Top Songs of 1979


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
19
The Clash London Calling
2
110
Chic Good Times
3
120
The Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight
4
212
AC/DC Highway to Hell
5
239
Michael Jackson Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
6
300
Pretenders Brass in Pocket
7
353
The Cure Boys Don't Cry
8
359
Joy Division Transmission
9
407
Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2
10
411
Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb
11
526
The Buggles Video Killed the Radio Star
12
543
The Police Message in a Bottle
13
570
Neil Young with Crazy Horse Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)
14
612
The Knack My Sharona
15
617
XTC Making Plans for Nigel
16
621
Gary Numan Cars
17
690
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Oliver's Army
18
692
Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead
19
696
The Clash Train in Vain (Stand by Me)
20
783
Tubeway Army Are 'Friends' Electric?
21
817
Michael Jackson Rock with You
22
829
Blondie Atomic
23
865
The Jam The Eton Rifles
24
866
Joy Division She's Lost Control
25
1019
Sister Sledge We Are Family
26
1036
The Specials Gangsters
27
1135
Neil Young with Crazy Horse Powderfinger
28
1197
The Slits Typical Girls
29
1232
Patti Smith Group Dancing Barefoot
30
1237
The Specials A Message to You Rudy
31
1253
Talking Heads Life During Wartime
32
1349
Donna Summer Hot Stuff
33
1421
Dead Kennedys California Über Alles
34
1428
The Clash The Guns of Brixton
35
1441
Kiss I Was Made for Lovin' You
36
1449
Lipps Inc. Funkytown
37
1480
Squeeze Up the Junction
38
1508
Fleetwood Mac Tusk
39
1567
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Refugee
40
1738
The Police Walking on the Moon
41
1822
The Specials Too Much Too Young
42
1838
Suicide Dream Baby Dream
43
1871
Blondie Dreaming
44
1883
Prince I Wanna Be Your Lover
45
1965
The Clash I Fought the Law
46
1988
Rickie Lee Jones Chuck E.'s in Love
47
2045
Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions Boogie Wonderland
48
2114
Cabaret Voltaire Nag Nag Nag
49
2252
M Pop Muzik
50
2271
Donna Summer Bad Girls
51
2277
Sister Sledge Lost in Music
52
2296
Pretenders Kid
53
2325
The Boomtown Rats I Don't Like Mondays
54
2327
Neil Young with Crazy Horse My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)
55
2358
Supertramp The Logical Song
56
2368
Gang of Four At Home He's a Tourist
57
2422
Joy Division Disorder
58
2478
Anita Ward Ring My Bell
59
2493
The Selecter On My Radio
60
2508
Madness One Step Beyond
61
2518
The Pop Group She Is Beyond Good and Evil
62
2550
Nick Lowe Cruel to Be Kind
63
2609
McFadden and Whitehead Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
64
2729
Public Image Ltd. Death Disco
65
2737
The Ruts Babylon's Burning
66
2774
Throbbing Gristle Hot on the Heels of Love
67
2804
The Clash Lost in the Supermarket
68
2936
Wire The 15th
69
2938
The B-52's Dance This Mess Around
70
2970
The Charlie Daniels Band The Devil Went Down to Georgia
71
2991
Joy Division Shadowplay
72
3000
Earth, Wind & Fire After the Love Has Gone
73
3015
James Chance & The Contortions Contort Yourself
74
3106
Smokey Robinson Cruisin'
75
3114
The B-52's Planet Claire
76
3187
Delta 5 Mind Your Own Business
77
3219
Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love
78
3310
Fleetwood Mac Sara
79
3342
The Members The Sound of the Suburbs
80
3377
Michael Jackson Off the Wall
81
3426
ABBA Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)
82
3452
The Cars Let's Go
83
3500
The Flying Lizards Money
84
3740
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Accidents Will Happen
85
3759
The Romantics What I Like About You
86
3807
Motörhead Overkill
87
3809
Marianne Faithfull The Ballad of Lucy Jordan
88
3815
Marianne Faithfull Broken English
89
3909
Led Zeppelin Fool in the Rain
90
4013
Public Image Ltd. Poptones
91
4232
Madness My Girl
92
4289
Supertramp Goodbye Stranger
93
4304
AC/DC Touch Too Much
94
4333
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Don't Do Me Like That
95
4344
Ian Dury and The Blockheads Reasons to Be Cheerful, Part 3
96
4488
Electric Light Orchestra Don't Bring Me Down
97
4694
The Jam Strange Town
98
4751
The Slits I Heard It Through the Grapevine
99
4761
Camarón La leyenda del tiempo
100
4876
Amii Stewart Knock on Wood
101
4882
Joy Division New Dawn Fades
102
4990
León Gieco Sólo le pido a dios
103
5032
Pretenders Stop Your Sobbing
