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: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

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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.

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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

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2. Rapper’s Delight by Sugarhill Gang

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3. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor

4. Boys Don’t Cry by The Cure

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5. Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles

6. I Don’t Like Mondays by Boomtown Rats

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7. Cars by Gary Numan

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8. Since You’ve Been Gone by Rainbow

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9. Roxanne by The Police

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10. Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Tunes- 1978

Every Friday, I’m publishing my personal top ten songs from a single year and this week it’s the turn of 1978.

For previous top ten tunes, please click on the year: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

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Grange Hill

In 1978, the first ever test tube baby was born, Nancy Spungen was stabbed to death by Sid Viscous in New York, Grange Hill and Dallas debuted on TV, Ipswich Town won the FA Cup and both Grease and Superman were released. And I turned 2 years old.

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So, here’s my personal top ten tracks from 1978. Spotify playlist at the end of this post as usual.

  1. Blame it on the Boogie by The Jacksons (if you have a spare 4 minutes you will not regret watching this glorious Jacksons video. It is 100% 70s)

2. Hong Kong Garden by Siouxsie & the Banshees

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3. Teenage Kicks by The Undertones

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4. Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush (you won’t regret watching this video either. Obviously. It’s Kate being a QUEEN as per)

5. Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel (whilst this was released in ’77, it didn’t become popular and didn’t peak in the UK charts until ’78)

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6. Because the Night by Patti Smith Group

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7. To Be Someone (Didn’t We Have a Nice Time) by the Jam

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8. Hanging on the Telephone by Blondie

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9. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick by Ian Dury & the Blockheads

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10. Ever Fallen in Love (with someone you shouldn’t’ve) by the Buzzcocks

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So, you know the drill, let me know your favourite please. For me, it’s very close between the Undertones and Kate Bush, but it ultimately has to be Kate.

See you kids next week for 1979.

*The image at the top of the page is of Debbie Harry with the Buzzcocks in 1978.

Top Ten Tunes- 1977

Every Friday, I’m publishing my personal top ten songs from a single year. Last week, I started with 1976 and this week it’s the turn of 1977.

For previous top ten tunes, please click on the year: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

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Silver Jubilee street party

In 1977, Elvis died aged 42, Red Rum wins the Grand National for the 3rd time, there were street parties all across the UK for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, Jimmy Carter is elected President of the United States and Star Wars was released and broke all box office records. Aaaaand yours truly turned 1 year old.

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So, here’s my personal top ten tracks from 1977 and you may notice two artists that also featured in 1976’s list (they’re two of my all time favourite artists, so you may have to get used to it). Spotify playlist at end as per.

  1. Lust for Life by Iggy Pop

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2. Sir Duke by Stevie Wonder

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3. No More Heroes by The Stranglers

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4. Psycho Killer by Talking Heads

5. Heroes by David Bowie

6. Dreams by Fleetwood Mac

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7. Uptown Top Ranking by Althea and Donna

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8. Oh Bondage Up Yours by X-Ray Spex

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9. Daddy Cool by Boney M

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10. Nobody Does it Better by Carly Simon

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Which one do you rate the most? Bowie is undoubtedly my favourite track here.

See you cats next week for 1978.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Ten Tunes- 1976

Let me introduce you to a new weekly music feature here at Just Another Blog from a Woman. Every Friday I’m going to post a top ten list of songs from a single year, starting from 1976 through to the present year. Why start from 1976, you ask? Well, that’s the year I was born and I had to find a way to make this all about me, me, me. However, as quite a few of you are probably around my age (and even if you’re not), I’m hoping all you music lovers will appreciate some of the tunes I throw your way.

For previous top ten tunes, please click on the year: 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

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A few people taking advantage of the heatwave of 1976

So, starting with the year where we had the worst drought on record in the UK, the first concorde flight took place, rioting started in Notting Hill, the Cod Wars happened and the film Rocky was released. Oh yeah and yours truly was born (the most significant event quite frankly). Here we have my personal top ten songs from 1976 (in no particular order).

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There’s a Spotify list at the end of the post as per.

  1. Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry

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2. I Wish by Stevie Wonder

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3. Golden Years by David Bowie

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4. Jolene by Dolly Parton

5. December ’63 (Oh, What a Night) by the Four Seasons

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6. Dancing Queen by Abba

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7. Young Hearts Run Free by Candi Staton

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8. Love and Affection by Joan Armatrading

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9. Pissing in a River by Patti Smith

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10. Somebody to Love by Queen

Let me know which is your favourite. Mine’s got to be Queen. See you next week for 1977.