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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1978, sorted by the most popular or best selling first. Place mouse on to see information about song. Click on song title to play song and to read details about the song including lyrics (if available) and to add to playlist. Click on to play song. . Click on label to list songs from that record label. Following on from the top 100 chart are listings of hundreds of other lesser-known Soul R&B songs from 1978, arranged in order of highest US R&B and/or UK chart position.

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# Artist   (click for discography and biography of artist) Title    (click song title to play it, read lyrics etc.) Year Label
1 recordlabel: RSO 889
chartposition: US dance #3, R&B #8, UK #1,US #1, US AC #19
writtenby: Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb
album: Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track
Bee Gees Night Fever 1978 RSO
2 recordlabel: Polydor 14508
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #4, UK #1, US #1, US AC #9
writtenby: Freddie Perren & Dino Fekaris
album: Love Tracks
Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive 1978 Polydor
3 recordlabel: Motown 1443
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #1, US #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Lionel Richie
album: Natural High
Commodores Three Times a Lady 1978 Motown
4 recordlabel: Warner 8727
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #5, UK #1, US #1
writtenby: Rod Stewart & Carmine Appice
album: Blondes Have More Fun
Rod Stewart Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? 1978 Warner
5 recordlabel: Atlantic 3519
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #1, UK #7, US #1, US AC #48
writtenby: Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
album: C'est CHIC
Chic Le Freak 1978 Atlantic
6 recordlabel: Capitol 8507
chartposition: R&B #1, US #1, UK #3, US dance #1
writtenby: Janice Johnson (as Janice Marie Johnson) & Perry Kibble (as Perry L. Kibble)
album: A Taste of Honey
A Taste of Honey Boogie Oogie Oogie 1978 Capitol
7 recordlabel: Casablanca 945
chartposition: US dance #2, R&B #32, UK #1, US #2
writtenby: Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo & Victor Willis
album: Cruisin'
Village People Y.M.C.A 1978 Casablanca
8 recordlabel: Casablanca 939
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #8, UK #5, US #1, US AC #24
writtenby: Jimmy Webb
album: Live and More
Donna Summer MacArthur Park 1978 Casablanca
9 recordlabel: RSO 913
chartposition: R&B #10, UK #3,US #1, US AC #4
writtenby: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
album: Spirits Having Flown
Bee Gees Too Much Heaven 1978 RSO
10 recordlabel: Columbia 10693
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #3, US #1, US AC #1
writtenby: John Vallins & Nat Kipner
Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams Too Much, Too Little, Too Late 1978 Columbia
11 recordlabel: Sire ‎732
chartposition: US #30, UK #1, US AC #35
writtenby: Brent Dowe, Trevor McNaughton, Frank Farian and George Reyam
album: Nightflight to Venus
comments: charted as Rivers of Babylon / Brown Girl in the Ring in UK charts
Boney M. Rivers of Babylon 1978 Sire ‎
12 recordlabel: RSO 897
chartposition: R&B #40, UK #3, US #1, US AC #13
writtenby: Barry Gibb
album: Grease: The Original Soundtrack from the Motion Picture
Frankie Valli Grease 1978 RSO
13 recordlabel: RSO 893
chartposition: R&B #11, UK #42,US #1, US AC #8
writtenby: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb & Andy Gibb
album: Shadow Dancing
Andy Gibb Shadow Dancing 1978 RSO
14 recordlabel: RSO 884
chartposition: R&B #60, US #1, UK #4, US AC #9
writtenby: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
album: Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track
Yvonne Elliman If I Can't Have You 1978 RSO
15 recordlabel: Atlantic 3557
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #5, UK #4, US #7, US AC #9
writtenby: Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
Chic I Want Your Love 1978 Atlantic
16 recordlabel: Atlantic 3463
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #42, US #2, US AC #3
writtenby: Reggie Lucas & James Mtume
album: Blue Lights in the Basement
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway The Closer I Get to You 1978 Atlantic
17 recordlabel: Planet 45901
chartposition: R&B #14, UK #34, US #2, US AC #21
writtenby: Bruce Springsteen
album: Energy
Pointer Sisters Fire 1978 Planet
18 recordlabel: Columbia 10854
chartposition: R&B #1, UK#3,US #8, US AC #41
writtenby: Maurice White, Al McKay & Allee Willis
album: The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1
Earth, Wind & Fire September 1978 Columbia
19 recordlabel: Casablanca 926
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #5, UK #51, US #3, US AC #42
writtenby: Paul Jabara
album: Live and More
Donna Summer Last Dance 1978 Casablanca
20 recordlabel: Polydor 14483
chartposition: R&B #31, US #5, UK #32, US dance #2, US AC #44
writtenby: Alicia Bridges & Susan Hutcheson
album: Alicia Bridges
Alicia Bridges I Love the Nightlife (Disco 'Round) 1978 Polydor
21 recordlabel: Polydor 14514
chartposition: US dance #2, R&B #4, UK #26, US #5
writtenby: Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren
album: 2 Hot!
