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Sid Vicious – My Way (1978)

John Simon Ritchie (10 May 1957 – 2 February 1979), known professionally as Sid Vicious, was an English bassist and vocalist. He achieved prominence as a member of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols. One of the songs he is best known for is an adaption of the Frank Sinatra song, My Way. …

Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive (1978)

This song was released in 1978, originally in Patrick Hernandez’s home country, France. It went on, during 1979, to become a huge hit, around the World. This song peaked at number 10, in the UK, and number 16, on the Billboard Hot 100, in the USA. After this single hit record, Hernandez dropped out of …

Althea & Donna – Uptown Top Ranking

This song, Uptown Top Ranking, by Althea & Donna, a Jamaican reggae vocal duo, reached number 1, in the UK in 1978. Notably, it was originally played by the late, influential, BBC Radio One DJ, John Peel, before being picked up by the more mainstream daytime Radio One DJ’s.