Albums from the Year 1978

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This page lists the top albums of 1978 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described in the site generation page. A list of biggest hit songs of 1978 can be found here.

The top ten album artists of 1978 were:

1:Bee Gees2:Billy Joel3:The Rolling Stones4:Blondie5:Dire Straits
6:Wings7:Bruce Springsteen8:The Village People9:Bob Marley10:Boney M
# Artist Album Title Year Chart Entries
1 Bee Gees Saturday Night Fever 1978 UK 1 - Mar 1978 (65 weeks), Billboard 1 - Dec 1976 (136 weeks) (24 weeks at number 1) (35 weeks in top 10), US CashBox 1 of 1978, US 1 of 1978, US num 1 for 24 weeks - Jan 1978, US 70s 1 - Jan 1978 (8 months), US BB 1 of 1978, Library of Congress artifact added 2012 (1977), Canada 1 for 22 weeks - 1978, Germany 1 for 12 weeks - Jun 1978, Germany 1 - May 1978 (26 weeks), Austria 1 - Apr 1978 (10 months), Norway 1 - Mar 1978 (44 weeks), Sweden 1 - Mar 1978 (46 weeks), Australia num 1 for 14 weeks - Mar 1978, Australia (Kent) 1 of 1978 (peak 1), New Zealand 1 for 15 - Mar 1978, Japan 1 for 8 weeks - Jun 1978, Italy 1 of 1978, Grammy in 1978, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2004 (1977), D.Marsh 1 of 1977, US 15 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1999), Germany 3 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1978), Diamond in Canada (certified in Jun 1978), US sales 15 M (according to RIAA), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in May 1978), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), Internet 4 - 40 M claimed (1977), Global 5 - 28 M claimed, France (InfoDisc) 7 of 1978 (peak 1, 77 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 7 of all time, Worldwide 11 - 25 M, DMDB 29, NARM 40, Defin200 40 (1977), Billboard200 43, UK 54 of all time (2.2 M claimed) (1978), PopVortex 74 (1977), Channel4 80, Rolling Stone 131, Acclaimed 132 (1977), WTMD 180, WXPN 482 (1977), Xgau rating B+ (1977)
2 Original Soundtrack Grease: The Original Soundtrack 1978 UK 1 - Jul 1978 (47 weeks), Billboard 1 - May 1978 (79 weeks) (12 weeks at number 1) (29 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 12 weeks - Jul 1978, US 70s 1 - Jul 1978 (7 months), Canada 1 for 20 weeks - 1978, Germany 1 for 11 weeks - Nov 1978, Germany 1 - Sep 1978 (28 weeks), Austria 1 - Aug 1978 (14 months), Norway 1 - Jul 1978 (52 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jul 1978 (43 weeks), Australia num 1 for 13 weeks - Aug 1978, New Zealand 1 for 16 - Aug 1978, Japan 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1979, US 8 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1984), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1979), Diamond in Canada (certified in Nov 1978), US 2 of 1978, US BB 2 of 1978, Italy 2 of 1978, Grammy in 1978 (Nominated), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1978), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), US CashBox 3 of 1978, Australia (Kent) 3 of 1978 (peak 1), France (InfoDisc) 3 of 1978 (peak 1, 82 weeks), Australia (ARIA) 9 of 1991, US sales 8 M (according to RIAA), Worldwide 15 - 22 M, Internet 20 - 27 M claimed (1978), NARM 37, Defin200 37 (1978), UK 39 of all time (2.4 M claimed) (1978), DMDB 87, Billboard200 142, RYM 145 of 1978, Xgau rating C+ (1978)
3 Billy Joel 52nd Street 1978 Billboard 1 - Oct 1978 (76 weeks) (8 weeks at number 1) (22 weeks in top 10), US 1 of 1979, US num 1 for 8 weeks - Nov 1978, US 70s 1 - Nov 1978 (5 months), Canada 1 for 8 weeks - 1978, Australia num 1 for 5 weeks - Dec 1978, New Zealand 1 for 2 - Jan 1979, Grammy in 1979, US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1994), US CashBox 4 of 1979, US BB 4 of 1978, Austria 4 - Mar 1979 (3 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1979), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), Norway 5 - Jan 1979 (15 weeks), Australia (Kent) 5 of 1979 (peak 1), UK 10 - Nov 1978 (43 weeks), US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), Sweden 18 - Jan 1979 (12 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 25 of 1979 (peak 2, 47 weeks), Holland free40 50 of 1978, Italy 54 of 1979, Billboard200 191, Rolling Stone 352, WTMD 809, RYM 96 of 1978, Xgau rating B- (1978)
4 The Rolling Stones Some Girls 1978 Billboard 1 - Jun 1978 (88 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (23 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1978, New Zealand 1 for 2 - Jul 1978, US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2000), UK 2 - Jun 1978 (26 weeks), US 70s 2 - Jul 1978 (5 months), Grammy in 1978 (Nominated), Norway 3 - Jun 1978 (16 weeks), Sweden 3 - Jul 1978 (22 weeks), US CashBox 4 of 1978, Austria 4 - Jul 1978 (6 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1978), US BB 5 of 1978, Holland free40 6 of 1978, Germany 8 - Sep 1978 (19 weeks), Australia (Kent) 9 of 1978 (peak 3), US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), BEA 10 of 1978, D.Marsh 22 of 1978, Italy 25 of 1978, France (InfoDisc) 26 of 1978 (peak 2, 62 weeks), Fox101 47, German RS100 68, WXPN 116 (1978), WTMD 235, Rolling Stone 269, Acclaimed 348 (1978), RYM 41 of 1978, Xgau rating A (1978)
5 Dire Straits Dire Straits 1978 Australia num 1 for 3 weeks - Dec 1978, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1987), UK 2 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1986), Billboard 2 - Jan 1979 (41 weeks) (13 weeks in top 10), Holland free40 2 of 1978, Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1979), US 70s 3 - Feb 1979 (3 months), Germany 3 - Dec 1978 (58 weeks), UK 5 - Jul 1978 (132 weeks), Sweden 6 - Sep 1978 (64 weeks), BEA 7 of 1978, Norway 10 - Jan 1979 (42 weeks), Australia (Kent) 10 of 1979 (peak 1), US CashBox 15 of 1979, Austria 17 - May 1979 (7 months), US BB 19 of 1979, France (InfoDisc) 29 of 1978 (peak 1, 62 weeks), D.Marsh 31 of 1979, Global 117 - 9 M claimed, WTMD 293, Radio Caroline 299 (1978), WXPN 339 (1978), Acclaimed 437 (1978), RYM 62 of 1978, Xgau rating B (1978)
