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Many people believe that music holds time.
When we hear a song we can determine when
it was popular from what we were doing or
who we were dating. Today's music is way
different than what we listened to in high

Top Singles of 1979

Song Artist
1 My Sharona The Knack
2 Bad Girl Donna Summer
3 Le Freak Chic
4 Do Ya Think I'm Sexy Rod Stewart
5 Reunited Peaches & Herb
6 I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor
7 Hot Stuff Donna Summer
8 Y.M.C.A. Village People
9 Ring My Bell Anita Ward
10 Sad Eyes Robert John
11 Too Much Heaven The Bee Gees
12 MacArthur Park Donna Summer
13 When You're In Love With
a Beautiful Woman
Dr. Hook
14 Makin' It David Naughton
15 Fire The Pointer Sisters
16 Tragedy The Bee Gees
17 A Little More Love Olivia Newton-John
18 Heart of Glass Blondie
19 What A Fool Believes The Doobie Brothers
20 Good Times Chic

Top Albums of 1979

Supertramp's   -   Breakfast in America

Doobie Brothers   -   Minute By Minute

Bad Company   -   Desolation Angels

The Cars   -   Candy-O

The Knack   -   Get The Knack

Dire Straits   -   Dire Straits

Van Halen   -   Van Halen II

Rod Stewart   -   Blondes Have More Fun

Cheap Trick   -   Live At Budokan

Rickie Lee Jones   -   Rickie Lee Jones

Rock News

On December 3, 1979 in Cleveland, Ohio - 11 concert goers were crushed to death at a sold out Who concert.

Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols died of a herion overdose.

A UNICEF special featuring the Bee Gees, Rod Stewart, Donna Summer, John Denver, Olivia Newton-John, and ABBA is taped at the United Nations General Assembly and shown on NBC-TV. It helped raise money to combat hunger and provide food for the world's children.

Evita, a musical based on the life of the wife of Argentine dictator Juan Peron, opens on Broadway.

Paul McCartney signs a $20 million recording contract with Columbia Records.

EMI buys United Artists Records, and MCA buys ABC Records