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 TIME 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 NIGHT (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 Aritsts)-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 –•– A 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) –•– The 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 –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-16

POWER PLAYS

41 47 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (Kolob)-6
42 50 LET THE MUSIC PLAY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-4
43 51 TRACKS OF MY TEARS / THE SWEETEST GIFT –•– Linda Ronstadt with Emmylou Harris) (Asylum)-5
44 45 WOMAN TONIGHT –•– America (Warner Brothers)-8
45 57 THE WHITE KNIGHT –•– Cleddus 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

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