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Top of the pops 17th January 1980

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This show was broadcast on the 17th January 1980 and presented by Simon Bates.

Full show on iplayer

Song list

Bee Gees – Spirits (Having Flown) (Played during the chart countdown)
New Musik – Living By Numbers
Billy Preston & Syreeta – With You I’m Born Again
Sad Café – Strange Little Girl
Sister Sledge – Got To Love Somebody
Madness – My Girl
Positive Force – We Got The Funk
Dexys Midnight Runners – Dance Stance
Dr. Hook – Better love next time
Amii Stewart – Paradise Bird
Styx – Babe
Booker T & The MGs – Green Onions (Danced to by Legs and Co)
Rupert Holmes – Escape (The Pina Colada Song)
The Pretenders – Brass In Pocket (Number One)
Jon And Vangelis – I Hear You Now (End Credits)

Top 30 Rundown

30: Azymuth – Jazz Carnival
29: Michael Jackson – Off the wall
28: Status Quo – Living on an island
27: Joe Jackson – It’s different for girls
26: Bee Gees – Spirits (having flown)
25: Jon and Vangelis – I hear you now
24: Mike Oldfield – Blue Peter
23: Gibson Brothers – Que sera mi vida (If you should go)
22: Sheila and B Devotion – Spacer
21: Chic – My feet keep dancing
20: Skids – Working for the Yankee dollar
19: Dollar – I wanna hold your hand
18: David Bowie – John I’m only dancing
17: Styx – Babe
16: Three Degrees – My simple heart
15: Sugarhill Gang – Rappers delight
14: Dr Hook – Better love next time
13: Rose Royce – Is it love you’re after
12: Booker T and the MGS – Green Onions
11: The Clash – London Calling
10: The Tourists – I only wanna be with you
9: Fiddlers Dram – Day trip to Bangor
8: The Beat – Tears of a clown
7: Abba – I have a dream
6: The Nolans – I’m in the mood for dancing
5: Pink Floyd – Another brick in the wall
4: Madness – My girl
3: KC and the sunshine band – Please don’t go
2: Billy Preston and Syreeta – With you I’m born again
1: The Pretenders – Brass in pocket

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