My Favorite Songs of 1979

Posted: August 23, 2013 in Rankings

This was a deep year, but a weak one. The “awesome” rankings here would be in the lower tier of awesome in other years. I’m actually not a huge Floyd fan.

Unlike most rankings, I won’t be simply tossing these up in a numerical order. Because I know better than anybody that on some days, some songs kick more ass than other songs. A song that is ranked 14th today could very well rank 1st tomorrow, if it suddenly comes on the radio during the perfect moment. So I’ll group them:
Awesome
Great
Pretty Good
Not Bad
…with inter-group splitting.

Awesome – 1 Another Brick In The Wall (part II) – Pink Floyd
Awesome – 1 Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
Awesome – 1 Mother – Pink Floyd
Awesome – 1 Say Hello – April Wine
Great – 5 Breakfast In America – Supertramp
Great – 5 Don’t Bring Me Down – Electric Light Orchestra
Great – 5 Hey You – Pink Floyd
Great – 5 Highway To Hell – AC/DC
Great – 5 Let’s Go – The Cars
Great – 5 Music Box Dancer – Frank Mills
Great – 5 My Sharona – The Knack
Great – 12 All My Love – Led Zeppelin
Great – 12 Chiquitita – ABBA
Great – 12 Heartache Tonight – Eagles
Great – 12 Take The Long Way Home – Supertramp
Great – 12 My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue) – Neil Young
Pretty Good – 17 Fool In The Rain – Led Zeppelin
Pretty Good – 17 Tusk – Fleetwood Mac
Pretty Good – 17 Video Killed The Radio Star – Buggles
Pretty Good – 17 I Have A Dream – ABBA
Pretty Good – 17 Message In A Bottle – The Police
Pretty Good – 17 Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes
Pretty Good – 23 Babe – Styx
Pretty Good – 23 Bad Case of Loving You – Robert Palmer
Pretty Good – 23 Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Pretty Good – 23 Goodbye Stranger – Supertramp
Pretty Good – 23 In The Evening – Led Zeppelin
Pretty Good – 23 London Calling – The Clash
Pretty Good – 23 Refugee – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Pretty Good – 23 The Logical Song – Supertramp
Pretty Good – 23 Dance The Night Away – Van Halen
Pretty Good – 23 Walking On The Moon – The Police
Pretty Good – 23 Cleveland Rocks – Ian Hunter
Not Bad – 34 Cars – Gary Numan
Not Bad – 34 Don’t Do Me Like That – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Not Bad – 34 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) – ABBA
Not Bad – 34 I Can’t Tell You Why – Eagles
Not Bad – 34 Rock With You – Michael Jackson
Not Bad – 34 Rock Lobster – The B-52’s
Not Bad – 34 I’m Gonna Crawl – Led Zeppelin
Not Bad – 34 Is She Really Going Out With Him? – Joe Jackson
Not Bad – 42 Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Not Bad – 42 Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
Not Bad – 42 In The Navy – The Village People
Not Bad – 42 Making Plans For Nigel – XTC
Not Bad – 42 Voulez-Vous – ABBA
Not Bad – 42 Wonderful Christmastime – Paul McCartney
Not Bad – 42 Here Comes My Girl – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Not Bad – 42 I Don’t Like Mondays – The Boomtown Rats
Not Bad – 42 I Was Made For Lovin’ You – Kiss
Not Bad – 42 In the City – Eagles
Not Bad – 42 Joe’s Garage – Frank Zappa
Not Bad – 42 Lay It On The Line – Triumph
Not Bad – 42 The Long Run – Eagles

 

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