)
29 32 TANGERINE –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-7 (29)
30 40 JUST YOU AND I –•– Melissa Manchester (Arista)-5 (30)

31 34 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-11 (31)
32 21 SQUEEZE BOX –•– The Who (MCA)-15 (16)
33 35 LOVE IS THE DRUG –•– Roxy Music (Atco)-11 (33)
34 36 TAKE IT LIKE A MAN –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-5 (34)
35 37 HOLD BACK THE NIGHT –•– The Trammps (Buddah)-8 (35)
36 38 INSEPARABLE –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-13 (36)
37 43 GOOD HEARTED WOMAN –•– Waylon and Willie (RCA)-5 (37)
38 47 LET YOUR LOVE FLOW –•– The Bellamy Brothers (Warner Brothers / Curb)-6 (38)
39 50 ONLY LOVE IS REAL –•– Carole King (Ode)-4 (39)
40 53 ACTION –•– Sweet (Capitol)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 14 GROW SOME FUNK OF YOUR OWN / I FEEL LIKE A BULLET (In the Gun Of Robert Ford) –•– Elton John (MCA)-7 (14)
43 25 TRACKS OF MY TEARS –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-12 (25)
44 26 EVIL WOMAN –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-17 (10)
50 33 SING A SONG –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-16 (5)
64 39 RENEGADE –•– Michael Murphey (Epic)-7 (39)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 BANAPPLE GAS –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-5 (41)
45 62 RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-4 (45)
46 51 VENUS (1976 Version) –•– Frankie Avalon (De-Lite)-7 (46)
47 58 LOVE FIRE –•– Jigsaw (Chelsea)-5 (47)
48 49 THE HOMECOMING –•– Hagood Hardy (Capitol)-12 (41)
49 60 BOOGIE FEVER –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-4 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

61 — LOOKING FOR SPACE –•– John Denver (RCA)-1 (61)
79 — LIVIN’ FOR THE WEEKEND –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-1 (79)
83 — UPTOWN & COUNTRY –•– Tom Scott (Ode)-1 (83)
84 — STREET TALK –•– The B.C. (Bob Crewe) Generation (20th Century)-1 (84)
88 — FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE –•– Elvin Bishop (Capricorn)-1 (88)
89 — RHIANNON (Will You Ever Win) –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-1 (89)
90 — ONCE A FOOL –•– Kiki Dee (Rocket)-1 (90)
95 — EH! CUMPARI –•– Gaylord and Holiday (Prodigal)-1 (95)
97 — HAPPY MUSIC –•– The Blackbyrds (Fantasy)-1 (97)
99 — I’M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY –•– Terry Bradshaw (Mercury)-1 (99)
100 — WOW –•– (The Disco Sound Of) Andre Gagnon (London)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 13th March, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 DECEMBER, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-12 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 ALL BY MYSELF –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-13 (2)
3 1 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-21 (1)
4 5 TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT –•– Eagles (Asylum)-13 (4)
5 6 DREAM WEAVER –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-11 (5)
6 7 LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face) –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-8 (6)
7 4 THEME FROM “S.W.A.T.” –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-18 (1)
8 9 LOVE HURTS –•– Nazareth (A&M)-17 (8)
9 11 SWEET THING –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-11 (9)
10 13 JUNK FOOD JUNKIE –•– Larry Groce (Warner Brothers / Curb)-10 (10)

11 8 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-13 (1)
12 26 DISCO LADY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-6 (12)
13 23 MONEY HONEY –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-6 (13)
14 16 FANNY (Be Tender With My love) –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-12 (14)
15 17 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-14 (15)
16 19 DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-19 (16)
17 10 YOU SEXY THING –•– Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)-20 (3)
18 21 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-14 (18)
19 20 THE WHITE KNIGHT –•– Cledus Maggard and the Citizen’s Band (Mercury)-12 (19)
20 22 SLOW RIDE –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-14 (20)

21 24 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-11 (21)
22 25 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-11 (22)
23 31 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-12 (23)
24 28 CUPID –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Elektra)-6 (24)
25 45 RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-5 (25)
26 29 TANGERINE –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-8 (26)
27 30 JUST YOU AND I –•– Melissa Manchester (Arista)-6 (27)
28 38 LET YOUR LOVE FLOW –•– The Bellamy Brothers (Warner Brothers / Curb)-7 (28)
29 15 LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY –•– Donna Summer (Oasis)-15 (2)
30 40 ACTION –•– Sweet (Capitol)-5 (30)

31 33 LOVE IS THE DRUG –•– Roxy Music (Atco)-12 (31)
32 37 GOOD HEARTED WOMAN –•– Waylon and Willie (RCA)-6 (32)
33 34 TAKE IT LIKE A MAN –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-6 (33)
34 36 INSEPARABLE –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-14 (34)
35 35 HOLD BACK THE NIGHT –•– The Trammps (Buddah)-9 (35)
36 39 ONLY LOVE IS REAL –•– Carole King (Ode)-5 (36)
37 59 SHOW ME THE WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-4 (37)
38 58 THERE’S A KIND OF HUSH (All Over the World) –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3 (38)
39 47 LOVE FIRE –•– Jigsaw (Chelsea)-6 (39)
40 49 BOOGIE FEVER –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 12 WAKE UP EVERYBODY (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-17 (12)
45 14 BABY FACE –•– The Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps (Wing and a Prayer)-18 (14)
55 18 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-14 (8)
58 27 I WRITE THE SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-18 (1)
61 32 SQUEEZE BOX –•– The Who (MCA)-16 (16)

POWER PLAYS

41 52 HE’S A FRIEND –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-5 (41)
42 42 GROW SOME FUNK OF YOUR OWN / I FEEL LIKE A BULLET (In the Gun Of Robert Ford) –•– Elton John (MCA)-8 (14)
43 55 YOU’LL LOSE A GOOD THING –•– Freddy Fender (ABC / Dot)-5 (43)
46 57 I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-5 (46)
47 53 I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-7 (47)
48 48 THE HOMECOMING –•– Hagood Hardy (Capitol)-13 (41)
49 61 LOOKING FOR SPACE –•– John Denver (RCA)-2 (49)
50 60 LORELEI –•– Styx (A&M)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — STRANGE MAGIC –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-1 (71)
74 — MOZAMBIQUE –•– Bob Dylan (Columbia)-1 (74)
83 — COME ON OVER –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-1 (83)
84 — GET UP AND BOOGIE (That’s Right) –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-1 (84)
85 — QUEEN OF CLUBS –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-1 (85)
94 — YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL –•– The Stylistics (Avco)-1 (94)
95 — HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE –•– Emmylou Harris (Reprise)-1 (95)
98 — MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-1 (98)
100 — LOVE LIFTED ME –•– Kenny Rogers (United Artists)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th March, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 DECEMBER, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-13 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 ALL BY MYSELF –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-14 (2)
3 5 DREAM WEAVER –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-12 (3)
4 4 TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT –•– Eagles (Asylum)-14 (4)
5 6 LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face) –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-9 (5)
6 3 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-22 (1)
7 9 SWEET THING –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-12 (7)
8 16 DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-20 (8)
9 10 JUNK FOOD JUNKIE –•– Larry Groce (Warner Brothers / Curb)-11 (9)
10 12 DISCO LADY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-5 (10)

11 13 MONEY HONEY –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-7 (11)
12 14 FANNY (Be Tender With My love) –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-13 (12)
13 15 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-15 (13)
14 25 RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-6 (14)
15 21 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-12 (15)
16 18 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-15 (16)
17 28 LET YOUR LOVE FLOW –•– The Bellamy Brothers (Warner Brothers / Curb)-8 (17)
18 8 LOVE HURTS –•– Nazareth (A&M)-18 (8)
19 22 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-12 (19)
20 20 SLOW RIDE –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-15 (20)

21 23 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-13 (21)
22 24 CUPID –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Elektra)-7 (22)
23 26 TANGERINE –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-9 (23)
24 7 THEME FROM “S.W.A.T.” –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-19 (1)
25 37 SHOW ME THE WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-5 (25)
26 30 ACTION –•– Sweet (Capitol)-6 (26)
27 27 JUST YOU AND I –•– Melissa Manchester (Arista)-7 (27)
28 32 GOOD HEARTED WOMAN –•– Waylon and Willie (RCA)-7 (28)
29 11 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-14 (1)
30 31 LOVE IS THE DRUG –•– Roxy Music (Atco)-13 (30)

31 38 THERE’S A KIND OF HUSH (All Over the World) –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (31)
32 19 THE WHITE KNIGHT –•– Cledus Maggard and the Citizen’s Band (Mercury)-13 (19)
33 36 ONLY LOVE IS REAL –•– Carole King (Ode)-6 (33)
34 34 INSEPARABLE –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-15 (34)
35 40 BOOGIE FEVER –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-6 (35)
36 39 LOVE FIRE –•– Jigsaw (Chelsea)-7 (36)
37 29 LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY –•– Donna Summer (Oasis)-16 (2)
38 49 LOOKING FOR SPACE –•– John Denver (RCA)-3 (38)
39 43 YOU’LL LOSE A GOOD THING –•– Freddy Fender (ABC / Dot)-6 (39)
40 41 HE’S A FRIEND –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

51 17 YOU SEXY THING –•– Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)-21 (3)
52 33 TAKE IT LIKE A MAN –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-7 (33)
65 35 HOLD BACK THE NIGHT –•– The Trammps (Buddah)-10 (35)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-6 (41)
42 51 LIVIN’ FOR THE WEEKEND –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-3 (42)
43 47 I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE –•– Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-8 (43)
44 50 LORELEI –•– Styx (A&M)-6 (44)
45 53 FOPP –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-5 (45)
46 52 WE CAN’T HIDE IT ANYMORE –•– Larry Santos (Casablanca)-6 (46)
47 57 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-8 (47)
48 56 HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– The Stampeders (Quality)-4 (48)
49 59 WITHOUT YOUR LOVE (Mr. Jordan) –•– Charlie Ross (Big Tree)-4 (49)
50 60 IF YOU ONLY BELIEVE (Jesus For Tonite) –•– Michel Polnareff (Atlantic)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

59 — I THOUGHT IT TOOK A LITTLE TIME (But Today I Fell In Love) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 (59)
67 — TRYIN’ TO GET THE FEELING AGAIN –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-1 (67)
69 — MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-1 (69)
72 — YOUNG BLOOD –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-1 (72)
81 — SHOUT IT OUT LOUD –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-1 (81)
82 — OPHELIA –•– The Band (Capitol)-1 (82)
87 — HEAVY LOVE –•– David Ruffin (Motown)-1 (87)
89 — SALLY –•– Grand Funk Railroad (Capitol)-1 (89)
90 — DOUBLE TROUBLE –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-1 (90)
97 — DO IT WITH FEELING –•– Michael Zager’s Moon Band Featuring Peabo Bryson (Bang)-1 (97)
100 — LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING (Come Together) –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th March, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 DECEMBER, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-14 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 DREAM WEAVER –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-13 (2)
3 5 LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face) –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-10 (3)
4 2 ALL BY MYSELF –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-15 (2)
5 10 DISCO LADY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-6 (5)
6 7 SWEET THING –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-13 (6)
7 8 DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-21 (7)
8 17 LET YOUR LOVE FLOW –•– The Bellamy Brothers (Warner Brothers / Curb)-9 (8)
9 14 RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-7 (9)
10 11 MONEY HONEY –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-8 (10)

11 13 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-16 (11)
12 12 FANNY (Be Tender With My love) –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-14 (12)
13 15 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-13 (13)
14 16 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-16 (14)
15 21 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-14 (15)
16 4 TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT –•– Eagles (Asylum)-15 (4)
17 19 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-13 (17)
18 25 SHOW ME THE WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-6 (18)
19 23 TANGERINE –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-10 (19)
20 9 JUNK FOOD JUNKIE –•– Larry Groce (Warner Brothers / Curb)-12 (9)

21 6 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-23 (1)
22 22 CUPID –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Elektra)-8 (22)
23 26 ACTION –•– Sweet (Capitol)-7 (23)
24 31 THERE’S A KIND OF HUSH (All Over the World) –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5 (24)
25 35 BOOGIE FEVER –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-7 (25)
26 28 GOOD HEARTED WOMAN –•– Waylon and Willie (RCA)-8 (26)
27 18 LOVE HURTS –•– Nazareth (A&M)-19 (8)
28 24 THEME FROM “S.W.A.T.” –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-20 (1)
29 29 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-15 (1)
30 33 ONLY LOVE IS REAL –•– Carole King (Ode)-7 (30)

31 20 SLOW RIDE –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-16 (20)
32 34 INSEPARABLE –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-16 (32)
33 36 LOVE FIRE –•– Jigsaw (Chelsea)-8 (33)
34 38 LOOKING FOR SPACE –•– John Denver (RCA)-4 (34)
35 39 YOU’LL LOSE A GOOD THING –•– Freddy Fender (ABC / Dot)-7 (35)
36 41 I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-7 (36)
37 42 LIVIN’ FOR THE WEEKEND –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-4 (37)
38 40 HE’S A FRIEND –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-7 (38)
39 44 LORELEI –•– Styx (A&M)-7 (39)
40 45 FOPP –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

51 27 JUST YOU AND I –•– Melissa Manchester (Arista)-8 (27)
52 30 LOVE IS THE DRUG –•– Roxy Music (Atco)-14 (30)
53 32 THE WHITE KNIGHT –•– Cledus Maggard and the Citizen’s Band (Mercury)-14 (19)
66 37 LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY –•– Donna Summer (Oasis)-17 (2)

POWER PLAYS

41 57 FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE –•– Elvin Bishop (Capricorn)-4 (41)
42 46 WE CAN’T HIDE IT ANYMORE –•– Larry Santos (Casablanca)-7 (42)
43 47 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-9 (43)
44 48 HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– The Stampeders (Quality)-5 (44)
45 49 WITHOUT YOUR LOVE (Mr. Jordan) –•– Charlie Ross (Big Tree)-5 (45)
46 55 STRANGE MAGIC –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-3 (46)
47 53 UNION MAN –•– The Cate Brothers (Asylum)-8 (47)
48 50 IF YOU ONLY BELIEVE (Jesus For Tonite) –•– Michel Polnareff (Atlantic)-6 (48)
49 59 I THOUGHT IT TOOK A LITTLE TIME (But Today I Fell In Love) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-2 (49)
50 56 SHANNON –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

84 — WELCOME BACK –•– John Sebastian (Reprise)-1 (84)
85 — HURT / FOR THE HEART –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (85)
86 — CAN’T HIDE LOVE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-1 (86)
87 — DON’T PULL YOUR LOVE / THEN YOU CAN TELL ME GOODBYE (Medley) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-1 (87)
88 — I’VE GOT A FEELING (We’ll Be Seeing Each Other Again) –•– Al Wilson (Playboy)-1 (88)
90 — THERE WON’T BE NO COUNTRY MUSIC (There Won’t Be No Rock ‘N’ Roll) –•– C.W. McCall (Polydor)-1 (90)
91 — HEY BABY –•– Ted Nugent (Epic)-1 (91)
93 — WORDS (Are Impossible) –•– Donny Gerrard (Greedy)-1 (93)
98 — I HOPE WE GET TO LOVE IN TIME –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)-1 (98)
99 — FALLING APART AT THE SEAMS –•– Marmalade (Ariola America)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd April, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 5 DISCO LADY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 DREAM WEAVER –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-14 (2)
3 3 LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face) –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-11 (3)
4 8 LET YOUR LOVE FLOW –•– The Bellamy Brothers (Warner Brothers / Curb)-10 (4)
5 6 SWEET THING –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-14 (5)
6 9 RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-8 (6)
7 7 DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-22 (7)
8 1 DECEMBER, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-15 (1)
9 10 MONEY HONEY –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-9 (9)
10 11 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-17 (10)

11 13 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-14 (11)
12 15 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-15 (12)
13 18 SHOW ME THE WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-7 (13)
14 14 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-17 (14)
15 17 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-14 (15)
16 25 BOOGIE FEVER –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-8 (16)
17 24 THERE’S A KIND OF HUSH (All Over the World) –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6 (17)
18 19 TANGERINE –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-11 (18)
19 4 ALL BY MYSELF –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-16 (2)
20 16 TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT –•– Eagles (Asylum)-16 (4)

21 23 ACTION –•– Sweet (Capitol)-8 (21)
22 21 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-24 (1)
23 12 FANNY (Be Tender With My love) –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-15 (12)
24 20 JUNK FOOD JUNKIE –•– Larry Groce (Warner Brothers / Curb)-13 (9)
25 26 GOOD HEARTED WOMAN –•– Waylon and Willie (RCA)-9 (25)
26 36 I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-8 (26)
27 41 FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE –•– Elvin Bishop (Capricorn)-5 (27)
28 30 ONLY LOVE IS REAL –•– Carole King (Ode)-8 (28)
29 34 LOOKING FOR SPACE –•– John Denver (RCA)-5 (29)
30 33 LOVE FIRE –•– Jigsaw (Chelsea)-9 (30)

31 37 LIVIN’ FOR THE WEEKEND –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-5 (31)
32 27 LOVE HURTS –•– Nazareth (A&M)-20 (8)
33 35 YOU’LL LOSE A GOOD THING –•– Freddy Fender (ABC / Dot)-8 (33)
34 50 SHANNON –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-6 (34)
35 39 LORELEI –•– Styx (A&M)-8 (35)
36 38 HE’S A FRIEND –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-8 (36)
37 40 FOPP –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-7 (37)
38 42 WE CAN’T HIDE IT ANYMORE –•– Larry Santos (Casablanca)-8 (38)
39 43 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-10 (39)
40 44 HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– The Stampeders (Quality)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 28 THEME FROM “S.W.A.T.” –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-21 (1)
52 22 CUPID –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Elektra)-9 (22)
57 32 INSEPARABLE –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-17 (32)
58 29 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-16 (1)
71 31 SLOW RIDE –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-17 (20)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 STRANGE MAGIC –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-4 (41)
42 45 WITHOUT YOUR LOVE (Mr. Jordan) –•– Charlie Ross (Big Tree)-6 (42)
43 47 UNION MAN –•– The Cate Brothers (Asylum)-9 (43)
45 57 TRYIN’ TO GET THE FEELING AGAIN –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-3 (45)
46 56 RHIANNON (Will You Ever Win) –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-5 (46)
47 49 I THOUGHT IT TOOK A LITTLE TIME (But Today I Fell In Love) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-3 (47)
48 48 IF YOU ONLY BELIEVE (Jesus For Tonite) –•– Michel Polnareff (Atlantic)-7 (48)
49 59 MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-3 (49)
50 60 COME ON OVER –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — ANYTIME (I’ll Be There) –•– Paul Anka (United Artists)-1 (77)
78 — LOVE HANGOVER –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 (78)
81 — FALLEN ANGEL –•– Frankie Valli (Private Stock)-1 (81)
84 — MOVIN’ –•– Brass Construction (United Artists)-1 (84)
85 — LOVE REALLY HURTS WITHOUT YOU –•– Billy Ocean (Ariola America)-1 (85)
88 — EVERYDAY WITHOUT YOU –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Reynolds (Playboy)-1 (88)
89 — HAPPY DAYS –•– Pratt and McClain (Reprise)-1 (89)
90 — JASPER –•– Jim Stafford (Polydor)-1 (90)
95 — LOVE HANGOVER –•– The 5th Dimension (ABC)-1 (95)
100 — SPIRIT IN THE NIGHT –•– Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (Warner Brothers)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th April, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 DISCO LADY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 DREAM WEAVER –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-15 (2)
3 3 LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face) –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-12 (3)
4 4 LET YOUR LOVE FLOW –•– The Bellamy Brothers (Warner Brothers / Curb)-11 (4)
5 6 RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-9 (5)
6 7 DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-23 (6)
7 16 BOOGIE FEVER –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-9 (7)
8 11 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-15 (8)
9 12 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-16 (9)
10 10 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-18 (10)

