The show was presented by David “kid” Jensen.
The Selector – Three minute hero (played during the chart countdown)
Looking and sounding like something from the Rocky Horror show.
Classic country song from Kenny Rogers. “Son,you don’t have to fight to be a man”
Azymuth – Jazz Carnival (Danced to by legs and co)
All women dressed as colourful animals,some in cages,supposedly representing a carnival.
John Foxx with an extra X,on top of the pops. You can see the synth pop starting to creep more and more into the charts. Sounds a bit like a poor mans OMD.
Suggs and the band looking resplendent in white toxedos,appearing in front of a giant 1980 sign. Madness are without doubt one of the best bands to come out of the 80s,they have such a great back catalog of songs that they are still touring today.
The Shadows a relic from the dawn of rock n roll in the UK in the 50s,still doing their stuff in 1980.
Rupert looks nothing like a pop star,in fact he looks more like an insurance salesman,which is probably what he is doing today.
The Ramones looking cool as **** singing this 1963 song by the Ronettes,and sounding rather good.
They showed the official video,in true Jon & Vangelis style it was probably cutting edge at the time,but looks rubbish now.
Billy before he met his Caribbean Queen.
Sounds uncannily like the Lightning seeds.
The charts were weird in 1980,said Captain Beaky and his band.
Worthy of the number 1 spot,Terry Hall and the Specials all looking very young.
Queen – Save Me (Played out to the end credits)
30: Queen – save me
29: Selecter – Three minute hero
28: Rose Royce – Is it love you’re after
27: Rupert Holmes – Pina Colada
26: Abba – I have a dream
25: Positive Force – We got the funk
24: Pink Floyd – The wall
23: Kool and the gang – Too hot
22: Matchcbox – Buzz buzz a diddle it
21: Bee Gees – Spirits having flown
20: New Musik – Living by numbers
19: Azymuth – Jazz carnival
18: Sheila and B devotion – Spacer
17: The Beat – Tears of a clown
16: The clash – London calling
15: John and Vangelis – I hear you now
14: Boomtown rats – Someone’s looking at you
13: Dr Hook – Better love next time
12: The Regents – 7teen
11: Dollar – I wanna hold your hand
10: Kenny Rogers – Coward of the county
9: Booker T and the MGS – Green Onions
8: KC and the sunshine band – Please don’t go
7: Styx – babe
6: Billy Preston and Syreeta – With you I’m born again
5: Joe Jackson – It’s different for girls
4: The Nolans – I’m in the mood for dancing
3: Madness – My girl
2: The Pretenders – Brass in pocket
1: The Specials – Too much too young