Top Songs of 1979



RankAll Time RankArtistSong
1 21 The Clash
London Calling
2 89 Chic
Good Times
3 146 The Sugarhill Gang
Rapper's Delight
4 262 Michael Jackson
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
5 281 Pretenders
Brass in Pocket
6 317 Joy Division
Transmission
7 371 The Cure
Boys Don't Cry
8 464 AC/DC
Highway to Hell
9 549 The Clash
Train in Vain (Stand by Me)
10 557 Gary Numan
Cars
11 563 Bauhaus
Bela Lugosi's Dead
12 620 Neil Young with Crazy Horse
Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)
13 638 Blondie
Atomic
14 661 XTC
Making Plans for Nigel
15 675 Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Oliver's Army
16 681 Tubeway Army
Are 'Friends' Electric?
17 685 Pink Floyd
Comfortably Numb
18 691 The Jam
The Eton Rifles
19 737 Pink Floyd
Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2
20 764 Joy Division
She's Lost Control
21 767 The Buggles
Video Killed the Radio Star
22 798 The Police
Message in a Bottle
23 891 The Slits
Typical Girls
24 913 Michael Jackson
Rock with You
25 951 The Knack
My Sharona
26 975 The Specials
Gangsters
27 1003 Squeeze
Up the Junction
28 1083 Donna Summer
Hot Stuff
29 1084 Sister Sledge
We Are Family
30 1135 Neil Young with Crazy Horse
Powderfinger
31 1203 The Specials
A Message to You Rudy
32 1239 Talking Heads
Life During Wartime
33 1293 Patti Smith Group
Dancing Barefoot
34 1329 The Pop Group
She Is Beyond Good and Evil
35 1561 The Clash
The Guns of Brixton
36 1573 Dead Kennedys
California Über Alles
37 1622 Joy Division
Disorder
38 1721 Cabaret Voltaire
Nag Nag Nag
39 1773 Donna Summer
Bad Girls
40 1801 Suicide
Dream Baby Dream
41 1934 M
Pop Muzik
42 1949 Fleetwood Mac
Tusk
43 1958 Public Image Ltd.
Death Disco
44 2080 Gang of Four
At Home He's a Tourist
45 2133 Joy Division
Shadowplay
46 2179 The Clash
I Fought the Law
47 2188 James Chance & The Contortions
Contort Yourself
48 2253 Nick Lowe
Cruel to Be Kind
49 2336 Blondie
Dreaming
50 2406 Delta 5
Mind Your Own Business
51 2420 The Police
Walking on the Moon
52 2435 The Selecter
On My Radio
53 2472 The Boomtown Rats
I Don't Like Mondays
54 2480 Smokey Robinson
Cruisin'
55 2496 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Refugee
56 2510 Prince
I Wanna Be Your Lover
57 2531 Madness
One Step Beyond
58 2566 Elvis Costello
Accidents Will Happen
59 2575 Neil Young with Crazy Horse
My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)
60 2658 The Specials
Too Much Too Young
61 2753 Rickie Lee Jones
Chuck E.'s in Love
62 2830 Sister Sledge
Lost in Music
63 2942 McFadden and Whitehead
Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
64 3021 Ian Dury and The Blockheads
Reasons to Be Cheerful, Part 3
65 3030 Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions
Boogie Wonderland
66 3033 The B-52's
Dance This Mess Around
67 3083 The Jam
Strange Town
68 3106 Marianne Faithfull
The Ballad of Lucy Jordan
69 3158 Throbbing Gristle
Hot on the Heels of Love
70 3378 Anita Ward
Ring My Bell
71 3423 Pretenders
Kid
72 3454 The Ruts
Babylon's Burning
73 3477 Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Pocahontas
74 3484 The Flying Lizards
Money
75 3534 Supertramp
The Logical Song
76 3733 The B-52's
Planet Claire
77 3942 Kiss
I Was Made for Lovin' You
78 4012 Charlie Daniels Band
The Devil Went Down to Georgia
79 4016 León Gieco
Sólo le pido a dios
80 4031 Camarón
La leyenda del tiempo
81 4132 Wire
The 15th
82 4155 The Members
The Sound of the Suburbs
83 4171 The Clash
Lost in the Supermarket
84 4192 Jacno
Rectangle
85 4274 Madness
My Girl
86 4397 Marianne Faithfull
Broken English
87 4468 Fleetwood Mac
Sara
88 4480 Wire
Map Ref. 41 Deg. N 93 Deg. W
89 4530 The Specials
Nite Klub
90 4631 Queen
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
91 4734 Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Don't Do Me Like That
92 4784 Ramones
Rock 'n' Roll High School
93 4789 Sparks
Beat the Clock
94 4877 Pretenders
Stop Your Sobbing
95 4888 Machine
There But for the Grace of God Go I
96 4997 The Clash
Clampdown
97 5124 ABBA
Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight)
98 5156 David Bowie
Boys Keep Swinging
99 5225 The Cure
Jumping Someone Else's Train
100 5478 Earth, Wind & Fire
After the Love Has Gone
101 5562 Marie & Les Garcons
Re-Bop
102 5602 The Cars
Let's Go
103 5627 Graham Parker & The Rumour
Local Girls
104 5635 Donna Summer
On the Radio
105 5693 Buzzcocks
Everybody's Happy Nowadays
106 5702 Michael Jackson
Off the Wall
107 5710 Motörhead
Overkill
108 5745 Chic
My Feet Keep Dancing
109 5865 Demics
New York City
110 5896 Dave Edmunds
Girls Talk
111 5954 The Slits
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
112 5965 The Romantics
What I Like About You


