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Fun fact about 1979:  A ton of amazing albums came out that year! With 2019 upon us, these 17 albums will be celebrating their 40th anniversary.  Honestly, they sound just as fantastic as did when they were released.

 

Supertramp – ‘Breakfast in America’ (March 29)

Supertramp - The Logical Song [Official Music Video]

"The Logical Song" is a 1979 song performed by the English rock group Supertramp. The song was released as the lead single from their sixth studio album, Breakfast in America (1979), in March 1979 by A&M Records. "The Logical Song" is Supertramp's biggest chart hit in both the United States and their native United Kingdom.


David Bowie – ‘Lodger’ (May 18)

David Bowie - Boys Keep Swinging (Official Video)

Official video for Boy's Keep Swinging By David Bowie.


KISS – ‘Dynasty’ (May 23)

I Was Made For Lovin' You

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group North America I Was Made For Lovin' You · Kiss Smashes Thrashes & Hits ℗ ℗ 1979 The Island Def Jam Music Group Released on: 1988-01-01 Producer: Vincent Poncia Mixer, Recording Engineer: Jay Messina Author, Composer: Desmond Child Author, Composer: Vincent Poncia Author, Composer: Paul Stanley Music Publisher: Universal Polygram Int.


ELO – ‘Discovery’ (May 31)

Electric Light Orchestra - Don't Bring Me Down (Video)

Electric Light Orchestra's official music video for 'Don't Bring Me Down'. Click to listen to Electric Light Orchestra on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/ELOSpotify?IQid=ELODBMD As featured on The Essential Electric Light Orchestra.

The Cars – ‘Candy-O’ (June 13)

Let's Go

Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Let's Go · The Cars Complete Greatest Hits ℗ 1987 Elektra/Asylum Records Additional Vocals: Benjamin Orr Additional Vocals: David Robinson Additional Vocals: Elliot Easton Additional Vocals: Greg Hawkes Bass Guitar: Benjamin Orr Drums: David Robinson Guitar: Elliot Easton Guitar: Ric Ocasek Keyboards: Greg Hawkes Lead Vocals: Ric Ocasek Producer: Roy Thomas Baker Composer, Writer: Ric Ocasek Composer: Richard Ocasek Auto-generated by YouTube.


Neil Young & Crazy Horse – ‘Rust Never Sleeps’ (June 22)

Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)

Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) · Neil Young · Crazy Horse Rust Never Sleeps ℗ 1979 Reprise Records Bass, Vocals: Billy Talbot Drums, Vocals: Ralph Molina Electric Guitar: Frank Sampedro Electric Guitar: Neil Young Lead Vocals: Neil Young Producer: David Briggs Producer: Neil Young Producer: Tim Mulligan Recorded by: Dave Hewitt Writer: Jeff Blackburn Writer: Neil Young Auto-generated by YouTube.


The B-52’s – ‘The B-52’s’ (July 6)

The B-52's - "Rock Lobster" (Official Music Video)

Check out our killer New Wave playlist on Spotify! http://spoti.fi/1pbPsuI - - - - Watch the official music video for The B-52's - "Rock Lobster" Get The B-52's Music: Google: http://bit.ly/17EZUzx iTunes: http://bit.ly/18VUAMd Website: http://theb52s.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theb52s


AC/DC – ‘Highway to Hell’ (July 27)

AC/DC - Highway to Hell (Official Video)

Highway To Hell: Buy/Listen - https://lnk.to/ACDChth!ythth About the album: Highway to Hell is AC/DC's fifth internationally released studio album and the sixth to be released in Australia. The album became AC/DC's first LP to break the US Top 100 and is the group's second highest selling album behind Back in Black.


Led Zeppelin – ‘In Through The Out Door’ (August 15)

Fool In The Rain

Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Fool In The Rain · Led Zeppelin In Through The Out Door ℗ 1979 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.


Foreigner – ‘Head Games’ (September 10)

Head Games

Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Head Games · Foreigner Head Games ℗ 1979 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. Synthesiser: Al Greenwood Drums: Dennis Elliott Engineer: Geoff Workman Guitar, Keyboards: Ian McDonald Vocals: Lou Gramm Director, Guitar, Piano: Mick Jones Bass Guitar: Rick Willis Producer: Roy Thomas Baker Composer, Writer: L.


The Eagles – ‘The Long Run’ (September 24)

Heartache Tonight (Live in Santa Monica, 7/29/1980) (Remastered)

Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Heartache Tonight (Live in Santa Monica, 7/29/1980) (Remastered) · Eagles Legacy ℗ 2018, 1972 Asylum Records. Producer: Glyn Johns Writer: Bob Seger Writer: Don Henley Writer: Glenn Frey Writer: J. D. Souther Auto-generated by YouTube.


The Police – ‘Reggatta de Blanc’ (October 2)

The Police - Message In A Bottle

Listen to more from The Police: https://ThePolice.lnk.to/Essentials Explore the incredible history of The Police and this classic song here: http://www.udiscovermusic.com/artists/the-police Listen to The Police playlists here: http://playlists.udiscovermusic.com/playlist/the-police-best-of Experience The Police on Half Speed Mastered Vinyl LP: https://lnk.to/CfAvq Music video by The Police performing Message In A Bottle. (C) 1979 A&M Records Ltd.


Fleetwood Mac – ‘Tusk’ (October 12)

Tusk (Remastered)

Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Tusk (Remastered) · Fleetwood Mac The Very Best Of Fleetwood Mac ℗ 1979 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the United States and WEA International Inc., for the world outside of the United States Keyboards: Christine Mcvie Bass Guitar: John Mcvie Guitar, Vocals: Lindsey Buckingham Drums: Mick Fleetwood Vocals: Stevie Nicks Writer: Lindsey Buckingham Auto-generated by YouTube.


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – ‘Damn The Torpedoes’ (October 19)

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Refugee

Music video by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers performing Refugee. (C) 1979 Geffen Records


Pink Floyd – ‘The Wall’ (November 30)

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall, Part Two (Official Music Video)

The official promo video for 'Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2' by Pink Floyd, taken from the album 'The Wall', originally released in 1979. One of the most acclaimed concept albums of all time, The Wall is renowned as Roger Waters' Rock Opera dealing with abandonment and personal isolation.


Van Halen – ‘Van Halen II’ (December 11)

Van Halen - "Dance The Night Away" (Official Music Video)

Watch the official music video for "Dance The Night Away" by Van Halen


The Clash – ‘London Calling’ (December 14)

The Clash - London Calling (Official Video)

The Clash - London Calling (Official Video) Listen On Spotify - http://smarturl.it/TheClashTT Listen On Apple Music - http://smarturl.it/TheClash_AppleMusic Amazon - http://smarturl.it/ClashHBAmazon Follow The Clash Website:http://www.theclash.com Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/theclash Twitter:https://twitter.com/TheClash Lyrics London calling to the faraway towns Now war is declared, and battle come down London calling to the underworld Come out of

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.