100 Greatest Songs From 1978

Criteria: Songs listed are from Rock 'n' Roll and related sub-genres. Rankings are based on initial and lasting popularity and on acclaim received from critics and musicians.
Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.

I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor single cover
Roxanne - Police single cover
Heart Of Glass - Blondie single cover
One Nation Under A Groove - Funkadelic single cover
I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones single cover
Miss You - Rolling Stones single cover
Le Freak - Chic single cover
Because the Night - Patti Smith Group single cover
1 I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
2 Roxanne Police
3 Sultans Of Swing Dire Straits
4 Heart Of Glass Blondie
5 One Nation Under A Groove Funkadelic
6 I Wanna Be Sedated Ramones
7 Miss You Rolling Stones
8 Le Freak Chic
9 Old Time Rock And Roll Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
10 Rock Lobster B-52's
11 YMCA Village People
12 Just What I Needed Cars
13 Because The Night Patti Smith Group
14 Werewolves Of London Warren Zevon
15 September Earth, Wind & Fire
16 Runnin' With The Devil Van Halen
17 Who Are You The Who
18 Surrender Cheap Trick
19 One Way Or Another Blondie
20 Baker Street Gerry Rafferty
21 What A Fool Believes Doobie Brothers
22 Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste Of Honey
23 Pump It Up Elvis Costello
24 You're The One That I Want John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
25 Wuthering Heights Kate Bush
26 Reunited Peaches & Herb
27 Beast Of Burden Rolling Stones
28 Is She Really Going Out With Him? Joe Jackson
29 You Really Got Me Van Halen
30 Got To Be Real Cheryl Lynn
31 Do Ya Think I'm Sexy Rod Stewart
32 I Want You To Want Me (live) Cheap Trick
33 Das Model Kraftwerk
34 Hold The Line Toto
35 Last Dance Donna Summer
36 Don't Stop Me Now Queen
37 Ever Fallen In Love? Buzzcocks
38 Three Times A Lady Commodores
39 Is This Love Bob Marley & the Wailers
40 He's The Greatest Dancer Sister Sledge
41 Life's Been Good Joe Walsh
42 My Life Billy Joel
43 Can't Stand Losing You Police
44 You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) Sylvester
45 Teenage Kicks Undertones
46 Shake Your Body (Down To the Ground) Jacksons
47 My Best Friend's Girl Cars
48 Too Much Heaven The Bee Gees
49 I Want Your Love Chic
50 Grease Frankie Valli
51 Knock On Wood Amii Stewart
52 Fat Bottomed Girls Queen
53 Blame It on the Boogie Jacksons
54 White Man In Hammersmith Palais The Clash
55 What You Won't Do For Love Bobby Caldwell
56 Dreadlock Holiday 10cc
57 Renegade Styx
58 I'm Every Woman Chaka Khan
59 Wheel In the Sky Journey
60 Rivers Of Babylon Boney M
61 So Lonely Police
62 Stumblin' In Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman
63 Follow You, Follow Me Genesis
64 Take Me To the River Talking Heads
65 I Love The Night Life Alicia Bridges
66 Hot Blooded Foreigner
67 Mary Jane Rick James
68 Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love Van Halen
69 Don't Look Back Boston
70 MacArthur Park Donna Summer
71 Badlands Bruce Springsteen
72 Sunday Girl Blondie
73 Driver's Seat Sniff 'n' The Tears
74 Love Don't Live Here Anymore Rose Royce
75 Kiss You All Over Exile
76 Shattered Rolling Stones
77 Every 1's A Winner Hot Chocolate
78 Hopelessly Devoted To You Olivia Newton-John
79 Eruption Van Halen
80 Summer Nights John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
81 Love Is Like Oxygen Sweet
82 (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding Elvis Costello
83 Fire Pointer Sisters
84 Honesty Billy Joel
85 Use Ta Be My Girl O'Jays
86 Hanging On The Telephone Blondie
87 Lights Journey
88 Hollywood Nights Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
89 Good Times Roll Cars
90 Close The Door Teddy Pendergrass
91 Damaged Goods Gang of Four
92 The Groove Line Heatwave
93 Radio Radio Elvis Costello
94 Soul Man Blues Brothers
95 Tonight Is the Night (live) Betty Wright
96 When Somebody Loves You Back Teddy Pendergrass
97 Still The Same Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
98 Killing an Arab The Cure
99 Double Vision Foreigner
100 Macho Man Village People
20 more worth mentioning.
101 Another Girl, Another Planet Only Ones
102 Racing in the Street Bruce Springsteen
103 Shout Otis Day & the Knights
104 Down In the Tube Station At Midnight The Jam
105 We've Got Tonite Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
106 Shake Your Groove Thing Peaches & Herb
107 How Much I Feel Ambrosia
108 Time Passages Al Stewart
109 Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick Ian Dury & the Blockheads
110 The Closer I Get To You Roberta Flack with Donnie Hathaway
111 When You're In Love With Beautiful Woman Dr. Hook
112 Reminiscing Little River Band
113 Hot Child In The City Nick Gilder
114 Shadow Dancing Andy Gibb
115 Big Shot Billy Joel
116 Get Off Foxy
117 Cheeseburger In Paradise Jimmy Buffett
118 You And I Rick James
119 Who Do You Love George Thorogood & the Destroyers
120 Heaven Knows Donna Summer
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1978
Brian's Choice: An unheralded great record from 1978
* Starry Eyes Records
Lew's Choice:
* Forever Autumn Justin Hayward
Bruce's Choice:
* Funky But Chic David Johansen
Adam's Choice:
* Stay In Time Clout
Brett's Choice:
* Lee Remick Go-Betweens

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