Peaches & Herb Shake Your Groove Thing 1978 Polydor
22 recordlabel: P.I.R. 3642
chartposition: R&B #1, US #4, US AC #21
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: So Full of Love
O'Jays Use to Be My Girl 1978 P.I.R.
23 recordlabel: Sire 765
chartposition: UK #2
writtenby: Frank Farian, Fred Jay and George Reyam
album: Nightflight to Venus
Boney M. Rasputin 1978 Sire
24 recordlabel: Arista 0283
chartposition: R&B #5, UK #11, US #8
writtenby: Ray Parker Jr
album: Raydio
Ray Parker Jr (aka Raydio) Jack and Jill (Back Up the Hill) 1978 Arista
25 recordlabel: A&M 2001
chartposition: R&B #68, US #4, US AC #1
writtenby: Chuck Mangione
album: Feels So Good
Chuck Mangione Feels So Good 1978 A&M
26 recordlabel: Infinity 50002
chartposition: R&B #7, UK #12, US #6
writtenby: Errol Brown
album: Every 1's a Winner
Hot Chocolate Every 1's a Winner 1978 Infinity
27 recordlabel: Epic 50524
chartposition: R&B #3, UK #12, US #7
writtenby: Rod Temperton
album: Central Heating
Heatwave The Groove Line 1978 Epic
28 recordlabel: A&M 2072
chartposition: R&B #21, US #4, US AC #4,
writtenby: Gino Vannelli
album: Brother to Brother
Gino Vannelli I Just Wanna Stop 1978 A&M
29 recordlabel: ABC 12364
chartposition: R&B #36, US #5
writtenby: Arnold Ingram, James Mitchell Jr. & Marvin Willis
album: Magic
Floaters I Just Want to Be with You 1978 ABC
30 recordlabel: Drive 6269
chartposition: US dance #4, R&B #5, US #8
writtenby: Peter Brown & Robert Rans
album: A Fantasy Love Affair
Peter Brown Dance with Me 1978 Drive
31 recordlabel: Ariola 7686
chartposition: US dance #6, R&B #30, UK #5, US #18
writtenby: Ann Peebles, Don Bryant & Bernard Miller
album: Eruption
Eruption I Can't Stand the Rain 1978 Ariola
32 recordlabel: Whitfield 8712
chartposition: R&B #5, UK #2, US #32
writtenby: Miles Gregory
album: Strikes Again
Rose Royce Love Don't Live Here Anymore 1978 Whitfield
33 recordlabel: Warner 8542
chartposition: R&B #2, US #7, US AC #25
writtenby: Jerry Leiber, Barry Mann, Mike Stoller & Cynthia Weil
album: Weekend in L.A.
George Benson On Broadway 1978 Warner
34 recordlabel: RCA 11122
chartposition: US dance #8, R&B #7, UK #39, US #9
writtenby: John Fitch (as John H. Fitch Jr) & Reuben Cross
album: Smooth Talk
Evelyn King (aka Evelyn Champagne King) Shame 1978 RCA
35 recordlabel: Dash 5046
chartposition: US dance #18, R&B #1, US #9
writtenby: Carl Driggs (as Carlos Driggs) & Ish Ledesma (as Ishmael Ledesma)
album: Get Off
Foxy Get Off 1978 Dash
36 recordlabel: Columbia 10796
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #33, US #9, US AC #30
writtenby: John Lennon & Paul McCartney
album: The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. 1
Earth, Wind & Fire Got to Get You into My Life 1978 Columbia
37 recordlabel: Warner 8683
chartposition: US dance #30, R&B #1, UK #11, US #21
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
album: Chaka
Chaka Khan I'm Every Woman 1978 Warner
38 recordlabel: Clouds 11
chartposition: R&B #6, US #9, US AC #10
writtenby: Bobby Caldwell & Alfons Kettner
album: What You Won't Do for Love
Bobby Caldwell What You Won't Do for Love 1978 Clouds
39 recordlabel: Fantasy 827
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #4, UK #29, US #19
writtenby: Eric Robinson & Victor Orsborn
album: Step II
Sylvester Dance (Disco Heat) 1978 Fantasy
40 recordlabel: Warner 3209
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #9, US #28, US dance #31
writtenby: George Clinton, Junie Morrison (as Walter Morrison) & Garry Shider
album: One Nation Under a Groove
comments: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #474
Funkadelic One Nation Under a Groove 1978 Warner
41 recordlabel: MCA 451970
chartposition: US dance #12, R&B #1, UK #19, US #21
writtenby: Norman Whitfield
album: Stargard
Stargard Theme Song from Which Way Is Up 1978 MCA
42 recordlabel: Gordy 7156
chartposition: US dance #3, R&B #1, US #13
writtenby: Rick James
album: Come Get It!
