A month in a life – Jan 1977

ll tracks released in January 1977 unless otherwise indicated

* : new entry Record Retailer chart

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 Caroline Denny Laine
2 Say you love me John Lodge
3 You (11/76) Randy Edelman *
4 Put your money where your mouth is (10/76) Rose Royce *
5 Body English King Floyd
6 It only happens Majors
7 Love is all I've got Muscles
8 Everybody's talkin' 'bout love (11/76) Silver Convention *
9 Wake up Susan Detroit Spinners *
10 Goin' up in smoke Eddie Kendricks
11 Cream of the crop Sister Sledge
12 Come on here Exile one
13 One girl too late Brenda & Tabulations
14 Bless you Gonzalez
15 Isn't she lovely (12/76) David Parton *
16 You + me = Love (08/76) Undisputed truth *
17 Love cookin' Dupars ft Venetta Fields
18 Shake your rump to the funk Barkays *
19 All I ever need is music James Wells
20 Let me down easy Rare pleasure
21 Cherchez la femme Dr. Buzzard's original "Savannah" band
22 Dance the night away Sheer elegance
23 Countdown to confusion Dash
24 Birds of a feather Johnny Nash
25 First time around Miquel Brown
26 Let's get together El Coco
27 More than a feeling (12/76) Boston *
28 Don't believe a word (11/76) Thin Lizzy *
29 Serenade Steve Miller band
30 Travelin' light J.J. Cale
31 Nobody but you Gladys Knight & Pips *
32 Living together (in sin) Whispers
33 I kinda miss you Manhattans
34 I trust you Billy Paul
35 Ghetto of the mind Pleasure
36 Boogie nights Heatwave *
37 Full time thing (between dusk and dawn) Whirlwind
38 Don't leave me this way (12/76) Harold Melvin & Bluenotes *
39 Down to zero Joan Armatrading
40 You need a man Jack Jones
41 The wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald (11/76) Gordon Lightfoot *
42 If I could have your loving Sutherland brothers & Quiver
43 Every little teardrop Gallagher & Lyle *
44 When a child is born (Soleado) Johnny Mathis # 1
45 When I need you Leo Sayer *
46 Love love love Andy Bown
47 Year of the cat (12/76) Al Stewart *
48 I wanna go back (11/76) New Seekers *
49 Every face tells a story Olivia Newton John
50 Do the best you can Labi Siffre
51 William Tell overture Mike Oldfield
52 Lord, if you are a woman Darlene Love
53 Manhattan skyline John Miles
54 Girl your so fine Carl Douglas
55 I found love on a disco floor Temprees
56 Sing me Brothers *
57 Never never gonna give you up Bonnie Bramlett & Dobie Gray
58 To know him is to love him Marc Bolan & Gloria Jones
59 It takes all night long Gary Glitter *
60 Phonecall Dan Hill
61 New kid in town (12/76) Eagles *
62 Don't give up on us David Soul # 1
63 Love rules Buster
64 Rita May Bob Dylan
65 Mademoiselle Styx
66 Baby don't you know Wild cherry
67 Fancy dancer Commodores
68 Body heat James Brown *
69 Spy for Brotherhood Miracles ft Billy Griffin
70 What can I say Boz Scaggs *
71 Jack in the box Moments *
72 More love Eric Donaldson
73 On this night of a thousand stars Tony Christie
74 Make it up to me in love, baby Odia Coates & Paul Anka
75 Revelations Santana

