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Category: 1979

Sister Sledge – We Are Family

September 11, 2009 | 1979, Group, Top 40

Depending on where you were in 1979, We Are Family by Sister Sledge may be a song that you would rather forget. The Pittsburgh Pirates used this song as their theme song during the summer of 1979. They beat the Baltimore Orioles in seven games to win the World series all with this song playing […]

Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Pina Colada Song)

September 9, 2009 | 1979, Male, Number 1, Top 40

In 1979 Rupert Holmes recorded perhaps the only song that he wished he never did. Even though he wrote songs before this as well as afterward, it is this song that he is best known. It’s a story song about a man who due to changing feelings towards his mate decides to answer a personal […]

Kenny Rogers – The Gambler

August 29, 2008 | 1979, Country, Male

In late 1978 Kenny Rogers recorded what would become his signature song. The Gambler, Kenny Roger as the singer is the narrator and not the Gambler, is an old gambler who sits with Rogers on a ‘train bound for nowhere’. The song reached Number 16 on the Pop Charts and was a Number 1 Country […]

Herb Albert – Rise

August 13, 2008 | 1979, Male, Top 40

Herb Albert was the leader and played the trumpet from the 1960′s group Herb Albert and the The Tijuana Brass. In the ’70′s he was the ‘A’ in A&M records, one of the biggest record companies of the decade with acts like the Carpenters, Styx and many others. He also release a couple of solo […]