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Top R&B Songs of 1976

1975 <-1976-> 1977



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Kiss and Say Goodbye
1.
04/1976
315

✫1
US
12
AC


✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Columbia 10310]
written by Winfred Lovett
Play That Funky Music
2.
06/1976
310

✫1
US


12
dance
✫1
R&B
7
UK
charted as Play That Funky Music / I Feel Sanctified in US dance charts
[Epic 50225]
written by Robert Parissi
I Wish
3.
12/1976
303

✫1
US
23
AC
2
dance
✫1
R&B
5
UK
charted as Another Star / I Wish / Sir Duke / Isn't She Lovely in US dance charts
[Tamla 54274]
written by Stevie Wonder
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
4.
10/1976
293

✫1
US
19
AC


43
R&B
2
UK
[Warner 8283]
written by Leo Sayer & Vini Poncia
You Should Be Dancing
5.
07/1976
293

✫1
US
25
AC
✫1
dance
4
R&B
5
UK
[RSO 853]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)
6.
09/1976
292

✫1
US
6
AC


✫1
R&B
7
UK
[ABC 12208]
written by James Dean & John Glover
Love Hangover
7.
04/1976
292

✫1
US
19
AC
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
10
UK
[Motown 1392]
written by Marilyn McLeod & Pam Sawyer (as Pamela Sawyer)
Don't Leave Me This Way
8.
12/1976
282

✫1
US
40
AC
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
13
UK
charted as Don't Leave Me This Way / Any Way You Like It in US dance charts
[Tamla 54278]
written by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff & Cary Gilbert
Car Wash
9.
10/1976
279

✫1
US


3
dance
✫1
R&B
9
UK
[MCA 40615]
written by Norman Whitfield
Disco Duck (Part 1)
10.
08/1976
275

✫1
US




15
R&B
6
UK
and His Cast Of Idiots
[novelty]
[RSO 857]
written by Rick Dees
11.
06/1976
266

2
US
✫1
AC
4
dance
✫1
R&B
10
UK
[Philadelphia International 3592]
written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
Get Up and Boogie
12.
03/1976
261

2
US
25
AC
5
dance
5
R&B
7
UK
[Midland International 10571]
written by Sylvester Levay & Michael Kunze (as Stephan Prager)
13.
02/1976
260

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
25
UK
[Columbia 10281]
written by Harvey Scales, Albert Vance & Don Davis
(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
14.
07/1976
255

✫1
US




✫1
R&B
22
UK
written by Harry Casey (as Harry Wayne Casey) & Richard Finch
A Fifth of Beethoven
15.
05/1976
253

✫1
US
13
AC


10
R&B
28
UK
as Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band
[instrumental]
[Private Stock 45,073]
written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Misty Blue
16.
03/1976
248

3
US
14
AC


2
R&B
5
UK
[Malaco 1029]
written by Bob Montgomery
The Rubberband Man
17.
09/1976
240

2
US


14
dance
✫1
R&B
16
UK
written by Thom Bell & Linda Creed
More, More, More
18.
03/1976
239

4
US
23
AC
2
dance
23
R&B
5
UK
[Buddah 515]
written by Gregg Diamond
Boogie Fever
19.
02/1976
216

✫1
US




✫1
R&B


[Capitol 4179]
written by Keni St. Lewis (as Kenneth St. Lewis) & Freddie Perren
Keep It Comin' Love
20.
12/1976
209

2
US
36
AC


✫1
R&B
31
UK
written by Harry Casey (as Harry Wayne Casey) & Richard Finch
Rich Girl
21.
11/1976
204

✫1
US




64
R&B
51
UK
written by Daryl Hall
Lowdown
22.
07/1976
202

3
US
11
AC
12
dance
5
R&B
28
UK
charted as Lowdown / What Can I Say in US dance charts
[Columbia 10367]
written by Boz Scaggs & David Paich
23.
10/1976

