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Below is a list of the best selling Soul R&B songs from 1979, sorted by the most popular or best selling first. Place mouse on to see information about song. Click on song title to play song and to read details about the song including lyrics (if available) and to add to playlist. Click on to play song. . Click on label to list songs from that record label. Following on from the top 100 chart are listings of hundreds of other lesser-known Soul R&B songs from 1979, arranged in order of highest US R&B and/or UK chart position.

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# Artist   (click for discography and biography of artist) Title    (click song title to play it, read lyrics etc.) Year Label
1 recordlabel: Juana 3422
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #1, US #1, US dance #1
writtenby: Frederick Knight
album: Sons Of Love
Anita Ward Ring My Bell 1979 Juana
2 recordlabel: Polydor 14547
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #4, US #1, US AC #4
writtenby: Dino Fekaris & Freddie Perren
album: 2 Hot
Peaches & Herb Reunited 1979 Polydor
3 recordlabel: Atlantic 3637
chartposition: US dance #8, R&B #6, UK #1, US #2, US AC #5
writtenby: Denny Randell & Sandy Linzer
Spinners Working My Way Back to You 1979 Atlantic
4 recordlabel: RSO 918
chartposition: US dance #22, R&B #44, UK #1,US #1, US AC #19
writtenby: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
album: Spirit Having Flown
Bee Gees Tragedy 1979 RSO
5 recordlabel: Epic 50797
chartposition: US dance #2, R&B #1, UK #7, US #1, US AC #21
writtenby: Rod Temperton
album: Off The Wall
Michael Jackson Rock with You 1979 Epic
6 recordlabel: Columbia 11125
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #20, UK #3,US #1, US AC #7
writtenby: Paul Jabara & Bruce Roberts
album: Wet & on the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2
Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer No More Tears 1979 Columbia
7 recordlabel: Casablanca 978
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #3, UK #11, US #1
writtenby: Pete Bellotte, Harold Faltermeyer & Keith Forsey
album: Bad Girls
Donna Summer Hot Stuff 1979 Casablanca
8 recordlabel: Motown 1474
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #4, US #1, US AC #6
writtenby: Lionel Richie
album: Midnight Magic
Commodores Still 1979 Motown
9 recordlabel: Casablanca 988
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #1, UK #14, US #1
writtenby: Donna Summer, Joe Esposito (as Joe
album: Bad Girls
Donna Summer Bad Girls 1979 Casablanca
10 recordlabel: Epic 50742
chartposition: US dance #2, R&B #1, UK #3, US #1
writtenby: Michael Jackson
album: Off the Wall
Michael Jackson Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough 1979 Epic
11 recordlabel: Atlantic 3584
chartposition: US dance #3, R&B #1, UK #5,US #1, US AC #28
writtenby: Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
album: Risqué
Chic Good Times 1979 Atlantic
12 recordlabel: Casablanca 2215
chartposition: R&B #58, UK #7, US #1, US AC #4
writtenby: Toni Tennille
album: Make Your Move
Captain & Tennille Do That to Me One More Time 1979 Casablanca
13 recordlabel: A&M 2151
chartposition: US dance #17, R&B #4, UK #13, US #1, US AC #1
writtenby: Andy Armer & Randy Badazz Alpert
album: Rise
Herb Alpert Rise 1979 A&M
14 recordlabel: Columbia 11033
chartposition: R&B #2, UK #4, US #2, US AC #3
writtenby: David Foster, Jay Graydon & Bill Champlin
album: I Am
Earth, Wind & Fire After the Love Has Gone 1979 Columbia
15 recordlabel: T.K. 1035
chartposition: US #1, UK #3, US AC #27
writtenby: Harry Wayne Casey and Richard Finch
album: Do You Wanna Go Party
KC And Sunshine Band Please Don't Go 1979 T.K.
