List of number-one singles in Australia during the 1970s

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Australian number-one singles of the 1970s
Australian top 25 singles
1970     1971     1972     1973     1974
1975     1976     1977     1978     1979
Australian top 25 albums
1970     1971     1972     1973     1974
1975     1976     1977     1978     1979

The following lists the number one singles on the Australian Singles Chart during the 1970s. The source for this decade is the "Kent Music Report".

Key
The yellow background indicates the #1 song on the KMR End of Year Chart
The light blue background indicates the #1 song on the KMR End of Decade Chart

1970[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
5 January Elvis Presley "Suspicious Minds" 3 weeks

(1 week in Dec. 1969)

12 January
19 January Johnny Farnham Australia "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" 7 weeks
26 January
2 February
9 February
16 February
23 February
2 March
9 March Shocking Blue "Venus" 2 weeks
16 March
23 March Led Zeppelin "Whole Lotta Love" 2 weeks
30 March
6 April The Beatles "Let It Be" 6 weeks
13 April
20 April
27 April
4 May
11 May
18 May Norman Greenbaum "Spirit in the Sky" 5 weeks
25 May
1 June
8 June
15 June
22 June Ray Stevens "Everything is Beautiful" 2 weeks
29 June
6 July The Beach Boys "Cottonfields" 1 week
13 July Creedence Clearwater Revival "Up Around the Bend" / "Run Through the Jungle" 6 weeks
20 July
27 July
3 August
10 August
17 August
24 August Simon & Garfunkel "El Condor Pasa (If I Could)" 1 week
31 August Mungo Jerry "In the Summertime" 1 week
7 September The Mixtures Australia "In the Summertime" (cover version) 6 weeks
14 September
21 September
28 September
5 October
12 October
19 October The Carpenters "(They Long to Be) Close to You" 3 weeks
26 October
2 November
9 November Creedence Clearwater Revival "Lookin' Out My Back Door" / "Long as I Can See the Light" 4 weeks
16 November
23 November
30 November
7 December Miguel Ríos "A Song of Joy" 4 weeks
14 December
21 December
28 December

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "Fortunate Son" / "Down on the Corner" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, "Smiley" by Ronnie Burns, "I Thank You" by Lionel Rose, "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" by Edison Lighthouse, "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel, "Knock, Knock Who's There?" by Liv Maessen, "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)" by Melanie, "Spill the Wine" by Eric Burdon & War, "Cracklin' Rosie" by Neil Diamond, and "It's Only Make Believe" by Glen Campbell.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were "Holly Holy" by Neil Diamond (3), "Don't Cry Daddy" / "Rubberneckin'" by Elvis Presley (3), "Ma Belle Amie" by Tee-Set (3), "All I Have to Do Is Dream" by Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (3), "Tennessee Bird Walk" by Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan (3), "The Wonder of You" by Elvis Presley (3), "What Have They Done to My Song Ma?" by The New Seekers (3), "Airport Love Theme" by Vincent Bell (4), "Old Man Emu" by John Williamson (4), "Knock, Knock Who's There?" by Mary Hopkin (5).

Hits by Australasian artists included "Two Little Boys" by Rolf Harris, "A Little Ray of Sunshine" by Axiom, "Snowbird" by Liv Maessen and "Comic Conservation" by Johnny Farnham.

1971[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
4 January The Partridge Family "I Think I Love You" 2 weeks
11 January
18 January George Harrison "My Sweet Lord" 8 weeks
25 January
1 February
8 February
15 February
22 February
1 March
8 March
15 March The Mixtures Australia "The Pushbike Song" 2 weeks
22 March
29 March Dawn "Knock Three Times" 1 week
5 April Lynn Anderson "Rose Garden" 4 weeks
12 April
19 April
26 April
3 May Janis Joplin "Me and Bobby McGee" 2 weeks
10 May
17 May Tom Jones "She's a Lady" 2 weeks
24 May
31 May Paul McCartney "Another Day" 1 week
7 June[1] Lally Stott "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" 1 week
14 June The Hollies "Too Young to Be Married" 2 weeks
21 June
28 June Daddy Cool Australia "Eagle Rock" 10 weeks
5 July
12 July
19 July
26 July
2 August
9 August
16 August
23 August
30 August
6 September Drummond Australia "Daddy Cool" 7 weeks
13 September
20 September
27 September
4 October
11 October
18 October
25 October Olivia Newton-John Australia "Banks of the Ohio" 5 weeks
1 November
8 November
15 November
22 November
29 November Rod Stewart "Maggie May" 4 weeks
6 December
13 December
20 December
27 December John Lennon "Imagine" 5 weeks

