US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th October, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 3 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-20 (1 week at #1)
2 1 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-17
3 5 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-15
4 4 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-9
5 8 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9
6 6 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-15
7 10 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-11
8 2 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-18
9 9 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-14
10 14 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-20

11 12 A LITTLE BIT MORE / A COUPLE MORE YEARS –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-17
12 13 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-13
13 18 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-9
14 17 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-8
15 11 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-15
16 20 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-13
17 19 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-6
18 16 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-17
19 23 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-11
20 24 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-6

21 26 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-7
22 15 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-12
23 32 LOVE’S SO RIGHT –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-4
24 30 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-6
25 7 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-14
26 25 ONE LOVE IN MY LIFETIME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-10
27 33 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-8
28 35 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin Jr. (A&M)-7
29 29 IT’S O.K. –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-8
30 31 GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-9

31 37 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-7
32 48 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-3
33 28 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-15
34 38 DID YOU BOOGIE (With Your Baby) –•– Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (Private Stock)-7
35 40 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-5
36 36 LIKE A SAD SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-5
37 44 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-4
38 39 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-7
39 47 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-4
40 50 THIS ONE’S FOR YOU –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-4

OFF THE CHARTS

41 21 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-19
46 34 SUNRISE –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-9
51 22 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-15
53 27 WHO’D SHE COO –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-16

POWER PLAYS

42 42 QUEEN OF MY SOUL –•– The Average White Band (AWB) (Atlantic)-6
43 43 DON’T THINK….FEEL –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-5
44 58 A DOSE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL –•– Ringo Starr (Atlantic)-2
45 55 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-4
47 52 I GOT TO KNOW –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-5
48 59 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. (ABC)-5
49 53 ANYTHING YOU WANT –•– John Valenti (Ariola America)-6
50 51 MESSAGE IN OUR MUSIC –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-5

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

74 — STAND TALL –•– Burton Cummings (Portrait)-1
76 — NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-1
86 — HOT LINE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-1
89 — SO SAD THE SONG –•– Gladys Knight and the Pips (Buddah)-1
90 — JEANS ON –•– David Dundas (Chrysalis)-1
93 — FLOWERS / I DON’T WANNA LOSE YOUR LOVE –•– The Emotions (Columbia)-1
97 — CAN’T YOU SEE –•– Waylon Jennings (RCA)-1

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