100 Greatest Songs From 1977

Criteria: Songs listed are from Rock 'n' Roll and related sub-genres. Rankings are based on initial and lasting popularity and on acclaim received from critics and musicians.

Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release). Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.

1. Stayin' Alive
The Bee Gees
2. We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions
3. Heroes
David Bowie
4. Best Of My Love
The Emotions
5. God Save the Queen
The Sex Pistols
6. Brick House
The Commodores
7. Dreams
Fleetwood Mac
8. Paradise By the Dashboard Light
Meat Loaf
9. I Feel Love
Donna Summer
10. Jamming
Bob Marley and the Wailers
11. Flash Light
12. Wonderful Tonight
Eric Clapton
13. Lust For Life
Iggy Pop
14. Just the Way You Are
Billy Joel
15. Got To Give It Up
Marvin Gaye
16. Cocaine
Eric Clapton
17. Shame
Evelyn "Champagne" King
18. Night Fever
Bee Gees
19. Psycho Killer
Talking Heads
20. Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett
21. Dust In the Wind
22. Running On Empty
Jackson Browne
23. Fantasy
Earth, Wind & Fire
24. One Love
Bob Marley and the Wailers
25. How Deep Is Your Love
Bee Gees
26. Mr. Blue Sky
27. Alison
Elvis Costello
28. Solsbury Hill
Peter Gabriel
29. Sheena Is a Punk Rocker
30. Easy
31. Don't Stop
Fleetwood Mac
32. Take a Chance On Me
33. Lovely Day
Bill Withers
34. Barracuda
35. Whole Lotta Rosie
36. It's a Heartache
Bonnie Tyler
37. The Passenger
Iggy Pop
38. The Chain
Fleetwood Mac
39. Strawberry Letter 23
Brothers Johnson
40. Love Is In the Air
John Paul Young
41. Cold As Ice
42. Like a Hurricane
Neil Young
43. Three Little Birds
Bob Marley and the Wailers
44. Float On
45. Give a Little Bit
46. I Just Want To Be Your Everything
Andy Gibb
47. Marquee Moon
48. Baby Come Back
49. You Make Loving Fun
Fleetwood Mac
50. Wishing On a Star
Rose Royce

51. She's Always a Woman
Billy Joel
52. Sound and Vision
David Bowie
53. Come Sail Away
54. Pretty Vacant
Sex Pistols
55. Only the Good Die Young
Billy Joel
56. Uptown Top Ranking
Althea and Donna
57. Dance, Dance, Dance
58. More Than a Woman
Bee Gees
59. Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad
Meat Loaf
60. Watching the Detectives
Elvis Costello
61. Waiting In Vain
Bob Marley and the Wailers
62. Bat Out Of Hell
Meat Loaf
63. Everybody Dance
64. You're In My Heart
Rod Stewart
65. Complete Control
The Clash
66. Nobody Does It Better
Carly Simon
67. Peg
Steely Dan
68. Serpentine Fire
Earth, Wind & Fire
69. White Riot
The Clash
70. If I Can't Have You
Yvonne Elliman
71. Gold Dust Woman
Fleetwood Mac
72. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Santa Esmeralda
73. Turn To Stone
Electric Light Orchestra
74. Jet Airliner
Steve Miller Band
75. Let There Be Rock
76. Feels Like the First Time
77. Footsteps In the Dark
Isley Brothers
78. Denis
79. Two Tickets To Paradise
Eddie Money
80. That Smell
Lynyrd Skynyrd
81. Back In Love Again
82. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
George Thorogood & the Destroyers
83. Movin' Out
Billy Joel
84. Lay Down Sally
Eric Clapton
85. Mull of Kintyre
86. It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down
Barry White
87. Trans Europe Express
88. Deacon Blues
Steely Dan
89. Oh Honey
90. Blue Bayou
Linda Ronstadt
91. Sweet Talkin' Woman
Electric Light Orchestra
92. Voyage To Atlantis
Isley Brothers
93. Holidays In the Sun
Sex Pistols
94. What's Your Name
Lynyrd Skynyrd
95. Rockaway Beach
96. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant
Billy Joel
97. In the City
The Jam
989. I've Got Love On My Mind
Natalie Cole
99. Baby Hold On
Eddie Money
100. Closer To the Heart
20 more worth mentioning.
101. The Name of the Game
102. She's Not There
103. Zoom
104. Hot Legs
Rod Stewart
105. Emotion
Samantha Sang
106. Ffun
Con Funk Shun
107. The Load-Out/Stay
Jackson Browne
108. Jungle Love
Steve Miller Band
109. Love's Holiday
Earth, Wind & Fire
110. Heard It in a Love Song
Marshall Tucker Band
111. Swingtown
Steve Miller Band
112. Isn't It Time
113. Your Smiling Face
James Taylor
114. Slide
115. Short People
Randy Newman
116. Cat Scratch Fever
Ted Nugent
117. Jack and Jill
118. Just a Song Before I Go
Crosby, Stills & Nash
119. Dance With Me
Peter Brown
120. Godzilla
Blue Öyster Cult
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1977
An unheralded great record from 1977
Brian's choice:
* Southern Girls
Cheap Trick
Lew's choice:
* Someone To Lay Down Beside Me
Karla Bonoff
Bruce's choice:
* Jet Boy, Jet Girl
Elton Motello
Brett's choice:
* Baby It's Cold Outside
Adam's choice:
* The Right Feeling At The Wrong Time
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Last Updated: 2009-07-20