Hot 100 1979

This is every Billboard Hot 100 single released in 1979 with the exception of any single that only made it under the Hot 100 (commonly known as a “Bubbling Under”)

Information includes:

  • The songs official debut date (which is not always the song’s official release date)
  • The song’s official peak position
  • Song Title
  • Artist
  • The total time of the 45 single version
  • The original catalog label and number (when available)

The ascending order of each week is placed by the highest ranked position to the lowest ranked entry.

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HOT 100 DEBUTS JANUARY 1979

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jan 6 10 Little River Band Lady 3:31 Harvest 4667 A
Jan 6 13 Babys, The Every Time I Think Of You 3:45 Chrysalis 2279
Jan 6 23 Evelyn “Champagne” King I Don’t Know If It’s Right 3:40 RCA 11386
Jan 6 26 Gonzalez Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet 3:45 Capitol 4674
Jan 6 32 Santana Stormy 3:45 Columbia 10873
Jan 6 41 Styx Sing For The Day 3:39 A&M 2110
Jan 6 46 Glenn Sutton The Football Card 3:59 Mercury 55052
Jan 6 84 Ted Nugent Need You Bad 2:44 Epic 50648
Jan 13 4 Donna Summer with Brooklyn Dreams Heaven Knows 3:37 Casablanca 959
Jan 13 26 Herbie Mann Superman 3:30 Atlantic 3547
Jan 13 36 Sylvester You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) 3:45 Fantasy 846
Jan 13 46 Pablo Cruise I Go To Rio 3:36 A&M 2112
Jan 13 71 Sad Café Run Home Girl 3:35 A&M 2111
Jan 13 79 Shalamar Take That To The Bank 3:25 Solar 11379
Jan 20 1 Doobie Brothers, The What A Fool Believes 3:41 Warner Bros. 8725
Jan 20 17 Poco Crazy Love 2:55 ABC 12439
Jan 20 30 Eddie Rabbitt Every Which Way But Loose 2:48 Elektra 45554
Jan 20 33 Giorgio Moroder Chase 3:38 Casablanca 956
Jan 20 43 Firefall Goodbye I Love You 4:19 Atlantic 3544
Jan 20 47 Melba Moore You Stepped Into My Life 3:55 Epic 50600
Jan 20 51 Desmond Child and Rouge Our Love Is Insane 3:40 Capitol 4669
Jan 20 59 Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder Pops, We Love You (A Tribute To Father) 3:59 Motown 1455
Jan 20 60 Kansas Lonely Wind 2:51 Kirshner 4280
Jan 20 70 Tanya Tucker Not Fade Away 3:33 MCA 40976 A
Jan 20 77 Aerosmith Chip Away The Stone (Studio) 3:59 Columbia 10880 A
Jan 27 1 Amii Stewart Knock On Wood 3:40 Ariola 7736
Jan 27 3 Frank Mills Music Box Dancer 3:17 Polydor 14517
Jan 27 4 Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman Stumblin’ In 3:28 RSO 917
Jan 27 12 Anne Murray I Just Fall In Love Again 2:47 Capitol 4675
Jan 27 15 Bell and James Livin’ It Up (Friday Night) 3:20 A&M 2069
Jan 27 20 Neil Diamond Forever In Blue Jeans 3:30 Columbia 10897 A
Jan 27 22 Eddie Money Maybe I’m A Fool 3:05 Columbia 10900
Jan 27 29 Al Stewart Song On The Radio 4:10 Arista 0389
Jan 27 62 Eric Carmen Baby I Need Your Lovin’ 3:17 Arista 0384
Jan 27 77 Frankie Valli Fancy Dancer 4:00 Warner Bros. 8734
Jan 27 81 London Symphony Orchestra/John Williams Theme From “Superman” (Main Title) 2:58 Warner Bros. 8729
Jan 27 83 Cat Stevens Bad Brakes 3:27 A&M 2109
Jan 27 91 Tasha Thomas Shoot Me (With Your Love) 3:59 Atlantic 3542

