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 TIME 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 NIGHT (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 Aritsts)-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 –•– A 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) –•– The 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 (Kolob)-7
37 43 TRACKS OF MY TEARS / THE SWEETEST GIFT –•– Linda Ronstadt (with Emmylou Harris) (Asylum)-6
38 42 LET THE MUSIC PLAY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-5
39 45 THE WHITE KNIGHT –•– Cleddus 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 / A MANSION ON THE HILL –•– Michael Murphy (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