104
5050
The Specials Nite Klub
105
5077
The Roches Hammond Song
106
5170
The Clash Spanish Bombs
107
5180
Dave Edmunds Girls Talk
108
5268
Patti Smith Group Frederick
109
5293
Motörhead Bomber
110
5383
Rainbow Since You Been Gone
111
5390
Donna Summer On the Radio
112
5405
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Pocahontas
113
5431
Sparks The Number One Song in Heaven
114
5521
Van Halen Dance the Night Away
115
5708
The Whispers And The Beat Goes On
116
5714
Supertramp Take the Long Way Home
117
5750
Buzzcocks Everybody's Happy Nowadays
118
5761
Funkadelic (Not Just) Knee Deep
119
5777
Sparks Beat the Clock
120
5818
Tubeway Army Down in the Park
121
5845
Francis Cabrel Je l'aime à mourir
122
5955
David Bowie Boys Keep Swinging
123
6103
Dan Hartman Relight My Fire
124
6113
Led Zeppelin All My Love
125
6201
Dexys Midnight Runners Dance Stance
126
6338
Umberto Tozzi Gloria
127
6389
Candido Jingo
128
6401
Steve Forbert Romeo's Tune
129
6432
Wire Map Ref. 41 Deg. N 93 Deg. W
130
6453
Bee Gees Tragedy
131
6516
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Electricity
132
6592
The Clash Clampdown
133
6667
Christopher Cross Sailing
134
6679
Bob Dylan Gotta Serve Somebody
135
6742
KC and The Sunshine Band Please Don't Go
136
6752
Village People In the Navy
137
6753
The Brains Money Changes Everything
138
6814
Spoonie Gee Spoonin Rap
139
6889
The Clash Rudie Can't Fail
140
7009
Machine There But for the Grace of God Go I
141
7024
ZZ Top Cheap Sunglasses
142
7056
Talking Heads Heaven
143
7119
Japan Quiet Life
144
7123
Christopher Cross Ride Like the Wind
145
7130
Eagles Heartache Tonight
146
7138
Demics New York City
147
7202
Styx Babe
148
7284
Madness The Prince
149
7472
Kool & The Gang Ladies Night
150
7473
The Jam The Butterfly Collector
151
7608
The Gap Band Oops Upside Your Head (I Don't Believe You Won't Get Up and Dance)
152
7625
Bad Company Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy
153
7626
Madness Night Boat to Cairo
154
7639
Herb Alpert Rise
155
7720
Patrick Hernandez Born To Be Alive
156
7730
Skids Into the Valley
157
7750
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Even the Losers
158
7751
Marie & Les Garcons Re-Bop
159
8005
The Crusaders Street Life
160
8028
The Slits Shoplifting
161
8068
Janet Kay Silly Games
162
8174
Lili Drop Sur ma mob
163
8246
Roxy Music Dance Away
164
8250
Téléphone La Bombe humaine
165
8300
Ramones Rock 'n' Roll High School
166
8331
Jacno Rectangle
167
8368
Public Image Ltd. Memories
168
8439
Commodores Still
169
8447
The Fall Rowche Rumble
170
8458
Frank Zappa Joe's Garage
171
8460
Cliff Richard We Don't Talk Anymore
172
8495
Status Quo Whatever You Want
173
8638
Bette Midler The Rose
174
8683
Holly and the Italians Tell That Girl to Shut Up
175
8723
Telex Moskow Diskow
176
8742
Michael Jackson She's Out of My Life
177
8768
Michigan & Smiley Nice Up the Dance
178
8793
ABBA Voulez-Vous
179
8827
John Stewart Gold
180
8838
Squeeze Cool For Cats
181
8843
Rufus & Chaka Do You Love What You Feel
182
8929
Eagles The Long Run
183
9020
Talking Heads Memories Can't Wait
184
9042
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Here Comes My Girl
185
9077
Gang of Four Natural's Not In It
186
9128
GQ Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)
187
9170
The Damned Smash It Up
188
9253
Van Morrison It's All in the Game
189
9288
Ian Hunter Cleveland Rocks
190
9333
The Fatback Band King Tim III (Personality Jock)
191
9347
The Cure Jumping Someone Else's Train
192
9452
ABBA Does Your Mother Know
193
9530
Frank Zappa Bobby Brown (Goes Down)
194
9558
Nina Hagen Band Unbeschreiblich weiblich
195
9584
Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
196
9676
The Clash Brand New Cadillac
197
9734
Serge Gainsbourg Aux armes et caetera
198
9737
Molly Hatchet Flirtin' with Disaster
199
9764
The B-52's 52 Girls
200
9777
Cheap Trick Dream Police
201
9804
Sister Sledge Thinking of You
202
9890
The Feelies Fa-cé-la
203
9928
Jacques Higelin Champagne

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Led Zeppelin In the Evening
The Slits Instant Hit
Rupert Holmes Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
Captain and Tennille Do That to Me One More Time
Gianna Nannini America
Bruce Cockburn Wondering Where the Lions Are
ZZ Top I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide
Pat Benatar Heartbreaker
The Fleshtones American Beat
Godley & Creme An Englishman in New York
