TBT: Biggest hits of 1979
(30 Jun 2016)

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TBT: Biggest hits of 1979


This week 37 years ago the first ever Walkman was introduced!


The popular portable cassette player allowed people to carry music with them in their pockets for the first time, and was a revolutionary invention for its time.


To celebrate ‘Throwback Thursday’ this morning - let’s look at some of the most listened to songs from 1979, the year when the Walkman was invented.

 


Tragedy by BeeGees
 

Tragedy by the BeeGees was included on their 1979 album ‘Spirits Having Flown’. The song became one of the BeeGee’s biggest hits, with the single selling over 3 million copies worldwide, and went on to be covered by British pop group Steps




I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor
 

Although released in 1978, it was only the following year that Gloria Gaynor’s disco anthem ‘I Will Survive’ started dominated the charts.
The song is frequently called a symbol of female strength and a gay anthem.




You Don’t Bring Me Flowers by Neil Diamond
 

The popular song ‘You Don’t Bring Me Flowers’ by Neil Diamond and Barbara Streisand undoubtedly became one of the most listened to songs on Walkman devices when it was released in 1979.
Did you know? Diamond and Streisand had planned to star in a movie based on the song, but never happened!




Shake Your Body by the Jacksons
 

Released by the Jacksons, Shake Your Body went on to become one of their most popular songs.
The song was going to be performed by Michael Jackson during his ‘This Is It’ concert series in London, which was cancelled due to his sudden death.

 

 

 

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