11 13 SHOW ME THE WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-8 (11)
12 15 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-15 (12)
13 5 SWEET THING –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-15 (5)
14 8 DECEMBER, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-16 (1)
15 17 THERE’S A KIND OF HUSH (All Over the World) –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 (15)
16 9 MONEY HONEY –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-10 (9)
17 14 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-18 (14)
18 27 FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE –•– Elvin Bishop (Capricorn)-6 (18)
19 19 ALL BY MYSELF –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-17 (2)
20 59 WELCOME BACK –•– John Sebastian (Reprise)-3 (20)

21 21 ACTION –•– Sweet (Capitol)-9 (21)
22 22 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-25 (1)
23 26 I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-9 (23)
24 20 TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT –•– Eagles (Asylum)-17 (4)
25 18 TANGERINE –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-12 (18)
26 34 SHANNON –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-7 (26)
27 31 LIVIN’ FOR THE WEEKEND –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-6 (27)
28 28 ONLY LOVE IS REAL –•– Carole King (Ode)-9 (28)
29 29 LOOKING FOR SPACE –•– John Denver (RCA)-6 (29)
30 30 LOVE FIRE –•– Jigsaw (Chelsea)-10 (30)

31 35 LORELEI –•– Styx (A&M)-9 (31)
32 33 YOU’LL LOSE A GOOD THING –•– Freddy Fender (ABC / Dot)-9 (32)
33 37 FOPP –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-8 (33)
34 39 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-11 (34)
35 41 STRANGE MAGIC –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-5 (35)
36 38 WE CAN’T HIDE IT ANYMORE –•– Larry Santos (Casablanca)-9 (36)
37 45 TRYIN’ TO GET THE FEELING AGAIN –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-4 (37)
38 49 MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-4 (38)
39 46 RHIANNON (Will You Ever Win) –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-6 (39)
40 40 HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– The Stampeders (Quality)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

47 24 JUNK FOOD JUNKIE –•– Larry Groce (Warner Brothers / Curb)-14 (9)
48 25 GOOD HEARTED WOMAN –•– Waylon and Willie (RCA)-10 (25)
49 32 LOVE HURTS –•– Nazareth (A&M)-21 (8)
57 23 FANNY (Be Tender With My love) –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-16 (12)
60 36 HE’S A FRIEND –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-9 (36)

POWER PLAYS

41 43 UNION MAN –•– The Cate Brothers (Asylum)-10 (41)
42 42 WITHOUT YOUR LOVE (Mr. Jordan) –•– Charlie Ross (Big Tree)-7 (42)
43 53 HAPPY MUSIC –•– The Blackbyrds (Fantasy)-6 (43)
44 54 GET UP AND BOOGIE (That’s Right) –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-5 (44)
45 50 COME ON OVER –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-5 (45)
46 51 YOUNG BLOOD –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-4 (46)
50 60 SHOUT IT OUT LOUD –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

58 — SILLY LOVE SONGS –•– Wings (Capitol)-1 (58)
61 — WHEN LOVE HAS GONE AWAY –•– Richard Cocciante (20th Century)-1 (61)
76 — BARETTA’S THEME (“Keep Your Eye On the Sparrow”) –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-1 (76)
84 — LOVE IN THE SHADOWS –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-1 (84)
85 — I’M MANDY FLY ME –•– 10cc (Mercury)-1 (85)
86 — IT’S OVER –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-1 (86)
87 — JEALOUSY –•– Major Harris (Atlantic)-1 (87)
88 — FOREVER LOVERS –•– Mac Davis (Columbia)-1 (88)
90 — LET’S MAKE A BABY –•– Billy Paul (Philadelphia International)-1 (90)
93 — TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-1 (93)
96 — THAT’S WHERE THE HAPPY PEOPLE GO –•– The Trammps (Atlantic)-1 (96)
97 — ARMS OF MARY –•– Sutherland Brothers and Quiver (Columbia)-1 (97)
99 — THE FONZ SONG –•– The Heyettes (London)-1 (99)
100 — I WANNA STAY WITH YOU –•– Gallagher and Lyle (A&M)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th April, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 DISCO LADY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-9 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 4 LET YOUR LOVE FLOW –•– The Bellamy Brothers (Warner Brothers / Curb)-12 (2)
3 5 RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-10 (3)
4 3 LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face) –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-13 (3)
5 7 BOOGIE FEVER –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-10 (5)
6 8 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-16 (6)
7 9 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-17 (7)
8 2 DREAM WEAVER –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-16 (2)
9 11 SHOW ME THE WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-9 (9)
10 12 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-16 (10)

11 20 WELCOME BACK –•– John Sebastian (Reprise)-4 (11)
12 18 FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE –•– Elvin Bishop (Capricorn)-7 (12)
13 15 THERE’S A KIND OF HUSH (All Over the World) –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (13)
14 14 DECEMBER, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-17 (1)
15 13 SWEET THING –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-16 (5)
16 6 DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-24 (6)
17 10 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-19 (10)
18 17 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-19 (14)
19 16 MONEY HONEY –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-11 (9)
20 21 ACTION –•– Sweet (Capitol)-10 (20)

21 23 I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-10 (21)
22 26 SHANNON –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-8 (22)
23 24 TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT –•– Eagles (Asylum)-18 (4)
24 27 LIVIN’ FOR THE WEEKEND –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-7 (24)
25 37 TRYIN’ TO GET THE FEELING AGAIN –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-5 (25)
26 22 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-26 (1)
27 35 STRANGE MAGIC –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-6 (27)
28 31 LORELEI –•– Styx (A&M)-10 (28)
29 34 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-12 (29)
30 33 FOPP –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-9 (30)

31 38 MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-5 (31)
32 39 RHIANNON (Will You Ever Win) –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-7 (32)
33 19 ALL BY MYSELF –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-18 (2)
34 44 GET UP AND BOOGIE (That’s Right) –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-6 (34)
35 58 SILLY LOVE SONGS –•– Wings (Capitol)-2 (35)
36 45 COME ON OVER –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-6 (36)
37 41 UNION MAN –•– The Cate Brothers (Asylum)-11 (37)
38 43 HAPPY MUSIC –•– The Blackbyrds (Fantasy)-7 (38)
39 51 DON’T PULL YOUR LOVE / THEN YOU CAN TELL ME GOODBYE (Medley) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-4 (39)
40 50 SHOUT IT OUT LOUD –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 29 LOOKING FOR SPACE –•– John Denver (RCA)-7 (29)
47 36 WE CAN’T HIDE IT ANYMORE –•– Larry Santos (Casablanca)-10 (36)
50 28 ONLY LOVE IS REAL –•– Carole King (Ode)-10 (28)
59 25 TANGERINE –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-13 (18)
61 32 YOU’LL LOSE A GOOD THING –•– Freddy Fender (ABC / Dot)-10 (32)
62 30 LOVE FIRE –•– Jigsaw (Chelsea)-11 (30)
67 40 HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– The Stampeders (Quality)-8 (40)

POWER PLAYS

41 52 LOVE HANGOVER –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-3 (41)
42 46 YOUNG BLOOD –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-5 (42)
43 53 CAN’T HIDE LOVE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-4 (43)
44 55 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-6 (44)
46 56 I’VE GOT A FEELING (We’ll Be Seeing Each Other Again) –•– Al Wilson (Playboy)-4 (46)
48 48 GOOD HEARTED WOMAN –•– Waylon and Willie (RCA)-11 (25)
49 49 LOVE HURTS –•– Nazareth (A&M)-22 (8)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — ONE PIECE AT A TIME –•– Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three (Columbia)-1 (71)
72 — TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1 (72)
80 — DON’T STOP IT NOW –•– Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)-1 (80)
81 — WHERE DID OUR LOVE GO –•– The J. Geils Band (Atlantic)-1 (81)
82 — GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-1 (82)
83 — LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-1 (83)
86 — CRAZY ON YOU –•– Heart (Mushroom)-1 (86)
90 — MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-1 (90)
96 — TELL THE WORLD HOW I FEEL ABOUT ‘CHA BABY –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Philadelphia International)-1 (96)
99 — KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th April, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 DISCO LADY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-10 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 LET YOUR LOVE FLOW –•– The Bellamy Brothers (Warner Brothers / Curb)-13 (2)
3 3 RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-11 (3)
4 5 BOOGIE FEVER –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-11 (4)
5 7 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-18 (5)
6 6 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-17 (6)
7 11 WELCOME BACK –•– John Sebastian (Reprise)-5 (7)
8 9 SHOW ME THE WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-10 (8)
9 10 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-17 (9)
10 12 FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE –•– Elvin Bishop (Capricorn)-8 (10)

11 4 LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face) –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-14 (3)
12 13 THERE’S A KIND OF HUSH (All Over the World) –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9 (12)
13 8 DREAM WEAVER –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-17 (2)
14 14 DECEMBER, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-18 (1)
15 15 SWEET THING –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-17 (5)
16 16 DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-25 (6)
17 21 I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-11 (17)
18 22 SHANNON –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-9 (18)
19 25 TRYIN’ TO GET THE FEELING AGAIN –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-6 (19)
20 24 LIVIN’ FOR THE WEEKEND –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-8 (20)

21 19 MONEY HONEY –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-12 (9)
22 27 STRANGE MAGIC –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-7 (22)
23 29 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-13 (23)
24 35 SILLY LOVE SONGS –•– Wings (Capitol)-3 (24)
25 31 MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-6 (25)
26 32 RHIANNON (Will You Ever Win) –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-8 (26)
27 28 LORELEI –•– Styx (A&M)-11 (27)
28 34 GET UP AND BOOGIE (That’s Right) –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-7 (28)
29 41 LOVE HANGOVER –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-4 (29)
30 30 FOPP –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-10 (30)

31 17 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-20 (10)
32 39 DON’T PULL YOUR LOVE / THEN YOU CAN TELL ME GOODBYE (Medley) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-5 (32)
33 37 UNION MAN –•– The Cate Brothers (Asylum)-12 (33)
34 38 HAPPY MUSIC –•– The Blackbyrds (Fantasy)-8 (34)
35 36 COME ON OVER –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-7 (35)
36 40 SHOUT IT OUT LOUD –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-6 (36)
37 57 HAPPY DAYS –•– Pratt and McClain (Reprise)-4 (37)
38 42 YOUNG BLOOD –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-6 (38)
39 43 CAN’T HIDE LOVE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-5 (39)
40 44 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

50 18 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (MGM)-20 (14)
51 20 ACTION –•– Sweet (Capitol)-11 (20)
55 23 TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT –•– Eagles (Asylum)-19 (4)
56 26 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-27 (1)
57 33 ALL BY MYSELF –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-19 (2)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 I’VE GOT A FEELING (We’ll Be Seeing Each Other Again) –•– Al Wilson (Playboy)-5 (41)
42 53 HURT / FOR THE HEART –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (42)
43 51 WHEN LOVE HAS GONE AWAY –•– Richard Cocciante (20th Century)-3 (43)
44 66 LOVE IN THE SHADOWS –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-3 (44)
45 55 LOVE REALLY HURTS WITHOUT YOU –•– Billy Ocean (Ariola America)-4 (45)
46 56 ANYTIME (I’ll Be There) –•– Paul Anka (United Artists)-4 (46)
47 52 HEAVY LOVE –•– David Ruffin (Motown)-6 (47)
48 58 FALLEN ANGEL –•– Frankie Valli (Private Stock)-4 (48)
49 60 MOVIN’ –•– Brass Construction (United Artists)-4 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

63 — FOOL TO CRY / HOT STUFF –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-1 (63)
64 — I WANT YOU –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1 (64)
84 — LOOKIN’ OUT FOR #1 –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-1 (84)
90 — THINKING OF YOU –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-1 (90)
93 — KENTUCKY MOONRUNNER –•– Cledus Maggard and the Citizen’s Band (Mercury)-1 (93)
98 — IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME –•– Yvonne Fair (Motown)-1 (98)
99 — SIXTEEN TONS –•– The Don Harrison Band (Atlantic)-1 (99)
100 — THIS IS IT –•– Melba Moore (Buddah)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st May, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 LET YOUR LOVE FLOW –•– The Bellamy Brothers (Warner Brothers / Curb)-14 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-12 (2)
3 4 BOOGIE FEVER –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-12 (3)
4 7 WELCOME BACK –•– John Sebastian (Reprise)-6 (4)
5 5 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-19 (5)
6 1 DISCO LADY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-11 (1) *
7 8 SHOW ME THE WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-11 (7)
8 10 FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE –•– Elvin Bishop (Capricorn)-9 (8)
9 9 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-18 (9)
10 29 LOVE HANGOVER –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-5 (10)

11 6 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-18 (6)
12 24 SILLY LOVE SONGS –•– Wings (Capitol)-4 (12)
13 28 GET UP AND BOOGIE (That’s Right) –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-8 (13)
14 18 SHANNON –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-10 (14)
15 17 I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-12 (15)
16 14 DECEMBER, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-19 (1)
17 19 TRYIN’ TO GET THE FEELING AGAIN –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-7 (17)
18 23 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-14 (18)
19 22 STRANGE MAGIC –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-8 (19)
20 20 LIVIN’ FOR THE WEEKEND –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-9 (20)

21 25 MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-7 (21)
22 26 RHIANNON (Will You Ever Win) –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-9 (22)
23 11 LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face) –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-15 (3)
24 13 DREAM WEAVER –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-18 (2)
25 12 THERE’S A KIND OF HUSH (All Over the World) –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-10 (12)
26 37 HAPPY DAYS –•– Pratt and McClain (Reprise)-5 (26)
27 15 SWEET THING –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-18 (5)
28 32 DON’T PULL YOUR LOVE / THEN YOU CAN TELL ME GOODBYE (Medley) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-6 (28)
29 35 COME ON OVER –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-8 (29)
30 34 HAPPY MUSIC –•– The Blackbyrds (Fantasy)-9 (30)

31 36 SHOUT IT OUT LOUD –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-7 (31)
32 38 YOUNG BLOOD –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-7 (32)
33 33 UNION MAN –•– The Cate Brothers (Asylum)-13 (33)
34 44 LOVE IN THE SHADOWS –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-4 (34)
35 45 LOVE REALLY HURTS WITHOUT YOU –•– Billy Ocean (Ariola America)-5 (35)
36 40 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-8 (36)
37 41 I’VE GOT A FEELING (We’ll Be Seeing Each Other Again) –•– Al Wilson (Playboy)-6 (37)
38 42 HURT / FOR THE HEART –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (38)
39 39 CAN’T HIDE LOVE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-6 (39)
40 46 ANYTIME (I’ll Be There) –•– Paul Anka (United Artists)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 16 DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-26 (6)
53 27 LORELEI –•– Styx (A&M)-12 (27)
56 31 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-21 (10)
61 21 MONEY HONEY –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-13 (9)
64 30 FOPP –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-11 (30)

POWER PLAYS

41 43 WHEN LOVE HAS GONE AWAY –•– Richard Cocciante (20th Century)-4 (41)
42 48 FALLEN ANGEL –•– Frankie Valli (Private Stock)-5 (42)
43 49 MOVIN’ –•– Brass Construction (United Artists)-5 (43)
44 54 BARETTA’S THEME (“Keep Your Eye On the Sparrow”) –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-4 (44)
46 63 FOOL TO CRY / HOT STUFF –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-2 (46)
47 58 ONE PIECE AT A TIME –•– Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three (Columbia)-3 (47)
48 61 TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-3 (48)
49 52 HE’S A FRIEND –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-12 (36)
50 53 FALLING APART AT THE SEAMS –•– Marmalade (Ariola America)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

62 — SHOP AROUND –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-1 (62)
67 — ROCK AND ROLL LOVE LETTER –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-1 (67)
75 — STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-1 (75)
78 — NEVER GONNA FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-1 (78)
85 — COULD IT BE MAGIC –•– Donna Summer (Oasis)-1 (85)
88 — I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-1 (88)
89 — BETTER DAYS –•– Melissa Manchester (Arista)-1 (89)
90 — DANCE WIT’ ME –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-1 (90)
96 — YOU GOT THE MAGIC –•– John Fogerty (Asylum)-1 (96)
98 — LET HER IN –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-1 (98)
99 — MOONLIGHT SERENADE –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-1 (99)
100 — ‘TIL I CAN MAKE IT ON MY OWN –•– Tammy Wynette (Epic)-1 (100)

* EDITOR’S NOTE: The Recording Industry Association of America (R.I.A.A.) had awarded Gold Singles for its members to certify sales of 1 million copies on best selling records for decades, but another level of certification was announced in early 1976. Now, in addition to Gold, a new award – the Platinum single, would be awarded to records that sold 2 million units. The Hot 100 reflected the Gold achievement by placing a colored dot to the right of the chart listing. Platinum was noted by a triangle to the immediate right of the listing. Johnnie Taylor’s “Disco Lady” earned Platinum status this week, becoming the first certified Platinum single to display the triangle.

As an aside, most major labels were members of the R.I.A.A., but there were exceptions. Motown (and associated labels) did not seek certifications nor did T.K. (and associated labels). This did eventually change as a few Motown titles did get certified, as did a few from T.K., but not at the time of this chart.

