US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st 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)-10 (3 weeks at #1)
2 4 THEME FROM “S.W.A.T.” –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-15
3 3 YOU SEXY THING –•– Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)-17
4 2 LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY –•– Donna Summer (Oasis)-12
5 8 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-18
6 6 I WRITE THE SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-15
7 14 ALL BY MYSELF –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-10
8 9 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-11
9 12 TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-10
10 10 EVIL WOMAN –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (United Aritsts)-15

11 13 LOVE HURTS –•– Nazareth (A&M)-14
12 18 DECEMBER 1963 (Oh What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-9
13 21 LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face) –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-5
14 15 WAKE UP EVERYBODY (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-14
15 17 GROW SOME FUNK OF YOUR OWN / I FEEL LIKE A BULLET (In the Gun Of Robert Ford) –•– Elton John (MCA)-5
16 16 SQUEEZE BOX –•– The Who (MCA)-13
17 20 BABY FACE –•– A Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps (Wing and a Prayer)-15
18 27 DREAM WEAVER –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-8
19 19 SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-12
20 22 FANNY (Be Tender With My love) –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-9

21 24 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-11
22 5 SING A SONG –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-14
23 29 JUNK FOOD JUNKIE –•– Larry Groce (Warner Brothers / Curb)-7
24 25 THE WHITE KNIGHT –•– Cleddus Maggard and the Citizen’s Band (Mercury)-9
25 31 SWEET THING –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Kahn (ABC)-8
26 26 TRACKS OF MY TEARS / THE SWEETEST GIFT –•– Linda Ronstadt (with Emmylou Harris) (Asylum)-10
27 28 SLOW RIDE –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-11
28 30 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (Kolob)-11
29 11 CONVOY –•– C.W. McCall (MGM)-12
30 34 DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-16

31 33 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-8
32 38 MONEY HONEY –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-3
33 7 LOVE ROLLERCOASTER –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-15
34 36 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-8
35 40 TANGERINE –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-5
36 39 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-9
37 41 LOVE IS THE DRUG –•– Roxy Music (Atco)-9
38 53 CUPID –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Elektra)-3
39 43 RENEGADE / A MANSION ON THE HILL –•– Michael Murphy (Epic)-5
40 47 HOLD BACK THE NIGHT –•– The Trammps (Buddah)-6

OFF THE CHARTS

49 23 TIME OF YOUR LIFE –•– Paul Anka (United Artists)-15
50 32 LET THE MUSIC PLAY –•– Barry White (20th Century)-9
52 37 THEME FROM “MAHOGANY” (Do You Know Where You’re Going To) –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-17
53 35 I LOVE MUSIC (Part 1) –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-17

POWER PLAYS

41 42 THE HOMECOMING –•– Hagood Hardy (Capitol)-10
42 44 PALOMA BLANCA –•– The George Baker Selection (Warner Brothers)-13
43 50 TAKE IT LIKE A MAN –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-3
44 51 INSEPERABLE –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-11
45 49 ‘TIL IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE –•– Jonathan Cain (October)-7
46 52 BANAPPLE GAS –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-3
47 54 GOOD HEARTED WOMAN –•– Waylon and Willie (RCA)-3
48 48 LADY BUMP –•– Penny McLean (Atlantic)-8

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

83 — THE JAM –•– Graham Central Station (Warner Brothers)-1
86 — FOPP –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-1
88 — SHOW ME THE WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-1
90 — IF YOU ONLY BELIEVE (Jesus For Tonite) –•– Michel Polnareff (Atlantic)-1
91 — MIGHTY HIGH –•– The Mighty Clouds Of Joy (ABC)-1
96 — RATTLESNAKE –•– The Ohio Players (20th Century / Westbound)-1
97 — I AM SOMEBODY –•– Jimmy James and the Vagabonds (Pye)-1
100 — THE CALL –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1