AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1970’S- WEEK OF JUNE 17, 1978

American Top 40- The 1970’s- Week of June 17, 1978. 33 of the 40 hits on this 40- I have at grades in the A and B range. By far my favorite song of this week and of 1978- Gerry Rafferty’s ‘Baker Street.’

1 2 SHADOW DANCING –•– Andy Gibb (RSO) -10 (1 week at #1) (1) B
2 1 YOU’RE THE ONE THAT I WANT –•– John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (RSO) -12 (1)B
3 5 BAKER STREET –•– Gerry Rafferty (United Artists) -9 (3) A++
4 6 IT’S A HEARTACHE –•– Bonnie Tyler (RCA) -13 (4) A
5 3 TOO MUCH, TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE –•– Johnny Mathis / Deniece Williams (Columbia) -12 (1) B
6 8 TAKE A CHANCE ON ME –•– Abba (Atlantic) -9 (6) A+
7 4 FEELS SO GOOD –•– Chuck Mangione (A&M) -19 (4) A+
8 7 ON BROADWAY –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers) -15 (7)A
9 16 YOU BELONG TO ME –•– Carly Simon (Elektra) -10 (9) A
10 12 LOVE IS LIKE OXYGEN –•– Sweet (Capitol) -18 (10) B

11 13 DANCE WITH ME –•– Peter Brown with Betty Wright (Drive) -16 (11) C
12 20 USE TA BE MY GIRL –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International) -8 (12) A
13 15 THE GROOVE LINE –•– Heatwave (Epic) -7 (13) A-
14 17 TWO OUT OF THREE AIN’T BAD –•– Meat Loaf (Epic / Cleveland International) -14 (14) B+
15 18 BECAUSE THE NIGHT –•– The Patti Smith Group (Arista) -11 (15) A
16 22 STILL THE SAME –•– Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (Capitol) -6 (16) B
17 9 WITH A LITTLE LUCK –•– Wings (Capitol) -13 (1) A
18 21 EVERY KINDA PEOPLE –•– Robert Palmer (Island) -13 (18) A
19 19 DEACON BLUES –•– Steely Dan (ABC) -12 (19) A
20 26 BLUER THAN BLUE –•– Michael Johnson (EMI-America) -9 (20) A

21 27 YOU’RE THE LOVE –•– Seals and Crofts (Warner Brothers) -10 (21) C+
22 28 EVEN NOW –•– Barry Manilow (Arista) -7 (22) C
23 29 LAST DANCE –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca) -6 (23) A
24 25 HEARTLESS –•– Heart (Mushroom) -11 (24) A-
25 30 OH WHAT A NIGHT FOR DANCING –•– Barry White (20th Century) -8 (25) B
26 11 BABY HOLD ON –•– Eddie Money (Columbia) -17 (11) A-
27 14 THE CLOSER I GET TO YOU –•– Roberta Flack with Donny Hathaway (Atlantic) -18 (2) A
28 34 I WAS ONLY JOKING –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers) -8 (28) A
29 35 FOLLOW YOU, FOLLOW ME –•– Genesis (Atlantic) -9 (29) A-
30 36 ALMOST SUMMER –•– Celebration Featuring Mike Love (MCA) -8 (30) C

31 37 MISS YOU –•– Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones) -4 (31) A+
32 33 CHEESEBURGER IN PARADISE –•– Jimmy Buffett (ABC) -9 (32) A
33 39 WONDERFUL TONIGHT –•– Eric Clapton (RSO) -6 (33) C
34 40 I CAN’T STAND THE RAIN –•– Eruption (Ariola America) -15 (34) B
35 24 DISCO INFERNO –•– The Trammps (Atlantic) -27 (11) C
36 10 THIS TIME I’M IN IT FOR LOVE –•– Player (RSO) -15 (10) B-
37 44 ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG –•– Billy Joel (Columbia) -6 (37) A
38 41 EVERYBODY DANCE –•– Chic (Atlantic) -9 (38) B
39 45 GREASE –•– Frankie Valli (RSO) -4 (39) B
40 42 WARM RIDE –•– Rare Earth (Prodigal) -8 (40) C

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