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th May, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 WELCOME BACK –•– John Sebastian (Reprise)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-13 (2)
3 3 BOOGIE FEVER –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-13 (3)
4 8 FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE –•– Elvin Bishop (Capricorn)-10 (4)
5 12 SILLY LOVE SONGS –•– Wings (Capitol)-5 (5)
6 7 SHOW ME THE WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-12 (6)
7 10 LOVE HANGOVER –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-6 (7)
8 13 GET UP AND BOOGIE (That’s Right) –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-9 (8)
9 1 LET YOUR LOVE FLOW –•– The Bellamy Brothers (Warner Brothers / Curb)-15 (1)
10 6 DISCO LADY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-12 (1)

11 9 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-19 (9)
12 14 SHANNON –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-11 (12)
13 17 TRYIN’ TO GET THE FEELING AGAIN –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-8 (13)
14 18 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-15 (14)
15 15 I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-13 (15)
16 19 STRANGE MAGIC –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-9 (16)
17 21 MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-8 (17)
18 22 RHIANNON (Will You Ever Win) –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-10 (18)
19 26 HAPPY DAYS –•– Pratt and McClain (Reprise)-6 (19)
20 46 FOOL TO CRY / HOT STUFF –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-3 (20)

21 11 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-19 (6)
22 5 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-20 (5)
23 29 COME ON OVER –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-9 (23)
24 30 HAPPY MUSIC –•– The Blackbyrds (Fantasy)-10 (24)
25 16 DECEMBER, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-20 (1)
26 32 YOUNG BLOOD –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-8 (26)
27 28 DON’T PULL YOUR LOVE / THEN YOU CAN TELL ME GOODBYE (Medley) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-7 (27)
28 34 LOVE IN THE SHADOWS –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-5 (28)
29 35 LOVE REALLY HURTS WITHOUT YOU –•– Billy Ocean (Ariola America)-6 (29)
30 36 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-9 (30)

31 31 SHOUT IT OUT LOUD –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-8 (31)
32 33 UNION MAN –•– The Cate Brothers (Asylum)-14 (32)
33 37 I’VE GOT A FEELING (We’ll Be Seeing Each Other Again) –•– Al Wilson (Playboy)-7 (33)
34 38 HURT / FOR THE HEART –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-7 (34)
35 40 ANYTIME (I’ll Be There) –•– Paul Anka (United Artists)-6 (35)
36 42 FALLEN ANGEL –•– Frankie Valli (Private Stock)-6 (36)
37 43 MOVIN’ –•– Brass Construction (United Artists)-6 (37)
38 44 BARETTA’S THEME (“Keep Your Eye On the Sparrow”) –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-5 (38)
39 52 I WANT YOU –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-3 (39)
40 62 SHOP AROUND –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-2 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 24 DREAM WEAVER –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-19 (2)
44 23 LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face) –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-16 (3)
46 25 THERE’S A KIND OF HUSH (All Over the World) –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11 (12)
47 20 LIVIN’ FOR THE WEEKEND –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-10 (20)
48 27 SWEET THING –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-19 (5)
54 39 CAN’T HIDE LOVE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-7 (39)

POWER PLAYS

42 47 ONE PIECE AT A TIME –•– Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three (Columbia)-4 (42)
43 48 TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-4 (43)
45 55 IT’S OVER –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-5 (45)
49 59 DON’T STOP IT NOW –•– Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)-4 (49)
50 50 FALLING APART AT THE SEAMS –•– Marmalade (Ariola America)-7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

80 — IT MAKES ME GIGGLE –•– John Denver (RCA)-1 (80)
83 — BIGFOOT –•– Bro Smith (Big Tree)-1 (83)
84 — YES, YES, YES –•– Bill Cosby (Capitol)-1 (84)
85 — TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-1 (85)
86 — IT’S COOL –•– The Tymes (RCA)-1 (86)
87 — AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-1 (87)
89 — I’M EASY –•– Keith Carradine (ABC)-1 (89)
90 — MAKING OUR DREAMS COME TRUE –•– Cyndi Grecco (Private Stock)-1 (90)
98 — SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Pye)-1 (98)
100 — OPEN –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th May, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 BOOGIE FEVER –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-14 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 WELCOME BACK –•– John Sebastian (Reprise)-8 (1)
3 5 SILLY LOVE SONGS –•– Wings (Capitol)-6 (3)
4 4 FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE –•– Elvin Bishop (Capricorn)-11 (4)
5 7 LOVE HANGOVER –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-7 (5)
6 6 SHOW ME THE WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-13 (6)
7 8 GET UP AND BOOGIE (That’s Right) –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-10 (7)
8 2 RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-14 (2)
9 19 HAPPY DAYS –•– Pratt and McClain (Reprise)-7 (9)
10 12 SHANNON –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-12 (10)

11 13 TRYIN’ TO GET THE FEELING AGAIN –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-9 (11)
12 14 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-16 (12)
13 20 FOOL TO CRY / HOT STUFF –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-4 (13)
14 17 MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-9 (14)
15 16 STRANGE MAGIC –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-10 (15)
16 18 RHIANNON (Will You Ever Win) –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-11 (16)
17 9 LET YOUR LOVE FLOW –•– The Bellamy Brothers (Warner Brothers / Curb)-16 (1)
18 10 DISCO LADY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-13 (1)
19 11 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-20 (9)
20 24 HAPPY MUSIC –•– The Blackbyrds (Fantasy)-11 (20)

21 28 LOVE IN THE SHADOWS –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-6 (21)
22 26 YOUNG BLOOD –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-9 (22)
23 23 COME ON OVER –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-10 (23)
24 22 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-21 (5)
25 29 LOVE REALLY HURTS WITHOUT YOU –•– Billy Ocean (Ariola America)-7 (25)
26 30 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-10 (26)
27 27 DON’T PULL YOUR LOVE / THEN YOU CAN TELL ME GOODBYE (Medley) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-8 (27)
28 32 UNION MAN –•– The Cate Brothers (Asylum)-15 (28)
29 33 I’VE GOT A FEELING (We’ll Be Seeing Each Other Again) –•– Al Wilson (Playboy)-8 (29)
30 34 HURT / FOR THE HEART –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-8 (30)

31 40 SHOP AROUND –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-3 (31)
32 37 MOVIN’ –•– Brass Construction (United Artists)-7 (32)
33 35 ANYTIME (I’ll Be There) –•– Paul Anka (United Artists)-7 (33)
34 38 BARETTA’S THEME (“Keep Your Eye On the Sparrow”) –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-6 (34)
35 39 I WANT YOU –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-4 (35)
36 36 FALLEN ANGEL –•– Frankie Valli (Private Stock)-7 (36)
37 43 TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-5 (37)
38 42 ONE PIECE AT A TIME –•– Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three (Columbia)-5 (38)
39 15 I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-14 (15)
40 53 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 21 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-20 (6)
44 25 DECEMBER, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-21 (1)
45 31 SHOUT IT OUT LOUD –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-9 (31)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 IT’S OVER –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-6 (41)
42 49 DON’T STOP IT NOW –•– Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)-5 (42)
46 56 ROCK AND ROLL LOVE LETTER –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-3 (46)
47 72 I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-3 (47)
48 60 NEVER GONNA FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-3 (48)
49 50 FALLING APART AT THE SEAMS –•– Marmalade (Ariola America)-8 (49)
50 55 CRAZY ON YOU –•– Heart (Mushroom)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

81 — TODAY’S THE DAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-1 (81)
83 — I.O.U. –•– Jimmy Dean (Casino)-1 (83)
84 — THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN –•– Thin Lizzy (Mercury)-1 (84)
86 — TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER (Give Up the Funk) –•– Parliament (Casablanca)-1 (86)
90 — MUSIC –•– John Miles (London)-1 (90)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd May, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 SILLY LOVE SONGS –•– Wings (Capitol)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 5 LOVE HANGOVER –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-8 (2)
3 4 FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE –•– Elvin Bishop (Capricorn)-12 (3)
4 1 BOOGIE FEVER –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-15 (1)
5 7 GET UP AND BOOGIE (That’s Right) –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-11 (5)
6 2 WELCOME BACK –•– John Sebastian (Reprise)-9 (1)
7 9 HAPPY DAYS –•– Pratt and McClain (Reprise)-8 (7)
8 14 MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-10 (8)
9 10 SHANNON –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-13 (9)
10 11 TRYIN’ TO GET THE FEELING AGAIN –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-10 (10)

11 12 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-17 (11)
12 13 FOOL TO CRY / HOT STUFF –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-5 (12)
13 16 RHIANNON (Will You Ever Win) –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-12 (13)
14 15 STRANGE MAGIC –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-11 (14)
15 8 RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-15 (2)
16 6 SHOW ME THE WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-14 (6)
17 31 SHOP AROUND –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-4 (17)
18 21 LOVE IN THE SHADOWS –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-7 (18)
19 20 HAPPY MUSIC –•– The Blackbyrds (Fantasy)-12 (19)
20 22 YOUNG BLOOD –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-10 (20)

21 26 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-11 (21)
22 25 LOVE REALLY HURTS WITHOUT YOU –•– Billy Ocean (Ariola America)-8 (22)
23 17 LET YOUR LOVE FLOW –•– The Bellamy Brothers (Warner Brothers / Curb)-17 (1)
24 28 UNION MAN –•– The Cate Brothers (Asylum)-16 (24)
25 32 MOVIN’ –•– Brass Construction (United Artists)-8 (25)
26 18 DISCO LADY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-14 (1)
27 19 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-21 (9)
28 35 I WANT YOU –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-5 (28)
29 29 I’VE GOT A FEELING (We’ll Be Seeing Each Other Again) –•– Al Wilson (Playboy)-9 (29)
30 30 HURT / FOR THE HEART –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-9 (30)

31 34 BARETTA’S THEME (“Keep Your Eye On the Sparrow”) –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-7 (31)
32 37 TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-6 (32)
33 38 ONE PIECE AT A TIME –•– Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three (Columbia)-6 (33)
34 40 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-6 (34)
35 83 I.O.U. –•– Jimmy Dean (Casino)-2 (35)
36 23 COME ON OVER –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-11 (23)
37 46 ROCK AND ROLL LOVE LETTER –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-4 (37)
38 47 I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-4 (38)
39 41 IT’S OVER –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-7 (39)
40 48 NEVER GONNA FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

46 24 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-22 (5)
47 27 DON’T PULL YOUR LOVE / THEN YOU CAN TELL ME GOODBYE (Medley) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-9 (27)
50 33 ANYTIME (I’ll Be There) –•– Paul Anka (United Artists)-8 (33)
54 39 I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-15 (15)
70 36 FALLEN ANGEL –•– Frankie Valli (Private Stock)-8 (36)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-6 (41)
42 42 DON’T STOP IT NOW –•– Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)-6 (42)
43 50 CRAZY ON YOU –•– Heart (Mushroom)-6 (43)
44 52 MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-6 (44)
45 54 STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-4 (45)
48 58 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-6 (48)
49 49 FALLING APART AT THE SEAMS –•– Marmalade (Ariola America)-9 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — LET IT SHINE –•– Santana (Columbia)-1 (77)
78 — YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND –•– Queen (Elektra)-1 (78)
79 — TVC 15 –•– David Bowie (RCA)-1 (79)
80 — YOU’RE MY EVERYTHING –•– Lee Garrett (Chrysalis)-1 (80)
81 — EVERYTHING THAT ‘CHA DO (Will Come Back To You) –•– Wet Willie (Capricorn)-1 (81)
82 — LONELY TEARDROPS –•– Narvel Felts (ABC / Dot)-1 (82)
83 — MAMMA MIA –•– Abba (Atlantic)-1 (83)
86 — HIGH OUT OF TIME –•– Carole King (Ode)-1 (86)
89 — FOXY LADY –•– The Crown Heights Affair (De-Lite)-1 (89)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th May, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 LOVE HANGOVER –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 SILLY LOVE SONGS –•– Wings (Capitol)-8 (1)
3 3 FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE –•– Elvin Bishop (Capricorn)-13 (3)
4 5 GET UP AND BOOGIE (That’s Right) –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-12 (4)
5 8 MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-11 (5)
6 7 HAPPY DAYS –•– Pratt and McClain (Reprise)-9 (6)
7 6 WELCOME BACK –•– John Sebastian (Reprise)-10 (1)
8 9 SHANNON –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-14 (8)
9 11 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-18 (9)
10 10 TRYIN’ TO GET THE FEELING AGAIN –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-11 (10)

11 12 FOOL TO CRY / HOT STUFF –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-6 (11)
12 13 RHIANNON (Will You Ever Win) –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-13 (12)
13 4 BOOGIE FEVER –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-16 (1)
14 17 SHOP AROUND –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-5 (14)
15 15 RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-16 (2)
16 18 LOVE IN THE SHADOWS –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-8 (16)
17 21 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-12 (17)
18 14 STRANGE MAGIC –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-12 (14)
19 16 SHOW ME THE WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-15 (6)
20 20 YOUNG BLOOD –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-11 (20)

21 25 MOVIN’ –•– Brass Construction (United Artists)-9 (21)
22 22 LOVE REALLY HURTS WITHOUT YOU –•– Billy Ocean (Ariola America)-9 (22)
23 28 I WANT YOU –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6 (23)
24 24 UNION MAN –•– The Cate Brothers (Asylum)-17 (24)
25 32 TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-7 (25)
26 34 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-7 (26)
27 31 BARETTA’S THEME (“Keep Your Eye On the Sparrow”) –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-8 (27)
28 30 HURT / FOR THE HEART –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-10 (28)
29 33 ONE PIECE AT A TIME –•– Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three (Columbia)-7 (29)
30 38 I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-5 (30)

31 26 DISCO LADY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-15 (1)
32 40 NEVER GONNA FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-5 (32)
33 37 ROCK AND ROLL LOVE LETTER –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-5 (33)
34 44 MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-7 (34)
35 35 I.O.U. –•– Jimmy Dean (Casino)-3 (35)
36 41 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-7 (36)
37 43 CRAZY ON YOU –•– Heart (Mushroom)-7 (37)
38 39 IT’S OVER –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-8 (38)
39 27 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-22 (9)
40 45 STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 19 HAPPY MUSIC –•– The Blackbyrds (Fantasy)-13 (19)
48 23 LET YOUR LOVE FLOW –•– The Bellamy Brothers (Warner Brothers / Curb)-18 (1)
58 36 COME ON OVER –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-12 (23)
65 29 I’VE GOT A FEELING (We’ll Be Seeing Each Other Again) –•– Al Wilson (Playboy)-10 (29)

POWER PLAYS

41 48 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-7 (41)
42 56 TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-4 (42)
43 53 DANCE WIT’ ME –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-5 (43)
44 66 AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-4 (44)
46 57 THAT’S WHERE THE HAPPY PEOPLE GO –•– The Trammps (Atlantic)-8 (46)
47 47 DON’T PULL YOUR LOVE / THEN YOU CAN TELL ME GOODBYE (Medley) –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-10 (27)
49 58 THINKING OF YOU –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-6 (49)
50 64 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN –•– Thin Lizzy (Mercury)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

73 — YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-1 (73)
80 — A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-1 (80)
82 — SILVER STAR –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-1 (82)
83 — LIPSTICK –•– Michel Polnareff (Atlantic)-1 (83)
85 — SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME –•– Bobby Vinton (ABC)-1 (85)
86 — WHO LOVES YOU BETTER (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1 (86)
87 — VAYA CON DIOS –•– Freddy Fender (ABC / Dot)-1 (87)
89 — SOPHISTICATED LADY (She’s a Different Lady) –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-1 (89)
90 — THE HUNGRY YEARS –•– Wayne Newton (Chelsea)-1 (90)
93 — RAIN, OH RAIN –•– Fools Gold (Morning Sky)-1 (93)
94 — THE LONELY ONE –•– Special Delivery Featuring Terry Huff (Mainstream)-1 (94)
95 — YOU’RE JUST THE RIGHT SIZE –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-1 (95)
97 — NIGHT WALK –•– Van McCoy (H&L)-1 (97)
98 — I’M GONNA LET MY HEART DO THE WALKING –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1 (98)
100 — TUBULAR BELLS –•– The Champs’ Boys Orchestra (Janus)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th June, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 LOVE HANGOVER –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 SILLY LOVE SONGS –•– Wings (Capitol)-9 (1)
3 4 GET UP AND BOOGIE (That’s Right) –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-13 (3)
4 5 MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-12 (4)
5 6 HAPPY DAYS –•– Pratt and McClain (Reprise)-10 (5)
6 8 SHANNON –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-15 (6)
7 7 WELCOME BACK –•– John Sebastian (Reprise)-11 (1)
8 9 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-19 (8)
9 14 SHOP AROUND –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-6 (9)
10 11 FOOL TO CRY / HOT STUFF –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-7 (10)

11 12 RHIANNON (Will You Ever Win) –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-14 (11)
12 3 FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE –•– Elvin Bishop (Capricorn)-14 (3)
13 17 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-13 (13)
14 13 BOOGIE FEVER –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-17 (1)
15 15 RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-17 (2)
16 16 LOVE IN THE SHADOWS –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-9 (16)
17 10 TRYIN’ TO GET THE FEELING AGAIN –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-12 (10)
18 26 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-8 (18)
19 21 MOVIN’ –•– Brass Construction (United Artists)-10 (19)
20 23 I WANT YOU –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-7 (20)

21 25 TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-8 (21)
22 32 NEVER GONNA FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-6 (22)
23 30 I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-6 (23)
24 27 BARETTA’S THEME (“Keep Your Eye On the Sparrow”) –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-9 (24)
25 18 STRANGE MAGIC –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-13 (14)
26 19 SHOW ME THE WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-16 (6)
27 36 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-8 (27)
28 20 YOUNG BLOOD –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-12 (20)
29 33 ROCK AND ROLL LOVE LETTER –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-6 (29)
30 42 TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-5 (30)

31 34 MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-8 (31)
32 50 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN –•– Thin Lizzy (Mercury)-4 (32)
33 44 AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-5 (33)
34 41 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-8 (34)
35 37 CRAZY ON YOU –•– Heart (Mushroom)-8 (35)
36 22 LOVE REALLY HURTS WITHOUT YOU –•– Billy Ocean (Ariola America)-10 (22)
37 24 UNION MAN –•– The Cate Brothers (Asylum)-18 (24)
38 38 IT’S OVER –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-9 (38)
39 46 THAT’S WHERE THE HAPPY PEOPLE GO –•– The Trammps (Atlantic)-9 (39)
40 40 STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

54 28 HURT / FOR THE HEART –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-11 (28)
55 29 ONE PIECE AT A TIME –•– Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Three (Columbia)-8 (29)
56 31 DISCO LADY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-16 (1)
58 35 I.O.U. –•– Jimmy Dean (Casino)-4 (35)
59 39 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-23 (9)

POWER PLAYS

41 43 DANCE WIT’ ME –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-6 (41)
42 55 TODAY’S THE DAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-4 (42)
43 62 LET HER IN –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-6 (43)
44 57 MAKING OUR DREAMS COME TRUE –•– Cyndi Grecco (Private Stock)-5 (44)
45 56 TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER (Give Up the Funk) –•– Parliament (Casablanca)-4 (45)
46 66 YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND –•– Queen (Elektra)-3 (46)
47 49 THINKING OF YOU –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-7 (47)
48 51 SIXTEEN TONS –•– The Don Harrison Band (Atlantic)-7 (48)
49 53 YES, YES, YES –•– Bill Cosby (Capitol)-5 (49)
50 61 I’M EASY –•– Keith Carradine (ABC)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

