US number one songs in 1979

What songs were number one in 1979? This is the full list of the US number one songs from the year 1979. There were a total of 27 US #1 tracks in the year 1979 starting with Le Freak by Chic which went to #1 on 23rd December, 1978 and remained at the top spot for 2 weeks.

The US song that was number one for the longest single run in 1979 was My Sharona by The Knack which went to number one on 25th August, 1979 and stayed at the top slot for 6 weeks.

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