Top Songs of 1976 in the Unites States

By | Sep 13, 2008

1976 was the year I graduated from High School and in many ways it was also the changing of styles of the 1970’s. The Top Six songs of the year had a few songs by long time artist and others from newer ones. The 6th best song of 1976 was from one of those who was big in the mid 60’s and their last big song, December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night) by the Four Seasons.

Number 5 was from one of the new bands and it was their biggest hit. Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry.

And with the Disco era beginning to move into full swing, it’s understandable that there was a Disco song in the Top 6 and at Number 4 was Disco Lady by Johnnie Taylor.

Elton John was in many ways the artist of the Seventies and 1976 was one of his biggest year. A few years earlier he had formed a record label, Rocket Records, and the Kiki Dee Band was the company’s biggest act in the US. In 1976 Kiki Dee joined Elton John and recorded the Number 3 song, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.

Paul McCartney by 1976 was the most successful former Beatle having created the band Wings. Wings had some big hits in the Seventies and one of the biggest was the Number 2 song, Silly Love Songs.

The Number 1 song of 1976 comes from an artist that had a few big singles in the decade and appeared a number of times in the Top 6. And he’s still going strong in 2008. The Number 1 song of 1976 is Rod Stewart’s Tonight’s the Night.


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