My 1979 Charts – March

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College course trip to Tunisia (we paid not the taxpayer!) some fellow students about to get frog-marched to the local police station, who wanted to know what we were doing. Fun times!

7th March 1979

A visit to Kettering around now, mate Alan’s 21st birthday party do with our gang of College friends. His girlfriend was holding all our coats when we went in, she and Alan exchanged words, and she dropped the lot on the floor. Funny. Alan’s brother was a club DJ, which impressed me no end, and made me a little envious. Kettering, though, errr, not that exciting.

Second week at the top for delicious Abba, holding off 3 UK number one singles! Elvis Costello finally gets a Top 5 hit, and The Skids positively rocket into the valley of the Top 10 from 59. My sort of New Wave: Catchy and up tempo! Toto finally get into the 10, The Real Thing continue their 7-year-run of hits (Vicious Circle in 1972 being the first – well, if I’d allowed none-charting hits in my chart (I bought the single).

New entries: the gorgeous Chic at 17. Nile Rodgers you know. Nuff said. The Cars follow-up at 29 with another quirky rocktastic cool track. David Essex show tunes his way to 39, a bit military-style, and quite exciting in production. I almost always really liked his minor hits in the 70’s, often off-the-wall and interesting. Under-rated as a songwriter too. Lower down, The Sex Pistols cover Eddie Cochran and become a novelty act, sort of. Neil Diamond’s back with his last decent poppy song, Foreigner sneak in, and Thin Lizzy riff it up at 75. Reggae from Dennis Brown, Violins from ELO’s Violinski, and Gary’s Gang keep on dancing. Sadly, not the much better Bay City Rollers cover of the American 60’s pop hit.

1 ( 1 ) CHIQUITITA Abba
2 ( 3 ) TRAGEDY The Bee Gees
3 ( 2 ) HEART OF GLASS Blondie
4 ( 4 ) I WILL SURVIVE Gloria Gaynor
5 ( 7 ) OLIVER’S ARMY Elvis Costello
6 ( 5 ) CONTACT Edwin Starr
7 ( 59 ) INTO THE VALLEY The Skids
8 ( 8 ) GET DOWN Gene Chandler
9 ( 6 ) I WAS MADE FOR DANCING Leif Garrett
10 ( 14 ) HOLD THE LINE Toto

11 ( 22 ) WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES The Doobie Brothers
12 ( 32 ) LUCKY NUMBERS Lene Lovich
13 ( 56 ) CAN YOU FEEL THE FORCE The Real Thing
14 ( 16 ) EVERY TIME I THINK OF YOU The Baby’s
15 ( 10 ) Y.M.C.A. The Village People
16 ( 9 ) DESIRE ME A Doll
17 ( NEW ) I WANT YOUR LOVE Chic
18 ( 12 ) GET IT Darts
19 ( 11 ) SHAKE YOUR GROOVE THING Peaches & Herb
20 ( 23 ) BAT OUT OF HELL Meatloaf

21 ( 15 ) MIRRORS Sally Oldfield
22 ( 29 ) YOU BET YOUR LOVE Herbie Hancock
23 ( 13 ) YOU NEEDED ME Anne Murray
24 ( 52 ) PAINTER MAN Boney M
25 ( 25 ) DON’T STOP ME NOW Queen
26 ( 20 ) THEME FROM “SUPERMAN” John Williams’ Original Soundtrack
27 ( 17 ) AIN’T LOVE A BITCH Rod Stewart
28 ( 18 ) COULD IT BE MAGIC Barry Manilow
29 ( NEW ) JUST WHAT I NEEDED The Cars
30 ( 24 ) HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK Ian Dury & The Blockheads

31 ( 19 ) MAY THE SUN SHINE Nazareth
32 ( 43 ) STOP YOUR SOBBING The Pretenders
33 ( 39 ) SOUND OF THE SUBURBS The Members
34 ( 27 ) LE FREAK Chic
35 ( 61 ) HONEY I’M LOST The Dooleys
36 ( 21 ) TAKE THAT TO THE BANK Shalamar
37 ( 67 ) HEAVEN KNOWS Donna Summer
38 ( 26 ) A LITTLE MORE LOVE Olivia Newton-John
39 ( NEW ) IMPERIAL WIZARD David Essex
40 ( 28 ) SEPTEMBER” Earth, Wind And Fire

