US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 30th October, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart

1 1 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-12 (2 weeks at #1)
2 2 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-12
3 10 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-12
4 15 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-10
5 3 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-23
6 9 LOVE’S SO RIGHT –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-7
7 8 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-23
8 6 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-20
9 18 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-6
10 13 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-16

11 11 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-11
12 12 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-9
13 7 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-17
14 16 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-14
15 17 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-9
16 19 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin Jr. (A&M)-10
17 23 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-7
18 20 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-9
19 21 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-7
20 22 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-11

21 27 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-8
22 35 TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-5
23 25 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-10
24 26 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-7
25 4 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-18
26 5 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-14
27 28 A LITTLE BIT MORE / A COUPLE MORE YEARS –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-20
28 31 A DOSE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL –•– Ringo Starr (Atlantic)-5
29 30 THIS ONE’S FOR YOU –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-7
30 32 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-10

31 29 DID YOU BOOGIE (With Your Baby) –•– Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (Private Stock)-10
32 14 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-18
33 24 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-21
34 45 I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-12
35 39 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. (ABC)-8
36 41 NICE ‘N’ NAASTY –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-7
37 48 NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-4
38 42 ANYTHING YOU WANT –•– John Valenti (Ariola America)-9
39 33 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-16
40 47 GIVE IT UP (Turn It Loose) –•– Tyrone Davis (Columbia)-6

OFF THE CHARTS

45 34 GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-12
46 37 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-15
53 40 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-18
55 36 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-20
57 38 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-18

POWER PLAYS

41 46 LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-5
42 52 STAND TALL –•– Burton Cummings (Portrait)-4
43 44 IT’S A LONG WAY THERE –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-7
44 54 LOVE ME –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-5
47 50 IT’S ONLY LOVE –•– ZZ Top (London)-8
48 68 YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-2
49 55 MR. MELODY –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-8
50 60 HELLO OLD FRIEND –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-3

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

70 — WHENEVER I’M AWAY FROM YOU –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-1
75 — DO WHAT YOU WANT, BE WHAT YOU ARE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-1
81 — I KINDA MISS YOU –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-1
83 — DON’T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC –•– Tavares (Capitol)-1
84 — CATFISH –•– The Four Tops (ABC)-1
85 — LET ME DOWN EASY –•– American Flyer (United Artists)-1
86 — LIVING IT DOWN –•– Freddy Fender (ABC / Dot)-1
88 — BABY BOY –•– Mary Kay Place as Loretta Haggers (Columbia)-1
89 — SOMEDAY (I Didn’t Want To Have To Be the One) –•– Henry Gross (Lifesong)-1
90 — THINGS –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1
91 — DON’T FIGHT THE HANDS (That Need You) –•– Hamilton, Joe Frank and Dennison (Playboy)-1