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Subject: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/11/13 at 8:13 pm

Thought I would start at the end of the decade this time.  Remember, 2-3 videos at a time, and if you are quoting a post, remove the video from the quote.


I will kick this one off with a song that's actually from 1978, but for Canada and Australia, it was not a hit until 1979.  This is from Holland and it is just fantastic ...

Luv' - Trojan Horse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uTqS3EyL4o


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Here is a classic rock song, that upon it's initial release in 1978, failed, but when re-released in 1979, became a world-wide smash.  If you ever hear this song on the radio, they always cut off the fantastic guitar solo at the end, but here it is in all its wonderful glory ...

Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFHQcLHKFHM


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Can't kick off a thread like this and not throw in some Canadian Content.  Here is a cover song that is among my list of the greatest cover songs of all time ...

Long John Baldry featuring Kathi McDonald - You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8wQxs0M_1Q

Long John Baldry was born and raised in England.  Kathi McDonald is American, and this song is a cover of the song made famous by the Righteous Brothers.  Where does Canada fit in, you ask?  In 1978, Baldry moved to Canada, became a Canadian Citizen and recorded the album Baldry's Out which this song appears on

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: gibbo on 11/11/13 at 8:57 pm

I always think of The Doobies - What a Fool Believes' when I think of 1979.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: amjikloviet on 11/11/13 at 9:32 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dfc9EZShRw

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/12/13 at 6:40 am

I think of 3 songs when I think of 1979.

All these were huge that year.


Supertramp ~ The Logical Song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k3JVfxluFU

The Knack ~ My Sharona

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ded4MZVVAhE


Supertramp ~Goodbye Stranger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaMMvt2BpbA


Breakfast in America was such a huge album back then. I didn't know anyone who didn't own a copy. The Logical song was the #1 song in our city that year, and the other 2 were in the top 6.

The top 10 in Toronto:

1 The Logical Song     Supertramp
2 Da Ya Think I'm Sexy Rod Stewart
3 What A Fool Believes Doobie Brothers
4 My Life Billy Joel
5 My Sharona   The Knack
6 Goodbye Stranger   Supertramp
7 Heartache Tonight Eagles
8 Babe   Styx
9 Tragedy Bee Gees
10 Heart Of Glass Blondie

A very good representation of what we heard on the radio that year.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/12/13 at 6:41 am


Thought I would start at the end of the decade this time.  Remember, 2-3 videos at a time, and if you are quoting a post, remove the video from the quote.


I will kick this one off with a song that's actually from 1978, but for Canada and Australia, it was not a hit until 1979.  This is from Holland and it is just fantastic ...

Luv' - Trojan Horse


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Here is a classic rock song, that upon it's initial release in 1978, failed, but when re-released in 1979, became a world-wide smash.  If you ever hear this song on the radio, they always cut off the fantastic guitar solo at the end, but here it is in all its wonderful glory ...

Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing


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Can't kick off a thread like this and not throw in some Canadian Content.  Here is a cover song that is among my list of the greatest cover songs of all time ...

Long John Baldry featuring Kathi McDonald - You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling


Long John Baldry was born and raised in England.  Kathi McDonald is American, and this song is a cover of the song made famous by the Righteous Brothers.  Where does Canada fit in, you ask?  In 1978, Baldry moved to Canada, became a Canadian Citizen and recorded the album Baldry's Out which this song appears on



Oh Wow, I love Sultans Of Swing.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/12/13 at 6:46 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AhkpOf6nSo

Roger Voudouris- Get Used To It

His only hit in 1979, he passed away August 3rd, 2003.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/12/13 at 6:47 am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dfc9EZShRw


good song by a talented musician.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/12/13 at 7:55 am


I always think of The Doobies - What a Fool Believes' when I think of 1979.


A very good song.  The album Minute By Minute in which it appears, I thought was their best album ever.