HOT 100 DEBUTS February 1979

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Feb 3 34 Chuck Brown and the Soulsearchers Bustin’ Loose (Part 1) 3:52 Source 40967
Feb 3 34 Heart Dog And Butterfly 4:47 Portrait 70025
Feb 3 45 Delegation Oh, Honey 3:25 Shady Brook 1048
Feb 3 54 Dr. Hook All The Time In The World 2:33 Capitol 4677 A
Feb 3 56 Cindy Bullens Survivor 3:57 United Artists 1261
Feb 3 61 Neil Young Four Strong Winds 4:05 Reprise 1396
Feb 3 85 10cc For You And I 3:39 Polydor 14528
Feb 10 1 Bee Gees Tragedy 5:00 RSO 918
Feb 10 4 Dire Straits Sultans Of Swing 5:49 Warner Bros. 8736
Feb 10 7 Chic I Want Your Love 3:28 Atlantic 3557
Feb 10 8 Cher Take Me Home 3:26 Casablanca 965
Feb 10 9 Sister Sledge He’s The Greatest Dancer 3:31 Cotillion 44245
Feb 10 14 Billy Joel Big Shot 3:39 Columbia 10913
Feb 10 19 Bob Welch Precious Love 3:12 Capitol 4685
Feb 10 44 Linda Ronstadt Just One Look 3:20 Asylum 46011 A
Feb 10 45 Toto I’ll Supply The Love 3:32 Columbia 10898
Feb 10 47 Third World Now That We Found Love 3:55 Island 8663
Feb 10 65 Edwin Starr Contact 3:35 20th Fox 2396
Feb 10 70 Stonebolt Love Struck 3:39 Parachute 522
Feb 17 1 Blondie Heart Of Glass 3:22 Chrysalis 2295
Feb 17 7 Jacksons Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) 3:43 Epic 50656
Feb 17 20 Instant Funk I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl) 3:20 Salsoul 7-2078
Feb 17 41 Gary’s Gang Keep On Dancin’ 3:38 Columbia 10884
Feb 17 41 Voyage Souvenirs 4:05 Marlin 3330
Feb 17 71 Sarah Dash Sinner Man 3:18 Kirshner 4278
Feb 17 78 Gino Vannelli Wheels Of Life 3:40 A&M 2114
Feb 17 85 Kate Bush The Man With The Child In His Eyes 2:40 EMI America 8006
Feb 17 86 Queen Don’t Stop Me Now 3:27 Elektra 46008
Feb 24 18 George Benson Love Ballad 4:15 Warner Bros. 8759
Feb 24 32 Police, The Roxanne 3:00 A&M 2096
Feb 24 40 Eric Clapton and his Band Watch Out For Lucy 3:13 RSO 910
Feb 24 50 Faragher Bros, The Stay The Night 3:25 Polydor 14533
Feb 24 52 Maureen McGovern Can You Read My Mind 3:27 Warner Bros. 8750
Feb 24 56 Kim Carnes It Hurts So Bad 3:02 EMI America 8011
Feb 24 60 Bachman-Turner Overdrive Heartaches 3:20 Mercury 74046
Feb 24 69 Brooklyn Dreams Make It Last 3:22 Casablanca 962
Feb 24 75 Zwol Call Out My Name 3:02 EMI 8009
Feb 24 81 Michael Jackson You Can’t Win (Part 1) 3:43 Epic 50654
Feb 24 89 Parliament Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop) 4:25 Casablanca 950
Feb 24 91 Dan Hartman This Is It 3:30 Blue Sky 2775

HOT 100 DEBUTS March 1979

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Mar 3 16 George Harrison Blow Away 3:59 Dark Horse 8763
Mar 3 34 April Wine Roller 4:16 Capitol 4660
Mar 3 37 Blues Brothers Rubber Biscuit 2:45 Atlantic 3564
Mar 3 44 Beach Boys, The Here Comes The Night 4:28 Caribou 9026
Mar 3 45 Marc Tanner Band Elena 3:29 Elektra 46003
Mar 3 66 Nancy Brooks I’m Not Gonna Cry Anymore 3:11 Arista 385
Mar 3 87 Wonder Band, The Whole Lotta Love 6:00 Atco 4719
Mar 3 91 T.M.G. Lazy Eyes 3:02 Atco 7096
Mar 10 10 England Dan and John Ford Coley Love Is The Answer 4:40 Big Tree 16131
Mar 10 56 T-Connection At Midnight 3:37 Dash 5048
Mar 10 67 J. Geils Band Take It Back 3:15 EMI America 8012
Mar 10 70 Arpeggio Love And Desire (Pt. 1) 3:30 Polydor 14535
Mar 10 77 Bandit One Way Love 3:27 Ariola America 7731
Mar 10 83 Grey and Hanks Dancin’ 3:07 RCA 11460
Mar 17 1 Peaches & Herb Reunited 3:58 Polydor 14547
Mar 17 3 Village People In The Navy 3:45 Casablanca 973
Mar 17 12 GQ Disco Nights (Rock-Freak) 3:46 Arista 0388
Mar 17 13 Bad Company Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy 3:16 Swan Song 70119
Mar 17 16 Styx Renegade 4:13 A&M 2110
Mar 17 21 Roger Voudouris Get Used To It 3:00 Warner Bros. 8762
Mar 17 26 Tycoon Such A Woman 3:29 Arista 398
Mar 17 30 Pointer Sisters Happiness 3:59 Planet 45902
Mar 17 31 Barbara Mandrell (If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right 3:04 ABC 12451
Mar 17 33 McGuinn, Clark & Hillman Don’t You Write Her Off 3:13 Capitol 4693
Mar 17 36 Ironhorse Sweet Lui-Louise 3:12 Scotti Bros. 406
Mar 17 41 Cars, The Good Times Roll 3:44 Elektra 46014
Mar 17 66 Judy Collins Hard Times For Lovers 3:05 Elektra 46020
Mar 17 77 Machine There But For The Grace Of God I Go 2:43 RCA 11456
Mar 17 92 Liner You And Me 3:10 Atco 7097
Mar 24 4 Randy Vanwarmer Just When I Needed You Most 3:58 Bearsville 0334
Mar 24 6 Supertramp The Logical Song 3:45 A&M 2128
Mar 24 11 Orleans Love Takes Time 3:51 Infinity 50006
Mar 24 29 Allman Brothers Band, The Crazy Love 3:07 Capricorn 0320
Mar 24 34 Thelma Houston Saturday Night, Sunday Morning 3:39 Tamla 54297
Mar 24 41 Linda Clifford Bridge Over Troubled Water 4:08 RSO 921
Mar 24 46 Boston Feelin’ Satisfied 3:30 Epic 50677
Mar 24 49 Ray Stevens I Need Your Help Barry Manilow 3:44 Warner Bros. 8785
Mar 24 56 America California Dreamin’ 2:44 Amer. Int. 700
Mar 31 5 Wings Goodnight Tonight 4:18 Columbia 3-10939
Mar 31 5 David Naughton Makin’ It 3:08 RSO 916
Mar 31 21 Foxy Hot Number 4:16 Dash 5050
Mar 31 47 Nicolette Larson Rhumba Girl 3:50 Warner Bros. 8795
Mar 31 47 Narada Michael Walden I Don’t Want Nobody Else (To Dance With You) 4:24 Atlantic 3541
Mar 31 65 Errol Sober Heart To Heart 4:13 Number 1 215
Mar 31 72 Randy Brown You Says It All 2:43 Parachute 523
Mar 31 81 Euclid Beach Band I Need You 3:30 Epic 50676
Mar 31 82 Livingston Taylor I’ll Come Running 3:15 Epic 50667
Mar 31 84 Orsa Lia I Never Said I Love You 3:24 Infinity 50004