16 recordlabel: Ariola 7736
chartposition: R&B #6, US #1, UK #6, US dance #5
writtenby: Eddie Floyd & Steve Cropper
album: Knock on Wood
Amii Stewart Knock on Wood 1979 Ariola
17 recordlabel: Motown 1477
chartposition: R&B #86, UK #2, US #4, US AC #2
writtenby: Carol Connors & David Shire
album: Fast Break OST
Billy Preston & Syreeta With You I'm Born Again 1979 Motown
18 recordlabel: Cotillion 44251
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #1, UK#8, US #2, US AC #30
writtenby: Bernard Edwards ,Lehman & Nile Rodgers
album: We Are Family
Sister Sledge We Are Family 1979 Cotillion
19 recordlabel: Casablanca 973
chartposition: US dance #14, R&B #30, UK #2, US #3
writtenby: Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo & Victor Willis
album: Go West
Village People In the Navy 1979 Casablanca
20 recordlabel: RSO 925
chartposition: R&B #57, UK #13,US #1, US AC #15
writtenby: Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb & Maurice Gibb
album: Spirits Having Flown
Bee Gees Love You Inside Out 1979 RSO
21 recordlabel: Columbia 23-10950
chartposition: R&B #2, US #6, UK #4, US dance 14
writtenby: Jon Lind & Allee Willis
album: I Am
Earth, Wind & Fire with Emotions Boogie Wonderland 1979 Columbia
22 chartposition: UK #2
writtenby: Diana M. Bovell
album: Silly Games
Janet Kay Silly Games 1979
23 recordlabel: Epic 50656
chartposition: US dance #20, R&B #3, UK #4, US #7
writtenby: Michael Jackson & Randy Jackson [Jackson 5]
album: Destiny
Jacksons Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) 1979 Epic
24 recordlabel: Casablanca 2227
chartposition: R&B #20, US #2, US AC #1
weeksinr&bchart: 13
writtenby: Barbara Mason
album: Moonlight Madness
Teri DeSario with K.C. Yes, I'm Ready 1979 Casablanca
25 recordlabel: Motown 1466
chartposition: R&B #8, UK #8, US #4, US AC #9
writtenby: Lionel Richie
album: Midnight Magic
Commodores Sail On 1979 Motown
26 recordlabel: Casablanca 2201
chartposition: US dance #54, R&B #13, UK #29, US #2, US AC #44
writtenby: Donna Summer
album: Bad Girls
Donna Summer Dim All the Lights 1979 Casablanca
27 recordlabel: Cotillion 44245
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #1, UK #6, US #9
writtenby: Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
album: We Are Family
Sister Sledge He's the Greatest Dancer 1979 Cotillion
28 recordlabel: De-Lite 9513
chartposition: R&B #1, UK #9, US #8
writtenby: George Brown & Kool & the Gang
album: Ladies' Night
Kool & the Gang Ladies' Night 1979 DeLite
29 recordlabel: Tamla 54303
chartposition: R&B #5, UK #52, US #4, US AC #1
writtenby: Stevie Wonder
album: Stevie Wonder's Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants
Stevie Wonder Send One Your Love 1979 Tamla
30 recordlabel: Solar 11709
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #1, UK #45, US #8, US AC #47
writtenby: William Shelby & Leon Sylvers III
album: Big Fun
Shalamar The Second Time Around 1979 Solar
31 recordlabel: Tamla 54306
chartposition: R&B #4, US #4, US AC #34
writtenby: Smokey Robinson & Marv Tarplin
album: Where There's Smoke…
Smokey Robinson Cruisin 1979 Tamla
32 recordlabel: Arista 0419
chartposition: R&B #18, US #5, US AC #5
writtenby: Richard Kerr & Will Jennings
album: Dionne [1979 album]
Dionne Warwick I'll Never Love This Way Again 1979 Arista
33 recordlabel: P.i. 3675
chartposition: US dance #10, R&B #1, UK #5, US #13
writtenby: Gene McFadden, John Whitehead & Jerry Cohen
album: McFadden & Whitehead
McFadden & Whitehead Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now 1979 P.i.