The Knack ~ My Sharona


Fantastic song!  The Knack have the honour of being the only act of the 70s to have two #1 hit singles from a debut album in Canada.  The follow-up was called Good Girls Don't

The Knack - Good Girls Don't
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc4l5EpCMEc

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/12/13 at 8:03 am



Fantastic song!  The Knack have the honour of being the only act of the 70s to have two #1 hit singles from a debut album in Canada.  The follow-up was called Good Girls Don't

The Knack - Good Girls Don't


It's a great song! I see this is the "clean lyrics" version.  ;)  Not the one we heard on the radio all the time.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/12/13 at 2:17 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-4vMQOOiUY

Ace Frehley- New York Groove

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/12/13 at 2:43 pm


Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing


The British single version of this is very subtly different from the album version, which is the one that normally crops up on compilations and whatnot (and was also used on the US hit single) - it was re-recorded after the record company said it sounded 'too polished' (the last verse was also missed out, I think) and it's one of those annoying songs that have never made it to CD (or whatnot)...

A rarity from Cliff in two ways...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htZir_Taizg

Firstly, he slips into falsetto mode near the end of the song and secondly, he achieved a US Top Ten with it!

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/12/13 at 3:21 pm


The British single version of this is very subtly different from the album version, which is the one that normally crops up on compilations and whatnot (and was also used on the US hit single) - it was re-recorded after the record company said it sounded 'too polished' (the last verse was also missed out, I think) and it's one of those annoying songs that have never made it to CD (or whatnot)...


I hope it atleast had the guitar solo at the end. 


Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Anymore


Excellent song.  His 4th US Top 40 hit.  I'd often heard that many Americans thought he was just a fresh face on the scene when that song came out as prior to 1976's Devil Woman, he had almost NO success in the States.

I grew up hearing alot about Cliff Richard cause that whole "British Elvis" stature he had was seen in Canada as well.  We Don't Talk Anymore was his 18th Top 40 hit in Canada, where it peaked in very early of 1980. 

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/12/13 at 3:28 pm

In 1979, the great Welsh rockabilly artist Dave Edmunds released his 5th solo album titled Repeat When Necessary.  From this album came 2 great hits ...

Dave Edmunds - Girls Talk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTkhBuNdMgY

Dave Edmunds - Queen of Hearts
This would later become a BIG hit for American singer Juice Newton in the 80s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFN_H3Eqw1U

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/12/13 at 3:36 pm

The members of the band in the two videos above are:  Billy Bremmer, Terry Williams and Nick Lowe, who along with Edmunds make up a group called Rockpile.  At the same time Edmunds had released that album, Nick Lowe released his 2nd solo album titled Labour of Lust and featured the same musicians on his record. 

It produced 3 hits.  Here are all three ...

Nick Lowe - Crackin' Up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCBm_IESaVA

Nick Lowe - Cruel to Be Kind
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0l3QWUXVho

Nick Lowe - Switchboard Susan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-rK4Ee45dk

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/12/13 at 3:43 pm

"Cruel to be kind" is an awesome song!

The Police ~ Message In A Bottle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbXWrmQW-OE

The Police were really in their hey day back in 1979. Reggatta de Blanc was such a great album.  And so was Prism's Armageddon. Very popular in high school. Here is the title track:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkPhGRQzboE

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/12/13 at 3:48 pm

Sniff N' The Tears "Driver's Seat":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V88yyayq6AY

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/12/13 at 3:50 pm


I hope it atleast had the guitar solo at the end. 


Not having 'our' copy of the single to hand, I can't rightly say...

...but this guy appears to have it in its full-length alternate glory on a US 12inch - as I said, the differences are subtle, but noticeable...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JybLlsu_ZX0

An intensive scour of t'web tells me that 'our' version was full-length (as per the above video) - the edited version was only issued to radio stations, who got a bit squicky about playing something that long!

Glad I've settled that - I can go to bed happy now!  ;)


Dave Edmunds - Queen of Hearts
This would later become a BIG hit for American singer Juice Newton in the 80s


...but a MUCH better version than hers, that's for sure!

What's that? How about some wimpy, sappy pop, you say? Well, why not?  ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2TYc-sX64A

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/13/13 at 6:16 am


The British single version of this is very subtly different from the album version, which is the one that normally crops up on compilations and whatnot (and was also used on the US hit single) - it was re-recorded after the record company said it sounded 'too polished' (the last verse was also missed out, I think) and it's one of those annoying songs that have never made it to CD (or whatnot)...

