Top Songs of 1979


Rank All Time Rank Artist Song
1
19
The Clash London Calling
2
109
Chic Good Times
3
122
The Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight
4
211
AC/DC Highway to Hell
5
238
Michael Jackson Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
6
295
Pretenders Brass in Pocket
7
349
The Cure Boys Don't Cry
8
359
Joy Division Transmission
9
403
Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb
10
405
Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2
11
515
The Buggles Video Killed the Radio Star
12
532
The Police Message in a Bottle
13
554
Neil Young with Crazy Horse Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)
14
606
The Knack My Sharona
15
609
XTC Making Plans for Nigel
16
613
Gary Numan Cars
17
675
Bauhaus Bela Lugosi's Dead
18
682
Elvis Costello and The Attractions Oliver's Army
19
691
The Clash Train in Vain (Stand by Me)
20
758
Tubeway Army Are 'Friends' Electric?
21
806
Michael Jackson Rock with You
22
814
Blondie Atomic
23
849
Joy Division She's Lost Control
24
854
The Jam The Eton Rifles
25
1008
Sister Sledge We Are Family
26
1018
The Specials Gangsters
27
1118
Neil Young with Crazy Horse Powderfinger
28
1178
The Slits Typical Girls
29
1191
Patti Smith Group Dancing Barefoot
30
1212
The Specials A Message to You Rudy
31
1229
Talking Heads Life During Wartime
32
1332
Donna Summer Hot Stuff
33
1396
Dead Kennedys California Über Alles
34
1401
The Clash The Guns of Brixton
35
1431
Kiss I Was Made for Lovin' You
36
1432
Lipps Inc. Funkytown
37
1447
Squeeze Up the Junction
38
1493
Fleetwood Mac Tusk
39
1546
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Refugee
40
1710
The Police Walking on the Moon
41
1786
The Specials Too Much Too Young
42
1798
Suicide Dream Baby Dream
43
1843
Blondie Dreaming
44
1856
Prince I Wanna Be Your Lover
45
1921
The Clash I Fought the Law
46
1967
Rickie Lee Jones Chuck E.'s in Love
47
2007
Earth, Wind & Fire with The Emotions Boogie Wonderland
48
2078
Cabaret Voltaire Nag Nag Nag
49
2222
M Pop Muzik
50
2238
Donna Summer Bad Girls
51
2240
Sister Sledge Lost in Music
52
2253
Pretenders Kid
53
2282
Neil Young with Crazy Horse My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)
54
2284
The Boomtown Rats I Don't Like Mondays
55
2318
Supertramp The Logical Song
56
2328
Gang of Four At Home He's a Tourist
57
2380
Joy Division Disorder
58
2435
Anita Ward Ring My Bell
59
2446
The Selecter On My Radio
60
2453
Madness One Step Beyond
61
2456
The Pop Group She Is Beyond Good and Evil
62
2507
Nick Lowe Cruel to Be Kind
63
2564
McFadden and Whitehead Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now
64
2678
Public Image Ltd. Death Disco
65
2694
The Ruts Babylon's Burning
66
2710
Throbbing Gristle Hot on the Heels of Love
67
2753
The Clash Lost in the Supermarket
68
2876
Wire The 15th
69
2894
The B-52's Dance This Mess Around
70
2928
The Charlie Daniels Band The Devil Went Down to Georgia
71
2941
Joy Division Shadowplay
72
2954
Earth, Wind & Fire After the Love Has Gone
73
2966
James Chance & The Contortions Contort Yourself
74
3055
Smokey Robinson Cruisin'
75
3062
The B-52's Planet Claire
76
3104
Delta 5 Mind Your Own Business
77
3204
Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love
78
3253
Fleetwood Mac Sara
79
3274
The Members The Sound of the Suburbs
80
3335
Michael Jackson Off the Wall
81
3388
The Cars Let's Go
82
3397
ABBA Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight)
83
3443
The Flying Lizards Money
84
3669
Elvis Costello Accidents Will Happen
85
3708
The Romantics What I Like About You
86
3730
Motörhead Overkill
87
3733
Marianne Faithfull Broken English
88
3737
Marianne Faithfull The Ballad of Lucy Jordan
89
3854
Led Zeppelin Fool in the Rain
90
3951
Public Image Ltd. Poptones
91
4151
Madness My Girl
92
4232
AC/DC Touch Too Much
93
4257
Supertramp Goodbye Stranger
94
4260
Ian Dury Reasons to Be Cheerful, Part 3
95
4262