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" by Middle of the Road, "Symphony No. 40 (Mozart)" by Waldo de los Ríos, "I Don't Know How to Love Him" by Helen Reddy, "L.A. International Airport" by Susan Raye, and "Love is A Beautiful Song" by Dave Mills.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were "What is Life" / "Apple Scruffs" by George Harrison (3), "It Don't Come Easy" by Ringo Starr (3), "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" by Bee Gees (3), "I Did What I Did for Maria" by Tony Christie (3), "Mamy Blue" by Joël Daydé (3), "Lola" by The Kinks (4), "I Hear You Knocking" by Dave Edmunds (4), "Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones (5), and "It's Too Late" / "I Feel the Earth Move" by Carole King (6).

Hits by Australasian artists included "Eleanor Rigby" by Zoot, "Come Back Again" by Daddy Cool, "Sweet, Sweet Love" by Russell Morris, "Speak to the Sky" by Rick Springfield, "Falling in Love Again" by Ted Mulry, and "Seasons of Change" by Blackfeather.

1972[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
3 January John Lennon "Imagine" 5 weeks
10 January
17 January
24 January
31 January David Cassidy "Cherish" 2 weeks
7 February
14 February Benny Hill "Ernie (The Fastest Milkman in the West)" 2 weeks
21 February
28 February Melanie "Brand New Key" 1 week
6 March Don McLean "American Pie" 5 weeks
13 March
19 March
27 March
3 April
10 April Nilsson "Without You" 5 weeks
17 April
24 April
1 May
8 May
15 May Royal Scots Dragoon Guards "Amazing Grace" 5 weeks
22 May
29 May
5 June
12 June
19 June Roberta Flack "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" 2 weeks
26 June
3 July Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show "Sylvia's Mother" 3 weeks
10 July
17 July
24 July Donny Osmond "Puppy Love" 6 weeks
31 July
7 August
14 August
21 August
28 August
4 September Wayne Newton "Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast" 3 weeks
11 September
18 September
25 September Gary Glitter "Rock and Roll, Part 2" 1 week
2 October Blackfeather Australia "Boppin' the Blues" 2 weeks
9 October
16 October Hot Butter "Popcorn" 8 weeks
23 October
30 October
6 November
13 November
20 November
27 November
4 December
11 December Michael Jackson "Ben" 8 weeks
18 December
25 December

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "Day by Day" by Colleen Hewett, "The Ranger Waltz" by The Mom and Dads, "Most People That I Know" by Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs, "A Horse with No Name" by America, "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O'Sullivan, "Long Haired Lover From Liverpool" by Little Jimmy Osmond, "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" by The Hollies, "Baby Don't Get Hooked on Me" by Mac Davis, and "You're a Lady" by Peter Skellern.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were "My World" / "On Time" by Bee Gees (3), "Joy" by Apollo 100 (3), "Vincent" / "Castles in the Air" by Don McLean (3), "The Candy Man" by Sammy Davis Jr. (3), "Run to Me" by Bee Gees (3), "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do" by The Partridge Family (3), "Burning Love" by Elvis Presley (3), "Morning Has Broken" by Cat Stevens (4), "Hurting Each Other" by The Carpenters (4), "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" by Cher (5), "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" by Paul and Linda McCartney (5), and "The Redback on the Toilet Seat" by Slim Newton (5).

