In the final year of the decade there were 18 number one songs in 1979. Y.M.C.A. by Village People was the first number 1 of the year and the year and the decade finished with Pink Floyd with Another Brick In The Wall (part II). You have to admit there were some fantastic songs in the 1970’s but not all could make it to number 1. I will take a look at some of these in other posts so please visit again and look for updates.

Y.M.C.A. – Village People

 

 

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick – Ian Dury and the Blockheads

 

 

Heart Of Glass – Blondie

 

 

Tragedy – Bee Gees

 

 

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

 

 

Bright Eyes – Art Garfunkel

 

 

Sunday Girl – Blondie

 

 

Ring My Bell – Anita Ward

 

 

Are ‘Friends Electric – Tubeway Army

 

 

I Don’t Like Mondays – Boomtown Rats

 

 

We Don’t Talk Anymore – Cliff Richard

 

 

Cars – Gary Numan

 

 

Message In A Bottle – Police

 

 

Video Killed The Radio Star – Buggles

 

 

One Day At A Time – Lena Martell

 

 

When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman – Dr Hook

 

 

Walking On The Moon – Police

 

 

Another Brick In The Wall  (Part II) – Pink Floyd

 

 

 

 

1979

  1. 6th Jan – Y.M.C.A. – Village People – 3 weeks
  2. 27th Jan – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick – Ian Dury and the Blockheads – 1 week
  3. 3rd Feb – Heart Of Glass – Blondie – 4 weeks
  4. 3rd Mar – Tragedy – Bee Gees – 2 weeks
  5. 17th Mar – I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor – 4 weeks
  6. 14th Apr – Bright Eyes – Art Garfunkel – 6 weeks
  7. 26th May – Sunday Girl – Blondie – 3 weeks
  8. 16th June – Ring My Bell – Anita Ward – 2 weeks
  9. 30th June – Are ‘Friends Electric – Tubeway Army – 4 weeks
  10. 28th July – I Don’t Like Mondays – Boomtown Rats – 4 weeks
  11. 25th Aug – We Don’t Talk Anymore – Cliff Richard – 4 weeks
  12. 22nd Sep – Cars – Gary Numan – 1 week
  13. 29th Sep – Message In A Bottle – Police – 3 weeks
  14. 20th Oct – Video Killed The Radio Star – Buggles – 1 week
  15. 27th Oct – One Day At A Time – Lena Martell – 3 weeks
  16. 17th Nov – When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman – Dr Hook – 3 weeks
  17. 8th Dec – Walking On The Moon – Police – 1 week
  18. 15th Dec – Another Brick In The Wall  (Part II) – Pink Floyd – 5 weeks

If you enjoyed this post, please leave a comment below. Also why not connect with me and the other members over on my facebook group. I am trying to build up a community of people who love this decade of music.

I want to get people together to share their memories of the music, their favourite artists and songs of the 70’s. We all have those memories and they come flooding back to you when you hear certain songs don’t they?

Frank

frank@musicofthe70s.co.uk

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