6 Blondie Parallel Lines 1978 UK 1 - Sep 1978 (107 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1979), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1979), BEA 4 of 1978, D.Marsh 5 of 1978, Billboard 6 - Sep 1978 (103 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), US 70s 7 - Apr 1979 (2 months), Vinyl Surrender 8 of all time, Germany 9 - Mar 1979 (20 weeks), Sweden 9 - Oct 1978 (44 weeks), Australia (Kent) 12 of 1979 (peak 2), Norway 16 - Oct 1978 (6 weeks), UK Radio2 17, Holland free40 18 of 1978, Austria 24 - Jul 1979 (1 month), US BB 32 of 1979, France (InfoDisc) 39 of 1978 (peak 11, 60 weeks), US CashBox 40 of 1979, Italy 41 of 1979, Internet 55 - 18 M claimed (1977), Virgin 57, DMDB 80, Channel4 94, Acclaimed 108 (1978), Rolling Stone 140, WTMD 385, WXPN 647 (1978), RYM 19 of 1978, KEXP 478, Xgau rating A (1978)
7 Bruce Springsteen Darkness On The Edge Of Town 1978 D.Marsh 1 of 1978, BEA 1 of 1978, US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1999), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1981), Billboard 5 - Jun 1978 (89 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), US 70s 7 - Jul 1978 (2 months), Sweden 9 - Jul 1978 (20 weeks), Norway 12 - Jul 1978 (3 weeks), Holland free40 13 of 1978, UK 14 - Jun 1978 (40 weeks), US BB 26 of 1978, US CashBox 38 of 1978, RS100 40, German RS100 48, WXPN 56 (1978), RS Reader's 63, WTMD 102, Acclaimed 110 (1978), Rolling Stone 151, Radio Caroline 260 (1978), RYM 15 of 1978, KEXP 202, Xgau rating B+ (1978)
8 Elvis Costello This Year's Model 1978 Holland free40 1 of 1978, Melody Maker 1 of 1978, D.Marsh 2 of 1978, BEA 3 of 1978, UK 4 - Apr 1978 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1991), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1978), Sweden 10 - Apr 1978 (6 weeks), RS100 11, Norway 15 - Apr 1978 (6 weeks), Billboard 30 - Apr 1978 (17 weeks), German RS100 47, Guiness 67, Acclaimed 75 (1978), WXPN 97 (1978), Rolling Stone 98, WTMD 108, RYM 1 of 1978, KEXP 140, Xgau rating A (1978)
9 Van Halen Van Halen 1978 US 10 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1996), BEA 2 of 1978, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1984), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1989), US sales 10 M (according to RIAA), Billboard 19 - Mar 1978 (171 weeks), Fox101 19, France (InfoDisc) 20 of 1978 (peak 7, 69 weeks), Holland free40 30 of 1978, UK 34 - May 1978 (11 weeks), NARM 60, Defin200 60 (1978), US Longest Running Album 68 1978 (169 weeks), DMDB 86, US CashBox 95 of 1978, Acclaimed 272 (1978), WTMD 280, WXPN 409 (1978), Rolling Stone 415, RYM 5 of 1978, AVrev 29, Xgau rating C (1978)
10 Boney M Night Flight To Venus 1978 UK 1 - Jul 1978 (64 weeks), Canada 1 for 2 weeks - 1979, Germany 1 for 11 weeks - Aug 1978, Germany 1 - Sep 1978 (29 weeks), Austria 1 - Jul 1978 (10 months), Norway 1 - Jul 1978 (30 weeks), Sweden 1 - Jul 1978 (34 weeks), Germany 2 x Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1978), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 1978), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), Australia (Kent) 17 of 1978 (peak 7), Italy 19 of 1978, France (InfoDisc) 60 of 1978 (peak 2, 48 weeks), Billboard 134 - Sep 1978 (10 weeks), RYM 136 of 1978, Xgau rating B- (1978)
11 Gerry Rafferty City To City 1978 Billboard 1 - May 1978 (50 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (8 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Jul 1978, US 70s 1 - Jun 1978 (2 months), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1978), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1978), Germany 5 - Sep 1978 (12 weeks), UK 6 - Feb 1978 (37 weeks), Australia (Kent) 8 of 1978 (peak 3), Austria 9 - Jul 1978 (2 months), Sweden 9 - Jul 1978 (16 weeks), US CashBox 22 of 1978, US BB 25 of 1978, Holland free40 34 of 1978, France (InfoDisc) 70 of 1978 (peak 6, 42 weeks), Acclaimed 2300 (1978), RYM 128 of 1978, Xgau rating B- (1978)
12 Jackson Browne Running On Empty 1978 US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 2001), Grammy in 1978 (Nominated), Billboard 3 - Jan 1978 (65 weeks) (17 weeks in top 10), US 70s 3 - Feb 1978 (4 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1986), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1994), US CashBox 6 of 1978, US BB 10 of 1978, US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), D.Marsh 12 of 1978, Holland free40 24 of 1978, UK 28 - Jan 1978 (7 weeks), Fox101 100, WTMD 222, WXPN 241 (1978), Acclaimed 806 (1977), RYM 111 of 1977, Xgau rating B+ (1977)
13 Abba The Album 1978 UK 1 - Feb 1978 (61 weeks), Norway 1 - Dec 1977 (19 weeks), Sweden 1 - Dec 1977 (16 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 5 - Feb 1978, Austria 2 - Feb 1978 (11 months), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1978), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1978), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1981), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), Germany 6 - May 1978 (20 weeks), Billboard 14 - Feb 1978 (41 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 53 of 1978 (peak 10, 50 weeks), US BB 75 of 1978, Italy 88 of 1978, UK Radio2 97, RYM 104 of 1977
14 Boston Don't Look Back 1978 Billboard 1 - Sep 1978 (45 weeks) (2 weeks at number 1) (11 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1978, US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1996), US 70s 2 - Sep 1978 (3 months), Sweden 8 - Aug 1978 (14 weeks), UK 9 - Sep 1978 (10 weeks), Norway 9 - Sep 1978 (7 weeks), Germany 10 - Sep 1978 (3 weeks), US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), Holland free40 11 of 1978, US BB 15 of 1978, US CashBox 16 of 1978, Italy 65 of 1978, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1978), RYM 178 of 1978, Xgau rating B- (1978)
15 The Cars The Cars 1978 US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1995), US 4 of 1979, D.Marsh 6 of 1978, BEA 6 of 1978, US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), Billboard 18 - Jul 1978 (139 weeks), UK 29 - Dec 1978 (15 weeks), Fox101 57, Holland free40 67 of 1978, US CashBox 83 of 1979, Defin200 131 (1978), WTMD 133, WXPN 269 (1978), Rolling Stone 282, Acclaimed 700 (1978), UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1979), RYM 13 of 1978, Xgau rating B+ (1978)
