Top of the Peters!
(24) SEX PISTOLS – C’mon Everybody (and charts)
(3) SQUEEZE – Up The Junction
(19) LENE LOVICH – Say When (video)
(26) THOM PACE – Maybe
(5) QUANTUM JUMP – The Lone Ranger ®
(23) JANET KAY – Silly Games
(29) THIN LIZZY – Do Anything You Want To (video)
(37) U.K. SUBS – Stranglehold
(10) GERRY RAFFERTY – Night Owl (video)
(36) BONNIE TYLER – Married Men
(20) CHAS & DAVE – Gertcha
(1) TUBEWAY ARMY – Are ‘Friends’ Electric?
(30) SLICK – Space Bass (and credits)
Sex Pistols ~ get us off to a rock n rolling start over the chart rundown
Squeeze ~ a new performance of Up the Junction, with Glenn in a stripy t-shirt, just one chart place below its peak position.
Lene Lovich ~ such a lively crowd in this video - reminding me somewhat of the Nirvana video for Smells Like Teen Spirit.
Thom Pace ~ a little dull this one following straight after Lene Lovich. Maybe was Thom's only hit and made it to number 14.
Quantum Jump ~ another showing for The Lone Ranger now at its peak at number 5.
Janet Kay ~ a new performance of Silly Games from Janet, adorned in a silver headdress, though not sure if she did a live vocal this time.
Thin Lizzy ~ a fun video for Do Anything You Want To, but this tune did remind me of The Boys are Back in Town, particularly the guitar riff, but nevertheless a good song.
UK Subs ~ making their debut on the show with Stranglehold, the first of two top 30 hits for this punk group in 1979.
Gerry Rafferty ~ a video reminiscent of the one he made for Baker Street a year earlier, Night Owl was his first of two singles from the album of the same name.
Bonnie Tyler ~ was a casualty of the 7.30 edit, but you can engage with her at 1.00am tonight on BBC4.
Chas and Dave ~ looks like a third performance of Gertcha, now at its number 20 peak, but this was also edited out of the 7.30 showing.
Tubeway Army ~ Gary and the boys are back in the studio for a new performance of Are Friends Electric now it has made it to number one. This was the second single from their album Replicas, the first one, Down in the Park, failed to chart.
Slick ~ play us out over the credits of this Legless & Co edition of Top of the Pops.
The next edition is from the 5th July 1979 and its a Jimmy Savile, so we won't get to see it unless it somehow turns up online somewhere, because it was shown on UK Gold.
Otherwise we jump all the way to the 12th July 1979 with Mike Read.