US Top 40 Singles Week Ending April 7th, 1979


These are all the US Top 40 singles for Week Ending April 7th, 1979.

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US TOP 40 – APRIL 7th, 1979

#1
I WILL SURVIVE
Gloria Gaynor

I WILL SURVIVE - Gloria Gaynor record cover

TW LW TITLE Artist (Label)-Weeks on Chart (Peak Position)

1 2 I WILL SURVIVE –•– Gloria Gaynor (Polydor)-17 (3 weeks at #1) (1)
2 3 WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES –•– The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)-12 (2)
3 1 TRAGEDY –•– Bee Gees (RSO)-9 (1)
4 6 SULTANS OF SWING –•– Dire Straits (Warner Brothers)-9 (4)
5 5 SHAKE YOUR GROOVE THING –•– Peaches and Herb (Polydor)-16 (5)
6 18 MUSIC BOX DANCER –•– Frank Mills (Polydor)-11 (6)
7 8 KNOCK ON WOOD –•– Amii Stewart (Ariola America)-11 (7)
8 7 DA YA THINK I’M SEXY –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-16 (1)
9 15 HEART OF GLASS –•– Blondie (Chysalis)-8 (9)
10 11 LADY –•– The Little River Band (Harvest)-14 (10)

11 12 STUMBLIN’ IN –•– Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman (RSO)-11 (11)
12 13 I JUST FALL IN LOVE AGAIN –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-11 (12)
13 16 I WANT YOUR LOVE –•– Chic (Atlantic)-9 (13)
14 4 HEAVEN KNOWS –•– Donna Summer with Brooklyn Dreams (Casablanca)-13 (4)
15 26 REUNITED –•– Peaches and Herb (Polydor)-4 (15)
16 38 GOODNIGHT TONIGHT –•– Wings (Columbia)-2 (16)
17 21 LIVIN’ IT UP (Friday Night) –•– Bell and James (A&M)-11 (17)
18 9 WHAT YOU WON’T DO FOR LOVE –•– Bobby Caldwell (Clouds)-16 (9)
19 22 HE’S THE GREATEST DANCER –•– Sister Sledge (Cotillion)-9 (19)
20 25 TAKE ME HOME –•– Cher (Casablanca)-9 (20)

21 28 IN THE NAVY –•– The Village People (Casablanca)-4 (21)
22 23 MAYBE I’M A FOOL –•– Eddie Money (Columbia)-11 (22)
23 24 I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S RIGHT –•– Evelyn “Champagne” King (RCA)-14 (23)
24 29 LOVE BALLAD –•– George Benson (Warner Brothers)-7 (24)
25 27 PRECIOUS LOVE –•– Bob Welch (Capitol)-9 (25)
26 32 BLOW AWAY –•– George Harrison (Dark Horse)-6 (26)
27 30 I GOT MY MIND MADE UP (You Can Get It Girl) –•– Instant Funk (Salsoul)-8 (27)
28 31 SUPERMAN –•– Herbie Mann (Atlantic)-13 (28)
29 10 DON’T CRY OUT LOUD –•– Melissa Manchester (Arista)-21 (10)
30 35 SHAKE YOUR BODY (Down To the Ground) –•– The Jacksons (Epic)-8 (30)

31 14 BIG SHOT –•– Billy Joel (Columbia)-9 (14)
32 52 LOVE IS THE ANSWER –•– England Dan and John Ford Coley (Big Tree)-5 (32)
33 17 CRAZY LOVE –•– Poco (ABC)-12 (17)
34 36 BUSTIN’ LOOSE (Part 1) –•– Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers (Source)-10 (34)
35 69 LOVE TAKES TIME –•– Orleans (Infinity)-3 (35)
36 37 EVERY TIME I THINK OF YOU –•– The Babys (Chrysalis)-14 (13)
37 39 RUBBER BISCUIT –•– The Blues Brothers (Atlantic)-6 (37)
38 54 RENEGADE –•– Styx (A&M)-12 (38)
39 63 CRAZY LOVE –•– The Allman Brothers Band (Capricorn)-3 (39)
40 46 ROXANNE –•– The Police (A&M)-7 (40)

THIS WEEK’S DROP – APRIL 7th, 1979

51 19 FIRE –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-22 (2)
55 20 A LITTLE MORE LOVE –•– Olivia Newton-John (MCA)-20 (3)
64 34 DOG AND BUTTERFLY –•– Heart (Portrait)-10 (34)
65 33 CHASE –•– Giorgio Moroder (Casablanca)-12 (33)
98 40 WATCH OUT FOR LUCY –•– Eric Clapton and His Band (RSO)-25 (9)

POWER PLAYS – APRIL 7th, 1979

41 43 SOUVENIRS –•– Voyage (Marlin)-8 (41)
42 44 KEEP ON DANCIN’ –•– Gary’s Gang (Columbia)-8 (42)
43 47 ROLLER –•– April Wine (Capitol)-6 (43)
44 49 HERE COMES THE NIGHT –•– The Beach Boys (Caribou)-6 (44)
45 53 ELENA –•– The Marc Tanner Band (Elektra)-6 (45)
46 48 OH HONEY –•– Delegation (Shady Brook)-10 (46)
47 55 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL FANTASY –•– Bad Company (Swan Song)-4 (47)
48 56 BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER –•– Linda Clifford (RSO / Curtom)-3 (48)
49 57 HAPPINESS –•– The Pointer Sisters (Planet)-4 (49)
50 61 SWEET LUI-LOUISE –•– Ironhorse (Scotti Brothers)-4 (50)

NEW THIS WEEK – APRIL 7th, 1979

72 — OLD TIME ROCK AND ROLL –•– Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band (Capitol)-1 (72)
75 — DIAMONDS –•– Chris Rea (United Artists)-1 (75)
77 — IT MUST BE LOVE –•– Alton McClain and Destiny (Polydor)-1 (77)
81 — JUST THE SAME WAY –•– Journey (Columbia)-1 (81)
85 — GIVE ME A INCH –•– Ian Matthews (Mushroom)-1 (85)
86 — BODY HEAT –•– Alicia Bridges (Polydor)-1 (86)
87 — I (Who Have Nothing) –•– Sylvester (Fantasy)-1 (87)
88 — DANCER –•– Gino Soccio (Warner Brothers / RFC)-1 (88)
89 — LOVE IS GONNA COME AT LAST –•– Badfinger (Elektra)-1 (89)
90 — (Sittin’ On) THE DOCK OF THE BAY –•– Sammy Hagar (Capitol)-1 (90)
91 — HIGH ON YOUR LOVE SUITE –•– Rick James (Gordy)-1 (91)