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Billboard Top Hits: 1978
Various Artists
Billboard Top Hits: 1978
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Billboard Top Hits: 1978
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Original Release Date: 4/23/1991
Release Date: 4/23/1991
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, By Decade, 1970s, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 081227067328, 081227067328

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Oldies but goodies you're not sick of the second time around
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 02/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"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.