41 ( 36 ) I LOST MY HEART TO A STARSHIP TROOPER Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip
42 ( 33 ) HOT SHOT Karen Young
43 ( 35 ) ELO EP (EVIL WOMAN/STRANGE MAGIC/CAN’T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD/MA MA MA BELLE Electric Light Orchestra
44 ( 31 ) KING ROCKER Generation X
45 ( 30 ) MY LIFE Billy Joel
46 ( 44 ) DREADLOCK HOLIDAY 10CC
47 ( 45 ) RAT TRAP The Boomtown Rats
48 ( 38 ) (OUR LOVE) DON’T THROW IT ALL AWAY Andy Gibb
49 ( 34 ) DON’T CRY FOR ME ARGENTINA The Shadows
50 ( 53 ) SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE Clout

51 ( 37 ) EVERY NIGHT Phoebe Snow
52 ( 48 ) DO YA THINK I’M SEXY Rod Stewart
53 ( 40 ) ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE Funkadelic
54 ( 49 ) MARY’S BOY CHILD/ OH MY LORD Boney M
55 ( 47 ) DOCTOR WHO Mankind
56 ( 46 ) I’LL PUT YOU TOGETHER AGAIN Hot Chocolate
57 ( 63 ) WEEKEND Mick Jackson
58 ( NEW ) BLUE MORNING BLUE DAY Foreigner
59 ( 55 ) BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty
60 ( NEW ) CLOG DANCE Violinski

61 ( 50 ) THE BRISTOL STOMP The Late Show
62 ( 74 ) FIRE The Pointer Sisters
63 ( 42 ) TAKE OUT ON THE WORLD Judas Priest
64 ( 51 ) JUST THE WAY YOU ARE Barry White
65 ( 41 ) COOL MEDITATION Third World
66 ( 62 ) SWEET TALKING WOMAN E.L.O.
67 ( NEW ) MONEY IN MY POCKET Dennis Brown
68 ( 57 ) HELLO THIS IS JOANNIE Paul Evans
69 ( 65 ) HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU Olivia Newton-John
70 ( NEW ) KEEP ON DANCING Gary’s Gang

71 ( 66 ) MILK AND ALCOHOL Dr. Feelgood
72 ( NEW ) SOMETHING ELSE The Sex Pistols
73 ( 70 ) SUMMER NIGHTS John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
74 ( NEW ) FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS Neil Diamond
75 ( NEW ) WAITING FOR AN ALIBI Thin Lizzy

TV
1 Kenny Everett Video Show
2 film: The Thin Man
3 Soap
4 Wonder Woman
5 Blake’s 7
6 Film ’79
7 Top Of The Pops
8 Fawlty Towers
9 The Rockford Files
10 The Sky At Night

14th March 1979

It’s a Tragedy! Thankfully, an original Bee Gees, thunderclap-booming, frantic-paced, high-pitched falsetto-tight-pants immaculately-produced classic as opposed to that other version. Top 10: The Real Thing and Chic returning, The Doobie Brothers debuting – Listen To The Music peaked at 11 5 years earlier. Top 20: Queen, Boney M and Herbie Hancock return, The Pretenders leap in with their debut single. Note: Meatloaf peaks at 20! Will Queen (another rock classic) do the same?!

Lots of big climbers, after a jolly good Top Of The Pops, just repeated in fact, and influencing new entries lower down such as the fantastic frantic, shouty, throbbing rocker from former Hawkind singer (and number one) Lemmy, Motorhead debut. Dire Straits quietly debut, grooving it at 75. I loved the cool sounds. Lizzy shoot up, they always had a knack for riffs and choruses, and by now 6 years-worth of hits.

The Bristol Stomp about faces and adds a bit of 60’s-stylee fun to the 40, while new entries from US rock ballad band Firefall, 1973 reissued soft-jazz-rock classic from Steely Dan, Buzzcocks frantic new wave gem, and Kate’s mysterious moody Wow, all slip in amongst all the action.

