Hideaway 100 of 1979: The Runners-Up

Here are the last 160 songs cut in finalizing the Hideaway 100 of 1979. Songs are listed in alphabetical order by title and as you can see, there are lots of great tunes here, perhaps some of them are on your personal Hot 100 for 1979. (Or 1978. Or 1980.) For those of you who are curious about such things, the very last song cut was "The Number One Song In Heaven" by Sparks. 

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(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be RightBarbara Mandrell
(Not Just) Knee Deep (Part 1)Funkadelic
(You Really) Rock MeNick Gilder
5:15The Who
After The Love Has GoneEarth, Wind and Fire
Ain’t That A Shame (Live)Cheap Trick
All The Gold In CaliforniaGatlin Brothers
Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)Parliament
At MidnightT-Connection
Bad BrakesCat Stevens
Bad GirlsDonna Summer
Beautiful GirlsVan Halen
Better Love Next TimeDr. Hook
Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights) (Live)Pat Travers
Bridge Over Troubled WaterLinda Clifford
Bustin’ Loose (Part 1)Chuck Brown and the Soulsearchers
Can You Read My MindMaureen McGovern
ChurchBob Welch
ConfusionElectric Light Orchestra
ContactEdwin Starr
Coward Of The CountyKenny Rogers
Crank It Up (Funk Town) (Part 1)Peter Brown
Crazy LovePoco
Cruel ShoesSteve Martin
CubaGibson Brothers
Damned If I DoAlan Parsons Project
Dance AwayRoxy Music
Dance With YouCarrie Lucas
Dancin’ FoolFrank Zappa
Daydream BelieverAnne Murray
Deeper Than The NightOlivia Newton-John
Deja VuDionne Warwick
Different WorldsMaureen McGovern
Don’t Ever Wanna Lose YaNew England
Don’t Stop Me NowQueen
Dream PoliceCheap Trick
Dreams I'll Never SeeMolly Hatchet
Every Which Way But LooseEddie Rabbitt
Feel That You’re Feelin’Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly
Feelin’ SatisfiedBoston
FirecrackerMass Production
Fizz Pop! (Modern Rock)The Conteinentals
Forever In Blue JeansNeil Diamond
Get It UpRonnie Milsap
Girl Of My DreamsBram Tchaikovsky
Girls TalkDave Edmunds
Good Girls Don’tThe Knack
Good TimesChic
Good Times RollThe Cars
Goodbye StrangerSupertramp
H.A.P.P.Y. RadioEdwin Starr
HappinessPointer Sisters
Haven’t Stopped Dancing YetGonzalez
Head GamesForeigner
Hell On WheelsCher
Hello, Hello, HelloNew England
Hey, St. PeterFlash and the Pan
Hold OnTriumph
HonestyBilly Joel
Hot StuffDonna Summer
I Can’t Stand It No MorePeter Frampton
I Do Believe In YouPages
I Do Love YouGQ
I Don’t Want Nobody Else (To Dance With You)Narada Michael Walden
I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl)Instant Funk
I Just Fall In Love AgainAnne Murray
I Know A Heartache When I See OneJennifer Warnes
I Never Said I Love YouOrsa Lia
I’ll Never Love This Way AgainDionne Warwick
I’ve Got The Next DanceDeniece Williams
If I Said You Had A Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against MeBellamy Brothers
If You Remember MeChris Thompson and Night
It Must Be LoveAlton McClain
It Must Be LoveDon Williams
It’s A Disco Night (Rock Don’t Stop)The Isley Brothers
It’s All I Can DoThe Cars
Just The Same WayJourney
Just When I Needed You MostRandy Vanwarmer
Keep On Dancin’Gary’s Gang
Killer CutCharlie
LadyLittle River Band
Last Train To LondonElectric Light Orchestra
Lay It On The LineTriumph
Life During WartimeTalking Heads
Little Bit Of SoapNigel Olsson
Livin’ It Up (Friday Night)Bell and James
Lonesome LoserLittle River Band
Long Live RockThe Who
Love BalladGeorge Benson
Love You Inside OutBee Gees
Minute By MinuteThe Doobie Brothers
Mirror StarFabulous Poodles
Money (That's What I Want)The Flying Lizards
Morning DanceSpyro Gyra
Move Your Boogie BodyBar-Kays
Music Box DancerFrank Mills
My Baby’s BabyLiquid Gold
No ChanceMoon Martin
One Way Or AnotherBlondie
Our Love Is InsaneDesmond Child and Rouge
People Of The South WindKansas
Please Don’t LeaveLauren Wood
Precious LoveBob Welch
Ready For The 80’sVillage People
Rhumba GirlNicolette Larson
RiseHerb Alpert
Rock With YouMichael Jackson
RoleneMoon Martin
Roller-Skatin’ Mate (Part 1)Peaches and Herb
Rubber BiscuitBlues Brothers
Run Home GirlSad Café
Rust Never Sleeps (Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black))Neil Young and Crazy Horse
SaraFleetwood Mac
Shadows In The MoonlightAnne Murray
Shakedown CruiseJay Ferguson
Shine A Little LoveElectric Light Orchestra
Shooting StarDollar
Since You’ve Been GoneCheri and Marie Currie
Slip AwayIan Lloyd
So Good, So RightBrenda Russell
Song On The RadioAl Stewart
Starry EyesThe Records
Stay The NightThe Faragher Bros
Street LifeThe Crusaders (with Randy Crawford)
SupermanHerbie Mann
Sure Know SomethingKISS
Sweet Lui-LouiseIronhorse
Texas (When I Die)Tanya Tucker
The Logical SongSupertramp
The Long RunEagles
The Number One Song In HeavenSparks
There But For The Grace Of God Go IMachine
Third Time Lucky (First Time I Was A Fool)Foghat
This Is ItDan Hartman
This Night Won’t Last ForeverMichael Johnson
Too LateShoes
Totally HotOlivia Newton-John
Touch Too MuchAC/DC
Train, TrainBlackfoot
Turn Off The LightsTeddy Pendergrass
Up On The RoofJames Taylor
VoicesCheap Trick
Voulez VousABBA
We Are FamilySister Sledge
What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin’Stephanie Mills
What Do I GetThe Buzzcocks
Where Were You When I Was Falling In LoveLobo
Who Listens To The RadioThe Sports
Why Leave Us AloneFive Special
With You I’m Born AgainBilly Preston and Syreeta
You Decorated My LifeKenny Rogers
You Stepped Into My LifeMelba Moore
You’re Gonna Get What’s ComingBonnie Raitt
You’re My WeaknessFaith Band

