AMERICAN TOP 40 THE WEEK OF JULY 29, 1978

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This week the 70’s on 7 are repeating the American Top 40 from the week of July 29th, 1978- 40 years ago. An exceptional week for pop music.  By 1978 we were in an Osmond free zone!  Baker Street at #2 was my favorite song from that year.

1 1 SHADOW DANCING –•– Andy Gibb (RSO) -16 (7 weeks at #1) (1) B-
2 2 BAKER STREET –•– Gerry Rafferty (United Artists) -15 (2)  A++
3 3 MISS YOU –•– Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones) -10 (3) A+
4 5 LAST DANCE –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca) -12 (4) B+
5 6 GREASE –•– Frankie Valli (RSO) -10 (5)  C
6 10 THREE TIMES A LADY –•– The Commodores (Motown) -7 (6) B
7 4 STILL THE SAME –•– Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (Capitol) -12 (4) B
8 8 USE TA BE MY GIRL –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International) -14 (4) A-
9 7 THE GROOVE LINE –•– Heatwave (Epic) -13 (7) B
10 11 LOVE WILL FIND A WAY –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M) -9 (10) B-

11 14 HOT BLOODED –•– Foreigner (Atlantic) -5 (11) C
12 13 RUNAWAY –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt) -10 (12) C
13 15 COPACABANA (At the Copa) –•– Barry Manilow (Arista) -8 (13) D
14 17 LIFE’S BEEN GOOD –•– Joe Walsh (Asylum) -8 (14) A+
15 18 MY ANGEL BABY –•– Toby Beau (RCA) -9 (15) C-
16 20 MAGNET AND STEEL –•– Walter Egan (Columbia) -10 (16) A
17 9 TAKE A CHANCE ON ME –•– Abba (Atlantic) -15 (3) A
18 21 I’M NOT GONNA LET IT BOTHER ME TONIGHT –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Polydor) -8 (18) B
19 12 IT’S A HEARTACHE –•– Bonnie Tyler (RCA) -19 (3) A
20 16 DANCE WITH ME –•– Peter Brown with Betty Wright (Drive) -22 (8) D

21 19 BLUER THAN BLUE –•– Michael Johnson (EMI-America) -15 (12) A
22 23 FM (No Static At All) –•– Steely Dan (MCA) -9 (22) A
23 27 STAY / THE LOAD-OUT –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum) -8 (23) A-
24 26 KING TUT –•– Steve Martin and the Toot Uncommons (Warner Brothers) -10 (24) A
25 25 SONGBIRD –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia) -7 (25) B
26 35 HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (RSO) -4 (26) C
27 30 I’VE HAD ENOUGH –•– Wings (Capitol) -7 (27) A
28 36 BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE –•– A Taste Of Honey (Capitol) -6 (28) C
29 40 AN EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Andy Gibb (RSO) -3 (29) B-
30 32 CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville) -10 (30) A-

31 22 THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY –•– Love and Kisses (Casablanca) -13 (22) C
32 34 LOVE OR SOMETHING LIKE IT –•– Kenny Rogers (United Artists) -9 (32) C-
33 37 SHAME –•– Evelyn “Champagne” King (RCA) -7 (33) A
34 38 STUFF LIKE THAT –•– Quincy Jones (A&M) -8 (34) B
35 43 YOU –•– Rita Coolidge (A&M) -5 (35) B-
36 49 FOOL (If You Think It’s Over) –•– Chris Rea (United Artists / Magnet) -4 (36) A
37 39 RIVERS OF BABYLON –•– Boney M (Sire / Hansa) -9 (37) A
38 46 TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE –•– Eddie Money (Columbia) -6 (38) B
39 44 MR. BLUE SKY –•– Electric Light Orchestra (Jet) -6 (39) A
40 48 MACHO MAN –•– The Village People (Casablanca) -6 (40)  B+

 

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