AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1970’S- WEEK OF AUGUST 25, 1976

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American Top 40- The 1970’s- Week of August 25, 1976. This is a survey- with some pretty good and some truly awful and a lot in between. Too much disco- over a dozen disco songs in this countdown.

1 1 PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC –•– Wild Cherry (Epic)-15 (2 weeks at #1) (1)D
2 3 I’D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-16 (2)D
3 4 A FIFTH OF BEETHOVEN –•– Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band (Private Stock)-18 (3)B
4 2 (Shake, Shake, Shake) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-12 (1)F
5 6 LOWDOWN –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-13 (5)A
6 7 DEVIL WOMAN –•– Cliff Richard (Rocket)-13 (6)B-
7 8 SUMMER –•– War (United Artists)-12 (7)B
8 9 IF YOU LEAVE ME NOW –•– Chicago (Columbia)-7 (8)A+
9 13 DISCO DUCK (Part 1) –•– Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots (RSO)-7 (9)F
10 5 YOU’LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International)-17 (2)A+

11 11 SAY YOU LOVE ME –•– Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)-13 (11) A+
12 12 WITH YOUR LOVE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-10 (12)C
13 16 STILL THE ONE –•– Orleans (Asylum)-9 (13)A
14 15 A LITTLE BIT MORE –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-15 (14)B
15 17 GETAWAY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-11 (15)A
16 20 SHE’S GONE –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (Atlantic)-18 (16)A+
17 19 WHAM BAM SHANG-A-LANG –•– Silver (Arista)-15 (17)D
18 18 WHO’D SHE COO? –•– The Ohio Players (Mercury)-14 (18)C
19 21 THAT’LL BE THE DAY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-6 (19)A
20 10 YOU SHOULD BE DANCING –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-13 (1)B

21 23 ROCK’N ME –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-7 (21)B
22 22 SHOWER THE PEOPLE –•– James Taylor (Warner Brothers)-13 (22)B
23 35 I ONLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-4 (23)C
24 26 MAGIC MAN –•– Heart (Mushroom)-11 (24)A
25 14 DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART –•– Elton John and Kiki Dee (Rocket)-13 (1)C
26 28 ONE LOVE IN MY LIFETIME –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-8 (26)B
27 31 (Don’t Fear) THE REAPER –•– Blue Oyster Cult (Columbia)-9 (27)A
28 25 HEAVEN MUST BE MISSING AN ANGEL (Part 1) –•– Tavares (Capitol)-17 (15)A
29 24 LET ‘EM IN –•– Wings (Capitol)-13 (3)A+
30 44 BETH / DETROIT ROCK CITY –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-4 (30)B

31 29 THIS MASQUERADE –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-16 (10)A+
32 39 IT’S O.K. –•– The Beach Boys (Brother)-6 (32)B
33 30 BABY, I LOVE YOUR WAY –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-14 (12)B
34 38 GET THE FUNK OUT MA FACE –•– The Brothers Johnson (A&M)-7 (34)C
35 36 SUPERSTAR –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-8 (35)B
36 40 SUNRISE –•– Eric Carmen (Arista)-7 (36)B
37 41 YOU ARE THE WOMAN –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-6 (37) A-
38 42 THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD –•– Gordon Lightfoot (Reprise)-5 (38)A+
39 33 DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’ –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-8 (33)B
40 47 FERNANDO –•– Abba (Atlantic)-4 (40) A+

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