WABC MusicRadio 77 Weekly Survey 6 March 1979

Courtesy of the WABC Musicradio 77 Internet Web Site

Survey collected and contributed by Ken Williamson
Additional detail provided by Tom Natoli
For more information contact Allan Sniffen

 TW                                                             LW
  1. Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? -                                      
                    Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)  *4 weeks #1*  1
  2. I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor (Polydor)                    2
  3. Tragedy - The Bee Gees (RSO)                                4
  4. Heaven Knows - Donna Summer w/Brooklyn Dreams (Casablanca)  5
  5. Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet - Gonzalez (Capitol)            7
  6. YMCA - The Village People (Casablanca)                      3
  7. Fire - The Pointer Sisters (Planet)                         6
  8. Livin' It Up (Friday Night) - Bell & James (A&M)           12
  9. Shake Your Groove Thing - Peaches & Herb (Polydor)         11
 10. A Little More Love - Olivia Newton-John (MCA)               9
 11. I Don't Know If It's Right - Evelyn "Champagne" King (RCA) 10
 12. Keep On Dancin' - Gary's Gang (Columbia)                   14
 13. Le Freak - Chic (Atlantic)                                  8
 14. Knock On Wood - Amii Stewart (Ariola America)              --
 15. What You Won't Do For Love - Bobby Caldwell (Clouds)       17
 16. Don't Cry Out Loud - Melissa Manchester (Arista)           15
 17. The Gambler - Kenny Rogers (United Artists)                20
 18. I Want Your Love - Chic (Atlantic)                         --
 19. Heart of Glass - Blondie (Chrysalis)                       24
 20. What a Fool Believes - The Doobie Brothers (Warner Bros.)  37
 24. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits (Warner Brothers)          26
 32. Big Shot - Billy Joel (Columbia)                           45
 38. No Tell Lover - Chicago (Columbia)                         35
 49. Crazy Love - Poco (ABC)                                    --
 HP  In the Navy - The Village People (Casablanca)              --  
     My Life - Billy Joel (Columbia)                              
     Hold the Line - Toto (Columbia)                              
     September - Earth, Wind & Fire (ARC)                         
     Lotta Love - Nicolette Larson (Warner Brothers)              
     Too Much Heaven - The Bee Gees (RSO)                         
     Got to Be Real - Cheryl Lynn (Columbia)
                   TWELVE-INCH SINGLES (Disco Mixes):       
     Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? - Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)
     I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor (Polydor)
     Shake Your Groove Thing - Peaches & Herb (Polydor)            
     Knock On Wood - Amii Stewart (Ariola America)   

                      ADDITIONAL DISCO SONGS: 
     Hold Your Horses - First Choice (Gold Mind)
     Chains - Gregg Diamond Bionic Boogie (Polydor)
     Love and Desire - Arpeggio (Polydor)
     Feed the Flame - Lorraine Johnson (Prelude)
     Take That to the Bank - Shalamar (SOLAR)
     If There's Love - Amant (Marlin)
     We Are Family - Sister Sledge (Cotillion)
     Shoot Me (With Your Love) - Tasha Thomas (Atlantic)
     Manhattan Woman - Village People (Casablanca)
     Contact - Edwin Starr (20th Century)
     Now That We Found Love - Third World (Island) 
     Fly Me on the Wings of Love - Celi Bee (APA)
     At Midnight - T-Connection (Dash)
     I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)
                                   - Instant Funk (Salsoul) 
     He's the Greatest Dancer - Sister Sledge (Cotillion)
     Let's Fly Away - Voyage (Marlin)
     A Little Lovin' (Keeps the Doctor Away) - Raes (A&M)
     Keep On Jumpin' - Musique (Prelude)
     (Everybody) Get Dancin' - Bombers (West End)
     In the Bush - Musique (Prelude)   
     Dancin' - Grey & Hankes (RCA)                                                          
                        THE TOP TEN ALBUMS:                       
     Blondes Have More Fun - Rod Stewart (Warner Brothers)        
     Spirits Having Flown - The Bee Gees (RSO)                    
     Briefcase Full of Blues - The Blues Brothers (Atlantic)      
     Dire Straits - Dire Straits (Warner Brothers)                
     52nd Street - Billy Joel (Columbia)                          
     Minute By Minute - The Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers)     
     Cruisin' - The Village People (Casablanca)                   
     Love Tracks - Gloria Gaynor (Polydor)                        
     Armed Forces - Elvis Costello (Columbia)                     
     Totally Hot - Olivia Newton-John (MCA)    
     NOTE: Twelve-inch singles are not aired from 6AM to 10AM
     and aren't on the printed list.

     SPECIAL NOTE: In response to the 'new kid on the block', WKTU (Disco 92), 
     which is fast becoming the top rated station in New York City over WABC,
     WABC adds over a dozen disco songs to the playlist this week. 
     This will continue through late April. None of these songs 
     appear on the printed list. The adding of the disco songs to an 
     already disco-heavy survey will backfire, with ratings continuing
     to slip, and WABC back-pedals away from the additional disco
     playlist by May.   

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