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  1. Oooo, some good stuff that didn't make your cut (they would have made mine). Very interesting. Looking forward to see what makes your Top 100 of 1979.

  2. Haven't broken down a list of my Top '79 faves awhile now, but based on your "also-rans" listed above, this where I'd rank those that'd make my cut...

    Top 100) At Midnight - T-Connection
    Top 100) Different Worlds - Maureen McGovern
    Top 100) Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet - Gonzalez
    Top 100) Head Games - Foreigner
    Top 100) I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl) - Instant Funk
    Top 100) Just When I Needed You Most - Randy VanWarmer
    Top 100) Keep On Dancin' - Gary's Gang
    Top 100) Livin' It Up (Friday Night) - Gary's Gang
    Top 100) Love Ballad - George Benson
    Top 100) Love You Inside Out - Bee Gees
    Top 100) Music Box Dancer - Frank Mills
    Top 100) So Good, So Right - Brenda Russell
    Top 100) The Logical Song - Supertramp
    Top 100) Train, Train - Blackfoot

    Top 50) Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights) - Pat Travers
    Top 50) Hot Stuff - Donna Summer
    Top 50) If You Remember Me - Chris Thompson & Night
    Top 50) It Must Be Love - Alton McClain & Destiny
    Top 50) This Night Won't Last Forever - Michael Johnson
    Top 50) What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin' - Stephanie Mills

    Top 10-20) After The Love Has Gone - Earth, Wind & Fire
    Top 10-20) Morning Dance - Spyro Gyra
    Top 10-20) Rise - Herb Alpert
    Top 10-20) We Are Family - Sister Sledge

    Top 3) Good Times - Chic

    **(Dirk's list includes songs that peaked on the charts in '79 only... Hence, no '78s or '80s allowed!! And that means you, "Rock With You"! Great. Glad we cleared that up.)**