Chart Archive: 1979

(HNE = Highest New Entry)

January 6, 1979
1 (2) Village People – YMCA
2 (1) Chic – Le Freak
3 (3) Dan Hartman – Instant Replay
4 (4) Musique – In The Bush
5 (6) Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman
HNE: Ian Dury – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (44)

January 13, 1979
1 (1) Village People – YMCA
2 (2) Chic – Le Freak
3 (4) Musique – In The Bush
4 (3) Dan Hartman – Instant Replay
5 (5) Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman
HNE: Olympic Runners – Sir Dancealot (59)

January 20, 1979
1 (1) Village People – YMCA
2 (2) Chic – Le Freak
3 (7) Earth, Wind & Fire – September
4 (6) Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove
5 (5) Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman
HNE: Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ / Do It At The Disco (27)

January 27, 1979
1 (1) Village People – YMCA
2 (2) Chic – Le Freak
3 (3) Earth, Wind & Fire – September
4 (4) Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove
5 (5) Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman
HNE: Leif Garrett – I Was Made For Dancin’ (53)

February 3, 1979
1 (1) Village People – YMCA
2 (2) Chic – Le Freak
3 (3) Earth, Wind & Fire – September
4 (4) Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove
5 (5) Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman
HNE: Thelma Houston – Saturday Night, Sunday Morning (56)

February 10, 1979
1 (1) Village People – YMCA
2 (3) Earth, Wind & Fire – September
3 (2) Chic – Le Freak
4 (4) Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove
5 (6) Instant Funk – I Got My Mind Made Up
HNE: GQ – Disco Nights (Rock Freak) (54)

February 17, 1979
1 (1) Village People – YMCA
2 (7) Edwin Starr – Contact
3 (3) Chic – Le Freak
4 (2) Earth, Wind & Fire – September
5 (4) Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove
HNE: Bee Gees – Tragedy (61)

February 24, 1979
1 (2) Edwin Starr – Contact
2 (1) Village People – YMCA
3 (8) Gene Chandler – Get Down
4 (6) Instant Funk – I Got My Mind Made Up
5 (4) Earth, Wind & Fire – September
HNE: Ritchie Family – American Generation (81)

March 3, 1979
1 (1) Edwin Starr – Contact
2 (7) Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ / Do It At The Disco
3 (3) Gene Chandler – Get Down
4 (4) Instant Funk – I Got My Mind Made Up
5 (5) Earth, Wind & Fire – September
HNE: Breakwater – Work It Out / Feel Your Way / No Limit / Do It Till The Fluid Gets Hot (61)

March 10, 1979
No chart this week.

March 17, 1979
1 (2) Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ / Do It At The Disco
2 (13) GQ – Disco Nights (Rock Freak) / Boogie Oogie Oogie
3 (7) Real Thing – Can You Feel The Force
4 (1) Edwin Starr – Contact
5 (3) Gene Chandler – Get Down
HNE: Players Association – Turn The Music Up (7)

March 24, 1979
1 (1) Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ / Do It At The Disco
2 (2) GQ – Disco Nights (Rock Freak) / Boogie Oogie Oogie
3 (3) Real Thing – Can You Feel The Force
4 (4) Edwin Starr – Contact
5 (7) Players Association – Turn The Music Up
HNE: Village People – In The Navy (18)

March 31, 1979
1 (2) GQ – Disco Nights (Rock Freak) / Boogie Oogie Oogie
2 (5) Players Association – Turn The Music Up
3 (1) Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ / Do It At The Disco
4 (3) Real Thing – Can You Feel The Force
5 (6) Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
HNE: The Jacksons – Shake Your Body Down To The Ground (37)

April 7, 1979
1 (2) Players Association – Turn The Music Up
2 (1) GQ – Disco Nights (Rock Freak) / Boogie Oogie Oogie
3 (3) Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ / Do It At The Disco
4 (4) Real Thing – Can You Feel The Force
5 (5) Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
HNE: Three Degrees – The Runner (61)