Dazz by Brick

from Good High   
189

3
US


7
dance
✫1
R&B


[Bang 727]
written by Eddie Irons, Ray Ransom & Regi Hargis
Free
24.
12/1976
186

25
US
38
AC
31
dance
2
R&B
✫1
UK
charted as Free / It's Important to Me in US dance charts
[Columbia 10429]
written by Deniece Williams, Hank Redd, Nathan Watts & Susaye Greene
Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel
25.
06/1976
183

15
US
18
AC
✫1
dance
3
R&B
4
UK
[Capitol 4270]
written by Freddie Perren & Keni St. Lewis
Young Hearts Run Free
26.
05/1976
180

20
US
50
AC
8
dance
✫1
R&B
2
UK
charted as Young Hearts Run Free / Run to Me / Destiny in US dance charts
[Warner 8181]
written by Dave Crawford (as David Crawford)
27.
04/1976
179

2
US




98
R&B


[Warner 8143]
written by Gary Wright
Love So Right
28.
09/1976
177

3
US
14
AC


37
R&B
41
UK
[RSO 859]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
Fly Like an Eagle
29.
12/1976
173

2
US
38
AC


20
R&B


as Steve Miller
[Capitol 4372]
written by Steve Miller
I'll Be Good to You
30.
04/1976
168

3
US




✫1
R&B


produced by Quincy Jones
[A&M 1806]
written by George Johnson, Louis Johnson & Sonora Sam
Sara Smile
31.
01/1976
165

4
US
18
AC


23
R&B


written by Daryl Hall & John Oates
Fooled Around and Fell in Love
32.
03/1976
156

3
US




82
R&B
34
UK
vocals by Mickey Thomas (Starship)
[Capricorn 0252]
written by Elvin Bishop
Enjoy Yourself
33.
11/1976
149

6
US


33
dance
2
R&B
42
UK
as The Jacksons
[Epic 50289]
written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
Hot Line
34.
10/1976
147

5
US




3
R&B


[Capitol 4336]
written by Keni St. Lewis (as Kenneth St. Lewis) & Freddie Perren
Sweet Thing
35.
01/1976
146

5
US




✫1
R&B


featuring Chaka Khan
[ABC 12149]
written by Chaka Khan & Tony Maiden
36.
07/1976

Summer by War

from Greatest Hits   
141

7
US
✫1
AC


4
R&B


Promo Track of Why Can't We Be Friends?
[United Artists Xw-834]
written by Jerry Goldstein (as Gerald Goldstein), Harold Brown (as Harold Ray Brown), Papa Dee Allen, B.B. Dickerson (as Morris Dickerson), Howard Scott, Leroy "Lonnie" Johnson, Lee Oskar (as Lee Oskar Levitin) & Charles Miller
She's Gone
37.
07/1976
139

7
US
6
AC


93
R&B
42
UK
[R]
[Atlantic 3332]
written by Daryl Hall & John Oates
You to Me Are Everything
38.
06/1976
134

66
US




28
R&B
✫1
UK
[United Artists Xw-833]
written by Ken Gold & Michael Denne
39.
08/1976
132

17
US


✫1
dance
12
R&B
10
UK
[Marlin 3306]
written by Jacques Morali, Richie Rome (as Richard V. DiCicco), Henri Belolo & Phil Hurtt
40.
02/1976
127

14
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
23
UK
[instrumental]
[United Artists 775]
written by Randy Muller & Wade Williamston
41.
09/1976
126

7
US




✫1
R&B


[Motown 1402]
written by Lionel Richie
42.
03/1976
123

10
US
43
AC
✫1
dance
73
R&B
51
UK
[RCA Victor 10562]
written by Gerald Jackson & Peter Jackson
Don't Take Away the Music
43.
10/1976
120

34
US


3
dance
14
R&B
4
UK
[Capitol 4348]
written by Freddie Perren, Keni St. Lewis & Christine Yarian
This Masquerade
44.
05/1976
112

10
US
6
AC


3
R&B


[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1977]
[Warner 8209]
written by Leon Russell
Saturday Nite
45.
11/1976
107

21
US


12
dance
4
R&B
17
UK
charted as Getaway/Saturday Nite in US dance charts
written by Maurice White, Philip Bailey & Al McKay
Getaway
46.
07/1976
104

