US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 28th January, 1978

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

1 1 BABY COME BACK –•– Player (RSO) -18 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 5 SHORT PEOPLE –•– Randy Newman (Warner Brothers) -12 (2)
3 10 STAYIN’ ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (RSO) -8 (3)
4 4 YOU’RE IN MY HEART (The Final Acclaim) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers) -14 (4)
5 6 SLIP SLIDIN’ AWAY –•– Paul Simon (Columbia) -16 (5)
6 8 WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS / WE WILL ROCK YOU –•– Queen (Elektra) -15 (6)
7 2 HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE –•– The Bee Gees (RSO) -19 (1)
8 9 COME SAIL AWAY –•– Styx (A&M) -19 (9)
9 11 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE –•– Billy Joel (Columbia) -12 (9)
10 14 (Love Is) THICKER THAN WATER –•– Andy Gibb (RSO) -13 (10)

11 15 SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH –•– Dan Hill (20th Century) -10 (11)
12 7 HEY DEANIE –•– Shaun Cassidy (Warner Brothers / Curb) -12 (7)
13 3 HERE YOU COME AGAIN –•– Dolly Parton (RCA) -16 (3)
14 16 TURN TO STONE –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (Jet) -11 (14)
15 18 DANCE, DANCE, DANCE (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) –•– Chic (Atlantic) -14 (15)
16 17 SERPENTINE FIRE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia) -14 (16)
17 23 EMOTION –•– Samantha Sang (Private Stock) -11 (17)
18 19 I GO CRAZY –•– Paul Davis (Bang) -23 (18)
19 21 DESIREE –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia) -9 (19)
20 12 (Every Time I Turn Around) BACK IN LOVE AGAIN –•– L.T.D. (A&M) -16 (4)

21 24 DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD –•– Santa Esmerelda Starring Leroy Gomez (Casablanca) -13 (21)
22 22 YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE –•– Debby Boone (Warner Brothers / Curb) -22 (1)
23 27 WHAT’S YOUR NAME –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA) -9 (23)
24 39 THEME FROM “CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND” –•– John Williams (Arista) -6 (24)
25 13 RUNAROUND SUE –•– Leif Garrett (Atlantic) -12 (13)
26 29 NATIVE NEW YORKER –•– Odyssey (RCA) -12 (26)
27 30 LONG, LONG WAY FROM HOME –•– Foreigner (Atlantic) -8 (27)
28 32 PEG –•– Steely Dan (ABC) -11 (28)
29 33 TOO HOT TA TROT –•– The Commodores (Motown) -7 (29)
30 34 FFUN –•– Con Funk Shun (Mercury) -7 (30)

31 20 SENTIMENTAL LADY –•– Bob Welch (Capitol) -16 (8)
32 35 LOVELY DAY –•– Bill Withers (Columbia) -8 (32)
33 40 THEME FROM CLOSE ENCOUNTERS –•– Meco (Millennium) -4 (33)
34 37 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY –•– The Little River Band (Harvest) -7 (34)
35 25 YOU CAN’T TURN ME OFF (In the Middle Of Turning Me On) –•– High Inergy (Gordy) -20 (12)
36 41 EASY TO LOVE –•– Leo Sayer (Warner Brothers) -8 (36)
37 45 THUNDER ISLAND –•– Jay Ferguson (Asylum) -7 (37)
38 42 STREET CORNER SERENADE –•– Wet Willie (Epic) -9 (38)
39 44 THE NAME OF THE GAME –•– Abba (Atlantic) -6 (39)
40 47 I LOVE YOU –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca) -7 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

41 26 BLUE BAYOU –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum) -21 (3)
49 28 POINT OF NO RETURN –•– Kansas (Kirshner) -12 (28)
51 31 DON’T IT MAKE MY BROWN EYES BLUE –•– Crystal Gayle (United Artists) -25 (2)
55 36 AS –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla) -13 (36)
77 38 (You’re My) SOUL AND INSPIRATION –•– Donny and Marie (Polydor / Kolob) -11 (38)

POWER PLAYS

42 48 FALLING –•– LeBlanc and Carr (Big Tree) -16 (42)
43 50 ALWAYS AND FOREVER –•– Heatwave (Epic) -4 (43)
44 46 SWEET MUSIC MAN –•– Kenny Rogers (United Artists) -7 (44)
45 51 LAY DOWN SALLY –•– Eric Clapton (RSO) -4 (45)
46 52 CURIOUS MIND (Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um) –•– Johnny Rivers (Big Tree) -6 (46)
47 54 GALAXY –•– War (MCA) -4 (47)
48 53 BREAKDOWN –•– Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Shelter) -13 (48)
50 60 COCOMOTION –•– El Coco (AVI) -10 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

78 — POOR POOR PITIFUL ME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum) -1 (78)
81 — DUST IN THE WIND –•– Kansas (Kirshner) -1 (81)
88 — EBONY EYES –•– Bob Welch (Capitol) -1 (88)
89 — IF I CAN’T HAVE YOU –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO) -1 (89)
91 — YOU REALLY GOT ME –•– Van Halen (Warner Brothers) -1 (91)
94 — NEVER HAD A LOVE –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M) -1 (94)
96 — AIN’T GONNA’ HURT NOBODY –•– Brick (Bang) -1 (96)
97 — THEME SONG FROM “WHICH WAY IS UP” / DISCO RUFUS –•– Stargard (MCA) -1 (97)

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