Hot 100 1978

This is every Billboard Hot 100 single released in 1978 with the exception of any single that only made it under the Hot 100 (commonly known as a “Bubbling Under”)
Information includes:

  • The songs official debut date (which is not always the song’s official release date)
  • The song’s official peak position
  • Song Title
  • Artist
  • The total time of the 45 single version
  • The original catalog label and number (when available)

The ascending order of each week is placed by the highest ranked position to the lowest ranked entry.
If you would like to see all the US Top 40 singles for 1978 , you can do so on our partner website Top40Weekly.

HOT 100 DEBUTS JANUARY 1978

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jan 7 3 Eric Clapton Lay Down Sally 3:30 RSO 886
Jan 7 18 Heatwave Always And Forever 3:32 Epic 50490
Jan 7 25 Meco Theme From Close Encounters 2:59 Millenium608 608
Jan 7 39 War Galaxy 4:18 MCA 40820
Jan 7 54 George Duke Reach For It 3:30 Epic 50463
Jan 7 59 Prism Take Me To The Kaptin 3:01 Ariola Am. 7678
Jan 7 62 Heart Crazy On You 4:16 Mushroom 7021
Jan 7 83 Al Green Belle 3:58 Hi 77505
Jan 7 84 Pockets Come Go With Me 3:33 Columbia 10632
Jan 7 89 David Castle The Loneliest Man On The Moon 3:33 Parachute 505
Jan 14 8 Raydio Jack And Jill 3:29 Arista 0283
Jan 14 10 Natalie Cole Our Love 3:57 Capitol 4509
Jan 14 20 Rita Coolidge The Way You Do The Things You Do 3:35 A&M 2004 A
Jan 14 48 Firefall So Long 5:24 Atlantic 3452
Jan 14 56 Andrea True Connection What’s Your Name, What’s Your Number 3:50 Buddah 582
Jan 14 57 Bette Midler Storybook Children (Daybreak) 3:21 Atlantic 3431
Jan 14 80 Denise LaSalle Love Me Right 3:33 ABC 12312
Jan 14 91 Eloise Laws 1,000 Laughs 2:57 ABC 12313
Jan 21 17 Art Garfunkel with James Taylor & Paul Simon (What A) Wonderful World 3:30 Columbia 10676
Jan 21 24 Lou Rawls Lady Love 3:41 Phil. Int’l. 3634
Jan 21 43 B.J. Thomas Everybody Loves A Rain Song 2:33 MCA 40854
Jan 21 45 Dave Mason Let It Go, Let It Flow 3:14 Columbia 10662
Jan 21 54 KISS Shout It Out Loud (Live) 3:15 Casablanca 906
Jan 21 70 Cerrone Supernature 3:45 Cotillion 44230
Jan 21 73 Gary Wright Touch And Gone 3:58 Warner Bros. 8494
Jan 28 1 Yvonne Elliman If I Can’t Have You 2:57 RSO 884
Jan 28 6 Kansas Dust In The Wind 3:26 Kirshner 4274
Jan 28 14 Bob Welch Ebony Eyes 3:25 Capitol 4543
Jan 28 21 Stargard Theme Song From “Which Way Is Up” 3:10 MCA 40825
Jan 28 31 Linda Ronstadt Poor Poor Pitiful Me 3:42 Asylum 45462
Jan 28 36 Van Halen You Really Got Me 2:36 Warner Bros. 8515
Jan 28 87 Pablo Cruise Never Had A Love 4:07 A&M 1999
Jan 28 92 Brick Ain’t Gonna Hurt Nobody 3:06 Bang 735