A rarity from Cliff in two ways...



Firstly, he slips into falsetto mode near the end of the song and secondly, he achieved a US Top Ten with it!


"We Don't Talk Anymore" was played during MTV's debut on television.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/13/13 at 6:21 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25o5_SdB71w

Donna Summer- Walk Away

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/13/13 at 5:53 pm

2 songs that were on the charts in 1979. 

Billy Joel ~ My Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3JFEfdK_Ls

Orleans ~ Love Takes Time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk2ht0Ceqyc

Both songs remind me of my time in high school. Cannot fully comprehend it's been 33 years since I graduated. 

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/13/13 at 7:04 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UaJAnnipkY

Patrick Hernandez-Born To Be Alive

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/13/13 at 7:10 pm


Billy Joel ~ My Life

Orleans ~ Love Takes Time


I have both those songs on my mp3, and I listen to them all the time on the way to work



Patrick Hernandez-Born To Be Alive


I don't mind the odd disco song, but that is one song I never cared for

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/13/13 at 7:18 pm


Patrick Hernandez-Born To Be Alive



I don't mind the odd disco song, but that is one song I never cared for


Yeah, even for a disco song, it was bad.
Back in high school, when this song was out, everyone in our school hated it except for a couple of guys. One time one of them left their locker opened and my buddy looked inside his locker and found the '45 of this song. So he takes it out of his locker, breaks it in 3 or 4 pieces and he screamed out "Born to be broken!"  ;D 

He said (but I cannot verify this story) that he took the broken pieces of the '45 home and threw it in the fireplace and set it on fire.
Ah...high school memories.  ;D

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/14/13 at 6:59 am

Yeah, even for a disco song, it was bad.

I don't think it was meant to be a disco song.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/14/13 at 7:04 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPQmHwALAck

Jacksons- Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/15/13 at 11:36 am

The B-52s' "Rock Lobster" was also popular that year. (I used to think for years that it was an 80s song until finding out that it was recorded in 1978, along with the rest of the album it's on, which got released in 1979.)

Here is the full 6+ minute version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2V2h_Bd_Gg

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/15/13 at 2:49 pm

I think this was the year when the 'Disco Sucks' campaign was in full swing, but everyone was at it in some shape or form...

...including this lot - whose 'Discovery' LP (patchy being the best description) was nicknamed 'Disco? Very!'

But at least it had this on it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9nkzaOPP6g

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/15/13 at 3:06 pm


The B-52s' "Rock Lobster" was also popular that year. (I used to think for years that it was an 80s song until finding out that it was recorded in 1978, along with the rest of the album it's on, which got released in 1979.)

Here is the full 6+ minute version:



I love Rock Lobster.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/15/13 at 3:08 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQHBJs7xs2A

Bee Gees-Love You Inside Out

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: amjikloviet on 11/15/13 at 3:14 pm

This song is actually from 1978 but wasn't on the Billboard charts until 1979. Just want to add that the flute solo in this song is amazing!. Love it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU3u5UDjYeY

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/15/13 at 4:49 pm


This song is actually from 1978 but wasn't on the Billboard charts until 1979. Just want to add that the flute solo in this song is amazing!. Love it!




love this song.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/15/13 at 7:16 pm


I think this was the year when the 'Disco Sucks' campaign was in full swing, but everyone was at it in some shape or form...

...including this lot - whose 'Discovery' LP (patchy being the best description) was nicknamed 'Disco? Very!'

But at least it had this on it...


"Don't bring me down" is a great song.
I think the "Disco sucks" campaign started at our school before "Saturday Night Fever" was released but yeah by 1978/79 it was in full swing.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/16/13 at 3:11 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ennMD1fPtXA

Herb Alpert- Rise!