On TV Kenny Everett still ruled, just ahead of wacky Soap and the aforementioned TOTP episode. Blake’s 7 started to pick up steam as Avon started to take shape as the most popular character. I was 21, but still room for Muppets, new sci-fi movies specials, a bit of politics and superheroes. Pretty much the same as 56 then. Why change now, eh?

1 ( 2 ) TRAGEDY The Bee Gees
2 ( 4 ) I WILL SURVIVE Gloria Gaynor
3 ( 1 ) CHIQUITITA Abba
4 ( 3 ) HEART OF GLASS Blondie
5 ( 7 ) INTO THE VALLEY The Skids
6 ( 13 ) CAN YOU FEEL THE FORCE The Real Thing
7 ( 5 ) OLIVER’S ARMY Elvis Costello
8 ( 11 ) WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES The Doobie Brothers
9 ( 17 ) I WANT YOUR LOVE Chic
10 ( 8 ) GET DOWN Gene Chandler

11 ( 6 ) CONTACT Edwin Starr
12 ( 12 ) LUCKY NUMBERS Lene Lovich
13 ( 10 ) HOLD THE LINE Toto
14 ( 24 ) PAINTER MAN Boney M
15 ( 22 ) YOU BET YOUR LOVE Herbie Hancock
16 ( 9 ) I WAS MADE FOR DANCING Leif Garrett
17 ( 14 ) EVERY TIME I THINK OF YOU The Baby’s
18 ( 32 ) STOP YOUR SOBBING The Pretenders
19 ( 70 ) KEEP ON DANCING Gary’s Gang
20 ( 25 ) DON’T STOP ME NOW Queen

21 ( 15 ) Y.M.C.A. The Village People
22 ( 72 ) SOMETHING ELSE The Sex Pistols
23 ( 29 ) JUST WHAT I NEEDED The Cars
24 ( 16 ) DESIRE ME A Doll
25 ( 35 ) HONEY I’M LOST The Dooleys
26 ( 67 ) MONEY IN MY POCKET Dennis Brown
27 ( 21 ) MIRRORS Sally Oldfield
28 ( 39 ) IMPERIAL WIZARD David Essex
29 ( 18 ) GET IT Darts
30 ( 75 ) WAITING FOR AN ALIBI Thin Lizzy

31 ( 23 ) YOU NEEDED ME Anne Murray
32 ( 37 ) HEAVEN KNOWS Donna Summer
33 ( 19 ) SHAKE YOUR GROOVE THING Peaches & Herb
34 ( 61 ) THE BRISTOL STOMP The Late Show
35 ( 27 ) AIN’T LOVE A BITCH Rod Stewart
36 ( 26 ) THEME FROM “SUPERMAN” John Williams’ Original Soundtrack
37 ( 28 ) COULD IT BE MAGIC Barry Manilow
38 ( 30 ) HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK Ian Dury & The Blockheads
39 ( NEW ) STRANGE WAY Firefall
40 ( 20 ) BAT OUT OF HELL Meatloaf

41 ( 34 ) LE FREAK Chic
42 ( 33 ) SOUND OF THE SUBURBS The Members
43 ( 60 ) CLOG DANCE Violinski
44 ( 41 ) I LOST MY HEART TO A STARSHIP TROOPER Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip
45 ( NEW ) RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER Steely Dan
46 ( 31 ) MAY THE SUN SHINE Nazareth
47 ( NEW ) EVERYBODY’S HAPPY NOWADAYS Buzzcocks
48 ( 46 ) DREADLOCK HOLIDAY 10CC
49 ( 47 ) RAT TRAP The Boomtown Rats
50 ( 43 ) ELO EP (EVIL WOMAN/STRANGE MAGIC/CAN’T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD/MA MA MA BELLE Electric Light Orchestra

51 ( 38 ) A LITTLE MORE LOVE Olivia Newton-John
52 ( 36 ) TAKE THAT TO THE BANK Shalamar
53 ( 40 ) SEPTEMBER” Earth, Wind And Fire
54 ( 62 ) FIRE The Pointer Sisters
55 ( 42 ) HOT SHOT Karen Young
56 ( 59 ) BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty
57 ( 52 ) DO YA THINK I’M SEXY Rod Stewart
58 ( NEW ) WOW Kate Bush
59 ( 54 ) MARY’S BOY CHILD/ OH MY LORD Boney M
60 ( 45 ) MY LIFE Billy Joel

