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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z OtherTop 1000

Top Dance Songs of 1979

1978 <-1979-> 1980


  

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Ring My Bell
1.
05/1979
371

✫1
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Juana 3422]
written by Frederick Knight
Another Brick in the Wall
2.
12/1979
363

✫1
US


57
dance


✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #375]
charted as Another Brick in the Wall / Run Like Hell / Don't Leave Me Now in US dance charts
written by Roger Waters
Working My Way Back to You
3.
12/1979
334

2
US
5
AC
8
dance
6
R&B
✫1
UK
charted as Working My Way Back to You / Forgive Me, Girl is US AC Charts
written by Denny Randell & Sandy Linzer
Tragedy
4.
02/1979
330

✫1
US
19
AC
22
dance
44
R&B
✫1
UK
[RSO 918]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
Rock with You
5.
11/1979
325

✫1
US
21
AC
2
dance
✫1
R&B
7
UK
charted as Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough/Rock With You in US dance charts
[Epic 50797 A]
written by Rod Temperton
No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
6.
10/1979
324

✫1
US
7
AC
✫1
dance
20
R&B
3
UK
[Columbia 11125]
written by Paul Jabara & Bruce Roberts
Heart of Glass
7.
01/1979
320

✫1
US
44
AC
58
dance


✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #255]
[Chrysalis 2295]
written by Debbie Harry & Chris Stein
Pop Muzik
8.
04/1979
315

✫1
US


4
dance


2
UK
[Warner 49033 (Sire)]
written by Robin Scott
Hot Stuff
9.
04/1979
313

✫1
US


✫1
dance
3
R&B
11
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #103]
charted as Hot Stuff / Bad Girls in US dance charts
[Casablanca 978]
written by Pete Bellotte, Harold Faltermeyer & Keith Forsey
Bad Girls
10.
05/1979
307

✫1
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
14
UK
charted as Hot Stuff / Bad Girls in US dance charts
[Casablanca 988]
written by Donna Summer, Joe Esposito (as Joe "Bean" Esposito), Eddie Hokenson (as Edward Hokenson) & Bruce Sudano
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
11.
07/1979
303

✫1
US


2
dance
✫1
R&B
3
UK
charted as Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough/Rock With You in US dance charts
[Epic 50742]
written by Michael Jackson
Good Times
12.
06/1979

Good Times by Chic

from Risqué   Risqué
302

✫1
US
28
AC
3
dance
✫1
R&B
5
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #224]
charted as Good Times / My Feet Keep Dancing / My Forbidden Lover in US dance charts
[Atlantic 3584]
written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
13.
07/1979

Rise by Herb Alpert

from Rise   Rise
286

✫1
US
✫1
AC
17
dance
4
R&B
13
UK
[instrumental]
[A&M 2151]
written by Andy Armer & Randy Badazz Alpert (as Randy Badazz)
Knock on Wood
14.
01/1979
272

✫1
US


5
dance
6
R&B
6
UK
[Ariola 7736]
written by Eddie Floyd & Steve Cropper
We Are Family
15.
03/1979
254

2
US
30
AC
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
8
UK
produced by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers; charted as He's the Greatest Dancer / We Are Family in US dance charts
[Cotillion 44251]
written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
In the Navy
16.
03/1979
244

3
US


14
dance
30
R&B
2
UK
charted as In The Navy / Manhattan Woman / Go West in US dance charts
[Casablanca 973]
written by Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo & Victor Willis
Cars
17.
09/1979
235

9
US


56
dance


✫1
UK
written by Gary Numan
What a Fool Believes
18.
01/1979
223

✫1
US
22
AC
40
dance
72
R&B
31
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1980]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1980]
[Warner 8778]
written by Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins
Boogie Wonderland
19.
05/1979
217

6
US


14
dance
2
R&B
4
UK
Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)
20.
02/1979
209

7
US


20
dance
3
R&B
4
UK
as The Jacksons
charted as Blame It on the Boogie / Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) in US dance charts
[Epic 50656]
written by Michael Jackson & Randy Jackson [Jackson 5]
Dim All the Lights
21.
08/1979
204

