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Top  25 Singles of 1976:

  1. "Disco Lady" - Johnnie Taylor (First chart appearance: 3/6/76; Highest position: #1)
  2. "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" - Elton John and Kiki Dee (7/17/76; #1)
  3. "Play That Funky Music" - Wild Cherry (7/31/76; #1)
  4. "Tonight's The Night" - Rod Stewart (10/23/76; #1)
  5. "Kiss and Say Goodbye" - The Manhattans (5/29/76; #1)
  6. "Silly Love Songs" - Paul McCartney and Wings (4/17/76; #1)
  7. "A Fifth Of Beethoven" - Walter Murphy (7/4/76; #1)
  8. "Love Machine (Part 1)" - The Miracles (12/13/75; #1)
  9. "50 Ways To Leave Your Lover" - Paul Simon (1/3/76; #1)
  10. "December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)" - The 4 Seasons (1/31/76; #1)
  11. "Love Hangover" - Diana Ross (4/24/76; #1)
  12. "Shake Your Booty" - K.C. & the Sunshine Band (7/31/76; #1)
  13. "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" - England Dan & John Ford Coley (7/10/76; #2)
  14. "Sara Smile" - Hall and Oates (8/14/76; #7)
  15. "Boogie Fever" - Sylvers (3/13/76; #1)
  16. "Afternoon Delight" - Starland Vocal Band (6/5/76; #1)
  17. "Misty Blue" - Dorothy Moore (4/10/76; #3)
  18. "Disco Duck" - Rick Dees and His Cast of Idiots (9/4/76; #1)
  19. "More, More, More" - Andrea True Connection (4/24/76; #4)
  20. "Love Is Alive" - Gary Wright (5/15/76; #2)
  21. "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" - Lou Rawls (7/10/76; #2)
  22. "I Write The Songs" - Barry Manilow (11/22/75; #1)
  23. "You Don't Have To Be A Star" - Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis (10/23/76; #1)
  24. "Dream Weaver" - Gary Wright (1/31/76; #2)
  25. "If You Leave Me Now" - Chicago (8/21/76; #1)


LP Icon Top Albums of 1976:

Movie Icon Top 20 Movies of 1976

  1. Rocky
  2. A Star Is Born
  3. King Kong
  4. Silver Streak
  5. All The President's Men
  6. Marathon Man
  7. Network
  8. The Omen
  9. Taxi Driver
  10. The Song Remains The Same
  11. Bugsy Malone
  12. Bound For Glory
  13. Harlan County, U.S.A.
  14. The Little Girl Who Lives Down The Lane
  15. The Outlaw Josey Wales
  16. The Sentinel
  17. Seven Beauties
  18. The Shootist
  19. Silent Movie
  20. Car Wash
      Rocky/All The President's Men

TV Icon The Top 20 Television Shows of 1976:

  1. Happy Days
  2. Laverne & Shirley
  3. The ABC Monday Night Movie
  4. M*A*S*H
  5. Charlie's Angels
  6. The Big Event
  7. The Six Million Dollar Man
  8. The ABC Sunday Night Movie
  9. Baretta
  10. One Day at a Time
  11. Three's Company
  12. All in the Family
  13. Welcome Back, Kotter
  14. The Bionic Woman
  15. The Waltons
  16. Little House on the Prairie
  17. Barney Miller
  18. 60 Minutes
  19. Hawaii Five-0
  20. NBC Monday Night at the Movies
      M*A*S*H

News Icon News Highlights of 1976:US Bicentennial

  • Military spending in the world skyrockets to $300 billion a year.
  • The Winter Olympics are held in Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Barbara Walters is the first broadcaster to be offered a $1 million per-year contract to cohost the nightly news.
  • Racial violence in black townships outside of Johannesburg, South Africa is the worst in 15 years.
  • Jimmy Carter, a "born-again" Baptist from Georgia, is the presidential nominee of the Democratic Party.
  • From coast to coast, the United States celebrates its 200th birthday.
  • Gymnast Nadia Comaneci of Romania is the darling of the Summer Olympics in Montreal. (Even the theme music played during her performances, released as a single, goes gold).
  • In Philadelphia, 28 people die of a mysterious virus dubbed "Legionnaire's disease."
  • In a close election, Jimmy Carter is elected president over incumbent Gerald Ford.
  • Austrian Kurt Waldheim begins serving his second term as secretary general of the United Nations.

Sports Icon Sports Winners of 1976:

  • Baseball: The Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Yankees 4 games to 0.
  • Football: The Oakland Raiders beat the Minnesota Vikings 32-14 on January 9, 1977, at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California in Super Bowl XI.
  • Basketball: The Boston Celtics beat the Phoenix Suns 4 games to 2.
  • Hockey: The Montreal Canadiens beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4 games to 2.