AMERICAN TOP 40 THE WEEK OF JANUARY 7, 1978

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The American Top 40 replay on the 70’s on 7 is back after three weeks of specials- two weeks being the countdown of the best of 1970 and last week the top 50 of the 70’s. Glad its back to the weekly countdown. This week is the week of January 7, 1978- right in my wheelhouse as far as -back then I was a regular Top 40 radio listener. Can’t believe this was 41 years ago. Many great songs on this weeks countdown and a number of terrible stuff but the good outweighs the bad.

1 1 HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE –•– Bee Gees (RSO) -16 (3 weeks at #1) (1) A+
2 6 BABY COME BACK –•– Player (RSO) -15 (2) B-
3 3 BLUE BAYOU –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum) -18 (3) A
4 4 (Every Time I Turn Around) BACK IN LOVE AGAIN –•– L.T.D. (A&M) -13 (4) A
5 8 HERE YOU COME AGAIN –•– Dolly Parton (RCA) -13 (5) B
6 2 YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Debby Boone (Warner Brothers / Curb) -19 (1) F
7 10 SLIP SLIDIN’ AWAY –•– Paul Simon (Columbia) -13 (7) A
8 9 SENTIMENTAL LADY –•– Bob Welch (Capitol) -13 (8)  A-
9 11 YOU’RE IN MY HEART (The Final Acclaim) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers) -11 (9) A
10 15 HEY DEANIE –•– Shaun Cassidy (Warner Brothers / Curb) -9 (10) F

11 14 COME SAIL AWAY –•– Styx (A&M) -16 (11)  F
12 12 YOU CAN’T TURN ME OFF (In the Middle Of Turning Me On) –•– High Inergy (Gordy) -17 (12) C
13 18 WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS / WE WILL ROCK YOU –•– Queen (Elektra) -12 (13) A
14 19 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Leif Garrett (Atlantic) -9 (14)  F
15 5 IT’S SO EASY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum) -14 (5)  A
16 7 DON’T IT MAKE MY BROWN EYES BLUE –•– Crystal Gayle (United Artists) -22 (2) B
17 20 SHORT PEOPLE –•– Randy Newman (Warner Brothers) -9 (17)  A+
18 28 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE –•– Billy Joel (Columbia) -9 (18)  A
19 24 SERPENTINE FIRE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia) -11 (19) A
20 27 TURN TO STONE –•– Electric Light Orchestra (Jet) -8 (20) A

21 23 I GO CRAZY –•– Paul Davis (Bang) -20 (21)  A+
22 22 MY WAY –•– Elvis Presley (RCA) -9 (22) B
23 32 (Love Is) THICKER THAN WATER –•– Andy Gibb (RSO) -10 (23) B
24 26 THE WAY I FEEL TONIGHT –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista) -13 (24) F
25 40 SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH –•– Dan Hill (20th Century) -7 (25) F
26 30 DANCE, DANCE, DANCE (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) –•– Chic (Atlantic) -11 (26) A
27 29 GETTIN’ READY FOR LOVE –•– Diana Ross (Motown) -10 (27) C
28 39 STAYIN’ ALIVE –•– Bee Gees (RSO) -5 (28) A+
29 35 DESIREE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia) -6 (29) B
30 34 POINT OF KNOW RETURN –•– Kansas (Kirshner) -9 (30) B-

31 33 DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD –•– Santa Esmeralda Starring Leroy Gomez (Casablanca) -10 (31)  C
32 13 ISN’T IT TIME –•– The Babys (Chrysalis) -14 (13) A
33 36 NATIVE NEW YORKER –•– Odyssey (RCA) -9 (33) A
34 37 GIRLS’ SCHOOL –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Capitol) -8 (34) B+
35 16 WE’RE ALL ALONE –•– Rita Coolidge (A&M) -17 (7) B-
36 17 SWINGTOWN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol) -13 (17) A-
37 41 EMOTION –•– Samantha Sang (Private Stock) -8 (37) B
38 52 WHAT’S YOUR NAME –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA) -6 (38)  A
39 43 (You’re My) SOUL AND INSPIRATION –•– Donny and Marie Osmond (Polydor) -8 (39)  F
40 44 PEG –•– Steely Dan (ABC) -8 (40)  A

 

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20 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40 THE WEEK OF JANUARY 7, 1978

    • I didn’t know that about Hill. I remember that one hit- and looking him up I see he had a hit that I don’t recall with Vonda Shepherd called Can’t We Try in 1987. And he was probably playing Sometimes When We Touch- at a Holiday Inn last night in Walla Walla, Washington. And you have a great memory he did a song from the Rambo movie called It’s A Long Road.

    • Those are great songs and I always liked the song Native New Yorker which was on the charts that week- i liked it enough to buy the single back in the day.

    • Its funny how all those Barry Gibb songs- seem to have Bee Gees backing them up and sound like Bee Gee songs- the Andy Gibb songs- he was so much better than the Shawn Cassidy- Lief Garrett’s etc simply because he had good songs to sing.

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