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Fun fact about 1979:  A bunch of amazing albums came out that year! With 2019 upon us, these 10 albums will be celebrating their 40th anniversary.  Honestly, they sound just as fantastic as did when they were released.

David Bowie – ‘Lodger’ (May 18)

David Bowie - Boys Keep Swinging (Official Video)

Official video for Boy's Keep Swinging By David Bowie.

KISS – ‘Dynasty’ (May 23)

I Was Made For Lovin' You

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group North America I Was Made For Lovin' You · Kiss Smashes Thrashes & Hits ℗ ℗ 1979 The Island Def Jam Music Group Released on: 1988-01-01 Producer: Vincent Poncia Mixer, Recording Engineer: Jay Messina Author, Composer: Desmond Child Author, Composer: Vincent Poncia Author, Composer: Paul Stanley Music Publisher: Universal Polygram Int.

The Cars – ‘Candy-O’ (June 13)

Let's Go

Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Let's Go · The Cars Complete Greatest Hits ℗ 1987 Elektra/Asylum Records Additional Vocals: Benjamin Orr Additional Vocals: David Robinson Additional Vocals: Elliot Easton Additional Vocals: Greg Hawkes Bass Guitar: Benjamin Orr Drums: David Robinson Guitar: Elliot Easton Guitar: Ric Ocasek Keyboards: Greg Hawkes Lead Vocals: Ric Ocasek Producer: Roy Thomas Baker Composer, Writer: Ric Ocasek Composer: Richard Ocasek Auto-generated by YouTube.

AC/DC – ‘Highway to Hell’ (July 27)

AC/DC - Highway to Hell (Official Video)

Highway To Hell: Buy/Listen -!ythth About the album: Highway to Hell is AC/DC's fifth internationally released studio album and the sixth to be released in Australia. The album became AC/DC's first LP to break the US Top 100 and is the group's second highest selling album behind Back in Black.

Led Zeppelin – ‘In Through The Out Door’ (August 15)

Fool In The Rain

Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group Fool In The Rain · Led Zeppelin In Through The Out Door ℗ 1979 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

The Police – ‘Reggatta de Blanc’ (October 2)

The Police - Message In A Bottle

Listen to more from The Police: Explore the incredible history of The Police and this classic song here: Listen to The Police playlists here: Experience The Police on Half Speed Mastered Vinyl LP: Music video by The Police performing Message In A Bottle. (C) 1979 A&M Records Ltd.

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – ‘Damn The Torpedoes’ (October 19)

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Refugee

Music video by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers performing Refugee. (C) 1979 Geffen Records

Pink Floyd – ‘The Wall’ (November 30)

Pink Floyd - Another Brick In The Wall, Part Two (Official Music Video)

The official promo video for 'Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2' by Pink Floyd, taken from the album 'The Wall', originally released in 1979. One of the most acclaimed concept albums of all time, The Wall is renowned as Roger Waters' Rock Opera dealing with abandonment and personal isolation.

Van Halen – ‘Van Halen II’ (December 11)

Van Halen - "Dance The Night Away" (Official Music Video)

Watch the official music video for "Dance The Night Away" by Van Halen

The Clash – ‘London Calling’ (December 14)

The Clash - London Calling (Official Video)

The Clash - London Calling (Official Video) Listen On Spotify - Listen On Apple Music - Amazon - Follow The Clash Website: Facebook: Twitter: Lyrics London calling to the faraway towns Now war is declared, and battle come down London calling to the underworld Come out of

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.