List of Adult Contemporary top 10 singles in 1976 (U.S.)

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This is a list of songs that have charted in the top ten of the Billboard Adult Contemporary in 1976.

Note: The week ending July 3, 1976 was skipped from the chart.[why?]

Top-ten singles[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles which peaked in 1976
Top ten

entry date

Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in

top ten

References
Singles from 1975
December 13 "Times of Your Life" Paul Anka 1 January 3 8
December 27 "Fly Away" John Denver 1 January 10 7
"Somewhere in the Night" Helen Reddy 2 January 10 8
"Let It Shine/He Ain't Heavy...He's My Brother" Olivia Newton-John 1 January 17 7
"Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" Neil Sedaka 1 February 7 9
Singles from 1976
January 3 "Stardust" Johnny Mathis 4 January 10 4
January 10 "Baby Face" Wing and a Prayer Fife & Drum Corps 6 January 24 4
"Theme from Star Trek" Charles Randolph Grean 8 January 10 2
January 17 "Winners and Losers" Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds 5 January 24 2
January 24 "Paloma Blanca" George Baker Selection 1 February 14 6
January 31 "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" Paul Simon 1 February 28 7
"The Tracks of My Tears" Linda Ronstadt 4 February 21 6
"Deep Purple" Donny & Marie Osmond 8 January 31 4
February 7 "Break Away" Art Garfunkel 1 February 21 5
"All By Myself" Eric Carmen 6 February 14 4
February 14 "Theme from S.W.A.T." Rhythm Heritage 6 February 28 5
"Take It to the Limit" Eagles 4 February 28 5
February 21 "Lonely Night (Angel Face)" Captain & Tennille 1 March 13 6
February 28 "Venus" Frankie Avalon 1 March 20 4
"Fanny (Be Tender with My Love)" Bee Gees 9 March 6 2
March 6 "Cupid" Tony Orlando & Dawn 2 March 27 6
"Just You and I" Melissa Manchester 3 April 3 5
March 13 "The Call" Anne Murray 6 March 13 4
"Only Love Is Real" Carole King 1 March 27 5
"Let Your Love Flow" Bellamy Brothers 2 April 10 7
March 20 "There's a Kind of Hush" The Carpenters 1 April 3 7
"Cara Mia" Paul Delicato 5 April 3 4
"Come on Over" Olivia Newton-John 1 April 24 7
March 27 "Looking for Space" John Denver 1 April 17 6
April 3 "I Thought It Took a Little Time (But Today I Fell in Love)" Diana Ross 4 April 10 4
April 10 "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" ABBA 8 April 10 2
"Right Back Where We Started From" Maxine Nightingale 5 May 8 6
April 17 "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" Barry Manilow 1 May 1 5
"Don't Pull Your Love/Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" Glen Campbell 1 May 8 6
"Anytime (I'll Be There)" Paul Anka 2 May 15 7
April 24 "Welcome Back" John Sebastian 1 May 15 7
May 1 "Everyday Without You" Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds 7 May 8 4
"I Hope We Get to Love in Time" Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. 9 May 1 2
May 8 "Silly Love Songs" Wings 1 May 29 7
"Love in the Shadows" Neil Sedaka 4 May 22 4
"Fallen Angel" Frankie Valli 9 May 15 3
May 15 "Hurt" Elvis Presley 7 May 22 3
May 22 "Shop Around" Captain & Tennille 1 June 5 6
"Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" Eric Carmen 1 June 19 7
May 29 "Save Your Kisses for Me" Brotherhood of Man 1 June 12 5
"Still Crazy After All These Years" Paul Simon 5 June 5 4
"Happy Days" Pratt & McClain 7 June 5 2
June 5 "One Piece at a Time" Johnny Cash 6 June 5 1
"Better Days" Melissa Manchester 9 June 5 1
"A Butterfly for Bucky" Bobby Goldsboro 7 June 19 4
June 12 "Moonlight Feels Right" Starbuck 2 June 19 7
"Get Closer" Seals & Crofts featuring Carolyn Willis 2 June 26 3
"It Makes Me Giggle" John Denver 9 June 12 1
