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"1979" is a song by the American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. Released in 1996 as the second single from their third studio album, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, "1979" was written by frontman Billy Corgan, and features loops and samples that were uncharacteristic of previous Smashing Pumpkins songs. The song was popular with critics and fans; Allmusic's Amy Hanson called it a "somewhat surprising hit". The song was nominated for the Record of the Year and Best… read more

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  • Avatar for BenevolentWind
    Billy is literally talking about when he was 12 years old, so for me this song would be titled "2004". Not as nostalgic :/
  • Avatar for Gea09
    remembering the Clerks 2 montage with this playing in the background...feelin...
  • Avatar for The_SchizoidMan
    With the headlights pointed at the dawn. We were sure we'd never see an end to it all.
  • Avatar for The_SchizoidMan
    Adolescence. Strange and bittersweet sometimes but beautiful period.
  • Avatar for framis99
    v It hurts looking back on that shout...
  • Avatar for mnepochistopo
    v 2 late
  • Avatar for framis99
    I want David Bowie to do a cover of this.
  • Avatar for framis99
    One of my favourite songs of all time. That guitar riff, along with the poetic lyrics and great vocals, evoke this incredibly nostalgic atmosphere. It's not necessarily happy, but it reminds you of all the things you ever did with all the friends you ever had, and though not all the memories are the best, you're just glad to have them. <3 Beautiful song.
  • Avatar for dudeskyskater
    Perfect song for getting drunk with your friends one summer's night and just going out and doing stupid shit
  • Avatar for KingNoCrown
    One of my favorite songs of all time. The lyrics are so poetic. This isn't really a happy song for me personally, although I completely understand where everyone is coming from.

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