Paul McCartney and Wings Goodnight Tonight
The Kendalls Just Like Real People
Joe Jackson It's Different for Girls
David Bowie Fantastic Voyage
Buzzcocks Harmony In My Head
Téléphone Crache ton venin
Chic My Feet Keep Dancing
Robert Palmer Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)
Michael Jackson Workin' All Day and Night
Randy Vanwarmer Just When I Needed You Most
Lio Le Banana Split
J.D. Souther You're Only Lonely
Martin Circus Disco Circus
Billy Preston and Syreeta With You I'm Born Again
Dan Fogelberg Longer
Graham Parker & The Rumour Local Girls
Mental as Anything The Nips Are Getting Bigger
Dire Straits Lady Writer
The Clash Armagideon Time
XTC Life Begins at the Hop
The Undertones Jimmy Jimmy
Kirsty MacColl They Don't Know
Supertramp Child of Vision
The Motels Total Control
The Undertones You Got My Number (Why Don't You Use It)
Hank Williams, Jr. Family Tradition
Funky Four Plus One Rappin' and Rocking the House
Michael Jackson I Can't Help It
Wire Blessed State
The Undertones Get Over You
David Bowie Look Back in Anger
AC/DC Girls Got Rhythm
Camarón Volando voy
George Harrison Blow Away
Monty Python Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Electric Light Orchestra Last Train to London
Jacques Higelin Tête en l'air
Jefferson Starship Jane
Raydio You Can't Change That
The Raincoats Lola
Pink Floyd Young Lust
The Beat Tears of a Clown
Adam and The Ants Zerox
Laurent Voulzy Le Cœur grenadine
Public Image Ltd. Careering
Earth, Wind & Fire In the Stone
Eagles In the City
Pink Floyd Hey You
Thin Lizzy Waiting for an Alibi
Blondie Union City Blue
Alain Chamfort Manureva
AC/DC Walk All Over You
The Police The Bed's Too Big Without You
Van Morrison Bright side of the road
Kermit [Jim Henson] Rainbow Connection
Daryl Hall & John Oates Wait for Me
Gang of Four I Found That Essence Rare
Supertramp Breakfast in America
Gérard Manset Royaume de Siam
Spinners Working My Way Back to You - Forgive Me, Girl
Sparks Tryouts for the Human Race
David Bowie D.J.
Prince I Feel For You
Misty in Roots Man Kind
Adam and The Ants Cartrouble
Franco Battiato L'era del cinghiale bianco
Alberto Fortis La sedia di lillà
The Teardrop Explodes Bouncing Babies
Stevie Wonder Send One Your Love
Gino Soccio Dancer
Pink Floyd Mother
Joe Jackson Fools in Love
AC/DC If You Want Blood (You've Got It)
Alain Chamfort Palais royal
Fela Kuti I.T.T. (International Thief Thief)
Journey Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin
The Human League Empire State Human
Pink Floyd The Show Must Go On
Electric Light Orchestra Shine a Little Love
The Pop Group 3'38
Wire I Should Have Known Better
The Younger Generation We Rap More Mellow
Misfits Night of the Living Dead
Bob Marley and The Wailers Zimbabwe
The Fall Industrial Estate
Black Uhuru Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
The Ruts In a Rut
Graham Parker & The Rumour Discovering Japan
Eagles I Can't Tell You Why
Blackfoot Train, Train
The Undertones Here Comes the Summer
Elton John Are You Ready for Love
Joe Jackson Sunday Papers
Japan All Tomorrow's Parties
The Cars It's All I Can Do
Nina Hagen Band African Reggae
Pink Floyd Nobody Home
Supertramp Lord Is It Mine
The Clash Death or Glory
Michael Jackson Get on the Floor
Ry Cooder Little Sister
The Selecter Too Much Pressure
Marianne Faithfull Why'd Ya Do It?
Talking Heads I Zimbra
Sun Ra and His Arkestra Door of the Cosmos
Jackie Moore This Time Baby 
Donnie & Joe Emerson Baby
Graham Parker & The Rumour Protection
The Distractions Time Goes By So Slow
Silicon Teens Memphis Tennessee
Cheap Trick Gonna Raise Hell
Pink Floyd Run Like Hell
Germs Manimal
Joni Mitchell God Must Be a Boogie Man
Waylon Jennings Amanda
Roxy Music Angel Eyes
Skids The Saints Are Coming
Public Image Ltd. The Suit
Alain Chamfort Géant
Lou Reed The Bells
The Stranglers Duchess
The Pop Group We Are All Prostitutes
Positive Force We Got The Funk
Sheila B. Devotion Spacer
Spizz Energi Where's Captain Kirk?
Rainbow All Night Long
Buzzcocks You Say You Don’t Love Me
Ashford & Simpson Found a Cure
The Damned Love Song
Dave Edmunds Queen of Hearts
Donna Summer Dim All the Lights
The Raincoats In Love
Rocky Burnette Tired of Toein' the Line
Robin Lane & The Chartbusters Why Do You Tell Lies
Mike Oldfield Guilty
Lester Bangs Let It Blurt
Ray, Goodman & Brown Special Lady
Hubert-Félix Thiéfaine Alligators 427
Patrice Rushen Haven't You Heard
Chic My Forbidden Lover
Eloy The Apocalypse