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 - Queen
  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 - Parliament
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 - Kansas
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 - ELO
27. Alison - Elvis Costello
28. Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
29. Sheena Is a Punk Rocker - Ramones
30. Easy - Commodores
31. Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
32. Take a Chance On Me - ABBA
33. Lovely Day - Bill Withers
34. Barracuda - Heart
35. Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC
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 - Foreigner
42. Like a Hurricane - Neil Young
43. Three Little Birds - Bob Marley and the Wailers
44. Float On - Floaters
45. Give a Little Bit - Supertramp
46. I Just Want To Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb
47. Marquee Moon - Television
48. Baby Come Back - Player
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 - Styx
54. Pretty Vacant - Sex Pistols
55. Only the Good Die Young - Billy Joel
56. Uptown Top Ranking - Althea and Donna
57. Dance, Dance, Dance - Chic
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 - Chic
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 - AC/DC
76. Feels Like the First Time - Foreigner
77. Footsteps In the Dark - Isley Brothers
78. Denis - Blondie
79. Two Tickets To Paradise - Eddie Money
80. That Smell - Lynyrd Skynyrd
81. Back In Love Again - L.T.D.
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 - Wings
86. It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down - Barry White
87. Trans Europe Express - Kraftwerk
88. Deacon Blues - Steely Dan
89. Oh Honey - Delegation
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 - Ramones
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 - Rush
20 more worth mentioning.
101. The Name of the Game - ABBA
102. She's Not There - Santana
103. Zoom - Commodores
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 - Babys
113. Your Smiling Face - James Taylor
114. Slide - Slave
115. Short People - Randy Newman
116. Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
117. Jack and Jill - Raydio
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 - Pezband
Adam's choice -
* The Right Feeling At The Wrong Time - Hot
Last Updated: 2009-07-20