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1978 in music
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1978 in music

See also: 1977 in music, other events of 1978, 1979 in music, 1970s in music and the list of 'years in music'

Table of contents
1 Events
2 Albums released
3 Chronological Table of US and UK Number One Hit Singles
4 Other significant singles
5 Published popular music
6 Classical music
7 Opera
8 Musical theater
9 Musical films
10 Opera
11 Births
12 Deaths

Events

Albums released

Chronological Table of US and UK Number One Hit Singles

US Number One Singles and Artist
(Weeks at Number One)
UK Number One Singles and Artist
(Weeks at Number One)
"How Deep Is Your Love" - Bee Gees (2 weeks in 1977 + 1 week in 1978)
"Baby Come Back" - Player (3)
"Stayin' Alive" - Bee Gees (4)
"(Love Is) Thicker Than Water" - Andy Gibb (2)
"Night Fever" - Bee Gees (8), best selling single of the year
"If I Can't Have You" - Yvonne Elliman (1)
"With A Little Luck" - Paul McCartney & Wings; (2)
"Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" - Johnny Mathis & Deniece Willams (1)
"You're The One That I Want" - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (1)
"Shadow Dancing" - Andy Gibb (7)
"Miss You" - Rolling Stones (1)
"Three Times A Lady'' - Commodores (2)
"Grease" - Frankie Valli (2)
"Boogie Oogie Oogie" - A Taste Of Honey (3)
"Kiss You All Over" - Exile (4)
"Hot Child In The City" - Nick Gilder (1)
"You Needed Me" - Anne Murray (1)
"MacArthur Park" - Donna Summer (3)
"You Don't Bring Me Flowers" - Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond (2)
"Le Freak" - Chic (2 weeks in 1978 + 4 weeks in 1979)

"Mull Of Kintyre/Girl's School" - Paul McCartney & Wings; (5 weeks in 1977 + 4 weeks in 1978.
"Up Town Top Ranking" - Althia & Donna; (1)
"Figaro" - Brotherhood of Man (1)
"Take A Chance On Me" - ABBA (3)
"Wuthering Heights" - Kate Bush (4)
"Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs" - Brian & MIchael; (3)
"Night Fever" - Bee Gees (2)
"Rivers Of Babylon" - Boney M (5) best selling single of the year
"You're The One That I Want" - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (9)
"Three Times A Lady" - Commodores (5)
"Dreadlock Holiday" - 10cc (1)
"Summer Nights" - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (7)
"Rat Trap" - Boomtown Rats (2)
"Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" - Rod Stewart (1)
"Mary's Boy Child/Oh My Lord" - Boney M (4)

Other significant singles

Published popular music

Classical music

Opera

Musical theater

Musical films

Opera

Births

Deaths