Top Songs of 1978


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
107
Blondie Heart of Glass
2
161
The Undertones Teenage Kicks
3
164
Kate Bush Wuthering Heights
4
175
The Clash (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
5
210
Buzzcocks Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've?)
6
224
Chic Le Freak
7
263
Kraftwerk Das Modell/The Model
8
344
Dire Straits Sultans of Swing
9
367
The Police Roxanne
10
381
The Only Ones Another Girl, Another Planet
11
390
Patti Smith Group Because the Night
12
438
Funkadelic One Nation Under a Groove
13
456
Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive
14
552
Public Image Ltd. Public Image
15
560
Gang of Four Damaged Goods
16
561
The B-52's Rock Lobster
17
581
Cheap Trick Surrender
18
589
The Rolling Stones Miss You
19
592
Magazine Shot by Both Sides
20
649
Ramones I Wanna Be Sedated
21
849
The Jam Down in the Tube Station at Midnight
22
852
Siouxsie and The Banshees Hong Kong Garden
23
940
Warren Zevon Werewolves of London
24
979
The Cars Just What I Needed
25
986
Van Halen Runnin' with the Devil
26
1025
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Radio, Radio
27
1049
Wire Outdoor Miner
28
1088
The Rolling Stones Beast of Burden
29
1166
The Doobie Brothers What a Fool Believes
30
1198
Sylvester You Make me Feel (Mighty Real)
31
1267
Elvis Costello Pump It Up
32
1300
Bruce Springsteen Badlands
33
1301
Elvis Costello and The Attractions (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding
34
1333
The Who Who Are You
35
1356
The Cramps Human Fly
36
1390
Elvis Costello (I Don't Want to Go to) Chelsea
37
1408
The Normal Warm Leatherette
38
1461
Kraftwerk Die Roboter/The Robots
39
1532
Joe Jackson Is She Really Going Out with Him?
40
1554
The Cure Killing an Arab
41
1560
The Human League Being Boiled
42
1615
Bruce Springsteen Racing in the Street
43
1622
Gerry Rafferty Baker Street
44
1647
Patti Smith Group Rock N Roll Nigger
45
1663
Rod Stewart Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
46
1681
Stiff Little Fingers Alternative Ulster
47
1754
Buzzcocks What Do I Get?
48
1929
Gang of Four (Love Like) Anthrax
49
2019
Blondie One Way or Another
50
2021
Blondie Hanging on the Telephone
51
2049
Brian Eno 1/1
52
2093
Village People Y.M.C.A.
53
2222
Bob Marley and The Wailers Is This Love
54
2237
Bruce Springsteen Darkness on the Edge of Town
55
2405
The Cars My Best Friend's Girl
56
2449
Van Halen Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
57
2454
The Cure 10.15 Saturday Night
58
2513
Kate Bush The Man with the Child in His Eyes
59
2545
Pere Ubu Non-Alignment Pact
60
2579
Earth, Wind & Fire September
61
2632
Wire I Am the Fly
62
2748
Ian Dury and The Blockheads Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick
63
2764
Sex Pistols [Sid Vicious] My Way
64
2799
Talking Heads Take Me to the River
65
2867
Johnny Thunders You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory
66
2891
Bruce Springsteen Prove It All Night
67
2900
The Police So Lonely
68
2968
The Police Can't Stand Losing You
69
3094
Nick Lowe I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass
70
3243
Queen Don't Stop Me Now
71
3314
X-Ray Spex Germ Free Adolescents
72
3320
Bruce Springsteen The Promised Land
73
3354
The Jacksons Shake Your Body
74
3363
The Rolling Stones Shattered
75
3376
The Records Starry Eyes
76
3640
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John You're the One That I Want
77
3668
Giorgio Moroder Chase
78
3669
Joe Walsh Life's Been Good
79
3679
Toto Hold the Line
80
3686
The Clash Clash City Rockers
81
3833
Peaches and Herb Reunited
82
3861
Chaka Khan I'm Every Woman
83
4051
Kate Bush Wow
84
4075
Genesis Follow You Follow Me
85
4106
Chic I Want Your Love
86
4168
Todd Rundgren Can We Still Be Friends
87
4185
XTC This Is Pop?