61 ( 74 ) FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS Neil Diamond
62 ( 51 ) EVERY NIGHT Phoebe Snow
63 ( 55 ) DOCTOR WHO Mankind
64 ( 56 ) I’LL PUT YOU TOGETHER AGAIN Hot Chocolate
65 ( 53 ) ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE Funkadelic
66 ( 57 ) WEEKEND Mick Jackson
67 ( NEW ) OVERKILL Motorhead
68 ( 48 ) (OUR LOVE) DON’T THROW IT ALL AWAY Andy Gibb
69 ( 58 ) BLUE MORNING BLUE DAY Foreigner
70 ( NEW ) WARM FEELING Lindisfarne

71 ( NEW ) GREEN LIGHT Cliff Richard
72 ( 66 ) SWEET TALKING WOMAN E.L.O.
73 ( 50 ) SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE Clout
74 ( 64 ) JUST THE WAY YOU ARE Barry White
75 ( NEW ) SULTANS OF SWING Dire Straits

TV
1 Kenny Everett Video Show
2 Soap
3 Blake’s 7
4 Top Of The Pops
5 Mork & Mindy
6 Fawlty Towers
7 The Muppet Show
8 Arena: Cinema: Invasion Of The Body Snatchers
9 Tonight (Thursday) – politics/news
10 Wonder Woman

21st March 1979

2nd week on top for Tragedy. Toto about face and Hold The Line at 4, and jolly good too! Herbie Hancock vocodes his way into the Top 10 – if only he knew the horrors he would be unleashing on 21st Century pop when they changed the name to autotune. Sort of.

Buzzcocks make it 4 out 4 Top 30 hits, Kate makes it 3 out of 4 Top 40 (and 4 out of 4 Top 75), but it’s the new entries for the news: Roxy Music are back after 3 years with Trash. Not trash, mind you, though hardly of the same standard as classic Roxy, but glad to have them back! In The Navy comes on a recruitment drive – I know I signed up. Actually, it put me off, if anything!

The Jam are back as usual with a low entry, but the standard of singles was climbing with each release. Can’t say the same for The Clash, back with the English Civil War, more of a message than a pop song. Lastly, Manfred’s back with You Angel You, a decent single and minor hit, for over a decade of chart hits.
TV? Still Kenny Everett topping, MASH still quipping, and Eurovision preps it’s way in. I have no idea what Of Mycenae And Men was about, but it’s either very helpful to my Greek & Roman Lit studies at Uni or a sitcom I’ve utterly forgotten….answers please….!

1 ( 1 ) TRAGEDY The Bee Gees
2 ( 2 ) I WILL SURVIVE Gloria Gaynor
3 ( 9 ) I WANT YOUR LOVE Chic
4 ( 13 ) HOLD THE LINE Toto
5 ( 5 ) INTO THE VALLEY The Skids
6 ( 3 ) CHIQUITITA Abba
7 ( 4 ) HEART OF GLASS Blondie
8 ( 15 ) YOU BET YOUR LOVE Herbie Hancock
9 ( 8 ) WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES The Doobie Brothers
10 ( 6 ) CAN YOU FEEL THE FORCE The Real Thing

11 ( 19 ) KEEP ON DANCING Gary’s Gang
12 ( 7 ) OLIVER’S ARMY Elvis Costello
13 ( 14 ) PAINTER MAN Boney M
14 ( 18 ) STOP YOUR SOBBING The Pretenders
15 ( 10 ) GET DOWN Gene Chandler
16 ( 23 ) JUST WHAT I NEEDED The Cars
17 ( 11 ) CONTACT Edwin Starr
18 ( 28 ) IMPERIAL WIZARD David Essex
19 ( 30 ) WAITING FOR AN ALIBI Thin Lizzy
20 ( 22 ) SOMETHING ELSE The Sex Pistols

