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Top 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.
06/1978
422

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Motown 1443]
written by Lionel Richie
4.
11/1978
416

✫1
US




✫1
dance
5
R&B
✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #301]
written by Rod Stewart & Carmine Appice
5.
04/1978
392

✫1
US
23
AC






✫1
UK
written by John Farrar
6.
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
7.
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)
8.
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
9.
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
10.
11/1978
340

✫1
US
4
AC




10
R&B
3
UK
[RSO 913]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
11.
03/1978
337

✫1
US
✫1
AC




✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Columbia 10693]
written by John Vallins & Nat Kipner
12.
07/1978
331

✫1
US
19
AC






6
UK
[Warner 8589]
written by Nicky Chinn & Mike Chapman
13.
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
14.
05/1978
319

✫1
US
13
AC




40
R&B
3
UK
[RSO 897]
written by Barry Gibb
15.
04/1978
316

✫1
US
8
AC




11
R&B
42
UK
16.
10/1978
315

✫1
US
3
AC
70
country




5
UK
as Barbara & Neil
[Columbia 10840]
written by Neil Diamond, Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
17.
01/1978
315

✫1
US
9
AC




60
R&B
4
UK
[RSO 884]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
18.
02/1978
305

3
US
9
AC






✫1
UK
[Atlantic 3457 A]
written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
19.
03/1978
301

✫1
US
5
AC






5
UK
as Wings
written by Paul McCartney
20.
08/1978
300

5
US
21
AC






✫1
UK
21.
02/1978
292

2
US
4
AC






3
UK
featuring Raphael Ravenscroft on sax
[United Artists 1192]
written by Gerry Rafferty
22.
07/1978
286

3
US
7
AC
20
country




2
UK
[RSO 903]
written by John Farrar
23.
07/1978
278

✫1
US
3
AC
4
country




22
UK
[Capitol 4574]
written by Randy Goodrum
24.
11/1978
274

3
US
4
AC
94
country




4
UK
[MCA 40975]
written by John Farrar
25.
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
26.
02/1978
236

2
US
3
AC




✫1
R&B
42
UK
as Roberta Flack with Donny Hathaway
[Atlantic 3463]
written by Reggie Lucas & James Mtume
27.
06/1978
233

✫1
US










[Chrysalis 2226]
written by Nick Gilder & Jim McCulloch (as James McCulloch)
28.
11/1978
232

3
US
2
AC






12
UK
[Columbia 10853]
written by Billy Joel
29.
04/1978
221

7
US
✫1
AC






5
UK
[Scotti Bros. 402]
written by Harry Vanda & George Young
30.
11/1978
217

2
US
21
AC




14
R&B
34
UK
[Planet 45901]
written by Bruce Springsteen
31.
11/1978
216

8
US
41
AC




✫1
R&B
3
UK
[Columbia 10854]
written by Maurice White, Al McKay & Allee Willis
32.
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
33.
02/1978
209

3
US
✫1
AC






43
UK
[Arista 0305]
written by Chris Arnold, David Martin & Geoff Morrow
34.
07/1978
207

5
US
44
AC


2
dance
31
R&B
32
UK
[Polydor 14483]
written by Alicia Bridges & Susan Hutcheson
35.
07/1978
203

5
US
8
AC






10
UK
[RSO 904]
written by Barry Gibb
36.
12/1978
199

5
US




2
dance
4
R&B
26
UK
[Polydor 14514]
written by Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren
37.
04/1978
186

30
US
35
AC






✫1
UK
charted as Rivers of Babylon / Brown Girl in the Ring in UK charts
written by Brent Dowe, Trevor McNaughton, Frank Farian & George Reyam
38.
10/1978

Hold the Line by Toto

from Toto   Toto
182

5
US








14
UK
[Columbia 10830]
written by David Paich
39.
04/1978
181

4
US
21
AC




✫1
R&B


[Philadelphia International 3642]
written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
40.
01/1978
180

8
US






5
R&B
11
UK
[Arista 0283 A]
written by Ray Parker Jr
41.
02/1978
180

4
US
✫1
AC




68
R&B


[instrumental]
[A&M 2001]
written by Chuck Mangione
42.
11/1978
179

10
US
38
AC






4
UK
[Scotti Brothers 8423]
written by Michael Lloyd
43.
03/1978
178

6
US






7
R&B
12
UK
[Infinity 50002]
written by Errol Brown
44.
01/1978
178

7
US






3
R&B
12
UK
[Epic 50524]
written by Rod Temperton
45.
09/1978
177

2
US










[Atlantic 3514]
written by Mick Jones [Foreigner] & Lou Gramm
46.
07/1978
176

3
US








42
UK
[Atlantic 3488]
written by Lou Gramm & Mick Jones [Foreigner]
47.
09/1978
175

4
US
4
AC




21
R&B


[A&M 2072]
written by Ross Vannelli
48.
09/1978
174

3
US
11
AC








[Warner 8640]
written by David Pack
49.
07/1978
173

3
US
10
AC








[Harvest 4605]
written by Graeham Goble (as Graham Goble)
50.
01/1978
168

8
US








9
UK
[Capitol 4549]
written by Trevor Griffin & Andy Scott (as Andrew Scott)
51.
07/1978
161

5
US
9
AC








featuring Stevie Nicks
[Columbia 10794]
written by Kenny Loggins & Melissa Manchester
52.
07/1978
159

