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1979

 

Did you have an odd or even license plate? And as you were waiting in gas lines, did you hear about the reactor meltdown at the Three Mile Island plant?  Did you put your halter top and slit skirt and go down to the disco? Or were you part of the "Disco Sucks" movement? Did you take in a good movie, like Apocalypse Now and The Jerk or Oscar winners, Kramer Vs. Kramer and Norma Rae. Pittsburgh was the place to be to celebrate baseball & football championships. And we listened to:

 

song title

artist

Top 40 peak

R&B peak

peak date

Too Much Heaven The Bee Gees 1[2] 10 1/6
My Life Billy Joel 3 1/6
Sharing The Night Together Dr. Hook 6 1/6
Instant Replay Dan Hartman 29 44 1/6
I Will Be In Love With You Livingston Taylor 30 1/6
Hold The Line Toto 5 1/13
We've Got Tonite Bob Seger 13 1/13
Bicycle Race/Fat Bottomed Girls Queen 24 1/13
A Man I'll Never Be Boston 31 1/13
Ooh Baby Baby Linda Ronstadt 7 77 1/20
Promises Eric Clapton 9 1/20
You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth Meatloaf 39 1/20
You Need A Woman Tonight Captain & Tennille 40 1/27
YMCA Village People 2[3] 32 2/3
New York Groove Ace Frehley 13 2/3
Don't Hold Back Chanson 21 8 2/3
Home & Dry Gerry Rafferty 28 2/3
Shattered The Rolling Stones 31 2/3
Love Don't Live Here Anymore Rose Royce 32 5 2/3
One Last Kiss J. Geils Band 35 2/3
You Thrill Me Exile 40 2/3
Da Ya Think I'm Sexy? Rod Stewart 1[4] 5 2/10
Every 1's A Winner Hot Chocolate 6 7 2/10
September Earth, Wind & Fire 8 1[1] 2/10
Take Me To The River Talking Heads 26 2/10
A Little More Love Olivia Newton-John 3 2/17
Lotta Love Nicolette Larson 8 2/17
Somewhere In The Night Barry Manilow 9 2/17
I Was Made For Dancin'  Leif Garrett 10 2/17
Got To Be Real Cheryl Lynn 12 1[1] 2/17
Shake It Ian Matthews 13 2/17
Soul Man Blues Brothers 14 2/17
Baby I'm Burnin' Dolly Parton 25 2/17
You Can Do It Dobie Gray 37 32 2/17
Fire The Pointer Sisters 2[2] 14 2/24
Stormy Santana 32 2/24
You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) Sylvester 36 20 2/24
No Tell Lover Chicago 14 3/3
Blue Morning, Blue Day Foreigner 15 3/3
The Gambler Kenny Rogers 16 3/3
Dancin' Shoes Nigel Olsson 18 3/3
Song On The Radio Al Stewart 29 3/3
I Will Survive Gloria Gaynor 1[3] 4 3/10
Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet Gonzalez 26 46 3/10
Heaven Knows Donna Summer 4 10 3/17
Shake Your Groove Thing Peaches & Herb 5 4 3/17
Every Time I Think Of You The Babys 13 3/17
Tragedy Bee Gees 1[2] 44 3/24
What You Won't Do For Love Bobby Caldwell 9 6 3/24
Big Shot Billy Joel 14 3/24
Forever In Blue Jeans Neil Diamond 20 3/24
Every Which Way But Loose Eddie Rabbitt 30 3/24
Watch Out For Lucy Eric Clapton 40 3/24
Don't Cry Out Loud Melissa Manchester 10 3/31
Crazy Love Poco 17 3/31
Chase Giorgio Moroder 33 3/31
Dog & Butterfly Heart 34 3/31
Sultans Of Swing Dire Straits 4 4/7
Lady Little River Band 10 4/7
I Just Fall In Love Again Anne Murray 12 4/7
Maybe I'm A Fool Eddie Money 22 4/7
I Don't Know If It's Right Evelyn "Champagne" King 23 7 4/7
Bustin' Loose [Part 1] Chuck Brown & the Soul Searchers 34 1[4] 4/7
Rubber Biscuit The Blues Brothers 37 4/7
What A Fool Believes Doobie Brothers 1[1] 72 4/14
Knock On Wood Amii Stewart 1[1] 6 4/21
Livin' It Up (Firday Night) Bell & James 15 7 4/21
Superman Herbie Mann 26 63 4/21
Heart Of Glass Blondie 1[1] 4/28
Love Ballad George Benson 18 3 4/28
Precious Love Bob Welch 19 4/28
Roxanne The Police 32 4/28
Roller April Wine 34 4/28
Reunited Peaches & Herb 1[4] 1[4] 5/5
Music Box Dancer Frank Mills 3 5/5
I Want Your Love Chic 7 5 5/5
Blow Away George Harrison 16 5/5
Crazy Love Allman Brothers Band 29 5/5
Happiness The Pointer Sisters 30 20 5/5
Sweet Lui-Louise Ironhorse 36 5/5
I (Who Have Nothing) Sylvester 40 27 5/5
Stumblin' In Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman 4 5/12
Take Me Home Cher 8 21 5/12
He's The Greatest Dancer Sister Sledge 9 1[1] 5/12
I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl) Instant Funk 20 1[3] 5/12
Don't Write Her Off McGuinn, Clark & Hillman 33 5/12
In The Navy Village People 3 30 5/19
Goodnight Tonight Wings 5 5/19
Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) The Jacksons 7 3 5/19
Love Is The Answer England Dan & John Ford Coley 10 5/26
Love Takes Time Orleans 11 5/26
Honesty Billy Joel 24 5/26
Such A Woman Tycoon 26 5/26
Old Time Rock & Roll Bob Seger 28 5/26
Hot Stuff Donna Summer 1[3] 3 6/2
(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right Barbara Mandrell 31 6/2
Saturday Night, Sunday Morning Thelma Houston 34 19 6/2
Love You Inside Out Bee Gees 1[1] 57 6/9
Deeper Than The Night Olivia Newton-John 11 6/9
Disco Nights (Rock Freak) G.Q. 12 1[2] 6/9
Renegade Styx 16 6/9
Hot Number Foxy 21 4 6/9
Ain't Love A Bitch Rod Stewart 22 6/9
It Must Be Love Alton McClain & Destiny 32 10 6/9
Little Bit Of Soap Nigel Olsson 34 6/9
Good Timin' The Beach Boys 40 6/9
We Are Family Sister Sledge 2[2] 1[1] 6/16
Just When I Needed You Most Randy Vanwarmer 4 6/16
The Logical Song Supertramp 6 6/16
Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Bad Company 13 6/16
Get Used To It Roger Voudouris 21 6/16
You Take My Breath Away Rex Smith 10 6/23
Minute By Minute Doobie Brothers 14 74 6/23
Shakedown Cruise Jay Ferguson 31 6/23
Ring My Bell Anita Ward 1[2] 1[5] 6/30

 

 

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