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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.
Edited By:
1978
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.
No.
Song
Artist



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


Werewolves Of London - Warren Zevon single cover


Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty single cover


You're the One That I Want - 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
Ever Fallen In Love?
Buzzcocks
32
My Best Friend's Girl
Cars
33
Teenage Kicks
Undertones
34
Last Dance
Donna Summer
35
Follow You, Follow Me
Genesis
36
Three Times A Lady
Commodores
37
My Life
Billy Joel
38
Life's Been Good
Joe Walsh
39
White Man In Hammersmith Palais
The Clash
40
Fire
Pointer Sisters
41
Dreadlock Holiday
10cc
42
I Want You To Want Me
Cheap Trick
43
Use Ta Be My Girl
O'Jays
44
Hold The Line
Toto
45
Das Model
Kraftwerk
46
Driver's Seat
Sniff 'n' The Tears
47
Oh Honey
Delegation
48
Knock On Wood
Amii Stewart
49
Take Me To the River
Talking Heads
50
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
Sylvester
51
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
Ian Dury & the Blockheads
52
Get Off
Foxy
53
Sunday Girl
Blondie
54
Don't Look Back
Boston
55
On Broadway
George Benson
56
The Groove Line
Heatwave
57
You And I
Rick James
58
Kiss You All Over
Exile
59
Do Ya Think I'm Sexy
Rod Stewart
60
Can't Stand Losing You
Police
61
Renegade
Styx
62
Double Vision
Foreigner
63
MacArthur Park
Donna Summer
64
Close The Door
Teddy Pendergrass
65
How You Gonna See Me Now
Alice Cooper
66
Good Times Roll
Cars
67
Mary Jane
Rick James
68
Wheel In the Sky
Journey
69
Hot Blooded
Foreigner
70
The Closer I Get To You
Roberta Flack with Donnie Hathaway
71
Down In the Tube Station At Midnight
The Jam
72
I Fought the Law
The Clash
73
Shake Your Body (Down To the Ground)
Jacksons
74
Jamie's Cryin'
Van Halen
75
Grease
Frankie Valli
76
I'm Every Woman
Chaka Khan
77
Shattered
Rolling Stones
78
Shout
Otis Day & the Knights
79
Don't Stop Me Now
Queen
80
Radio Radio
Elvis Costello
81
Shake Your Groove Thing
Peaches & Herb
82
Hollywood Nights
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
83
I Love The Night Life
Alicia Bridges
84
So Lonely
Police
85
Badlands
Bruce Springsteen
86
What You Won't Do For Love
Bobby Caldwell
87
Public Image
Public Image, Ltd.
88
Lights
Journey
89
Love Is Like Oxygen
Sweet
90
We've Got Tonite
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
91
He's The Greatest Dancer
Sister Sledge
92
Still The Same
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
93
Love Don't Live Here Anymore
Rose Royce
94
Straight On
Heart
95
I Need A Lover
John Cougar
96
Roll With The Changes
REO Speedwagon
97
Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
Van Halen
98
Big Shot
Billy Joel
99
I Want Your Love
Chic
100
Move It On Over
George Thorogood & the Destroyers
20 more worth mentioning.
101
Hopelessly Devoted To You
Olivia Newton-John
102
Fat Bottomed Girls
Queen
103
Prove It All Night
Bruce Springsteen
104
Every Time I Think Of You
Babys
105
Rivers Of Babylon
Boney M
106
Hanging On The Telephone
Blondie
107
Shot By Both Sides
Magazine
108
Hot Child In The City
Nick Gilder
109
Heaven Knows
Donna Summer
110
Time Passages
Al Stewart
111
Macho Man
Village People
112
FM
Steely Dan
113
Shadow Dancing
Andy Gibb
114
When You're In Love With Beautiful Woman
Dr. Hook
115
Cheeseburger In Paradise
Jimmy Buffett
116
Summer Nights
John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
117
Reminiscing
Little River Band
118
Too Much Heaven
The Bee Gees
119
Soul Man
Blues Brothers
120
Every 1's A Winner
Hot Chocolate
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:
*
Christmas Card From A Hooker In Mineappolis
Tom Waits
Brett's Choice:
*
Lee Remick
Go-Betweens






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