This was the first of nine shows lost to the musicians strike at the BBC throughout June and July, but now thanks to a great deal of skill and perhaps even a little bit of actual magic, we can now watch the show in full as hosted by Simon Bates.......
Better late than never......
Top of the Pops 5/6/80
(29) Teena Marie - Behind the Groove (and charts)
This week's chart rundown song became Teena's only top ten hit in the UK
(35) Siouxsie and The Banshees - Christine
The second single from her top ten album, Kaleidoscope, Christine peaked at 22.
(22) ELO - I'm Alive
The first of the Xanadu soundtrack singles, this one peaked at 20.
(3) Lipps Inc - Funky Town (danced to by Legs & Co)
You may recognise the funky town set that Legs & Co are using for their routine this week.....
(23) Judas Priest - Breaking the Law
The follow up to Living After Midnight, and their final top 20 hit.
(19) Jona Lewie - You'll Always Find me in the Kitchen at Parties
This one peaked at 16 in the charts, and then it started to sink......
(27) The Korgis - Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime
Became their only top ten hit when it made number 5.
(47) Elvis Costello - New Amsterdam
The third single from his number 2 album, Get happy.
(49) Darts - Let's Hang On
This became the band's final top 20 hit.
(57) The Stranglers - Who Wants the World
It was three years now since their last top ten hit, and this one peaked at 39.
(5) The Specials - Rat Race
Now at its peak in the charts.
(1) The Mash - Suicide is Painless (danced to by Legs & Co)
Its second of three weeks at number one.
(14) Robert Flack and Donny Hathaway - Back Together Again (and credits)
On its way to number 3 in the charts.
Next week then, the 12th of June 1980 shall be revealed....
(Actually, I'll be away next week, so you'll have to wait for week commencing 10th August!)