HOT 100 DEBUTS February 1978

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Feb 4 1 Bee Gees Night Fever 3:32 RSO 889
Feb 4 3 Barry Manilow Can’t Smile Without You 3:13 Arista 0305
Feb 4 23 Gene Cotton Before My Heart Finds Out 2:30 Ariola 7675
Feb 4 33 Enchantment It’s You That I Need 3:50 Roadshow 1124
Feb 4 44 Carpenters Sweet, Sweet Smile 2:54 A&M 2008
Feb 4 49 Boz Scaggs Hollywood 3:08 Columbia 10679
Feb 4 53 Babys, The Silver Dreams 3:00 Chrysalis 2201
Feb 4 70 Ted Nugent Home Bound 3:14 Epic 50493
Feb 4 71 Hot You Brought The Woman Out Of Me 3:17 Big Tree 16108
Feb 11 4 Chuck Mangione Feels So Good 3:28 A&M 2001 A
Feb 11 11 Jackson Browne Running On Empty 4:50 Asylum 45460
Feb 11 16 Parliament Flash Light 4:28 Casablanca 909
Feb 11 25 Andrew Gold Thank You For Being A Friend 4:41 Asylum 4:41
Feb 11 28 Rod Stewart Hot Legs 3:55 Warner Bros. 8535
Feb 11 33 Gordon Lightfoot The Circle Is Small (I Can See It In Your Eyes) 3:51 Warner Bros. 8518
Feb 11 35 K.C and the Sunshine Band Boogie Shoes 2:09 T.K. 1025
Feb 11 42 Waylon & Willie Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys 2:30 RCA 11198
Feb 11 44 Chicago Little One 3:29 Columbia 10683
Feb 11 50 Debby Boone California 3:24 Warner Bros. 8511
Feb 11 76 Karla Bonoff I Can’t Hold On 3:11 Columbia 10618
Feb 18 2 Roberta Flack with Donny Hathaway The Closer I Get To You 4:39 Atlantic 3463
Feb 18 8 Sweet Love Is Like Oxygen 3:46 Capitol 4549
Feb 18 11 Trammps, The Disco Inferno 3:35 Atlantic 3389
Feb 18 17 Electric Light Orchestra Sweet Talkin’ Woman 3:40 Jet 1145
Feb 18 29 Styx Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man) 5:29 A&M 2007
Feb 18 70 Cazz Let’s Live Together 3:22 Number 1 210
Feb 18 92 Talking Heads Psycho Killer 4:20 Sire 1013
Feb 25 9 England Dan and John Ford Coley We’ll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again 2:49 Big Tree 16110
Feb 25 11 Eddie Money Baby Hold On 3:03 Columbia 10663
Feb 25 28 Rubicon I’m Gonna Take Care Of Everything 3:10 20th Fox 2362
Feb 25 39 KISS Rocket Ride 3:04 Casablanca 915
Feb 25 43 Bunny Sigler Let Me Party With You (Party, Party, Party) – Part 1 3:35 Gold Mind 4008
Feb 25 50 Sea Level That’s Your Secret 2:59 Capricorn 287
Feb 25 52 Crystal Gayle Ready For The Times To Get Better 2:23 United Artists 1136
Feb 25 61 James Taylor Honey Don’t Leave L.A. 3:03 Columbia 10689
Feb 25 69 Wild Cherry I Love My Music 3:30 Epic 50500
Feb 25 72 Claudja Barry Dancin’ Fever 3:12 Salsoul 2058
Feb 25 80 Bill Brandon We Fell In Love While Dancing 4:17 Prelude 71102

HOT 100 DEBUTS March 1978

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Mar 4 7 Atlanta Rhythm Section Imaginary Lover 3:59 Polydor 14459
Mar 4 8 Peter Brown with Betty Wright Dance With Me 3:45 Drive 6269
Mar 4 32 Earth, Wind & Fire Fantasy 3:46 Columbia 3-10688
Mar 4 36 Michael Zager Band Let’s All Chant 3:07 Private Stock 45,184
Mar 4 49 Diana Ross Your Love Is So Good For Me 3:49 Motown 1436
Mar 4 53 Donna Summer Rumor Has It 3:50 Casablanca 916
Mar 4 58 Leif Garrett Put Your Head On My Shoulder 2:49 Atlantic 3466
Mar 4 59 John Denver It Amazes Me 2:35 RCA 11214
Mar 4 88 Stargard Disco Rufus 3:15 MCA 40825
Mar 4 89 High Inergy Love Is All You Need 3:12 Gordy 7157
Mar 4 92 Barbara Mandrell Woman To Woman 3:25 ABC/Dot 17736
Mar 11 7 George Benson On Broadway 5:14 Warner Bros. 8542
Mar 11 8 Jefferson Starship Count On Me 3:14 Grunt 11196
Mar 11 10 Player This Time I’m In It For Love 3:25 RSO 890
Mar 11 18 Eruption I Can’t Stand The Rain 3:01 Ariola 7686
Mar 11 56 L.T.D. Never Get Enough Of Your Love 3:47 A&M 2005 A
Mar 11 70 Aerosmith Kings And Queens 3:46 Columbia 10699 A
Mar 11 71 Hotel You’ll Love Again 3:14 Mercury 73979
Mar 11 79 Ashford and Simpson Don’t Cost You Nothing 3:39 Warner Bros. 8514
Mar 11 79 Starz (Any Way That You Want It) I’ll Be There 3:15 Capitol 4546 A
Mar 11 92 Belle Epoque Miss Broadway 4:10 Big Tree 16109
Mar 18 11 Meat Loaf Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad 3:56 Epic 50513 A
Mar 18 17 Billy Joel Movin’ Out (Anthony’s Song) 3:30 Columbia 10708
Mar 18 19 Dolly Parton Two Doors Down 3:04 RCA 11240 A
Mar 18 70 Bob Weir Bombs Away 3:28 Arista 315
Mar 18 74 Don Brown Sittin In Limbo 3:17 1st American 102
Mar 18 81 Ronnie McDowell I Love You, I Love You, I Love You 3:26 Scorpion 149
Mar 18 97 Eloise Laws Number One 3:05 ABC 12341
Mar 25 1 Wings With A Little Luck 5:45 Capitol 4559
Mar 25 3 Bonnie Tyler It’s A Heartache 3:28 RCA 11249
Mar 25 16 Robert Palmer Every Kinda People 3:17 Island 100
Mar 25 21 Warren Zevon Werewolves Of London 3:22 Asylum 45472
Mar 25 31 Shaun Cassidy Do You Believe In Magic 2:18 Warner Bros. 8533
Mar 25 41 Allan Clarke (I Will Be Your) Shadow In The Street 3:30 Atlantic 3459
Mar 25 57 Brooklyn Dreams Music, Harmony And Rhythm 3:29 Millennium 610

