US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 18th 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)-12 (6 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-15 (2)
3 5 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. (ABC)-15 (3)
4 4 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-13 (4)
5 6 YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-9 (5)
6 7 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-14 (6)
7 11 SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD –•– Elton John (MCA / Rocket)-6 (7)
8 8 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin Jr. (A&M)-17 (8)
9 9 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-18 (9)
10 10 NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-11 (10)

11 13 AFTER THE LOVIN’ –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic)-9 (11)
12 18 DAZZ –•– Brick (Bang)-9 (12)
13 14 I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-19 (13)
14 19 HOT LINE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-11 (14)
15 16 STAND TALL –•– Burton Cummings (Portrait)-11 (15)
16 17 LOVE ME –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-12 (16)
17 22 CAR WASH –•– Rose Royce (MCA)-9 (17)
18 29 I WISH –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (18)
19 21 LIVIN’ THING –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-9 (19)
20 20 LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-12 (20)

21 3 LOVE’S SO RIGHT –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-14 (3)
22 26 SOMEBODY TO LOVE –•– Queen (Elektra)-4 (22)
23 12 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-16 (7)
24 24 HELLO OLD FRIEND –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-10 (24)
25 15 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-17 (2)
26 30 LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE –•– Bread (Elektra)-4 (26)
27 23 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-19 (1)
28 31 JEANS ON –•– David Dundas (Chrysalis)-11 (28)
29 32 SHAKE YOUR RUMP TO THE FUNK –•– The Bar-Kays (Mercury)-10 (29)
30 34 SATURDAY NITE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-5 (30)

31 35 ENJOY YOURSELF –•– The Jacksons (Epic)-6 (31)
32 25 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-14 (7)
33 38 THIS SONG –•– George Harrison (Dark Horse)-5 (33)
34 36 DON’T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC –•– Tavares (Capitol)-8 (34)
35 39 I LIKE DREAMIN’ –•– Kenny Nolan (20th Century)-7 (35)
36 40 WHISPERING / CHERCHEZ LA FEMME / SE SI BON (Medley) –•– Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band (RCA)-7 (36)
37 41 MADEMOISELLE –•– Styx (A&M)-6 (37)
38 45 WALK THIS WAY –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-5 (38)
39 44 KEEP ME CRYIN’ –•– Al Green (Hi)-9 (39)
40 59 BLINDED BY THE LIGHT –•– Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (Warner Brothers)-5 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

45 27 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-17 (17)
53 33 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-14 (10)
69 28 IT’S A LONG WAY THERE –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-14 (28)
81 37 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-19 (1)

POWER PLAYS

41 43 DO WHAT YOU WANT, BE WHAT YOU ARE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-8 (41)
42 52 TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS –•– Mary MacGregor (Ariola America)-5 (42)
43 51 AIN’T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING –•– Donny and Marie (Kolob)-4 (43)
44 48 FLIGHT ’76 –•– The Walter Murphy Band (Private Stock)-6 (44)
46 50 WHAT CAN I SAY –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-5 (46)
47 54 DRIVIN’ WHEEL –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-4 (47)
48 — NEW KID IN TOWN / VICTIM OF LOVE –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-1 (48)
49 49 OB-LA-DI, OB-LA DA –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-5 (49)
50 58 WEEKEND IN NEW ENGLAND –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

48 — NEW KID IN TOWN / VICTIM OF LOVE –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-1 (48)
73 — FLY LIKE AN EAGLE –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-1 (73)
74 — HARD LUCK WOMAN –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-1 (74)
80 — SPRING AFFAIR / WINTER MELODY –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca)-1 (80)
82 — DREAMBOAT ANNIE –•– Heart (Mushroom)-1 (82)
83 — LUCKY MAN –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-1 (83)
84 — I CAN’T ASK FOR ANYMORE THAN YOU –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-1 (84)
85 — DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY –•– Thelma Houston (Tamla)-1 (85)
86 — HAPPIER –•– Paul Anka (United Artists)-1 (86)