A month in a life – Dec 1976

All tracks released in December 1976 unless otherwise indicated

* : new entry Record Retailer chart

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 Bionic Santa (11/76) Chris Hill *
2 Grandma's party (EP) (11/76) Paul Nicholas *
3 Under the moon of love (10/76) Showaddywaddy # 1
4 In love with Cherry Glyder
5 Can't say no S.S.O. [Soul sensation orchestra]
6 I got a bone to pick with you Ruby Andrews
7 Flip (11/76) Jesse Green *
8 Disco magic T Connection
9 Every man must have a dream Liverpool Express *
10 Take me back 5000 volts
11 Don't give up on us David Soul *
12 Haitian divorce (11/76) Steely Dan *
13 Be bop 'n' holla Andy Fairweather Low
14 Come together Graffiti
15 Ring out solstice bells (EP) (11/76) Jethro Tull *
16 Smile (10/76) Pussycat *
17 Sing me an old fashioned song (10/76) Billie Jo Spears *
18 You've got me runnin' Gene Cotton
19 Living next door to Alice (11/76) Smokie *
20 Bread and roses Judy Collins
21 Don't cry for me Argentina (11/76) Julie Covington *
22 The streets will love you to death Leon Haywood
23 Love bug Bumble bee unlimited
24 Dr. Love (11/76) Tina Charles *
25 Daddy cool (10/76) Boney M *
26 Keep it comin' love (11/76) KC & Sunshine Band *
27 I wish (11/76) Stevie Wonder *
28 The champion (11/76) Willie Mitchell *
29 Makin' whooppee Arthur Lowe
30 Here's to love (Auld lang syne) (11/76) John Christie *
31 You're more than a number in my little red book Drifters *
32 Winter melody (11/76) Donna Summer *
33 We're all alone Walker brothers
34 When you are a king Nolan sisters
35 Hey Mr Dream maker (11/76) Cliff Richard *
36 Sideshow (10/76) Barry Biggs *
37 Alice Joan Armatrading
38 Things we do for love 10cc *
39 Maggie May (EP) (RR – 1971) Rod Stewart *
40 Don't take your love away Slik
41 Wild side of life Status Quo *
42 Anarchy in the UK (11/76) Sex Pistols *
43 Golden gate get down Sparky & Inner citizens
44 Car wash Rose Royce *
45 Climbing the steps of love Linda & Funky boys
46 Ten percent Double exposure
47 One fine morning (11/76) Tommy Hunt *
48 Suspicion (USA 1964) [First UK release] (11/76) Elvis Presley *
49 A whiter shade of pale Gary Shearston
50 I want you Gato Barbieri
51 When a child is born (10/76) Johnny Mathis # 1
52 Lost without your love Bread *
53 Lying eyes Doris Troy
54 Kendo's theme Loyd Ryan's express

A month in a life – Nov 1976

All tracks released in November 1976 unless otherwise indicated

* : new entry Record Retailer chart
[*} : will chart on re-release in 1978

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 Money Money Money Abba *
2 Just like you Ginger
3 Lay your love on me G. Band [Glitter band]
4 Same old me Fantastics
5 We can work it out Four Seasons *
6 If I had my way Sherbet
7 This song George Harrison
8 Say you love me (10/76) Fleetwood Mac *
9 Feels like heaven Easy street
10 Ray of sunshine Smith & D'Abo
11 We are going (Woyaya) Art Garfunkel
12 Portsmouth Mike Oldfield *
13 One morning in May Sundown
14 Planes Colin Blunstone
15 A spaceman came travelling Chris De Burgh
16 So sad the song (10/76) Gladys Knight & Pips *
17 Don't make me wait too long (10/76) Barry White *
18 Anything you want John Valenti
19 Peace of mind Jackie Lomax
20 Love is a prima donna (10/76) Steve Harley & Cockney rebel *
21 Shake some action Flamin' groovies
22 Teenage depression (10/76) Eddie & Hotrods *
23 Tango all night La Seine
24 I go to Rio Peter Allen
25 Hey baby Ringo Starr
26 Secrets (10/76) Sutherland Brothers & Quiver *
27 Under the moon of love (10/76) Showaddywaddy *
28 Main street Bob Seger
29 I just can't say no to you Parker McGee
30 Nights are forever without you England Dan & John Ford Coley
31 If you knew Tarney & Spencer
32 Get back Rod Stewart *
33 Questions Manfred Mann's earth band
34 I don't want to go on without you Nazareth
35 Sorry seems to be the hardest word (10/76) Elton John *
36 In the winter Janis Ian
37 I need you and your kind of loving Tymes
38 Love me (10/76) Yvonne Elliman *
39 Love ballad L.T.D.
40 If you leave me now Chicago # 1
41 A love of your own Ned Doheny
42 I like dreamin' Kenny Nolan
43 Hold me in your dreams tonight Helen Reddy
44 Little does she know (10/76) Kursaal Flyers *
45 Lean on me Mud *
46 No American starship (looking for the next world) Quantum jump
47 Outward bound Wishbone ash
48 Hot valves (EP) – Maid in heaven Be Bop Deluxe *
49 Somebody to love Queen *
50 Do you feel like we do (10/76) Peter Frampton *
51 Ballistic affair Leroy Smart
52 Nice 'n' nasty Salsoul orchestra
53 Here for the party Bobby Byrd
54 Run to me Candi Staton
55 Life is a fight J.A.L.N. band
56 Stop me (If you've heard it all before) (10/76) Billy Ocean *
57 It's your sweet love Jimmy 'Bo' Horne
58 Where will you go when the party's over Archie Bell & Drells
59 All I need is you Otis Clay
60 Just to be close to you (10/76) Commodores [*]
61 You'll never get to heaven (EP) Stylistics *
62 When a child is born (10/76) Johnny Mathis *
63 Took a long time Magna carta
64 Mississippi Pussycat # 1
65 Stoney ground (10/76) Guys & Dolls *
66 Hang on Sloopy Sandpipers *
67 Happier Paul Anka
68 Love so right Bee Gees *
69 Help wanted Hudson brothers
70 You went away Stray
71 New Avengers theme Laurie Johnson orchestra
72 Livin' thing (10/76) Electric Light Orchestra *
73 Do the funky conga Jimmy James & Vagabonds
74 Daylight Vicky Sue Robinson
75 Nito Bendito Alkatraz
76 Pulstar Vangelis