21 ( 12 ) LUCKY NUMBERS Lene Lovich
22 ( 16 ) I WAS MADE FOR DANCING Leif Garrett
23 ( 26 ) MONEY IN MY POCKET Dennis Brown
24 ( 34 ) THE BRISTOL STOMP The Late Show
25 ( 25 ) HONEY I’M LOST The Dooleys
26 ( 17 ) EVERY TIME I THINK OF YOU The Baby’s
27 ( 21 ) Y.M.C.A. The Village People
28 ( 47 ) EVERYBODY’S HAPPY NOWADAYS Buzzcocks
29 ( 32 ) HEAVEN KNOWS Donna Summer
30 ( 39 ) STRANGE WAY Firefall

31 ( 20 ) DON’T STOP ME NOW Queen
32 ( 24 ) DESIRE ME A Doll
33 ( 27 ) MIRRORS Sally Oldfield
34 ( 29 ) GET IT Darts
35 ( 58 ) WOW Kate Bush
36 ( 31 ) YOU NEEDED ME Anne Murray
37 ( 43 ) CLOG DANCE Violinski
38 ( 36 ) THEME FROM “SUPERMAN” John Williams’ Original Soundtrack
39 ( 75 ) SULTANS OF SWING Dire Straits
40 ( NEW ) TRASH Roxy Music

41 ( 35 ) AIN’T LOVE A BITCH Rod Stewart
42 ( 41 ) LE FREAK Chic
43 ( 38 ) HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK Ian Dury & The Blockheads
44 ( 37 ) COULD IT BE MAGIC Barry Manilow
45 ( 45 ) RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER Steely Dan
46 ( 61 ) FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS Neil Diamond
47 ( 56 ) BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty
48 ( 44 ) I LOST MY HEART TO A STARSHIP TROOPER Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip
49 ( 49 ) RAT TRAP The Boomtown Rats
50 ( 48 ) DREADLOCK HOLIDAY 10CC

51 ( 33 ) SHAKE YOUR GROOVE THING Peaches & Herb
52 ( 70 ) WARM FEELING Lindisfarne
53 ( 40 ) BAT OUT OF HELL Meatloaf
54 ( 54 ) FIRE The Pointer Sisters
55 ( 50 ) ELO EP (EVIL WOMAN/STRANGE MAGIC/CAN’T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD/MA MA MA BELLE Electric Light Orchestra
56 ( 42 ) SOUND OF THE SUBURBS The Members
57 ( NEW ) IN THE NAVY The Village People
58 ( NEW ) STRANGE TOWN The Jam
59 ( 57 ) DO YA THINK I’M SEXY Rod Stewart
60 ( 51 ) A LITTLE MORE LOVE Olivia Newton-John

61 ( 46 ) MAY THE SUN SHINE Nazareth
62 ( 59 ) MARY’S BOY CHILD/ OH MY LORD Boney M
63 ( 52 ) TAKE THAT TO THE BANK Shalamar
64 ( 53 ) SEPTEMBER” Earth, Wind And Fire
65 ( 55 ) HOT SHOT Karen Young
66 ( NEW ) YOU ANGEL YOU Manfred Mann’s Earthband
67 ( 67 ) OVERKILL Motorhead
68 ( 60 ) MY LIFE Billy Joel
69 ( 63 ) DOCTOR WHO Mankind
70 ( NEW ) TURN THE MUSIC UP Player’s Association

71 ( 71 ) GREEN LIGHT Cliff Richard
72 ( 62 ) EVERY NIGHT Phoebe Snow
73 ( 64 ) I’LL PUT YOU TOGETHER AGAIN Hot Chocolate
74 ( 65 ) ONE NATION UNDER A GROOVE Funkadelic
75 ( NEW ) ENGLISH CIVIL WAR The Clash

TV
1 Kenny Everett Video Show
2 Fawlty Towers
3 MASH
4 Of Mycenae And Men
5 Film Review
6 Top Of The Pops
7 Blake’s 7
8 Eurovision Preview Part 1
9 Wonder Woman
10 The Practise

28th March 1979

Inevitably, Gloria Gaynor gets to number one, having had two previous chart-toppers, and by virtue of this being a powerful self-affirming statement for messed-around women. One of only 2 singles my mum ever bought (along with Robin Gibb’s Saved By The Bell), she was partying at home while I was away and dad was still commuting daily to RAF Swinderby. It’s fair to say, it’s become a bit of a classic, and I certainly loved it for the first 25 years afterwards. Then I started partying hard in 2001 and the week-in week-out exposure to it on dozens of cliched pub compilations proved too much to bear (much the same as YMCA). I need a break from it for a decade please!

