Was this a No. 1 country song or No. 1 disco song in 1979?

Boogie on, little doggies.

You don't see a lot of cowboys in leisure suits, which is why Billboard kept separate charts for Hot Country Singles and Hot Dance Club Play. (That being said, is there really that much difference between Saturday Night Fever and line dancing?)

The following songs were all chart-toppers in 1979. Half of them were No. 1 on the Hot Country chart; the other half hit No. 1 on the Hot Dance Club chart.

Can you judge a song by its title? See if you can sort them.

  1. "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
  2. "Baby I'm Burnin'"
  3. "If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me"
  4. "Deputy of Love"
  5. "Shadows in the Moonlight"
  6. "You're My Jamaica"
  7. "I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)"
  8. "Dancer"
  9. "Born to Be Alive"
  10. "I May Never Get to Heaven"
  11. "I've Got the Next Dance"
  12. "Backside of Thirty"
  13. "All I Ever Need Is You"
  14. "Here Comes That Sound Again"

Was this a No. 1 country song or No. 1 disco song in 1979?

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MaryAnn 26 days ago
10/14 I find it hard to believe that some of these were #1 hits...
jcp 2 months ago
dear metv i got 14 out 14 2weeks ago and i shared a comment. what happened to my comment. i wanted to hear from other metv fans to comment on my comment. so today i repeated the 14 out of 14 i also got 14 out of 14. thank you jcp
Allison 2 months ago
11/14 should have been 12/14 but I clicked and it moved so it clicked on the wrong answer but i knew the correct answer
Thomas 2 months ago
Thought I would get all 14 for being an avid listener and Billboard reader in 1979 but the compliment for 11 right is a surprise. Thanks !
AnnaRentzVandenhazel 3 months ago
10 out of 14 - We tip our cap to you, a true Seventies expert!

And #2 should be correct either way. It was billed as a disco song on the charts, the fact that Dolly Parton sang it doesn't automatically make it just country!
Runeshaper 3 months ago
You got 7 out of 14
Looks like you need to listen to more Seventies music, pardner.

Eeesh! LOL
Barry22 3 months ago
10/14 and guessed. Most of these I never heard of.
KellyShort 3 months ago
8/14 better than I thought I would do I HATE country & disco
STTOS 3 months ago
You got 12 out of 14 - We tip our cap to you, a true Seventies expert! Had to guess on more than I thought I would but still did pretty good. I'll take it.
SheriHeffner 3 months ago
I got 11 out of 14. I guessed on the ones I never heard of but still missed some. I hated country music. The only country music I ever liked was Here You Come Again and That's Who I Am. The last was on muzak in my store, The girl sang "I am Rosemary's granddaughter, The spitting image of my father. And when the day is done my momma is my biggest fan."
Amalthea SheriHeffner 2 months ago
That song is "Who I Am" by Jessica Andrews. It was also used as the theme song to the TV show "Sue Thomas, F.B. Eye".
cperrynaples 3 months ago
9/14! Hated country music! A few comments: [1] Why didn't they say that 1 & 2 were Rod Stewart and Dolly Parton? [2] 9 is an oxymoron! How the hell could you live to be dead? [3] 13 was originally recorded by Sonny & Cher!
SheriHeffner cperrynaples 3 months ago
I'm wondering the same thing.
MrsPhilHarris 3 months ago
9/14 Some I have never heard of. Don Armondo's Second Avenue Rhumba Band? I was overseas but I remember dancing to Born To Be Alive in some dive.
Emily MrsPhilHarris 3 months ago
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Amalthea MrsPhilHarris 2 months ago
"Born To Be Alive" was "our song" for my best friend & me when we were 15-16 and used to frequent a local teen disco. I still love that song.
MrsPhilHarris Amalthea 2 months ago
I still love it too.
RobCertSDSCascap 3 months ago
10/14- feh! Confused #5 with this favorite.
There is quite a disconnect between their look and their sound on this particular number.
cperrynaples harlow1313 3 months ago
Yep, and these guys were never disco or country!
BrianMoore 3 months ago
10 out of 14. Dumb luck on a lot of these
Emily BrianMoore 3 months ago
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Utzaake 3 months ago
6/14. Is that disco-dancing cowboy Tony Clifton?
Emily Utzaake 3 months ago
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cperrynaples Utzaake 3 months ago
No, I believe that's Jeff the Drunk before his arm died...LOL!
BrittReid 3 months ago
8/14. Dislike Disco and country music equally!
Emily BrittReid 3 months ago
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Jeremy 3 months ago
I only missed two of them and would you believe that most of them were complete guesses based on their titles?
Emily Jeremy 3 months ago
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