1977 albums

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Here are the albums of 1977. The good, the bad, the rock, the roll, the classical and the heavy. It's all about the music and the albums, and it's all about what was around in 1977.
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  1. Rumours

    Rumours (1977)


    Rumours is the eleventh studio album by the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac. Largely recorded in California during 1976, it was produced by the band with Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut and was released on 4 February 1977 by Warner Bros. Records. The record reached the top of both the United States Billboard chart and the United Kingdom Albums Chart. The songs "Go Your Own Way", "Dreams", "Don't Stop", and "You Make Loving Fun" were released as singles. Rumours is Fleetwood Mac's most successful release; along with winning the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978, the record has sold over 40 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. Rumours has received diamond certifications in several countries, including the US, Canada, and Australia.

  2. Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly

    Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly


    Maze featuring Frankie Beverly is the debut album by Bay Area-based R&B group Maze. Released in 1977 on Capitol Records.

  3. Simple Dreams

    Simple Dreams (1977)


    Simple Dreams is the eighth studio album by the American rock artist Linda Ronstadt, released in September 1977 via Asylum Records. One of the most successful albums of Ronstadt's career, Simple Dreams spent five successive weeks at #1 on the Billboard album chart in late 1977, displacing Fleetwood Mac's Rumours at #1 after 29 record-breaking weeks in the pole position. It also knocked Elvis Presley out of #1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart after 'The King' held the gridlock for fifteen consecutive weeks following his death in August. It won the Grammy Award for Best Recording Package (in addition to several other high profile Grammy nominations).

  4. Next

    Next (1977)


    Next is the third studio album by Journey, released in 1977. The band continued the formula from 1976's Look into the Future but this album also retains some of their progressive rock style from the first album. It is the last album to feature Gregg Rolie on lead vocals. "Spaceman" and "Nickel and Dime" were the two singles released from Next.

  5. Angel

    Angel (1977)


    Angel is the ninth studio album by The Ohio Players, and the sixth album recorded for Mercury. The band grew from seven to eight members with the addition of Clarence "Chet" Willis on rhythm guitar.

  6. There's A Hippo In My Tub

    There's A Hippo In My Tub (2011)


    There's a Hippo in My Tub is a 1977 children's album by Anne Murray. Though the album did not make any of the major charts in the U.S. or Canada, it was certified Platinum in Canada. The album was initially reissued in 1979 by Sesame Street Records entitled "Anne Murray Sings for the Sesame Street Generation". It was again reissued in 2001 in CD format by EMI Music Canada, including three extra songs not on the original album. Produced by Pat Riccio Jr.

  7. Bright Lights & Back Alleys

    Bright Lights & Back Alleys (1977)


    Bright Lights & Back Alleys is a studio album by the British rock band Smokie, released in 1977.

  8. Foreigner

    Foreigner (1977)


    Foreigner is the self-titled debut studio album by British-American rock band Foreigner, released in 1977. It spun off a barrage of hit singles, including "Feels Like the First Time", "Cold as Ice" and "Long, Long Way from Home". It also features album tracks such as "Headknocker" and "Starrider", the latter of which features a rare lead vocal from lead guitarist and co-founder Mick Jones. The first attempt at mixing the album was done at Sarm Studios, London, but dissatisfied with result the album was re-mixed at Atlantic Recording Studios by Mick Jones and Jimmy Douglass.

  9. Street Survivors

    Street Survivors (2001)


    Street Survivors is the fifth studio album by Southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, released on October 17, 1977. The LP is the last Skynyrd album recorded by original members Ronnie Van Zant and Allen Collins, and is the sole Skynyrd studio recording by guitarist Steve Gaines. Three days after the album's release, the band's chartered airplane crashed en route to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, killing the pilot, co-pilot, the group's assistant road-manager and three band members (Van Zant, Gaines, and Gaines' older sister, backup singer Cassie Gaines), and severely injuring most who survived the crash. The album performed well on the charts, peaking at #5 (their first top 5 album), as did the singles "What's Your Name" and "That Smell", the former a top 20 hit on the singles chart.

  10. Anytime... Anywhere

    Anytime... Anywhere (1977)


    Anytime...Anywhere is the sixth album by Rita Coolidge released in 1977 on the A&M Records label. The album is her most successful, reaching #6 on the Billboard 200 and having been certified platinum (over 1 million U.S. copies sold). The album spawned three Billboard top twenty hits; a cover of Boz Scaggs' "We're All Alone" (#7), a cover of The Temptations' "The Way You Do The Things You Do" (#20), and the album's biggest hit, "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher" (#2), a remake of Jackie Wilson's "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher".