88
4233
10cc Dreadlock Holiday
89
4258
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Old Time Rock and Roll
90
4272
Blondie Sunday Girl
91
4299
Elvis Costello Lipstick Vogue
92
4317
Cold Chisel Khe Sanh
93
4437
Subway Sect Ambition
94
4455
Big Star Holocaust
95
4485
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers I Need to Know
96
4522
Sister Sledge He's The Greatest Dancer
97
4534
Lene Lovich Lucky Number
98
4903
Sonics Rendezvous Band City Slang
99
4958
The Jam English Rose
100
5065
Mekons Where Were You?
101
5109
Bobby Caldwell What You Won't Do for Love
102
5172
Kenny Rogers The Gambler
103
5187
The Clash Stay Free
104
5196
Bruce Springsteen Candy's Room
105
5292
Queen Bicycle Race
106
5342
Chris Bell I Am the Cosmos
107
5345
The Clash Tommy Gun
108
5368
Big Star Kanga-Roo
109
5400
Donna Summer Last Dance
110
5409
Magazine The Light Pours Out of Me
111
5557
X-Ray Spex The Day the World Turned Day-Glo
112
5591
The Jacksons Blame It on the Boogie
113
5682
X-Ray Spex Identity
114
5690
Warren Zevon Lawyers, Guns and Money
115
5715
Die Mensch-Maschine / The Man Machine Die Mensch-Maschine/The Man Machine
116
5968
Joy Division Warsaw
117
6016
The Saints Know Your Product
118
6040
The Normal T.V.O.D.
119
6071
Frankie Valli Grease
120
6109
Throbbing Gristle United
121
6163
Willie Colón & Ruben Blades Pedro Navaja
122
6221
Talking Heads The Big Country
123
6425
Nick Gilder Hot Child in the City
124
6451
Sniff 'n' The Tears Driver's Seat
125
6558
Sham 69 If the Kids Are United
126
6562
Bob Dylan Changing of the Guards
127
6591
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band We've Got Tonite
128
6745
Bruce Springsteen Adam Raised a Cain
129
6791
Jacques Higelin Pars
130
6918
Ian Dury and The Blockheads What a Waste
131
6950
Journey Wheel in the Sky
132
7002
Devo Gut Feeling/(Slap Your Mammy)
133
7003
Bob Dylan Señor (Tales of Yankee Power)
134
7034
Willie Williams Armagideon Time
135
7067
X We're Desperate
136
7136
Neil Young Comes a Time
137
7217
Julien Clerc Ma préférence
138
7237
Cheryl Lynn Got to Be Real
139
7300
Alex Chilton Bangkok
140
7307
Stiff Little Fingers Suspect Device
141
7388
The Walker Brothers The Electrician
142
7462
Van Halen Eruption
143
7514
Al Stewart Time Passages
144
7717
The Cars (Let the) Good Times Roll
145
7814
Daniel Balavoine Le Chanteur
146
7879
The Rolling Stones Before They Make Me Run
147
7915
Blondie Picture This
148
7924
Squeeze Take Me I'm Yours
149
7963
Bootsy's Rubber Band Bootzilla
150
7983
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Hollywood Nights
151
7995
Rose Tattoo Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw
152
8024
Barry Manilow Copacabana (At the Copa)
153
8048
The Boomtown Rats Rat Trap
154
8057
AC/DC Down Payment Blues
155
8123
Devo Uncontrollable Urge
156
8173
Alicia Bridges I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round)
157
8272
Claude Nougaro Tu verras
158
8364
The Rolling Stones Far Away Eyes
159
8378
Kate Bush Moving
160
8440
Public Image Ltd. Religion
161
8552
Third World Now That We've Found Love
162
8588
Village People Macho Man
163
8641
Teddy Pendergrass Close the Door
164
8721
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Listen to Her Heart
165
8890
Rose Royce Love Don't Live Here Anymore
166
8945
Burning Que hace una chica como tú en un sitio como este
167
8963
Patty Pravo Pensiero stupendo
168
8983
A Taste of Honey Boogie Oogie Oogie
169
9068
AC/DC Sin City
170
9152
Hot Chocolate Every 1's a Winner
171
9261
Rick James Mary Jane
172
9344
Sweet Love Is Like Oxygen
173
9402
Boney M Rivers of Babylon
174
9421
The Motors Airport
175
9468
Lou Reed Street Hassle
176
9621
Warren Zevon Excitable Boy
177
9640
