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.

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
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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