HOT 100 DEBUTS April 1978

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Apr 1 1 John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John You’re The One That I Want 2:49 RSO 891 A
Apr 1 1 Johnny Mathis/Deniece Williams Too Much, Too Little, Too Late 3:00 Columbia 10693
Apr 1 19 Steely Dan Deacon Blues 6:40 ABC 12355
Apr 1 38 Jimmy “Bo” Horne Dance Across The Floor 2:50 Sunshine Sound 1003
Apr 1 44 Angel Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore 2:44 Casablanca 914
Apr 1 58 Ted Nugent Yank Me, Crank Me (Live Version) 4:11 Epic 50533
Apr 1 78 Santa Esmeralda The House Of The Rising Sun 3:58 Casablanca 913
Apr 8 13 Patti Smith Group Because The Night 3:22 Arista 0318
Apr 8 24 Heart Heartless 4:59 Mushroom 7031
Apr 8 38 Rufus/Chaka Khan Stay 3:53 ABC 12349
Apr 8 45 Wet Willie Make You Feel Love Again 3:28 Epic 50528
Apr 8 57 Journey Wheel In The Sky 3:31 Columbia 10700
Apr 8 72 Doucette Mama Let Him Play 2:54 Mushroom 7030
Apr 8 84 Kongas Africanism/Gimme Some Lovin (Medley) 3:39 Polydor 14461
Apr 8 86 Juice Newton It’s A Heartache 3:29 Capitol 4552
Apr 15 1 Andy Gibb Shadow Dancing 4:32 RSO 893
Apr 15 6 Carly Simon You Belong To Me 3:12 Elektra 45477 A
Apr 15 18 Seals and Crofts You’re The Love 3:17 Warner Bros. 8551
Apr 15 34 Elton John Ego 3:57 MCA 40892
Apr 15 46 Head East Since You Been Gone 3:00 A&M 2026
Apr 15 69 Lynyrd Skynyrd You Got That Right 3:38 MCA 40888
Apr 15 86 Ramones Do You Wanna Dance 1:55 Sire 1017
Apr 22 2 Gerry Rafferty Baker Street 4:08 United Artists 1192
Apr 22 3 ABBA Take A Chance On Me 4:05 Atlantic 3457 A
Apr 22 12 Michael Johnson Bluer Than Blue 2:54 EMI America 8001 A
Apr 22 23 Genesis Follow You, Follow Me 3:19 Atlantic 3474
Apr 22 32 Linda Ronstadt Tumbling Dice 3:05 Asylum 45479 A
Apr 22 32 Tuxedo Junction Chattanooga Choo Choo 3:24 Butterfly 1205
Apr 22 32 Jimmy Buffett Cheeseburger In Paradise 2:51 ABC 12358
Apr 22 38 Chic Everybody Dance 3:30 Atlantic 3469
Apr 22 49 Leif Garrett The Wanderer 2:40 Atlantic 3476
Apr 22 74 Captain and Tennille I’m On My Way 2:42 A&M 2027
Apr 22 81 Fotomaker Where Have You Been All My Life 3:16 Atlantic 3471
Apr 29 4 O’Jays, The Use Ta Be My Girl 3:23 Phil. Int’l. 3642
Apr 29 22 Rod Stewart I Was Only Joking 4:48 Warner Bros. 8568
Apr 29 24 Barry White Oh What A Night For Dancing 3:15 20th Fox 2365
Apr 29 28 Celebration Featuring Mike Love Almost Summer 2:32 MCA 40891
Apr 29 39 Rare Earth Warm Ride 2:59 Prodigal 640
Apr 29 47 Plastic Bertrand Ca Plane Pour Moi 3:00 Sire 1020
Apr 29 55 John Denver I Want To Live 3:45 RCA 11267

HOT 100 DEBUTS May 1978

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
May 6 7 Heatwave The Groove Line 4:11 Epic 50524
May 6 19 Barry Manilow Even Now 3:28 Arista 0330
May 6 22 Love and Kisses Thank God It’s Friday 3:17 Casablanca 925
May 6 49 Diana Ross You Got It 3:39 Motown 1442
May 6 56 Samantha Sang You Keep Me Dancing 2:59 Private Stock 45188
May 6 57 Odyssey Weekend Lover 3:15 RCA 11245
May 6 84 Van Halen Runnin’ With The Devil 3:32 Warner Bros. 8556
May 13 3 Donna Summer Last Dance 3:17 Casablanca 926
May 13 4 Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band Still The Same 3:21 Capitol 4581
May 13 16 Eric Clapton Wonderful Tonight 3:13 RSO 895
May 13 24 Billy Joel Only The Good Die Young 3:54 Columbia 10750
May 13 35 K.C and the Sunshine Band It’s The Same Old Song 4:26 T.K. 1028
May 13 55 Kayak I Want You To Be Mine 3:55 Janus 274
May 13 58 REO Speedwagon Roll With The Changes 3:49 Epic 50545
May 13 74 Queen It’s Late 6:26 Elektra 45478
May 13 90 Continental Miniatures Stay Awhile 2:12 London 266
May 20 24 Roberta Flack If Ever I See You Again 3:35 Atlantic 3483
May 20 36 Foghat Stone Blue 5:35 Bearsville 325
May 20 51 Paul Davis Featuring Susan Collins Darlin’ 2:59 Bang 736
May 20 63 Chicago Take Me Back To Chicago 2:57 Columbia 10737
May 20 77 Jane Olivor He’s So Fine 3:23 Columbia 10724
May 20 78 Starz Hold On To The Night 3:16 Capitol 4566
May 27 1 Frankie Valli Grease 3:21 RSO 897 A
May 27 1 Rolling Stones, The Miss You 3:31 Rolling Stones 19307
May 27 8 Walter Egan Magnet And Steel 3:25 Columbia 3-10719
May 27 12 Jefferson Starship Runaway 3:40 Grunt 11274
May 27 17 Steve Martin and the Toot Uncommons King Tut 2:10 Warner Bros. 8577
May 27 29 Todd Rundgren Can We Still Be Friends 3:11 Bearsville 0324
May 27 65 Bill LaBounty This Night Won’t Last Forever 4:22 Warner Bros. 8529
May 27 69 Gary Tanner Over The Rainbow 2:23 20th Fox 2373
May 27 74 Debby Boone God Knows 3:25 Warner Bros. 8554 A
May 27   Debby Boone Baby, I’m Yours 2:36 Warner Bros. 8554 B
May 27 84 Willie Nelson Georgia On My Mind 3:55 Columbia 10704

