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

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These are the Billboard magazine Hot Dance Club Play number one hits of 1976.

Note: Billboard magazine's dance/disco chart, which began in 1974 and ranked the popularity of tracks in New York City discothèques, expanded to feature multiple charts each week which highlighted playlists in various cities such as San Francisco, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Phoenix, Detroit and Houston. During this time, Billboard rival publication Record World was the first to compile a dance chart which incorporated club play on a national level. Noted Billboard statistician Joel Whitburn has since "adopted" Record Worlds chart data from the weeks between March 29, 1975 and August 21, 1976 into Billboards club play history. For the sake of continuity, Record Worlds national chart is incorporated into the 1975 and 1976 lists.[1]

With the issue dated August 28, 1976, Billboard premiered its own national chart ("National Disco Action Top 30") and their data is used from this date forward.[1]

Issue date Song Artist
Record World disco chart data
January 3 "I Love Music" The O'Jays
January 10
January 17 "Mighty High" Mighty Clouds of Joy
January 24
January 31
February 7
February 14
February 21 "Movin'" Brass Construction
February 28
March 6
March 13
March 20 "Turn the Beat Around" Vicki Sue Robinson
March 27
April 3
April 10
April 17 "Love Hangover" Diana Ross
April 24
May 1 "Try Me, I Know We Can Make It" Donna Summer
May 8
May 15
May 22 "That's Where the Happy People Go" The Trammps
May 29
June 5 "Disco Party"
June 12
June 19
June 26
July 3
July 10 "Trouble-Maker" Roberta Kelly
July 17
July 24 "Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel"/
"Don't Take Away the Music"
July 31
August 7 "The Best Disco in Town" The Ritchie Family
August 14 "You Should Be Dancing" Bee Gees
August 21
Billboard National Disco Action Top 30 data
August 28 "You Should Be Dancing" Bee Gees
September 4
September 11
September 18
September 25
October 2 "Cherchez La Femme"/
"Sour and Sweet"/
"I'll Play the Fool"
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
October 9 "My Sweet Summer Suite"/
"Brazilian Love Song"
The Love Unlimited Orchestra
October 16
October 23 "Midnight Love Affair"/
"Crime Don't Pay"
Carol Douglas
October 30 "Down to Love Town" The Originals
November 6 "My Sweet Summer Suite"/
"Brazilian Love Song"
The Love Unlimited Orchestra
November 13 Four Seasons of Love (all cuts) Donna Summer
November 20
November 27
December 4
December 11
December 18
December 25 "Don't Leave Me This Way"/
"Any Way You Like It"
Thelma Houston

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  1. ^ a b Whitburn, Joel (2004). Billboard Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003. Record Research. ISBN 0-89820-156-X.