Hits by Australasian artists included "Pasadena" by John Young, "Captain Zero" by The Mixtures, "So Tough" by Johnny O'Keefe, "Live with Friends" by Russell Morris, and "Superman" / "Take Me Back" by Alison McCallum.

1973[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
1 January Michael Jackson "Ben" 8 weeks
8 January
15 January
22 January
29 January
5 February Lobo "I'd Love You to Want Me" 2 weeks
12 February
19 February Carly Simon "You're So Vain" 7 weeks
26 February
5 March
12 March
19 March
26 March
2 April
9 April Roberta Flack "Killing Me Softly with His Song" 2 weeks
16 April
23 April The Carpenters "Top of the World" 4 weeks
30 April
7 May
14 May
21 May Tony Orlando and Dawn "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree" 7 weeks
28 May
4 June
11 June
18 June
25 June
2 July
9 July Jud Strunk "Daisy a Day" 2 weeks
16 July
23 July Maureen McGovern "The Morning After" 1 week
30 July Col Joye Australia "Heaven Is My Woman's Love" 2 weeks
6 August
13 August Helen Reddy Australia "Delta Dawn" 5 weeks
20 August
27 August
3 September
10 September
17 September Shirley Bassey "Never Never Never" 2 weeks
24 September
1 October Suzi Quatro "Can the Can" 6 weeks
8 October
15 October
22 October
29 October
5 November
12 November Vicki Lawrence "He Did With Me" 1 week
19 November The Rolling Stones "Angie" 5 weeks
26 November
3 December
10 December
17 December
24 December Helen Reddy Australia "Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)" 4 weeks
31 December

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "I Am Woman" by Helen Reddy, "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John, "Funny Face" by Donna Fargo, "Last Song" by Edward Bear, "Part of the Union" by Strawbs, "The Twelfth of Never" by Donny Osmond, "And I Love You So" by Perry Como, "Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose" by Tony Orlando and Dawn, "Dancin' (on a Saturday Night)" by Barry Blue, "I Am Pegasus" by Ross Ryan, and "The Ballroom Blitz" by Sweet.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were "The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A." by Donna Fargo (3), "I Can See Clearly Now" by Johnny Nash (3), "Dueling Banjos" by Eric Weissberg (3), "I Don't Wanna Play House" by Barbara Ray (3), "Rubber Bullets" by 10cc (3), "Monster Mash" by Bobby Pickett (3), "Dreams are a Ten Penny" by Kincade (4), "Don't Expect Me to Be Your Friend" by Lobo (4), "Half-Breed" by Cher (4), "Mouldy Old Dough" by Lieutenant Pigeon (5), and "Daniel" by Elton John (7).

Hits by Australasian artists included "Cassandra" by Sherbet, "Let Me Be There" by Olivia Newton-John, and "Everything is Out of Season" by Johnny Farnham

1974[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
7 January Helen Reddy Australia "Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)" 4 weeks
14 January
21 January Suzi Quatro "48 Crash" 1 week
28 January Ringo Starr "Photograph" 1 week
4 February David Bowie "Sorrow" 2 weeks
11 February
18 February Grahame Bond Australia "Farewell Aunty Jack" 3 weeks
25 February
4 March
11 March Alvin Stardust "My Coo Ca Choo" 7 weeks
18 March
25 March
1 April
8 April
15 April
22 April
29 April Terry Jacks "Seasons in the Sun" 4 weeks
6 May
13 May
20 May
27 May Suzi Quatro "Devil Gate Drive" 3 weeks
3 June
10 June
17 June Paper Lace "Billy Don't Be a Hero" 8 weeks
24 June
1 July
8 July
15 July
22 July
29 July
5 August
12 August Stevie Wright Australia "Evie" 6 weeks
19 August
26 August
2 September
9 September
16 September
23 September Paper Lace "The Night Chicago Died" 8 weeks
30 September
7 October
14 October
21 October
28 October
4 November
11 November
18 November Olivia Newton-John Australia "I Honestly Love You" 4 weeks
25 November
2 December
9 December
16 December Carl Douglas "Kung Fu Fighting" 3 weeks
23 December
30 December

