US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 21st January, 1978

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

1 1 BABY COME BACK –•– Player (RSO) -17 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE –•– The Bee Gees (RSO) -18 (1)
3 3 HERE YOU COME AGAIN –•– Dolly Parton (RCA) -15 (3)
4 4 YOU’RE IN MY HEART (The Final Acclaim) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers) -13 (4)
5 15 SHORT PEOPLE –•– Randy Newman (Warner Brothers) -11 (5)
6 6 SLIP SLIDIN’ AWAY –•– Paul Simon (Columbia) -15 (6)
7 7 HEY DEANIE –•– Shaun Cassidy (Warner Brothers / Curb) -11 (7)
8 10 WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS / WE WILL ROCK YOU –•– Queen (Elektra) -14 (8)
9 9 COME SAIL AWAY –•– Styx (A&M) -18 (9)
10 17 STAYIN’ ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (RSO) -7 (10)

11 16 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE –•– Billy Joel (Columbia) -11 (11)
12 5 (Every Time I Turn Around) BACK IN LOVE AGAIN –•– L.T.D. (A&M) -15 (4)
13 14 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Leif Garrett (Atlantic) -11 (13)
14 20 (Love Is) THICKER THAN WATER –•– Andy Gibb (RSO) -12 (14)
15 22 SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH –•– Dan Hill (20th Century) -9 (15)
16 18 TURN TO STONE –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (Jet) -10 (16)
17 19 SERPENTINE FIRE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia) -13 (17)
18 23 DANCE, DANCE, DANCE (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) –•– Chic (Atlantic) -13 (18)
19 21 I GO CRAZY –•– Paul Davis (Bang) -22 (19)
20 8 SENTIMENTAL LADY –•– Bob Welch (Capitol) -15 (8)

21 26 DESIREE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia) -8 (21)
22 11 YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Debby Boone (Warner Brothers / Curb) -21 (1)
23 31 EMOTION –•– Samantha Sang (Private Stock) -10 (23)
24 28 DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD –•– Santa Esmerelda Starring Leroy Gomez (Casablanca) -12 (24)
25 12 YOU CAN’T TURN ME OFF (In the Middle Of Turning Me On) –•– High Inergy (Gordy) -19 (12)
26 13 BLUE BAYOU –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum) -20 (3)
27 34 WHAT’S YOUR NAME –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA) -8 (27)
28 29 POINT OF NO RETURN –•– Kansas (Kirshner) -11 (28)
29 32 NATIVE NEW YORKER –•– Odyssey (RCA) -11 (29)
30 37 LONG, LONG WAY FROM HOME –•– Foreigner (Atlantic) -7 (30)

31 25 DON’T IT MAKE MY BROWN EYES BLUE –•– Crystal Gayle (United Artists) -24 (2)
32 36 PEG –•– Steely Dan (ABC) -10 (32)
33 40 TOO HOT TA TROT –•– The Commodores (Motown) -6 (33)
34 45 FFUN –•– Con Funk Shun (Mercury) -6 (34)
35 42 LOVELY DAY –•– Bill Withers (Columbia) -7 (35)
36 38 AS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla) -12 (36)
37 53 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY –•– The Little River Band (Harvest) -6 (37)
38 39 (You’re My) SOUL AND INSPIRATION –•– Donny and Marie (Polydor / Kolob) -10 (38)
39 48 THEME FROM “CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND” –•– John Williams (Arista) -5 (39)
40 50 THEME FROM CLOSE ENCOUNTERS –•– Meco (Millennium) -3 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

49 24 THE WAY I FEEL TONIGHT –•– The Bay City Rollers (Arista) -15 (24)
55 27 GETTIN’ READY FOR LOVE –•– Diana Ross (Motown) -12 (27)
57 30 IT’S SO EASY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum) -16 (5)
59 33 GIRLS’ SCHOOL / MULL OF KINTYRE –•– Paul McCartney and Wings (Capitol) -10 (33)
65 35 MY WAY –•– Elvis Presley (RCA) -11 (22)

POWER PLAYS

41 46 EASY TO LOVE –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers) -7 (41)
42 47 STREET CORNER SERENADE –•– Wet Willie (Epic) -8 (42)
43 43 IF YOU’RE NOT BACK IN LOVE BY MONDAY –•– Millie Jackson (Spring) -10 (43)
44 57 THE NAME OF THE GAME –•– Abba (Atlantic) -5 (44)
45 54 THUNDER ISLAND –•– Jay Ferguson (Asylum) -6 (45)
46 51 SWEET MUSIC MAN –•– Kenny Rogers (United Artists) -6 (46)
47 52 I LOVE YOU –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca) -6 (47)
48 56 FALLING –•– LeBlanc and Carr (Big Tree) -15 (48)
50 59 ALWAYS AND FOREVER –•– Heatwave (Epic) -3 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

81 — WONDERFUL WORLD –•– Art Garfunkel with James Taylor and Paul Simon (Columbia) -1 (81)
82 — LADY LOVE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International) -1 (82)
84 — LET IT GO, LET IT FLOW –•– Dave Mason (Columbia) -1 (84)
85 — SHOUT IT OUT LOUD (Live Version) –•– Kiss (Casablanca) -1 (85)
86 — TOUCH AND GONE –•– Gary Wright (Warner Brothers) -1 (86)
87 — EVERYBODY LOVES A RAIN SONG –•– B.J. Thomas (MCA) -1 (87)
90 — SUPERNATURE –•– Cerrone (Cotillion) -1 (90)

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