To reach the coveted number one spot in the British charts is not only an achievement all ‘home-grown’ artists long for, it is a pinnacle which any band or solo artist in the world today would love to reach. Featured on this album are musical tributes to the people who have achieved that rare distinction this year. Our own versions of these hits are performed by a select group of session musicians and singers handpicked from the cream of the studio world.
1979 has seen a real potpourri of musical styles gain commercial success and so it follows that this year’s number ones are, in their own way, all quite unique. From the synthesized sounds of “Are Friends Electric” to the brilliant harmonies of “Tragedy”. From the futuristic lyrics of “Video Killed The Radio Star” to the foreboding lines of “I Don’t Like Mondays”, all twelve songs comprise an entertaining look back on the past year’s music. Enjoy it!