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Don't Do Me Like That
96
4392
Electric Light Orchestra Don't Bring Me Down
97
4577
The Jam Strange Town
98
4665
The Slits I Heard It Through the Grapevine
99
4677
Camarón La leyenda del tiempo
100
4793
Amii Stewart Knock on Wood
101
4817
Joy Division New Dawn Fades
102
4920
Pretenders Stop Your Sobbing
103
4966
The Specials Nite Klub
104
4983
León Gieco Sólo le pido a dios
105
4995
The Roches Hammond Song
106
5024
Dave Edmunds Girls Talk
107
5091
The Clash Spanish Bombs
108
5156
Patti Smith Group Frederick
109
5187
Motörhead Bomber
110
5246
Sparks The Number One Song in Heaven
111
5310
Donna Summer On the Radio
112
5316
Rainbow Since You Been Gone
113
5349
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Pocahontas
114
5427
Van Halen Dance the Night Away
115
5603
The Whispers And The Beat Goes On
116
5605
Supertramp Take the Long Way Home
117
5646
Buzzcocks Everybody's Happy Nowadays
118
5678
Funkadelic (Not Just) Knee Deep
119
5700
Sparks Beat the Clock
120
5725
Tubeway Army Down in the Park
121
5750
David Bowie Boys Keep Swinging
122
5801
Francis Cabrel Je l'aime à mourir
123
6028
Dan Hartman Relight My Fire
124
6071
Led Zeppelin All My Love
125
6090
Dexys Midnight Runners Dance Stance
126
6224
Umberto Tozzi Gloria
127
6248
Candido Jingo
128
6272
Wire Map Ref. 41 Deg. N 93 Deg. W
129
6287
Steve Forbert Romeo's Tune
130
6374
Bee Gees Tragedy
131
6385
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Electricity
132
6483
The Clash Clampdown
133
6581
Christopher Cross Sailing
134
6610
Bob Dylan Gotta Serve Somebody
135
6650
The Brains Money Changes Everything
136
6662
KC and The Sunshine Band Please Don't Go
137
6666
Village People In the Navy
138
6707
Spoonie Gee Spoonin Rap
139
6720
The Clash Rudie Can't Fail
140
6891
Machine There But for the Grace of God Go I
141
6920
ZZ Top Cheap Sunglasses
142
6982
Talking Heads Heaven
143
6994
Japan Quiet Life
144
6995
Demics New York City
145
7028
Eagles Heartache Tonight
146
7038
Christopher Cross Ride Like the Wind
147
7117
Styx Babe
148
7150
Madness The Prince
149
7262
The Jam The Butterfly Collector
150
7357
Kool & The Gang Ladies Night
151
7484
The Gap Band Oops Upside Your Head (I Don't Believe You Won't Get Up and Dance)
152
7501
Madness Night Boat to Cairo
153
7515
Bad Company Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy
154
7520
Herb Alpert Rise
155
7601
The Skids Into the Valley
156
7628
Marie & Les Garcons Re-Bop
157
7652
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Even the Losers
158
7667
Patrick Hernandez Born To Be Alive
159
7891
The Crusaders Street Life
160
7910
The Slits Shoplifting
161
7933
Janet Kay Silly Games
162
8048
Lili Drop Sur ma mob
163
8088
Roxy Music Dance Away
164
8156
Ramones Rock 'n' Roll High School
165
8172
Téléphone La Bombe humaine
166
8182
Jacno Rectangle
167
8205
Public Image Ltd. Memories
168
8289
Commodores Still
169
8297
The Fall Rowche Rumble
170
8320
Frank Zappa Joe's Garage
171
8330
Cliff Richard We Don't Talk Anymore
172
8387
Status Quo Whatever You Want
173
8542
Holly and the Italians Tell That Girl to Shut Up
174
8573
Telex Moskow Diskow
175
8640
Michael Jackson She's Out of My Life
176
8675
Rufus & Chaka Do You Love What You Feel
177
8677
Michigan & Smiley Nice Up the Dance
178
8679
John Stewart Gold
179
8682
ABBA Voulez-Vous
180
8693
Squeeze Cool For Cats
181
8834
Eagles The Long Run
182
8840
Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers Here Comes My Girl
183
8864
Talking Heads Memories Can't Wait
184
8898
Gang of Four Natural's Not In It
185
9026
GQ Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)
186
9037
The Damned Smash It Up
187
9105
Ian Hunter Cleveland Rocks
188
9123
Van Morrison It's All in the Game
189
9162
The Cure Jumping Someone Else's Train
190
9221
The Fatback Band King Tim III (Personality Jock)
191
9342
ABBA Does Your Mother Know?
