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The Top Songs From the Summer of ’79

In 1979 two brothers from Florida had crossed over from the “Billboard” pop-charts and went No.1 on the Country charts. Not only did David and Howard Bellamy migrate from the pop music side, they became a mainstay on the country music landscape. “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body” was No.1 for nearly a month and it got the Bellamy Brothers nominated for several country music awards. But the summer of ’79 also had other amazing songs like it.

The top 5 songs from the summer of 1979

The Bellamy Brothers – “If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body”

Waylon Jennings – “Amanda”

The Charlie Daniels Band – “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”

Kenny Rogers – “She Believes In Me”

Anne Murray – “I Just Fall in Love Again”

Here are some interesting cost of living facts from 1979

  • Interest Rates Federal Reserve 15.25%
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average 838
  • The Inflation Rate Was At 11.2%
  • Average Cost of new house $58,100.00
  • Average Income per year $17,500.00
  • Cost of a gallon of Gas 86 cents
  • Average Monthly Rent $280.00

What do you remember from 1979?

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