AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- THE 70’S- WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16, 1978

A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie / World Spin (1978, Vinyl) | Discogs

American Top 40 Replay- The 70’s- Week of September 16, 1978. I remember listening to this one- 42 years ago–because on the radio station that I listened to AT40 -started the countdown at #39. I thought it might have been some technical problem–but I used to write down the countdown every week and keep stats –so a few days later when I went to the local newsstand I got my hands on the current issue of Billboard- and saw what the song was- “Paradise By The Dashboard Lights”- and realized it wasn’t some malfunction at the station but censorship. They objected to the song and wouldn’t play it. Hmmm. Odd that the station objected to teenage sex but were fine with the song where Anne Murray sang about SELLING HER SOUL!!!!

1 1 BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE –•– A Taste Of Honey (Capitol) -13 (2 weeks at #1) (1) C
2 2 THREE TIMES A LADY –•– The Commodores (Motown) -14 (1) B
3 3 HOT BLOODED –•– Foreigner (Atlantic) -12 (3) C
4 4 HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (RSO) -11 (4) C
5 5 KISS YOU ALL OVER –•– Exile (Warner Brothers / Curb) -11 (5) C
6 7 AN EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Andy Gibb (RSO) -10 (6) B-
7 8 SUMMER NIGHTS –•– John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and Cast (RSO) -7 (7) C
8 12 DON’T LOOK BACK –•– Boston (Epic) -5 (8) B-
9 10 GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia) -9 (9) A
10 9 SHAME –•– Evelyn “Champagne” King (RCA) -14 (9) A

11 11 HOT CHILD IN THE CITY –•– Nick Gilder (Chrysalis) -15 (11) F
12 13 FOOL (If You Think It’s Over) –•– Chris Rea (United Artists / Magnet) -11 (12) B
13 14 LOVE IS IN THE AIR –•– John Paul Young (Scotti Brothers) -10 (13) C
14 16 YOU AND I –•– Rick James (Gordy) -12 (14) B
15 17 REMINISCING –•– Little River Band (Harvest) -8 (15) B
16 18 YOU NEEDED ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol) -10 (16) B
17 19 HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS –•– Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (Capitol) -6 (17) A
18 6 GREASE –•– Frankie Valli (RSO) -17 (1) B
19 23 WHENEVER I CALL YOU “FRIEND” –•– Kenny Loggins (Columbia) -8 (19) A
20 15 MISS YOU –•– Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones) -17 (1) A+

21 24 OH! DARLING –•– Robin Gibb (RSO) -6 (21) C
22 20 MAGNET AND STEEL –•– Walter Egan (Columbia) -17 (8) A
23 25 LOVE THEME FROM “EYES OF LAURA MARS” (Prisoner) –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia) -8 (23) C
24 29 RIGHT DOWN THE LINE –•– Gerry Rafferty (United Artists) -6 (24) A
25 26 CLOSE THE DOOR –•– Teddy Pendergrass (Philadelphia International) -11 (25)B
26 30 BACK IN THE U.S.A. –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum) -5 (26)A-
27 28 JUST WHAT I NEEDED –•– The Cars (Elektra) -14 (27) A+
28 32 GET OFF –•– Foxy (Dash) -9 (28)C
29 33 COME TOGETHER –•– Aerosmith (Columbia) -7 (29) A
30 31 A ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY –•– The Kinks (Arista) -9 (30) A+

31 35 SHE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN –•– Billy Joel (Columbia) -6 (31) A
32 36 YOU NEVER DONE IT LIKE THAT –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M) -7 (32)D
33 37 I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE (Disco ‘Round) –•– Alicia Bridges (Polydor) -11 (33) C
34 38 TALKING IN YOUR SLEEP –•– Crystal Gayle (United Artists) -8 (34)B
35 41 WHO ARE YOU –•– The Who (MCA) -4 (35) A+
36 40 5.7.0.5 –•– City Boy (Mercury) -6 (36) C
37 21 LOVE WILL FIND A WAY –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M) -16 (6) B
38 22 TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE –•– Eddie Money (Columbia) -13 (22) A-
39 27 MY ANGEL BABY –•– Toby Beau (RCA) -16 (13) c
40 42 PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT –•– Meat Loaf (with Ellen Foley and Phil Rizzuto) (Epic / Cleveland International) -6 (40) B

10 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- THE 70’S- WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 16, 1978

  1. Hans, I never heard Oh! Darling by Robin Gibb before…kinda lost it’s punch in that version. I would have loved for the Beatles to have pursued where they were going with that song on Anthology…the outtake with Lennon…harmonizing…it reminded me of “You Really Got A Hold On Me”…I liked the finished version though.

  2. I didn’t really pay much attention to the lyrics for most of the songs I listened to back then. Or you can say; I didn’t read much into what was being said as much as the instrumentals.
    I think with the Anne Murray song, while true she sold her soul, it was mort important that it was bought back for her.

    About that time musical censorship was getting hot and heavy.

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