US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th December, 1976

Note – the chart was “frozen” next week (week ending 1st January, 1977). The next new chart was dated 8th January, 1977.

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

1 1 TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-13 (7 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. (ABC)-16 (2)
3 2 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-16 (2)
4 5 YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-10 (4)
5 6 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-15 (5)
6 7 SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD –•– Elton John (MCA / Rocket)-7 (6)
7 18 I WISH –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-4 (7)
8 12 DAZZ –•– Brick (Bang)-10 (8)
9 17 CAR WASH –•– Rose Royce (MCA)-10 (9)
10 11 AFTER THE LOVIN’ –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic)-10 (10)

11 15 STAND TALL –•– Burton Cummings (Portrait)-12 (11)
12 14 HOT LINE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-12 (12)
13 13 I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-20 (13)
14 16 LOVE ME –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-13 (14)
15 19 LIVIN’ THING –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-10 (15)
16 4 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-14 (4)
17 8 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin Jr. (A&M)-18 (8)
18 10 NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-12 (10)
19 22 SOMEBODY TO LOVE –•– Queen (Elektra)-5 (19)
20 48 NEW KID IN TOWN / VICTIM OF LOVE –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-2 (20)

21 31 ENJOY YOURSELF –•– The Jacksons (Epic)-7 (21)
22 26 LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE –•– Bread (Elektra)-5 (22)
23 9 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-19 (9)
24 28 JEANS ON –•– David Dundas (Chrysalis)-12 (24)
25 29 SHAKE YOUR RUMP TO THE FUNK –•– The Bar-Kays (Mercury)-11 (25)
26 30 SATURDAY NITE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-6 (26)
27 33 THIS SONG –•– George Harrison (Dark Horse)-6 (27)
28 38 WALK THIS WAY –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-6 (28)
29 42 TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS –•– Mary MacGregor (Ariola America)-6 (29)
30 35 I LIKE DREAMIN’ –•– Kenny Nolan (20th Century)-8 (30)

31 21 LOVE’S SO RIGHT –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-15 (3)
32 40 BLINDED BY THE LIGHT –•– Manfred Mann’s Earth Band (Warner Brothers)-6 (32)
33 36 WHISPERING / CHERCHEZ LA FEMME / SE SI BON (Medley) –•– Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band (RCA)-8 (33)
34 20 LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-13 (20)
35 50 WEEKEND IN NEW ENGLAND –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-5 (35)
36 37 MADEMOISELLE –•– Styx (A&M)-7 (36)
37 43 AIN’T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING –•– Donny and Marie (Kolob)-5 (37)
38 39 KEEP ME CRYIN’ –•– Al Green (Hi)-10 (38)
39 41 DO WHAT YOU WANT, BE WHAT YOU ARE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-9 (39)
40 47 DRIVIN’ WHEEL –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-5 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

41 23 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-17 (7)
45 24 HELLO OLD FRIEND –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-11 (24)
48 27 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-20 (1)
57 32 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-15 (7)
58 34 DON’T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC –•– Tavares (Capitol)-9 (34)
68 25 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-18 (2)

POWER PLAYS

41 23 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-17 (7)
42 46 WHAT CAN I SAY –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-6 (42)
43 54 FREE BIRD (Live Version) –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)-4 (43)
44 44 FLIGHT ’76 –•– The Walter Murphy Band (Private Stock)-7 (44)
45 24 HELLO OLD FRIEND –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-11 (24)
46 56 SOMEONE TO LAY DOWN BESIDE ME / CRAZY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-4 (46)
47 57 I LIKE TO DO IT –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-4 (47)
48 27 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-20 (1)
49 51 IT KEEPS YOU RUNNIN’ –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-7 (49)
50 52 DO IT TO MY MIND –•– Johnny Bristol (Atlantic)-5 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

79 — BABY, YOU LOOK GOOD TO ME TONIGHT –•– John Denver (RCA)-1 (79)
82 — MOODY BLUE / SHE THINKS I STILL CARE –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-1 (82)
87 — CARRY ON WAYWARD SON –•– Kansas (Kirshner)-1 (87)
88 — WHEN LOVE IS NEW –•– Arthur Prysock (Old Town)-1 (88)
89 — C.B. SAVAGE –•– Rod Hart (Little Richie / Plantation)-1 (89)
90 — HA CHA CHA (Funktion) –•– Brass Construction (United Artists)-1 (90)
93 — PRISONER (Captured By Your Eyes) –•– L.A. Jets (RCA)-1 (93)
95 — FEELINGS –•– Walter Jackson (Chi-Sound)-1 (95)
96 — HEY BABY –•– J.J. Cale (Shelter)-1 (96)
97 — SPEND SOME TIME –•– Elvin Bishop Featuring Mickey Thomas (Capricorn)-1 (97)
98 — (She’s Just a) FALLEN ANGEL –•– Starz (Capitol)-1 (98)