Number One Song This lists songs that hit number one on the charts in the US during 1979. If a song spent nonconsecutive weeks at number one, the number of weeks for each occurrence at the top is shown in parenthesis.
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December 31 1978 – January 13 1979 Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven 2
January 14 – February 3 1979 Chic - Le Freak 6 (3)
February 4 – March 3 1979 Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy 4
March 4 – 17 1979 Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive 3 (2)
March 18 – 31 1979 Bee Gees - Tragedy 2
April 1 – 7 1979 Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive 3 (1)
April 8 – 14 1979 Doobie Brothers - What a Fool Believes 1
April 15 – 21 1979 Amii Stewart - Knock on Wood 1
April 22 – 28 1979 Blondie - Heart of Glass 1
April 29 – May 26 1979 Peaches and Herb - Reunited 4
May 27 – June 2 1979 Donna Summer - Hot Stuff 3 (1)
June 3 – 9 1979 Bee Gees - Love You Inside Out 1
June 10 – 23 1979 Donna Summer - Hot Stuff 3 (2)
June 24 – July 7 1979 Anita Ward - Ring My Bell 2
July 8 – August 11 1979 Donna Summer - Bad Girls 5
August 12 – 18 1979 Chic - Good Times 1
August 19 – September 29 1979 Knack - My Sharona 6
September 30 – October 6 1979 Robert John - Sad Eyes 1
October 7 – 13 1979 Michael Jackson - Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough 1
October 14 – 27 1979 Herb Alpert - Rise 2
October 28 – November 3 1979 M - Pop Musik 1
November 4 – 10 1979 Eagles - Heartache Tonight 1
November 11 – 17 1979 Commodores - Still 1
November 18 – December 1 1979 Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) 2
December 2 – 15 1979 Styx - Babe 2
December 16 – 29 1979 Rupert Holmes - Escape (Pina Colada Song) 3 (2)
December 30 1979 – January 5 1980 KC and the Sunshine Band - Please Don't Go 1
Source: Billboard Magazine

25 different songs hit number one in the US during 1979.

Top 5 Songs of 1979

Number One Song of 1979: Knack - My Sharona
  1. Knack - My Sharona
  2. Donna Summer - Bad Girls
  3. Chic - Le Freak
  4. Rod Stewart - Da Ya Think I'm Sexy
  5. Peaches and Herb - Reunited
See the rest of the top 100 songs of 1979.