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Updated on February 10, 2011


Welcome to the Baby Boomer Chronicles, the other BBC. I created this as I have a sentimental and nostalgic side to my nature. While my focus is on the Baby Boomer generation, born during 1946-1964. If you come either late or early to the party, welcome all the same. For me, like many others, great songs mark milestones in time’s passage as a part of life’s journey. When ever a song appeared at the ‘top of the charts’, I usually knew what going on in the world and in my life for during that particular time period. I put up a classic music nugget or two and hope that your memory is jogged in such a way, as mine always is. We will focus on music from year 1960-1989. For me, much earlier, I do not remember well, and after about 1990, my feelings about popular music were akin to those of my parents about the rock and roll era. They still look for that ‘Doggie in the Window’. This focuses primarily on popular music. In any case, let your tastes and imagination take you to ever greater heights. This may well be your catalyst.

"You see, we can move freely within the first 3 dimensions, but within the 4thdimension, time, we are all prisoners".


“The Time Machine” H.G. Wells

Who says that we can’t observe and enjoy the changing landscape while imprisoned?

I found a couple of great songs here that help me define the year 1977. Yes, its personal, like a fingerprint. You may well find a different path, see table of "Top 100 Pop Songs for 1977". As we move backwards into time, may you find your way as pleasant.....

"Car Wash" by Rose Royce

 I know, they virtually wore all the vinyl out of the grooves on this one, played it to death. But it is a good song all the same.

"Knowing me, Knowing you" by ABBA

ABBA defined 1977, their songs always represented sunshine in my heart. 1977, was not 1977 without them.

Top Pop 1977

1. Dancing Queen - Abba
2. We Will Rock You - Queen
3. Brick House - Commodores
4. Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky) - Bill Conti
5. Disco Inferno - The Trammps
6. Hotel California - Eagles
7. Darth Vader Theme - John Williams
8. Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
9. Got To Give It Up - Marvin Gaye
10. Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
11. Moondance - Van Morrison
12. Free Bird (Live) - Lynyrd Skynyrd
13. Car Wash - Rose Royce
14. Boogie Nights - Heatwave
15. How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
16. Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller Band
17. My Way - Elvis Presley
18. You Make Lovin' Fun - Fleetwood Mac
19. Walk This Way - Aerosmith
20. Your Smiling Face - James Taylor
21. Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
22. Don't Leave Me This Way - Thelma Houston
23. So Into You - Atlanta Rhythm Section
24. Handy Man - James Taylor
25. Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band- Meco


26. Best Of My Love - Emotions
27. Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
28. I Don't Love You Anymore - Teddy Pendergrass
29. Feels Like The First Time - Foreigner
30. I'm Your Boogie Man - K. C. and the Sunshine Band
31. Back In Love Again - L.T.D
32. Enjoy Yourself - The Jacksons
33. Long Time - Boston
34. Mainstreet - Bob Seger
35. The Greatrest Love Of All - George Benson
36. Slide - Slave
37. Dazz - Brick
38. The Killing of Georgie - Rod Stewart
39. Peace Of Mind - Boston
40. Spirit In The Night - Manfred Mann's Earth Band
41. Lido Shuffle - Boz Scaggs
42. Heard It In A Love Song - Marshall Tucker Band
43. Lost Without Your Love - Bread
44. Changes InLaitudes, Changes In Attitudes
45. Rock and Roll Never Forgets - Bob Seger
46. The First Cut Is The Deepest – Rod Stewart
47. Telephone Line - ELO
48. Livin' Thing - ELO
49. Baby, What a Big Surprise - Chicago
50. Red Hot - Robert Gordon & Link Wray


51. Jet Airliner - Steve Miller Band
52. Old Schoolyard - Cat Stevens
53. Easy - Commodores
54. Barracuda - Heart
55. Keep It Comin' Love - K.C. and the Sunshine Band
56. Give A Little Bit - Supertramp
57. Cold As Ice - Foreigner
58. Runaway - Bonnie Raitt
59. Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) - Peter Frampton
60 Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
61. Life In The Fast Lane - Eagles
62. Knowing Me, Knowing You – Abba

63. Strawberry Letter 23 - the Brothers Johnson
64. Love Gun - Kiss
65. Dusic - Brick
66. Lucille - Kenny Rogers
67. After The Lovin - Englebert Humperdink
68. Jungle Love - Steve Miller Band
69. I'm In You - Peter Frampton
70. Closer To The Heart - Rush
71. Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
72. Little Queen - Heart
73. Fly By Night - Rush
74. White Bird - David Laflamme
75. You Light Up My Life - Debbie Boone


76. Love Theme From A Star Is Born (Evergreen) - Barbra Streisand
77. Christeen Sixteen - Kiss
78. Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood mac
79. Weekend In New England - Barry Manilow
80. Swingtown - Steve Miller Band
81. It Keeps You Runnin' - The Doobie Brothers
82. Enjoy Yourelf - The Jacksons
83. Draw The Line - Aerosmith
84. Calling Dr. Love - Kiss
85. NobodyDoes It Better - Carly Simon
86. Your Own Special Way - Genesis
87. Carry On Wayward Son ansas
88. The Pretender - Jackson Browne
89. I Never Cry - Alice Cooper
90. Back In The Saddle - Aerosmith
91. Black Betty - Ram Jam
92. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker

93. Te our Mother Down - Quees
94. Open Sesame - Kool and the Gang
95. The Martian Boogie - Brownsville Station
96. Hold Back The Night - Graham Parker and the Rumour
97. Money, Money, Money - Abba
98. Sub-Rosa Suway - Klaatu
99. I Need A Man - Grace Jnes
100. Can't You See - Marshall Tucker Band


Was that 1977 thingy good for you?

You have to think about 1977, Without looking it up in Wikipedia, which events do you remember?

I know the news stories that got my attention: I have a streak of the macabre sometimes

1. Gary Gilmore's execution,Utah, January 1977

2. Elvis Died ! August 1977


Nothing to write home about, this time






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    • Credence2 profile image

      Credence2 6 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      Gosh Jillian, a music lover too? We are going to get on famously?

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      Jillian Barclay 6 years ago from California, USA

      Dear Credence2,

      Thank you through this walk down memory lane!

      I remember 1977 fondly. It was a very good year for me!

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      Credence2 6 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      Hi, Paradise7, thanks for the Kudos. Watergate hearings occurred in 1973. This Watergate breakin happened during the previous summer.

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      Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

      Really liked this hub. Thanks!!! I remember the Gary Gilmore thing very specifically, too. Off the top of my head (and I could bery very, very wrong), I think Watergate started sometime in 1977, or thereabouts. I think Nixon was Pres., wasn't he? (I'd really have to look it up!)