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Top Songs of 1979

1978 <-1979-> 1980


  

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1.12/1979

 ①  Another Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd

        

MP3

from The Wall   

CD

MP3

374

US ✫1
US dance 57
UK ✫1
[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
2.01/1979

 ②  Heart of Glass by Blondie

        

MP3

from Parallel Lines   

CD

MP3

333

US ✫1
US AC 44
US dance 58
UK ✫1
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #255]
[Chrysalis 2295]
written by Debbie Harry & Chris Stein
3.04/1979

 ③  Pop Muzik by M

        

MP3

from New York - London - Paris - Munich   

CD

MP3

317

US ✫1
US dance 4
UK 2
[Warner 49033 (Sire)]
written by Robin Scott
4.06/1979

 ④  My Sharona by The Knack

        

MP3

from Get the Knack   

CD

MP3

299

US ✫1
UK 6

video

[Capitol 4731]
written by Doug Fieger & Berton Averre
5.10/1979

 ⑤  Babe by Styx

        

MP3

from Cornerstone   

CD

MP3

268

US ✫1
US AC 9
UK 6
[A&M 2188]
written by Dennis DeYoung
6.09/1979

Cars by Gary Numan

        

MP3

from The Pleasure Principle   

CD

MP3

253

US 9
US dance 56
UK ✫1
written by Gary Numan
7.10/1979

Escape (The Pina Colada Song) by Rupert Holmes

        

MP3

from Partners in Crime   

CD

MP3

227

US ✫1
US AC 8
UK 23

video

[Infinity 50035]
written by Rupert Holmes
8.08/1979

Don't Bring Me Down by Electric Light Orchestra

        

MP3

from Discovery   

CD

MP3

219

US 4
UK 3
[Jet 5060]
written by Jeff Lynne
9.11/1979

Brass in Pocket by The Pretenders

        

MP3

from Pretenders   

CD

MP3

212

US 14
US dance 28
UK ✫1
charted as Brass in Pocket (I'm Special) / Mystery Achievement / Precious in US dance charts
written by Chrissie Hynde & James Honeyman-Scott
10.01/1979

What a Fool Believes by The Doobie Brothers

        

MP3

from Minute by Minute   

CD

MP3

206

US ✫1
US AC 22
US dance 40
US R&B 72
UK 31

video

[Grammy Award for Song of the Year 1980]
[Grammy Award for Record of the Year 1980]
[Warner 8778]
written by Michael McDonald & Kenny Loggins
11.06/1979

The Devil Went Down to Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band

        

MP3

from Million Mile Reflections   

CD

MP3

194

US 3
US AC 30
US country ✫1
UK 14

video

written by Charlie Daniels, Tom Crain, Joel DiGregorio (as Joel "Taz" DiGregorio), Fred Edwards, Charlie Hayward (as Charles Hayward) & James W. Marshall
12.10/1979

Heartache Tonight by Eagles

        

MP3

from The Long Run   

CD

MP3

188

US ✫1
US AC 38
UK 40

video

[Asylum 46545]
written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bob Seger & J.D. Souther
13.02/1979

Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits

        

MP3

from Dire Straits   

CD

MP3

185

US 4
US AC 46
UK 8
[Warner 8736]
written by Mark Knopfler
14.10/1979

Tusk by Fleetwood Mac

        

MP3

from Tusk   

CD

MP3

183

US 8
UK 6

video

featuring U.S.C. Trojan Marching Band
[Warner 49077]
written by Lindsey Buckingham
15.03/1979

The Logical Song by Supertramp

        

MP3

from Breakfast in America   

CD

MP3

181

US 6
UK 7

video

[A&M 2128]
written by Rick Davies & Roger Hodgson
16.03/1979

Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel

        

MP3

from Fate for Breakfast   

CD

MP3

174

US AC 29
UK ✫1

video

[Columbia 11050]
written by Mike Batt
17.07/1979

I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats

        

MP3

from The Fine Art of Surfacing   

CD

MP3

167

US 73
UK ✫1
[Columbia 11117]
written by Bob Geldof
18.05/1979

Shine a Little Love by Electric Light Orchestra

        

