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The Smashing Pumpkins


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  • 1979
  • 1996
  • 1995
  • 1924
  • 1991

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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 Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the Grammy Awards, and won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Forgotten and absorbed into the earth below ... To dust I guess

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Most votes come from Spain, Greece, United States, Portugal, Germany, Canada, Argentina, France, Norway, and Brazil.


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Anonymous wrote on September, 8th 2008 at 5:15pm:
I LOVE THE BEAT!!!!!!!!!

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