US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 27th November, 1976

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak Position)

1 1 TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-9 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-14 (2)
3 3 LOVE’S SO RIGHT –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-11 (3)
4 4 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-10 (4)
5 6 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-12 (5)
6 5 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-16 (1)
7 8 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-11 (7)
8 9 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-13 (8)
9 12 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-11 (9)
10 11 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin Jr. (A&M)-14 (10)

11 7 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-16 (1)
12 14 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-15 (12)
13 15 NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-8 (13)
14 18 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. (ABC)-12 (14)
15 10 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-11 (10)
16 22 YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-6 (16)
17 19 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-14 (17)
18 20 I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-16 (18)
19 28 SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD –•– Elton John (MCA / Rocket)-3 (19)
20 25 STAND TALL –•– Burton Cummings (Portrait)-8 (20)

21 23 LOVE ME –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-9 (21)
22 29 AFTER THE LOVIN’ –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic)-6 (22)
23 13 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-13 (13)
24 26 LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-9 (24)
25 16 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-16 (1)
26 17 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-18 (14)
27 31 HOT LINE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-8 (27)
28 32 LIVIN’ THING –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-6 (28)
29 33 HELLO OLD FRIEND –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-7 (29)
30 40 DAZZ –•– Brick (Bang)-6 (30)

31 21 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-20 (9)
32 36 IT’S A LONG WAY THERE –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-11 (32)
33 24 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-13 (12)
34 27 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-24 (1)
35 30 NICE ‘N’ NAASTY –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-11 (30)
36 34 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-27 (1)
37 35 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-14 (27)
38 42 JEANS ON –•– David Dundas (Chrysalis)-8 (38)
39 37 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-27 (7)
40 48 WHENEVER I’M AWAY FROM YOU –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-5 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

43 39 GIVE IT UP (Turn It Loose) –•– Tyrone Davis (Columbia)-10 (38)
93 38 A DOSE OF ROCK ‘N’ ROLL –•– Ringo Starr (Atlantic)-9 (26)

POWER PLAYS

41 43 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-15 (11)
42 52 SHAKE YOUR RUMP TO THE FUNK –•– The Bar-Kays (Mercury)-7 (42)
45 — SOMEBODY TO LOVE –•– Queen (Elektra)-1 (45)
46 57 DON’T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC –•– Tavares (Capitol)-5 (46)
47 — LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE –•– Bread (Elektra)-1 (47)
48 78 SATURDAY NITE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-2 (48)
49 54 I KINDA MISS YOU –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-5 (49)
50 53 DO WHAT YOU WANT, BE WHAT YOU ARE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

45 — SOMEBODY TO LOVE –•– Queen (Elektra)-1 (45)
47 — LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE –•– Bread (Elektra)-1 (47)
71 — AIN’T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING –•– Donny and Marie (Kolob)-1 (71)
75 — DRIVIN’ WHEEL –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-1 (75)
77 — DO IT TO MY MIND –•– Johnny Bristol (Atlantic)-1 (77)
78 — WEEKEND IN NEW ENGLAND –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-1 (78)
79 — HEART ON MY SLEEVE –•– Gallagher and Lyle (A&M)-6 (79)
82 — BABY, BABY I LOVE YOU –•– Terry Cashman (Lifesong)-1 (82)
85 — IF NOT YOU –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-1 (85)
90 — SIXTEEN REASONS –•– LaVerne and Shirley (Atlantic)-1 (90)
91 — DOG EAT DOG –•– Ted Nugent (Epic)-1 (91)
99 — LAID BACK LOVE –•– Major Harris (WMOT)-1 (99)