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100 Greatest Songs From 1979

Criteria: - Songs listed are from Rock 'n' Roll and related sub-genres. Rankings are based on initial and lasting popularity and on acclaim received from critics and musicians.
Edited By: Brian
1979
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2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009    
2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 |
Note: Yearly song lists go by earliest 'release date' (Single, Album, or Country of first release).
Not necessarily the year a song peaked in the U.S. charts.

No. Song Artist
Greatest Songs '70s
Greatest Artists '70s
Greatest Albums '70s


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1 Another Brick in the Wall, Part 2 Pink Floyd
2 London Calling The Clash
3 Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang
4 Good Times Chic
5 Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
6 We Are Family Sister Sledge
7 Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd
8 Hot Stuff Donna Summer
9 Brass in Pocket The Pretenders
10 Message in a Bottle The Police
11 Train In Vain The Clash
12 Highway To Hell AC/DC
13 Cars Gary Numan
14 Funkytown Lipps, Inc.
15 My Sharona The Knack
16 Rock With You Michael Jackson
17 Cruisin' Smokey Robinson
18 Refugee Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
19 Oliver's Army Elvis Costello
20 The Logical Song Supertramp
21 What I Like About You Romantics
22 Hey Hey My My (Into the Black) Neil Young & Crazy Horse
23 Bad Girls Donna Summer
24 Boogie Wonderland Earth, Wind & Fire with the Emotions
25 After the Love Has Gone Earth, Wind & Fire
26 Crazy Little Thing Called Love Queen
27 Don't Bring Me Down Electric Light Orchestra
28 Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now McFadden & Whitehead
29 I Don't Like Mondays Boomtown Rats
30 Life During Wartime Talking Heads
31 I Was Made for Lovin' You KISS
32 Up the Junction Squeeze
33 Ladies Night Kool and the Gang
34 Atomic Blondie
35 I Do Love You GQ
36 I Wanna Be Your Lover Prince
37 Sara Fleetwood Mac
38 Video Killed the Radio Star Buggles
39 Boys Don't Cry The Cure
40 Pop Muzik M
41 Don't Do Me Like That Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
42 Ring My Bell Anita Ward
43 The Devil Went Down to Georgia Charlie Daniels Band
44 Working My Way Back to You/Forgive Me, Girl Spinners
45 Eton Rifles The Jam
46 Walking On the Moon The Police
47 Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll Vaughan Mason & Crew
48 Tusk Fleetwood Mac
49 And the Beat Goes On Whispers
50 Are Friends Electric? Tubeway Army
51 Breakfast In America Supertramp
52 Special Lady Ray, Goodman & Brown
53 Too Much Too Young Specials
54 Forever Mine O'Jays
55 Cruel To Be Kind Nick Lowe
56 On the Radio Donna Summer
57 Dreaming Blondie
58 Gangsters Special A.K.A.
59 (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding Elvis Costello
60 Take the Long Way Home Supertramp
61 Fool In the Rain Led Zeppelin
62 I Call Your Name Switch
63 All My Love Led Zeppelin
64 The Second Time Around Shalamar
65 Chuck E's in Love Rickie Lee Jones
66 Let's Go Cars
67 One Step Beyond Madness
68 Disco Nights GQ
69 Making Plans For Nigel XTC
70 Escape (The Pina Colada Song) Rupert Holmes
71 Turn Off the Lights Teddy Pendergrass
72 The Long Run Eagles
73 Heartbreaker Pat Benatar
74 My Girl Madness
75 Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Bad Company
76 Funkin' for Jamaica Tom Browne
77 Knee Deep Funkadelic
78 Young Lust Pink Floyd
79 Off the Wall Michael Jackson
80 Tragedy Bee Gees
81 Heartache Tonight Eagles
82 Cool For Cats Squeeze
83 Dance the Night Away Van Halen
84 Too Hot Kool and the Gang
85 Born to Be Alive Patrick Hernandez
86 Money Flying Lizards
87 Chiquitita Abba
88 Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt. 3 Ian Dury & the Blockheads
89 Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' Journey
90 Hey You Pink Floyd
91 Goodbye Stranger Supertramp
92 Rock 'n' Roll High School Ramones
93 You Can't Change That Raydio
94 Ride Like the Wind Christopher Cross
95 Gimme Gimme Gimme Abba
96 Dim All the Lights Donna Summer
97 Since You've Been Gone Rainbow
98 Let's Get Serious Jermaine Jackson
99 Still Commodores
100 Cheap Sunglasses ZZ Top
20 more worth mentioning.
101 Flirtin' With Disaster Molly Hatchet
102 Wonderful Christmastime Paul McCartney
103 Do You Love What You Feel Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
104 Run Like Hell Pink Floyd
105 Bela Lugosi's Dead Bauhaus
106 Babe Styx
107 Girls Talk Dave Edmunds
108 Lady Whispers
109 Jane Jefferson Starship
110 Bright Side of the Road Van Morrison
111 A Message To You Rudy Specials featuring Rico
112 Here Comes My Girl Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
113 We Don't Talk Anymore Cliff Richard
114 No More Tears Barbra Streisand/Donna Summer
115 Please Don't Go KC & the Sunshine Band
116 Dance Away Roxy Music
117 In the Navy Village People
118 Just a Touch of Love Slave
119 Sad Eyes Robert John
120 King Tim III Fatback
DigitalDreamDoor Editor Picks for 1979
Brian's choice - An unheralded great record from 1979
* Discovering Japan Graham Parker & the Rumour
Lew's choice - An unheralded great record from 1979
* Days Gone Down (Still Got The Light In Your Eyes) Gerry Rafferty
Bruce's choice - An unheralded great record from 1979
* We Were Both Wrong Dave Edmunds
Adam's choice - An unheralded great record from 1979
* Behind The Mask Yellow Magic Orchestra
Brett's choice - An unheralded great record from 1979
* Daytime Nighttime Suffering Paul McCartney & Wings




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