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Category: 1977

Heart – Little Queen

July 31, 2009 | 1977, Group, Heart

Ann and Nancy Wilson and Heart was one of the great Rock and Roll Bands of the late 70s at a time when many of the hits of the day were dance flavored Disco. Little Queen was the title of their second album as well as the second single. It followed the popular Barracuda and […]

Debby Boone – You Light Up My Life

June 26, 2009 | 1977, Female

One of the biggest recording of all time and the biggest of the 1970s was the title song of the movie You Light up My Life written by Joe Brooks. Kasey Cisyk recorded the song for the movie, it was lip-synced by Didi Conn. The movie version was released as a single but peaked at […]

Bob Seger – Night Moves

June 19, 2009 | 1977, Group, Top 40

Even though Bob Seger had been recording since 1969 until 1976 he was mostly known as a Regional artist out of Michigan. Things began to change in 1976. First there was his Live Bullet album with his Silver Bullet Band. At the end of 1976 they released the album Night Moves which featured the single […]

Styx – Come Sail Away

January 17, 2009 | 1977, Group

When Styx released their 7th Album, The Grand Illusion, their third on A&M records, they were still a relatively little known band.  Previous to Come Sail Away, the first single released from the album, their biggest single was Lady from their Styx II originally released in 1972 on Wooden Nickel Records with the single released […]

Bing Crosby & David Bowie – Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth

November 24, 2008 | 1977, Christmas, Male

In 1977 Bing Crosby was the old crooner from the 1930s and 1940s. He was more well known then for his annual Christmas Specials and his recording of White Christmas, as well as his old films, when on September 11th he and 30 year old glam rocker David Bowie recorded this song for Bing’s 1977 […]

Emerson Lake and Palmer – Fanfare for the Common Man

September 17, 2008 | 1977, Group

In 1977 Emerson, Lake and Palmer would release their album Works Volume 1. The album was divided into four parts, each recorded on a side of the 4 record set. Each section highlighted a member of the band. On side 4, the Band’s side, they recorded two tracks. Fanfare for the Common Man, a classical […]

Jerry Reed – Lightning Rod

September 7, 2008 | 1977, Country, Jerry Reed, Male

Some may remember Jerry Reed as the Snowman in the Smokey and the Bandit movies. Others will remember him as the singer of songs such as Amos Moses, When You’re Hot, You’re Hot or Lord, Mr. Ford. And there are still others who knows that he was a songwriter having written the songs to Smokey […]

Heart – Barracuda

August 27, 2008 | 1977, Group, Top 40

Ann and Nancy Wilson were hot and the group rocked.

Blondie – Denis

August 17, 2008 | 1977, Group

Plastic Letters was the second Album by the Punk band Blondie. Denis, a remake of the 1960′s pop song Denise by Randy & the Rainbows was an European hit reaching Number 2 on the UK charts. It was the only song released from the Plastic Letters LP in the US, but it failed to chart.