MP3

from Discovery   

CD

MP3

166

US 8
US AC 40
UK 6
[Jet 5057]
written by Jeff Lynne
19.09/1979

Message in a Bottle by The Police

        

MP3

from Reggatta de Blanc   

CD

MP3

162

US 74
UK ✫1
written by Sting (as Gordon Sumner)
20.05/1979

Are Friends Electric? by Tubeway Army

        

MP3

from Replicas   

CD

MP3

161

US 105
UK ✫1

video

[Atco 7206]
written by Gary Numan
21.04/1979

Chuck E.'s in Love by Rickie Lee Jones

        

MP3

from Rickie Lee Jones   

CD

MP3

161

US 4
US AC 20
US R&B 79
UK 18

video

[Warner 8825]
written by Rickie Lee Jones
22.09/1979

Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles

        

MP3

from The Age of Plastic   

CD

MP3

159

US 40
UK ✫1
[Warner 49114 (Island)]
written by Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn & Bruce Woolley
23.05/1979

Sunday Girl by Blondie

        

MP3

from Parallel Lines   

CD

MP3

152

UK ✫1written by Chris Stein
24.09/1979

Dreaming by Blondie

        

MP3

from Eat to the Beat   

CD

MP3

152

US 27
UK 2
[Chrysalis 2379]
written by Debbie Harry & Chris Stein
25.12/1979

Walking on the Moon by The Police

        

MP3

from Reggatta de Blanc   

CD

MP3

139

UK ✫1written by Sting
26.04/1979

Dance Away by Roxy Music

        

MP3

from Manifesto   

CD

MP3

133

US 44
US AC 38
UK 2
[Atco 7100]
written by Bryan Ferry
27.12/1979

Sara by Fleetwood Mac

        

MP3

from Tusk   

CD

MP3

133

US 7
US AC 13
UK 37
[Warner 49150]
written by Stevie Nicks
28.04/1979

I Want You to Want Me by Cheap Trick

        

MP3

from At Budokan   

CD

MP3

125

US 7
UK 29

video

[Epic 50680]
written by Rick Nielsen
29.12/1979

The Long Run by Eagles

        

MP3

from The Long Run   

CD

MP3

118

US 8
US AC 34
UK 66

video

written by Don Henley & Glenn Frey
30.07/1979

Lonesome Loser by Little River Band

        

MP3

from First Under the Wire   

CD

MP3

117

US 6
US AC 15

video

[Capitol 4748 A]
written by David Briggs [Australian musician]
31.06/1979

Up the Junction by Squeeze

        

MP3

from Cool for Cats   

CD

MP3

116

UK 2

video

written by Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook
32.02/1979

Oliver's Army by Elvis Costello

        

MP3

from Armed Forces   

CD

MP3

116

UK 2as Elvis Costello & the Attactions
written by Elvis Costello
33.03/1979

Cool for Cats by Squeeze

        

MP3

from Cool for Cats   

CD

MP3

116

UK 2

video

written by Chris Difford & Glenn Tilbrook
34.07/1979

Can't Stand Losing You by The Police

        

MP3

from Outlandos d'Amour   

CD

MP3

116

UK 2[R]
[A&M 2119]
written by Sting
35.05/1979

Gold by John Stewart

        

MP3

from Bombs Away Dream Babies   

CD

MP3

115

US 5
US AC 42

video

featuring Stevie Nicks & Lindsey Buckingham
[RSO 931]
written by John Stewart
36.10/1979

Take the Long Way Home by Supertramp

        

MP3

from Breakfast in America   

CD

MP3

104

US 10
US AC 28

video

[A&M 2193]
written by Rick Davies & Roger Hodgson
37.11/1979

Don't Do Me Like That by Tom Petty

        

MP3

from Damn the Torpedoes   

CD

MP3

103

US 10

video

written by Tom Petty
38.03/1979

Love Is the Answer by England Dan & John Ford Coley

        

MP3

from Dr. Heckle & Mr. Jive   

CD

MP3

101

US 10
US AC ✫1
UK 45

video

[Big Tree 16131]
written by Todd Rundgren, Willie Wilcox & Roger Powell
39.08/1979

Money by The Flying Lizards

        

