1978 Radio & Records All-Time Charts

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

1978 Radio & Records All-Time Charts

Pop Adult

  1. “Can't Smile Without You” Barry Manilow (Arista)
  2. “You Needed Me” Anne Murray (Capitol)
  3. “Just the Way You Are” Billy Joel (Columbia)
  4. “Reminiscing” Little River Band (Harvest)
  5. “Feels So Good” Chuck Mangione (A&M)
  6. “Goodbye Girl” David Gates (Elektra)
  7. “Three Times a Lady” Commodores (Motown)
  8. “Hopelessly Devoted to You” Olivia Newton-John (RSO)
  9. “You Belong to Me” Carly Simon (Elektra)
  10. “The Closer I Get to You” Roberta Flack and D. Hathaway (Atlantic)

Top 40

  1. “Night Fever” Bee Gees (RSO)
  2. “Stayin' Alive” Bee Gees (RSO)
  3. “Kiss You All Over” Exile (Warner Bros./Curb)
  4. “Three Times a Lady” Commodores (Motown)
  5. “Shadow Dancing” Andy Gibb (RSO)
  6. “Baker Street” Gerry Rafferty (UA)
  7. “Hot Child in the City” Nick Gilder (Chrysalis)
  8. “With a Little Luck” Wings (Capitol)
  9. “Emotion” Samantha Sang (Private Stock)
  10. “Can't Smile Without You” Barry Manilow (Arista)

AOR Albums

  1. Some Girls Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones)
  2. Stranger in Town Bob Seger (Capitol)
  3. Double Vision Foreigner (Atlantic)
  4. Running on Empty Jackson Browne (Asylum)
  5. Earth Jefferson Starship (Grunt/RCA)
  6. Slow Hand Eric Clapton (RSO)
  7. But Seriously Folks Joe Walsh (Asylum)
  8. Stranger Billy Joel (Columbia)
  9. City to City Gerry Rafferty (United Artists)
  10. Darkness on the Edge of Town Bruce Springsteen (Columbia)


  1. “Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” Waylon & Willie (RCA)
  2. “Talking in Your Sleep” Crystal Gayle (UA)
  3. “Heartbreaker” Dolly Parton (RCA)
  4. “Love or Something Like It” Kenny Rogers (UA)
  5. “You Don't Love Me Anymore” Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)
  6. “Someone Loves You Honey” Charley Pride (RCA)
  7. “Everytime Two Fools Collide” Kenny Rogers and Dottie West (UA)
  8. “Don't Break the Heart That Loves You” Margo Smith (Warner Bros.)
  9. “Georgia on My Mind” Willie Nelson (Columbia)
  10. “I've Always Been Crazy” Waylon Jennings (RCA)

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