US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 31st July, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-16 (2 weeks at #1)
2 5 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-16
3 4 MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-16
4 2 AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-13
5 8 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-5
6 6 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-16
7 7 GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-8
8 9 ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-9
9 3 I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-14
10 19 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-5

11 15 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-5
12 13 IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-7
13 22 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-9
14 18 TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-17
15 16 TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER (Give Up the Funk) –•– Parliament (Casablanca)-12
16 17 YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND –•– Queen (Elektra)-11
17 23 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-8
18 10 LET HER IN –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-14
19 21 I’M EASY –•– Keith Carradine (ABC)-13
20 20 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-21

21 28 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-6
22 24 LAST CHILD –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-8
23 32 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-10
24 26 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-10
25 25 I NEED TO BE IN LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8
26 27 SOPHISTICATED LADY (She’s a Different Lady) –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-10
27 12 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN –•– Thin Lizzy (Mercury)-12
28 30 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-8
29 31 SOMETHING HE CAN FEEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8
30 43 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-5

31 33 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-9
32 11 TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-13
33 36 ANOTHER RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK CITY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6
34 47 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-7
35 41 WHO’D SHE COO –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-6
36 38 STEPPIN’ OUT –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-6
37 44 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-4
38 40 C’MON MARIANNE –•– Donny Osmond (Kolob)-9
39 42 A LITTLE BIT MORE / A COUPLE MORE YEARS –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-7
40 45 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

41 14 SHOP AROUND –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-14
53 34 SILLY LOVE SONGS –•– Wings (Capitol)-17
54 29 MISTY BLUE –•– Dorothy Moore (Malaco)-20
55 37 SARA SMILE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-27
68 35 NEVER GONNA FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-14
87 39 GET UP AND BOOGIE (That’s Right) –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-21

POWER PLAYS

42 48 I’M GONNA LET MY HEART DO THE WALKING –•– The Supremes (Motown)-10
43 53 SHOWER THE PEOPLE –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-5
44 54 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-7
45 55 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-3
46 56 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-5
47 57 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-5
48 50 HOLD ON –•– Sons Of Champlin (Ariola America)-7
49 52 EVERYTHING’S COMING UP LOVE –•– David Ruffin (Motown)-8
50 60 SPRINGTIME MAMA –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

69 — STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-1
81 — ODE TO BILLIE JOE (1976 Version) –•– Bobbie Gentry (Warner Brothers)-1
83 — (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-1
90 — THE MORE YOU DO IT (The More I Like It Done To Me) –•– Ronnie Dyson (Columbia)-1
96 — HIDEAWAY –•– John Sebastian (Reprise)-1
99 — YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING (Part 1) –•– Revelation (RSO)-1