Songs from the Year 1979

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This page lists the top songs of 1979 in the source charts. The way that the various charts are combined to reach this final list is described on the in the site generation page. A list of the hit albums of 1979 is also available.. This list has also been compared to the results for North America and Europe. There is also a set of monthly tables showing the various number ones on any date during 1979. A list of the most distinctive songs of 1979 (that is the hits that only charted in one place) has been calculated.

The top ten song artists of 1979 were:

1:Blondie2:Donna Summer3:Chic4:Abba5:Earth, Wind & Fire
6:The Police7:Bee Gees8:Gloria Gaynor9:The Knack10:Supertramp
# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Blondie Heart of Glass 1979 UK 1 - Jan 1979 (12 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Feb 1979 (21 weeks), Record World 1 - 1979, Canada 1 - Mar 1979 (15 weeks), Austria 1 - Mar 1979 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Feb 1979 (14 weeks), Germany 1 - Feb 1979 (5 months), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1979, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1979, RIANZ 1 - Mar 1979 (24 weeks), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Apr 1979, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1979, Springbok 2 - Mar 1979 (18 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in Feb 1979), Sweden (alt) 3 - Mar 1979 (24 weeks), France (SNEP) 3 - Dec 1978 (4 months), France 3 - Feb 1979 (5 weeks), Australia 3 of 1979, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1979), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1979), Holland 5 - Feb 1979 (8 weeks), Norway 5 - Mar 1979 (8 weeks), Belgium 5 - Mar 1979 (8 weeks), UK sales 8 of the 1970s (1,180 k in 1979), D.Marsh 9 of 1979, US CashBox 11 of 1979, Switzerland 11 of 1979, US BB 13 of 1979, POP 13 of 1979, South Africa 15 of 1979, WABC NY 16 of 1979, US Radio 28 of 1979 (peak 1 10 weeks), Italy 29 of 1979, Virgin 29, OzNet 30, Scrobulate 46 of 80s, nuTsie 48 of 1970s, Brazil 50 of 1979, Germany 54 of the 1970s (peak 1 18 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 67 (1978), France (InfoDisc) 132 of the 1970s (peak 4, 34 weeks, 618k sales estimated, 1978), RIAA 217, Acclaimed 241 (1978), Rolling Stone 255, UKMIX 956, RYM 8 of 1979, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
2 Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive 1979 UK 1 - Feb 1979 (15 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Dec 1978 (26 weeks), US BB 1 of 1979, Record World 1 - 1979, WABC NY 1 of 1979, Canada 1 - Mar 1979 (15 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1979, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2012 (1978), US Radio 2 of 1979 (peak 1 15 weeks), Springbok 2 - Apr 1979 (19 weeks), POP 2 of 1979, Grammy in 1979 (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1979), Sweden (alt) 3 - Apr 1979 (24 weeks), Holland 4 - Mar 1979 (18 weeks), Norway 4 - May 1979 (21 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Mar 1979), France (SNEP) 6 - Apr 1979 (3 months), Brazil 6 of 1979, Switzerland 7 - Apr 1979 (9 weeks), Belgium 8 - Apr 1979 (9 weeks), Scrobulate 8 of disco, Germany 9 - Mar 1979 (4 months), US CashBox 10 of 1979, France 10 - Mar 1979 (1 week), RIANZ 10 - Apr 1979 (11 weeks), Vinyl Surrender 15 (1979), South Africa 16 of 1979, Austria 17 - May 1979 (2 weeks), Australia 25 of 1979, nuTsie 25 of 1970s, Italy 38 of 1979, France (InfoDisc) 47 of the 1970s (peak 2, 32 weeks, 651k sales estimated, 1979), Europe 66 of the 1970s (1979), RIAA 89, Billboard 50th song 97, UKMIX 146, OzNet 155, Acclaimed 416 (1979), Rolling Stone 489, RYM 67 of 1978, Party 24 of 1999
3 Chic Le Freak 1979 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1978 (24 weeks), US CashBox 1 of 1979, Record World 1 - 1978, US Radio 1 of 1978 (peak 1 16 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1979, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Jan 1979, RIANZ 1 - Dec 1978 (19 weeks), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Feb 1979, Springbok 1 - Feb 1979 (14 weeks), Holland 2 - Dec 1978 (20 weeks), France (SNEP) 2 - Feb 1979 (4 months), Switzerland 2 - Jan 1979 (14 weeks), Belgium 2 - Dec 1978 (14 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1978), Canada 3 - Dec 1978 (20 weeks), France 3 - Feb 1979 (3 weeks), Brazil 4 of 1979, UK Gold (certified by BPI in Apr 1979), Germany 5 - Jan 1979 (5 months), Sweden (alt) 6 - Dec 1978 (18 weeks), Austria 6 - Feb 1979 (4 weeks), UK 7 - Nov 1978 (16 weeks), Australia 8 of 1979, South Africa 8 of 1979, Norway 9 - Apr 1979 (3 weeks), Italy 12 of 1979, WABC NY 13 of 1979, Scrobulate 13 of disco, US BB 14 of 1978, Switzerland 17 of 1979, Billboard 50th song 19, POP 26 of 1978, France (InfoDisc) 51 of the 1970s (peak 2, 30 weeks, 700k sales estimated, 1978), nuTsie 80 of 1970s, Germany 270 of the 1970s (peak 5 15 weeks), Acclaimed 365 (1978), OzNet 761, RYM 55 of 1978, Global 33 (5 M sold) - 1979, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
4 Bee Gees Tragedy 1979 UK 1 - Feb 1979 (10 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Feb 1979 (20 weeks), Record World 1 - 1979, Canada 1 - Feb 1979 (16 weeks), France 1 - Mar 1979 (4 weeks), Italy 1 for 7 weeks - Mar 1979, Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1979, Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1979, New Zealand 1 for 6 weeks - Mar 1979, RIANZ 1 - Mar 1979 (13 weeks), Europe 1 for 5 weeks - Mar 1979, France 1 for 4 weeks - Feb 1979, Austria 2 - Apr 1979 (4 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Mar 1979 (10 weeks), Belgium 2 - Feb 1979 (11 weeks), Springbok 2 - Apr 1979 (9 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1979), France (SNEP) 3 - Mar 1979 (4 months), Holland 4 - Feb 1979 (10 weeks), Norway 4 - Mar 1979 (7 weeks), Italy 4 of 1979, Germany 4 - Mar 1979 (3 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1979), Sweden (alt) 6 - Mar 1979 (12 weeks), Brazil 8 of 1979, France (InfoDisc) 14 of the 1970s (peak 1, 26 weeks, 821k sales estimated, 1979), South Africa 14 of 1979, US Radio 17 of 1979 (peak 1 11 weeks), US CashBox 19 of 1979, WABC NY 23 of 1979, Scrobulate 79 of disco, OzNet 106, Germany 227 of the 1970s (peak 2 13 weeks), RYM 136 of 1979
5 Donna Summer Hot Stuff 1979 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1979 (21 weeks), Record World 1 - 1979, US Radio 1 of 1979 (peak 1 16 weeks), Switzerland 1 - May 1979 (15 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1979, Australia 1 for 1 week - Jul 1979, D.Marsh 1 of 1979, Canada 2 - Apr 1979 (12 weeks), Sweden (alt) 2 - May 1979 (24 weeks), Norway 2 - Jun 1979 (21 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1979), WABC NY 3 of 1979, France 3 - May 1979 (2 weeks), Austria 3 - Jun 1979 (6 weeks), US BB 4 of 1979, Scrobulate 5 of disco, Germany 6 - May 1979 (5 months), POP 6 of 1979, Belgium 7 - May 1979 (9 weeks), RIANZ 7 - Jun 1979 (16 weeks), France (SNEP) 8 - Jul 1979 (1 month), UK 11 - May 1979 (10 weeks), US CashBox 14 of 1979, Holland 14 - May 1979 (7 weeks), Switzerland 14 of 1979, Australia 17 of 1979, Italy 24 of 1979, Billboard 50th song 67, Brazil 82 of 1979, nuTsie 82 of 1970s, Rolling Stone 103, OzNet 124, Germany 246 of the 1970s (peak 5 16 weeks), Acclaimed 717 (1979), RYM 88 of 1979, Party 210 of 1999
6 Patrick Hernandez Born to Be Alive 1979 Sweden (alt) 1 - Jul 1979 (20 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Feb 1979 (5 months), France 1 - Mar 1979 (5 weeks), Austria 1 - Apr 1979 (6 weeks), Norway 1 - Jul 1979 (17 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jan 1979 (18 weeks), Italy 1 for 1 week - Mar 1979, Germany 1 - Mar 1979 (6 months), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Sep 1979, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1979, RIANZ 1 - Sep 1979 (14 weeks), Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1979, France 1 for 15 weeks - Mar 1979, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - May 1979, France (InfoDisc) 4 of the 1970s (peak 1, 30 weeks, 1,412k sales estimated, 1979), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1979), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1979), Holland 5 - Feb 1979 (18 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Feb 1979 (13 weeks), Australia 5 of 1979, Springbok 6 - Aug 1979 (11 weeks), Italy 7 of 1979, UK 10 - Jun 1979 (14 weeks), POP 11 of 1979, Canada 12 - Jul 1979 (6 weeks), US BB 15 of 1979, US Billboard 16 - Jun 1979 (19 weeks), Record World 19 - 1979, Germany 20 of the 1970s (peak 1 25 weeks), Brazil 32 of 1979, Scrobulate 68 of disco, US Radio 108 of 1979 (peak 16 5 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1979), RYM 200 of 1979, Global 7 (10 M sold) - 1979
