UK top 30 40 years ago

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THREE TIMES A LADY - The Commodores
3
1%
RIVERS OF BABYLON/BROWN GIRL IN THE RING - Boney M
6
2%
IT'S RAINING - Darts
1
0%
DREADLOCK HOLIDAY - 10CC
8
3%
OH WHAT A CIRCUS - David Essex
5
2%
JILTED JOHN - Jilted John
10
4%
YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT - John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John
4
1%
SUPERNATURE - Cerrone
10
4%
BRITISH HUSTLE - Hi Tension
4
1%
AN EVERLASTING LOVE - Andy Gibb
0
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IT'S ONLY MAKE BELIEVE - Child
1
0%
FOREVER AUTUMN - Justin Hayward
10
4%
FORGET ABOUT YOU - The Motors
8
3%
BABY STOP CRYING - Bob Dylan
4
1%
HONG KONG GARDEN - Siouxsie and the Banshees
24
9%
PICTURE THIS - Blondie
20
7%
TOP OF THE POPS - The Rezillos
16
6%
SUBSTITUTE - Clout
11
4%
KISS YOU ALL OVER - Exile
7
3%
NORTHERN LIGHTS - Renaissance
10
4%
BOOGIE OOGIE OOGIE - A Taste of Honey
9
3%
WHO ARE YOU - The Who
21
8%
AGAIN AND AGAIN - Status Quo
6
2%
GREASE - Frankie Valli
14
5%
I THOUGHT IT WAS YOU - Herbie Hancock
5
2%
DAVID WATTS/'A' BOMB IN WARDOUR STREET - The Jam
18
7%
WALK ON BY - The Stranglers
18
7%
5.7.0.5 - City Boy
6
2%
GALAXY OF LOVE - Crown Heights Affair
2
1%
YOU MAKE ME FEEL (MIGHTY REAL) - Sylvester
12
4%
 
Total votes: 273

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UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 06 Sep 2018, 20:53

I've no idea what half of these sound like - there may be some lost gems....

Choose as many as you want, anyway.
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Re: UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby Jeemo » 06 Sep 2018, 21:19

So much shite. But Substitute by Clout is awesome, as is Sylvester, Blondie and The Rezillos. I've a soft stop for Oh, What A Circus which is probably down to David Essex's Che impersonation.
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Re: UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 06 Sep 2018, 21:19

Oh! it absolutely warms my heart to see the fabulous 'Substitute' winning here!
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Re: UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby The Modernist » 06 Sep 2018, 21:26

Can't believe I was the only one to vote for 'British Hustle' and 'Supernature'.
Man, music was good back then..so many good records.

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Re: UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby Jeemo » 06 Sep 2018, 21:29

Kiss you All Over was a great record, the lead singer had the most awful haircut.
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Re: UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 06 Sep 2018, 21:32

The best - Supernature, Siouxsie, Blondie, Clout, Exile, Northern Lights, Grease.

The worst - The Rezillos.
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Re: UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 06 Sep 2018, 21:44

Yeah, they were awfulle
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Re: UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby The Modernist » 06 Sep 2018, 21:47

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The worst - The Rezillos.


You've obviously never listened to this!


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Re: UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby Diamond Dog » 06 Sep 2018, 21:49

I have twelve of those singles - what a great chart!
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Re: UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 06 Sep 2018, 21:52

The Modernist wrote:
pickled penis my arse wrote:

The worst - The Rezillos.


You've obviously never listened to this!



And I’m not going to :)
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Re: UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 06 Sep 2018, 21:54

didn't vote for a single one
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Re: UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 06 Sep 2018, 21:55

Good.
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Re: UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby Rayge » 06 Sep 2018, 23:06

pickled penis my arse wrote:The worst - The Rezillos.

BOXO wrote:Yeah, they were awfulle


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Re: UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby slightbreeze » 07 Sep 2018, 00:38

Siouxsie, Sylvester, City Boy and Renaissance....mainly for the Chris Squire sounds alike bass.

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Re: UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby Count Machuki » 07 Sep 2018, 14:57

wow that's GRIM

That Sylvester song might be the best thing there...

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Re: UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby Bent Fabric » 07 Sep 2018, 15:00

I've always loved "Grease" enormously as a record (I swear I had a dream last night in which I was defending it to someone or other who was well beyond skeptical).

The rest I couldn't really muster any enthusiasm for.

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Re: UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby Eddie Shah environment » 07 Sep 2018, 15:01

Count Machuki wrote:wow that's GRIM


It is pretty bad, yeah.

In the US at this time of course the charts were stuffed FULL O' QUALITEE :)
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Re: UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby kalowski II: The Revenge » 07 Sep 2018, 15:04



Open, English mysticism. Get on your knees.
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Re: UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby Bent Fabric » 07 Sep 2018, 15:10

BOXO wrote:
Count Machuki wrote:wow that's GRIM


It is pretty bad, yeah.

In the US at this time of course the charts were stuffed FULL O' QUALITEE :)


Naturally, out of sheer morbid curiosity, I had a look.

https://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100/1978-09-09

It's all but identical. That I personally like something like, say, "Magnet and Steel" hardly qualifies it as a stone cold classic.

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Re: UK top 30 40 years ago

Postby fange » 07 Sep 2018, 15:50

Count Machuki wrote:
That Sylvester song might be the best thing there...


Damn straight, super tune.
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