Presented by Steve (in the afternoon) Wright
Jefferson Starship – Jane (Chart rundown)
Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart appear in a band called The Tourists,before they hit worldwide fame with The Eurythmics. This is more poppy than the Eurythmics,less moody. Annie has a ridiculously long hairpiece popping out of a ridiculously looking hat.
The Whispers – And The Beat Goes On (Danced to by Legs and co)
Great little dance number from the Whispers,I know the tune but I can’t say I have heard of the band before.
Not really heard this song in years,but after hearing it a few times recently,I kind of like it. “Someone’s looking at ya oh oh oh oh”
The BBC showing off with some fancy dan split screen graphics.
I am surprised I had heard this song before as neither the band name or the song title resonated with me. The song is ok,sounds a little like the Jam.
The Regents – 7teen (Not the one shown in this weeks show)
Back again on totp,this time the singer looking like he has just walked off the set of Red Dwarf.
Classic Queen,classic Freddie.
Pauline Black and the band pumping out a classic from the two tone era.
Not for me,but still going strong,appeared on this years Grammys
*Singer Bon Scott died 12 days after this performance on top of the pops.
For some reason the keyboard player is wearing marigolds.
A second week at number one for The Specials.
Joe Jackson – It’s Different For Girls (Played out to the end credits)
If you want a more detailed review,check out this guy,he has more knowledge of the era and music in general than I do.
The Top 30
30: Jefferson Starship – jane
29: Kool and the gang – Too hot
28: Buggles – The plastic age
27: Cliff Richard – Carrie
26: The Shadows – Riders in the sky
25: The Ramones – Baby I love you
24: Matchbox – Buzz buzz a diddle it
23: Rupert Holmes – Pina colada song
22: Azymuth – Jazz carnival
21: Selecter – Three minute hero
20: Queen – Save me
19: Sheila and B Devotion – Spacer
18: The Whispers – And the beat goes on
17: Dr Hook – Better love next time
16: Dollar – I wanna hold your hand
15: Captain Beaky – Captain Beaky
14: KC and the sunshine band – Please don’t go
13: New Muzik – Living by numbers
12: Jon & vangelis – I hear you now
11: The Regents – 7teen
10: Booker T & The MGs – Green onions
9: Billy Preston & Syreeta – With you I’m born again
8: Boomtown rats – Someone’s looking at you
7: The Pretenders – Brass in pocket
6: Styx – Babe
5: Joe Jackson – It’s different for girls
4: Madness – My girl
3: Nolans – I’m in the mood for dancing
2: Kenny Rogers – Coward of the county
1: The Specials – Too much too young
This one is from their appearance on the old grey whistle test.