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 TIME 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 NIGHT (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 Aritsts)-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 –•– A 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) –•– The 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 / THE SWEETEST GIFT –•– Linda Ronstadt (with Emmylou Harris) (Asylum)-7
34 39 THE WHITE KNIGHT –•– Cleddus 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 (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