How well do you know the hit songs of 1978?

Do you recall these Seventies smashes?

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In 1978, disco was reaching its cultural peak. What started as a haven for marginalized, underrepresented club-goers was quickly commercialized and commodified by the masses. It's a tale as old as time, but at least this one left us with some serious jams.

In '78, we had Jimmy Carter and the Star Wars Holiday Special. Bob Newhart and Carol Burnett both saw their shows come to an end, as did Scooby-Doo. We did, however, get Mork and Mindy, Fantasy Island, and Taxi. The times, they were, it seems, a-changin'.

Maybe you witnessed it all firsthand, or maybe you caught up in the history books. Whether this brings great memories or fills in cultural blindspots, we hope you have fun with this quiz. Find out how well you can recall these hit songs that charted in 1978. Make sure to share your score in the comments!

The questions and answers here are pulled from the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1978, but hey, no peeking! 

  1. The Billboard Hot 100 #1 song of the year belonged to "Shadow Dancing," a solo cut from which Gibb brother?
  2. Speaking of the Gibb brothers, "Stayin' Alive" hit #1 for four weeks in February. What was that single's B-Side?
  3. Kasey Cisyk's "You Light Up My Life" was re-recorded by which singer, scoring a #1 hit in '78?
  4. "Miss You" by the Rolling Stones was released in '78. Drummer Charlie Watts cited the sounds of which city as an influence to the song's four-on-the-floor sound?
  5. "Baby Come Back" was a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 for which musical act?
  6. Which 1978 Olivia Newton-John single was NOT a part of the Grease soundtrack?
  7. Speaking of Grease, Frankie Vallie had a hit with the soundtrack's title track. Who wrote the song "Grease?"
  8. Finish these Steely Dan lyrics: "They call Alabama the Crimson Tide. Call me..."
  9. Which song was the most commercially successful (in the United States) off the Wings album "London Town?"
  10. Chic's "Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)" featured backing vocals from which of the following singers?
  11. According to the Randy Newman song that reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, who has "no reason?"
  12. Gerry Rafferty scored a #2 hit with which geographically inclined tune?
  13. Which "Bat Out of Hell" single charted the highest on the Billboard Top 100?

How well do you know the hit songs of 1978?

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