12
US


12
dance
✫1
R&B


charted as Getaway/Saturday Nite in US dance charts
written by Peter Cor & Beloyd Taylor
47.
12/1976
98

10
US




✫1
R&B


[Mercury 73839]
written by Paul Mitchell & William Bell
You See the Trouble with Me
48.
03/1976
98







14
R&B
2
UK
[20th Century 2277]
written by Barry White & Ray Parker Jr
I Want You
49.
04/1976
83

15
US




✫1
R&B


[Tamla 54264]
written by Leon Ware & Arthur Ross (as Arthur "T-Boy" Ross)
50.
03/1976
81

27
US


✫1
dance
12
R&B
35
UK
written by Ron Baker (as Ronald Baker)
51.
06/1976
81

18
US




✫1
R&B


[Mercury 73814]
written by Billy Beck (as William Beck), Leroy Bonner, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce, Clarence Satchell & James "Diamond" Williams (as Jimmy Williams)
52.
06/1976
79







50
R&B
3
UK
[Brunswick 55528]
written by Barbara Acklin & Eugene Record
Tear the Roof Off the Sucker (Give Up the Funk)
53.
05/1976
79

15
US




5
R&B


as Parliament
written by George Clinton, Bootsy Collins & Jerome Brailey
54.
01/1976
76

18
US
11
AC
6
dance
36
R&B


[instrumental]
#1 hit for Jimmy Dorsey in 1942
[Salsoul 2004]
written by Victor Schertzinger & Johnny Mercer
Can't Help Falling in Love
55.
04/1976
73







52
R&B
4
UK
56.
10/1976
73

20
US




✫1
R&B


[A&M 1847]
written by Skip Scarborough
57.
11/1976
72

42
US
35
AC
12
dance
68
R&B
10
UK
charted as Lowdown / What Can I Say in US dance charts
[Columbia 10440]
written by Boz Scaggs & David Paich
58.
08/1976
71

23
US




5
R&B
41
UK
59.
02/1976
71

19
US


18
dance
3
R&B


[Fantasy 762]
written by Donald Byrd (as Donald Toussaint Byrd)
60.
03/1976
68

20
US




✫1
R&B


[Philadelphia International 3587]
written by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff & Cary Gilbert
61.
04/1976
67

91
US


10
dance
18
R&B
9
UK
produced by Van McCoy
[Buddah 519]
written by Van McCoy
62.
05/1976
67

25
US




✫1
R&B


[Capitol 4259]
written by Chuck Jackson, Marvin Yancy & Natalie Cole
63.
04/1976
65

13
US




57
R&B


[Warner 8196]
written by Michael McDonald
64.
07/1976
65

63
US




9
R&B
10
UK
[T-Neck 2261]
written by Ronald Isley, Kelly Isley (as O'Kelly Isley Jr.), Rudolph Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley & Chris Jasper
65.
02/1976
64

101
US


5
dance
12
R&B
10
UK
as The Fatback Band
written by Gerry Thomas
66.
10/1976
63

47
US
3
AC


12
R&B
20
UK
[Buddah 544]
written by Michael Masser & Gerry Goffin
67.
08/1976
62

27
US




4
R&B


[Buddah 534]
written by Michael Henderson
68.
04/1976
62

20
US
14
AC


19
R&B


[instrumental]
[ABC 12177]
written by Dave Grusin & Morgan Ames
69.
08/1976
62

25
US
31
AC


10
R&B
52
UK
[Motown 1398]
written by Larry Brown (as Lawrence Brown), Leonard Perry & Terri McFaddin
Something He Can Feel
70.
06/1976
59

28
US




✫1
R&B


produced by Curtis Mayfield
[Atlantic 3326]
written by Curtis Mayfield
71.
03/1976
59

42
US




43
R&B
11
UK
[Big Tree 16060]
written by Errol Brown
72.
08/1976
59

30
US


15
dance
4
R&B


Get Up Offa That Thing
73.
06/1976
58

45
US


19
dance
4
R&B
22
UK
[Polydor 14326]
written by Deanna Brown, Deidra Brown & Yamma Brown
74.
02/1976
57

