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Top Songs of 1979

1978 <-1979-> 1980
    

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1.
05/1979
437

✫1
US




✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
✫1
UK
[Juana 3422]
written by Frederick Knight
2.
12/1979
401

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
[Atlantic 3637]
written by Denny Randell & Sandy Linzer
3.
02/1979
398

✫1
US
19
AC


22
dance
44
R&B
✫1
UK
[RSO 918]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
4.
12/1979
388

✫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
5.
01/1979
387

✫1
US
44
AC


58
dance


✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #255]
[Chrysalis 2295]
written by Debbie Harry & Chris Stein
6.
07/1979
380

✫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
7.
10/1979
379

✫1
US
7
AC


✫1
dance
20
R&B
3
UK
[Columbia 11125]
written by Paul Jabara & Bruce Roberts
8.
04/1979
376

✫1
US




4
dance


2
UK
[Warner 49033 (Sire)]
written by Robin Scott
9.
03/1979
369

✫1
US
4
AC




✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Polydor/MVP 14547]
written by Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren
10.
11/1979
368

3
US
5
AC
✫1
country




✫1
UK
[United Artists 1327]
written by Roger Bowling & Billy Edd Wheeler
11.
10/1979
366

✫1
US
17
AC






2
UK
[Elektra 46579]
written by Freddie Mercury
12.
09/1979
365

✫1
US
6
AC




✫1
R&B
4
UK
[Motown 1474]
written by Lionel Richie
13.
06/1979

Good Times by Chic

from Risqué   Risqué
361

✫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
14.
11/1979
348

✫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]
written by Rod Temperton
15.
07/1979
339

2
US
3
AC




2
R&B
4
UK
[Columbia 11033]
written by David Foster, Jay Graydon & Bill Champlin
16.
08/1979
338

✫1
US
27
AC






3
UK
[T.K. 1035]
written by Harry Casey (as Harry Wayne Casey) & Richard Finch
17.
01/1979
332

✫1
US




5
dance
6
R&B
6
UK
[Ariola America 7736]
written by Eddie Floyd & Steve Cropper
18.
12/1979
321

4
US
2
AC




86
R&B
2
UK
[Motown 1477]
written by Carol Connors & David Shire
19.
04/1979
316

6
US
5
AC
68
country




✫1
UK
[Capitol 4705]
written by Even Stevens
20.
03/1979
316

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
21.
04/1979
314

✫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
22.
10/1979

Babe by Styx

from Cornerstone   Cornerstone
313

✫1
US
9
AC






6
UK
[A&M 2188]
written by Dennis DeYoung
23.
10/1979
312

✫1
US
4
AC




58
R&B
7
UK
[Casablanca 2215]
written by Toni Tennille
24.
03/1979
312

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
25.
06/1979

Rise by Herb Alpert

from Rise   Rise
311

✫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)
26.
05/1979
310

✫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
27.
07/1979
306

7
US
5
AC






✫1
UK
[EMI America 8025]
written by Alan Tarney
28.
06/1979
304

✫1
US








6
UK
[Capitol 4731]
written by Doug Fieger & Berton Averre
29.
09/1979
275

9
US




56
dance


✫1
UK
written by Gary Numan
30.
05/1979
270

6
US




14
dance
2
R&B
4
UK
with The Emotions
[Columbia 10956]
written by Jon Lind & Allee Willis
31.
08/1979
269

4
US








3
UK
[Jet 5060]
written by Jeff Lynne
32.
04/1979
268

✫1
US
15
AC




57
R&B
13
UK
[RSO 925]
written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
33.
11/1979
254

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
34.
01/1979
254

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]
35.
10/1979
249

✫1
US
8
AC






23
UK
[Infinity 50035]
written by Rupert Holmes
36.
03/1979
248

4
US
✫1
AC
71
country




8
UK
[Bearsville 0334]
written by Randy VanWarmer & Tony Wilson
37.
08/1979
244

4
US
9
AC




8
R&B
8
UK
[Motown 1466]
written by Lionel Richie
38.
01/1979
243

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
39.
03/1979
241

5
US
30
AC






5
UK
as Wings
[Columbia 10939]
written by Paul McCartney
40.
05/1979
233

✫1
US
10
AC






31
UK
[EMI America 8015]
written by Robert John
41.
01/1979
231

✫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
42.
06/1979
227

3
US
30
AC
✫1
country




14
UK
[Epic 50700]
written by Charlie Daniels, Tom Crain, Joel DiGregorio (as Joel "Taz" DiGregorio), Fred Edwards, Charlie Hayward (as Charles Hayward) & James W. Marshall
43.
02/1979
222

4
US
46
AC






8
UK
[Warner 8736]
written by Mark Knopfler
44.
04/1979
218

13
US




10
dance
✫1
R&B
5
UK
[Philadelphia International 3681]
written by Gene McFadden, John Whitehead & Jerry Cohen
45.
10/1979
217

✫1
US
38
AC






40
UK
[Asylum 46545]
written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bob Seger & J.D. Souther
46.
08/1979
212

2
US
44
AC


54
dance
13
R&B
29
UK
[Casablanca 2201]
written by Donna Summer
47.
03/1979
207

6
US








7
UK
[A&M 2128]
written by Rick Davies & Roger Hodgson
48.
09/1979
206

40
US








✫1
UK
[Warner 49114 (Island)]
written by Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn & Bruce Woolley
49.
11/1979
203

2
US
✫1
AC




20
R&B


with KC
[Casablanca 2227]
written by Barbara Mason
50.
09/1979
200

8
US






✫1
R&B
9
UK
[De-Lite 801]
written by George Brown & Kool & The Gang
51.
02/1979
199

