Global Charts
National Charts
 

Global Single Chart
40 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to March 10, 1979
compiled and provided by

mediatraffic.jpg (4494 bytes)

3 / 4
week 3
Tragedy - Bee Gees
RSO - 1 week at No.1
1 / 1
week 15
Y.M.C.A. - Village People
Metronome / Casablanca
2 / 2
week 10
Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart
Warner Bros.
6 / 8
week 4
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Polydor
4 / 3
week 16
Le Freak - Chic
Atlantic
5 / 5
week 6
Heart Of Glass - Blondie
Chrysalis
8 / 6
week 9
A Little More Love - Olivia Newton-John
MCA / EMI
7 / 7
week 15
Too Much Heaven - Bee Gees
RSO
10 / 9
week 5
Chiquitita - Abba
Atlantic / Epic / Polydor
9 / -
week 2
Fire - Pointer Sisters
Planet
 

"Tragedy" started in February 1979 and was included on the album Spirits Having Flown. Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb wrote this song and "Too Much Heaven" in an afternoon off from making the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band movie, in which they were starring. In the same evening, they wrote "Shadow Dancing", which was performed by Andy Gibb (no.6 globally in August 1978). Though not originally in Saturday Night Fever, it has subsequently been added to the musical score of the West End version of the movie-musical. "Tragedy" reached no.1 in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Canada, Italy, Spain, Ireland, and New Zealand.

10 YEARS AGO     20 YEARS AGO     30 YEARS AGO     40 YEARS AGO     50 YEARS AGO     60 YEARS AGO