HOT 100 DEBUTS April 1979

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Apr 7 28 Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band Old Time Rock N Roll 3:13 Capitol 4702
Apr 7 32 Alton McClain It Must Be Love 3:00 Polydor 14532
Apr 7 40 Sylvester I (Who Have Nothing) 3:59 Fantasy 855
Apr 7 44 Chris Rea Diamonds 3:49 United Artists 1285
Apr 7 48 Gino Soccio Dancer 3:30 Warner Bros./RFC 8757
Apr 7 58 Journey Just The Same Way 3:14 Columbia 10928
Apr 7 65 Sammy Hagar (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay 3:03 Capitol 4699
Apr 7 67 Ian Matthews Give Me An Inch 3:38 Mushroom 7040
Apr 7 69 Badfinger Love Is Gonna Come At Last 3:27 Elektra 46025
Apr 7 72 Rick James High On Your Love Suite 3:13 Gordy 7164
Apr 7 86 Alicia Bridges Body Heat 2:59 Polydor 14539
Apr 14 6 Dr. Hook When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman 2:58 Capitol 4705
Apr 14 11 Olivia Newton-John Deeper Than The Night 3:35 MCA 41009
Apr 14 34 Nigel Olsson Little Bit Of Soap 3:25 Bang 4800
Apr 14 45 Frank Zappa Dancin’ Fool 3:45 Zappa 10
Apr 14 49 Saint Tropez One More Minute 3:50 Butterfly 41080
Apr 14 56 Claudja Barry Boogie Woogie Dancin’ Shoes 3:39 Chrysalis 2313
Apr 14 59 Santana One Chain (Don’t Make No Prison) 3:31 Columbia 10938
Apr 14 62 Cheryl Lynn Star Love 4:10 Columbia 10907
Apr 14 73 Chicago Gone Long Gone 3:55 Columbia 10935
Apr 14 92 Average White Band Walk On By 3:56 Atlantic 3563
Apr 21 1 Donna Summer Hot Stuff 3:47 Casablanca 978
Apr 21 1 Bee Gees Love You Inside Out 3:48 RSO 925
Apr 21 10 Rex Smith You Take My Breath Away 3:14 Columbia 3-10908
Apr 21 22 Rod Stewart Ain’t Love A Bitch 4:07 Warner Bros. 8810
Apr 21 24 Billy Joel Honesty 3:50 Columbia 10959
Apr 21 51 Rockets Can’t Sleep 3:04 RSO 926
Apr 21 82 Ultimate Touch Me Baby 3:45 Casablanca 966
Apr 28 2 Sister Sledge We Are Family 3:35 Cotillion 44251
Apr 28 4 Rickie Lee Jones Chuck E.’s In Love 3:27 Warner Bros. 8825
Apr 28 5 Kenny Rogers She Believes In Me 4:11 United Artists 1273 A
Apr 28 7 Cheap Trick I Want You To Want Me (Live) 3:38 Epic 50680 A
Apr 28 9 Raydio You Can’t Change That 3:17 Arista 0399
Apr 28 13 McFadden and Whitehead Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now 3:38 Phil. Int’l. 3681
Apr 28 15 Van Halen Dance The Night Away 3:07 Warner Bros. 8823
Apr 28 40 Beach Boys, The Good Timin’ 2:10 Caribou 9029
Apr 28 41 Kinks, The (Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman 3:26 Arista 0409
Apr 28 44 Roxy Music Dance Away 3:45 Atco 7100
Apr 28 45 Liquid Gold My Baby’s Baby 3:17 Parachute 524
Apr 28 48 Toto Georgy Porgy 3:48 Columbia 10944
Apr 28 60 Space My Love Is Music 4:15 Casablanca 974
Apr 28 64 Hair (Original Soundtrack Recording)/Cheryl Barnes Easy To Be Hard 3:30 RCA 11548
Apr 28 68 Witch Queen Bang A Gong 3:19 Roadshow 11551
Apr 28 81 Fabulous Poodles Mirror Star 3:59 Epic 50666
Apr 28 88 Exile How Could This Go Wrong 3:44 Warner Bros. 8796

