Shakedown 1979: The Strangest Year in Music

It gave us disco’s peak, new wave, rap, and a whole lot of weirdness.

ABBA sings “Does Your Mother Know” (Photo: YouTube)

“My Sharona”

“Wow” Kate Bush

“Does Your Mother Know” ABBA

“Pop Musik” M

“Lucky” Donna Summer

“Fire in Cairo” The Cure

“Chuck E’s in Love” Rickie Lee Jones

“Cars” Gary Numan

Scenes from Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk” video (Photos: Warner Bros.)

“The Logical Song” Supertramp

“Tusk” Fleetwood Mac

“Spirits (Having Flown)” Bee Gees

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