61 — SOMEBODY’S GETTIN’ IT –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-1 (61)
69 — CAN’T STOP GROOVIN’ NOW, WANNA DO IT SOME MORE –•– B.T. Express (Columbia)-1 (69)
71 — GOOD VIBRATIONS –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-1 (71)
75 — ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-1 (75)
79 — YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-1 (79)
81 — C’MON MARIANNE –•– Donny Osmond (Polydor)-1 (81)
82 — FLAMING YOUTH –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-1 (82)
83 — LIVIN’ AIN’T LIVIN’ –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-1 (83)
84 — NUTBUSH CITY LIMITS –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-1 (84)
85 — FOOL FOR THE CITY –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-1 (85)
86 — HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-1 (86)
88 — JOHNNY COOL –•– The Steve Gibbons Band (MCA)-1 (88)
90 — JUKIN’ –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Polydor)-1 (90)
97 — NORMA JEAN WANTS TO BE A MOVIE STAR –•– Sundown Company (Polydor)-1 (97)
100 — TOUCH AND GO –•– Ecstasy, Passion and Pain Featuring Barbara Roy (Roulette)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th June, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 SILLY LOVE SONGS –•– Wings (Capitol)-10 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 GET UP AND BOOGIE (That’s Right) –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-14 (2)
3 4 MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-13 (3)
4 1 LOVE HANGOVER –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-11 (1)
5 5 HAPPY DAYS –•– Pratt and McClain (Reprise)-11 (5)
6 6 SHANNON –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-16 (6)
7 8 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-20 (7)
8 9 SHOP AROUND –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-7 (8)
9 13 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-14 (9)
10 10 FOOL TO CRY / HOT STUFF –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-8 (10)

11 11 RHIANNON (Will You Ever Win) –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-15 (11)
12 7 WELCOME BACK –•– John Sebastian (Reprise)-12 (1)
13 23 I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-7 (13)
14 14 BOOGIE FEVER –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-18 (1)
15 18 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-9 (15)
16 21 TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-9 (16)
17 19 MOVIN’ –•– Brass Construction (United Artists)-11 (17)
18 20 I WANT YOU –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-8 (18)
19 22 NEVER GONNA FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-7 (19)
20 24 BARETTA’S THEME (“Keep Your Eye On the Sparrow”) –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-10 (20)

21 27 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-9 (21)
22 12 FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE –•– Elvin Bishop (Capricorn)-15 (3)
23 30 TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-6 (23)
24 31 MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-9 (24)
25 33 AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-6 (25)
26 32 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN –•– Thin Lizzy (Mercury)-5 (26)
27 15 RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-18 (2)
28 29 ROCK AND ROLL LOVE LETTER –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-7 (28)
29 17 TRYIN’ TO GET THE FEELING AGAIN –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-13 (10)
30 34 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-9 (30)

31 16 LOVE IN THE SHADOWS –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-10 (16)
32 46 YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND –•– Queen (Elektra)-4 (32)
33 26 SHOW ME THE WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-17 (6)
34 39 THAT’S WHERE THE HAPPY PEOPLE GO –•– The Trammps (Atlantic)-10 (34)
35 42 TODAY’S THE DAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-5 (35)
36 43 LET HER IN –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-7 (36)
37 45 TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER (Give Up the Funk) –•– Parliament (Casablanca)-5 (37)
38 44 MAKING OUR DREAMS COME TRUE –•– Cyndi Grecco (Private Stock)-6 (38)
39 41 DANCE WIT’ ME –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan (ABC)-7 (39)
40 50 I’M EASY –•– Keith Carradine (ABC)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 25 STRANGE MAGIC –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-14 (14)
48 38 IT’S OVER –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-10 (38)
49 35 CRAZY ON YOU –•– Heart (Mushroom)-9 (35)
64 28 YOUNG BLOOD –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-13 (20)
79 40 STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-7 (40)
96 37 UNION MAN –•– The Cate Brothers (Asylum)-19 (24)
100 36 LOVE REALLY HURTS WITHOUT YOU –•– Billy Ocean (Ariola America)-11 (22)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-10 (41)
42 52 SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Pye)-6 (42)
43 53 MAMMA MIA –•– Abba (Atlantic)-4 (43)
45 47 THINKING OF YOU –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-8 (45)
46 49 YES, YES, YES –•– Bill Cosby (Capitol)-6 (46)
47 48 SIXTEEN TONS –•– The Don Harrison Band (Atlantic)-8 (47)
50 60 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

52 — LAST CHILD –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-1 (52)
54 — GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-1 (54)
55 — I NEED TO BE IN LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (55)
81 — SOMETHING HE CAN FEEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1 (81)
82 — FRAMED –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-1 (82)
83 — I’LL GET OVER YOU –•– Crystal Gayle (United Artists)-1 (83)
84 — EVERYTHING’S COMING UP LOVE –•– David Ruffin (Motown)-1 (84)
87 — THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-1 (87)
89 — I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-1 (89)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th June, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 SILLY LOVE SONGS –•– Wings (Capitol)-11 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 GET UP AND BOOGIE (That’s Right) –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-15 (2)
3 3 MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-14 (3)
4 4 LOVE HANGOVER –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-12 (1)
5 7 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-21 (5)
6 6 SHANNON –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-17 (6)
7 8 SHOP AROUND –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-8 (7)
8 9 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-15 (8)
9 25 AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-7 (9)
10 13 I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-8 (10)

11 5 HAPPY DAYS –•– Pratt and McClain (Reprise)-12 (5)
12 21 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-10 (12)
13 15 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-10 (13)
14 16 TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-10 (14)
15 17 MOVIN’ –•– Brass Construction (United Artists)-12 (15)
16 18 I WANT YOU –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-9 (16)
17 19 NEVER GONNA FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-8 (17)
18 24 MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-10 (18)
19 23 TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-7 (19)
20 20 BARETTA’S THEME (“Keep Your Eye On the Sparrow”) –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-11 (20)

21 10 FOOL TO CRY / HOT STUFF –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-9 (10)
22 26 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN –•– Thin Lizzy (Mercury)-6 (22)
23 11 RHIANNON (Will You Ever Win) –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-16 (11)
24 12 WELCOME BACK –•– John Sebastian (Reprise)-13 (1)
25 14 BOOGIE FEVER –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-19 (1)
26 30 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-10 (26)
27 32 YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND –•– Queen (Elektra)-5 (27)
28 34 THAT’S WHERE THE HAPPY PEOPLE GO –•– The Trammps (Atlantic)-11 (28)
29 54 GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-2 (29)
30 35 TODAY’S THE DAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-6 (30)

31 36 LET HER IN –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-8 (31)
32 38 MAKING OUR DREAMS COME TRUE –•– Cyndi Grecco (Private Stock)-7 (32)
33 37 TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER (Give Up the Funk) –•– Parliament (Casablanca)-6 (33)
34 22 FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE –•– Elvin Bishop (Capricorn)-16 (3)
35 42 SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Pye)-7 (35)
36 41 TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-11 (36)
37 40 I’M EASY –•– Keith Carradine (ABC)-7 (37)
38 27 RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-19 (2)
39 43 MAMMA MIA –•– Abba (Atlantic)-5 (39)
40 58 ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

53 29 TRYIN’ TO GET THE FEELING AGAIN –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-14 (10)
54 28 ROCK AND ROLL LOVE LETTER –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-8 (28)
57 33 SHOW ME THE WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-18 (6)
70 31 LOVE IN THE SHADOWS –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-11 (16)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 SOMEBODY’S GETTIN’ IT –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-3 (41)
42 52 LAST CHILD –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-2 (42)
43 53 SOPHISTICATED LADY (She’s a Different Lady) –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-4 (43)
44 50 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-4 (44)
45 55 I NEED TO BE IN LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-2 (45)
46 46 YES, YES, YES –•– Bill Cosby (Capitol)-7 (46)
47 57 WHO LOVES YOU BETTER (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-4 (47)
48 45 THINKING OF YOU –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-9 (45)
49 59 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-4 (49)
50 60 GOOD VIBRATIONS –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

55 — IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-1 (55)
81 — IT KEEPS YOU RUNNIN’ –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-1 (81)
83 — A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-1 (83)
87 — RAINBOW IN YOUR EYES –•– Leon and Mary Russell (Paradise)-1 (87)
88 — TEN PERCENT –•– Double Exposure (Salsoul)-1 (88)
90 — HOLD ON –•– Sons Of Champlin (Ariola America)-1 (90)
96 — PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-1 (96)
97 — WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-1 (97)
98 — HAPPY MAN (Part 1) –•– Impact (Atco / WMOT)-1 (98)
99 — WILL YOU LOVE ME TOMORROW –•– Dana Valery (Phantom)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th June, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 SILLY LOVE SONGS –•– Wings (Capitol)-12 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 GET UP AND BOOGIE (That’s Right) –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-16 (2)
3 3 MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-15 (3)
4 5 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-22 (4)
5 7 SHOP AROUND –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-9 (5)
6 8 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-16 (6)
7 9 AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-8 (7)
8 4 LOVE HANGOVER –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-13 (1)
9 10 I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-9 (9)
10 12 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-11 (10)

11 13 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-11 (11)
12 17 NEVER GONNA FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-9 (12)
13 14 TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-11 (13)
14 15 MOVIN’ –•– Brass Construction (United Artists)-13 (14)
15 16 I WANT YOU –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-10 (15)
16 18 MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-11 (16)
17 19 TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-8 (17)
18 29 GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-3 (18)
19 40 ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-4 (19)
20 22 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN –•– Thin Lizzy (Mercury)-7 (20)

21 6 SHANNON –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-18 (6)
22 26 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-11 (22)
23 27 YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND –•– Queen (Elektra)-6 (23)
24 55 IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-2 (24)
25 30 TODAY’S THE DAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-7 (25)
26 31 LET HER IN –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-9 (26)
27 28 THAT’S WHERE THE HAPPY PEOPLE GO –•– The Trammps (Atlantic)-12 (27)
28 32 MAKING OUR DREAMS COME TRUE –•– Cyndi Grecco (Private Stock)-8 (28)
29 33 TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER (Give Up the Funk) –•– Parliament (Casablanca)-7 (29)
30 36 TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-12 (30)

31 35 SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Pye)-8 (31)
32 11 HAPPY DAYS –•– Pratt and McClain (Reprise)-13 (5)
33 37 I’M EASY –•– Keith Carradine (ABC)-8 (33)
34 42 LAST CHILD –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-3 (34)
35 39 MAMMA MIA –•– Abba (Atlantic)-6 (35)
36 41 SOMEBODY’S GETTIN’ IT –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-4 (36)
37 20 BARETTA’S THEME (“Keep Your Eye On the Sparrow”) –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-12 (20)
38 50 GOOD VIBRATIONS –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-4 (38)
39 43 SOPHISTICATED LADY (She’s a Different Lady) –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-5 (39)
40 44 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 23 RHIANNON (Will You Ever Win) –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-17 (11)
44 24 WELCOME BACK –•– John Sebastian (Reprise)-14 (1)
49 25 BOOGIE FEVER –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-20 (1)
52 34 FOOLED AROUND AND FELL IN LOVE –•– Elvin Bishop (Capricorn)-17 (3)
57 38 RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-20 (2)
63 21 HOT STUFF / FOOL TO CRY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-10 (10)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 I NEED TO BE IN LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-3 (41)
43 49 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-5 (43)
45 51 SILVER STAR –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-5 (45)
46 56 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-4 (46)
47 47 WHO LOVES YOU BETTER (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-5 (47)
48 58 FOOL FOR THE CITY –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-4 (48)
50 62 LIVIN’ AIN’T LIVIN’ –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

67 — STEPPIN’ OUT –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-1 (67)
75 — ANOTHER RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK CITY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1 (75)
77 — BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-1 (77)
79 — BLT –•– Lee Oskar (United Artists)-1 (79)
81 — WHO’D SHE COO? –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-1 (81)
89 — COTTON CANDY –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-1 (89)
90 — BETTER PLACE TO BE (Parts 1 and 2) –•– Harry Chapin (Elektra)-1 (90)
91 — I HOPE WE GET TO LOVE IN TIME –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)-6 (91)
93 — HARD WORK –•– John Handy (ABC / Impulse)-1 (93)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd / 4th July, 1976

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America’s Bicentennial

While this issue should have been dated Saturday, July 3, to coincide with the American Bicentennial, Billboard dated this issue as July 4, 1976. All charts also carry the July 4 date. This issue was also about twice the size of the normal publication, including special features on the history of American music over the previous 200 years.

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 SILLY LOVE SONGS –•– Wings (Capitol)-13 (5 weeks at #1) (1)
2 7 AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-9 (2)
3 3 MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-16 (3)
4 4 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-23 (4)
5 5 SHOP AROUND –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-10 (5)
6 6 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-17 (6)
7 2 GET UP AND BOOGIE (That’s Right) –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-17 (2)
8 9 I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-10 (8)
9 10 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-12 (9)
10 11 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-12 (10)

11 12 NEVER GONNA FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-10 (11)
12 18 GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-4 (12)
13 26 LET HER IN –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-10 (13)
14 16 MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-12 (14)
15 17 TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-9 (15)
16 19 ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-5 (16)
17 20 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN –•– Thin Lizzy (Mercury)-8 (17)
18 8 LOVE HANGOVER –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-14 (1)
19 24 IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-3 (19)
20 22 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-12 (20)

21 23 YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND –•– Queen (Elektra)-7 (21)
22 15 I WANT YOU –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-11 (15)
23 13 TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-12 (13)
24 25 TODAY’S THE DAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-8 (24)
25 28 MAKING OUR DREAMS COME TRUE –•– Cyndi Grecco (Private Stock)-9 (25)
26 30 TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-13 (26)
27 29 TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER (Give Up the Funk) –•– Parliament (Casablanca)-8 (27)
28 31 SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Pye)-9 (28)
29 27 THAT’S WHERE THE HAPPY PEOPLE GO –•– The Trammps (Atlantic)-13 (27)
30 33 I’M EASY –•– Keith Carradine (ABC)-9 (30)

31 34 LAST CHILD –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-4 (31)
32 35 MAMMA MIA –•– Abba (Atlantic)-7 (32)
33 36 SOMEBODY’S GETTIN’ IT –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-5 (33)
34 14 MOVIN’ –•– Brass Construction (United Artists)-14 (14)
35 38 GOOD VIBRATIONS –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-5 (35)
36 39 SOPHISTICATED LADY (She’s a Different Lady) –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-6 (36)
37 40 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-6 (37)
38 41 I NEED TO BE IN LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-4 (38)
39 45 SILVER STAR –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-6 (39)
40 43 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

51 21 SHANNON –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-19 (6)
65 32 HAPPY DAYS –•– Pratt and McClain (Reprise)-14 (5)
97 37 BARETTA’S THEME (“Keep Your Eye On the Sparrow”) –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-13 (20)

POWER PLAYS

41 55 FRAMED –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-4 (41)
42 46 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-5 (42)
43 53 SOMETHING HE CAN FEEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-4 (43)
44 56 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-5 (44)
45 48 FOOL FOR THE CITY –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-5 (45)
46 50 LIVIN’ AIN’T LIVIN’ –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-5 (46)
47 47 WHO LOVES YOU BETTER (Part 1) –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-6 (47)
48 51 C’MON MARIANNE –•– Donny Osmond (Polydor)-5 (48)
49 54 I WANNA STAY WITH YOU –•– Gallagher and Lyle (A&M)-13 (49)
50 60 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

59 — LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-1 (59)
66 — DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-1 (66)
67 — YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-1 (67)
73 — ROOTS, ROCK, REGGAE –•– Bob Marley and the Wailers (Island)-1 (73)
74 — SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-1 (74)
80 — DON’T TOUCH ME THERE –•– The Tubes (A&M)-1 (80)
82 — LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-1 (82)
83 — SHOWER THE PEOPLE –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-1 (83)
86 — I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-1 (86)
87 — DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-1 (87)
90 — I’VE BEEN LOVIN’ YOU –•– Easy Street (Capricorn)-1 (90)
93 — DANCIN’ KID –•– Disco Tex and the Sex-O-Lettes (Chelsea)-1 (93)
94 — BREAKER-BREAKER –•– The Outlaws (Arista)-1 (94)
100 — SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– D.J. Rogers (RCA)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th July, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 9 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-13 (2)
3 8 I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-11 (3)
4 5 SHOP AROUND –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-11 (4)
5 6 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-18 (5)
6 1 SILLY LOVE SONGS –•– Wings (Capitol)-14 (1)
7 3 MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-17 (3)
8 10 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-13 (8)
9 4 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-24 (4)
10 12 GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-5 (10)

11 11 NEVER GONNA FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-11 (11)
12 13 LET HER IN –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-11 (12)
13 14 MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-13 (13)
14 15 TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-10 (14)
15 16 ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-6 (15)
16 17 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN –•– Thin Lizzy (Mercury)-9 (16)
17 19 IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-4 (17)
18 20 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-13 (18)
19 7 GET UP AND BOOGIE (That’s Right) –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-18 (2)
20 21 YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND –•– Queen (Elektra)-8 (20)

21 18 LOVE HANGOVER –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-15 (1)
22 26 TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-14 (22)
23 24 TODAY’S THE DAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-9 (23)
24 27 TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER (Give Up the Funk) –•– Parliament (Casablanca)-9 (24)
25 25 MAKING OUR DREAMS COME TRUE –•– Cyndi Grecco (Private Stock)-10 (25)
26 30 I’M EASY –•– Keith Carradine (ABC)-10 (26)
27 28 SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Pye)-10 (27)
28 31 LAST CHILD –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-5 (28)
29 38 I NEED TO BE IN LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-5 (29)
30 37 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-7 (30)

31 36 SOPHISTICATED LADY (She’s a Different Lady) –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-7 (31)
32 32 MAMMA MIA –•– Abba (Atlantic)-8 (32)
33 33 SOMEBODY’S GETTIN’ IT –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-6 (33)
34 35 GOOD VIBRATIONS –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-6 (34)
35 43 SOMETHING HE CAN FEEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-5 (35)
36 40 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-7 (36)
37 42 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-6 (37)
38 39 SILVER STAR –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-7 (38)
39 44 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-6 (39)
40 50 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

49 23 TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-13 (13)
55 22 I WANT YOU –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-12 (15)
60 29 THAT’S WHERE THE HAPPY PEOPLE GO –•– The Trammps (Atlantic)-14 (27)
64 34 MOVIN’ –•– Brass Construction (United Artists)-15 (14)

POWER PLAYS

41 41 FRAMED –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-5 (41)
42 46 LIVIN’ AIN’T LIVIN’ –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-6 (42)
43 59 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-2 (43)
44 54 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-5 (44)
45 55 ANOTHER RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK CITY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3 (45)
46 66 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-2 (46)
47 48 C’MON MARIANNE –•– Donny Osmond (Polydor)-6 (47)
48 56 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-3 (48)
50 60 I’M GONNA LET MY HEART DO THE WALKING –•– The Supremes (Motown)-7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

79 — (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-1 (79)
80 — SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-1 (80)
84 — HELL CAT –•– The Bellamy Brothers (Warner Brothers / Curb)-1 (84)
85 — SPRINGTIME MAMA –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-1 (85)
87 — KID CHARLEMAGNE –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-1 (87)
88 — TRY ME, I KNOW WE CAN MAKE IT –•– Donna Summer (Oasis)-1 (88)
89 — HONEY CHILD –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-1 (89)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th July, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-11 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-14 (2)
3 3 I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-12 (3)
4 5 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-19 (4)
5 13 MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-14 (5)
6 8 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-14 (6)
7 4 SHOP AROUND –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-12 (4)
8 10 GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-6 (8)
9 6 SILLY LOVE SONGS –•– Wings (Capitol)-15 (1)
10 15 ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-7 (10)

