Top 1979 Singles Ranked

 

Rank

Artist

 

1

 Chic

 Good Times

2

 Michael Jackson

 Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough

3

 Amii Stewart

 Knock on Wood

4

 Patrice Rushen

 Haven't You Heard

5

 Nick Lowe

 Cruel to Be Kind

6

 Sister Sledge

 He's the Greatest Dancer

7

 Gary Numan

 Cars

8

 Sister Sledge

 We Are Family

9

 Anita Ward

 Ring My Bell

10

 Dolly Parton

 You're the Only One

11

 The B-52's

 Planet Claire

12

 Cher

 Take Me Home

13

 Michael Jackson

 Rock With You

14

 The Knack

 My Sharona

15

 Funkadelic

 (Not Just) Knee Deep

16

 The Jones Girls

 You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else

17

 Earth, Wind, and Fire & The Emotions

 Boogie Wonderland

18

 Mary Kay Place

 Taking It All in Stride

19

 Mary Kay Place

 It Hurts to Be in Love

20

 Rosanne Cash

 Take Me, Take Me

21

 Electric Light Orchestra

 Don't Bring Me Down

22

 Donna Summer

 Hot Stuff

23

 Blondie

 Atomic

24

 Isaac Hayes

 Don't Let Go

25

 Charly McClain

 Let's Put Our Love in Motion

26

 Fleetwood Mac

 Sara

27

 M

 Pop Musik

28

 Paul McCartney & Wings

 Goodnight Tonight

29

 The Buggles

 Video Killed the Radio Star

30

 The B-52's

 Rock Lobster

31

 Chic

 My Feet Keep Dancing

32

 Michael Jackson

 Working Day and Night

33

 The Commodores

 Wonderland

34

 Teena Marie

 I'm Just a Sucker for Your Love

35

 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

 Refugee

36

 The B-52's

 52 Girls

37

 Billy Preston & Syreeta

 With You I'm Born Again

38

 McFadden & Whitehead

 Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now

39

 Teddy Pendergrass

 Come Go With Me

40

 Jefferson Starship

 Jane

41

 Mass Production

 Firecracker

42

 The B-52's

 Lava

43

 The Bee Gees

 Tragedy

44

 Slave

 Just a Touch of Love

45

 Charly McClain

 When a Love Ain't Right

46

 Twennynine Feat. Lenny White

 Peanut Putter

47

 Rickie Lee Jones

 Chuck E.'s in Love

48

 Peaches and Herb

 Reunited

49

 Fleetwood Mac

 Tusk

50

 Jermaine Jackson

 Let's Get Serious

51

 Rufus & Chaka Khan

 Do You Love What You Feel

52

 Prince

 I Wanna Be Your Lover

53

 Earth, Wind, and Fire

 After the Love Has Gone

54

 Donna Summer

 Bad Girls

55

 Queen

 Crazy Little Thing Called Love

56

 Atlanta Rhythm Section

 Do It or Die

57

 Stevie Wonder

 Send One Your Love

58

 The B-52's

 Dance This Mess Around

59

 The O'Jays

 Forever Mine

60

 Teri DeSario & K.C.

 Yes, I'm Ready

61

 Bette Midler

 The Rose

62

 The Cars

 Let's Go

63

 Marianne Faithfull

 Broken English

64

 Pink Floyd

 Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) [Edit]

65

 Donna Summer

 On the Radio

66

 Kool & the Gang

 Ladies Night

67

 The Bee Gees

 Love You Inside Out

68

 Raydio

 You Can't Change That

69

 Grace Jones

 Private Life

70

 Atlanta Rhythm Section

 Spooky

71

 Switch

 Best Beat in Town

72

 Patti Smith Group

 Dancing Barefoot

73

 Pat Benatar

 Heartbreaker

74

 Kool & the Gang

 Too Hot

75

 Fleetwood Mac

 Think About Me

76

 The Eagles

 Heartache Tonight

77

 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

 Don't Do Me Like That

78

 Smokey Robinson

 Cruisin'

79

 Little River Band

 Lonesome Loser

80

 Herb Alpert

 Rise

81

 Donna Summer

 Dim All the Lights

82

 Waylon Jennings

 Amanda

83

 Dolly Parton

 Sweet Summer Lovin'

84

 Fern Kinney

 Groove Me

85

 The Crusaders

 Street Life

86

 Lene Lovich

 Lucky Number

87

 Mary Kay Place

 This Year's Girl

88

 Grace Jones

 Love is the Drug

89

 Ashford & Simpson

 Found a Cure

90

 Donna Summer

 Sunset People

91

 Emmylou Harris

 Blue Kentucky Girl

92

 GQ

 Disco Nights (Rock Freak)

