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1979 - Bee Gees Swing Us Into the Next Decade



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


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