20 Knockouts From 1978 – The Year A Female Songstress Topped The UK Singles Chart For The First Time Ever

Going back in time

30 May 2023

1978 was a new-punk-wave year of alternative razzmatazz, sonic turmoil and timeless killer tracks by Buzzcocks, The Clash, Siouxsie and The Banshees Blondie, PIL, Talking Heads and many more.

It was also the first year ever that a female singer-songwriter topped the UK Singles Chart with a self-written song. It was the then 20-year-old wayward artist Kate Bush who did it with her debut single Wuthering Heights in January 1978.

And here Turn Up The Volume‘s 20 Knockouts from 1978 list.

Ooops, 1978 was also the year of Grease and Superman.