1979 was an interesting year in music. Disco was on the way out, merging with punk to become New Wave. MTV hadn’t yet started, but image, art, and fashion were beginning to play a larger role in the music industry. You can see all that on display in this new mashup from Chicago producers Aaron Brink (ABX) and Steve Reidell (STV SLV) – aka The Hood Internet – featuring 50 hits from 1979, jauntily mashed together.
It features (in alphabetical order) ABBA, AC/DC, Anita Ward, Billy Joel, Blondie, Boomtown Rats, The Buggles, The Cars, Charlie Daniels Band, Cheap Trick, Chic, The Clash, The Cure, Donna Summer, Doobie Brothers, Earth Wind & Fire, Electric Light Orchestra, Fleetwood Mac, The Flying Lizards, Gang of Four, The Gap Band, Gary Numan, Joy Division, Kiss, The Knack, Kool & The Gang, Lipps Inc, M, Michael Jackson, Pat Benatar, Pink Floyd, The Police, The Pretenders, Prince, Queen, Rainbow, Rupert Holmes, Sister Sledge, The Specials, Squeeze, The Sugarhill Gang, Supertramp, Talking Heads, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Van Halen, The Whispers, and the Wire.
Go nuts and watch below. (via boingboing)