AMERICAN TOP 40- WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17, 1979

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The American Top 40 replay this week on the 70’s on 7- is from the week of November 17, 1979.  No Osmonds in sight! A decent week- my two favorites from the week- Crusin’- Smokey Robinson and Dreaming- Blondie.

1 3 STILL –•– The Commodores (Motown)-8 (1 week at #1) (1)  A
2 2 DIM ALL THE LIGHTS –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca)-13 (2)  A
3 7 NO MORE TEARS (Enough Is Enough) –•– Barbra Streisand / Donna Summer (Columbia / Casablanca)-5 (3) B
4 6 BABE –•– Styx (A&M)-7 (4) C
5 1 HEARTACHE TONIGHT –•– Eagles (Asylum)-7 (1) B
6 4 RISE –•– Herb Alpert (A&M)-17 (1) B
7 9 YOU DECORATED MY LIFE –•– Kenny Rogers (United Artists)-11 (7) C
8 8 TUSK –•– Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers)-7 (8) A
9 10 PLEASE DON’T GO –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-13 (9) D
10 5 POP MUZIK –•– M (Sire)-15 (1) A

11 11 GOOD GIRLS DON’T –•– The Knack (Capitol)-12 (11) B+
12 13 SHIPS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-6 (12) B-
13 12 DON’T STOP ‘TIL YOU GET ENOUGH –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-17 (1) A
14 26 SEND ONE YOUR LOVE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-3 (14) C
15 16 COME TO ME –•– France Joli (Prelude)-12 (15) C
16 18 BROKEN HEARTED ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-9 (16) B-
17 23 TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME –•– Supertramp (A&M)-6 (17)  A
18 21 YOU’RE ONLY LONELY –•– J.D. Souther (Columbia)-11 (18) C
19 20 THIS NIGHT WON’T LAST FOREVER –•– Michael Johnson (EMI-America)-16 (19) B
20 22 IF YOU REMEMBER ME –•– Chris Thompson and Night (Planet)-13 (20) C

21 25 LADIES NIGHT –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-7 (21) B
22 14 I’LL NEVER LOVE THIS WAY AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Arista)-22 (5) B
23 40 ESCAPE (The Pina Colada Song) –•– Rupert Holmes (Infinity)-5 (23) C
24 37 COOL CHANGE –•– Little River Band (Capitol)-5 (24) B-
25 28 PLEASE DON’T LEAVE –•– Lauren Wood (Warner Brothers)-9 (25) B-
26 27 RAINBOW CONNECTION –•– Kermit (Jim Henson) (Atlantic)-10 (26) B
27 29 DREAM POLICE –•– Cheap Trick (Epic)-7 (27)  A
28 31 HALF THE WAY –•– Crystal Gayle (Columbia)-8 (28) B
29 38 DO THAT TO ME ONE MORE TIME –•– The Captain and Tennille (Casablanca)-5 (29)F
30 33 DREAMING –•– Blondie (Chrysalis)-8 (30)  A+

31 32 VICTIM OF LOVE –•– Elton John (MCA)-8 (31) B
32 34 BETTER LOVE NEXT TIME –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-6 (32) B
33 35 I WANT YOU TONIGHT –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M)-6 (33) C
34 30 SO GOOD, SO RIGHT –•– Brenda Russell (Horizon)-14 (30) C+
35 39 I NEED A LOVER –•– John Cougar (Riva)-6 (35) B
36 41 CRUISIN’ –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-7 (36)  A+
37 42 CONFUSION –•– Electric Light Orchestra (Jet)-5 (37) B-
38 44 DAMNED IF I DO –•– The Alan Parsons Project (Arista)-8 (38) B
39 15 DIRTY WHITE BOY –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-11 (12)  C
40 47 WE DON’T TALK ANYMORE –•– Cliff Richard (EMI-America)-5 (40)  B

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11 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17, 1979

  1. No Osmonds so Captain and Tennille filled in for them… I didn’t realize You’re Only Lonely was this late in the 70s… altogether a good week

    • You are right… I never heard the song before and I just listened to it. It’s a change of style for the him or them…or whatever they were.

    • Now that is funny. Of course the funny part is…it wouldn’t surprise me now!
      They were like a Holiday Inn act that somehow made it big.

    • I was looking – they had 11 Top 40 hits and 5 went to #1. 2 stopped at #2- so 7 of their 11 hits were huge hits…. Yes sadly the way it is going in a few years they might be in… one of the reasons he thinks KC should get in is- Harry Casey wrote one of the first disco hits- Rock Your Baby-for George McCrea… I maintain a 5 year old could have wrote that- and probably every song KC and The Sunshine Band did..

    • I’m totally on your side on this. I will admit they were more successfull than I thought they were. 5 number 1s? I was just making a joke but with those numbers yea… they have a chance. That is sad and depressing. The Justin Beiber of the seventies.

      Rock Me Baby…it’s thankfully been a long time since I heard it.
      Like I said….a bad Holiday Inn club act.

  2. Pop Muzik by M was really ahead of it’s time – influenced so much music that came later on – M did not seem to get much credit though – I don’t even know very much about M or what became of this artist.

    • That song seemed really radical at the time. I looked him up that was another one of those one hit wonders- his first single. He never had another Hot 100 hit in the US- had several in the UK– Robin Scott aka M- is now 71,.. New York, London, Paris Munich…

  3. LOL at the line re KC being a holiday inn act – can see it on. The outside billboard – tonight only!! KC and the Sunshine Ba d appearing with The Captain and Tenille and special guest Tony Orlando and Dawn!!

    • They should tour together- of course Tenille and The Captain would have to be separated somehow between their shows… Maybe they could get a residency at a Holiday Inn- for the next 6 months! and The Osmond’s could fill in now and then to give the bands a night off.

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