US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 29th January, 1977

rose-royce-car-wash-mca-5 rose-royce-car-wash-1976-3

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

1 2 CAR WASH –•– Rose Royce (MCA)-15 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 I WISH –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-9 (1)
3 4 DAZZ –•– Brick (Bang)-15 (3)
4 3 YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-15 (1)
5 6 HOT LINE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-17 (5)
6 7 NEW KID IN TOWN / VICTIM OF LOVE –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-7 (6)
7 10 TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS –•– Mary MacGregor (Ariola America)-11 (7)
8 9 BLINDED BY THE LIGHT –•– Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (Warner Brothers)-11 (8)
9 20 LOVE THEME FROM “A STAR IS BORN” (Evergreen) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-8 (9)
10 12 WALK THIS WAY –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-11 (10)

11 15 ENJOY YOURSELF –•– The Jacksons (Epic)-12 (11)
12 14 LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE –•– Bread (Elektra)-10 (12)
13 13 SOMEBODY TO LOVE –•– Queen (Elektra)-10 (13)
14 16 I LIKE DREAMIN’ –•– Kenny Nolan (20th Century)-13 (14)
15 18 FLY LIKE AN EAGLE –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-7 (15)
16 21 WEEKEND IN NEW ENGLAND –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-10 (16)
17 19 JEANS ON –•– David Dundas (Chrysalis)-17 (17)
18 5 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. (ABC)-21 (1)
19 8 AFTER THE LOVIN’ –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic)-15 (8)
20 25 HARD LUCK WOMAN –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-7 (20)

21 22 SATURDAY NITE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-11 (21)
22 11 TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-18 (1)
23 27 AIN’T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING –•– Donny and Marie (Kolob)-10 (23)
24 36 YEAR OF THE CAT –•– Al Stewart (Janus)-8 (24)
25 29 NIGHT MOVES –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-8 (25)
26 33 DANCING QUEEN –•– Abba (Atlantic)-8 (26)
27 28 WHISPERING / CHERCHEZ LA FEMME / SE SI BON (Medley) –•– Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band (RCA)-13 (27)
28 17 LIVIN’ THING –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-15 (13)
29 24 STAND TALL –•– Burton Cummings (Portrait)-17 (10)
30 43 DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY –•– Thelma Houston (Tamla)-7 (30)

31 35 SAVE IT FOR A RAINY DAY –•– Stephen Bishop (ABC)-8 (31)
32 38 GO YOUR OWN WAY –•– Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers)-4 (32)
33 23 SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD –•– Elton John (MCA / Rocket)-12 (6)
34 26 I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-25 (12)
35 37 YOU’VE GOT ME RUNNIN’ –•– Gene Cotton (ABC)-9 (35)
36 40 LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE –•– Smokie (RSO)-9 (36)
37 39 IT KEEPS YOU RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-12 (37)
38 57 BOOGIE CHILD –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-3 (38)
39 41 I LIKE TO DO IT –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-9 (39)
40 50 THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE –•– 10cc (Mercury)-4 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

47 30 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-21 (2)
50 34 LOVE ME –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-18 (14)
59 31 SHAKE YOUR RUMP TO THE FUNK –•– The Bar-Kays (Mercury)-16 (23)
64 32 THIS SONG –•– George Harrison (Dark Horse)-11 (25)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 IN THE MOOD –•– Henhouse Five Plus Too (Warner Brothers)-4 (41)
42 46 MOODY BLUE / SHE THINKS I STILL CARE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (42)
43 44 DREAMBOAT ANNIE –•– Heart (Mushroom)-7 (43)
44 47 DO IT TO MY MIND –•– Johnny Bristol (Atlantic)-10 (44)
45 55 CARRY ON WAYWARD SON –•– Kansas (Kirshner)-6 (45)
48 49 WHAT CAN I SAY –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-11 (42)
49 59 BABY DON’T YOU KNOW –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-3 (49)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

62 — LONG TIME –•– Boston (Epic)-1 (62)
66 — CRACKERBOX PALACE –•– George Harrison (Dark Horse)-1 (66)
72 — SAM –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-1 (72)
74 — DON’T GIVE UP ON US –•– David Soul (Private Stock)-1 (74)
79 — FEEL THE BEAT (Everybody Disco) –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-1 (79)
81 — RIGHT TIME OF THE NIGHT –•– Jennifer Warnes (Arista)-1 (81)
84 — I’VE GOT LOVE ON MY MIND –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-1 (84)
85 — REACH –•– Orleans (Asylum)-1 (85)
89 — SO IN TO YOU –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Polydor)-1 (89)
90 — HEY BABY –•– Ringo Starr (Atlantic)-1 (90)
91 — GLORIA –•– Enchantment (United Artists)-1 (91)
99 — TURN LOOSE OF MY LEG –•– Jim Stafford (Warner Brothers / Curb)-1 (99)
100 — LOVE TO THE WORLD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-1 (100)