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1979

TOP PERFORMING SINGLES

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No 10
No 10

No 10

Single: Hot Stuff - Donna Summer

B-Side: Journey to the Centre of Your Heart, Heaven Knows (Brazil), Bad Girls (Japan)

From the Album: Spirits Having Flown

Released: April 13, 1979 

Recorded: 

Studio: Rusk Sound Studios (Los Angeles, California)

Genre: Disco, rock

Length: 3:47 (radio edit), 5:14 (album version), 6:46 (extended mix)

Label: Casablanca (Casablanca 978)

Songwriter(s): Pete Bellotte, Harold Faltermeyer, Keith Forsey

Producer(s): Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte

No 9
No 9

No 9

Single: Too Much Heaven - Bee Gees

B-Side: Rest Your Love on Me

From the Album: Spirits Having Flown

Released: 24 October 1978 (UK), 21 November 1978 (US, Canada)

Recorded: July 1978

Studio: Criteria (Miami) 

Genre: R&B, soul

Length: 4:58

Label: RSO (RSO 913)

Songwriter(s): Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb

Producer(s): Bee Gees, Albhy Galuten, Karl Richardson

No 8
No 8

No 8

Single: I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor

B-Side: Substitute

From the Album: Love Tracks

Released: October 23, 1978

Recorded: 1978

Studio: Mom & Pop’s Company Store (Los Angeles, California)

Genre: Dico

Length: 4:56 (album version), 3:15 (single version), 8:01 (12″ version)

Label: Polydor (Polydor 14508)

Songwriter(s): Freddie Perren, Dino Fekaris

Producer(s): Freddie Perren, Dino Fekaris 

No 7
No 7

No 7

Single: Ring My Bell - Anita Ward

B-Side: If I Could Feel That Old Feeling Again, Make Believe Lovers (alternate B-side)

From the Album: Songs of Love

Released: 1979

Recorded: – 

Studio: 

Genre: Disco

Length: 4:28 (album), 3:30 (7″ single), 8:11 (12″)

Label: Juana Records (through TK) (Juana 3422)

Songwriter(s): Frederick Knight

Producer(s): Frederick Knight

No 6
No 6

No 6

Single: Reunited - Peaches & Herb

B-Side: Easy as Pie

From the Album: 2 Hot

Released: March 1979

Recorded: 1978

Studio: 

Genre: R&B

Length: 5:46 

Label: Polydor (Polydor 14547)

Songwriter(s): Dino Fekaris, Freddie Perren

Producer(s): Freddie Perren

No 5
No 5

No 5

Single: YMCA - Village People

B-Side: The Women

From the Album: Cruisin’

Released: October 17, 1978

Recorded: 1978 

Studio: Sigma Sound Studios (New York City, New York)

Genre: Disco

Length: 3:49 (single version), 4:47 (album version), 6:47 (12″ disco version)

Label: Casablanca (Casablanca 945)

Songwriter(s): Jacques MoraliVictor WillisHenri Belolo (co-credited on original release)

Producer(s): Jacques Morali

No 4
No 4

No 4

Single: Bad Girls - Donna Summer

B-Side: On My Honor

From the Album: Bad Girls

Released: June 23, 1979 

Recorded: 1979

Studio: 

Genre: Disco

Length: 4:55

Label: Casablanca (Casablanca 988)

Songwriter(s): Donna Summer, Bruce Sudano, Edward “Eddie” Hokenson, Joe “Bean” Esposito

Producer(s): Giorgio Moroder, Pete Bellotte

No 3
No 3

No 3

Single: Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart

B-Side: Dirty Weekend (UK), Scarred and Scared (US)

From the Album: Blondes Have More Fun

Released: 17 November 1978

Recorded: 1978 

Studio: 

Genre: Eurodisco, disco-rock

Length: 5:31 (album version), 6:29 (12-inch version)

Label: Warner Bros. (Warner 8724)

Songwriter(s): Rod Stewart, Carmine Appice, Duane Hitchings

Producer(s): Tom Dowd

No 2
No 2

No 2

Single: Le Freak - Chic

B-Side: You Can Get By, Savoir Faire”

From the Album: C’est Chic

Released: September 21, 1978

Recorded: January 1978

Studio: – 

Genre: Disco, funk

Length: 5:27 (album version), 3:30 (7-inch edit)

Label: Atlantic (Atlantic 3519)

Songwriter(s): Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers

Producer(s): Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers

No 1 (Best Performing Single)
No 1 (Best Performing Single)

No 1 (Best Performing Single)

Single: My Sharona - The Knack

B-Side: Let Me Out

From the Album: Get the Knack

Released: June 1979

Recorded: April 1979 

Studio: 

Genre: Power pop, new wave

Length: 3:58 (single edit), 4:52 (album version)

Label: Capitol (Capitol 4731)

Songwriter(s): Doug Fieger, Berton Averre

Producer(s): Mike Chapman

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