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7-2-80: Presenter: Steve Wright
(30) JEFFERSON STARSHIP – Jane (and charts)
They began life as Jefferson Airplane back in 1969 but had become a Starship by the time Jane became their fist hit single, peaking at 21.
(46) THE TOURISTS – So Good To Be Back Home Again
This follow up to I Only Want to Be With You was the band's second and final top ten hit.
(27) CLIFF RICHARD – Carrie (video)
This was the first of two top ten hits for Cliff in 1980.
(18) THE WHISPERS – And The Beat Goes On (danced to by Legs & Co)
Something for them to shout about here, this was a number 2 hit.
(8) THE BOOMTOWN RATS – Someone’s Looking At You ®
Though it seemed unlikely at the time, this was in fact the penultimate top ten hit for the Rats.
(3) THE NOLANS – I’m In The Mood For Dancing
The sisters now at their peak in the charts.
(44) THE CHORDS – Maybe Tomorrow
This one could fall victim to the 7.30 edit, at 40 this was The Chords biggest hit.
(11) THE REGENTS – 7 Teen
Now at its chart peak.
(20) QUEEN – Save Me (video)
A second single from their forthcoming number one album, The Game.
(21) THE SELECTER – Three Minute Hero
The follow up to On My Radio, peaked at 16 in the charts.
(47) AC/DC – Touch Too Much
The first of seven singles released in 1980 by the Aussie Rockers, though only the very last of them made the top 20. Back in Black was a big number one album though in the summer.
(28) BUGGLES – The Plastic Age
On its way to number 16 in the charts.
(1) THE SPECIALS – Too Much Too Young (video)
Final week at number one.
(5) JOE JACKSON – It’s Different For Girls (and credits)
His first of two career top ten hits, now at its chart peak.
Next week is a Sky At Night Week, so Top of the Pops returns in two weeks time with the edition from February 15th 1980.