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This week in music: 1979

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Let's step into the Breakfast Show time machine and set the dials to this week in 1979.

Billboard had these songs at the top of the Hot 100.

New York, Paris, Munich, everybody talk about Pop Muzik. The syntho-pop hit  by the man known only as "M" was at number five.

Checking in at number four was the instrumental, "Rise by Herb Alpert."

At number three was The Commodores with "Still." It was their last major hit with Lionel Richie on lead vocals. He left the group to pursue a solo career.

In the number two spot was disco queen Donna Summer with "Dim All the Lights." It was Summer's only hit record that she wrote alone. She had intended on giving the song to Rod Stewart but changed her mind.

And in the top spot was one of the most successful bands of the 1970s. "Heartache Tonight" was the Eagles' fifth and final number one on the Hot 100. The band broke up the following year and wouldn't record together again until they reunited some 20 years later.

That's a look at the music scene from this week in 1979.

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