WABC MusicRadio 77 Weekly Survey 14 March 1978

Courtesy of the WABC Musicradio 77 Internet Web Site

Survey collected and contributed by Ken Williamson
Additional detail provided by Tom Natoli
For more information contact Allan Sniffen

 TW                                                             LW
  1. Stayin' Alive - The Bee Gees (RSO)            *7 weeks #1*  1
  2. Night Fever - The Bee Gees (RSO)                            3
  3. Emotion - Samantha Sang (Private Stock)                     5
  4. (Love Is) Thicker Than Water - Andy Gibb (RSO)              2
  5. Sometimes When We Touch - Dan Hill (20th Century)           4
  6. Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel (Columbia)                6
  7. Can't Smile Without You - Barry Manilow (Arista)            8
  8. Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton (RSO)                         9
  9. How Deep Is Your Love - The Bee Gees (RSO)                 --
 10. Jack and Jill - Raydio (Arista)                            19
 11. Peg - Steely Dan (ABC)                                     13
 12. What's Your Name - Lynyrd Skynyrd (MCA)                    14
 13. Theme from Close Encounters - Meco (Millennium)            12
 14. Our Love - Natalie Cole (Capitol)                          22
 16. Baby Come Back - Player (RSO)                              11
 19. (What a) Wonderful World -                                   
        Art Garfunkel with James Taylor & Paul Simon (Columbia) 24
 24. I Go Crazy - Paul Davis (Bang)                             28
 25. If I Can't Have You - Yvonne Elliman (RSO)                 --
 28. The Way You Do the Things You Do - Rita Coolidge (A&M)     31
 30. Thunder Island - Jay Ferguson (Asylum)                     32
 31. Ebony Eyes - Bob Welch (Capitol)                           --
 HP  Falling - Leblanc & Carr (Big Tree)                        --  
     Here You Come Again - Dolly Parton (RCA)                     
     You're In My Heart - Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)           
     Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah) -               
                                                Chic (Atlantic)   
     We Are the Champions - Queen (Elektra)                       
                            Album Cuts:                           
     More Than a Woman - The Bee Gees (RSO)                       
     Disco Inferno - The Trammps (RSO)
     Movin' Out (Anthony's Song) - Billy Joel (Columbia) 
     Running On Empty - Jackson Browne (Asylum)                              
     We Will Rock You - Queen (Elektra)                          
                        THE TOP TEN ALBUMS:                       
     Saturday Night Fever - Original Movie Soundtrack (RSO)       
     The Stranger - Billy Joel (Columbia)                         
     Even Now - Barry Manilow (Arista)                            
     Aja - Steely Dan (ABC)                                       
     Running On Empty - Jackson Browne (Asylum)                   
     Slowhand - Eric Clapton (RSO)                                
     The Grand Illusion - Styx (A&M)                              
     Foot Loose and Fancy Free - Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)    
     Longer Fuse - Dan Hill (20th Century)                        
     News of the World - Queen (Elektra)                          

  SPECIAL NOTES:  "Baby Come Back" by Player was added to the 
  permanent (gold) library this week, and was not played as part of 
  the current rotation, even though it was #16 on the playlist.
  The #16 is obtained from next week's printed list, as the song
  re-enters the top 14. 

  "Short People" by Randy Newman is not added to the permanent (gold)
  library, even though it qualifies after 11 weeks on the survey.
  It is never aired on WABC again, as it is also omitted from the 
  year-end Top 77 of 1978. Many people didn't get Newman's
  tongue-in-cheek humor, as the song is actually making fun of people 
  who are short-tempered and small-minded. 

  "How Deep Is Your Love" by the Bee Gees jumps back into the top 14
  this week. Unfortunately, unlike "Baby Come Back", the LW position
  on the printed list has "--" so we don't know what number it was
  last week, when it was played and listed as new gold. 


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