Top Ten Tuesday: KENO (1460 AM Las Vegas, NV), 12/5/78

KENO in Las Vegas was that city’s first successful radio station. From the 1950’s to the 1980’s they were a Top 40 station, and are now a Spanish-language sports station. Here’s their Top Ten from December 5, 1978. Once again, very little disco…

# Song/Artist Comments
10 Champagne Jam
Atlanta Rhythm Section
Title track from ARS’s 1978 album. It was the third single from the album. Couldn’t find any national chart information.
9 Le Freak
Chic
Chic’s third single, it reached #1 on the Hot 100 and R&B chart and was a Top Ten single in most of the rest of the world.
8 Time Passages
Al Stewart
Title track from Al’s 1978 album and the album’s first single. Reached #1 on the US and Canadian Adult Contemporary chart.
7 How Much I Feel
Ambrosia
Lead single from Ambrosia’s third album, 1978′ Life Beyond L.A. It reached #3 on the Hot 100, #2 on the Cash Box chart, and #2 in Canada.
6 I Just Wanna Stop
Gino Vannelli
From 1978’s Brother To Brother, his sixth and most successful album as well as his last for A&M records. Reached #4 on the Hot 100, #2 on the Cash Box chart, and #1 in Canada. Still popular on Smooth Jazz stations.
5 Lights
Journey
A song by Steve Perry and Neal Schon, from their 1977 album Infinity. Was originally a minor hit, reaching #68, but over time has become one of their best-known songs.
4 Straight On
Heart
First single from Heart’s 1978 release Dog & Butterfly. Peaked at #15 in the US and #14 in Canada. The song has been part of Heart’s setlist since it was released.
3 Don’t Want To Live Without It
Pablo Cruise
Follow-up to “Love Will Find A Way,” also from their 1978 album Worlds Away. Reached #21 in the US and #10 in Canada.
2 (Our Love) Don’t Throw It All Away
Andy Gibb
Andy’s big brother Barry wrote this with Blue Weaver. It was originally part of the soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever, but wasn’t released until 1979 on their album Bee Gees Greatest. It was Andy’s third single from his Shadow Dancing album, and reached #9 on the Hot 100, #7 on the Cash Box chart, and #8 in Canada.
1 Hold The Line
Toto
Toto’s first single from their eponymous début album, it reached #5 in the US and Canada, and #14 in the UK.

And that’s Top Ten Tuesday for December 1, 21020.

13 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: KENO (1460 AM Las Vegas, NV), 12/5/78

  1. This is another great list. I am always amazed at how many different songs you remember and pick. I know all these songs but would never even begin to know how to remember to pick them.

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  2. Wow – I haven’t heard “Time Passages” in ages.

    I think “very little disco” could have inspired a set of call letters, John KVLD or WVLD would have both been popular with me.

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    1. I checked: KVLD is a “K-Love” station (religious broadcaster) out of Norfolk, Nebraska (Johnny Carson’s hometown), and WVLD is “Rock 106.9” out of Valdosta, Georgia. Back when disco was a thing, though, either one would work…

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