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1979's Biggest Artists, Albums and Songs

A Taste of Honey (1978 Best New Artist Grammy Winner, presented in 1979)
Bee Gees/Various (Grammy for 1978 Album of the Year)
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 Top 10 Hits

1. Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger
2. Escape (The Pina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
3. Crazy Love - Poco
4. Good Girls Don't - The Knack
5. I Do The Rock - Tim Curry
6. Street Life - Crusaders
7. Instant Replay - Dan Hartman
8. Chase - Giorgio Moroder
9. Cruel To Be Kind - Nick Lowe
10. Lotta Love - Nicolette Larson

1979's 'One Hit Wonders'

1. Pop Muzik - M
2. Rainbow Connection - Kermit (Jim Henson)
3. Born To Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez
4. Just Another NIght - Ian Hunter
5. Come To Me - France Joli
6. Makin It - David Naughton
7. Now That We Found Love - Third World
8. Driver's Seat - Sniff 'n' the Tears
9. Hey, St. Peter - Flash In The Pan
10. New York Groove - Ace Frehley

1979's Disco Top 10 Hit List

1. Y.M.C.A. - Village People
2. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
3. Bad Girls/Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
4. Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
5. Heart of Glass - Blondie
6. Heaven Must Have Sent You - Bonnie Pointer
7. I Was Made For Dancin' - Leif Garrett
8. Got To Be Real - Cheryl Lynn
9. Disco Nights (Rock Freak) - GQ
10. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy - Rod Stewart

More of 1979's Disco Top Hits

  Contact - Edwin Starr
  Keep On Dancin' - Gary's Gang
  Makin It - David Naughton

1979's Funk and Dance Top 10 Hit List

1. Don't Stop Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
2. September - Earth Wind and Fire
3. I Got My Mind Made Up (You can Get It Girl) - Instant Funk
4. Livin' It Up - Bell & James
5. Good Times - Chic
6. Ain't No Stoppin Us Now - McFadden and Whitehead
7. Shake Your Groove Thing - Peaches and Herb
8. Knock on Wood - Amii Stewart
9. Boogie Wonderland - Earth Wind and Fire
10. There But For The Grace of God Go I - Machine

More of 1979's Dance and Funk Hits

  H.A.P.P.Y. Radio - Edwin Starr
  Cuba - Gibson Brothers

1979's Pop Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. My Sharona - The Knack
2. I Want You To Want Me - Cheap Trick
3. Good Times Roll - The Cars
4. Dance The Night Away - Van Halen
5. The Logical Song - Supertramp
6. Renegade - Styx
7. Head Games - Foreigner
8. Every Time I Think Of You - The Babys
9. Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' - Journey
10. Beautiful Girls - Van Halen

More of 1979's Top Pop Rock Songs

  Good Girls Don't - The Knack
  I Wish I Could Fly Like Superman - The Kinks

1979's Album Rock Top 10 Hit List

1. Highway To Hell - AC/DC
2. Devil Went Down To Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band
3. Rust Never Sleeps (Hey Hey My My Into The Black) - Neil Young
4. Minute By Minute - The Doobie Brothers
5. 5:15 - The Who
6. You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth - Meatloaf
7. Song on the Radio - Al Stewart
8. Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights) - Pat Travers Band
9. Lady Writer - Dire Straites
10. Just Another Night - Ian Hunter

More of 1979's Album Rock

  Rock and Roll Fantasy - Bad Company
  Long Live Rock - The Who
  Dancin Fool - Frank Zappa
  Rubber Buscuit - Blues Brothers

1979's New Wave Top 10 Hit List

1. Pop Muzik - M
2. One Way Or Another - Blondie
3. Life During Wartime - The Talking Heads
4. Roxanne - The Police
5. Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles
6. Take Me To The River - Talking Heads
7. Hey, St. Peter - Flash &The Pan
8. Driver's Seat - Sniff N The Tears
9. The Man With The Child In His Eyes - Kate Bush
10. Frederick - Patti Smith Group

1979's Bubblegum Pop Music Top Ten

1. Y.M/.C.A. - The Village People
2. Rainbow Connection - Kermit
3. I Was Made For Dancin' - Leif Garrett
4. We Are Family - Sister Sledge
5. In The Navy - The Village People
6. Pop Muzik - M
7. Love Is The Answer - England Dan and John Ford Coley
8. Big Shot - Billy Joel
9. Music Box Dancer - Frank Mills
10. Where Were You When I Was Falling In Love - Lobo

PCM's 1979 Top 10 Hit List

1. YMCA - Village People
2. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
3. Don't Stop Till You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
4. We Are Family - Sister Sledge
5. Old Time Rock and Roll - Bob Seger
6. Hot Stuff/Bad Girls - Donna Summer
7. Good Times - Chic
8. Escape (The Oina Colada Song) - Rupert Holmes
9. Ain't No Stoppin Us Now - McFadden and Whitehead
10. September - Earth Wind and Fire
Check Out the Full PCM 1979
Annual Best Music Hits Here !
One Hit Wonders include artists with only one song in Billboard's Music Charts, songs of note and well-known hits that did not even make the Billboard Pop Charts.
PCM Charts are based on DJ requests and online suggestions.
Some songs are listed in multiple years because some charts list the
'release date' as the official date, while others list the chart 'peak date.'
Compromising that data, we try to list songs for the year they saw the most chart action.
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More 1979 Trivia:

1979 Oscars
1979 Grammy Winners
1979 In History

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