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70s Songs - 1977 Most Popular Songs

Updated on April 25, 2008

1977 Top Songs of the Seventies

70s songs started to change in the latter half of the 70s. The popularity of disco was apparent in 1977. Most of the top ten songs from 1977 were disco songs. Quite a few of the top ten songs in 1977 were also one hit wonders.

70s Songs - I'm Your Boogie Man by KC and the Sunshine Band

#11 1977 Song - I'm Your Boogie Man by KC and the Sunshine Band

I'm Your Boogie Man K.C. & the Sunshine Band

KC and the Sunshine Band was a hugely popular group in the 70s. Their style was a combination of funk and disco. They had several hit songs.

70s Songs - Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor

#10 1977 Song - Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor

Torn Between Two Lovers Mary MacGregor

Torn Between Two Lovers was a one hit wonder. Mary MacGregor did have a few other songs that hit the charts, but none of them climbed very high or lasted very long. Torn Between Two Lovers is supposed to be adapted from the classic book, Dr. Zhivago. Originally, the song was written for a male singer.

70s Songs - Undercover Angel by Alan O'Day

#9 1977 Song - Undercover Angel by Alan O'Day

Undercover Angel Alan O'Day

Alan O'Day was a singer and songwriter. Undercover Angel was released without an accompanying album. Still it would become one of the top ten song hits of the year.

Besides recording the hit Undercover Angel, Alan wrote some hit songs. One of his songs was Angie Baby sung by Helen Reddy.

70s Songs - Higher and Higher by Rita Coolidge

#8 1977 Song - Your Love Has Lifted Me Higher and Higher by Rita Coolidge

(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher Rita Coolidge

Rita Coolidge is a Cherokee from Tennessee. She has scored more than one Grammy Award. Your Love Has Lifted Me Higher and Higher was originally sung by Jackie Wilson. The song was Rita's biggest hit.

70s Songs - Don't Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston

#7 1977 Song - Don't Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston

Don't Leave Me This Way Thelma Houston

Don't Leave Me This Way has become a disco classic. It has been put on many lists as the Greatest Disco Song ever. Some even consider Don't Leave Me This Way as one of the Best Songs of the 70 also. Unfortunately, Thelma Houston was never able to score another big hit. VH1 rates the song as #87 on the list of 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders.

70s Songs - I Like Dreamin' by Kenny Nolan

#6 1977 Song - I Like Dreamin' by Kenny Nolan

I Like Dreamin' Kenny Nolan

Although I Like Dreamin' is the one of the only big song hits that Kenny Nolan sang, he had other musical accomplishments. He was the co-writer for huge hit songs such as My Eyes Adored You and Lady Marmalade. He also produced many song hits.

Nolan was somewhat of a musical genius. He got a scholarship to USC at the age of 13 for musical composition. Kenny got bored and dropped out.

Download Angel in Your Arms by HOT

#5 1977 Song - Angel in Your Arms by H.O.T.

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If you don't remember the song, here is a snippet of the hit lyrics of the chorus-

So don't be surprised to find

That the angel in your arms this morning

Is gonna be the devil in someone else's arms tonight

That should ring a bell

70s Songs - Evergreen by Barbra Streisand

#4 1977 Song - Love Theme from A Star Is Born (Evergreen) by Barbra Streisand

Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen)

Evergreen was co-written by Barbra Streisand and Paul Williams. It was the love theme for the 1976 film remake, A Star Is Born. A Star Is Born starred Barbra Streisand herself and Kris Kristofferson. Evergreen won the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

70s Songs - #3 1977 Song - Best of My Love by Emotions

70s Songs - I Just Want to Be Your Everything by Andy Gibb

#2 1977 Song - I Just Want to Be Your Everything by Andy Gibb

I Just Want to Be Your Everything Andy Gibb

I Just Want to Be Your Everything was the very first single released from Andy Gibb's very first album. The Flowing Rivers album would produce 3 consecutive number one hits for Andy.

I Just Want to Be Your Everything was co-written by Andy and his brother Barry, even though no credit is listed for Andy. The song was very personal for Andy, as it was written in Bermuda for his new bride.

70s Songs - Tonight's the Night by Rod Stewart

#1 Song of 1977 - Tonight's the Night by Rod Stewart

Tonight's the Night

Tonight's the Night was written by Rod Stewart himself. Rod Stewart's current girlfriend at the time, Britt Ekland, is also featured on the song with seductive whispers.

One of the song's famous lines, "Spread your wings and let me come inside" caused the song to be banned on some radion stations. Another controversial song at the time by Rod Stewart was "The Killing of Georgie", a song about the death of a gay friend.

70s Songs of 77 Comments

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      Jaynie2000 

      7 years ago

      Yikes. I'm thinking 1977 wasn't such a great year for music.

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      Jorge Vamos 

      8 years ago

      Man, I don't know any of these songs. Don't listen to the oldies station enough, I guess.

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      mike 

      8 years ago

      I like KC and the Sunshine Band.

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      80'sChick 

      9 years ago

      That's a nice jester. I'm more into the 80's boy band groups. They so rock. New Kids on the Block is soooooooooooooo HOTT! They come out every now and then.

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