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Top Songs of 1976

1975 <-1976-> 1977


  

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Don't Go Breaking My Heart
1.
07/1976
372

✫1
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[Rocket 40585]
written by Elton John (as Ann Orson) & Bernie Taupin (as Carte Blanche)
If You Leave Me Now
2.
08/1976
354

✫1
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[Columbia 10390]
written by Peter Cetera
Dancing Queen
3.
08/1976
346

✫1
US
6
AC






✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #171]
[Atlantic 45-3372]
written by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus & Stig Anderson
Silly Love Songs
4.
04/1976
346

✫1
US
✫1
AC






2
UK
as Wings
written by Paul McCartney
Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)
5.
12/1976
334

✫1
US
✫1
AC






3
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1976]
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1978]
written by Barbra Streisand & Paul Williams
Don't Give Up on Us
6.
12/1976
334

✫1
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[Private Stock 45129]
written by Tony Macaulay
Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
7.
06/1976
329

✫1
US
42
AC






5
UK
[Warner 8262]
written by Rod Stewart
8.
11/1976
320

✫1
US
✫1
AC
3
country




4
UK
[Ariola America 7638]
written by Phillip Jarrell & Peter Yarrow
Kiss and Say Goodbye
9.
04/1976
315

✫1
US
12
AC




✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Columbia 10310]
written by Winfred Lovett
Play That Funky Music
10.
06/1976
309

✫1
US




12
dance
✫1
R&B
7
UK
charted as Play That Funky Music / I Feel Sanctified in US dance charts
[Epic 50225]
written by Robert Parissi
I Wish
11.
12/1976
303

✫1
US
23
AC


2
dance
✫1
R&B
5
UK
charted as Another Star / I Wish / Sir Duke / Isn't She Lovely in US dance charts
[Tamla 54274]
written by Stevie Wonder
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
12.
10/1976
293

✫1
US
19
AC




43
R&B
2
UK
[Warner 8283]
written by Leo Sayer & Vini Poncia
You Should Be Dancing
13.
07/1976
292

✫1
US
25
AC


✫1
dance
4
R&B
5
UK
[RSO 853]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)
14.
09/1976
292

✫1
US
6
AC




✫1
R&B
7
UK
[ABC 12208]
written by James Dean & John Glover
Love Hangover
15.
04/1976
291

✫1
US
19
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
10
UK
[Motown 1392]
written by Marilyn McLeod & Pam Sawyer (as Pamela Sawyer)
Don't Leave Me This Way
16.
12/1976
282

✫1
US
40
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
13
UK
charted as Don't Leave Me This Way / Any Way You Like It in US dance charts
[Tamla 54278]
written by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff & Cary Gilbert
Car Wash
17.
10/1976
279

✫1
US




3
dance
✫1
R&B
9
UK
[MCA 40615]
written by Norman Whitfield
Disco Duck (Part 1)
18.
08/1976
275

✫1
US






15
R&B
6
UK
and His Cast Of Idiots
[novelty]
[RSO 857]
written by Rick Dees
19.
06/1976
266

2
US
✫1
AC


4
dance
✫1
R&B
10
UK
[Philadelphia International 3592]
written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
Let Your Love Flow
20.
01/1976
264

✫1
US
2
AC
21
country




7
UK
written by Larry Williams
Get Up and Boogie
21.
03/1976
261

2
US
25
AC


5
dance
5
R&B
7
UK
[Midland International 10571]
written by Sylvester Levay & Michael Kunze (as Stephan Prager)
22.
02/1976
260

✫1
US






✫1
R&B
25
UK
[Columbia 10281]
written by Harvey Scales, Albert Vance & Don Davis
Blinded by the Light
23.
08/1976
257

✫1
US








6
UK
as Manfred Mann's Earth Band
written by Bruce Springsteen
(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
24.
07/1976
255

✫1
US






✫1
R&B
22
UK
written by Harry Casey (as Harry Wayne Casey) & Richard Finch
Let 'Em In
25.
07/1976
254

3
US
✫1
AC






2
UK
as Wings
written by Paul McCartney
A Fifth of Beethoven
26.
05/1976
253

✫1
US
13
AC




10
R&B
28
UK
as Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band
[instrumental]
[Private Stock 45,073]
written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Misty Blue
27.
03/1976
248

3
US
14
AC




2
R&B
5
UK
[Malaco 1029]
written by Bob Montgomery
Afternoon Delight
28.
05/1976
243

✫1
US
5
AC
94
country




18
UK
[Windsong 10588]
written by Bill Danoff
The Rubberband Man
29.
09/1976
240

2
US




14
dance
✫1
R&B
16
UK
written by Thom Bell & Linda Creed
More, More, More
30.
03/1976
238

4
US
23
AC


2
dance
23
R&B
5
UK
[Buddah 515]
written by Gregg Diamond
New Kid in Town
31.
12/1976
231