11 12 LET HER IN –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-12 (11)
12 14 TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-11 (12)
13 16 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN –•– Thin Lizzy (Mercury)-10 (13)
14 17 IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-5 (14)
15 7 MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-18 (3)
16 18 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-14 (16)
17 24 TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER (Give Up the Funk) –•– Parliament (Casablanca)-10 (17)
18 20 YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND –•– Queen (Elektra)-9 (18)
19 22 TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-15 (19)
20 11 NEVER GONNA FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-12 (11)

21 9 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-25 (4)
22 43 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-3 (22)
23 46 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-3 (23)
24 26 I’M EASY –•– Keith Carradine (ABC)-11 (24)
25 51 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-3 (25)
26 28 LAST CHILD –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-6 (26)
27 29 I NEED TO BE IN LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-6 (27)
28 30 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-8 (28)
29 31 SOPHISTICATED LADY (She’s a Different Lady) –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-8 (29)
30 19 GET UP AND BOOGIE (That’s Right) –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-19 (2)

31 44 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-6 (31)
32 37 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-7 (32)
33 35 SOMETHING HE CAN FEEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-6 (33)
34 36 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-8 (34)
35 39 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-7 (35)
36 40 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-6 (36)
37 48 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-4 (37)
38 23 TODAY’S THE DAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-10 (23)
39 45 ANOTHER RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK CITY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4 (39)
40 21 LOVE HANGOVER –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-16 (1)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

50 25 MAKING OUR DREAMS COME TRUE –•– Cyndi Grecco (Private Stock)-11 (25)
58 34 GOOD VIBRATIONS –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville)-7 (34)
61 38 SILVER STAR –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-8 (38)
69 27 SAVE YOUR KISSES FOR ME –•– The Brotherhood Of Man (Pye)-11 (27)
70 32 MAMMA MIA –•– Abba (Atlantic)-9 (32)
71 33 SOMEBODY’S GETTIN’ IT –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-7 (33)

POWER PLAYS

41 41 FRAMED –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-6 (41)
42 42 LIVIN’ AIN’T LIVIN’ –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-7 (42)
43 47 C’MON MARIANNE –•– Donny Osmond (Polydor)-7 (43)
44 54 STEPPIN’ OUT –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-4 (44)
45 61 WHO’D SHE COO? –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-4 (45)
46 56 IT KEEPS YOU RUNNIN’ –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-5 (46)
47 58 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-5 (47)
48 50 I’M GONNA LET MY HEART DO THE WALKING –•– The Supremes (Motown)-8 (48)
49 53 HOT STUFF / FOOL TO CRY –•– The Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)-13 (10)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

78 — GOTTA BE THE ONE –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-1 (78)
79 — GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-1 (79)
83 — WAKE UP SUSAN –•– The Spinnners (Atlantic)-1 (83)
85 — MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-1 (85)
87 — DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS –•– Pratt and McClain (Reprise)-1 (87)
88 — ODE TO BILLIE JOE –•– Bobbie Gentry (Capitol)-15 (1)
89 — LIGHT UP THE WORLD WITH SUNSHINE –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Dennison (Playboy)-1 (89)
90 — STREET SINGIN’ –•– Lady Flash (RSO)-1 (90)
91 — HEY SHIRLEY (This Is Squirrely) –•– Shirley and Squirrely (GRT)-1 (91)
92 — MARY HARTMAN, MARY HARTMAN –•– The Deadly Nightshade (Phantom)-1 (92)
93 — YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING –•– The Real Thing (United Artists)-1 (93)
94 — YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING –•– Broadway (Granite)-1 (94)
95 — UP THE CREEK (Without a Paddle) –•– The Temptations (Gordy)-1 (95)
96 — ROCK CREEK PARK –•– The Blackbyrds (Fantasy)-1 (96)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th July, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-15 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-12 (1)
3 3 I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-13 (3)
4 5 MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-15 (4)
5 6 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-15 (5)
6 16 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-15 (6)
7 8 GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-7 (7)
8 23 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-4 (8)
9 10 ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-8 (9)
10 11 LET HER IN –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-13 (10)

11 12 TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-12 (11)
12 13 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN –•– Thin Lizzy (Mercury)-11 (12)
13 14 IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-6 (13)
14 7 SHOP AROUND –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-13 (4)
15 25 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-4 (15)
16 17 TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER (Give Up the Funk) –•– Parliament (Casablanca)-11 (16)
17 18 YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND –•– Queen (Elektra)-10 (17)
18 19 TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-16 (18)
19 22 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-4 (19)
20 4 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-20 (4)

21 24 I’M EASY –•– Keith Carradine (ABC)-12 (21)
22 32 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-8 (22)
23 31 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-7 (23)
24 26 LAST CHILD –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-7 (24)
25 27 I NEED TO BE IN LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-7 (25)
26 28 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-9 (26)
27 29 SOPHISTICATED LADY (She’s a Different Lady) –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-9 (27)
28 37 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-5 (28)
29 15 MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-19 (3)
30 36 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-7 (30)

31 33 SOMETHING HE CAN FEEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-7 (31)
32 34 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-9 (32)
33 35 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-8 (33)
34 9 SILLY LOVE SONGS –•– Wings (Capitol)-16 (1)
35 20 NEVER GONNA FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-13 (11)
36 39 ANOTHER RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK CITY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 (36)
37 21 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-26 (4)
38 44 STEPPIN’ OUT –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-5 (38)
39 30 GET UP AND BOOGIE (That’s Right) –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-20 (2)
40 43 C’MON MARIANNE –•– Donny Osmond (Polydor)-8 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

58 38 TODAY’S THE DAY –•– America (Warner Brothers)-11 (23)
64 40 LOVE HANGOVER –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-17 (1)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 WHO’D SHE COO? –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-5 (41)
42 47 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-6 (42)
43 53 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-4 (43)
44 56 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-3 (44)
45 57 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-3 (45)
46 46 IT KEEPS YOU RUNNIN’ –•– Carly Simon (Elektra)-6 (46)
47 59 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-6 (47)
48 48 I’M GONNA LET MY HEART DO THE WALKING –•– The Supremes (Motown)-9 (48)
49 55 FOXY LADY –•– The Crown Heights Affair (De-Lite)-10 (49)
50 54 HOLD ON –•– Sons Of Champlin (Ariola America)-6 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

67 — TEDDY BEAR –•– Red Sovine (Starday)-1 (67)
69 — WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-1 (69)
73 — SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-9 (60)
83 — ROCKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-1 (83)
85 — STRUTTIN’ MY STUFF –•– Elvin Bishop (Capricorn)-1 (85)
86 — (The System Of) DOCTOR TARR AND PROFESSOR FETHER –•– The Alan Parsons Project (20th Century)-1 (86)
87 — FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-1 (87)
90 — I’VE BEEN LOVIN’ YOU –•– Easy Street (Capricorn)-3 (90)
92 — BABY, WE BETTER TRY TO GET IT TOGETHER –•– Barry White (20th Century)-1 (92)
99 — CAN’T CHANGE MY HEART –•– The Cate Brothers (Asylum)-1 (99)
100 — SOLITARY MAN –•– T.G. Sheppard (Hitsville)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 31st July, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-16 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-16 (2)
3 4 MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-16 (3)
4 2 AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-13 (1)
5 8 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-5 (5)
6 6 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-16 (6)
7 7 GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-8 (7)
8 9 ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-9 (8)
9 3 I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-14 (3)
10 19 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-5 (10)

11 15 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-5 (11)
12 13 IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-7 (12)
13 22 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-9 (13)
14 18 TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-17 (14)
15 16 TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER (Give Up the Funk) –•– Parliament (Casablanca)-12 (15)
16 17 YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND –•– Queen (Elektra)-11 (16)
17 23 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-8 (17)
18 10 LET HER IN –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-14 (10)
19 21 I’M EASY –•– Keith Carradine (ABC)-13 (19)
20 20 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-21 (4)

21 28 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-6 (21)
22 24 LAST CHILD –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-8 (22)
23 32 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-10 (23)
24 26 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-10 (24)
25 25 I NEED TO BE IN LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (25)
26 27 SOPHISTICATED LADY (She’s a Different Lady) –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-10 (26)
27 12 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN –•– Thin Lizzy (Mercury)-12 (12)
28 30 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-8 (28)
29 31 SOMETHING HE CAN FEEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8 (29)
30 43 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-5 (30)

31 33 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-9 (31)
32 11 TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-13 (11)
33 36 ANOTHER RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK CITY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 (33)
34 47 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-7 (34)
35 41 WHO’D SHE COO? –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-6 (35)
36 38 STEPPIN’ OUT –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-6 (36)
37 44 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-4 (37)
38 40 C’MON MARIANNE –•– Donny Osmond (Polydor)-9 (38)
39 42 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-7 (39)
40 45 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 14 SHOP AROUND –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-14 (4)
53 34 SILLY LOVE SONGS –•– Wings (Capitol)-17 (1)
54 29 MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-20 (3)
55 37 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-27 (4)
68 35 NEVER GONNA FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-14 (11)
87 39 GET UP AND BOOGIE (That’s Right) –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-21 (2)

POWER PLAYS

42 48 I’M GONNA LET MY HEART DO THE WALKING –•– The Supremes (Motown)-10 (42)
43 53 SHOWER THE PEOPLE –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-5 (43)
44 54 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-7 (44)
45 55 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-3 (45)
46 56 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-5 (46)
47 57 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-5 (47)
48 50 HOLD ON –•– Sons Of Champlin (Ariola America)-7 (48)
49 52 EVERYTHING’S COMING UP LOVE –•– David Ruffin (Motown)-8 (49)
50 60 SPRINGTIME MAMA –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

69 — STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-1 (69)
81 — ODE TO BILLY JOE – MAIN TITLE –•– Bobbie Gentry (Warner Brothers)-1 (81)
83 — (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-1 (83)
90 — THE MORE YOU DO IT (The More I Like It Done To Me) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-1 (90)
96 — HIDEAWAY –•– John Sebastian (Reprise)-1 (96)
99 — YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING (Part 1) –•– Revelation (RSO)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th August, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 5 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-6 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-17 (2)
3 3 MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-17 (3)
4 10 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-6 (4)
5 11 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-6 (5)
6 8 ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-10 (6)
7 7 GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-9 (7)
8 1 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-17 (1)
9 13 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-10 (9)
10 4 AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-14 (1)

11 12 IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-8 (11)
12 14 TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-18 (12)
13 6 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-17 (6)
14 17 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-9 (14)
15 15 TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER (Give Up the Funk) –•– Parliament (Casablanca)-13 (15)
16 16 YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND –•– Queen (Elektra)-12 (16)
17 19 I’M EASY –•– Keith Carradine (ABC)-14 (17)
18 21 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-7 (18)
19 28 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-9 (19)
20 23 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-11 (20)

21 22 LAST CHILD –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-9 (21)
22 34 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-8 (22)
23 24 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-11 (23)
24 30 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-6 (24)
25 26 SOPHISTICATED LADY (She’s a Different Lady) –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-11 (25)
26 37 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-5 (26)
27 31 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-10 (27)
28 9 I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-15 (3)
29 29 SOMETHING HE CAN FEEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-9 (29)
30 40 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-5 (30)

31 18 LET HER IN –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-15 (10)
32 33 ANOTHER RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK CITY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 (32)
33 35 WHO’D SHE COO? –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-7 (33)
34 20 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-22 (4)
35 39 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-8 (35)
36 46 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-6 (36)
37 44 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-8 (37)
38 38 C’MON MARIANNE –•– Donny Osmond (Polydor)-10 (38)
39 43 SHOWER THE PEOPLE –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-6 (39)
40 42 I’M GONNA LET MY HEART DO THE WALKING –•– The Supremes (Motown)-11 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 25 I NEED TO BE IN LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9 (25)
44 27 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN –•– Thin Lizzy (Mercury)-13 (12)
49 32 TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-14 (11)
50 36 STEPPIN’ OUT –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-7 (36)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-4 (41)
42 47 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-6 (42)
45 50 SPRINGTIME MAMA –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-5 (45)
46 56 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-3 (46)
47 52 TEDDY BEAR –•– Red Sovine (Starday)-3 (47)
48 48 HOLD ON –•– Sons Of Champlin (Ariola America)-8 (48)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

58 — ONE LOVE IN MY LIFETIME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1 (58)
61 — HARD WORK –•– John Handy (ABC / Impulse)-4 (61)
67 — NO, NO, JOE –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-1 (67)
78 — I CAN’T HEAR YOU NO MORE / MUSIC IS MY LIFE –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-1 (78)
80 — DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-1 (80)
84 — SHOWDOWN –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-12 (53)
87 — POPSICLE TOES –•– Michael Franks (Reprise)-1 (87)
88 — SUPERSTAR –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-1 (88)
90 — RESCUE ME –•– Melissa Manchester (Arista)-1 (90)
92 — PARTY LINE –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-1 (92)
93 — OUT OF THE DARKNESS –•– David Crosby / Graham Nash (ABC)-1 (93)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th August, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-7 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-7 (2)
3 4 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-7 (3)
4 9 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-11 (4)
5 6 ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-11 (5)
6 2 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-18 (2)
7 19 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-10 (7)
8 26 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-6 (8)
9 8 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-18 (1)
10 12 TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-19 (10)

11 13 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-18 (6)
12 14 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-10 (12)
13 10 AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-15 (1)
14 20 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-12 (14)
15 22 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-9 (15)
16 18 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-8 (16)
17 17 I’M EASY –•– Keith Carradine (ABC)-15 (17)
18 3 MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-18 (3)
19 7 GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-10 (7)
20 24 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-7 (20)

21 21 LAST CHILD –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-10 (21)
22 23 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-12 (22)
23 27 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-11 (23)
24 16 YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND –•– Queen (Elektra)-13 (16)
25 30 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-6 (25)
26 11 IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-9 (11)
27 36 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-7 (27)
28 29 SOMETHING HE CAN FEEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-10 (28)
29 35 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-9 (29)
30 33 WHO’D SHE COO? –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-8 (30)

31 31 LET HER IN –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-16 (10)
32 46 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-4 (32)
33 37 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-9 (33)
34 42 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-7 (34)
35 39 SHOWER THE PEOPLE –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-7 (35)
36 15 TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER (Give Up the Funk) –•– Parliament (Casablanca)-14 (15)
37 41 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-5 (37)
38 51 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-3 (38)
39 53 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-12 (39)
40 52 STREET SINGIN’ –•– Lady Flash (RSO)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 25 SOPHISTICATED LADY (She’s a Different Lady) –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-12 (25)
45 34 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-23 (4)
46 32 ANOTHER RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK CITY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 (32)
49 28 I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-16 (3)
50 40 I’M GONNA LET MY HEART DO THE WALKING –•– The Supremes (Motown)-12 (40)
100 38 C’MON MARIANNE –•– Donny Osmond (Polydor)-11 (38)

POWER PLAYS

41 45 SPRINGTIME MAMA –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-6 (41)
42 47 TEDDY BEAR –•– Red Sovine (Starday)-4 (42)
44 44 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN –•– Thin Lizzy (Mercury)-14 (12)
47 48 HOLD ON –•– Sons Of Champlin (Ariola America)-9 (47)
48 58 ONE LOVE IN MY LIFETIME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-2 (48)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

60 — IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1 (60)
69 — GET UP OFFA THAT THING –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1 (69)
78 — PARTY –•– Van McCoy (H&L)-1 (78)
79 — HIGHFLY –•– John Miles (London)-8 (68)
82 — CAN YOU DO IT –•– Grand Funk Railroad (MCA)-1 (82)
83 — GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-1 (83)
85 — ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-1 (85)
86 — SUNRISE –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-1 (86)
87 — AFTER THE DANCE –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1 (87)
89 — DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-1 (89)
90 — WE’RE ALL ALONE –•– Frankie Valli (Private Stock)-1 (90)
92 — ROCKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-3 (78)
93 — THE PRINCESS AND THE PUNK –•– Barry Mann (Arista)-1 (93)
94 — ROSE OF CIMARRON –•– Poco (ABC)-1 (94)
99 — LISTEN TO THE BUDDHA –•– Ozo (DJM)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st August, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-8 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-8 (2)
3 3 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-8 (3)
4 4 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-12 (4)
5 7 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-11 (5)
6 8 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-7 (6)
7 5 ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-12 (5)
8 9 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-19 (1)
9 11 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-19 (6)
10 10 TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-20 (10)

11 12 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-11 (11)
12 15 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-10 (12)
13 14 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-13 (13)
14 16 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-9 (14)
15 6 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-19 (2)
16 20 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-8 (16)
17 13 AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-16 (1)
18 17 I’M EASY –•– Keith Carradine (ABC)-16 (17)
19 23 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-12 (19)
20 22 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-13 (20)

21 25 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-7 (21)
22 27 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-8 (22)
23 19 GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-11 (7)
24 29 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-10 (24)
25 32 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-5 (25)
26 30 WHO’D SHE COO? –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-9 (26)
27 38 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-4 (27)
28 60 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-2 (28)
29 33 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-10 (29)
30 34 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-8 (30)

31 35 SHOWER THE PEOPLE –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-8 (31)
32 37 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-6 (32)
33 39 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-13 (33)
34 18 MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-19 (3)
35 40 STREET SINGIN’ –•– Lady Flash (RSO)-6 (35)
36 21 LAST CHILD –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-11 (21)
37 41 SPRINGTIME MAMA –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-7 (37)
38 59 I CAN’T HEAR YOU NO MORE / MUSIC IS MY LIFE –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-3 (38)
39 24 YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND –•– Queen (Elektra)-14 (16)
40 48 ONE LOVE IN MY LIFETIME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-3 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 31 LET HER IN –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-17 (10)
44 26 IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-10 (11)
45 28 SOMETHING HE CAN FEEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-11 (28)
46 36 TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER (Give Up the Funk) –•– Parliament (Casablanca)-15 (15)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 TEDDY BEAR –•– Red Sovine (Starday)-5 (41)
43 43 SOPHISTICATED LADY (She’s a Different Lady) –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-13 (25)
47 57 HARD WORK –•– John Handy (ABC / Impulse)-6 (47)
48 44 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN –•– Thin Lizzy (Mercury)-15 (12)
49 45 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-24 (4)
50 50 I’M GONNA LET MY HEART DO THE WALKING –•– The Supremes (Motown)-13 (40)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

