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1979's Hit Music & Song Charts
1979's Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs
Buy It! A Taste of Honey (1978 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented in 1979)
Buy It! Bee Gees/Various (Grammy for 1978 Album of the Year)
Buy It! Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel (Grammy for Record of the Year)
New Artists in the Pop Charts Included:
Kate Bush, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, AC/DC, Kim Carnes, The Police, The Blues Brothers, Nick Lowe, Toto, John Cougar Melloncamp, Blondie and Dire Straites
1979's Retro Pop Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger
2. Buy It! Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
3. Buy It! Crazy Love - Poco
4. Buy It! Good Girls Don't - The Knack
5. Buy It! I Do The Rock - Tim Curry
6. Buy It! Street Life - Crusaders
7. Buy It! Instant Replay - Dan Hartman
8. Buy It! Chase - Giorgio Moroder
9. Buy It! Cruel To Be Kind - Nick Lowe
10. Buy It! Lotta Love - Nicolette Larson
1979's One Hit Wonders &
'Money Song' Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! Pop Muzik - M
2. Buy It! Rainbow Connection - Kermit (Jim Henson)
3. Buy It! Born To Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez
4. Buy It! Just Another NIght - Ian Hunter
5. Buy It! Come To Me - France Joli
6. Buy It! Makin It - David Naughton
7. Buy It! Now That We Found Love - Third World
8. Buy It! Driver's Seat - Sniff 'n' the Tears
9. Buy It! Hey, St. Peter - Flash In The Pan
10. Buy It! New York Groove - Ace Frehley
1979's Disco Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! Y.M.C.A. - Village People
2. Buy It! I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
3. Buy It! Bad Girls/Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
4. Buy It! Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
5. Buy It! Heart of Glass - Blondie
6. Buy It! Heaven Must Have Sent You - Bonnie Pointer
7. Buy It! I Was Made For Dancin' - Leif Garrett
8. Buy It! Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
9. Buy It! Disco Nights (Rock Freak) - GQ
10. Buy It! Do Ya Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart
More of 1979's Disco Top Hits
  Buy It! Contact - Edwin Starr
  Buy It! Keep On Dancin' - Gary's Gang
  Buy It! Makin It - David Naughton
1979's Funk and Dance Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! Don't Stop Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
2. Buy It! September - Earth Wind and Fire
3. Buy It! I Got My Mind Made Up (You can Get It Girl) - Instant Funk
4. Buy It! Livin' It Up - Bell & James
5. Buy It! Good Times - Chic
6. Buy It! Ain't No Stoppin Us Now - McFadden and Whitehead
7. Buy It! Shake Your Groove Thing - Peaches and Herb
8. Buy It! Knock on Wood - Amii Stewart
9. Buy It! Boogie Wonderland - Earth Wind and Fire
10. Buy It! There But For The Grace of God Go I - Machine
More of 1979's Dance and Funk Hits
  Buy It! H.A.P.P.Y. Radio - Edwin Starr
  Buy It! Cuba - Gibson Brothers
1979's Pop Rock Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! My Sharona - The Knack
2. Buy It! I Want You To Want Me - Cheap Trick
3. Buy It! Good Times Roll - The Cars
4. Buy It! Dance The Night Away - Van Halen
5. Buy It! The Logical Song - Supertramp
6. Buy It! Renegade - Styx
7. Buy It! Head Games - Foreigner
8. Buy It! Every Time I Think Of You - The Babys
9. Buy It! Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' - Journey
10. Buy It! Beautiful Girls - Van Halen
More of 1979's Top Pop Rock Songs
  Buy It! Good Girls Don't - The Knack
  Buy It! I Wish I Could Fly Like Superman - The Kinks
1979's Album Rock Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! Highway To Hell - AC/DC
2. Buy It! Devil Went Down To Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
3. Buy It! Rust Never Sleeps (Hey Hey My My Into The Black) - Neil Young
4. Buy It! Minute By Minute - The Doobie Brothers
5. Buy It! 5:15 - The Who
6. Buy It! You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth - Meatloaf
7. Buy It! Song on the Radio - Al Stewart
8. Buy It! Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights) - Pat Travers Band
9. Buy It! Lady Writer - Dire Straites
10. Buy It! Just Another Night - Ian Hunter
More of 1979's Album Rock
  Buy It! Rock and Roll Fantasy - Bad Company
  Buy It! Long Live Rock - The Who
  Buy It! Dancin Fool - Frank Zappa
  Buy It! Rubber Buscuit - Blues Brothers
1979's New Wave Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! Pop Muzik - M
2. Buy It! One Way Or Another - Blondie
3. Buy It! Life During Wartime - The Talking Heads
4. Buy It! Roxanne - The Police
5. Buy It! Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles
6. Buy It! Take Me To The River - Talking Heads
7. Buy It! Hey, St. Peter - Flash &The Pan
8. Buy It! Driver's Seat - Sniff N The Tears
9. Buy It! The Man With The Child In His Eyes - Kate Bush
10. Buy It! Frederick - Patti Smith Group
1979's Bubblegum Pop Music Top Ten
1. Buy It! Y.M/.C.A. - The Village People
2. Buy It! Rainbow Connection - Kermit
3. Buy It! I Was Made For Dancin' - Leif Garrett
4. Buy It! We Are Family - Sister Sledge
5. Buy It! In The Navy - The Village People
6. Buy It! Pop Muzik - M
7. Buy It! Love Is The Answer - England Dan and John Ford Coley
8. Buy It! Big Shot - Billy Joel
9. Buy It! Music Box Dancer - Frank Mills
10. Buy It! Where Were You When I Was Falling In Love - Lobo
PCM's 1979 Top 10 Hit List
1. Buy It! YMCA - Village People
2. Buy It! I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
3. Buy It! Don't Stop Till You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
4. Buy It! We Are Family - Sister Sledge
5. Buy It! Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger
6. Buy It! Hot Stuff/Bad Girls - Donna Summer
7. Buy It! Good Times - Chic
8. Buy It! Escape (The Oina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
9. Buy It! Ain't No Stoppin Us Now - McFadden and Whitehead
10. Buy It! September - Earth Wind and Fire
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Annual Best Music Hits Here !
One Hit Wonders include artists with only one song in Billboard's Top 40 Pop Charts,
songs of note and well-known hits that did not even make the Billboard Pop Charts.
Hot Pop Songs/PCM Charts are based on DJ requests and online suggestions.
Some songs are listed in multiple years because some charts list the
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Compromising that data, we try to list songs for the year they saw the most chart action.
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