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70s Songs - 1978 Most Popular Songs

Updated on April 26, 2008

70s Songs - 1978 Best Songs

70s songs started out rather mellow and wound up with disco at the end of the 70s. 1978 was the height of the disco era, as can be evidenced by these top ten 1978 songs. The Gibb brothers, consisting of the band Bee Gees and the solo artist Andy Gibb dominated the top ten songs of 1978. Between them, they had 5 of the top ten 1978 songs. Watch the 70s music videos below to relive the disco era, and the year of the Gibb brothers.

#1 Song of 1978 - Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb

70s Songs Superstar Andy Gibb

70s songs wouldn't be the same without Andy Gibb. Andy had several song hits in the 70s. Andy Gibb was the youngest brother of the mega Australian 70s band, the Bee Gees. Andy started a solo career of his own and was as successful as his older brothers. Andy was only 30 years old when he died just 5 days after his birthday.

70s Songs - #2 Song of 1978 - Night Fever by the Bee Gees

70s Songs of 1978 - Night Fever by Bee Gees

Night Fever was both written and sung by the 70s music super group, Bee Gees. It premiered on the soundtrack to the 70s movie, Saturday Night Fever. Saturday Night Fever really accelerated the popularity of disco music and the Bee Gees.

In 1978, Night Fever was a number one song hit for six weeks. The hit song was knocked out of its chart position by the Bee Gees' younger brother Andy Gibb, with the hit 70s song Love Is Thicker Than Water. Love is Thicker Than Water was also written by the Gibbs.

70s Songs Video - #3 Song of 1978 - You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone

You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone Song Hit

You Light Up My Life was by far Debby Boone's biggest hit. Debby Boone was the daughter of the famous 50s singer, Pat Boone. Debby became a successful gospel singer. Debby Boone won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1978.

70s Songs Video - #4 Song of 1978 - Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees

70s Music - Stayin' Alive by Bee Gees

Stayin' Alive was on the hugely successful Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. It was the second of 3 singles from the soundtrack to hit #1 and basically jumpstarted the Disco Era. Stayin' Alive remains one of the most popular Bee Gees songs. The hit song wasn't supposed to be released as a single. But after huge demand from radio listeners after hearing the song on Saturday Night Fever trailers, the song was released.

#5 Song - Kiss You All Over by Exile

70s Song Hits - Kiss You All Over by Exile

Exile was a rock band that was formed by a bunch of high school students in Richmond, Kentucky. After failing to produce any song hits with the same success of Kiss You All Over, the group crossed over to country music. This was an excellent idea, as Exile has had many number one country song hits.

#6 Song - How Deep Is Your Love by the Bee Gees

70s Song Hits - How Deep Is Your Love by the Bee Gees

How Deep Is Your Love was a huge 70s song hit written and performed by the Bee Gees. It was on the soundtrack to the disco movie, Saturday Night Fever. It stayed in the top 100 song hits charts for more than four months. Rolling Stone magazine lists How Deep Is Your Love as one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

#7 Song - Baby Come Back by Player

To the best of my knowledge, Baby Come Back was a One Hit Wonder.

Buy 70s Songs and Hits

#8 Song - Love Is Thicker Than Water by Andy Gibb

#9 Song - Boogie Oogie Oogie by A Taste of Honey

#10 Song - Three Times a Lady by The Commodores

Three Times a Lady Commodores

Three Times a Lady was a single from the 1978 album Natural High. It was the most popular song on the album, and became the Commodores' first number 1 hit song. The song was written by Lionel Richie. It is supposed to be about all of the women that were important in his life at the time- his mother, his wife, and his daughter.

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      6 years ago

      piSS oFF

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      8 years ago

      Night Fever is one of my favorite 70s songs. Bee Gees had a lot of hits.

    • omi saide profile image

      omi saide 

      8 years ago

      these aussie boys rocked even in new orleans ghettos! whenever I listen to the saturday night fever sound track, it but me smack back in the middle to my adolescence, cher. 70's joints are bomb in my book.ole school.

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      Tom Zarecki 

      9 years ago from Danbury, CT USA

      Hi Angela...nice job on this article about the top songs of 1978! thank you for writing it.

      I teach an online class in contemporary music history at a local college and i plan on incorporating this article in my class next semester. when you get a moment, check out the various hubpage articles on various musical subjects and let me know what you think.

      thanks again, angela, and keep up the great writing! tom z


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