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THE GOLDEN YEARS

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Indulge in a little nostalgia. Rewind to 1977 and relive the music and events that defined the year.

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Highlights 1977

Punk rocks the country but disco rules the charts... Donna Summer has one of the most influential No. 1s ever... Elvis Presley is only the fifth act to have a posthumous No. 1... a 12” single makes the Top 50 for the first time... perennial hit-makers Hot Chocolate have their first and only No.1... ABBA are the biggest global superstars since The Beatles...

Biggest Chart Single

Wings Mull of Kintyre Biggest Chart Hit 1977

MULL OF KINTYRE
Wings

Paul McCartney's first No. 1 since The Beatles sold two million copies, the nation’s biggest selling single to date. It was also the fifth biggest chart-performing hit of the Golden Years (1977-85). See Biggest Chart Singles

Biggest Chart Act

David Soul Biggest Chart Act 1977

DAVID SOUL

Based on chart performance, David Soul was the biggest artist of 1977. His three hits stayed in the official Top 10 for a total of 25 weeks, more than any other artist this year. See Biggest Chart Artists

NME Song of the Year

The Sex Pistols Pretty Vacant NME Song of the Year 1977

PRETTY VACANT
The Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols' brand of angry punk rock shook up the establishment this year. Yet punk's biggest chart hit - not only this year but of all time - was Peaches by The Strangers, which stayed in the Top 40 for 14 weeks

Ivor Novello for Best Pop Song

Don't Cry For Me Argentina won the Ivor Novello for Best Pop Song 1977

DON'T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA
Julie Covington

Taken from the immensely successful musical Evita, the single was released 18 months before the show opened in the West End. Its original title (ditched at the last minute) was the uninspiring It’s Only Your Lover Returning

WOW's Top Single of 1977

The Sex Pistols God Save The Queen Wow's Top Single of the Year 1977

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN
The Sex Pistols

The unofficial No. 1 single served as the year's unofficial anthem. The controversial song and cover brought punk into public consciousness and changed the record industry. See WOW's Top 20 Singles for 1977

Most Played Song on the Radio

The Bee Gees How Deep Is Your Love was the Most Played Song on the Radio

HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE
The Bee Gees

How Deep Is Your Love was the fourth biggest chart hit of the year, a remarkable feat for a single that peaked at No. 3 on the official chart
The disc received the Ivor Novello award for most performed song of 1977

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