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POP Goes The World!

Jan 2019

1979 – Great Year or Greatest Year?


POP Goes The World makes a solid case for the latter.


The Boomtown Rats “Someone's Looking At You” from The Fine Art of Surfacing (1979)

XTC “Making Plans for Nigel” from Drums and Wires (1979)

The Jam “Saturday's Kids” from Setting Sons (Remastered) (1979)

The Undertones “Jimmy jimmy” from The Undertones (1979)




The Slickee Boys “Gotta Tell Me Why” from 3rd EP (1979)

Classic Ruins “1+1<2” from 1+1<2 (1979)

The Boys “Sabre dance” from To Hell with the Boys (1979)

The Boys “Rue Morgue” from To Hell with the Boys (1979)

The Neighborhoods “No Place Like Home” from No Place Like Home (1979)




The Knack “let Me Out” from Get the Knack (1979)

Cheap Trick “I'll Be With You Tonight” from Dream Police (1979)

Paul Collins Beat “There She Goes” from The Beat (1979)

Blondie “dreaming” from Eat to the Beat (1979)





Pearl Harbor & The Explosions “You Got It (Release It)” from Pearl Harbor & the Explosions (1979)

The Squares “This is Airbeat” from This Is Airbeat (1979)

The Monks “Love in Stereo” from Bad Habits (1979)

Dave Edmunds “Girls Talk” from Repeat When Necessary (1979)

The Rubinoos “I wanna be your boyfriend” from Back to the Drawing Board (1979)





The Dickies “You Drive Me Ape (You Big Gorilla)” from The Incredible Shrinking Dickies (Expanded Version) (1979)

The Damned “love song” from Machine Gun Etiquette (1979)

Joe Jackson “Throw it Away” from Look Sharp! (Remastered) (1979)

The Police “No Time This Time” from Reggatta de Blanc (Remastered) (1979)

The Stranglers “Duchess” from The Raven (1979)

The Clash “Hateful” from London Calling (1979)





The English Beat “Ranking Full Stop” from I Just Can't Stop It (Remastered) (1980)

The Selecter “Too Much Pressure” from Too Much Pressure (1980)

The Specials “concrete jungle” from The Specials (1979)

Madness “madness” from One Step Beyond... (1979)

The Pop Group “She Is Beyond Good and Evil” from Y (1979)

Talking Heads “I Zimbra” from Fear of Music (1979)





The Records “Starry eyes” from Shades In Bed (1979)

Shoes “too late” from Double Exposure (1979)

20/20 “Yellow Pills” from 20/20 (1979)

The Cars “Dangerous Type” from Candy-O (1979)

The Zones “Mourning Star” from Under Influence (1979)





Television Personalities “Where's Bill Grundy Now?” from Part Time Punks (The Very Best of Television Personalities) (1999)



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Tinted Windows “Kind of a Girl” from Tinted Windows (2009)

Locksley “She Does” from Don't Make Me Wait (2007)

The Hentchmen “Some Other Guy” from Hentch Forth Five (with Jack White) (2007)

The Rippers “A Look Behind” from A Gut Feeling (2017)





The Shazam “On the Airwaves” from The Coolest Songs in the World! Vol. 1 (2007)

The Late Show “Sha La La (Wake Me When You're Done)” from Sha la La (2018)

Messengers “That's the Way a Woman Is” from Pink Boots & Lipstick (Rare Glam & Bubblegum from the 70s) (2008)

Los Monstruos “Hey Monstruo” from Jerk (2000)

Redd Kross “Annie's Gone” from Third Eye (1990)

Robert Pollard “Who's Running My Ranch?” from Jack Sells the Cow (2012)





Pussycats “Mongoloid” from Playin' Dirty (1998)

Xiu Xiu “Sharp Dressed Man” from Xiu Xiu / (r) - Single (2017)

The Black Belles “lies” from What Can I Do? - Single (2010)

The Quick “It won't be long” from Untold Rock Stories (2003)

Ty Segall “Every 1's a Winner” from Freedom's Goblin (2018)





The Toms “Other Boys Do” from The Toms (1979)

Los Prisioneros “Mentalidad Televisiva” from El Caset Pirata (2000)

The Rub “The Death of Pop” from Bikini Gospel (2016)

The Neanderthals “Space oddity” from The Neanderthals In Space (2005)

The Symposium “poison” from Drugs (2014)





Cracker “Sweet Thistle Pie” from The Golden Age (1996)

Idles “The Idles Chant” from Meat - EP (2015)

Glucifer “I Got a War” from Tender Is the Savage (2000)

Material Issue “Goin' Through Your Purse” from Freak City Soundtrack (1994)





The Atlantics “weekend” from ATLANTICS (2006)

The Fuzillis “Fish Gumbo” from Grind a Go Go, Vol. 1 (2017)

Hot 8 Brass Band “Love Will Tear us Apart” from Love will tear us apart - Single (2018)

Downtown Boys “Dancing in the dark” from Full Communism (2015)





Jacuzzi Boys “Lucky Blade” from Ping Pong (2016)

Wand “Self Hypnosis in 3 Days” from Golem (2015)

Moaning “don't go” from Moaning (2018)

Team Spirit “Fuck the Beach” from Team Spirit - EP (2013)





The Flaming Sideburns “Street survivor” from Hallelujah rock'n'rollah (2001)

The Maggots “King of the Freaks” from Monkey Time (2007)

KO and the Knockouts “you're on my mind” from Ko & the Knockouts (2008)

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