There were only 14 number one songs in 1978. Mull of Kintyre was still number one from the previous year all through January. Althea and Donna with Uptown Top Ranking was the first new number one of the year. The year ended with Mary’s Boy Child by Boney M at number 1. They also had another chart topper with Rivers Of Babylon.

Up Town Top Ranking – Althia And Donna

 

 

Figaro – Brotherhood Of Man

 

 

Take A Chance On Me – Abba

 

 

Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush

 

 

Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs – Brian and Michael

 

 

Night Fever – Bee Gees

 

 

Rivers Of Babylon – Boney M

 

 

You’re The One That I Want – John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

 

 

Three Times A Lady – Commodores

 

 

Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc

 

 

Summer Nights – John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

 

 

Rat Trap – Boomtown Rats

 

 

Da Ya Think I’m Sexy – Rod Stewart

 

 

Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord – Boney M

 

 

1978

  1. 4th Feb – Up Town Top Ranking – Althia And Donna – 1 week
  2. 11th Feb – Figaro – Brotherhood Of Man – 1 week
  3. 18th Feb – Take A Chance On Me – Abba – 3 weeks
  4. 11th Mar – Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush – 4 weeks
  5. 8th Apr – Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs – Brian and Michael – 3 weeks
  6. 29th April – Night Fever – Bee Gees – 2 weeks
  7. 13th May – Rivers Of Babylon – Boney M – 5 weeks
  8. 17th June – You’re The One That I Want – John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John – 9 weeks
  9. 19th Aug – Three Times A Lady – Commodores – 5 weeks
  10. 23rd Sep – Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc – 1 week
  11. 30th Sep – Summer Nights – John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John – 7 weeks
  12. 18th Nov – Rat Trap – Boomtown Rats – 2 weeks
  13. 2nd Dec – Da Ya Think I’m Sexy – Rod Stewart – 1 week
  14. 9th Dec – Mary’s Boy Child – Oh My Lord – Boney M – 4 weeks

 

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Frank

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