US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 9th December, 1978

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

1 4 LE FREAK –•– Chic (Atlantic) -7 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 2 MacARTHUR PARK –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca) -14 (1)
3 1 YOU DON’T BRING ME FLOWERS –•– Barbra and Neil (Columbia) -7 (1)
4 5 I JUST WANNA STOP –•– Gino Vannelli (A&M) -14 (4)
5 3 HOW MUCH I FEEL –•– Ambrosia (Warner Brothers) -15 (3)
6 7 I LOVE THE NIGHT LIFE (Disco ‘Round) –•– Alicia Bridges (Polydor) -23 (6)
7 8 TIME PASSAGES –•– Al Stewart (Arista) -11 (7)
8 9 MY LIFE –•– Billy Joel (Columbia) -6 (8)
9 10 SHARING THE NIGHT TOGETHER –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol) -13 (9)
10 11 (Our Love) DON’T THROW IT ALL AWAY –•– Andy Gibb (RSO) -9 (10)

11 12 STRANGE WAY –•– Firefall (Atlantic) -11 (11)
12 16 TOO MUCH HEAVEN –•– The Bee Gees (RSO) -4 (12)
13 15 Y.M.C.A. –•– The Village People (Casblanca) -8 (13)
14 14 ALIVE AGAIN –•– Chicago (Columbia) -8 (14)
15 18 HOLD THE LINE –•– Toto (Columbia) -10 (15)
16 17 STRAIGHT ON –•– Heart (Portrait) -12 (16)
17 6 DOUBLE VISION –•– Foreigner (Atlantic) -12 (2)
18 20 SWEET LIFE –•– Paul Davis (Bang) -16 (18)
19 19 CHANGE OF HEART –•– Eric Carmen (Arista) -13 (19)
20 22 HOW YOU GONNA SEE ME NOW –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers) -8 (20)

21 21 DON’T WANT TO LIVE WITHOUT IT –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M) -13 (21)
22 24 OOH BABY BABY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum) -5 (22)
23 27 PART-TIME LOVE –•– Elton John (MCA) -5 (23)
24 25 THE POWER OF GOLD –•– Dan Fogelberg / Tim Weisberg (Full Moon) -9 (24)
25 29 WE’VE GOT TONITE –•– Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (Capitol) -7 (25)
26 32 PROMISES / WATCH OUT FOR LUCY –•– Eric Clapton and His Band (RSO) -9 (26)
27 30 I’M EVERY WOMAN –•– Chaka Khan (Warner Brothers) -10 (27)
28 13 YOU NEEDED ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol) -22 (1)
29 23 READY TO TAKE A CHANCE AGAIN –•– Barry Manilow (Arista) -13 (11)
30 34 NEW YORK GROOVE –•– Ace Frehley (Casablanca) -9 (30)

31 41 BICYCLE RACE / FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS –•– Queen (Elektra) -5 (31)
32 38 EVERY 1’S A WINNER –•– Hot Chocolate (Infinity) -5 (32)
33 37 RUN FOR HOME –•– Lindisfarne (Atco) -11 (33)
34 26 YOU NEVER DONE IT LIKE THAT –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M) -19 (10)
35 52 A LITTLE MORE LOVE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA) -3 (35)
36 39 THERE’LL NEVER BE –•– Switch (Gordy) -10 (36)
37 40 INSTANT REPLAY –•– Dan Hartman (Blue Sky) -9 (37)
38 42 CAN YOU FOOL –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol) -8 (38)
39 44 MY BEST FRIEND’S GIRL –•– The Cars (Asylum) -8 (39)
40 50 I WAS MADE FOR DANCIN’ –•– Leif Garrett (Scotti Brothers) -5 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

57 35 THIS IS LOVE –•– Paul Anka (RCA) -10 (35)
63 28 HOT CHILD IN THE CITY –•– Nick Gilder (Chrysalis) -27 (1)
64 33 ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE (Part 1) –•– Funkadelic (Warner Brothers) -13 (33)
65 31 DANCE (Disco Heat) –•– Sylvester (Fantasy) -17 (19)
68 36 BLUE COLLAR MAN (Long Nights) –•– Styx (A&M) -13 (21)

POWER PLAYS

41 51 FIRE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet) -5 (41)
42 47 I WILL BE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Livingston Taylor (Epic) -8 (42)
43 43 FUN TIME –•– Joe Cocker (Asylum) -8 (43)
44 46 HERE COMES THE NIGHT –•– Nick Gilder (Chrysalis) -7 (44)
45 49 DON’T HOLD BACK –•– Chanson (Ariola America) -5 (45)
46 53 THE GAMBLER –•– Kenny Rogers (United Artists) -6 (46)
47 48 FOREVER AUTUMN –•– Justin Hayward (Columbia) -10 (47)
48 56 TAKE ME TO THE RIVER –•– The Talking Heads (Sire) -6 (48)
49 58 SEPTEMBER –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (ARC) -4 (49)
50 60 A MAN I’LL NEVER BE –•– Boston (Epic) -4 (50)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

78 — PLEASE COME HOME CHRISTMAS –•– The Eagles (Asylum) -1 (78)
81 — LOVE DON’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE –•– Rose Royce (Whitfield) -1 (81)
82 — YOU NEED A WOMAN TONIGHT –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M) -1 (82)
83 — I BELIEVE YOU –•– The Carpenters (A&M) -1 (83)
85 — I DON’T WANNA LOSE YOU –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA) -1 (85)
86 — SOUL MAN –•– The Blues Brothers (Atlantic) -1 (86)
88 — BABY I’M BURNIN’ / I REALLY GOT THE FEELING –•– Dolly Parton (RCA) -1 (88)
90 — LOST IN YOUR LOVE –•– John Paul Young (Scotti Brothers) -1 (90)
92 — DANCING IN THE CITY –•– Marshall Hain (Harvest) -1 (92)