AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- WEEK OF APRIL 30, 1977

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The American Top 40 this week from the week of April 30, 1977. A very mediocre 40- I started seriously listening to Top 40 radio later in 1977 but looking at the 31-40 songs there are six of those songs I don’t think I’d ever heard before. I didn’t miss anything.

1 2 SOUTHERN NIGHTS –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-12 (1 week at #1) (1) A
2 3 HOTEL CALIFORNIA –•– Eagles (Asylum)-10 (2) C
3 1 DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY –•– Thelma Houston (Tamla)-20 (1) B
4 9 WHEN I NEED YOU –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-10 (4) C+
5 6 I’VE GOT LOVE ON MY MIND –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-14 (5) B-
6 4 DON’T GIVE UP ON US –•– David Soul (Private Stock)-14 (1) D
7 8 SO IN TO YOU –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Polydor)-14 (7) B
8 10 RIGHT TIME OF THE NIGHT –•– Jennifer Warnes (Arista)-14 (8) B-
9 19 SIR DUKE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-5 (9) A+
10 11 TRYING TO LOVE TWO –•– William Bell (Mercury)-11 (10) B

11 13 I WANNA GET NEXT TO YOU –•– Rose Royce (MCA)-10 (11)
12 14 COULDN’T GET IT RIGHT –•– The Climax Blues Band (Sire)-11 (12) B
13 15 LIDO SHUFFLE –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-8 (13) A
14 16 CAN’T STOP DANCIN’ –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-7 (14) F+
15 17 I’M YOUR BOOGIE MAN / WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND ME –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-10 (15) F
16 20 YOUR LOVE –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)-7 (16) B
17 7 LOVE THEME FROM “A STAR IS BORN” (Evergreen) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-21 (1) B
18 12 RICH GIRL –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-15 (1) A
19 5 THE THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE –•– 10cc (Mercury)-17 (5) A
20 23 CALLING DR. LOVE –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-7 (20) C

21 28 LUCILLE –•– Kenny Rogers (United Artists)-6 (21) B+
22 30 LONELY BOY –•– Andrew Gold (Asylum)-7 (22) A
23 25 ANGEL IN YOUR ARMS –•– Hot (Big Tree)-11 (23) B
24 33 HELLO STRANGER –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-7 (24) C+
25 29 FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-6 (25) B-
26 31 DANCIN’ MAN –•– Q (Epic)-8 (26) D
27 18 DANCING QUEEN –•– Abba (Atlantic)-21 (1) A+
28 40 AIN’T GONNA BUMP NO MORE (With No Big Fat Woman) –•– Joe Tex (Epic)-5 (28) B
29 36 GOT TO GIVE IT UP (Part 1) –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-3 (29) A+
30 34 HEARD IT IN A LOVE SONG –•– The Marshall Tucker Band (Capricorn)-8 (30)A

31 32 SOMETIMES –•– The Facts Of Life (Kayvette)-9 (31) D
32 37 WHODUNIT –•– Tavares (Capitol)-6 (32) C+
33 35 UPTOWN FESTIVAL (Motown Medley) (Part 1) –•– Shalamar (Soul Train)-8 (33) C+
34 21 CARRY ON WAYWARD SON –•– Kansas (Kirshner)-19 (11) B
35 41 CHERRY BABY –•– Starz (Capitol)-7 (35) C
36 56 DREAMS –•– Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers)-3 (36) A
37 39 OLD FASHIONED BOY (You’re the One) –•– Stallion (Casablanca)-8 (37) C
38 44 CINDERELLA –•– Firefall (Atlantic)-6 (38) C
39 45 MY SWEET LADY –•– John Denver (RCA)-8 (39) C
40 24 MAYBE I’M AMAZED –•– Wings (Capitol)-12 (10) A+

9 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- WEEK OF APRIL 30, 1977

  1. When a Foreigner and Kansas song looks good in comparison…it’s a slow week. Thats probably unfair but I never liked those bands very much. I didn’t hate them but didn’t love them either…kinda like the Bryan Adams effect.

    • I think we probably agree on 99% of music. There are times I read what you write and think you are somehow reading my mind! lol.

    • lol.. When I read your stuff I think…hey I’m not alone! There ARE people that don’t really get into these popular bands of the late seventies.

    • I was in high school those years and I remember what my friends and I liked- no one else liked- they were grooving to disco- Boston, Foreigner, Kansas etc. No thanks!

    • There was nothing there…no substance. We are a little apart in age but we got into the Beatles at the same time… I have to wonder if that has something to do with it? Our tastes was so different than the norm at the time. I don’t know…We expected something else.

    • I think that has to be a large part of it- and I think the bands that most of the bands that were popular at that point- were made for the masses and what was being pushed- and a lot of casual fans just went along with it.

    • If I had a dollar for everytime I was called a music snob! Not a snob…I just like what I like.
      Corporate rock started to set in…and hit with an exclamation point with Starship in the 80s.

    • The 80s were bad for the formula stuff. It was all about selling product for a lot of acts. Of course not everyone.

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