Top Songs of 1978


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
106
Blondie Heart of Glass
2
159
The Undertones Teenage Kicks
3
164
Kate Bush Wuthering Heights
4
178
The Clash (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
5
208
Buzzcocks Ever Fallen in Love?
6
222
Chic Le Freak
7
255
Kraftwerk Das Modell/The Model
8
341
Dire Straits Sultans of Swing
9
364
The Police Roxanne
10
369
The Only Ones Another Girl, Another Planet
11
383
Patti Smith Group Because the Night
12
432
Funkadelic One Nation Under a Groove
13
451
Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive
14
540
Public Image Ltd. Public Image
15
544
Gang of Four Damaged Goods
16
548
The B-52's Rock Lobster
17
570
Cheap Trick Surrender
18
579
The Rolling Stones Miss You
19
584
Magazine Shot by Both Sides
20
638
Ramones I Wanna Be Sedated
21
836
The Jam Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
22
844
Siouxsie and The Banshees Hong Kong Garden
23
927
Warren Zevon Werewolves of London
24
957
The Cars Just What I Needed
25
968
Van Halen Runnin' with the Devil
26
1013
Elvis Costello Radio Radio
27
1037
Wire Outdoor Miner
28
1073
The Rolling Stones Beast of Burden
29
1143
The Doobie Brothers What a Fool Believes
30
1180
Sylvester You Make me Feel (Mighty Real)
31
1246
Elvis Costello Pump It Up
32
1270
Elvis Costello (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love & Understanding
33
1274
Bruce Springsteen Badlands
34
1319
The Who Who Are You
35
1336
The Cramps Human Fly
36
1367
The Normal Warm Leatherette
37
1368
Elvis Costello (I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea
38
1428
Kraftwerk Die Roboter/The Robots
39
1508
Joe Jackson Is She Really Going Out with Him?
40
1530
The Human League Being Boiled
41
1539
The Cure Killing an Arab
42
1587
Bruce Springsteen Racing in the Street
43
1601
Gerry Rafferty Baker Street
44
1620
Patti Smith Group Rock'n'Roll Nigger
45
1641
Rod Stewart Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
46
1661
Stiff Little Fingers Alternative Ulster
47
1720
Buzzcocks What Do I Get?
48
1893
Gang of Four (Love Like) Anthrax
49
1983
Blondie One Way or Another
50
1988
Blondie Hanging on the Telephone
51
2006
Brian Eno 1/1
52
2071
Village People Y.M.C.A.
53
2181
Bob Marley and The Wailers Is This Love
54
2184
Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town
55
2361
The Cars My Best Friend's Girl
56
2399
Van Halen Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
57
2410
The Cure 10.15 Saturday Night
58
2474
Kate Bush The Man with the Child in His Eyes
59
2500
Pere Ubu Non-Alignment Pact
60
2522
Earth, Wind & Fire September
61
2558
Wire I Am the Fly
62
2714
Ian Dury and The Blockheads Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick
63
2717
Sex Pistols [Sid Vicious] My Way
64
2734
Talking Heads Take Me to the River
65
2814
Bruce Springsteen Prove It All Night
66
2817
Johnny Thunders You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory
67
2848
The Police So Lonely
68
2917
The Police Can't Stand Losing You
69
3032
Nick Lowe I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass
70
3195
Queen Don't Stop Me Now
71
3233
Bruce Springsteen The Promised Land
72
3259
X-Ray Spex Germ Free Adolescents
73
3309
The Jacksons Shake Your Body
74
3310
The Records Starry Eyes
75
3322
The Rolling Stones Shattered
76
3595
Giorgio Moroder Chase
77
3601
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John You're the One That I Want
78
3603
Joe Walsh Life's Been Good
79
3626
The Clash Clash City Rockers
80
3631
Toto Hold the Line
81
3767
Peaches and Herb Reunited
82
3798
Chaka Khan I'm Every Woman
83
3984
Kate Bush Wow
84
4021
Genesis Follow You Follow Me
85
4047
Chic I Want Your Love
86
4087
Todd Rundgren Can We Still Be Friends
87
4111
XTC This Is Pop?
88
4174
10cc Dreadlock Holiday
89
4189
Blondie Sunday Girl
90
4212
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Old Time Rock and Roll
91
4222
Elvis Costello Lipstick Vogue
92
4265
Cold Chisel Khe Sanh
93
4324
Big Star Holocaust
94
4365
Subway Sect Ambition
95
4388
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers I Need to Know
96
4455
Lene Lovich Lucky Number
97
4467
Sister Sledge He's The Greatest Dancer
98
4815
Sonics Rendezvous Band City Slang
99
4830
The Jam English Rose
100
4944
Mekons Where Were You?
