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One Random Single a Day #79: “Disco Illusion” (1979) by Stephen Encinas

After some time away, I have now returned to review some more music awesomeness! The one for today has a particularly interesting story. Scouring the internet, I really couldn’t find much on Stephen Encinas nor this single – a quick … Continue reading

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One Random Single a Day #40: “Cheap Sunglasses” (1979) by ZZ Top

I have very little predetermined criticism of ZZ Top outside of their most well-known singles (also, I just wasted so much time listening to Culture before writing this post – whoops!), so I’ll just jump right into the review for … Continue reading

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One Random Single a Day #14: “Rapper’s Delight” (1979) by The Sugarhill Gang

“Rapper’s Delight” is widely considered the first¬†official rap song by many. Although this is definitely untrue, it is the first true rap song to hit the Hot 100. Anyone who knows anything about rap and hip-hop is probably at least … Continue reading

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One Random Single a Day: “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” (1979) by KISS

Well… here we go. This is the first single I’ve stumbled upon on my Random Single a Day challenge that was actually a pretty big commercial success. It reached #11 on the Hot 100 and the top ten in various … Continue reading

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Billboard’s Hot 100 of 1979

100.¬†“Strange Way” – Firefall: Kicking off this list is an interesting, dark-sounding radio-friendly rock hit. Truthfully, I can hear Chicago’s influences on this track from a mile away, especially with that uptempo’d salsa breakdown before the final chorus. It’s an … Continue reading

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