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