It is hard to argue 1979 was the greatest year for the “single”
Has any other year been the centre of such a musical Venn diagram. Punk, disco, new wave, pure pop, soft rock, reggae, ska, the beginning of the electronic revolution and the first rap and hip hop.
I’ve never noticed before how influenced by Chic Nick Heyward was. “I Want Your Love” could be a missing “Pelican West” track.
Jimmy Pursey makes me laugh, for good reasons.
The Police were very good.
Disco is the best music to walk to. I bounced around my post round to “Ring My Bell” and “Born To Be Alive”. I wondered if any casual observers could tell what I was listening to. I like to think of myself as “The Disco Postman”.
The Beat were wonderful.
The intro to “Cars” is THE best electronic intro ever.
Radio 1 just could not fail in 1979. Imagine doing your playlist for millions of listeners.
I really miss Top of The Pops.
I may have to concede that 1979 was better than 1982, maybe….