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "She (Didn't Remember My Name)" by Osmosis, "The Air That I Breathe" by The Hollies, "The Entertainer" by Marvin Hamlisch, "The Streak" by Ray Stevens, "Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone)" by Judy Stone, "Sugar Baby Love" by The Rubettes, "Rock Your Baby" by George McCrae, "Can't Stop Myself From Loving You" by William Shakespeare, "(You're) Having My Baby" by Paul Anka, and "Hey Paula" by Ernie Sigley and Denise Drysdale.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were "The Lord's Prayer by Sister Janet Mead (3), "You Make Me Feel Brand New" by The Stylistics (3), "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen by Lieutenant Pigeon (3), "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by Elton John (4), "I Love You Love Me Love" by Gary Glitter (4), "Hooked on a Feeling" by Blue Swede (4), "Daytona Demon" by Suzi Quatro (4), "Waterloo" by ABBA (4), "Sundown" by Gordon Lightfoot (4), "Candle in the Wind" / "Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John (5), "Annie's Song" by John Denver (5), and "You're Sixteen" by Ringo Starr (6), and "The Way We Were" by Barbra Streisand (7).

Hits by Australasian artists included "Slipstream" and "Silvery Moon" by Sherbet, "Good Morning (How Are You?)/We Will Never Change" by The Moir Sisters, "Mama's Little Girl" by Linda George, and "Long Live Love" by Olivia Newton John

1975[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
6 January Daryl Braithwaite Australia "You're My World" 3 weeks
13 January
20 January
27 January Billy Swan "I Can Help" 1 week
3 February William Shakespeare Australia "My Little Angel" 3 weeks
10 February
17 February
24 February The Carpenters "Please Mr. Postman" 5 weeks
3 March
10 March
17 March
24 March
31 March Skyhooks Australia "Horror Movie" 2 weeks
7 April
14 April Bob Hudson Australia "The Newcastle Song" 4 weeks
21 April
28 April
5 May
12 May Sherbet Australia "Summer Love" 2 weeks
19 May
26 May Pilot "January" 8 weeks
2 June
9 June
16 June
23 June
30 June
7 July
14 July
21 July Freddy Fender "Before the Next Teardrop Falls" 1 week
28 July Bay City Rollers "Bye Bye Baby" 1 week
4 August Sweet "Fox on the Run" 6 weeks
11 August
18 August
25 August
1 September
8 September
15 September Captain & Tennille "Love Will Keep Us Together" 4 weeks
22 September
29 September
6 October
13 October ABBA "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do" 3 weeks
20 October
27 October
3 November "Mamma Mia" 10 weeks
10 November
17 November
24 November
1 December
8 December
15 December
22 December
29 December

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "The Wild One" by Suzi Quatro, "When Will I See You Again" by The Three Degrees, "Santa Never Made It into Darwin" by Bill and Boyd, "Blue Angel" by Gene Pitney, "If You Love Me (Let Me Know)" by Olivia Newton-John, "Ego Is Not a Dirty Word" and "All My Friends Are Getting Married" by Skyhooks, "Give a Little Love" by Bay City Rollers, "Paloma Blanca" by George Baker Selection and "Sailing" by Rod Stewart.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were "Gee Baby" by Peter Shelley (3), "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by Elton John" (3), "Never Can Say Goodbye" by Gloria Gaynor (3), "My Eyes Adored You" by Frankie Valli (3), "Roll Over Lay Down" by Status Quo (3), "The Last Farewell" by Roger Whittaker (3), "I'm Not in Love" by 10cc (3), "Sky High" by British Jigsaw (3), "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive (4), "Girls on the Avenue" by Richard Clapton (4), "Gonna Make You a Star" by David Essex (4), "Mandy' by Barry Manilow (4), "Philadelhpia Freedom" by The Elton John Band (4), "The Love Song" by John Paul Young (4), "Rhinestone Cowboy" by Glen Campbell (5), and "Million Dollar Riff" by Skyhooks (6).

