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Top Dance Songs of 1978

1977 <-1978-> 1979
    

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1.
02/1978
452

✫1
US
19
AC


3
dance
8
R&B
✫1
UK
charted as Stayin' Alive / Night Fever / More Than a Woman in US dance charts
[RSO 889]
written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb
2.
12/1978
442

✫1
US
9
AC


✫1
dance
4
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #489]
charted as I Will Survive / Substitute / Anybody Wanna Party? / I Said Yes in US dance charts
[Polydor 14508]
written by Freddie Perren & Dino Fekaris
3.
11/1978
416

✫1
US




✫1
dance
5
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #301]
written by Rod Stewart & Carmine Appice
4.
10/1978

Le Freak by Chic

from C'est CHIC   C'est CHIC
391

✫1
US
48
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
7
UK
charted as Le Freak / I Want Your Love / Chic Cheer in US dance charts
[Atlantic 3519]
written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
5.
06/1978
383

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
3
UK
written by Janice Johnson (as Janice Marie Johnson) & Perry Kibble (as Perry L. Kibble)
6.
10/1978
374

2
US




2
dance
32
R&B
✫1
UK
charted as Y.M.C.A. / Hot Cop in US dance charts
[Casablanca 945]
written by Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo & Victor Willis
7.
09/1978
343

✫1
US
24
AC


✫1
dance
8
R&B
5
UK
charted as MacArthur Park Suite in US dance charts
[Casablanca 939]
written by Jimmy Webb
8.
05/1978
322

✫1
US




6
dance
33
R&B
3
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #496]
Miss You / Far Away Eyes in the UK
[Rolling Stones 19307]
written by Mick Jagger & Keith Richards
9.
11/1978
243

7
US
9
AC


✫1
dance
5
R&B
4
UK
charted as Le Freak / I Want Your Love / Chic Cheer in US dance charts
[Atlantic 3557]
written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
10.
05/1978
212

3
US
42
AC


✫1
dance
5
R&B
51
UK
[Academy Award for Best Original Song 1978]
charted as Last Dance / After Dark / Thank God It's Friday / Take It to the Zoo in US dance charts
[Casablanca 926]
written by Paul Jabara
11.
07/1978
207

5
US
44
AC


2
dance
31
R&B
32
UK
[Polydor 14483]
written by Alicia Bridges & Susan Hutcheson
12.
12/1978
199

5
US




2
dance
4
R&B
26
UK
[Polydor 14514]
written by Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren
13.
02/1978
153

8
US




4
dance
5
R&B


with Betty Wright
[Drive 6269]
written by Peter Brown & Robert Rans
14.
02/1978
149

18
US




6
dance
30
R&B
5
UK
[Ariola 7686]
written by Ann Peebles, Don Bryant & Bernard Miller
15.
05/1978
135

9
US




8
dance
7
R&B
39
UK
as Evelyn "Champagne" King
written by John Fitch (as John H. Fitch Jr) & Reuben Cross
16.
07/1978

Get Off by Foxy

from Get Off   
133

9
US




18
dance
✫1
R&B


charted as Get Off / Tena's Song in US dance charts
[Dash 5046]
written by Carl Driggs (as Carlos Driggs) & Ish Ledesma (as Ishmael Ledesma)
17.
10/1978
128

21
US




30
dance
✫1
R&B
11
UK
[Warner 8683]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
18.
08/1978
122

19
US




✫1
dance
4
R&B
29
UK
charted as Dance (Disco Heat) / You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) in US dance charts
[Fantasy 827]
written by Eric Robinson & Victor Orsborn
19.
12/1978
120







79
dance


✫1
UK
charted as Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick / Reasons to Be Cheerful in US dance charts
written by Ian Dury & Chas Jankel
20.
09/1978
118

28
US




31
dance
✫1
R&B
9
UK
as Funkadelic
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #474]
written by George Clinton, Junie Morrison (as Walter Morrison) & Garry Shider
21.
06/1978
117

8
US
6
AC


15
dance




charted as At The Copa (Copacabana)/Can't Smile WithoutYou in US dance charts
[Arista 0339]
written by Jack Feldman, Barry Manilow & Bruce Sussman
22.
01/1978
115

21
US




12
dance
✫1
R&B
19
UK
written by Norman Whitfield
23.
07/1978
115

13
US




3
dance
✫1
R&B


[Gordy 7156]
written by Rick James
24.
02/1978
114

36
US




✫1
dance
15
R&B
8
UK
charted as Let's All Chant / Love Express in US dance charts
[Private Stock 45184]
written by Michael Zager & Alvin Fields
25.
12/1978
113

12
US




11
dance
✫1
R&B


charted as Got to Be Real / Star Love / You Saved My Day in US dance charts
[Columbia 10869]
written by Cheryl Lynn, David Paich & David Foster
26.
08/1978
107

36
US




✫1
dance
20
R&B
8
UK
charted as Dance (Disco Heat) / You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) in US dance charts
[Fantasy 846]
written by James Wirrick & Sylvester
27.
09/1978
92

