Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the UK during 1978. If a song spent nonconsecutive weeks at number one, the number of weeks for each occurrence at the top is shown in parenthesis. In the early years of the UK chart, occasionally two songs were at number one simultaneously. This will be indicated with two asterisks.
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« 1977 1978 Number One Songs 1979 »
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« 1977 1978 Number One Songs 1979 »
November 27 1977 – January 28 1978 Wings - Mull Of Kintyre / Girls' School 9
January 29 – February 4 1978 Althia and Donna - Up Town Top Ranking 1
February 5 – 11 1978 Brotherhood Of Man - Figaro 1
February 12 – March 4 1978 ABBA - Take A Chance On Me 3
March 5 – April 1 1978 Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights 4
April 2 – 22 1978 Brian and Michael - Matchstalk Men And Matchstalk Cats And Dogs 3
April 23 – May 6 1978 Bee Gees - Night Fever 2
May 7 – June 10 1978 Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon 5
June 11 – August 12 1978 John Travolta and Olivia Newton John - You're The One That I Want 9
August 13 – September 16 1978 Commodores - Three Times A Lady 5
September 17 – 23 1978 10cc - Dreadlock Holiday 1
September 24 – November 11 1978 John Travolta and Olivia Newton John - Summer Nights 7
November 12 – 25 1978 Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap 2
November 26 – December 2 1978 Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy 1
December 3 – 30 1978 Boney M - Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord 4
December 31 1978 – January 20 1979 Village People - Y.M.C.A. 3

16 different songs hit number one in the UK during 1978.