Ranking Every Billboard #1 Hit from 1976. 1975 and 1976 were not great years for #1 hits. There were 26 #1 hits in 1976. When the Bay City Rollers nearly make the Top 10 you know its not a great year.

26. “Afternoon Delight”- Starland Vocal Band

25.”Disco Duck” Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots

24. “{Shake, Shake, Shake} Shake Your Booty”- KC And The Sunshine Band

23.”Play That Funky Music”- Wild Cherry

22-“Theme From S.W.A.T.”- Rhythm Heritage

21-“Boogie Fever”- The Sylvers

20. “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”- Elton John and Kiki Dee

19.”Disco Lady”- Johnny Taylor

18-“Welcome Back” -John Sebastian

17-“A Fifth Of Beethoven”- Walter Murphy and The Big Apple Band

16-“Convoy”- C.W. McCall

15-“I Write The Songs”- Barry Manilow

14-“Theme From Mahogany [Do You Know Where You’re Going To}- Diana Ross

13-“Love Rollercoaster”- Ohio Players

12. “December 1963 {Oh What A Night}- Four Seasons

11-“Saturday Night”- Bay City Rollers

10-“Rock N Me”- Steve Miller Band

9-“Love Hangover”- Diana Ross

8-“Let Your Love Flow”- Bellamy Brothers

7-“Love Machine”- The Miracles

6-“You Should Be Dancing”- Bee Gees

5- “Tonight’s The Night {Gonna Be Alright}- Rod Stewart

4-“Kiss And Say Goodbye”- The Manhattans

3-“Silly Love Songs”- Wings

2-“If You Leave Me Now”- Chicago

1- “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover”- Paul Simon

12 responses to “RANKING EVERY BILLBOARD #1 HIT FROM 1976

    • I agree- I was surprised that I had it at #1 because it wouldn’t be in my Top 10 Paul Simon songs I don’t think…

  1. All those songs are at least enjoyable. The ones by Steve Miller, and the ’60’s old timers are especially good. I’ve always heard that the Bay City Rollers an exceptionally good band, who played bubble gum because they wanted to appeal to that kind of an audience

  2. I’m quite nostalgic for a lot of that music, in some ways it was a fine time in my life, but there were a few dogs in the pack to be sure. Though ‘Afternoon Delight’ to me is FAR better than that darn duck!

  3. Disco Duck; now there’s a song that got you up off your butt and moving!
    Okay – so youre moving AWAY from the sound…
    It’s (uhhh) good comedy relief in a world gone mad.

    ***So you want to know about my musical interests? – well… it’s complicated

  4. With sooooo much music out there – there is no doubt that not even one song would be ‘liked’ by every person.
    (I happen to like Bay City Rollers – well… just a couple of songs anyway)

    Keep on keeping on!
    Your “work” is appreciated.

  5. My Top 5 of the #1s would be:
    1. Love Hangover
    2. If You Leave Me Now
    3. You Should Be Dancing
    4. Silly Love Songs
    5. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

    Songs that should have been #1 hits that round out my Top 10 for 1976:
    Lowdown by Boz Scaggs
    Do You Feel Like We Do (live version) by Peter Frampton
    (Don’t Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
    Fooled Around and Fell in Love by Elvin Bishop
    Sara Smile by Hall & Oates

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