April 14, 1979
1 (1) Players Association – Turn The Music Up
2 (2) GQ – Disco Nights (Rock Freak) / Boogie Oogie Oogie
3 (7) Sister Sledge – He’s The Greatest Dancer / We Are Family
4 (3) Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ / Do It At The Disco
5 (4) Real Thing – Can You Feel The Force
HNE: GQ – This Happy Feeling / Make My Dream A Reality / I Do Love You (68)

April 21, 1979
1 (1) Players Association – Turn The Music Up
2 (3) Sister Sledge – He’s The Greatest Dancer / We Are Family
3 (2) GQ – Disco Nights (Rock Freak) / Boogie Oogie Oogie
4 (4) Gary’s Gang – Keep On Dancin’ / Do It At The Disco
5 (8) Chic – I Want Your Love / Chic Cheer
HNE: Skyy – First Time Around / Let’s Get Up / This Groove Is Bad (61)

April 28, 1979
1 (1) Players Association – Turn The Music Up
2 (2) Sister Sledge – He’s The Greatest Dancer / We Are Family
3 (8) The Jacksons – Shake Your Body Down To The Ground
4 (5) Chic – I Want Your Love / Chic Cheer
5 (6) Village People – In The Navy
HNE: Linda Clifford – Bridge Over Troubled Water / Don’t Give It Up / Hold Me Close (67)

May 5, 1979
1 (3) The Jacksons – Shake Your Body Down To The Ground
2 (2) Sister Sledge – He’s The Greatest Dancer / We Are Family
3 (1) Players Association – Turn The Music Up
4 (14) Gino Soccio – Dancer / Dance To Dance
5 (24) McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
HNE: Eruption – One Way Ticket (62)

May 12, 1979
1 (1) The Jacksons – Shake Your Body Down To The Ground
2 (2) Sister Sledge – He’s The Greatest Dancer / We Are Family
3 (4) Gino Soccio – Dancer / Dance To Dance
4 (6) Gonzalez – Haven’t Stopped Dancin’ Yet
5 (5) McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
No new entries – top 30 only

May 19, 1979
1 (5) McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
2 (3) Gino Soccio – Dancer / Dance To Dance
3 (1) The Jacksons – Shake Your Body Down To The Ground
4 (2) Sister Sledge – He’s The Greatest Dancer
5 (17) Melba Moore – Pick Me Up, I’ll Dance
HNE: Earth, Wind & Fire & The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland (15)

May 26, 1979
1 (1) McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
2 (2) Gino Soccio – Dancer / Dance To Dance
3 (3) The Jacksons – Shake Your Body Down To The Ground
4 (15) Earth, Wind & Fire & The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland
5 (9) M – Pop Muzik
HNE: Elton John – Are You Ready For Love (49)

June 2, 1979
1 (1) McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
2 (4) Earth, Wind & Fire & The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland
3 (2) Gino Soccio – Dancer / Dance To Dance
4 (12) Anita Ward – Ring My Bell
5 (3) The Jacksons – Shake Your Body Down To The Ground
HNE: Chantal Curtis – Get Another Love (44)

June 9, 1979
1 (1) McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
2 (2) Earth, Wind & Fire & The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland
3 (4) Anita Ward – Ring My Bell
4 (3) Gino Soccio – Dancer / Dance To Dance
5 (11) Sister Sledge – We Are Family
HNE: Crusaders – Street Life (65)

June 16, 1979
1 (1) McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
2 (3) Anita Ward – Ring My Bell
3 (2) Earth, Wind & Fire & The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland
4 (5) Sister Sledge – We Are Family
5 (12) Edwin Starr – H.A.P.P.Y. Radio
HNE: Brainstorm – Hot For You (68)

June 23, 1979
1 (2) Anita Ward – Ring My Bell
2 (1) McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
3 (3) Earth, Wind & Fire & The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland
4 (4) Sister Sledge – We Are Family
5 (5) Edwin Starr – H.A.P.P.Y. Radio
HNE: Earth, Wind & Fire – Let Your Feelings Show / After The Love Is Gone / In The Stone / Rock That / I Can’t Let Go (53)

