US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 7th January, 1978

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TW LW TITLE Artist (Label) -Weeks on Chart (Peak Position)

1 1 HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE –•– The Bee Gees (RSO) -16 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 6 BABY COME BACK –•– Player (RSO) -15 (2)
3 3 BLUE BAYOU –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum) -18 (3)
4 4 (Every Time I Turn Around) BACK IN LOVE AGAIN –•– L.T.D. (A&M) -13 (4)
5 8 HERE YOU COME AGAIN –•– Dolly Parton (RCA) -13 (5)
6 2 YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Debby Boone (Warner Brothers / Curb) -19 (1)
7 10 SLIP SLIDIN’ AWAY –•– Paul Simon (Columbia) -13 (7)
8 9 SENTIMENTAL LADY –•– Bob Welch (Capitol) -13 (8)
9 11 YOU’RE IN MY HEART (The Final Acclaim) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers) -11 (9)
10 15 HEY DEANIE –•– Shaun Cassidy (Warner Brothers / Curb) -9 (10)

11 14 COME SAIL AWAY –•– Styx (A&M) -16 (11)
12 12 YOU CAN’T TURN ME OFF (In the Middle Of Turning Me On) –•– High Inergy (Gordy) -17 (12)
13 18 WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS / WE WILL ROCK YOU –•– Queen (Elektra) -12 (13)
14 19 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Leif Garrett (Atlantic) -9 (14)
15 5 IT’S SO EASY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum) -14 (5)
16 7 DON’T IT MAKE MY BROWN EYES BLUE –•– Crystal Gayle (United Artists) -22 (2)
17 20 SHORT PEOPLE –•– Randy Newman (Warner Brothers) -9 (17)
18 28 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE –•– Billy Joel (Columbia) -9 (18)
19 24 SERPENTINE FIRE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia) -11 (19)
20 27 TURN TO STONE –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (Jet) -8 (20)

21 23 I GO CRAZY –•– Paul Davis (Bang) -20 (21)
22 22 MY WAY –•– Elvis Presley (RCA) -9 (22)
23 32 (Love Is) THICKER THAN WATER –•– Andy Gibb (RSO) -10 (23)
24 26 THE WAY I FEEL TONIGHT –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista) -13 (24)
25 40 SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH –•– Dan Hill (20th Century) -7 (25)
26 30 DANCE, DANCE, DANCE (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) –•– Chic (Atlantic) -11 (26)
27 29 GETTIN’ READY FOR LOVE –•– Diana Ross (Motown) -10 (27)
28 39 STAYIN’ ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (RSO) -5 (28)
29 35 DESIREE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia) -6 (29)
30 34 POINT OF NO RETURN –•– Kansas (Kirshner) -9 (30)

31 33 DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD –•– Santa Esmerelda Starring Leroy Gomez (Casablanca) -10 (31)
32 13 ISN’T IT TIME –•– The Babys (Chrysalis) -14 (13)
33 36 NATIVE NEW YORKER –•– Odyssey (RCA) -9 (33)
34 37 GIRLS’ SCHOOL / MULL OF KINTYRE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Capitol) -8 (34)
35 16 WE’RE ALL ALONE –•– Rita Coolidge (A&M) -17 (7)
36 17 SWINGTOWN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol) -13 (17)
37 41 EMOTION –•– Samantha Sang (Private Stock) -8 (37)
38 52 WHAT’S YOUR NAME –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA) -6 (38)
39 43 (You’re My) SOUL AND INSPIRATION –•– Donny and Marie (Polydor / Kolob) -8 (39)
40 44 PEG –•– Steely Dan (ABC) -8 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

51 21 YOU MAKE LOVING FUN –•– Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers) -13 (9)
54 25 BABY, WHAT A BIG SUPRISE –•– Chicago (Columbia) -16 (4)
56 31 HEAVEN ON THE 7TH FLOOR –•– Paul Nicholas (RSO) -21 (6)
58 38 YOUR SMILING FACE –•– James Taylor (Columbia) -15 (20)

POWER PLAYS

41 42 BLOAT ON (Featuring the Bloaters) –•– Cheech and Chong (Ode) -9 (41)
42 49 AS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla) -10 (39)
43 47 TRIED TO LOVE –•– Peter Frampton (A&M) -5 (43)
44 48 IF YOU’RE NOT BACK IN LOVE BY MONDAY –•– Millie Jackson (Spring) -8 (44)
45 46 LOVELY DAY –•– Bill Withers (Columbia) -5 (45)
46 53 HOW CAN I LEAVE YOU AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA) -7 (46)
47 59 LONG, LONG WAY FROM HOME –•– Foreigner (Atlantic) -5 (47)
48 50 WRAP YOUR ARMS AROUND ME / I’M YOUR BOOGIE MAN –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.) -29 (1)
49 56 TOO HOT TA TROT –•– The Commodores (Motown) -4 (49)
50 75 FFUN –•– Con Funk Shun (Mercury) -4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

61 — THEME FROM CLOSE ENCOUNTERS –•– Meco (Millennium) -1 (61)
75 — LAY DOWN SALLY –•– Eric Clapton (RSO) -1 (75)
78 — ALWAYS AND FOREVER –•– Heatwave (Epic) -1 (78)
79 — GALAXY –•– War (MCA) -1 (79)
82 — CRAZY ON YOU –•– Heart (Mushroom) -14 (35)
87 — REACH FOR IT –•– George Duke (Epic) -1 (87)
89 — THE LONELIEST MAN ON THE MOON –•– David Castle (Parachute) -1 (89)
90 — TAKE ME TO THE KAPTIN –•– Prism (Ariola America) -1 (90)
94 — COME GO WITH ME –•– The Pockets (Columbia) -1 (94)
98 — BELLE –•– Al Green (Hi) -1 (98)