US Top 40 Singles For The Week Ending December 22, 1979

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Note – the chart was “frozen” next week (For December 29, 1979). The next new chart was dated January 5, 1980.

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

1 4 ESCAPE (The Pina Colada Song) –•– Rupert Holmes (Infinity)-10 (1 week at #1) (1)
2 3 PLEASE DON’T GO –•– K.C. and the Sunshine Band (T.K.)-18 (2)
3 1 BABE –•– Styx (A&M)-12 (1)
4 5 SEND ONE YOUR LOVE –•– Stevie Wonder (Tamla)-8 (4)
5 2 STILL –•– The Commodores (Motown)-13 (1)
6 8 DO THAT TO ME ONE MORE TIME –•– The Captain and Tennille (Casablanca)-10 (6)
7 7 YOU’RE ONLY LONELY –•– J.D. Souther (Columbia)-16 (7)
8 6 NO MORE TEARS (Enough Is Enough) –•– Barbra Streisand / Donna Summer (Columbia / Casablanca)-10 (1)
9 11 LADIES NIGHT –•– Kool and the Gang (De-Lite)-12 (9)
10 10 TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME –•– Supertramp (A&M)-11 (10)

11 12 ROCK WITH YOU –•– Michael Jackson (Epic)-8 (11)
12 13 COOL CHANGE –•– The Little River Band (Capitol)-10 (12)
13 14 WE DON’T TALK ANYMORE –•– Cliff Richard (EMI-America)-10 (13)
14 16 HEAD GAMES –•– Foreigner (Atlantic)-7 (14)
15 22 CRUISIN’ –•– Smokey Robinson (Tamla)-12 (15)
16 18 BETTER LOVE NEXT TIME –•– Dr. Hook (Capitol)-11 (16)
17 19 THE LONG RUN –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-3 (17)
18 20 JANE –•– Jefferson Starship (Grunt)-8 (18)
19 21 I WANT YOU TONIGHT –•– Pablo Cruise (A&M)-11 (19)
20 9 HEARTACHE TONIGHT –•– The Eagles (Asylum)-12 (1)

21 23 THIS IS IT –•– Kenny Loggins (Columbia)-10 (21)
22 26 COWARD OF THE COUNTY –•– Kenny Rogers (United Artists)-6 (22)
23 27 I WANNA BE YOUR LOVER –•– Prince (Warner Brothers)-5 (23)
24 15 HALF THE WAY –•– Crystal Gayle (Columbia)-13 (15)
25 31 DON’T DO ME LIKE THAT –•– Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (Backstreet)-6 (25)
26 30 WAIT FOR ME –•– Daryl Hall and John Oates (RCA)-9 (26)
27 29 DAMNED IF I DO –•– The Alan Parsons Project (Arista)-13 (27)
28 32 DON’T LET GO –•– Isaac Hayes (Polydor)-9 (28)
29 17 SHIPS –•– Barry Manilow (Arista)-11 (9)
30 33 THIRD TIME LUCKY (First Time I Was a Fool) –•– Foghat (Bearsville)-6 (30)

31 35 CHIQUITITA –•– Abba (Atlantic)-7 (31)
32 25 POP MUZIK –•– M (Sire)-20 (1)
33 28 I NEED A LOVER –•– John Cougar (Riva)-11 (28)
34 38 DEJA VU –•– Dionne Warwick (Arista)-7 (34)
35 45 SARA –•– Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers)-2 (35)
36 43 YES, I’M READY –•– Teri DeSario with K.C. (Casablanca)-6 (36)
37 24 BROKEN HEARTED ME –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-14 (12)
38 41 TRAIN, TRAIN –•– Blackfoot (Atco)-10 (38)
39 39 I STILL HAVE DREAMS –•– Richie Furay (Asylum)-9 (39)
40 44 ROTATION –•– Herb Alpert (A&M)-6 (40)

OFF THE CHARTS

41 34 LOVE PAINS –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-11 (34)
46 40 VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR –•– The Buggles (Island)-7 (40)
50 36 DIM ALL THE LIGHTS –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca)-18 (2)
52 37 TUSK –•– Fleetwood Mac (Warner Brothers)-12 (8)

POWER PLAYS

41 34 LOVE PAINS –•– Yvonne Elliman (RSO)-11 (34)
42 46 FOREVER MINE –•– The O’Jays (Philadelphia International)-5 (42)
43 47 RAPPER’S DELIGHT –•– Sugarhill Gang (Sugar Hill)-7 (43)
44 48 I’D RATHER LEAVE WHILE I’M IN LOVE –•– Rita Coolidge (A&M)-6 (44)
45 49 SAVANNAH NIGHTS –•– Tom Johnston (Warner Brothers)-6 (45)
46 40 VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR –•– The Buggles (Island)-7 (40)
47 42 RAINBOW CONNECTION –•– Kermit (Jim Henson) (Atlantic)-15 (25)
48 56 ROMEO’S TUNE –•– Steve Forbert (Nemperor)-4 (48)
49 54 MISTRUSTED LOVE –•– Mistress (RSO)-7 (49)
50 36 DIM ALL THE LIGHTS –•– Donna Summer (Casablanca)-18 (2)

DEBUTS THIS WEEK

58 — CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE –•– Queen (Elektra)-1 (58)
64 — FOOL IN THE RAIN –•– Led Zeppelin (Swan Song)-1 (64)
66 — SEPTEMBER MORN’ –•– Neil Diamond (Columbia)-1 (66)
67 — DAYDREAM BELIEVER –•– Anne Murray (Capitol)-1 (67)
76 — HEARTBREAKER –•– Pat Benatar (Chrysalis)-1 (76)
81 — STAR –•– Earth, Wind and Fire (ARC)-1 (81)
82 — CAN WE STILL BE FRIENDS –•– Robert Palmer (Island)-1 (82)
84 — I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT –•– Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)-1 (84)
85 — 99 –•– Toto (Columbia)-1 (85)
86 — I CAN’T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) –•– Bonnie Pointer (Motown)-1 (86)
87 — DON’T MAKE ME OVER –•– Jennifer Warnes (Arista)-1 (87)
88 — SHOOTING STAR –•– Dollar (Carrere)-1 (88)
89 — VOLCANO –•– Jimmy Buffett (MCA)-1 (89)
90 — LET ME SLEEP ALONE –•– Cugini (Scotti Brothers)-1 (90)
93 — HOLDIN’ ON FOR DEAR LOVE –•– Lobo (MCA)-1 (93)