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100 Greatest Songs From 1976

Criteria: Songs listed are from Rock 'n' Roll and related sub-genres. Rankings are based on initial and lasting popularity and on acclaim received from critics and musicians.
Edited By:
Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.
No.
Song
Artist

Hotel California single cover
Go Your Own Way single cover
More Than a Feeling single cover
Anarchy In the UK single cover
Dancing Queen single cover
Don't Fear The Reaper single cover
Night Moves single cover
Blitzkrieg Bop single cover
The Boys Are Back In Town single cover
Disco Inferno single cover
Fly Like an Eagle single cover
1
Hotel California
Eagles
2
Go Your Own Way
Fleetwood Mac
3
More Than A Feeling
Boston
4
Anarchy In The UK
Sex Pistols
5
Dancing Queen
ABBA
6
(Don't Fear) The Reaper
Blue Öyster Cult
7
Night Moves
Bob Seger
8
Blitzkrieg Bop
Ramones
9
The Boys Are Back In Town
Thin Lizzy
10
Play That Funky Music
Wild Cherry
11
Kiss And Say Goodbye
Manhattans
12
Disco Inferno
Trammps
13
Tonight's The Night
Rod Stewart
14
Always And Forever
Heatwave
15
Fly Like An Eagle
Steve Miller Band
16
I Wish
Stevie Wonder
17
Carry On Wayward Son
Kansas
18
Life In The Fast Lane
Eagles
19
Turn The Page (live)
Bob Seger
20
Long Time
Boston
21
If You Leave Me Now
Chicago
22
Lowdown
Boz Scaggs
23
Sir Duke
Stevie Wonder
24
Don't Go Breaking My Heart
Elton John & Kiki Dee
25
Car Wash
Rose Royce
26
Show Me The Way (live)
Peter Frampton
27
Crazy On You
Heart
28
Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
Tavares
29
Blinded By The Light
Manfred Mann's Earth Band
30
Breakdown
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
31
I Wanna Get Next To You
Rose Royce
32
Dazz
Brick
33
Silly Love Songs
Wings
34
Don't Leave Me This Way
Thelma Houston
35
Rock'n Me
Steve Miller Band
36
Knowing Me, Knowing You
ABBA
37
Love Hangover
Diana Ross
38
Do You Feel Like We Do (live)
Peter Frampton
39
Boogie Nights
Heatwave
40
Magic Man
Heart
41
Still The One
Orleans
42
Misty Blue
Dorothy Moore
43
Somebody To Love
Queen
44
Take the Money and Run
Steve Miller Band
45
American Girl
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
46
Peace Of Mind
Boston
47
New Kid In Town
Eagles
48
I'll Be Good To You
Brothers Johnson
49
Baby I Love Your Way (live)
Peter Frampton
50
Rich Girl
Daryl Hall & John Oates
51
Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder
52
You Should Be Dancing
Bee Gees
53
Year Of the Cat
Al Stewart
54
Fernando
ABBA
55
Livin' Thing
Electric Light Orchestra
56
Turn The Beat Around
Vicki Sue Robinson
57
Music
John Miles
58
Disco Lady
Johnnie Taylor
59
Lido Shuffle
Boz Scaggs
60
Shake Your Booty
KC & the Sunshine Band
61
Love Ballad
L.T.D.
62
Mainstreet
Bob Seger
63
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
AC/DC
64
I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
England Dan & John Ford Coley
65
The Rubberband Man
Spinners
66
More, More, More
Andrea True Connection
67
The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
Gordon Lightfoot
68
This Masquerade
George Benson
69
New Rose
Damned
70
Detroit Rock City
KISS
71
Takin' It To the Streets
Doobie Brothers
72
Police And Thieves
Junior Murvin
73
Fool To Cry
Rolling Stones
74
Young Hearts Run Free
Candi Staton
75
Couldn't Get It Right
Climax Blues Band
76
The Things We Do For Love
10cc
77
Summer
War
78
Beth
KISS
79
Get Closer
Seals & Crofts
80
You Are The Woman
Firefall
81
Telephone Line
Electric Light Orchestra
82
Something He Can Feel
Aretha Franklin
83
Rock 'n' Roll Band
Boston
84
You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
Lou Rawls
85
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
Leo Sayer
86
The First Cut Is the Deepest
Rod Stewart
87
Getaway
Earth, Wind & Fire
88
Smokin'
Boston
89
Cherry Bomb
Runaways
90
Mississippi
Pussycat
91
Do Ya
Electric Light Orchestra
92
You Don't Have To Be A Star
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
93
Let's Stick Together
Bryan Ferry
94
Let 'Em In
Wings
95
Back In The Saddle
Aerosmith
96
Get Up And Boogie
Silver Convention
97
I'm Your Boogie Man
KC & the Sunshine Band
98
Enjoy Yourself
Jacksons
99
Rock 'n' Roll Never Forgets
Bob Seger
100
New York State Of Mind
Billy Joel
20 more worth mentioning.
101
Chase The Devil
Max Romeo & The Upsetters
102
Smoke From A Distant Fire
Sanford/Townsend Band
103
So In To You
Atlanta Rhythm Section
104
Devil Woman
Cliff Richard
105
Just To Be Close To You
Commodores
106
Keep It Comin' Love
KC & the Sunshine Band
107
Travelin' Man/Beautiful Loser (live)
Bob Seger
108
Gonna Fly Now
Bill Conti
109
Get Up Offa That Thing
James Brown
110
When I Need You
Leo Sayer
111
As
Stevie Wonder
112
Afternoon Delight
Starland Vocal Band
113
2112
Rush
114
Shout It Out Loud
KISS
115
Last Child
Aerosmith
116
The Pretender
Jackson Browne
117
Lonely Boy
Andrew Gold
118
The Bottle (live)
Gil Scott-Heron
119
Moonlight Feels Right
Starbuck
120
Love So Right
Bee Gees
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1976
Brian's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1976
*
White Honey
Graham Parker & the Rumour
Lew's Choice:
*
Hello Old Friend
Eric Clapton
Bruce's Choice:
*
You're More Than A Number In My Little Red Book
Drifters
Adam's Choice:
*
Zion's Blood
Upsetters
Brett's Choice:
*
James
Billy Joel




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