List of Top 25 albums for 1978 in Australia

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The following lists the top 25 (end of year) charting albums on the Australian Album Charts, for the year of 1978. These were the best charting albums in Australia for 1978. The source for this year is the "Kent Music Report", known from 1987 onwards as the "Australian Music Report".

# Title Artist Highest pos. reached weeks at No. 1
1. Saturday Night Fever Motion Picture Soundtrack 1 13
2. Bat Out of Hell Meat Loaf 1 8
3. Grease Motion Picture Soundtrack 1 9 (also pkd #1 in 1991 for 2 weeks)
4. Simple Dreams Linda Ronstadt 1 5
5. The Stranger Billy Joel 2
6. War of the Worlds Jeff Wayne & Various Artists 1 7
7. Rumours Fleetwood Mac 2 8 (pkd #1 in 1977 & 78)
8. City to City Gerry Rafferty 3
9. Some Girls Rolling Stones 3
10. The Kick Inside Kate Bush 3
11. Out of the Blue Electric Light Orchestra 3
12. Kaya Bob Marley and the Wailers 5
13. Down Two Then Left Boz Scaggs 4
14. Macho Man Village People 5
15. Weekend in L. A. George Benson 5
16. Foot Loose and Fancy Free Rod Stewart 1 9 (pkd #1 in 1977 & 78)
17. Nightflight to Venus Boney M 7
18. Sleeper Catcher Little River Band 4
19. Leif Garrett Leif Garrett 2
20. Silk Degrees Boz Scaggs 1 18 (pkd #1 in 1977)
21. Street Legal Bob Dylan 5
22. A New World Record Electric Light Orchestra 1 9 (pkd #1 in 1977)
23. Living in the USA Linda Ronstadt 3
24. Stranger in Town Bob Seger 12
25. London Town Wings 3

These charts are calculated by David Kent of the Kent Music Report and they are based on the number of weeks and position the records reach within the top 100 albums for each week.

source: David Kent's "Australian Chart Book 1970-1992"