US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending August 25, 1979

These are all the US Top 40 singles for the week ending August 25th, 1979. Check out the top 100 artists of 70s here. You can also check the complete 1979 Top Singles here. the-knack-usa-my-sharona-1979-3 the-knack-usa-my-sharona-1979-19 TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak Position) 1 2 MY SHARONA –•– The Knack (Capitol)-10 (1 week at #1) (1) 2 1 GOOD TIMES –•– Chic (Atlantic)-11 (1) 3 3 THE MAIN EVENT / FIGHT –•– Barbra Streisand (Columbia)-11 (3) 4 5 AFTER THE LOVE HAS GONE –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (ARC)-8 (4) 5 4 BAD GIRLS –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca)-14 (1) 6 14 DON’T BRING ME DOWN –•– The Electric Light Orchestra (Jet)-4 (6) 7 8 THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA –•– The Charlie Daniels Band (Epic)-10 (7) 8 13 LEAD ME ON –•– Maxine Nightingale (Windsong)-14 (8) 9 10 MAMA CAN’T BUY YOU LOVE –•– Elton John (MCA)-12 (9) 10 12 SAD EYES –•– Robert John (EMI-America)-15 (10) 11 6 WHEN YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-20 (6) 12 7 RING MY BELL –•– Anita Ward (Juana)-16 (1) 13 9 YOU CAN’T CHANGE THAT –•– Raydio (Arista)-18 (9) 14 16 I’LL NEVER LOVE THIS WAY AGAIN –•– Dionne Warwick (Arista)-10 (14) 15 17 SUSPICIONS –•– Eddie Rabbitt (Elektra)-12 (15) 16 11 I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN’ YOU –•– Kiss (Casablanca)-14 (11) 17 23 LET’S GO –•– The Cars (Elektra)-9 (17) 18 20 GOODBYE STRANGER –•– Supertramp (A&M)-8 (18) 19 22 LONESOME LOSER –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-6 (19) 20 24 HOT SUMMER NIGHTS –•– Night (Planet)-10 (20) 21 21 IS SHE REALLY GOING OUT WITH HIM –•– Joe Jackson (A&M)-12 (21) 22 25 HEAVEN MUST HAVE SENT YOU –•– Bonnie Pointer (Motown)-11 (22) 23 37 SAIL ON –•– The Commodores (Motown)-3 (23) 24 26 MORNING DANCE –•– Spyro Gyra (Infinity)-11 (24) 25 28 I DO LOVE YOU –•– G.Q. (Arista)-9 (25) 26 30 BAD CASE OF LOVING YOU (Doctor, Doctor) –•– Robert Palmer (Island)-6 (26) 27 29 HIGHWAY SONG –•– Blackfoot (Atco)-10 (27) 28 32 BORN TO BE ALIVE –•– Patrick Hernandez (Columbia)-10 (28) 29 34 DRIVER’S SEAT –•– Sniff ‘n’ the Tears (Atlantic)-6 (29) 30 33 CRUEL TO BE KIND –•– Nick Lowe (Columbia)-5 (30) 31 15 MAKIN’ IT –•– David Naughton (RSO)-22 (5) 32 36 DIFFERENT WORLDS –•– Maureen McGovern (Warner Brothers / Curb)-8 (32) 33 35 OH WELL –•– The Rockets (RSO)-8 (33) 34 47 RISE –•– Herb Alpert (A&M)-5 (34) 35 18 GOLD –•– John Stewart (RSO)-15 (5) 36 40 THE BOSS –•– Diana Ross (Motown)-7 (36) 37 42 LOVIN’, TOUCHIN’, SQUEEZIN’ –•– Journey (Columbia)-6 (37) 38 39 GIRL OF MY DREAMS –•– Bram Tchaikovsky (Polydor)-8 (38) 39 51 POP MUZIK –•– M (Sire)-3 (39) 40 43 HOLD ON –•– Triumph (RCA)-11 (40) OFF THE CHARTS 43 19 HOT STUFF –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca)-19 (1) 44 27 ONE WAY OR ANOTHER –•– Blondie (Chrysalis)-13 (24) 61 31 I WANT YOU TO WANT ME –•– Cheap Trick (Epic)-19 (7) 67 38 YOU GONNA MAKE ME LOVE SOMEBODY ELSE –•– The Jones Girls (Philadelphia International)-10 (38) POWER PLAYS 41 46 YOUNG BLOOD –•– Rickie Lee Jones (Warner Brothers)-5 (41) 42 44 SATURDAYNIGHT –•– Herman Brood (Ariola America)-7 (42) 45 50 LADY WRITER –•– Dire Straits (Warner Brothers)-5 (45) 46 57 WHAT CHA GONNA DO WITH MY LOVIN’ –•– Stephanie Mills (20th Century)-6 (46) 47 53 GOT TO GIVE IN TO LOVE –•– Bonnie Boyer (Columbia)-5 (47) 48 56 WHERE WERE YOU WHEN I WAS FALLING IN LOVE –•– Lobo (MCA)-5 (48) 49 49 BABY I WANT YOU –•– Funky Communication Committee (Free Flight)-7 (49) 50 60 AIN’T THAT A SHAME –•– Cheap Trick (Epic)-4 (50) DEBUTS THIS WEEK 70 — DIM ALL THE LIGHTS –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca)-1 (70) 73 — MIDNIGHT WIND –•– John Stewart (RSO)-1 (73) 74 — THE TOPICAL SONG –•– The Barron Knights (Epic)-1 (74) 81 — GET A MOVE ON –•– Eddie Money (Columbia)-1 (81) 83 — ARROW THROUGH ME –•– Wings (Columbia)-1 (83) 84 — WHERE WILL YOUR HEART TAKE YOU –•– Buckeye (Polydor)-1 (84) 86 — PLEASE DON’T GO –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-1 (86) 87 — IF YOU REMEMBER ME –•– Chris Thompson and Night (Planet)-1 (87) 88 — STREET LIFE –•– The Crusaders (with Randy Crawford) (MCA)-1 (88)