7 M Pop Muzik 1979 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1979 (23 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Jun 1979 (24 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Jun 1979 (14 weeks), Germany 1 - May 1979 (5 months), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1979, Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1979, Springbok 1 - Aug 1979 (18 weeks), Europe 1 for 5 weeks - Jul 1979, Germany 1 for 6 weeks - Jun 1979, UK 2 - Apr 1979 (14 weeks), Austria 2 - Jul 1979 (5 weeks), Holland 3 - May 1979 (11 weeks), France 3 - Nov 1979 (1 week), Belgium 3 - May 1979 (9 weeks), RIANZ 3 - Jul 1979 (18 weeks), Record World 4 - 1979, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1979), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1979), Norway 5 - Jun 1979 (14 weeks), South Africa 5 of 1979, France (SNEP) 7 - Jul 1979 (2 months), Canada 8 - Sep 1979 (8 weeks), Australia 10 of 1979, D.Marsh 11 of 1979, Switzerland 13 of 1979, US CashBox 15 of 1979, US Radio 18 of 1979 (peak 1 13 weeks), Italy 18 of 1979, WABC NY 20 of 1979, US BB 40 of 1979, POP 40 of 1979, Germany 59 of the 1970s (peak 1 18 weeks), UKMIX 477, OzNet 888, Acclaimed 1691 (1979), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1979), RYM 50 of 1979
8 Rod Stewart Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? 1979 UK 1 - Nov 1978 (13 weeks), US Billboard 1 - Dec 1978 (20 weeks), Record World 1 - 1979, Canada 1 - Dec 1978 (22 weeks), France 1 - Jan 1979 (5 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 4 weeks - Mar 1979, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1979, France (SNEP) 2 - Jan 1979 (4 months), Norway 2 - Jan 1979 (20 weeks), RIANZ 2 - Dec 1978 (15 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1979), US CashBox 3 of 1979, Belgium 3 - Dec 1978 (11 weeks), WABC NY 4 of 1979, Holland 4 - Nov 1978 (11 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1978), US Radio 5 of 1979 (peak 1 13 weeks), Australia 7 of 1979, Austria 8 - Jan 1979 (5 weeks), Switzerland 8 - Jan 1979 (8 weeks), Germany 9 - Jan 1979 (3 months), Sweden (alt) 11 - Jan 1979 (8 weeks), Italy 13 of 1979, POP 22 of 1979, US BB 23 of 1979, France (InfoDisc) 25 of the 1970s (peak 2, 36 weeks, 519k sales estimated, 1978), Brazil 36 of 1979, Rolling Stone 301, OzNet 304, Acclaimed 2068 (1978), RYM 192 of 1978
9 Anita Ward Ring My Bell 1979 UK 1 - Jun 1979 (11 weeks), US Billboard 1 - May 1979 (21 weeks), Record World 1 - 1979, France (SNEP) 1 - Aug 1979 (3 months), Norway 1 - Jul 1979 (17 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1979, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Jul 1979, RIANZ 1 - Jul 1979 (14 weeks), Europe 1 for 3 weeks - Aug 1979, Holland 2 - Jun 1979 (12 weeks), Sweden (alt) 2 - Jun 1979 (22 weeks), France 3 - Jul 1979 (3 weeks), Austria 3 - Aug 1979 (5 weeks), Springbok 3 - Aug 1979 (12 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1979), WABC NY 5 of 1979, Canada 5 - Jul 1979 (6 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Jul 1979 (11 weeks), Belgium 5 - Jul 1979 (11 weeks), Germany 5 - Jul 1979 (4 months), US CashBox 6 of 1979, D.Marsh 6 of 1979, US Radio 7 of 1979 (peak 1 13 weeks), Brazil 11 of 1979, US BB 24 of 1979, POP 27 of 1979, Italy 39 of 1979, France (InfoDisc) 196 of the 1970s (peak 2, 20 weeks, 354k sales estimated, 1979), Germany 264 of the 1970s (peak 3 13 weeks)
10 Michael Jackson Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough 1979 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1979 (21 weeks), Record World 1 - 1979, Norway 1 - Dec 1979 (14 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Nov 1979, RIANZ 1 - Sep 1979 (13 weeks), Australia 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1980, Springbok 1 - Nov 1979 (20 weeks), Holland 2 - Sep 1979 (10 weeks), Belgium 2 - Oct 1979 (10 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Feb 1989), UK 3 - Sep 1979 (16 weeks), France 3 - Nov 1979 (1 week), POP 3 of 1979, Switzerland 4 - Jan 1980 (11 weeks), South Africa 4 of 1980, US BB 5 of 1979, Austria 11 - Jan 1980 (2 weeks), Brazil 12 of 1980, Australia 12 of 1980, France (SNEP) 15 - Jan 1980 (1 month), US CashBox 17 of 1979, WABC NY 17 of 1979, Sweden (alt) 18 - Nov 1979 (2 weeks), Germany 19 - Nov 1979 (2 months), US Radio 27 of 1979 (peak 1 9 weeks), D.Marsh 32 of 1979, Italy 57 of 1979, nuTsie 67 of 1970s, Acclaimed 285 (1979), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Oct 1979), RYM 20 of 1979, Party 72 of 2007
11 The Knack My Sharona 1979 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1979 (22 weeks), Record World 1 - 1979, Canada 1 - Jul 1979 (13 weeks), Italy 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1980, Canada RPM 1 for 3 weeks - Sep 1979, Australia 1 for 5 weeks - Sep 1979, Top Song of 1979 of the Billboard 50th list, US CashBox 2 of 1979, US Radio 3 of 1979 (peak 1 14 weeks), France 3 - Sep 1979 (1 week), RIANZ 3 - Aug 1979 (15 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1979), UK 6 - Jun 1979 (13 weeks), WABC NY 6 of 1979, France (SNEP) 6 - Oct 1979 (2 months), Switzerland 7 - Sep 1979 (9 weeks), US BB 10 of 1979, Australia 11 of 1979, Belgium 12 - Sep 1979 (4 weeks), POP 12 of 1979, Austria 13 - Oct 1979 (3 weeks), Italy 14 of 1980, Germany 17 - Sep 1979 (2 months), Holland 20 - Aug 1979 (6 weeks), Brazil 42 of 1979, Billboard 50th song 75, OzNet 91, Vinyl Surrender 121 (1979), Acclaimed 792 (1979), RYM 38 of 1979, Party 251 of 1999
12 Amii Stewart Knock On Wood 1979 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1979 (20 weeks), Record World 1 - 1979, France (SNEP) 1 - May 1979 (3 months), Italy 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1979, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1979, Canada 2 - Mar 1979 (14 weeks), Switzerland 2 - May 1979 (9 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1979), France 3 - Apr 1979 (1 week), RIANZ 3 - May 1979 (18 weeks), Sweden (alt) 5 - Feb 1979 (56 weeks), UK 6 - Apr 1979 (12 weeks), Austria 6 - May 1979 (7 weeks), Holland 7 - Oct 1979 (9 weeks), Australia 9 of 1979, Springbok 9 - Jun 1979 (13 weeks), WABC NY 11 of 1979, Italy 11 of 1979, POP 14 of 1979, Belgium 16 - Jun 1979 (10 weeks), Germany 16 - Jun 1979 (4 months), Scrobulate 18 of disco, US CashBox 20 of 1979, D.Marsh 31 of 1979, US BB 34 of 1979, US Radio 34 of 1979 (peak 1 9 weeks), Brazil 99 of 1979, France (InfoDisc) 111 of the 1970s (peak 2, 30 weeks, 587k sales estimated, 1979), UKMIX 639, OzNet 648, UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1979), RYM 83 of 1979
13 Buggles Video Killed the Radio Star 1979 UK 1 - Sep 1979 (11 weeks), Sweden (alt) 1 - Nov 1979 (18 weeks), France (SNEP) 1 - Nov 1979 (4 months), Austria 1 - Jan 1980 (4 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1979 (13 weeks), Italy 1 of 1980, Italy 1 for 14 weeks - Mar 1980, Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1979, Australia 1 for 7 weeks - Dec 1979, Europe 1 for 2 weeks - Jan 1980, France 1 for 12 weeks - Nov 1979, France 2 - Nov 1979 (2 weeks), Germany 2 - Jan 1980 (4 months), RIANZ 2 - Nov 1979 (5 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1979), Springbok 6 - Jan 1980 (11 weeks), Belgium 7 - Nov 1979 (4 weeks), Holland 17 - Oct 1979 (6 weeks), Australia 18 of 1979, France (InfoDisc) 34 of the 1970s (peak 1, 23 weeks, 1,212k sales estimated, 1979), US BB 39 of 1979, POP 39 of 1979, US Billboard 40 - Nov 1979 (9 weeks), Scrobulate 81 of 80s, Germany 339 of the 1970s (peak 2 7 weeks), OzNet 344, Acclaimed 1229 (1979), RYM 31 of 1979
14 Cliff Richard We Don't Talk Anymore 1979 UK 1 - Jul 1979 (14 weeks), France 1 - Sep 1979 (4 weeks), Austria 1 - Oct 1979 (5 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Sep 1979 (19 weeks), Norway 1 - Oct 1979 (25 weeks), Belgium 1 - Sep 1979 (12 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1980 (5 months), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Aug 1979, Europe 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1979, Germany 1 for 5 weeks - Oct 1979, Canada 2 - Dec 1979 (10 weeks), Springbok 2 - Sep 1979 (18 weeks), Holland 3 - Aug 1979 (11 weeks), Sweden (alt) 4 - Oct 1979 (14 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Aug 1979), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1980), Switzerland 5 of 1979, RIANZ 5 - Sep 1979 (14 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Oct 1979 (19 weeks), Record World 9 - 1979, South Africa 20 of 1979, Australia 24 of 1979, WABC NY 44 of 1980, US Radio 60 of 1980 (peak 7 9 weeks), Germany 65 of the 1970s (peak 1 17 weeks), Italy 70 of 1980, US CashBox 86 of 1979, UKMIX 385
15 Kiss I Was Made For Lovin' You 1979 Holland 1 - Jun 1979 (17 weeks), France 1 - Aug 1979 (5 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Oct 1979, New Zealand 1 for 4 weeks - Sep 1979, RIANZ 1 - Aug 1979 (18 weeks), Canada 2 - Jul 1979 (10 weeks), France (SNEP) 2 - Sep 1979 (3 months), Switzerland 2 - Aug 1979 (14 weeks), Belgium 2 - Jul 1979 (13 weeks), Australia 2 of 1979, Germany 2 - Jul 1979 (5 months), Springbok 2 - Aug 1979 (15 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1979), Record World 5 - 1979, Austria 6 - Aug 1979 (5 weeks), Norway 10 - Jun 1980 (1 week), US Billboard 11 - May 1979 (16 weeks), Switzerland 16 of 1979, Europe 16 of the 1970s (1979), South Africa 18 of 1979, Sweden (alt) 19 - Aug 1979 (2 weeks), D.Marsh 26 of 1979, Italy 30 of 1979, OzNet 41, UK 50 - Jun 1979 (7 weeks), US CashBox 74 of 1979, WABC NY 80 of 1979, US Radio 81 of 1979 (peak 11 6 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 82 of the 1970s (peak 2, 27 weeks, 594k sales estimated, 1979), Germany 101 of the 1970s (peak 2 20 weeks), Belgium 199 of all time, RYM 54 of 1979
