List of number-one R&B singles of 1979 (U.S.)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

These are the Billboard magazine R&B singles chart number one hits of 1979:

See also: 1979 in music, List of number-one R&B hits (United States)

Issue Date Song Artist
January 6 "Got to Be Real" Cheryl Lynn
January 13 "September" Earth, Wind & Fire
January 20 "Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)" Parliament
January 27 "Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)" Parliament
February 3 "Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)" Parliament
February 10 "Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)" Parliament
February 17 "Bustin' Loose (Part 1)" Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers
February 24 "Bustin' Loose (Part 1)" Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers
March 3 "Bustin' Loose (Part 1)" Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers
March 10 "Bustin' Loose (Part 1)" Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers
March 17 "I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)" Instant Funk
March 24 "I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)" Instant Funk
March 31 "He's the Greatest Dancer" Sister Sledge
April 7 "I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)" Instant Funk
April 14 "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)" GQ
April 21 "Disco Nights (Rock-Freak)" GQ
April 28 "Reunited" Peaches & Herb
May 5 "Reunited" Peaches & Herb
May 12 "Reunited" Peaches & Herb
May 19 "Reunited" Peaches & Herb
May 26 "I Wanna Be With You (Part 1)" The Isley Brothers
June 2 "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" McFadden & Whitehead
June 9 "We Are Family" Sister Sledge
June 16 "Ring My Bell" Anita Ward
June 23 "Ring My Bell" Anita Ward
June 30 "Ring My Bell" Anita Ward
July 7 "Ring My Bell" Anita Ward
July 14 "Ring My Bell" Anita Ward
July 21 "Bad Girls" Donna Summer
July 28 "Good Times" Chic
August 4 "Good Times" Chic
August 11 "Good Times" Chic
August 18 "Good Times" Chic
August 25 "Good Times" Chic
September 1 "Good Times" Chic
September 8 "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" Michael Jackson
September 15 "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" Michael Jackson
September 22 "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" Michael Jackson
September 29 "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" Michael Jackson
October 6 "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" Michael Jackson
October 13 (Not Just) Knee Deep (Part 1) Funkadelic
October 20 "(Not Just) Knee Deep (Part 1)" Funkadelic
October 27 "(Not Just) Knee Deep (Part 1)" Funkadelic
November 3 "Ladies' Night" Kool & the Gang
November 10 "Ladies' Night" Kool & the Gang
November 17 "Ladies' Night" Kool & the Gang
November 24 "Still" The Commodores
December 1 "I Wanna Be Your Lover" Prince
December 8 "I Wanna Be Your Lover" Prince
December 15 "Do You Love What You Feel" Rufus and Chaka
December 22 "Do You Love What You Feel" Rufus and Chaka
December 29 "Do You Love What You Feel" Rufus and Chaka

Chart comparisons[edit]

  • Six songs have reached number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart: "Reunited", "Ring My Bell", "Bad Girls", "Good Times", "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough", and "Still". Another song, "Le Freak", also topped the pop chart early 1979 but topped the R&B chart a year earlier.