Top 100 Singles of 1979 in Canada

supertramp breakfast in americaAccording to RPM magazine, the biggest song of 1979 in Canada was Supertramp’s “The Logical Song”. Seven songs from the year-end top 100 chart below are from Canadian artists which have been bolded in red. The top Canadian song was Anne Murray’s “I Just Fall in Love Again” (#16). The Canadian charts are an accurate reflection of Canadian tastes in music and the Top 100 songs were determined both from nationwide sales and radio airplay data. The drawback with year-end charts is that songs charting from the end of one year through beginning of the next will have their chart performance split between the two years. The older generations can use this list to help remember some of the big hits from before while the younger generations can discover some they missed out on. More Canadian chart data can be found here.

RANK TITLE ARTIST
1 The Logical Song Supertramp
2 Heart of Glass Blondie
3 My Sharona The Knack
4 Lead Me On Maxine Nightingale
5 Knock on Wood Amii Stewart
6 Goodnight Tonight Wings
7 A Little More Love Olivia Newton-John
8 I Was Made For Loving You Kiss
9 Reunited Peaches & Herb
10 Bad Girls Donna Summer
11 I Want You to Want Me Cheap Trick
12 Tragedy Bee Gees
13 YMCA The Village People
14 Sad Eyes Robert John
15 Da Ya Think I’m Sexy Rod Stewart
16 I Just Fall in Love Again Anne Murray
17 Ring My Bell Anita Ward
18 Hot Stuff Donna Summer
19 Love You Inside Out Bee Gees
20 I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
21 Pop Muzik M
22 Too Much Heaven Bee Gees
23 When You’re In Love with… Dr. Hook
24 Gold John Stewart
25 Don’t Bring Me Down Electric Light Orchestra
26 My Life Billy Joel
27 In the Navy Village People
28 Heartache Tonight The Eagles
29 Born to Be Alive Patrick Hernandez
30 She Believes in Me Kenny Rogers
31 What a Fool Believes Doobie Brothers
32 Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
33 Good Girls Don’t The Knack
34 You Take My Breath Away Rex Smith
35 Bad Case of Loving You Robert Palmer
36 Lonesome Loser Little River Band
37 Rise Herb Alpert
38 Shake Your Groove Thing Peaches & Herb
39 Shine a Little Love Electric Light Orchestra
40 Good Times Chic
41 Babe Styx
42 Le Freak Chic
43 Heaven Knows Donna Summer
44 Every 1’s a Winner Hot Chocolate
45 Don’t Cry Out Loud Melissa Manchester
46 Lotta Love Nicolette Larson
47 Sultans of Swing Dire Straits
48 Sail On Commodores
49 Let’s Go The Cars
50 Fire The Pointer Sisters
51 I’ll Never Love This Way Again Dionne Warwick
52 Does Your Mother Know? ABBA
53 Rasputin Boney M
54 Tusk Fleetwood Mac
55 We Are Family Sister Sledge
56 Devil Went Down to Georgia Charlie Daniels Band
57 You Can’t Change That Raydio
58 Goodbye Stranger Supertramp
59 (Boogie Woogie) Dancin’ Shoes Claudja Barry
60 Dreaming Blondie
61 One Way or Another Blondie
62 Hold the Line Toto
63 Mama Can’t Buy You Love Elton John
64 Chuck E’s In Love Rickie Lee Jones
65 The Gambler Kenny Rogers
66 Sharing the Night Together Dr. Hook
67 Is She Really Going Out with Him? Joe Jackson
68 Shake It Ian Matthews
69 Ooh Baby Baby Linda Ronstadt
70 Lady Little River Band
71 Dancer Gino Soccio
72 He’s the Greatest Dancer Sister Sledge
73 Forever in Blue Jeans Neil Diamond
74 The Main Event Barbra Streisand
75 Blow Away George Harrison
76 I Just Wanna Stop Gino Vannelli
77 Take Me Home Cher
78 I Want Your Love Chic
79 Shadows in the Moonlight Anne Murray
80 Promises Eric Clapton
81 Disco Nights G.Q.
82 Still Commodores
83 Take the Long Way Home Supertramp
84 Everytime I Think of You The Babys
85 After the Love Is Gone Earth, Wind, and Fire
86 I Was Made for Dancin’ Leif Garrett
87 No Tell Lover Chicago
88 You Decorated My Life Kenny Rogers
89 We’ve Got Tonight Bob Seger
90 Cruel to Be Kind Nick Lowe
91 Stumblin’ In Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman
92 A Little Lovin’ The Raes
93 Renegade Styx
94 Dim All the Lights Donna Summer
95 (Our Love) Don’t Throw It Away Andy Gibb
96 Get Up and Dance The Raes
97 Dream Police Cheap Trick
98 Shake Your Body The Jacksons
99 Makin’ It David Naughton
100 How You Gonna See Me Now Alice Cooper
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