US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 12th August, 1978

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

1 2 THREE TIMES A LADY –•– The Commodores (Motown) -9 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 GREASE –•– Frankie Valli (RSO) -12 (2)
3 4 LAST DANCE –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca) -14 (3)
4 1 MISS YOU –•– Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones) -12 (1)
5 8 HOT BLOODED –•– Foreigner (Atlantic) -7 (5)
6 17 BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE –•– A Taste Of Honey (Capitol) -8 (6)
7 9 LOVE WILL FIND A WAY –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M) -11 (7)
8 12 COPACABANA (At the Copa) –•– Barry Manilow (Arista) -10 (8)
9 11 MAGNET AND STEEL –•– Walter Egan (Columbia) -12 (9)
10 16 AN EVERLASTING LOVE –•– Andy Gibb (RSO) -5 (10)

11 18 HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU –•– Olivia Newton-John (RSO) -6 (11)
12 13 LIFE’S BEEN GOOD –•– Joe Walsh (Asylum) -10 (12)
13 14 MY ANGEL BABY –•– Toby Beau (RCA) -11 (13)
14 15 I’M NOT GONNA LET IT BOTHER ME TONIGHT –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Polydor) -10 (14)
15 5 SHADOW DANCING –•– Andy Gibb (RSO) -18 (1)
16 6 BAKER STREET –•– Gerry Rafferty (United Artists) -17 (2)
17 19 KING TUT –•– Steve Martin and the Toot Uncommons (Warner Brothers) -12 (17)
18 27 KISS YOU ALL OVER –•– Exile (Warner Brothers / Curb) -6 (18)
19 23 SHAME –•– Evelyn “Champagne” King (RCA) -9 (19)
20 21 STAY / THE LOAD-OUT –•– Jackson Browne (Asylum) -10 (20)

21 26 FOOL (If You Think It’s Over) –•– Chris Rea (United Artists / Magnet) -6 (21)
22 7 USE TA BE MY GIRL –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International) -16 (7)
23 10 STILL THE SAME –•– Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (Capitol) -14 (4)
24 34 HOT CHILD IN THE CITY –•– Nick Gilder (Chrysalis) -10 (24)
25 25 I’VE HAD ENOUGH –•– Wings (Capitol) -9 (25)
26 28 STUFF LIKE THAT –•– Quincy Jones (A&M) -10 (26)
27 30 YOU –•– Rita Coolidge (A&M) -7 (27)
28 33 YOU AND I –•– Rick James (Gordy) -7 (28)
29 39 GOT TO GET YOU INTO MY LIFE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (Columbia) -4 (29)
30 32 TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE –•– Eddie Money (Columbia) -8 (30)

31 37 MACHO MAN –•– The Village People (Casablanca) -8 (31)
32 40 LOVE IS IN THE AIR –•– John Paul Young (Scotti Brothers) -5 (32)
33 35 RIVERS OF BABYLON –•– Boney M (Sire / Hansa) -11 (33)
34 56 REMINISCING –•– The Little River Band (Harvest) -3 (34)
35 36 MR. BLUE SKY –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (Jet) -8 (35)
36 38 YOU’RE A PART OF ME –•– Gene Cotton with Kim Carnes (Ariola America) -9 (36)
37 20 THE GROOVE LINE –•– Heatwave (Epic) -15 (7)
38 22 RUNAWAY –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt) -12 (12)
39 43 JUST WHAT I NEEDED –•– The Cars (Elektra) -9 (39)
40 45 CLOSE THE DOOR –•– Teddy Pendergrass (Philadelphia International) -6 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

41 24 TAKE A CHANCE ON ME –•– Abba (Atlantic) -17 (3)
47 29 CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS –•– Todd Rundgren (Bearsville) -12 (29)
51 31 DANCE WITH ME –•– Peter Brown with Betty Wright (Drive) -24 (8)

POWER PLAYS

43 55 YOU NEEDED ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol) -5 (43)
45 57 A ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY –•– The Kinks (Arista) -4 (45)
46 66 SUMMER NIGHTS –•– John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John and Cast (RSO) -2 (46)
48 59 THINK IT OVER –•– Cheryl Ladd (Capitol) -4 (48)
49 63 GET OFF –•– Foxy (Dash) -4 (49)
50 62 AIN’T NOTHING GONNA KEEP ME FROM YOU –•– Terri DeSario (Casablanca) -7 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

68 — OH DARLING –•– Robin Gibb (RSO) -1 (68)
78 — HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS –•– Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (Capitol) -1 (78)
79 — RIGHT DOWN THE LINE –•– Gerry Rafferty (United Artists) -1 (79)
81 — 5.7.0.5 –•– City Boy (Mercury) -1 (81)
82 — PARADISE BY THE DASHBOARD LIGHT –•– Meat Loaf (with Ellen Foley and Phil Rizzuto) (Cleveland International) -1 (82)
83 — CALIFORNIA NIGHTS –•– Sweet (Capitol) -1 (83)
84 — SHE’S ALWAYS A WOMAN –•– Billy Joel (Columbia) -1 (84)
86 — ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE –•– Michael Johnson (EMI-America) -1 (86)
87 — BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE –•– Mick Jackson (Atco) -1 (87)
90 — LIVINGSTON SATURDAY NIGHT –•– Jimmy Buffett (ABC) -1 (90)
92 — ALL I SEE IS YOUR FACE –•– Dan Hill (20th Century) -1 (92)
94 — BACK IN MY ARMS AGAIN –•– Genya Raven (20th Century) -1 (94)
96 — TOOK THE LAST TRAIN –•– David Gates (Elektra) -1 (96)

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