June 30, 1979
1 (1) Anita Ward – Ring My Bell
2 (2) McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
3 (3) Earth, Wind & Fire & The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland
4 (4) Sister Sledge – We Are Family
5 (7) Slick – Space Bass
HNE: Diana Ross – The Boss / No One Gets The Prize / It’s My House (60)

July 7, 1979
1 (1) Anita Ward – Ring My Bell
2 (2) McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
3 (3) Earth, Wind & Fire & The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland
4 (4) Sister Sledge – We Are Family
5 (5) Slick – Space Bass
HNE: Gibson Brothers – Oooh! What A Life / Better Do It Salsa (63)

July 14, 1979
1 (1) Anita Ward – Ring My Bell
2 (2) McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
3 (3) Earth, Wind & Fire & The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland
4 (4) Sister Sledge – We Are Family
5 (5) Slick – Space Bass
HNE: Switch – Best Beat In Town (51)

July 21, 1979
1 (1) Anita Ward – Ring My Bell
2 (3) Earth, Wind & Fire & The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland
3 (2) McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
4 (5) Slick – Space Bass
5 (4) Sister Sledge – We Are Family
HNE: Antonia Rodriguez – La Bamba (74)

July 28, 1979
1 (1) Anita Ward – Ring My Bell – TK 12″
2 (3) McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
3 (2) Earth, Wind & Fire & The Emotions
4 (4) Slick – Space Bass
5 (5) Sister Sledge – We Are Family
HNE: Herb Alpert – Rise (61)

August 4, 1979
1 (4) Slick – Space Bass
2 (6) Chic – Good Times
3 (1) Anita Ward – Ring My Bell
4 (3) Earth, Wind & Fire & The Emotions – Boogie Wonderland
5 (2) McFadden & Whitehead – Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now
HNE: Ashford & Simpson – Found A Cure (67)

August 11, 1979
1 (2) Chic – Good Times
2 (8) Donna Summer – Bad Girls
3 (6) Chantal Curtis – Get Another Love
4 (1) Slick – Space Bass
5 (9) Teena Marie – I’m A Sucker For Your Love
HNE: Earth, Wind & Fire – After The Love Is Gone (27)

August 18, 1979
1 (1) Chic – Good Times
2 (4) Slick – Space Bass
3 (2) Donna Summer – Bad Girls
4 (5) Teena Marie – I’m A Sucker For Your Love
5 (15) Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff
HNE: Sister Sledge – Lost In Music (45)

August 25, 1979
1 (1) Chic – Good Times
2 (6) Gibson Brothers – Oooh! What A Life
3 (5) Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff
4 (3) Donna Summer – Bad Girls
5 (2) Slick – Space Bass
HNE: Benelux & Nancy Dee – Switch (45)

September 1, 1979
1 (3) Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff
2 (1) Chic – Good Times
3 (8) Crusaders – Street Life
4 (2) Gibson Brothers – Oooh! What A Life
5 (9) FLB – Lookin’ For Love Tonight
HNE: Con Funk Shun – Chase Me (63)

September 8, 1979
1 (3) Crusaders – Street Life
2 (1) Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff
3 (2) Chic – Good Times
4 (4) Gibson Brothers – Oooh! What A Life
5 (5) FLB – Lookin’ For Love Tonight
HNE: Eddy Grant – Walking On Sunshine (70)

September 15, 1979
1 (1) Crusaders – Street Life
2 (2) Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff
3 (5) FLB – Lookin’ For Love Tonight
4 (4) Gibson Brothers – Oooh! What A Life
5 (3) Chic – Good Times
HNE: Isley Brothers – It’s A Disco Night (52)

September 22, 1979
1 (1) Crusaders – Street Life
2 (2) Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff
3 (4) Gibson Brothers – Oooh! What A Life
4 (3) FLB – Lookin’ For Love Tonight
5 (5) Chic – Good Times
HNE: Michael Jackson – Off The Wall / Rock With You / Get On The Floor / Working Day And Night / Burn This Disco Out (55)

