List of Adult Contemporary top 10 singles in 1978 (U.S.)

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This is a list of songs that have charted in the top ten of the Billboard Adult Contemporary in 1978.

Top-ten singles[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles which peaked in 1978
Top ten

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Single Artist(s) Peak Peak date Weeks in

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Singles from 1977
December 17 "Just the Way You Are" Billy Joel 1 January 7 13
December 24 "Desiree" Neil Diamond 1 February 4 9
"Gettin' Ready for Love" Diana Ross 8 January 14 4
Singles from 1978
January 7 "Emotion"[A] Samantha Sang featuring Bee Gees 5 January 28 8
"The Next Hundred Years" Al Martino 6 January 28 5
January 14 "Sentimental Lady" Bob Welch 10 January 14 1
January 21 "Lady Love" Lou Rawls 5 February 18 7
"Curious Mind (Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um)" Johnny Rivers 4 February 4 5
January 28 "Goodbye Girl" David Gates 3 February 4 12
February 4 "(What a) Wonderful World" Art Garfunkel featuring James Taylor & Paul Simon 1 February 11 10
"Sometimes When We Touch" Dan Hill 10 February 4 2
February 11 "Everybody Loves a Rain Song" B.J. Thomas 2 February 18 6
"Before My Heart Finds Out" Gene Cotton 3 March 4 12
February 18 "Can't Smile Without You" Barry Manilow 1 March 18 13
"Sweet, Sweet Smile"[B] The Carpenters 7 March 4 6
February 25 "The Name of the Game" ABBA 9 February 25 1
March 4 "The Way You Do the Things You Do" Rita Coolidge 9 March 18 3
March 11 "The Circle is Small (I Can See It in Your Eyes)" Gordon Lightfoot 3 April 15 8
"We'll Never Have to Say Goodbye Again" England Dan & John Ford Coley 1 March 25 10
"Ready for the Times to Get Better" Crystal Gayle 3 April 22 9
March 25 "Dust in the Wind" Kansas 6 April 8 7
"It Amazes Me" John Denver 9 April 1 3
April 8 "Feels So Good" Chuck Mangione 1 May 13 11
April 15 "If I Can't Have You" Yvonne Elliman 9 April 15 2
"The Closer I Get to You" Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway 3 May 13 6
April 22 "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late" Johnny Mathis featuring Deniece Williams 1 May 20 10
April 29 "With a Little Luck" Wings 5 May 20 9
May 6 "I'm on My Way" Captain & Tennille 6 May 13 5
"You're the Love" Seals & Crofts 2 May 20 12
May 13 "You Belong to Me" Carly Simon 4 May 20 10
"Even Now" Barry Manilow 1 May 27 10
May 20 "Bluer Than Blue" Michael Johnson 1 June 17 12
"I Want to Live" John Denver 10 May 20 2
May 27 "Baker Street" Gerry Rafferty 4 June 24 8
June 3 "It's a Heartache" Bonnie Tyler 10 June 3 1
June 10 "You Got It" Diana Ross 9 June 10 2
"One Life to Live" Lou Rawls 10 June 10 2
June 24 "If Ever I See You Again" Roberta Flack 1 July 8 6
"Shadow Dancing" Andy Gibb 8 July 1 2
"Songbird" Barbra Streisand 1 July 29 9
July 1 "Take a Chance on Me" ABBA 9 July 1 2
"My Angel Baby" Toby Beau 1 August 12 10
July 8 "Copacabana" Barry Manilow 6 July 15 6
July 15 "You Needed Me" Anne Murray 3 September 23 17
July 22 "You" Rita Coolidge 3 August 5 9
"Three Times a Lady" Commodores 1 August 19 9
"You're a Part of Me" Gene Cotton featuring Kim Carnes 6 August 12 7
July 29 "Fool (If You Think It's Over)" Chris Rea 1 September 9 13
August 5 "Talking in Your Sleep" Crystal Gayle 3 September 16 8
August 12 "Hopelessly Devoted to You" Olivia Newton-John 7 August 19 5
August 19 "An Everlasting Love" Andy Gibb 8 August 26 3
August 26 "Love Is in the Air" John Paul Young 1 October 7 11
September 9 "Right Down the Line" Gerry Rafferty 1 September 30 11
"Devoted to You" Carly Simon & James Taylor 2 October 14 9
"She's Always a Woman" Billy Joel 2 October 21 10
September 16 "Reminiscing" Little River Band 10 September 16 3
September 23 "Almost Like Being in Love" Michael Johnson 4 October 28 6
"All I See Is Your Face" Dan Hill 8 September 30 3
September 30 "Ready to Take a Chance Again" Barry Manilow 5 November 11 9
October 7 "Took the Last Train" David Gates 7 October 21 5
October 14 "Whenever I Call You Friend" Kenny Loggins 9 October 21 2
October 28 "Time Passages" Al Stewart 1 November 11 13
"Sweet Life" Paul Davis 7 November 11 6
November 4 "Everybody Needs Love" Stephen Bishop 5 November 18 3
November 11 "(Our Love) Don't Throw It All Away" Andy Gibb 2 November 18 10
"You Don't Bring Me Flowers" Neil Diamond featuring Barbra Streisand 3 November 18 9
"Change of Heart" Eric Carmen 6 November 11 6
"Raining in My Heart" Leo Sayer 9 November 11 1
November 18 "I Just Wanna Stop" Gino Vannelli 4 November 25 4
"This Is Love" Paul Anka 3 December 9 5
November 25 "Ooh Baby Baby" Linda Ronstadt 2 December 2 10
"My Life" Billy Joel 2 December 16 11
December 2 "Too Much Heaven" Bee Gees 4 December 23 10
December 9 "Can You Fool" Glen Campbell 7 December 16 5
December 23 "I Believe You" The Carpenters 9 December 23 4

1977 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles in 1978 which peaked in 1977
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October 8 "Blue Bayou" Linda Ronstadt 3 November 26 14
October 15 "How Deep Is Your Love" Bee Gees 1 November 26 16
November 12 "Here You Come Again" Dolly Parton 2 December 3 12
"Slip Slidin' Away" Paul Simon 4 December 3 11
December 3 "How Can I Leave You Again" John Denver 2 December 10 10

1979 peaks[edit]

List of Billboard Adult Contemporary top ten singles in 1978 which peaked in 1979
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December 16 "The Gambler" Kenny Rogers 3 February 3 11
December 23 "Promises" Eric Clapton 6 January 13 7

Notes[edit]

A The single re-entered the top ten on the week ending February 25, 1978.

B The single re-entered the top ten on the week ending March 18, 1978.

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