Summer Chart Flashback: Summer Singles 1977

WLS Musicradio 890 AM was all young HERC listened to back in the day (from Summer of 1975 to Summer of 1980).  It was the station all of his friends listened to as well, so we were all on the same page. The only exception was Sunday mornings, when we listened to WLRW-FM and America's Top 40 with Casey Kasem.  For the purposes of today's countdown of the 45 Biggest Songs Of Summer 1977, HERC tabulated each of WLS's weekly surveys from May 28, 1977 through September 3, 1977 and then assigned a weighted scoring system to come up with the overall ranking below.

weeks @
rank#1Top 10Top 45
45Rich Girl - Daryl Hall & John Oates07
44Got To Give It Up - Marvin Gaye08
43Hotel California - Eagles08
42Don't Give Up On Us - David Soul17
41How Much Love - Leo Sayer07
40You And Me - Alice Cooper09
39Heard It In A Love Song - Marshall Tucker Band010
38Handy Man - James Taylor27
37Right Time Of The Night - Jennifer Warnes28
36It's Sad To Belong - England Dan & John Ford Coley011
35My Heart Belongs to Me - Barbra Streisand010
34Calling Dr. Love - Kiss19

33Black Betty - Ram Jam19
32High School Dance - Sylvers010
31Best Of My Love - Emotions38
30Southern Nights - Glen Campbell29
29You're My World - Helen Reddy49
28Couldn't Get It Right - Climax Blues Band49
27Whatcha Gonna Do - Pablo Cruise310
26Just A Song Before I Go - Crosby, Stills & Nash010
25Lucille - Kenny Rogers010
24Peace Of Mind - Boston112
23When I Need You - Leo Sayer311

22Life In The Fast Lane - Eagles112
21Higher & Higher - Rita Coolidge511
20Lido Shuffle - Boz Scaggs411
19Barracuda - Heart312
18Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder2511
17Ariel - Dean Friedman413
16Jet Airliner - Steve Miller313
15Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett414
14Dreams - Fleetwood Mac414
13I Just Want To Be Your Everything - Andy Gibb4613
12Gonna Fly Now (Theme From ROCKY) - Bill Conti1613

11Knowing Me, Knowing You - ABBA514
10Angel In Your Arms - Hot315
9You Made Me Believe In Magic - Bay City Rollers812
8Feels Like The First Time - Foreigner714
7Do You Wanna Make Love - Peter McCann814
6I'm In You - Peter Frampton714
5Lonely Boy - Andrew Gold714
4I'm Your Boogie Man - KC & The Sunshine Band615
3Looks Like We Made It - Barry Manilow715
2Da Doo Ron Ron - Shaun Cassidy4915
1Undercover Angel - Alan O'Day41115

Peter McCann's "Do You Wanna Make Love" is currently unavailable on Spotify in its original 1977 version

scans of WLS surveys courtesy of the fine folks at ARSA
data from WLS surveys courtesy of Doug Scherer 


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