September 29, 1979
1 (1) Crusaders – Street Life
2 (2) Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff
3 (4) FLB – Lookin’ For Love Tonight
4 (6) Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It
5 (3) Gibson Brothers – Oooh! What A Life
HNE: Jeff Wayne – The Eve Of The War (74)

October 6, 1979
1 (1) Crusaders – Street Life
2 (2) Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff
3 (6) Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
4 (4) Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It
5 (3) FLB – Lookin’ For Love Tonight
HNE: Earth, Wind & Fire – Star (49)

October 13, 1979
1 (3) Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
2 (2) Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff
3 (1) Crusaders – Street Life
4 (4) Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It
5 (5) FLB – Lookin’ For Love Tonight
HNE: Stix Hooper – Cordon Bleu (56)

October 20, 1979
1 (1) Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
2 (4) Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It
3 (2) Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff
4 (3) Crusaders – Street Life
5 (11) Paulinho Da Costa – Déjà Vu / Love Till The End Of Time
HNE: Atmosfear – Dancing In Outer Space (51)

October 27, 1979
1 (1) Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
2 (2) Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It
3 (3) Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff
4 (4) Crusaders – Street Life
5 (8) Kool & The Gang – Ladies’ Night
HNE: One Way feat. Al Hudson – Music / I Am Under Your Spell / Come Dance With Me / Now That I Found You (57)

November 3, 1979
1 (1) Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
2 (2) Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It
3 (5) Kool & The Gang – Ladies’ Night / Too Hot
4 (3) Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff
5 (4) Crusaders – Street Life
HNE: Shalamar – Second Time Around (51)

November 10, 1979
1 (1) Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
2 (3) Kool & The Gang – Ladies’ Night / Too Hot
3 (2) Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It
4 (4) Frantique – Strut Your Funky Stuff
5 (9) Dynasty – I Don’t Want To Be A Freak
HNE: Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer – No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (63)

November 17, 1979
1 (1) Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
2 (2) Kool & The Gang – Ladies’ Night / Too Hot
3 (3) Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It
4 (5) Dynasty – I Don’t Want To Be A Freak
5 (6) Earth, Wind & Fire – Star
HNE: Anita Ward – Don’t Drop My Love (69)

November 24, 1979
1 (2) Kool & The Gang – Ladies’ Night
2 (1) Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
3 (3) Al Hudson & The Partners – You Can Do It
4 (7) Isley Brothers – It’s A Disco Night
5 (4) Dynasty – I Don’t Want To Be A Freak
HNE: Michael Jackson – Rock With You / Get On The Floor / Working Day And Night / She’s Out Of My Life (34)

December 1, 1979
1 (1) Kool & The Gang – Ladies’ Night
2 (2) Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
3 (4) Isley Brothers – It’s A Disco Night
4 (6) Lowrell – Mellow, Mellow Right On
5 (10) Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
HNE: Phyllis Hyman – You Know How To Love Me / Heavenly / Hold On / Under Your Spell (44)

December 8, 1979
1 (1) Kool & The Gang – Ladies’ Night
2 (6) Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
3 (5) Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
4 (4) Lowrell – Mellow, Mellow Right On
5 (3) Isley Brothers – It’s A Disco Night
HNE: Herb Alpert – Rotation (50)

December 15, 1979
1 (1) Kool & The Gang – Ladies’ Night
2 (2) Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
3 (3) Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
4 (5) Isley Brothers – It’s A Disco Night
5 (4) Lowrell – Mellow, Mellow Right On
HNE: Prince – Sexy Dancer / Still Waiting (68)

December 22, 1979
1 (2) Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
2 (1) Kool & The Gang – Ladies’ Night
3 (3) Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
4 (4) Isley Brothers – It’s A Disco Night
5 (6) Gibson Brothers – Que Sera Mi Vida
HNE: France Joli – Come To Me (67)

December 29, 1979
No chart this week.