Global Charts
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Global Single Chart
40 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to January 13, 1979
compiled and provided by

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1 / 1
week 7
Y.M.C.A. - Village People
Metronome / Casablanca - 5 weeks at No.1
3 / 3
week 7
Too Much Heaven - Bee Gees
RSO
4 / 4
week 8
Le Freak - Chic
Atlantic
2 / 2
week 6
Mary's Boy Child - Boney M.
Hansa / Atlantic
6 / 6
week 5
My Life - Billy Joel
CBS / Columbia
5 / 5
week 8
You Don't Bring Me Flowers - Barbra Streisand & Neil Diamond
CBS / Columbia
7 / -
week 2
Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart
Warner Bros.
new.JPG (991 bytes) A Little More Love - Olivia Newton-John
MCA / EMI
new.JPG (991 bytes) September - Earth, Wind & Fire
ARC / CBS
- / 10
week 4
Bicycle Race - Queen
EMI / Elektra
 

"Y.M.C.A." by the Village People
was one of the biggest party- and gayhymns of the Seventies. Taken at face value, the song's lyrics extol the virtues of the Young Men's Christian Association. In the gay culture from which the Village People sprang, the song was implicitly understood as celebrating the YMCA's reputation as a popular cruising and hookup spot, particularly for the younger men to whom it was addressed. The song remains popular and is played at many event, with crowds using the dance in which the arms are used to spell out the four letters of the song's title. "Y.M.C.A." jumped atop the charts in almost all countries, among others in United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and it was the biggest hit in 1999 globally.

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