And before we begin, let's take just a moment to remember the lovely Demis Roussos who passed away earlier this week. He may be gone but his performances and songs will indeed live forever and ever.
One arm is all you need
17-1-80: Presenter: Simon Bates
(26) THE BEE GEES – Spirits (Having Flown) (and charts)
(52) NEW MUSIK – Living By Numbers
(2) BILLY PRESTON & SYREETA – With You I’m Born Again ®
(53) SAD CAFÉ – Strange Little Girl
(47) SISTER SLEDGE – Got To Love Somebody
(4) MADNESS – My Girl ®
(32) POSITIVE FORCE – We Got The Funk
(60) DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS – Dance Stance
(14) DR. HOOK – Better Love Next Time ®
(58) AMII STEWART – Paradise Bird
(17) STYX – Babe (video)
(12) BOOKER T. & THE M.G.’S – Green Onions (danced to by Legs & Co)
(38) RUPERT HOLMES – Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
(1) THE PRETENDERS – Brass In Pocket
(25) JON & VANGELIS – I Hear You Now (and credits)
Bee Gees ~ play over the charts with the title track from their Spirits Having Flown album, the fourth single to be released from it, and the last we will see of them in the top 30 for seven years.
New Muzik ~ Picking up where Buggles left off (they shared the same drummer) in their white boiler suits, Living By Numbers would soon become their biggest hit.
Billy Preston and Syreeta ~ a third showing for this performance, now at its peak in the charts, but maybe this could have been edited out in favour of something we hadn't seen previously?
Sad Café ~ perform quite a strange little song which didn't quite make the top 30.
Sister Sledge ~ this energetic studio appearance wasn't enough to get this Chic written follow-up (I think.....) to Lost in Music into the top 30.
Madness ~ edited out but we have at least already seen this performance.
Positive Force ~ coming from the same stable as the Sugar Hill Gang, both groups then having their only top 20 hits at around the same time.
Dexy's Midnight Runners ~ make their debut on the show, combining it with a bit of swimming for Kevin Rowland by the looks of things - Dance Stance wasn't quite their breakthrough single, that one would come next.
Dr Hook ~ edited out but again we have seen this one before.
Amii Stewart ~ edited out, the Simon May penned Paradise Bird which perched at 39 in the charts.
Styx ~ were also edited out. Babe did make the top 10 but this was the only show it was on, so your only chance to see it is to catch it later tonight or on iplayer.
Legs & Co ~ go all 1960's this week for their routine to Green Onions.
Rupert Holmes ~ was edited out too, how could they? It made the top 30 so hopefully we'll get to see it yet.
The Pretenders ~ finally make it to number one, no doubt putting some brass in their pockets in the process, they do look pleased with themselves and who can blame them!
Jon and Vangelis ~ play over the credits with the first hit from this excellently unusual duo. The camera special effects seemed to get stuck half way through, maybe mesmerised by the song.
Next week is the 24th January 1980 hosted by Mike Read.