✫1
US
2
AC
43
country




20
UK
I'd Really Love to See You Tonight
32.
06/1976
226

2
US
✫1
AC






26
UK
[Big Tree 16069]
written by Parker McGee
Rock'n Me
33.
08/1976
225

✫1
US








11
UK
as Steve Miller
[Capitol 4323]
written by Steve Miller
Boogie Fever
34.
02/1976
216

✫1
US






✫1
R&B


[Capitol 4179]
written by Keni St. Lewis (as Kenneth St. Lewis) & Freddie Perren
Fernando
35.
03/1976
215

13
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[Atlantic 3346 A]
written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
Keep It Comin' Love
36.
12/1976
208

2
US
36
AC




✫1
R&B
31
UK
written by Harry Casey (as Harry Wayne Casey) & Richard Finch
Couldn't Get It Right
37.
10/1976
206

3
US
43
AC






10
UK
[Sire 736]
written by Climax Blues Band
Rich Girl
38.
11/1976
204

✫1
US






64
R&B
51
UK
written by Daryl Hall
39.
03/1976
204

✫1
US
✫1
AC
93
country






[Reprise 1349]
written by John Sebastian (as John B. Sebastian)
Lowdown
40.
07/1976
202

3
US
11
AC


12
dance
5
R&B
28
UK
charted as Lowdown / What Can I Say in US dance charts
[Columbia 10367]
written by Boz Scaggs & David Paich
The Things We Do for Love
41.
12/1976
196

5
US
12
AC






6
UK
[Mercury 73875]
written by Graham Gouldman & Eric Stewart
42.
10/1976

Dazz by Brick

from Good High   
189

3
US




7
dance
✫1
R&B


[Bang 727]
written by Eddie Irons, Ray Ransom & Regi Hargis
Save Your Kisses for Me
43.
03/1976
188

27
US
✫1
AC






✫1
UK
[1976 Eurovision Song Contest winner]
[Pye 71066]
written by Tony Hiller, Lee Sheriden & Martin Lee
Free
44.
12/1976
186

25
US
38
AC


31
dance
2
R&B
✫1
UK
charted as Free / It's Important to Me in US dance charts
[Columbia 10429]
written by Deniece Williams, Hank Redd, Nathan Watts & Susaye Greene
Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel
45.
06/1976
183

15
US
18
AC


✫1
dance
3
R&B
4
UK
[Capitol 4270]
written by Freddie Perren & Keni St. Lewis
The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
46.
08/1976
183

2
US
9
AC
50
country




40
UK
[Reprise 1369]
written by Gordon Lightfoot
Dream Weaver
47.
01/1976
182

2
US
14
AC








[Warner 8167]
written by Gary Wright
A Little Bit More
48.
06/1976
181

11
US
15
AC






2
UK
[Capitol 4280]
written by Bobby Gosh
Young Hearts Run Free
49.
05/1976
180

20
US
50
AC


8
dance
✫1
R&B
2
UK
charted as Young Hearts Run Free / Run to Me / Destiny in US dance charts
[Warner 8181]
written by Dave Crawford (as David Crawford)
50.
04/1976
179

2
US






98
R&B


[Warner 8143]
written by Gary Wright
Love So Right
51.
09/1976
177

3
US
14
AC




37
R&B
41
UK
[RSO 859]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
I Like Dreamin'
52.
11/1976
176

3
US
4
AC








[20th Century 2287]
written by Kenny Nolan
Fool to Cry
53.
04/1976
173

10
US








6
UK
[Rolling Stones 19304]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
Fly Like an Eagle
54.
12/1976
172

2
US
38
AC




20
R&B


as Steve Miller
[Capitol 4372]
written by Steve Miller
Lonely Night (Angel Face)
55.
01/1976
172

3
US
✫1
AC








[A&M 1782]
written by Neil Sedaka
Devil Woman
56.
05/1976
171

6
US
30
AC






9
UK
[MCA 40574 (Rocket)]
written by Terry Britten & Christine Holmes
Muskrat Love
57.
09/1976
170

4
US
✫1
AC








[A&M 1870]
written by Willis Alan Ramsey
Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word
58.
11/1976
169

6
US
✫1
AC






11
UK
[Rocket 40645]
written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
I'll Be Good to You
59.
04/1976
167

3
US






✫1
R&B


produced by Quincy Jones
[A&M 1806]
written by George Johnson, Louis Johnson & Sonora Sam
Sara Smile
60.
01/1976
165

4
US
18
AC




23
R&B


written by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Moonlight Feels Right
61.
04/1976
165

3
US
2
AC






52
UK
[Private Stock 45039]
written by Bruce Blackman
Show Me the Way
62.
02/1976
163

6
US








10
UK
[live]
[A&M 1795]
written by Peter Frampton
Somebody to Love
63.
11/1976
161

13
US








2
UK
[Elektra 45362]
written by Freddie Mercury
Shop Around
64.
05/1976
159

4
US
✫1
AC








[A&M 1817]
written by Smokey Robinson & Berry Gordy
Fooled Around and Fell in Love
65.
03/1976
156

3
US






82
R&B
34
UK
vocals by Mickey Thomas (Starship)
[Capricorn 0252]
written by Elvin Bishop
More Than a Feeling
66.
09/1976
150

