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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.
No.
Song
Artist

Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees single cover

We Will Rock You - Queen single cover

Heroes - David Bowie single cover

Best Of My Love - The Emotions single cover

God Save the Queen - Sex Pistols single cover

Brick House - Commodores single cover

Dreams - Fleetwood Mac single cover

Paradise By the Dashboard Light single cover

I Feel Love - Donna Summer single cover

Lust For Life - Iggy Pop single cover
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
The 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
The Bee Gees
26
Mr. Blue Sky
Electric Light Orchestra
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
The 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
98
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
Brian's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1977
*
Southern Girls
Cheap Trick
Lew's Choice:
*
Someone To Lay Down Beside Me
Karla Bonoff
Bruce's Choice:
*
Jet Boy, Jet Girl
Elton Motello
Adam's Choice:
*
The Right Feeling At The Wrong Time
Hot
Brett's Choice:
*
Baby It's Cold Outside
Pezband


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