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The Top Ten Songs This Week In 1978

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Photo : BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images

Photo : BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images

Bruce-Chandler Bruce Chandler
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It was the year the United States Senate proceedings were broadcast on the radio for the first time, L.A.’s Hillside Strangler claimed his 10th and final victim, the movie Annie Hall wins best picture, and Proposition 13 passes in California which cuts property taxes nearly 60%.  Let’s take a look back at the top 10 songs for the week of May 27, 1978.

This Week — (last week’s position in brackets)

1. With A Little Luck/Wings (1) — will spend two weeks on top of the charts

2. Too Much, Too Little, Too Late/Johnny Mathis & Denise Williams (3) — #1 next week!

3. You’re The One That I Want/John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John (4) — from “Grease”

4. Shadow Dancing/Andy Gibb (6) — Andy’s biggest hit, #1 for 7 weeks

5. The Closer I Get To You/Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway (2) — peaked at #2

6. Feels So Good/Chuck Mangione (7) — Flugelhorn player/bandleader/composer

7. If I Can’t Have You/Yvonne Elliman (5) — From “Saturday Night Fever”

8. Imaginary Lover/Atlanta Rhythm Section (9) — Two former Classics IV members in this group

9. Count On Me/Jefferson Starship (8) — Were “Jefferson Airplane” and then would become “Starship”

10. On Broadway/George Benson (11) — A remake of the 1963 Drifters hit

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