AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 70’S- WEEK OF OCTOBER 9, 1976

The Number Ones: Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band's “A Fifth Of Beethoven”  - Stereogum

American Top 40- The 70’s -Week of October 9, 1976. A pretty strong Top 40 save “Disco Duck”, “Shake Your Booty” and “Muscrat Love” three of the worst songs of 1976 or any other year.

1 3 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-20 (1 week at #1) (1) B
2 1 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-17 (1) C
3 5 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-15 (3) A
4 4 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-9 (4) D-
5 8 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-9 (5) A
6 6 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-15 (6) B
7 10 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-11 (7) A
8 2 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-18 (2) C+
9 9 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-14 (1) D-
10 14 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-20 (10) A+

11 12 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-17 (11) B
12 13 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-13 (12) A
13 18 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-9 (13) B
14 17 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-8 (14) A-
15 11 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-15 (11) A
16 20 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-13 (16) A
17 19 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-6 (17) B-
18 16 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-17 (16) B-
19 23 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-11 (19) A
20 24 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-6 (20) B

21 26 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-7 (21) A+
22 15 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-12 (12) C+
23 32 LOVE SO RIGHT –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-4 (23) A-
24 30 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-6 (24) A
25 7 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-14 (7) B-
26 25 ONE LOVE IN MY LIFETIME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-10 (25) B
27 33 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-8 (27) A-
28 35 NADIA’S THEME (The Young and the Restless) –•– Barry DeVorzon and Perry Botkin, Jr. (A&M)-7 (28) B
29 29 IT’S O.K. –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-8 (29) C
30 31 GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-9 (30)B

31 37 THE BEST DISCO IN TOWN (Medley) –•– The Ritchie Family (Marlin)-7 (31) D
32 48 MUSKRAT LOVE –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-3 (32) F
33 28 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-15 (1) B-
34 38 DID YOU BOOGIE (With Your Baby) –•– Flash Cadillac and the Continental Kids (Private Stock)-7 (34) C-
35 40 THE RUBBERBAND MAN –•– The Spinners (Atlantic)-5 (35) A
36 36 LIKE A SAD SONG –•– John Denver (RCA)-5 (36) C
37 44 JUST TO BE CLOSE TO YOU –•– The Commodores (Motown)-4 (37)A
38 39 YOU ARE MY STARSHIP –•– Norman Connors Featuring Michael Henderson (Buddah)-7 (38) C
39 47 DO YOU FEEL LIKE WE DO –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-4 (39) B
40 50 THIS ONE’S FOR YOU –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-4 (40) C

6 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 70’S- WEEK OF OCTOBER 9, 1976

  1. I remember hearing Muscrat Love so many times (1978) – I believe it was my music teachers favorite. Of course he played it on his guitar so it wasn’t a recording, perhaps that makes all the difference?

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