Top artist of the year was American heart throb David Soul. Best known as an actor in the hit series Starsky and Hutch, hereleased "Don't Give Up on Us" in December 1976 and it eventually went on to be the second biggest hit of 1977 and a million seller in the UK. His follow up, "Going in with my Eyes Open" stalled at number two but the next record "Silver Lady" was back at number one.
Elvis Presley returned to the charts and was the second biggest artist of the year following his death in 1977. His singles success included a jumble of re-released classics but the bigger hits of the year were chart topping "Way Down" (number four biggest single of the year) and top ten records "Moody Blue" and "My Way".
Abba had been toppled from the top spot but they were still third biggest performers of the year. They hit the number one spot in the singles charts twice with "Knowing Me Knowing You" (the third biggest of the year) and then "The Name of the Game".
Number four act of the year was Donna Summer whose revolutionary "I Feel Love" was a number one single. Later in the year she had top five hits with "Deep Down Inside" and "Love's Unkind" as well as a top twenty single with "I Remember Yesterday".
In fifth place was former Beatle Paul McCartney and his band Wings. his huge number one single, "Mull of Kintyre" was not only the year's biggest hit but it was also the first ever two million seller in the UK beating the previous record holder which was, ironically, the Beatles' "She Loves You".
It was also a good 1977 for Showaddywaddy who followed their number one single of 1976, "Under the Moon of Love" with a trio of top five hits including "When", "You Got What it Takes" and "Dancin' Party".
Deniece Williams topped the singles chats with "Free" and reached the top ten with "That's What Friends Are For".
The Sex Pistols had a trio of top ten records with "God Save the Queen" (which reached number two despite
Boney M were in the top three with "Sunny" and "Ma Baker" and in the top ten with "Belfast".