HOT 100 DEBUTS May 1979

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
May 5 14 Doobie Brothers, The Minute By Minute 3:26 Warner Bros. 8828
May 5 31 Jay Ferguson Shakedown Cruise 3:10 Asylum 46041
May 5 40 New England Don’t Ever Wanna Lose Ya 3:28 Infinity 50013
May 5 57 Leif Garrett Feel The Need 3:30 Scotti Bros. 407
May 5 74 Taka Boom Night Dancin’ 3:37 Ariola 7748
May 5 76 Melissa Manchester Theme From “Ice Castles” (Through The Eyes Of Love) 3:32 Arista 405
May 12 1 Anita Ward Ring My Bell 3:30 Juana 3422
May 12 6 Earth, Wind and Fire with the Emotions Boogie Wonderland 4:55 ARC 10956
May 12 20 Poco Heart Of The Night 4:49 MCA 41023
May 12 63 Eddie Money Can’t Keep A Good Man Down 3:40 Columbia 10981
May 12 70 Carrie Lucas Dance With You 3:22 Solar 11482
May 12 71 Rick James Bustin’ Out 3:55 Gordy 7167
May 19 1 Robert John Sad Eyes 3:30 EMI America 8015
May 19 5 John Stewart (with Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham) Gold 4:21 RSO 931
May 19 8 Electric Light Orchestra Shine A Little Love 4:09 Jet 5057
May 19 19 ABBA Does Your Mother Know 3:13 Atlantic 3574 A
May 19 50 K.C and the Sunshine Band Do You Wanna Go Party 3:41 T.K. 1033
May 19 55 Neil Diamond Say Maybe 3:55 Columbia 10945
May 19 60 Helen Reddy Make Love To Me 3:48 Capitol 4712
May 19 84 Tarney/Spencer Band, The No Time To Lose 3:45 A&M 2124
May 19 96 Bill Wray Pinball, That’s All 3:00 ABC 12449
May 26 1 Donna Summer Bad Girls 3:55 Casablanca 988
May 26 5 Maxine Nightingale Lead Me On 2:50 Windsong 11530 A
May 26 11 KISS I Was Made For Lovin’ You 3:57 Casablanca 983
May 26 14 Peter Frampton I Can’t Stand It No More 3:49 A&M 2148
May 26 19 Atlanta Rhythm Section Do It Or Die 3:27 Polydor 14568
May 26 25 Anne Murray Shadows In The Moonlight 3:25 Capitol 4716 A
May 26 29 Wet Willie Weekend 3:40 Epic 50714
May 26 39 Bellamy Brothers If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me 3:16 Warner Bros. 8790 A
May 26 45 Suzi Quatro If You Can’t Give Me Love 3:36 RSO 929
May 26 45 Village People Go West 3:33 Casablanca 984
May 26 73 Bob Welch Church 3:06 Capitol 4719
May 26 75 Evelyn “Champagne” King Music Box 3:20 RCA 11586
May 26 77 Babys, The Head First 3:30 Chrysalis 2323

HOT 100 DEBUTS June 1979

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jun 2 17 Gerry Rafferty Days Gone Down (Still Got The Light In Your Eyes) 3:58 United Artists 1298
Jun 2 23 Kansas People Of The South Wind 3:40 Kirshner 4284
Jun 2 24 Blondie One Way Or Another 3:31 Chrysalis 2336
Jun 2 28 James Taylor Up On The Roof 4:19 Columbia 11005
Jun 2 37 Pink Lady Kiss In The Dark 2:55 Elektra 46040
Jun 2 40 Bette Midler Married Men 3:35 Atlantic 3582
Jun 2 49 Cher Wasn’t It Good/It’s Too Late To Love Me Now 3:50 Casablanca 987
Jun 9 9 Elton John Mama Can’t Buy You Love 4:03 MCA 41042
Jun 9 13 Eddie Rabbitt Suspicions 4:18 Elektra 46053
Jun 9 21 Joe Jackson Is She Really Going Out With Him? 3:33 A&M 2132
Jun 9 48 Carly Simon Vengeance 4:12 Elektra 46051
Jun 9 53 Art Garfunkel Since I Don’t Have You 3:38 Columbia 10999
Jun 9 54 Waylon Amanda 2:54 RCA 11596
Jun 16 1 Chic Good Times 3:42 Atlantic 3584
Jun 16 3 Barbra Streisand The Main Event & Fight 4:51 Columbia 11008
Jun 16 11 Bonnie Pointer Heaven Must Have Sent You 3:30 Motown 1459
Jun 16 20 Wings Getting Closer 3:22 Columbia 11020
Jun 16 24 Spyro Gyra Morning Dance 3:58 Infinity 50011
Jun 16 38 Triumph Hold On 2:59 RCA 11569
Jun 16 57 Nick Gilder Rock Me 2:42 Chrysalis 2332
Jun 16 58 Manfred Mann’s Earth Band You Angel You 4:00 Warner Bros. 8550
Jun 16 67 Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly Feel That You’re Feelin’ 3:59 Capitol 4686
Jun 23 1 Knack, The My Sharona 3:58 Capitol 4731
Jun 23 3 Charlie Daniels Band The Devil Went Down To Georgia 3:35 Epic 50700
Jun 23 5 Dionne Warwick I’ll Never Love This Way Again 3:28 Arista 0419
Jun 23 16 Patrick Hernandez Born To Be Alive 3:23 Columbia 10986
Jun 23 18 Night Hot Summer Nights 3:29 Planet 45903
Jun 23 26 Blackfoot Highway Song 3:59 Atco 7104
Jun 23 38 Jones Girls, The You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else 3:33 Phil. Int’l. 3680
Jun 23 69 Amii Stewart ‘Light My Fire/137 Disco Heaven’ 3:55 Ariola 7753
Jun 23 76 Faith Band You’re My Weakness 3:25 Mercury 74068
Jun 23 81 Gibson Brothers Cuba 4:20 Island 8832
Jun 30 14 Cars, The Let’s Go 3:32 Elektra 46063
Jun 30 19 Jennifer Warnes I Know A Heartache When I See One 3:24 Arista 0430
Jun 30 20 GQ I Do Love You 4:22 Arista 0426
Jun 30 42 Marshall Tucker Band, The Last Of The Singing Cowboys 4:01 Warner Bros. 8841
Jun 30 44 Peaches and Herb We’ve Got Love 3:17 Polydor 14577
Jun 30 54 Who, The Long Live Rock 3:58 MCA 41053
Jun 30 59 Dolly Parton You’re The Only One 3:23 RCA 11577
Jun 30 67 Philly Cream Motown Review 3:59 Fant./WMOT 862
Jun 30 79 Cooper Brothers Band I’ll Know Her When I See Her 3:20 Capricorn 325

