US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 4th March, 1978

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

1 2 (Love Is) THICKER THAN WATER –•– Andy Gibb (RSO) -18 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 1 STAYIN’ ALIVE –•– The Bee Gees (RSO) -13 (1)
3 4 SOMETIMES WHEN WE TOUCH –•– Dan Hill (20th Century) -15 (3)
4 5 EMOTION –•– Samantha Sang (Private Stock) -16 (4)
5 8 NIGHT FEVER –•– The Bee Gees (RSO) -5 (5)
6 6 DANCE, DANCE, DANCE (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) –•– Chic (Atlantic) -19 (6)
7 9 LAY DOWN SALLY –•– Eric Clapton (RSO) -9 (7)
8 3 JUST THE WAY YOU ARE –•– Billy Joel (Columbia) -17 (3)
9 11 I GO CRAZY –•– Paul Davis (Bang) -28 (9)
10 10 HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE –•– The Bee Gees (RSO) -24 (1)

11 7 WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS / WE WILL ROCK YOU –•– Queen (Elektra) -20 (4)
12 12 PEG –•– Steely Dan (ABC) -16 (12)
13 13 THEME FROM “CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND” –•– John Williams (Arista) -11 (13)
14 16 THE NAME OF THE GAME –•– Abba (Atlantic) -11 (14)
15 17 WHAT’S YOUR NAME –•– Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA) -14 (15)
16 18 THUNDER ISLAND –•– Jay Ferguson (Asylum) -12 (16)
17 27 CAN’T SMILE WITHOUT YOU –•– Barry Manilow (Arista) -5 (17)
18 20 HAPPY ANNIVERSARY –•– The Little River Band (Harvest) -12 (18)
19 14 SHORT PEOPLE –•– Randy Newman (Warner Brothers) -17 (2)
20 24 WONDERFUL WORLD –•– Art Garfunkel with James Taylor and Paul Simon (Columbia) -7 (20)

21 28 FALLING –•– LeBlanc and Carr (Big Tree) -21 (21)
22 26 THE WAY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO –•– Rita Coolidge (A&M) -8 (22)
23 31 OUR LOVE –•– Natalie Cole (Capitol) -8 (23)
24 15 BABY COME BACK –•– Player (RSO) -23 (1)
25 29 ALWAYS AND FOREVER –•– Heatwave (Epic) -9 (25)
26 34 DUST IN THE WIND –•– Kansas (Kirshner) -6 (26)
27 35 EBONY EYES –•– Bob Welch (Capitol) -6 (27)
28 32 JACK AND JILL –•– Raydio (Arista) -8 (28)
29 40 IF I CAN’T HAVE YOU –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO) -6 (29)
30 33 GOODBYE GIRL –•– David Gates (Elektra) -12 (30)

31 19 YOU’RE IN MY HEART (The Final Acclaim) –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers) -19 (4)
32 36 POOR POOR PITIFUL ME –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum) -6 (32)
33 38 FLASH LIGHT –•– Parliament (Casablanca) -4 (33)
34 42 THEME SONG FROM “WHICH WAY IS UP” –•– Stargard (MCA) -6 (34)
35 45 BEFORE MY HEART FINDS OUT –•– Gene Cotton (Ariola America) -5 (35)
36 39 LADY LOVE –•– Lou Rawls (Philadelphia International) -7 (36)
37 22 LONG, LONG WAY FROM HOME –•– Foreigner (Atlantic) -13 (20)
38 21 NATIVE NEW YORKER –•– Odyssey (RCA) -17 (21)
39 51 THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND –•– Andrew Gold (Asylum) -4 (39)
40 49 RUNNING ON EMPTY –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum) -4 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

48 25 THEME FROM CLOSE ENCOUNTERS –•– Meco (Millennium) -9 (25)
58 30 DON’T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD –•– Santa Esmerelda Starring Leroy Gomez (Casablanca) -18 (15)
64 37 TOO HOT TA TROT –•– The Commodores (Motown) -12 (24)

POWER PLAYS

41 47 YOU REALLY GOT ME –•– Van Halen (Warner Brothers) -6 (41)
42 52 HOT LEGS –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers) -4 (42)
43 44 EVERYBODY LOVES A RAIN SONG –•– B.J. Thomas (MCA) -7 (43)
44 50 IT’S YOU THAT I NEED –•– Enchantment (Roadshow) -5 (44)
45 46 LET IT GO, LET IT FLOW –•– Dave Mason (Columbia) -7 (45)
46 61 SWEET TALKIN’ WOMAN –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (Jet) -3 (46)
47 57 BOOGIE SHOES –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.) -4 (47)
49 59 MAMMAS DON’T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE COWBOYS –•– Waylon and Willie (RCA) -4 (49)
50 70 WE’LL NEVER HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE AGAIN –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree) -2 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

70 — IMAGINARY LOVER –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Polydor) -1 (70)
77 — FANTASY –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia) -1 (77)
81 — IT AMAZES ME –•– John Denver (RCA) -1 (81)
82 — PUT YOUR HEAD ON MY SHOULDER –•– Leif Garrett (Atlantic) -1 (82)
83 — RUMOUR HAS IT –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca) -1 (83)
86 — YOUR LOVE IS SO GOOD FOR ME –•– Diana Ross (Motown) -1 (86)
90 — LET’S ALL CHANT –•– The Michael Zager Band (Private Stock) -1 (90)
95 — DANCE WITH ME –•– Peter Brown with Betty Wright (Drive) -1 (95)
97 — LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED –•– High Inergy (Gordy) -1 (97)
98 — WOMAN TO WOMAN –•– Barbara Mandrell (ABC / Dot) -1 (98)