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  • #26
    3 Mar 79

    01(02) Bad Motor Scooter - Sammy Hagar
    02(01) Doctor Doctor - UFO
    03(07) Queen Of Spades - Styx
    04 (re) Love To Love - UFO
    05(05) Rock The Nation - Montrose
    06(04) Working Man - Rush
    07(06) Hell Bent For Leather - Judas Priest
    08(11) Bastille Day - Rush
    09(08) Children Of The Grave - Black Sabbath
    10(03) Lights Out - UFO
    11(17) Lazy - Deep Purple
    12(15) Prowler - Iron Maiden
    13 (re) Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf
    14(10) Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    15 (-) Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad - Meat Loaf (from 'Bat Out Of Hell' album)
    16(12) Bad Boy Boogie - AC/DC
    17(13) Finding My Way - Rush
    18 (-) Suicide - Thin Lizzy (from 'Live and Dangerous' album)
    19(16) Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love - Van Halen
    20 (-) Tyrant - Judas Priest (from 'Sad Wings Of Destiny' album)
    Last edited by Metalweb; Mon January 10, 2022, 19:04.

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    • #27
      10 Mar 79

      01(01) Bad Motor Scooter - Sammy Hagar
      02(05) Rock The Nation - Montrose
      03(02) Doctor Doctor - UFO
      04(03) Queen Of Spades - Styx
      05(13) Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf
      06(15) Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad - Meat Loaf
      07(04) Love To Love - UFO
      08(07) Hell Bent For Leather - Judas Priest
      09(09) Children Of The Grave - Black Sabbath
      10(18) Suicide - Thin Lizzy
      11(12) Prowler - Iron Maiden
      12(06) Working Man - Rush
      13(08) Bastille Day - Rush
      14(20) Tyrant - Judas Priest
      15(17) Finding My Way - Rush
      16(11) Lazy - Deep Purple
      17(19) Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love - Van Halen
      18 (-) Nobody's Fault But Mine - Led Zeppelin (from 'Presence' album)
      19 (-) Riff Raff - AC/DC (from 'Powerage' album)
      20(14) Freebird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

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      • #28
        01(01) Bad Motor Scooter - Sammy Hagar


        (Montrose original) inspired Soundgarden's album title Badmotorfinger.
        Last edited by Blondini; Tue January 11, 2022, 23:57.

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        • #29
          Originally posted by Blondini View Post
          01(01) Bad Motor Scooter - Sammy Hagar


          (Montrose original) inspired Soundgarden's album title Badmotorfinger.
          Yup, top two tracks in the latest chart were the first two tracks on the debut Montrose album back in '73.

          And Space Station No.5 (third track on the same album!) topped this chart earlier...

          One of the classic debut albums - sadly, the follow up album 'Paper Money' was mediocre at best. then Sammy Hagar left and that was that....

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          • #30
            24 Mar 79

            01(01) Doctor Doctor - UFO
            02(04) Bad Motor Scooter - Sammy Hagar
            03(06) Love To Love - UFO
            04(03) Rock The Nation - Montrose
            05(08) Tyrant - Judas Priest
            06(05) Queen Of Spades - Styx
            07(12) Nobody's Fault But Mine - Led Zeppelin
            08(10) Prowler - Iron Maiden
            09(14) Overkill - Motorhead (single)
            10(09) Suicide - Thin Lizzy
            11(02) Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf
            12(12) Finding My Way - Rush
            13(11) Children Of The Grave - Black Sabbath
            14 (-) Homebound - Ted Nugent (from 'Cat Scratch Fever' album)
            15(15) Riff Raff - AC/DC
            16 (-) No Class - Motorhead (from 'Overkill' album)
            17 (-) The Secret Of The Dance - Ian Gillan Band (from import album)
            18 (-) Driving Music - Samson (single B-side)
            19 (-) Polar Nights - Scorpions (from 'Tokyo Tapes' album)
            20(20) Motorhead - Motorhead (from 'Motorhead' album)
            Last edited by Metalweb; Thu January 13, 2022, 20:44.

