To the uninitiated 1979 might not be somebody's favorite year in music. The first word which comes to mind is, disco. However, 1979 is much more notable for the massive amount of new and developing genres of punk metal and electronica. This playlist does touch on disco, but there was SO much more than that happening during this year. In 1979 there are classic songs by the Talking Heads, Van Halen, Joy Division, Gary Numan, The Cars, Cheap Trick, Michael Jackson, Prince, XTC, The Clash, and many many more.