"Today's the Day" America 1 June 26 5
June 19 "Afternoon Delight" Starland Vocal Band 7 June 26 4
June 26 "I Need to Be in Love" The Carpenters 1 July 10 4
"I'm Easy" Keith Carradine 1 July 24 8
July 10 "If You Know What I Mean" Neil Diamond 1 July 17 10
"You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" Lou Rawls 1 July 31 8
"I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" England Dan & John Ford Coley 1 August 21 10
"Another Rainy Day in New York City" Chicago 2 August 7 7
July 17 "Shower the People" James Taylor 1 August 28 9
July 24 "Every Time I Sing a Love Song" John Davidson 7 July 24 3
"Let 'Em In" Wings 1 August 7 9
July 31 "Got to Get You into My Life" The Beatles 9 July 31 1
August 7 "Summer" War 1 September 4 7
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" Elton John & Kiki Dee 1 September 11 8
August 14 "This Masquerade" George Benson 6 August 21 4
August 28 "Don't Stop Believin'" Olivia Newton-John 1 September 18 7
"If You Leave Me Now" Chicago 1 September 25 10
September 4 "With Your Love" Jefferson Starship 6 September 11 5
September 11 "I Can't Hear You No More" Helen Reddy 1 October 2 5
September 18 "Goofus" The Carpenters 4 October 9 5
"She's Gone" Hall & Oates 6 September 25 4
"Fernando" ABBA 1 October 16 11
September 25 "You Are the Woman"[A] Firefall 6 October 30 6
"Nadia's Theme" Barry DeVorzon & Perry Botkin Jr. 8 October 16 6
October 2 "Like a Sad Song" John Denver 1 October 9 6
October 9 "Don't Think....Feel" Neil Diamond 4 October 30 6
October 16 "Muskrat Love" Captain & Tennille 1 October 30 13
"This One's for You" Barry Manilow 1 November 13 6
"You Gotta Make Your Own Sunshine" Neil Sedaka 7 October 23 4
"After the Lovin'" Engelbert Humperdinck 1 December 4 15
November 6 "You're the One" Blood, Sweat & Tears 6 November 20 3
"You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)"[B] Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr. 6 December 25 10
November 13 "So Sad the Song" Gladys Knight & the Pips 3 December 4 5
"The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" Gordon Lightfoot 9 November 13 1
"Nights are Forever Without You" England Dan & John Ford Coley 6 November 27 6
November 20 "Stand Tall" Burton Cummings 2 November 27 3
"Love Me" Yvonne Elliman 5 December 4 8
November 27 "Every Face Tells a Story" Olivia Newton-John 6 December 11 4
"Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" Elton John 1 December 18 9
"Torn Between Two Lovers" Mary MacGregor 1 December 25 11
December 18 "Gladiola" Helen Reddy 10 December 18 3

1975 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles in 1976 which peaked in 1975
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November 22 "Theme from Mahogany (Do You Know Where You're Going to)" Diana Ross 1 December 6 7
"I Write the Songs" Barry Manilow 1 December 13 10
November 29 "Country Boy (You Got Your Feet in L.A.)" Glen Campbell 1 December 27 7
December 20 "The Homecoming" Hagood Hardy 6 December 27 3

1977 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles in 1976 which peaked in 1977
Top ten

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Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in

top ten

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December 11 "Weekend in New England" Barry Manilow 1 January 8 8
December 25 "Lost Without Your Love" Bread 3 January 29 8
"Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" Barbara Streisand 1 January 15 18

Notes[edit]

A The single re-entered the top ten on the week ending October 23, 1976.

B The single re-entered the top ten on the week ending December 4, 1976.

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