US Top 40 Singles Week Ending 23rd December, 1978

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Note – the chart was “frozen” next week (week ending 30th December, 1978). The next new chart was dated 6th January, 1979

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

1 2 LE FREAK –•– Chic (Atlantic) -9 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 TOO MUCH HEAVEN –•– The Bee Gees (RSO) -6 (2)
3 1 YOU DON’T BRING ME FLOWERS –•– Barbra and Neil (Columbia) -9 (1)
4 5 MY LIFE –•– Billy Joel (Columbia) -8 (4)
5 6 I LOVE THE NIGHT LIFE (Disco ‘Round) –•– Alicia Bridges (Polydor) -25 (5)
6 4 I JUST WANNA STOP –•– Gino Vannelli (A&M) -16 (4)
7 8 SHARING THE NIGHT TOGETHER –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol) -15 (7)
8 12 Y.M.C.A. –•– The Village People (Casblanca) -10 (8)
9 9 (Our Love) DON’T THROW IT ALL AWAY –•– Andy Gibb (RSO) -11 (9)
10 13 HOLD THE LINE –•– Toto (Columbia) -12 (10)

11 18 OOH BABY BABY –•– Linda Ronstadt (Asylum) -7 (11)
12 16 HOW YOU GONNA SEE ME NOW –•– Alice Cooper (Warner Brothers) -10 (12)
13 19 PROMISES –•– Eric Clapton and His Band (RSO) -11 (13)
14 7 TIME PASSAGES –•– Al Stewart (Arista) -13 (7)
15 10 MacARTHUR PARK –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca) -16 (1)
16 11 STRANGE WAY –•– Firefall (Atlantic) -13 (11)
17 21 WE’VE GOT TONITE –•– Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (Capitol) -9 (12)
18 31 SEPTEMBER –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (ARC) -6 (18)
19 26 A LITTLE MORE LOVE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA) -5 (19)
20 45 PLEASE COME HOME CHRISTMAS –•– The Eagles (Asylum) -3 (20)

21 23 I’M EVERY WOMAN –•– Chaka Khan (Warner Brothers) -12 (21)
22 28 EVERY 1’S A WINNER –•– Hot Chocolate (Infinity) -7 (22)
23 25 NEW YORK GROOVE –•– Ace Frehley (Casablanca) -11 (23)
24 17 SWEET LIFE –•– Paul Davis (Bang) -18 (17)
25 27 BICYCLE RACE / FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS –•– Queen (Elektra) -7 (25)
26 30 SHAKE IT –•– Ian Matthews (Mushroom) -6 (26)
27 41 LOTTA LOVE –•– Nicolette Larson (Warner Brothers) -5 (27)
28 32 FIRE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet) -7 (28)
29 14 HOW MUCH I FEEL –•– Ambrosia (Warner Brothers) -17 (3)
30 35 I WAS MADE FOR DANCIN’ –•– Leif Garrett (Scotti Brothers) -7 (30)

31 15 STRAIGHT ON –•– Heart (Portrait) -14 (15)
32 40 DON’T HOLD BACK –•– Chanson (Ariola America) -7 (32)
33 34 INSTANT REPLAY –•– Dan Hartman (Blue Sky) -11 (33)
34 39 I WILL BE IN LOVE WITH YOU –•– Livingston Taylor (Epic) -10 (34)
35 37 MY BEST FRIEND’S GIRL –•– The Cars (Asylum) -10 (35)
36 22 PART-TIME LOVE –•– Elton John (MCA) -7 (22)
37 48 A MAN I’LL NEVER BE –•– Boston (Epic) -6 (37)
38 42 THE GAMBLER –•– Kenny Rogers (United Artists) -8 (38)
39 43 TAKE ME TO THE RIVER –•– The Talking Heads (Sire) -8 (39)
40 — DA YA THINK I’M SEXY –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers) -1 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

51 29 DOUBLE VISION –•– Foreigner (Atlantic) -14 (2)
52 24 THE POWER OF GOLD –•– Dan Fogelberg / Tim Weisberg (Full Moon) -11 (24)
61 20 ALIVE AGAIN –•– Chicago (Columbia) -10 (14)
74 33 RUN FOR HOME –•– Lindisfarne (Atco) -13 (33)
79 36 THERE’LL NEVER BE –•– Switch (Gordy) -12 (36)
94 38 CAN YOU FOOL –•– Glen Campbell (Capitol) -10 (38)

POWER PLAYS

41 50 DON’T CRY OUT LOUD –•– Melissa Manchester (Arista) -6 (41)
42 46 MARY JANE –•– Rick James (Gordy) -8 (42)
43 53 HOME AND DRY –•– Gerry Rafferty (United Artists) -4 (43)
44 55 GOT TO BE REAL –•– Cheryl Lynn (Columbia) -4 (44)
45 49 ONE LAST KISS –•– The J. Geils Band (EMI-America) -6 (45)
46 47 HOLD ME, TOUCH ME –•– Paul Stanley (Casablanca) -8 (46)
47 52 YOU THRILL ME –•– Exile (Warner Brothers / Curb) -5 (47)
48 59 THE DREAM NEVER DIES –•– The Cooper Brothers (Capricorn) -9 (48)
49 54 YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH –•– Meat Loaf (Epic / Cleveland International) -7 (49)
50 61 RADIOACTIVE –•– Gene Simmons (Casablanca) -4 (50)
53 67 LOVE DON’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE –•– Rose Royce (Whitfield) -3 (53)
54 68 SOUL MAN –•– The Blues Brothers (Atlantic) -3 (54)
55 78 SHATTERED –•– Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones) -2 (55)
56 76 BABY I’M BURNIN’ / I REALLY GOT THE FEELING –•– Dolly Parton (RCA) -3 (56)
57 75 SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT –•– Barry Manilow (Arista) -2 (57)
58 60 IN THE BUSH –•– Musique (Prelude) -10 (58)
59 71 YOU NEED A WOMAN TONIGHT –•– The Captain and Tennille (A&M) -3 (59)
60 62 YOUR SWEETNESS IS MY WEAKNESS –•– Barry White (20th Cnetury) -6 (60)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

40 — DA YA THINK I’M SEXY –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers) -1 (40)
75 — BLUE MORNING, BLUE DAY –•– Foreigner (Atlantic) -1 (75)
77 — NO TELL LOVER –•– Chicago (Columbia) -1 (77)
83 — WHAT YOU WON’T DO FOR LOVE –•– Bobby Caldwell (Clouds) -1 (83)
85 — THIS MOMENT IN TIME –•– Engelbert Humperdinck (Epic) -1 (85)
86 — YOU CAN DO IT –•– Dobie Gray (Infinity) -1 (86)
88 — ANIMAL HOUSE –•– Stephen Bishop (ABC) -1 (88)
89 — MOMENT BY MOMENT –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO) -1 (89)
90 — MARY’S BOY CHILD / OH MY LORD (Medley) / DANCING IN THE STREETS –•– Boney M (Sire / Hansa) -1 (90)
92 — AIN’T THAT ENOUGH FOR YOU –•– John Davis and the Monster Orchestra (Sam) -1 (92)

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