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.
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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.
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.
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 1974number one song Angie Baby for Helen Reddy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.