Smashing Pumpkins ‘1979’ – Best Alternative Rock Song Ever? Repeat Rotation Video

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When I was a radio DJ, I worked for 97X, an alternative rock radio station, so listened to almost exclusively alternative rock songs for the eight years I was on air. The love of that music genre has stayed with me, which is why today’s Repeat Rotation Video is one of the best alternative rock songs ever recorded – The Smashing Pumpkins hit ‘1979‘.

The Smashing Pumpkins released ‘1979′ as the second single from their album ‘Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness‘, but I’ll bet even they were surprised at how popular the song became. So much so, it often features close to the top on lists of the ‘best alternative rock songs ever’.

It’s one of my top 10 favorite songs, because of the opening guitar and the electronic manipulation of Billy Corgan’s voice to produce that amazing background vocal beat.

Once heard, you never forget the Smashing Pumpkins ‘1979‘, as it’s just that catchy but so unusual.

Listen to it below – loud, heaphones, eyes closed and, yep, I’m dancing as it’s just one of those awesome days.