16 The Doobie Brothers What a Fool Believes 1979 US Billboard 1 - Jan 1979 (20 weeks), Record World 1 - 1979, Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1979, Grammy in 1979, ASCAP song of 1979, Canada 3 - Feb 1979 (19 weeks), France 3 - Apr 1979 (3 weeks), D.Marsh 3 of 1979, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1979), US CashBox 5 of 1979, RIANZ 5 - Apr 1979 (14 weeks), Springbok 7 - May 1979 (14 weeks), Belgium 10 - Jun 1986 (3 weeks), Holland 12 - Jun 1986 (7 weeks), US Radio 19 of 1979 (peak 1 10 weeks), Brazil 27 of 1979, UK 31 - Feb 1979 (11 weeks), WABC NY 31 of 1979, US BB 37 of 1979, Scrobulate 63 of 70s, POP 74 of 1979, OzNet 545, Acclaimed 1466 (1978), RYM 155 of 1979
17 Donna Summer Bad Girls 1979 US Billboard 1 - May 1979 (20 weeks), Record World 1 - 1979, Canada 1 - Jun 1979 (10 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1979, WABC NY 2 of 1979, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 1979), US BB 4 of 1979, Switzerland 5 - Jul 1979 (11 weeks), US Radio 6 of 1979 (peak 1 12 weeks), Belgium 6 - Jul 1979 (10 weeks), RIANZ 6 - Jul 1979 (18 weeks), POP 6 of 1979, US CashBox 7 of 1979, Holland 7 - Jul 1979 (9 weeks), Norway 8 - Sep 1979 (4 weeks), Sweden (alt) 13 - Sep 1979 (4 weeks), UK 14 - Jul 1979 (10 weeks), Germany 15 - Aug 1979 (2 months), D.Marsh 16 of 1979, Brazil 21 of 1979, Austria 23 - Sep 1979 (1 week), Scrobulate 62 of disco, Italy 64 of 1979, Acclaimed 822 (1979), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1979)
18 The Village People In the Navy 1979 Holland 1 - Mar 1979 (10 weeks), Belgium 1 - Mar 1979 (12 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - May 1979, France 1 for 4 weeks - May 1979, UK 2 - Mar 1979 (9 weeks), Record World 2 - 1979, France (SNEP) 2 - Apr 1979 (3 months), Norway 2 - Apr 1979 (18 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Mar 1979 (18 weeks), Sweden (alt) 3 - Mar 1979 (10 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1979), France 5 - May 1979 (2 weeks), Austria 5 - Apr 1979 (3 weeks), Germany 5 - Mar 1979 (3 months), Switzerland 7 - Apr 1979 (8 weeks), RIANZ 7 - Apr 1979 (11 weeks), US BB 8 of 1979, Canada 9 - Mar 1979 (11 weeks), WABC NY 25 of 1979, POP 26 of 1979, US CashBox 36 of 1979, US Radio 41 of 1979 (peak 3 9 weeks), Italy 56 of 1979, Brazil 62 of 1979, France (InfoDisc) 75 of the 1970s (peak 1, 22 weeks, 807k sales estimated, 1979), Germany 373 of the 1970s (peak 3 9 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Apr 1979)
19 Sister Sledge We Are Family 1979 Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1979, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1979), US Billboard 2 - Apr 1979 (19 weeks), US BB 2 of 1979, France 2 - Jun 1979 (3 weeks), Record World 3 - 1979, Canada 3 - Jun 1979 (10 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1979), POP 4 of 1979, Switzerland 6 - Jul 1979 (9 weeks), RIANZ 6 - Jul 1979 (12 weeks), UK 8 - May 1979 (14 weeks), Holland 14 - Jul 1979 (9 weeks), D.Marsh 14 of 1979, Belgium 20 - Jun 1979 (6 weeks), US CashBox 21 of 1979, Scrobulate 25 of disco, US Radio 26 of 1979 (peak 2 9 weeks), WABC NY 28 of 1979, Brazil 38 of 1979, nuTsie 68 of 1970s, Italy 70 of 1979, RIAA 192, Acclaimed 584 (1979), Party 8 of 2007, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
20 Abba Chiquitita 1979 Holland 1 - Jan 1979 (13 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Feb 1979 (15 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jan 1979 (16 weeks), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Feb 1979, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - May 1979, RIANZ 1 - Mar 1979 (19 weeks), Springbok 1 - Apr 1979 (18 weeks), Europe 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1979, UK 2 - Feb 1979 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 2 - Feb 1979 (24 weeks), Germany 3 - Feb 1979 (4 months), Norway 4 - Feb 1979 (18 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Feb 1979), Austria 6 - Mar 1979 (4 weeks), Switzerland 9 of 1979, Japan (Tokyo) 12 - Feb 2001 (7 weeks), France (SNEP) 15 - Mar 1979 (1 month), South Africa 17 of 1979, Scrobulate 21 of swedish, US Billboard 29 - Nov 1979 (11 weeks), Brazil 45 of 1979, Germany 136 of the 1970s (peak 3 18 weeks), RYM 167 of 1979
21 Dire Straits Sultans of Swing 1979 Canada 2 - Feb 1979 (16 weeks), Poland 3 - Oct 1998 (21 weeks), Springbok 3 - Apr 1979 (12 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Feb 1979 (15 weeks), UK 8 - Mar 1979 (11 weeks), France 8 - Mar 1979 (1 week), Belgium 9 of all time, Holland 10 - Aug 1978 (8 weeks), Europe 10 of the 1970s (1978), Record World 11 - 1979, RIANZ 12 - Dec 1978 (15 weeks), Belgium 13 - Sep 1978 (6 weeks), Brazil 18 of 1979, Germany 27 - Aug 1979 (1 month), US BB 31 of 1979, 34 in 2FM list, POP 35 of 1979, US Radio 40 of 1979 (peak 4 9 weeks), nuTsie 40 of 1970s, OzNet 46, Scrobulate 48 of classic rock, US CashBox 52 of 1979, TheQ 55, Vinyl Surrender 76 (1978), Poland 81 of all time, WXPN 81, WABC NY 86 of 1979, Acclaimed 495 (1978), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Dec 1982), RYM 8 of 1978, WFUV 14, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
22 Peaches & Herb Reunited 1979 US Billboard 1 - Mar 1979 (23 weeks), Record World 1 - 1979, Canada 1 - Apr 1979 (12 weeks), Holland 1 - May 1979 (13 weeks), Belgium 1 - Jun 1979 (9 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jun 1979, RIANZ 2 - May 1979 (14 weeks), D.Marsh 2 of 1979, US Platinum (certified by RIAA in May 1979), UK 4 - Apr 1979 (13 weeks), WABC NY 7 of 1979, US CashBox 9 of 1979, US Radio 9 of 1979 (peak 1 13 weeks), France 10 - Jun 1979 (1 week), Brazil 15 of 1979, Acclaimed 2351 (1979), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1979)
23 Chic Good Times 1979 US Billboard 1 - Jun 1979 (19 weeks), Record World 2 - 1979, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1979), D.Marsh 4 of 1979, UK 5 - Jun 1979 (13 weeks), POP 7 of 1979, WABC NY 8 of 1979, RIANZ 8 - Jul 1979 (15 weeks), Springbok 8 - Aug 1979 (13 weeks), US CashBox 12 of 1979, US Radio 12 of 1979 (peak 1 11 weeks), Canada 13 - Aug 1979 (5 weeks), Belgium 15 - Jul 1979 (8 weeks), Sweden (alt) 16 - Jul 1979 (4 weeks), Holland 17 - Jul 1979 (6 weeks), Scrobulate 19 of disco, US BB 28 of 1979, 42 in 2FM list, Brazil 57 of 1979, nuTsie 57 of 1970s, Acclaimed 89 (1979), Rolling Stone 224, RYM 56 of 1979
24 The Boomtown Rats I Don't Like Mondays 1979 UK 1 - Jul 1979 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1979, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1979, Springbok 1 - Oct 1979 (13 weeks), Europe 1 for 2 weeks - Aug 1979, Holland 2 - Aug 1979 (11 weeks), Sweden (alt) 2 - Aug 1979 (22 weeks), Canada 3 - Oct 1979 (13 weeks), France 3 - Sep 1979 (2 weeks), Norway 3 - Sep 1979 (13 weeks), Belgium 3 - Sep 1979 (10 weeks), RIANZ 3 - Sep 1979 (16 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1979), Germany 5 - Sep 1979 (3 months), Switzerland 6 - Sep 1979 (8 weeks), Australia 6 of 1979, Austria 10 - Oct 1979 (3 weeks), South Africa 11 of 1979, POP 45 of 1980, US Billboard 73 - Feb 1980 (5 weeks), OzNet 222, Germany 359 of the 1970s (peak 6 12 weeks), UKMIX 670, Acclaimed 2335 (1979), RYM 53 of 1979
25 Earth, Wind & Fire Boogie Wonderland 1979 France 1 - Sep 1979 (3 weeks), Norway 2 - Jun 1979 (16 weeks), Belgium 3 - Jun 1979 (11 weeks), Holland 4 - May 1979 (12 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1979), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jul 1979), US Billboard 6 - May 1979 (16 weeks), Sweden (alt) 7 - Jun 1979 (14 weeks), RIANZ 7 - Jun 1979 (18 weeks), Record World 11 - 1979, France (SNEP) 13 - Sep 1979 (1 month), Springbok 17 - Sep 1979 (4 weeks), US BB 20 of 1979, POP 23 of 1979, US CashBox 33 of 1979, D.Marsh 38 of 1979, US Radio 49 of 1979 (peak 6 9 weeks), Scrobulate 52 of disco, WABC NY 56 of 1979, Italy 58 of 1979, Japan (Tokyo) 79 - Mar 1989 (2 weeks), UK 97 - Jun 1986 (1 week), OzNet 710, Acclaimed 2059 (1979), RYM 98 of 1979
26 Styx Babe 1979 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1979 (18 weeks), Record World 1 - 1979, Canada 1 - Oct 1979 (18 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 6 weeks - Dec 1979, Springbok 1 - Feb 1980 (13 weeks), France 4 - Nov 1979 (2 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1980), UK 6 - Jan 1980 (10 weeks), Holland 9 - Jan 1980 (8 weeks), US Radio 13 of 1979 (peak 1 11 weeks), Belgium 17 - Feb 1980 (4 weeks), South Africa 18 of 1980, US BB 25 of 1979, US CashBox 30 of 1979, POP 32 of 1979, Brazil 36 of 1980, WABC NY 40 of 1979, RIANZ 45 - Dec 1979 (1 week), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1980)