Some songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 6000:
Japan
Quiet Life
The Kendalls
Just Like Real People
Serge Gainsbourg
Aux armes et caetera
Candido
Jingo
Roxy Music
Dance Away
Bob Dylan
Gotta Serve Somebody
Led Zeppelin
Fool in the Rain
Public Image Ltd.
Memories
Sparks
The Number One Song in Heaven
Spoonie Gee
Spoonin Rap
Cliff Richard
We Don't Talk Anymore
Funkadelic
(Not Just) Knee Deep
The Undertones
Jimmy Jimmy
The Fall
Rowche Rumble
Rainbow
Since You've Been Gone
The Undertones
Get Over You
Talking Heads
Memories Can't Wait
John Stewart
Gold
ABBA
Voulez-Vous
Wire
Blessed State
Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand
No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
The Gap Band
Oops Upside Your Head (I Don't Believe You Won't Get Up and Dance)
Patti Smith Group
Frederick
Gérard Manset
Royaume de Siam
Francis Cabrel
Je l'aime à mourir
Funky Four Plus One
Rappin' and Rocking the House
Madness
The Prince
The Roches
Hammond Song
The Clash
Rudie Can't Fail
Eagles
Heartache Tonight
Spinners
Working My Way Back to You - Forgive Me, Girl
Supertramp
Take the Long Way Home
The Crusaders
Street Life
Dexys Midnight Runners
Dance Stance
The Brains
Money Changes Everything
Christopher Cross
Sailing
Van Morrison
It's All in the Game
The Feelies
Fa-cé-la
Gang of Four
Natural's Not In It
J.D. Souther
You're Only Lonely
Steve Forbert
Romeo's Tune
Public Image Ltd.
Poptones
Commodores
Still
Bee Gees
Tragedy
Umberto Tozzi
Gloria
Amii Stewart
Knock on Wood
The Whispers
And The Beat Goes On
The Skids
Into the Valley
Motörhead
Bomber
Telex
Moskow Diskow
Godley & Creme
An Englishman in New York
Styx
Babe
Graham Parker & The Rumour
Protection
Waylon Jennings
Amanda
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Electricity
Kirsty MacColl
They Don't Know
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Zimbabwe
Janet Kay
Silly Games
Joe Jackson
It's Different for Girls
The Pop Group
We Are All Prostitutes
Germs
Manimal
The Slits
Shoplifting
Dave Edmunds
Queen of Hearts
Black Uhuru
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Ray, Goodman & Brown
Special Lady
Robin Lane & The Chartbusters
Why Do You Tell Lies
Lester Bangs
Let It Blurt
Chic
My Forbidden Lover

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