Last week my wife and I were listening to Sirius XM’s 70s on 7 channel which was running a rebroadcast of “American Top 40” from the last week of June, 1979. Most of the Top 10 – particularly the Top 5 – was dominated by disco. Donna Summer had hits in the three and two spots with “Bad Girls,” and “Hot Stuff,” respectively. Anita Ward’s “Ring My Bell” was number one.
Just a few weeks later, as I remember, this song came along and demolished the reign of disco. Sure, the music stuck around for awhile after that, but it never again enjoyed the chart-staying power it once had.
And all it took was two songs from one album. Here’s the disco-destroying “Good Girls Don’t” from The Knack.
Have a grand weekend.