List of number-one R&B singles of 1977 (U.S.)

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These are the Billboard magazine R&B singles chart number one hits of 1977:

See also: 1977 in music, List of number-one R&B hits (United States)

Issue Date Song Artist
January 1 "Car Wash" Rose Royce
January 8 "Darlin' Darlin' Baby (Sweet Tender Love)" The O'Jays
January 15 "I Wish" Stevie Wonder
January 22 "I Wish" Stevie Wonder
January 29 "I Wish" Stevie Wonder
February 5 "I Wish" Stevie Wonder
February 12 "I Wish" Stevie Wonder
February 19 "Don't Leave Me This Way" Thelma Houston
February 26 "I've Got Love on My Mind" Natalie Cole
March 5 "I've Got Love on My Mind" Natalie Cole
March 12 "I've Got Love on My Mind" Natalie Cole
March 19 "I've Got Love on My Mind" Natalie Cole
March 26 "I've Got Love on My Mind" Natalie Cole
April 2 "Tryin' to Love Two" William Bell
April 9 "At Midnight (My Love Will Lift You Up)" Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
April 16 "At Midnight (My Love Will Lift You Up)" Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan
April 23 "The Pride (Part 1)" The Isley Brothers
April 30 "Got to Give It Up (Part 1)" Marvin Gaye
May 7 "Got to Give It Up (Part 1)" Marvin Gaye
May 14 "Got to Give It Up (Part 1)" Marvin Gaye
May 21 "Whodunit" Tavares
May 28 "Sir Duke" Stevie Wonder
June 4 "Got to Give It Up (Part 1)" Marvin Gaye
June 11 "Got to Give It Up (Part 1)" Marvin Gaye
June 18 "Break It To Me Gently" Aretha Franklin
June 25 "Best Of My Love" The Emotions
July 2 "Best Of My Love" The Emotions
July 9 "Best Of My Love" The Emotions
July 16 "Easy" The Commodores
July 23 "Best Of My Love" The Emotions
July 30 "Slide" Slave
August 6 "Strawberry Letter 23" The Brothers Johnson
August 13 "Float On" The Floaters
August 20 "Float On" The Floaters
August 27 "Float On" The Floaters
September 3 "Float On" The Floaters
September 10 "Float On" The Floaters
September 17 "Float On" The Floaters
September 24 "Keep It Comin' Love" KC & the Sunshine Band
October 1 "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me" Barry White
October 8 "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me" Barry White
October 15 "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me" Barry White
October 22 "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me" Barry White
October 29 "It's Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me" Barry White
November 5 "(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again" L.T.D.
November 12 "(Every Time I Turn Around) Back in Love Again" L.T.D.
November 19 "Serpentine Fire" Earth, Wind & Fire
November 26 "Serpentine Fire" Earth, Wind & Fire
December 3 "Serpentine Fire" Earth, Wind & Fire
December 10 "Serpentine Fire" Earth, Wind & Fire
December 17 "Serpentine Fire" Earth, Wind & Fire
December 24 "Serpentine Fire" Earth, Wind & Fire
December 31 "Serpentine Fire" Earth, Wind & Fire

Chart comparisons[edit]

  • Six songs went to number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: "I Wish", "Car Wash", "Don't Leave Me This Way", "Sir Duke", "Got to Give It Up (Part 1)", and "Best of My Love". Another song, "You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be In My Show)", originally topped the R&B chart the year before.