1977 in Music

From The Peoples History

Star Wars opens in cinemas, first Apple II computers go on sale, TV Mini Series “Roots” is aired, First commercial flight Concord, Elvis Presley Dies at the age of 42, NASA space shuttle first test flight. The New York City Blackout lasts for 25 hours and results in looting and disorder. Perhaps most important in Popular Culture is the development of punk music. from groups like the Ramones, Iggy Pop’s ,Clash, Elvis Costello, The Stranglers, and the Sex Pistols

Popular TV Programmes

  • Little House on the Prairie
  • Happy Days
  • All in the Family
  • Charlie’s Angels
  • Sanford and Son
  • Rhoda
  • Three’s Company
  • The Love Boat
  • Barney Miller


Here are Billboards top twenty songs of that year in the U.S, with the top three videos added:

1 “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” Rod Stewart

2 “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” Andy Gibb

3 “Best of My Love” The Emotions

4 “Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)” Barbra Streisand
5 “Angel in Your Arms” Hot
6 “I Like Dreamin'” Kenny Nolan
7 “Don’t Leave Me This Way” Thelma Houston
8 “(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher” Rita Coolidge
9 “Undercover Angel” Alan O’Day
10 “Torn Between Two Lovers” Mary MacGregor
11 “I’m Your Boogie Man” KC and the Sunshine Band
12 “Dancing Queen” ABBA
13 “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” Leo Sayer
14 “Margaritaville” Jimmy Buffett
15 “Telephone Line” Electric Light Orchestra
16 “Whatcha Gonna Do?” Pablo Cruise
17 “Do You Wanna Make Love” Peter McCann
18 “Sir Duke” Stevie Wonder
19 “Hotel California” Eagles
20 “Got to Give It Up”


An added bonus: Top Books in 1977

(according to Publisher’s Weekly)
1. The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien
2. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
3. Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
4. The Honourable Schoolboy by John Le Carre
5. Oliver’s Story by Erich Segal
6. Dreams Die First by Harold Robbins
7. Beggarman, Thief by Irwin Shaw
8. How To Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong
9. Delta of Venus: Erotica by Anaïs Nin
10. Daniel Martin by John Fowles

One Comment on “1977 in Music

  1. I was a young child at that time, but I remember those shows and songs. Thanks for the nostalgic trip down memory lane.

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