Hits by Australasian artists included "Matter Of Time" / "Only One You" by Sherbet, "Sparrow Song" by The Seekers, "Have You Never been Mellow" by Olivia Newton-John, and "High Voltage" by AC/DC.

1976[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
5 January ABBA "Mamma Mia" 10 weeks
12 January "SOS" 1 week
19 January Ted Mulry Gang Australia "Jump in My Car" 6 weeks
26 January
2 February
9 February
16 February
23 February
1 March C. W. McCall "Convoy" 3 weeks
8 March
15 March
22 March Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody" 2 weeks
29 March
5 April ABBA "Fernando" 14 weeks
12 April
19 April
26 April
3 May
10 May
17 May
24 May
31 May
7 June
14 June
21 June
28 June
5 July
12 July Sherbet Australia "Howzat" 4 weeks
19 July
26 July
2 August
9 August Fox "S-S-S Single Bed" 3 weeks
16 August
23 August
30 August Elton John and Kiki Dee "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" 1 week
6 September ABBA "Dancing Queen" 8 weeks
13 September
20 September
27 September
4 October
11 October
18 October
25 October
1 November Bryan Ferry "Let's Stick Together" 2 weeks
8 November
15 November ABBA "Money, Money, Money" 6 weeks
22 November
29 November
6 December
13 December
20 December
27 December Chicago "If You Leave Me Now" 5 weeks

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "Hold Me Close" by David Essex, "Slipping Away" by Max Merritt & The Meteors, "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" by The Four Seasons, "I Hate the Music" by John Paul Young, and "Mississippi" by Pussycat.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were "Money Honey" by Bay City Rollers (3), "Darktown Strutters' Ball" by Ted Mulry Gang (3), "Moviestar" by Harpo (3), "Love Really Hurts Without You" by Billy Ocean (3), "We Do It" by R&J Stone (3), "Devil Woman" by Cliff Richard (3), "Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)" by Rod Stewart (3), "Jeans On" by David Dundas (3), "Right Back Where We Started From" by Maxine Nightingale (4), "Love to Love You Baby" by Donna Summer (4), "You Sexy Thing" by Hot Chocolate (4), "A Glass Of Champagne" by Sailor (4), "City Lights" by David Essex (4), "Rock Me" by ABBA (4), "Kiss and Say Goodbye" by The Manhattans (4), "Disco Duck" by Rick Dees & His Cast of Idiots (4), "That's the Way (I Like It)" by KC & The Sunshine Band (5), "Save Your Kisses for Me" by Brotherhood of Man (5), "I Write the Songs" by Barry Manilow (5), "Let Your Love Flow" by Bellamy Brothers (6), and "All By Myself" by Eric Carmen (7).

Hits by Australasian artists included "Child's Play" and "Matter of Time"/"Only One You" by Sherbet, "Old Sid" by Daryl Braithwaite, "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)" by AC/DC, "Blue Jeans" by Skyhooks, "Crazy" by Ted Mulry Gang, and "Keep On Smiling" by John Paul Young.

1977[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
3 January Chicago "If You Leave Me Now" 5 weeks
10 January
17 January
23 January
31 January Pussyfoot "The Way That You Do It" 7 weeks
7 February
14 February
21 February
28 February
7 March
14 March
21 March Mary MacGregor "Torn Between Two Lovers" 4 weeks
28 March
4 April
11 April
18 April David Soul "Don't Give Up on Us" 3 weeks
25 April
2 May
9 May Julie Covington "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" 7 weeks
16 May
23 May
30 May
6 June
13 June
20 June
27 June Little River Band Australia "Help Is on Its Way" 1 week
4 July Dr. Hook "Walk Right In" 5 weeks
11 July
18 July
25 July
1 August
8 August Peter Allen Australia "I Go to Rio" 5 weeks
15 August
22 August
29 August
5 September
12 September Carol Bayer Sager "You're Moving Out Today" 4 weeks
19 September
26 September
3 October
10 October Donna Summer "I Feel Love" 1 week
17 October Andy Gibb "I Just Want to Be Your Everything" 7 weeks
24 October
31 October
7 November
14 November
21 November
28 November
5 December Rod Stewart "You're in My Heart" 1 week
12 December Wings "Mull of Kintyre" 11 weeks
19 December
26 December

