US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th September, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-15 (2 weeks at #1)
2 3 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-16
3 4 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-18
4 2 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-12
5 6 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-13
6 7 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-13
7 8 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-12
8 9 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7
9 13 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-7
10 5 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-17

11 11 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-13
12 12 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-10
13 16 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-9
14 15 A LITTLE BIT MORE / A COUPLE MORE YEARS –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-15
15 17 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-11
16 20 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-18
17 19 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-15
18 18 WHO’D SHE COO –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-14
19 21 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-6
20 10 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-13

21 23 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-7
22 22 SHOWER THE PEOPLE –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-13
23 35 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-4
24 26 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-11
25 14 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-13
26 28 ONE LOVE IN MY LIFETIME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-8
27 31 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-9
28 25 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-17
29 24 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-13
30 44 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-4

31 29 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-16
32 39 IT’S O.K. –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-6
33 30 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-14
34 38 GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-7
35 36 SUPERSTAR –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-8
36 40 SUNRISE –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-7
37 41 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-6
38 42 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-5
39 33 DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-8
40 47 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

44 32 I CAN’T HER YOU NO MORE / MUSIC IS MY LIFE –•– Helen Reddy (Capitol)-8
48 34 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-24
49 27 STREET SINGIN’ –•– Lady Flash (RSO)-11
72 37 (The System Of) DOCTOR TARR AND PROFESSOR FETHER –•– The Alan Parsons Project (20th Century)-10

POWER PLAYS

41 48 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-5
42 46 TAKE A HAND –•– Rick Springfield (Chelsea)-6
43 50 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-5
45 52 DID YOU BOOGIE (With Your Baby) –•– Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (Private Stock)-5
46 56 LIKE A SAD SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-3
47 57 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin Jr. (A&M)-5
50 60 QUEEN OF MY SOUL –•– The Average White Band (AWB) (Atlantic)-4

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-1
77 — YOU GOTTA MAKE YOUR OWN SUNSHINE –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-1
78 — GIVE IT UP (Turn It Loose) –•– Tyrone Davis (Columbia)-1
86 — HOME TONIGHT –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-1
89 — THE FEZ –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-1
90 — I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-7
93 — WANNA MAKE LOVE (Come Flick My BIC) –•– Sun (Capitol)-1
97 — I’LL PLAY THE FOOL –•– Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band (RCA)-1

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