71 — THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-1 (71)
82 — YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-1 (82)
83 — TAKE A HAND –•– Rick Springfield (Chelsea)-1 (83)
85 — HOWZAT –•– Sherbet (MCA)-1 (85)
86 — AMBER CASCADES –•– America (Warner Brothers)-1 (86)
87 — IT’S O.K. –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-1 (87)
90 — ROXY ROLLER –•– Sweeney Todd Featuring Nick Gilder (London)-1 (90)
92 — HARVEST FOR THE WORLD –•– The Isley Brothers (T-Neck)-1 (92)
93 — HEART ON MY SLEEVE –•– Gallagher and Lyle (A&M)-1 (93)
94 — FREE SPIRIT –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Polydor)-1 (94)
95 — BRAND NEW LOVE AFFAIR –•– Jigsaw (Chelsea)-1 (95)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th August, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-9 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-9 (2)
3 3 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-9 (3)
4 4 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-13 (4)
5 5 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-12 (5)
6 6 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-8 (6)
7 12 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-11 (7)
8 13 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-14 (8)
9 9 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-20 (6)
10 11 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-12 (10)

11 8 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-20 (1)
12 14 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-10 (12)
13 21 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-8 (13)
14 16 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-9 (14)
15 15 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-20 (2)
16 22 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-9 (16)
17 19 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-13 (17)
18 7 ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-13 (5)
19 25 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-6 (19)
20 30 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-9 (20)

21 24 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-11 (21)
22 27 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-5 (22)
23 26 WHO’D SHE COO? –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-10 (23)
24 28 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-3 (24)
25 29 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-11 (25)
26 10 TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-21 (10)
27 33 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-14 (27)
28 31 SHOWER THE PEOPLE –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-9 (28)
29 32 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-7 (29)
30 17 AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-17 (1)

31 35 STREET SINGIN’ –•– Lady Flash (RSO)-7 (31)
32 18 I’M EASY –•– Keith Carradine (ABC)-17 (17)
33 38 I CAN’T HEAR YOU NO MORE / MUSIC IS MY LIFE –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-4 (33)
34 34 MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-20 (3)
35 20 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-14 (20)
36 40 ONE LOVE IN MY LIFETIME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-4 (36)
37 37 SPRINGTIME MAMA –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-8 (37)
38 23 GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-12 (7)
39 36 LAST CHILD –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-12 (21)
40 41 TEDDY BEAR –•– Red Sovine (Starday)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 39 YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND –•– Queen (Elektra)-15 (16)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-7 (41)
43 54 (The System Of) DOCTOR TARR AND PROFESSOR FETHER –•– The Alan Parsons Project (20th Century)-6 (43)
44 42 LET HER IN –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-18 (10)
45 43 SOPHISTICATED LADY (She’s A Different Lady) –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-14 (25)
46 47 HARD WORK –•– John Handy (ABC / Impulse)-7 (46)
47 57 DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-4 (47)
48 44 IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-11 (11)
49 60 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-5 (49)
50 52 HEY SHIRLEY (This Is Squirrely) –•– Shirley and Squirrely (GRT)-7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

70 — THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-1 (70)
81 — THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-1 (81)
83 — YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-1 (83)
86 — LET ME IN –•– Derringer (Blue Sky)-1 (86)
87 — DID YOU BOOGIE (With Your Baby) –•– Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (Private Stock)-1 (87)
88 — NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. (A&M)-1 (88)
92 — WHEELS OF FORTUNE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1 (92)
95 — GRASSHOPPER –•– Spin (Ariola America)-1 (95)
97 — LET’S ROCK –•– Ellison Chase (Big Tree)-1 (97)
98 — ONE FOR THE MONEY (Part 1) –•– The Whispers (Soul Train)-1 (98)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th September, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 2 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 4 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-14 (2)
3 3 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-10 (3)
4 5 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-13 (4)
5 6 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-9 (5)
6 7 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-12 (6)
7 8 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-15 (7)
8 1 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-10 (1)
9 16 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-10 (9)
10 10 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-13 (10)

11 13 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-9 (11)
12 12 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-11 (12)
13 14 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-10 (13)
14 9 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-21 (6)
15 17 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-14 (15)
16 19 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-7 (16)
17 20 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-10 (17)
18 24 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-4 (18)
19 21 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-12 (19)
20 22 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-6 (20)

21 23 WHO’D SHE COO? –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-11 (21)
22 15 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-21 (2)
23 25 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-12 (23)
24 11 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-21 (1)
25 27 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-15 (25)
26 28 SHOWER THE PEOPLE –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-10 (26)
27 29 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-8 (27)
28 18 ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-14 (5)
29 31 STREET SINGIN’ –•– Lady Flash (RSO)-8 (29)
30 33 I CAN’T HEAR YOU NO MORE / MUSIC IS MY LIFE –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-5 (30)

31 26 TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-22 (10)
32 36 ONE LOVE IN MY LIFETIME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-5 (32)
33 35 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-15 (20)
34 63 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-4 (34)
35 41 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-8 (35)
36 30 AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-18 (1)
37 56 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-4 (37)
38 57 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-3 (38)
39 47 DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-5 (39)
40 49 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 32 I’M EASY –•– Keith Carradine (ABC)-18 (17)
43 34 MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-21 (3)
45 37 SPRINGTIME MAMA –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-9 (37)
53 38 GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-13 (7)
56 40 TEDDY BEAR –•– Red Sovine (Starday)-7 (40)
58 39 LAST CHILD –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-13 (21)

POWER PLAYS

41 43 (The System Of) DOCTOR TARR AND PROFESSOR FETHER –•– The Alan Parsons Project (20th Century)-7 (41)
44 52 SUPERSTAR –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-5 (44)
46 58 POPSICLE TOES –•– Michael Franks (Reprise)-5 (46)
47 55 GET UP OFFA THAT THING –•– James Brown (Polydor)-4 (47)
48 50 HEY SHIRLEY (This Is Squirrely) –•– Shirley and Squirrely (GRT)-8 (48)
49 61 GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-4 (49)
50 48 IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-12 (11)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-1 (77)
79 — BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-1 (79)
82 — QUEEN OF MY SOUL –•– The Average White Band (AWB) (Atlantic)-1 (82)
83 — I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-1 (83)
89 — GOOFUS –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1 (89)
90 — TEDDY BEAR’S LAST RIDE –•– Diana Williams (Capitol)-1 (90)
91 — ANYTHING YOU WANT –•– John Valenti (Ariola America)-1 (91)
94 — FIRE –•– Mother’s Finest (Epic)-1 (94)
97 — SWEET SUMMER MUSIC –•– The Attitudes (Dark Horse)-1 (97)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th September, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 5 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-15 (2)
3 6 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-13 (3)
4 4 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-14 (4)
5 7 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-16 (5)
6 1 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-11 (1)
7 9 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-11 (7)
8 3 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-11 (3)
9 8 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-11 (1)
10 11 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-10 (10)

11 18 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-5 (11)
12 13 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-11 (12)
13 17 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-11 (13)
14 16 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-8 (14)
15 15 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-15 (15)
16 10 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-14 (10)
17 19 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-13 (17)
18 20 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-7 (18)
19 27 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-9 (19)
20 21 WHO’D SHE COO? –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-12 (20)

21 23 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-13 (21)
22 25 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-16 (22)
23 26 SHOWER THE PEOPLE –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-11 (23)
24 12 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-12 (12)
25 38 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-4 (25)
26 34 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-5 (26)
27 37 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-5 (27)
28 29 STREET SINGIN’ –•– Lady Flash (RSO)-9 (28)
29 30 I CAN’T HEAR YOU NO MORE / MUSIC IS MY LIFE –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-6 (29)
30 32 ONE LOVE IN MY LIFETIME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-6 (30)

31 35 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-9 (31)
32 14 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-22 (6)
33 22 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-22 (2)
34 24 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-22 (1)
35 39 DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-6 (35)
36 31 TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-23 (10)
37 28 ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-15 (5)
38 40 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-7 (38)
39 41 (The System Of) DOCTOR TARR AND PROFESSOR FETHER –•– The Alan Parsons Project (20th Century)-8 (39)
40 44 SUPERSTAR –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 33 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-16 (20)
49 36 AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-19 (1)

POWER PLAYS

42 49 GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-5 (42)
43 55 SUNRISE –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-5 (43)
44 46 POPSICLE TOES –•– Michael Franks (Reprise)-6 (44)
45 47 GET UP OFFA THAT THING –•– James Brown (Polydor)-5 (45)
46 51 CAN YOU DO IT –•– Grand Funk Railroad (MCA)-5 (46)
47 57 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-3 (47)
48 48 HEY SHIRLEY (This Is Squirrely) –•– Shirley and Squirrely (GRT)-9 (48)
50 64 IT’S O.K. –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

74 — LIKE A SAD SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-1 (74)
80 — SATIN SHEETS –•– The Bellamy Brothers (Warner Brothers / Curb)-1 (80)
81 — MESSAGE IN OUR MUSIC –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-1 (81)
82 — DON’T THINK….FEEL –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-1 (82)
83 — I GOT TO KNOW –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-1 (83)
84 — THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-1 (84)
86 — MR. MELODY –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-1 (86)
88 — IT’S ONLY LOVE –•– ZZ Top (London)-1 (88)
89 — LOVE OF MY LIFE –•– Gino Vannelli (A&M)-1 (89)
90 — YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)-1 (90)
95 — MY SWEET SUMMER SUITE –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-1 (95)
98 — SUN…SUN…SUN… (Part 1) –•– Ja-kki (Pyramid)-1 (98)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th September, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-14 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-11 (1)
3 4 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-15 (3)
4 5 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-17 (4)
5 2 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-16 (2)
6 7 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-12 (6)
7 13 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-12 (7)
8 10 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-11 (8)
9 11 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 (9)
10 6 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-12 (1)

11 12 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-12 (11)
12 14 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-9 (12)
13 26 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-6 (13)
14 9 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-12 (1)
15 17 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-14 (15)
16 18 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-8 (16)
17 19 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-10 (17)
18 20 WHO’D SHE COO? –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-13 (18)
19 21 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-14 (19)
20 22 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-17 (20)

21 25 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-5 (21)
22 23 SHOWER THE PEOPLE –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-12 (22)
23 27 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-6 (23)
24 8 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-12 (3)
25 15 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-16 (15)
26 31 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-10 (26)
27 28 STREET SINGIN’ –•– Lady Flash (RSO)-10 (27)
28 30 ONE LOVE IN MY LIFETIME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-7 (28)
29 16 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-15 (10)
30 24 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-13 (12)

31 38 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-8 (31)
32 29 I CAN’T HEAR YOU NO MORE / MUSIC IS MY LIFE –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-7 (29)
33 35 DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-7 (33)
34 34 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-23 (1)
35 54 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-3 (35)
36 40 SUPERSTAR –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-7 (36)
37 39 (The System Of) DOCTOR TARR AND PROFESSOR FETHER –•– The Alan Parsons Project (20th Century)-9 (37)
38 42 GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-6 (38)
39 50 IT’S O.K. –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-5 (39)
40 43 SUNRISE –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

51 33 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-23 (2)
53 32 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-23 (6)
54 36 TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-24 (10)
55 37 ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-16 (5)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-5 (41)
42 47 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-4 (42)
43 44 POPSICLE TOES –•– Michael Franks (Reprise)-7 (43)
44 57 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-3 (44)
45 46 CAN YOU DO IT –•– Grand Funk Railroad (MCA)-6 (45)
46 52 TAKE A HAND –•– Rick Springfield (Chelsea)-5 (46)
47 56 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-3 (47)
48 58 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-4 (48)
49 45 GET UP OFFA THAT THING –•– James Brown (Polydor)-6 (45)
50 62 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

70 — LOVE SO RIGHT –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-1 (70)
77 — DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-1 (77)
82 — THIS ONE’S FOR YOU –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-1 (82)
85 — JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-1 (85)
86 — MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-1 (86)
87 — NICE ‘N’ NAASTY –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-1 (87)
89 — IT’S A LONG WAY THERE –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-1 (89)
90 — GIMME YOUR MONEY PLEASE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-1 (90)
92 — MADE TO LOVE YOU –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-1 (92)
93 — COWBOY SONG –•– Thin Lizzy (Mercury)-1 (93)
94 — THE END IS NOT IN SIGHT (The Cowboy Tune) –•– The Amazing Rhythm Aces (ABC)-1 (94)
99 — ROXY ROLLER –•– Sweeney Todd Featuring Bryan Adams (London)-1 (99)
100 — LET’S BE YOUNG TONIGHT –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th September, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-15 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-16 (2)
3 4 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-18 (3)
4 2 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-12 (1)
5 6 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-13 (5)
6 7 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-13 (6)
7 8 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-12 (7)
8 9 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 (8)
9 13 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-7 (9)
10 5 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-17 (2)

11 11 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-13 (11)
12 12 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-10 (12)
13 16 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-9 (13)
14 15 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-15 (14)
15 17 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-11 (15)
16 20 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-18 (16)
17 19 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-15 (17)
18 18 WHO’D SHE COO? –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-14 (18)
19 21 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-6 (19)
20 10 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-13 (1)

21 23 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-7 (21)
22 22 SHOWER THE PEOPLE –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-13 (22)
23 35 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-4 (23)
24 26 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-11 (24)
25 14 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-13 (1)
26 28 ONE LOVE IN MY LIFETIME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-8 (26)
27 31 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-9 (27)
28 25 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-17 (15)
29 24 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-13 (3)
30 44 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-4 (30)

31 29 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-16 (10)
32 39 IT’S O.K. –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-6 (32)
33 30 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-14 (12)
34 38 GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-7 (34)
35 36 SUPERSTAR –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-8 (35)
36 40 SUNRISE –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-7 (36)
37 41 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-6 (37)
38 42 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-5 (38)
39 33 DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-8 (33)
40 47 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

44 32 I CAN’T HEAR YOU NO MORE / MUSIC IS MY LIFE –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-8 (29)
48 34 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-24 (1)
49 27 STREET SINGIN’ –•– Lady Flash (RSO)-11 (27)
72 37 (The System Of) DOCTOR TARR AND PROFESSOR FETHER –•– The Alan Parsons Project (20th Century)-10 (37)

POWER PLAYS

41 48 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-5 (41)
42 46 TAKE A HAND –•– Rick Springfield (Chelsea)-6 (42)
43 50 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-5 (43)
45 52 DID YOU BOOGIE (With Your Baby) –•– Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (Private Stock)-5 (45)
46 56 LIKE A SAD SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-3 (46)
47 57 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. (A&M)-5 (47)
50 60 QUEEN OF MY SOUL –•– The Average White Band (AWB) (Atlantic)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-1 (68)
77 — YOU GOTTA MAKE YOUR OWN SUNSHINE –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-1 (77)
78 — GIVE IT UP (Turn It Loose) –•– Tyrone Davis (Columbia)-1 (78)
86 — HOME TONIGHT –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-1 (86)
89 — THE FEZ –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-1 (89)
90 — I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-7 (75)
93 — WANNA MAKE LOVE (Come Flick My BIC) –•– Sun (Capitol)-1 (93)
97 — I’LL PLAY THE FOOL –•– Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band (RCA)-1 (97)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd October, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-16 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-17 (2)
3 3 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-19 (3)
4 9 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-8 (4)
5 5 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-14 (5)
6 6 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-14 (6)
7 7 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-13 (7)
8 8 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8 (8)
9 4 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-13 (1)
10 13 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-10 (10)

11 11 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-14 (11)
12 14 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-16 (12)
13 15 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-12 (13)
14 16 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-19 (14)
15 12 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-11 (12)
16 17 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-16 (16)
17 19 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-7 (17)
18 21 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-8 (18)
19 23 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-5 (19)
20 24 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-12 (20)

21 10 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-18 (2)
22 20 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-14 (1)
23 27 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-10 (23)
24 30 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-5 (24)
25 26 ONE LOVE IN MY LIFETIME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-9 (25)
26 38 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-6 (26)
27 18 WHO’D SHE COO? –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-15 (18)
28 25 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-14 (1)
29 32 IT’S O.K. –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-7 (29)
30 40 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-5 (30)

31 34 GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-8 (31)
32 52 LOVE SO RIGHT –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-3 (32)
33 37 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-7 (33)
34 36 SUNRISE –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-8 (34)
35 47 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. (A&M)-6 (35)
36 46 LIKE A SAD SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-4 (36)
37 41 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-6 (37)
38 45 DID YOU BOOGIE (With Your Baby) –•– Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (Private Stock)-6 (38)
39 43 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-6 (39)
40 51 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 22 SHOWER THE PEOPLE –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-14 (22)
46 28 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-18 (15)
49 29 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-14 (3)
57 31 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-17 (10)
71 33 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-15 (12)
72 35 SUPERSTAR –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-9 (35)
75 39 DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-9 (33)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 TAKE A HAND –•– Rick Springfield (Chelsea)-7 (41)
42 50 QUEEN OF MY SOUL –•– The Average White Band (AWB) (Atlantic)-5 (42)
43 53 DON’T THINK….FEEL –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-4 (43)
44 57 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-3 (44)
47 58 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-3 (47)
48 68 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-2 (48)
50 60 THIS ONE’S FOR YOU –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

58 — A DOSE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL –•– Ringo Starr (Atlantic)-1 (58)
77 — LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-1 (77)
81 — TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-1 (81)
84 — JUMP –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1 (84)
85 — LOVE ME –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-1 (85)
89 — BRAND NEW LOVE AFFAIR –•– Jigsaw (Chelsea)-4 (81)
90 — DAYLIGHT –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-1 (90)
95 — HERE’S SOME LOVE –•– Tanya Tucker (MCA)-1 (95)
98 — I CAN’T LIVE A DREAM –•– The Osmonds (Polydor)-1 (98)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th October, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-20 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-17 (1)
3 5 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-15 (3)
4 4 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-9 (4)
5 8 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 (5)
6 6 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-15 (6)
7 10 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-11 (7)
8 2 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-18 (2)
9 9 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-14 (1)
10 14 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-20 (10)

11 12 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-17 (11)
12 13 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-13 (12)
13 18 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-9 (13)
14 17 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-8 (14)
15 11 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-15 (11)
16 20 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-13 (16)
17 19 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-6 (17)
18 16 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-17 (16)
19 23 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-11 (19)
20 24 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-6 (20)

21 26 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-7 (21)
22 15 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-12 (12)
23 32 LOVE SO RIGHT –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-4 (23)
24 30 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-6 (24)
25 7 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-14 (7)
26 25 ONE LOVE IN MY LIFETIME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-10 (25)
27 33 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-8 (27)
28 35 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. (A&M)-7 (28)
29 29 IT’S O.K. –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-8 (29)
30 31 GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-9 (30)

31 37 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-7 (31)
32 48 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-3 (32)
33 28 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-15 (1)
34 38 DID YOU BOOGIE (With Your Baby) –•– Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (Private Stock)-7 (34)
35 40 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-5 (35)
36 36 LIKE A SAD SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-5 (36)
37 44 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-4 (37)
38 39 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-7 (38)
39 47 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-4 (39)
40 50 THIS ONE’S FOR YOU –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 21 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-19 (2)
46 34 SUNRISE –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-9 (34)
51 22 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-15 (1)
53 27 WHO’D SHE COO? –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-16 (18)

