US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th August, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 5 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-6 (1 week at #1)
2 2 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-17
3 3 MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-17
4 10 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-6
5 11 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-6
6 8 ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-10
7 7 GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-9
8 1 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-17
9 13 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-10
10 4 AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-14

11 12 IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-8
12 14 TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-18
13 6 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-17
14 17 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-9
15 15 TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER (Give Up the Funk) –•– Parliament (Casablanca)-13
16 16 YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND –•– Queen (Elektra)-12
17 19 I’M EASY –•– Keith Carradine (ABC)-14
18 21 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-7
19 28 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-9
20 23 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-11

21 22 LAST CHILD –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-9
22 34 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-8
23 24 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-11
24 30 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-6
25 26 SOPHISTICATED LADY (She’s a Different Lady) –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-11
26 37 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-5
27 31 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-10
28 9 I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-15
29 29 SOMETHING HE CAN FEEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-9
30 40 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-5

31 18 LET HER IN –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-15
32 33 ANOTHER RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK CITY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7
33 35 WHO’D SHE COO –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-7
34 20 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-22
35 39 A LITTLE BIT MORE / A COUPLE MORE YEARS –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-8
36 46 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-6
37 44 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-8
38 38 C’MON MARIANNE –•– Donny Osmond (Kolob)-10
39 43 SHOWER THE PEOPLE –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-6
40 42 I’M GONNA LET MY HEART DO THE WALKING –•– The Supremes (Motown)-11

OFF THE CHARTS

43 25 I NEED TO BE IN LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-9
44 27 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN –•– Thin Lizzy (Mercury)-13
49 32 TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-14
50 36 STEPPIN’ OUT –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-7

POWER PLAYS

41 45 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-4
42 47 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-6
45 50 SPRINGTIME MAMA –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-5
46 56 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-3
47 52 TEDDY BEAR –•– Red Sovine (Starday)-3
48 48 HOLD ON –•– Sons Of Champlin (Ariola America)-8

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

58 — ONE LOVE IN MY LIFETIME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-1
61 — HARD WORK –•– John Handy (ABC / Impulse)-4
67 — NO, NO, JOE –•– Silver Convention (Midland International)-1
78 — I CAN’T HER YOU NO MORE / MUSIC IS MY LIFE –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-1
80 — DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-1
84 — SHOWDOWN –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-12
87 — POPSICLE TOES –•– Michael Franks (Reprise)-1
88 — SUPERSTAR –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-1
90 — RESCUE ME / HAPPY ENDINGS –•– Melissa Manchester (Arista)-1
92 — PARTY LINE –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-1
93 — OUT OF THE DARKNESS –•– David Crosby / Graham Nash (ABC)-1

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