5
US






36
R&B


[ABC 12364]
written by Arnold Ingram, James Mitchell (as James Mitchell Jr.) & Marvin Willis
53.
05/1978
156

4
US
27
AC








as Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
[Capitol 4581]
written by Bob Seger
54.
01/1978
156

6
US
6
AC








[Kirshner 4274]
written by Kerry Livgren
55.
09/1978
154

6
US
18
AC
50
country






[Capitol 4621]
written by Ava Aldridge & Eddie Struzick
56.
02/1978
153

8
US




4
dance
5
R&B


with Betty Wright
[Drive 6269]
written by Peter Brown & Robert Rans
57.
10/1978
151

9
US
2
AC






32
UK
[RSO 911]
written by Barry Gibb & Blue Weaver
58.
07/1978
150

18
US
3
AC
✫1
country




11
UK
[United Artists 1214]
written by Roger Cook & Bobby Wood
59.
02/1978
149

18
US




6
dance
30
R&B
5
UK
[Ariola 7686]
written by Ann Peebles, Don Bryant & Bernard Miller
60.
09/1978
146

32
US






5
R&B
2
UK
[Whitfield 8712]
written by Miles Gregory
61.
04/1978
145

13
US








5
UK
[Arista 0318]
written by Bruce Springsteen & Patti Smith
62.
12/1978
144

85
US








✫1
UK
[Christmas]
written by Jester Hairston, Frank Farian, Fred Jay & Lorin
63.
03/1978
140

7
US
25
AC




2
R&B


[live]
[Warner 8542]
written by Jerry Leiber, Barry Mann, Mike Stoller & Cynthia Weil
64.
08/1978
139

44
US








✫1
UK
[Polydor 14511]
written by Graham Gouldman & Eric Stewart
65.
04/1978
139

6
US
4
AC








[Elektra 45477]
written by Carly Simon & Michael McDonald
66.
09/1978
139

7
US
✫1
AC








produced by Alan Parsons
[Arista 0362]
written by Al Stewart & Peter White
67.
11/1978
138

7
US
2
AC
85
country


77
R&B


[Asylum 45546]
written by Smokey Robinson & Pete Moore (as Warren Moore)
68.
02/1978
138

108
US








✫1
UK
[EMI America 8003]
written by Kate Bush
69.
11/1978
137

8
US
✫1
AC








[Warner 8664]
written by Neil Young
70.
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
71.
02/1978
134

17
US








6
UK
[United Artists Xw-1145 (Jet)]
written by Jeff Lynne
72.
06/1978
133

6
US
28
AC








[A&M 2048]
written by David Jenkins & Cory Lerios
73.
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)
74.
07/1978
132

9
US
30
AC




✫1
R&B
33
UK
[Columbia 10796]
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
75.
02/1978
130











✫1
UK
76.
10/1978
128

21
US




30
dance
✫1
R&B
11
UK
[Warner 8683]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
77.
10/1978
126

9
US
10
AC




6
R&B


[Clouds 11]
written by Bobby Caldwell & Alfons Kettner
78.
10/1978
125











✫1
UK
written by Bob Geldof
79.
10/1978
123

9
US
6
AC
82
country




37
UK
as Eric Clapton & His Band
[RSO 910]
written by Richard Feldman & Roger Linn
80.
03/1978
123

7
US
20
AC








[Polydor 14459]
written by Buddy Buie, Dean Daughtry & Robert Nix
81.
05/1978
123

8
US
18
AC








co-produced by Lindsey Buckingham
[Columbia 10719]
written by Walter Egan
82.
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
83.
10/1978
121

35
US








3
UK
US B side to Don't Cha Stop
[Elektra 45537]
written by Ric Ocasek
84.
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
85.
01/1978
119











✫1
UK
86.
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
87.
07/1978
118

9
US
4
AC






42
UK
[Arista 0382]
written by Richard Kerr & Will Jennings
88.
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
89.
06/1978
117

67
US
35
AC






2
UK
[Epic 50591]
written by Willie Harry Wilson
90.
01/1978
115

21
US




12
dance
✫1
R&B
19
UK
written by Norman Whitfield
91.
11/1978
115

16
US
3
AC
✫1
country






[United Artists Xw-1250]
written by Don Schlitz
92.
07/1978
115

13
US




3
dance
✫1
R&B


[Gordy 7156]
written by Rick James
93.
03/1978
114

8
US
15
AC








as Jefferson Starship
[Grunt 11196]
written by Jesse Barish
94.
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
95.
07/1978
113

12
US
✫1
AC






30
UK
[United Artists Xw-1198]
written by Chris Rea
96.
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
97.
08/1978
113

10
US
14
AC






63
UK
98.
03/1978
113

23
US
21
AC






7
UK
[Atlantic 3474]
written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins & Mike Rutherford
99.
02/1978
111

9
US
✫1
AC








[Big Tree 16110]
written by Jeffrey Comanor
100.
06/1978
110

12
US








14
UK
[Elektra 45493 (Asylum)]
written by Joe Walsh

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