POWER PLAYS

42 42 QUEEN OF MY SOUL –•– The Average White Band (AWB) (Atlantic)-6 (42)
43 43 DON’T THINK….FEEL –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-5 (43)
44 58 A DOSE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL –•– Ringo Starr (Atlantic)-2 (44)
45 55 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-4 (45)
47 52 I GOT TO KNOW –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-5 (47)
48 59 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)-5 (48)
49 53 ANYTHING YOU WANT –•– John Valenti (Ariola America)-6 (49)
50 51 MESSAGE IN OUR MUSIC –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

74 — STAND TALL –•– Burton Cummings (Portrait)-1 (74)
76 — NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-1 (76)
86 — HOT LINE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-1 (86)
89 — SO SAD THE SONG –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-1 (89)
90 — JEANS ON –•– David Dundas (Chrysalis)-1 (90)
93 — FLOWERS / I DON’T WANNA LOSE YOUR LOVE –•– The Emotions (Columbia)-1 (93)
97 — CAN’T YOU SEE –•– Waylon Jennings (RCA)-1 (97)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th October, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-21 (1)
3 3 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-16 (3)
4 5 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-10 (4)
5 2 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-18 (1)
6 7 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-12 (6)
7 6 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-16 (6)
8 9 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-15 (1)
9 10 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-21 (9)
10 8 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-19 (2)

11 13 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-10 (11)
12 14 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-9 (12)
13 17 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-7 (13)
14 16 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-14 (14)
15 11 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-18 (11)
16 23 LOVE SO RIGHT –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-5 (16)
17 19 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-12 (17)
18 20 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-7 (18)
19 21 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-8 (19)
20 12 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-14 (12)

21 24 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-7 (21)
22 28 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. (A&M)-8 (22)
23 27 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-9 (23)
24 45 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-5 (24)
25 32 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-4 (25)
26 37 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-5 (26)
27 31 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-8 (27)
28 39 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-5 (28)
29 35 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-6 (29)
30 34 DID YOU BOOGIE (With Your Baby) –•– Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (Private Stock)-8 (30)

31 18 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-18 (16)
32 40 THIS ONE’S FOR YOU –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-5 (32)
33 30 GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-10 (30)
34 38 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-8 (34)
35 44 A DOSE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL –•– Ringo Starr (Atlantic)-3 (35)
36 22 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-13 (12)
37 15 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-16 (11)
38 33 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-16 (1)
39 25 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-15 (7)
40 42 QUEEN OF MY SOUL –•– The Average White Band (AWB) (Atlantic)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 29 IT’S O.K. –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-9 (29)
44 26 ONE LOVE IN MY LIFETIME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-11 (25)
46 36 LIKE A SAD SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-6 (36)

POWER PLAYS

42 71 TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-3 (42)
43 48 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)-6 (43)
45 47 I GOT TO KNOW –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-6 (45)
47 49 ANYTHING YOU WANT –•– John Valenti (Ariola America)-7 (47)
48 59 IT’S A LONG WAY THERE –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-5 (48)
49 50 MESSAGE IN OUR MUSIC –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-6 (49)
50 51 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-16 (1)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

70 — HELLO OLD FRIEND –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-1 (70)
81 — CALIFORNIA DAY –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-1 (81)
84 — IF I ONLY COULD –•– The Rowans (Asylum)-1 (84)
85 — SHAKE YOUR RUMP TO THE FUNK –•– The Bar-Kays (Mercury)-1 (85)
86 — YOU OUGHT TO BE HAVIN’ FUN –•– The Tower Of Power (Columbia)-1 (86)
87 — THE RAVEN –•– The Alan Parsons Project (20th Century)-1 (87)
88 — GROOVY PEOPLE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-1 (88)
90 — BREEZIN’ –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-1 (90)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd October, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 4 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-11 (1)
3 2 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-22 (1)
4 3 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-17 (3)
5 6 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-13 (5)
6 5 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-19 (1)
7 8 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-16 (1)
8 9 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-22 (8)
9 16 LOVE SO RIGHT –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-6 (9)
10 11 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-11 (10)

11 12 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-10 (11)
12 13 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-8 (12)
13 14 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-15 (13)
14 7 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-17 (6)
15 19 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-9 (15)
16 17 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-13 (16)
17 18 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-8 (17)
18 25 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-5 (18)
19 22 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. (A&M)-9 (19)
20 21 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-8 (20)

21 24 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-6 (21)
22 23 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-10 (22)
23 26 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-6 (23)
24 10 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-20 (2)
25 27 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-9 (25)
26 28 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-6 (26)
27 29 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-7 (27)
28 15 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-19 (11)
29 30 DID YOU BOOGIE (With Your Baby) –•– Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (Private Stock)-9 (29)
30 32 THIS ONE’S FOR YOU –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-6 (30)

31 35 A DOSE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL –•– Ringo Starr (Atlantic)-4 (31)
32 34 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-9 (32)
33 20 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-15 (12)
34 33 GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-11 (30)
35 42 TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-4 (35)
36 31 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-19 (16)
37 36 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-14 (12)
38 37 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-17 (11)
39 43 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)-7 (39)
40 38 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-17 (1)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

57 40 QUEEN OF MY SOUL –•– The Average White Band (AWB) (Atlantic)-8 (40)
58 39 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-16 (7)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 NICE ‘N’ NAASTY –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-6 (41)
42 47 ANYTHING YOU WANT –•– John Valenti (Ariola America)-8 (42)
43 45 I GOT TO KNOW –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-7 (43)
44 48 IT’S A LONG WAY THERE –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-6 (44)
45 55 I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-11 (45)
46 56 LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-4 (46)
47 52 GIVE IT UP (Turn It Loose) –•– Tyrone Davis (Columbia)-5 (47)
48 58 NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-3 (48)
49 44 ONE LOVE IN MY LIFETIME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-12 (25)
50 54 IT’S ONLY LOVE –•– ZZ Top (London)-7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-1 (68)
83 — LET’S GET IT TOGETHER –•– El Coco (AVI)-1 (83)
85 — AFTER THE LOVIN’ –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic)-1 (85)
86 — CAR WASH –•– Rose Royce (MCA)-1 (86)
87 — KEEP ME CRYIN’ –•– Al Green (Hi)-1 (87)
88 — LIVIN’ THING –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-1 (88)
90 — DAZZ –•– Brick (Bang)-1 (90)
94 — FIND ‘EM, FOOL ‘EM AND FORGET ‘EM –•– Dobie Gray (Capricorn)-1 (94)
95 — DOWN TO LOVE TOWN –•– The Originals (Soul)-1 (95)
97 — FULL TIME THING (Between Dusk and Dawn) –•– Whirlwind (Roulette)-1 (97)
98 — PETER GUNN –•– Deodato (MCA)-1 (98)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 30th October, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-12 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-12 (1)
3 10 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-12 (3)
4 15 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-10 (4)
5 3 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-23 (1)
6 9 LOVE SO RIGHT –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-7 (6)
7 8 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-23 (7)
8 6 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-20 (1)
9 18 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-6 (9)
10 13 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-16 (10)

11 11 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-11 (11)
12 12 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-9 (12)
13 7 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-17 (1)
14 16 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-14 (14)
15 17 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-9 (15)
16 19 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. (A&M)-10 (16)
17 23 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-7 (17)
18 20 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-9 (18)
19 21 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-7 (19)
20 22 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-11 (20)

21 27 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-8 (21)
22 35 TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-5 (22)
23 25 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-10 (23)
24 26 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-7 (24)
25 4 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-18 (3)
26 5 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-14 (5)
27 28 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-20 (11)
28 31 A DOSE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL –•– Ringo Starr (Atlantic)-5 (28)
29 30 THIS ONE’S FOR YOU –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-7 (29)
30 32 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-10 (30)

31 29 DID YOU BOOGIE (With Your Baby) –•– Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (Private Stock)-10 (29)
32 14 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-18 (6)
33 24 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-21 (2)
34 45 I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-12 (34)
35 39 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)-8 (35)
36 41 NICE ‘N’ NAASTY –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-7 (36)
37 48 NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-4 (37)
38 42 ANYTHING YOU WANT –•– John Valenti (Ariola America)-9 (38)
39 33 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-16 (12)
40 47 GIVE IT UP (Turn It Loose) –•– Tyrone Davis (Columbia)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 34 GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-12 (30)
46 37 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-15 (12)
53 40 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-18 (1)
55 36 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-20 (16)
57 38 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-18 (11)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-5 (41)
42 52 STAND TALL –•– Burton Cummings (Portrait)-4 (42)
43 44 IT’S A LONG WAY THERE –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-7 (43)
44 54 LOVE ME –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-5 (44)
47 50 IT’S ONLY LOVE –•– ZZ Top (London)-8 (47)
48 68 YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-2 (48)
49 55 MR. MELODY –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-8 (49)
50 60 HELLO OLD FRIEND –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

70 — WHENEVER I’M AWAY FROM YOU –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-1 (70)
75 — DO WHAT YOU WANT, BE WHAT YOU ARE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-1 (75)
81 — I KINDA MISS YOU –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-1 (81)
83 — DON’T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC –•– Tavares (Capitol)-1 (83)
84 — CATFISH –•– The Four Tops (ABC)-1 (84)
85 — LET ME DOWN EASY –•– American Flyer (United Artists)-1 (85)
86 — LIVING IT DOWN –•– Freddy Fender (ABC / Dot)-1 (86)
88 — BABY BOY –•– Mary Kay Place as Loretta Haggers (Columbia)-1 (88)
89 — SOMEDAY (I Didn’t Want To Have To Be the One) –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-1 (89)
90 — THINGS –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1 (90)
91 — DON’T FIGHT THE HANDS (That Need You) –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Dennison (Playboy)-1 (91)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th November, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 3 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-13 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-13 (1)
3 4 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-11 (3)
4 1 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-13 (1)
5 6 LOVE SO RIGHT –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-8 (5)
6 9 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-7 (6)
7 7 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-24 (7)
8 22 TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-6 (8)
9 10 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-17 (9)
10 17 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-8 (10)

11 24 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-8 (11)
12 14 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-15 (12)
13 15 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-10 (13)
14 16 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. (A&M)-11 (14)
15 21 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-9 (15)
16 18 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-10 (16)
17 19 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-8 (17)
18 20 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-12 (18)
19 5 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-24 (1)
20 8 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-21 (1)

21 23 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-11 (21)
22 12 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-10 (12)
23 13 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-18 (1)
24 37 NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-5 (24)
25 11 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-12 (11)
26 28 A DOSE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL –•– Ringo Starr (Atlantic)-6 (26)
27 30 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-11 (27)
28 34 I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-13 (28)
29 29 THIS ONE’S FOR YOU –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-8 (29)
30 31 DID YOU BOOGIE (With Your Baby) –•– Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (Private Stock)-11 (29)

31 35 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)-9 (31)
32 36 NICE ‘N’ NAASTY –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-8 (32)
33 25 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-19 (3)
34 48 YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-3 (34)
35 42 STAND TALL –•– Burton Cummings (Portrait)-5 (35)
36 41 LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-6 (36)
37 38 ANYTHING YOU WANT –•– John Valenti (Ariola America)-10 (37)
38 44 LOVE ME –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-6 (38)
39 43 IT’S A LONG WAY THERE –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-8 (39)
40 40 GIVE IT UP (Turn It Loose) –•– Tyrone Davis (Columbia)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 26 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-15 (5)
51 32 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-19 (6)
52 27 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-21 (11)
54 39 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-17 (12)
55 33 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-22 (2)

POWER PLAYS

41 50 HELLO OLD FRIEND –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-4 (41)
42 51 THE END IS NOT IN SIGHT (The Cowboy Tune) –•– The Amazing Rhythm Aces (ABC)-8 (42)
44 54 HOT LINE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-5 (44)
45 47 IT’S ONLY LOVE –•– ZZ Top (London)-9 (45)
46 60 LIVIN’ THING –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-3 (46)
47 52 SO SAD THE SONG –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-5 (47)
48 58 I CAN’T LIVE A DREAM –•– The Osmonds (Polydor)-6 (48)
49 59 MY SWEET SUMMER SUITE –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-9 (49)
50 62 AFTER THE LOVIN’ –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

76 — EVERY FACE TELLS A STORY –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-1 (76)
83 — (One More Year Of) DADDY’S LITTLE GIRL –•– Ray Sawyer (Capitol)-1 (83)
86 — HELP WANTED –•– The Hudson Brothers (Arista)-1 (86)
89 — I LIKE DREAMIN’ –•– Kenny Nolan (20th Century)-1 (89)
93 — SLOW DANCING –•– The Funky Kings (Arista)-1 (93)
95 — OPEN SESAME (Part 1) –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-1 (95)
96 — CATHEDRALS –•– D.C. LaRue (Pyramid)-1 (96)
97 — MAKES YOU BLIND –•– The Glitter Band (Arista)-1 (97)
98 — WHISPERING / CHERCHEZ LA FEMME / SE SI BON (Medley) –•– Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band (RCA)-1 (98)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 13th November, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 8 TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-14 (1)
3 3 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-12 (3)
4 5 LOVE SO RIGHT –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-9 (4)
5 6 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-8 (5)
6 1 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-14 (1)
7 4 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-14 (1)
8 10 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-9 (8)
9 15 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-10 (9)
10 11 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-9 (10)

11 13 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-11 (11)
12 12 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-16 (12)
13 14 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. (A&M)-12 (13)
14 16 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-11 (14)
15 17 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-9 (15)
16 18 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-13 (16)
17 7 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-25 (7)
18 24 NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-6 (18)
19 21 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-12 (19)
20 9 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-18 (9)

21 19 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-25 (1)
22 22 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-11 (12)
23 20 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-22 (1)
24 28 I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-14 (24)
25 31 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)-10 (25)
26 26 A DOSE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL –•– Ringo Starr (Atlantic)-7 (26)
27 27 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-12 (27)
28 34 YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-4 (28)
29 38 LOVE ME –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-7 (29)
30 32 NICE ‘N’ NAASTY –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-9 (30)

31 35 STAND TALL –•– Burton Cummings (Portrait)-6 (31)
32 36 LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-7 (32)
33 33 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-20 (3)
34 23 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-19 (1)
35 25 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-13 (11)
36 39 IT’S A LONG WAY THERE –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-9 (36)
37 41 HELLO OLD FRIEND –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-5 (37)
38 40 GIVE IT UP (Turn It Loose) –•– Tyrone Davis (Columbia)-8 (38)
39 44 HOT LINE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-6 (39)
40 46 LIVIN’ THING –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-4 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 29 THIS ONE’S FOR YOU –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-9 (29)
49 30 DID YOU BOOGIE (With Your Baby) –•– Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (Private Stock)-12 (29)
51 37 ANYTHING YOU WANT –•– John Valenti (Ariola America)-11 (37)

POWER PLAYS

41 50 AFTER THE LOVIN’ –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic)-4 (41)
42 42 THE END IS NOT IN SIGHT (The Cowboy Tune) –•– The Amazing Rhythm Aces (ABC)-9 (42)
44 45 IT’S ONLY LOVE –•– ZZ Top (London)-10 (44)
45 53 JEANS ON –•– David Dundas (Chrysalis)-6 (45)
46 48 I CAN’T LIVE A DREAM –•– The Osmonds (Polydor)-7 (46)
47 47 SO SAD THE SONG –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-6 (47)
48 49 MY SWEET SUMMER SUITE –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-10 (48)
50 60 WHENEVER I’M AWAY FROM YOU –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

54 — SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD –•– Elton John (Rocket)-1 (54)
79 — MADEMOISELLE –•– Styx (A&M)-1 (79)
82 — ENJOY YOURSELF –•– The Jacksons (Epic)-1 (82)
83 — FLIGHT ’76 –•– The Walter Murphy Band (Private Stock)-1 (83)
87 — IT KEEPS YOU RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-1 (87)
90 — SHERRY –•– The Keane Brothers (20th Century)-1 (90)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th November, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-13 (2)
3 4 LOVE SO RIGHT –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-10 (3)
4 5 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-9 (4)
5 2 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-15 (1)
6 9 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-11 (6)
7 6 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-15 (1)
8 8 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-10 (8)
9 11 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-12 (9)
10 10 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-10 (10)

11 13 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. (A&M)-13 (11)
12 15 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-10 (12)
13 14 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-12 (13)
14 16 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-14 (14)
15 18 NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-7 (15)
16 7 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-15 (1)
17 12 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-17 (12)
18 25 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)-11 (18)
19 19 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-13 (19)
20 24 I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-15 (20)

21 20 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-19 (9)
22 28 YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-5 (22)
23 29 LOVE ME –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-8 (23)
24 22 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-12 (12)
25 31 STAND TALL –•– Burton Cummings (Portrait)-7 (25)
26 32 LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-8 (26)
27 23 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-23 (1)
28 54 SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD –•– Elton John (Rocket)-2 (28)
29 41 AFTER THE LOVIN’ –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic)-5 (29)
30 30 NICE ‘N’ NAASTY –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-10 (30)

31 39 HOT LINE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-7 (31)
32 40 LIVIN’ THING –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-5 (32)
33 37 HELLO OLD FRIEND –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-6 (33)
34 21 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-26 (1)
35 27 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-13 (27)
36 36 IT’S A LONG WAY THERE –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-10 (36)
37 17 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-26 (7)
38 26 A DOSE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL –•– Ringo Starr (Atlantic)-8 (26)
39 38 GIVE IT UP (Turn It Loose) –•– Tyrone Davis (Columbia)-9 (38)
40 53 DAZZ –•– Brick (Bang)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 33 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-21 (3)
43 35 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-14 (11)
44 34 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-20 (1)

POWER PLAYS

42 45 JEANS ON –•– David Dundas (Chrysalis)-7 (42)
45 43 THIS ONE’S FOR YOU –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-10 (29)
46 42 THE END IS NOT IN SIGHT (The Cowboy Tune) –•– The Amazing Rhythm Aces (ABC)-10 (42)
47 46 I CAN’T LIVE A DREAM –•– The Osmonds (Polydor)-8 (46)
48 50 WHENEVER I’M AWAY FROM YOU –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-4 (48)
49 47 SO SAD THE SONG –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-7 (47)
50 48 MY SWEET SUMMER SUITE –•– The Love Unlimited Orchestra (20th Century)-11 (48)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

78 — SATURDAY NITE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-1 (78)
79 — OB-LA-DI, OB-LA DA –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-1 (79)
82 — THIS SONG –•– George Harrison (Dark Horse)-1 (82)
84 — BABY, I’LL GIVE IT TO YOU –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers)-1 (84)
85 — WHAT CAN I SAY –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-1 (85)
87 — TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS –•– Mary MacGregor (Ariola America)-1 (87)
90 — WALK THIS WAY –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-1 (90)
93 — 9,999,999 TEARS –•– Dickey Lee (RCA)-1 (93)
95 — BLINDED BY THE LIGHT –•– Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (Warner Brothers)-1 (95)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th November, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-9 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-14 (2)
3 3 LOVE SO RIGHT –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-11 (3)
4 4 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-10 (4)
5 6 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-12 (5)
6 5 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-16 (1)
7 8 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-11 (7)
8 9 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-13 (8)
9 12 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-11 (9)
10 11 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. (A&M)-14 (10)