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            • #31
              7 Apr 79

              01(04) Tyrant - Judas Priest
              02(01) Bad Motor Scooter - Sammy Hagar
              03(09) Queen Of Spades - Styx
              04(07) Prowler - Iron Maiden
              05(03) Overkill - Motorhead
              06(05) Doctor Doctor - UFO
              07(08) Homebound - Ted Nugent
              08 (-) Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits (from 'Dire Straits' album)
              09(06) Nobody's Fault But Mine - Led Zeppelin
              10(12) The Secret Of The Dance - Ian Gillan Band
              11(13) Riff Raff - AC/DC
              12(11) Love To Love - UFO
              13(14) Polar Nights - Scorpions
              14(16) No Class - Motorhead
              15(18) Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden (from Spaceward Studios demo tape)
              16(15) Driving Music - Samson
              17(17) Squealer - AC/DC (from 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap' album)
              18 (-) Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) - Styx (from 'Pieces Of Eight' album)
              19 (-) Crazy On You - Heart (from 'Dreamboat Annie' album)
              20(19) Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf

              'Prowler' inching its way towards the top - and now joined on the chart by Maiden's signature tune....

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              • #32
                'Sultans Of Swing' looks a bit out of place in a heavy metal / rock chart. It's a great song but it's more bluesy than rock. I can laugh about this now but I actually bought the album thnking it was going to be a bit more punkier! It was the name of the band that caught my attention. I bought the album on my birthday in March 1979 along with 'The Incredible Shrinking Dickies' by The Dickies and 'Briefcase Full Of Blues' by The Blues Brothers albums as well as the singles 'Tragedy' by the Bee Gees and 'I Will Survive' by Gloria Gaynor.Quite a varied set of records!

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                • #33
                  ^

                  I also bought the Dire Straits album on the strength of the single and was a bit disappointed in it - I think 'Down To The Waterline' was the only other track I really liked at first, but most of the others grew on me in time....

                  'I Will Survive' ?

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                  • #34
                    Originally posted by Metalweb View Post
                    ^

                    I also bought the Dire Straits album on the strength of the single and was a bit disappointed in it - I think 'Down To The Waterline' was the only other track I really liked at first, but most of the others grew on me in time....

                    'I Will Survive' ?
                    I bought 'I Will Survive' because I had the idea of buying every number 1 single from 1979. I soon gave up on that idea when 'Bright Eyes' by Art Garfunkel replaced it at number 1! Actually the B side to 'I Will Survive' turned out to be an excellent disco track and is much better than the A side. I'm sure most people wouldn't expect a disco track in this thread but I still do love this one...

                    Anybody Wanna Party?



                    As for the 'Dire Straits' album, after getting used to the album I did grow to like it but I've not heard it for years.

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                    • #35
                      Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                      'Sultans Of Swing' looks a bit out of place in a heavy metal / rock chart. It's a great song but it's more bluesy than rock. I can laugh about this now but I actually bought the album thnking it was going to be a bit more punkier!
                      it's not a million miles away from The Stranglers

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                      • #36
                        14 Apr 79

                        01(01) Tyrant - Judas Priest
                        02(04) Prowler - Iron Maiden
                        03(05) Overkill - Motorhead
                        04(06) Doctor Doctor - UFO
                        05(07) Homebound - Ted Nugent
                        06(11) Riff Raff - AC/DC
                        07(08) Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits
                        08(03) Queen Of Spades - Styx
                        09(10) Secret Of The Dance - Ian Gillan Band
                        10(02) Bad Motor Scooter - Sammy Hagar
                        11(19) Crazy On You - Heart
                        12(09) Nobody's Fault But Mine - Led Zeppelin
                        13(15) Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
                        14(13) Polar Nights - Scorpions
                        15(18) Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) - Styx
                        16(17) Squealer - AC/DC
                        17(16) Driving Music - Samson
                        18(14) No Class - Motorhead
                        19 (-) Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath (from 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath' album)
                        20(20) Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf

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                        • #37
                          21 Apr 79

