US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th February, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 2 THEME FROM “S.W.A.T.” –•– Rhythm Heritage (ABC)-16 (1 week at #1)
2 1 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-11
3 5 LOVE MACHINE (Part 1) –•– The Miracles (Tamla)-19
4 7 ALL BY MYSELF –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-11
5 12 DECEMBER 1963 (Oh What a Night) –•– The Four Seasons (Warner Brothers / Curb)-10
6 3 YOU SEXY THING –•– Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)-18
7 9 TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-11
8 18 DREAM WEAVER –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-9
9 13 LONELY NIGHT (Angel Face) –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-6
10 11 LOVE HURTS –•– Nazareth (A&M)-15

11 4 LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY –•– Donna Summer (Oasis)-13
12 14 WAKE UP EVERYBODY (Part 1) –•– Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (Phila. Intl.)-15
13 8 BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-12
14 15 GROW SOME FUNK OF YOUR OWN / I FEEL LIKE A BULLET (In the Gun Of Robert Ford) –•– Elton John (MCA)-6
15 17 BABY FACE –•– A Wing and a Prayer Fife and Drum Corps (Wing and a Prayer)-16
16 25 SWEET THING –•– Rufus Featuring Chaka Kahn (ABC)-9
17 23 JUNK FOOD JUNKIE –•– Larry Groce (Warner Brothers / Curb)-8
18 20 FANNY (Be Tender With My love) –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-10
19 21 GOLDEN YEARS –•– David Bowie (RCA)-12
20 6 I WRITE THE SONGS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-16

21 16 SQUEEZE BOX –•– The Who (MCA)-14
22 24 THE WHITE KNIGHT –•– Cleddus Maggard and the Citizen’s Band (Mercury)-10
23 28 DEEP PURPLE –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (Kolob)-12
24 27 SLOW RIDE –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-12
25 26 TRACKS OF MY TEARS / THE SWEETEST GIFT –•– Linda Ronstadt (with Emmylou Harris) (Asylum)-11
26 10 EVIL WOMAN –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (United Aritsts)-16
27 30 DREAM ON –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-17
28 32 MONEY HONEY –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-4
29 31 BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY –•– Queen (Elektra)-9
30 34 ONLY SIXTEEN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-9

31 38 CUPID –•– Tony Orlando and Dawn (Elektra)-4
32 35 TANGERINE –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-6
33 22 SING A SONG –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-15
34 36 SWEET LOVE –•– The Commodores (Motown)-10
35 37 LOVE IS THE DRUG –•– Roxy Music (Atco)-10
36 43 TAKE IT LIKE A MAN –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-4
37 40 HOLD BACK THE NIGHT –•– The Trammps (Buddah)-7
38 44 INSEPERABLE –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-12
39 39 RENEGADE / A MANSION ON THE HILL –•– Michael Murphy (Epic)-6
40 51 JUST YOU AND I –•– Melissa Manchester (Arista)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

45 19 SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-13
55 29 CONVOY –•– C.W. McCall (MGM)-13
57 33 LOVE ROLLERCOASTER –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-16

POWER PLAYS

41 42 PALOMA BLANCA –•– The George Baker Selection (Warner Brothers)-14
42 46 BANAPPLE GAS –•– Cat Stevens (A&M)-4
43 47 GOOD HEARTED WOMAN –•– Waylon and Willie (RCA)-4
44 45 ‘TIL IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE –•– Jonathan Cain (October)-8
46 54 DISCO LADY –•– Johnnie Taylor (Columbia)-4
47 58 LET YOUR LOVE FLOW –•– The Bellamy Brothers (Warner Brothers / Curb)-5
48 48 LADY BUMP –•– Penny McLean (Atlantic)-9
50 63 ONLY LOVE IS REAL –•– Carole King (Ode)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

75 — THERE’S A KIND OF HUSH (All Over the World) –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-1
79 — HIT THE ROAD JACK –•– The Stampeders (Quality)-1
81 — WITHOUT YOUR LOVE (Mr. Jordan) –•– Charlie Ross (Big Tree)-1
84 — SHANNON –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-1
88 — NEW ORLEANS –•– The Staple Singers (Curtom)-1
90 — THE GAME IS OVER (What’s the Matter With You) –•– Brown Sugar (Capitol)-1
98 — TRAIN CALLED FREEDOM –•– South Shore Commission (Wand)-1
99 — MAKE ME SMILE (Come Up and See Me) –•– Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel (EMI)-1