Andre Gardner

In the very same month Margaret Thatcher became the first woman to become Prime Minister of the U.K., The Muppet Movie premiered in theaters and the Phillies unveiled their disastrous “Saturday Night Special” ugly burgundy uniforms, worn just once and never seen again, these top 10 albums had us rocking:

  • 10. 52nd Street - Billy Joel

    No doubt Billy will do a song or two from this album, his first to top the charts, at the Linc next month. This week, 52nd Street is the #10 rock album on our countdown.

  • 9. The Cars - The Cars

    The Cars’ label Elektra wanted the band to hold off releasing their second album Candy-O because this album was still doing so well on the charts!  The album, their self titled debut, was still hanging in at #9 on May 25, 1979.

  • 8. Blondes Have More Fun - Rod Stewart

    Rod Stewart jumped right into the disco world with this huge hit of his, “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy,” which hit #1 and stayed there for four weeks.  It’s from the #8 rock album on this week’s countdown, Blondes Have More Fun.

  • 7. Dire Straits - Dire Straits

    The self-titled debut album by Dire Straits came out in their home country of Britain back in the summer of 1978, but it wasn’t until the success of this song in January, 1979, that the album came was released here.  It had an instant impact and on May 25, 1979, it was at #7, after peaking at #2.

  • 6. Live At Budokan - Cheap Trick

    It may not be the biggest selling live album, but it sure is one of the most exciting.  Cheap Trick, performing 2 sold out shows in front of 12, 000 screaming Japanese fans in April, 1978 made for a fantastic live album called Live At Budokan. On May 25, 1979, it was #6.

  • 5. Parallel Lines - Blondie

    Even though producer Mike Chapman called this one of the worst sessions he’d ever worked on, Blondie’s third album Parallel Lines was the one that made them international superstars.  On the countdown this week, it’s #5.

  • 4. Van Halen II - Van Halen

    Van Halen wasted no time recording their second album.  Just one week after they finished a world tour, they were back in the studio and banged out Van Halen II in a week!  It peaked here at #4 on May 25, 1979.

  • 3. Minute By Minute - Doobie Brothers

    4 Grammys and 3 million copies later, Minute By Minute by The Doobie Brothers stands as one of their finest works.  After spending five weeks at #1, it drops here to #3.

  • 2. Desolation Angels - Bad Company

    If you were curious, Bad Company did, indeed, take the name of their fifth album form the Jack Kerouac novel of the same name.  At #2 on May 25, 1979, it’s Desolation Angels.

  • 1. Breakfast In America - Supertramp

    At the top of the charts this week is the sixth studio album by a mostly British band, who wrote of their observations of U.S. life and culture, and turned it into the biggest album they ever had.  It would go on to won two Grammys, sell over 4 million copies, and spend six weeks at #1. On May 25, 1979, the #1 rock album was Breakfast In America by Supertramp.


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