                          01(02) Prowler - Iron Maiden
                          02(01) Tyrant - Judas Priest
                          03(05) Homebound - Ted Nugent
                          04(03) Overkill - Motorhead
                          05(04) Doctor Doctor - UFO
                          06(08) Queen Of Spades - Styx
                          07(06) Riff Raff - AC/DC
                          08(09) Secret Of The Dance - Ian Gillan Band
                          09(10) Bad Motor Scooter - Sammy Hagar
                          10(11) Crazy On You - Heart
                          11(13) Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
                          12(07) Sultans Of Swing - Dire Straits
                          13(15) Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) - Styx
                          14(19) Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath
                          15(12) Nobody's Fault But Mine - Led Zeppelin
                          16(14) Polar Nights - Scorpions
                          17(16) Squealer - AC/DC
                          18(17) Driving Music - Samson
                          19(18) No Class - Motorhead
                          20(20) Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf

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                          • #38
                            Missing a couple of charts here but Maiden still at the top....


                            12 May 79

                            01(01) Prowler - Iron Maiden
                            02(07) Xanadu - Rush (from 'Farewell To Kings' album)
                            03(06) D.O.A. - Van Halen (from 'Van Halen II' album)
                            04(02) Queen Of Spades - Styx
                            05(04) Overkill - Motorhead
                            06(05) Tyrant - Judas Priest
                            07(09) Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
                            08(13) Speedy's Coming - Scorpions (from 'Fly To The Rainbow' album)
                            09(10) Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) - Styx
                            10(14) The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) - Judas Priest (from12" single)
                            11(08) Doctor Doctor - UFO
                            12(19) Catch Your Train - Scorpions (from 'Virgin Killer' album)
                            13(03) Homebound - Ted Nugent
                            14(17) Suite Madame Blue - Styx (from 'Equinox' album)
                            15(11) Crazy On You - Heart
                            16(15) Supernaut - Black Sabbath (from 'Volume IV' album)
                            17 (-) Anthem - Rush (from 'Archives' album)
                            18(12) Riff Raff - AC/DC
                            19(16) Nobody's Fault But Mine - Led Zeppelin
                            20 (-) Symptom Of The Universe - Black Sabbath (from 'Sabotage' album)

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                            • #39
                              Shame Heart didn't get higher. Women holding their own in a man's world.

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                              • #40
                                'Crazy On You' by Heart is a great song from a band who released some great singles in the 1970s.

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                                • #41
                                  19 May 79

                                  01(02) Xanadu - Rush
                                  02(01) Prowler - Iron Maiden
                                  03(03) D.O.A. - Van Halen
                                  04(08) Speedy's Coming - Scorpions
                                  05(07) Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
                                  06(04) Queen Of Spades - Styx
                                  07(05) Overkill - Motorhead
                                  08(10) The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) - Judas Priest
                                  09(06) Tyrant - Judas Priest
                                  10(09) Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) - Styx
                                  11(12) Catch Your Train - Scorpions
                                  12(11) Doctor Doctor - UFO
                                  13(13) Homebound - Ted Nugent
                                  14(17) Anthem - Rush
                                  15(14) Suite Madame Blue - Styx
                                  16(20) Symptom Of The Universe - Black Sabbath
                                  17 ??
                                  18 (-) Another Piece Of Meat - Scorpions (from 'Lovedrive' album)
                                  19 ??
                                  20 ??

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                                  • #42
                                    26 May 79

                                    01(01) Xanadu - Rush
                                    02(02) Prowler - Iron Maiden
                                    03(04) Speedy's Coming - Scorpions
                                    04(03) D.O.A. - Van Halen
                                    05(08) The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) - Judas Priest
                                    06(07) Overkill - Motorhead
                                    07(11) Catch Your Train - Scorpions
                                    08(05) Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
                                    09(06) Queen Of Spades - Styx
                                    10(09) Tyrant - Judas Priest
                                    11(14) Anthem - Rush
                                    12(18) Another Piece Of Meat - Scorpions
                                    13(10) Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) - Styx
                                    14(16) Symptom Of The Universe - Black Sabbath
                                    15(12) Doctor Doctor - UFO
                                    16(15) Suite Madame Blue - Styx
                                    17(13) Homebound - Ted Nugent
                                    18 (-) Good Rockin' Tonite - Montrose (from 'Montrose' album)
                                    19 (-) The Trees - Rush (from 'Hemispheres' album)
                                    20 (-) Wang Dang Sweet Poontang - Ted Nugent (from 'Cat Scratch Fever' album)

