1976 in Music

Apple Computer Company is formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The CN tower in Toronto, Canada is completed and is the the tallest free standing structure in the world. NASA unveils the first space shuttle, the Enterprise.

Popular TV Programmes

  • The Six Million Dollar Man
  • Kojak
  • The Jeffersons
  • All in the Family
  • Maude
  • Good Times
  • M*A*S*H
  • The Carol Burnett Show


Here are the top twenty songs of that year in the U.S, with the top three videos added:

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


An added bonus: Top Books in 1976

1 TRINITY, by Leon Uris.

2 SLEEPING MURDER, by Agatha Christie.

3 STORM WARNING, by Jack Higgins.

4 SLAPSTICK, by Kurt Vonnegut.

5 RAISE THE TITANIC!, by Clive Cussler.

6 THE CRASH OF ’79, by Paul E. Erdman.

7 MARRY ME, by John Updike.

8 BLUE SKIES, NO CANDY, by Gael Greene.

9 DOLORES, by Jacqueline Susann.

10 ORDINARY PEOPLE, by Judith Guest.

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