AMERICAN TOP 40 -THE 1970’S- WEEK OF JULY 14, 1979

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American Top 40- The 1970’s- Week of July 14, 1979. This was back in the day when I was a devoted radio listener- and each of these songs are very familiar to my ears. My favorites from this week- 1- Hot Stuff 2- Bad Girls 3-Chuck E’s In Love 4- Is she Really Going Out With Him 5- The Logical Song. Nothing really awful in this 40- but that Rex Smith song is pretty lame.

1 2 BAD GIRLS –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca)-8 (1 week at #1) (1) A+
2 1 RING MY BELL –•– Anita Ward (Juana)-10 (1) B-
3 3 HOT STUFF –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca)-13 (1) A+
4 4 CHUCK E.’S IN LOVE –•– Rickie Lee Jones (Warner Brothers)-12 (4) A+
5 5 SHE BELIEVES IN ME –•– Kenny Rogers (United Artists)-12 (5) C
6 7 BOOGIE WONDERLAND –•– Earth, Wind and Fire with the Emotions (ARC)-10 (6) B-
7 9 MAKIN’ IT –•– David Naughton (RSO)-16 (7) C
8 10 I WANT YOU TO WANT ME –•– Cheap Trick (Epic)-13 (8) A
9 13 SHINE A LITTLE LOVE –•– Electric Light Orchestra (Jet)-9 (9) B-
10 11 GOLD –•– John Stewart (RSO)-9 (10)A

11 6 THE LOGICAL SONG –•– Supertramp (A&M)-17 (6) A+
12 8 WE ARE FAMILY –•– Sister Sledge (Cotillion)-12 (2) A
13 25 GOOD TIMES –•– Chic (Atlantic)-5 (13) A+
14 17 WHEN YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-14 (14) B-
15 16 DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY –•– Van Halen (Warner Brothers)-12 (15) B-
16 18 AIN’T NO STOPPIN’ US NOW –•– McFadden and Whitehead (Philadelphia International)-12 (16) A
17 19 I CAN’T STAND IT NO MORE –•– Peter Frampton (A&M)-8 (17) B-
18 20 DAYS GONE DOWN (Still Got the Light In Your Eyes) –•– Gerry Rafferty (United Artists)-7 (18) A
19 21 YOU CAN’T CHANGE THAT –•– Raydio (Arista)-12 (19) B+
20 22 DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW –•– Abba (Atlantic)-9 (20) B+

21 23 HEART OF THE NIGHT –•– Poco (MCA)-10 (21) B+
22 24 I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN’ YOU –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-8 (22) C
23 27 MAMA CAN’T BUY YOU LOVE –•– Elton John (MCA)-6 (23) B
24 26 DO IT OR DIE –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Polydor)-8 (24) B
25 31 GETTING CLOSER –•– Wings (Columbia)-5 (25) B+
26 33 THE MAIN EVENT / FIGHT –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-5 (26) C+
27 29 SHADOWS IN THE MOONLIGHT –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-8 (27) B-
28 30 PEOPLE OF THE SOUTH WIND –•– Kansas (Kirshner)-7 (28) B-
29 12 LOVE YOU INSIDE OUT –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-13 (1) C
30 32 UP ON THE ROOF –•– James Taylor (Columbia)-7 (30) B-

31 37 LEAD ME ON –•– Maxine Nightingale (Windsong)-8 (31) B
32 14 JUST WHEN I NEEDED YOU MOST –•– Randy Vanwarmer (Bearsville)-17 (4)B-
33 35 WEEKEND –•– Wet Willie (Epic)-8 (33) C
34 36 SAD EYES –•– Robert John (EMI-America)-9 (34) B-
35 39 IS SHE REALLY GOING OUT WITH HIM –•– Joe Jackson (A&M)-6 (35) A+
36 15 YOU TAKE MY BREATH AWAY –•– Rex Smith (Columbia)-13 (10) C
37 28 MINUTE BY MINUTE –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-11 (14) B
38 46 SUSPICIONS –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-6 (38) C
39 43 IF I SAID YOU HAD A BEAUTIFUL BODY WOULD YOU HOLD IT AGAINST ME –•– The Bellamy Brothers (Warner Brothers / Curb)-8 (39) C+
40 40 MARRIED MEN –•– Bette Midler (Atlantic)-7 (40) C

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