Billboard Top 10
 
1. We Are The Champions - Queen
2. Hot Child In The City - Nick Gilder
3. It’s A Heartache - Bonnie Tyler
4. Take A Chance On Me - Abba
5. Baby Come Back - Player
6. Reminiscing - Little River Band
7. Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
8. If I Can’t Have You - Yvonne Elliman
9. Kiss You All Over – Exile
10. I Go Crazy – Paul Davis
 
Top Albums
 
52nd Street - Billy Joel 
Don't Look Back - Boston 
Grease - Sound Track 
Live and More - Donna Summer 
Saturday Night Fever - Sound Track 
Some Girls - Rolling Stones 
 
Grammy Awards
 
Album of the Year: 
Saturday Night Fever 
   
Best New Artist:  
A Taste of Honey 
   
Best Pop Duo or Group: 
Saturday Night Fever, Bee Gees 
   
Best Pop Female Vocal: 
“You Needed Me,” Anne Murray 
   
Best Pop Male Vocal: 
“Copacabana” (At the Copa), Barry Manilow 
   
Record of the Year: 
“Just the Way You Are,” Billy Joel 
   
Song of the Year: 
“Just the Way You Are,” Billy Joel, songwriter 
   
 
Top Movie Money Makers
 
Grease 
$181,484,409 
Animal House 
$141,600,000 
Superman 
$134,218,018 
Jaws 2  
$102,922,376 
Halloween  
$47,000,000 
 
Americas Top 10 TV Favorites
 
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Laverne and Shirley 
   
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Three's Company 
   
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Mork and Mindy 
   
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Happy Days 
   
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The Ropers 
   
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What's Happening!! 
   
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Alice
   
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M*A*S*H 
   
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All in the Family 
   
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Taxi 
 
 
 
Economy
 
President: 
James Earl Carter, Jr. 
Vice President: 
Walter F. Mondale 
Population: 
222,584,545 
Life expectancy: 
73.5 years 
Dow-Jones 
 
High: 
893 
Low: 
807 
Federal spending: 
$458.75 billion 
Federal debt: 
$776.6 billion 
Inflation: 
12.4% 
Consumer Price Index: 
65.2 
Unemployment: 
7.1% 
 
Prices
 
Cost of a new home: 
$62,500.00 
Median Household Income: 
$15,064.00 
Cost of a first-class stamp: 
$0.13 ($0.15 as of 5/29/78) 
Cost of a gallon of regular gas: 
$0.63 
Cost of a dozen eggs: 
$0.82 
Cost of a gallon of Milk: 
$1.71 
 
Sports
Football
 
Superbowl 
XIII 
Pittsburgh 
35 
DALLAS 
31 
 
Basketball
 
NBA Championship - Washington Bullets
 
Baseball
World Series Winner:  NY Yankees