Top Ten Tunes- 1977

Every Friday, I’m publishing my personal top ten songs from a single year. Last week, I started with 1976 (have a look by clicking here) and this week it’s the turn of 1977.


Silver Jubilee street party

In 1977, Elvis died aged 42, Red Rum wins the Grand National for the 3rd time, there were street parties all across the UK for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, Jimmy Carter is elected President of the United States and Star Wars was released and broke all box office records. Aaaaand yours truly turned 1 year old.


So, here’s my personal top ten tracks from 1977 and you may notice two artists that also featured in 1976’s list (they’re two of my all time favourite artists, so you may have to get used to it). Spotify playlist at end as per.

  1. Lust for Life by Iggy Pop


2. Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder


3. No More Heroes by The Stranglers


4. Psycho Killer by Talking Heads

5. Heroes by David Bowie

6. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac


7. Uptown Top Ranking by Althea and Donna


8. Oh Bondage Up Yours by X-Ray Spex


9. Daddy Cool by Boney M


10. Nobody Does it Better by Carly Simon


Which one do you rate the most? Bowie is undoubtedly my favourite track here.

See you cats next week for 1978.








  1. amindfultravellerblog · November 24

    Love Boney M…..sooo cool Daddy Cool 😉

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  2. music2commute2 · November 24

    What a great list! Can’t believe some of these were 1977!

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  3. A good year of rebellion and music 🙂

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  4. emfletche · November 24

    Psycho killer is one of my favourite tracks of all time 😀

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  5. Traci York · November 24

    Awesome idea! While I adore Bowie, the song has been tainted for me thanks to commercial use. Psycho Killer would be my fave in this bunch. Oh, and have you ever heard the parody song, Psycho Chicken (What the Cluck!)?

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    • thebeasley · November 25

      Yes, I know what you mean about Bowie. Every time it’s used for commercial reasons, I think “no please don’t ruin this song for me”. Psycho Killer is such a great track. Haha no I hadn’t heard Psycho Chicken. It’s absolutely brilliant and strangely works. Haha x

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      • Traci York · November 26

        It totally works – LOL! The Fools are local boys who made good. I got to see them perform at a club in my hometown back in the 80s. They’re just as silly in person! This was one of their bigger hits –


  6. Em Linthorpe · November 24

    Yeah, I was hoping you’d have Talking Heads here, the first thing I think of when I hear 1977 is the Talking Heads “77” album which is almost perfect
    imo 😊 I really like every track you’ve picked here, 100% would hit the dance floor for every one.

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  7. Judy E Martin · November 24

    So many to choose from, here again, Hayley. Bowie, Daddy Cool, Stranglers, Sir Duke, and Fleetwood Mac too! Thanks for sharing these. 🙂

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  8. angelanoelauthor · November 25

    So, have to agree with the Bowie. But both Carly Simon and Fleetwood Mack have a place in my heart. One yearly old for s little Hayley! I’d have been almost 4 around this time in 1977. I think Talking Heads might have freaked me out at this tender age-but I sure loved them in high school ten years later!

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    • thebeasley · November 25

      Ha yes I didn’t get into Talking Heads until I was about 16. ❤️ Bowie, Carly & Fleetwood.

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  9. Ritu · November 26

    Up Town Ranking and Daddy Cool are my faves!!!!

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  10. Lucy Mitchell · November 26

    i am already looking forward to future years on your blog. This is a fab idea. Big music love for ‘Daddy Cool’

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  11. MindOverMeta · November 26

    Great list! I love the Stranglers. We had Always the Sun for our first dance at our wedding reception 🙂

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  12. Midlife Smarts · November 26

    Nobody Does it Better – best Bond theme tune ever. Love the list and the little intro. Thanks

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    • thebeasley · November 26

      Thank you! Love that song and agree it’s definitely one of the best, if not THE best Bond theme tune.


  13. Debbie Harris · November 26

    I loved Fleetwood Mac! Great memories 🙂

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  14. Terry Tyler · November 26

    Heroes and Psycho Killer. You’re talking my language 🙂

    I’m starting to feel the need to do this blog idea…. if I find the time I will link back to yours, of course!

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    • thebeasley · November 26

      Cheers! Heroes and Psycho Killer are such classics. Will be interested to see your lists, if you do it too.


  15. Marje @ Kyrosmagica · November 26

    This is great, can I link to this for my party on Friday?

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  16. Jennifer · November 26

    1977, what a year. My first concert was Aerosmith and Walk This Way was popular back then. It was from their Toys in the Attic album.

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    • thebeasley · November 26

      That’s an excellent tune too! The late 70s was such a strong time for music.


  17. Denzil · November 26

    Quite some variety there: Boney M to The Stranglers! You can’t beat Bowie.

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    • thebeasley · November 26

      I do have quite an eclectic taste in music, but you’re absolutely right- you can’t beat Bowie.

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  18. Gabe Burkhardt · November 26

    Seeing hits from Stevie Wonder and David Bowie brings me back. Realizing that 1977 was a long time ago makes me think I’m gettin old.

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    • thebeasley · November 26

      Stevie & Bowie are two of my absolute favourites. Love that you’re enjoying these lists.

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  19. Bowie, nope Iggy, Iggy for sure. Hmm, I really love Fleetwood Mac too. Do I have to have a favorite??

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