21
US




11
dance
8
R&B
33
UK
[Ariola America 7717]
written by David Williams [David Z. Williams] & James Jamerson Jr. (as James Jameson II)
28.
09/1978
88

54
US




20
dance
3
R&B
8
UK
as The Jacksons
charted as Blame It on the Boogie / Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) in US dance charts
[Epic 50595]
written by Mick Jackson, David Jackson & Elmar Krohn
29.
01/1978
85

70
US




✫1
dance
72
R&B
8
UK
charted as Supernature / Give Me Love / Love Is Here in US dance charts
[Cotillion 44230]
written by Alain Wisniak & Cerrone (as Jean-Marc Cerrone)
30.
01/1978

Galaxy by War

from Galaxy   
85

39
US




8
dance
5
R&B
14
UK
31.
10/1978
84

53
US




22
dance
3
R&B
11
UK
[20th Century Fox 2386]
written by James Thompson
32.
09/1978
79

58
US




✫1
dance
29
R&B
16
UK
charted as Keep On Jumpin' / In the Bush in US dance charts
[Prelude 71110]
written by Patrick Adams & Sandy Cooper (as Sandra Cooper)
33.
12/1978
64

25
US
11
AC
48
country
15
dance




charted as Baby I'm Burning / I Wanna Fall in Love in US dance charts ; charted as Baby I'm Baby I'm Burning / I Really Got the Feeling in US AC charts
written by Dolly Parton
34.
08/1978
58

67
US




✫1
dance
24
R&B
34
UK
[West End 1211]
written by Andy Kahn & Kurt Borusiewicz
35.
07/1978
55







2
dance
70
R&B
16
UK
charted as Come On Dance, Dance / Touch Me on My Hot Spot in US dance charts
[Prelude 71104]
written by Jesse Boyce
36.
11/1978
54







5
dance


12
UK
charted as I Love America / Where Is My Woman / Got a Feeling in US dance charts
[Casablanca 924]
written by Patrick Juvet & Jacques Morali
37.
04/1978
54

32
US
18
AC


5
dance




#1 hit for Glenn Miller in 1941; charted as Chattanooga Choo Choo/Rainy Night In Rio in US dance charts
[Butterfly 1205]
written by Harry Warren & Mack Gordon
38.
01/1978
50

25
US
30
AC


33
dance
76
R&B


[instrumental]
[Millennium 608]
written by John Williams [composer]
39.
10/1978
48







12
dance


12
UK
40.
03/1978
48







30
dance


11
UK
written by Nacio Brown (as Nacio Herb Brown) & Arthur Freed
41.
04/1978
46

54
US




✫1
dance
68
R&B
50
UK
charted as If My Friends Could See Me Now / Gypsy Lady / Runaway Love in US dance charts
[Curtom 0140]
written by Cy Coleman & Dorothy Fields
42.
11/1978
42

60
US




16
dance
2
R&B


[20th Century 2380]
written by Barry White
43.
05/1978
40







20
dance


16
UK
charted as Do Your Dance / It Makes You Feel Like Dancin' in US dance charts
written by Norman Whitfield
44.
01/1978
38

56
US




9
dance


34
UK
[Buddah 582]
written by Bobby Woods & Roger Cook
45.
02/1978
35

43
US




27
dance
8
R&B


written by Raymond Earl, Kim Miller, Scott Miller (as Scotty Miller) & Bunny Sigler
46.
09/1978
34

35
US
30
AC


35
dance




[instrumental]
[Millennium 620]
written by E. Y. Harburg & Harold Arlen
47.
01/1978
34

79
US




23
dance
10
R&B
51
UK
[Warner 8514]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
48.
11/1978
33

58
US




26
dance
10
R&B


charted as Free Me from My Freedom/Tie Me to a Tree (Handcuff Me) in US RnB charts and in US dance charts
[Motown 1451]
written by Angelo Bond, Truman Thomas & Bonnie Pointer
49.
08/1978
31

101
US




7
dance
9
R&B
56
UK
[Mercury 74015]
written by Hamilton Bohannon
50.
03/1978
30

49
US




15
dance
16
R&B


charted as Your Love Is So Good for Me / Top of the World in US dance charts
[Motown 1436]
written by Ken Peterson
51.
12/1978
29

61
US




5
dance




52.
09/1978
28







5
dance


34
UK
charted as I Love America / Where Is My Woman / Got a Feeling in US dance charts
[Casablanca 924]
written by Jacques Morali, Patrick Juvet & Victor Willis
53.
02/1978
26

72
US




6
dance




charted as Dancin' Fever / Johnny, Johnny Please Come Home
[Salsoul 2058]
written by Jörg Evers & Jürgen Korduletsch
54.
02/1978
25

105
US




✫1
dance




charted as Dance Little Dreamer / Risky Changes in US dance charts
written by Gregg Diamond
55.
24

84
US




3
dance




charted as Africanism/Gimme Some Lovin' / Dr. Doo-Dah in US dance charts
written by Cerrone, Don Ray, Steve Winwood, Spencer Davis & Muff Winwood
56.
12/1978
24







