US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 2nd October, 1976

wild-cherry-play-that-funky-music-epic-5 wild-cherry-play-that-funky-music-epic-3\TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-16 (3 weeks at #1)
2 2 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-17
3 3 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-19
4 9 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-8
5 5 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-14
6 6 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-14
7 7 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-13
8 8 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-8
9 4 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-13
10 13 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-10

11 11 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-14
12 14 A LITTLE BIT MORE / A COUPLE MORE YEARS –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-16
13 15 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-12
14 16 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-19
15 12 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-11
16 17 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-16
17 19 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-7
18 21 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-8
19 23 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-5
20 24 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-12

21 10 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-18
22 20 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-14
23 27 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-10
24 30 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-5
25 26 ONE LOVE IN MY LIFETIME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-9
26 38 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-6
27 18 WHO’D SHE COO –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-15
28 25 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-14
29 32 IT’S O.K. –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-7
30 40 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-5

31 34 GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-8
32 52 LOVE’S SO RIGHT –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-3
33 37 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-7
34 36 SUNRISE –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-8
35 47 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin Jr. (A&M)-6
36 46 LIKE A SAD SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-4
37 41 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-6
38 45 DID YOU BOOGIE (With Your Baby) –•– Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (Private Stock)-6
39 43 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-6
40 51 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

45 22 SHOWER THE PEOPLE –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-14
46 28 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-18
49 29 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-14
57 31 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-17
71 33 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-15
72 35 SUPERSTAR –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-9
75 39 DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-9

POWER PLAYS

41 42 TAKE A HAND –•– Rick Springfield (Chelsea)-7
42 50 QUEEN OF MY SOUL –•– The Average White Band (AWB) (Atlantic)-5
43 53 DON’T THINK….FEEL –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-4
44 57 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-3
47 58 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-3
48 68 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-2
50 60 THIS ONE’S FOR YOU –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

58 — A DOSE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL –•– Ringo Starr (Atlantic)-1
77 — LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-1
81 — TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-1
84 — JUMP –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-1
85 — LOVE ME –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-1
89 — BRAND NEW LOVE AFFAIR –•– Jigsaw (Chelsea)-4
90 — DAYLIGHT –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-1
95 — HERE’S SOME LOVE –•– Tanya Tucker (MCA)-1
98 — I CAN’T LIVE IN A DREAM –•– The Osmonds (Kolob)-1