AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 70’S- WEEK OF DECEMBER 10, 1977

American Top 40- The 70’s- Week of December 10, 1977. Great week -worst song and one of the worst of all times- at #1 but other than that and a few teenybopper songs- a very strong Top 40.

1 1 YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Debby Boone (Warner Brothers / Curb)-15 (9 weeks at #1) (1) F
2 2 DON’T IT MAKE MY BROWN EYES BLUE –•– Crystal Gayle (United Artists)-18 (2) B
3 3 HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-12 (3) A+
4 5 BLUE BAYOU –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-14 (4) A
5 9 IT’S SO EASY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-10 (5) A
6 6 HEAVEN ON THE 7th FLOOR –•– Paul Nicholas (RSO)-17 (6) C
7 7 WE’RE ALL ALONE –•– Rita Coolidge (A&M)-13 (7) B
8 10 (Every Time I Turn Around) BACK IN LOVE AGAIN –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-9 (8)A+
9 4 BABY, WHAT A BIG SURPRISE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-12 (4)B+
10 11 YOU MAKE LOVING FUN –•– Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers)-9 (10) A

11 13 BABY COME BACK –•– Player (RSO)-11 (11) B
12 15 HERE YOU COME AGAIN –•– Dolly Parton (RCA)-9 (12) A
13 16 SENTIMENTAL LADY –•– Bob Welch (Capitol)-9 (13)A
14 8 BOOGIE NIGHTS –•– Heatwave (Epic)-21 (2) B
15 17 SLIP SLIDIN’ AWAY –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-9 (15)A+
16 18 ISN’T IT TIME –•– The Babys (Chrysalis)-10 (16)A-
17 20 YOU CAN’T TURN ME OFF (In the Middle Of Turning Me On) –•– High Inergy (Gordy)-13 (17)B
18 21 COME SAIL AWAY –•– Styx (A&M)-12 (18) C
19 30 YOU’RE IN MY HEART (The Final Acclaim) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-7 (19)A
20 22 SWINGTOWN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-9 (20)A-

21 23 YOUR SMILING FACE –•– James Taylor (Columbia)-11 (21) B
22 32 HEY DEANIE –•– Shaun Cassidy (Warner Brothers / Curb)-5 (22) D
23 24 GONE TOO FAR –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-11 (23) C
24 14 IT’S ECSTASY WHEN YOU LAY DOWN NEXT TO ME –•– Barry White (20th Century)-17 (4) A
25 25 I GO CRAZY –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-16 (25) A+
26 31 WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS / WE WILL ROCK YOU –•– Queen (Elektra)-8 (26) A
27 29 SHE’S NOT THERE –•– Santana (Columbia)-10 (27) B
28 35 SERPENTINE FIRE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-7 (28)A
29 36 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Leif Garrett (Atlantic)-5 (29) D
30 38 MY WAY –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-5 (30) A

31 33 THE WAY I FEEL TONIGHT –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-9 (31)C
32 47 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-5 (32)A+
33 12 WE JUST DISAGREE –•– Dave Mason (Columbia)-15 (12)A
34 52 SHORT PEOPLE –•– Randy Newman (Warner Brothers)-5 (34)A+
35 39 GETTIN’ READY FOR LOVE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-6 (35) B-
36 46 TURN TO STONE –•– Electric Light Orchestra (Jet)-4 (36)A
37 41 DANCE, DANCE, DANCE (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) –•– Chic (Atlantic)-7 (37)A
38 50 DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD –•– Santa Esmeralda Starring Leroy Gomez (Casablanca)-6 (38)B
39 43 (Love Is) THICKER THAN WATER –•– Andy Gibb (RSO)-6 (39) A-
40 40 AS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-6 (40) A

22 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 70’S- WEEK OF DECEMBER 10, 1977

  1. Some good songs in the countdown. You Light Up My Life and Feelings earlier are the ones that even as a kid made me want to punch something.

  2. Agree, some good stuff on here!

    Not quite sure I fully get the strong feelings about “You Light Up My Life.” Admittedly, I did have a phase in my younger teenage years where I was into softies, and back then, I liked that tune. While I’m certainly no longer as fond of it, I don’t find it as terrible as you guys apparently do! 🙂

    • Part of the problem- it was #1 for 10 weeks in a row- turn on the radio and it would be playing. If it had been say a #25 hit that got just regular airplay it wouldn’t have been as bad. It’s funny I think say after 6 months you never heard it again on the radio.

    • I remember it hitting me in the early 80’s- I haven’t heard that song on the radio since it was a hit! I don’t think it still gets much airplay.

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