93

 Charme

 Georgy Porgy

94

 Dave Edmunds

 Queen of Hearts

95

 Captain & Tennille

 Do That to Me One More Time

96

 The O'Jays

 Sing a Happy Song

97

 Patrick Hernandez

 Born to Be Alive

98

 The Commodores

 Sail On

99

 Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer

 No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)

100

 Bob Welch

 Precious Love

101

 Emmylou Harris

 Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

102

 Pat Benatar

 We Live for Love

103

 The Police

 Walking on the Moon

104

 Dolly Parton

 Down

105

 Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman

 Stumblin' In

106

 Jim Reeves & Deborah Allen

 Take Me in Your Arms and Hold Me

107

 Maxine Nightingale

 Lead Me On

108

 Diana Ross

 The Boss

109

 Amii Stewart

 Light My Fire

110

 Bad Company

 Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy

111

 Rupert Holmes

 Escape (The Pina Colada Song)

112

 Emmylou Harris

 Save the Last Dance for Me

113

 The Village People

 In the Navy

114

 Amy Grant

 Father's Eyes

115

 Van Halen

 Dance the Night Away

116

 Waylon Jennings

 Good Ol' Boys

117

 Electric Light Orchestra

 Shine a Little Love

118

 David Naughton

 Makin' It

119

 Charlie Daniels Band

 The Devil Went Down to Georgia

120

 KC and the Sunshine Band

 Please Don't Go

121

 The Gap Band

 I Don't Believe You Want to Get up and Dance (Oops!)

122

 Chic

 My Forbidden Lover

123

 Dionne Warwick

 déjà vu

124

 Joe Jackson

 Is She Really Going Out With Him?

125

 Anne Murray

 Daydream Believer

126

 The Flying Lizards

 Money (That's What I Want)

127

 Electric Light Orchestra

 Last Train to London

128

 Dave Edmunds

 Girls Talk

129

 Con Funk Shun

 Chase Me

130

 The Doobie Brothers

 Minute By Minute

131

 The Eagles

 I Can't Tell You Why

132

 Johnny Cash

 (Ghost) Riders in the Sky

133

 Dionne Warwick

 I'll Never Love This Way Again

134

 John Stewart

 Gold

135

 Teena Marie

 Don't Look Back

136

 Stephanie Mills

 Put Your Body in It

137

 Cheap Trick

 Dream Police

138

 The Eagles

 The Long Run

139

 Minnie Riperton

 Memory Lane

140

 Emmylou Harris

 Beneath Still Waters

141

 Stephanie Mills

 What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'

142

 Grace Jones

 Warm Leatherette

143

 The Kinks

 (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman

144

 Diana Ross

 No One Gets the Prize

145

 Joan Armatrading

 Rosie

146

 Randy VanWarmer

 Just When I Needed You Most

147

 Gang of Four

 Not Great Men

148

 James Taylor

 Up on the Roof

149

 The Police

 Message in a Bottle

150

 Natalie Cole

 Stand By

151

 The Commodores

 Still

152

 Kirsty MacColl

 They Don't Know

153

 Rosanne Cash

 Anybody's Darlin' (Anything But Mine)

154

 The Clash

 London Calling

155

 Squeeze

 Goodbye Girl

156

 Elvis Costello & the Attractions

 (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding

157

 Anne Murray

 Shadows in the Moonlight

158

 Little River Band

 Cool Change

159

 Maureen McGovern

 Different Worlds

160

 Dave Edmunds

 Crawling From the Wreckage

161

 Pat Benatar

 In the Heat of the Night

162

 Earth, Wind, and Fire

 In the Stone

163

 Bob Dylan

 Gotta Serve Somebody

164

 Emmylou Harris

 Everytime You Leave

165

 Madness

 One Step Beyond…

166

 Michael Jackson

 Girlfriend

167

 Kenny Rogers

 Coward of the County

168

 Frank Mills

 Music Box Dancer

169

 Rosanne Cash

 Man Smart, Woman Smarter

170

 XTC

 Making Plans for Nigel

171

 Elvis Costello & the Attractions

 Accidents Will Happen

172

 Rick James

 Bustin' Out

173

 Rosanne Cash

 Couldn't Do Nothin' Right

174

 Teddy Pendergrass

 Turn off the Lights