AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- FEBRUARY 4, 1978

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The American Top 40 replay on the 70’s on 7 today- February 4, 1978. A pretty good week. Looking over the chart I have gave 18 of the 40 singles a grade of A. A big week for Barry Gibb who wrote 4 of the Top 10 songs.

1 3 STAYIN’ ALIVE –•– Bee Gees (RSO) -9 (1 week at #1) (1) A+
2 2 SHORT PEOPLE –•– Randy Newman (Warner Brothers) -13 (2) A+
3 1 BABY COME BACK –•– Player (RSO) -19 (1) B+
4 6 WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS / WE WILL ROCK YOU –•– Queen (Elektra) -16 (4) A+
5 10 (Love Is) THICKER THAN WATER –•– Andy Gibb (RSO) -14 (5) B+
6 9 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE –•– Billy Joel (Columbia) -13 (6) A+
7 7 HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE –•– Bee Gees (RSO) -20 (1) A+
8 11 SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH –•– Dan Hill (20th Century) -11 (8) F
9 4 YOU’RE IN MY HEART (The Final Acclaim) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers) -15 (4) A
10 17 EMOTION –•– Samantha Sang (Private Stock) -12 (10) B

11 15 DANCE, DANCE, DANCE (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) –•– Chic (Atlantic) -15 (11) A-
12 12 HEY DEANIE –•– Shaun Cassidy (Warner Brothers / Curb) -13 (7) F+
13 14 TURN TO STONE –•– Electric Light Orchestra (Jet) -12 (13) A
14 16 SERPENTINE FIRE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia) -15 (14) A
15 5 SLIP SLIDIN’ AWAY –•– Paul Simon (Columbia) -17 (5) A+
16 18 I GO CRAZY –•– Paul Davis (Bang) -24 (16) A+
17 19 DESIREE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia) -10 (17) B-
18 8 COME SAIL AWAY –•– Styx (A&M) -20 (8) C
19 21 DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD –•– Santa Esmeralda Starring Leroy Gomez (Casablanca) -14 (19) C
20 28 PEG –•– Steely Dan (ABC) -12 (20) A

21 23 WHAT’S YOUR NAME –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA) -10 (21) A
22 24 THEME FROM “CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND” –•– John Williams (Arista) -7 (22) C
23 27 LONG, LONG WAY FROM HOME –•– Foreigner (Atlantic) -9 (23) B-
24 26 NATIVE NEW YORKER –•– Odyssey (RCA) -13 (24) A
25 13 HERE YOU COME AGAIN –•– Dolly Parton (RCA) -17 (3) B
26 29 TOO HOT TA TROT –•– The Commodores (Motown) -8 (26) B-
27 30 FFUN –•– Con Funk Shun (Mercury) -8 (27) B-
28 45 LAY DOWN SALLY –•– Eric Clapton (RSO) -5 (28) A+
29 33 THEME FROM “CLOSE ENCOUNTERS” –•– Meco (Millennium) -5 (29)  C
30 32 LOVELY DAY –•– Bill Withers (Columbia) -9 (30) A+

31 34 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY –•– Little River Band (Harvest) -8 (31) B
32 22 YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Debby Boone (Warner Brothers / Curb) -23 (1) F-
33 37 THUNDER ISLAND –•– Jay Ferguson (Asylum) -8 (33) B
34 38 STREET CORNER SERENADE –•– Wet Willie (Epic) -10 (34) C
35 39 THE NAME OF THE GAME –•– Abba (Atlantic) -7 (35) A
36 36 EASY TO LOVE –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers) -9 (36) C
37 40 I LOVE YOU –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca) -8 (37) A-
38 58 THE WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO –•– Rita Coolidge (A&M) -4 (38) B-
39 42 FALLING –•– LeBlanc and Carr (Big Tree) -17 (39) B-
40 43 ALWAYS AND FOREVER –•– Heatwave (Epic) -5 (40) B

4 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- FEBRUARY 4, 1978

  1. That was a pretty good chart list indeed. And while many music fans, especially rock fans, get an allergic reaction when they hear the name Bee Gees, I actually happen to like these guys – and, dare I to add, even their disco-oriented tunes!

    While I will admit their high vocals can be a bit of an acquired taste, they wrote many catchy and groovy pop tunes. I also dig their ’60s music.

    • I like the Bee Gees too- I think by 1980 the world needed a break from them since they ruled the radio and charts the second half of the 70’s but I can’t think of very many Bee Gee songs I don’t like and Barry Gibb was a great songwriter.

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