US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 14th January, 1978

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

1 2 BABY COME BACK –•– Player (RSO) -16 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE –•– The Bee Gees (RSO) -17 (1)
3 5 HERE YOU COME AGAIN –•– Dolly Parton (RCA) -14 (3)
4 9 YOU’RE IN MY HEART (The Final Acclaim) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers) -12 (4)
5 4 (Every Time I Turn Around) BACK IN LOVE AGAIN –•– L.T.D. (A&M) -14 (4)
6 7 SLIP SLIDIN’ AWAY –•– Paul Simon (Columbia) -14 (6)
7 10 HEY DEANIE –•– Shaun Cassidy (Warner Brothers / Curb) -10 (7)
8 8 SENTIMENTAL LADY –•– Bob Welch (Capitol) -14 (8)
9 11 COME SAIL AWAY –•– Styx (A&M) -17 (9)
10 13 WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS / WE WILL ROCK YOU –•– Queen (Elektra) -13 (10)

11 6 YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Debby Boone (Warner Brothers / Curb) -20 (1)
12 12 YOU CAN’T TURN ME OFF (In the Middle Of Turning Me On) –•– High Inergy (Gordy) -18 (12)
13 3 BLUE BAYOU –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum) -19 (3)
14 14 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Leif Garrett (Atlantic) -10 (14)
15 17 SHORT PEOPLE –•– Randy Newman (Warner Brothers) -10 (15)
16 18 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE –•– Billy Joel (Columbia) -10 (16)
17 28 STAYIN’ ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (RSO) -6 (17)
18 20 TURN TO STONE –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (Jet) -9 (18)
19 19 SERPENTINE FIRE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia) -12 (19)
20 23 (Love Is) THICKER THAN WATER –•– Andy Gibb (RSO) -11 (20)

21 21 I GO CRAZY –•– Paul Davis (Bang) -21 (21)
22 25 SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH –•– Dan Hill (20th Century) -8 (22)
23 26 DANCE, DANCE, DANCE (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) –•– Chic (Atlantic) -12 (23)
24 24 THE WAY I FEEL TONIGHT –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista) -14 (24)
25 16 DON’T IT MAKE MY BROWN EYES BLUE –•– Crystal Gayle (United Artists) -23 (2)
26 29 DESIREE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia) -7 (26)
27 27 GETTIN’ READY FOR LOVE –•– Diana Ross (Motown) -11 (27)
28 31 DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD –•– Santa Esmerelda Starring Leroy Gomez (Casablanca) -11 (28)
29 30 POINT OF NO RETURN –•– Kansas (Kirshner) -10 (29)
30 15 IT’S SO EASY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum) -15 (5)

31 37 EMOTION –•– Samantha Sang (Private Stock) -9 (31)
32 33 NATIVE NEW YORKER –•– Odyssey (RCA) -10 (32)
33 34 GIRLS’ SCHOOL / MULL OF KINTYRE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Capitol) -9 (33)
34 38 WHAT’S YOUR NAME –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA) -7 (34)
35 22 MY WAY –•– Elvis Presley (RCA) -10 (22)
36 40 PEG –•– Steely Dan (ABC) -9 (36)
37 47 LONG, LONG WAY FROM HOME –•– Foreigner (Atlantic) -6 (37)
38 42 AS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla) -11 (38)
39 39 (You’re My) SOUL AND INSPIRATION –•– Donny and Marie (Polydor / Kolob) -9 (39)
40 49 TOO HOT TA TROT –•– The Commodores (Motown) -5 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

58 32 ISN’T IT TIME –•– The Babys (Chrysalis) -15 (13)
60 35 WE’RE ALL ALONE –•– Rita Coolidge (A&M) -18 (7)
66 36 SWINGTOWN –•– The Steve Miller Band (Capitol) -14 (17)

POWER PLAYS

41 43 TRIED TO LOVE –•– Peter Frampton (A&M) -6 (41)
42 45 LOVELY DAY –•– Bill Withers (Columbia) -6 (42)
43 44 IF YOU’RE NOT BACK IN LOVE BY MONDAY –•– Millie Jackson (Spring) -9 (43)
44 46 HOW CAN I LEAVE YOU AGAIN –•– John Denver (RCA) -8 (44)
45 50 FFUN –•– Con Funk Shun (Mercury) -5 (45)
46 55 EASY TO LOVE –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers) -6 (46)
47 53 STREET CORNER SERENADE –•– Wet Willie (Epic) -7 (47)
48 71 THEME FROM “CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND” –•– John Williams (Arista) -4 (48)
49 52 THE NEXT HUNDRED YEARS –•– Al Martino (Capitol) -6 (49)
50 61 THEME FROM CLOSE ENCOUNTERS –•– Meco (Millennium) -2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

73 — JACK AND JILL –•– Raydio (Arista) -1 (73)
83 — SO LONG –•– Firefall (Atlantic) -1 (83)
84 — THE WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO –•– Rita Coolidge (A&M) -1 (84)
88 — OUR LOVE –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol) -1 (88)
90 — WHAT’S YOUR NAME, WHAT’S YOUR NUMBER –•– The Andrea True Connection (Buddah) -1 (90)
93 — STORYBOOK CHILDREN (Daybreak) –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic) -1 (93)
95 — LOVE ME RIGHT –•– Denise LaSalle (ABC) -1 (95)
97 — 1,000 LAUGHS –•– Eloise Laws (ABC) -1 (97)