List of Top 25 singles for 1978 in Australia

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The following lists the top 25 (end of year) charting singles on the Australian Singles Charts, for the year of 1978. These were the best charting singles 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. "You're the One that I Want" Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta 1 9
2. "Mull of Kintyre" Wings 1 11 (pkd #1 in 77 & 78)
3. "Rivers of Babylon" Boney M 1 6
4. "Stayin' Alive" Bee Gees 1 7
5. "Black Is Black" La Belle Epoque 1 1
6. "Macho Man" Village People 3
7. "It's a Heartache" Bonnie Tyler 1 4
8. "Three Times a Lady" The Commodores 1 5
9. "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" Meat Loaf 3
10. "Baker Street" Gerry Rafferty 1 1
11. "Wuthering Heights" Kate Bush 1 3
12. "Surfin' U.S.A." Leif Garrett 2
13. "Emotion" Samantha Sang 2
14. "Are You Old Enough" Dragon 1 2
15. "I Can't Stand the Rain" Eruption 1 1
16. "Oh Carol" Smokie 5
17. "How Deep is Your Love" Bee Gees 3
18. "Grease" Frankie Valli 2
19. "Warm Ride" Graham Bonnet 2
20. "Isn't it Time" The Babys 1 1
21. "Ebony Eyes" Bob Welch 3
22. "Sometimes When We Touch" Dan Hill 3
23. "Love is in the Air" John Paul Young 3
24. "If I Had Words" Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keeley 3
25. "Rasputin" Boney M 1 2


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 singles for each week.

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