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 TIME 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 NIGHT (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 Aritsts)-8

21 13 NIGHTS ON BROADWAY –•– The 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 –•– A 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 Kahn (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