A month in a life – Oct 1976

All tracks released in October 1976 unless otherwise indicated

* : new entry Record Retailer chart

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 Beautiful noise (09/76) Neil Diamond *
2 Flight of the moorglade John Anderson
3 Hey baby J.J. Cale
4 It's a long way there Little River Band
5 You're my best friend (10/75) Don Williams *
6 Let me down easy American flyer
7 Here comes that girl again Tommy Overstreet
8 If not you Dr Hook *
9 Is this really love Charles Drain
10 I betcha didn't know that Carol Grimes
11 Love ain't somethin' (that you get for free) Wah wah Watson
12 Couldn't get it right (09/76) Climax Blues Band *
13 Lowdown (08/76) Boz Scaggs *
14 The tears of a clown (RR – 1970) Smokey Robinson & Miracles *
15 Rich girl [RCA] Hall & Oates
16 Day dreamin' Moon
17 You make me feel like dancing Leo Sayer *
18 Queen of my soul (09/76) Average White Band *
19 Child's garden April wine
20 Magic man Heart
21 Rock 'n' me Steve Miller Band *
22 Substitute (EP) (RR – 1966) Who *
23 Coming home (09/76) David Essex *
24 Laser love (09/76) T Rex *
25 Baby please don't go Curved air
26 Wiggle that wotsit Hollies
27 Love is alive Gary Wright
28 Hold tight (09/76) Liverpool express *
29 California day Starland vocal band
30 If that's the way you want it Skylark
31 I can't live a dream Osmonds *
32 Save me Clodagh Rodgers
33 After the lovin' Engelbert Humperdinck
34 When forever has gone (09/76) Demis Roussos *
35 Funny how time slips away (09/76) Dorothy Moore *
36 One love in my lifetime Diana Ross
37 Hello old friend Eric Clapton
38 I broke down Joe Cocker
39 Dancing Queen Abba # 1
40 Dancing with the captain (09/76) Paul Nicholas *
41 Fairytale (09/76) Dana *
42 Let's be young tonight Jermaine Jackson
43 Dance Paul Jabara
44 Hot line Sylvers
45 Don't take away the music (09/76) Tavares *
46 Stoned out of my mind Maryann Farra & Satin soul
47 Summer hustle M & O band
48 Put your money where your mouth is Rose Royce
49 Enjoy yourself Jacksons
50 Play that funky music (09/76) Wild Cherry *
51 She's gone (EP) [Atlantic] (RR – 1974) Daryl Hall & John Oates *
52 Heading in the right direction Bettye Swan
53 Jaws (09/76) Lalo Schifrin *
54 Stand tall Burton Cummings
55 Remember yesterday (09/76) John Miles *
56 Without you (EP) (RR – 1972) Nilsson *
57 Never my love Willow
58 The summer of my life (09/76) Simon May *
59 Muskrat love Captain & Tenille
60 Sold on love Hudson-Ford
61 Lay me down Rogue
62 Cinderella Firefall
63 Where can we go Cate brothers
64 Love and affection (08/76) Joan Armatrading *
65 If you leave me now (09/76) Chicago *
66 Lost in France Bonnie Tyler *
67 Could be love Dwight Twilley band
68 Hello baby Marmalade
69 Lucky man Starbuck
70 Mississippi (04/76) Pussycat # 1
71 You belong to me baby Joe Dolan
72 Spinning rock boogie Hank C Burnette *
73 Happy being lonely Chi-lites
74 Hurt (09/76) Manhattans *
75 Touch me in the morning (RR – 1973) Diana Ross *
76 Baretta's theme Sammy Davis Jr
77 From now on Lou Rawls
78 One for the money Whispers
79 Soul Dracula (07/76) Hot Blood *
80 Breakdown (Black skinned blue eyed boys) Muscle shoals horns

