Acclaimed Music - The Top Songs from 1979
The Top Songs from 1979

RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistSingleSample
1 38 The Clash
London Calling
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2 97 Chic
Good Times
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3 157 The Sugarhill Gang
Rapper's Delight

4 252 Pretenders
Brass in Pocket
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5 318 Michael Jackson
Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
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6 354 Gloria Gaynor
I Will Survive

7 405 Gary Numan
Cars

8 424 Pink Floyd
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2
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9 436 The Clash
Train in Vain (Stand by Me)
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10 449 AC/DC
Highway to Hell

11 481 The Cure
Boys Don't Cry
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12 514 The Specials
Gangsters
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13 609 Joy Division
Transmission

14 611 Sister Sledge
We Are Family

15 663 The Jam
Eton Rifles

16 664 Donna Summer
Hot Stuff
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17 710 Elvis Costello
Oliver's Army

18 722 Neil Young with Crazy Horse
Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)
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19 734 The Police
Message in a Bottle
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20 760 Joy Division
She's Lost Control
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21 768 Bauhaus
Bela Lugosi's Dead

22 871 The Knack
My Sharona

23 898 Ian Dury and The Blockheads
Reasons to Be Cheerful, Part 3

24 906 Talking Heads
Life During Wartime
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25 908 Donna Summer
Bad Girls
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26 1117 The Flying Lizards
Money

27 1123 Michael Jackson
Rock With You
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28 1129 The Buggles
Video Killed the Radio Star

29 1130 Squeeze
Up the Junction

30 1184 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Refugee
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31 1277 XTC
Making Plans for Nigel
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32 1292 Smokey Robinson
Cruisin'

33 1423 Cheap Trick
I Want You to Want Me
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34 1440 Blondie
Atomic
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35 1462 M
Pop Muzik

36 1519 Public Image Ltd.
Death Disco

37 1531 The Police
Walking on the Moon
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38 1595 Tubeway Army
Are Friends Electric?

39 1608 The Pop Group
She Is Beyond Good and Evil

40 1671 Charlie Daniels Band
The Devil Went Down to Georgia

41 1676 Gang of Four
At Home He's a Tourist

42 1712 The Specials
A Message to You Rudy
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43 1729 Blondie
Dreaming
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44 1732 Pink Floyd
Comfortably Numb
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45 1784 The Jam
Strange Town

46 1807 The Clash
Lost in the Supermarket
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47 1829 The Clash
I Fought the Law

48 1909 Madness
One Step Beyond

49 1927 McFadden and Whitehead
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now

50 1966 Cabaret Voltaire
Nag Nag Nag

51 1979 Suicide
Dream Baby Dream
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52 2051 Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions
Boogie Wonderland
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53 2130 Nick Lowe
Cruel to Be Kind

54 2150 Pretenders
Stop Your Sobbing
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55 2346 Neil Young with Crazy Horse
My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)
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56 2359 The Specials
Too Much Too Young
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57 2378 Patti Smith Group
Dancing Barefoot

58 2379 The Boomtown Rats
I Don't Like Mondays

59 2404 Pretenders
Kid
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60 2430 Peaches and Herb
Reunited

61 2434 Funky Four Plus One
Rappin' and Rocking the House

62 2476 Rainbow
Since You've Been Gone

63 2483 Fleetwood Mac
Tusk
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64 2521 Dave Edmunds
Girls Talk
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65 2563 Supertramp
The Logical Song
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66 2590 The Dead Kennedys
California Uber Alles

67 2693 The Brains
Money Changes Everything

68 2868 Public Image Ltd.
Memories
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69 2891 Prince
I Wanna Be Your Lover

70 2909 Demics
New York City

71 2931 Roxy Music
Dance Away

72 2934 Neil Young with Crazy Horse
Powderfinger
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73 2963 Gang of Four
Anthrax

Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Anita Ward
Ring My Bell

The B-52's
Dance This Mess Around
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Earth, Wind & Fire
After the Love Has Gone
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Dennis Brown
Money In My Pocket

Madness
My Girl

Marianne Faithfull
The Ballad of Lucy Jordan
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Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Don't Do Me Like That
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Funkadelic
(Not Just) Knee Deep

Kiss
I Was Made for Lovin' You

Sister Sledge
Lost in Music

The Germs
Manimal

The Selecter
On My Radio

The Buzzcocks
Everybody's Happy Nowadays



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