Rick James You and I 1978 Gordy
43 recordlabel: Private Stock 45184
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #15, UK #8, US #36
writtenby: Michael Zager & Alvin Fields
album: Let's All Chant
Michael Zager Band Let's All Chant 1978 Private Stock
44 recordlabel: Columbia 10869
chartposition: US dance #11, R&B #1, US #12
writtenby: Cheryl Lynn, David Paich & David Foster
album: Cheryl Lynn
Cheryl Lynn Got to Be Real 1978 Columbia
45 recordlabel: Fantasy 846
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #20, UK #8, US #36
writtenby: James Wirrick & Sylvester
album: Step II
Sylvester You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) 1978 Fantasy
46 recordlabel: Blue Sky 2772
chartposition: R&B #44, UK #8, US #29
writtenby: Dan Hartman
album: Instant Replay
Dan Hartman Instant Replay 1978 Blue Sky
47 recordlabel: Casablanca 909
chartposition: R&B #1, US #16
writtenby: George Clinton, Bootsy Collins & Bernie Worrell
album: Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome
comments: Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #199
Parliament Flash Light 1978 Casablanca
48 recordlabel: Epic 50541
chartposition: R&B #2, US #18, US AC #33
writtenby: Rod Temperton
album: Too Hot to Handle
Heatwave Always and Forever 1978 Epic
49 recordlabel: A&M 2043
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #34, US #21
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson, Steve Gadd, Eric Gale, Quincy Jones,Ralph MacDonald & Richard Tee
album: Sounds And Stuff Like That!!
Quincy Jones ft. Ashford & Simpson &... Stuff Like That 1978 A&M
50 recordlabel: Ariola America 7717
chartposition: US dance #11, R&B #8, UK #33, US #21
writtenby: David Williams [David Z. Williams] & James Jameson II
album: Chanson
Chanson Don't Hold Back 1978 Ariola America
51 recordlabel: Whitfield 8531
chartposition: R&B #52, UK #3, US #101
writtenby: Billie Calvin (as Billie Rae Calvin)
album: In Full Bloom
Rose Royce Wishing on a Star 1978 Whitfield
52 recordlabel: Epic 50595
chartposition: US dance #20, R&B #3, UK #8, US #54
writtenby: Mick Jackson, David Jackson & Elmar Krohn
album: Destiny
Jacksons Blame It on the Boogie 1978 Epic
53 recordlabel: A&M 2069
chartposition: R&B #7, UK #59, US #15
writtenby: Leroy Bell & Casey James
album: Bell & James
Bell & James Livin' It Up 1978 A&M
54 recordlabel: Cotillion 44230
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #72, UK #8, US #70
writtenby: Alain Wisniak & Cerrone (as Jean-Marc Cerrone)
album: Cerrone 3 - Supernature
Cerrone Supernature 1978 Cotillion
55 recordlabel: MCA 40820
chartposition: US dance #8, R&B #5, UK #14, US #39
writtenby: Charles Miller, Harold Brown, Howard Scott, Lee Oskar, Lonnie Jordan, B.B. Dickerson & Thomas Allen
album: Galaxy
War Galaxy 1978 MCA
56 recordlabel: 20th Century Fox 2386
chartposition: US dance #22, R&B #3, UK #11, US #53
writtenby: James Thompson
album: Get Down
Gene Chandler Get Down 1978 20th Century Fo
57 recordlabel: Columbia 10688
chartposition: R&B #12, UK #14, US #32
writtenby: Eduardo DelBarrio, Maurice White & Verdine White
album: All 'N All
Earth, Wind & Fire Fantasy 1978 Columbia
58 recordlabel: Prelude 71110
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #29, UK #16, US #58
writtenby: Patrick Adams & Sandra Cooper
album: Keep On Jumpin
Musique In the Bush 1978 Prelude
59 recordlabel: P.I.R. 3634
chartposition: R&B #21, US #24, US AC #5
writtenby: Von Gray & Sherman Marshall
album: When You Hear Lou, You've Heard It All
Lou Rawls Lady Love 1978 P.I.R.