A month in a life – Sept 1976

All tracks released in September 1976 unless otherwise indicated

* : new entry Record Retailer chart
[*] : will chart as re-release in 1981

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 Thirty love Krazy kat
2 Howzat (08/76) Sherbet *
3 Breakaway (08/76) Gallagher & Lyle *
4 Free as a bird Smith & D'Abo
5 I'd really love to see you tonight (08/76) England Dan & John Ford Coley *
6 You are the woman Firefall
7 Stay Andrew Gold
8 Brandy (You're a fine girl) Gonzalez
9 Baretta's theme (Keep your eye on the sparrow) El Chicano
10 Can't get by without you (08/76) Real thing *
11 Ca-the-drals D.C. La Rue
12 Ain't no values on your love L.J. Johnson
13 The best disco in town Ritchie Family *
14 Tribute to Buddy Holly (remake '76) Mike Berry
15 I only wanna be with you Bay City Rollers *
16 General hand Grenade Trooper
17 Nite on the tiles Mud
18 The girl of my best friend (RR – 1960 B side) Elvis Presley *
19 Song on the radio Starry eyed
20 Get up offa that thing (07/76) James Brown *
21 Trouble maker Hummingbird
22 Jive talkin' Rufus & Chaka Khan
23 Give me love Lynn Ellis
24 Under one roof (08/76) Rubettes *
25 My home town Gerry Marsden
26 Angel's delight Danny Kirwan
27 No love today Michelle Phillips
28 Breezin' George Benson
29 96 tears (Live at the Marquee EP) (07/76) Eddie & Hot rods *
30 It's only love ZZ top
31 Rock and roll love letter Tim Moore
32 Jump up and turn around Freeway (Fairweather Low)
33 Every nite's a Saturday night with you Drifters *
34 Coffee song Osibisa
35 I'll play the fool Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
36 Disco Duck (Part 1) Rick Dees & His cast of idiots *
37 Dancing Queen Abba # 1
38 What I did for love Three degrees
39 Loving and free (EP) (08/76) Kiki Dee *
40 Until the morning comes Catherine Howe
41 Rubberband man (08/76) Detroit Spinners *
42 Destiny Candi Staton *
43 Love has gone away Marlene Shaw
44 Disco music (I like it) (08/76) JALN Band *
45 Cocaine in my brain Dillinger
46 Cherry oh baby Eric Donaldson
47 Love has no pride Paul Kendrick
48 Give it up (turn it loose) Tyrone Davis
49 Something he can feel Aretha Franklin
50 Like a sad song John Denver
51 Ready for the times to get better Crystal Gayle
52 I fall to pieces Michael Nesmith
53 Light up the world with sunshine Hamilton, Joe Frank & Dennison
54 I am a cider drinker (08/76) Wurzels *
55 Love hit me J. Vincent Edwards
56 Bennie and the Jets (RR – 1974 B side) Elton John *
57 Baby I love your way (07/76) Peter Frampton *
58 Take a hand Rick Springfield
59 Roxy roller Sweeney Todd / Nick Gilder
60 It's not a crime Nils Lofgren
61 That'll be the day Linda Ronstadt
62 It's so easy Denny Laine
63 Sweet home Alabama (RR – 1974) Lynyrd Skynyrd *
64 Baby hold on to me John Edwards
65 Falling in love 9th creation
66 Super soul sister Heatwave
67 Try it on Exile
68 I'll meet you at midnight Smokie *
69 Stiletto heels Sailor
70 Daddy don't mind Hollies
71 You're my peace of mind Faith, hope and charity
72 Message in our music O'Jays
73 Down to love town Originals
74 Ocean of love Clifford T Ward
75 Lines Walker brothers
76 Uptown, Uptempo Woman (08/76) Randy Edelman *
77 It's ok Beach boys
78 Long may you run Stills-Young band
79 Teddy bear Red Sovine [*]
80 My sweet summer suite Love unlimited orchestra