HOT 100 DEBUTS June 1978

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jun 3 6 Pablo Cruise Love Will Find A Way 3:40 A&M 2048
Jun 3 13 Toby Beau My Angel Baby 3:27 RCA 11250
Jun 3 22 Steely Dan FM (No Static At All) 3:51 MCA 40894
Jun 3 30 Boney M Rivers Of Babylon 4:16 Sire 1027
Jun 3 31 Bob Welch Hot Love, Cold World 3:35 Capitol 4588
Jun 3 32 Kenny Rogers Love Or Something Like It 2:51 United Artists 1210
Jun 3 39 Dave Mason Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow 3:53 Columbia 10749
Jun 3 43 Joey Travolta I Don’t Wanna Go 3:18 Millennium 615
Jun 3 47 Demis Roussos That Once In A Lifetime 3:38 Mercury 73992
Jun 3 49 England Dan and John Ford Coley You Can’t Dance 2:38 Big Tree 16117
Jun 3 62 Airwaves So Hard Livin’ Without You 3:30 A&M 2032
Jun 3 82 Billy Joe Royal Under The Boardwalk 2:35 Private Stock 45192
Jun 3 91 LeBlanc and Carr Midnight Light 3:30 Big Tree 16114
Jun 10 1 Nick Gilder Hot Child In The City 3:06 Chrysalis 2226 A
Jun 10 8 Barry Manilow Copacabana (At The Copa) 3:57 Arista 0339
Jun 10 12 Joe Walsh Life’s Been Good 4:35 Asylum 45493
Jun 10 14 Atlanta Rhythm Section I’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight 3:40 Polydor 14484
Jun 10 20 Jackson Browne Stay 3:14 Asylum 45485 A
Jun 10 21 Quincy Jones Stuff Like That 3:08 A&M 2043 A
Jun 10 33 Bruce Springsteen Prove It All Night 3:54 Columbia 10763
Jun 10 64 Kansas Portrait (He Knew) 3:45 Kirshner 4276
Jun 10 67 Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express 3:53 Capitol 4460
Jun 10 75 Smokey Robinson Daylight And Darkness 4:00 Tamla 54293
Jun 17 1 Commodores Three Times A Lady 3:35 Motown 1443
Jun 17 9 Evelyn “Champagne” King Shame 2:55 RCA 11122
Jun 17 25 Wings I’ve Had Enough 3:02 Capitol 4594
Jun 17 25 Barbra Streisand Songbird 3:43 Columbia 10756
Jun 17 27 Cars, The Just What I Needed 3:44 Elektra 45491
Jun 17 36 Gene Cotton with Kim Carnes You’re A Part Of Me 3:18 Ariola 7704
Jun 17 41 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers I Need To Know 2:23 Shelter 62010
Jun 17 67 Andrew Gold Never Let Her Slip Away 3:25 Asylum 45489
Jun 17 90 Spyro Gyra Shaker Song 3:38 Amherst 730
Jun 24 1 Taste Of Honey, A Boogie Oogie Oogie 3:45 Capitol 4565 A
Jun 24 22 Eddie Money Two Tickets To Paradise 3:07 Columbia 10765
Jun 24 25 Village People Macho Man 3:24 Casablanca 922
Jun 24 35 Electric Light Orchestra Mr. Blue Sky 3:44 Jet 5050
Jun 24 53 Eddie Rabbitt You Don’t Love Me Anymore 3:20 Elektra 45488
Jun 24 59 Louisiana’s Le Roux New Orleans Ladies 3:42 Capitol 4586
Jun 24 75 Marshall Tucker Band, The Dream Lover 3:12 Capricorn 300
Jun 24 82 Kevin Lamb On The Wrong Track 3:29 Arista 316

