Jones' biggest hit (she would go on to win the Best New Artist Grammy in January 1980) is about songwriter Chuck E. Weiss, a friend of Jones and her boyfriend at the time, Tom Waits. Chuck apparently disappeared for awhile and then called the couple to explain why: he had fallen and love and ran off to be with the woman.
7. "The Logical Song," Supertramp
AKA: You can be creative and awesome as you want as a child before adults and the education system destroys you.
6. "Ring My Bell," Anita Ward
One of the best disco track was originally written for an 11-year-old singer, Stacy Lattisaw, and was to be about preteen friends calling each other up to talk. Slightly different meaning with Anita Ward's take.
5. "Just When I Needed You the Most," Randy Vanwarmer
The biggest hit for Vanwarmer, who gets my vote for best-named 1970s singer.
4. "Reunited," Peaches & Herb
In my fantasy, Beyonce and Jay Z will soon morph into a Peaches & Herb-esque duo.
"Hot Stuff" actually ruled June 1979 (this was the odd week where it feel to No. 2 on the charts). Fun fact: Harold Faltermeyer, one the song's co-writers, is better known as the guy behind the uber-'80s synthy "Axel F" theme from "Beverly Hills Cop."
1. "Love You Inside Out," Bee Gees
This was the Bee Gee's six consecutive No. 1 hit. It's also, I believe, the only Bee Gees song sampled/covered by Feist, Snoop Dogg, R. Kelly and Jay Z.