A month in a life – August 1976

All tracks released in August 1976 unless otherwise indicated

* : new entry Record Retailer chart

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 It’s so nice (to have you home) (06/76) New Seekers *
2 Moonlight lady Albert Hammond
3 L.A. sunshine Sylvia
4 Make yours a happy home (07/76) Gladys Knight & Pips *
5 Midnight love affair Carol Douglas
6 Travellin’ light Andy Fairweather Lowe
7 The killing of Georgie Rod Stewart *
8 Fly like an eagle Steve Miller band
9 Sunrise Eric Carmen
10 Any old time will do Roy Wood
11 You nearly did me in Ian Hunter
12 Shannon (07/76) Henry Gross *
13 When love goes Robert MacLeod
14 Night fever (07/76) Fatback Band *
15 Getaway Earth wind & fire
16 I need it (07/76) Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson *
17 Get the funk out of my face Brothers Johnson
18 Still the one Orleans
19 I can hear love Tarney & Spencer
20 What can I say Pousette dart band
21 Satin sheets (07/76) Bellamy Brothers *
22 Do ya (do ya want my love) Forest
23 Wham bam shang-a-lang Silver
24 Mississippi (04/76) Pussycat *
25 The light of experience “Doina de Jale” (06/76) Gheorghe Zamfir *
26 Complainte pour Ste-Catherine Kate & Anna McGarrigle
27 Afternoon delight (07/76) Starland Vocal Band *
28 What you need is a miracle Marmalade
29 I can’t ask for anything more than you babe (07/76) Cliff Richard *
30 Today’s the day America
31 Oceans away Phillip Goodhand Tait
32 Lullaby of Broadway (07/76) Winifred Shaw *
33 I can’t hear you no more Helen Reddy
34 Sayonara Tony Jackson
35 I hurt on the other side [USA 1966] First UK release Sid Barnes
36 Dancing Queen Abba *
37 Heaven is in the back seat of my cadillac Hot Chocolate *
38 Jamaica lady Funk band inc
39 Hold on Sons of Champlin
40 Dead flowers New riders of the purple sage
41 Here comes the weekend Dave Edmunds
42 The price of love (EP) (07/76) Bryan Ferry *
43 Cry (till the tears run dry) Jigsaw
44 Let ’em in (07/76) Wings *
45 Morning glory (07/76) James and Bobby Purify *
46 Here I go again (07/76) Twiggy *
47 Loving on the losing side Tommy Hunt *
48 High on sunshine Commodores
49 Summer War
50 A house for sale Millie Jackson
51 Aria (06/76) Acker Bilk, his clarinet and strings *
52 Porcupine Nature zone
53 Friends Cymande
54 Dance sister dance (Baila mi hermana) Santana
55 Baby, we better try to get it together (07/76) Barry White *
56 Disco hop Third world band
57 Jailbreak Thin Lizzy *
58 Kiss of light Be-Bop Deluxe
59 Blinded by the light Manfred Mann’s Earth Band *
60 Hollywood seven John English
61 A fool like you Ian Matthews
62 I’m easy Ron Nigrini
63 If you know what I mean (07/76) Neil Diamond *
64 You can’t dance Jackson Hawke
65 You showed me what love is Dion
66 Don’t go breaking my heart Elton John & Kiki Dee # 1
67 Baby love (how could you leave me) Group with no name
68 Y viva suspenders Judge Dread *
69 I want more (07/76) Can *
70 Sixteen bars (07/76) Stylistics *
71 Nice and slow (01/76) Jesse Green *
72 Dance little lady dance Tina Charles *
73 The promise of love Delegation
74 After the dance Marvin Gaye
75 I’ve been trying Chants (UK)
76 Honky tonk downstairs Dan McCafferty
77 Fistful of love Black oak Arkansas
78 Let there be drums Bev Bevan

A month in a life – July 1976

All tracks released in July 1976 unless otherwise indicated

* : new entry Record Retailer chart
[*] : will chart on re-issue 1977
[**] : will chart on re-release 1978

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 I need to be in love (06/76) Carpenters *
2 Summer days Roger Whittaker
3 Lean on me Melba Moore
4 I thought it took a little time (06/76) Diana Ross *
5 Strange magic (06/76) Electric Light Orchestra *
6 Don't fear the reaper Blue oyster cult [**]
7 I'm on fire Dwight Twilley band
8 Here comes the sun Steve Harley *
9 Horoscope Harpo
10 Cotton candy Sylvers
11 You don't have to go (06/76) Chi-lites *
12 Do your thing James & Bobby Purify
13 You to me are everything Real thing # 1
14 Groovin' Brigati
15 Now is the time Jimmy James & Vagabonds *
16 Soul searchin' time Trammps *
17 One piece at a time (05/76) Johnny Cash & Tennessee Three *
18 What I've got in mind (05/76) Billie Jo Spears *
19 Rose of Cimarron Poco
20 Good vibrations (RR – 1966) Beach Boys *
21 I only want my love to grow in you Strawbs
22 I don't want to go home Southside Johnny & Asbury Jukes
23 Norma Jean wants to be a movie star Sundown company
24 I'm crying Mike Harper
25 I can't understand it Horace Faith
26 Theme from a summer place Martyn Ford Orchestra
27 Another rainy day in New York city Chicago
28 Dancing the night away Baker Gurvitz Army
29 When the train comes Sutherland brothers & Quiver
30 Canada Pilot
31 You're my best friend (06/76) Queen *
32 Suffragette city David Bowie
33 Back in the USSR (06/76) Beatles *
34 At the hop (RR – 1957) Danny & Juniors *
35 Mississippi Jonathan King
36 No chance (No charge) Billy Connolly *
37 Rock and roll music (06/76) Beach Boys *
38 The Roussos Phenomenon (EP) – Forever and ever Demis Roussos # 1
39 Let's fall in love Robin Sarstedt
40 Floral dance Brighouse and rastrick brass band [*]
41 Who'd she coo (06/76) Ohio players *
42 Here we go again People's choice
43 You should be dancing Bee Gees *
44 Sideshow (05/76) Chanter sisters *
45 Caribbean queen Phizz
46 The more you do it (the more I like it done to me) Ronnie Dyson
47 It keeps you runnin' Carly Simon
48 The jealous kind Joe Cocker
49 Legalize it Peter Tosh
50 In Zaire (04/76) Johnny Wakelin *
51 All in vain Fringe Benefit
52 The other man Swamp dogg
53 The kid's a punk Slik
54 It's temptation Sheer Elegance *
55 Love is thin ice Barbara Mandrell
56 It doesn't matter Firefall
57 Step on out Chris Hillman
58 People power Billy Paul
59 (Shake shake shake) Shake your booty KC & Sunshine Band *
60 Heaven must be missing an angel (06/76) Tavares *
61 You'll never find another love like mine Lou Rawls *
62 95 in the shade Hudson-Ford
63 Let her in John Travolta
64 Goin' back Dolphin
65 Jeans on David Dundas *
66 Don't go breaking my heart Elton John & Kiki Dee # 1
67 After tonight Matumbi
68 Dr Kiss Kiss (06/76) 5000 Volts *
69 Love on delivery (06/76) Billy Ocean *
70 Harvest for the world (06/76) Isley brothers *
71 Soul shoes Graham Parker & Rumour
72 You're the violin Nazareth
73 Mystery song Status Quo *
74 Better use your head (RR – 1966) Little Anthony & Imperials *
75 A time for celebration Faith, hope and charity
76 Got to get you into my life Surprise sisters
77 Can't go back Steve Goodman
78 Aw shucks! It was nothin' Rupert Holmes
79 A fifth of Beethoven (05/76) Walter Murphy & Big Apple band *

