To mark the death, this week, of Country Music legend, Kenny Rogers, here is one of his biggest hits, The Gambler. It reached number 16, on the Billboard Hot 100, in 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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sid_Vicious One of the songs he is best known for is an adaption of the Frank Sinatra song, My Way. …
Originally released in 1978, Rappers Delight, by The Sugarhill Gang reached number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100, but number four, on the Billboard Hot Soul Singles chart in early 1979. It also reached number three, in 1979, in the UK.
This reggae crossover hit for Third World, Now That We Found Love, reached Number 10, in the UK, and Number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100, in 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 …
This, the first single, from the album “Blondes Have More Fun”, saw “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” reach number One, in December 1978, in the UK, and in February 1979, in the USA. One of my Top 100 favorite songs.
Fool For Your Lovin’ by Whitesnake, was a hit in the UK in 1980. One we used to play at the White Horse pub, in Swanage. This is on my Top 100 records of all time list.
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.
This song, by Northern Irish band, The Undertones, only charted at number 31, in the UK in 1978. Notably, it was the all time favorite song of the late, influential, BBC Radio One DJ, John Peel.
A top ten hit for Earth Wind & Fire, from December 1978.