MP3

from The Flying Lizards   

CD

MP3

101

US 50
US dance 22
UK 5

video

[Virgin 67003]
written by Janie Bradford & Berry Gordy
40.06/1979

Girls Talk by Dave Edmunds

        

MP3

from Repeat When Necessary   

CD

MP3

101

US 65
UK 4

video

[Swan Song 71001]
written by Elvis Costello
41.11/1979

The Eton Rifles by The Jam

        

MP3

from Setting Sons   

CD

MP3

99

UK 3written by Paul Weller
42.03/1979

Something Else / Friggin' in the Riggin' by Sex Pistols

        

MP3

from The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle   

CD

MP3

99

UK 3

video

written by Eddie Cochran, Sharon Sheeley, traditional & Steve Jones (arrangement)
43.02/1979

Lucky Number by Lene Lovich

        

MP3

from Stateless   

CD

MP3

99

UK 3

video

written by Lene Lovich & Les Chappell
44.06/1979

C'Mon Everybody by Sex Pistols

        

MP3

from The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle   

CD

MP3

99

UK 3

video

written by Eddie Cochran & Jerry Capehart
45.01/1979

Forever in Blue Jeans by Neil Diamond

        

MP3

from You Don't Bring Me Flowers   

CD

MP3

97

US 20
US AC 2
US country 73
UK 16

video

[Columbia 10897]
written by Richard Bennett & Neil Diamond
46.02/1979

Ain't Love a Bitch by Rod Stewart

        

MP3

from Blondes Have More Fun   

CD

MP3

93

US 22
UK 11

video

[Warner 8810]
written by Rod Stewart & Gary Grainger
47.08/1979

Angel Eyes by Roxy Music

        

MP3

from Manifesto   

CD

MP3

91

UK 4[Atco 7204]
written by Bryan Ferry & Andy Mackay
48.01/1979

Lady by Little River Band

        

MP3

from Sleeper Catcher   

CD

MP3

89

US 10
US AC 7

video

[Harvest 4667 A]
written by Graeham Goble (as Graham Goble)
49.09/1979

Since You Been Gone by Rainbow [British rock band]

        

MP3

from Down to Earth   

CD

MP3

88

US 57
UK 6

video

written by Russ Ballard
50.11/1979

It's Different for Girls by Joe Jackson

        

MP3

from I'm the Man   

CD

MP3

85

US 101
UK 5
[A&M 2186]
written by Joe Jackson
51.10/1979

Cool Change by Little River Band

        

MP3

from First Under the Wire   

CD

MP3

81

US 10
US AC 8

video

[Capitol 4789]
written by Glenn Shorrock
52.10/1979

This Is It by Kenny Loggins

        

MP3

from Keep the Fire   

CD

MP3

80

US 11
US AC 17
US R&B 19
[Columbia 11109]
written by Kenny Loggins & Michael McDonald
53.04/1979

Deeper Than the Night by Olivia Newton-John

        

MP3

from Totally Hot   

CD

MP3

79

US 11
US AC 4
US country 87
UK 64
[MCA 41009]
written by Tom Snow & Johnny Vastano
54.06/1979

Lady Lynda by The Beach Boys

        

MP3

from L.A. (Light Album)   

CD

MP3

78

US AC 39
UK 6

video

[Caribou 9030]
written by Al Jardine & Ron Altbach
55.02/1979

Roxanne by The Police

        

MP3

from Outlandos d'Amour   

CD

MP3

77

US 32
UK 12
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #388]
written by Sting (as Gordon Sumner)
56.05/1979

I Was Made for Lovin' You by KISS

        

MP3

from Dynasty   

CD

MP3

77

US 11
US dance 37
UK 50
[Casablanca 983]
written by Desmond Child, Paul Stanley & Vini Poncia
57.04/1979

Silly Thing by Sex Pistols

        

MP3

from The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle   

CD

MP3

76

UK 6

video

as Sex Pistols And Ten Pole Tudor
charted as Silly Thing/Who Killed Bambi in the UK
written by Paul Cook & Steve Jones
58.11/1979

Complex by Gary Numan

        

MP3

from The Pleasure Principle   

CD

MP3

76

UK 6

video

written by Gary Numan
59.03/1979

Blow Away by George Harrison

        

