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Billboard No.2 Songs - 1976 -

PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 2/7 & 2
TITLE(邦題): LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY (新・愛の誘惑)
ARTIST: DONNA SUMMER
NO.1 SONG(S): 50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER...PAUL SIMON
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 3/6 & 3
TITLE(邦題): ALL BY MYSELF 
ARTIST: ERIC CARMEN
NO.1 SONG(S): LOVE MACHINE...THE MIRACLES
DECEMBER 1963 (OH, WHAT A NIGHT)...FOUR SEASONS
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 3/27 & 3
TITLE(邦題): DREAM WEAVER (夢織り人)
ARTIST: GARY WRIGHT
NO.1 SONG(S): DECEMBER 1963 (OH, WHAT A NIGHT)...FOUR SEASONS
DISCO LADY...JOHNNIE TAYLOR
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 5/1 & 2
TITLE(邦題): RIGHT BACK WHERE WE STARTED FROM (愛とは強いもの)
ARTIST: MAXINE NIGHTINGALE
NO.1 SONG(S): LET YOUR LOVE FLOW...BELLAMY BROTHERS
WELCOME BACK...JOHN SEBASTIAN
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 6/12 & 3
TITLE(邦題): GET UP AND BOOGIE (THAT'S RIGHT) (恋のブギー)
ARTIST: SILVER CONVENTION
NO.1 SONG(S): SILLY LOVE SONG...WINGS
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 7/31 & 2
TITLE(邦題): LOVE IS ALIVE
ARTIST: GARY WRIGHT
NO.1 SONG(S): KISS AND SAY GOODBYE...MANHATTANS
DON'T GO BREAKING MY HEART...ELTON JOHN & KIKI DEE
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 9/4 & 2
TITLE(邦題): YOU'LL NEVER FIND ANOTHER LOVE LIKE MINE
 (別れたくないのに)
ARTIST: LOU RAWLS
NO.1 SONG(S): YOU SHOULD BE DANCING...BEE GEES
(SHAKE, SHAKE, SHAKE) SHAKE YOUR BOOTY...KC & THE SUNSHINE BAND
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 9/25 & 2
TITLE(邦題): I'D REALLY LOVE TO SEE YOU TONIGHT (秋風の恋)
ARTIST: ENGLAND DAN & JOHN FORD COLEY
NO.1 SONG(S): PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC...WILD CHERRY
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 11/20 & 2
TITLE(邦題): THE WRECK OF THE EDMUND FITZGERALD
 (エドマンド・フィッツジェラルド号の難破)
ARTIST: GORDON LIGHTFOOT
NO.1 SONG(S): TONIGHTS THE NIGHT (GONNA BE ALRIGHT)...ROD STEWART
PEAK DATE & WEEKS: 12/4 & 3
TITLE(邦題): THE RUBBERBAND MAN
ARTIST: SPINNERS
NO.1 SONG(S): TONIGHTS THE NIGHT (GONNA BE ALRIGHT)...ROD STEWART

AFTER TALK
こうやってみると多種多様なディスコ・サウンドがヒット・チャート上位で展開されていたと分かる。そんな中で、きっと2位名曲の代表に挙げられるであろうエリック・カルメンのクラシック志向の本格バラードは一際美しい…。イングランド・ダン&ジョン・フォードの「秋風の恋」も爽やかでいい。ゲイリー・ライトは2曲2位(トータル5週)は悲劇だね。でも、「ラヴ・イズ・アライヴ」は27週間もトップ100にいたんだから、名誉なことだとも思うわよ(慰めてもしょーがないってね)。

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