24
US


19
dance
96
R&B


[Asylum 45294]
written by Earl Cate, Ernie Cate & Steve Cropper
75.
02/1976
56

36
US


7
dance
2
R&B


charted as He's a Friend / It's Not What You Got / Chains in US dance charts
[Tamla 54266]
written by T.G. Conway, Allan Felder & Bruce Gray
76.
09/1976
55

30
US


3
dance
20
R&B


charted as Nice 'n' Naasty / Salsoul 3001 / Don't Beat Around the Bush in US dance charts
written by Vincent Montana Jr.
77.
11/1976
55

27
US
22
AC


31
R&B



[RCA 10827]
written by Stony Browder Jr., Kid Creole (as August Darnell), John Schonberger, Richard Coburn & Vincent Rose
78.
04/1976
52





7
dance
60
R&B
10
UK
as Isaac Hayes Movement
written by Isaac Hayes
79.
03/1976
50

29
US
38
AC


3
R&B


[Playboy 6062]
written by Homer Banks & Carl Hampton
80.
09/1976
46

49
US


38
dance
✫1
R&B
51
UK
[Philadelphia International 3601]
written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
Winter Melody
81.
12/1976
46

43
US
8
AC


21
R&B
27
UK
[Casablanca 874]
written by Pete Bellotte, Giorgio Moroder & Donna Summer
82.
05/1976
46

58
US




85
R&B
15
UK
[Chrysalis 2112]
written by Lee Garrett & Robert Taylor
83.
12/1976
46

51
US


14
dance
8
R&B
37
UK
[instrumental]
[United Artists 921]
written by Randy Muller
84.
08/1976
45

38
US




2
R&B


[Columbia 10388]
written by Charles Bobbit
85.
09/1976
45

40
US




21
R&B
23
UK
as Average White Band
[Atlantic 3354]
written by Hamish Stuart
86.
09/1976
44

48
US
30
AC
✫1
dance
28
R&B


[instrumental]
charted as My Sweet Summer Suite / Brazilian Love Song in US dance charts
[20th Century 2301]
written by Barry White
87.
03/1976
44

47
US
4
AC


61
R&B
32
UK
[Motown 1387]
written by Michael Masser & Pam Sawyer
88.
05/1976
44

52
US
47
AC
3
dance
21
R&B
40
UK
[Oasis 405]
written by Barry Manilow & Adrienne Anderson
89.
02/1976

Fopp by Ohio Players

from Gold   Gold
43

30
US




9
R&B


[Mercury 73775]
written by Billy Beck (as William Beck), Leroy Bonner, Marshall Jones, Ralph Middlebrooks, Marvin Pierce, Clarence Satchell & James "Diamond" Williams (as Jimmy Williams)
I'm Gonna Let My Heart Do the Walking
90.
05/1976
43

40
US


3
dance
25
R&B


[Motown 1391]
written by Brian Holland & Eddie Holland Jr.
91.
10/1976
42

37
US




4
R&B


[Hi 2319]
written by Al Green & Willie Mitchell
92.
07/1976
41

92
US




29
R&B
15
UK
[20th Fox 2298]
written by Barry White
93.
12/1976
40

37
US




4
R&B


written by Harry Casey (as Harry Wayne Casey) & Richard Finch
94.
07/1976
39

58
US
46
AC


7
R&B
38
UK
[Malaco 1033]
written by Willie Nelson
95.
11/1976
39

51
US


4
dance
13
R&B


B side to Flowers
written by Jeanette Hawes & Wanda Hutchinson
96.
06/1976
39

33
US




5
R&B


[Columbia 10334]
written by Clarence Coulter, Don Davis & Chico Jones
97.
11/1976
39

105
US




20
R&B
17
UK
[20th Century 2309]
written by Barry White
98.
01/1976
38

69
US


✫1
dance
22
R&B


[ABC 12164]
written by Dave Crawford & Richard Downing
99.
01/1976
38

46
US
✫1
AC


97
R&B


[R]
disco version of 1959 hit
[De-lite 1578]
written by Ed Marshall
100.
07/1976
38

56
US




11
R&B
29
UK

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