70s charts | Personal year chart 1979

** = funk/disco/soul/hiphop/jazz/reggae/world/ska/or combinations
*** = electronic/synthesizer music
**** = pop or rock
# = guilty pleasures

My top 3 of favorite songs of the year 1979 (out of 30 listed here):

  1. Madness – Night boat to Cairo **
  2. Michael Jackson – Don’t stop ’til you get enough **
  3. Michael Jackson – Off the wall **

Other favorites:

  • Abba – Does your mother know ****
  • Clyde Alexander & Sanction – Got to get your love **
  • Fat Larry’s Band – Looking for love **
  • Lou And The Hollywood Bananas – Kingston kingston **/#
  • Madness – One step beyond **
  • The Light Of Sabe – Africa **
  • Queen – Crazy little thing called love ****
  • Roy Ayers – Don’t stop the feeling **
  • The Selector – On my radio **
  • Sister Sledge – We are family **
  • Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s delight **
  • The Specials – Gangsters **
  • The Specials – Too much too young **
  • Telex – Moscow discow ****/#
  • Tubeway Army – Are friends electric? ****

Doubt case:

(I don’t know if I want to put it in the list above, or in the ‘bubbling under’ part)

  • The Clash – The guns of Brixton **

Bubbling under:

  • Azoto – San salvador **
  • Chic – Good times **
  • Chic – My forbidden lover **
  • Ferrara – Love attack **/#
  • Funky 4 + 1 – Rappin’ and rockin’ the house **
  • Gary Davis – Got to get your love **
  • Godley & Creme – An Englishman in New York ****
  • Jon & Vangelis – I hear you now ***/****
  • Lou & The Hollywood Bananas – Kingston kingston **
  • Massara – Margherita **
  • Orlando Julius – Disco hi-life **

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