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "Every Little Bit Hurts" by Shirley, "You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" by Leo Sayer, "Livin' Thing" by Electric Light Orchestra, "That's Rock 'n' Roll" by Shaun Cassidy, "Living Next Door To Alice" by Smokie, "You and Me" by Alice Cooper, "Magazine Madonna" by Sherbet, "Lido Shuffle" / "What Can I Say" by Boz Scaggs, "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)" by Joe Tex, "Don't Fall in Love" by The Ferrets, "In the Flesh" by Blondie, and "You" by Marcia Hines.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were "The Best Disco in Town" by The Ritchie Family (3), "You've Gotta Get Up and Dance" by Supercharge (3), "It's All Over Now, Baby Blue" by Graham Bonnet (3), "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" by Meco (3), "Dance Little Lady Dance" by Tina Charles (4), "Rio" by Michael Nesmith (4), "Daddy Cool" by Boney M. (5), "Stand Tall" by Burton Cummings (5), "Ma Baker" by Boney M. (5), "The Things We Do For Love " by 10cc (5), "Evergreen (Love Theme from A Star Is Born)" by Barbra Streisand (5), "Love Has No Pride" / "Fly Away" by Daryl Braithwaite (5), "Fanfare for the Common Man" by Emerson, Lake & Palmer (5), "Don't Leave Me This Way" by Thelma Houston (6), "Magic Man" by Heart (6), "This is Tomorrow" by Bryan Ferry (6), "Rich Girl" by Daryl Hall & John Oates (6), and " Lucille" by Kenny Rogers (7).

Hits by Australasian artists included "Rock Me Gently" by Sherbet, "Get That Jive" by Dragon, "I Wanna Do It with You" by John Paul Young, "My Little Girl" by Ted Mulry Gang, and "What I Did For Love" by Marcia Hines.

1978[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
2 January Wings "Mull of Kintyre" 11 weeks
9 January
16 January
23 January
30 January
6 February
13 February
20 February
27 February Bonnie Tyler "It's a Heartache" 4 weeks
6 March
13 March
20 March
27 March The Babys "Isn't It Time" 1 week
3 April Bee Gees "Stayin' Alive" 7 weeks
10 April
17 April
24 April
1 May
8 May
15 May
22 May Kate Bush "Wuthering Heights" 3 weeks
29 May
5 June
12 June Eruption "I Can't Stand the Rain" 1 week
19 June Gerry Rafferty "Baker Street" 1 week
26 June John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John "You're the One That I Want" 9 weeks
3 July
10 July Boney M. "Rivers of Babylon" 6 weeks
17 July
24 July
31 July
7 August
14 August
21 August John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John "You're the One That I Want" 9 weeks
28 August
4 September
11 September
18 September
25 September
2 October
9 October Dragon "Are You Old Enough?" 2 weeks
16 October
23 October La Belle Epoque "Black Is Black" 1 week
30 October Commodores "Three Times a Lady" 5 weeks
6 November
13 November
20 November
27 November
4 December Boney M. "Rasputin" 2 weeks
11 December
18 December Exile "Kiss You All Over" 1 week
25 December Village People "Y.M.C.A." 5 weeks

