Throwback Thursday: The top 10 songs this week in 1976

Bicentennial edition!

February 25, 2014|By Jordan Bartel

According to Billboard's Hot 100 chart archives. 

10. 'Love Hurts,' Nazareth

Lots of folks have covered this super-emotive classic, but I always connect it to 1990s commercials (like Gatorade). Sidenote: For some reason, I never knew this song was this old. I would have guessed '86.

9. 'Lonely Night (Angel Face),' Captain & Tennille


R.I.P Captain and Tennille's relationship (the two recently split). In a related note, I apologize for this video, which is really odd even by 1970s standards. Also, on a related note — really, 1976?

8. 'Dream Weaver,' Gary Wright

Party on, Wayne. Party on, Garth.

7. 'Take It to the Limit,' the Eagles

The Eagles were also taking it to the limit with an original member, wonderfully named guitarist Bernie Leadon. This is the band's last single to feature Leadon before Joe Walsh joined.

6. 'You Sexy Thing,' Hot Chocolate

I love how YouTube describes Hot Chocolate as "an interracial English funk and soul group." 2010s, we need another one of these. 

5. 'December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night),' the Four Seasons

However, the night wasn't memorable enough for the band to recall this awesome lady's name.

4. 'All by Myself,' Eric Carmen

Eric Carmen >>>>> Celine Dion.

3. 'Love Machine (Part 1),' the Miracles

Post-Smokey Robinson, the Miracles got really, really funky.

2. '50 Ways to Leave Your Lover,' Paul Simon

You may not be surprised, but this was written after Simon's divorce from his first wife.

1. 'Theme From 'S.W.A.T.,' Rhythm Heritage

Instrumental disco to the rescue!

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