HOT 100 DEBUTS July 1979

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Jul 7 2 Earth, Wind and Fire After The Love Has Gone 3:55 ARC 11033
Jul 7 15 Supertramp Goodbye Stranger 5:49 A&M 2162
Jul 7 18 Maureen McGovern Different Worlds 2:15 Warner Bros. 8835
Jul 7 30 Rockets Oh Well 3:09 RSO 935
Jul 7 37 Bram Tchaikovsky Girl Of My Dreams 4:06 Polydor 14575
Jul 7 54 Tony Orlando Sweets For My Sweet 3:57 Casablanca 991
Jul 7 76 Frannie Golde Here I Go (Fallin’ In Love Again) 3:29 Portrait 70031
Jul 7 81 Lazy Racer Keep On Running Away 3:37 A&M 2152
Jul 7 84 Crystal Gayle When I Dream 3:25 United Artists 1288
Jul 14 19 Diana Ross The Boss 3:56 Motown 1462
Jul 14 35 Herman Brood Saturdaynight 3:58 Ariola 7754
Jul 14 47 Funky Communication Committee Baby I Want You 2:56 Free Flight 11595
Jul 14 53 Hot Chocolate Going Through The Motions 3:54 Infinity 50016
Jul 14 54 Hotel You’ve Got Another Thing Coming 3:50 MCA 41050
Jul 21 6 Little River Band Lonesome Loser 3:29 Capitol 4748 A
Jul 21 14 Robert Palmer Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) 3:12 Island 49016
Jul 21 15 Sniff ‘n’ the Tears Driver’s Seat 3:44 Atlantic 3604
Jul 21 16 Journey Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ 3:38 Columbia 11036
Jul 21 22 Stephanie Mills What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’ 3:30 20th Fox 2403 A
Jul 21 48 Teddy Pendergrass Turn Off The Lights 3:37 Phil. Int’l. 3696
Jul 21 58 Oak This Is Love 2:25 Mercury 74076
Jul 21 62 Blackjack Love Me Tonight 2:50 Polydor 14572
Jul 21 69 Switch Best Beat In Town 3:32 Gordy 7168
Jul 28 1 Herb Alpert Rise 3:47 A&M 2151
Jul 28 1 Michael Jackson Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough 5:56 Epic 50742
Jul 28 12 Nick Lowe Cruel To Be Kind 3:26 Columbia 11018
Jul 28 23 Lobo Where Were You When I Was Falling In Love 3:18 MCA 41065
Jul 28 40 Rickie Lee Jones Young Blood 3:42 Warner Bros. 49018
Jul 28 41 Billy Thorpe Children Of The Sun 5:38 Polydor 2018
Jul 28 43 Bonnie Boyer Got To Give In To Love 3:11 Columbia 11028
Jul 28 45 Dire Straits Lady Writer 3:45 Warner Bros. 49006
Jul 28 52 Olivia Newton-John Totally Hot 3:48 MCA 41074 A
Jul 28 53 Beckmeier Brothers Rock And Roll Dancin’ 3:31 Casablanca 1000
Jul 28 55 Five Special Why Leave Us Alone 3:45 Elektra 46032
Jul 28 76 Flash and the Pan Hey, St. Peter 3:45 Epic 50715
Jul 28 88 Samantha Sang In The Midnight Hour 7:17 United Artists 1313

HOT 100 DEBUTS August 1979

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Aug 4 4 Electric Light Orchestra Don’t Bring Me Down 4:01 Jet 5060
Aug 4 19 Michael Johnson This Night Won’t Last Forever 3:37 EMI America 8019
Aug 4 35 Cheap Trick Ain’t That A Shame (Live) 3:08 Epic 50743
Aug 4 43 Mass Production Firecracker 5:00 Cotillion 44254
Aug 4 56 Bad Company Gone, Gone, Gone 3:45 Swan Song 71000
Aug 4 79 Edwin Starr H.A.P.P.Y. Radio 3:29 20th Fox 2408
Aug 4 82 Maynard Ferguson Rocky II Disco 4:09 Columbia 11037
Aug 11 1 M Pop Muzik 3:20 Sire 49033
Aug 11 4 Commodores Sail On 3:59 Motown 1466 A
Aug 11 17 Atlanta Rhythm Section Spooky 4:57 Polydor 2001
Aug 11 21 Gerry Rafferty Get It Right Next Time 3:52 United Artists 1316
Aug 11 25 Doobie Brothers, The Dependin’ On You 3:08 Warner Bros. 49029
Aug 11 39 Mary MacGregor Good Friend 2:40 RSO 938
Aug 11 45 Addrisi Brothers, The Ghost Dancer 3:30 Scotti Bros. 500 A
Aug 11 57 Toby Beau Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye 3:39 RCA 11670
Aug 11 68 Ian Hunter Just Another Night 3:47 Chrysalis 2352
Aug 11 79 Taste Of Honey, A Do It Good 3:57 Capitol 4744
Aug 11 89 Long John Baldry and Kathi MacDonald You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ 5:00 EMI America 8018
Aug 18 30 Brenda Russell So Good, So Right 3:20 Horizon 123
Aug 18 30 Moon Martin Rolene 3:20 Capitol 4765
Aug 18 36 Ashford and Simpson Found A Cure 3:44 Warner Bros. 8870
Aug 18 43 Louise Goffin Remember (Walking In The Sand) 3:41 Asylum 46521
Aug 18 54 Fern Kinney Groove Me 3:25 Malaco 1058
Aug 18 73 Deniece Williams I’ve Got The Next Dance 3:42 ARC 10971
Aug 18 86 Peter Brown Crank It Up (Funk Town) (Part 1) 3:47 Drive 6278
Aug 18 90 Patti Smith Group Frederick 3:01 Arista 427
Aug 25 1 K.C and the Sunshine Band Please Don’t Go 3:43 T.K. 1035 A
Aug 25 2 Donna Summer Dim All The Lights 3:55 Casablanca 2201 A
Aug 25 17 Chris Thompson and Night If You Remember Me 2:53 Planet 45904-A
Aug 25 28 John Stewart (with Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham) Midnight Wind 3:42 RSO 1000
Aug 25 29 Wings Arrow Through Me 3:37 Columbia 1-11070
Aug 25 36 Crusaders, The (with Randy Crawford) Street Life 3:58 MCA 41054
Aug 25 46 Eddie Money Get A Move On 3:36 Columbia 11064
Aug 25 63 Buckeye Where Will Your Heart Take You 2:58 Polydor 14578
Aug 25 70 Barron Knights, The The Topical Song 3:26 Epic 50755