2
US
44
AC
54
dance
13
R&B
29
UK
[Casablanca 2201]
written by Donna Summer
He's the Greatest Dancer
22.
02/1979
197

9
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
6
UK
produced by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers; charted as He's the Greatest Dancer / We Are Family in US dance charts
[Cotillion 44245]
written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
Brass in Pocket
23.
11/1979
187

14
US


28
dance


✫1
UK
charted as Brass in Pocket (I'm Special) / Mystery Achievement / Precious in US dance charts
written by Chrissie Hynde & James Honeyman-Scott
24.
11/1979
180

8
US
47
AC
✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
45
UK
[Solar 11709]
written by William Shelby & Leon Sylvers III
25.
06/1979
170

3
US
2
AC
13
dance




Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
26.
04/1979
164

13
US


10
dance
✫1
R&B
5
UK
[P.i. 3675]
written by Gene McFadden, John Whitehead & Jerry Cohen
Makin' It
27.
03/1979
148

5
US
48
AC
11
dance




[RSO 916]
written by Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren
Born to Be Alive
28.
06/1979
127

16
US


✫1
dance


10
UK
[Columbia 10987]
written by Patrick Hernandez
Take Me Home
29.
02/1979
125

8
US
19
AC
2
dance
21
R&B


[Casablanca 965]
written by Bob Esty & Michele Aller
Rapper's Delight
30.
11/1979
125

36
US


14
dance
4
R&B
3
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #248]
written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
I Wanna Be Your Lover
31.
11/1979
122

11
US


2
dance
✫1
R&B
41
UK
charted as I Wanna Be Your Lover / Sexy Dancer in US dance charts
[Warner 49050]
written by Prince
32.
03/1979
109

12
US


3
dance
✫1
R&B


33.
07/1979
101

36
US


75
dance
17
R&B
5
UK
vocals by Randy Crawford
[MCA 41054]
written by Joe Sample & Will Jennings
34.
01/1979
98

65
US


✫1
dance
13
R&B
6
UK
[20th Century 2396]
written by Edwin Starr, Arthur Eugene Pullam & Robert Dickerson
35.
06/1979
97

11
US
43
AC
8
dance
52
R&B


[Motown 1459]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
36.
02/1979
96

20
US


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B


[Salsoul 2078]
written by Raymond Earl, Kim Miller & Scott Miller
37.
02/1979
93

41
US


✫1
dance
15
R&B
8
UK
charted as Keep on Dancin' / Do It at the Disco / Let's Lovedance Tonight in US dance charts
[Columbia 3-10884]
written by Eric Matthews & Gary Turnier
38.
09/1979
86

15
US
47
AC
✫1
dance
36
R&B


charted as Come to Me / Don't Stop Dancing / Playboy in US dance charts
[Prelude 8001]
written by Tony Green
39.
10/1979
86

18
US


3
dance
11
R&B


[Polydor 2011]
written by Jesse Stone
40.
08/1979
85

50
US


22
dance


5
UK
[Virgin 67003]
written by Janie Bradford & Berry Gordy
I Was Made for Lovin' You
41.
05/1979
83

11
US


37
dance


50
UK
[Casablanca 983]
written by Desmond Child, Paul Stanley & Vini Poncia
42.
01/1979
82

26
US


7
dance


15
UK
[R]
written by Gloria Jones
43.
08/1979
78





79
dance


3
UK
charted as Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick / Reasons to Be Cheerful in US dance charts
written by Ian Dury, Chas Jankel & Davey Payne
44.
11/1979
73





8
dance


5
UK
45.
03/1979
70

21
US


26
dance
4
R&B


[Dash 5050]
written by Ish Ledesma (as Ishmael Ledesma)
46.
11/1979
70

30
US


5
dance
✫1
R&B


as Rufus & Chaka
charted as Do You Love What You Feel / Any Love in US dance charts
written by David Wolinski
47.
01/1979
69

