AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY – WEEK OF DECEMBER 22, 1979

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The American Top 40 replay on the 70’s on 7- this week came from the week of December 22, 1979- not a very good week overall. Even the single by Stevie Wonder fails.

1 4 ESCAPE (The Pina Colada Song) –•– Rupert Holmes (Infinity)-10 (1 week at #1) (1) C-
2 3 PLEASE DON’T GO –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-18 (2) C
3 1 BABE –•– Styx (A&M)-12 (1) C
4 5 SEND ONE YOUR LOVE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (4) C
5 2 STILL –•– The Commodores (Motown)-13 (1) B-
6 8 DO THAT TO ME ONE MORE TIME –•– The Captain and Tennille (Casablanca)-10 (6) F
7 7 YOU’RE ONLY LONELY –•– J.D. Souther (Columbia)-16 (7) C
8 6 NO MORE TEARS (Enough Is Enough) –•– Barbra Streisand / Donna Summer (Columbia / Casablanca)-10 (1) C+
9 11 LADIES NIGHT –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-12 (9) B-
10 10 TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME –•– Supertramp (A&M)-11 (10) B+

11 12 ROCK WITH YOU –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-8 (11) A+
12 13 COOL CHANGE –•– Little River Band (Capitol)-10 (12) B
13 14 WE DON’T TALK ANYMORE –•– Cliff Richard (EMI-America)-10 (13) B
14 16 HEAD GAMES –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-7 (14) C
15 22 CRUISIN’ –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-12 (15) A+
16 18 BETTER LOVE NEXT TIME –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-11 (16) C
17 19 THE LONG RUN –•– Eagles (Asylum)-3 (17) C
18 20 JANE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-8 (18) C
19 21 I WANT YOU TONIGHT –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M)-11 (19)C
20 9 HEARTACHE TONIGHT –•– Eagles (Asylum)-12 (1) C

21 23 THIS IS IT –•– Kenny Loggins (Columbia)-10 (21) C
22 26 COWARD OF THE COUNTY –•– Kenny Rogers (United Artists)-6 (22) C
23 27 I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER –•– Prince (Warner Brothers)-5 (23) A+
24 15 HALF THE WAY –•– Crystal Gayle (Columbia)-13 (15) C
25 31 DON’T DO ME LIKE THAT –•– Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Backstreet)-6 (25) A+
26 30 WAIT FOR ME –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-9 (26) A+
27 29 DAMNED IF I DO –•– The Alan Parsons Project (Arista)-13 (27) B
28 32 DON’T LET GO –•– Isaac Hayes (Polydor)-9 (28) B-
29 17 SHIPS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-11 (9) C
30 33 THIRD TIME LUCKY (First Time I Was a Fool) –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-6 (30) B-

31 35 CHIQUITITA –•– Abba (Atlantic)-7 (31) B+
32 25 POP MUZIK –•– M (Sire)-20 (1) A
33 28 I NEED A LOVER –•– John Cougar (Riva)-11 (28) B-
34 38 DEJA VU –•– Dionne Warwick (Arista)-7 (34) B
35 45 SARA –•– Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers)-2 (35) B-
36 43 YES, I’M READY –•– Teri DeSario with K.C. (Casablanca)-6 (36) C
37 24 BROKEN HEARTED ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-14 (12) C
38 41 TRAIN, TRAIN –•– Blackfoot (Atco)-10 (38) B
39 39 I STILL HAVE DREAMS –•– Richie Furay (Asylum)-9 (39) B
40 44 ROTATION –•– Herb Alpert (A&M)-6 (40) B-

4 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40 REPLAY – WEEK OF DECEMBER 22, 1979

  1. Kinda weak top ten Hans… The one song I like out of it is Your Only Lonely for sentimental reasons.
    I do like the Prince song at #23…that is a song that gets forgotten.

    • That was Prince’s first hit- Casey when it was over said -that was Rogers Nelson- he calls himself Prince! 1979 overall going out in a wimper. That was an incredibly weak Top 10.

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