List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1976 (U.S.)

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These are the Billboard adult contemporary chart number-one hits of 1976. The chart was known as Easy Listening during this year.

Issue Date Song Artist
January 3 "Times of Your Life" Paul Anka
January 10 "Fly Away" John Denver
January 17 "Let It Shine" / "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" Olivia Newton-John
January 24
January 31 "Fly Away" John Denver
February 7 "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" Neil Sedaka
February 14 "Paloma Blanca" The George Baker Selection
February 21 "Break Away" Art Garfunkel
February 28 "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover" Paul Simon
March 6
March 13 "Lonely Night (Angel Face)" Captain & Tennille
March 20 "Venus" Frankie Avalon
March 27 "Only Love is Real" Carole King
April 3 "There's a Kind of Hush" The Carpenters
April 10
April 17 "Looking for Space" John Denver
April 24 "Come On Over" Olivia Newton-John
April 30 "We Can't Hide it Anymore" Larry Santos
May 1 "Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again" Barry Manilow
May 8 "Don't Pull Your Love/Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" Glen Campbell
May 15 "Welcome Back" John Sebastian
May 22
May 29 "Silly Love Songs" Wings
June 5 "Shop Around" Captain & Tennille
June 12 "Save Your Kisses for Me" Brotherhood of Man
June 19 "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" Eric Carmen
June 26 "Today's the Day" America
July 3
July 10 "I Need to Be in Love" The Carpenters
July 17 "If You Know What I Mean" Neil Diamond
July 24 "I'm Easy" Keith Carradine
July 31 "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" Lou Rawls
August 7 "Let 'Em In" Wings
August 14 "If You Know What I Mean" Neil Diamond
August 21 "I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" England Dan & John Ford Coley
August 28 "Shower the People" James Taylor
September 4 "Summer" War
September 11 "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" Elton John and Kiki Dee
September 18 "Don't Stop Believin'" Olivia Newton-John
September 25 "If You Leave Me Now" Chicago
October 2 "I Can't Hear You No More" Helen Reddy
October 9 "Like a Sad Song" John Denver
October 16 "Fernando" ABBA
October 23
October 30 "Muskrat Love" Captain & Tennille
November 6
November 13 "This One's for You" Barry Manilow
November 20 "Muskrat Love" Captain & Tennille
November 27
December 4 "After the Lovin'" Engelbert Humperdinck
December 11
December 18 "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" Elton John
December 25 "Torn Between Two Lovers" Mary MacGregor

References[edit]

  • Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications) ISBN 0-8230-7693-8

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