Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Counting down the Top 76 of '76: Singles #54 - 33


A breakdown of my top singles from 1976


Rhiannon
Fleetwood Mac
Weeks in Hot 100: 18
Peaked: June 5
Album: Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10011
 Adult Contemporary33



Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again
Barry Manilow
Weeks in Hot 100: 15
Peaked: May 22
Album: Tryin' to Get the Feeling (Arista)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10010
 Adult Contemporary1



Get Closer
Seals & Crofts
Weeks in Hot 100: 26
Peaked: July 24
Album: Get Closer (Warner Bros.)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1006
 Adult Contemporary2



Turn the Beat Around
Vicki Sue Robinson
Weeks in Hot 100: 25
Peaked: August 14
Album: Never Gonna Let You Go (RCA)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10010
 Adult Contemporary43
 Dance1



Mamma Mia
ABBA
Weeks in Hot 100: 9
Peaked: July 4
Album: ABBA (Atlantic)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10032
 Adult Contemporary12



Sing a Song
Earth, Wind & Fire
Weeks in Hot 100: 17
Peaked: February 7
Album: Spirit (Columbia)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1005
 Dance5
 R&B1



This One's for You
Barry Manilow
Weeks in Hot 100: 10
Peaked: October 30
Album: This One's for You (Arista)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10029
 Adult Contemporary1



Shop Around
Captain & Tennille
Weeks in Hot 100: 16
Peaked: July 10
Album: Song of Joy (A&M)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1004
 Adult Contemporary1



Young Hearts Run Free
Candi Staton
Weeks in Hot 100: 16
Peaked: August 21
Album: Young Hearts Run Free (Warner Bros.)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10020
 Dance8
 R&B1



I'd Really Love to See You Tonight
England Dan & John Ford Coley
Weeks in Hot 100: 24
Peaked: September 25
Album: Nights are Forever (Big Tree)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1002
 Adult Contemporary1



Say You Love Me
Fleetwood Mac
Weeks in Hot 100: 19
Peaked: September 18
Album: Fleetwood Mac (Reprise)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10011
 Adult Contemporary12



Golden Years
David Bowie
Weeks in Hot 100: 21
Peaked: April 3
Album: Station to Station (RCA)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10010



Sweet Love
Commodores
Weeks in Hot 100: 23
Peaked: April 24
Album: Movin' On (Motown)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1005
 R&B2



Rock'n Me
Steve Miller Band
Weeks in Hot 100: 18
Peaked: November 6
Album: Fly Like an Eagle (Capitol)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1001



Love Rollercoaster
Ohio Players
Weeks in Hot 100: 16
Peaked: January 31
Album: Honey (Mercury)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1001
 R&B1



I'll Be Good to You
The Brothers Johnson
Weeks in Hot 100: 17
Peaked: July 10
Album: Look Out for #1 (A&M)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1003
 R&B1



The Rubberband Man
The Spinners
Weeks in Hot 100: 21
Peaked: December 4

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1002
 Dance14
 R&B1



Love Hangover
Diana Ross
Weeks in Hot 100: 18
Peaked: May 29
Album: Diana Ross (Motown)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1001
 Adult Contemporary19
 Dance1
 R&B1



Love is Alive
Gary Wright
Weeks in Hot 100: 27
Peaked: July 31
Album: The Dream Weaver (Warner Bros.)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1002



You Sexy Thing
Hot Chocolate
Weeks in Hot 100: 21
Peaked: February 7
Album: Hot Chocolate (Big Tree)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1003
 R&B6



Devil Woman
Cliff Richard
Weeks in Hot 100: 22
Peaked: September 25
Album: I'm Nearly Famous (Rocket)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1006
 Adult Contemporary30



(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
KC & The Sunshine Band
Weeks in Hot 100: 21
Peaked: September 11
Album: Part 3 (TK)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1001
 Dance9
 R&B1



These are my personal top 76 singles of those that peaked on the Billboard charts in 1976.  The list is solely my opinion.  Using Joel Whitburn's book, Pop Annual 1955-1999, I started with the 527 singles that charted on Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 chart in 1976. An initial pass through that list narrowed it down to about 140 tunes.  The list was then narrowed to 95, then listening, ranking, and editing began.  The top 76 are presented here, in order.

3 comments :

  1. And just like that we're up to a dozen songs in common between the three of us!

    Martin's comment on previous post was incorrect - he said if we're ever in the same room and I know he meant when we're in the same room.

    Pssst! Don't tell Martin but you and I have six songs in common so far he didn't even mention. Then again we all used different criteria for our lists so it is amazing we share any songs at all..

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  2. Herc, when definitely has a better ring to it. I like that.

    You two have six in common as in same position? Wow! That's interesting since, as you said, we all three used different criteria when setting our lists up.

    Of course, I am continuing to enjoy the appearance of disco and R&B in Mark's list.

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    1. Mark wasn't supposed to tell you that we have six songs in common - respect the Pssst! people - but no they are not same position. Just six songs he and I ranked that you left off your list altogether but its understandable because we all started with a different kettle of fish so our batches of fish sticks are gonna turn out different. Mmmmm, tartar sauce.

      Numbers are showing yours and Mark's lists have somewhat closer rankings than any other combination of the three of our lists - you guys were within one number a few times - and rumor has it you both picked the exact same song for a certain postion in the Top 10.

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