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "April Sun in Cuba" by Dragon, "Surfin' U.S.A." and "I Was Made for Dancin'" by Leif Garrett, "Emotion" by Samantha Sang, "Ebony Eyes" by Bob Welch, "Warm Ride" by Graham Bonnett, "Grease" by Frankie Valli, "Hopelessly Devoted to You" by Olivia Newton-John, "Dreadlock Holiday" by 10cc, and "You Needed Me" by Anne Murray.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were " How Deep Is You Love" by Bee Gees (3), "Blue Bayou" by Linda Ronstadt (3), "If I Had Words" by Scott Fitzgerald & Yvonne Keeley (3), "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" by Meat Loaf (3), "Sometimes When We Touch" by Dan Hill (3), "Can't Smile Without You" by Barry Manilow (3), "Love Is In The Air" by John Paul Young (3), "Macho Man" by Village People (3), "Dancing In The City" by Marshall Hain (3), "Jack and Jill" by Raydio (4), "Down Among the Dead Men" by "Flash and the Pan" (4), "I Need a Lover" by Johnny Cougar (5), "The Name of the Game" by ABBA (6), "Summer Nights" by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John (6), "Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits (6), "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone (7), and "Night Fever" by Bee Gees (7).

Hits by Australasian artists included "Women in Uniform" by Skyhooks, "Standing in the Rain" by John Paul Young, "Another Night on the Road" by Sherbet, and "Walking in the Rain" by Cheetah.

1979[edit]

Date Artist Single Weeks at number one
1 January Village People "Y.M.C.A." 5 weeks
8 January
15 January
22 January
29 January Rod Stewart "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" 2 weeks
5 February
12 February The Mojo Singers Australia "C'mon Aussie C'mon" 2 weeks
19 February
26 February Chic "Le Freak" 5 weeks
5 March
12 March
19 March
26 March
2 April Blondie "Heart of Glass" 5 weeks
9 April
16 April
23 April
30 April
7 May Racey "Lay Your Love on Me" 8 weeks
14 May
21 May
28 May
4 June
11 June
18 June
25 June
2 July Donna Summer "Hot Stuff" 1 week
9 July M "Pop Muzik" 3 weeks
16 July
23 July
30 July Racey "Some Girls" 4 weeks
6 August
13 August
20 August
27 August Two-Man Band Australia "Up There Cazaly" 1 week
3 September The Knack "My Sharona" 5 weeks
10 September
17 September
24 September
1 October
8 October Patrick Hernandez "Born to Be Alive" 5 weeks
15 October
22 October
29 October
5 November
12 November The Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays" 2 weeks
19 November
26 November Mi-Sex "Computer Games" 1 week
3 December The Buggles "Video Killed the Radio Star" 7 weeks
(2 weeks in Jan. 1980)
10 December
17 December
24 December
31 December

Other hits
Songs peaking at number two included "Ça plane pour moi" by Plastic Bertrand, "Stumblin' In" by Suzi Quatro and Chris Norman, "Tragedy" by Bee Gees, "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick" by Ian Dury and The Blockheads, "Baby It's You" by Promises, "Knock on Wood" by Amii Stewart, "Lucky Number" by Lene Lovich, "Bright Eyes" by Art Garfunkel, and "I Was Made for Lovin' You" by KISS.

Other hits (with their peak positions noted) were "Ring My Bell" by Anita Ward (3), "Hot Summer Nights" by Night (3), "We Don't Talk Anymore" by Cliff Richard (3), "Tusk" by Fleetwood Mac (3), and "Babe" by Styx (3), "Chiquitita" by ABBA (4), "On the Inside" by Lynne Hamilton, "Get Used to It" by Roger Voudouris (4), "Too Much Heaven" by Bee Gees (5), "I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor (5), "Cool for Cats" by Squeeze (5), "Gold" by John Stewart (5), "My Life" by Billy Joel (6), "Every Time I Think of You" by The Babys (6), "Goodnight Tonight" by Wings (6), "Boogie Wonderland" by Earth, Wind & Fire (6), "Don't Bring Me Down" by Electric Light Orchestra (6), "Fire" by The Pointer Sisters (7), and "In the Navy" by Village People (7).

Hits by Australasian artists included "Six Ribbons" by Jon English, "I'm Coming Home" by Birtles & Goble, "Dream Lover" by Glenn Shorrock, "Something's Missing (In My Life)" by Marcia Hines, "I See Red" by Split Enz, and "The Nips Are Getting Bigger" by Mental as Anything.

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