AMERICAN TOP 40- THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 11, 1976

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This weeks replay of American Top 40 on The 70’s on 7 is from the week of December 11, 1976. A pretty good week- not as great as last weeks 1971 countdown but pretty darn good with no Osmond’s- but the Jackson’s do check in. Any week with The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald in it- has to be good. Two of the worst songs of the decade also appear on this countdown.

1 1 TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT (Gonna Be Alright) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-11 (5 weeks at #1) (1)  A
2 2 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-14 (2)  A
3 3 LOVE SO RIGHT –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-13 (3)  A
4 4 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-12 (4) F
5 6 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A STAR (To Be In My Show) –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)-14 (5) A-
6 12 YOU MAKE ME FEEL LIKE DANCING –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-8 (6) B
7 8 MORE THAN A FEELING –•– Boston (Epic)-13 (7) A
8 9 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. (A&M)-16 (8)  B
9 10 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-17 (9) A
10 11 NIGHTS ARE FOREVER WITHOUT YOU –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-10 (10) D

11 15 SORRY SEEMS TO BE THE HARDEST WORD –•– Elton John (Rocket)-5 (11) A
12 7 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-15 (7) B
13 20 AFTER THE LOVIN’ –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic)-8 (13) C
14 16 I NEVER CRY –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers)-18 (14) B
15 5 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-16 (2) A
16 18 STAND TALL –•– Burton Cummings (Portrait)-10 (16) B
17 19 LOVE ME –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-11 (17) B
18 24 DAZZ –•– Brick (Bang)-8 (18) B
19 22 HOT LINE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-10 (19) C
20 21 LOVE BALLAD –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-11 (20) C

21 26 LIVIN’ THING –•– Electric Light Orchestra (United Artists)-8 (21) A
22 42 CAR WASH –•– Rose Royce (MCA)-8 (22) B+
23 13 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-18 (1) F
24 27 HELLO OLD FRIEND –•– Eric Clapton (RSO)-9 (24)  C
25 14 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-13 (7)  A
26 35 SOMEBODY TO LOVE –•– Queen (Elektra)-3 (26)  A
27 17 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-16 (17) F
28 28 IT’S A LONG WAY THERE –•– Little River Band (Harvest)-13 (28) C
29 40 I WISH –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-2 (29) A+
30 37 LOST WITHOUT YOUR LOVE –•– Bread (Elektra)-3 (30  A

31 34 JEANS ON –•– David Dundas (Chrysalis)-10 (31) C
32 36 SHAKE YOUR RUMP TO THE FUNK –•– The Bar-Kays (Mercury)-9 (32)  B-
33 25 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-13 (10) B
34 43 SATURDAY NITE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-4 (34) B
35 44 ENJOY YOURSELF –•– The Jacksons (Epic)-5 (35) B
36 41 DON’T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC –•– Tavares (Capitol)-7 (36) C
37 29 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-18 (1) A+
38 53 THIS SONG –•– George Harrison (Dark Horse)-4 (38) A
39 45 I LIKE DREAMIN’ –•– Kenny Nolan (20th Century)-6 (39)  F
40 50 WHISPERING / CHERCHEZ LA FEMME / SE SI BON (Medley) –•– Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band (RCA)-6 (40)  C

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8 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 11, 1976

  1. All in all a very good top forty. I didn’t know Bread was that successful that late in the seventies.
    Toni Tennille said of Captain & Tennille’s “Muskrat Love”: “I don’t know why people are so polarized about this tune… hmmmmm

  2. It’s ironic that I mentioned “Tonight’s the Night” in one of your other posts LOL. And though I liked disco, I’ll admit there were a lot of truly awful disco songs, and “Disco Duck” is one of the worst. It was never meant to be taken seriously, and I’m confident Rick Dees was as shocked as anyone that it went all the way to #1. He was a very funny morning DJ in L.A. that I loved listening to when I lived there in the 80s.

    • You are right Disco Duck was just a novelty- who knows how those songs are taken- who would have ever dreamed it would go to #1!!. Muskrat Love and Disco Duck in the same countdown! Luckily there were a lot of good songs in that one.

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