AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 70’S- WEEK OF FEBRUARY 25, 1978

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American Top 40- The 70’s- Week of February 25, 1978. The Bee Gees had a stranglehold on the Top 10 this week- three of their songs in the Top 10 with two others in the Top 10 written by them. An excellent overall Top 40 with the exception of the #4 song one of the worst hits of the decade but you can’t win them all.

1 1 STAYIN’ ALIVE –•– Bee Gees (RSO) -12 (4 weeks at #1) (1) A+
2 2 (Love Is) THICKER THAN WATER –•– Andy Gibb (RSO) -17 (2) A
3 3 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE –•– Billy Joel (Columbia) -16 (3) A+
4 5 SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH –•– Dan Hill (20th Century) -14 (4) F
5 6 EMOTION –•– Samantha Sang (Private Stock) -15 (5) B
6 7 DANCE, DANCE, DANCE (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) –•– Chic (Atlantic) -18 (6) A
7 4 WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS / WE WILL ROCK YOU –•– Queen (Elektra) -19 (4)A+
8 17 NIGHT FEVER –•– Bee Gees (RSO) -4 (8) A
9 11 LAY DOWN SALLY –•– Eric Clapton (RSO) -8 (9) B+
10 10 HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE –•– Bee Gees (RSO) -23 (1)A+

11 12 I GO CRAZY –•– Paul Davis (Bang) -27 (11)A+
12 13 PEG –•– Steely Dan (ABC) -15 (12) A
13 14 THEME FROM “CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND” –•– John Williams (Arista) -10 (13) C+
14 8 SHORT PEOPLE –•– Randy Newman (Warner Brothers) -16 (2) A+
15 9 BABY COME BACK –•– Player (RSO) -22 (1) A
16 22 THE NAME OF THE GAME –•– Abba (Atlantic) -10 (16) A+
17 18 WHAT’S YOUR NAME –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA) -13 (17) A
18 19 THUNDER ISLAND –•– Jay Ferguson (Asylum) -11 (18) A-
19 16 YOU’RE IN MY HEART (The Final Acclaim) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers) -18 (4) A
20 26 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY –•– Little River Band (Harvest) -11 (20) A-

21 21 NATIVE NEW YORKER –•– Odyssey (RCA) -16 (21) A
22 20 LONG, LONG WAY FROM HOME –•– Foreigner (Atlantic) -12 (20) C
23 23 FFUN –•– Con Funk Shun (Mercury) -11 (23) C
24 29 WONDERFUL WORLD –•– Art Garfunkel with James Taylor and Paul Simon (Columbia) -6 (24)
25 25 THEME FROM “CLOSE ENCOUNTERS” –•– Meco (Millennium) -8 (25)
26 28 THE WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO –•– Rita Coolidge (A&M) -7 (26) C
27 34 CAN’T SMILE WITHOUT YOU –•– Barry Manilow (Arista) -4 (27) C
28 32 FALLING –•– LeBlanc and Carr (Big Tree) -20 (28) B-
29 33 ALWAYS AND FOREVER –•– Heatwave (Epic) -8 (29) B
30 15 DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD –•– Santa Esmeralda Starring Leroy Gomez (Casablanca) -17 (15)B

31 35 OUR LOVE –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol) -7 (31) B-
32 36 JACK AND JILL –•– Raydio (Arista) -7 (32) B
33 37 GOODBYE GIRL –•– David Gates (Elektra) -11 (33) B
34 38 DUST IN THE WIND –•– Kansas (Kirshner) -5 (34) B
35 43 EBONY EYES –•– Bob Welch (Capitol) -5 (35) A
36 41 POOR POOR PITIFUL ME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum) -5 (36) A
37 24 TOO HOT TA TROT –•– The Commodores (Motown) -11 (24) B
38 79 FLASH LIGHT –•– Parliament (Casablanca) -3 (38) A
39 44 LADY LOVE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International) -6 (39) B+
40 53 IF I CAN’T HAVE YOU –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO) -5 (40) B

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