A month in a life – June 1976

All tracks released in June 1976 unless otherwise indicated

* : new entry Record Retailer chart
[*] : will chart in 1977

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 Boston tea party (05/76) Sensational Alex Harvey Band *
2 Another night Camel
3 Walk away Joe Walsh
4 Ring you up Wet Willie
5 Tonight's the night (05/76) Rod Stewart *
6 Love of the common man Todd Rundgren
7 Love is everywhere City limits
8 I'll be good to you Brothers Johnson
9 No no Joe Silver Convention *
10 Welcome back John Sebastian
11 I recall a gypsy woman (03/76) Don Williams *
12 No charge J J Barrie # 1
13 I don't wanna play house (03/76) Tammy Wynette *
14 Misty blue Dorothy Moore *
15 Rain oh rain Fools gold
16 Pin a rose on me Widow maker
17 A little bit more Dr Hook *
18 Foxy lady Crown heights affair
19 Rock me easy baby Isaac Hayes
20 My whole world ended Carl Graves
21 Some guys have all the luck Shakers
22 Changin' Brass construction
23 Me and baby brother War *
24 Dancin' kid Disco Tex & Seks-o-lettes
25 Tubular bells (04/76) Champs boys *
26 Leaving on a jet plane (Live in London) John Denver
27 Shower the people James Taylor
28 Running away from love Smith & D'Abo
29 Star in my life Steve Marriott
30 Rainbow in my heart Shandi Sinnamon
31 You and me (just like in the movies) Simon said
32 It's better than walking out Marlena Shaw
33 It's over Boz Scaggs
34 Sold my rock 'n' roll (gave it for funky soul) (05/76) Linda & Funky boys *
35 Dance to the body music (05/76) Osibisa *
36 Sunny day Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77
37 Combine harvester Wurzels # 1
38 I remember Bill Amesbury
39 Can't change my heart Cate brothers
40 Man to man Hot Chocolate *
41 Leader of the pack (RR – 1965) Shangri-Las *
42 Happy days Pratt & McLain & Brother love [*]
43 Pour sugar on me Judy Mowatt
44 Falling in love in the summertime Marboo
45 The sweeter you treat her Eddie Kendricks
46 Kiss and say goodbye Manhattans *
47 Sunday (05/76) Buster *
48 My sweet Rosalie Brotherhood of man *
49 Forever and ever (Roussos Phenomenon EP) (RR – 1973) Demis Roussos *
50 Sweet darlin' [US 1967] 1st UK release Jimmy "soul" Clark
51 Fine young girl [US 1965] 1st UK release Ernie Andrews
52 My way or hit the highway Jill Baby Love
53 Jet setting Van McCoy
54 You are my love (05/76) Liverpool Express *
55 Moonlight feels right Starbuck
56 It ain't the real thing Bobby Bland
57 Somebody's getting it Johnnie Taylor
58 It only takes a minute (05/76) 100 Ton & a feather [Jonathan King] *
59 Hustle wit every muscle Kay-gees
60 Get off you aah and dance Foxy
61 You to me are everything Real thing # 1
62 The continental (04/76) Maureen McGovern *
63 I believe (when I fall in love it will be forever) Art Garfunkel
64 Never gonna fall in love again Eric Carmen
65 Kid Charlemange Steely dan
66 Breaker breaker Outlaws
67 Desiree Curved air
68 I love to boogie T. Rex *
69 A man and a baby boy Ruby Wilson
70 Life and breath Frankie Valli
71 Back to Africa Aswad
72 Roots, rock, reggae Bob Marley & Wailers
73 Let's stick together (05/76) Bryan Ferry *
74 C'mon Marianne Donny Osmond
75 Just you and I Melissa Manchester
76 (What a) wonderful world (05/76) Johnny Nash *
77 Move me Jim Gilstrap
78 Keep that same old feeling Crusaders
79 Lipstick Michel Polnareff

