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Top Songs of 1979

1978 <-1979-> 1980


  

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Another Brick in the Wall
1.
12/1979
374

✫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
2.
01/1979
333

✫1
US
44
AC


58
dance


✫1
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #255]
[Chrysalis 2295]
written by Debbie Harry & Chris Stein
Pop Muzik
3.
04/1979
317

✫1
US




4
dance


2
UK
[Warner 49033 (Sire)]
written by Robin Scott
My Sharona
4.
06/1979
299

✫1
US








6
UK
[Capitol 4731]
written by Doug Fieger & Berton Averre
5.
10/1979

Babe by Styx

from Cornerstone   Cornerstone
268

✫1
US
9
AC






6
UK
[A&M 2188]
written by Dennis DeYoung
Cars
6.
09/1979
253

9
US




56
dance


✫1
UK
written by Gary Numan
Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
7.
10/1979
227

✫1
US
8
AC






23
UK
[Infinity 50035]
written by Rupert Holmes
Don't Bring Me Down
8.
08/1979
219

4
US








3
UK
[Jet 5060]
written by Jeff Lynne
Brass in Pocket
9.
11/1979
212

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
What a Fool Believes
10.
01/1979
206

✫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
The Devil Went Down to Georgia
11.
06/1979
194

3
US
30
AC
✫1
country




14
UK
written by Charlie Daniels, Tom Crain, Joel DiGregorio (as Joel "Taz" DiGregorio), Fred Edwards, Charlie Hayward (as Charles Hayward) & James W. Marshall
Heartache Tonight
12.
10/1979
188

✫1
US
38
AC






40
UK
[Asylum 46545]
written by Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bob Seger & J.D. Souther
Sultans of Swing
13.
02/1979
185

4
US
46
AC






8
UK
[Warner 8736]
written by Mark Knopfler
Tusk
14.
10/1979

Tusk by Fleetwood Mac

from Tusk   Tusk
183

8
US








6
UK
featuring U.S.C. Trojan Marching Band
[Warner 49077]
written by Lindsey Buckingham
15.
03/1979
181

6
US








7
UK
[A&M 2128]
written by Rick Davies & Roger Hodgson
16.
03/1979
174



29
AC






✫1
UK
[Columbia 11050]
written by Mike Batt
I Don't Like Mondays
17.
07/1979
167

73
US








✫1
UK
[Columbia 11117]
written by Bob Geldof
Shine a Little Love
18.
05/1979
166

8
US
40
AC






6
UK
[Jet 5057]
written by Jeff Lynne
Message in a Bottle
19.
09/1979
162

74
US








✫1
UK
written by Sting (as Gordon Sumner)
Are Friends Electric?
20.
05/1979
161

105
US








✫1
UK
[Atco 7206]
written by Gary Numan
21.
04/1979
161

4
US
20
AC




79
R&B
18
UK
[Warner 8825]
written by Rickie Lee Jones
Video Killed the Radio Star
22.
09/1979
159

40
US








✫1
UK
[Warner 49114 (Island)]
written by Geoff Downes, Trevor Horn & Bruce Woolley
Sunday Girl
23.
05/1979
152











✫1
UK
written by Chris Stein
Dreaming
24.
09/1979
152

27
US








2
UK
[Chrysalis 2379]
written by Debbie Harry & Chris Stein
Walking on the Moon
25.
12/1979
139











✫1
UK
written by Sting
26.
04/1979
133

44
US
38
AC






2
UK
[Atco 7100]
written by Bryan Ferry
Sara
27.
12/1979

Sara by Fleetwood Mac

from Tusk   Tusk
133

7
US
13
AC






37
UK
[Warner 49150]
written by Stevie Nicks
28.
04/1979
125

7
US








29
UK
[Epic 50680]
written by Rick Nielsen
The Long Run
29.
12/1979
118

8
US
34
AC






66
UK
written by Don Henley & Glenn Frey
30.
07/1979
117

6
US
15
AC








[Capitol 4748 A]
written by David Briggs [Australian musician]
Up the Junction
31.
06/1979
116











2
UK
32.
02/1979
116











2
UK
as Elvis Costello & the Attactions
written by Elvis Costello
Cool for Cats
33.
03/1979
116











2
UK
Can't Stand Losing You
34.
07/1979
116











2
UK
[R]
[A&M 2119]
written by Sting
35.
05/1979
115

5
US
42
AC








featuring Stevie Nicks & Lindsey Buckingham
[RSO 931]
written by John Stewart
Take the Long Way Home
36.
10/1979
104

10
US
28
AC








[A&M 2193]
written by Rick Davies & Roger Hodgson
Don't Do Me Like That
37.
11/1979
103