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                                    • #43
                                      16 June 79

                                      01(04) The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) - Judas Priest
                                      02(05) Catch Your Train - Scorpions
                                      03(01) Xanadu - Rush
                                      04(03) Prowler - Iron Maiden
                                      05(10) Another Piece Of Meat - Scorpions
                                      06(08) Tyrant - Judas Priest
                                      07(07) Overkill - Motorhead
                                      08(02) Speedy's Coming - Scorpions
                                      09(16) Wang Dang Sweet Poontang - Ted Nugent
                                      10(13) Symptom Of The Universe - Black Sabbath
                                      11(14) The Trees - Rush
                                      12(17) Light Up The Sky - Van Halen (from 'Van Halen II' album)
                                      13(06) D.O.A. - Van Halen
                                      14 (-) Warrior - Riot (from 'Rock City' album)
                                      15(re) Space Station No.5 - Montrose
                                      16(re) Lights Out - UFO
                                      17 (-) Stallions Of The Highway - Saxon (single)
                                      18(re) A Light In The Black - Rainbow
                                      19 (-) Six Foot Under - Samson (from pre-release album)
                                      20(15) Blue Collar Man (Long Nights) - Styx

                                      First appearance of the mighty Saxon with the B-side of their debut single.

                                      Who would have guessed they'd still be active in 2022 - with their 24th studio album due for release next month...
                                      Last edited by Metalweb; Mon January 24, 2022, 02:38.

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                                      • #44
                                        7 July 79

                                        01(01) The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) - Judas Priest
                                        02(04) Warrior - Riot
                                        03(03) Wang Dang Sweet Poontang - Ted Nugent
                                        04(08) Space Station No.5 - Montrose
                                        05(02) Another Piece Of Meat - Scorpions
                                        06(06) Prowler - Iron Maiden
                                        07(09) The Trees - Rush
                                        08(16) No Class - Motorhead
                                        09(11) Stallions Of The Highway - Saxon
                                        10(07) Xanadu - Rush
                                        11(05) Catch Your Train - Scorpions
                                        12(15) A Light In The Black - Rainbow
                                        13(12) Lights Out - UFO
                                        14(13) Tyrant - Judas Priest
                                        15 (-) Paralysed - Ted Nugent (from 'State Of Shock' album)
                                        16 (-) Christopher Mr Christopher - Styx (from 'Man Of Miracles' album)
                                        17(re) Light Up The Sky - Van Halen
                                        18 (-) Green Grass & High Tides - Outlaws (from 'Outlaws' album)
                                        19 (-) War Pigs - Black Sabbath (from 'Paranoid' album)
                                        20(17) Six Foot Under - Samson

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                                        • #45
                                          Originally posted by Metalweb View Post
                                          16 June 79


                                          17 (-) Stallions Of The Highway - Saxon (single)


                                          First appearance of the mighty Saxon with the B-side of their debut single.

                                          Who would have guessed they'd still be active in 2022 - with their 24th studio album due for release next month...
                                          The A-side Big Teaser being a not great glam rock style song!

                                          Samson with original vocalist and founder/guitarist Paul Samson charting there, too.
                                          The song has keyboards and riffing that sound like Blondie or The Stranglers!


                                          The album it comes from contains this song: I Wish I Was the Saddle of a Schoolgirl's Bike. (the song itself does not feature those lyrics)
                                          I mean...
                                          Last edited by Blondini; Mon January 24, 2022, 16:39.

