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1976

 

America celebrated its Bicentennial. Carter becomes the first Southern president since the Civil War. It's the Olympic year of Bruce Jenner, Nadia Comencici and Dorothy Hamill, who makes the disco wedge haircut popular. As Rocky became the best picture of the year, we watched Happy Days, Charile's Angels & LaVerne & Shirley. Yes ABC reigned supreme on TV. The disco movement was invading the mainstream And we listened to:

 

song title

artist

Top 40 peak

R&B peak

peak date

Saturday Night Bay City Rollers 1[1] 1/3
Convoy C.W. McCall 1[1] 1/10
Hurricane (Part 1) Bob Dylan 33 1/10
Let's Live Together The Road Apples 35 1/10
I Write The Songs Barry Manilow 1[1] 1/17
Fox On The Run Sweet 5 1/17
Country Boy (You Got Your Feet In L.A.) Glen Campbell 11 1/17
Over My Head Fleetwood Mac 20 1/17
Let It Shine Olivia Newton-John 30 1/17
Theme From Mahogany Diana Ross 1[1] 14 1/24
I Love Music (Part 1) The O'Jays 5 1[1] 1/24
Walk Away From Love David Ruffin 9 1[1] 1/24
Rock & Roll All Nite Kiss 12 1/24
Fly Away John Denver 13 1/24
Winners & Losers Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds 21 1/24
Love Rollercoaster Ohio Players 1[1] 1[1] 1/31
Paloma Blanca George Baker Selection 26 1/31
Break Away Art Garfunkel 39 1/31
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover Paul Simon 1[3] 2/7
Love To Love You Baby Donna Summer 2[2] 3 2/7
You Sexy Thing Hot Chocolate 3 6 2/7
Sing A Song Earth, Wind & Fire 5 1[2] 2/7
Times Of Your Life Paul Anka 7 2/7
Love Or Leave The Spinners 36 8 2/7
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do Neil Sedaka 8 2/14
Evil Woman Electric Light Orchestra 10 2/14
Squeeze Box The Who 16 2/14
Somewhere In The Night Helen Reddy 19 2/14
Let The Music Play Barry White 32 4 2/14
Renegade Michael Murphey 39 2/21
Theme From S.W.A.T. Rhythm Heritage 1[1] 11 2/28
Wake Up Everybody (Part 1) Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes 12 1[2] 2/28
Grow Some Funk Of Your Own/ I Feel Like A Bullet (In The Gun Of Robert Ford) Elton John 14 2/28
Tracks Of My Tears Linda Ronstadt 25 2/28
Love Machine (Part 1) The Miracles 1[1] 5 3/6
All By Myself Eric Carmen 2[3] 3/6
Baby Face The Wing & A Prayer Fife & Drum Corps 14 32 3/6
Hold Back The Night The Trammps 35 10 3/6
December, 1963 (Oh What A Night) The Four Seasons 1[3] 3/13
Take It To The Limit The Eagles 4 3/13
Love Hurts Nazareth 8 3/13
The White Knight Cledus Maggard 19 3/13
Slow Ride Foghat 20 3/13
Just You & I Melissa Manchester 27 3/13
Take It Like A Man Bachman-Turner Overdrive 33 3/13
Junk Food Junkie Larry Groce 9 3/20
Fanny (Be Tender With My Love) Bee Gees 12 3/20
Cupid Tony Orlando & Dawn 22 3/20
Love Is The Drug Roxy Music 30 3/20
Dream Weaver Gary Wright 2[3] 3/27
Lonely Night (Angel Face) Captain & Tennille 3 3/27
Deep Purple Donny & Marie Osmond 14 3/27
Inseparable Natalie Cole 32 1[1] 3/27
Disco Lady Johnnie Taylor 1[4] 1[6] 4/3
Sweet Thing Rufus featuring Chaka Khan 5 1[2] 4/3
Money Honey Bay City Rollers 9 4/3
Golden Years David Bowie 10 4/3
Tangerine Salsoul Orchestra 18 36 4/3
Good Hearted Woman Waylon & Willie 25 4/3
Only Love Is Real Carole King 28 4/3
Looking For Space John Denver 29 4/3
Love Fire Jigsaw 30 4/3
He's A Friend Eddie Kendricks 36 2[3] 4/3
Hit The Road Jack The Stampeders 40 4/3
Dream On Aerosmith 6 4/10
You'll Lose A Good Thing Freddie Fender 32 4/10
We Can't Hide It Anymore Larry Santos 36 4/10
Only Sixteen Dr. Hook 6 4/17
Action Sweet 20 4/17
Fopp Ohio Players 30 9 4/17
Sweet Love The Commodores 5 2[2] 4/24
Bohemian  Rhapsody Queen 9 4/24
There's A Kind OF Hush (All Over The World) The Carpenters 12 4/24
Livin' For The Weekend The O'Jays 20 1[2] 4/24
Lorelei Styx 27 4/24
Can't Hide Love Earth, Wind & Fire 39 11 4/24
Let Your Love Flow Bellamy Brothers 1[1] 5/1
Right Back Where We Started From Maxine Nightengale 2[2] 46 5/1
I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do ABBA 15 5/1
Shout It Out Loud Kiss 31 5/1
Welcome Back John Sebastian 1[1] 5/8
Show Me The Way Peter Frampton 6 5/8
Come On Over Olivia Newton-John 23 5/8
Don't Pull Your Love/ Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye Glen Campbell 27 5/8
Fallen Angel Frankie Valli 36 5/8
Boogie Fever The Sylvers 1[1] 1[1] 5/15
Anytime (I'll Be There) Paul Anka 33 5/15
Silly Love Songs Wings 1[5] 5/22
Fooled Around & Fell In Love Elvin Bishop 3 82 5/22
Tryin' To Get The Feeling Again Barry Manilow 10 5/22
Strange Magic Electric Light Orchestra 14 5/22
Happy Music The Blackbyrds 19 3 5/22
Young Blood Bad Company 20 5/22
Love Really Hurts Without You Billy Ocean 22 5/22
Union Man Cate Bros. 24 5/22
I.O.U. Jimmy Dean 35 5/22
Love Hangover Diana Ross 1[2] 1[1] 5/29
Love In The Shadows Neil Sedaka 16 5/29
Hurt/ For The Heart Elvis Presley 28 5/29
One Piece At A Time Johnny Cash 29 5/29
It's Over Boz Scaggs 38 5/29
Still Crazy After All These Years Paul Simon 40 5/29
Happy Days Pratt & McClain 5 6/5
Shannon Henry Gross 6 6/5
Fool To Cry Rolling Stones 10 6/5
Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win) Fleetwood Mac 11 6/5
Crazy On You Heart 35 6/5
Get Up & Boogie Silver Convention 2[3] 5 6/12
Misty Blue Dorothy Moore 3 2[2] 6/12
Baretta's Theme (Keep Your Eye On The Sparrow) Rhythm Heritage 20 19 6/12
Rock & Roll Love Letter Bay City Rollers 28 6/12
Dance Wit Me Rufus featuring Chaka Khan 39 5 6/12
Sara Smile Hall & Oates 4 23 6/26
Takin' It To The Streets The Doobie Brothers 13 57 6/26
Movin' Brass Construction 14 1[1] 6/26
I Want You Marvin Gaye 15 1[1] 6/26
That's Where The Happy People Go The Trammps 27 12 6/26

 

 

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