AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- WEEK OF MARCH 3, 1979

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The replay this week of American Top 40 on the 70’s on 7 is from 40 years ago this weekend–March 3, 1979. Overall an excellent week of music- the two worst songs bracket the list at #40 and #1- in between mostly good stuff.

1 1 DA YA THINK I’M SEXY? –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-11 (4 weeks at #1) (1) F
2 2 FIRE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-17 (2)  A
3 4 I WILL SURVIVE –•– Gloria Gaynor (Polydor)-12 (3) A-
4 6 TRAGEDY –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-4 (4)  A
5 3 A LITTLE MORE LOVE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-15 (3) B-
6 11 HEAVEN KNOWS –•– Donna Summer with Brooklyn Dreams (Casablanca)-8 (6) A-
7 7 LE FREAK –•– Chic (Atlantic)-19 (1) A
8 5 Y.M.C.A. –•– The Village People (Casablanca)-20 (2) A
9 8 LOTTA LOVE –•– Nicolette Larson (Warner Brothers)-15 (8) B
10 23 WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-7 (10) A

11 18 SHAKE YOUR GROOVE THING –•– Peaches and Herb (Polydor)-12 (11) C
12 12 GOT TO BE REAL –•– Cheryl Lynn (Columbia)-14 (12) B
13 29 SULTANS OF SWING –•– Dire Straits (Warner Brothers)-4 (13) A+
14 15 NO TELL LOVER –•– Chicago (Columbia)-11 (14) C
15 16 BLUE MORNING, BLUE DAY –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-11 (15) C
16 17 THE GAMBLER –•– Kenny Rogers (United Artists)-18 (16) A
17 19 DON’T CRY OUT LOUD –•– Melissa Manchester (Arista)-16 (17) C
18 20 DANCIN’ SHOES –•– Nigel Olsson (Bang)-12 (18) B
19 22 EVERY TIME I THINK OF YOU –•– The Babys (Chrysalis)-9 (19) B+
20 26 WHAT YOU WON’T DO FOR LOVE –•– Bobby Caldwell (Clouds)-11 (20) B-

21 24 LADY –•– Little River Band (Harvest)-9 (21) B-
22 27 I JUST FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-6 (22) C
23 51 BIG SHOT –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-4 (23) B-
24 38 KNOCK ON WOOD –•– Amii Stewart (Ariola America)-6 (24) B
25 28 CRAZY LOVE –•– Poco (ABC)-7 (25) B
26 10 I WAS MADE FOR DANCIN’ –•– Leif Garrett (Scotti Brothers)-17 (10) F
27 31 HAVEN’T STOPPED DANCING YET –•– Gonzalez (Capitol)-9 (27) C
28 34 FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-6 (28) C
29 33 SONG ON THE RADIO –•– Al Stewart (Arista)-6 (29) A+
30 37 STUMBLIN’ IN –•– Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman (RSO)-6 (30) B

31 9 SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-12 (9) D
32 32 STORMY –•– Santana (Columbia)-9 (32) C
33 13 SHAKE IT –•– Ian Matthews (Mushroom)-16 (13) B
34 14 SOUL MAN –•– The Blues Brothers (Atlantic)-13 (14) B+
35 30 TOO MUCH HEAVEN –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-16 (1) A+
36 36 YOU MAKE ME FEEL (Mighty Real) –•– Sylvester (Fantasy)-8 (36) B
37 39 MAYBE I’M A FOOL –•– Eddie Money (Columbia)-6 (37) B –
38 41 I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S RIGHT –•– Evelyn “Champagne” King (RCA)-9 (38) B
39 43 EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-7 (39) C+
40 45 MUSIC BOX DANCER –•– Frank Mills (Polydor)-6 (40) F-

 

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13 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY- WEEK OF MARCH 3, 1979

  1. Not my favorite top 40…still a few good songs though. I did buy Dire Strait’s debut album when I heard Sultans of Swing.

    • Me too- all I had to hear was Sultans Of Swing and I was sold- bought the album the next trip to the record store…. off topic- how about the Dodgers offering 4 years -180 million and being turned down by Harper.. crazy on his part.

    • It’s an epic song and that style of guitar playing was new at the time.

      I do think he was crazy to turn that down. He must not believe in himself because he could have turned around and hit a giant payday again.
      If the DH is coming…which I hope not… then he will be paid big by an NL team even if his defense keeps declining.

    • The very last place I agree. And he would have been closer to his home. From the rumors I’ve read his family wanted him to sign with the Dodgers or Giants because of that.

    • I just love Rod. I love all of his music…and I own no albums of his (go figure).

      I think he jumped the shark SEVERAL times. Eight kids from five different women. I believe he said something along these lines, once…”Instead getting married, again, I think I will just find a woman I hate and give her a house.”

      Britt Ekland was better than Alana. GEEZUS.

    • Britt Ekland- around that time is when his music started to slide. He became more interested in being a tabloid figure than an artist.

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