HOT 100 DEBUTS July 1978

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jul 1 3 Foreigner Hot Blooded 3:03 Atlantic 3488
Jul 1 13 Rick James You And I 3:08 Gordy 7156
Jul 1 25 Rita Coolidge You 3:14 A&M 2058
Jul 1 43 Teri DeSario Ain’t Nothin’ Gonna’ Keep Me From You 3:54 Casablanca 929
Jul 1 63 Ronnie Milsap Only One Love In My Life 3:26 RCA 11270
Jul 1 76 Linda Clifford Runaway Love 3:28 Curtom 0138
Jul 1 83 Journey Anytime 3:18 Columbia 10757
Jul 8 1 Exile Kiss You All Over 3:30 Warner Bros. 8589
Jul 8 3 Olivia Newton-John Hopelessly Devoted To You 3:01 RSO 903
Jul 8 5 Alicia Bridges I Love The Nightlife (Disco Round) 3:10 Polydor 14483
Jul 8 12 Chris Rea Fool (If You Think It’s Over) 3:35 United Artists 1198 A
Jul 8   Jackson Browne The Load-Out 5:38 Asylum 45485 B
Jul 8 25 Teddy Pendergrass Close The Door 3:37 Phil. Int’l. 3648
Jul 8 91 Climax Blues Band Makin’ Love 3:30 Sire 1026
Jul 15 1 Anne Murray You Needed Me 3:38 Capitol 4574
Jul 15 5 Andy Gibb An Everlasting Love 4:06 RSO 904
Jul 15 7 John Paul Young Love Is In The Air 3:28 Scotti Brothers 402
Jul 15 73 Helen Reddy Ready Or Not 3:35 Capitol 4582
Jul 15 80 Bill Anderson I Can’t Wait Any Longer 4:26 MCA 40893
Jul 15 85 Burton Cummings Break It To Them Gently 3:47 Portrait 70016
Jul 22 9 Foxy Get Off 3:30 Dash 5046
Jul 22 9 Earth, Wind and Fire Got To Get You Into My Life 4:03 Columbia 10796
Jul 22 30 Kinks, The A Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy 3:44 Arista 0342
Jul 22 34 Cheryl Ladd Think It Over 3:29 Capitol 4599 A
Jul 22 53 Prism Flyin’ 3:38 Ariola Am. 7714
Jul 22 56 REO Speedwagon Time For Me To Fly 2:58 Epic 50582
Jul 22 62 Cheap Trick Surrender 3:39 Epic 50570
Jul 22 70 Kristy and Jimmy McNichol He’s So Fine 2:10 RCA 11271
Jul 22 86 Tarney/Spencer Band, The It’s Really You 3:53 A&M 2049
Jul 22 87 British Lions Wild In The Streets 2:35 RSO 898
Jul 29 3 Little River Band Reminiscing 3:26 Harvest 4605
Jul 29 5 Kenny Loggins (with Stevie Nicks) Whenever I Call You “Friend” 3:59 Columbia 10794
Jul 29 18 Crystal Gayle Talking In Your Sleep 2:53 United Artists 1214
Jul 29 21 Barbra Streisand Love Theme From Eyes Of Laura Mars 3:54 Columbia 10777
Jul 29 39 Moody Blues, The Steppin’ In A Slide Zone 3:29 London 270
Jul 29 47 Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams You’re All I Need To Get By 2:41 Columbia 10772
Jul 29 49 Spinners If You Wanna Do A Dance 3:42 Atlantic 3493
Jul 29 67 Paul Nicholas On The Strip 2:50 RSO 887
Jul 29 89 Spellbound Rumor At The Honky Tonk 3:23 EMI America 8002

HOT 100 DEBUTS August 1978

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Aug 5 5 John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and Cast Summer Nights 3:36 RSO 906
Aug 5 10 Captain and Tennille You Never Done It Like That 3:19 A&M 2063
Aug 5 23 Aerosmith Come Together 3:45 Columbia 10802 A
Aug 5 29 Stonebolt I Will Still Love You 3:10 Parachute 512
Aug 5 54 Charlie She Loves To Be In Love 3:35 Janus 276
Aug 5 59 Trooper Raise A Little Hell 3:38 MCA 40924
Aug 5 67 Chilliwack Arms Of Mary 2:59 Mushroom 7033
Aug 12 12 Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band Hollywood Nights 5:00 Capitol 4618
Aug 12 12 Gerry Rafferty Right Down The Line 3:33 United Artists 1233
Aug 12 15 Robin Gibb Oh! Darling 3:29 RSO 907
Aug 12 17 Billy Joel She’s Always A Woman 3:19 Columbia 10788
Aug 12 27 City Boy 5.7.0.5 3:11 Mercury 73999
Aug 12 30 David Gates Took The Last Train 4:30 Elektra 45500
Aug 12 32 Michael Johnson Almost Like Being In Love 3:25 EMI America 8004
Aug 12 39 Meat Loaf (with Ellen Foley and Phil Rizzuto) Paradise By The Dashboard Light 7:55 Epic 50588
Aug 12 41 Dan Hill All I See Is Your Face 3:28 20th Fox 2378
Aug 12 52 Jimmy Buffett Livingston Saturday Night 3:09 ABC 12391
Aug 12 61 Mick Jackson Blame It On The Boogie 3:29 Atco 7091
Aug 12 76 Sweet California Nights 3:39 Capitol 4610
Aug 12 92 Genya Ravan Back In My Arms Again 3:29 20th Fox 2374
Aug 19 4 Boston Don’t Look Back 5:58 Epic 50590
Aug 19 16 Linda Ronstadt Back In The U.S.A. 3:02 Asylum 45519 A
Aug 19 19 Sylvester Dance (Disco Heat) 4:06 Fantasy 827
Aug 19 36 Carly Simon & James Taylor Devoted To You 2:29 Elektra 45506
Aug 19 42 Bruce Springsteen Badlands 4:01 Columbia 10801
Aug 19 45 McCrarys, The You 3:37 Portrait 70014
Aug 19 49 L.T.D. Holding On (When Love Is Gone) 3:57 A&M 2057
Aug 19 68 Journey Lights (Studio Version) 3:09 Columbia 10800
Aug 19 76 Wendy Waldman Long Hot Summer Nights 3:29 Warner Bros. 8617
Aug 26 14 Who, The Who Are You 3:22 MCA 40948
Aug 26 17 Paul Davis Sweet Life 3:28 Bang 738
Aug 26 20 Daryl Hall & John Oates It’s A Laugh 3:38 RCA 11371
Aug 26 26 Steely Dan Josie 4:30 ABC 12404
Aug 26 37 Dolly Parton Heartbreaker 3:32 RCA 11296
Aug 26 54 Linda Clifford If My Friends Could See Me Now 3:48 Curtom 0140
Aug 26 60 Con Funk Shun Shake And Dance With Me 3:22 Mercury 74008