27 Supertramp The Logical Song 1979 Canada 1 - May 1979 (16 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Jul 1979, France (InfoDisc) 2 of the 1970s (peak 2, 44 weeks, 677k sales estimated, 1979), France (SNEP) 3 - Apr 1979 (3 months), Springbok 3 - Jun 1979 (16 weeks), US Billboard 6 - Mar 1979 (21 weeks), Record World 6 - 1979, UK 7 - Mar 1979 (11 weeks), France 7 - Apr 1979 (2 weeks), Scrobulate 10 of 70s, RIANZ 13 - May 1979 (17 weeks), Germany 14 - Jun 1979 (3 months), Austria 15 - Sep 1979 (4 weeks), Belgium 16 - May 1979 (2 weeks), Holland 20 - Mar 1979 (7 weeks), US BB 21 of 1979, Brazil 26 of 1979, WABC NY 29 of 1979, US Radio 36 of 1979 (peak 6 10 weeks), US CashBox 37 of 1979, Italy 61 of 1979, POP 67 of 1979, TheQ 233, OzNet 245, RYM 24 of 1979
28 KC & The Sunshine Band Please Don't Go 1979 US Billboard 1 - Aug 1979 (25 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Feb 1980, Australia 1 for 2 weeks - Feb 1980, Springbok 1 - Feb 1980 (23 weeks), Record World 2 - 1979, UK 3 - Dec 1979 (12 weeks), South Africa 3 of 1980, Norway 4 - Mar 1980 (9 weeks), RIANZ 4 - Nov 1979 (6 weeks), France 5 - Oct 1979 (2 weeks), Holland 6 - Nov 1979 (9 weeks), Belgium 8 - Dec 1979 (11 weeks), Australia 10 of 1980, US Radio 11 of 1979 (peak 1 14 weeks), Germany 24 - Mar 1980 (1 month), Brazil 39 of 1980, WABC NY 60 of 1980, Italy 65 of 1980, US CashBox 66 of 1979, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jan 1980)
29 Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer No More Tears (Enough is Enough) 1979 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1979 (14 weeks), Record World 1 - 1979, Sweden (alt) 1 - Nov 1979 (20 weeks), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Aug 1997), UK 3 - Nov 1979 (13 weeks), Norway 3 - Nov 1979 (12 weeks), France 4 - Nov 1979 (1 week), RIANZ 7 - Nov 1979 (6 weeks), Switzerland 11 - Dec 1979 (5 weeks), Belgium 14 - Nov 1979 (7 weeks), WABC NY 15 of 1979, Holland 20 - Nov 1979 (6 weeks), Austria 20 - Jan 1980 (1 week), US CashBox 25 of 1979, US Radio 29 of 1979 (peak 1 8 weeks), Italy 46 of 1979, Brazil 64 of 1979, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1979), RYM 148 of 1979
30 Earth, Wind & Fire September 1979 UK 3 - Dec 1978 (13 weeks), Record World 4 - 1979, France 4 - Feb 1979 (2 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1979), Canada 6 - Jan 1978 (11 weeks), Norway 6 - Feb 1979 (8 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Nov 1978 (16 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 9 - Sep 1989 (11 weeks), POP 10 of 1979, US BB 11 of 1979, RIANZ 12 - Feb 1979 (13 weeks), Sweden (alt) 13 - Jan 1979 (12 weeks), Belgium 14 - Jan 1979 (6 weeks), Springbok 16 - Mar 1979 (4 weeks), Holland 18 - Jan 1979 (7 weeks), Germany 26 - Mar 1979 (1 month), Italy 51 of 1979, US CashBox 54 of 1979, US Radio 62 of 1979 (peak 8 8 weeks), WABC NY 69 of 1979, Scrobulate 72 of funk, OzNet 203, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Feb 1979), RYM 52 of 1978, Party 95 of 2007
31 The Police Roxanne 1979 Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008 (1978), France (SNEP) 5 - Aug 1980 (2 months), France 8 - May 1978 (2 weeks), RIANZ 8 - Jun 1979 (16 weeks), UK 12 - Apr 1979 (9 weeks), D.Marsh 13 of 1979, Holland 21 - Jun 1979 (6 weeks), nuTsie 26 of 1970s, Europe 31 of the 1970s (1978), US Billboard 32 - Feb 1979 (13 weeks), US BB 32 of 1979, Virgin 38, Record World 39 - 1979, POP 49 of 1979, Scrobulate 73 of new wave, Belgium 76 of all time, Japan (Tokyo) 84 - May 1995 (4 weeks), Poland 88 of all time, TheQ 91, Acclaimed 226 (1978), WXPN 290, Rolling Stone 388, RYM 48 of 1978, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
32 The Pointer Sisters Fire 1979 Holland 1 - Feb 1979 (12 weeks), Belgium 1 - Feb 1979 (11 weeks), New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Mar 1979, RIANZ 1 - Feb 1979 (15 weeks), Springbok 1 - Sep 1979 (15 weeks), US Billboard 2 - Nov 1978 (22 weeks), Record World 2 - 1979, Canada 2 - Jan 1979 (15 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1979), South Africa 6 of 1979, France 8 - Dec 1978 (1 week), Austria 10 - May 1979 (5 weeks), US CashBox 16 of 1979, US Radio 22 of 1979 (peak 2 13 weeks), UK 34 - Mar 1979 (8 weeks), WABC NY 42 of 1979, OzNet 503, RYM 170 of 1978
33 The Police Message in a Bottle 1979 UK 1 - Sep 1979 (11 weeks), Canada 1 - Nov 1979 (13 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Oct 1979, Holland 2 - Oct 1979 (10 weeks), France (SNEP) 2 - Jan 1980 (3 months), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Oct 1979), France 5 - Nov 1979 (1 week), Springbok 5 - Apr 1980 (14 weeks), Belgium 6 - Oct 1979 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 20 - Nov 1979 (2 weeks), RIANZ 21 - Dec 1979 (2 weeks), Virgin 24, Scrobulate 58 of 80s, Europe 70 of the 1970s (1979), US Billboard 74 - Nov 1979 (6 weeks), Italy 80 of 1980, nuTsie 99 of 1970s, Belgium 143 of all time, France (InfoDisc) 190 of the 1970s (peak 3, 24 weeks, 687k sales estimated, 1979), WXPN 546, Acclaimed 733 (1979), OzNet 737, RYM 41 of 1979
34 Cheap Trick I Want You to Want Me 1979 Holland 1 - Apr 1979 (12 weeks), Belgium 1 - May 1979 (9 weeks), Canada 2 - May 1979 (13 weeks), Record World 4 - 1979, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1979), US Billboard 7 - Apr 1979 (19 weeks), D.Marsh 8 of 1979, Austria 15 - Jan 1980 (3 weeks), Germany 23 - Sep 1979 (2 months), RIANZ 23 - Aug 1979 (14 weeks), US CashBox 27 of 1979, UK 29 - May 1979 (9 weeks), US BB 36 of 1979, WABC NY 43 of 1979, US Radio 56 of 1979 (peak 7 9 weeks), POP 66 of 1979, Scrobulate 88 of classic, TheQ 186, Acclaimed 1334 (1979), RYM 51 of 1979, Party 65 of 2007
35 Chris Norman & Suzi Quatro Stumblin' In 1979 RIANZ 2 - Jan 1979 (20 weeks), Springbok 2 - Jan 1979 (12 weeks), Holland 3 - Dec 1978 (10 weeks), Germany 3 - Jan 1979 (4 months), US Billboard 4 - Jan 1979 (22 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 1979), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1979), Austria 6 - Dec 1978 (4 weeks), Canada 7 - Apr 1979 (9 weeks), Sweden (alt) 7 - Jan 1979 (12 weeks), Switzerland 7 - Dec 1978 (12 weeks), Record World 8 - 1979, South Africa 12 of 1979, Brazil 14 of 1979, Australia 16 of 1979, US Radio 31 of 1979 (peak 4 10 weeks), UK 41 - Nov 1978 (8 weeks), US CashBox 62 of 1979, WABC NY 82 of 1979, Germany 244 of the 1970s (peak 2 13 weeks), RYM 138 of 1978
36 Electric Light Orchestra Don't Bring Me Down 1979 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Oct 1979, Canada 2 - Aug 1979 (12 weeks), Austria 2 - Oct 1979 (5 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Oct 1979 (12 weeks), UK 3 - Sep 1979 (9 weeks), Record World 3 - 1979, US Billboard 4 - Aug 1979 (15 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1979), Holland 5 - Aug 1979 (11 weeks), Belgium 6 - Sep 1979 (8 weeks), Germany 6 - Sep 1979 (4 months), RIANZ 6 - Aug 1979 (15 weeks), Springbok 9 - Mar 1980 (6 weeks), US Radio 35 of 1979 (peak 4 10 weeks), US CashBox 39 of 1979, POP 46 of 1979, WABC NY 78 of 1979, Germany 316 of the 1970s (peak 5 13 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1979), RYM 92 of 1979
37 Art Garfunkel Bright Eyes 1979 UK 1 - Mar 1979 (19 weeks), Holland 1 - May 1979 (14 weeks), Belgium 1 - May 1979 (12 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - Apr 1979, Switzerland 2 - Jul 1979 (18 weeks), RIANZ 2 - Jul 1979 (24 weeks), UK Platinum (certified by BPI in May 1979), Sweden (alt) 3 - Jul 1979 (32 weeks), Austria 3 - Aug 1979 (5 weeks), Switzerland 3 of 1979, Norway 3 - Sep 1979 (25 weeks), Germany 3 - Jun 1979 (5 months), UK sales 9 of the 1970s (1,150 k in 1979), Springbok 15 - Jul 1979 (6 weeks), Australia 20 of 1979, Europe 29 of the 1970s (1979), Germany 97 of the 1970s (peak 3 21 weeks), Belgium 181 of all time, UKMIX 304, RYM 15 of 1979
38 Abba Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) 1979 France 1 - Oct 1979 (3 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Nov 1979 (13 weeks), Belgium 1 - Nov 1979 (7 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1979, Europe 1 for 7 weeks - Nov 1979, Holland 2 - Oct 1979 (9 weeks), France (SNEP) 2 - Dec 1979 (3 months), Austria 2 - Jan 1980 (3 weeks), Norway 2 - Oct 1979 (17 weeks), UK 3 - Oct 1979 (12 weeks), Germany 3 - Jan 1980 (3 months), Sweden (alt) 16 - Dec 1979 (6 weeks), Springbok 16 - Feb 1980 (4 weeks), RIANZ 20 - Nov 1979 (5 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 198 of the 1970s (peak 3, 22 weeks, 583k sales estimated, 1979), Germany 301 of the 1970s (peak 3 9 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1979), RYM 57 of 1979