MP3

from George Harrison   

CD

MP3

75

US 16
US AC 2
UK 51

video

[Dark Horse 8763]
written by George Harrison
60.09/1979

Good Girls Don't by The Knack

        

MP3

from Get the Knack   

CD

MP3

72

US 11
UK 66

video

[Capitol 4771]
written by Doug Fieger
61.05/1979

Minute by Minute by The Doobie Brothers

        

MP3

from Minute by Minute   

CD

MP3

72

US 14
US AC 13
US R&B 74
UK 47

video

[Warner 8828]
written by Michael McDonald & Lester Abrams
62.06/1979

Breakfast in America by Supertramp

        

MP3

from Breakfast in America   

CD

MP3

71

US 62
UK 9

video

written by Rick Davies & Roger Hodgson
63.05/1979

Boys Keep Swinging by David Bowie

        

MP3

from Lodger   

CD

MP3

69

UK 7written by David Bowie & Brian Eno
64.06/1979

Babylon's Burning by The Ruts

        

MP3

from The Crack   

CD

MP3

69

UK 7

video

written by Paul Fox, Malcolm Owen, Dave Ruffy & John Jennings
65.01/1979

Crazy Love by Poco

        

MP3

from Legend   

CD

MP3

68

US 17
US AC ✫1
US country 95

video

[ABC 12439]
written by Rusty Young
66.06/1979

I Know a Heartache When I See One by Jennifer Warnes

        

MP3

from Shot Through the Heart   

CD

MP3

66

US 19
US AC 14
US country 10

video

[Arista 0430]
written by Kerry Chater, Charles Black & Rory Michael Bourke
67.03/1979

Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy by Bad Company

        

MP3

from Desolation Angels   

CD

MP3

66

US 13

video

[Swan Song 70119]
written by Paul Rodgers
68.02/1979

Don't Stop Me Now by Queen

        

MP3

from Jazz   

CD

MP3

66

US 86
UK 9
[Elektra 46008]
written by Freddie Mercury
69.06/1979

Let's Go by The Cars

        

MP3

from Candy-O   

CD

MP3

65

US 14
UK 51
written by Ric Ocasek
70.11/1979

Jane by Starship

        

MP3

from Freedom at Point Zero   

CD

MP3

65

US 14
UK 49

video

as Jefferson Starship
[Grunt FB-11750]
written by David Freiberg, Jim McPherson, Paul Kantner & Craig Chaquico
71.07/1979

Bad Case of Loving You by Robert Palmer

        

MP3

from Secrets   

CD

MP3

65

US 14
UK 61
[Island 49016]
written by Moon Martin
72.07/1979

Goodbye Stranger by Supertramp

        

MP3

from Breakfast in America   

CD

MP3

64

US 15
US AC 32
UK 57

video

[A&M 2162]
written by Rick Davies & Roger Hodgson
73.03/1979

Renegade by Styx

        

MP3

from Pieces of Eight   

CD

MP3

61

US 16

video

[A&M 2110]
written by Tommy Shaw
74.07/1979

Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' by Journey

        

MP3

from Evolution   

CD

MP3

61

US 16[Columbia 11036]
written by Steve Perry
75.09/1979

Dirty White Boy by Foreigner

        

MP3

from Head Games   

CD

MP3

60

US 12[Atlantic 3618]
written by Mick Jones [Foreigner] & Lou Gramm
76.07/1979

The Diary of Horace Wimp by Electric Light Orchestra

        

MP3

from Discovery   

CD

MP3

60

UK 8[only released in the UK]
written by Jeff Lynne
77.04/1979

Parisienne Walkways by Gary Moore

        

MP3

from Back on the Streets   

CD

MP3

60

UK 8

video

[Jet 5061]
written by Phil Lynott & Gary Moore
78.11/1979

Confusion / Last Train to London by Electric Light Orchestra

        

MP3

from Discovery   

CD

MP3

60

UK 8

video

Confusion and Last Train to London were released as separate singles in the US and as a double A-side in the UK
written by Jeff Lynne
79.03/1979

Waiting for an Alibi by Thin Lizzy

        

