The music meme from Hell

Okay, sirpaulsbuddy can kiss my ass for this one. The rules: go to Pop Culture Madness and find the list of hit songs for the year you turned 18. Copy and paste them into your blog. Strike through the ones you dislike. Italicize the ones you like. Unbold the ones you’re indifferent about.


January 6 – January 19: Too Much Heaven – Bee Gees
January 20 – February 9: Le Freak – Chic

February 10 – March 9: Do Ya Think I’m Sexy? – Rod Stewart
March 10 – March 23: I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
March 24 – April 6: Tragedy – Bee Gees
April 7 – April 13: I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
April 14 – April 20: What A Fool Believes – The Doobie Brothers
April 21 – April 27: Knock on Wood – Amii Stewart

April 28 – May 4: Heart of Glass – Blondie
May 5 – June 30: Reunited – Peaches & Herb
June 2 – June 8: Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
June 9 – June 15: Love You Inside Out – Bee Gees
June 16 – July 29: Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
June 30 – July 13: Ring My Bell – Anita Ward
July 14 – August 17: Bad Girls – Donna Summer
August 18 – August 24: Good Times – Chic

August 25 – October 5: My Sharona – The Knack
October 6 – October 12: Sad Eyes – Robert John
October 13 – October 19: Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
October 20 – November 2: Rise – Herb Alpert
November 3 – November 9: Pop Muzik – M
November 10 – November 16: Heartache Tonight – The Eagles
November 17 – November 23: Still – The Commodores
November 24 – December 7: No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) – Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer
December 8 – December 21: Babe – Styx
December 22, 1979 – January 4, 1980: Escape (The Pina Colada Song) – Rupert Holmes

Sweet Jebus, how the hell did I live through that crap?



10 thoughts on “The music meme from Hell

  1. God, dude. You’re old. 😉
    Did you know that Devo based their entire Freedom of Choice album after “My Sharona”? You can really hear it in songs like “Girl U Want”. You can even hear it in Toni Basil’s “Mickey” which she co-wrote with Devo.

  2. I have to admit there were better musical years. (evil smile) I checked my own list, and found I did much better than you did, although that depends a lot on who’s looking at the list. (For the record, a lot of my reactions to your list would be the same as yours.)

  3. Everybody was Kung Fu Fighting….
    Much worse than any song on your list is that creepy, scary, gawd-awful photo of the Bee Gees you chose to slap up alongside it…
    If you REALLY want to see how musically sucky your 18th year was, there’s a more comprehensive list a bit further down from the Billboard dated entries, 75 hits listed year by year.
    My year, 1974, was tainted by only one ABBA song, so there’s that to be thankful for. (There were other taints, but only one by ABBA, just to clarify)

  4. What a difference a year can make
    My brother and I are 17 months apart in age, but more than that apart in musical good fortune. My list (with which he agrees) has at least half a dozen really decent songs on it. For his year, we’re both straining to find more than a couple.

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