Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Counting down the Top 76 of '76: Singles #76 - 55


A breakdown of my top singles from 1976


Junk Food Junkie
Larry Groce
Weeks in Hot 100: 15
Peaked: March 20
Album: Junkfood Junkie (Warner Bros.)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1009
 Adult Contemporary33



A Little Bit More
Dr. Hook
Weeks in Hot 100: 24
Peaked: October 9
Album: A Little Bit More (Capitol)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10011
 Adult Contemporary15



Today's the Day
America
Weeks in Hot 100: 12
Peaked: July 10
Album: Hideaway (Warner Bros.)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10023
 Adult Contemporary1



Never Gonna Fall in Love Again
Eric Carmen
Weeks in Hot 100: 15
Peaked: July 4
Album: Eric Carmen (Arista)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10011
 Adult Contemporary1



Summer
War
Weeks in Hot 100: 16
Peaked: September 25
Album: Greatest Hits (United Artists)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1007
 Adult Contemporary1
 R&B4



Another Rainy Day in New York City
Chicago
Weeks in Hot 100: 9
Peaked: August 7
Album: Chicago X (Columbia)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10032
 Adult Contemporary2



Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel
Tavares
Weeks in Hot 100: 21
Peaked: September 4
Album: Sky High! (Capitol)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10015
 Adult Contemporary18
 Dance1
 R&B3



Love Machine
The Miracles
Weeks in Hot 100: 28
Peaked: March 6
Album: City of Angels (Tamla)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1001
 Dance20
 R&B5



Getaway
Earth, Wind & Fire
Weeks in Hot 100: 19
Peaked: October 9
Album: Spirit (Columbia)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10012
 Dance12
 R&B1



Breaking Up is Hard to Do
Neil Sedaka
Weeks in Hot 100: 14
Peaked: February 21
Album: The Hungry Years (Rocket)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1008
 Adult Contemporary1



Moonlight Feels Right
Starbuck
Weeks in Hot 100: 22
Peaked: July 31
Album: Moonlight Feels Right (Private Stock)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1003
 Adult Contemporary2



Don't Stop Believin'
Olivia Newton-John
Weeks in Hot 100: 9
Peaked: September 18
Album: Don't Stop Believin' (MCA)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10033
 Adult Contemporary1



Tear the Roof Off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk)
Parliament
Weeks in Hot 100: 17
Peaked: July 31
Album: Mothership Connection (Casablanca)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10015
 R&B5



The Boys are Back in Town
Thin Lizzy
Weeks in Hot 100: 17
Peaked: July 24
Album: Jailbreak (Vertigo)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10012



Magic Man
Heart
Weeks in Hot 100: 23
Peaked: November 6
Album: Dreamboat Annie (Mushroom)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1009



Lonely Night (Angel Face)
Captain & Tennille
Weeks in Hot 100: 19
Peaked: March 27
Album: Song of Joy (A&M)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1003
 Adult Contemporary1



Do You Feel Like We Do
Peter Frampton
Weeks in Hot 100: 18
Peaked: November 13
Album: Frampton Comes Alive (A&M)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10010



Slow Ride
Foghat
Weeks in Hot 100: 17
Peaked: March 13
Album: Fool for the City (Bearsville)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10020



Still Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon
Weeks in Hot 100: 7
Peaked: May 29

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10040
 Adult Contemporary5



Right Back Where We Started From
Maxine Nightingale
Weeks in Hot 100: 20
Peaked: May 1
Album: Right Back Where We Started From (United Artists)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 1002
 Adult Contemporary5



Rock and Roll All Nite
KISS
Weeks in Hot 100: 14
Peaked: January 24
Album: Alive! (Casablanca)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10012



Crazy On You
Heart
Weeks in Hot 100: 13
Peaked: June 5
Album: Dreamboat Annie (Mushroom)

 U.S. charts:
 Hot 10035



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.

2 comments :

  1. Great Day!

    Not only has Martin finished up his own list of his Favorite Songs from 1976 in a somewhat surprising fashion but you have kicked off your own 1976 list!

    Already there are some commonalities, songs on each of our three lists:
    Heart's Crazy On You
    Taveres's Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
    Captain & Tennille's Lonely Night (Angel Face)
    Starbuck's Moonlight Feels Right
    Maxine Nightingale's Right Back Where We Started From
    Thin Lizzy's The Boys Are Back In Town

    And potenital for many more!

    Keep 'em coming!

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  2. Definitely some overlap between the three of us, as Herc mentioned, but clearly each of us has our own unique taste just based on where each of these six common songs fell on our respective lists. I think we'd definitely get into some interesting discussions if the three of us ever sit in a room together.

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