MP3

from Black Rose: A Rock Legend   

CD

MP3

59

UK 9

video

written by Phil Lynott
80.11/1979

Head Games by Foreigner

        

MP3

from Head Games   

CD

MP3

56

US 14

video

[Atlantic 3633]
written by Lou Gramm & Mick Jones [Foreigner]
81.04/1979

Dance the Night Away by Van Halen

        

MP3

from Van Halen II   

CD

MP3

56

US 15

video

[Warner 8823]
written by Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony & David Lee Roth
82.05/1979

Do It or Die by Atlanta Rhythm Section

        

MP3

from Underdog   

CD

MP3

56

US 19
US AC 11
US country 92

video

[Polydor 14568]
written by Buddy Buie (as Perry "Buddy" C. Buie), J. R. Cobb (as James B. Cobb Jr.) & Ronnie Hammond
83.05/1979

I Can't Stand It No More by Peter Frampton

        

MP3

from Where I Should Be   

CD

MP3

56

US 14

video

[A&M 2148]
written by Peter Frampton
84.12/1979

London Calling by The Clash

        

MP3

from London Calling   

CD

MP3

55

US dance 30
UK 11
[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]
85.05/1979

Heart of the Night by Poco

        

MP3

from Legend   

CD

MP3

55

US 20
US AC 5
US country 96

video

[MCA 41023]
written by Paul Cotton
86.08/1979

Spooky by Atlanta Rhythm Section

        

MP3

from Underdog   

CD

MP3

53

US 17
US AC 23

video

[Polydor 2001]
written by Mike Sharpe (as Mike Shapiro) & Harry Middlebrooks (as Harry Middlebrooks Jr.)
87.09/1979

Queen of Hearts by Dave Edmunds

        

MP3

from Repeat When Necessary   

CD

MP3

53

UK 11

video

[Swan Song 71002]
written by Hank DeVito
88.01/1979

King Rocker by Generation X

        

MP3

from Valley of the Dolls   

CD

MP3

53

UK 11

video

written by Billy Idol & Tony James
89.02/1979

Into the Valley by The Skids

        

MP3

from Scared to Dance   

CD

MP3

52

UK 10

video

written by Richard Jobson & Stuart Adamson
90.07/1979

Beat the Clock by Sparks

        

MP3

from No. 1 in Heaven   

CD

MP3

52

UK 10written by Ron Mael & Russell Mael
91.02/1979

Big Shot by Billy Joel

        

MP3

from 52nd Street   

CD

MP3

50

US 14[Columbia 10913]
written by Billy Joel
92.02/1979

Precious Love by Bob Welch

        

MP3

from Three Hearts   

CD

MP3

50

US 19
US AC 42

video

[Capitol 4685]
written by Bob Welch
93.06/1979

Do Anything You Want To by Thin Lizzy

        

MP3

from Black Rose: A Rock Legend   

CD

MP3

49

US 81
UK 14

video

[Warner 49019]
written by Phil Lynott
94.06/1979

Getting Closer/Baby's Request by Paul McCartney

        

MP3

from Back to the Egg   

CD

MP3

48

US 20
UK 60

video

as Wings
written by Paul McCartney
95.12/1979

Heartbreaker by Pat Benatar

        

MP3

from In the Heat of the Night   

CD

MP3

47

US 23

video

[Chrysalis 2395]
written by Geoff Gill & Clint Wade
96.11/1979

Third Time Lucky (First Time I Was a Fool) by Foghat

        

MP3

from Boogie Motel   

CD

MP3

46

US 23

video

written by Dave Peverett
97.11/1979

Union City Blue by Blondie

        

MP3

from Eat to the Beat   

CD

MP3

45

UK 13written by Nigel Harrison & Debbie Harry
98.07/1979

Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young

        

MP3

from Rust Never Sleeps   

CD

MP3

45

UK 13

video


written by Neil Young
99.11/1979

Diamond Smiles by The Boomtown Rats

        

MP3

from The Fine Art of Surfacing   

CD

MP3

45

UK 13written by Bob Geldof
100.12/1979

Fool in the Rain by Led Zeppelin

        

MP3

from In Through the Out Door   

CD

MP3

43

US 21

video

written by John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page & Robert Plant

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