16 Wings London Town 1978 Billboard 2 - Apr 1978 (28 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), US 70s 2 - Apr 1978 (3 months), Norway 2 - Apr 1978 (22 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1978), UK 4 - Apr 1978 (23 weeks), Austria 4 - May 1978 (5 months), Sweden 4 - Apr 1978 (16 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1978), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1978), Germany 6 - May 1978 (2 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 11 of 1978 (peak 3, 86 weeks), US CashBox 18 of 1978, US BB 21 of 1978, Australia (Kent) 25 of 1978 (peak 3), Holland free40 39 of 1978, Italy 49 of 1978, RYM 153 of 1978, Xgau rating B (1978)
17 The Village People Cruisin' 1978 Germany 1 for 1 week - Feb 1979, Germany 1 - Dec 1978 (17 weeks), Austria 1 - Feb 1979 (4 months), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1978), Billboard 3 - Oct 1978 (45 weeks) (9 weeks in top 10), Sweden 3 - Dec 1978 (28 weeks), US 70s 4 - Feb 1979 (2 months), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1979), Norway 5 - Dec 1978 (26 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 16 of 1978 (peak 1, 74 weeks), US BB 23 of 1979, UK 24 - Jan 1979 (9 weeks), US CashBox 24 of 1979, Xgau rating B+ (1978)
18 Linda Ronstadt Living In The USA 1978 Billboard 1 - Oct 1978 (32 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (9 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1978, US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1997), US 70s 2 - Oct 1978 (2 months), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), US BB 23 of 1978, Australia (Kent) 23 of 1978 (peak 3), US CashBox 31 of 1978, Sweden 37 - Nov 1978 (2 weeks), UK 39 - Oct 1978 (2 weeks), Holland free40 52 of 1978, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1979), Xgau rating B (1978)
19 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Stranger In Town 1978 US 6 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 2008), Billboard 4 - May 1978 (110 weeks) (12 weeks in top 10), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1980), US 70s 5 - Jul 1978 (2 months), US sales 6 M (according to RIAA), US CashBox 11 of 1978, US BB 11 of 1978, Australia (Kent) 24 of 1978 (peak 12), D.Marsh 24 of 1978, UK 31 - Jun 1978 (5 weeks), Fox101 76, France (InfoDisc) 86 of 1978 (peak 14, 36 weeks), Holland free40 96 of 1978, Radio Caroline 242 (1978), Acclaimed 2592 (1978), RYM 196 of 1978, Xgau rating B- (1978)
20 Queen Jazz 1978 UK 2 - Nov 1978 (27 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1978), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1978), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1979), Germany 5 - Dec 1978 (13 weeks), Billboard 6 - Dec 1978 (18 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), Norway 6 - Dec 1978 (11 weeks), Sweden 6 - Dec 1978 (14 weeks), Austria 8 - Dec 1978 (7 months), US 70s 9 - Dec 1978 (2 months), Holland free40 41 of 1978, US BB 51 of 1979, US CashBox 57 of 1979, France (InfoDisc) 68 of 1978 (peak 7, 46 weeks), Radio Caroline 130 (1978), RYM 104 of 1978, Xgau rating C+ (1978)
21 Donna Summer Live and more 1978 Billboard 1 - Sep 1978 (75 weeks) (1 week at number 1) (12 weeks in top 10), US num 1 for 1 week - Nov 1978, US 70s 1 - Oct 1978 (3 months), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1978), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1978), US BB 13 of 1978, UK 16 - Oct 1978 (16 weeks), US CashBox 29 of 1978, Italy 39 of 1978, Xgau rating C (1978)
22 Neil Young Comes A Time 1978 France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP Oct 2001), Holland free40 4 of 1978, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1978), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 2004), Billboard 7 - Oct 1978 (30 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US 70s 8 - Dec 1978 (1 month), Norway 9 - Oct 1978 (8 weeks), Italy 29 of 1978, UK 42 - Oct 1978 (4 weeks), US BB 51 of 1978, US CashBox 71 of 1978, France (InfoDisc) 93 of 1978 (peak 2, 29 weeks), WXPN 570 (1978), Acclaimed 2709 (1978), RYM 85 of 1978, Xgau rating A (1978)
23 Willie Nelson Stardust 1978 New Zealand 1 for 6 - Jul 1980, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015 (1978), US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 2002), Australia (Kent) 6 of 1980 (peak 5), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), Billboard 30 - May 1978 (117 weeks), D.Marsh 32 of 1978, Defin200 192 (1978), Rolling Stone 257, Acclaimed 853 (1978), WXPN 874 (1978), RYM 64 of 1978, Xgau rating A- (1978)
24 Genesis ...and Then There Were Three... 1978 Germany 2 - May 1978 (23 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1988), UK 3 - Apr 1978 (32 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1978), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1978), Norway 7 - Mar 1978 (14 weeks), Billboard 14 - Apr 1978 (33 weeks), Austria 17 - Sep 1978 (3 months), France (InfoDisc) 19 of 1978 (peak 2, 66 weeks), Sweden 22 - Apr 1978 (6 weeks), Holland free40 33 of 1978, Italy 46 of 1978, US BB 79 of 1978, US CashBox 86 of 1978, Radio Caroline 169 (1978), Xgau rating D+ (1978)
25 Bob Marley Kaya 1978 UK 4 - Apr 1978 (24 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1996), UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1978), France Gold (certified by SNEP Nov 1995), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1992), Norway 6 - Apr 1978 (27 weeks), Australia (Kent) 12 of 1978 (peak 5), Sweden 14 - Apr 1978 (24 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 37 of 1978 (peak 6, 58 weeks), Billboard 50 - Apr 1978 (17 weeks), Holland free40 63 of 1978, WXPN 423 (1978), WTMD 544, Acclaimed 2021 (1978), RYM 53 of 1978, Xgau rating A- (1978)
26 The Police Outlandos d'Amour 1978 Holland free40 2 of 1979, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1984), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1979), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1981), UK 7 - Apr 1979 (95 weeks), Billboard 23 - Mar 1979 (63 weeks), D.Marsh 25 of 1979, WTMD 114, Radio Caroline 272 (1978), WXPN 375 (1978), Rolling Stone 434, Acclaimed 443 (1978), RYM 87 of 1978, Xgau rating B+ (1978)
