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Global Single Chart
40 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to May 5, 1979
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week 14
Heart Of Glass - Blondie
Chrysalis - 2 weeks at No.1
4 / 4
week 6
In The Navy - Village People
Metronome / Casablanca
3 / 3
week 11
Tragedy - Bee Gees
RSO
2 / 1
week 12
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Polydor
5 / 5
week 4
Knock On Wood - Amii Stewart
Atlantic / Hansa / Ariola America
9 / -
week 2
Reunited - Peaches & Herb
Polydor
8 / 9
week 3
Bright Eyes - Art Garfunkel
CBS
new.JPG (991 bytes) Goodnight Tonight - Paul McCartney & Wings
Parlophone / Columbia
6 / 7
week 5
Born To Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez
Aquarius / Columbia
new.JPG (991 bytes) Music Box Dancer - Frank Mills
Polydor
 

"Heart Of Glass" was released in January 1979 as the third single of the band's third studio album Parallel Lines. Debbie Harry and Chris Stein wrote an early version of "Heart Of Glass", called "Once I Had A Love", in 1974-75. This earlier version was initially recorded as a demo in 1975. The song had a slower, funkier sound with a basic disco-beat. This original version was inspired by Hues Corporation's hit "Rock The Boat". In June 1978 producer Mike Chapman changed this demo to an irresistible disco / new wave smash. "Heart Of Glass" went to the top position in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland... and finally it ranked at no.2 on the countdown chart 1979 with a total of 9.846.000 points.

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