39 Dr Hook When You're in Love With a Beautiful Woman 1979 UK 1 - Sep 1979 (17 weeks), Eire 1 for 3 weeks - Nov 1979, Holland 2 - May 1979 (13 weeks), Belgium 2 - May 1979 (11 weeks), RIANZ 2 - Jun 1979 (18 weeks), Canada 3 - Jun 1979 (11 weeks), Record World 4 - 1979, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1979), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Nov 1979), US Billboard 6 - Apr 1979 (25 weeks), France 6 - Oct 1979 (2 weeks), Germany 9 - Aug 1979 (5 months), Austria 14 - Nov 1979 (1 week), WABC NY 37 of 1979, US CashBox 40 of 1979, US Radio 52 of 1979 (peak 6 10 weeks), UKMIX 253, Germany 291 of the 1970s (peak 8 18 weeks)
40 Eagles Heartache Tonight 1979 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1979 (14 weeks), Record World 1 - 1979, Canada 1 - Sep 1979 (15 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Nov 1979, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1980), RIANZ 7 - Oct 1979 (10 weeks), France 8 - Dec 1979 (1 week), Switzerland 10 - Nov 1979 (6 weeks), Holland 16 - Oct 1979 (6 weeks), US Radio 24 of 1979 (peak 1 11 weeks), US CashBox 34 of 1979, POP 37 of 1979, UK 40 - Oct 1979 (5 weeks), WABC NY 67 of 1979, OzNet 818
41 Herb Alpert Rise 1979 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1979 (24 weeks), Record World 1 - 1979, Springbok 3 - Dec 1979 (18 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1979), RIANZ 5 - Oct 1979 (10 weeks), WABC NY 10 of 1979, US Radio 10 of 1979 (peak 1 13 weeks), UK 13 - Oct 1979 (13 weeks), South Africa 17 of 1980, US CashBox 18 of 1979, US BB 22 of 1979, POP 25 of 1979, Brazil 39 of 1979
42 Robert John Sad Eyes 1979 US Billboard 1 - May 1979 (27 weeks), Record World 1 - 1979, New Zealand 1 for 1 week - Sep 1979, RIANZ 1 - Aug 1979 (17 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1979), US CashBox 13 of 1979, WABC NY 14 of 1979, US Radio 16 of 1979 (peak 1 13 weeks), Sweden (alt) 19 - Oct 1979 (2 weeks), UK 31 - Oct 1979 (8 weeks), Brazil 92 of 1979
43 Racey Some Girls 1979 New Zealand 1 for 6 weeks - Aug 1979, RIANZ 1 - Jul 1979 (21 weeks), Australia 1 for 4 weeks - Jul 1979, Springbok 1 - Jun 1979 (19 weeks), UK 2 - Mar 1979 (11 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Jun 1979 (12 weeks), Holland 3 - Apr 1979 (10 weeks), Belgium 3 - Apr 1979 (12 weeks), Germany 3 - May 1979 (4 months), South Africa 3 of 1979, Australia 4 of 1979, UK Gold (certified by BPI in May 1979), Austria 9 - Jun 1979 (5 weeks), Sweden (alt) 11 - Nov 1979 (12 weeks), Switzerland 20 of 1979, Germany 201 of the 1970s (peak 2 17 weeks)
44 Toto Hold the Line 1979 Springbok 1 - Mar 1979 (13 weeks), Sweden (alt) 3 - Jan 1979 (18 weeks), France 4 - Feb 1979 (2 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1979), US Billboard 5 - Oct 1978 (20 weeks), Record World 5 - 1979, Canada 5 - Dec 1978 (14 weeks), South Africa 7 of 1979, RIANZ 11 - Jan 1979 (12 weeks), UK 14 - Feb 1979 (11 weeks), Belgium 22 - Feb 1979 (2 weeks), Holland 25 - Jan 1979 (6 weeks), US CashBox 41 of 1979, POP 41 of 1979, US Radio 55 of 1979 (peak 5 9 weeks), WABC NY 60 of 1979, Italy 91 of 1979, RYM 169 of 1978
45 Wings Goodnight Tonight 1979 Canada 2 - Mar 1979 (16 weeks), France 2 - May 1979 (2 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in May 1979), UK 5 - Apr 1979 (10 weeks), US Billboard 5 - Mar 1979 (16 weeks), France (SNEP) 5 - Jul 1979 (3 months), RIANZ 6 - May 1979 (13 weeks), Record World 7 - 1979, Norway 9 - Jun 1979 (2 weeks), Springbok 16 - Jun 1979 (5 weeks), Sweden (alt) 19 - Jun 1979 (2 weeks), Belgium 20 - May 1979 (5 weeks), Holland 21 - Apr 1979 (7 weeks), Italy 22 of 1979, US Radio 32 of 1979 (peak 5 11 weeks), US CashBox 53 of 1979, WABC NY 66 of 1979, UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1979), RYM 69 of 1979
46 Rupert Holmes Escape (The Pina Colada Song) 1979 US Billboard 1 - Oct 1979 (20 weeks), Record World 1 - 1979, Canada 4 - Dec 1979 (9 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jan 1980), POP 8 of 1979, Springbok 11 - Feb 1980 (8 weeks), Holland 13 - Jan 1980 (8 weeks), US Radio 14 of 1979 (peak 1 11 weeks), ARC 15 of 1980 (peak 1 15 weeks), UK 23 - Jan 1980 (7 weeks), WABC NY 27 of 1980, RIANZ 27 - Dec 1979 (1 week), US CashBox 44 of 1979
47 Frank Mills Music Box Dancer 1979 Record World 1 - 1979, Switzerland 1 - Apr 1979 (16 weeks), RIANZ 2 - Apr 1979 (12 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Jan 1979 (20 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1979), Switzerland 6 of 1979, Holland 11 - Dec 1978 (8 weeks), Belgium 11 - Jan 1979 (7 weeks), Austria 16 - Jun 1979 (2 weeks), Canada 17 - Apr 1979 (6 weeks), Germany 17 - Apr 1979 (2 months), US CashBox 28 of 1979, US Radio 50 of 1979 (peak 4 8 weeks), WABC NY 54 of 1979
48 Charlie Daniels Band The Devil Went Down to Georgia 1979 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Dec 1989), US Billboard 3 - Jun 1979 (18 weeks), Record World 3 - 1979, US BB 6 of 1979, Scrobulate 8 of country, RIANZ 13 - Sep 1979 (10 weeks), UK 14 - Sep 1979 (10 weeks), POP 19 of 1979, Holland 25 - Nov 1979 (4 weeks), WABC NY 34 of 1979, US Radio 42 of 1979 (peak 3 8 weeks), US CashBox 49 of 1979, RIAA 255, Acclaimed 1493 (1979), RYM 144 of 1979, Party 290 of 1999
49 Bee Gees Love You Inside Out 1979 US Billboard 1 - Apr 1979 (19 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Jun 1979, Record World 4 - 1979, Canada 4 - May 1979 (10 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1979), France 8 - May 1979 (1 week), UK 13 - Apr 1979 (9 weeks), RIANZ 17 - May 1979 (9 weeks), Belgium 22 - May 1979 (3 weeks), US Radio 30 of 1979 (peak 1 10 weeks), Holland 35 - May 1979 (3 weeks), US CashBox 51 of 1979, WABC NY 63 of 1979, Italy 76 of 1979, NY Daily Love list 62
50 The Jackson 5 Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) 1979 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jun 1979), Record World 3 - 1979, Holland 3 - Feb 1979 (10 weeks), UK 4 - Mar 1979 (12 weeks), Belgium 4 - Mar 1979 (10 weeks), Canada 5 - Apr 1979 (11 weeks), US Billboard 7 - Feb 1979 (22 weeks), RIANZ 8 - May 1979 (18 weeks), France 10 - May 1979 (1 week), POP 16 of 1979, US BB 17 of 1979, US CashBox 26 of 1979, WABC NY 30 of 1979, US Radio 47 of 1979 (peak 7 11 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Mar 1979)
51 Olivia Newton-John A Little More Love 1979 US Billboard 3 - Nov 1978 (19 weeks), Holland 3 - Dec 1978 (11 weeks), Belgium 3 - Dec 1978 (11 weeks), UK 4 - Dec 1978 (12 weeks), Record World 4 - 1979, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1979), Canada 5 - Feb 1979 (9 weeks), Norway 6 - Jan 1979 (8 weeks), RIANZ 7 - Jan 1979 (13 weeks), France (SNEP) 11 - Feb 1979 (1 month), Sweden (alt) 12 - Dec 1978 (12 weeks), US Radio 15 of 1979 (peak 3 14 weeks), US CashBox 23 of 1979, WABC NY 55 of 1979, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1978), RYM 123 of 1978
52 Earth, Wind & Fire After the Love Has Gone 1979 US Billboard 2 - Jul 1979 (17 weeks), Grammy in 1979 (Nominated), UK 4 - Jul 1979 (10 weeks), Record World 4 - 1979, Canada 4 - Sep 1979 (10 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Nov 1979), RIANZ 8 - Sep 1979 (14 weeks), POP 15 of 1979, Holland 20 - Aug 1979 (6 weeks), US Radio 23 of 1979 (peak 2 10 weeks), Belgium 23 - Sep 1979 (2 weeks), WABC NY 39 of 1979, US CashBox 42 of 1979, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1979)
53 The Commodores Still 1979 US Billboard 1 - Sep 1979 (19 weeks), Record World 3 - 1979, UK 4 - Nov 1979 (11 weeks), Canada 6 - Oct 1979 (11 weeks), US Radio 8 of 1979 (peak 1 12 weeks), RIANZ 15 - Nov 1979 (5 weeks), Holland 17 - Nov 1979 (7 weeks), WABC NY 24 of 1979, Belgium 24 - Dec 1979 (2 weeks), D.Marsh 24 of 1979, US CashBox 55 of 1979, Brazil 66 of 1979, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Nov 1979)
54 Boney M Hooray Hooray It's a Holi-Holiday 1979 Holland 1 - Apr 1979 (11 weeks), Belgium 1 - Apr 1979 (11 weeks), Europe 1 for 6 weeks - May 1979, Norway 2 - Apr 1979 (12 weeks), UK 3 - Apr 1979 (9 weeks), Austria 3 - May 1979 (4 weeks), Switzerland 4 - Apr 1979 (10 weeks), Germany 5 - Apr 1979 (4 months), France (SNEP) 6 - May 1979 (3 months), RIANZ 7 - Jun 1979 (13 weeks), France 9 - Jul 1979 (2 weeks), Sweden (alt) 11 - Apr 1979 (10 weeks), Springbok 12 - May 1979 (10 weeks), Germany 273 of the 1970s (peak 4 15 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1979)
55 Randy Vanwarmer Just When I Needed You Most 1979 US Billboard 4 - Mar 1979 (20 weeks), France 4 - May 1979 (2 weeks), Belgium 4 - Jul 1979 (8 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1979), Record World 5 - 1979, Holland 6 - Jun 1979 (10 weeks), Canada 7 - Jun 1979 (8 weeks), UK 8 - Aug 1979 (11 weeks), RIANZ 9 - Aug 1979 (14 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 20 - May 1994 (10 weeks), US Radio 44 of 1979 (peak 4 9 weeks), US CashBox 46 of 1979, WABC NY 95 of 1979, UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1979)
56 Abba I Have a Dream 1979 Holland 1 - Dec 1979 (11 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Dec 1979 (13 weeks), Belgium 1 - Dec 1979 (13 weeks), Europe 1 for 3 weeks - Jan 1980, UK 2 - Dec 1979 (10 weeks), Austria 2 - Feb 1980 (6 weeks), Springbok 3 - Oct 1979 (15 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1979), Germany 5 - Jan 1980 (4 months), Switzerland 15 of 1980, Scrobulate 22 of swedish, Germany 180 of the 1980s (peak 4 17 weeks), RYM 169 of 1979
