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These Songs Topped The Charts In July 40 Years Ago. Can You Name Them All?

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The Billboard Music Charts have been collecting and ranking the most popular music in America for decades now, and you can often get a glimpse into not only the tastes of the time, but sometimes the entire culture.

With that in mind, let's jump back 40 years and see what everyone was listening to in July 1977!

July 2, 1977 - Bill Conti, "Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)"


Rocky was one of the biggest hits of 1976, earning hundreds millions of dollars at the box office and winning three Oscars. Apparently people weren't done with Rocky fever yet, as Bill Conti's iconic opening theme climbed to the top of the charts a full 7 months after the film's release!

Oscar Champs

The song itself needs no introduction. At some point in your life, you've heard it. It still holds up amazingly well to this day.

July 9, 1977 - Alan O'Day, "Undercover Angel"


Released without much fanfare or even an album to accompany it, "Undercover Angel" nonetheless went Gold in the US and in Australia. It would be California-born singer-songwriter Alan O'Day's first and only #1 hit.

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