Top Ten Tunes- 1979

Every Friday, I’m publishing my personal top ten songs from a single year and this week it’s the turn of 1979.

For previous top ten tunes, please click on the year: 1976 1977 1978


Margaret Thatcher, the first British female Prime Minister

So in 1979, Sid Vicious died of an overdose, an IRA bomb killed Lord Mountbatten, some bird called Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister and Alien was released. And yes, I celebrated my 3rd Birthday.


I have to say this has been my favourite year so far and it features my favourite song of all time. And because I’m such a fascinating human being, I’m going to leave it to you to work out which one it might be…

[Spotify playlist at the end as per]

  1. One Step Beyond by Madness


2. Rapper’s Delight by Sugarhill Gang


3. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor

4. Boys Don’t Cry by The Cure


5. Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles

6. I Don’t Like Mondays by Boomtown Rats


7. Cars by Gary Numan

Gary Numan. Cars

8. Since You’ve Been Gone by Rainbow


9. Roxanne by The Police


10. Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen


So don’t be shy, tell me which one is your favourite from this 1979 list of absolute corkers.

See you next week for the beginning of…..THE EIGHTIES!


*Top image is the Cure in 1979







Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s