THE BBC TOP 40 YEAR-END COUNTDOWN - 1978


40: STRANGE MAGIC - ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
39: HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU - OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
38: I CAN'T STAND THE RAIN - ERUPTION
37: IF I HAD WORDS - SCOTT FITZGERALD & YVONNE KEELEY
36: NEVER LET HER SLIP AWAY - ANDREW GOLD
35: BLAME IT ON THE BOOGIE - JACKSONS
34: DO 'YA THINK I'M SEXY - ROD STEWART
33: BOY FROM NEW YORK CITY - DOTZ
32: TOO MUCH TOO LITTLE TOO LATE - JOHNNY MATHIS AND DENISE WILLIAMS
31: STAYING ALIVE - BEE GEES
30: ANNIE'S SONG - JAMES GALWAY
29: JILTED JOHN - JILTED JOHN
28: GREASE - FRANKIE VALLI
27: OH WHAT A CIRCUS - DAVID ESSEX
26: BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE - A TASTE OF HONEY
25: DANCING IN THE CITY - MARSHALL HAINE
24: LUCKY STARS - DEAN FRIEDMAN
23: A CHRISTMAS SONG - BONEY M
22: A SONG BY ROSE ROYCE (SKIPPED BY DJ)
21: MULL OF KYNTYRE - WINGS
20: IT'S RAINING - DOTZ (SKIPPED BY DJ)
19: LOVE DON'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE - ROSE ROYCE
18: COME BACK MY LOVE - DOTZ
17: FIGORO - BROTHERHOOD OF MAN
16: BAKER STREET - JERRY RAFFERTY
15: DENISE - BLONDIE
14: SUBSTITUTE - CLOUT
13: RASPUTIN - BONEY M
12: SANDY - JOHN TRAVOLTA
11: WUTHERING HEIGHTS - KATE BUSH
10: DREADLOCK HOLIDAY - 10 CC
9: RAT TRAP - THE BOOMTOWN RATS
8: MATCHSTALK MEN AND MATCHSTALK CATS AND DOGS - BRIAN AND MICHAEL
7: TAKE A CHANCE ON ME - ABBA
6: NIGHT FEVER - BEE GEES
5: SMURF SONG - FATHER ABRAHAM AND THE SMURFS
4: ONCE, TWICE, THREE TIMES A LADY - COMMODORES
3: SUMMER NIGHTS - JOHN TRAVOLTA AND OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
2: YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT - JOHN TRAVOLTA AND OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN
1: RIVERS OF BABYLON - BONEY M

This is the actual 1978 countdown from the BBC. The DJ is Simon Bates
 

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