101
5008
Bobby Caldwell What You Won't Do for Love
102
5072
The Clash Stay Free
103
5097
Kenny Rogers The Gambler
104
5126
Bruce Springsteen Candy's Room
105
5192
Queen Bicycle Race
106
5237
Chris Bell I Am the Cosmos
107
5266
The Clash Tommy Gun
108
5281
Big Star Kanga-Roo
109
5312
Magazine Light Pours out of Me
110
5334
Donna Summer Last Dance
111
5376
Willie Colón & Ruben Blades Pedro Navaja
112
5444
X-Ray Spex The Day the World Turned Day-Glo
113
5538
The Jacksons Blame It on the Boogie
114
5589
X-Ray Spex Identity
115
5604
Warren Zevon Lawyers, Guns and Money
116
5631
Die Mensch-Maschine / The Man Machine Die Mensch-Maschine/The Man Machine
117
5876
Joy Division Warsaw
118
5901
The Saints Know Your Product
119
5940
The Normal T.V.O.D.
120
5979
Throbbing Gristle United
121
5991
Frankie Valli Grease
122
6125
Talking Heads The Big Country
123
6319
Nick Gilder Hot Child in the City
124
6366
Sniff 'n' The Tears Driver's Seat
125
6452
Sham 69 If the Kids Are United
126
6486
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band We've Got Tonite
127
6514
Bob Dylan Changing of the Guards
128
6636
Bruce Springsteen Adam Raised a Cain
129
6727
Jacques Higelin Pars
130
6823
Ian Dury What a Waste
131
6850
Devo Gut Feeling/(Slap Your Mammy)
132
6853
Journey Wheel in the Sky
133
6911
Willie Williams Armagideon Time
134
6952
Bob Dylan Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)
135
6972
X We're Desperate
136
7042
Neil Young Comes a Time
137
7161
Cheryl Lynn Got to Be Real
138
7169
Alex Chilton Bangkok
139
7204
Stiff Little Fingers Suspect Device
140
7207
Julien Clerc Ma préférence
141
7297
The Walker Brothers The Electrician
142
7333
Van Halen Eruption
143
7422
Al Stewart Time Passages
144
7607
The Cars (Let the) Good Times Roll
145
7788
Daniel Balavoine Le Chanteur
146
7794
The Rolling Stones Before They Make Me Run
147
7799
Blondie Picture This
148
7806
Eddie Money Two Tickets to Paradise
149
7814
Squeeze Take Me I'm Yours
150
7833
Bootsy's Rubber Band Bootzilla
151
7860
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Hollywood Nights
152
7878
Rose Tattoo Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw
153
7890
The Boomtown Rats Rat Trap
154
7936
Barry Manilow Copacabana (At the Copa)
155
7975
Devo Uncontrollable Urge
156
8009
AC/DC Down Payment Blues
157
8070
Alicia Bridges I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round)
158
8214
Claude Nougaro Tu verras
159
8260
Kate Bush Moving
160
8268
The Rolling Stones Far Away Eyes
161
8317
Public Image Ltd. Religion
162
8434
Third World Now That We've Found Love
163
8473
Teddy Pendergrass Close the Door
164
8491
Village People Macho Man
165
8538
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Listen to Her Heart
166
8765
Rose Royce Love Don't Live Here Anymore
167
8818
Patty Pravo Pensiero stupendo
168
8855
A Taste of Honey Boogie Oogie Oogie
169
8930
Burning Que hace una chica como tú en un sitio como este
170
9011
AC/DC Sin City
171
9032
Hot Chocolate Every 1's a Winner
172
9088
Eddie Money Baby Hold On
173
9130
Rick James Mary Jane
174
9198
Sweet Love Is Like Oxygen
175
9251
Boney M Rivers of Babylon
176
9326
Lou Reed Street Hassle
177
9471
Warren Zevon Excitable Boy
178
9484
The Motors Airport
179
9521
Teenage Head Picture My Face
180
9530
Bee Gees Too Much Heaven
181
9731
Jilted John Jilted John
182
9787
Marvin Gaye When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You
183
9946
Tom Robinson Band Up Against The Wall

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Serú Girán Seminare
Dr. Feelgood Milk and Alcohol
The Blues Brothers Soul Man
Joe Ely Honky Tonk Masquerade
The Diodes Tired of Waking Up Tired
Kraftwerk Neonlicht/Neon Lights
Willie Nelson Whiskey River
Generation X Ready Steady Go
The Doobie Brothers Minute by Minute
Peter Tosh with Mick Jagger (You Got to Walk And) Don't Look Back
Gary Moore Parisienne Walkways
Tom Waits Blue Valentines
Japan Adolescent Sex
The Stranglers Nice 'n' Sleazy
Steely Dan F.M. (No Static at All)
