US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending August 18, 1979

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending August 18th, 1979. Check out the top 100 artists of 70s here. For the US 1979 Top 40 Singles, you can also view it here. chic-good-times-atlantic-2 chic-good-times-1979-3 TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak Position) 1 2 GOOD TIMES –•– Chic (Atlantic)-10 (1 week at #1) (1) 2 4 MY SHARONA –•– The Knack (Capitol)-9 (2) 3 3 THE MAIN EVENT / FIGHT –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-10 (3) 4 1 BAD GIRLS –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca)-13 (1) 5 19 AFTER THE LOVE HAS GONE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (ARC)-7 (5) 6 6 WHEN YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-19 (6) 7 7 RING MY BELL –•– Anita Ward (Juana)-15 (1) 8 21 THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA –•– The Charlie Daniels Band (Epic)-9 (8) 9 10 YOU CAN’T CHANGE THAT –•– Raydio (Arista)-17 (9) 10 12 MAMA CAN’T BUY YOU LOVE –•– Elton John (MCA)-11 (10) 11 11 I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN’ YOU –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-13 (11) 12 13 SAD EYES –•– Robert John (EMI-America)-14 (12) 13 15 LEAD ME ON –•– Maxine Nightingale (Windsong)-13 (13) 14 18 DON’T BRING ME DOWN –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (Jet)-3 (14) 15 8 MAKIN’ IT –•– David Naughton (RSO)-21 (5) 16 20 I’LL NEVER LOVE THIS WAY AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Arista)-9 (16) 17 22 SUSPICIONS –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-11 (17) 18 5 GOLD –•– John Stewart (RSO)-14 (5) 19 9 HOT STUFF –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca)-18 (1) 20 26 GOODBYE STRANGER –•– Supertramp (A&M)-7 (20) 21 23 IS SHE REALLY GOING OUT WITH HIM –•– Joe Jackson (A&M)-11 (21) 22 25 LONESOME LOSER –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-5 (22) 23 31 LET’S GO –•– The Cars (Elektra)-8 (23) 24 35 HOT SUMMER NIGHTS –•– Night (Planet)-9 (24) 25 28 HEAVEN MUST HAVE SENT YOU –•– Bonnie Pointer (Motown)-10 (25) 26 30 MORNING DANCE –•– Spyro Gyra (Infinity)-10 (26) 27 24 ONE WAY OR ANOTHER –•– Blondie (Chrysalis)-12 (24) 28 32 I DO LOVE YOU –•– G.Q. (Arista)-8 (28) 29 34 HIGHWAY SONG –•– Blackfoot (Atco)-9 (29) 30 38 BAD CASE OF LOVING YOU (Doctor, Doctor) –•– Robert Palmer (Island)-5 (30) 31 14 I WANT YOU TO WANT ME –•– Cheap Trick (Epic)-18 (7) 32 36 BORN TO BE ALIVE –•– Patrick Hernandez (Columbia)-9 (32) 33 63 CRUEL TO BE KIND –•– Nick Lowe (Columbia)-4 (33) 34 46 DRIVER’S SEAT –•– Sniff ‘n’ the Tears (Atlantic)-5 (34) 35 39 OH WELL –•– The Rockets (RSO)-7 (35) 36 40 DIFFERENT WORLDS –•– Maureen McGovern (Warner Brothers / Curb)-7 (36) 37 68 SAIL ON –•– The Commodores (Motown)-2 (37) 38 41 YOU GONNA MAKE ME LOVE SOMEBODY ELSE –•– The Jones Girls (Philadelphia International)-9 (38) 39 43 GIRL OF MY DREAMS –•– Bram Tchaikovsky (Polydor)-7 (39) 40 45 THE BOSS –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-6 (40) OFF THE CHARTS 41 16 AIN’T NO STOPPIN’ US NOW –•– McFadden and Whithead (Philadelphia International)-17 (13) 45 17 SHINE A LITTLE LOVE –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (Jet)-14 (8) 58 27 BOOGIE WONDERLAND –•– Earth, Wind and Fire with the Emotions (ARC)-15 (6) 66 33 DO IT OR DIE –•– The Atlanta Rhythm Section (Polydor)-13 (19) 69 29 DOES YOUR MOTHER KNOW –•– Abba (Atlantic)-14 (19) 94 37 PEOPLE OF THE SOUTH WIND –•– Kansas (Kirshner)-12 (23) POWER PLAYS 42 52 LOVIN’, TOUCHIN’, SQUEEZIN’ –•– Journey (Columbia)-5 (42) 43 47 HOLD ON –•– Triumph (RCA)-10 (43) 44 48 SATURDAYNIGHT –•– Herman Brood (Ariola America)-6 (44) 46 50 YOUNG BLOOD –•– Rickie Lee Jones (Warner Brothers)-4 (46) 47 67 RISE –•– Herb Alpert (A&M)-4 (47) 48 51 TURN OFF THE LIGHTS –•– Teddy Pendergrass (Philadelphia International)-5 (48) 49 57 BABY I WANT YOU –•– Funky Communication Committee (Free Flight)-6 (49) 50 58 LADY WRITER –•– Dire Straits (Warner Brothers)-4 (50) DEBUTS THIS WEEK 81 — ROLENE –•– Moon Martin (Capitol)-1 (81) 82 — REMEMBER (Walking In the Sand) –•– Louise Goffin (Asylum)-1 (82) 86 — GROOVE ME –•– Fern Kinney (Malaco)-1 (86) 87 — FOUND A CURE –•– Ashford and Simpson (Warner Brothers)-1 (87) 88 — SO GOOD, SO RIGHT –•– Brenda Russell (Horizon)-1 (88) 89 — I’VE GOT THE NEXT DANCE –•– Denise Williams (ARC)-1 (89) 90 — FREDERICK –•– The Patti Smith Group (Arista)-1 (90) 93 — CRANK IT UP (Funk Town) (Part 1) –•– Peter Brown (Drive)-1 (93)