27 Bob Dylan Street Legal 1978 UK 2 - Jul 1978 (20 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jan 1979), Norway 3 - Jul 1978 (22 weeks), Sweden 4 - Jul 1978 (14 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1978), Austria 7 - Jul 1978 (6 months), Billboard 11 - Jul 1978 (23 weeks), Australia (Kent) 21 of 1978 (peak 5), Italy 27 of 1978, Holland free40 36 of 1978, France (InfoDisc) 38 of 1978 (peak 4, 56 weeks), US BB 63 of 1978, US CashBox 65 of 1978, RYM 84 of 1978, Xgau rating C+ (1978)
28 The Who Who Are You 1978 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1993), Billboard 2 - Sep 1978 (30 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), US 70s 3 - Sep 1978 (3 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1978), UK 6 - Sep 1978 (9 weeks), D.Marsh 14 of 1978, Holland free40 15 of 1978, Norway 21 - Sep 1978 (1 week), US BB 24 of 1978, US CashBox 25 of 1978, Sweden 27 - Sep 1978 (4 weeks), Xgau rating B+ (1978)
29 Jeff Wayne The War of the Worlds 1978 Australia num 1 for 7 weeks - Oct 1978, UK 5 x Platinum (certified by BPI in Sep 2005), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1981), UK 5 - Jul 1978 (229 weeks), Australia (Kent) 6 of 1978 (peak 1), Holland free40 7 of 1978, Germany 10 - Nov 1978 (10 weeks), New Zealand 10 of all time (1978, 14 X Platinum), Sweden 16 - Jul 1978 (16 weeks), Radio Caroline 32 (1978), UK 35 of all time (2.5 M claimed) (1978), UK all time album 39 (1978), Billboard 98 - Aug 1978 (25 weeks), RYM 29 of 1978
30 Warren Zevon Excitable Boy 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1997), Billboard 8 - Feb 1978 (28 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US 70s 8 - May 1978 (1 month), D.Marsh 11 of 1978, US BB 39 of 1978, US CashBox 66 of 1978, Holland free40 86 of 1978, WXPN 149 (1978), WTMD 228, Radio Caroline 234 (1978), Acclaimed 1651 (1978), RYM 14 of 1978, Xgau rating A- (1978)
31 The Band The Last Waltz 1978 D.Marsh 7 of 1978, Holland free40 12 of 1978, Germany 13 - Sep 1978 (1 week), Norway 15 - Dec 1978 (3 weeks), Billboard 16 - Apr 1978 (21 weeks), Austria 23 - Sep 1978 (1 month), Sweden 24 - Aug 1978 (8 weeks), UK 39 - May 1978 (4 weeks), Italy 77 of 1978, France (InfoDisc) 94 of 1978 (peak 5, 28 weeks), WTMD 124, WXPN 147 (1978), Acclaimed 1015 (1978), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1978), RYM 9 of 1978, WFUV 28, Xgau rating B+ (1978)
32 Earth, Wind & Fire The Best Of Earth Wind & Fire, Volume I 1978 US 5 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 2001), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Jun 1981), France 2 X Gold (certified by SNEP May 2001), UK 6 - Dec 1978 (42 weeks), Billboard 6 - Dec 1978 (60 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), US 70s 6 - Jan 1979 (1 month), Sweden 13 - Dec 1978 (26 weeks), US sales 5 M (according to RIAA), US CashBox 26 of 1979, US BB 33 of 1979, Xgau rating A- (1978)
33 Foreigner Double Vision 1978 US 7 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 2001), Billboard 3 - Jul 1978 (88 weeks) (27 weeks in top 10), US 70s 3 - Aug 1978 (5 months), US BB 3 of 1978, US CashBox 5 of 1978, US sales 7 M (according to RIAA), UK 32 - Sep 1978 (5 weeks), Holland free40 42 of 1978, RYM 166 of 1978, Xgau rating C- (1978)
34 The Commodores Natural High 1978 US 70s 2 - Jul 1978 (3 months), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1978), Billboard 3 - May 1978 (33 weeks) (16 weeks in top 10), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1978), UK 8 - Jun 1978 (23 weeks), US BB 9 of 1978, US CashBox 10 of 1978, Norway 19 - Sep 1978 (1 week), D.Marsh 20 of 1978, Xgau rating C- (1978)
35 Original Soundtrack Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1978), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), Billboard 5 - Aug 1978 (28 weeks) (9 weeks in top 10), US 70s 5 - Aug 1978 (2 months), Norway 18 - Aug 1978 (3 weeks), US CashBox 28 of 1978, US BB 29 of 1978, Sweden 34 - Aug 1978 (2 weeks), UK 38 - Aug 1978 (2 weeks), Italy 54 of 1978, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1978), Xgau rating D+ (1978)
36 Eric Clapton Backless 1978 Norway 2 - Nov 1978 (19 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1978), Billboard 8 - Dec 1978 (37 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), US 70s 8 - Jan 1979 (1 month), UK 18 - Dec 1978 (12 weeks), Austria 24 - Jan 1979 (1 month), US BB 26 of 1979, Sweden 28 - Dec 1978 (4 weeks), US CashBox 41 of 1979, Holland free40 64 of 1978, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1978), Xgau rating B- (1979)
37 Olivia Newton-John Totally Hot 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1978), Norway 4 - Dec 1978 (22 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1979), Billboard 7 - Dec 1978 (39 weeks) (6 weeks in top 10), US 70s 8 - Mar 1979 (1 month), Sweden 9 - Dec 1978 (16 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 24 of 1979 (peak 8, 53 weeks), UK 30 - Dec 1978 (14 weeks), US CashBox 34 of 1979, US BB 37 of 1979, RYM 158 of 1978
38 Talking Heads More Songs About Buildings & Food 1978 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1983), D.Marsh 18 of 1978, Holland free40 20 of 1978, UK 21 - Jul 1978 (3 weeks), Billboard 29 - Aug 1978 (42 weeks), RS100 57, Acclaimed 281 (1978), WXPN 347 (1978), Rolling Stone 382, WTMD 486, RYM 16 of 1978, KEXP 243, Xgau rating A (1978)
39 Little Feat Waiting For Columbus 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1989), Billboard 18 - Mar 1978 (25 weeks), Norway 18 - Apr 1978 (1 week), D.Marsh 38 of 1978, UK 43 - Mar 1978 (1 week), WTMD 50, Holland free40 55 of 1978, WXPN 72 (1978), US CashBox 80 of 1978, Acclaimed 2303 (1978), RYM 33 of 1978, WFUV 88
40 Buddy Holly 20 Golden Greats - Buddy Holly & The Crickets 1978 UK 1 - Mar 1978 (20 weeks), Germany 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1978, UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Apr 1978), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1983), Austria 5 - Apr 1978 (3 months), Germany 9 - May 1978 (4 weeks), Billboard 55 - Aug 1978 (12 weeks), Rolling Stone 92
41 George Benson Weekend in LA 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1978), Billboard 5 - Feb 1978 (38 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), US 70s 5 - Mar 1978 (2 months), Australia (Kent) 15 of 1978 (peak 5), US BB 22 of 1978, US CashBox 27 of 1978, UK 47 - Feb 1978 (1 week), Italy 81 of 1978, France (InfoDisc) 97 of 1978 (peak 13, 28 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1978)