34 recordlabel: Casablanca 959
chartposition: R&B #10, UK #34, US #4, US AC #17
writtenby: Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder & Pete Bellotte
album: Live and More / Sleepless Nights
Donna Summer & Brooklyn Dreams Heaven Knows 1979 Casablanca
35 recordlabel: Windsong 11530
chartposition: R&B #37, US #5, US AC #1
writtenby: David Lasley & Allee Willis
Maxine Nightingale Lead Me On 1979 Windsong
36 recordlabel: Epic
chartposition: R&B #5, UK #7, US #10
writtenby: Rod Temperton
album: Off The Wall
Michael Jackson Off the Wall 1979 Epic
37 recordlabel: Casablanca 965
chartposition: US dance #2, R&B #21, US #8, US AC #19
writtenby: Bob Esty & Michele Aller
album: Take Me Home
Cher Take Me Home 1979 Casablanca
38 recordlabel: Ariola 7742
chartposition: R&B #27, UK #3, US AC# 50
writtenby: Dominic Bugatti & Frank Musker
album: New Dimensions
Three Degrees Woman in Love 1979 Ariola
39 recordlabel: Sugar Hill 542
chartposition: US dance #14, R&B #4, UK #3, US #36
writtenby: Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
album: Sugarhill Gang
Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight 1979 Sugar Hill
40 recordlabel: Warner 49050
chartposition: US dance #2, R&B #1, UK #41, US #11
writtenby: Prince
album: Prince
Prince I Wanna Be Your Lover 1979 Warner
41 recordlabel: Arista 0399
chartposition: R&B #3, US #9, US AC #25
writtenby: Ray Parker Jr
album: Rock On
Ray Parker Jr (aka Raydio) You Can't Change That 1979 Arista
42 recordlabel: Casablanca 984
chartposition: US #45, UK #15, US Dance #14
writtenby: Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and Victor Willis
album: Go West
Village People Go West 1979 Casablanca
43 recordlabel: Arista 0388
chartposition: US dance #3, R&B #1, US #12
writtenby: Emanuel LeBlanc, Herb Lane, Keith Crier & Paul Service
album: Disco Nights
GQ Disco Nights (Rock Freak) 1979 Arista
44 recordlabel: MCA 41054
chartposition: US dance #75, R&B #17, UK #5, US #36
writtenby: Joe Sample & Will Jennings
album: Street Life
Crusaders featuring Randy Crawford Street Life 1979 MCA
45 recordlabel: Infinity 50011
chartposition: R&B #60, UK #17, US #24, US AC #1
writtenby: Jay Beckenstein
album: Morning Dance
Spyro Gyra Morning Dance 1979 Infinity
46 recordlabel: 20th Century 2396
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #13, UK #6, US #65
writtenby: Edwin Starr, Arthur Eugene Pullam & Robert Dickerson
album: Clean
Edwin Starr Contact 1979 20th Century
47 recordlabel: Motown 1459
chartposition: US dance #8, R&B #52, US #11, US AC #43
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: Bonnie Pointer [1978 album]
Bonnie Pointer Heaven Must Have Sent You 1979 Motown
48 recordlabel: Salsoul 2078
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #1, US #20
writtenby: Raymond Earl, Kim Miller & Scott Miller
album: Instant Funk
Instant Funk I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl) 1979 Salsoul
49 recordlabel: Warner 8759
chartposition: R&B #3, UK #29, US #18, US AC #12
writtenby: Skip Scarborough
album: Livin' Inside Your Love
George Benson Love Ballad 1979 Warner
50 recordlabel: Columbia 3-10884
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #15, UK #8, US #41
writtenby: Eric Matthews & Gary Turnier
album: Keep On Dancin'
Gary's Gang Keep On Dancin 1979 Columbia
51 recordlabel: Arista ‎310(UK)
chartposition: R&B #25, US #15, US AC #1
writtenby: Isaac Hayes & Adrienne Anderson
album: Dionne [1979 album]
Dionne Warwick Deja Vu 1979 Arista ‎(UK)
52 recordlabel: Island 6525(UK)
chartposition: UK #5, US Dance #8
writtenby: Daniel Vangarde, Jean Kluger and Nelly Byl
Gibson Brothers Que Sera Mi Vida 1979 Island (UK)
53 recordlabel: Epic 646
chartposition: UK #5
writtenby: Chris Amoo and Eddie Amoo
album: Can You Feel the Force
Real Thing Can You Feel the Force 1979 Epic
54 recordlabel: Polydor 2011
chartposition: US dance #3, R&B #11, US #18
writtenby: Jesse Stone
album: Don't Let Go
Isaac Hayes Don't Let Go 1979 Polydor
55 recordlabel: Vanguard 79421
chartposition: UK #8, US Dance #56
writtenby: Chris Hills and Laurel Dann
album: Turn The Music Up!
