#1 – Gerry Rafferty – “Baker Street” – (1978)

Just you listen to that wailing saxophone. Scot Gerry Rafferty was part of Stealers Wheel in the early 1970s before venturing out on his own and recording smash hits like this. Somehow, this song never hit #1 in the U.S., but did stick at #2 for six weeks. I don’t know what else to say about this song… that saxophone (played by Raphael Ravenscroft) – not to mention Rafferty’s guitar solo – just sails this song over everything else from 1978. We’ll be back with 1977 in January.

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