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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.
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
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
Blinded By The Light
Manfred Mann's Earth Band
28
Don't Leave Me This Way
Thelma Houston
29
Somebody To Love
Queen
30
Knowing Me, Knowing You
ABBA
31
Love Hangover
Diana Ross
32
American Girl
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
33
Silly Love Songs
Wings
34
Year Of the Cat
Al Stewart
35
Isn't She Lovely
Stevie Wonder
36
You Should Be Dancing
Bee Gees
37
Livin' Thing
Electric Light Orchestra
38
The Rubberband Man
Spinners
39
Rich Girl
Daryl Hall & John Oates
40
Take the Money and Run
Steve Miller Band
41
Fernando
ABBA
42
Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel
Tavares
43
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
AC/DC
44
Baby I Love Your Way (live)
Peter Frampton
45
New Kid In Town
Eagles
46
Boogie Nights
Heatwave
47
Rock'n Me
Steve Miller Band
48
Peace Of Mind
Boston
49
The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald
Gordon Lightfoot
50
Turn The Beat Around
Vicki Sue Robinson
51
Dazz
Brick
52
Detroit Rock City
KISS
53
Do You Feel Like We Do (live)
Peter Frampton
54
Breakdown
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
55
Lido Shuffle
Boz Scaggs
56
I Wanna Get Next To You
Rose Royce
57
Still The One
Orleans
58
Shake Your Booty
KC & the Sunshine Band
59
I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
England Dan & John Ford Coley
60
Love Ballad
L.T.D.
61
More, More, More
Andrea True Connection
62
Mainstreet
Bob Seger
63
I'll Be Good To You
Brothers Johnson
64
Music
John Miles
65
Disco Lady
Johnnie Taylor
66
This Masquerade
George Benson
67
New Rose
Damned
68
Police And Thieves
Junior Murvin
69
Fool To Cry
Rolling Stones
70
Young Hearts Run Free
Candi Staton
71
Beth
KISS
72
Telephone Line
Electric Light Orchestra
73
You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
Lou Rawls
74
Cherry Bomb
Runaways
75
Money, Money, Money
ABBA
76
I'm Your Boogie Man
KC & the Sunshine Band
77
As
Stevie Wonder
78
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
Leo Sayer
79
Gonna Fly Now
Bill Conti
80
The Things We Do For Love
10cc
81
Chase The Devil
Max Romeo & The Upsetters
82
Get Up Offa That Thing
James Brown
83
New York State Of Mind
Billy Joel
84
Couldn't Get It Right
Climax Blues Band
85
When I Need You
Leo Sayer
86
The First Cut Is the Deepest
Rod Stewart
87
Keep It Comin' Love
KC & the Sunshine Band
88
Back In The Saddle
Aerosmith
89
Achilles Last Stand
Led Zeppelin
90
Devil Woman
Cliff Richard
91
Let's Stick Together
Bryan Ferry
92
You Don't Have To Be A Star
Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
93
Takin' It To the Streets
Doobie Brothers
94
Smokin'
Boston
95
Let 'Em In
Wings
96
Getaway
Earth, Wind & Fire
97
Zombie
Fela and Afrika 70
98
So In To You
Atlanta Rhythm Section
99
Afternoon Delight
Starland Vocal Band
100
Smoke From A Distant Fire
Sanford/Townsend Band
20 more worth mentioning.
101
Tom Traubert's Blues
Tom Waits
102
Get Up And Boogie
Silver Convention
103
Do Ya
Electric Light Orchestra
104
You Are The Woman
Firefall
105
Just To Be Close To You
Commodores
106
Summer
War
107
Rock 'n' Roll Band
Boston
108
Enjoy Yourself
Jacksons
109
Shout It Out Loud
KISS
110
Something He Can Feel
Aretha Franklin
111
Travelin' Man/Beautiful Loser (live)
Bob Seger
112
2112
Rush
113
Last Child
Aerosmith
114
The Pretender
Jackson Browne
115
Lonely Boy
Andrew Gold
116
Roots, Rock, Reggae
Bob Marley & the Wailers
117
Love So Right
Bee Gees
118
Get Closer
Seals & Crofts
119
Welcome Back
John Sebastian
120
Harvest For the World
Isley Brothers
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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