23
US


25
dance
7
R&B
67
UK
as Evelyn "Champagne" King
written by John Fitch (as John H. Fitch Jr) & Reuben Cross
48.
05/1979
69

79
US


7
dance
28
R&B
9
UK
[20th Century 2408]
written by Edwin Starr
My Forbidden Lover
49.
10/1979
68

43
US


3
dance
33
R&B
15
UK
charted as Good Times / My Feet Keep Dancing / My Forbidden Lover in US dance charts
[Atlantic 3620]
written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
50.
07/1979
65

36
US


✫1
dance
2
R&B


charted as Found a Cure / Stay Free / Nobody Knows in US dance charts
[Warner 8874]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
Go West
51.
05/1979
56

45
US


14
dance


15
UK
charted as In The Navy / Manhattan Woman / Go West in US dance charts
[Casablanca 984]
written by Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo & Victor Willis
One Step Beyond
52.
11/1979
55





76
dance


7
UK
charted as One Step Beyond / Madness in US dance charts
written by Prince Buster (as Cecil Campbell [Prince Buster])
53.
11/1979
54

30
US
23
AC
45
dance
20
R&B
46
UK
[instrumental]
[A&M 2202]
written by Andy Armer & Randy Badazz Alpert (as Randy Badazz)
54.
04/1979
49





30
dance


9
UK
[Ariola 7757]
written by Bank Hunter & Jack Keller
55.
10/1979
48





52
dance


8
UK
[Sugar Hill 754]
written by Milton Kellem
56.
03/1979
48





56
dance


8
UK
57.
08/1979
46

101
US


10
dance
52
R&B
15
UK
as Al Hudson & the Partners
[MCA 12459]
written by Alicia Myers & Kevin McCord
58.
03/1979
45

40
US


4
dance
27
R&B
46
UK
charted as I (Who Have Nothing) / Stars / Body Strong in US dance charts
[Fantasy 855]
written by Carlo Donida, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
London Calling
59.
12/1979
44





30
dance


11
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #15]
charted as London Calling / Train In Vain (Stand By Me) in US dance charts
written by Joe Strummer & Mick Jones [The Clash]
60.
04/1979
43

32
US


25
dance
10
R&B


[Polydor 14532]
written by Judy Wieder & John Footman (as John L. Footman)
61.
10/1979
43

90
US


44
dance
27
R&B
14
UK
[T-Neck 2287]
written by Ronald Isley, Kelly Isley (as O'Kelly Isley Jr.), Rudolph Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley & Chris Jasper
62.
06/1979
43

38
US


12
dance
5
R&B


[P.i. 3682]
written by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
63.
03/1979
42

41
US


11
dance
49
R&B
28
UK
[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1971]
charted as Bridge Over Troubled Water / Don't Give It Up / Let Me Be Your Woman in US dance charts
[RSO/Curtom 921]
written by Paul Simon
64.
07/1979
42





48
dance


10
UK
65.
01/1979
42

33
US
42
AC
31
dance


48
UK
[instrumental]
[Casablanca 956]
written by Giorgio Moroder
66.
03/1979
42





56
dance


10
UK
[Ariola 7746]
written by Sheila Ferguson & Giorgio Moroder
67.
09/1979
42

42
US


19
dance
61
R&B
32
UK
[Polydor 2021]
written by Dino Fekaris
68.
03/1979
42

30
US


18
dance
20
R&B


[Planet 45902]
written by Allen Toussaint
My Feet Keep Dancing
69.
12/1979
42

101
US


3
dance
42
R&B
21
UK
charted as Good Times / My Feet Keep Dancing / My Forbidden Lover in US dance charts
[Atlantic 3638]
written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
70.
12/1979
39

40
US


4
dance
42
R&B


[Motown 1478]
written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
71.
03/1979
39

34
US
44
AC
33
dance
19
R&B


[Tamla 54297]
written by Norma Helms & Mitchell Bottler
72.
02/1979
36

56
US


3
dance
32
R&B
53
UK
[Dash 5048]
written by David Mackey & Theophilus Coakley (as Theophilus "T" Coakley)
73.
05/1979
36