192
9417
Frank Zappa Bobby Brown (Goes Down)
193
9440
Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
194
9496
Nina Hagen Band Unbeschreiblich weiblich
195
9578
The Clash Brand New Cadillac
196
9582
Molly Hatchet Flirtin' with Disaster
197
9584
Cheap Trick Dream Police
198
9594
Serge Gainsbourg Aux armes et caetera
199
9605
The B-52's 52 Girls
200
9637
Sister Sledge Thinking of You
201
9715
The Feelies Fa-cé-la
202
9843
Jacques Higelin Champagne
203
9987
The Slits Instant Hit

Songs "bubbling under" the all-time top 10,000:
Led Zeppelin In the Evening
Rupert Holmes Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
Captain and Tennille Do That to Me One More Time
Bruce Cockburn Wondering Where the Lions Are
Gianna Nannini America
Paul McCartney and Wings Goodnight Tonight
David Bowie Fantastic Voyage
ZZ Top I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide
Pat Benatar Heartbreaker
Godley & Creme An Englishman in New York
The Fleshtones American Beat
The Kendalls Just Like Real People
Joe Jackson It's Different for Girls
Buzzcocks Harmony In My Head
Chic My Feet Keep Dancing
Téléphone Crache ton venin
Robert Palmer Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)
Michael Jackson Workin' All Day and Night
Randy Vanwarmer Just When I Needed You Most
J.D. Souther You're Only Lonely
Martin Circus Disco Circus
Billy Preston and Syreeta With You I'm Born Again
Dan Fogelberg Longer
Lio Le Banana Split
Graham Parker & The Rumour Local Girls
Mental as Anything The Nips Are Getting Bigger
The Clash Armagideon Time
Dire Straits Lady Writer
The Undertones Jimmy Jimmy
XTC Life Begins at the Hop
Kirsty MacColl They Don't Know
Supertramp Child of Vision
The Motels Total Control
Hank Williams, Jr. Family Tradition
Funky Four Plus One Rappin' and Rocking the House
The Undertones You Got My Number (Why Don't You Use It)
David Bowie Look Back in Anger
Michael Jackson I Can't Help It
The Undertones Get Over You
Wire Blessed State
Camarón Volando voy
AC/DC Girls Got Rhythm
Monty Python Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
George Harrison Blow Away
Jefferson Starship Jane
Electric Light Orchestra Last Train to London
Raydio You Can't Change That
Jacques Higelin Tête en l'air
The Raincoats Lola
Pink Floyd Young Lust
Pink Floyd Hey You
The Beat Tears of a Clown
Public Image Ltd. Careering
Adam and The Ants Zerox
Earth, Wind & Fire In the Stone
Eagles In the City
Thin Lizzy Waiting for an Alibi
Laurent Voulzy Le Cœur grenadine
Blondie Union City Blue
Kermit [Jim Henson] Rainbow Connection
Van Morrison Bright side of the road
The Police The Bed's Too Big Without You
Alain Chamfort Manureva
David Bowie D.J.
Daryl Hall & John Oates Wait for Me
AC/DC Walk All Over You
Gang of Four I Found That Essence Rare
Sparks Tryouts for the Human Race
Spinners Working My Way Back to You - Forgive Me, Girl
Gérard Manset Royaume de Siam
Supertramp Breakfast in America
Prince I Feel For You
Misty in Roots Man Kind
Franco Battiato L'era del cinghiale bianco
Alberto Fortis La sedia di lillà
Adam and The Ants Cartrouble
The Teardrop Explodes Bouncing Babies
Gino Soccio Dancer
Stevie Wonder Send One Your Love
Pink Floyd Mother
Joe Jackson Fools in Love
AC/DC If You Want Blood (You've Got It)
Fela Kuti I.T.T. (International Thief Thief)
Journey Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin
Alain Chamfort Palais royal
The Human League Empire State Human
Pink Floyd The Show Must Go On
Electric Light Orchestra Shine a Little Love
The Younger Generation We Rap More Mellow
The Pop Group 3'38
Wire I Should Have Known Better
Misfits Night of the Living Dead
Bob Marley and The Wailers Zimbabwe
Black Uhuru Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
The Fall Industrial Estate
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
Talking Heads I Zimbra
Marianne Faithfull Why'd Ya Do It?
Sun Ra and His Arkestra Door of the Cosmos
Donnie & Joe Emerson Baby
Graham Parker & The Rumour Protection
Jackie Moore This Time Baby 
The Distractions Time Goes By So Slow
Silicon Teens Memphis Tennessee
Cheap Trick Gonna Raise Hell
Germs Manimal
Waylon Jennings Amanda
Pink Floyd Run Like Hell
Joni Mitchell God Must Be a Boogie Man
Roxy Music Angel Eyes
Skids The Saints Are Coming
Public Image Ltd. The Suit
Lou Reed The Bells
Alain Chamfort Géant
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?
Ashford & Simpson Found a Cure
Rainbow All Night Long
Buzzcocks You Say You Don’t Love Me
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