7
dance
63
R&B
39
UK
charted as Je suis Music / Look for Love in US dance charts
[Cotillion 44244]
written by Cerrone (as Jean-Marc Cerrone) & Lene Lovich
57.
09/1978
23







✫1
dance
81
R&B


charted as Keep On Jumpin' / In the Bush in US dance charts
[Prelude 71114]
written by Patrick Adams & Ken Morris
58.
11/1978
23

82
US




16
dance
97
R&B
55
UK
charted as #1 D.J. / Super Jock / Bio-Rhythms in US dance charts
[Atlantic 3504]
written by Bud Ros, Len Rocco & Vincent Montana Jr.
59.
22







3
dance
17
R&B


[Warner 8582]
written by Dave Crawford
60.
12/1978
22

89
US




4
dance




61.
04/1978
22







✫1
dance




62.
03/1978
22







✫1
dance




as Alec R. Costandinos & the Syncophonic Orchestra
written by Alec R. Costandinos
63.
06/1978
22







✫1
dance




64.
10/1978
22







✫1
dance




written by Dan Hartman
65.
03/1978
22







✫1
dance




written by Boris Midney
66.
01/1978
22

84
US




32
dance
17
R&B


67.
09/1978
21

65
US




10
dance
53
R&B


[Salsoul 2063]
written by Judy Cheeks, Anthony Monn & R.L. Williams
68.
10/1978
21

91
US




9
dance
31
R&B


charted as Dancing in Paradise / Love in Your Life in US dance charts
[AVI 203]
written by W. Michael Lewis, Laurin Rinder & Merria Ross
69.
10/1978
20

106
US




5
dance
32
R&B


[Private Stock 45,204]
written by Cissy Houston, Alvin Fields & Michael Zager
70.
01/1978
20

108
US




10
dance
62
R&B
52
UK
charted as Choosing You / Shoo Doo Fu Fu Ooh! in US dance charts
[ABC 12289]
written by Lenny Williams
71.
09/1978
19

103
US




10
dance
15
R&B


charted as Saturday / Sorcerer / Having A Party / I Like Love in US dance charts
[Bearsville 0326]
written by Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers & Robert Cotter (as Bobby Carter)
72.
06/1978
18







7
dance


52
UK
[Dash 5044]
written by Theophilus Coakley (as Theophilus "T" Coakley)
73.
18



39
AC


3
dance




charted as Stayin' Alive / Night Fever / More Than a Woman in US dance charts
written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb
74.
03/1978
16

92
US




21
dance
26
R&B


charted as Miss Broadway / Black Is Black in US dance charts
[Big Tree 16109]
written by Albert Weyman & Evelyne Lenton
75.
16







3
dance




76.
16







3
dance




written by Jack Robinson, David Cristie (as James Bolden) & Gil Slavin
77.
16







3
dance




written by Boris Midney
78.
08/1978
16

104
US




25
dance
40
R&B
67
UK
[ABC 12387]
written by Clay Drayton & Judy Wieder
79.
04/1978
16







13
dance
91
R&B
51
UK
80.
15







4
dance




written by Don Ray
81.
15







4
dance




82.
15







4
dance




83.
15







4
dance




84.
02/1978
15

106
US




15
dance


66
UK
[MCA 40860 (midsong Int'l)]
written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb
85.
09/1978
14







77
dance


36
UK
as Jeff Waynes War of the Worlds
written by Jeff Wayne
86.
01/1978
14

91
US




21
dance




charted as Number One / 1,000 Laughs in US dance charts
[ABC 12313]
written by Linda Creed
87.
14







5
dance




written by Ray Martinez (as Jose Ramon Martinez)
88.
14







5
dance




89.
04/1978
14

103
US




13
dance
36
R&B


[Hi 78511]
written by Al Green, Fred Jordan & Reuben Fairfax Jr.
90.
04/1978
14

78
US




19
dance




[Casablanca 913]
written by traditional
91.
10/1978
13







26
dance
10
R&B


charted as Free Me from My Freedom/Tie Me to a Tree (Handcuff Me) in US RnB charts and in US dance charts
[Motown 1451]
written by Angelo Bond, Truman Thomas & Bonnie Pointer
92.
13







20
dance
13
R&B


charted as Ain't No Smoking without Fire / Whip in US dance charts
written by Dominic Bugatti & Frank Musker
93.
12







6
dance




written by Bob McGilpin
94.
12







6
dance




written by Billy Terrell
95.
12







6
dance




[Prelude 71112]
written by Steve Winwood & Jimmy Miller
96.
04/1978
12







33
dance


44
UK
written by Harry Scorse Jr.
97.
11







7
dance




written by Gregg Diamond
98.
11







7
dance




[Tom 'n' Jerry 6004]
written by Bob Feldman (as Robert Feldman), Jerry Goldstein (as Gerald Goldstein) & Richard Gottehrer
99.
07/1978
11







8
dance
81
R&B


as Eumir Deodato
[instrumental]
[Warner 8606]
written by Eumir Deodato
100.
03/1978
11

97
US




21
dance
78
R&B


charted as Number One / 1,000 Laughs in US dance charts
[ABC 12341]
written by Pat Vegas & Lolly Vegas

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