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/16/13 at 3:42 pm

The Commodores had 2 really good songs on the charts in 1979 from their Midnight Magic album

Commodores ~ Sail On

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg-ivWxy5KE


Commodores ~ Still

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oTxaL2NDkc

I think "Still" was one of the most beautiful slow songs from the 1970s.  I remember dancing to it in 1979 with a girl named Louise.  But I never had the guts to tell her how much I liked her... warped was really shy back then  ;)

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/16/13 at 5:14 pm

Love The Commodores.  Sail On is one of my favourites!


The Top 40 had some great songs, but there are alot of great songs that never saw the Top 40.  Here are three of them ...

Marc Tanner Band - Elena
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnRAqTodiik

Tarney/Spencer Band - No Time to Lose
This re-charted in 1981 at US #74
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWN1z5Evm44


And just because you didn't make the Top 40 doesn't mean you didn't have a recognizable song.  This one is in the running for my favourite song of 1979 ...

Carolyne Mas - Stillsane
This clip has videos for two of her other singles (Quote Goodbye Quote and Never Two Without Three, but the first one in the clip is the song at hand
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pg3sDnhAljQ

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/16/13 at 5:40 pm


Love The Commodores.  Sail On is one of my favourites!


The Top 40 had some great songs, but there are alot of great songs that never saw the Top 40.  Here are three of them ...

Marc Tanner Band - Elena

Tarney/Spencer Band - No Time to Lose
This re-charted in 1981 at US #74



And just because you didn't make the Top 40 doesn't mean you didn't have a recognizable song.  This one is in the running for my favourite song of 1979 ...

Carolyne Mas - Stillsane
This clip has videos for two of her other singles (Quote Goodbye Quote and Never Two Without Three, but the first one in the clip is the song at hand


Now that's a couple of songs I haven't heard it awhile.
Out of the three, "Carolyne Mas - Stillsane" is my favorite too. If I recall, it also had more plays on the radio than the other two.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/16/13 at 9:05 pm


Now that's a couple of songs I haven't heard it awhile.
Out of the three, "Carolyne Mas - Stillsane" is my favorite too. If I recall, it also had more plays on the radio than the other two.


It did yes, even well into the 80s, it was still frequently played on the radio.  I remember it oh so well

Here's a few more non Top 40s from 1979 ...


Nancy Brooks - I'm Not Gonna Cry Anymore
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXymIqbUM88

Desmond Child and Rouge - Our Love is Insane
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLcWHU9tKjg


And last but not least, another contender for my favourite song of 1979.  One of those few songs where the bass is everything.  I just love it ...

Japan - Life in Tokyo
This peaked at #28 in the UK, but not until 1982.  This was Japan's only hit single in Canada, and I am still surprised we made it a hit before their native UK did
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsbrw9Y6_ng

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/17/13 at 10:20 am


Tarney/Spencer Band - No Time to Lose
This re-charted in 1981 at US #74


Alan Tarney was probably getting bigger paychecks at this time as the writer of Cliff's 'We Don't Talk Anymore'...


Japan - Life in Tokyo
This peaked at #28 in the UK, but not until 1982.  This was Japan's only hit single in Canada, and I am still surprised we made it a hit before their native UK did


They had a sizeable-ish following in Britain at that time, but their record company didn't quite know how to market them, which certainly didn't help them. Giorgio Moroder produced this, which probably explains a lot about that bassline!

For all his acclaim over a very lengthy career, Elvis C. has only had three top ten singles in Britain! This was the first and biggest...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow1S4DJtLOk

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/17/13 at 3:13 pm


The Commodores had 2 really good songs on the charts in 1979 from their Midnight Magic album

Commodores ~ Sail On



Commodores ~ Still



I think "Still" was one of the most beautiful slow songs from the 1970s.  I remember dancing to it in 1979 with a girl named Louise.  But I never had the guts to tell her how much I liked her... warped was really shy back then  ;)


I liked both of their songs, "Sail On" was a song that puts you at ease.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/17/13 at 3:19 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koUAtkI2aB0


I'm sure you're familiar with this woman ^ Jackie Moore-This Time Baby

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/17/13 at 3:28 pm


I'm sure you're familiar with this woman ^ Jackie Moore-This Time Baby


I never heard of her or this song.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/17/13 at 5:56 pm


I'm sure you're familiar with this woman ^ Jackie Moore-This Time Baby


I only know of that song through a sample of it that was used in a very popular song in the late 00s, which I like much better than the original ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dn58UW97Qw

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/17/13 at 5:58 pm


They had a sizeable-ish following in Britain at that time, but their record company didn't quite know how to market them, which certainly didn't help them. Giorgio Moroder produced this, which probably explains a lot about that bassline!