HOT 100 DEBUTS September 1979

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Sep 1 11 Knack, The Good Girls Don’t 3:07 Capitol 4771
Sep 1 15 France Joli Come To Me 4:12 Prelude 8001
Sep 1 18 Ian Gomm Hold On 2:57 Stiff/Epic 9-50747
Sep 1 47 KISS Sure Know Something 3:38 Casablanca 2205
Sep 1 56 Pat Travers Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights) (Live) 3:15 Polydor 2003
Sep 1 65 Dave Edmunds Girls Talk 3:25 Swan Song 71001
Sep 1 66 Rita Coolidge One Fine Day 3:44 A&M 2169
Sep 1 69 New England Hello, Hello, Hello 3:20 Infinity 50021
Sep 1 80 ABBA Voulez Vous 5:08 Atlantic 3609 A
Sep 1 83 Chicago Must Have Been Crazy 3:25 Columbia 11061
Sep 8 7 J.D. Souther You’re Only Lonely 3:46 Columbia 3-11079
Sep 8 7 Kenny Rogers You Decorated My Life 3:37 United Artists 1315 A
Sep 8 12 Foreigner Dirty White Boy 3:13 Atlantic 3618
Sep 8 24 Bob Dylan Gotta Serve Somebody 3:51 Columbia 11072
Sep 8 35 Jimmy Buffett Fins 3:27 MCA 41109
Sep 8 44 Suzi Quatro I’ve Never Been In Love 3:00 RSO 1001
Sep 8 52 Kansas Reason To Be 3:50 Kirshner 4285
Sep 8 60 Charlie Killer Cut 3:38 Arista 449
Sep 8 71 Carolyne Mas Stillsane 2:47 Mercury 76004
Sep 8 74 Blue Öyster Cult In Thee 3:48 Columbia 11055
Sep 8 83 Pousette-Dart Band For Love 2:40 Capitol 4764
Sep 15 25 Kermit (Jim Henson) Rainbow Connection 3:15 Atlantic 3610 A
Sep 15 37 Niteflyte If You Want It 3:50 Ariola 7747
Sep 15 59 Cher Hell On Wheels 3:21 Casablanca 2208
Sep 15 77 Sammy Hagar Plain Jane 3:46 Capitol 4757
Sep 15 78 Dan Peek All Things Are Possible 3:02 Lamb & Lion 817
Sep 15 84 Van Halen Beautiful Girls 3:37 Warner Bros. 49035
Sep 15 90 Wayne Newton You Stepped Into My Life 3:45 Aries II 101
Sep 22 12 Anne Murray Broken Hearted Me 3:43 Capitol 4773
Sep 22 24 Lauren Wood Please Don’t Leave 3:50 Warner Bros. 49043
Sep 22 42 Gloria Gaynor Let Me Know (I Have A Right) 3:12 Polydor 2021
Sep 22 58 Steve Dahl and Teenage Radiation Do You Think I’m Disco? 3:35 Ovation 1132
Sep 22 64 ABBA Angeleyes 4:20 Atlantic 3609 B
Sep 22 71 Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes I’m So Anxious 3:02 Mercury 76007
Sep 22 80 Hotel Hold On To The Night 3:50 MCA 41113
Sep 22 82 Olivia Newton-John Dancin’ Round And Round 3:58 MCA 41074 B
Sep 29 1 Commodores Still 3:43 Motown 1474
Sep 29 15 Crystal Gayle Half The Way 4:02 Columbia 11087
Sep 29 27 Alan Parsons Project Damned If I Do 3:31 Arista 0454
Sep 29 27 Blondie Dreaming 3:02 Chrysalis 2379
Sep 29 31 Elton John Victim Of Love 3:18 MCA 41126
Sep 29 45 Who, The 5:15 4:51 Polydor 2022
Sep 29 56 Records, The Starry Eyes 3:40 Virgin 67000
Sep 29 77 Dolly Parton Sweet Summer Lovin’ 3:17 RCA 11705 A