5
US








22
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #500]
[Epic 50266]
written by Tom Scholz
Enjoy Yourself
67.
11/1976
149

6
US




33
dance
2
R&B
42
UK
as The Jacksons
[Epic 50289]
written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
Livin' Thing
68.
10/1976
149

13
US
36
AC






4
UK
[United Artists Xw-888]
written by Jeff Lynne
69.
09/1976
148

12
US
27
AC






4
UK
[Arista 0205]
written by Mike Hawker & Ivor Raymonde
70.
07/1976
148

17
US
37
AC






3
UK
originally a british jingle for jeans
written by David Dundas & Roger Greenaway
Hot Line
71.
10/1976
147

5
US






3
R&B


[Capitol 4336]
written by Keni St. Lewis (as Kenneth St. Lewis) & Freddie Perren
Happy Days
72.
04/1976
147

5
US
7
AC






31
UK
with Brotherlove
[from the TV series Happy Days]
[Reprise 1351]
written by Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel
Shannon
73.
02/1976
147

6
US
13
AC






32
UK
[Lifesong 45002]
written by Henry Gross
Sweet Thing
74.
01/1976
146

5
US






✫1
R&B


featuring Chaka Khan
[ABC 12149]
written by Chaka Khan & Tony Maiden
Rock and Roll Music
75.
06/1976
142

5
US








36
UK
written by Chuck Berry
76.
10/1976
142

14
US
5
AC






6
UK
[RSO 858]
written by Barry Gibb & Robin Gibb
Get Closer
77.
04/1976
142

6
US
2
AC








featuring Carolyn Willis
[Warner 8190]
written by Jim Seals & Dash Crofts
Night Moves
78.
12/1976
141

4
US










[Capitol 4369]
written by Bob Seger
79.
07/1976

Summer by War

from Greatest Hits   
141

7
US
✫1
AC




4
R&B


Promo Track of Why Can't We Be Friends?
[United Artists Xw-834]
written by Jerry Goldstein (as Gerald Goldstein), Harold Brown (as Harold Ray Brown), Papa Dee Allen, B.B. Dickerson (as Morris Dickerson), Howard Scott, Leroy "Lonnie" Johnson, Lee Oskar (as Lee Oskar Levitin) & Charles Miller
She's Gone
80.
07/1976
139

7
US
6
AC




93
R&B
42
UK
[R]
[Atlantic 3332]
written by Daryl Hall & John Oates
81.
02/1976
135

22
US








2
UK
[Ariola 7621]
written by Billy Ocean & Ben Findon
You to Me Are Everything
82.
06/1976
133

66
US






28
R&B
✫1
UK
[United Artists Xw-833]
written by Ken Gold & Michael Denne
83.
08/1976
132

17
US




✫1
dance
12
R&B
10
UK
[Marlin 3306]
written by Jacques Morali, Richie Rome (as Richard V. DiCicco), Henri Belolo & Phil Hurtt
After the Lovin'
84.
10/1976
131

8
US
✫1
AC
40
country






[Epic 50270]
written by Alan Bernstein & Richie Adams
Walk This Way
85.
11/1976
129

10
US








8
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #336]
revived in 1986 as a rap-hit by Run DMC
[Columbia 10449 A]
written by Steven Tyler & Joe Perry
Moody Blue
86.
12/1976
129

31
US
2
AC
✫1
country




6
UK
[RCA 10857]
written by Mark James [songwriter]
87.
02/1976
127

14
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
23
UK
[instrumental]
[United Artists 775]
written by Randy Muller & Wade Williamston
88.
09/1976
126

7
US






✫1
R&B


[Motown 1402]
written by Lionel Richie
89.
01/1976
125

6
US
14
AC
55
country






[Capitol 4171]
written by Sam Cooke
Still the One
90.
07/1976
125

5
US
33
AC








[Asylum 45336]
written by Johanna Hall & John Hall
Mississippi
91.
08/1976
124











✫1
UK
[Private Stock 45091]
written by Werner Theunissen
92.
03/1976
123

10
US
43
AC


✫1
dance
73
R&B
51
UK
[RCA Victor 10562]
written by Gerald Jackson & Peter Jackson
The Killing of Georgie
93.
08/1976
122

30
US








2
UK
written by Rod Stewart
94.
11/1976
122

9
US
3
AC






27
UK
[Elektra 45365]
written by David Gates
95.
08/1976
120

8
US
8
AC








[instrumental]
written by Barry De Vorzon & Perry Botkin (as Perry Botkin Jr.)
Don't Take Away the Music
96.
10/1976
120

34
US




3
dance
14
R&B
4
UK
[Capitol 4348]
written by Freddie Perren, Keni St. Lewis & Christine Yarian
When a Child Is Born (Soleado)
97.
11/1976
119











✫1
UK
written by Ciro Dammicco & Fred Jay
98.
11/1976
119











✫1
UK
[Arista 0221]
written by Tommy Boyce & Curtis Lee
I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance)
99.
02/1976
119











✫1
UK
Living Next Door to Alice
100.
12/1976
118

25
US
24
AC






5
UK
[RSO 860]
written by Mike Chapman & Nicky Chinn

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