US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 11th 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)-11 (5 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-14 (2)
3 3 LOVE’S SO RIGHT –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-13 (3)
4 4 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-12 (4)
5 6 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. (ABC)-14 (5)
6 12 YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-8 (6)
7 8 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-13 (7)
8 9 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin Jr. (A&M)-16 (8)
9 10 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-17 (9)
10 11 NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-10 (10)

11 15 SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD –•– Elton John (MCA / Rocket)-5 (11)
12 7 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-15 (7)
13 20 AFTER THE LOVIN’ –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic)-8 (13)
14 16 I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-18 (14)
15 5 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-16 (2)
16 18 STAND TALL –•– Burton Cummings (Portrait)-10 (16)
17 19 LOVE ME –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-11 (17)
18 24 DAZZ –•– Brick (Bang)-8 (18)
19 22 HOT LINE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-10 (19)
20 21 LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-11 (20)

21 26 LIVIN’ THING –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-8 (21)
22 42 CAR WASH –•– Rose Royce (MCA)-8 (22)
23 13 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-18 (1)
24 27 HELLO OLD FRIEND –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-9 (24)
25 14 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-13 (7)
26 35 SOMEBODY TO LOVE –•– Queen (Elektra)-3 (26)
27 17 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-16 (17)
28 28 IT’S A LONG WAY THERE –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-13 (28)
29 40 I WISH –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-2 (29)
30 37 LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE –•– Bread (Elektra)-3 (30)

31 34 JEANS ON –•– David Dundas (Chrysalis)-10 (31)
32 36 SHAKE YOUR RUMP TO THE FUNK –•– The Bar-Kays (Mercury)-9 (32)
33 25 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-13 (10)
34 43 SATURDAY NITE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-4 (34)
35 44 ENJOY YOURSELF –•– The Jacksons (Epic)-5 (35)
36 41 DON’T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC –•– Tavares (Capitol)-7 (36)
37 29 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-18 (1)
38 53 THIS SONG –•– George Harrison (Dark Horse)-4 (38)
39 45 I LIKE DREAMIN’ –•– Kenny Nolan (20th Century)-6 (39)
40 50 WHISPERING / CHERCHEZ LA FEMME / SE SI BON (Medley) –•– Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band (RCA)-6 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

42 30 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-15 (13)
63 32 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-22 (9)
65 33 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-15 (12)
76 23 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-18 (1)
81 31 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-20 (12)
93 39 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-16 (27)

POWER PLAYS

41 49 MADEMOISELLE –•– Styx (A&M)-5 (41)
43 46 DO WHAT YOU WANT, BE WHAT YOU ARE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-7 (43)
44 54 KEEP ME CRYIN’ –•– Al Green (Hi)-8 (44)
45 55 WALK THIS WAY –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-4 (45)
46 48 I KINDA MISS YOU –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-7 (46)
47 47 DOWN TO LOVE TOWN –•– The Originals (Soul)-8 (47)
48 52 FLIGHT ’76 –•– The Walter Murphy Band (Private Stock)-5 (48)
49 59 OB-LA-DI, OB-LA DA –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-4 (49)
50 60 WHAT CAN I SAY –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

72 — LOVE THEME FROM “A STAR IS BORN” (Evergreen) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-1 (72)
77 — YESTERDAY’S HERO –•– Bay City Rollers (Arista)-1 (77)
85 — NIGHT MOVES –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-1 (85)
86 — DANCING QUEEN –•– Abba (Atlantic)-1 (86)
87 — SAVE IT FOR A RAINY DAY –•– Stephen Bishop (ABC)-1 (87)
88 — FREE / CAUSE YOU LOVE ME BABY –•– Denise Williams (Columbia)-1 (88)
90 — HEART ON MY SLEEVE –•– Bryan Ferry (Atlantic)-1 (90)
96 — WHITE BIRD –•– David Laflamme (Amherst)-1 (96)
97 — SILVER HEELS –•– Blaze (Epic)-1 (97)
98 — YEAR OF THE CAT –•– Al Stewart (Janus)-1 (98)
100 — LOVE BUG –•– Bubble Bee Unlimited (Mercury)-1 (100)