Top Ten Tunes- 1978

Every Friday, I’m publishing my personal top ten songs from a single year and this week it’s the turn of 1978.

For previous top ten tunes, please click on the year: 1976 1977


Grange Hill

In 1978, the first ever test tube baby was born, Nancy Spungen was stabbed to death by Sid Viscous in New York, Grange Hill and Dallas debuted on TV, Ipswich Town won the FA Cup and both Grease and Superman were released. And I turned 2 years old.


So, here’s my personal top ten tracks from 1978. Spotify playlist at the end of this post as usual.

  1. Blame it on the Boogie by The Jacksons (if you have a spare 4 minutes you will not regret watching this glorious Jacksons video. It is 100% 70s)

2. Hong Kong Garden by Siouxsie & the Banshees


3. Teenage Kicks by The Undertones


4. Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush (you won’t regret watching this video either. Obviously. It’s Kate being a QUEEN as per)

5. Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel (whilst this was released in ’77, it didn’t become popular and didn’t peak in the UK charts until ’78)


6. Because the Night by Patti Smith Group


7. To Be Someone (Didn’t We Have a Nice Time) by the Jam


8. Hanging on the Telephone by Blondie


9. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick by Ian Dury & the Blockheads


10. Ever Fallen in Love (with someone you shouldn’t’ve) by the Buzzcocks


So, you know the drill, let me know your favourite please. For me, it’s very close between the Undertones and Kate Bush, but it ultimately has to be Kate.

See you kids next week for 1979.

*The image at the top of the page is of Debbie Harry with the Buzzcocks in 1978.

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