AMERICAN TOP 40 – THE 1970’S- WEEK OF JULY 31, 1976

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American Top 40- The 1970’s- Week of July 31, 1976. It’s the summer of 1976 – and The Beatles have a Top 10 single– it was from ten years earlier- ‘Got To Get You Into My Life’- which was on The Beatles Revolver album in 1966- was in the new Beatles Rock And Roll Music package- and released as a single. Paul McCartney is also in the Top 10 with ‘Let ‘Em In.’ There are also some real stinkers in this 40- most notably ‘Afternoon Delight’ and of course Donny Osmond and KC and the Sunshine Band with another lyrical masterpiece.

1 1 KISS AND SAY GOODBYE –•– The Manhattans (Columbia)-16 (2 weeks at #1) (1) A+
2 5 LOVE IS ALIVE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers)-16 (2) B+
3 4 MOONLIGHT FEELS RIGHT –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-16 (3) B+
4 2 AFTERNOON DELIGHT –•– The Starland Vocal Band (Windsong)-13 (1) F-
5 8 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-5 (5) C
6 6 GET CLOSER –•– Seals and Crofts (Featuring Carolyn Willis) (Warner Brothers)-16 (6)B+
7 7 GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE –•– The Beatles (Capitol)-8 (7) A+
8 9 ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-9 (8) C
9 3 I’LL BE GOOD TO YOU –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-14 (3) B
10 19 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-5 (10) A+

11 15 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-5 (11)B
12 13 IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-7 (12) B
13 22 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-9 (13) A
14 18 TURN THE BEAT AROUND –•– Vicki Sue Robinson (RCA)-17 (14) B-
15 16 TEAR THE ROOF OFF THE SUCKER (Give Up the Funk) –•– Parliament (Casablanca)-12 (15)B
16 17 YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND –•– Queen (Elektra)-11 (16) A
17 23 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-8 (17) A
18 10 LET HER IN –•– John Travolta (Midland International)-14 (10) D
19 21 I’M EASY –•– Keith Carradine (ABC)-13 (19) A
20 20 MORE, MORE, MORE (Part 1) –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah)-21 (4)B

21 28 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-6 (21) B
22 24 LAST CHILD –•– Aerosmith (Columbia)-8 (22) B-
23 32 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-10 (23) B
24 26 YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE –•– Candi Staton (Warner Brothers)-10 (24) B
25 25 I NEED TO BE IN LOVE –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-8 (25) B
26 27 SOPHISTICATED LADY (She’s a Different Lady) –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-10 (26) B
27 12 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN –•– Thin Lizzy (Mercury)-12 (12) A+
28 30 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-8 (28)C
29 31 SOMETHING HE CAN FEEL –•– Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)-8 (29)B
30 43 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-5 (30) A-

31 33 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-9 (31) B
32 11 TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-13 (11) B
33 36 ANOTHER RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK CITY –•– Chicago (Columbia)-6 (33) B
34 47 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-7 (34) C-
35 41 WHO’D SHE COO? –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-6 (35) C
36 38 STEPPIN’ OUT –•– Neil Sedaka (Rocket)-6 (36) C
37 44 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-4 (37)D
38 40 C’MON MARIANNE –•– Donny Osmond (Polydor)-9 (38) D
39 42 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-7 (39) C
40 45 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-4 (40) B

2 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40 – THE 1970’S- WEEK OF JULY 31, 1976

  1. Number 3 and 4 are two of my least favorite of the 70s. This is why I heard them over and over and they are forever tied together.

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