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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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1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999    
2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009    
2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 |
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 Hey You Pink Floyd
72 Off the Wall Michael Jackson
73 Goodbye Stranger Supertramp
74 Chiquitita ABBA
75 Tragedy Bee Gees
76 Born To Be Alive Patrick Hernandez
77 She's Lost Control Joy Division
78 Knock On Wood Amii Stewart
79 A Message To You Rudy Specials (featuring Rico)
80 I Got You Split Enz
81 Heartbreaker Pat Benatar
82 Gimme Gimme Gimme ABBA
83 Funkin' for Jamaica Tom Browne
84 Heartache Tonight Eagles
85 Still Commodores
86 Ride Like The Wind Christopher Cross
87 Rock 'n' Roll High School Ramones
88 My Girl Madness
89 Let's Get Serious Jermaine Jackson
90 Since You've Been Gone Rainbow
91 Dance The Night Away Van Halen
92 Knee Deep Funkadelic
93 Lovin' Touchin' Squeezin' Journey
94 Bela Lugosi's Dead Bauhaus
95 Sailing Christopher Cross
96 Too Hot Kool and the Gang
97 Young Lust Pink Floyd
98 Turn Off The Lights Teddy Pendergrass
99 Babe Styx
100 The Long Run Eagles
20 more worth mentioning.
101 Wonderful Christmastime Paul McCartney
102 Cheap Sunglasses ZZ Top
103 Cool For Cats Squeeze
104 Flirtin' With Disaster Molly Hatchet
105 Dim All The Lights Donna Summer
106 Run Like Hell Pink Floyd
107 In The Navy Village People
108 Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Bad Company
109 Here Comes My Girl Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
110 Do You Love What You Feel Rufus (featuring Chaka Khan)
111 Bright Side Of The Road Van Morrison
112 Jane Jefferson Starship
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 Money Flying Lizards
117 Dance Away Roxy Music
118 Just A Touch Of Love Slave
119 Girls Talk Dave Edmunds
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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