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This week in music: 1976

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Let's head back to the mid-70's and the days of disco music.

This morning we revisit 1976 and on this week 40 years ago, these were the songs at the top of Billboard Magazine's Hot 100.

At number five was Walter Murphy and his disco version of A Fifth of Beethoven.  The song was such at hit at discos, that producers of Saturday Night Fever included it in the movie the following year.
The duo England Dan and John Ford Coley were at number four with I'd Really Love to See You Tonight. The duo broke up by the end of the decade and in the 1980's England Dan, under his real name Dan Seals became a very successful country music star.

Holding down the number three spot was Wild Cherry with Play That Funky Music. The song went on to sell over 2 and a half-million copies.  Billboard ranks it as the 73rd biggest single of all time.

The smooth voice of Lou Rawls could be heard on the number two song.  You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine would top the R & B and the Adult Contemporary charts, but peaked at number two on the Hot 100.

And in the top spot was another disco hit.  Shake Your Booty was KC and the Sunshine Band's third number one hit.  As you can imagine, the song and its title  stirred up controversy at the time. But that didn't stop DJ's from playing it nor did it stop people buying the record.  

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