AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1970’S-WEEK OF MAY 12, 1979

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American Top 40- The 1970’s- Week of May 12, 1979. An above average week made a better listen due to the diversity of songs in the Top 40 this week.

1 1 REUNITED –•– Peaches and Herb (Polydor)-9 (2 weeks at #1) (1) B
2 2 HEART OF GLASS –•– Blondie (Chrysalis)-13 (1) A+
3 20 HOT STUFF –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca)-4 (3) A+
4 5 STUMBLIN’ IN –•– Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman (RSO)-16 (4)B
5 6 IN THE NAVY –•– The Village People (Casablanca)-9 (5) C
6 8 GOODNIGHT TONIGHT –•– Wings (Columbia)-7 (6)B
7 7 I WANT YOUR LOVE –•– Chic (Atlantic)-14 (7) A-
8 9 TAKE ME HOME –•– Cher (Casablanca)-14 (8)C
9 10 HE’S THE GREATEST DANCER –•– Sister Sledge (Cotillion)-14 (9)C
10 12 SHAKE YOUR BODY (Down To the Ground) –•– The Jacksons (Epic)-13 (10)B-

11 17 LOVE YOU INSIDE OUT –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-4 (11) C
12 14 LOVE IS THE ANSWER –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-10 (12)C
13 15 LOVE TAKES TIME –•– Orleans (Infinity)-8 (13)B
14 4 KNOCK ON WOOD –•– Amii Stewart (Ariola America)-16 (1)B
15 3 MUSIC BOX DANCER –•– Frank Mills (Polydor)-16 (3)F
16 16 BLOW AWAY –•– George Harrison (Dark Horse)-11 (16)A+
17 26 JUST WHEN I NEEDED YOU MOST –•– Randy Vanwarmer (Bearsville)-8 (17)B-
18 24 THE LOGICAL SONG –•– Supertramp (A&M)-8 (18)A
19 22 DISCO NIGHTS (Rock-Freak) –•– GQ (Arista)-9 (19)C
20 21 I GOT MY MIND MADE UP (You Can Get It Girl) –•– Instant Funk (Salsoul)-13 (20)C

21 23 RENEGADE –•– Styx (A&M)-17 (21)B
22 11 WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-17 (1)A+
23 25 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-9 (23)A+
24 13 I WILL SURVIVE –•– Gloria Gaynor (Polydor)-22 (1)A
25 35 DEEPER THAN THE NIGHT –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-5 (25)B
26 31 HOT NUMBER –•– Foxy (Dash)-7 (26)C
27 53 WE ARE FAMILY –•– Sister Sledge (Cotillion)-3 (27)A
28 18 LOVE BALLAD –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-12 (18)A-
29 33 SUCH A WOMAN –•– Tycoon (Arista)-9 (29)C
30 59 YOU TAKE MY BREATH AWAY –•– Rex Smith (Columbia)-4 (30)D

31 45 AIN’T LOVE A BITCH –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-4 (31) C
32 39 OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL –•– Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (Capitol)-6 (32)B
33 37 DON’T YOU WRITE HER OFF –•– McGuinn, Clark and Hillman (Capitol)-9 (33)A-
34 38 GET USED TO IT –•– Roger Voudouris (Warner Brothers)-9 (34)C
35 55 CHUCK E.’S IN LOVE –•– Rickie Lee Jones (Warner Brothers)-3 (35)A+
36 52 SHE BELIEVES IN ME –•– Kenny Rogers (United Artists)-3 (36)C
37 41 HONESTY –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-4 (37)B-
38 44 MAKIN’ IT –•– David Naughton (RSO)-7 (38) D
39 43 (If Loving You Is Wrong) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT –•– Barbara Mandrell (ABC)-9 (39)B
40 40 I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Sylvester (Fantasy)-6 (40]B

2 responses to “AMERICAN TOP 40- THE 1970’S-WEEK OF MAY 12, 1979

  1. Interesting that you give Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family” an A, but “He’s the Greatest Dancer” – which I seem to be the only person on earth who thinks is a better song – a C.

    • “We Are Family”- and A for sentimental reasons. Being a Pittsburgh Pirates fan- it was their theme song back in 1979- the year they won their last World Series. Every time I hear it the memories of that summer/ fall come back- baseball memories.

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