Top Songs – 1977

By | Jan 10, 2009

Stevie Wonder by the mid 1970s was one of the biggest artists in R&B. wrote the song Sir Duke in tribute to the jazz great Duke Ellington, who died in 1974. It was the second single release from his 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life. It was the sixth most popular of 1977 reaching the top of the charts in May.

At the Number 5 spot is A Star Is Born (Evergreen) from the movie of the same name. It was composed and performed by Barbra Streisand with lyrics by Paul Williams and won the Grammy Award for Best Song. It reached number 1 for three weeks in March.

The movie Saturday Night Fever was released on December 14, 1977 with many of the songs from it being written and/or sung by the Bee Gees. Their first single from the movie How Deep is Your Love was the fourth most popular song of 1977.

At Number 3 is the little brother of the Bee Gees, Andy Gibb. I Just Want to be Your Everything his first single release from his first album. It was written by Andy along with his older brother Barry and was the first of three consecutive number one for him.

A few times the first single release by an artist is also their biggest song. 1977 Number 2 song Best of My Love by Emotions falls into that category. The song was written by Earth Wind & Fire’s Maurice White and Al McKay. This song and the previous one swapped the number 1 spot a couple of times in the summer of 1977.

One of the biggest recording of all time was the title song of the movie You Light up My Life written by Joe Brooks. Kasey Cisyk recorded the song for the movie, it was lip-synced by Didi Conn. The movie version was released as a single but peaked at Number 60. Debby Boone, the daughter of the 1950s pop star Pat Boone. also released a version and was the top song of the year. The song hit number 1 on October 15 and reminded there until mid-December when it was bumped from Number 1 by How deep is Your Love by the Bee Gees.


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