I didn't know it was a Moroder production.  That does explain the bass.  I see the 1982 version that charted in the UK was a remix, but I do not know what it sounds like, or how different it is from the 1979 version

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/18/13 at 6:29 am


I never heard of her or this song.


to each his own.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/18/13 at 6:00 pm

In 1979, Canadian singer Bruce Cockburn (ahem, that's pronounced "co-burn") released his 9th album titled Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws.  From this album, a single titled Wondering Where the Lions Are entered the charts in Canada and in November of that year, became his first ever Top 40 hit here.  It also became a Top 40 hit in the US, but not until 1980.

Bruce Cockburn - Wondering Where the Lions Are
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6Lpx6JIMmk


In 1979, Canadian rock band April Wine released the single Roller and gave them a hit single in America, something they hadn't had since 1972's You Could Have Been A Lady.  Though it was only their 2nd hit in America, it was their 20th hit in Canada and also was the start of a small run of hits they had in the US Hot 100 that ended when they first "officially" called it quits in 1984

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usWQOPTORn8

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/18/13 at 7:10 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBC_Vm6Sfms

Stephanie Mills-What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/18/13 at 9:56 pm

Here is one that is on the cusp of 1979/80.  Released in late 1979, Peter Piper by Frank Mills peaked in the Canadian chart the 2nd last week of December 1979.  It also went on to become a hit in the US but not until early 1980

Frank Mills - Peter Piper
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwhb5Lex_bE


Here is a non Top 40 hit that I still hear on the radio from time to time ...

Sad Cafe - Run Home Girl
The lead singer of this band is Paul M. Young, who went on to become one of the singers of the 80s supergroup Mike + the Mechanics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm8C7wlW9NU



In 1979, The Beach Boys released an album titled L.A. (Light Album) that featured a few hits, one such titled Lady Lynda.  It was based on a classical composition by Bach and though it did not become a mainstream hit in North America, it did reach the UK Top 10.  It is my favourite Beach Boys song of the 70s ...

The Beach Boys - Lady Lynda
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzd4D9ndtok

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/19/13 at 7:34 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAAzxdBkAdM

YMCA-Village People

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/21/13 at 8:58 am

Here is ex-Motors guitarist Bram Tchaikovsky with a great hit in 1979.  This was his lone hit in North America ...

Bram Tchaikovsky - Girl of My Dreams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zakfyqu5z_4

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 11/21/13 at 1:33 pm


Carolyne Mas - Stillsane


Here's something I bet you didn't know: that song actually reached #59 in our charts.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 11/21/13 at 1:39 pm


Here is ex-Motors guitarist Bram Tchaikovsky with a great hit in 1979.  This was his lone hit in North America ...



But on this side of the pond, he is better known for this recording:

Sarah Smiles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT-cco2ot3s

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Henk on 11/21/13 at 1:50 pm


The members of the band in the two videos above are:  Billy Bremmer, Terry Williams and Nick Lowe, who along with Edmunds make up a group called Rockpile. 


I take it you meant to type Billy Bremner there. ;) Maybe you'll find some of his work in the 1982 thread...


At the same time Edmunds had released that album, Nick Lowe released his 2nd solo album titled Labour of Lust and featured the same musicians on his record. 

It produced 3 hits.  Here are all three ...

Nick Lowe - Crackin' Up

Nick Lowe - Cruel to Be Kind

Nick Lowe - Switchboard Susan


None of which made it across the Channel to our charts. He did however manage to score a hit with I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass, but that was 1978.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/21/13 at 2:11 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FIOjLwwj-U

Styx-Babe

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/21/13 at 3:19 pm


Here's something I bet you didn't know: that song actually reached #59 in our charts.


