Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the US during 1976. If a song spent nonconsecutive weeks at number one, the number of weeks for each occurrence at the top is shown in parenthesis.
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December 28 1975 – January 3 1976 Bay City Rollers - Saturday Night 1
January 4 – 10 1976 C.W. McCall - Convoy 1
January 11 – 17 1976 Barry Manilow - I Write The Songs 1
January 18 – 24 1976 Diana Ross - Theme From Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going To) 1
January 25 – 31 1976 Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster 1
February 1 – 21 1976 Paul Simon - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover 3
February 22 – 28 1976 Rhythm Heritage - Theme From S.W.A.T 1
February 29 – March 6 1976 Miracles - Love Machine Part 1 1
March 7 – 27 1976 Four Seasons - December, 1963 (Oh What A Night) 3
March 28 – April 24 1976 Johnnie Taylor - Disco Lady 4
April 25 – May 1 1976 Bellamy Brothers - Let Your Love Flow 1
May 2 – 8 1976 John Sebastian - Welcome Back 1
May 9 – 15 1976 Sylvers - Boogie Fever 1
May 16 – 22 1976 Paul McCartney and Wings - Silly Love Songs 5 (1)
May 23 – June 5 1976 Diana Ross - Love Hangover 2
June 6 – July 3 1976 Paul McCartney and Wings - Silly Love Songs 5 (4)
July 4 – 17 1976 Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight 2
July 18 – 31 1976 Manhattans - Kiss And Say Goodbye 2
August 1 – 28 1976 Elton John and Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart 4
August 29 – September 4 1976 Bee Gees - You Should Be Dancing 1
September 5 – 11 1976 KC and the Sunshine Band - (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty 1
September 12 – October 2 1976 Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music 3
October 3 – 9 1976 Walter Murphy - A Fifth of Beethoven 1
October 10 – 16 1976 Rick Dees and His Cast Of Idiots - Disco Duck (Part 1) 1
October 17 – 30 1976 Chicago - If You Leave Me Now 2
October 31 – November 6 1976 Steve Miller Band - Rock'n Me 1
November 7 1976 – January 1 1977 Rod Stewart - Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright) 8
Source: Billboard Magazine

26 different songs hit number one in the US during 1976.

Top 5 Songs of 1976

Number One Song of 1976: Wings - Silly Love Songs
  1. Wings - Silly Love Songs
  2. Elton John and Kiki Dee - Don't Go Breaking My Heart
  3. Johnnie Taylor - Disco Lady
  4. Four Seasons - December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)
  5. Wild Cherry - Play That Funky Music
See the rest of the top 100 songs of 1976.