Top Songs of 1978



RankAll Time RankArtistSong
1 120 The Clash
(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
2 134 Blondie
Heart of Glass
3 164 The Undertones
Teenage Kicks
4 188 Buzzcocks
Ever Fallen in Love?
5 211 Kraftwerk
Das Modell/The Model
6 227 Kate Bush
Wuthering Heights
7 237 Chic
Le Freak
8 358 Funkadelic
One Nation Under a Groove
9 381 The B-52's
Rock Lobster
10 417 Magazine
Shot by Both Sides
11 426 The Police
Roxanne
12 442 Patti Smith Group
Because the Night
13 444 The Only Ones
Another Girl, Another Planet
14 496 Gang of Four
Damaged Goods
15 541 Public Image Ltd.
Public Image
16 543 Dire Straits
Sultans of Swing
17 607 Gloria Gaynor
I Will Survive
18 712 Ramones
I Wanna Be Sedated
19 742 The Jam
Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
20 849 Siouxsie and The Banshees
Hong Kong Garden
21 909 The Rolling Stones
Miss You
22 920 Cheap Trick
Surrender
23 947 Elvis Costello
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love & Understanding
24 1010 Elvis Costello
Pump It Up
25 1026 Elvis Costello
(I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea
26 1030 The Cars
Just What I Needed
27 1081 Elvis Costello
Radio Radio
28 1118 Warren Zevon
Werewolves of London
29 1168 The Cramps
Human Fly
30 1201 Wire
Outdoor Miner
31 1241 Sylvester
You Make me Feel (Mighty Real)
32 1291 Joe Jackson
Is She Really Going Out with Him?
33 1456 The Cure
Killing an Arab
34 1458 Gang of Four
(Love Like) Anthrax
35 1499 The Rolling Stones
Beast of Burden
36 1520 Buzzcocks
What Do I Get?
37 1562 The Normal
Warm Leatherette
38 1592 Blondie
One Way or Another
39 1634 Bruce Springsteen
Racing in the Street
40 1666 Wire
I Am the Fly
41 1668 Bruce Springsteen
Badlands
42 1690 Patti Smith Group
Rock'n'Roll Nigger
43 1692 Kraftwerk
Die Roboter/The Robots
44 1711 The Doobie Brothers
What a Fool Believes
45 1783 The Human League
Being Boiled
46 1822 Rod Stewart
Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
47 1978 Van Halen
Runnin' with the Devil
48 2111 Ian Dury and The Blockheads
Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick
49 2346 Blondie
Hanging on the Telephone
50 2483 Stiff Little Fingers
Alternative Ulster
51 2488 Gerry Rafferty
Baker Street
52 2506 Talking Heads
Take Me to the River
53 2518 Pere Ubu
Non-Alignment Pact
54 2743 The Cure
10.15 Saturday Night
55 2777 Nick Lowe
I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass
56 2811 Big Star
Holocaust
57 2846 The Cars
My Best Friend's Girl
58 2855 Sex Pistols [Sid Vicious]
My Way
59 2861 The Jacksons
Shake Your Body
60 2920 Big Star
Kanga-Roo
61 2954 The Village People
Y.M.C.A.
62 3132 Subway Sect
Ambition
63 3175 Bruce Springsteen
Prove It All Night
64 3267 The Who
Who Are You
65 3403 The Police
Can't Stand Losing You
66 3506 Mekons
Where Were You?
67 3671 Kate Bush
The Man with the Child in His Eyes
68 3689 Peaches and Herb
Reunited
69 3698 Elvis Costello
Lipstick Vogue
70 3727 X-Ray Spex
Germ Free Adolescents
71 3918 Bruce Springsteen
Darkness on the Edge of Town
72 3948 The Clash
Tommy Gun
73 3974 Todd Rundgren
Can We Still Be Friends
74 4019 XTC
This Is Pop?
75 4030 Brian Eno
1/1
76 4099 Bob Marley and The Wailers
Is This Love
77 4310 The Clash
Stay Free
78 4319 Chaka Khan
I'm Every Woman
79 4384 Lene Lovich
Lucky Number
80 4407 Blondie
Sunday Girl
81 4416 X-Ray Spex
The Day the World Turned Day-Glo
82 4542 The Records
Starry Eyes
83 4544 Johnny Thunders
You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory
84 4548 Giorgio Moroder
Chase
85 4639 Bruce Springsteen
The Promised Land
86 4655 The Boomtown Rats
Rat Trap
87 4710 The Rolling Stones
Shattered
88 4739 Sister Sledge
He's The Greatest Dancer
89 4832 The Clash
Clash City Rockers
90 5009 Alex Chilton
Bangkok
91 5072 The Police
So Lonely
92 5338 Van Halen
Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
93 5405 The Diodes
Tired of Waking Up Tired
94 5542 Ian Dury
What a Waste
95 5578 Queen
Don't Stop Me Now
96 5581 Sham 69
If the Kids Are United
97 5731 The Clash
Julie's Been Working for the Drug Squad
98 5764 Cold Chisel
Khe Sanh
99 5799 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
Old Time Rock and Roll
100 5811 Devo
Uncontrollable Urge
101 5908 Bootsy's Rubber Band
Bootzilla
102 5996 X-Ray Spex
Identity


Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 6000:
Talking Heads
The Big Country
Jacques Higelin
Pars
Kate Bush
Wow
Toto
Hold the Line
Joe Walsh
Life's Been Good
Neil Young
Comes a Time
Donna Summer
Last Dance
Commodores
Three Times a Lady
The Jam
English Rose
Siouxsie and The Banshees
Metal Postcard
10cc
Dreadlock Holiday
Nick Gilder
Hot Child in the City
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
You're the One That I Want
Third World
Now That We've Found Love
Throbbing Gristle
United
Kenny Rogers
The Gambler
Lou Reed
Street Hassle
Earth, Wind & Fire
September
Willie Williams
Armagideon Time
Magazine
Light Pours out of Me
Bobby Caldwell
What You Won't Do for Love
John Paul Young
Love Is in the Air
Teddy Pendergrass
Close the Door
Tuxedomoon
No Tears
The Motors
Airport
X
We're Desperate
Warren Zevon
Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner
A Taste of Honey
Boogie Oogie Oogie
Sweet
Love Is Like Oxygen
Blondie
Picture This
Chris Bell
I Am the Cosmos
Rose Royce
Love Don't Live Here Anymore
The Jam
David Watts
Frankie Valli
Grease
Trooper
Raise a Little Hell
Warren Zevon
Excitable Boy
The Normal
T.V.O.D.
The Blues Brothers
Soul Man
Elvis Costello
No Action
Devo
Gut Feeling/(Slap Your Mammy)
Rachel Sweet
Who Does Lisa Like
Chris Norman & Suzi Quatro
Stumblin' In
Kate Bush
Them Heavy People
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band
We've Got Tonite
Buzzcocks
Promises
Bonnie Tyler
It's a Heartache
Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson
Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
Allen Toussaint
Night People
Maxine Nightingale
Lead Me On
The O'Jays
Use ta Be My Girl
Neil Young
Lotta Love
Van Morrison
Wavelength
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Imaginary Lover
Genesis
Follow You Follow Me
Stiff Little Fingers
Suspect Device
Tom Robinson Band
Glad to Be Gay
Kraftwerk
Die Mensch-Maschine/The Man Machine
The Babys
Every Time I Think of You
Joy Division
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