Players Association Turn the Music Up! 1979 Vanguard
56 recordlabel: Hansa HA 19-0025
chartposition: R&B #36, UK #5, US #69
writtenby: Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, John Densmore, Barry Leng & Simon May
album: Knock on Wood
Amii Stewart Light My Fire / 137 Disco Heaven 1979 Hansa HA
57 recordlabel: Motown 1462
chartposition: R&B #12, UK #40, US #19, US AC #41
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
album: The Boss
Diana Ross The Boss 1979 Motown
58 recordlabel: Dash 5050
chartposition: US dance #26, R&B #4, US #21
writtenby: Ish Ledesma (as Ishmael Ledesma)
album: Hot Numbers
Foxy Hot Number 1979 Dash
59 recordlabel: MCA 531
chartposition: US dance #5, R&B #1, US #30
writtenby: David Wolinski
album: Masterjam
Rufus (and Chaka Khan) Do You Love What You Feel 1979 MCA
60 recordlabel: Capitol 4674
chartposition: RandB #46, US #26, UK #15, US Dance #7
writtenby: Gloria Jones
album: Shipwrecked
Gonzalez Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet 1979 Capitol
61 recordlabel: 20th Century 2408
chartposition: US dance #7, R&B #28, UK #9, US #79
writtenby: Edwin Starr
album: Happy Radio
Edwin Starr H.A.P.P.Y. Radio 1979 20th Century
62 recordlabel: RCA Victor ‎11415
chartposition: US dance #25, R&B #7, UK #67, US #23
writtenby: John Fitch (as John H. Fitch Jr) & Reuben Cross
album: Smooth Talk
mpcode: S97JVlUY_E0
Evelyn King (aka Evelyn Champagne King) I Don't Know If It's Right 1979 RCA Victor ‎
63 recordlabel: Atlantic 3620
chartposition: US dance #3, R&B #33, UK #15, US #43
writtenby: Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
album: Risque
Chic My Forbidden Lover 1979 Atlantic
64 recordlabel: Arista 0426
chartposition: US #20, R&B #5
writtenby: Billy Stewart
album: Disco Nights
GQ I Do Love You 1979 Arista
65 recordlabel: West End 22118
chartposition: US Dance #42
writtenby: Billy Nichols
Billy Nichols Give Your Body Up to the Music 1979 West End
66 recordlabel: Warner 8874
chartposition: R&B #2, US #36, US dance #1
writtenby: Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson
album: Stay Free
Ashford & Simpson Found a Cure 1979 Warner
67 recordlabel: Motown 1479
chartposition: R&B #21, UK #40, US AC #43, US #25
writtenby: Milan Williams
album: Midnight Magic
Commodores Wonderland 1979 Motown
68 recordlabel: 20th Century 2403
chartposition: R&B #8, US #22
writtenby: James Mtume & Reggie Lucas
album: Whatcha Gonna Do with My Lovin'
Stephanie Mills What Cha Gonna Do with My Lovin 1979 20th Century
69 recordlabel: Horizon 123
chartposition: R&B #15, US #30, US AC #8
writtenby: Brenda Russell
album: Brenda Russell
Brenda Russell So Good, So Right 1979 Horizon
70 recordlabel: A&M 2202
chartposition: US dance #45, R&B #20, UK #46, US #30, US AC #23
writtenby: Andy Armer & Randy Badazz Alpert (as Randy Badazz)
album: Rise
Herb Alpert Rotation 1979 A&M
71 recordlabel: P.I.R. 3727
chartposition: R&B #4, US #28
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: Identity Yourself
O'Jays Forever Mine 1979 P.I.R.
72 recordlabel: Sugar Hill 754
chartposition: UK #8, US Dance #52
writtenby: Milton Kellem
Viola Wills Gonna Get Along without You Now 1979 Sugar Hill
73 recordlabel: MCA 12459
chartposition: R&B #52, US #101, UK #15, US dance #10
writtenby: Alicia Myers & Kevin McCord
album: Happy Feet
Al Hudson & the Soul Partners (One Way) You Can Do It 1979 MCA
74 recordlabel: Fantasy 855
chartposition: US dance #4, R&B #27, UK #46, US #40
writtenby: Carlo Donida, Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
album: Stars
Sylvester I (Who Have Nothing) 1979 Fantasy
75 recordlabel: Columbia 11165
chartposition: R&B #47, UK #16, US #64
writtenby: Eddie Del Barrio (as Eduardo Del Barrio), Maurice White & Allee Willis
album: I Am
Earth, Wind & Fire Star 1979 Columbia
76 recordlabel: Ariola 1201
chartposition: UK #9
writtenby: Dominic Bugatti and Frank Musker
album: 3D
Three Degrees My Simple Heart 1979 Ariola
77 recordlabel: Polydor 14532
chartposition: R&B #10, US #32, US dance #25
writtenby: Judy Wieder & John Footman (as John L. Footman)
Alton McClain & Destiny It Must Be Love 1979 Polydor
78 recordlabel: T-Neck 2287
chartposition: US dance #44, R&B #27, UK #14, US #90
writtenby: Ronald Isley, Kelly Isley , Rudolph Isley, Ernie Isley, Marvin Isley & Chris Jasper
album: Winner Takes All
Isley Brothers It's a Disco Night (Rock Don't Stop) 1979 TNeck
79 recordlabel: P.i. 3682
chartposition: US dance #12, R&B #5, US #38
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: The Jones Girls
Jones Girls You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else 1979 P.i.