60 recordlabel: Island 8662
chartposition: R&B #9, UK #10, US #47
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: Journey to Addis
Third World Now That We've Found Love 1978 Island
61 recordlabel: P.i. 3648
chartposition: R&B #1, US #25
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: Life Is a Song Worth Singing
Teddy Pendergrass Close the Door 1978 P.i.
62 recordlabel: Atlantic 3483
chartposition: R&B #37, US #24, US AC #1
writtenby: Joe Brooks
album: Roberta Flack
Roberta Flack If Ever I See You Again 1978 Atlantic
63 recordlabel: West End 1211
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #24, UK #34, US #67
writtenby: Andy Kahn & Kurt Borusiewicz
album: Hot Shot
Karen Young Hot Shot 1978 West End
64 recordlabel: Source 40967
chartposition: R&B #1, US #34
writtenby: Chuck Brown
album: Bustin' Loose
Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers Bustin' Loose (Part 1) 1978 Source
65 recordlabel: Casablanca 923
chartposition: UK #11, US Dance #30
writtenby: Nacio Brown (as Nacio Herb Brown) and Arthur Freed
album: Love Me Baby - Singin' in the Rain
Sheila & B. Devotion Singin' in the Rain 1978 Casablanca
66 recordlabel: Roadshow 1124
chartposition: R&B #1, US #33
writtenby: Michael Stokes & Verdell Lanier
album: Once Upon a Dream
Enchantment It's You That I Need 1978 Roadshow
67 recordlabel: Prelude 71104
chartposition: US dance #2, R&B #70, UK #16
writtenby: Jesse Boyce
Saturday Night Band Come On Dance, Dance 1978 Prelude
68 recordlabel: Casablanca 916
chartposition: R&B #21, UK #19, US #53
writtenby: Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder & Pete Bellotte
album: Once Upon a Time
Donna Summer Rumour Has It 1978 Casablanca
69 recordlabel: 20th Fox 2365
chartposition: R&B #13, US #24
writtenby: Barry White
album: Barry White Sings for Someone You Love
Barry White Oh What a Night for Dancing 1978 20th Fox
70 recordlabel: Island 099
chartposition: UK #9
writtenby: Bob Marley
album: Kaya
Bob Marley & the Wailers Is This Love 1978 Island
71 recordlabel: Creole 153(UK)
chartposition: UK #11
writtenby: Willard Eugene Price (as Gene Price)
album: I Will
Ruby Winters Come to Me 1978 Creole (UK)
72 recordlabel: Take That to the Bank by
chartposition: R&B #11, UK #20, US #79
writtenby: Kevin Spencer & Leon Sylvers III (as Leon F. Sylvers III)
Shalamar Take That to the Bank 1978 Take That to...
73 recordlabel: T.K. 1025
chartposition: R&B #29, UK #34, US #35
writtenby: Harry Wayne Casey & Richard Finch
album: Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track
KC And Sunshine Band Boogie Shoes 1978 T.K.
74 recordlabel: Curtom 5021
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #68, UK #50, US #54
writtenby: Cy Coleman & Dorothy Fields
album: If My Friends Could See Me Now
Linda Clifford If My Friends Could See Me Now 1978 Curtom
75 recordlabel: 20th Century 2395
chartposition: R&B #45, UK #12, US #102
writtenby: Billy Joel
album: Barry White the Man
Barry White Just the Way You Are 1978 20th Century
76 recordlabel: ABC 12349
chartposition: R&B #3, US #38
writtenby: Richard Calhoun & Chaka Khan
album: Street Player
Rufus (and Chaka Khan) Stay 1978 ABC
77 recordlabel: Motown 1452
chartposition: R&B #21, UK #37, US #38
Commodores Flying High 1978 Motown
78 recordlabel: Gordy 7159
chartposition: R&B #6, US #36
writtenby: Bobby DeBarge
album: Switch
Switch There'll Never Be 1978 Gordy
79 recordlabel: Epic 50597
chartposition: R&B #49, UK #12
writtenby: Johnnie Wilder
album: Central Heating
Heatwave Mind Blowing Decisions 1978 Epic
80 recordlabel: 20th Century 2380
chartposition: US dance #16, R&B #2, US #60
writtenby: Barry White
album: Barry White the Man
Barry White Your Sweetness Is My Weakness 1978 20th Century
81 recordlabel: A&M 2057
chartposition: R&B #1, US #49
writtenby: Jeffrey Osborne & John T. McGhee
album: Togetherness
L.T.D. Holdin On (When Love Is Gone) 1978 A&M
82 recordlabel: Columbia 10772
chartposition: R&B #10, UK #45, US #47, US AC #16
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
mpcode: johnny mathis and deniece williams_youre all i need to get by.mp3
Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams You're All I Need to Get By 1978 Columbia
83 recordlabel: Sunshine Sound 1003
chartposition: R&B #8, US #38
writtenby: Harry Casey (as Harry Wayne Casey) & Richard Finch
album: Dance Acroos The Floor
Jimmy Bo Horne Dance Across the Floor 1978 Sunshine Sound
84 recordlabel: T.K. 1028
chartposition: R&B #30, UK #47, US #35
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: Who Do Ya Love
mpcode: bj7Tr65kaAk
KC And Sunshine Band It's The Same Old Song 1978 T.K.