10
US










written by Tom Petty
38.
03/1979
101

10
US
✫1
AC






45
UK
[Big Tree 16131]
written by Todd Rundgren, Willie Wilcox & Roger Powell
39.
08/1979
101

50
US




22
dance


5
UK
[Virgin 67003]
written by Janie Bradford & Berry Gordy
40.
06/1979
101

65
US








4
UK
[Swan Song 71001]
written by Elvis Costello
41.
11/1979
99











3
UK
written by Paul Weller
42.
03/1979
99











3
UK
43.
02/1979
99











3
UK
C'Mon Everybody
44.
06/1979
99











3
UK
Forever in Blue Jeans
45.
01/1979
97

20
US
2
AC
73
country




16
UK
[Columbia 10897]
written by Richard Bennett & Neil Diamond
Ain't Love a Bitch
46.
02/1979
93

22
US








11
UK
[Warner 8810]
written by Rod Stewart & Gary Grainger
47.
08/1979
91











4
UK
[Atco 7204]
written by Bryan Ferry & Andy Mackay
48.
01/1979
89

10
US
7
AC








[Harvest 4667 A]
written by Graeham Goble (as Graham Goble)
49.
09/1979
88

57
US








6
UK
written by Russ Ballard
50.
11/1979
85

101
US








5
UK
[A&M 2186]
written by Joe Jackson
Cool Change
51.
10/1979
81

10
US
8
AC








[Capitol 4789]
written by Glenn Shorrock
52.
10/1979
80

11
US
17
AC




19
R&B


[Columbia 11109]
written by Kenny Loggins & Michael McDonald
53.
04/1979
79

11
US
4
AC
87
country




64
UK
[MCA 41009]
written by Tom Snow & Johnny Vastano
54.
06/1979
78



39
AC






6
UK
[Caribou 9030]
written by Al Jardine & Ron Altbach
55.
02/1979
77

32
US








12
UK
[Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs #388]
written by Sting (as Gordon Sumner)
I Was Made for Lovin' You
56.
05/1979
77

11
US




37
dance


50
UK
[Casablanca 983]
written by Desmond Child, Paul Stanley & Vini Poncia
Silly Thing
57.
04/1979
76











6
UK
as Sex Pistols And Ten Pole Tudor
charted as Silly Thing/Who Killed Bambi in the UK
written by Paul Cook & Steve Jones
Complex
58.
11/1979
76











6
UK
written by Gary Numan
Blow Away
59.
03/1979
75

16
US
2
AC






51
UK
[Dark Horse 8763]
written by George Harrison
Good Girls Don't
60.
09/1979
72

11
US








66
UK
[Capitol 4771]
written by Doug Fieger
Minute by Minute
61.
05/1979
72

14
US
13
AC




74
R&B
47
UK
[Warner 8828]
written by Michael McDonald & Lester Abrams
Breakfast in America
62.
06/1979
71

62
US








9
UK
Boys Keep Swinging
63.
05/1979
69











7
UK
written by David Bowie & Brian Eno
64.
06/1979
69











7
UK
65.
01/1979

Crazy Love by Poco

from Legend   Legend
68

17
US
✫1
AC
95
country






[ABC 12439]
written by Rusty Young
66.
06/1979
66

19
US
14
AC
10
country






67.
03/1979
66

13
US










[Swan Song 70119]
written by Paul Rodgers
Don't Stop Me Now
68.
02/1979
66

86
US








9
UK
[Elektra 46008]
written by Freddie Mercury
Let's Go
69.
06/1979
65

14
US








51
UK
written by Ric Ocasek
70.
11/1979
65

14
US








49
UK
as Jefferson Starship
[Grunt FB-11750]
written by David Freiberg, Jim McPherson, Paul Kantner & Craig Chaquico
71.
07/1979
65

14
US








61
UK
[Island 49016]
written by Moon Martin
Goodbye Stranger
72.
07/1979
64

15
US
32
AC






57
UK
[A&M 2162]
written by Rick Davies & Roger Hodgson
73.
03/1979
61

16
US










[A&M 2110]
written by Tommy Shaw
74.
07/1979
61

16
US










[Columbia 11036]
written by Steve Perry
Dirty White Boy
75.
09/1979
60

12
US










[Atlantic 3618]
written by Mick Jones [Foreigner] & Lou Gramm
The Diary of Horace Wimp
76.
07/1979
60











8
UK
[only released in the UK]
written by Jeff Lynne
Parisienne Walkways
77.
04/1979
60











8
UK
[Jet 5061]
written by Phil Lynott & Gary Moore
78.
11/1979
60











8
UK
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
59











9
UK
written by Phil Lynott
80.
11/1979
56

14
US










[Atlantic 3633]
written by Lou Gramm & Mick Jones [Foreigner]
81.
04/1979
56

15
US










82.
05/1979
56

19
US
11
AC
92
country






[Polydor 14568]
written by Buddy Buie (as Perry "Buddy" C. Buie), J. R. Cobb (as James B. Cobb Jr.) & Ronnie Hammond
83.
05/1979
56

14
US










[A&M 2148]
written by Peter Frampton
London Calling
84.
12/1979
55







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]
85.
05/1979
55

20
US
5
AC
96
country






[MCA 41023]
written by Paul Cotton
Spooky
86.
08/1979
53

17
US
23
AC








[Polydor 2001]
written by Mike Sharpe (as Mike Shapiro) & Harry Middlebrooks (as Harry Middlebrooks Jr.)
87.
09/1979
53











11
UK
[Swan Song 71002]
written by Hank DeVito
88.
01/1979
53











11
UK
written by Billy Idol & Tony James
89.
02/1979
52











10
UK
90.
07/1979
52











10
UK
written by Ron Mael & Russell Mael
Big Shot
91.
02/1979
50

14
US










[Columbia 10913]
written by Billy Joel
92.
02/1979
50

19
US
42
AC








[Capitol 4685]
written by Bob Welch
93.
06/1979
49

81
US








14
UK
[Warner 49019]
written by Phil Lynott
Getting Closer/Baby's Request
94.
06/1979
48

20
US








60
UK
as Wings
written by Paul McCartney
95.
12/1979
47

23
US










[Chrysalis 2395]
written by Geoff Gill & Clint Wade
96.
11/1979
46

23
US










written by Dave Peverett
Union City Blue
97.
11/1979
45











13
UK
98.
07/1979
45











13
UK

written by Neil Young
99.
11/1979
45











13
UK
written by Bob Geldof
Fool in the Rain
100.
12/1979
43

21
US











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