1976: All Charts

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd January, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th January, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th January, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th January, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 31st January, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th February, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th February, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st February, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th February, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th March, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 13th March, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th March, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th March, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 3rd April, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th April, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th April, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th April, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 1st May, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 8th May, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 15th May, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 22nd May, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th May, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 5th June, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th June, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 19th June, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 26th June, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

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

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 10th July, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th July, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 24th July, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 31st July, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th August, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th August, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

60 — IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-1
69 — GET UP OFFA THAT THING –•– James Brown (Polydor)-1
78 — PARTY –•– Van McCoy (H&L)-1
79 — HIGHFLY –•– John Miles (London)-6
82 — CAN YOU DO IT –•– Grand Funk Railroad (MCA)-1
83 — GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-1
85 — ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-1
86 — SUNRISE –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-1
87 — AFTER THE DANCE –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-1
89 — DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-1
90 — WE’RE ALL ALONE –•– Frankie Valli (Private Stock)-1
92 — ROCKY MOUNTAIN MUSIC –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-3
93 — THE PRINCESS AND THE PUNK –•– Barry Mann (Arista)-1
94 — ROSE OF CIMARRON –•– Poco (ABC)-1
99 — LISTEN TO THE BUDDHA –•– Ozo (DJM)-1

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st August, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th August, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

41 51 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-7
43 54 (The System Of) DOCTOR TARR AND PROFESSOR FETHER –•– The Alan Parsons Project (20th Century)-6
46 47 HARD WORK –•– John Handy (ABC / Impulse)-7
47 57 DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-4
49 60 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-5
50 52 HEY SHIRLEY (This Is Squirrely) –•– Shirley and Squirrely (GRT)-7

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th September, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th September, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th September, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th September, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd October, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th October, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 16th October, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd October, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 30th October, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 6th November, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 13th November, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

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

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

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

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

OFF THE CHARTS

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

POWER PLAYS

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

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

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

US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 20th November, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak Position)

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 –•– The 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)

OFF THE CHARTS

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)
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)

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 Position)

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 (14)
27 31 HOT LINE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-8 (27)
28 32 LIVIN’ THING –•– The 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)

OFF THE CHARTS

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 Position)

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 –•– The 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)

OFF THE CHARTS

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) –•– Danny 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 Position)

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 –•– The 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)

OFF THE CHARTS

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 –•– Deniese 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 Position)

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 –•– The 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)

OFF THE CHARTS

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 –•– The 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 –•– The 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 Position)

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 –•– The 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 –•– The 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)

OFF THE CHARTS

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

41 23 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-17 (7)
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)
45 24 HELLO OLD FRIEND –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-11 (24)
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)
48 27 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-20 (1)
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)