HOT 100 DEBUTS September 1978

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Sep 2 3 Ambrosia How Much I Feel 4:46 Warner 8640
Sep 2 67 Clout Substitute 3:28 Epic 50591
Sep 2 72 Rupert Holmes Let’s Get Crazy Tonight 3:26 Private Stock 45199
Sep 2 79 Seals and Crofts Takin’ It Easy 3:39 Warner Bros. 8639
Sep 2 86 Dirt Band, The In For The Night 3:29 United Artists 1228
Sep 9 1 Donna Summer MacArthur Park 3:59 Casablanca 939
Sep 9 4 Gino Vannelli I Just Wanna Stop 3:34 A&M 2072
Sep 9 8 Rolling Stones, The Beast Of Burden 4:24 Rolling Stones 19309
Sep 9 27 Player Prisoner Of Your Love 3:39 RSO 908
Sep 9 35 Meco Themes From “The Wizard Of Oz” (Medley) 2:56 Millennium 620
Sep 9 39 Wings London Town 4:10 Capitol 4625
Sep 9 41 Diana Ross and Michael Jackson Ease On Down The Road 3:19 MCA 40947
Sep 9 54 Jefferson Starship Crazy Feelin’ 2:30 Grunt 11374
Sep 9 59 Beach Boys, The Peggy Sue 2:14 Brother 1394
Sep 9 80 Shaun Cassidy Our Night 3:40 Warner Bros. 8634
Sep 16 6 Dr. Hook Sharing The Night Together 2:53 Capitol 4621
Sep 16 11 Barry Manilow Ready To Take A Chance Again 3:01 Arista 0357
Sep 16 19 Eric Carmen Change Of Heart 3:30 Arista 0354
Sep 16 21 Pablo Cruise Don’t Want To Live Without It 4:03 A&M 2076
Sep 16 21 Styx Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) 4:05 A&M 2087
Sep 16 28 Funkadelic One Nation Under A Groove (Part 1) 4:12 Warner Bros. 8618
Sep 16 32 Stephen Bishop Everybody Needs Love 3:25 ABC 12406
Sep 16 42 Van Morrison Wavelength 3:57 Warner Bros. 8661
Sep 16 43 Atlanta Rhythm Section Champagne Jam 4:32 Polydor 14504
Sep 16 67 Karen Young Hot Shot 3:15 West End 1211
Sep 16 71 Beatles, The Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band-With A Little Help From My Friends 4:44 Capitol 4612 A
Sep 16 76 Zwol New York City 4:10 EMI America 8005
Sep 23 2 Foreigner Double Vision 3:29 Atlantic 3514
Sep 23 15 Heart Straight On 5:00 Portrait 6-70020
Sep 23 38 Commodores Flying High 3:47 Motown 1452
Sep 23 44 Don Ray Got To Have Loving 3:32 Polydor 14489
Sep 23 54 Peter Brown with Betty Wright You Should Do It 3:40 Drive 6272
Sep 23 59 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Listen To Her Heart 2:47 Shelter 62011
Sep 23 79 O’Jays, The Brandy 3:32 Phil. Int’l. 3652
Sep 23 87 Alan Parsons Project What Goes Up 3:39 Arista 352
Sep 23 91 Bob McGilpin When You Feel Love 3:04 Butterfly 1211
Sep 23 93 Snail The Joker 3:39 Cream 7827
Sep 30 7 Al Stewart Time Passages 4:29 Arista 0362
Sep 30 11 Firefall Strange Way 3:50 Atlantic 3518
Sep 30 33 Lindisfarne Run For Home 4:15 Atco 7093
Sep 30 40 Gene Cotton Like A Sunday In Salem (The Amos & Andy Song) 3:29 Ariola 7723
Sep 30 44 10cc Dreadlock Holiday 4:29 Polydor 14511
Sep 30 47 John Travolta Greased Lightnin’ 3:11 RSO 909
Sep 30 47 Leo Sayer Raining In My Heart 3:16 Warner Bros. 8682
Sep 30 58 Starbuck Searching For A Thrill 4:00 United Artists 1245
Sep 30 89 John Belushi Louie Louie 2:55 MCA 40950