42 Andy Gibb Shadow Dancing 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1978), Hong Kong Platinum (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), Billboard 7 - Jun 1978 (43 weeks) (9 weeks in top 10), US 70s 8 - Jul 1978 (2 months), Norway 8 - Aug 1978 (13 weeks), UK 15 - Aug 1978 (9 weeks), US CashBox 24 of 1978, US BB 28 of 1978, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1978)
43 Barry Manilow Even Now 1978 US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1987), Grammy in 1978 (Nominated), Billboard 3 - Feb 1978 (58 weeks) (7 weeks in top 10), US 70s 4 - Mar 1978 (2 months), UK 12 - Sep 1978 (28 weeks), US CashBox 14 of 1978, US BB 27 of 1978, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1978)
44 The Moody Blues Octave 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1979), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1978), UK 6 - Jun 1978 (18 weeks), Norway 9 - Jul 1978 (8 weeks), Sweden 12 - Jul 1978 (8 weeks), Billboard 13 - Jul 1978 (30 weeks), Austria 25 - Sep 1978 (1 month), US BB 68 of 1978, US CashBox 72 of 1978, Radio Caroline 114 (1978)
45 Steve Martin A Wild & Crazy Guy 1978 Library of Congress artifact added 2014 (1978), US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 2001), Billboard 2 - Nov 1978 (26 weeks) (10 weeks in top 10), US 70s 2 - Nov 1978 (3 months), US BB 20 of 1978, US CashBox 29 of 1979, RYM 70 of 1978
46 The Alan Parsons Project Pyramid 1978 Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1979), Germany 3 - Sep 1978 (55 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1978), Norway 13 - Jul 1978 (6 weeks), Austria 17 - Aug 1978 (6 months), Sweden 22 - Jul 1978 (8 weeks), Billboard 26 - Jul 1978 (25 weeks), Holland free40 32 of 1978, UK 49 - Jun 1978 (4 weeks), US CashBox 77 of 1978, RYM 133 of 1978
47 Patti Smith Group Easter 1978 D.Marsh 3 of 1978, Norway 10 - Apr 1978 (9 weeks), UK 16 - Apr 1978 (14 weeks), Billboard 20 - Apr 1978 (23 weeks), Sweden 34 - Aug 1978 (2 weeks), Holland free40 43 of 1978, France (InfoDisc) 84 of 1978 (peak 3, 34 weeks), WXPN 504 (1978), Acclaimed 882 (1978), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1978), RYM 59 of 1978, Xgau rating A- (1978)
48 Devo Q: Are We Not Men? A: No We Are Devo 1978 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 2001), UK 12 - Sep 1978 (7 weeks), Billboard 78 - Oct 1978 (18 weeks), Holland free40 99 of 1978, WTMD 305, Acclaimed 368 (1978), Rolling Stone 447, WXPN 817 (1978), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1979), RYM 11 of 1978, KEXP 231, Xgau rating B+ (1978)
49 Kate Bush The Kick Inside 1978 UK Platinum (certified by BPI in May 1979), UK 3 - Mar 1978 (66 weeks), Norway 4 - Apr 1978 (25 weeks), Sweden 8 - Apr 1978 (24 weeks), Holland free40 8 of 1978, Australia (Kent) 10 of 1978 (peak 3), France (InfoDisc) 42 of 1978 (peak 3, 58 weeks), Italy 47 of 1978, Acclaimed 541 (1978), WXPN 676 (1978), RYM 38 of 1978
50 Funkadelic One Nation Under a Groove 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1978), Billboard 16 - Oct 1978 (22 weeks), D.Marsh 29 of 1978, UK 56 - Dec 1978 (5 weeks), US CashBox 78 of 1978, Rolling Stone 177, Acclaimed 243 (1978), WTMD 828, WXPN 832 (1978), RYM 10 of 1978, Xgau rating A (1978)
51 Original Soundtrack FM 1978 New Zealand 1 for 1 - Jul 1978, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1978), Billboard 5 - May 1978 (24 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US 70s 7 - Jun 1978 (2 months), UK 37 - May 1978 (7 weeks), US BB 41 of 1978, US CashBox 46 of 1978, UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1979), Xgau rating B- (1978)
52 Al Stewart Time Passages 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1979), Germany 8 - Nov 1978 (27 weeks), Billboard 10 - Oct 1978 (31 weeks) (1 week in top 10), UK 39 - Oct 1978 (1 week), US CashBox 53 of 1978, US BB 62 of 1978, Italy 70 of 1979, Holland free40 77 of 1978, Radio Caroline 171 (1978), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1981)
53 Elton John A Single Man 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1978), Norway 4 - Nov 1978 (16 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1978), France (InfoDisc) 6 of 1978 (peak 2, 90 weeks), UK 8 - Nov 1978 (26 weeks), Billboard 15 - Nov 1978 (18 weeks), Sweden 26 - Nov 1978 (4 weeks), Italy 43 of 1979, US CashBox 83 of 1978, Xgau rating C (1978)
54 Bob Marley Babylon By Bus 1978 Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1981), France (InfoDisc) 10 of 1978 (peak 3, 86 weeks), Norway 15 - Dec 1978 (3 weeks), UK 40 - Dec 1978 (11 weeks), Italy 50 of 1979, Billboard 102 - Dec 1978 (16 weeks), Radio Caroline 207 (1978), WXPN 527 (1978), WTMD 602, Acclaimed 2950 (1978), RYM 27 of 1978, Xgau rating B- (1978)
55 Styx Pieces Of Eight 1978 US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1984), Billboard 6 - Sep 1978 (92 weeks) (8 weeks in top 10), US 70s 7 - Nov 1978 (2 months), Holland free40 9 of 1978, Sweden 30 - Sep 1978 (4 weeks), US BB 34 of 1978, US CashBox 37 of 1978, Fox101 92, RYM 71 of 1978, Xgau rating C- (1978)
56 Yes Tormato 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1978), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1978), UK 8 - Oct 1978 (11 weeks), Norway 9 - Oct 1978 (7 weeks), Billboard 10 - Oct 1978 (14 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), Sweden 18 - Oct 1978 (8 weeks), US BB 53 of 1978, Holland free40 74 of 1978, US CashBox 82 of 1978
57 Joe Walsh But Seriously Folks 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1978), Billboard 8 - Jun 1978 (27 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), UK 16 - Jun 1978 (17 weeks), Holland free40 22 of 1978, D.Marsh 23 of 1978, US CashBox 32 of 1978, US BB 32 of 1978, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1978), RYM 123 of 1978, Xgau rating C+ (1978)
58 Santana Inner Secrets 1978 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1978), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1979), Germany 11 - Dec 1978 (4 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 13 of 1978 (peak 3, 82 weeks), Sweden 14 - Nov 1978 (16 weeks), UK 17 - Nov 1978 (16 weeks), Norway 17 - Nov 1978 (5 weeks), Austria 19 - Dec 1978 (3 months), Billboard 27 - Nov 1978 (33 weeks), Italy 28 of 1978, Xgau rating C+ (1978)
