Playlist: Where I Was In… 1979?

So next up is the last year of the decade for this Thursday morning and we are almost finish now! Unless I do the years I have done or I might add to the ones I’ve already done or I might just give it all a bit of a break now? Take your pick and let me know, if you like? Or not?

So here’s the (Edit 5/12/19) now 90 songs I chosen for 1979, please have a listen to…

  • The Saints – Brisbane (Security City)
  • XL Capris – My City Of Sydney
  • Primitive Calculators – Do That Dance
  • Thought Criminals – More Suicides Please
  • The Boys Next Door – Shivers
  • The Sports – Don’t Throw Stones
  • The Leftovers – Cigarettes & Alcohol
  • Voigt/465 – State
  • SPK – No More
  • The Scientists – Frantic Romantic
  • The Numbers – Government Boy
  • Tactics – Standing By The Window
  • The Hitmen – I’m The Man
  • The Lipstick Killers – Hindu Gods (Of Love)
  • Little Murders – Things Will Be Different
  • La Femme – Chelsea Kids
  • AC/DC – If You Want Blood (You Got It)
  • Midnight Oil – Cold Cold Change
  • Cold Chisel – Choir Girl
  • Paul Kelly & The Dots – Faster Than Light
  • The Reels – Love Will Find A Way
  • David Chesworth – And/Or = 1
  • Slugfuckers – Deaf Disco
  • Mi Sex – Computer Games
  • Split Enz – I See Red
  • The Pop Group – Thief Of Fire
  • Patti Smith – Dancing Barefoot
  • The Fall – Rowche Rumble
  • Dead Kennedys – California Über Alles
  • Throbbing Gristle – Hot On The Heels Of Lover
  • Gary Numan – Down In The Park
  • Adam & The Ants – Zerox
  • Blondie – Union City Blue
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Here Comes My Girl
  • GG Allin & The Jabbers – Bored To Death
  • Misfits – Night Of The Living Dead
  • The Pop Group – We Are All Prostitutes
  • Gang Of Four – Natural’s Not In It
  • The Germs – Communist Eyes
  • Public Image Ltd. – Albatross
  • Joy Division – Interzone
  • Talking Heads – Drugs
  • Holger Czukay – Persian Love
  • Sister Sledge – Lost In Music
  • Chic – My Feet Keep Dancing
  • The B-52’s – There’s A Moon In The Sky (Called The Moon)
  • The Police – Walking On The Moon
  • Fleetwood Mac – Tusk
  • Pink Floyd – Nobody Home
  • Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Hey Hey My My (Into The Black)
  • Elvis Costello – Accidents Will Happen
  • Marianne Faithfull – Working Class Hero
  • Japan – All Tomorrow’s Parties
  • The Specials – Concrete Jungle
  • The Damned – Smash It Up (Part 1 & 2)
  • The Clash – Wrong ‘Em Boyo
  • The Undertones – Male Model
  • The Slits – Typical Girls
  • The Fall – Industrial Estate
  • Gary Numan – Cars
  • The Cars – Let’s Go
  • Lene Lovich – Bird Song
  • Lou Reed – Families
  • The Raincoats – Fairytale In The Supermarket
  • The Dickies – Banana Splits
  • The Cure – 10:15 Saturday Night
  • Madness – One Step Beyond
  • Sid Vicious – My Way
  • Magazine – Rhythm Of Cruelty
  • Chrome – Zombie Warfare (Can’t Let You Down)
  • Iggy Pop – I’m Bored
  • Dr. Feelgood – Milk And Alcohol
  • ZZ Top – Cheap Sunglasses
  • U2 – Out Of Control
  • Pat Benatar – Heartbreaker
  • XTC – Making Plans For Nigel
  • David Bowie – DJ
  • Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover
  • Kiss – I Was Made For Lovin’ You
  • Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
  • The Human League – Almost Medieval
  • The Only Ones – From Here To Eternity
  • Wire – Map Ref. 41°N 93°W
  • Siouxsie & The Banshees – Love In A Void
  • Bauhaus – Bela Lugosi’s Dead
  • The Fall – Psykick Dance Hall
  • The Boomtown Rats – I Don’t Like Mondays
  • Leonard Cohen – Came So Far For Beauty
  • The Crusaders – Carnival Of The Night
  • Bob Dylan – Gotta Serve Somebody
  • Ian Dury & The Blockheads – Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3
So it’s Sigourney Weaver and what was the cat’s name again? in Alien movie!

Cheers 🙂



  1. Well, I think you should do the 60s next! I’m compiling my list of fave albums and it’s sadly lacking in 60s stuff, so this is an area I need some help with, lol! I’m sure there’s lots that I’ve just completely missed hearing that I will love once introduced to! Great playlist BTW. =)

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      1. Well I’m excited and up for the challenge of some crayyyyyyzeee stuff from ya! I wouldn’t expect anything less tbh! =)

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      2. Hey! Don’t worry, I’m doing the 60’s now, I just wrote that new post before changing my mind yet again! i don’t know why i write anything anyway, i am like newspaper always retracting stuff! i have even made a start but needs editing etc. so the 60’s are coming soon, OK?

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      3. Hey! No probs; when I read your post this morning I was like ‘Nooooo!’! So I’m glad the 60s are coming, yay! But take your time, you know? No rush, you have to enjoy making the playlists. And also, have fun at Augie and TFS this weekend (that’s right, yes?)…And of course you need to blog about them, too! (Lol, newspaper…) =)

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  2. Whats your YT channel William…will follow. I am listening to that version of Out of Control by U2 from Boy, their best album in my opinion, loved them when they were all post-punk. A really great playlist thanks

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    1. my yt is:
      what’s yours? i mainly just make never-ending playlists, just started on years 2005+ which i think i am posting them here on my blog next month, if I’m happy with them and get it right? I’ve not posted my epic rage playlist here which I’ve narrowed down to only something like 500+ video clips! i should post it just to see if anyone will watch/listen to over 500 songs/videos? i just update that one the other day but i never upload stuff and do much other than that, how about you?
      Glad you enjoy that 79 playlist and yeah i really love early U2 too!
      Cheers 🙂

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      1. I would listen, it may give me some inspiration and new bands to follow I’m always interested in hearing new or old music I have never heard before. Here’s my YT I have done a lot of videos in recent months from travels around the place and try to match it to music I think fits the vibe of the video. Although I must admit feel a bit bad I use copyright music in them…its just that when producing videos, those free or paid background music they have for people to use sound so corney and horrible, I just can’t bring myself to add this shit music to my own videos! Hve a look if you want and let me know what you think 🙂 Cheers

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