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Biggest Singles 1977

The UK's Top 40 best-performing singles in 1977 are listed below. They are ordered by their Chart Measured Performance (CHAMP) scores. A single's peak position and the month it peaked are also provided. In terms of chart performance, 1977 is a standout year: a record 14 singles stay in the Top 40 for more than a quarter of a year. Both ABBA and Rod Stewart have their biggest hits of the Golden Years (1977-85). One of the highest placed No. 2s is Boogie Nights (No. 25) - its distinctive style would also feature on Michael Jackson's Thriller as Heatwave's keyboardist Rod Temperton later writes several tracks for the album.

– ➈ NME peak position (if different from official chart)

Peak Month Peak CHAMP
1 MULL OF KINTYRE Wings December 1 2,384
2 DON'T GIVE UP ON US David Soul January 1 1,934
3 KNOWING ME KNOWING YOUABBA April 1 1,799
4 HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE Bee Gees December 3 1,777
5 DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINAJulie Covington February 1 1,737
6 SILVER LADY David Soul October 1 1,661
7 THE FIRST CUT IS THE DEEPEST Rod Stewart May 1 1,611
8 CHANSON D'AMOUR The Manhattan Transfer March 1 1,610
9 WAY DOWN Elvis Presley September 1 1,578
10 A STAR IS BORN (EVERGREEN) Barbra Streisand May 3 1,559
11 FLORAL DANCE Brighouse And Rastrick Brass Band December 2 1,535
12 ROCKIN' ALL OVER THE WORLD Status Quo November 3 1,502
13 ANGELO Brotherhood Of Man August 1 1,469
14 I FEEL LOVEDonna Summer July 1 1,441
15 LUCILLE Kenny Rogers June 1 1,416
16 YES SIR I CAN BOOGIE Baccara October 1 1,415
17 SO YOU WIN AGAIN Hot Chocolate July 1 1,391
18 WHEN I NEED YOU Leo Sayer February 1 1,375
19 FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN Emerson Lake And Palmer July 2 1,367
20 MA BAKER Boney M July 2 1,361
21 BLACK IS BLACK La Belle Epoque October 2 1,342
22 NAME OF THE GAME Abba November 1 1,300
23 MAGIC FLY Space September 2 1,286
24 FREE Deniece Williams May 1 1,247
25 BOOGIE NIGHTS Heatwave March 2 1,241
26 SHOW YOU THE WAY TO GO The Jacksons June 1 1,237
27 SIDESHOW Barry Biggs January 3 1,233
28 WE ARE THE CHAMPIONSQueen November 2 1,211
29 FLOAT ON The Floaters August 1 1,199
30 AIN'T GONNA BUMP NO MORE Joe Tex May 2 1,186
31 I WILL Ruby Winters December 4 1,186
32 YOU'RE IN MY HEART Rod Stewart October 3 1,134
33 DADDY COOL Darts December 6 1,096
34 THE SHUFFLE Van McCoy May 4 1,061
35 SOUND AND VISIONDavid Bowie March 3 1,039
36 WHENShowaddywaddy April 3 1,031
37 BABY DON'T CHANGE YOUR MIND Gladys Knight And The Pips July 4 1,020
38 RED LIGHT SPELLS DANGER Billy Ocean April 2 1,000
39 DANCIN' PARTY Showaddywaddy November 4 991
40 GOING IN WITH MY EYES OPEN David Soul April 2 986

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– ➈ NME peak position (if different from official chart)

Part of the chart run was in 1976 or 1978, which has been included in calculating the CHAMP score

Tie-breaker: singles with equal CHAMP scores are ordered by better performance in the official chart


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