Global Charts
National Charts
 

Global Single Chart
40 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to November 11, 1978
compiled and provided by

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week 7
Summer Nights - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
RSO - 5 weeks at No.1
5 / 9
week 3
MacArthur Park - Donna Summer
Casablanca
4 / 4
week 5
Rasputin - Boney M.
Hansa / Atlantic
3 / 2
week 24
You're The One That I Want - John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
RSO
2 / 3
week 9
Kiss You All Over - Exile
Curb / RAK
8 / -
week 2
You Needed Me - Anne Murray
Capitol
7 / 7
week 6
Love Is In The Air - John Paul Young
Scotti Brothers / Ariola
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Harvest
6 / 8
week 4
Hot Child In The City - Nick Gilder
Chrysalis
10 / 6
week 14
Grease - Frankie Valli
RSO
 

"Summer Nights" by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
replaced the duo's former legendary no.1 smash atop the Global Chart. It held the top position for five weeks. The song's genesis stems from a summertime love affair between Danny and Sandy in the movie 'Grease', which had ended upon Sandy's revelation that she was moving back to Australia with her family. However, Sndy soon learns that her family is staying in the United States and subsequently enrolls at Rydell High School, where Danny is also a student. "Summer Nights" reached no.5 in the United States and spent seven weeks at no.1 in United Kingdom.

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