70
US


6
dance
27
R&B
40
UK
[Solar 11482]
written by Kossi Gardner
74.
04/1979
36

48
US


✫1
dance
60
R&B


charted as Dancer / Dance to Dance in US dance chart
[Warner / RFC 8757]
written by Gino Soccio
75.
01/1979
33

47
US


5
dance
17
R&B


[Epic 50600]
written by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb
I've Got the Next Dance
76.
08/1979
33

73
US


✫1
dance
26
R&B


[Columbia 10971]
written by Cheyenne Fowler & Keg Johnson
77.
11/1979
33





44
dance
28
R&B
18
UK
[Carrère 7209]
written by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
78.
10/1979
32

34
US
33
AC
75
dance




[RSO 1007]
written by Dan Walsh (as Daniel Walsh), Michael Price (as Harvey Price) & Steve Barri
79.
06/1979
31

86
US


4
dance
9
R&B


[Drive 6278]
written by Peter Brown & Robert Rans
(Not Just) Knee Deep
80.
10/1979
31

77
US


43
dance
✫1
R&B


as Funkadelic
written by George Clinton
81.
12/1979
30





31
dance


18
UK
82.
10/1979
30





38
dance
36
R&B
20
UK
[Solar 11694]
written by Dick Griffey, Leon Sylvers III & Nidra Beard
Here Comes the Night
83.
03/1979
30

44
US


48
dance


37
UK
[Caribou 9026]
written by Brian Wilson & Mike Love
84.
08/1979
30

54
US


6
dance
26
R&B


[Malaco 1058]
written by King Floyd
85.
04/1979
29

45
US


5
dance




[Parachute 524]
written by Adrian Baker & Eddie Seago
86.
04/1979
29

56
US


7
dance
37
R&B


87.
10/1979
29

57
US


90
dance
3
R&B


88.
03/1979
28

47
US


64
dance
9
R&B


[Atlantic 3541]
written by Narada Michael Walden
89.
04/1979
28

62
US


11
dance
16
R&B


charted as Got to Be Real / Star Love / You Saved My Day in US dance charts
[Columbia 10907]
written by John Footman & Judy Wieder
90.
04/1979
27

49
US


8
dance
90
R&B


charted as One More Minute / Fill My Life with Love / Belle de jour in US dance charts
[Butterfly 41080]
written by Barry Blue & Dave Jordan
91.
02/1979
27





✫1
dance


49
UK
charted as Keep on Dancin' / Do It at the Disco / Let's Lovedance Tonight in US dance charts
[Columbia 3-10970]
written by Eric Matthews & Gary Turnier
92.
03/1979
27





3
dance
79
R&B
37
UK
charted as (Everybody) Get Dancin' / Don't Stop the Music in US dance charts
[West End 1215]
written by Busta Jones (as Mack L. Jones) & Marty Simon
93.
03/1979
27

81
US


9
dance
64
R&B
41
UK
charted as Cuba / Better Do It Salsa in UK charts
[Island 8832]
written by Daniel Vangarde & Jean Kluger
94.
09/1979
26





✫1
dance
19
R&B


charted as Found a Cure / Stay Free / Nobody Knows in US dance charts
[Warner 49099]
written by Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
95.
04/1979

Georgy Porgy by Toto

from Toto   Toto
25

48
US
49
AC
80
dance
18
R&B


[Columbia 10944]
written by David Paich
96.
12/1979
25

55
US


75
dance
10
R&B


[Fantasy 874]
written by Bruce Smith & Nathaniel Phillips
97.
08/1979
24





✫1
dance
24
R&B


[Columbia 10993]
written by Leroy Bell & Casey James
98.
06/1979
24

40
US


32
dance




[Atlantic 3582]
written by Dominic Bugatti & Frank Musker
99.
07/1979
24

55
US


34
dance
9
R&B


[Elektra 46032]
written by Raymond Johnson, Ron Banks & Tony Green
100.
03/1979
22

77
US


8
dance
91
R&B


[RCA 11456]
written by Kevin Nance & Kid Creole (as August Darnell)

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