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THE GOLDEN YEARS

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Indulge in a little nostalgia. Rewind to 1977 and relive the music and events that defined the year.

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Highlights 1978

Grease is the word - both at the cinema and in the charts... John Travolta And Olivia Newton-John have two of the biggest hits of all-time... Boney M’s Rivers Of Babylon almost eclipses Mull Of Kintyre as the biggest-ever selling single... Rap Trap is the first new wave No. 1... and Bee Gees songs (as artists and writers) are heard everywhere...

Biggest Chart Single

Boney M Rivers of Babylon Biggest Chart Hit 1978

RIVERS OF BABYLON
Boney M

Boney M’s first No. 1 is the second biggest chart single of the Golden Years (1977-85), spending 19 weeks in the Top 10 and half a year in the Top 40. See Biggest Chart Singles

Biggest Chart Act

Boney M Biggest Chart Act 1978

BONEY M

The German-based group also had a Christmas No. 1 and a No. 2 hit, making the quartet the chart champions of 1978 and the fifth most successful act of the Golden Years. See Biggest Chart Artists

NME Song of the Year

The Buzzcocks Ever fallen In Love NME Song of the Year 1978

EVER FALLEN IN LOVE
The Buzzcocks

A new wave gem, the song title was inspired by a line of dialogue from the movie Guys and Dolls, while the group's name was taken from a magazine headline. See WOW’s Top Singles for 1978

Ivor Novello for Best Pop Song

Baker Street won the Ivor Novello for Best Pop Song 1978

BAKER STREET
Gerry Rafferty

Gerry Rafferty’s masterpiece, with its saxophone riff still echoing from the 1970s, is a timeless pop classic. See WOW’s Top Singles for 1978

WOW's Top Single of 1978

The Jam Down In The Tube Station At Midnight Wow's Top Single of the Year 1978

DOWN IN THE TUBE STATION AT MIDNIGHT
The Jam

Paul Weller moved to another level in his song writing with this disturbing narrative about thugs beating up a guy at a tube station. See WOW’s Top Singles for 1978

Most Played Song on the Radio

The Bee Gees Night Fever was the Most Played Song on the Radio 1978

NIGHT FEVER
The Bee Gees

The Bee Gees continued their domination of the airwaves. Night Fever was the fourth biggest chart hit of the year. Biggest Chart Singles
The disc received the Ivor Novello award for most performed song of 1978

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