Only two more weeks to go and then it really is the Big Time!
Top of the Pops 24th July 1980
Hosted by Mike Read and Tommy Vance
(17) YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA - Computer Game
This one hit wonder chart run down tune was now at its peak.
(50) BODYSNATCHERS - Easy Life
The follow-up to Lets Do Rock Steady which got no higher than 50.
(8) DIANA ROSS - Upside Down
On its way up towards the top two.
(9) ROLLING STONES - Emotional Rescue
A big leap up the charts this week but number 9 proved to be its peak.
(21) BAD MANNERS - Lip Up Fatty
This is the way to get lots of appearances on the show, have yourself a very slow climber.
(23) GIBSON BROTHERS – Mariana
With their final top 20 hit, and a little help from Legs & Co.
(14) CHANGE - A Lover's Holiday
The first of two Legs & Co routines on this week's show, with Lover's Holiday now at its peak.
(38) JOHN FOXX - Burning Car
His third top 40 single of 1980, all narrowly missing out on a top 30 place, though his album Metamatic did make the top 20.
(33) TOM BROWNE - Funkin' For Jamaica
This would become Tom's only UK top ten hit.
(22) BLACK SABBATH - Neon Knights
At its peak.
(19) THE GAP BAND - Oops Upside Your Head
A big summer hit, and their first of two top tenners, though they would have to wait another six years for the second one!
(25) HOT CHOCOLATE - Are You Getting Enough of what Makes you Happy
The follow-up to No Doubt About It, this one reached 17.
(12) DEXYS MIDNIGHT RUNNERS - There There My Dear
Still heading towards the top ten.
(26) WHISPERS - My Girl
This 70's style cover of the Temptations song was already at its peak in the charts.
(29) SHEENA EASTON - 9 To 5
Fresh from appearing on the Big Time tv series and straight into the top 30 as a result.
(31) NEW MUSIK - sanctuary
This proved to be the band's final hit, and like their previous single it fell just one place short of the top 30.
(1) ODYSSEY - Use It Up Wear It Out
The second Legs & Co routine this week as Odyssey knock Olivia and ELO off the top of the chart.
(5) BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS - Could You Be Loved
Playing us out is Bob Marley who had just got as high as he could with this song.