List of number-one singles of 1979 (Ireland)

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This is a list of singles which have reached number one on the Irish Singles Chart in 1979.

Week ending Song Artist
6 January Mary's Boy Child - Oh My Lord Boney M
13 January YMCA Village People
20 January YMCA Village People
27 January YMCA Village People
3 February YMCA Village People
10 February Chiquitita ABBA
17 February Chiquitita ABBA
24 February Chiquitita ABBA
3 March Tragedy The Bee Gees
10 March Tragedy The Bee Gees
17 March I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
24 March I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
31 March I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
7 April I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
14 April Bright Eyes Art Garfunkel
21 April Bright Eyes Art Garfunkel
28 April Bright Eyes Art Garfunkel
5 May Hallelujah Milk and Honey
12 May Bright Eyes Art Garfunkel
19 May Bright Eyes Art Garfunkel
26 May Sunday Girl Blondie
2 June Sunday Girl Blondie
9 June Sunday Girl Blondie
16 June Sunday Girl Blondie
23 June Dance Away Roxy Music
30 June Do You Want Your Oul Lobby Washed Down Brendan Shine
7 July Do You Want Your Oul Lobby Washed Down Brendan Shine
14 July Do You Want Your Oul Lobby Washed Down Brendan Shine
21 July Do You Want Your Oul Lobby Washed Down Brendan Shine
28 July Do You Want Your Oul Lobby Washed Down Brendan Shine
4 August I Don't Like Mondays The Boomtown Rats
11 August I Don't Like Mondays The Boomtown Rats
18 August I Don't Like Mondays The Boomtown Rats
25 August I Don't Like Mondays The Boomtown Rats
1 September We Don't Talk Anymore Cliff Richard
8 September We Don't Talk Anymore Cliff Richard
15 September We Don't Talk Anymore Cliff Richard
22 September We Don't Talk Anymore Cliff Richard
29 September Viva Il Papa Catriona Walsh
6 October Welcome John Paul II Jim Tobín
13 October Welcome John Paul II Jim Tobin
20 October Message in a Bottle The Police
27 October Video Killed the Radio Star The Buggles
3 November Video Killed the Radio Star The Buggles
10 November Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) ABBA
17 November When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman Dr Hook
24 November When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman Dr Hook
1 December When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman Dr Hook
8 December Walking On The Moon The Police
15 December Another Brick in The Wall (part 2) Pink Floyd
22 December Another Brick in The Wall (part 2) Pink Floyd
29 December Another Brick in The Wall (part 2) Pink Floyd
  • 20 Number Ones
  • Most weeks at No.1 (song): "Do You Want Your Oul Lobby Washed Down" - Brendan Shine (5)
  • Most weeks at No.1 (artist): Art Garfunkel (5), Brendan Shine (5), Abba (5)
  • Most No.1s: Abba (2), The Police (2)

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