Thursday, December 29, 2016

AT40 Montage of the Number One Singles of 1976

For the last American Top 40 show of 1976 and the first AT40 show of 1977, Casey Kasem counted down the "The Top 100 Hits of 1976." Near the end of each of those two episodes, he presented this montage of every #1 single of 1976:

Casey states that the list ends at Thanksgiving, but Rod Stewart's #1 single "Tonight's the Night" held on to the top spot for the remainder of the calendar year so the montage turns out to be complete. Bonus points for chronological order. Here's the list for ya:

Week Ending Song Artist(s)Year*
January 3 "Saturday Night" Bay City Rollers64
January 10 "Convoy" C.W. McCall57
January 17 "I Write the Songs" Barry Manilow13
January 24 "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" Diana Ross43
January 31 "Love Rollercoaster" Ohio Players30
February 7 "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" Paul Simon8
February 14
February 21
February 28 "Theme from S.W.A.T." Rhythm Heritage29
March 6 "Love Machine (Part 1)" The Miracles7
March 13 "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" The Four Seasons4
March 20
March 27
April 3 "Disco Lady" Johnnie Taylor3
April 10
April 17
April 24
May 1 "Let Your Love Flow" The Bellamy Brothers36
May 8 "Welcome Back" John Sebastian58
May 15 "Boogie Fever" The Sylvers20
May 22 "Silly Love Songs" Wings 1
May 29 "Love Hangover" Diana Ross15
June 5
June 12 "Silly Love Songs" Wings1
June 19
June 26
July 3
July 10 "Afternoon Delight" Starland Vocal Band12
July 17
July 24 "Kiss and Say Goodbye" The Manhattans6
July 31
August 7 "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" Elton John and Kiki Dee2
August 14
August 21
August 28
September 4 "You Should Be Dancing" Bee Gees31
September 11 "(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" KC and the Sunshine Band26
September 18 "Play That Funky Music" Wild Cherry5
September 25
October 2
October 9 "A Fifth of Beethoven" Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band10
October 16 "Disco Duck (Part 1)" Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots97
October 23 "If You Leave Me Now" Chicago48
October 30
November 6 "Rock'n Me" Steve Miller Band-
November 13 "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" Rod Stewart-
November 20
November 27
December 4
December 11
December 18
December 25

*Position on the AT40 countdown "The Top 100 Hits of 1976" which was actually tabulated from Billboard charts between the following dates:

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