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

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These are the Billboard magazine Hot Dance Club Play number one hits of 1979.

Issue date Song Artist
January 6 "Le Freak"/
"I Want Your Love"/
"Chic Cheer"
January 13 "Contact" Edwin Starr
January 20 Fly Away (all cuts) Voyage
January 27 "I Will Survive"/
"Anybody Wanna Party?"/
"I Said Yes"
Gloria Gaynor
February 3
February 10
February 17 "Keep on Dancin'"/
"Do It at the Disco"/
"Let's Lovedance Tonight"
Gary's Gang
February 24 "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" Rod Stewart
March 3
March 10
March 17 "I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)" Instant Funk
March 24 "We Are Family"/
"He's the Greatest Dancer"/
"Lost in Music"
Sister Sledge
March 31
April 7 "Dancer"/
"Dance to Dance"
Gino Soccio
April 14
April 21
April 28
May 5
May 12
May 19 "Ring My Bell" Anita Ward
May 26 Bad Girls (all cuts)[1] Donna Summer
June 2
June 9
June 16
June 23
June 30
July 7
July 14 "Born to Be Alive" Patrick Hernandez
July 21
July 28
August 4 "I've Got the Next Dance" Deniece Williams
August 11 "This Time Baby" Jackie Moore
August 18 "Here Comes That Sound Again" Love De-Luxe
August 25 The Boss (all cuts) Diana Ross
September 1
September 8 "Found a Cure"/
"Stay Free"/
"Nobody Knows"
Ashford & Simpson
September 15
September 22 "Come to Me"/
"Don't Stop Dancing"/
France Joli
September 29
October 6
October 13 "Move On Up"/
"Up Up Up"/
"Destination's Theme"
October 20
October 27
November 3
November 10 "Harmony"/
"Ooh, La La"
Suzi Lane
November 17 "Beat of the Night"/
"Pump It Up"
November 24 "No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer
December 1
December 8
December 15
December 22 "Deputy of Love" Don Armando's Second Avenue Rhumba Band
December 29

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  1. ^ "Gene J2P and P2J Ver 1 - Billboard 1979-05-26.pdf" (PDF). Billboard Magazine. May 26, 1979. Retrieved January 7, 2020.