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1976

TOP PERFORMING SINGLES

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No 10
No 10

No 10

Single: December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night) - The Four Seasons

B-Side: Slip Away

From the Album: Who Loves You

Released: December 1975

Recorded: November 1975

Studio: Sound Factory (Hollywood)

Genre:</strong Disco, pop, funk

Length: 3:36 (album version), 3:20 (single version)

Label: Warner, Curb (Warner/Curb 8168)

Songwriter(s): Bob Gaudio, Judy Parker

Producer(s): Bob Gaudio 

No 9
No 9

No 9

Single: 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon

B-Side: Some Folks’ Lives Roll Easy

From the Album: Still Crazy After All These Years

Released: December 1975

Recorded: 

Studio: 

Genre:</strong >Soft rock, folk rock

Length: 3:35

Label: Columbia (Columbia 10270)

Songwriter(s): Paul Simon

Producer(s): Paul Simon, Phil Ramone 

No 8
No 8

No 8

Single: Love Machine (Part 1) - The Miracles

B-Side: Love Machine (Part 2)

From the Album: City of Angels

Released: October 1975

Recorded: 1975

Studio: 

Genre: Disco

Length: 2:55 (single version), 6:52 (album version)

Label: Tamla (Tamla 54262)

Songwriter(s): William Griffin, Warren Moore

Producer(s): Freddie Perren 

No 7
No 7

No 7

Single: A Fifth of Beethoven - Walter Murphy

B-Side: California Strut

From the Album: Saturday Night Fever

Released: 1976

Recorded: 

Studio: Sound Ideas (New York)

Genre: Disco 

Length: 3:02; 2:12 (AT40 edit)

Label: Private Stock (Private Stock 45073)

Songwriter(s): Ludwig van Beethoven, Walter Murphy

Producer(s): Thomas J. Valentino

No 6
No 6

No 6

Single: Silly Love Songs - Wings

B-Side: Cook of the House

From the Album: Wings at the Speed of Sound

Released: 1 April 1976

Recorded: 16 January 1976

Studio: 

Genre: Disco, funk

Length: 5:54

Label: Capitol (Capitol 4256)

Songwriter(s): Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Producer(s): Paul McCartney 

No 5
No 5

No 5

Single: Kiss and Say Goodbye - The Manhattans

B-Side: Wonderful World of Love

From the Album: The Manhattans

Released: March 1976

Recorded: 1975

Studio: Sigma Sound Studios

Genre: R&B

Length: 4:28 (Album full version), 3:29 (Single edited version)

Label: Columbia Records (Columbia 10310)

Songwriter(s): Winfred Lovett

Producer(s): Bobby Martin, Manhattans

No 4
No 4

No 4

Single: Tonight's the Night - Rod Stewart

B-Side: The Ball Trap (UK), Fool for You (US)

From the Album: A Night on the Town

Released: May 1976 (International), September 1976 (US)

Recorded: December 1975

Studio: 

Genre: Soft rock

Length: 3:56 (album version), 3:34 (edit)

Label: Riva (UK); Warner Bros. (US) (Warner Bros. 8262)

Songwriter(s): Rod Stewart

Producer(s): Tom Dowd 

No 3
No 3

No 3

Single: Play That Funky Music - Wild Cherry

B-Side: The Lady Wants Your Money

From the Album: Wild Cherry

Released: April 1976 

Recorded: 

Studio: 

Genre: Funk rock

Length: 5:00 (album version), 3:12 (single/video version)

Label: Epic (Epic 50225)

Songwriter(s): Rob Parissi

Producer(s): Rob Parissi

No 2
No 2

No 2

Single: Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Elton John and Kiki Dee

B-Side: Snow Queen

From the Album: –

Released: 21 June 1976

Recorded: 27 March 1976

Studio: – 

Genre: Pop, soft rock

Length: 4:28

Label: Rocket (UK), MCA (US) (Rocket 40585)

Songwriter(s): Elton John, Bernie Taupin[

Producer(s): Gus Dudgeon

No 1 (Best Performing Single)
No 1 (Best Performing Single)

No 1 (Best Performing Single)

Single:Disco Lady - Johnnie Taylor

B-Side: You’re the Best Girl in the World

From the Album: Eargasm

Released: January 1976

Recorded: 1975

Studio: 

Genre: Disco, funk 

Length: 4:26

Label: Columbia (Columbia 10281)

Songwriter(s): Harvey Scales, Albert Vance, Don Davis

Producer(s): Don Davis

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