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                                          • #46
                                            14 July 79

                                            01(02) Warrior - Riot
                                            02(03) Wang Dang Sweet Poontang - Ted Nugent
                                            03(01) The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) - Judas Priest
                                            04(05) Another Piece Of Meat - Scorpions
                                            05(04) Space Station No.5 - Montrose
                                            06(15) Paralysed - Ted Nugent
                                            07(09) Stallions Of The Highway - Saxon
                                            08(19) War Pigs - Black Sabbath
                                            09(06) Prowler - Iron Maiden
                                            10(18) Green Grass & High Tides - Outlaws
                                            11(10) Xanadu - Rush
                                            12 (-) The Bounty Hunter - Molly Hatchett (from 'Molly Hatchett' album)
                                            13 (-) Rock Baby - Moxey (from 'Ridin' High' album)
                                            14 (-) Stargazer - Rainbow (from 'Rainbow Rising' album)
                                            15(07) The Trees - Rush
                                            16(14) Tyrant - Judas Priest
                                            17(08) No Class - Motorhead
                                            18(13) Lights Out - UFO
                                            19(11) Catch Your Train - Scorpions
                                            20(12) A Light In The Black - Rainbow
                                            Last edited by Metalweb; Wed January 26, 2022, 19:18.

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                                            • #47
                                              21 July 79

                                              01(02) Wang Dang Sweet Poontang - Ted Nugent
                                              02(01) Warrior - Riot
                                              03(03) The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) - Judas Priest
                                              04(08) War Pigs - Black Sabbath
                                              05(13) Rock Baby - Moxey
                                              06(10) Green Grass & High Tides - Outlaws
                                              07(12) The Bounty Hunter - Molly Hatchett
                                              08(07) Stallions Of The Highway - Saxon
                                              09(04) Another Piece Of Meat - Scorpions
                                              10(06) Paralysed - Ted Nugent
                                              11(05) Space Station No.5 - Montrose
                                              12(09) Prowler - Iron Maiden
                                              13(14) Stargazer - Rainbow
                                              14 (-) Anthem - Rush (from 'Archives' album)
                                              15 (-) The Clock Strikes Ten - Cheap Trick (from 'Cheap Trick In Color' album)
                                              16(18) Lights Out - UFO
                                              17 ??
                                              18 (-) Getcha Rocks Off - Def Leppard (from maxi single)
                                              19 (-) Red - Sammy Hagar (from 'All Night Long' album)
                                              20 ??

                                              First appearance of future megastars Def Leppard....

                                              Ted hits the top with his most notorious track...

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                                              • #48
                                                A great single by Def Leppard. It's the first time I've heard it. It's very punky. The first single I remember by them was 'Wasted' from November 1979.

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                                                • #49
                                                  Originally posted by Robbie View Post
                                                  A great single by Def Leppard. It's the first time I've heard it. It's very punky. The first single I remember by them was 'Wasted' from November 1979.
                                                  Agree - it's clearly punk influenced, as were many of the NWOBHM bands.

                                                  Iron Maiden, in particular, were frequently reviewed in their early days as a punk/metal hybrid act.

                                                  I've got (somewhere!) an issue of Sounds from early '77 that actually included Iron Maiden in an article on up and coming punk groups.

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                                                  • #50
                                                    28 July 79

                                                    01(06) Green Grass & High Tides - Outlaws
                                                    02(07) The Bounty Hunter - Molly Hatchett
                                                    03(02) Warrior - Riot
                                                    04(03) The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown) - Judas Priest
                                                    05(08) Stallions Of The Highway - Saxon
                                                    06(13) Stargazer - Rainbow
                                                    07(05) Rock Baby - Moxey
                                                    08(16) Lights Out - UFO
                                                    09(18) Getcha Rocks Off - Def Leppard
                                                    10(14) Anthem - Rush
                                                    11(15) The Clock Strikes Ten - Cheap Trick
                                                    12(09) Another Piece Of Meat - Scorpions
                                                    13(10) Paralysed - Ted Nugent
                                                    14(11) Space Station No.5 - Montrose
                                                    15(01) Wang Dang Sweet Poontang - Ted Nugent
                                                    16 (-) Megalomania - Black Sabbath (from 'Sabotage' album)
                                                    17(04) War Pigs- Black Sabbath
                                                    18(19) Red - Sammy Hagar
                                                    19(12) Prowler - Iron Maiden
                                                    20= (-) Big Teaser - Saxon (from 'Saxon' album)
                                                    20= (-) Eruption - Van Halen (from 'Van Halen' album)

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