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List of years in music
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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1977.

Events

January–February

March–May

June–August

September–December

Also in 1977

Bands formed

Bands reformed

Bands disbanded

Albums released

  1. New Boots and Panties!! Ian Dury


Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1977.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart entries
1 Eagles Hotel California 1977 23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". US BB 1 – Mar 1977, Canada 1 – Mar 1977, France 1 – Jun 1977, Grammy in 1977, Switzerland 2 – Jul 1977, OzNet 3, Norway 5 – May 1977, Europe 5 of the 1970s, US BB 6 of 1977, Germany 6 – Jun 1977, TheQ 6, POP 6 of 1977, UK 8 – Apr 1977, Netherlands 8 – May 1977, Austria 13 – Sep 1977, Belgium 18 of all time, RYM 18 of 1977, Scrobulate 28 of rock, US CashBox 35 of 1977, Poland 38 of all time, Acclaimed 43, Virgin 44, RIAA 46, Rolling Stone 49, 68 in 2FM list, WXPN 73, Party 87 of 2007, Italy 88 of 1977, Germany 317 of the 1970s
2 Donna Summer I Feel Love 1977 23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". UK 1 – Jul 1977, Netherlands 1 – Aug 1977, France 1 – Sep 1977, Austria 1 – Aug 1977, Australia 1 for 1 weeks May 1978, Switzerland 2 – Aug 1977, Germany 3 – Aug 1977, Sweden (alt) 5 – Jul 1977, Italy 5 of 1977, US BB 6 – Sep 1977, RYM 7 of 1977, Norway 8 – Nov 1977, Canada 9 – Oct 1977, Australia 17 of 1977, Scrobulate 32 of disco, US CashBox 57 of 1977, Acclaimed 181, Germany 271 of the 1970s, Rolling Stone 411
3 Wings Mull of Kintyre 1977 23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". UK 1 – Nov 1977, Netherlands 1 – Dec 1977, Austria 1 – Feb 1978, Switzerland 1 – Jan 1978, Germany 1 – Jan 1978, Éire 1 – Dec 1977, Australia 1 for 11 weeks Jul 1978, Norway 2 – Dec 1977, Australia 2 of 1978, South Africa 5 of 1978, Sweden (alt) 14 – Dec 1977, Germany 21 of the 1970s, RYM 28 of 1977, Europe 76 of the 1970s, Italy 97 of 1978
4 Boney M Ma Baker 1977 23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". Netherlands 1 – May 1977, Sweden (alt) 1 – May 1977, France 1 – Jun 1977, Austria 1 – Jun 1977, Switzerland 1 – May 1977, Norway 1 – Jun 1977, Germany 1 – May 1977, UK 2 – Jun 1977, Italy 16 of 1977, Australia 24 of 1977, Global 33 (5 M sold) – 1978, Germany 55 of the 1970s, Scrobulate 80 of disco, RYM 101 of 1977
5 Baccara Yes Sir, I Can Boogie 1977 23x15pxScript error: No such module "Check for unknown parameters". UK 1 – Sep 1977, Netherlands 1 – Jun 1977, Sweden (alt) 1 – Jul 1977, Switzerland 1 – Jun 1977, Norway 1 – Aug 1977, Germany 1 – Jun 1977, Éire 1 – Nov 1977, France 2 – Jun 1977, Austria 2 – Aug 1977, Germany 31 of the 1970s, Italy 81 of 1978, RYM 123 of 1977

Chronological table of US and UK number one hit singles

US number one singles and artist (weeks at number one) UK number one singles and artist (weeks at number one)
"Tonight's the Night" – Rod Stewart (7 weeks in 1976 + 1 week in 1977) "When a Child is Born" – Johnny Mathis (1 week in 1976 + 2 weeks in 1977)
"You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)"- Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. (1) "Don't Give Up on Us" – David Soul (4)
"You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" – Leo Sayer (1) "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" – Julie Covington (1)
"I Wish" – Stevie Wonder (1) "When I Need You" – Leo Sayer (3)
"Car Wash" – Rose Royce (1) "Chanson D'Amour" – The Manhattan Transfer (3)
"Torn Between Two Lovers" – Mary MacGregor (2) "Knowing Me, Knowing You" – ABBA (5)
"Blinded by the Light" – Manfred Mann's Earth Band (1) "Free" – Deniece Williams (2)
"New Kid in Town" – The Eagles (1) "I Don't Want to Talk About It/The First Cut Is the Deepest" – Rod Stewart (4)
"Love theme from A Star Is Born (Evergreen)" – Barbra Streisand (3) "Lucille" – Kenny Rogers (1)
"Rich Girl" – Hall & Oates (2) "Show You the Way to Go" – The Jacksons (1)
"Dancing Queen" – ABBA (1) "So You Win Again" – Hot Chocolate (3)
"Don't Give Up on Us" – David Soul (1) "I Feel Love" – Donna Summer (4)
"Don't Leave Me This Way" – Thelma Houston (1) "Angelo" – Brotherhood of Man (1)
"Southern Nights" – Glen Campbell (1) "Float On" – The Floaters (1)
"Hotel California" – Eagles (1) "Way Down" – Elvis Presley (5)
"When I Need You" – Leo Sayer (1) "Silver Lady" – David Soul (3)
"Sir Duke" – Stevie Wonder (3) "Yes Sir I Can Boogie" – Baccara (1)
"I'm Your Boogie Man" – KC and the Sunshine Band (1) "The Name of the Game" – ABBA (4)
"Dreams" – Fleetwood Mac (1) "Mull Of Kintyre / Girls' School" – Wings, (5 weeks in 1977 + 4 weeks in 1978), best selling single of the year
"Got to Give It Up" – Marvin Gaye (1)
"Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)" – Bill Conti (1)
"Undercover Angel" – Alan O'Day (1)
"Da Doo Ron Ron" – Shaun Cassidy (1)
"Looks Like We Made It" – Barry Manilow (1)
"I Just Want to Be Your Everything" – Andy Gibb (4)
"Best of My Love" – The Emotions (5)
"Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" – Meco (2)
"You Light Up My Life" – Debby Boone (10), biggest hit of the 1970s
"How Deep Is Your Love" – Bee Gees (2 weeks in 1977 + 1 week in 1978)

1977's significant hit singles

  1. Trans-Europe Express Kraftwerk

Published popular music

Punk rock

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1977 also saw the release of several pivotal albums in the development of punk music. widely acknowledged as masterpieces and among the earliest first full-length purely punk albums, The Clash by The Clash, The Damned's Damned, Damned, Damned, the Dead Boys' Young, Loud and Snotty, Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers' L.A.M.F., The Jam's In the City, the Ramones' Rocket to Russia, Richard Hell and the Voidoids' Blank Generation, the Sex Pistols' Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols, Television's Marquee Moon, and Wire's Pink Flag are usually considered their respective masterpieces, and kick-started punk music as the musical genre it eventually became. The year also saw the release of debut albums by bands often associated with, if not defined as, punk, thought to be the beginnings of "New Wave" such as Elvis Costello's My Aim Is True, Suicide's Suicide, and Talking Heads' Talking Heads: 77. It also saw the release of Iggy Pop's Lust for Life, his second record as a solo artist.

Births

Deaths

Awards

References

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