  11. Ol' Waylon

    Ol' Waylon (1977)


    Ol' Waylon is an album by Waylon Jennings, released on RCA Victor in 1977. It eventually became one of Jennings' highest-selling albums, due in no small part to the phenomenal success of the chart-topping "Luckenbach, Texas (Back to the Basics of Love)." It was also the singer's fourth solo album in a row to reach the top of the country charts, remaining there for thirteen weeks and becoming country music's first platinum album by any single solo artist.

  12. Ramblin' Fever

    Ramblin' Fever (1977)


    Ramblin' Fever is the 25th studio album by American country singer Merle Haggard, released in 1977. It was his first on the MCA label after recording for Capitol Records since 1965. It reached Number 5 on the Country album chart. Ramblin' Fever was reissued on CD in 2002.

  13. Cardiac Arrest

    Cardiac Arrest (1977)


    Cardiac Arrest is the first album by the funk/R&B band Cameo.

  14. Love For Sale

    Love For Sale (1977)


    Love for Sale is the second album by Boney M. The album includes the hits "Ma Baker" (#96 on the Billboard Hot 100, #31 on the Club Play Singles chart), and "Belfast". It also includes covers: "Love for Sale" (by Cole Porter), "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" (by Creedence Clearwater Revival), and "Still I'm Sad" (by The Yardbirds). It has been released in vinyl and then CD.

  15. Little Queen

    Little Queen (1977)


    Little Queen is the third studio album released by the American rock band Heart. It was released in May 1977 on Portrait Records, and re-released in 2004 with two bonus tracks.

  16. Reaching For The Sky

    Reaching For The Sky (2011)


    Reaching for the Sky is the second album by soul vocalist Peabo Bryson.

  17. Amy Grant

    Amy Grant (1977)


    Amy Grant is the eponymous debut studio album by then-teenage Christian singer Amy Grant, released in 1977 on Myrrh Records. Three songs from the album made Top Ten Christian radio airplay: "Old Man's Rubble," "Beautiful Music," and "What A Difference You've Made." (The latter track was made more famous by country singer Ronnie Milsap, as "What A Difference You've Made In My Life.")

  18. Tasty

    Tasty (1977)


    Tasty is the eleventh rock album by British instrumental (and sometimes vocal) group The Shadows, released in 1977 through Columbia (EMI).

  19. Greatest Hits

    Greatest Hits (1977)


    Greatest Hits is a compilation album by British rock band Smokie, released in April 1977. It contains all eight of the band's singles up to that date. All but one of the tracks ("Back to Bradford") were written by Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman.

  20. Point Of Know Return

    Point Of Know Return (1977)


    Point of Know Return is the fifth studio album by American rock band Kansas, released in 1977. The album was reissued in remastered format on CD in 2002, and reissued as Playlist: Cool Songs.

  21. Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes

    Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes (1977)


    Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes is the seventh studio album by American popular music singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett. This is his breakthrough 1977 album, which remains the best-selling studio album of Buffett's career, and contains his biggest single, "Margaritaville". It was initially released in January 1977 as ABC AB-990 and later rereleased on its successor label, MCA.

  22. Lost Without Your Love

    Lost Without Your Love (1977)


    Lost Without Your Love was the sixth and final studio album by Bread, released in 1977. The title track of this LP became the group's sixth and final Top 10 hit, reaching number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100 in February 1977. "Hooked On You," the follow-up single, subsequently reached number 60.

  23. My Farewell To Elvis

    My Farewell To Elvis (1977)


    My Farewell to Elvis is the 27th studio album by American country singer Merle Haggard, released in 1977, his first for MCA Records. It reached Number 6 on the Country album chart. The single "From Graceland to the Promised Land" reached number 4 on the Billboard Country Singles chart. The album is a tribute to the music of the late Elvis Presley, who died on August 16, 1977.

  24. Show Some Emotion

    Show Some Emotion (1977)


    Show Some Emotion is a studio album by British singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading, released in 1977 on A&M. In a review for Allmusic, Dave Connolly gave the album a star rating of three out of five. He did not enjoy the album as much as her previous self-titled album, saying that much of it was "like outtakes from that effort". He criticised the lyrics and arrangements, as well as the track placement. However, he praised "Show Some Emotion" and "Willow" as highlights. "The Dean of Rock Critics", Robert Christgau, on the other hand, called her "Sometimes funny, always real, and never ever pretentious", but said that "Most of the meaning of the ordinary-plus lyrics is conveyed by stance and nuance." Show Some Emotion reached No. 6 on the UK Albums Chart, No. 52 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart, and No. 18 on the Australian Kent Music Report albums chart.

  25. Bat Out Of Hell

    Bat Out Of Hell (1977)


    Bat Out of Hell is the second album and major-label debut by American rock singer Meat Loaf, as well as being his first collaboration with composer Jim Steinman, released in October 1977 on Cleveland International/Epic Records. It is one of the best-selling albums in the history of recorded music, having sold over 43 million copies worldwide. Rolling Stone magazine ranked it at number 343 on its list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003.

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