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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.
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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
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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