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This week in music: 1979

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Let's turn back the clock and revist the year 1979. 

The top movies of the year were Kramer vs Kramer, The Ammityville Horror and Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

On CBS, people were tuned into 60 Minutes, M*A*S*H and Alice.

And these were the songs being played on the radio this week 37 years ago.

Billboard's Hot 100 had Frank Mills at number 5 with the instrumental hit Music Box Dancer.

Dire Straits was in the number four spot with Sultans of Swing which Rolling Stone Magazine ranks as one of the top 50 guitar songs of all time.

Amii Stewart's disco version of Knock on Wood was at number three. It was also recorded by David Bowie, Eddie Floyd and Eric Clapton, but  Stewart's rendition is the best known version of the song.

Another disco hit was in the number two spot.  I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor was unique for a disco song at the time because it featured no background singers and limited overdubs.

And in the top spot was What a Fool Believes by the Doobie Brothers. Written by Michael Mcdonald and Kenny Loggins, it would go on to win Grammys for Song and Record of the Year.

That's your week in music for 1979.

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