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1978's Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs

Debby Boone (Best New Artist Grammy Winner)
Fleetwood Mac (Grammy for Album of the Year)
Hotel California - Eagles (Grammy for Record of the Year)
New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
Sylvester. Odyssey, Foxy, Chic, Player, Journey, Prince, Chic, Gerry Rafferty, Randy Newman, Sammy Sagar, Eddie Money, Bonnie Tyler, Patti Smith, Teri DeSario, Tom Petty, Juice Newton and The Cars

1978's Retro Top 10 Hits

1. We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions - Queen
2. Lovely Day - Bill Withers
3. Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
4. Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys - Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
5. Short People - Randy Newman
6. Use Ta Be My Girl - The O'Jays
7. MacArthur Park - Donna Summer
8. Thunder Island - Jay Ferguson
9. Hot Child In The City - Nick Gilder
10. Shaker Song - Spyro Gyra

1978's 'One Hit Wonders'

1. Thank God It's Friday - Love & Kisses
2. Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
3. Magnet and Steel - Walter Egan
4. Hot Child In The City - Nick Gilder
5. In The Bush - Musique
6. Kiss You All Over - Exile
7. Ca Plane Pour Moi - Plastic Bertrand
8. # 1 Dee Jay - Goody Goody
9. Raise a Little Hell - Trooper
10. Ever Fallen In Love - The Buzzcocks

1978's Disco Top 10 Hit List

1. Last Dance - Donna Summer
2. Disco Inferno - The Trammps
3. Boogie Shoes - KC and the Sunshine Band
4. Shame - Evelyn Champagne King
5. Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) - Chic
6. More Than a Woman - Tavares
7. In The Bush - Musique
8. Hot Shot - Karen Young
9. # 1 DeeJay - Goody Goody
10. Let's All Chant - Micheal Zager Band

1978's dance/ Funk Top 10 Hit List

1. Flash Light - Parliament
2. One Nation Under A Groove - Funkadelic
3. Fantasy - Earth Wind and Fire
4. FFun - Con Funk Shun
5. Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons
6. La Freak - Chic
7. The Groove Line - Heatwave
8. Serpentine Fire - Earth, Wind and Fire
9. Too Hot Ta Trot - Commodores
10. Get Off - Foxy

1978's Pop Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. Copacabana (At The Copa) - Barry Manilow
2. Stayin Alive - The Bee Gees
3. Night Fever - Bee Gees
4. Boogie Oogie Oogie - A Taste of Honey
5. Dance With Me - Peter Brown
6. Macho Man - the Village People
7. Miss You - Rolling Stones
8. I Love The Nightlife - Alicia Bridges
9. Thank God Its Friday - Love & Kisses
10. Kiss You All Over - Exile

1978's Pop Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. You Really Got Me - Van Halen
2. Moving Out - Billy Joel
3. Surrender - Cheap Trick
4. Come Together - Aerosmith
5. Listen To Her Heart - Tom Petty
6. Diuble Vision - Foreigner
7. My Best Friend's Girl - The Cars
8. Only The Good Die Young - Billy Joel
9. Two Tickets To Paradise - Eddie Money
10. Fooling Yourself (Angry Young Man) - Styx

More of 1978's Pop Rock Hits

  Just What I Needed - The Cars

1978's Album Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. Paradise By The Dashboard Light - Meatloaf
2. Anytime - Journey (often played right after Feeling That Way, the prior song on the album Infinity)
3. What's Your name - Lynrd Skynrd
4. Who Are You - The Who
5. Cheeseburger In Paradise - Jimmy Buffett
6. Life's Been Good - Joe Walsh
7. Wheel In The Sky - Journey
8. Peg - Steely Dan
9. Runnin' With The Devil - Van Halen
10. Follow You Follow Me - Genesis

More of 1978's Album Rock Songs

  Badlands - Bruce Springsteen
  Kings and Queens - Aerosmith
  Portrait (He Knew) - Kansas
  Time For Me To Fly - REO Speedwagon
  Bombs Away - Bob Wier

1978's Bubblegum Pop Music Top Ten

1. Summer Nights - John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
2. King Tut - Steve Martin
3. We Are The Champions - Queen
4. Greased Lightin' - John Travolta
5. Whenever I Call You Friend - Kenny Loggins
6. Macho Man - Village People
7. Medley: Over The Rainbow / We're Off To See The Wizzard (The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz) - Meco
8. Grease - Frankie Valli
9. Short People - Randy Newman
10. Runaround Sue - Leif Garrett

PCM's 1978 Top 10 Hit List

1. Last Dance - Donna Summer
2. Disco Inferno - Trammps
3. Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
4. Paradise By The Dashboard Light - Meatloaf
5. Just The WAy You Are - Billy Joel
6. Summer Nights - Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta
7. We Are The Champions - Queen
8. Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees
9. We Will Rock You - Queen
10. Copacabana - Barry Manilow
Check Out the Full PCM 1978
Annual Best Music Hits Here !
One Hit Wonders include artists with only one song in Billboard's Music Charts, songs of note and well-known hits that did not even make the Billboard Pop Charts.
PCM Charts are based on DJ requests and online suggestions.
Some songs are listed in multiple years because some charts list the
'release date' as the official date, while others list the chart 'peak date.'
Compromising that data, we try to list songs for the year they saw the most chart action.
Send Your suggestions and corrections to -PCM Song Suggestions

More 1978 Trivia:

1978 Oscars
1978 Grammy Winners
1978 In History

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