80 recordlabel: RSO/Curtom 921
chartposition: US dance #11, R&B #49, UK #28, US #41
writtenby: Paul Simon
album: Let Me Be Your Woman
Linda Clifford Bridge Over Troubled Water 1979 RSO/Curtom
81 recordlabel: Polydor 2021
chartposition: US dance #19, R&B #61, UK #32, US #42
writtenby: Dino Fekaris
album: I Have a Right
Gloria Gaynor Let Me Know (I Have a Right) 1979 Polydor
82 recordlabel: Atlantic 3638
chartposition: US dance #3, R&B #42, UK #21, US #101
writtenby: Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
album: Risque
Chic My Feet Keep Dancing 1979 Atlantic
83 recordlabel: Planet 45902
chartposition: US dance #18, R&B #20, US #30
writtenby: Allen Toussaint
album: Energy
Pointer Sisters Happiness 1979 Planet
84 recordlabel: Ariola 7757
chartposition: UK #9, US Dance #30
album: Leave a Light
Eruption One Way Ticket 1979 Ariola
85 recordlabel: Whitfield 49049
chartposition: R&B #31, UK #13, US #105
writtenby: Miles Gregory
album: Rainbow Connection IV
Rose Royce Is It Love You're After 1979 Whitfield
86 recordlabel: Motown 1478
chartposition: US dance #4, R&B #42, US #40
writtenby: Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland Jr.
album: Bonnie Pointer [1979 album]
Bonnie Pointer I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey... 1979 Motown
87 recordlabel: Tamla 54297
chartposition: US dance #33, R&B #19, US #34, US AC #44
writtenby: Norma Helms & Mitchell Bottler
album: Ride to the Rainbow
Thelma Houston Saturday Night, Sunday Morning 1979 Tamla
88 recordlabel: Dash 5048
chartposition: US dance #3, R&B #32, UK #53, US #56
writtenby: David Mackey & Theophilus Coakley (as Theophilus
album: T-Connection
T-Connection At Midnight 1979 Dash
89 recordlabel: Solar 11482
chartposition: US dance #6, R&B #27, UK #40, US #70
writtenby: Kossi Gardner
album: In Danceland
Carrie Lucas Dance with You 1979 Solar
90 recordlabel: Warner / RFC 8757
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #60, US #48
writtenby: Gino Soccio
album: Cutline
Gino Soccio Dancer 1979 Warner / RFC
91 recordlabel: Shady Brook 1048
chartposition: R&B #6, US #45, US AC #34
writtenby: Ken Gold & Michael Denne
album: The Promise of Love
Delegation Oh, Honey 1979 Shady Brook
92 recordlabel: Cotillion 45001
chartposition: R&B #35, UK #17
writtenby: Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers
album: We Are Family
Sister Sledge Lost in Music 1979 Cotillion
93 recordlabel: Epic 50600
chartposition: US dance #5, R&B #17, US #47
writtenby: Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb & Robin Gibb
album: Melba [1978 album]
Melba Moore You Stepped into My Life 1979 Epic
94 recordlabel: Island 49113
chartposition: UK #10, US Dance #48
writtenby: Daniel Vangarde and Alex Francfort
album: Cuba
Gibson Brothers Ooh! What a Life 1979 Island
95 recordlabel: Columbia 10971
chartposition: US dance #1, R&B #26, US #73
writtenby: Cheyenne Fowler & Keg Johnson
album: When Love Comes Calling
Deniece Williams I've Got the Next Dance 1979 Columbia
96 recordlabel: Cotillion 44254
chartposition: R&B #4, US #43
writtenby: Ricardo Williams
album: In the Purest Form
Mass Production Firecracker 1979 Cotillion
97 recordlabel: P.i. 3698
chartposition: R&B #2, US #48
writtenby: Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff
album: Teddy
Teddy Pendergrass Turn Off the Lights 1979 P.i.
98 recordlabel: Drive 6278
chartposition: US dance #4, R&B #9, US #86
writtenby: Peter Brown & Robert Rans
Peter Brown Crank It Up (Funky Town) 1979 Drive
99 recordlabel: Warner 49040
chartposition: R&B #1, US #77, US dance #43
writtenby: George Clinton
album: Uncle Jam Wants You
Funkadelic (Not Just) Knee Deep 1979 Warner
100 recordlabel: Ariola America 7747
chartposition: US #37, R&B #21
writtenby: Howard Johnson & Sandy Torano
Niteflyte If You Want It 1979 Ariola America

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