Ruby Wedding 40th Anniversary gift ~ Hit Music of 1978 CD and Greeting Card

Hit Music of 1978 - The Classic Years CDCard Gift Card

Anyone celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary also known as their Ruby Wedding in 2018 will appreciate this great gift idea as this unique bi-fold greeting gift card includes a CD with hit music of 1978 and is covered with images and memories from the year 1978.

The greeting card includes a CD full of original hits from 1978 plus it also includes a code to download all these music tracks to you computer. Especially relevant are all the tracks are recordings by the original artists of the time and are sure to bring the memories flooding back, as music does so well, to the lucky recipients.

The Classic Years Music of 1978 CD Track List

  1. Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky
  2. Bob Dylan – Baby Stop Crying
  3. Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper
  4. The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet
  5. Santana – Well All Right
  6. The Patti Smith Group – Because The Night
  7. Heatwave – Always And Forever
  8. REO Speedwagon – Roll With The Changes
  9. Justin Hayward – Forever Autumn
  10. Elivs Presley – Don’t Be Cruel
  11. Japan – Suburban Berlin
  12. Gladys Knight & The Pips – Come Back And Finish What You Started
  13. Dan Hartman – Instant Replay
  14. Kansas – Carry On Wayward Son
  15. Earth, Wind & Fire – September
  16. Journey – Wheel In The Sky
  17. Cheap Trick – Surrender
  18. Peter Skellern – Love Is The Sweetest Thing
  19. Bill Withers – Lovely Day
  20. The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie.

The inside of the greeting card has a page with interesting facts from and about the year 1978 with a blank page for you to add your own message.

Furthermore the CDCard is supplied with it’s own white envelope for either onward posting (UK normal letter stamp size) or presenting to the recipient directly.

Card size: 14cm wide by 21cm high.

Check out our blog post titled Celebrating 40 years of marriage in 2018 with music for an in-depth look at the music on the CD including the chart positions, snippets of information about the artists plus other suggestions for music to celebrate their Ruby Wedding.

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40 years of marriage in 2018 Celebrating with Music

40 years of marriage in 2018 - music from 1978Many parties are thrown to celebrate a Ruby Wedding Anniversary whether they are formal, informal or just slung together we can help with the right music to celebrate 40 years of marriage in 2018.

Get our CD gift greeting card for 1978 which has a CD  inside with a multitude of top hits from the year they were married with many love songs that will bring the memories of the year they married flooding back.

The complete playlist is as follows with a brief synopsis as well to help you.

  1. Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky ~ Released 28th January 1978 it reached it’s highest chart position of No. 6 in the week ending 25th Feb 1978 remaining on the chart for 12 weeks in total.
  2. Bob Dylan – Baby Stop Crying ~ Recorded in April 1978 and got to number 13 in the official top forty in the weekending 2nd September 1978.
  3. Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper ~ Reached number 16 in the week ending 8th July 1978.
  4. The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet ~ The band’s most successful song by this English rock band, recorded in April 1978. This song is recognised as one of the great rock tracks appearing in various lists including John Peel’s Festive Fifty and Q’s 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.
  5. Santana – Well All Right ~ A cover of Buddy Holly’s 1958 B-side song “Well… All Right” Santana recorded this during the summer of 1978 and appeared on this transitional “inner Secrets” album.
  6. The Patti Smith Group – Because The Night ~ This classic rock love song was penned by Bruce Springsteen although he never released it, Patti Smith polished it off and this was possibly their best known  hit. This reached number 5 on the top 40 in the week ending 27th May 1978 spending 9 weeks in the charts. NME included it in their Top 150 Singles of All time chart.
  7. Heatwave – Always And Forever ~ Reached its highest chart position in this year at number 9 in the week ending 16th December 1978, during the year it was in the top forty for 8 weeks.
  8. REO Speedwagon – Roll With The Changes
  9. Justin Hayward – Forever Autumn ~ An absolute seminal track for the astounding War of the Worlds album. Reached number 5 in the top forty in the week ending 26th August 1978. The single spent 11 weeks in the charts this time round.
  10.  Elvis Presley – Don’t Be Cruel ~ Originally recorded in July 1956 this was re-released to coincide with the anniversary of his death the year earlier. It only reached number 23 in the week ending 29th July 1978.
  11. Japan – Suburban Berlin
  12. Gladys Knight & The Pips – Come Back And Finish What You Started
  13. Dan Hartman – Instant Replay ~ A classic disco track, it reached its highest chart position of number 8 in the week ending 2nd December 1978 spending a total of 10 weeks in the charts this year.
  14. Kansas – Carry On Wayward Son ~ a classic prog rock track of the time, it’s highest chart position was only number 51 however it remained on the charts for an impressive amount of time.
  15. Earth, Wind & Fire – September ~ Another barnstormer from the American funk band, peaked at number 3 in the top forty single’s chart, it made it’s chart entry in the week ending 16th December 1978.
  16. Journey – Wheel In The Sky ~ This has got to be known as one of those classic filler tracks.
  17. Cheap Trick – Surrender ~ Cheap trick did not have great success with this in the UK however this reached N0. % in the Belgium top forty, which for an American Rock band was unusual.
  18. Peter Skellern – Love Is The Sweetest Thing ~ This song was written in 1932 however Peter Skellern had a chart hit with his version in 1978, it won the Music Trades Association award for best middle of the road song in this year.
  19. Bill Withers – Lovely Day ~ This song has had many lives however this is the original recording and sung by the writer who co-wrote it with Skip Scarborough. It reached number 7 in the week ending 11th February 1978 remaining on the charts for 8 weeks.
  20. The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie. ~ A classic Jacksons’ track It peaked at number 8 on the top forty in the week ending 4th November 1978 spending a total of 8 weeks in the top 40.

You could complement this with the number one for the week they got married (check what song here http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/1978/) or if you want a longer playlist then how about a montage of number ones from their anniversary for every year since they wed.

The summer smash hit film of 1978 was Grease and the year was dominated by songs from the film. ‘You’re the one that I want’ by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John was number one for 9 weeks and remained in the top 40 for 20 weeks. At the same time this was in the top 40 it also had a parody of the song sung by Hylda Baker and Arthur Mullard in the charts. If you watch the video for this song remember you can’t unsee it!