Global Charts
National Charts
 

Global Single Chart
40 years ago
the most popular tracks worldwide
according to the national single charts
dated to October 6, 1979
compiled and provided by

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1 / 1
week 10
My Sharona - The Knack
Capitol - 6 weeks at No.1
2 / 2
week 5
Don't Bring Me Down - Electric Light Orchestra
Jet
9 / -
week 2
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson
Epic
3 / 4
week 14
Pop Muzik - M
MCA / Sire
4 / 3
week 11
I Was Made For Lovin' You - Kiss
Casablanca
new.JPG (991 bytes) Sad Eyes - Robert John
EMI America
5 / 7
week 18
Ring My Bell - Anita Ward
TK / Juana
6 / 10
week 26
Born To Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez
Aquarius / Columbia
7 / 6
week 6
El-Lute - Boney M.
Hansa / Atlantic
new.JPG (991 bytes) Sail On - Commodores
Motown
 

"My Sharona", released in June 1979, was the debut single by the Los Angeles based rock band. When songwriter Doug Fieger was 25 years old, he met 17-year-old Sharona Alperin, who inspired a two-month-long run of songwriting, as well as becoming Fieger's girlfriend for the next four years. The music of the song echoes many elements of songs from the 1960s. For example: the main melodic hook is an inversion of the signature riff from "Gimme Some Lovin", a 1967 hit by the Spencer Davis Group... or the stuttering vocal effect of the repeated 'muh muh muh my Sharona' phrase is reminiscent of Roger Daltrey's vocals in the 1965 song "My Generation" by The Who. "My Sharona" was no.1 in the United States and the biggest there in 1979, it went also to the top position in Canada, Australia, and Italy.

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