57 Electric Light Orchestra Shine a Little Love 1979 Canada 1 - Jun 1979 (13 weeks), France 2 - Jun 1979 (2 weeks), UK 6 - May 1979 (10 weeks), US Billboard 8 - May 1979 (15 weeks), Record World 8 - 1979, Norway 9 - Jun 1979 (2 weeks), Holland 10 - May 1979 (8 weeks), Springbok 16 - Aug 1979 (4 weeks), Belgium 17 - Jun 1979 (6 weeks), RIANZ 17 - Jul 1979 (10 weeks), Austria 23 - Aug 1979 (1 week), US Radio 63 of 1979 (peak 8 9 weeks), US CashBox 67 of 1979, Italy 67 of 1979, WABC NY 96 of 1979, UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1979), RYM 156 of 1979
58 Eruption One Way Ticket 1979 France (SNEP) 1 - May 1979 (4 months), Austria 1 - Apr 1979 (8 weeks), Switzerland 1 - Mar 1979 (15 weeks), France 3 - Mar 1979 (3 weeks), Belgium 3 - Mar 1979 (15 weeks), Holland 4 - Apr 1979 (11 weeks), Springbok 5 - May 1979 (15 weeks), Switzerland 7 of 1979, Germany 7 - Apr 1979 (5 months), Sweden (alt) 8 - May 1979 (16 weeks), UK 9 - Apr 1979 (10 weeks), RIANZ 32 - Jul 1979 (11 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 160 of the 1970s (peak 4, 26 weeks, 807k sales estimated, 1979), Germany 232 of the 1970s (peak 7 19 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1979), RYM 145 of 1979
59 McFadden & Whitehead Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now 1979 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Jul 1979), UK 5 - May 1979 (10 weeks), France 9 - Jul 1979 (1 week), POP 9 of 1979, D.Marsh 10 of 1979, WABC NY 12 of 1979, US Billboard 13 - Apr 1979 (18 weeks), Record World 15 - 1979, RIANZ 30 - Aug 1979 (9 weeks), US BB 35 of 1979, US CashBox 82 of 1979, US Radio 83 of 1979 (peak 13 7 weeks), Acclaimed 1888 (1979), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jul 1979)
60 Chic I Want Your Love 1979 France 3 - May 1979 (2 weeks), UK 4 - Feb 1979 (11 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1979), Record World 5 - 1979, US Billboard 7 - Feb 1979 (19 weeks), Canada 10 - Apr 1979 (9 weeks), Holland 14 - Mar 1979 (6 weeks), RIANZ 15 - Apr 1979 (14 weeks), Belgium 17 - Mar 1979 (7 weeks), US Radio 57 of 1979 (peak 7 8 weeks), Brazil 60 of 1979, US CashBox 81 of 1979, WABC NY 99 of 1979, RYM 196 of 1979
61 Boney M El Lute 1979 Austria 1 - Sep 1979 (5 weeks), Germany 1 - Jan 1980 (6 months), Germany 1 for 8 weeks - Aug 1979, Holland 2 - Aug 1979 (12 weeks), Switzerland 2 - Aug 1979 (14 weeks), Belgium 2 - Aug 1979 (10 weeks), Springbok 2 - Oct 1979 (16 weeks), Norway 4 - Aug 1979 (15 weeks), Germany Gold (certified by BMieV in 1979), Switzerland 8 of 1979, UK 12 - Aug 1979 (11 weeks), Germany 22 of the 1970s (peak 1 22 weeks)
62 Abba Does Your Mother Know 1979 Belgium 1 - May 1979 (11 weeks), Europe 1 for 3 weeks - Jun 1979, UK 4 - May 1979 (9 weeks), Holland 4 - May 1979 (8 weeks), Switzerland 6 - May 1979 (10 weeks), Germany 11 - May 1979 (3 months), Springbok 12 - Aug 1979 (7 weeks), Austria 13 - Jun 1979 (3 weeks), Record World 17 - 1979, Canada 17 - Jul 1979 (5 weeks), US Billboard 19 - May 1979 (14 weeks), RIANZ 27 - Jul 1979 (7 weeks), US Radio 130 of 1979 (peak 19 2 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in May 1979), RYM 153 of 1979
63 The Police Walking On the Moon 1979 UK 1 - Dec 1979 (10 weeks), Eire 1 for 1 week - Dec 1979, France (SNEP) 2 - May 1980 (2 months), France 2 - Mar 1980 (2 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Dec 1979), Holland 9 - Dec 1979 (9 weeks), Belgium 10 - Jan 1980 (7 weeks), Springbok 10 - May 1980 (8 weeks), Poland 29 - Jan 1998 (11 weeks), Scrobulate 72 of new wave, OzNet 250, France (InfoDisc) 258 of the 1980s (peak 6, 23 weeks, 577k sales estimated, 1979), TheQ 338, Acclaimed 1630 (1979), RYM 90 of 1979
64 AC/DC Highway to Hell 1979 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 2007), Belgium 12 - Aug 1979 (4 weeks), France (SNEP) 15 - May 1980 (1 month), Sweden 16 - Nov 1992 (2 weeks), US BB 27 of 1979, Holland 27 - Aug 1979 (4 weeks), Poland 28 - Nov 1992 (6 weeks), Switzerland 37 - Nov 1992 (5 weeks), TheQ 38, POP 44 of 1979, US Billboard 47 - Oct 1979 (10 weeks), UK 56 - Sep 1979 (4 weeks), Scrobulate 76 of classic rock, Rolling Stone 254, Acclaimed 413 (1979), RYM 35 of 1979, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
65 Blondie Sunday Girl 1979 UK 1 - May 1979 (13 weeks), Eire 1 for 4 weeks - May 1979, RIANZ 3 - Jun 1979 (12 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jun 1979), Austria 5 - Jul 1979 (3 weeks), Switzerland 5 - Jul 1979 (10 weeks), Norway 5 - Jul 1979 (13 weeks), Germany 7 - Jun 1979 (3 months), Springbok 8 - Jul 1979 (7 weeks), Belgium 15 - Dec 1978 (3 weeks), Sweden (alt) 18 - Jun 1979 (2 weeks), Holland 22 - Nov 1978 (5 weeks), Scrobulate 53 of new wave, Germany 322 of the 1970s (peak 6 12 weeks), RYM 43 of 1979
66 Peaches & Herb Shake Your Groove Thing 1979 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Feb 1979), US Billboard 5 - Dec 1978 (21 weeks), Record World 7 - 1979, RIANZ 10 - Apr 1979 (14 weeks), Belgium 15 - Mar 1979 (2 weeks), Holland 20 - Mar 1979 (6 weeks), UK 26 - Jan 1979 (10 weeks), POP 29 of 1979, WABC NY 35 of 1979, US CashBox 50 of 1979, US Radio 51 of 1979 (peak 5 8 weeks), Brazil 61 of 1979
67 Dionne Warwick I'll Never Love This Way Again 1979 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 1979), US Billboard 5 - Jun 1979 (24 weeks), Record World 5 - 1979, Belgium 11 - Mar 1980 (6 weeks), Springbok 11 - Nov 1979 (11 weeks), WABC NY 18 of 1979, US Radio 21 of 1979 (peak 5 14 weeks), RIANZ 24 - Oct 1979 (11 weeks), Holland 25 - Mar 1980 (5 weeks), US CashBox 29 of 1979, UK 62 - May 1983 (5 weeks), Brazil 77 of 1979
68 Milk & Honey Hallelujah 1979 Sweden (alt) 1 - May 1979 (18 weeks), Norway 1 - Apr 1979 (18 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Apr 1979, EuroVision Song Contest winner 1979 (for Israel in Jerusalem), Switzerland 2 - Apr 1979 (9 weeks), Belgium 3 - Apr 1979 (9 weeks), UK 5 - Apr 1979 (8 weeks), Holland 8 - Apr 1979 (9 weeks), Germany 13 - May 1979 (2 months), Austria 15 - May 1979 (3 weeks), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Jun 1979)
69 Fleetwood Mac Tusk 1979 Canada 3 - Sep 1979 (11 weeks), RIANZ 4 - Oct 1979 (10 weeks), UK 6 - Oct 1979 (10 weeks), Austria 6 - Jan 1980 (4 weeks), D.Marsh 7 of 1979, US Billboard 8 - Oct 1979 (14 weeks), Record World 8 - 1979, Holland 9 - Sep 1979 (11 weeks), Germany 9 - Jan 1980 (4 months), Belgium 19 - Oct 1979 (6 weeks), US Radio 61 of 1979 (peak 8 7 weeks), US CashBox 64 of 1979, WXPN 477, RYM 74 of 1979
70 Cheryl Lynn Got To Be Real 1979 US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Sep 2001), Record World 9 - 1979, US Billboard 12 - Dec 1978 (17 weeks), RIANZ 23 - Mar 1979 (12 weeks), POP 28 of 1979, Japan (Tokyo) 29 - May 1996 (5 weeks), WABC NY 44 of 1979, UK 70 - Apr 2010 (3 weeks), US Radio 73 of 1979 (peak 12 7 weeks), US CashBox 89 of 1979, Scrobulate 93 of disco, Party 97 of 1999
71 Rickie Lee Jones Chuck E's in Love 1979 Canada 2 - Jun 1979 (10 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Apr 1979 (15 weeks), RIANZ 5 - Jun 1979 (16 weeks), Record World 7 - 1979, France 9 - Sep 1979 (1 week), Holland 12 - Jul 1979 (7 weeks), UK 18 - Jun 1979 (9 weeks), US CashBox 24 of 1979, Belgium 27 - Aug 1979 (1 week), Japan (Tokyo) 33 - Oct 1995 (6 weeks), US Radio 37 of 1979 (peak 4 9 weeks), WABC NY 59 of 1979
72 The Knack Good Girls Don't 1979 Canada 1 - Sep 1979 (13 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Nov 1979, Record World 10 - 1979, US Billboard 11 - Sep 1979 (16 weeks), US BB 14 of 1979, RIANZ 20 - Oct 1979 (7 weeks), POP 50 of 1979, WABC NY 64 of 1979, UK 66 - Oct 1979 (2 weeks), US CashBox 83 of 1979, US Radio 84 of 1979 (peak 11 5 weeks), RYM 161 of 1979
73 Racey Lay Your Love on Me 1979 Holland 1 - Feb 1979 (13 weeks), Australia 1 of 1979, New Zealand 1 for 3 weeks - Jul 1979, RIANZ 1 - May 1979 (25 weeks), Australia 1 for 8 weeks - May 1979, UK 3 - Nov 1978 (14 weeks), Belgium 4 - Feb 1979 (12 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1979), Germany 19 - Apr 1979 (2 months), OzNet 990
74 The Commodores Sail On 1979 Record World 1 - 1979, Canada 2 - Sep 1979 (12 weeks), US Billboard 4 - Aug 1979 (17 weeks), Holland 4 - Sep 1979 (11 weeks), RIANZ 6 - Sep 1979 (15 weeks), UK 8 - Aug 1979 (10 weeks), Belgium 13 - Sep 1979 (8 weeks), Sweden (alt) 19 - Sep 1979 (2 weeks), US CashBox 22 of 1979, US Radio 33 of 1979 (peak 4 10 weeks), WABC NY 75 of 1979
75 Kenny Rogers She Believes (In Me) 1979 Record World 4 - 1979, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1979), US Billboard 5 - Apr 1979 (16 weeks), Canada 12 - Jun 1979 (6 weeks), WABC NY 27 of 1979, POP 38 of 1979, RIANZ 39 - Jul 1979 (4 weeks), Brazil 40 of 1979, UK 42 - Jun 1979 (7 weeks), US Radio 45 of 1979 (peak 5 9 weeks), US CashBox 61 of 1979
