US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd October, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 4 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11 (1 week at #1)
2 1 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-11
3 2 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-22
4 3 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-17
5 6 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-13
6 5 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-19
7 8 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-16
8 9 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-22
9 16 LOVE’S SO RIGHT –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-6
10 11 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-11

11 12 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-10
12 13 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-8
13 14 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-15
14 7 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-17
15 19 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-9
16 17 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-13
17 18 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-8
18 25 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-5
19 22 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin Jr. (A&M)-9
20 21 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-8

21 24 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-6
22 23 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-10
23 26 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-6
24 10 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-20
25 27 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-9
26 28 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-6
27 29 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-7
28 15 A LITTLE BIT MORE / A COUPLE MORE YEARS –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-19
29 30 DID YOU BOOGIE (With Your Baby) –•– Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (Private Stock)-9
30 32 THIS ONE’S FOR YOU –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-6

31 35 A DOSE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL –•– Ringo Starr (Atlantic)-4
32 34 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-9
33 20 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-15
34 33 GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-11
35 42 TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-4
36 31 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-19
37 36 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-14
38 37 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-17
39 43 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. (ABC)-7
40 38 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-17

OFF THE CHARTS

57 40 QUEEN OF MY SOUL –•– The Average White Band (AWB) (Atlantic)-8
58 39 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-16

POWER PLAYS

41 51 NICE ‘N’ NAASTY –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-6
42 47 ANYTHING YOU WANT –•– John Valenti (Ariola America)-8
43 45 I GOT TO KNOW –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-7
44 48 IT’S A LONG WAY THERE –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-6
45 55 I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-11
46 56 LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-4
47 52 GIVE IT UP (Turn It Loose) –•– Tyrone Davis (Columbia)-5
48 58 NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-3
50 54 IT’S ONLY LOVE –•– ZZ Top (London)-7

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-1
83 — LET’S GET IT TOGETHER –•– El Coco (AVI)-1
85 — AFTER THE LOVIN’ –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic)-1
86 — CAR WASH –•– Rose Royce (MCA)-1
87 — KEEP ME CRYIN’ –•– Al Green (Hi)-1
88 — LIVIN’ THING –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-1
90 — DAZZ –•– Brick (Bang)-1
94 — FIND ‘EM, FOOL ‘EM AND FORGET ‘EM –•– Dobie Gray (Capricorn)-1
95 — DOWN TO LOVE TOWN –•– The Originals (Soul)-1
97 — FULL TIME THING (Between Dusk and Dawn) –•– Whirlwind (Roulette)-1
98 — PETER GUNN –•– Deodato (MCA)-1