US Top 40 Singles 20 Years Ago 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 TIME 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 NIGHT (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 Aritsts)-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 –•– A 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 –•– The 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 (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

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