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Biggest 1977 One Hit Wonders
ranked most popular 1977 songs
1.You Light Up My Life
Debby Boone
2.Don't Give Up On Us
David Soul
3.Torn Between Two Lovers
Mary MacGregor
4.Undercover Angel
Alan O'Day
5.Don't Leave Me This Way
Thelma Houston
6.Do You Wanna Make Love
Peter McCann
7.Float On
The Floaters
8. We Just Disagree
Dave Mason
9.Smoke From A Distant Fire
The Sanford/Townsend Band
10.Whispering/Cherchez La Femme/Se Si Bon
Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
11.Heaven On The 7th Floor
Paul Nicholas
12.The King Is Gone
Ronnie McDowell
13.Tryin' To Love Two
William Bell
14.Telephone Man
Meri Wilson
15.Jeans On
David Dundas
16.Slow Dancin' Don't Turn Me On
The Addrisi Brothers

1977 Pop Top 100 Songs
the top songs of 1977 in order

1977 Number One Song Calendar
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Tunecaster has one hit wonder pages for every year from 1960 through 2000, including 1977. One Hit Wonders are songs which are the most popular by an artist. There are different views on what qualifies a song for a One Hit Wonder. A One Hit Wonder could be an artist that had only one song in the top 10, top 20, or even top 40. On these pages, strictly speaking, an artist is a One Hit Wonder if the artist had exactly one song make the pop or rock top 20. No artist can be considered a One Hit Wonder who made the top 20 twice. This strict definition may create some strange results where a supergoup like Metallica makes the Pop Top 20 charts once, despite a long list of rock number one songs. Superstar side projects with temporary or transient names may be technical One Hit Wonders.
Additionally, a One Hit Wonder listed on this 1977 page may be a song that is significantly more popular than other songs by the same artist, even though it did not make the top 20.

     

1977 One Hit Wonders Page

One Hit Wonders from 1977 at Tunecaster

Here are the US 1977 one hit wonders. All the one hit wonder songs by the artists you remember, and maybe some one hit wonders you forgot. Find a one hit wonder.
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  1. Whispering/Cherchez La Femme/Se Si Bon

     
    Jan 1977
     
     
    Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
     
     
    Whispering/Cherchez La Femme/Se Si Bon by Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band listen
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    Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band hit number 5 with this top 20 one hit wonder medley, and followed-up with another disco tune, I'll Play The Fool which received moderate play.
     
     
  2. Jeans On

     
    Jan 1977
     
     
    David Dundas
     
     
    Jeans On by David Dundas listen
    Jeans On by David Dundas listen
     
     
     
    Jeans On was the only top 20 hit and the only mentionable song by David Dundas. He wrote and performed music for television.
     
     
  3. Torn Between Two Lovers

     
    Jan 1977
     
       
     
    Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor listen
    Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor listen
     
     
     
    Torn Between Two Lovers was a number one song and the only top 20 song for Mary MacGregor.
     
     
  4.  
    Feb 1977
     
       
     
    In The Mood by Henhouse Five Plus Too listen
    In The Mood by Henhouse Five Plus Too listen
     
     
     
    Henhouse Five Plus Too was actually Ray Stevens.
     
     
  5. Don't Leave Me This Way

     
    Mar 1977
     
       
     
    Don't Leave Me This Way by Thelma Houston listen
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    While Don't Leave Me This Way was the only top 20 hit for Thelma Houston, she had a string of popular songs, particularly in the dance format, that received radio airplay, like Saturday Night, Sunday Morning.
     
     
  6. Disco Lucy (I Love Lucy Theme)

     
    Mar 1977
     
     
    Wilton Place Street Band
     
     
    Disco Lucy (I Love Lucy Theme) by Wilton Place Street Band listen
    Disco Lucy (I Love Lucy Theme) by Wilton Place Street Band listen
     
     
     
    Disco Lucy was a dance version of the theme from the comedy TV show I Love Lucy. Wilton Place Street Band followed-up with Baby Love, Sweet Sweet Love, which received minor radio airplay.
     
     
  7. Don't Give Up On Us

     
    Apr 1977
     
       
     
    Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul listen
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    Don't Give Up On Us was the only top 20 hit for David Soul. He had some other songs that received moderate radio airplay, like the follow-up Going In With My Eyes Open.
     
     
  8. Tryin' To Love Two

     
    Apr 1977
     
     
    William Bell
     
     
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    William Bell had a string of songs that received some radio airplay in the 1960s, like Everybody Loves A Winner, but his only top 20 hit was Tryin' To Love Two, many years later.
     
