THE iNFOMAN 1978 SINGLES OF THE YEAR
(compiled 1986, expanded 2003)

  1. Magazine - Shot by both sides

  1. Blondie - (I'm always touched by your) Presence dear

  2. XTC - Statue of Liberty

  3. Dire Straits - Sultans of swing

  4. Buzzcocks - Ever fallen in love (with someone you shouldn't've?)

  5. Magazine - Touch and go

  6. Flying Lizards - Summertime blues (cover of Eddie Cochran)

  7. Kleenex - Ain't you

  8. Bunny Wailer - Roots, radics, rockers and reggae

  9. Ramones - Don't come close

  10. Blondie - Picture this

  11. Mink DeVille - Just your friend

  12. X-Ray Spex - The day the world turned day-glo

  13. Joni Mitchell - Off night back street

  14. Blondie - Hanging on the telephone

  15. The Jam - David Watts (cover of the Kinks)

  16. Lene Lovich - I think we're alone now (cover of Tommy James and the Shondells)

  17. The Stranglers - Walk on by (cover of Dionne Warwick)

  18. The Only Ones - Another girl, another planet

  19. The Rezillos - Destination Venus

  20. Dr Alimantado - Born for a purpose

  21. Blondie - Denis (cover of Randy and the Rainbows)

  22. The Jam - Down at the tube station at midnight

  23. Undertones - Teenage kicks

  24. Buzzcocks - Everybody's happy nowadays

  25. Gladiators - Pocket money/Evil doers

  26. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Hong Kong garden

  27. Joe Ely - Boxcars

  28. Buzzcocks - Promises

  29. Penetration - Don't dictate

  30. Bob Marley and the Wailers - Is this love


  1. The Rezillos - Top Of The Pops

  2. Penetration - Firing squad

  3. Amii Stewart - Knock on wood (cover of Eddie Floyd)

  4. The Motors - Be what you gotta be

  5. Rolling Stones - Miss you

  6. Eno - King's lead hat

  7. Lora Logic - Aerosol burns

  8. Althea and Donna - Uptown top ranking

  9. Stiff Little Fingers - Suspect device

  10. Stiff Little Fingers - Alternative Ulster

  11. Soft Boys - (I want to be an) Anglepoise lamp

  12. Buzzcocks - What do I get?

  13. John Martyn - Dancing

  14. Joan Armatrading - Show some emotion

  15. Bruce Springsteen - Badlands

  16. Robert Gordon and Link Wray - Fire

  17. Bob Marley and the Wailers - Satisfy my soul

  18. Annette Peacock - Don't be cruel (cover of Elvis Presley)

  19. Robert Gordon and Link Wray - The way I walk (cover of Jack Scott)

 

        Bubbling under:

  1. The Motors - Sensation

  2. Television - Fox hole

  3. Roy Harper - When an old cricketer leaves the crease

  4. Ian Dury and the Blockheads - What a waste

  5. Joe Ely - Fingernails

  6. Nick Lowe - I love the sound of breaking glass

  7. Poet and the Roots - All wi doin' is defendin'

  8. Motors - Forget about you

  9. Paul Jones - Pretty vacant/Sheena is a punk rocker

  10. Bryan Ferry - Sign of the times

This page was last updated on 25 January, 2004

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