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This week in music: 1978 Rolling Stones last #1

Updated: Aug. 6, 2018 at 6:01 AM CDT
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(KFVS) - Let's check out the music scene from the summer of 1978.

Forty years ago, these were the songs topping Billboard's Hot 100 Chart.  At number five was The Bee Gees baby brother Andy Gibb with Shadow Dancing.  The song was coming off a seven week stay at number one and Billboard ranked it as the number one song of the year.

The queen of disco was in the number four spot.  Last Dance by Donna Summer was from the movie Thank God It's Friday.  Summer appeared in the movie as an aspiring singer who hits it big after she performs the song at a disco.

Grease was the word of the summer in '78.  Frankie Valli was at number three with the title song from the movie Grease.   The song was written by Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees and was the second straight chart topper from the movie following You're The One That I Want by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

Checking in at number two was The Commodores with Three Times a Lady.  It would go on to become the group's first number one single.   Lionel Richie was inspired to write the song after a comment his father made about his mother--as she was Once, Twice, Three Times a Lady.

And The Rolling Stones hadn't topped the charts since Angie in 1973.  But this week in '78 The Stones were back at number one with Miss You.  It was the band's 8th and final number one single in the U.S.   The original recording of Miss You was nearly 9 minutes long.   It was cut to nearly 5 minutes for the album Some Girls.   It was further edited, cut down to 3-and-a-half minutes for the single.

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