That's fantastic.  A good song like that should be in there.  I hoped somewhere it was in a Top 40 chart

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/21/13 at 4:21 pm


Here is ex-Motors guitarist Bram Tchaikovsky with a great hit in 1979.  This was his lone hit in North America ...

Bram Tchaikovsky - Girl of My Dreams



This was a good song. Bram has more songs that got play on FM..just don't remember what they were. I listened to the song Henk posted "Sara Smiles" Another good song, but not the ones that I remember.


That's fantastic.  A good song like that should be in there.  I hoped somewhere it was in a Top 40 chart


I'm still suprised it wasn't in Canada. Caroline Mas...Stillsane .really good song...and love the start of the song

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/22/13 at 3:31 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YsXsWljxcY

Archie Bell & The Drells-Strategy

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 11/24/13 at 10:11 pm

1979 was the year of Ian ...

Ian Matthews - Shake It
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW_mcA5bF9Y

Ian Gomm - Hold On
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs9PZ_g2QAY

Ian Thomas - Pilot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYK4MzAo4LY

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 11/25/13 at 5:12 am

Another bloke who only had one visit to the British chart...this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTzt7_bP27k

And yet another one that's quite difficult to obtain on CD...

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/25/13 at 6:43 am


Another bloke who only had one visit to the British chart...this!



And yet another one that's quite difficult to obtain on CD...


and what happened after this hit?  ???

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/25/13 at 6:46 am


1979 was the year of Ian ...

Ian Matthews - Shake It

Ian Gomm - Hold On

Ian Thomas - Pilot


I liked the 3 Ian's. 3 really good songs.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/25/13 at 6:47 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxpYN-NK54Y

Dr. Hook- When You're Love With A Beautiful Woman

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/26/13 at 6:10 pm

One of the last songs to enter the charts that year...

"Cruisin'" by Smokey Robinson:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlzY6cWpoMQ

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: warped on 11/26/13 at 7:03 pm



Dr. Hook- When You're Love With A Beautiful Woman


Nice song, Howard.

George Harrison ~ Blow Away

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAVU3LNzsrw

Like most George songs, they always make me smile.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/27/13 at 6:23 am


One of the last songs to enter the charts that year...

"Cruisin'" by Smokey Robinson:



good tune by Smokey.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/27/13 at 6:26 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOhI_T_xdlU

Maxine Nightingale- Lead Me On

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 11/27/13 at 11:15 am


good tune by Smokey.

It sure is. I also liked Huey Lewis & Gwyneth Paltrow's cover version of it, from the film Duets (in which they both starred).

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 11/27/13 at 7:42 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkccYayMNhk

Bustin' Loose- Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/02/13 at 1:21 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vHvzybkqfo



Cat

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/02/13 at 6:27 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yteMugRAc0


Cat

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/02/13 at 7:30 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF16uJwIE0U

Donna Summer- Dim All The Lights

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/14/13 at 4:14 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNqqs4h4M7c

Little River Band- Lonesome Loser

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 12/17/13 at 8:39 pm

This song spent 9 weeks at no 1 in the German charts. We know it better as the theme song from Grizzly Adams... "Maybe".


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Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/18/13 at 6:41 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhxdR-4NAlk

Bonnie Pointer- Heaven Must've Sent You

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: gibbo on 12/20/13 at 4:41 am

I have no rhythm ... but these two songs got me moving (of sorts). :-\\


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pMyTMEttd8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yURRmWtbTbo


Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 12/20/13 at 6:13 am


This song spent 9 weeks at no 1 in the German charts. We know it better as the theme song from Grizzly Adams... "Maybe".


A long time fixture of early Saturday evening TV in Britain, this was - probably how it charted!

Power pop, folks? My pleasure...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95AEzyWZX8I

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/20/13 at 4:16 pm


I have no rhythm ... but these two songs got me moving (of sorts). :-\\



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yURRmWtbTbo


What was that other hit she had?  ???

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/20/13 at 4:18 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F47AfASOnA8

David Naughton- Makin It

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/20/13 at 4:34 pm


What was that other hit she had?  ???