Bee Gees Too Much Heaven
178
9658
Teenage Head Picture My Face
179
9871
Jilted John Jilted John
180
9936
Marvin Gaye When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Serú Girán Seminare
Tom Robinson Band Up Against The Wall
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
Tom Waits Blue Valentines
Peter Tosh with Mick Jagger (You Got to Walk And) Don't Look Back
Gary Moore Parisienne Walkways
Eugenio Finardi Extraterreste
Japan Adolescent Sex
The Stranglers Nice 'n' Sleazy
Claude François Alexandrie Alexandra
Steely Dan F.M. (No Static at All)
Amanda Lear Follow Me
Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
The Jam David Watts
Trooper Raise a Little Hell
Television Personalities Part-Time Punks
Chris Norman & Suzi Quatro Stumblin' In
Musique In the Bush
Giorgio Moroder (Theme From) Midnight Express
Donna Summer MacArthur Park
Journey Lights
Foreigner Double Vision
Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine La fille du coupeur de joints
Jane Birkin Ex fan des sixties
Caetano Veloso Sampa
Tom Waits Romeo is Bleeding
Siouxsie and The Banshees Metal Postcard
The Pointer Sisters Fire
John Conlee Rose Colored Glasses
Boston Don't Look Back
Scritti Politti Shank Bloc Bologna
Silvio Rodríguez Ojalá
Prince Soft and Wet
Rory Gallagher Shadow Play
Commodores Three Times a Lady
Phreek Weekend 
Elvis Costello No Action
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
Eddy Mitchell Il ne rentre pas ce soir
The Cars Moving in Stereo
The Clash Julie's Been Working for the Drug Squad
Aerosmith Come Together
Ramses Shaffy Ik Drink
Kate Bush Them Heavy People
Van Morrison Wavelength
Black Flag Nervous Breakdown
Moris Sábado Noche
Teri DeSario Ain't Nothin' Gonna Keep Me From You
Germs Lexicon Devil
Styx Renegade
Fabrizio De André Sally
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
Fabienne Thibeault Les Uns contre les autres
Fabrizio De André Rimini
Tom Waits Somewhere (From "West Side Story")
Andy Gibb Shadow Dancing
Tom Waits Kentucky Avenue
Francesco Guccini Eskimo
Israel Vibration The Same Song
Rainbow Gates of Babylon
Pere Ubu Caligari's Mirror
Pointed Sticks What Do You Want Me to Do
Toto Georgy Porgy
The Rolling Stones Some Girls
Orchestra Baobab Jin Ma, Jin Ma
Serú Girán Eiti leda
Exile Kiss You All Over
Paul McCartney and Wings With a Little Luck
Linval Thompson I Love Marijuana
Willie Nelson Moonlight in Vermont
Van Halen You Really Got Me
The Fall It's the New Thing
The Rubinoos I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
Buzzcocks Promises
Joy Division Leaders of Men
Norma Jean Saturday
Rachel Sweet Who Does Lisa Like
Elton John Song for Guy
Teenage Jesus and the Jerks Orphans
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band Hard Workin' Man
Tom Waits Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
The Clash Safe European Home
Willie Colón & Ruben Blades Plástico
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
Joe Ely Boxcars
Francesco De Gregori Generale
Burning Spear Social Living
Tom Robinson Band Glad to Be Gay
Sham 69 Borstal Breakout
Foxy Gett Off
Allen Toussaint Night People
The Undertones True Confessions
The O'Jays Use ta Be My Girl
Karen Young Hot Shot
Manfred Mann's Earth Band Davy's on the Road Again
Nina Simone Baltimore
Atlanta Rhythm Section Imaginary Lover
Ted Nugent Yank Me, Crank Me
The Victims Television addict
Sylvester Dance (Disco Heat)
Billy Joel My Life
Patti Smith Easter
Jimmy "Bo" Horne Dance Across The Floor
Swell Maps Read About Seymour
XTC Statue of Liberty
Héctor Lavoe El Cantante
Ace Frehley New York Groove
Ian Dury and The Blockheads Their Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards
Split Enz I See Red
Joy Division Digital