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This list goes on breaking our hearts: The top songs of 1976

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June

Yesterday, I celebrated the 25 top movies of 1976 in an tragic effort to someone reclaim my childhood. Today, I do the same with the 25 top songs of 1976.

Chances are few of these songs impacted us much at an age where it’s more likely we were listening to KISS (that was me) or Leif Garrett (everyone else). Some of the artists below - Queen, Elton John, Hall & Oates - would go on to great success in the ‘80s. Maybe a cooler older sibling or - dare I say it - a  hipper-than-usual parent played the cooler of these tunes in the station wagon on a summer road trip. (Not mine. I was subjected to the criminal work by felons such as Starland Vocal Band and Barry Manilow.)

Here are the 25 top songs of 1976, according to Billboard’s yearend Hot 100 list.

1. Silly Love Songs, Wings
2. Don't Go Breaking My Heart, Elton John & Kiki Dee
3. Disco Lady, Johnnie Taylor
4. December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night), The Four Seasons
5. Play That Funky Music, Wild Cherry
6. Kiss and Say Goodbye, The Manhattans
7. Love Machine, The Miracles
8. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, Paul Simon
9. Love Is Alive, Gary Wright
10. A Fifth of Beethoven, Walter Murphy & The Big Apple Band
11. Sara Smile, Hall & Oates
12. Afternoon Delight, Starland Vocal Band
13. I Write the Songs, Barry Manilow
14. Fly, Robin, Fly, Silver Convention
15. Love Hangover, Diana Ross
16. Get Closer, Seals and Crofts
17. More, More, More, Andrea True Connection
18. Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen
19. Misty Blue, Dorothy Moore
20. Boogie Fever, The Sylvers
21. I'd Really Love to See You Tonight, England Dan & John Ford Coley
22. You Sexy Thing, Hot Chocolate
23. Love Hurts, Nazareth
24. Get Up and Boogie, Silver Convention
25. Take It to the Limit, Eagles

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