A month in a life – May 1976

All tracks released in May 1976 unless otherwise indicated

* : new entry Record Retailer chart

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 You're the reason why (04/76) Rubettes *
2 It's a real nice way to spend a day Rainbow cottage
3 You are so beautiful Ray Stevens
4 Manchester United (04/76) Manchester United FC *
5 Party time Fatback Band *
6 How's your love life Lee Eldred
7 The flasher Mistura feat. Lloyd Michels *
8 Tracks of my tears (03/76) Linda Ronstadt *
9 Together again Emmylou Harris
10 Carry on Michael Pinder
11 Misty river Danny Kirwan
12 Save your kisses for me Brotherhood of Man # 1
13 Walking a tightrope Marmalade
14 Gone but not forgotten Cissy Stone
15 Let's make a baby (04/76) Billy Paul *
16 I wish I'd stayed in bed Impressions
17 Number wonderful Jay & Techniques
18 This is it (04/76) Melba Moore *
19 Delicious Duprees
20 Come back Fantastic puzzles
21 TVC 15 (04/76) David Bowie *
22 Take the money and run Steve Miller band
23 The wanderer (RR – 1962) Dion *
24 Dancing on the edge of a dream L.J. Johnson
25 Heading down fools road Carol Woods
26 Chariot (I will follow him) Lafayette street
27 Sugar boogie Bobby Thomas & Hotline
28 Girlfriend Santiago
29 Sail away Nilsson
30 Fool to cry (04/76) Rolling Stones *
31 Cry tough Nils Lofgren
32 Brown eyed girl Ian Matthews
33 Silver and gold Artful Dodger
34 Fooled around and fell in love (04/76) Elvin Bishop *
35 Devil woman (04/76) Cliff Richard *
36 Natural rhythm Chris White
37 Combine harvester (04/76) Wurzels *
38 Heart on my sleeve Gallagher & Lyle *
39 Doing the best that I can Paul Kendrick
40 You're my everything (03/76) Lee Garrett *
41 The two of us (04/76) Mac & Katie Kissoon *
42 Could it be magic (04/76) Donna Summer *
43 Hurts so bad Philly devotions
44 Midnight train to Georgia (RR – 1973) Gladys Knight & Pips *
45 Save me Frannie Golde
46 Toast of love (04/76) Three degrees *
47 Walk in love David Batteau
48 Let it shine Santana
49 You just might see me cry Our Kid *
50 Shake it down Mud *
51 Rub out Jeff Britton & Spitfires
52 Don't make promises you can't keep G Band
53 Dawn (04/76) Flintlock *
54 Love work out David Crosby & Graham Nash
55 My resistance is low (03/76) Robin Sarstedt *
56 Hurt (04/76) Elvis Presley *
57 Shop around Captain & Tenille
58 The more I see you Peter Allen
59 Jolene (RR – 1974) Dolly Parton *
60 Show me the way (live) (04/76) Peter Frampton *
61 Silly love songs (04/76) Wings *
62 Requiem (04/76) Slik *
63 Cradle of love Gwen McCrae
64 Reasons Earth, wind & fire
65 Come on train Don Thomas
66 Young hearts run free (04/76) Candi Staton *
67 Oh what a night for love Peter Skellern
68 Winkle man (04/76) Judge Dread *
69 Slim boy Barbara Jones
70 Fernando Abba # 1
71 Never gonna fall in love again John Travolta
72 Everybody plays the fool Typically Tropical
73 I need you Paul Davidson
74 The boys are back in town (04/76) Thin Lizzy *
75 Trocadero (04/76) Showaddywaddy *
76 Ain't no half steppin' Heatwave
77 Let it shine Al Green
78 It takes one to know one Sir Mack Rice
79 I'm gonna let my heart do the walking Supremes
80 Soul city walk (04/76) Archie Bell & Drells *
81 Love me like a lover (04/76) Tina Charles *
82 Foxy Locust

