Saturday Morning Flashback: 1979 [Playlist]

Since we tend to organize years into decades, 1979 is naturally assigned to the ’70s. But many of the songs we played on Flashback sound more like the early ’80s rather than the album rock of the later 70s. Poised on the precipice of the big-hair-and-shoulder-pads decade, the 70s finale holds up well after all these years.

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This Week’s Playlist: 1979

    Song – Artist

  • 8 am
  • Don’t Do Me Like That – Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
  • Bright Side of the Road – Van Morrison
  • Train in Vain – The Clash
  • Hold On – Ian Gomm
  • The Bed’s Too Big Without You – The Police
  • Superman – The Kinks
  • A Message to You Rudy – The Specials
  • Rolene – Moon Martin
  • Accidents Will Happen – Elvis Costello
  • Wondering Where the Lions Are – Bruce Cockburn
  • Take the Long Way Home – Supertramp
  • 9 am
  • The Girl of My Dreams – Bram Tchaikovsky
  • Hey St. Peter – Flash and the Pan
  • Lady Writer – Dire Straits
  • Making Plans for Nigel – XTC
  • D.J. – David Bowie
  • Ain’t That Peculiar (live) – Peter Gabriel
  • Pop Muzik – M
  • Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
  • 10 am
  • Cruel to be Kind – Nick Lowe
  • Dancing Barefoot – Patti Smith Group
  • Ain’t That So – Roxy Music
  • The Long Run – Eagles
  • Dangerous Type – The Cars
  • Life During Wartime – Talking Heads
  • I Need a Lover – John Mellencamp
  • I Want You Back – Graham Parker
  • Fool in the Rain – Led Zeppelin
  • 11 am
  • Rock Lobster – The B52s
  • London Calling – The Clash
  • Tomorrow Night – Shoes
  • Gotta Serve Somebody – Bob Dylan
  • Bad Case of Loving You – Robert Palmer
  • Is She Really Going Out With Him? – Joe Jackson
  • My My, Hey Hey – Neil Young
  • Starry Eyes – The Records
  • Devil With the Blue Dress Medley (live) – Bruce Springsteen
  • Reasons to be Cheerful pt. 3 – Ian Dury and the Blockheads

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