US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd April, 1977

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

1 2 DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY –•– Thelma Houston (Tamla)-19 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 SOUTHERN NIGHTS –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-11 (2)
3 4 HOTEL CALIFORNIA –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-9 (3)
4 1 DON’T GIVE UP ON US –•– David Soul (Private Stock)-13 (1)
5 5 THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE –•– 10cc (Mercury)-16 (5)
6 7 I’VE GOT LOVE ON MY MIND –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-13 (6)
7 8 LOVE THEME FROM “A STAR IS BORN” (Evergreen) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-20 (1)
8 9 SO IN TO YOU –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Polydor)-13 (8)
9 13 WHEN I NEED YOU –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-9 (9)
10 11 RIGHT TIME OF THE NIGHT –•– Jennifer Warnes (Arista)-13 (10)

11 12 TRYING TO LOVE TWO –•– William Bell (Mercury)-10 (11)
12 10 RICH GIRL –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-14 (1)
13 15 I WANNA GET NEXT TO YOU –•– Rose Royce (MCA)-9 (13)
14 16 COULDN’T GET IT RIGHT –•– The Climax Blues Band (Sire)-10 (14)
15 17 LIDO SHUFFLE –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-7 (15)
16 19 CAN’T STOP DANCIN’ –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-6 (16)
17 20 I’M YOUR BOOGIE MAN / WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND ME –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-9 (17)
18 6 DANCING QUEEN –•– Abba (Atlantic)-20 (1)
19 31 SIR DUKE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (19)
20 22 YOUR LOVE –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. (ABC)-6 (20)

21 14 CARRY ON WAYWARD SON –•– Kansas (Kirshner)-18 (11)
22 21 THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-11 (21)
23 27 CALLING DR. LOVE –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-6 (23)
24 18 MAYBE I’M AMAZED –•– Wings (Capitol)-11 (10)
25 29 ANGEL IN YOUR ARMS –•– Hot (Big Tree)-10 (25)
26 24 DISCO LUCY (“I Love Lucy” Theme) –•– The Wilton Place Street Band (Island)-16 (24)
27 28 N.Y., YOU GOT ME DANCING –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-10 (27)
28 42 LUCILLE –•– Kenny Rogers (United Artists)-5 (28)
29 45 FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-5 (29)
30 36 LONELY BOY –•– Andrew Gold (Asylum)-6 (30)

31 34 DANCIN’ MAN –•– Q (Epic)-7 (31)
32 33 SOMETIMES –•– The Facts Of Life (Kayvette)-8 (32)
33 38 HELLO STRANGER –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-6 (33)
34 37 HEARD IT IN A LOVE SONG –•– The Marshall Tucker Band (Capricorn)-7 (34)
35 39 UPTOWN FESTIVAL (Motown Medley) (Part 1) –•– Shalamar (Soul Train)-7 (35)
36 50 GOT TO GIVE IT UP (Part 1) –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-2 (36)
37 41 WHODUNIT –•– Tavares (Capitol)-5 (37)
38 23 I LIKE DREAMIN’ –•– Kenny Nolan (20th Century)-25 (3)
39 51 OLD FASHIONED BOY (You’re the One) –•– Stallion (Casablanca)-7 (39)
40 47 AIN’T GONNA BUMP NO MORE (With No Big Fat Woman) –•– Joe Tex (Epic)-4 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

46 40 SPRING RAIN –•– Silvetti (Salsoul)-14 (39)
47 30 AT MIDNIGHT (My Love Will Lift You Up) –•– Rufus Featruing Chaka Kahn (ABC)-11 (30)
48 26 FLY LIKE AN EAGLE –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-19 (2)
68 25 FREE / CAUSE YOU LOVE ME BABY –•– Denise Williams (Columbia)-20 (25)
94 32 SAY YOU’LL STAY UNTIL TOMORROW –•– Tom Jones (Epic)-16 (15)
95 35 SAM –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-13 (20)

POWER PLAYS

41 48 CHERRY BABY –•– Starz (Capitol)-6 (41)
42 44 THERE WILL COME A DAY (I’m Gonna Happen To You) –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-10 (42)
43 43 YOU’RE THROWING A GOOD LOVE AWAY –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-6 (43)
44 54 CINDERELLA –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-5 (44)
45 46 MY SWEET LADY –•– John Denver (RCA)-7 (45)
49 61 MARGARITAVILLE –•– Jimmy Buffett (ABC)-4 (49)
50 60 I THINK WE’RE ALONE NOW –•– The Rubinoos (Beserkley)-8 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

73 — HIGH SCHOOL DANCE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-1 (73)
75 — ON THE BORDER –•– Al Stewart (Janus)-1 (75)
78 — THIS GIRL (Has Turned Into a Woman) –•– Mary MacGregor (Ariola America)-1 (78)
79 — MAINSTREET –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-1 (79)
80 — GONNA FLY NOW (Theme From “Rocky”) –•– Maynard Ferguson (Columbia)-1 (80)
83 — THAT MAGIC TOUCH –•– Angel (Casablanca)-1 (83)
84 — GONNA FLY NOW (Theme From “Rocky”) –•– Bill Conti (United Artists)-1 (84)
85 — DO YOU WANNA MAKE LOVE –•– Peter McCann (20th Century)-1 (85)
86 — THIS IS THE WAY I FEEL –•– Marie Osmond (Kolob)-1 (86)
88 — I JUST WANT TO BE YOUR EVERYTHING –•– Andy Gibb (RSO)-1 (88)