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Framed Birthday Number One Records from 1978
Find out what was top of the UK charts in 1978 in the list below.
We'll find and frame an original copy of the vinyl record or sheet music, with your own personal message printed and mounted beneath.
It's the perfect birthday gift idea for music lovers. From £79 including delivery.
No.1 from:
Song title & artist:
November 27th 1977
Mull of Kintyre
Wings
Number One for 9 weeks
January 29th 1978
Up Town Top Ranking
Althea and Donna
Number One for 1 week
February 5th 1978
Figaro
Brotherhood of Man
Number One for 1 week
February 12th 1978
Take a Chance on Me
Abba
Number One for 3 weeks
March 5th 1978
Wuthering Heights
Kate Bush
Number One for 4 weeks
April 2nd 1978
Matchstalk Men & Matchstalk Cats & Dogs (Lowry's Song)
Brian & Michael
Number One for 3 weeks
April 23rd 1978
Night Fever
Bee Gees
Number One for 2 weeks
May 7th 1978
Rivers of Babylon
Boney M
Number One for 5 weeks
June 11th 1978
You're the One That I Want
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
Number One for 9 weeks
August 13th 1978
Three Times a Lady
Commodores
Number One for 5 weeks
September 17th 1978
Dreadlock Holiday
10 CC
Number One for 1 week
September 24th 1978
Summer Nights
John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John & Cast
Number One for 7 weeks
November 12th 1978
Rat Trap
The Boomtown Rats
Number One for 2 weeks
November 26th 1978
Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?
Rod Stewart
Number One for 1 week
December 3rd 1978
Mary's Boy Child
Boney M
Number One for 4 weeks
December 31st 1978
Y.M.C.A.
The Village People
Number One for 3 weeks
See Number One songs for a different year
The charts we use from November 1952 onwards are compiled by the Official Charts Company which produces the UK Singles Chart for the music industry, including the BBC. Their information can differ from that shown in reference guides such as The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles (now The Virgin Book of British Hit Singles). We explain this more fully here and you can find even more detail on the history of the charts on the Official Charts Company website.

The official UK pop charts based on record sales did not start until 14th November 1952. For earlier dates than this, we have used the weekly pop chart based on the sales of sheet music, which was published by Melody Maker and broadcast by Radio Luxembourg from May 1947. (Sheet music outsold records in the United Kingdom until the early 1950s.)