59 Kraftwerk Die Mensch-Maschine 1978 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1982), UK 9 - May 1978 (13 weeks), Germany 12 - Sep 1978 (8 weeks), Austria 15 - Jun 1978 (3 months), Sweden 24 - May 1978 (10 weeks), Holland free40 46 of 1978, Italy 69 of 1978, Billboard 130 - May 1978 (9 weeks), Acclaimed 290 (1978), Radio Caroline 293 (1978), RYM 4 of 1978, Xgau rating B+ (1978)
60 Original Soundtrack Thank God It's Friday 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1978), Billboard 10 - May 1978 (27 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), Sweden 10 - Jul 1978 (18 weeks), UK 40 - May 1978 (5 weeks), US BB 40 of 1978, Italy 48 of 1978, France (InfoDisc) 58 of 1978 (peak 6, 52 weeks), US CashBox 63 of 1978, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Aug 1978)
61 Peaches & Herb 2 Hot! 1978 US 70s 1 - Mar 1979 (4 months), Billboard 2 - Nov 1978 (46 weeks) (13 weeks in top 10), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Mar 1979), US CashBox 11 of 1979, US BB 15 of 1979, D.Marsh 40 of 1978, Xgau rating B+ (1978)
62 David Bowie Stage 1978 New Zealand 1 for 2 - Dec 1978, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1978), UK 5 - Oct 1978 (10 weeks), Norway 18 - Nov 1978 (2 weeks), Sweden 29 - Oct 1978 (2 weeks), Billboard 44 - Oct 1978 (13 weeks), Italy 83 of 1978, Holland free40 98 of 1978, RYM 142 of 1978, Xgau rating B+ (1978)
63 Steve Miller Band Steve Miller Band's Greatest Hits 1974-1978 1978 US 13 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 2003), Canada Diamond (certified by CRIA in Aug 2003), US sales 13 M (according to RIAA), Billboard 18 - Dec 1978 (30 weeks), UK 58 - Oct 1998 (1 week), Worldwide 68 - 14 M, Xgau rating A- (1978)
64 AC/DC If You Want Blood You've Got It 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1990), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 2000), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1980), UK 13 - Oct 1978 (59 weeks), Holland free40 54 of 1978, Billboard 113 - Dec 1978 (14 weeks), Acclaimed 1095 (1978), RYM 39 of 1978
65 Manfred Mann's Earth Band Watch 1978 Norway 2 - Feb 1978 (30 weeks), Germany Platinum (certified by BMieV in 1981), Germany 3 - May 1978 (31 weeks), Sweden 9 - Feb 1978 (14 weeks), Austria 14 - Mar 1978 (5 months), Holland free40 26 of 1978, UK 33 - Jun 1978 (6 weeks), Billboard 83 - Mar 1978 (6 weeks), RYM 130 of 1978
66 Wings Wings Greatest 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1978), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Dec 1978), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1979), UK 5 - Dec 1978 (32 weeks), Norway 20 - Jan 1979 (1 week), Billboard 29 - Dec 1978 (18 weeks), Sweden 32 - Dec 1978 (4 weeks), Xgau rating B+ (1978)
67 AC/DC Powerage 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1990), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1991), Sweden 19 - Jun 1978 (22 weeks), UK 26 - May 1978 (9 weeks), Holland free40 47 of 1978, Billboard 133 - Jun 1978 (17 weeks), Radio Caroline 255 (1978), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1979), RYM 42 of 1978
68 Jean-Michel Jarre Equinoxe 1978 France (InfoDisc) 1 of 1971 (peak 1, 99 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1979), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1983), UK 11 - Dec 1978 (26 weeks), Austria 14 - Feb 1979 (1 month), Holland free40 58 of 1978, Billboard 126 - Feb 1979 (8 weeks), RYM 51 of 1978
69 Ted Nugent Double Live Gonzo! 1978 US 3 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1999), Billboard 13 - Feb 1978 (22 weeks), Sweden 24 - Feb 1978 (8 weeks), UK 47 - Mar 1978 (3 weeks), US CashBox 51 of 1978, US BB 72 of 1978, RYM 69 of 1978
70 Jethro Tull Heavy Horses 1978 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1978), Norway 13 - Apr 1978 (7 weeks), Austria 18 - May 1978 (4 months), Billboard 19 - Apr 1978 (17 weeks), UK 20 - Apr 1978 (10 weeks), Sweden 27 - Apr 1978 (4 weeks), Holland free40 79 of 1978, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1978), RYM 46 of 1978
71 The Isley Brothers Showdown 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1978), Billboard 4 - Apr 1978 (21 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US 70s 4 - Jun 1978 (1 month), US BB 38 of 1978, US CashBox 40 of 1978, UK 50 - Jun 1978 (1 week), Xgau rating B (1978)
72 Jefferson Starship Earth 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1978), US 70s 4 - Apr 1978 (3 months), Billboard 5 - Mar 1978 (34 weeks) (12 weeks in top 10), US BB 19 of 1978, US CashBox 23 of 1978, Holland free40 81 of 1978, Xgau rating C (1978)
73 The Jam All Mod Cons 1978 UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1979), BEA 5 of 1978, UK 6 - Nov 1978 (18 weeks), Channel4 60, German RS100 84, Holland free40 91 of 1978, Acclaimed 219 (1978), RYM 17 of 1978, Xgau rating B (1979)
74 Andrew Lloyd Webber Evita 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1986), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Nov 1982), Sweden 12 - Oct 1978 (20 weeks), Australia (Kent) 20 of 1977 (peak 6), UK 24 - Nov 1978 (18 weeks), Italy 77 of 1977, Billboard 105 - Aug 1980 (19 weeks)
75 Chuck Mangione Feels So Good 1978 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Nov 1984), Billboard 2 - Oct 1977 (88 weeks) (11 weeks in top 10), US 70s 2 - May 1978 (3 months), US BB 18 of 1978, US CashBox 21 of 1978
76 Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John's Greatest Hits 1978 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1984), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1983), Hong Kong Gold (certified by IFPI-HK in 1978), UK 8 - Jan 1978 (47 weeks), Billboard 13 - Nov 1977 (19 weeks), US BB 67 of 1978
77 David Gilmour David Gilmour 1978 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 2000), UK 17 - Jun 1978 (9 weeks), Sweden 21 - Jul 1978 (8 weeks), Billboard 29 - Jul 1978 (18 weeks), D.Marsh 31 of 1978, Holland free40 71 of 1978, France (InfoDisc) 77 of 1978 (peak 15, 40 weeks), RYM 125 of 1978
