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
Pretty Good – 23 Money The Flying Lizards
Not Bad – 35 Cars Gary Numan
Not Bad – 35 Don’t Do Me Like That Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Not Bad – 35 Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) ABBA
Not Bad – 35 I Can’t Tell You Why Eagles
Not Bad – 35 Rock With You Michael Jackson
Not Bad – 35 Rock Lobster The B-52’s
Not Bad – 35 I’m Gonna Crawl Led Zeppelin
Not Bad – 35 Is She Really Going Out With Him? Joe Jackson
Not Bad – 43 Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough Michael Jackson
Not Bad – 43 Hot Stuff Donna Summer
Not Bad – 43 In The Navy The Village People
Not Bad – 43 Making Plans For Nigel XTC
Not Bad – 43 Voulez-Vous ABBA
Not Bad – 43 Wonderful Christmastime Paul McCartney
Not Bad – 43 Here Comes My Girl Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Not Bad – 43 I Don’t Like Mondays The Boomtown Rats
Not Bad – 43 I Was Made For Lovin’ You Kiss
Not Bad – 43 In the City Eagles
Not Bad – 43 Joe’s Garage Frank Zappa
Not Bad – 43 Lay It On The Line Triumph
Not Bad – 43 The Long Run Eagles

 

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