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

American Top 40- The 70’s- Week of December 16, 1978. Another pretty good week from the late 70’s. In looking over my grades- 34 are in the A and B range. My favorite song on this countdown? I’ll go with “Time Passages” Al Stewart.

1 3 YOU DON’T BRING ME FLOWERS –•– Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond (Columbia) -8 (2 weeks at #1) (1)D
2 1 LE FREAK –•– Chic (Atlantic) -8 (1) A+
3 12 TOO MUCH HEAVEN –•– Bee Gees (RSO) -5 (3)A+
4 4 I JUST WANNA STOP –•– Gino Vannelli (A&M) -15 (4) C
5 8 MY LIFE –•– Billy Joel (Columbia) -7 (5) B
6 6 I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE (Disco ‘Round) –•– Alicia Bridges (Polydor) -24 (6)B
7 7 TIME PASSAGES –•– Al Stewart (Arista) -12 (7)A+
8 9 SHARING THE NIGHT TOGETHER –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol) -14 (8)B-
9 10 (Our Love) DON’T THROW IT ALL AWAY –•– Andy Gibb (RSO) -10 (9)A+
10 2 MacARTHUR PARK –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca) -15 (1)A

11 11 STRANGE WAY –•– Firefall (Atlantic) -12 (11) A-
12 13 Y.M.C.A. –•– The Village People (Casablanca) -9 (12) A-
13 15 HOLD THE LINE –•– Toto (Columbia) -11 (13) B-
14 5 HOW MUCH I FEEL –•– Ambrosia (Warner Brothers) -16 (3) B
15 16 STRAIGHT ON –•– Heart (Portrait) -13 (15)B
16 20 HOW YOU GONNA SEE ME NOW –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers) -9 (16)B
17 18 SWEET LIFE –•– Paul Davis (Bang) -17 (17)B
18 22 OOH BABY BABY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum) -6 (18)B
19 26 PROMISES / WATCH OUT FOR LUCY –•– Eric Clapton and His Band (RSO) -10 (19)B
20 14 ALIVE AGAIN –•– Chicago (Columbia) -9 (14)B

21 25 WE’VE GOT TONITE –•– Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (Capitol) -8 (21) B-
22 23 PART-TIME LOVE –•– Elton John (MCA) -6 (22) B
23 27 I’M EVERY WOMAN –•– Chaka Khan (Warner Brothers) -11 (23) A-
24 24 THE POWER OF GOLD –•– Dan Fogelberg / Tim Weisberg (Epic / Full Moon) -10 (24)A
25 30 NEW YORK GROOVE –•– Ace Frehley (Casablanca) -10 (25)A
26 35 A LITTLE MORE LOVE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA) -4 (26) C
27 31 BICYCLE RACE / FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS –•– Queen (Elektra) -6 (27)A
28 32 EVERY 1’S A WINNER –•– Hot Chocolate (Infinity) -6 (28) A-
29 17 DOUBLE VISION –•– Foreigner (Atlantic) -13 (2) B-
30 54 SHAKE IT –•– Ian Matthews (Mushroom) -5 (30) B

31 49 SEPTEMBER –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (ARC) -5 (31) A+
32 41 FIRE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet) -6 (32) A
33 33 RUN FOR HOME –•– Lindisfarne (Atco) -12 (33) A-
34 37 INSTANT REPLAY –•– Dan Hartman (Blue Sky) -10 (34) C-
35 40 I WAS MADE FOR DANCIN’ –•– Leif Garrett (Scotti Brothers) -6 (35) D-
36 36 THERE’LL NEVER BE –•– Switch (Gordy) -11 (36) C-
37 39 MY BEST FRIEND’S GIRL –•– The Cars (Elektra) -9 (37)A
38 38 CAN YOU FOOL –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol) -9 (38) B
39 42 I WILL BE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Livingston Taylor (Epic) -9 (39) B
40 45 DON’T HOLD BACK –•– Chanson (Ariola America) -6 (40) B

7 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 70’S- WEEK OF DECEMBER 16, 1978

  1. I have a guilty pleasure for I Love The Night Life…I’ve always wanted to hear a rock version.

    This is a very good top 40. A good mixture.

  2. Following his stint in the Flying Burrito Brothers, Rick Roberts went the commercial pop route with Firefall and “Strange Way.” Good tune. That’s founding member of the Byrds, Michael Clarke, on the drums.

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