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Music the Week The CD Was Introduced
by Alex Cosper (12/27/2012)

On March 8, 1979 the compact disc was introduced by Philips at a press conference in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Sony and Philips collaborated on the project. CDs began to get commercially released in 1982 and outsold vinyl by the end of the eighties. In July 1979 Sony released its Walkman portable cassette player, which became very popular for joggers, hikers and the mainstream. Below are songs that appeared on national music charts for the week ending March 10, 1979.


Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
Bee Gees - Tragedy
Donna Summer & Brooklyn Dreams - Heaven Knows
Peaches & Herb - Shake Your Groove Thing
Doobie Brothers - What A Fool Believes


Rod Stewart - Do You Think I'm Sexy
Pointer Sisters - Fire
Olivia Newton-John - A Little More Love
Village People - Y.M.C.A.
Chic - Le Freak
Nicolette Larson - Lotta Love
Cheryl Lynn - Got To Be Real
Kenny Rogers - The Gambler
Chicago - No Tell Lover
Foreigner - Blue Morning, Blue Day
Leif Garrett - I Was Made For Dancing
Bee Gees - Too Much Heaven
Blues Brothers - Soul Man
Ian Matthews - Shake It
Santana - Stormy
Sylvester - You Make Me Feel Mighty Real
Hot Chocolate - Every 1's A Winner
Earth, Wind & Fire - September
Billy Joel - My Life


Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing
Melissa Manchester - Don't Cry Out Loud
Bobby Caldwell - What You Won't Do For Love
The Babys - Every Time I Think of You
Little River Band - Lady
Anne Murray - I Just Fall In Love Again
Billy Joel - Big Shot
Amii Stewart - Knock On Wood
Poco - Crazy Love
Neil Diamond - Forever In Blue Jeans
Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman - Stumblin' In
Frank Mills - Music Box Dancer
Eddie Money - Maybe I'm A Fool
Eddie Rabbitt - Every Which Way But Loose
Bell & James - Livin' It Up
Sister Sledge - He's The Greatest Dancer
Chic - I Want Your Love
Giorgio Moroder - The Chase


Herbie Mann - Superman
Heart - Dog & Butterfly
Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - Bustin' Loose
Cher - Take Me Home
Linda Ronstadt - Just One Look
Bob Welch - Precious Love
Blondie - Heart of Glass
Toto - I'll Supply The Love Instant Funk - I Got My Mind Made Up
Eric Clapton - Watch Out For Lucy
Third World - Now That We Found Love
Jacksons - Shake Your Body
Desmond Child & Rouge - Our Love Is Insane
Blues Brothers - Rubber Biscuit
Gary's Gang - Keep On Dancin'
Kim Carnes - It Hurts So Bad
George Benson - Love Ballad
The Police - Roxanne
George Harrison - Blow Away
Brooklyn Dreams - Make It Last
April Wine - Roller
Beach Boys - Here Comes The Night
England Dan & John Ford Coley - Love Is The Answer
BTO - Heartaches
J. Geils - Take It Back
T. Connection - At Midnight
Bandit - One Way Love
Arpeggio - Love & Desire


Nigel Olsson - Dancin' Shoes
Gonzalez - Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet
Al Stewart - Song On The Radio
Barry Manilow - Somewhere In The Night
Dr. Hook - All The Time In The World
Neil Young - Four Strong Winds
Voyage - Souvenirs
Nancy Brooks - I'm Not Gonna Cry Anymore
Edwin Starr - Contact
Farragher Brothers - Stay The Night
Firefall - Goodbye, I Love You
Dolly Parton - Baby I'm Burnin'
Zwol - Call Out My Name
Gino Vannelli - Wheels of Life
Marc Tanner Band - Elana

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