AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1970’S -WEEK OF MAY 21, 1977

Stevie Wonder – Sir Duke (1977, Vinyl) - Discogs

American Top 40- The 1970’s- Week of May 21, 1977. A very uneven week- some great tunes and some real garbage-especially near the bottom of the charts.

1 2 SIR DUKE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (1 week at #1) (1) A+
2 1 WHEN I NEED YOU –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers)-13 (1) B
3 5 COULDN’T GET IT RIGHT –•– The Climax Blues Band (Sire)-14 (3) B+
4 8 I’M YOUR BOOGIE MAN / WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND ME –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-13 (4)F
5 9 GOT TO GIVE IT UP (Part 1) –•– Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-6 (5) A+
6 14 DREAMS –•– Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers)-6 (6) A+
7 21 GONNA FLY NOW (Theme From “Rocky”) –•– Bill Conti (United Artists)-5 (7) A
8 3 HOTEL CALIFORNIA –•– Eagles (Asylum)-13 (1) C
9 4 SOUTHERN NIGHTS –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol)-15 (1) A+
10 12 LUCILLE –•– Kenny Rogers (United Artists)-9 (10) A-

11 LIDO SHUFFLE –•– Boz Scaggs (Columbia)-11 (11) A+
12 15 LONELY BOY –•– Andrew Gold (Asylum)-10 (12) A
13 6 RIGHT TIME OF THE NIGHT –•– Jennifer Warnes (Arista)-17 (6) C
14 19 FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-9 (14) C
15 17 HELLO STRANGER –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-10 (15) C
16 16 CALLING DR. LOVE –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-10 (16) C
17 7 SO IN TO YOU –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Polydor)-17 (7) B
18 20 ANGEL IN YOUR ARMS –•– Hot (Big Tree)-14 (18) B
19 28 UNDERCOVER ANGEL –•– Alan O’Day (Pacific)-8 (19) D
20 22 AIN’T GONNA BUMP NO MORE (With No Big Fat Woman) –•– Joe Tex (Epic)-8 (20) C

21 25 HEARD IT IN A LOVE SONG –•– The Marshall Tucker Band (Capricorn)-11 (21)A
22 10 I WANNA GET NEXT TO YOU –•– Rose Royce (MCA)-13 (10) B-
23 23 DANCIN’ MAN –•– Q (Epic)-11 (23) C
24 26 WHODUNIT –•– Tavares (Capitol)-9 (24) C
25 18 I’VE GOT LOVE ON MY MIND –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol)-17 (5)B
26 13 CAN’T STOP DANCIN’ –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M)-10 (13)F
27 30 UPTOWN FESTIVAL (Motown Medley) (Part 1) –•– Shalamar (Soul Train)-11 (27)C
28 29 SHOW YOU THE WAY TO GO –•– The Jacksons (Epic)-7 (28) B
29 33 MARGARITAVILLE –•– Jimmy Buffett (ABC)-8 (29) A+
30 39 JET AIRLINER –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-4 (30)B

31 35 LOVE’S GROWN DEEP –•– Kenny Nolan (20th Century)-8 (31) F
32 36 SLOW DANCIN’ DON’T TURN ME ON –•– The Addrisi Brothers (Buddah)-7 (32) D
33 37 MAINSTREET –•– Bob Seger (Capitol)-5 (33) B
34 24 DON’T LEAVE ME THIS WAY –•– Thelma Houston (Tamla)-23 (1) A
35 41 HIGH SCHOOL DANCE –•– The Sylvers (Capitol)-5 (35) F
36 40 SLOWDOWN –•– John Miles (London)-9 (36) D
37 42 ARIEL –•– Dean Friedman (Lifesong)-6 (37) F-
38 48 DO YOU WANNA MAKE LOVE –•– Peter McCann (20th Century)-5 (38) F
39 43 EVERYBODY BE DANCIN’ –•– Starbuck (Private Stock)-6 (39) D
40 27 YOUR LOVE –•– Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. (ABC)-10 (15] B

16 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1970’S -WEEK OF MAY 21, 1977

  1. Great number 1 and an OK top 40…some clinkers and some great. Steve Miller…I can honestly say I did like so many of his songs until radio got a hold of them…him and Phil Collins are two that come to mind that they just wore out.

  2. So I was 13 in 77 just getting into music so I read these titles and can’t start hearing the songs in my head – undercover angel – aahhhhhhh! But you’re right a lot of good stuff as well

  3. I guess “uneven” is a fair characterization, though “Sir Duke” (one of my favorite Stevie Wonder tunes), “Got to Give It Up”, “Dreams” and, I’m sorry, “Hotel California” are worth the price of admission!

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