You mean other hits.  She had quite a few in various countries, both in and out of the Top 40

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: gibbo on 12/20/13 at 10:21 pm


What was that other hit she had?  ???


It wasn't another song by Amii Stewart Howard ... I just posted this one badly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yURRmWtbTbo

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/21/13 at 3:48 pm


It wasn't another song by Amii Stewart Howard ... I just posted this one badly.




can't get enough of this dance track.  :)

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/21/13 at 3:51 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vphSSRJS7kk

Chaka Khan- Do You Love What You Feel

this song played on your radio 34 years ago today.  :)

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/25/13 at 5:52 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xUFnGWWtoQ

Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 12/27/13 at 7:57 pm

How about some Jazz?  I still love this one ...

Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6IUUWzI7vg


Here is one from Canada by a singer named Zwol (real name Walter Zwolinski).  I love pop songs that feature a saxophone.  This never charted high, but don't let that fool you.  It was a radio favourite in Canada ...

Zwol - Shaka Shaka
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIHbi9Lzhg4

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/28/13 at 3:35 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61lke-zN8GU

Teddy Pendergrass- Turn Off The Lights

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 12/31/13 at 7:02 pm

Foreigner - Head Games

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4utyX3vXzY

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/01/14 at 3:40 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKfzQt1pqm0&feature=kp

France Joli - Don't Stop Dancing

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/02/14 at 2:15 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJMw8cUGjwI&feature=kp

Chicago - Street Player

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/03/14 at 3:29 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N1Hf2SPPF0

GLADYS KNIGHT AND THE PIPS - IT'S A BETTER THAN GOOD TIME

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 01/07/14 at 10:33 pm

Atlanta Rhythm Section recorded a cover of the Classics IV's "Spooky" which became a hit for them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w804N8q_RQ

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/08/14 at 7:25 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u65_D3FJ6Sw&feature=kp

Chic-My Feet Keep Dancing

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: CatwomanofV on 01/23/14 at 5:50 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pldfdclhQuc


Cat

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/24/14 at 3:22 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOKq1VmEbtc&feature=kp

GQ-I do love you

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: zcrito on 01/24/14 at 11:00 pm

Two from 1979 I like,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47YAcpCa5dM
Planet Claire - The B-52s (I'm not sure if it was ever released as a single, but it's from their July 1979 album)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qNduYgwM3s
From September 1979, Half The Way - Crystal Gayle.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: whistledog on 01/25/14 at 8:48 am


Planet Claire - The B-52s (I'm not sure if it was ever released as a single, but it's from their July 1979 album)


It was a single yes.  Quite a good song as well.  It was a Top 40 hit in New Zealand, and just missed the Top 40 in Australia and Canada

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: AmericanGirl on 01/25/14 at 9:10 am

I couldn't find this on YouTube but it's a good watch:  Prince "I Wanna Be Your Lover":

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x15zj5c_prince-i-wanna-be-your-lover-official-video_music

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Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/25/14 at 3:03 pm


I couldn't find this on YouTube but it's a good watch:  Prince "I Wanna Be Your Lover":

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x15zj5c_prince-i-wanna-be-your-lover-official-video_music

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He made an excellent video. :)

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/25/14 at 3:06 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hihp_Jjdnsg



LEIF GARRETT, I WAS MADE FOR DANCING.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: SiderealDreams on 01/25/14 at 4:23 pm

I've come here to represent the dark side of 1979 8) .

Joy Division - Transmission
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnWPGSQjFUc
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Gary Numan (with Tubeway Army) - Are 'Friends' Electric?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0WNbm1jz6A
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Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKRJfIPiJGY

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 01/26/14 at 2:56 am

Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0l3QWUXVho

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: gibbo on 01/26/14 at 4:04 am


Nick Lowe - Cruel To Be Kind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0l3QWUXVho


Whenever I hear that Nick Lowe song ... I also think of his friend, Dave Edmunds!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTkhBuNdMgY

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 01/26/14 at 3:24 pm

Doobie brothers sweet feelin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lSFjQwZDh0&feature=kp

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Nostalgic on 02/15/14 at 4:56 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0pifERkeEQ

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/15/14 at 3:26 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg-ivWxy5KE&feature=kp

Commodores - Sail On

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: robby76 on 02/26/14 at 3:50 am

Always loved his voice, and this concert captures the late 70s / early 80s nicely. Would've loved to have been there in the sunny outdoors.