David Essex gets his 9th Top 10 in 6 years, nearly all of them written by himself, and all quite varied and quirkily appealing. Sex Pistols get only their 2nd Top 10 (though the balance gets redressed with re-issues of earlier tracks eventually), and Kate Bush shoots up to 13. Wow! The Late Show push Bristol to 14, the Village People push the navy to 26, and Motorhead overkill it at 31.

Inner City are the highest new entry at 35, not sounding anything like their reggae 90’s smash hits, including the theme song to that cops show (Bad Boys). Talking of Themes, Art Garfunkel’s back 5 years after his first solo hits, with a film tune: Mike Batt’s bunny wabbits, ahahahahaha wascally wabbits. That’ll be Watership Down then. It’s very sweet.

Squeeze at last get a breakthrough big follow-up to Take Me I’m Yours, the laddy fab Cool For Cats. Rocky Sharpe’s Iminimininimiiniminimagination, or something like that, saunters catchily in, and Racey chase some girls. Well as they say, some girls will, some girls won’t, some girl’s need a lot of loving and er some girls don’t. I bet they’re still single.

Happy Days pops in. It was probably one of those Suzi Quatro episodes, as The Fonz had gone from awesomely cool to wholesome wimp in the space of 2 seasons. Laverne & Shirley and a few supporting cast (and spin-offs) kept it going long enough for Ron Howard to learn directing and do some good ol movies.

1 ( 2 ) I WILL SURVIVE Gloria Gaynor
2 ( 1 ) TRAGEDY The Bee Gees
3 ( 4 ) HOLD THE LINE Toto
4 ( 3 ) I WANT YOUR LOVE Chic
5 ( 11 ) KEEP ON DANCING Gary’s Gang
6 ( 5 ) INTO THE VALLEY The Skids
7 ( 6 ) CHIQUITITA Abba
8 ( 18 ) IMPERIAL WIZARD David Essex
9 ( 20 ) SOMETHING ELSE The Sex Pistols
10 ( 7 ) HEART OF GLASS Blondie

11 ( 9 ) WHAT A FOOL BELIEVES The Doobie Brothers
12 ( 10 ) CAN YOU FEEL THE FORCE The Real Thing
13 ( 35 ) WOW Kate Bush
14 ( 24 ) THE BRISTOL STOMP The Late Show
15 ( 8 ) YOU BET YOUR LOVE Herbie Hancock
16 ( 16 ) JUST WHAT I NEEDED The Cars
17 ( 12 ) OLIVER’S ARMY Elvis Costello
18 ( 13 ) PAINTER MAN Boney M
19 ( 21 ) LUCKY NUMBERS Lene Lovich
20 ( 15 ) GET DOWN Gene Chandler

21 ( 23 ) MONEY IN MY POCKET Dennis Brown
22 ( 39 ) SULTANS OF SWING Dire Straits
23 ( 19 ) WAITING FOR AN ALIBI Thin Lizzy
24 ( 17 ) CONTACT Edwin Starr
25 ( 14 ) STOP YOUR SOBBING The Pretenders
26 ( 57 ) IN THE NAVY The Village People
27 ( 40 ) TRASH Roxy Music
28 ( 28 ) EVERYBODY’S HAPPY NOWADAYS Buzzcocks
29 ( 30 ) STRANGE WAY Firefall
30 ( 22 ) I WAS MADE FOR DANCING Leif Garrett

31 ( 67 ) OVERKILL Motorhead
32 ( 58 ) STRANGE TOWN The Jam
33 ( 27 ) Y.M.C.A. The Village People
34 ( 46 ) FOREVER IN BLUE JEANS Neil Diamond
35 ( NEW ) EVERYTHING IS GREAT Inner Circle
36 ( 26 ) EVERY TIME I THINK OF YOU The Baby’s
37 ( 37 ) CLOG DANCE Violinski
38 ( 31 ) DON’T STOP ME NOW Queen
39 ( 33 ) MIRRORS Sally Oldfield
40 ( 32 ) DESIRE ME A Doll