76 Blondie Dreaming 1979 UK 2 - Sep 1979 (8 weeks), Canada 3 - Oct 1979 (12 weeks), Norway 6 - Nov 1979 (7 weeks), RIANZ 9 - Nov 1979 (6 weeks), Belgium 14 - Oct 1979 (7 weeks), Holland 18 - Oct 1979 (5 weeks), Austria 18 - Nov 1979 (1 week), Sweden (alt) 19 - Nov 1979 (2 weeks), D.Marsh 21 of 1979, Record World 23 - 1979, US Billboard 27 - Sep 1979 (13 weeks), Scrobulate 74 of new wave, Acclaimed 1828 (1979), UK Silver (certified by BPI in Sep 1979), RYM 34 of 1979
77 Sniff & The Tears Driver's Seat 1979 Holland 1 - Oct 1980 (22 weeks), France 1 - Sep 1979 (5 weeks), Belgium 3 - Nov 1980 (18 weeks), Canada 8 - Aug 1979 (7 weeks), Record World 10 - 1979, US Billboard 15 - Jul 1979 (15 weeks), RIANZ 20 - Nov 1979 (8 weeks), Poland 32 - Nov 1991 (23 weeks), UK 42 - Jun 1979 (5 weeks), Europe 58 of the 1970s (1979), US Radio 103 of 1979 (peak 15 5 weeks), OzNet 789, RYM 54 of 1978
78 Nick Lowe Cruel to Be Kind 1979 Canada 5 - Aug 1979 (12 weeks), France 7 - Sep 1979 (1 week), UK 12 - Aug 1979 (11 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Jul 1979 (15 weeks), Record World 15 - 1979, D.Marsh 23 of 1979, RIANZ 34 - Oct 1979 (6 weeks), POP 70 of 1979, US Radio 85 of 1979 (peak 12 4 weeks), US CashBox 93 of 1979, WXPN 347, Acclaimed 2035 (1979), RYM 49 of 1978
79 Robert Palmer Bad Case of Loving You 1979 Canada 1 - Aug 1979 (14 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1979, Record World 9 - 1979, France 9 - Dec 1979 (1 week), US Billboard 14 - Jul 1979 (15 weeks), Belgium 16 - Aug 1979 (3 weeks), RIANZ 20 - Sep 1979 (10 weeks), Holland 27 - Aug 1979 (4 weeks), UK 61 - Jul 1979 (5 weeks), US CashBox 76 of 1979, US Radio 96 of 1979 (peak 14 5 weeks), OzNet 425
80 Sister Sledge He's the Greatest Dancer 1979 France 2 - May 1979 (4 weeks), UK 6 - Mar 1979 (11 weeks), US Billboard 9 - Feb 1979 (19 weeks), Record World 12 - 1979, Canada 14 - Apr 1979 (9 weeks), Holland 16 - Mar 1979 (7 weeks), RIANZ 17 - May 1979 (18 weeks), Belgium 19 - Apr 1979 (4 weeks), Scrobulate 47 of disco, US Radio 67 of 1979 (peak 9 7 weeks), US CashBox 70 of 1979, WABC NY 71 of 1979, OzNet 949
81 Ian Dury & The Blockheads Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick 1979 UK 1 - Dec 1978 (19 weeks), France 2 - Mar 1979 (2 weeks), RIANZ 3 - Mar 1979 (16 weeks), UK Gold (certified by BPI in Jan 1979), Norway 7 - Jan 1979 (10 weeks), Holland 9 - Dec 1978 (8 weeks), Sweden (alt) 9 - Jan 1979 (12 weeks), Belgium 10 - Jan 1979 (7 weeks), Austria 12 - Mar 1979 (3 weeks), Virgin 57, OzNet 324, UKMIX 942, Acclaimed 1357 (1978), RYM 29 of 1978
82 Maxine Nightingale Lead Me On 1979 Record World 4 - 1979, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1979), US Billboard 5 - May 1979 (23 weeks), RIANZ 8 - Oct 1979 (10 weeks), WABC NY 36 of 1979, D.Marsh 36 of 1979, Brazil 44 of 1979, US CashBox 48 of 1979, US Radio 48 of 1979 (peak 5 9 weeks)
83 Billy Joel Honesty 1979 France 1 for 8 weeks - Jul 1979, France (SNEP) 2 - May 1979 (4 months), France 3 - Jul 1979 (2 weeks), Canada 6 - May 1979 (8 weeks), Springbok 8 - May 1979 (10 weeks), France (InfoDisc) 10 of the 1970s (peak 1, 37 weeks, 579k sales estimated, 1979), Record World 17 - 1979, US Billboard 24 - Apr 1979 (11 weeks), Holland 28 - Jul 1979 (4 weeks), RIANZ 38 - Jun 1979 (4 weeks), POP 51 of 1979, Italy 54 of 1979
84 The Clash London Calling 1979 France 3 - Feb 1980 (3 weeks), Scrobulate 3 of punk, UK 11 - Dec 1979 (13 weeks), Rolling Stone 15, nuTsie 30 of 1970s, Acclaimed 35 (1979), Poland 40 - Oct 1999 (2 weeks), 43 in 2FM list, WXPN 43, KROQ 67 of 1980, TheQ 252, RYM 2 of 1979, WFUV 88, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
85 Nicolette Larson Lotta Love 1979 France 4 - Mar 1979 (3 weeks), US Billboard 8 - Nov 1978 (18 weeks), Record World 8 - 1979, Canada 9 - Dec 1978 (15 weeks), RIANZ 22 - Feb 1979 (10 weeks), US Radio 53 of 1979 (peak 8 10 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 61 - Jun 1991 (4 weeks), US CashBox 63 of 1979, Brazil 63 of 1979
86 Barbra Streisand The Main Event/ Fight! 1979 Golden Globe in 1979 (film 'The Main Event') (Nominated), US Billboard 3 - Jun 1979 (17 weeks), Record World 3 - 1979, Canada 3 - Aug 1979 (6 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Aug 1979), WABC NY 22 of 1979, US CashBox 31 of 1979, US Radio 38 of 1979 (peak 3 9 weeks)
87 Donna Summer Dim All the Lights 1979 US Billboard 2 - Aug 1979 (20 weeks), Record World 2 - 1979, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Dec 1979), RIANZ 14 - Sep 1979 (15 weeks), Belgium 24 - Nov 1979 (1 week), US Radio 25 of 1979 (peak 2 11 weeks), WABC NY 26 of 1979, UK 29 - Sep 1979 (9 weeks), US CashBox 45 of 1979
88 Anne Murray I Just Fall In Love Again 1979 Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Apr 1979, Canada 6 - Feb 1979 (14 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Jan 1979 (16 weeks), Record World 17 - 1979, UK 58 - Apr 1979 (2 weeks), Brazil 76 of 1979, US Radio 82 of 1979 (peak 12 7 weeks), US CashBox 85 of 1979, WABC NY 87 of 1979
89 Instant Funk I Got My Mind Made Up 1979 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1979), Belgium 12 - Jun 1979 (2 weeks), Canada 16 - Apr 1979 (8 weeks), US Billboard 20 - Feb 1979 (18 weeks), Holland 24 - May 1979 (7 weeks), Record World 26 - 1979, WABC NY 38 of 1979, UK 46 - Jan 1979 (5 weeks), Brazil 86 of 1979, US Radio 135 of 1979 (peak 20 1 week)
90 Promises Baby, It's You 1979 New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - Jun 1979, RIANZ 1 - Apr 1979 (20 weeks), Sweden (alt) 2 - Dec 1978 (18 weeks), Germany 3 - Feb 1979 (4 months), Springbok 3 - May 1979 (14 weeks), Belgium 10 - Jan 1979 (5 weeks), Switzerland 11 - Mar 1979 (7 weeks), Australia 14 of 1979, Holland 17 - Dec 1978 (6 weeks), Germany 224 of the 1970s (peak 4 15 weeks), RYM 128 of 1978
91 Joe Jackson Is She Really Going Out With Him? 1979 Holland 3 - Aug 1988 (9 weeks), Canada 4 - Jul 1979 (9 weeks), France 10 - Jul 1979 (1 week), Belgium 12 - Sep 1988 (5 weeks), UK 13 - Aug 1979 (9 weeks), Record World 16 - 1979, RIANZ 18 - Jul 1979 (15 weeks), D.Marsh 18 of 1979, US Billboard 21 - Jun 1979 (15 weeks), WABC NY 91 of 1979, Acclaimed 574 (1978), RYM 46 of 1978
92 Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band We've Got Tonight 1979 Canada 6 - Oct 1978 (15 weeks), France 10 - Mar 1979 (1 week), Record World 11 - 1979, Springbok 11 - May 1979 (9 weeks), RIANZ 12 - Jan 1979 (10 weeks), US Billboard 13 - Oct 1978 (16 weeks), POP 31 of 1979, UK 41 - Feb 1979 (10 weeks), WABC NY 77 of 1979, US CashBox 91 of 1979, US Radio 94 of 1979 (peak 13 4 weeks), RYM 179 of 1978
93 Donna Summer Heaven Knows 1979 US Billboard 4 - Jan 1979 (19 weeks), Canada 4 - Apr 1979 (9 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Mar 1979), Record World 5 - 1979, RIANZ 14 - Apr 1979 (14 weeks), WABC NY 19 of 1979, UK 34 - Feb 1979 (8 weeks), US CashBox 38 of 1979, US Radio 39 of 1979 (peak 4 10 weeks), RYM 193 of 1978
94 Supertramp Goodbye Stranger 1979 Canada 1 - Jul 1979 (12 weeks), France 4 - Oct 1979 (2 weeks), Scrobulate 7 of 70s, France (SNEP) 9 - Aug 1979 (2 months), Record World 13 - 1979, US Billboard 15 - Jul 1979 (14 weeks), RIANZ 40 - Oct 1979 (3 weeks), UK 57 - Oct 1979 (3 weeks), TheQ 73, US Radio 103 of 1979 (peak 15 5 weeks), RYM 45 of 1979
95 Suzi Quatro She's in Love With You 1979 Springbok 1 - Nov 1979 (20 weeks), Belgium 4 - Nov 1979 (9 weeks), South Africa 4 of 1979, Holland 6 - Nov 1979 (8 weeks), Austria 6 - Nov 1979 (2 weeks), Switzerland 6 - Nov 1979 (10 weeks), Norway 10 - Feb 1980 (1 week), UK 11 - Oct 1979 (9 weeks), Germany 12 - Jan 1980 (3 months), RIANZ 24 - Nov 1979 (5 weeks), US Billboard 41 - Nov 1979 (10 weeks), RYM 192 of 1979
96 Stevie Wonder Send One Your Love 1979 US Billboard 4 - Nov 1979 (17 weeks), Canada 4 - Nov 1979 (11 weeks), Record World 12 - 1980, US Radio 20 of 1979 (peak 4 11 weeks), RIANZ 29 - Dec 1979 (4 weeks), D.Marsh 34 of 1979, ARC 36 of 1980 (peak 2 14 weeks), UK 52 - Nov 1979 (3 weeks), US CashBox 75 of 1979, WABC NY 87 of 1980
97 David Naughton Makin' It 1979 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jul 1979), US Billboard 5 - Mar 1979 (24 weeks), Record World 9 - 1979, US BB 38 of 1979, US Radio 43 of 1979 (peak 5 11 weeks), UK 44 - Aug 1979 (6 weeks), WABC NY 45 of 1979, US CashBox 47 of 1979, POP 75 of 1979
98 GQ Disco Nights (Rock-Freak) 1979 US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1979), Record World 11 - 1979, US Billboard 12 - Mar 1979 (18 weeks), Canada 13 - May 1979 (8 weeks), RIANZ 20 - May 1979 (11 weeks), WABC NY 33 of 1979, POP 36 of 1979, UK 42 - Mar 1979 (6 weeks), US CashBox 80 of 1979, US Radio 86 of 1979 (peak 12 6 weeks)
99 Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb 1979 Scrobulate 2 of classic rock, TheQ 17, Poland 22 of all time, KROQ 27 of 1980, WXPN 72, nuTsie 78 of 1970s, Vinyl Surrender 125 (1979), Rolling Stone 314, Acclaimed 2026 (1979), RYM 7 of 1980
100 Alan Sorrenti Tu Sei L'unica Donna Per Me 1979 Switzerland 1 - Aug 1979 (16 weeks), Italy 1 of 1979, Italy 1 for 14 weeks - Jun 1979, Austria 2 - Sep 1979 (4 weeks), Switzerland 2 of 1979, Germany 12 - Oct 1979 (2 months), Belgium 20 - Oct 1979 (4 weeks), Holland 26 - Oct 1979 (4 weeks)

