US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th September, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 3 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-14 (1 week at #1)
2 1 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-11
3 4 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-15
4 5 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-17
5 2 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-16
6 7 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-12
7 13 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-12
8 10 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-11
9 11 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6
10 6 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-12

11 12 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-12
12 14 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-9
13 26 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-6
14 9 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-12
15 17 A LITTLE BIT MORE / A COUPLE MORE YEARS –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-14
16 18 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-8
17 19 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-10
18 20 WHO’D SHE COO –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-13
19 21 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-14
20 22 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-17

21 25 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-5
22 23 SHOWER THE PEOPLE –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-12
23 27 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-6
24 8 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-12
25 15 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-16
26 31 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-10
27 28 STREET SINGIN’ –•– Lady Flash (RSO)-10
28 30 ONE LOVE IN MY LIFETIME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-7
29 16 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-15
30 24 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-13

31 38 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-8
32 29 I CAN’T HER YOU NO MORE / MUSIC IS MY LIFE –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-7
33 35 DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-7
34 34 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-23
35 54 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-3
36 40 SUPERSTAR –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-7
37 39 (The System Of) DOCTOR TARR AND PROFESSOR FETHER –•– The Alan Parsons Project (20th Century)-9
38 42 GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-6
39 50 IT’S O.K. –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-5
40 43 SUNRISE –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-6

OFF THE CHARTS

51 33 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-23
53 32 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-23
54 36 TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-24
55 37 ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-16

POWER PLAYS

41 51 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-5
42 47 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-4
43 44 POPSICLE TOES –•– Michael Franks (Reprise)-7
44 57 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-3
45 46 CAN YOU DO IT –•– Grand Funk Railroad (MCA)-6
46 52 TAKE A HAND –•– Rick Springfield (Chelsea)-5
47 56 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-3
48 58 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-4
50 62 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

70 — LOVE’S SO RIGHT –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-1
77 — DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-1
82 — THIS ONE’S FOR YOU –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-1
85 — JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-1
86 — MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-1
87 — NICE ‘N’ NAASTY –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-1
89 — IT’S A LONG WAY THERE –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-1
90 — GIMME YOUR MONEY PLEASE –•– Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury)-1
92 — MADE TO LOVE YOU –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-1
93 — COWBOY SONG –•– Thin Lizzy (Mercury)-1
94 — THE END IS NOT IN SIGHT (The Country Tune) –•– The Amazing Rhythm Aces (ABC)-1
99 — ROXY ROLLER –•– Sweeney Todd Featuring Bryan Adams (London)-1
100 — LET’S BE YOUNG TONIGHT –•– Jermaine Jackson (Motown)-1

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