41 ( 36 ) YOU NEEDED ME Anne Murray
42 ( 34 ) GET IT Darts
43 ( 54 ) FIRE The Pointer Sisters
44 ( 25 ) HONEY I’M LOST The Dooleys
45 ( NEW ) BRIGHT EYES Art Garfunkel
46 ( 50 ) DREADLOCK HOLIDAY 10CC
47 ( 47 ) BAKER STREET Gerry Rafferty
48 ( 29 ) HEAVEN KNOWS Donna Summer
49 ( 70 ) TURN THE MUSIC UP Player’s Association
50 ( 38 ) THEME FROM “SUPERMAN” John Williams’ Original Soundtrack

51 ( 49 ) RAT TRAP The Boomtown Rats
52 ( 52 ) WARM FEELING Lindisfarne
53 ( 48 ) I LOST MY HEART TO A STARSHIP TROOPER Sarah Brightman & Hot Gossip
54 ( 42 ) LE FREAK Chic
55 ( 43 ) HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK Ian Dury & The Blockheads
56 ( 44 ) COULD IT BE MAGIC Barry Manilow
57 ( NEW ) COOL FOR CATS Squeeze
58 ( 59 ) DO YA THINK I’M SEXY Rod Stewart
59 ( 55 ) ELO EP (EVIL WOMAN/STRANGE MAGIC/CAN’T GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD/MA MA MA BELLE Electric Light Orchestra
60 ( 45 ) RIKKI DON’T LOSE THAT NUMBER Steely Dan

61 ( 41 ) AIN’T LOVE A BITCH Rod Stewart
62 ( NEW ) IMAGINATION Rocky Sharpe & The Replays
63 ( 51 ) SHAKE YOUR GROOVE THING Peaches & Herb
64 ( 62 ) MARY’S BOY CHILD/ OH MY LORD Boney M
65 ( 60 ) A LITTLE MORE LOVE Olivia Newton-John
66 ( 66 ) YOU ANGEL YOU Manfred Mann’s Earthband
67 ( 53 ) BAT OUT OF HELL Meatloaf
68 ( 75 ) ENGLISH CIVIL WAR The Clash
69 ( 64 ) SEPTEMBER” Earth, Wind And Fire
70 ( 68 ) MY LIFE Billy Joel

71 ( 56 ) SOUND OF THE SUBURBS The Members
72 ( 63 ) TAKE THAT TO THE BANK Shalamar
73 ( NEW ) SOME GIRLS Racey
74 ( 69 ) DOCTOR WHO Mankind
75 ( 61 ) MAY THE SUN SHINE Nazareth

TV
1 MASH
2 Kenny Everett Video Show
3 Soap
4 Mork And Mindy
5 Blake’s 7
6 The Rockford Files
7 The Morecambe & Wise Show
8 Top Of The Pops
9 Fawlty Towers
10 Happy Days

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4 thoughts on “My 1979 Charts – March

  1. Hi, John!
    What a vintage year for good music! Nice to see The Doobie Brothers high in the Chart. I always liked What A Fool Believes. ABBA and Bee Gees singles at the Top were quite in line with official BBC charts. It’s a pity that Elvis didn’t get any higher than No.5. The competition was very tight, so i can see the reason.

    • Hi Andrej great to see you back online, been missing your charts!

      Thanks for that, yes Elvis should have got higher, he just had the bad luck to come up against 4 absolute classics! The Doobies were always minor faves of mine too, they never charted high enough:)

      cheers!
      john

  2. akinsankofa says:

    Hi John
    How did you compile your charts? 1979 was a wonderful year for music – so many good singles on that charts and outside the charts. Let’s have more posts on 1979 please.

    • hi akinsankofa, thanks for the comment! Yes 1979 was arguably one of the greatest years for pop music of all-time (certainly sales-wise of the vinyl singles, and critically) – I’ll be doing the whole year month by month and commenting, so hope you enjoy it – just added a couple more weeks to March:)

      cheers
      john

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