I want to be not cut from the show.......
28-8-80: Presenters: Peter Powell & B.A. Robertson
(37) THE BARRACUDAS – Summer Fun
The one and only chart success for this Anglo-American punk surf band, now at its peak.
The second top ten single from Gary Numan's soon to be third number one album, Telekon. Was it me or did there seem to be some sound quality issues with this video?
Here's a band that went out with a whisper, reaching 36 this was their final hit.
A second performance on the show for Mike, it peaked at number 9.
They had the right look for the 80's here but Circus Games was their final top 40 hit, and probably the first for those kids singing the chorus...
Getting his reward for co-hosting the show at the beginning of August, Elton performs a song co-written by Tom Robinson, but it only made it to 44.
The first of tonight's 7.30 casualties, she obviously didn't hustle quite enough.
How could they cut tonight's inspiration for the blog title? But they did.
Performing their third and final top 30 hit of the year - they may have expected this black leather anthem to get higher than 26 though.
The Top Ten Rundown:
Will peak at number 9.(9) THE GAP BAND – Oops Upside Your Head (video)
Had peaked at 6.(8) GARY NUMAN – I Die You Die (video)
Straight in at 8.(7) DIANA ROSS – Upside Down (video)
Had peaked at 2.(6) THE PIRANHAS – Tom Hark (clip of TOTP 7-8-80)
At its chart peak.(5) KELLY MARIE – Feels Like I’m In Love (clip of TOTP 7-8-80)
Still heading towards the top.(4) ABBA – The Winner Takes It All (video)
Had been number one for two weeks.(3) SHEENA EASTON – 9 To 5 (clip of TOTP 7-8-80)
At its chart peak.(2) THE JAM – Start (video)
Next week's number one.(1) DAVID BOWIE – Ashes To Ashes (video)
Final week at the top.(30) THE BEAT – Best Friend (crowd dancing) (and credits)
A double A side with Stand Down Margaret.....
Somehow next week we reach September 18th 1980! To get there we have to miss the 9th of September (hosted by DLT and Kevin Keegan) and the 11th of September (hosted by Jimmy Savile and Richard Skinner).