Claude François Alexandrie Alexandra
Eugenio Finardi Extraterreste
Amanda Lear Follow Me
The Jam David Watts
Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
Trooper Raise a Little Hell
Television Personalities Part-Time Punks
Chris Norman & Suzi Quatro Stumblin' In
Giorgio Moroder (Theme From) Midnight Express
Musique In the Bush
Donna Summer MacArthur Park
Journey Lights
Foreigner Double Vision
Tom Waits Romeo is Bleeding
Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine La fille du coupeur de joints
Siouxsie and The Banshees Metal Postcard
Jane Birkin Ex fan des sixties
Caetano Veloso Sampa
The Pointer Sisters Fire
John Conlee Rose Colored Glasses
Scritti Politti Shank Bloc Bologna
Boston Don't Look Back
Elvis Costello No Action
Silvio Rodríguez Ojalá
Prince Soft and Wet
Commodores Three Times a Lady
Rory Gallagher Shadow Play
Phreek Weekend 
Robert Palmer Every Kinda People
The Babys Every Time I Think of You
Thomas Leer Private Plane
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Still the Same
Neil Young Lotta Love
Willie Nelson Stardust
Van Halen Jamie's Cryin'
AC/DC Riff Raff
Maxine Nightingale Lead Me On
The Cars Moving in Stereo
Eddy Mitchell Il ne rentre pas ce soir
The Clash Julie's Been Working for the Drug Squad
Aerosmith Come Together
Ramses Shaffy Ik Drink
Van Morrison Wavelength
Kate Bush Them Heavy People
Black Flag Nervous Breakdown
Electric Light Orchestra Sweet Talkin' Woman
Styx Renegade
Germs Lexicon Devil
Teri DeSario Ain't Nothin' Gonna Keep Me From You
Fabrizio De André Sally
Moris Sábado Noche
Brian Eno 2/1
Gerry Rafferty Right Down the Line
Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond You Don't Bring Me Flowers
Dan Hartman Instant Replay
Tuxedomoon No Tears
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band Tropical Hot Dog Night
Warren Zevon Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
Dinosaur Kiss Me Again
Gino Vannelli I Just Wanna Stop
Jeff Wayne The Eve of the War
Scorpions The Sails of Charon
Fabrizio De André Rimini
Yvonne Elliman If I Can't Have You
Tom Waits Somewhere (From "West Side Story")
Fabienne Thibeault Les Uns contre les autres
Andy Gibb Shadow Dancing
Willie Colón & Ruben Blades Plástico
Francesco Guccini Eskimo
Tom Waits Kentucky Avenue
Israel Vibration The Same Song
Pere Ubu Caligari's Mirror
Pointed Sticks What Do You Want Me to Do
Rainbow Gates of Babylon
Toto Georgy Porgy
Paul McCartney and Wings With a Little Luck
The Rolling Stones Some Girls
Orchestra Baobab Jin Ma, Jin Ma
Serú Girán Eiti leda
Linval Thompson I Love Marijuana
Exile Kiss You All Over
Willie Nelson Moonlight in Vermont
Van Halen You Really Got Me
The Fall It's the New Thing
Buzzcocks Promises
The Rubinoos I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
Joy Division Leaders of Men
Norma Jean Saturday
The Clash Safe European Home
Rachel Sweet Who Does Lisa Like
Teenage Jesus and the Jerks Orphans
Elton John Song for Guy
Tom Waits Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Hard Workin' Man
Queen Fat Bottomed Girls
Dire Straits Down to the Waterline
REO Speedwagon Roll with the Changes
Rich Kids Rich Kids
Max Berlin Elle et Moi
Chic At Last I Am Free
Horace Andy Natty Dread a Weh She Want
The Mutants So American
Dead Boys Ain't It Fun
Francesco De Gregori Generale
Joe Ely Boxcars
Burning Spear Social Living
Tom Robinson Band Glad to Be Gay
Allen Toussaint Night People
Sham 69 Borstal Breakout
Foxy Gett Off
The Undertones True Confessions
The O'Jays Use ta Be My Girl
Nina Simone Baltimore
Manfred Mann's Earth Band Davy's on the Road Again
Atlanta Rhythm Section Imaginary Lover
Karen Young Hot Shot
Ted Nugent Yank Me, Crank Me
The Victims Television addict
Sylvester Dance (Disco Heat)
Héctor Lavoe El Cantante
Patti Smith Easter
Billy Joel My Life
Jimmy "Bo" Horne Dance Across The Floor
XTC Statue of Liberty
Swell Maps Read About Seymour
Ace Frehley New York Groove
Ian Dury Their Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards
Split Enz I See Red
Joy Division Digital