HOT 100 DEBUTS October 1978

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Oct 7 5 Toto Hold The Line 3:29 Columbia 10830
Oct 7 21 Chaka Khan I’m Every Woman 3:42 Warner Bros. 8683
Oct 7 35 Paul Anka This Is Love 3:35 RCA 11395
Oct 7 36 Switch There’ll Never Be 3:35 Gordy 7159
Oct 7 38 Donny and Marie Osmond On The Shelf 3:38 Polydor 14510
Oct 7 47 Justin Hayward Forever Autumn 4:07 Columbia 3-10799
Oct 7 63 K.C and the Sunshine Band Do You Feel All Right 2:45 T.K. 1030
Oct 7 65 Judy Cheeks Mellow Lovin’ 3:29 Salsoul 2063
Oct 7 73 Gabriel Martha (Your Lovers Come And Go) 3:22 Epic 50594
Oct 14 9 Eric Clapton and his Band Promises 3:00 RSO 910
Oct 14 13 Ace Frehley New York Groove 3:01 Casablanca 941
Oct 14 29 Dan Hartman Instant Replay 3:25 Blue Sky 2772
Oct 14 9 Andy Gibb (Our Love) Don’t Throw It All Away 3:30 RSO 911
Oct 14 24 Dan Fogelberg & Tim Weisberg The Power Of Gold 4:34 Full Moon 50606
Oct 14 55 Walter Egan Hot Summer Nights 3:20 Columbia 10824
Oct 14 88 Michael Henderson Take Me I’m Yours 3:46 Buddah 597
Oct 21 2 Village People Y.M.C.A. 3:42 Casablanca 945
Oct 21 30 Livingston Taylor I Will Be In Love With You 3:31 Epic 50604
Oct 21 12 Alice Cooper How You Gonna See Me Now 3:45 Warner Bros. 8695
Oct 21 14 Chicago Alive Again 3:29 Columbia 3-10845
Oct 21 35 Cars, The My Best Friend’s Girl 3:44 Elektra 45537
Oct 21 38 Glen Campbell Can You Fool 3:08 Capitol 4584
Oct 21 43 Joe Cocker Fun Time 2:35 Asylum 45540
Oct 21 58 Musique In The Bush 3:58 Prelude 71110
Oct 21 81 Starz So Young, So Bad 3:25 Capitol 4637
Oct 28 13 Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band We’ve Got Tonite 3:36 Capitol 4653
Oct 28 1 Chic Le Freak 3:30 Atlantic 3519
Oct 28 1 Barbra & Neil You Don’t Bring Me Flowers 3:14 Columbia 10840
Oct 28 44 Nick Gilder Here Comes The Night 3:00 Chrysalis 2264
Oct 28 48 Cooper Brothers The Dream Never Dies 3:10 Capricorn 308
Oct 28 71 James Walsh Gypsy Band Cuz It’s You, Girl 3:27 RCA 11403
Oct 28 75 Electric Light Orchestra It’s Over 3:58 Jet 5052
Oct 28 86 Billy Preston Get Back 3:15 A&M 2071
Oct 28 91 El Coco Dancing In Paradise 3:59 AVI 203

