Showing posts with label 1979. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 1979. Show all posts

Jul 30, 2019

Ghost Dancer by The Addrisi Brothers (1979)

Ghost Dancer by Addrisi Brothers (1979)
"Ghost Dancer" is a 1979 song performed by american pop duo Addrisi Brothers it reached number 45 in the United States.


Jul 20, 2019

Let's Go by The Cars (1979)

Let's Go by The Cars (1979)
"Let's Go" was the first single from The Cars' second studio album Candy-O. It was released in 1979 on Elektra Records. The song was written by Ric Ocasek and features lead vocals by Cars bassist Benjamin Orr.


Jul 14, 2019

Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love on Time & Again: The Anthology, Pt. 2 (1979)

Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love on Time & Again: The Anthology, Pt. 2
"What You Won't Do for Love" is a blue-eyed soul-styled single written by Bobby Caldwell with Alfons Kettner, which Caldwell recorded for his eponymous debut album, released in 1978 by domestically Clouds Records by internationally TK Records.

The song would become Caldwell's most successful single and also his signature song reaching number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 6 on the Hot Selling Soul Singles chart, and number 10 on the Easy Listening chart.



According to the broadcast of American Top 40 for the week ending February 3, 1979, the week in which the song debuted at #38 on the Top 40, a heart-shaped pressing of the single was the most expensive single up to that point. The heart-shaped single was originally released as a promotional item only, but public demand led to 50,000 copies being pressed in time for Valentine's Day 1979 with a retail price of $7.98—about the price of a full LP album at the time. The single was also available on standard round vinyl as well.

Similar Artists

Earth, Wind & Fire
George Benson
The Isley Brothers
Michael McDonald
Daryl Hall & John Oates
Bill Withers

Jul 11, 2019

Head Games by Foreigner (1979)

Head Games by Foreigner (1979)
"Head Games" is the title-cut and second single taken from the band Foreigner's third release. It was written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones, and released primarily in the U.S. in October 1979 while at the same time, "Love On The Telephone" was being released elsewhere. The song's b-side, "Do What You Like" uses multi-layered harmony vocals in the lines of their earlier single, "Cold as Ice."

"Head Games" reached number 14 on the charts of both the U.S. and Canada and is the official song of the Cup O' Millions.


Jul 9, 2019

Dance The Night Away by Van Halen (1979)

Dance The Night Away by Van Halen (1979)
"Dance the Night Away" was Van Halen's first top 20 U.S. hit, peaking at #15, and the second song from their 1979 album Van Halen II.


Jul 8, 2019

Rise by Herb Alpert (1979)

Rise by Herb Alpert (1979)
"Rise" is an instrumental written by Andy Armer and Randy 'Badazz' Alpert, and first recorded by trumpeter Herb Alpert. The instrumental track was included on Alpert's solo album Rise and released as a single in 1979. It reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in October of that year and remained in the top position for two weeks.

I Was Made For Lovin' You by KISS (1979)

I Was Made For Lovin' You by KISS (1979)
"I Was Made for Lovin' You" is a song by American hard rock band Kiss, originally released on their 1979 album Dynasty. It was released as the A-side of their first single from the album; on the B-side was "Hard Times".

The single reached No. 11 on the U.S. Billboard singles chart and No. 1 in the Canadian RPM National singles chart (the band's second chart-topping single in that country, following "Shout It Out Loud"). It further became a hit in Australia reaching No. 2 on the ARIA charts in 1979.


Dancin' Shoes by Nigel Olsson (1979)

Dancin' Shoes by Nigel Olsson (1979)
"Dancin' Shoes" is a song written by Carl Storie and performed by Nigel Olsson. It reached #8 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart and #18 on the Billboard pop chart in 1979. The song was featured on his 1979 album, Nigel.




Similar Tracks

I Like Dreamin' - Kenny Nolan
You Take My Breath Away - Rex Smith
Falling - Leblanc & Carr
Making Our Dreams Come True - Cyndi Grecco
Smoke From A Distant Fire - Sanford Townsend Band
Thinking of You - Nigel Olsson

Similar Artists

Roger Voudouris
Shaun Cassidy
Jud Strunk
Leblanc & Carr
Cyndi Grecco
Kenny Nolan

Jun 28, 2019

Renegade by Styx (1979)

Renegade by Styx (1979)
"Renegade" is a 1979 hit song recorded by the American rock band Styx. It was on their Pieces of Eight album. It reached #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the spring of 1979.

The song is a first-person narrative of an outlaw, captured for a bounty, who recognizes that he is about to be executed for his criminal activities. The execution will be by hanging, as the outlaw laments, "Hangman is coming down from the gallows and I don't have very long."


Jun 24, 2019

Hey You by Pink Floyd (1979)

Hey You by Pink Floyd (1979)
"Hey You" is a song by English rock band Pink Floyd, released on their 1979 double album The Wall. The song, along with "The Show Must Go On", was edited out of the film for fear on the part of the filmmakers that the film was running too long; however, a rough version is available as an extra on the 25th Anniversary Edition DVD.


Jun 20, 2019

Coward Of The County by Kenny Rogers (1979)

Coward Of The County by Kenny Rogers (1979)
"Coward of the County" is a country song written by Roger Bowling and Billy Ed Wheeler, and recorded by American country music singer Kenny Rogers. The song was released in November 1979 as the second single from Rogers' multi-platinum album Kenny. It became a major crossover hit, topping the Billboard Country chart and reaching #3 on the Hot 100 chart; it also topped the Cash Box singles chart and was a Top 10 hit in numerous other countries worldwide topping the chart in Canada, the UK, and also in Ireland where it stayed at #1 for six consecutive weeks.