78 The Clash Give 'Em Enough Rope 1978 UK 2 - Nov 1978 (14 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1979), Holland free40 5 of 1978, Sweden 36 - Dec 1978 (4 weeks), Billboard 128 - Feb 1979 (10 weeks), Acclaimed 956 (1978), RYM 98 of 1978, KEXP 529, Xgau rating A (1978)
79 Johnny Mathis You Light Up My Life 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1978), UK 3 - Apr 1978 (19 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1978), Billboard 9 - Apr 1978 (24 weeks) (3 weeks in top 10), US BB 48 of 1978, US CashBox 52 of 1978
80 10CC Bloody Tourists 1978 UK 3 - Sep 1978 (15 weeks), Sweden 3 - Sep 1978 (18 weeks), Norway 4 - Sep 1978 (24 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Sep 1978), Germany 12 - Nov 1978 (8 weeks), Billboard 69 - Oct 1978 (17 weeks), Holland free40 73 of 1978
81 Atlanta Rhythm Section Champagne Jam 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1978), Billboard 7 - Apr 1978 (40 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), US 70s 10 - May 1978 (2 months), US CashBox 42 of 1978, US BB 43 of 1978, Holland free40 65 of 1978, Xgau rating C (1978)
82 Chicago Hot Streets 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Oct 1978), Norway 7 - Oct 1978 (7 weeks), Billboard 12 - Oct 1978 (29 weeks), Sweden 23 - Oct 1978 (6 weeks), US CashBox 54 of 1978, Holland free40 62 of 1978, US BB 66 of 1978
83 Brothers Johnson Blam!! 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1978), Billboard 7 - Aug 1978 (24 weeks) (5 weeks in top 10), US 70s 8 - Sep 1978 (1 month), US BB 42 of 1978, UK 48 - Aug 1978 (8 weeks), US CashBox 60 of 1978
84 Thin Lizzy Live & Dangerous 1978 UK 2 - Jun 1978 (63 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Mar 1979), Sweden 27 - Jul 1978 (6 weeks), Billboard 84 - Jul 1978 (15 weeks), Holland free40 100 of 1978, Acclaimed 340 (1978), RYM 8 of 1978
85 Manhattan Transfer Pastiche 1978 Sweden 1 - Feb 1978 (22 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1978), Norway 7 - Feb 1978 (9 weeks), UK 10 - Feb 1978 (34 weeks), Austria 22 - May 1978 (1 month), Billboard 66 - Feb 1978 (10 weeks)
86 Boz Scaggs Down Two Then Left 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1977), Billboard 11 - Dec 1977 (23 weeks), Australia (Kent) 13 of 1978 (peak 4), US BB 37 of 1978, US CashBox 50 of 1978, UK 55 - Dec 1977 (1 week), Xgau rating B (1978)
87 Blondie Plastic Letters 1978 UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Aug 1981), UK 10 - Mar 1978 (54 weeks), D.Marsh 16 of 1978, Sweden 33 - Mar 1978 (8 weeks), Holland free40 49 of 1978, Billboard 72 - Feb 1978 (17 weeks), RYM 105 of 1977, Xgau rating B+ (1977)
88 Heatwave Central Heating 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1978), Billboard 10 - Apr 1978 (26 weeks) (2 weeks in top 10), UK 26 - May 1978 (15 weeks), US CashBox 61 of 1978, US BB 61 of 1978, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1979), Xgau rating C- (1978)
89 Richard Pryor Wanted: Richard Pryor, Live in Concert 1978 Library of Congress artifact added 2016 (1978), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1979), D.Marsh 13 of 1978, Billboard 32 - Dec 1978 (20 weeks), RYM 117 of 1978, Xgau rating A- (1979)
90 Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel (Scratch) 1978 UK 10 - Jun 1978 (8 weeks), Holland free40 23 of 1978, D.Marsh 39 of 1978, Billboard 45 - Jul 1978 (10 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 56 of 1978 (peak 2, 52 weeks), Acclaimed 467 (1980), RYM 188 of 1978, Xgau rating B- (1978)
91 Jethro Tull Live, Bursting Out 1978 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1978), Austria 16 - Nov 1978 (2 months), UK 17 - Oct 1978 (8 weeks), Norway 20 - Nov 1978 (1 week), Billboard 21 - Oct 1978 (15 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1978), RYM 57 of 1978
92 Hot Chocolate Every 1's A Winner 1978 Austria 15 - May 1978 (3 months), Norway 16 - Apr 1978 (3 weeks), UK 30 - Apr 1978 (8 weeks), Sweden 30 - Apr 1978 (12 weeks), Billboard 31 - Jan 1979 (16 weeks), D.Marsh 34 of 1979, UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1978), Xgau rating B (1978)
93 Barbra Streisand Songbird 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1978), Billboard 12 - Jun 1978 (27 weeks), UK 48 - Jul 1978 (2 weeks), US BB 65 of 1978, US CashBox 70 of 1978, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1979)
94 Art Garfunkel Watermark 1978 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1978), Norway 11 - Mar 1978 (5 weeks), Billboard 19 - Feb 1978 (16 weeks), UK 25 - Mar 1978 (5 weeks), US CashBox 68 of 1978, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1978)
95 Emmylou Harris Quarter Moon In A Ten Cent Town 1978 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1988), Billboard 29 - Feb 1978 (18 weeks), Sweden 31 - Feb 1978 (2 weeks), UK 40 - Feb 1978 (5 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 45 of 1978 (peak 14, 56 weeks), Holland free40 59 of 1978, RYM 167 of 1978
96 Smokie The Montreux Album 1978 Germany 3 - Oct 1978 (16 weeks), Sweden 3 - Oct 1978 (16 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1978), Norway 5 - Oct 1978 (11 weeks), Austria 6 - Nov 1978 (5 months), UK 52 - Nov 1978 (2 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1978)
97 The Village People Macho Man 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1978), Australia (Kent) 14 of 1978 (peak 5), Billboard 24 - Mar 1978 (69 weeks), D.Marsh 28 of 1978, Sweden 37 - Apr 1978 (2 weeks), Xgau rating C (1978)
98 Shaun Cassidy Born Late 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1977), Billboard 6 - Nov 1977 (37 weeks) (4 weeks in top 10), US 70s 6 - Jan 1978 (1 month), US CashBox 36 of 1978, US BB 50 of 1978, Xgau rating C (1978)
99 Little River Band Sleeper Catcher 1978 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1979), Billboard 16 - Jun 1978 (61 weeks), Australia (Kent) 18 of 1978 (peak 4), Holland free40 68 of 1978, US CashBox 88 of 1978, Xgau rating C- (1978)
100 Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings Waylon & Willie 1978 US 2 X Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jan 1985), Billboard 12 - Feb 1978 (29 weeks), D.Marsh 27 of 1978, US BB 69 of 1978, US CashBox 92 of 1978, Xgau rating B+ (1978)

