US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 17th December, 1977

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak Position)

1 1 YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Debby Boone (Warner Brothers / Curb)-16 (10 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE –•– The Bee Gees (RSO)-13 (2)
3 4 BLUE BAYOU –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-15 (3)
4 2 DON’T IT MAKE MY BROWN EYES BLUE –•– Crystal Gayle (United Artists)-19 (2)
5 5 IT’S SO EASY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum)-11 (5)
6 8 (Every Time I Turn Around) BACK IN LOVE AGAIN –•– L.T.D. (A&M)-10 (6)
7 7 WE’RE ALL ALONE –•– Rita Coolidge (A&M)-14 (7)
8 11 BABY COME BACK –•– Player (RSO)-12 (8)
9 10 YOU MAKE LOVING FUN –•– Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers)-10 (9)
10 12 HERE YOU COME AGAIN –•– Dolly Parton (RCA)-10 (10)

11 13 SENTIMENTAL LADY –•– Bob Welch (Capitol)-10 (11)
12 9 BABY, WHAT A BIG SUPRISE –•– Chicago (Columbia)-13 (4)
13 15 SLIP SLIDIN’ AWAY –•– Paul Simon (Columbia)-10 (13)
14 16 ISN’T IT TIME –•– The Babys (Chrysalis)-11 (14)
15 17 YOU CAN’T TURN ME OFF (In the Middle Of Turning Me On) –•– High Inergy (Gordy)-14 (15)
16 18 COME SAIL AWAY –•– Styx (A&M)-13 (16)
17 19 YOU’RE IN MY HEART (The Final Acclaim) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-8 (17)
18 20 SWINGTOWN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol)-10 (18)
19 22 HEY DEANIE –•– Shaun Cassidy (Warner Brothers / Curb)-6 (19)
20 21 YOUR SMILING FACE –•– James Taylor (Columbia)-12 (20)

21 6 HEAVEN ON THE 7th FLOOR –•– Paul Nicholas (RSO)-18 (6)
22 26 WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS / WE WILL ROCK YOU –•– Queen (Elektra)-9 (22)
23 25 I GO CRAZY –•– Paul Davis (Bang)-17 (23)
24 14 BOOGIE NIGHTS –•– Heatwave (Epic)-22 (2)
25 29 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Leif Garrett (Atlantic)-6 (25)
26 28 SERPENTINE FIRE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia)-8 (26)
27 27 SHE’S NOT THERE –•– Santana (Columbia)-11 (27)
28 30 MY WAY –•– Elvis Presley (RCA)-6 (28)
29 34 SHORT PEOPLE –•– Randy Newman (Warner Brothers)-6 (29)
30 31 THE WAY I FEEL TONIGHT –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista)-10 (30)

31 32 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-6 (31)
32 36 TURN TO STONE –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (Jet)-5 (32)
33 35 GETTIN’ READY FOR LOVE –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-7 (33)
34 24 IT’S ECSTACY WHEN YOU LAY DOWN NEXT TO ME –•– Barry White (20th Century)-18 (4)
35 37 DANCE, DANCE, DANCE (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) –•– Chic (Atlantic)-8 (35)
36 38 DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD –•– Santa Esmerelda Starring Leroy Gomez (Casablanca)-7 (36)
37 39 (Love Is) THICKER THAN WATER –•– Andy Gibb (RSO)-7 (37)
38 41 POINT OF NO RETURN –•– Kansas (Kirshner)-6 (38)
39 40 AS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-7 (39)
40 42 NATIVE NEW YORKER –•– Odyssey (RCA)-6 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

51 23 GONE TOO FAR –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-12 (23)
53 33 WE JUST DISAGREE –•– Dave Mason (Columbia)-16 (12)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 GIRLS’ SCHOOL / MULL OF KINTYRE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Capitol)-5 (41)
42 47 DESIREE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-3 (42)
43 43 CALLING OCCUPANTS OF INTERPLANETARY CRAFT –•– The Carpenters (A&M)-11 (32)
44 45 BLOAT ON (Featuring the Bloaters) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode)-6 (44)
45 50 EMOTION –•– Samantha Sang (Private Stock)-5 (45)
46 57 (You’re My) SOUL AND INSPIRATION –•– Donny and Marie (Polydor / Kolob)-5 (46)
48 54 IF YOU’RE NOT BACK IN LOVE BY MONDAY –•– Millie Jackson (Spring)-5 (48)
49 60 PEG –•– Steely Dan (ABC)-5 (49)
50 64 SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH –•– Dan Hill (20th Century)-4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

77 — TOO HOT TA TROT –•– The Commodores (Motown)-1 (77)
84 — SWEET MUSIC MAN –•– Kenny Rogers (United Artists)-1 (84)
85 — FFUN –•– Con Funk Shun (Mercury)-1 (85)
87 — I LOVE YOU –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca)-1 (87)
88 — THUNDER ISLAND –•– Jay Ferguson (Asylum)-1 (88)
89 — HAPPY ANNIVERSARY –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-1 (89)
90 — IF IT DON’T FIT, DON’T FORCE IT –•– Kellee Patterson (Shady Brook)-1 (90)
93 — GOODBYE GIRL –•– David Gates (Elektra)-1 (93)
95 — DON’T LET IT SHOW –•– The Alan Parsons Project (Arista)-1 (95)