Am I the only one not interested in the total eclipse happening today? I understand that the last one occurred in 1979. While all y’all are out looking at the sun and going blind, I am going to write about groovy stuff (not the eclipse) that happened in the year 1979.
The top grossing movie of the year was Kramer vs. Kramer. I remember that movie making me sad. I much preferred the happy Over the Edge movie which debuted the young Matt Dillon and featured devil children torturing a small town. Another top grossing movie of 1979 was The Jerk which starred Steve Martin. All I remember from that is “The new phone book is here!” and “I was born a poor black child.” Funny.
The number one song of 1979 was The Knack‘s My Sharona. I never liked that song and continue to change channels whenever it comes on. Another hit from that year was Da Ya Think I’m Sexy by Rod Stewart. No, I do not think you’re sexy. I think I am sexy. Leif Garrett scored his only kind of sort of hit with I Was Made for Dancin’. Peaches & Herb had Reunited and Shake Your Groove Thing. My favorite line, which I’ve been known to just blurt out Tourette Syndrome-like, is “We’re bumping booties, Having us a ball y’all”.
My favorite songs from 1979:
Other really important things that happened in 1979:
Top TV shows from that year:
Future stars born that year: Tatyana Ali, Aaiyah, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Benji & Joel Madden, Chris Klein, Adam Levin, Heath Ledger, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Claire Danes, Daniel Johns, Lance Bass, Jesse Bradford, Pete Wentz, Kevin Hart, Pink, Sara Bareilles, Rider Strong, Adam Brody, Chris Daughtry, and Ariana Richards.
Foxy Guys: Leif Garrett, Erik Estrada, Scott Baio, Willie Aames, Andy Gibb, Jimmy McNichol, Parker Stevenson, Shaun Cassidy, Bay City Rollers, Clark Brandon, KISS, Greg Evigan, Dirk Benedict, and Richard Hatch.
And there you have it.