Can't wait until I get to the Turn it on Again part.....
13-3-80: Presenter: Steve Wright
(23) RUSH – Spirit Of Radio (and charts)
The Canadian rockers play over the chart rundown on their way to a first top 20 hit.
(39) THE DOOLEYS – Love Patrol
Not quite able to reach the same heights as they did a year earlier, Love Patrol was their final top 30 hit.
(6) THE POLICE – So Lonely (video)
Sting and the boys go walkie-talkie about on the Tokyo underground with their unintentional tribute to Sue Lawley now at its peak in the charts
(20) Legs & Co – this week become construction workers for their routine to Working My Way Back To You – Forgive Me Girl by the Detroit Spinners
(25) BROTHERS JOHNSON – Stomp (video)
Was edited out of the 7.30 pm show
(40) SECRET AFFAIR – My World
Performing in the scaffolding built earlier by Legs & Co, My World became the band's second and final top 20 hit.
(14) LIQUID GOLD – Dance Yourself Dizzy
Edited out of the 7.30pm show.
(5) RAINBOW – All Night Long (video)
Also edited out of the 7.30pm show, and at it's chart peak too.
(8) THE VAPORS – Turning Japanese
Host Steve Wright of course takes this opportunity to do his most embarrassing Japanese accent to introduce the Vapors, and a song that is not about what many people believe it to be about....
(36) SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES – Happy House
One of this week's highlights has to be this darkly ironic song which was to become a top 20 hit for the band.
(18) THE GIBSON BROTHERS – Cuba
Another studio performance of Cuba but no Legs & Co this time.
(4) PETER GABRIEL – Games Without Frontiers (video)
A somewhat curtailed version of the video shown here with Games Without Frontiers (can definitely make out the Kate Bush vocals now) at its chart peak.
(3) MARTI WEBB – Take That Look Off Your Face ®
Also at its chart peak but edited out of the 7.30pm show.
(35) GENESIS – Turn It On Again
Genesis had been a highly successful albums band in the 1970s but had only had one previous top ten single (Follow You Follow Me in 1978) and this was their flowery shirted debut in the Top of the Pops studio - the first of many in the 80's for Phil Collins and the boys.
(1) FERN KINNEY – Together We Are Beautiful ®
That bit of fairy dust Legs & Co sprinkled over this song the previous week obviously did the trick for Fern Kinney as she replaces Blondie at number one ~ but there's even more magic to come next week from a song not yet even in the charts.....
(7) CAPTAIN & TENILLE – Do That To Me One More Time (and credits)
At their peak in the charts and playing over the credits its Daryl Dragon and Cathryn Antoinette.
Next week its the 20th March 1980