85 recordlabel: Gordy 7162
chartposition: R&B #3, US #41
writtenby: Rick James
album: Come Get It!
Rick James Mary Jane 1978 Gordy
86 recordlabel: MCA 40947
chartposition: US #41, R&B #17, UK #45, US AC #40
writtenby: Charlie Smalls
album: The Wiz
Diana Ross & Michael Jackson Ease on Down the Road 1978 MCA
87 recordlabel: Columbia 10781
chartposition: R&B #85, UK #15
writtenby: Herbie Hancock, Melvin Ragin & Jeffrey Cohen
album: Sunlight
Herbie Hancock I Thought It Was You 1978 Columbia
88 recordlabel: Gold Mind 4008
chartposition: R&B #8, US dance #27, US #43
writtenby: R. Earl, K. Miller, S. Miller & Bunny Sigler
album: Let Me Party with You
Bunny Sigler Let Me Party with You (Party, Party, Party) 1978 Gold Mind
89 recordlabel: Epic 50463
chartposition: R&B #2, US #54
writtenby: George Duke
album: Reach for It
George Duke Reach for It 1978 Epic
90 recordlabel: Warner 8514
chartposition: R&B #10, UK #51, US #79, US dance #23
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
album: Send It
Ashford & Simpson Don't Cost You Nothing 1978 Warner
91 recordlabel: Motown 1451
chartposition: US dance #26, R&B #10, US #58
writtenby: Angelo Bond, Truman Thomas & Bonnie Pointer
album: Bonnie Pointer [1978 album]
Bonnie Pointer Free Me from My Freedom 1978 Motown
92 recordlabel: Buddah 473(UK)
chartposition: UK #15
writtenby: Van McCoy and Joe Cobb
album: The One and Only
Gladys Knight & the Pips Come Back and Finish What You Started 1978 Buddah (UK)
93 recordlabel: Mercury 74015
chartposition: US dance #7, R&B #9, UK #56, US #101
writtenby: Hamilton Bohannon
album: Summertime Groove
Hamilton Bohannon ft. Carolyn Crawford Let's Start the Dance 1978 Mercury
94 recordlabel: Curtom 0138
chartposition: R&B #3, US #77
writtenby: Gil Askey
album: If My Friends Could See Me Now
Linda Clifford Runaway Love 1978 Curtom
95 recordlabel: T-Neck 82272
chartposition: UK #50, R&B #1
writtenby: Ronald Isley, Kelly Isley Rudolph Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley & Chris Jasper
album: Showdown
Isley Brothers Take Me to the Next Phase 1978 TNeck
96 recordlabel: Motown 1436
chartposition: US dance #15, R&B #16, US #49
writtenby: Ken Peterson
album: Baby It's Me
Diana Ross Your Love Is So Good for Me 1978 Motown
97 recordlabel: Warner 8651
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #48
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
album: Is It Still Good to Ya
Ashford & Simpson It Seems to Hang on 1978 Warner
98 recordlabel: Portrait 70014
chartposition: R&B #9, US #45
writtenby: Alfred McCrary, Linda McCrary & Sam McCrary
album: Loving Is Living
McCrarys You 1978 Portrait
99 recordlabel: Marlin 3330
chartposition: R&B #73, UK #56, US #41
writtenby: Marc Chantereau, Pierre-Alain Dahan & Slim Pezin
album: Fly Away
Voyage Souvenirs 1978 Marlin
100 recordlabel: Mercury 74008
chartposition: R&B #5, US #60
writtenby: Michael Cooper
album: Loveshine
Con Funk Shun Shake and Dance with Me 1978 Mercury

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