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Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1978.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Bee Gees Stayin' Alive 1978 United Kingdom US BB 1 - Dec 1977, Canada 1 - Jan 1978, Holland 1 - Feb 1978, France 1 - Feb 1978, Italy 1 of 1978, Australia 1 for 7 weeks Jan 1979, US CashBox 2 of 1978, Austria 2 - Apr 1978, Switzerland 2 - Mar 1978, Germany 2 - Mar 1978, Scrobulate 2 of disco, Sweden (alt) 3 - Mar 1978, UK 4 - Feb 1978, Norway 4 - Mar 1978, Australia 4 of 1978, South Africa 4 of 1978, US BB 8 of 1978, POP 8 of 1978, AFI 9, OzNet 9, Party 13 of 2007, RYM 34 of 1977, Europe 36 of the 1970s, 80 in 2FM list, RIAA 94, Acclaimed 98, Germany 100 of the 1970s, Rolling Stone 189
2 John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John You're the One That I Want 1978 United States / Australia UK 1 - May 1978, US BB 1 - Apr 1978, Canada 1 - Apr 1978, Holland 1 - May 1978, Sweden (alt) 1 - Jul 1978, Switzerland 1 - Jul 1978, Norway 1 - Jul 1978, Australia 1 of 1978, Germany 1 - Jun 1978, Éire 1 - Jun 1978, Australia 1 for 2 weeks Apr 1979, Austria 2 - Jul 1978, France 5 - May 1978, US CashBox 9 of 1978, Italy 12 of 1978, POP 15 of 1978, US BB 17 of 1978, Germany 17 of the 1970s, South Africa 17 of 1978, TOTP 20, Poland 26 - Jul 1998, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1978, Europe 72 of the 1970s, RYM 153 of 1978
3 The Village People YMCA 1978 United States UK 1 - Nov 1978, Holland 1 - Dec 1978, Sweden (alt) 1 - Dec 1978, Austria 1 - Jan 1979, Switzerland 1 - Dec 1978, Germany 1 - Jan 1979, Éire 1 - Jan 1979, Australia 1 for 5 weeks Oct 1979, POP 1 of 1979, US BB 2 - Nov 1978, Canada 2 - Dec 1978, Norway 2 - Jan 1979, US BB 3 of 1979, France 3 - Dec 1978, Party 03 of 1999, US CashBox 4 of 1979, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1978, Australia 15 of 1979, Germany 23 of the 1970s, Scrobulate 38 of disco, Europe 86 of the 1970s, RIAA 86, RYM 95 of 1978, Acclaimed 1662
4 Boney M Rivers of Babylon 1978 Jamaica / United Kingdom / Aruba UK 1 - Apr 1978, Holland 1 - Apr 1978, Sweden (alt) 1 - May 1978, France 1 - May 1978, Austria 1 - May 1978, Switzerland 1 - Apr 1978, Norway 1 - May 1978, Germany 1 - Apr 1978, Éire 1 - May 1978, Australia 1 for 6 weeks Apr 1979, South Africa 1 of 1978, Australia 3 of 1978, Germany 3 of the 1970s, TOTP 8, US BB 30 - Jul 1978, Italy 36 of 1978, RYM 77 of 1978, Global 100 (5 M sold) - 1978, OzNet 867
5 Bee Gees Night Fever 1978 United Kingdom UK 1 - Apr 1978, US BB 1 - Feb 1978, US CashBox 1 of 1978, Canada 1 - Feb 1978, France 1 - Apr 1978, Éire 1 - Apr 1978, Norway 2 - May 1978, Germany 2 - May 1978, Holland 3 - Apr 1978, Switzerland 3 - May 1978, Austria 4 - Jun 1978, Sweden (alt) 5 - May 1978, US BB 10 of 1978, POP 11 of 1978, South Africa 12 of 1978, Italy 29 of 1978, Scrobulate 39 of 70s, RYM 59 of 1978, Party 77 of 1999, Germany 94 of the 1970s, Europe 96 of the 1970s, OzNet 894, Acclaimed 2046

Chronological table of US and UK Number One hit singles

US Number One Singles and Artist
(Weeks at Number One)
UK Number One Singles and Artist
(Weeks at Number One)
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees (2 weeks in 1977 + 1 week in 1978)


"Baby Come Back" - Player (3)
Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees (4)
"(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" - Andy Gibb (2)
"Night Fever" - Bee Gees (8), best selling single of the year
"If I Can't Have You" - Yvonne Elliman (1)
"With A Little Luck" - Paul McCartney & Wings (2)
"Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" - Johnny Mathis & Deniece Willams (1)
You're The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (1)
"Shadow Dancing" - Andy Gibb (7)
Miss You - The Rolling Stones (1)
"Three Times A Lady" - Commodores (2)
Grease - Frankie Valli (2)
"Boogie Oogie Oogie" - A Taste of Honey (3)
"Kiss You All Over" - Exile (4)
"Hot Child In The City" - Nick Gilder (1)
"You Needed Me" - Anne Murray (1)
"MacArthur Park" - Donna Summer (3)
"You Don't Bring Me Flowers" - Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond (2)
"Le Freak" - Chic (2 weeks in 1978 + 4 weeks in 1979)


"Mull of Kintyre"/"Girl's School" - Paul McCartney & Wings (5 weeks in 1977 + 4 weeks in 1978)
"Uptown Top Ranking" - Althea & Donna (1)
"Figaro" - Brotherhood of Man (1)
"Take a Chance On Me" - ABBA (3)
"Wuthering Heights" - Kate Bush (4)
"Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs" - Brian and Michael (3)
"Night Fever" - Bee Gees (2)
"Rivers of Babylon" - Boney M (5) best selling single of the year
"You're the One That I Want" - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (9)
"Three Times a Lady" - Commodores (5)
"Dreadlock Holiday" - 10cc (1)
"Summer Nights" - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (7)
"Rat Trap" - The Boomtown Rats (2)
"Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" - Rod Stewart (1)
"Mary's Boy Child"/"Oh My Lord" - Boney M (4)

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