HOT 100 DEBUTS November 1978

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Nov 4 3 Billy Joel My Life 3:50 Columbia 10853
Nov 4 16 Kenny Rogers The Gambler 3:32 United Artists 1250
Nov 4 26 Talking Heads Take Me To The River 5:01 Sire 1032
Nov 4 41 Rick James Mary Jane 3:49 Gordy 7162
Nov 4 46 Paul Stanley Hold Me, Touch Me 3:35 Casablanca 940
Nov 4 54 Jacksons Blame It On The Boogie 3:32 Epic 50595
Nov 4 59 Moody Blues, The Driftwood 3:56 London 273
Nov 4 68 Rita Coolidge Love Me Again 3:38 A&M 2090 A
Nov 4 81 Peter Tosh (You Got To Walk And) Don’t Look Back 3:43 Rolling Stones 19308
Nov 4 87 Loleatta Holloway and Bunny Sigler Only You 3:26 Gold Mind 4012
Nov 4 92 Prince Soft And Wet 3:01 Warner Bros. 8619
Nov 11 2 Pointer Sisters Fire 3:27 Planet 45901
Nov 11 6 Hot Chocolate Every 1’s A Winner 3:35 Infinity 50002
Nov 11 7 Linda Ronstadt Ooh Baby Baby 3:18 Asylum 45546
Nov 11 10 Leif Garrett I Was Made For Dancin’ 3:14 Scotti Bros. 8423
Nov 11 21 Chanson Don’t Hold Back 3:35 Ariola 7717
Nov 11 24 Queen Bicycle Race 3:01 Elektra 45541A
Nov 11   Queen Fat Bottomed Girls 3:22 Elektra 45541B
Nov 11 39 Meat Loaf You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth 3:40 Epic 50634
Nov 11 22 Elton John Part-Time Love 3:12 MCA 40973
Nov 11 69 Santana Well All Right 3:26 Columbia 10839
Nov 11 71 Chris Rea Whatever Happened To Benny Santini 4:27 United Artists 1252
Nov 18 1 Bee Gees Too Much Heaven 4:54 RSO 913
Nov 18 8 Earth, Wind and Fire September 3:37 ARC 10854
Nov 18 10 Melissa Manchester Don’t Cry Out Loud 3:36 Arista 0373 A
Nov 18 13 Ian Matthews Shake It 3:10 Mushroom 7039
Nov 18 31 Boston A Man I’ll Never Be 3:49 Epic 50638
Nov 18 35 J. Geils Band One Last Kiss 4:22 EMI America 8007
Nov 18 58 Bonnie Pointer ‘Free Me From My Freedom/Tie Me To A Tree (Handcuff Me)’ 3:35 Motown 1451
Nov 18 60 Barry White Your Sweetness Is My Weakness 3:46 20th Fox 2380
Nov 18 82 Goody Goody #1 Dee Jay 3:27 Atlantic 3504
Nov 25 3 Olivia Newton-John A Little More Love 3:27 MCA 40975
Nov 25 8 Nicolette Larson Lotta Love 3:11 Warner Bros. 8664
Nov 25 40 Exile You Thrill Me 3:42 Warner Bros. 8711
Nov 25 72 Eddie Money You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me 3:09 Columbia 10842
Nov 25 81 Mary MacGregor The Wedding Song (There Is Love) 2:56 Ariola 7726
Nov 25 91 Dan Hill Let The Song Last Forever 3:15 20th Fox 2392

HOT 100 DEBUTS December 1978

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Dec 2 12 Cheryl Lynn Got To Be Real 5:10 Columbia 10808
Dec 2 28 Gerry Rafferty Home And Dry 3:58 United Artists 1266
Dec 2 47 Gene Simmons Radioactive 2:54 Casablanca 951
Dec 2 60 Kenny Loggins Easy Driver 3:33 Columbia 10866
Dec 2 63 Fotomaker Miles Away 3:35 Atlantic 3531
Dec 2 66 Jefferson Starship Light The Sky On Fire 3:56 Grunt 11426
Dec 2 84 Jimmy Buffett Manana 2:45 ABC 12428
Dec 9 14 Blues Brothers Soul Man 3:00 Atlantic 3545
Dec 9 25 Dolly Parton Baby I’m Burnin’ 2:36 RCA 11420 A
Dec 9 32 Rose Royce Love Don’t Live Here Anymore 3:48 Whitfield 8712
Dec 9 40 Captain and Tennille You Need A Woman Tonight 3:11 A&M 2106
Dec 9 42 Daryl Hall & John Oates I Don’t Wanna Lose You 3:32 RCA 11424
Dec 9 43 Marshall Hain Dancing In The City 3:48 Harvest 4648
Dec 9 55 John Paul Young Lost In Your Love 3:08 Scotti Bros. 405
Dec 9 18 Eagles Please Come Home For Christmas 2:57 Asylum 45555
Dec 9 68 Carpenters I Believe You 3:54 A&M 2097
Dec 16 1 Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive 3:15 Polydor 14508
Dec 16 5 Peaches and Herb Shake Your Groove Thing 3:25 Polydor 14514
Dec 16 9 Barry Manilow Somewhere In The Night 3:26 Arista 0382
Dec 16 18 Nigel Olsson Dancin’ Shoes 3:45 Bang 740 A
Dec 16 31 Rolling Stones, The Shattered 3:46 Rolling Stones 19310
Dec 16 54 Faith Band Dancin’ Shoes 3:32 Mercury 74037
Dec 16 61 Raes, The A Little Lovin’ (Keeps The Doctor Away) 3:08 A&M 2091
Dec 16 62 Player Silver Lining 4:59 RSO 914
Dec 16 68 K.C and the Sunshine Band Who Do Ya Love 3:45 T.K. 1031
Dec 16 91 Blend, The I’m Gonna Make You Love Me 3:20 MCA 40961
Dec 23 1 Rod Stewart Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? 5:21 Warner Bros. 8724
Dec 23 9 Bobby Caldwell What You Won’t Do For Love 3:30 Clouds 11
Dec 23 14 Chicago No Tell Lover 3:50 Columbia 10879
Dec 23 15 Foreigner Blue Morning, Blue Day 3:08 Atlantic 3543
Dec 23 37 Dobie Gray You Can Do It 3:34 Infinity 50003
Dec 23 53 Gene Chandler Get Down 3:35 Chi-Sound 2386
Dec 23 58 Engelbert Humperdinck This Moment In Time 4:01 Epic 50632
Dec 23 59 Yvonne Elliman Moment By Moment 3:19 RSO 915
Dec 23 73 Stephen Bishop Animal House 2:55 ABC 12435
Dec 23 89 John Davis and the Monster Orchestra Ain’t That Enough For You 3:28 Sam 5011
Dec 23 85 Boney M Mary’s Boy Child/Oh My Lord (Medley) 5:22 Sire 1036