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Billboard Top Hits: 1978

4.6 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. We Are The Champions - Queen
  2. Hot Child In The City - Nick Gilder
  3. It's A Heartache - Bonnie Tyler
  4. Take A Chance On Me - Abba
  5. Baby Come Back - Player
  6. Reminiscing - Little River Band
  7. Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
  8. If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman
  9. Kiss You All Over - Exile
  10. I Go Crazy - Paul Davis


Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 23, 1991)
  • Original Release Date: April 23, 1991
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B0000032K8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,464 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Matthew G. Sherwin HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 7, 2008
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Billboard Top Hits: 1978 has ten great pop hits from 1978 that bring back many good memories for me. These tunes are presented here in excellent sound; and newcomers to this genre of music should consider this as a great starter CD.

Queen starts it off big with "We Are The Champions." Freddy Mercury sings this perfectly and when the rest of Queen kicks in "We Are The Champions" is clearly a classic. This song is still sometimes played at sporting events even these days. "We Are The Champions" has great guitar work and Freddy Mercury sings this without a flaw--it's THAT good. Great!

"Hot Child In The City" definitely has that late `70s pop flavor to it; and they sing this very well. The drums, percussion and electric guitars work very well and they never miss a note. Listen also for Abba doing their smash hit entitled "Take A Chance On Me." "Take A Chance On Me" sounds somewhat more like pop mixed with a disco twist but make no mistake--it sounds great and "Take A Chance On Me" is definitely one of Abba's greatest songs ever.

Player does their very famous "Baby Come Back" which features great harmonizing and electric guitar; and Eric Clapton scores big with his "Lay Down Sally." "Lay Down Sally" has a great beat and the guitar couldn't be better. Eric's voice is in excellent form and he sings this with passion, heart and soul--awesome!

Yvonne Elliman's pop hit "If I Can't Have You" does indeed have a distinct disco feel to it. "If I Can't Have You" is a highlight of this album. Listen also for Exile on "Kiss You All Over." "Kiss You All Over" celebrates the joys and happiness that comes with love and it's a strong number on this album.

Overall, this CD has some pretty fine tunes from 1978. I highly recommend this CD.
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Great CD with some of the best songs from my younger days. I purchased this CD so my son could hear some of the songs I was listening to when I was his age. It brought back some good memories. My son liked some of the songs too. Really brings back the memories. I would recommend it to anyone who grew up in the 70's and 80's.
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The tunes work together to make a nice package.

Here is the peak position for each of the tunes on the Billboard Top Pop Singles charts during 1978:

1. We Are the Champions - Queen - Number 4
2. Hot Child in the City - Nick Gilder - Number 1
3. It's a Heartache - Bonnie Tyler - Number 3
4. Take a Chance on Me - Abba - Number 3
5. Baby Come Back - Player - Number 1
6. Reminiscing - Little River Band - Number 3
7. Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton - Number 3
8. If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman - Number 1
9. Kiss You All Over - Exile - Number 1
10. I Go Crazy - Paul Davis - Number 7

I did note a few minor tics on the tracks which I can remove with software after ripping. Most people probably would not notice these. I do a little deejay work and I've gotten picky.
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How can Mr. Bernabo not remember four of the songs on this compilation? If you had the radio on much during this era, you heard them all! I must admit that I didn't quite care for "Hot Child in the City", and "Lay Down Sally" got burnt out from too much airplay back then, but all the rest are treasures! "Baby Come Back" and "I Go Crazy" stll give me a pang in my heart just like they did back in those jr.high days when a lot of time was spent at the roller rink! "We Are the Champions" deserved to be the opener as this was probably the biggest classic from this time. I'm glad to see "Reminiscing" on here too. Definitely a song "reminiscent" of this year. I'm sure some good ones were left off this collection but I can't really think of what they'd be without seeing a list of hits from this year. One song that comes to mind is "On and On" by Stephen Bishop. Anyone remember that song? That was a much-played song when I was in 8th grade. I guess it may have been released in 1977 but was still being played in 1978. Anyway, I think this collection is a good representation of what was on the radio that year and if they bring back happy memories for you, you'll think it well worth the (...).
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Bought this for my dad because he used to have this CD when I was younger and would play it on the way to school. He absolutely loves the songs and was so happy that I got it for him.
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I purchased this CD so my daughter could hear some of the songs I was listening to when I was her age. It brought back some good memories. My daughter liked some of the songs too.
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Great CD with some of the best songs from my younger days. Really brings back the memories. I would recommend it to anyone who grew up in the 70's and 80's.
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I wanted a replacement for the one i had. The other one, one the songs would skip. Therefore, i just wanted another one.
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