List of number-one country singles of 1978 (U.S.)

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These are the U.S. number-one country songs of 1978, per the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.[1]

Issue date Title Artist
January 7 Take This Job and Shove It Johnny Paycheck
January 14
January 21 What a Difference You've Made in My Life Ronnie Milsap
January 28 Out of My Head and Back in My Bed Loretta Lynn
February 4
February 11 I Just Wish You Were Someone I Love Larry Gatlin
February 18 Don't Break the Heart That Loves You Margo Smith
February 25
March 4 Mammas Don't Let Your Babies
Grow Up to Be Cowboys
Waylon Jennings
and Willie Nelson
March 11
March 18
March 25
April 1 Ready for the Times to Get Better Crystal Gayle
April 8 Someone Loves You Honey Charley Pride
April 15
April 22 Every Time Two Fools Collide Kenny Rogers
and Dottie West
April 29
May 6 It's All Wrong, But It's All Right Dolly Parton
May 13
May 20 She Can Put Her Shoes Under my Bed (Anytime) Johnny Duncan
May 27 Do You Know You Are My Sunshine The Statler Brothers
June 3
June 10 Georgia on My Mind Willie Nelson
June 17 Two More Bottles of Wine Emmylou Harris
June 24 I'll Be True to You The Oak Ridge Boys
July 1 It Only Hurts for a Little While Margo Smith
July 8 I Believe in You Mel Tillis
July 15 Only One Love in My Life Ronnie Milsap
July 22
July 29
August 5 Love or Something Like It Kenny Rogers
August 12 You Don't Love Me Anymore Eddie Rabbitt
August 19 Talking in Your Sleep Crystal Gayle
August 26
September 2 Blue Skies Willie Nelson
September 9 I've Always Been Crazy Waylon Jennings
September 16
September 23
September 30 Heartbreaker Dolly Parton
October 7
October 14
October 21 Tear Time Dave & Sugar
October 28 Let's Take the Long Way Around the World Ronnie Milsap
November 4 Sleeping Single In a Double Bed Barbara Mandrell
November 11
November 18
November 25 Sweet Desire/Old Fashioned Love The Kendalls
December 2 I Just Want to Love You Eddie Rabbitt
December 9 On My Knees Charlie Rich
and Janie Fricke
December 16 The Gambler Kenny Rogers
December 23
December 30

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  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p. 658. ISBN 0-89820-177-2.