11 7 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-16 (1)
12 14 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-15 (12)
13 15 NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-8 (13)
14 18 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)-12 (14)
15 10 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-11 (10)
16 22 YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-6 (16)
17 19 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-14 (17)
18 20 I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-16 (18)
19 28 SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD –•– Elton John (Rocket)-3 (19)
20 25 STAND TALL –•– Burton Cummings (Portrait)-8 (20)

21 23 LOVE ME –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-9 (21)
22 29 AFTER THE LOVIN’ –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic)-6 (22)
23 13 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-13 (13)
24 26 LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-9 (24)
25 16 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-16 (1)
26 17 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-18 (12)
27 31 HOT LINE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-8 (27)
28 32 LIVIN’ THING –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-6 (28)
29 33 HELLO OLD FRIEND –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-7 (29)
30 40 DAZZ –•– Brick (Bang)-6 (30)

31 21 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-20 (9)
32 36 IT’S A LONG WAY THERE –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-11 (32)
33 24 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-13 (12)
34 27 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-24 (1)
35 30 NICE ‘N’ NAASTY –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-11 (30)
36 34 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-27 (1)
37 35 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-14 (27)
38 42 JEANS ON –•– David Dundas (Chrysalis)-8 (38)
39 37 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-27 (7)
40 48 WHENEVER I’M AWAY FROM YOU –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

43 39 GIVE IT UP (Turn It Loose) –•– Tyrone Davis (Columbia)-10 (38)
93 38 A DOSE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL –•– Ringo Starr (Atlantic)-9 (26)

POWER PLAYS

41 43 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-15 (11)
42 52 SHAKE YOUR RUMP TO THE FUNK –•– The Bar-Kays (Mercury)-7 (42)
44 41 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-22 (3)
45 — SOMEBODY TO LOVE –•– Queen (Elektra)-1 (45)
46 57 DON’T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC –•– Tavares (Capitol)-5 (46)
47 — LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE –•– Bread (Elektra)-1 (47)
48 78 SATURDAY NITE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-2 (48)
49 54 I KINDA MISS YOU –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-5 (49)
50 53 DO WHAT YOU WANT, BE WHAT YOU ARE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

45 — SOMEBODY TO LOVE –•– Queen (Elektra)-1 (45)
47 — LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE –•– Bread (Elektra)-1 (47)
71 — AIN’T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (Polydor)-1 (71)
75 — DRIVIN’ WHEEL –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-1 (75)
77 — DO IT TO MY MIND –•– Johnny Bristol (Atlantic)-1 (77)
78 — WEEKEND IN NEW ENGLAND –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-1 (78)
79 — HEART ON MY SLEEVE –•– Gallagher and Lyle (A&M)-6 (79)
82 — BABY, BABY I LOVE YOU –•– Terry Cashman (Lifesong)-1 (82)
85 — IF NOT YOU –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-1 (85)
90 — SIXTEEN REASONS –•– LaVerne and Shirley (Atlantic)-1 (90)
91 — DOG EAT DOG –•– Ted Nugent (Epic)-1 (91)
99 — LAID BACK LOVE –•– Major Harris (WMOT)-1 (99)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th December, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-10 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-13 (2)
3 3 LOVE SO RIGHT –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-12 (3)
4 4 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-11 (4)
5 2 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-15 (2)
6 14 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)-13 (6)
7 8 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-14 (7)
8 9 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-12 (8)
9 10 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. (A&M)-15 (9)
10 12 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-16 (10)

11 13 NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-9 (11)
12 16 YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-7 (12)
13 6 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-17 (1)
14 7 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-12 (7)
15 19 SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD –•– Elton John (Rocket)-4 (15)
16 18 I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-17 (16)
17 17 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-15 (17)
18 20 STAND TALL –•– Burton Cummings (Portrait)-9 (18)
19 21 LOVE ME –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-10 (19)
20 22 AFTER THE LOVIN’ –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic)-7 (20)

21 24 LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-10 (21)
22 27 HOT LINE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-9 (22)
23 11 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-17 (1)
24 30 DAZZ –•– Brick (Bang)-7 (24)
25 15 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-12 (10)
26 28 LIVIN’ THING –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-7 (26)
27 29 HELLO OLD FRIEND –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-8 (27)
28 32 IT’S A LONG WAY THERE –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-12 (28)
29 25 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-17 (1)
30 23 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-14 (13)

31 26 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-19 (12)
32 31 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-21 (9)
33 33 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-14 (12)
34 38 JEANS ON –•– David Dundas (Chrysalis)-9 (34)
35 45 SOMEBODY TO LOVE –•– Queen (Elektra)-2 (35)
36 42 SHAKE YOUR RUMP TO THE FUNK –•– The Bar-Kays (Mercury)-8 (36)
37 47 LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE –•– Bread (Elektra)-2 (37)
38 40 WHENEVER I’M AWAY FROM YOU –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-6 (38)
39 37 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-15 (27)
40 — I WISH –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

73 35 NICE ‘N’ NAASTY –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-12 (30)
76 34 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-25 (1)
95 36 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-28 (1)
97 39 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-28 (7)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 DON’T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC –•– Tavares (Capitol)-6 (41)
42 52 CAR WASH –•– Rose Royce (MCA)-7 (42)
43 48 SATURDAY NITE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-3 (43)
44 54 ENJOY YOURSELF –•– The Jacksons (Epic)-4 (44)
45 55 I LIKE DREAMIN’ –•– Kenny Nolan (20th Century)-5 (45)
46 50 DO WHAT YOU WANT, BE WHAT YOU ARE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-6 (46)
47 57 DOWN TO LOVE TOWN –•– The Originals (Soul)-7 (47)
48 49 I KINDA MISS YOU –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-6 (48)
49 59 MADEMOISELLE –•– Styx (A&M)-4 (49)
50 60 WHISPERING / CHERCHEZ LA FEMME / SE SI BON (Medley) –•– Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band (RCA)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

40 — I WISH –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (40)
78 — SOMEONE TO LAY DOWN BESIDE ME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-1 (78)
81 — ST. CHARLES –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-1 (81)
82 — I LIKE TO DO IT –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-1 (82)
83 — FREE BIRD (Live Version) –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-1 (83)
84 — LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE –•– Smokie (RSO)-1 (84)
89 — MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER –•– Robert Palmer (Island)-1 (89)
90 — YOU’VE GOT ME RUNNIN’ –•– Gene Cotton (ABC)-1 (90)
93 — YOU’RE MY DRIVING WHEEL –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1 (93)
98 — CALEDONIA –•– Robin Trower (Chrysalis)-1 (98)
100 — ALL ROADS (Lead Back To You) –•– Donny Most (of ‘Happy Days’ fame) (United Artists)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th December, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-11 (5 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-14 (2)
3 3 LOVE SO RIGHT –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-13 (3)
4 4 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-12 (4)
5 6 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)-14 (5)
6 12 YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-8 (6)
7 8 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-13 (7)
8 9 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. (A&M)-16 (8)
9 10 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-17 (9)
10 11 NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-10 (10)

11 15 SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD –•– Elton John (Rocket)-5 (11)
12 7 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-15 (7)
13 20 AFTER THE LOVIN’ –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic)-8 (13)
14 16 I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-18 (14)
15 5 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-16 (2)
16 18 STAND TALL –•– Burton Cummings (Portrait)-10 (16)
17 19 LOVE ME –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-11 (17)
18 24 DAZZ –•– Brick (Bang)-8 (18)
19 22 HOT LINE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-10 (19)
20 21 LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-11 (20)

21 26 LIVIN’ THING –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-8 (21)
22 42 CAR WASH –•– Rose Royce (MCA)-8 (22)
23 13 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-18 (1)
24 27 HELLO OLD FRIEND –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-9 (24)
25 14 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-13 (7)
26 35 SOMEBODY TO LOVE –•– Queen (Elektra)-3 (26)
27 17 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-16 (17)
28 28 IT’S A LONG WAY THERE –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-13 (28)
29 40 I WISH –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-2 (29)
30 37 LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE –•– Bread (Elektra)-3 (30)

31 34 JEANS ON –•– David Dundas (Chrysalis)-10 (31)
32 36 SHAKE YOUR RUMP TO THE FUNK –•– The Bar-Kays (Mercury)-9 (32)
33 25 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-13 (10)
34 43 SATURDAY NITE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-4 (34)
35 44 ENJOY YOURSELF –•– The Jacksons (Epic)-5 (35)
36 41 DON’T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC –•– Tavares (Capitol)-7 (36)
37 29 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-18 (1)
38 53 THIS SONG –•– George Harrison (Dark Horse)-4 (38)
39 45 I LIKE DREAMIN’ –•– Kenny Nolan (20th Century)-6 (39)
40 50 WHISPERING / CHERCHEZ LA FEMME / SE SI BON (Medley) –•– Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band (RCA)-6 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

42 30 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-15 (13)
63 32 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-22 (9)
65 33 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-15 (12)
76 23 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-18 (1)
81 31 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-20 (12)
93 39 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-16 (27)

POWER PLAYS

41 49 MADEMOISELLE –•– Styx (A&M)-5 (41)
43 46 DO WHAT YOU WANT, BE WHAT YOU ARE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-7 (43)
44 54 KEEP ME CRYIN’ –•– Al Green (Hi)-8 (44)
45 55 WALK THIS WAY –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-4 (45)
46 48 I KINDA MISS YOU –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-7 (46)
47 47 DOWN TO LOVE TOWN –•– The Originals (Soul)-8 (47)
48 52 FLIGHT ’76 –•– The Walter Murphy Band (Private Stock)-5 (48)
49 59 OB-LA-DI, OB-LA DA –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-4 (49)
50 60 WHAT CAN I SAY –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

72 — LOVE THEME FROM “A STAR IS BORN” (Evergreen) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-1 (72)
77 — YESTERDAY’S HERO –•– Bay City Rollers (Arista)-1 (77)
85 — NIGHT MOVES –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-1 (85)
86 — DANCING QUEEN –•– Abba (Atlantic)-1 (86)
87 — SAVE IT FOR A RAINY DAY –•– Stephen Bishop (ABC)-1 (87)
88 — FREE –•– Deniece Williams (Columbia)-1 (88)
90 — HEART ON MY SLEEVE –•– Bryan Ferry (Atlantic)-1 (90)
96 — WHITE BIRD –•– David Laflamme (Amherst)-1 (96)
97 — SILVER HEELS –•– Blaze (Epic)-1 (97)
98 — YEAR OF THE CAT –•– Al Stewart (Janus)-1 (98)
100 — LOVE BUG –•– Bumble Bee Unlimited (Mercury)-1 (100)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th December, 1976

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TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-12 (6 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-15 (2)
3 5 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)-15 (3)
4 4 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-13 (4)
5 6 YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-9 (5)
6 7 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-14 (6)
7 11 SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD –•– Elton John (Rocket)-6 (7)
8 8 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. (A&M)-17 (8)
9 9 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-18 (9)
10 10 NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-11 (10)

11 13 AFTER THE LOVIN’ –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic)-9 (11)
12 18 DAZZ –•– Brick (Bang)-9 (12)
13 14 I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-19 (13)
14 19 HOT LINE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-11 (14)
15 16 STAND TALL –•– Burton Cummings (Portrait)-11 (15)
16 17 LOVE ME –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-12 (16)
17 22 CAR WASH –•– Rose Royce (MCA)-9 (17)
18 29 I WISH –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (18)
19 21 LIVIN’ THING –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-9 (19)
20 20 LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-12 (20)

21 3 LOVE SO RIGHT –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-14 (3)
22 26 SOMEBODY TO LOVE –•– Queen (Elektra)-4 (22)
23 12 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-16 (7)
24 24 HELLO OLD FRIEND –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-10 (24)
25 15 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-17 (2)
26 30 LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE –•– Bread (Elektra)-4 (26)
27 23 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-19 (1)
28 31 JEANS ON –•– David Dundas (Chrysalis)-11 (28)
29 32 SHAKE YOUR RUMP TO THE FUNK –•– The Bar-Kays (Mercury)-10 (29)
30 34 SATURDAY NITE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-5 (30)

31 35 ENJOY YOURSELF –•– The Jacksons (Epic)-6 (31)
32 25 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-14 (7)
33 38 THIS SONG –•– George Harrison (Dark Horse)-5 (33)
34 36 DON’T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC –•– Tavares (Capitol)-8 (34)
35 39 I LIKE DREAMIN’ –•– Kenny Nolan (20th Century)-7 (35)
36 40 WHISPERING / CHERCHEZ LA FEMME / SE SI BON (Medley) –•– Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band (RCA)-7 (36)
37 41 MADEMOISELLE –•– Styx (A&M)-6 (37)
38 45 WALK THIS WAY –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-5 (38)
39 44 KEEP ME CRYIN’ –•– Al Green (Hi)-9 (39)
40 59 BLINDED BY THE LIGHT –•– Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (Warner Brothers)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

45 27 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-17 (17)
53 33 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-14 (10)
69 28 IT’S A LONG WAY THERE –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-14 (28)
81 37 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-19 (1)

POWER PLAYS

41 43 DO WHAT YOU WANT, BE WHAT YOU ARE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-8 (41)
42 52 TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS –•– Mary MacGregor (Ariola America)-5 (42)
43 51 AIN’T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (Polydor)-4 (43)
44 48 FLIGHT ’76 –•– The Walter Murphy Band (Private Stock)-6 (44)
46 50 WHAT CAN I SAY –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-5 (46)
47 54 DRIVIN’ WHEEL –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-4 (47)
48 — NEW KID IN TOWN –•– Eagles (Asylum)-1 (48)
49 49 OB-LA-DI, OB-LA DA –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-5 (49)
50 58 WEEKEND IN NEW ENGLAND –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

48 — NEW KID IN TOWN –•– Eagles (Asylum)-1 (48)
73 — FLY LIKE AN EAGLE –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-1 (73)
74 — HARD LUCK WOMAN –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-1 (74)
80 — SPRING AFFAIR / WINTER MELODY –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca)-1 (80)
82 — DREAMBOAT ANNIE –•– Heart (Mushroom)-1 (82)
83 — LUCKY MAN –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-1 (83)
84 — I CAN’T ASK FOR ANYMORE THAN YOU –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-1 (84)
85 — DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY –•– Thelma Houston (Tamla)-1 (85)
86 — HAPPIER –•– Paul Anka (United Artists)-1 (86)

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th December, 1976

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Note – the chart was “frozen” next week (week ending 1st January, 1977). The next new chart was dated 8th January, 1977.

TW LW TITLE –•– Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak To Date)

1 1 TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-13 (7 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)-16 (2)
3 2 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-16 (2)
4 5 YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-10 (4)
5 6 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-15 (5)
6 7 SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD –•– Elton John (Rocket)-7 (6)
7 18 I WISH –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (7)
8 12 DAZZ –•– Brick (Bang)-10 (8)
9 17 CAR WASH –•– Rose Royce (MCA)-10 (9)
10 11 AFTER THE LOVIN’ –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic)-10 (10)

11 15 STAND TALL –•– Burton Cummings (Portrait)-12 (11)
12 14 HOT LINE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-12 (12)
13 13 I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-20 (13)
14 16 LOVE ME –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-13 (14)
15 19 LIVIN’ THING –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-10 (15)
16 4 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-14 (4)
17 8 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. (A&M)-18 (8)
18 10 NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-12 (10)
19 22 SOMEBODY TO LOVE –•– Queen (Elektra)-5 (19)
20 48 NEW KID IN TOWN –•– Eagles (Asylum)-2 (20)

21 31 ENJOY YOURSELF –•– The Jacksons (Epic)-7 (21)
22 26 LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE –•– Bread (Elektra)-5 (22)
23 9 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-19 (9)
24 28 JEANS ON –•– David Dundas (Chrysalis)-12 (24)
25 29 SHAKE YOUR RUMP TO THE FUNK –•– The Bar-Kays (Mercury)-11 (25)
26 30 SATURDAY NITE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-6 (26)
27 33 THIS SONG –•– George Harrison (Dark Horse)-6 (27)
28 38 WALK THIS WAY –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-6 (28)
29 42 TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS –•– Mary MacGregor (Ariola America)-6 (29)
30 35 I LIKE DREAMIN’ –•– Kenny Nolan (20th Century)-8 (30)

31 21 LOVE SO RIGHT –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-15 (3)
32 40 BLINDED BY THE LIGHT –•– Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (Warner Brothers)-6 (32)
33 36 WHISPERING / CHERCHEZ LA FEMME / SE SI BON (Medley) –•– Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band (RCA)-8 (33)
34 20 LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-13 (20)
35 50 WEEKEND IN NEW ENGLAND –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-5 (35)
36 37 MADEMOISELLE –•– Styx (A&M)-7 (36)
37 43 AIN’T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (Polydor)-5 (37)
38 39 KEEP ME CRYIN’ –•– Al Green (Hi)-10 (38)
39 41 DO WHAT YOU WANT, BE WHAT YOU ARE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-9 (39)
40 47 DRIVIN’ WHEEL –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-5 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROPS

41 23 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-17 (7)
45 24 HELLO OLD FRIEND –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-11 (24)
48 27 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-20 (1)
57 32 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-15 (7)
58 34 DON’T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC –•– Tavares (Capitol)-9 (34)
68 25 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-18 (2)

POWER PLAYS

42 46 WHAT CAN I SAY –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-6 (42)
43 54 FREE BIRD (Live Version) –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-4 (43)
44 44 FLIGHT ’76 –•– The Walter Murphy Band (Private Stock)-7 (44)
46 56 SOMEONE TO LAY DOWN BESIDE ME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-4 (46)
47 57 I LIKE TO DO IT –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-4 (47)
49 51 IT KEEPS YOU RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-7 (49)
50 52 DO IT TO MY MIND –•– Johnny Bristol (Atlantic)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

79 — BABY, YOU LOOK GOOD TO ME TONIGHT –•– John Denver (RCA)-1 (79)
82 — MOODY BLUE / SHE THINKS I STILL CARE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (82)
87 — CARRY ON WAYWARD SON –•– Kansas (Kirshner)-1 (87)
88 — WHEN LOVE IS NEW –•– Arthur Prysock (Old Town)-1 (88)
89 — C.B. SAVAGE –•– Rod Hart (Plantation)-1 (89)
90 — HA CHA CHA (Funktion) –•– Brass Construction (United Artists)-1 (90)
93 — PRISONER (Captured By Your Eyes) –•– L.A. Jets (RCA)-1 (93)
95 — FEELINGS –•– Walter Jackson (Chi-Sound)-1 (95)
96 — HEY BABY –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-1 (96)
97 — SPEND SOME TIME –•– Elvin Bishop Featuring Mickey Thomas (Capricorn)-1 (97)
98 — (She’s Just a) FALLEN ANGEL –•– Starz (Capitol)-1 (98)