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1976 in music

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The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1976.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 ABBA Dancing Queen 1976 UK 1 - Aug 1976, US BB 1 - Jan 1977, Holland 1 - Aug 1976, Sweden (alt) 1 - Aug 1976, France 1 - Aug 1976, Norway 1 - Aug 1976, Éire 1 - Sep 1976, Australia 1 for 8 weeks Apr 1977, POP 1 of 1977, US BB 2 of 1977, Germany 2 - Aug 1976, Party 2 of 2007, US CashBox 3 of 1977, Switzerland 3 - Aug 1976, Australia 3 of 1976, Austria 4 - Sep 1976, RYM 4 of 1976, Canada 6 - Jan 1977, South Africa 10 of 1976, Europe 14 of the 1970s, OzNet 31, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1976, Italy 65 of 1976, Scrobulate 82 of pop, Germany 99 of the 1970s, Acclaimed 122, RIAA 148, Rolling Stone 171, Belgium 224 of all time, WXPN 847
2 Queen Bohemian Rhapsody 1976 UK 1 - Dec 1991, Canada 1 - Mar 1976, Holland 1 - Dec 1975, Éire 1 - Dec 1975, Australia 1 for 2 weeks Oct 1976, Europe 1 of the 1970s, RYM 1 of 1975, US BB 2 of 1992, Australia 2 of 1976, Virgin 2, France 3 - Nov 1975, Belgium 3 of all time, Switzerland 4 - Feb 1976, Norway 4 - Jan 1976, Poland 4 of all time, TOTP 5, POP 5 of 1992, OzNet 6, 8 in 2FM list, Scrobulate 9 of rock, Germany 10 - Jan 1976, Austria 14 - Feb 1992, TheQ 16, Sweden (alt) 18 - Feb 1976, US CashBox 22 of 1992, US BB 33 of 1976, Acclaimed 63, WXPN 90, Rolling Stone 163
3 Chicago If You Leave Me Now 1976 UK 1 - Oct 1976, US BB 1 - Aug 1976, Canada 1 - Sep 1976, Holland 1 - Oct 1976, Éire 1 - Dec 1976, Australia 1 for 5 weeks Jul 1977, Sweden (alt) 2 - Nov 1976, France 3 - Oct 1976, Austria 3 - Jan 1977, Switzerland 3 - Jan 1977, Germany 3 - Jan 1977, Norway 4 - Nov 1976, Australia 10 of 1977, South Africa 11 of 1977, US CashBox 14 of 1976, POP 18 of 1976, Italy 25 of 1977, RYM 31 of 1976, Europe 41 of the 1970s, Germany 168 of the 1970s, OzNet 449
4 ABBA Fernando 1976 UK 1 - Mar 1976, Holland 1 - Mar 1976, Austria 1 - Apr 1976, Switzerland 1 - Mar 1976, Australia 1 of 1976, Germany 1 - Mar 1976, Australia 1 for 14 weeks Nov 1976, Sweden (alt) 2 - Apr 1976, Norway 2 - Apr 1976, South Africa 5 of 1976, Canada 7 - Sep 1976, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1976, France 10 - Apr 1976, US BB 13 - Sep 1976, Germany 15 of the 1970s, Italy 23 of 1976, Scrobulate 33 of Swedish, POP 35 of 1976, RYM 36 of 1976
5 Elton John & Kiki Dee Don't Go Breaking My Heart 1976 UK 1 - Jul 1976, US BB 1 - Jul 1976, Canada 1 - Jun 1976, France 1 - Aug 1976, Éire 1 - Aug 1976, Australia 1 for 1 weeks Apr 1977, Holland 2 - Aug 1976, Sweden (alt) 3 - Sep 1976, South Africa 3 of 1976, Switzerland 4 - Sep 1976, US CashBox 5 of 1976, Norway 5 - Aug 1976, Australia 5 of 1976, Germany 5 - Sep 1976, Austria 8 - Oct 1976, Italy 25 of 1976, RYM 50 of 1976, Germany 313 of the 1970s, OzNet 522

Chronological Table of US and UK Number One Hit Singles

US Number One Singles and Artist
(Weeks at Number One)
UK Number One Singles and Artist
(Weeks at Number One)
"Saturday Night" - Bay City Rollers (1)
"Convoy" - C.W. McCall (1)
"I Write The Songs" - Barry Manilow (1)
"Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To)" - Diana Ross (1)
"Love Rollercoaster" - Ohio Players (1)
"50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" - Paul Simon (3)
"Theme From S.W.A.T." - Rhythm Heritage (1)
"Love Machine" - The Miracles (1)
"December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) - The Four Seasons (3)
"Disco Lady" - Johnnie Taylor (4)
"Let Your Love Flow" - Bellamy Brothers (1)
"Welcome Back" - John Sebastian (1)
"Boogie Fever" Sylvers (1)
"Silly Love Songs" - Paul McCartney & Wings (5)
"Love Hangover" - Diana Ross (2)
"Afternoon Delight" - Starland Vocal Band (2)
"Kiss And Say Goodbye" - The Manhattans (2)
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" - Elton John & Kiki Dee (4)
"You Should Be Dancing" - Bee Gees (1)
"(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty" - KC & The Sunshine Band (1)
"Play That Funky Music" - Wild Cherry (3)
"A Fifth Of Beethoven" - Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band (1)
"Disco Duck" - Rick Dees & His Cast Of Idiots (1)
"If You Leave Me Now" - Chicago (2)
"Rock'n Me" - Steve Miller Band (1)
"Tonight's The Night" - Rod Stewart (7 weeks 1976 + 1 week 1977), best seller of the year

"Bohemian Rhapsody" - Queen (5 weeks 1975 + 4 weeks 1976)
"Mamma Mia" - ABBA (2)
"Forever And Ever" - Slik (1)
"December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" - The Four Seasons (2)
"I Love To Love (But My Baby Just Loves To Dance)" - Tina Charles (3)
"Save Your Kisses for Me" - Brotherhood of Man (6), best seller of the year
"Fernando" - ABBA (4)
"No Charge" - J.J. Barrie (1)
"The Combine Harvester (Brand New Key)" - The Wurzels (2)
"You To Me Are Everything" - The Real Thing (group) (3)
"Forever And Ever" - Demis Roussos (1)
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" - Elton John & Kiki Dee (6)
"Dancing Queen" - ABBA (6)
"Mississippi" - Pussycat (4)
"If You Leave Me Now" - Chicago (3)
"Under The Moon Of Love" - Showaddywaddy (3)
"When A Child Is Born (Soleado)" - Johnny Mathis (1 week 1976 + 2 weeks 1977)

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