A run own of the Billboard 1979 Year End Charts... Top Male Singles Artists 1. Rod Stewart 2. Kenny Rogers 3. Billy Joel 4. Gerry Rarrerty 5. Elton John Rod won in the singles race, but Billy Joel was the Top Male artist of the year overall with LP's combined. Top Female Singles Artists 1. Donna Summer 2. Anne Murray 3. Olivia Newton John 4. Gloria Gaynor 5. Anita Ward Donna was not only the Top Female Singles act but she was the Top pop act of the year overall, no surprise there. Top Singles Groups 1. Chic 2. Bee Gees 3. The Knack 4. Earth Wind & Fire 5. Dr. Hook Chic won the group race, Bee Gees finally lost their title.