List of number-one R&B singles of 1978 (U.S.)

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These are the Billboard magazine R&B singles chart number one hits of 1978:

See also: 1978 in music, List of number-one R&B hits (United States)

Issue Date Song Artist
January 7 "Ffun" Con Funk Shun
January 14 "Ffun" Con Funk Shun
January 21 "Our Love" Natalie Cole
January 28 "Our Love" Natalie Cole
February 4 "Theme Song from 'Which Way Is Up'" Stargard
February 11 "Theme Song from 'Which Way Is Up'" Stargard
February 18 "Too Hot ta Trot" The Commodores
February 25 "It's You That I Need" Enchantment
March 4 "Flash Light" Parliament
March 11 "Flash Light" Parliament
March 18 "Flash Light" Parliament
March 25 "Bootzilla" Bootsy's Rubber Band
April 1 "The Closer I Get to You" Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
April 8 "The Closer I Get to You" Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway
April 15 "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams
April 22 "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams
April 29 "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams
May 6 "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" Johnny Mathis and Deniece Williams
May 13 "Take Me to the Next Phase (Part 1)" The Isley Brothers
May 20 "Take Me to the Next Phase (Part 1)" The Isley Brothers
May 27 "Use ta Be My Girl" The O'Jays
June 3 "Use ta Be My Girl" The O'Jays
June 10 "Use ta Be My Girl" The O'Jays
June 17 "Use ta Be My Girl" The O'Jays
June 24 "Use ta Be My Girl" The O'Jays
July 1 "Stuff Like That" Quincy Jones
July 8 "Close the Door" Teddy Pendergrass
July 15 "Close the Door" Teddy Pendergrass
July 22 "You and I" Rick James
July 29 "You and I" Rick James
August 5 "Boogie Oogie Oogie" A Taste Of Honey
August 12 "Three Times a Lady" The Commodores
August 19 "Three Times a Lady" The Commodores
August 26 "Get Off" Foxy
September 2 "Get Off" Foxy
September 9 "Holding On (When Love Is Gone)" L.T.D.
September 16 "Holding On (When Love Is Gone)" L.T.D.
September 23 "Got to Get You into My Life" Earth, Wind & Fire
September 30 "One Nation Under a Groove (Part 1)" Funkadelic
October 7 "One Nation Under a Groove (Part 1)" Funkadelic
October 14 "One Nation Under a Groove (Part 1)" Funkadelic
October 21 "One Nation Under a Groove (Part 1)" Funkadelic
October 28 "One Nation Under a Groove (Part 1)" Funkadelic
November 4 "One Nation Under a Groove (Part 1)" Funkadelic
November 11 "I'm Every Woman" Chaka Khan
November 18 "I'm Every Woman" Chaka Khan
November 25 "I'm Every Woman" Chaka Khan
December 2 "Le Freak" Chic
December 9 "Le Freak" Chic
December 16 "Le Freak" Chic
December 23 "Le Freak" Chic
December 30 "Le Freak" Chic

Chart comparisons[edit]

  • Four songs have reached number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late", "Three Times a Lady", "Boogie Oogie Oogie", and "Le Freak".