Top 100 Singles of 1978 in Canada

saturday night fever soundtrackAccording to RPM magazine, the biggest song of 1978 in Canada was The Bee Gees’ “Night Fever”. Six songs from the year-end top 100 chart below are from Canadian artists which have been bolded in red. The top Canadian song was Anne Murray’s “You Needed Me” (#3). The Canadian charts are an accurate reflection of Canadian tastes in music, and the Top 100 songs were determined both from nationwide sales and radio airplay data. The drawback with year-end charts is that songs charting from the end of one year through beginning of the next will have their chart performance split between the two years. More year-end and other Canadian charts can be found here.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 Night Fever The Bee Gees
2 Shadow Dancing Andy Gibb
3 You Needed Me Anne Murray
4 Sometimes When We Touch Dan Hill
5 Miss You The Rolling Stones
6 Grease Frankie Valli
7 Hot Child in the City Nick Gilder
8 Baker Street Gerry Rafferty
9 Stayin’ Alive The Bee Gees
10 Three Times a Lady The Commodores
11 (Love Is) Thicker Than Water Andy Gibb
12 Hopelessly Devoted To You Olivia Newton-John
13 If I Can’t Have You Yvonne Ellman
14 You’re the One That I Want Travolta & Newton-John
15 Whenver I Call You Friend Kenny Loggins
16 Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad Meat Loaf
17 The Closer I Get To You Flack & Hathaway
18 Last Dance Donna Summer
19 Emotion Samantha Sang
20 Can’t Smile Without You Barry Manilow
21 It’s a Heartache Bonnie Tyler
22 Hot Blooded Foreigner
23 With a Little Luck Wings
24 Dust in the Wind Kansas
25 Too Much Too Little Too Late Mathis & Williams
26 Just the Way You Are Billy Joel
27 We Are the Champions Queen
28 Boogie Oogie Oogie A Taste of Honey
29 Lay Down Sally Eric Clapton
30 Short People Randy Newman
31 You Belong to Me Carly Simon
32 Feels So Good Chuck Mangione
33 MacArthur Park Donna Summer
34 Reminiscing Little River Band
35 Jack & Jill Raydio
36 You’re In My Heart Rod Stewart
37 I Just Wanna Stop Gino Vannelli
38 An Everlasting Love Andy Gibb
39 I Go Crazy Paul Davis
40 The Circle Is Small Gordon Lightfoot
41 Still the Same Bob Seger
42 Summer Nights Travolta & Newton-John
43 How Much I Feel Ambrosia
44 Baby Come Back Player
45 Running On Empty Jackson Browne
46 What’s Your Name Lynyrd Skynyrd
47 Bluer Than Blue Michael Johnson
48 Love Will Find a Way Pablo Cruise
49 Here You Come Again Dolly Parton
50 Don’t Look Back Boston
51 Goodbye Girl David Gates
52 Copacabana Barry Manilow
53 How Deep Is Your Love Bee Gees
54 Slip Slidin’ Away Paul Simon
55 Take a Chance On Me ABBA
56 Baby Hold On Eddie Money
57 Thank You For Being a Friend Andrew Gold
58 Kiss You All Over Exile
59 Dance With Me Peter Brown
60 Disco Inferno Trammps
61 You Don’t Bring Me Flowers Streisand & Diamond
62 Dance Dance Dance Chic
63 Love Is Like Oxygen Sweet
64 Ready To Take a Chance Again Barry Manilow
65 Who Are You The Who
66 Sharing the Night Together Dr. Hook
67 Peg Steely Dan
68 Magnet and Steel Walter Egan
69 My Angel Baby Toby Beau
70 Back In Love Again LTD
71 Right Down the Line Gerry Rafferty
72 Ebony Eyes Bob Welch
73 Count On Me Jefferson Starship
74 Imaginary Lover Atlanta Rhythm Section
75 I Love the Night Life Alicia Bridges
76 Break It to Them Gently Burton Cummings
77 Desiree Neil Diamond
78 YMCA Village People
79 Runaway Jefferson Starship
80 Thunder Island Jay Ferguson
81 Always & Forever Heatwave
82 Come Sail Away Styx
83 Back in the USA Linda Ronstadt
84 Every Kinda People Robert Palmer
85 We’ll Never Have to Say Dan & Coley
86 Beast of Burden Rolling Stones
87 Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood Santa Esmeralds
88 You’re the Love Seals & Crofts
89 Sentimental Lady Bob Welch
90 Falling LeBlanc & Carr
91 Double Vision Foreigner
92 Life’s Been Good Joe Walsh
93 Don’t Throw It All Away Andy Gibb
94 Turn to Stone Electric Light Orchestra
95 Blue Bayou Linda Ronstadt
96 The Name of the Game ABBA
97 Close Encounters Theme John Williams
98 Because the Night Patti Smith
99 Blue Collar Man Styx
100 Time Passages Al Stewart
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