List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1979 (U.S.)

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These are the Billboard adult contemporary chart number-one hits of 1979. The chart was known as Easy Listening until April 7 of that year, when it was renamed Adult Contemporary. The words "adult contemporary" have remained all or part of the name of the chart ever since.

Issue Date Song Artist
January 6 "Time Passages" Al Stewart
January 13
January 20 "This Moment in Time" Engelbert Humperdinck
January 27
February 3 "Lotta Love" Nicolette Larson
February 10 "I Just Fall in Love Again" Anne Murray
February 17
February 24
March 3
March 10 "Crazy Love" Poco
March 17
March 24
March 31
April 7
April 14
April 21
April 28 "I Never Said I Love You" Orsa Lia
May 5 "Love Is the Answer" England Dan & John Ford Coley
May 12
May 19 "Just When I Needed You Most" Randy VanWarmer
May 26 "She Believes in Me" Kenny Rogers
June 2 "Just When I Needed You Most" Randy VanWarmer
June 9 "She Believes in Me" Kenny Rogers
June 16 "Shadows in the Moonlight" Anne Murray
June 23
June 30
July 7 "Lead Me On" Maxine Nightingale
July 14
July 21
July 28 "Morning Dance" Spyro Gyra
August 4 "Lead Me On" Maxine Nightingale
August 11
August 18
August 25 "Mama Can't Buy You Love" Elton John
September 1 "Lead Me On" Maxine Nightingale
September 8 "Different Worlds" Maureen McGovern
September 15
September 22 "Rise" Herb Alpert
September 29 "Where Were You When I Was Falling In Love" Lobo
October 6
October 13 "Broken Hearted Me" Anne Murray
October 20
October 27
November 3
November 10
November 17 "You're Only Lonely" J. D. Souther
November 24
December 1
December 8
December 15
December 22 "Send One Your Love" Stevie Wonder
December 29


  • Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications) ISBN 0-8230-7693-8

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