US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 25th December, 1976

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending December 25th, 1976. Check out the top 100 artists of 70s here. For the US 1976 Top 40 Singles, you can also view it here.
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)