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Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 02/26/14 at 6:26 am

Doobie Brothers ~ What A fool Believes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJe1iUuAW4M&feature=kp

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 02/28/14 at 11:43 pm


I've come here to represent the dark side of 1979 8) .

Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead

I know this one...and I kinda like listening to all 9 1/2 minutes of it. :D ;)

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 03/01/14 at 3:28 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYRhHObvzNw&feature=kp

earth wind and fire : after the love has gone

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Foo Bar on 05/01/14 at 9:26 pm

Coming from the 1980 Odyssey post, you chose "1979", and although the episode of Buck Rogers aired in 1980, Johnny Harris (who had nothing to do with the disco band "Odyssey") composed this in 1979 for the TV show:

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  - Johnny Harris, aka Andromeda, and this is Odyssey, aka that funky disco instrumental track from that episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

I'm not sure if you chose wisely or poorly.  How do you think you did?

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 05/02/14 at 3:18 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPKFmVkVXP0

Undisputed Truth__Atomic Funk

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Visor765 on 05/08/14 at 5:33 pm

1979 and no one posts any disco songs?! Here! Sister Sledge - We Are Family https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMVe_HcyP9Y

Donna Summer - Hot Stuff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27-TM3q5-Cc

Earth, Wind, and Fire - September https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=god7hAPv8f0

How could anybody hate disco? It's so fun.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 05/09/14 at 3:38 pm


1979 and no one posts any disco songs?! Here! Sister Sledge - We Are Family http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMVe_HcyP9Y

Donna Summer - Hot Stuffhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27-TM3q5-Cc

Earth, Wind, and Fire - September http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=god7hAPv8f0

How could anybody hate disco? It's so fun.

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/11/14 at 12:48 am

This song still reminds me of a dude from my town nicknamed Uncle Flappy who had the baddestass muscle car on Route 13.  He loved that souped up Charger, we all did, and he said "Cars" was his song, and we agreed.  We were all lost on the song's subtext!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldyx3KHOFXw

This one's for mother...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBkTUzKAiXQ

The Police: Message in a Bottle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbXWrmQW-OE

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 05/11/14 at 7:06 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0B_ecRpevk

Uncle Louie-I Like Funky Music

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: nally on 12/02/14 at 11:27 am

The Cars' second album, Candy-O, was released in '79; its biggest hit was the single "Let's Go," which still gets ample radio airplay today.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk2txnof-BY

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Howard on 12/02/14 at 2:18 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgYihsvdPRw

Rick James- Fire It Up

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 01/30/15 at 4:09 am

"Coward of the County" is a country song written by Roger Bowling and Billy Ed Wheeler, and recorded by American country music singer Kenny Rogers. It was released in 1979 as the second single from the Triple Platinum album Kenny. A million-selling gold-certified 45, it is one of Rogers' biggest hits.

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Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Paul on 02/03/15 at 4:13 am


"Coward of the County" is a country song written by Roger Bowling and Billy Ed Wheeler, and recorded by American country music singer Kenny Rogers. It was released in 1979 as the second single from the Triple Platinum album Kenny. A million-selling gold-certified 45, it is one of Rogers' biggest hits.


It's success spilled over to Britain as the following decade dawned, somehow becoming his second #1!

AND someone managed to squeeze a full-length film out of it!

At the opposite end of Kenny's Chucky-sentimentality...this British charter from L.A.'s finest!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AymbqNG4mUA

Subject: Re: 1979: The Year in Music

Written By: Philip Eno on 03/13/15 at 2:34 pm

"Mary Ann" was the British entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1979, performed in English by Black Lace. At the close of voting, it had received 73 points, placing it seventh in a field of 19. The single reached No.42 in the UK charts, the lowest placing for a Eurovision entrant in many years, although Black Lace went on to greater chart success in the 1980s.

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