29
US
15
AC






2
UK
[Atlantic 3629 A]
written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
52.
05/1979
199

8
US
40
AC






6
UK
[Jet 5057]
written by Jeff Lynne
53.
10/1979

Tusk by Fleetwood Mac

from Tusk   Tusk
198

8
US








6
UK
featuring U.S.C. Trojan Marching Band
[Warner 49077]
written by Lindsey Buckingham
54.
12/1979
197

2
US
✫1
AC
85
country






[Epic/Full Moon 50824]
written by Dan Fogelberg
55.
07/1979
196

73
US








✫1
UK
[Columbia 11117]
written by Bob Geldof
56.
09/1979
196

74
US








✫1
UK
written by Sting (as Gordon Sumner)
57.
09/1979
195

27
US








2
UK
[Chrysalis 2379]
written by Debbie Harry & Chris Stein
58.
03/1979
192



29
AC






✫1
UK
[Columbia 11050]
written by Mike Batt
59.
11/1979
191

4
US
✫1
AC




5
R&B
52
UK
[Tamla 54303]
written by Stevie Wonder
60.
05/1979
191

105
US








✫1
UK
[Atco 7206]
written by Gary Numan
61.
04/1979
190

4
US
20
AC




79
R&B
18
UK
[Warner 8825]
written by Rickie Lee Jones
62.
11/1979
189

10
US






5
R&B
7
UK
[Epic 50838]
written by Rod Temperton
63.
05/1979
187











✫1
UK
written by Chris Stein
64.
09/1979
187











✫1
UK
65.
12/1979
186











✫1
UK
written by Sting
66.
04/1979
186

5
US
✫1
AC
✫1
country




42
UK
[United Artists 1273]
written by Steve Gibb
67.
10/1979
185

36
US




14
dance
4
R&B
3
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #248]
[Sugar Hill 542]
written by Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers, Wonder Mike, Master Gee, Big Bank Hank, Sylvia Robinson & Grandmaster Caz
68.
04/1979
181

44
US
38
AC






2
UK
[Atco 7100]
written by Bryan Ferry
69.
05/1979
180

19
US
41
AC






4
UK
[Atlantic 3574 A]
written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
70.
10/1979
176

12
US
3
AC
91
country




8
UK
[Capitol 4785]
written by Steve Pippen, Larry Keith & Johnny Slate
71.
03/1979
176

39
US


✫1
country




3
UK
[Warner/Curb 8790]
written by David Bellamy
72.
06/1979
175

3
US
2
AC


13
dance




[Columbia 11008]
written by Paul Jabara, Bruce Roberts & Bob Esty
73.
01/1979
175

4
US
17
AC




10
R&B
34
UK
[Casablanca 959]
written by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder & Pete Bellotte
74.
09/1979
164

8
US
47
AC


✫1
dance
✫1
R&B
45
UK
[Solar 11709]
written by William Shelby & Leon Sylvers III
75.
01/1979
162

3
US
4
AC
44
country






[instrumental]
[Polydor 14517]
written by Frank Mills
76.
06/1979
161











2
UK
77.
03/1979
161











2
UK
[Infinity 50030]
written by Mike Chapman & Nicky Chinn
78.
06/1979
161











2
UK
written by Dennis Bovell
79.
02/1979
161











2
UK
as Elvis Costello & the Attactions
written by Elvis Costello
80.
03/1979
161











2
UK
81.
07/1979
161











2
UK
[R]
[A&M 2119]
written by Sting
82.
07/1979
161











2
UK
written by B. A. Robertson (as Brian Alexander Robertson) & Terry Britten
83.
12/1979
161











2
UK
84.
09/1979
157

4
US
34
AC




4
R&B


[Tamla 54306]
written by Smokey Robinson & Marv Tarplin
85.
06/1979
157

16
US




✫1
dance


10
UK
[Columbia 10987]
written by Patrick Hernandez
86.
11/1979
157

5
US
17
AC




✫1
R&B


[Polydor 2033]
written by Harry Ray, Al Goodman & Lee Walter
87.
01/1979
153

4
US
4
AC








[RSO 917]
written by Nicky Chinn & Mike Chapman
88.
05/1979
151

5
US
✫1
AC




37
R&B


[Windsong 11530]
written by David Lasley & Allee Willis
89.
01/1979
151

65
US




✫1
dance
13
R&B
6
UK
[20th Century 2396]
written by Edwin Starr, Arthur Eugene Pullam & Robert Dickerson
90.
07/1979
149

64
US
37
AC






3
UK
charted as Angel Eyes / Voulez-Vous in UK charts; B side to Voulez-Vous in the US
[Atlantic 3609 B]
written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
91.
05/1979
147

5
US
5
AC




18
R&B


produced by Barry Manilow
[Arista 0419]
written by Richard Kerr & Will Jennings
92.
07/1979
146

36
US




75
dance
17
R&B
5
UK
vocals by Randy Crawford
[MCA 41054]
written by Joe Sample & Will Jennings
93.
07/1979
145

80
US
40
AC






3
UK
charted as Angel Eyes / Voulez-Vous in UK charts
[Atlantic 3609 A]
written by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus
94.
09/1979
144

7
US
2
AC
✫1
country






[United Artists 1315]
written by Debbie Hupp (as Deborah Kay Huppà) & Bob Morrison (as Robert E. Morrison)
95.
01/1979
142



50
AC




27
R&B
3
UK
[Ariola America 7742]
written by Dominic Bugatti & Frank Musker
96.
09/1979
140

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
97.
02/1979
139

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 10884]
written by Eric Matthews & Gary Turnier
98.
07/1979
139

12
US
36
AC






12
UK
[Columbia 11018]
written by Nick Lowe & Ian Gomm
99.
06/1979
137

65
US








4
UK
[Swan Song 71001]
written by Elvis Costello
100.
08/1979
137







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

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