HOT 100 DEBUTS October 1979

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Oct 6 4 Smokey Robinson Cruisin’ 4:26 Tamla 54306
Oct 6 8 Kool & The Gang Ladies Night 3:32 De-Lite 801
Oct 6 1 Styx Babe 4:02 A&M 2188
Oct 6 1 Eagles Heartache Tonight 4:26 Asylum 46545
Oct 6 8 Fleetwood Mac Tusk 3:36 Warner Bros. 49077
Oct 6 26 Cheap Trick Dream Police 3:49 Epic 50774
Oct 6 43 Chic My Forbidden Lover 3:30 Atlantic 3620
Oct 6 43 Ronnie Milsap Get It Up 3:33 RCA 11695 A
Oct 6 86 Bama Touch Me When We’re Dancing 3:36 Free Flight 11629
Oct 6 89 Barbara Mandrell Fooled By A Feeling 3:06 MCA 41077
Oct 6 94 Wilson Brothers Another Night 3:56 Atco 7205
Oct 6 99 Gene Chandler When You’re #1 4:09 Chi-Sound 2411
Oct 13 12 Dr. Hook Better Love Next Time 2:59 Capitol 4785
Oct 13 9 Barry Manilow Ships 3:46 Arista 0464
Oct 13 10 Supertramp Take The Long Way Home 5:02 A&M 2193
Oct 13 19 Pablo Cruise I Want You Tonight 5:29 A&M 2195
Oct 13 28 John Cougar I Need A Lover 3:40 Riva 202
Oct 13 34 Yvonne Elliman Love Pains 3:51 RSO 1007
Oct 13 39 Melissa Manchester Pretty Girls 3:44 Arista 456
Oct 13 41 Cars, The It’s All I Can Do 3:45 Elektra 46546
Oct 13 45 Sports, The Who Listens To The Radio 2:58 Arista 0468
Oct 13 47 AC/DC Highway To Hell 3:26 Atlantic 3617
Oct 13 50 Ian Lloyd Slip Away 3:34 Scotti Bros. 505
Oct 13 79 Neil Young and Crazy Horse Rust Never Sleeps (Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)) 3:40 Reprise 49031
Oct 20 1 Captain and Tennille Do That To Me One More Time 3:49 Casablanca 2215
Oct 20 7 Cliff Richard We Don’t Talk Anymore 3:40 EMI-America 8025
Oct 20 10 Little River Band Cool Change 4:03 Capitol 4789
Oct 20 11 Kenny Loggins This Is It 3:35 Columbia 1-11109
Oct 20 1 Rupert Holmes Escape (The Pina Colada Song) 3:50 Infinity 50035
Oct 20 1 Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) 4:39 Columbia 11125
Oct 20 37 Electric Light Orchestra Confusion 3:42 Jet 5064
Oct 20 38 Blackfoot Train, Train 3:33 Atco 7207
Oct 20 58 Earth, Wind & Fire In The Stone 3:32 ARC 11093
Oct 20 87 Keith Herman She’s Got A Whole Number 3:45 Radio 418
Oct 20 90 Isley Brothers, The It’s A Disco Night (Rock Don’t Stop) 4:10 T-Neck 2287
Oct 20 95 Cheri and Marie Currie Since You’ve Been Gone 2:54 Capitol 4754
Oct 27 18 Isaac Hayes Don’t Let Go 3:52 Polydor 2011
Oct 27 18 Daryl Hall & John Oates Wait For Me 3:40 RCA PB-11747
Oct 27 39 Richie Furay I Still Have Dreams 3:25 Asylum 46534
Oct 27 50 England Dan and John Ford Coley What Can I Do With This Broken Heart 3:06 Big Tree 17000
Oct 27 76 Cory Daye Pow Wow 3:50 NY Island 11748
Oct 27 77 Funkadelic (Not Just) Knee Deep (Part 1) 4:25 Warner Bros. 49040

