You should have been born in my year, 1979, which is an absolutely fantastic year for music. I encourage everyone to listen to some 1979 hits playlists!
YMCA!! Le Freak, Da Ya Think I'm Sexy, The Logical Song, I Will Survive, The Gambler, Sultans of Swing, I'll Never Love This Way Again, We've Got Tonight...
Yup, I could put together a great playlist from your birth year.
I think the most enduring song from my birth year for the general public would be The Twist.
Little known fact that I just learned:
The B side of "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" was "Don't Dilly Dally, Sally".
How could you forget My Sharona?!
Yeah, that one. The #1 song on the Billboard 100 for 1979. (Bleaagh.)
OK, I just listened to it again. I dislike it less than I remembered but it still wouldn't make my playlist. What would be on your playlist from 1979?
Two things about My Sharona:
1) Great scene in Reality Bites
2) one of my least favourite songs of all time. It. Goes. On. For. Ever.
Here are a few from my 1979 playlist: September, Fool in the Rain, Refugee, Heart of Glass, London Calling, Sultans of Swing, I Will Survive, My Sharona, YMCA, The Logical Song, I Don't Like Mondays, Message In A Bottle.
Facts about My Sharona. She really existed and it's a weird story.https://www.songfacts.com/facts/the-knack/my-sharo...
Life During Wartime
Boys Don’t Cry
Making Plans for Nigel
Walking on the Moon
Mirror in the Bathroom
1979 rocks! Lots of good songs.
Then again, if I had been in college during my birth year I’d probably love those crappy 1960s songs instead.
I´m a bit older than most here so I actually remember that bikini song.
In Sweden the version Itsy bitsy
was made popular by Lill-Babs who had her early break-through in the 50-ies but was still active in show business when she died in 2018, 80 years old.
Trying to find a list of top hits from my birth year wasn´t easy.
The only ones I found online were the Billboard number one hits and there were only 7-8 of them for the whole year. At least there was one song that I´ve actually heard of - Tennessee Waltz on the 1951 list with Patti Page but also made popular 13 years later by another artist, Alma Cogan
which is the version I´ve heard.
Bubo, here's a longer list
for you, but I can't say I've heard of any below #11, and only a few of the top 10 (especially #4&6; I was born a couple years later).