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19 Oct 2016

#2 - Grease - Original Soundtrack

This also made the Billboard charts - 1 - 77 weeks. Listed under 'Movie Soundtracks'.

Data fixed, thanks


11 Jun 2015

Double Listing - Saturday Night Fever

#1 (Bee Gees) & #54 (Original Soundtrack) are the same.

Most data fixed, the one exception is the UK chart entry which, looking back at the source data, says "Original Cast" rather than "Original Soundtrack", so our judgement is that is probably a different album ('Decca Broadway / 314 557 932-2' rather than 'RSO / 2658 123 ')

Thanks


21 Jan 2015

#2 - Grease - Original Soundtrack

This album is #300 on RIAA Songs Of the Century list. You ask which RIAA list. There's only one that I see. Google "RIAA songs of century". Several websites come up. All show (348) singles & (17) albums (clearly labeled). I'm not sure why there are albums on a "songs of the century" list, but there are. Your decision whether to use this or not.


12 Dec 2014

#2 - Grease - Original Soundtrack

This album is also on the RIAA List (#300).

Which RIAA list?


6 May 2012

Steve Miller

At "Steve Miller Band's Greatest Hits 1974-1978" is Diamond Certification in Canada written two times

You are right. We have two different sources for the CRIA certifications, one lists all certificates since 2001 and the other lists all albums that got Diamond. These two lists overlap (with sone records that reached Diamond after 2001).

We have now made one of the charts only those records that reached Diamond before 2001, so the results should be more consistent.

Thanks for pointing that out


8 Mar 2011

Willie Nelson - No. 2

Good day - I have one more request: "Stardust" by Willie Nelson was also stayed 30 weeks on New Zealandian Charts, peaking at No. 1 and holding this position for 6 weeks... Please put it there too...

Thank you, regards, Allan Pour

"Stardust" by Willie Nelson is already in the 1978 list (number 41 in the 1.10.001 data)