The Number One Hits Of 1977
|November 13, 1976 – January 7, 1977
Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)
Stewart has had six consecutive number-one albums in the UK and has sold over 120 million records worldwide.
The song was his second US number-one single, staying atop the charts for eight weeks.
|January 8, 1977 – January 14, 1977
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.
You Don’t Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. are both former members of the 5th Dimension.
Their duet emphasizes that one doesn’t need fame for love and acceptance.
|January 15, 1977 – January 21, 1977
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
Leo Sayer is an English singer-songwriter and musician who gained fame in the 1970s.
The song earned him a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in 1978.
|January 22, 1977 – January 28, 1977
By age 13, Stevie Wonder was already a Motown prodigy known for his powerful voice and harmonica skills.
I Wish is an upbeat, funky track reminiscing about childhood and simpler times.
|January 29, 1977 – February 4, 1977
Rose Royce is an American soul and R&B group originally formed in Los Angeles.
The song served as the title track for the 1976 film Car Wash and became a funk and disco classic.
|February 5, 1977 – February 18, 1977
Torn Between Two Lovers
Mary MacGregor is an American singer best known for this soft rock hit.
The song’s theme centers on the emotional turmoil of simultaneously being in love with two people.
|February 19, 1977 – February 25, 1977
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
Blinded by the Light
Manfred Mann’s Earth Band is a British progressive rock group formed in 1971.
Their cover of Bruce Springsteen’s Blinded by the Light became the band’s biggest hit, with a distinctive synth and guitar arrangement.
|February 26, 1977 – March 4, 1977
New Kid in Town
The Eagles are one of the world’s best-selling bands, with over 150 million records sold.
The song’s lyrics touch upon the fleeting nature of fame and the arrival of new talent.
|March 5, 1977 – March 25, 1977
Love Theme From ‘A Star Is Born’ (Evergreen)
Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, and filmmaker with numerous awards.
The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song.
|March 26, 1977 – April 8, 1977
Daryl Hall and John Oates
Daryl Hall and John Oates are an American pop-rock duo known for their catchy tunes and soulful harmonies.
The song was the duo’s first number-one single in the US and became one of their signature tracks.
|April 9, 1977 – April 15, 1977
ABBA is a Swedish pop group that found international fame in the 1970s.
Dancing Queen is one of their most famous hits, known for its infectious melody and disco-influenced sound.
|April 16, 1977 – April 22, 1977
Don’t Give Up on Us
David Soul is an American-British actor and singer, best known for his role as Detective Hutchinson in the TV series Starsky & Hutch.
The song is a ballad that encourages commitment and faith in a relationship.
|April 23, 1977 – April 29, 1977
Don’t Leave Me This Way
Thelma Houston is an American singer and actress who gained prominence in the 1970s.
Her cover of Don’t Leave Me This Way became a disco anthem, earning her a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
|April 30, 1977 – May 6, 1977
Glen Campbell was an American singer, guitarist, and actor who released over 70 albums in his career.
Southern Nights is inspired by childhood memories of visiting his relatives in rural Arkansas.
|May 7, 1977 – May 13, 1977
Eagles’ members Don Henley and Glenn Frey contributed to Hotel California‘s songwriting.
The song is often interpreted as a metaphor for the dark side of the American Dream.
|May 14, 1977 – May 20, 1977
When I Need You
Leo Sayer’s second number-one single in the US, When I Need You, was written by Albert Hammond and Carole Bayer Sager.
The song is a heartfelt ballad about missing a loved one and longing for their presence.
|May 21, 1977 – June 10, 1977
Sir Duke is a tribute to jazz legend Duke Ellington and a celebration of music’s ability to unite people.
The song showcases Wonder’s virtuosity in various instruments, including keyboards and harmonica.
|June 11, 1977 – June 17, 1977
KC and the Sunshine Band
I’m Your Boogie Man
KC and the Sunshine Band is an American disco and funk band that was popular during the 1970s.
I’m Your Boogie Man is an energetic dance tune that reached number one on the US charts.
|June 18, 1977 – June 24, 1977
Fleetwood Mac is a British-American rock band known for their unique blend of pop, rock, and blues styles.
Dreams was written by Stevie Nicks and became the band’s only US number-one hit
|June 25, 1977 – July 1, 1977
Got to Give It Up (Part 1)
Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer who helped shape the sound of Motown.
Johnnie Taylor’s Disco Lady inspired the song and became a chart-topping hit
|July 2, 1977 – July 8, 1977
Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)
Bill Conti is an American composer and conductor known for his work in film and television.
Gonna Fly Now is the iconic theme song from the 1976 film Rocky, featuring a triumphant brass section and a memorable melody.
|July 9, 1977 – July 15, 1977
Alan O’Day was an American singer-songwriter who found success as a solo artist and songwriter for others.
Undercover Angel is a pop song with a catchy tune and whimsical lyrics about a dream encounter with a mysterious woman.
|July 16, 1977 – July 22, 1977
Da Doo Ron Ron
Shaun Cassidy is an American singer, actor, and producer who gained fame as a teen idol in the 1970s.
Originally recorded by The Crystals, his version of Da Doo Ron Ron became his first US number-one hit.
|July 23, 1977 – July 29, 1977
Looks Like We Made It
Barry Manilow is an American singer-songwriter known for his ballads and easy-listening pop hits.
Looks Like We Made It is a song about reminiscing on a past relationship and realizing that both individuals have moved on.
|July 30, 1977 – August 19, 1977
I Just Want to Be Your Everything
Andy Gibb was a British singer and the younger brother of the Bee Gees members.
The song, written by his brother Barry Gibb, became his first number-one hit in the United States.
|August 20, 1977 – September 30, 1977
Best of My Love
The Emotions are an American all-female soul and R&B group from Chicago.
Best of My Love is a disco-influenced hit with uplifting lyrics and tight vocal harmonies.
|October 1, 1977 – October 14, 1977
Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band
Meco is an American musician and producer known for creating disco versions of popular film scores.
His medley of the Star Wars Theme and Cantina Band from the original 1977 film became a chart-topping hit.
|October 15, 1977 – December 23, 1977
You Light Up My Life
Debby Boone is an American singer, actress, and author who is the daughter of singer-actor Pat Boone.
You Light Up My Life was the title track of her debut album and spent ten weeks at number one on the US charts.
|December 24, 1977 – January 13, 1978
How Deep Is Your Love
The Bee Gees were a British-Australian pop music group formed by three brothers: Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb.
How Deep Is Your Love is a romantic ballad that became one of the group’s most enduring and beloved hits.
The Biggest Pop Artists of 1977 include:
(HPS music data is compiled from charts, including Billboard’s Pop, Rock, Airplay, R&B/Dance, and Singles Charts. The Hot 100 is the primary chart used for this list.)