US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th February, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-9 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY –•– Donna Summer (Oasis)-11
3 3 YOU SEXY THING –•– Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)-16
4 8 THEME FROM “S.W.A.T.” –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-14
5 5 SING A SONG –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-13
6 4 I WRITE THE SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-14
7 6 LOVE ROLLERCOASTER –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-14
8 11 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-17
9 10 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-10
10 13 EVIL WOMAN –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (United Aritsts)-14

11 9 CONVOY –•– C.W. McCall (MGM)-11
12 19 TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-9
13 15 LOVE HURTS –•– Nazareth (A&M)-13
14 18 ALL BY MYSELF –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-9
15 16 WAKE UP EVERYBODY (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-13
16 17 SQUEEZE BOX –•– The Who (MCA)-12
17 22 GROW SOME FUNK OF YOUR OWN / I FEEL LIKE A BULLET (In the Gun Of Robert Ford) –•– Elton John (MCA)-4
18 28 DECEMBER 1963 (Oh What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-8
19 20 SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-11
20 21 BABY FACE –•– A Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps (Wing and a Prayer)-14

21 25 LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face) –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-4
22 24 FANNY (Be Tender With My love) –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-8
23 7 TIME OF YOUR LIFE –•– Paul Anka (United Artists)-14
24 26 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-10
25 29 THE WHITE KNIGHT –•– Cleddus Maggard and the Citizen’s Band (Mercury)-8
26 27 TRACKS OF MY TEARS / THE SWEETEST GIFT –•– Linda Ronstadt (with Emmylou Harris) (Asylum)-9
27 31 DREAM WEAVER –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-7
28 30 SLOW RIDE –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-10
29 34 JUNK FOOD JUNKIE –•– Larry Groce (Warner Brothers / Curb)-6
30 35 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (Kolob)-10

31 42 SWEET THING –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Kahn (ABC)-7
32 33 LET THE MUSIC PLAY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-8
33 38 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-7
34 41 DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-15
35 12 I LOVE MUSIC (Part 1) –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-16
36 40 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-7
37 14 THEME FROM “MAHOGANY” (Do You Know Where You’re Going To) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-16
38 51 MONEY HONEY –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-2
39 43 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-8
40 49 TANGERINE –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

44 32 PALOMA BLANCA –•– The George Baker Selection (Warner Brothers)-12
45 36 LOVE OR LEAVE –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-8
46 23 WALK AWAY FROM LOVE –•– David Ruffin (Motown)-15
59 37 FLY AWAY –•– John Denver (with Olivia Newton-John) (RCA)-11
60 39 BREAKAWAY –•– Art Garfunkel (Columbia)-8

POWER PLAYS

41 45 LOVE IS THE DRUG –•– Roxy Music (Atco)-8
42 44 THE HOMECOMING –•– Hagood Hardy (Capitol)-9
43 46 RENEGADE / A MANSION ON THE HILL –•– Michael Murphy (Epic)-4
47 57 HOLD BACK THE NIGHT –•– The Trammps (Buddah)-5
48 54 LADY BUMP –•– Penny McLean (Atlantic)-7
49 55 ‘TIL IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE –•– Jonathan Cain (October)-6
50 60 TAKE IT LIKE A MAN –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-2

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — ONLY LOVE IS REAL –•– Carole King (Ode)-1
80 — ACTION –•– Sweet (Capitol)-1
81 — HE’S A FRIEND –•– Eddie Kendricks (Tamla)-1
83 — WE CAN’T HIDE IT ANYMORE –•– Larry Santos (Casablanca)-1
84 — BOOGIE FEVER –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-1
85 — YOU’LL LOSE A GOOD THING –•– Freddy Fender (ABC / Dot)-1
86 — I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO, I DO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-1
88 — LOCOMOTIVE BREATH –•– Jethro Tull (Chrysalis)-1
90 — LORELEI –•– Styx (A&M)-1
95 — RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM –•– Maxine Nightingale (United Artists)-1
99 — HIGHFLY –•– John Miles (London)-1
100 — IF LOVE MUST GO –•– Dobie Gray (Capricorn)-1