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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 5   Jan 1977  
  Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 16   Jan 1977  
  David Dundas  
    YouTube    
  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 1   Jan 1977  
  Mary MacGregor  
    YouTube    
  Torn Between Two Lovers was a number one song and the only top 20 song for Mary MacGregor.  

  4 In The Mood   Feb 1977  
  Henhouse Five Plus Too  
    YouTube    
  Henhouse Five Plus Too was actually Ray Stevens.  

  5 Don't Leave Me This Way 2   Mar 1977  
  Thelma Houston  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  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) 18   Mar 1977  
  Wilton Place Street Band  
    YouTube    
  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 1   Apr 1977  
  David Soul  
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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 7   Apr 1977  
  William Bell  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  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  
    YouTube    
  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 Slow Down 19   May 1977  
  John Miles  
    YouTube    
  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 17   May 1977  
  The Addrisi Brothers  
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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 1   Jun 1977  
  Alan O'Day  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  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  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 4   Jul 1977  
  Peter McCann  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  Do You Wanna Make Love was the only top 20 hit and the only song that received noticeable airplay by songwriter Peter McCann.  

  15 Telephone Man 11   Aug 1977  
  Meri Wilson  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 18   Aug 1977  
  Ram Jam  
    YouTube download at Amazon  
  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 6   Aug 1977  
  The Sanford/Townsend Band  
    YouTube    
  Smoke From A Distant Fire was a top 20 one hit wonder for The Sanford/Townsend Band.  

  18 Float On 2   Sep 1977  
  The Floaters  
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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 You Light Up My Life 1   Oct 1977  
  Debby Boone  
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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 4   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 2   Nov 1977  
  Dave Mason  
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  22 You Light Up My Life   Nov 1977  
  Kacey Cisyk  
    YouTube    
  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 6   Dec 1977  
  Paul Nicholas  
    YouTube    
  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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1977 Top Pop One Hit Wonders

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

Top 100 One Hit Wonders

list of the most popular songs that were by one-time top 20 makers from 1960 To 2000

One Hit Wonders by Year

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1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974
1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 late 1950s

1977 Pop Top 100 Songs

the top pop songs of 1977 in order

1977 Number One Pop Song Calendar

number one pop songs on any date, birthday, wedding, graduation, etc

Welcome to the chart archive

Tunecaster Music Encyclopedia and Chart Archive includes 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 super group 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 1980 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. Is it really a one hit wonder? You decide.