     
  9. Dancin' Man

     
    Apr 1977
     
     
    Q
     
     
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    Dancin' Man was a near top 20 miss for the group Q. The group followed-up with Sweet Summertime, which received minor radio airplay.
     
     
  10.  
    May 1977
     
       
     
    Slow Down by John Miles listen
    Slow Down by John Miles listen
     
     
     
    Dance hit Slow Down was the only US top 20 song for this popular UK rock performer who also sang some tunes for The Alan Parsons Project. In 1988, he made number 5 rock singing with Jimmy Page on Wasting My Time.
     
     
  11. Slow Dancin' Don't Turn Me On

     
    May 1977
     
       
     
    Slow Dancin' Don't Turn Me On by The Addrisi Brothers listen
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    Slow Dancin' Don't Turn Me On was a top 20 one hit wonder, but The Addrisi Brothers had a string o fmoderately popular top 20 misses.
     
     
  12. Undercover Angel

     
    Jun 1977
     
       
     
    Undercover Angel by Alan O'Day listen
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    Although Undercover Angel was the only top 20 hit for Alan O'Day, he followed-up with Started Out Dancing, Ended Up Making Love, which received slight radio airplay. Alan O'Day also wrote 1974 number one song Angie Baby for Helen Reddy.
     
     
  13. Ariel

     
    Jun 1977
     
     
    Dean Friedman
     
     
    Ariel by Dean Friedman listen
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    Ariel was a top 20 near miss for Dean Friedman. He also received some radio airplay with the song Lucky Stars about a year later.
     
     
  14. Do You Wanna Make Love

     
    Jul 1977
     
     
    Peter McCann
     
     
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    Do You Wanna Make Love was the only top 20 hit and the only song that received noticeable airplay by songwriter Peter McCann.
     
     
  15.  
    Aug 1977
     
     
    Meri Wilson
     
     
    Telephone Man by Meri Wilson listen
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    Telephone Man was the only top 20 hit for Meri Wilson. She did not receive mentionable radio airplay with any other song.
     
     
  16. Black Betty

     
    Aug 1977
     
     
    Ram Jam
     
     
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    Black Betty was recorded by Leadbelly in 1939. Although Black Betty was the only top 20 hit for Ram Jam, the group received rock radio airplay at about the same time with All For The Love Of Rock N' Roll.
     
     
  17. Smoke From A Distant Fire

     
    Aug 1977
     
     
    The Sanford/Townsend Band
     
     
    Smoke From A Distant Fire by The Sanford/Townsend Band listen
    Smoke From A Distant Fire by The Sanford/Townsend Band listen
     
     
     
    Smoke From A Distant Fire was a top 20 one hit wonder for The Sanford/Townsend Band.
     
     
  18.  
    Sep 1977
     
       
     
    Float On by The Floaters listen
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    While Float On was the only top 20 hit for The Floaters, the group followed-up with other songs, like a remake of the 1966 number 4 Dusty Springfield hit You Don't Have To Say You Love Me, which received minor radio airplay.
     
     
  19.  
    Oct 1977
     
       
     
    You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone listen
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    Although You Light Up My Life was the only top 20 hit for Debby Boone, daughter of singer Pat Boone, and became the second most popular song of the year 1977 and also of the entire decade of the 1970s, she never had another top 20 song. She received minor radio airplay with other songs like California.
     
     
  20. The King Is Gone

     
    Oct 1977
     
     
    Ronnie McDowell
     
     
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    The king in The King Is Gone was Elvis Presley who had recently died. Ronnie McDowell sang this tribute song to him, and made a top 20 one hit wonder.
     
     
  21. We Just Disagree

     
    Nov 1977
     
       
     
    We Just Disagree by Dave Mason listen
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    We Just Disagree was the only top 20 hit solo for Dave Mason, also member of the band Traffic. The song was written by Jim Kruger. and from album Let It Flow.
     
     
  22.  
    Nov 1977
     
     
    Kacey Cisyk
     
     
    You Light Up My Life by Kacey Cisyk listen
    You Light Up My Life by Kacey Cisyk listen
     
     
     
    This original version of You Light Up My Life, as sung in the movie, was the only popular song for Kacey Cisyk, and the huge Debby Boone remake was her only hit. The song was from the movie You Light Up My Life.
     
     
  23. Heaven On The 7th Floor

     
    Dec 1977
     
     
    Paul Nicholas
     
     
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    Heaven On The 7th Floor was the only top 20 hit for Paul Nicholas. The follow-up, On The Strip, received some radio airplay also.
     


     






 
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