If You Remember Me by Chris Thompson (1979)

If You Remember Me by Chris Thompson (1979)
After several years with Manfred Mann's Earth Band,  ChrisThompson left in 1979 and formed the Los Angeles-based outfit Night, which enjoyed two hits during its lifetime. One of them, "If You Remember Me," the unused theme song for Franco Zeffirelli's remake of The Champ , was initially credited solely to Thompson; later pressings of the single were credited to "Chris Thompson and Night." (But this source gives lyric credit to Carole Bayer Sager for "If You Remember Me," and the music credit to Marvin Hamlisch.) The song reached #17 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #7 Adult Contemporary. It was a very minor hit in Canada (#91). After the band broke up in 1982, he rejoined the Earth Band.


Jun 19, 2019

Don't Bring Me Down by Electric Light Orchestra (1979)

Don't Bring Me Down by Electric Light Orchestra (1979)
"Don't Bring Me Down" is the ninth and final track on the English rock band the Electric Light Orchestra's 1979 album Discovery. It is their highest-charting hit in the United States to date.

"Don't Bring Me Down" is the band's second-highest-charting hit in the UK where it peaked at number 3 and their biggest hit in the United States, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also charted well in Canada (number 1) and Australia (number 6). This was the first song by ELO not to include a string section.

Jun 18, 2019

Don't Do Me Like That by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1979)

Don't Do Me Like That by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1979)
"Don't Do Me Like That" is a song written by Tom Petty and recorded by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. It was released in November 1979 as the first single from the album Damn the Torpedoes (1979). It reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the band's first Top 10 hit. The single also peaked at number 3 in Canada.


May 11, 2019

Just One Look by Linda Ronstadt (1979)

Just One Look by Linda Ronstadt (1978)
"Just One Look" is a song co-written by American R&B singers Doris Troy and Gregory Carroll. The recording by Doris Troy was a hit in 1963. The Hollies, Anne Murray and Linda Ronstadt recorded hit versions of their own. There have also been many other versions of this song.

Linda Ronstadt remade "Just One Look" for her 1978 album Living in the USA. Her cover of the song was issued on Asylum Records as the album's third single on January 23, 1979 and was produced by Peter Asher. Ronstadt's single spent eight weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 44, while reaching No. 5 on Billboard's Easy Listening chart. It also peaked at No. 46 on the Cash Box Top 100 and No. 54 on the Record World Singles chart.


Apr 25, 2019

Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) by Robert Palmer (1979)

Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) by Robert Palmer (1979)
"Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)" is a 1978 song, written and originally recorded by Moon Martin, and sung a year later by Robert Palmer. The song became one of Palmer's definitive hits.

A year later the song appeared on Robert Palmer's 1979 album Secrets. In Palmer's home country, the United Kingdom, the song debuted and peaked at #61 on the UK Singles Chart on 7 July 1979.


Apr 22, 2019

Grey Ghost by Henry Paul Band (1979)

Grey Ghost by Henry Paul Band (1979)
Henry Paul (born August 25, 1949 in Kingston, New York) is an American southern rock and country singer/songwriter who was an original recording member of the Southern rock band Outlaws. He left to form the Henry Paul Band but then returned to the Outlaws. He also is a founding member of the country band BlackHawk.

Within a year after leaving The Outlaws Henry founded the Henry Paul Band, debuting in 1979 with the album Grey Ghost. It included songs such as "So Long" and "Grey Ghost", which was dedicated to the memory of Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie Van Zant.


Feb 17, 2019

Dirty Water by The Inmates (1980)

Dirty Water by The Inmates (1980)
"Dirty Water" is a song by the American rock band The Standells, written by their producer Ed Cobb. The song is a mock paean to the city of Boston, Massachusetts and its then-famously polluted Boston Harbor and Charles River.

British garage rock revivalists The Inmates covered "Dirty Water" in 1979 (and replaced Boston and the Charles with London and the River Thames), a version which was a moderate hit and reached #51 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in January 1980. This song was promoted with customized promo versions recorded for many towns distributed to radio stations. For example, the promo copy played on Jackson, Mississippi's WZZQ said "Pearl River" and "Jackson you're my home".


Lost Her In The Sun by John Stewart (1979)

Lost Her In The Sun by John Stewart (1979)
Bombs Away Dream Babies is an album by John Stewart that was released by RSO Records in 1979. The album peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard album chart and yielded three Top 40 singles: "Gold" (No. 5), "Midnight Wind", and "Lost Her in the Sun". This was the bestselling album of Stewart's career.

Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks, both of Fleetwood Mac, appeared on the album. Nicks sang background vocals. Buckingham sang, played guitar, and co-produced.

Feb 12, 2019

I Still Have Dreams by Richie Furay (1979)

Paul Richard "Richie" Furay is an American singer, songwriter, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member who is best known for forming the bands Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Bruce Palmer, and Dewey Martin, and Poco with Jim Messina, Rusty Young, George Grantham and Randy Meisner. His best known song (originally written during his tenure in Buffalo Springfield, but eventually performed by Poco, as well) was Kind Woman, which he wrote for his wife, Nancy.

Three late-1970s solo albums failed to find wide acceptance, but "I Still I lave Dreams" debuted on Billboard's pop singles chart in October 1979 and peaked at No. 39.