HOT 100 DEBUTS November 1979

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Nov 3 1 Michael Jackson Rock With You 3:20 Epic 50797
Nov 3 14 Jefferson Starship Jane 4:00 Grunt FB-11750
Nov 3 83 Switch I Call Your Name 3:56 Gordy 7175
Nov 3 4 Stevie Wonder Send One Your Love 4:00 Tamla 54303
Nov 3 48 Frank Mills Peter Piper 3:18 Polydor 2002
Nov 3 50 Moon Martin No Chance 2:40 Capitol 4794
Nov 3 52 Village People Ready For The 80’s 3:55 Casablanca 2220
Nov 3 65 Nature’s Divine I Just Can’t Control Myself 3:12 Infinity 50027
Nov 3 73 Maxine Nightingale (Bringing Out) The Girl In Me 3:30 Windsong 11729
Nov 3 75 Shoes Too Late 2:42 Elektra 46557
Nov 3 78 Leif Garrett When I Think Of You 3:09 Scotti Bros. 502
Nov 3 80 Talking Heads Life During Wartime (This Ain’t No Party.. This Aint No Disco.. This Ain’t No Foolin’ Around) 3:35 Sire 49079
Nov 3 86 Triumph Lay It On The Line 3:45 RCA 11690
Nov 3 87 Anita Ward Don’t Drop My Love 3:55 Juana 3425
Nov 3 91 Tim Curry I Do The Rock 4:45 A&M 2166
Nov 10 15 Dionne Warwick Deja Vu 3:40 Arista 0459
Nov 10 29 ABBA Chiquitita 5:26 Atlantic 3629 A
Nov 10 36 Sugar Hill Gang Rapper’s Delight 4:55 Sugar Hill 542
Nov 10 14 Foreigner Head Games 3:26 Atlantic 3633
Nov 10 40 Buggles, The Video Killed The Radio Star 3:20 Island 49114
Nov 10 49 Mistress Mistrusted Love 3:30 RSO 1009
Nov 10 67 Headboys, The The Shape Of Things To Come 3:40 RSO 1005
Nov 17 2 Teri DeSario with K.C. Yes, I’m Ready 3:14 Casablanca 2227
Nov 17 3 Kenny Rogers Coward Of The County 4:18 United Artists 1327
Nov 17 10 Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Don’t Do Me Like That 2:40 Backstreet 41138
Nov 17 23 Foghat Third Time Lucky (First Time I Was A Fool) 3:45 Bearsville 49125
Nov 17 30 Herb Alpert Rotation 3:50 A&M 2202
Nov 17 34 Tom Johnston Savannah Nights 3:59 Warner
Nov 17 38 Rita Coolidge I’d Rather Leave While I’m In Love 3:28 A&M 2199
Nov 17 57 Rainbow Since You Been Gone 3:10 Polydor 2014
Nov 17 92 Ellen Foley What’s A Matter Baby 3:35 Epic 50770
Nov 24 11 Prince I Wanna Be Your Lover 2:57 Warner Bros. 49050
Nov 24 28 O’Jays, The Forever Mine 3:44 Philadelphia Int’l
Nov 24 30 Rufus and Chaka Do You Love What You Feel 3:57 MCA 41131
Nov 24 35 Santana You Know That I Love You 3:28 Columbia 11144
Nov 24 41 Suzi Quatro She’s In Love With You 3:34 RSO 1014
Nov 24 42 Joyce Cobb Dig The Gold 3:29 Cream 7939
Nov 24 66 Peaches and Herb Roller-Skatin’ Mate (Part 1) 3:29 Polydor 2031
Nov 24 74 Police, The Message In A Bottle 3:50 A&M 2190
Nov 24 91 Steve Martin Cruel Shoes 2:17 Warner Bros. 49122

HOT 100 DEBUTS December 1979

Debut Peak Artist Title Time Label
Dec 1 11 Steve Forbert Romeo’s Tune 3:28 Nemperor 7525
Dec 1 50 Flying Lizards, The Money 2:31 Virgin 67003
Dec 1 84 Pages I Do Believe In You 3:19 Epic 50769
Dec 8 4 Billy Preston and Syreeta With You I’m Born Again 3:38 Motown 1477
Dec 8 8 Shalamar The Second Time Around 3:40 Solar 11709
Dec 8 8 Eagles The Long Run 3:42 Asylum 46569
Dec 8 13 Dirt Band, The An American Dream 3:30 United Artists 1330
Dec 8 32 Cheap Trick Voices 4:19 Epic 9-50814
Dec 8 34 John Stewart Lost Her In The Sun 3:27 RSO 1016
Dec 8 39 Electric Light Orchestra Last Train To London 4:31 Jet 5067
Dec 8 41 Robert John Lonely Eyes 3:06 EMI America
Dec 8 51 Inmates, The Dirty Water 3:00 Polydor 2032
Dec 8 55 Pleasure Glide 3:46 Fantasy 874
Dec 8 57 Bar-Kays Move Your Boogie Body 3:44 Mercury 76015
Dec 8 73 Bonnie Raitt You’re Gonna Get What’s Coming 3:28 Warner Bros. 49116
Dec 15 2 Spinners Working My Way Back To You/Forgive Me Girl (Medley) 4:01 Atlantic 3637
Dec 15 2 Dan Fogelberg Longer 3:14 Full Moon 50824
Dec 15 7 Fleetwood Mac Sara 4:37 Warner Bros. 49150
Dec 15 20 Barry Manilow When I Wanted You 3:31 Arista
Dec 15 25 Commodores Wonderland 3:48 Motown 1479
Dec 15 26 Styx Why Me 3:53 A&M 2206
Dec 15 41 Dann Rogers Looks Like Love Again 2:36 International Artists 500
Dec 15 59 Peter Brown Stargazer 3:49 Drive 6281
Dec 15 60 Leif Garrett Memorize Your Number 2:46 Scotti Brothers 510
Dec 22 1 Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love 2:44 Elektra 46579
Dec 22 12 Anne Murray Daydream Believer 2:26 Capitol
Dec 22 17 Neil Diamond September Morn’ 3:40 Columbia 11175
Dec 22 21 Led Zeppelin Fool In The Rain 6:08 Swan Song
Dec 22 23 Pat Benatar Heartbreaker 3:26 Chrysalis 2395
Dec 22 26 Toto 99 3:28 Columbia 11173
Dec 22 40 Bonnie Pointer I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) 3:49 Motown 1478
Dec 22 46 Rod Stewart I Don’t Want To Talk About It 4:12 Warner Bros 7-49138
Dec 22 52 Robert Palmer Can We Still Be Friends 3:37 Island 7-49137
Dec 22 64 Earth, Wind and Fire Star 3:42 ARC 11165
Dec 22 66 Jimmy Buffett Volcano 3:37 MCA 41161
Dec 22 67 Jennifer Warnes Don’t Make Me Over 3:32 Arista 0455
Dec 22 74 Dollar Shooting Star 3:48 Carrere 7208
Dec 22 75 Lobo Holdin’ On For Dear Love 2:43 MCA/Curb
Dec 22 88 Cugini Let Me Sleep Alone 3:37 Scotti Brothers 503