Posts Tagged ‘1979’

M (1989) Pop Muzik UK 12″

M (1989) Pop Muzik UK 12"

This 1989 UK 12″ release features new mixes of “Pop Muzik” by Robin Scott and Simon Rogers. Also included is the original 1979 12″ release.

KISS (1979) I Was Made For Lovin’ You 7″

KISS (1979) I Was Made For Lovin' You 7"

The 7″ version of KISS’ “I Was made For Lovin’ You” is edited down to 3:57 and the b-side “Hard Times” is also shortened to a more radio friendly 3:31.

Wet Willie (1979) Weekend 7″

Wet Willie (1979) Weekend 7"

This 7″ vinyl rip features an edited version of Wet Willie’s “Weekend” from 1979. Wet Willie reached #29 with “Weekend”, it was their last Top 40 hit.

Prince (1979) I Wanna Be Your Lover 7″

Prince (1979) I Wanna Be Your Lover 7"

“I Wanna Be Your Lover” was Prince’s first #1 R&B single in his career. The track spent 2 weeks at the top of the chart. It also reached #11 on the Hot 100.

Earth, Wind & Fire (1979) Boogie Wonderland 12″

Earth, Wind & Fire (1979) Boogie Wonderland 12"

This 12″ release of Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Boogie Wonderland” features the Special Disco Version and Instrumental of their Top 10 R&B and Pop hit of 1979.

Ronnie Milsap (1979) Get It Up / Hi-Heel Sneakers 12″ Promo

Ronnie Milsap (1979) Get It Up 12" Promo

Ronnie Milsap is primarily known as a country artist. He has crossed over on the pop charts on several occasions, previously noted here with “She Loves My Car”. One interesting fact I discovered, while researching chart info for this record, was that Ronnie had a Top 20 hit on the Billboard Top Selling Rhythm & Blues Singles chart in 1965 with “Never Had It So Good”. Add an entry to the Hot Dance/Disco charts from this record and Ronnie has charted on Billboard’s pop, R&B, dance and country charts in his career. Not bad for an old boy from North Carolina.

Wet Willie (1979) Weekend 12″ Promo

Wet Willie (1979) Weekend 12" Promo

OK so, it seems that most of the records I posted this week were not familiar to me until recently. This one is certainly no exception. Now, I have known and loved Wet Willie’s “Weekend” since it was released in 1979. I also own a 7″ single of this song, that I have had since 1979. For years and years I never knew any other version existed besides the 3:40 single edit. Years later I discovered the album version which clocks in at 5:59. But, it wasn’t until last year, when looking through Discogs that I discovered that a Disco version existed! So, of course, I sought a copy and ordered it so that I could share it with you guys (you know, I’ve ordered a lot of records lately… there’s a tip jar up there but, I digress…). How many of you already knew about this record and had heard it before? Am I just out of touch?

Melissa Manchester (1979) Pretty Girls 7″

For the love of pretty girls, So pretty girls look good on you, Those pretty girls so pretty girls, Look good on you.

The B-52’s (1979) Rock Lobster 7″ Promo

The B-52's (1979) Rock Lobster 7" Promo

We were at the beach, Everybody had matching towels, Somebody went under a dock, And there they saw a rock, It wasn’t a rock, It was a rock lobster, Rock lobster, Rock lobster.

McFadden & Whitehead (1979) Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now 12″

McFadden & Whitehead (1979) Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now 12"

Ain’t no stoppin’ us now, We’re on the move, (You said it, we’ve got the groove), Ain’t no stoppin’ us now, We’ve got the groove (Whoo-hoo-oo-oo Whoo-hoo-oo), Ain’t no stoppin’ us now, We’re on the move, (We’ve got the groove), Ain’t no stoppin’ us now, We’ve got the groove (Yeah).

Wings (1979) Goodnight Tonight 12″ Promo

Wings (1979) Goodnight Tonight 12" Promo

The Brief: Alrighty, so today, we get to the actual Paul McCartney portion of our week.  The first offering I have from Sir Paul is the 1979 Wings track “Goodnight Tonight”.  I dearly loved this song when it was a hit and I’m still quite fond of it to this day.  One of the things […]

Prince (1979) Still Waiting 7″

“Still Waiting” was the second single from Prince’s self-titled second album. The edit version on this 7″ single has never been released on CD.

Dan Hartman (1979) Hands Down 12″ Promo

Dan Hartman (1979) Hands Down 12" Promo

The Brief: You can’t help but love an artist whose first album was titled “Who Is Dan Hartman and Why Is Everyone Saying Wonderful Things About Him?” That release was actually a promotional item that featured songs from Johnny Winter and the Edgar Winter Group where Dan started his professional music career. In 1972 the […]

The Marshall Tucker Band and The Oak Ridge Boys

Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight

This post features 7″ singles from The Marshall Tucker Band and The Oak Ridge Boys. Both Oak Ridge Boys tracks were #1 Country hits.

KISS – Dirty Livin’ 12″ (German)

KISS - Dirty Livin' 12" (German)

The A Side: Dirty Livin’ (A Jim Burgess Mix) 5:58 The B Side: 2000 Man 4:53 The Brief: “Dirty Livin’” is the third and final single released in support of the ‘Dynasty’ LP. KISS only released the single in Germany and today’s post spotlights the 12″ release that contains a 5:58 extended mix of the […]

KISS – I Was Made For Lovin’ You 12″

KISS - I Was Made For Lovin' You 12"

The A Side: I Was Made For Lovin’ You (A Jim Burgess Mix) 7:54 The B Side: Charisma 4:26 The Brief: From 1974-1977, KISS released eight studio and live albums. In 1978, the group took a “sort of” break from recording as a band and released four separate solo albums, albeit, still under the KISS […]

Prince – Still Waiting Album Cut

Prince - Still Waiting (Album Cut)

The ‘Prince’ CD release contains an edit of “Still Waiting” with a track time of 4:12. Here’s a vinyl rip of the Still Waiting Album Cut that runs 4:24.

Prince – Sexy Dancer Long Version 12”

Prince - Sexy Dancer 12”

“Sexy Dancer” was released in the UK and Japan as a single in 1980. This UK 12″ release features the rare “Sexy Dancer Long Version”.

Cher – Hell On Wheels 12″

Cher - Hell On Wheels 12"

“Hell On Wheels” was the first single from Cher’s 1979 LP “Prisoner” and appeared on the ‘Roller Boogie’ soundtrack. The remix is by Larry Emerine.

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