Andre Gardner

In this week’s Thursday Top 10 Countdown from September 22, 1977, there are some amazing albums on this list, but one album stood high above the others, notching its 19th week at #1!

  • 10. A New World Record - Electric Light Orchestra

    According to Jeff Lynne, during this time he was writing songs faster than ever before. Maybe that’s why he titled ELO’s sixth album, A New World Record. Almost a year after it first came out, the album was still hanging in there at #10.

  • 9. Little Queen - Heart

    Heart’s third studio album saw them signed to a new label for what would be their first of several multimillion-selling releases, Little Queen.  The album peaked here at #9.

  • 8. I Robot - Alan Parsons Project

    Alan Parsons is one of the few artists to have success on both sides of the recording console.  After years producing and engineering the likes of The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Al Stewart, Parsons became a recording artist in his own right, and his first hit album here in the US was I Robot, the second release of the Alan Parsons Project, which peaked at #8.

  • 7. Book Of Dreams - Steve Miller Band

    One of the amazing things about Book Of Dreams by Steve Miller is that a majority of the album was recorded at the same time as his previous album, Fly Like An Eagle.  It was another big one for Steve Miller, and on September 22, 1977 it was the #7 rock album in the country.

  • 6. I'm In You - Peter Frampton

    This was one of the most anticipated releases of 1977, the followup to Frampton Comes Alive, and though it didn’t sell quite as much as that landmark live release, I’m In You did sell a million copies soon after it came out and, after peaking at #2, it drops this week to #6.

  • 5. Going For The One - Yes

    The 8th album from Yes marked the return of Rick Wakeman to keyboards, after a three year absence.  Recorded in the Swiss Alps, Going For The One peaked here at #5 on September 22, 1977.

  • 4. Foreigner - Foreigner

    Foreigner shot right out of the gate with their self-titled debut album, and they never looked back.  It peaked here #4, on its way to selling over 5 million copies.

  • 3. CSN - Crosby Stills and Nash

    It was great news to hear that Crosby Stills and Nash were back together making their first album as a trio in 8 years, and did not disappoint with CSN, the #3 rock album on September 22, 1977.

  • 2. JT - James Taylor

    After seven successful years on Warner Brothers Records, James Taylor jumped labels and signed to Columbia, where he released JT.  Peaking at #2 on the rock album chart, it would go on to sell more than 3 million copies and spawn four singles, including this one.

  • 1. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac

    At the top of the charts this week, and not going anywhere, is the eleventh studio album by a former blues band, turned rock group, an album that captured the ears and hearts of millions of rock fans with its reality show-storyline, all of which turned out to be true!  It not only peaked at #1, but it stayed there on and off for six months!  Number one on September 22, 1977, in its 19th week, was Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.

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