By 1979, the end of another decade, several types of music had emerged. The Bee Gees enjoyed #1 spots with "Night Fever" in 1978 and "Too Much Heaven". Everyone scrambled to get on the disco bandwagon, including The Clash and Earth, Wind, and Fire. The Doobies had their best-selling album ever with "Minute by Minute". AC/DC, Pink Floyd, and even Donna Summer had huge hits in 1979.
Important Fact: The ever-popular "YMCA" made the #1 slot in 1979 and continues to be a favorite among many generations today.
The Rolling Stone named 500 of the greatest songs of all time. 13 songs made the cut in 1979!
254 Highway To Hell - AC/DC
146 Rock Lobster - The B-52's
224 Good Times - Chic
292 Train In Vein - The Clash
430 (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais - The Clash
361 Complete Control - The Clash
284 (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding - Elvis Costello
314 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
375 Another Brick In The Wall, Pt. 2 - Pink Floyd
388 Roxanne - The Police
323 Dancing Barefoot - Patti Smith
248 Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang
103 Hot Stuff - Donna Summer