Australian Singles Chart for 1976

by Mark Gibson on March 18, 2008

in Charts

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These are the songs that Australians were listening to in 1976. Here is the end of year singles chart for 1976 based on sales.

Top selling Australian singles for 1976

*Denotes Australian artist

  1. Fernando – ABBA
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  3. Dancing Queen – ABBA
  4. Howzat – Sherbet*
  5. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart – Elton John & Kiki Dee
  6. Jump In My Car – Ted Mulry Gang*
  7. Money, Money, Money – ABBA
  8. Single Bed – Fox
  9. Let’s Stick Together – Bryan Ferry
  10. Convoy – C.W.McCall
  11. Tonight’s The Night – Rod Stewart
  12. We Do It – R & J Stone
  13. Mississippi – Pussycat
  14. Rock Me – ABBA
  15. Slipping Away – Max Merritt & The Meteors*
  16. S.O.S. – ABBA
  17. Darktown Strutters Ball – Ted Mulry Gang*
  18. I Hate The Music – John Paul Young*
  19. Love Really Hurts Without You – Billy Ocean
  20. Jeans On – David Dundas
  21. If You Leave Me Now – Chicago
  22. December 1963 – The Four Seasons
  23. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself – Marcia Hines*
  24. Lady Bump – Penny McLean
  25. Hold Me Close – David Essex

Top 10 Selling Singles By Australian Artists for 1976

  1. Howzat – Sherbet
  2. Jump In My Car – Ted Mulry Gang
  3. Slipping Away – Max Merritt & The Meteors
  4. Darktown Strutters Ball – Ted Mulry Gang
  5. I Hate The Music – John Paul Young
  6. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself – Marcia Hines
  7. Happy Days – Silver Studs
  8. Every Little Bit Hurts – Shirley
  9. Child’s Play – Sherbet
  10. Matter Of Time – Sherbet

Gibbos pick for 1976 is TMG with Jump In My Car

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Annie October 3, 2009 at 11:35 am

Fantastic site.

Currently organising a 30th school reunion and wondering how do you access the YouTube’ videoclips legally so we can produce a dvd of our years photos, memorabilia and include the music and clips? It would be much appreciated.


2 Ric Manley February 28, 2012 at 10:42 am

There is a free software site called KeepVid all you have to do is highlight the clip url that you want and copy/paste on the download section of KeepVid page and it will download it to your hard drive just select the best quality video and your away.


3 Mark Gibson October 3, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Hi Annie, glad you like the site.

You would have to speak to Youtube about the copyright issues. You can click on the youtube icon in the lower right hand side of each video to be taken to the original page for that video.

I hope this helps.

Cheers, Mark


4 graham December 1, 2010 at 5:16 pm

I am trying to find a song i am sure i heard on countdown, the tv show. it was tyhe band’s last song before they disbanded.
i thought the band’s name was something like aerial and the song had the phrase”its only love” in it.
do i have the correct band name or song title and where can i get a copy??


5 Mark Gibson December 1, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Hi Graham, The band Ariel did have a single called “It’s only love” in 1977. As to where you can get it I don’t know I’m sorry.

I hope this helps.

Cheers, Mark


6 Ric Manley March 5, 2012 at 10:58 am

Ariel records /cds can be found on this site Time Warp records follow the link hope this helps


7 kate mannion December 7, 2010 at 12:12 am

hey ted mulray gang i just want to say thank you for your great music .i haved adored you guys sice i was 12 and now im in mi 40s and still to this day jive to your tune,how ever it would be great to hear a song called dinah that ted and the gang sang it blew mi minde and mad as it is i have never heard it to you all.kate.


8 Jezz Wood January 19, 2011 at 12:54 am

Great site. I am interested in the charts fir the year of my birth 1976, and specifically, what song held the No1 spot on the day of my Birthday in Australia, 11th June 1976.
Any help appreciated.
Secretly hoping it’s not ABBA.
Know it probably is:)
Many thanks


9 Jim August 31, 2011 at 11:05 pm

The song that I believe held the number 1 position on this date was indeed, I am sorry to say, Fernando by Abba.


10 Ian Morrell February 18, 2011 at 11:21 am

Hi. I am English and have books listing the weekly charts from the 1950s to the 1980s for both England and America. Is there a similar publication that lists Australian charts?


11 Mark Gibson February 18, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Hi Ian, I don’t have the link in front of me but do a search on David Kent or The Kent Report & you’ll find what you are after. I hope this helps, Cheers Mark


12 Ric Manley March 8, 2012 at 11:57 am
13 Natalie Brown January 6, 2012 at 8:45 am

Hi there, can you tell me what was number one the day I was born, December 6th 1976? In the USA, it was “Tonight’s the Night” by Rod Stewart, but I want the Aussie number one, since I was born in Australia……! Thanks so much!


14 Mark Gibson January 6, 2012 at 10:23 am

Hi Natalie, that would be “Money, Money, Money” by ABBA.
Hope that helps.
Cheers, Mark


15 Natalie Brown January 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Amazing!!! And OH so poignant!! Thanks so much!!!


16 Tracey S January 6, 2012 at 9:43 pm

Great page! Fab reading through all the historical music info and it’s clear you are passionate about Aussie music!
Think I recall being told that ABBA’s Dancing Queen was No 1 in Australia when I was born, 11/7/76. What about elsewhere worldwide? Tried to research this but didn’t realize it’d be so hard to come by. Are you able to help?


Tracey S


17 Ric Manley February 28, 2012 at 10:46 am

Billboard a US publication would be the place to look. They publish a Billboard top 100. Billboard covers a wide range of music so you will find a chart for several kinds of music ie Top Forty , Rock , Soul, disco,Country etc


18 Jayne January 23, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Hi I was wondering what was number one in Australia on my date of birth 23 december 1976, and also that of my other half 27 August 1974?


19 Ric Manley February 28, 2012 at 10:37 am

number one song on the 23rd December 1976, Money Money Money by ABBA
number one song on the 27th August, Evie by Stevie Wright


20 David February 27, 2012 at 12:41 am

Chasing down which song was no:#1 on 30th March, 1976.

Cheers :)


21 Ric Manley February 28, 2012 at 10:34 am

number single on the 30th March 1976 Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen


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