A month in a life – April 1976

All tracks released in April 1976 unless otherwise indicated

* : new entry Record Retailer chart
[*] : will chart on re-release in 1978
[**] : will chart on re-release in 1979

NR Title Artist/Group Chart
1 Patricia the stripper Chris De Burgh
2 Blue champagne Manhattan Transfer
3 Just want to taste your wine Billy Swan & Jordanaires
4 Blueberry Hill (RR – 1956) Fats Domino *
5 Honky tonk train blues Keith Emerson *
6 Jungle rock Shakin' Stevens & Sunsets
7 Baby I'm yours (03/76) Linda Lewis *
8 Lifetime guarantee Carol Douglas
9 I'll go where your music takes me (03/76) Jimmy James & Vagabonds *
10 Soul man Calhoon
11 I'm blowing away Bonnie Raitt
12 I know when true love really passes by Simon Green
13 Arms of Mary (02/76) Sutherland brothers & Quiver *
14 Save your kisses for me Brotherhood of Man # 1
15 No charge (03/76) J J Barrie *
16 Cavatina [Deerhunter theme] John Williams [**]
17 Help! (RR – 1965) Beatles *
18 Let your love flow Bellamy Brothers *
19 Breaking down again David Cassidy
20 Angela José Feliciano
21 El Amor Julio Iglesias
22 Theme from Mahogany ("Do you know…") (10/75) Diana Ross *
23 Love hangover 5th Dimension
24 My! My! honeycomb Bonnie Tyler
25 S-S-S-Single Bed Fox *
26 Who's that lady with my man Kelly Marie
27 Tell the world how I feel about 'cha baby Harold Melvin & Bluenotes
28 Livin' for the weekend O'Jay's
29 More Carol Williams
30 Convoy G.B. Laurie Lingo & Dipsticks *
31 Rhiannon Fleetwood mac [*]
32 Georgia Boz Scaggs
33 Silver star Four Seasons *
34 Love don't come no stronger Jeff Perry
35 Mary Lou (I'm marryin' you) Flame
36 Reggae like it used to be (03/76) Paul Nicholas *
37 Cruisin' for love Kursaal flyers
38 Home thoughts from abroad Clifford T. Ward
39 All by myself (03/76) Eric Carmen *
40 Fallen angel (03/76) Frankie Valli *
41 Life is too short girl (03/76) Sheer Elegance *
42 Bordeaux Rose Fairfield Parlor
43 Sail on sailor KGB
44 Kiss and say goodbye Kate & Anna McGarrigle
45 Takin' it to the streets Doobie brothers
46 Get back (RR – 1969) Beatles with Billy Preston *
47 Do ya Elmer Goodbody Jr [aka Mike Sheridan]
48 Elusive Babe Ruth
49 Get up and boogie (03/76) Silver Convention *
50 More more more (03/76) Andrea True Connection *
51 I want you Marvin Gaye
52 Hammersmith hustle Flyover
53 Movin' (03/76) Brass Construction *
54 Doomsday Evelyn Thomas *
55 Happy music Blackbyrds
56 Rain forest (03/76) Biddu Orchestra *
57 Love me like I love you Bay City Rollers *
58 Movie star (07/75) Harpo *
59 Moon river B.B. Seaton
60 Disco lady (03/76) Johnnie Taylor *
61 How can I be a witness R.B. Hudmon
62 Love hangover Diana Ross *
63 Turn the beat around Vicki Sue Robinson
64 I can't dance to that music you're playing Tina Charles
65 Humming out a different tune Philadelphia flyers
66 Thank you baby (for loving me) Quickest way out
67 Can't help falling in love Stylistics *
68 Disco connection (03/76) Isaac Hayes Movement *
69 Penny Lane (RR – 1967) Beatles *
70 Anytime (I'll be there) Paul Anka
71 United we stand Paris & Clark
72 I'm your puppet '76 (03/76) James and Bobby Purify *
73 Star Rita Coolidge
74 Just a dream away Russ Ballard
75 In France they kiss on main street Joni Mitchell
76 If I don't get you the next one will Lynsey de Paul
77 The little things Matt Monro
78 It's better to be cruel than be kind Alvin Stardust
79 Gypsy woman Milton Henry
80 Where did our love go J. Geils band
81 You sexy sugar plum (but I like it) (03/76) Rodger Collins *
82 Ram goat liver Pluto Shervington *
83 Look at the mountains Jimmy Cliff
84 Let's go funk Dezro orchestra