US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th December, 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)-10 (4 weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-13 (2)
3 3 LOVE’S SO RIGHT –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-12 (3)
4 4 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-11 (4)
5 2 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-15 (2)
6 14 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. (ABC)-13 (6)
7 8 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-14 (7)
8 9 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-12 (8)
9 10 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin Jr. (A&M)-15 (9)
10 12 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-16 (10)

11 13 NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-9 (11)
12 16 YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-7 (12)
13 6 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-17 (1)
14 7 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-12 (7)
15 19 SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD –•– Elton John (MCA / Rocket)-4 (15)
16 18 I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-17 (16)
17 17 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-15 (17)
18 20 STAND TALL –•– Burton Cummings (Portrait)-9 (18)
19 21 LOVE ME –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-10 (19)
20 22 AFTER THE LOVIN’ –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic)-7 (20)

21 24 LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-10 (21)
22 27 HOT LINE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-9 (22)
23 11 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-17 (1)
24 30 DAZZ –•– Brick (Bang)-7 (24)
25 15 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-12 (10)
26 28 LIVIN’ THING –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-7 (26)
27 29 HELLO OLD FRIEND –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-8 (27)
28 32 IT’S A LONG WAY THERE –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-12 (28)
29 25 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-17 (1)
30 23 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-14 (13)

31 26 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-19 (12)
32 31 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-21 (9)
33 33 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-14 (12)
34 38 JEANS ON –•– Davi Dundas (Chrysalis)-9 (34)
35 45 SOMEBODY TO LOVE –•– Queen (Elektra)-2 (35)
36 42 SHAKE YOUR RUMP TO THE FUNK –•– The Bar-Kays (Mercury)-8 (36)
37 47 LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE –•– Bread (Elektra)-2 (37)
38 40 WHENEVER I’M AWAY FROM YOU –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-6 (38)
39 37 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-15 (27)
40 — I WISH –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

73 35 NICE ‘N’ NAASTY –•– The Salsoul Orchestra (Salsoul)-12 (30)
76 34 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-25 (1)
95 36 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-28 (1)
97 39 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-28 (7)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 DON’T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC –•– Tavares (Capitol)-6 (41)
42 52 CAR WASH –•– Rose Royce (MCA)-7 (42)
43 48 SATURDAY NITE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-3 (43)
44 54 ENJOY YOURSELF –•– The Jacksons (Epic)-4 (44)
45 55 I LIKE DREAMIN’ –•– Kenny Nolan (20th Century)-5 (45)
46 50 DO WHAT YOU WANT, BE WHAT YOU ARE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-6 (46)
47 57 DOWN TO LOVE TOWN –•– The Originals (Soul)-7 (47)
48 49 I KINDA MISS YOU –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-6 (48)
49 59 MADEMOISELLE –•– Styx (A&M)-4 (49)
50 60 WHISPERING / CHERCHEZ LA FEMME / SE SI BON (Medley) –•– Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band (RCA)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

40 — I WISH –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-1 (40)
78 — SOMEONE TO LAY DOWN BESIDE ME / CRAZY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-1 (78)
81 — ST. CHARLES –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-1 (81)
82 — I LIKE TO DO IT –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-1 (82)
83 — FREE BIRD (Live Version) –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-1 (83)
84 — LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE –•– Smokie (RSO)-1 (84)
89 — MAN SMART, WOMAN SMARTER –•– Robert Palmer (Island)-1 (89)
90 — YOU’VE GOT ME RUNNIN’ –•– Gene Cotton (ABC)-1 (90)
93 — YOU’RE MY DRIVING WHEEL –•– The Supremes (Motown)-1 (93)
98 — CALEDONIA –•– Robin Trower (Chrysalis)-1 (98)
100 — ALL ROADS (Lead Back To You) –•– Danny Most (United Artists)-1 (100)

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