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15 Jul 2012

You are my sunshine

There was a song in either 1979 or 1980 that began with bells playing the melody to, "you are my sunshine, my only sunshine,...". Do you remember the name of this song?


1 Jul 2012

Tough question I think

I remember a song, actually more the melody which was a popular song in South Africa somewhere between 1978 and 1982. +I guess it was on the Springbok Radio charts. The artist or lead singer was male and it included lyrics that went something like this:" +the girl is a young "egyptian" (of this word I am not sure at ALL) and the next phrase was something like :" a frightful and young "egyptian" (again not sure)or :"a frightfully young "egyptian"". +If I have to narrow down the years it was a hit in RSA I would say probably between late 1981 and late 1982.

Please give it some thought.

It is a quite an upbeat song,at least the chorus of which the above phrases form part of, is.


5 Feb 2012

The Cars- let's Go

This chart features some really great songs, but I can't beleive "Let's Go" The Cars was left out. It was clearly one of the best songs of 1979. Even the charts were it failed to reach top 10, decided to include it in the top 100 songs of 1979.

The position of each song is set by its chart entries. The 100th song was a number one in Switzerland and Italy while in contrast "Let's Go" was not in the top 10 in the US or the top 50 in the UK. The rules of the site don't let us "decide" to change the order that the numbers deliver. On this site the order is set by the chart entries and the rules, no one, not even the administrators, get to fiddle with the results.

The song is, of course, listed, on the page dedicated to The Cars.


19 Jul 2011

Heartbreak hotel alt.

I remember a song from the early 80's (I think).. can't remember the name or the band (1 hit wonder probably)but do remember some lyrics..the chorus goes something like this:

"Why don't we put in at heartbreak hotel, I long for service at the ring of a bell, we could sleep in late, (sleep in late), your mommy and daddy can wait. (daddy can wait)"

other lyrics are.."Hey mama it's a long long way, to the borderline home where the butterflies play all day"

I know it sounds a bit naff but was a catchy tune, can't find it in any search i've done...any ideas

Regards, Nev

You were correct in thinking it was a one hit wonder and you got the lyrics quite close, but we think the line is "Why don't we put in at the halfway hotel"

The song is "Halfway Hotel" by Voyager and was in the following charts:

"Springbok 12 - Aug 1979 (5 weeks), Sweden (alt) 18 - Jul 1979 (2 weeks), UK 33 - May 1979 (8 weeks), RIANZ 34 - Nov 1979 (5 weeks)"