Post by ThorneyHolly on Nov 1, 2017 18:35:38 GMT 1
45 Baggy Trousers – Madness
The first song I ever knew by Madness and again another one that appealed to a nine year old as it was another funny song to sing around school also it was about school as well. It reached #3 in September 1980
Post by ThorneyHolly on Nov 1, 2017 18:43:17 GMT 1
42 Geno - Dexys Midnight Runners
Actually uprising myself how well Dexys are doing on these lists as sometimes I liked them and other times they really annoy me. This one is one of their more tolerable songs. Oh and guess what we have an another number one. That's been four in this posting batch.
Post by ThorneyHolly on Nov 1, 2017 18:45:43 GMT 1
41 Turning Japanese – The Vapors
I cant help the nine year old me having an influence on this. Now we have a very un-pc nu-wave classic but we all loved it at the time. But it seems 'Turning Japanese' meant something completely different but even still. This reached #3 in Uk and #36 in US.
Post by ThorneyHolly on Nov 1, 2017 18:49:01 GMT 1
40 Sara – Fleetwood Mac
A band I had heard of when I was 9 but i thought only old people liked them lol. This is their only entry for this year with this Stevie Nicks voiced classic. It only reached #37 in UK but number 7 in US, taken from their album 'Tusk'
Post by ThorneyHolly on Nov 1, 2017 18:51:24 GMT 1
39 The Tide Is High - Blondie
Guess what its another UK number one and US chart topper Blondie go reggae for this one. They still have two songs to come and they are very high up. The nine year old me would probably have had this in the top 10.
Post by ThorneyHolly on Nov 1, 2017 18:55:12 GMT 1
Lets finish with a song that I never discovered until about 1991. It was one of those songs I loved instantly and always looked forward to seeing on music channels. I think I must have heard it in the 80s and it was in the back of my distant memory. Anyway its
38 Whip It – DEVO
It reached #14 in the US but sadly only reached #51 in the UK, I really can't believe that. BTW if you haven't watched Stranger Things 2 yet watch out for this song in the first few minutes. Awesome video as well.
Post by ThorneyHolly on Nov 4, 2017 10:13:37 GMT 1
37 Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel
I did actually know this song when i was 9, i thought it was very weird and creepy but also amazing. Peter Gabriel's first big hit as a solo artist and it reached #4. I think Peter Gabriel and Genesis separately where really close to their peak at this time.
Post by ThorneyHolly on Nov 4, 2017 10:17:33 GMT 1
36 All Night Long – Rainbow
Again at 9 I wasn't really into heavy rock music yet but I really loved all Rainbow's big hits at this time. Follow up to 'Since We've Been Gone' which would feature really high if I ever do a 1979 list. This is another song that reminds me of a particular jukebox or student union at Napier had a brilliant jukebox filled with classic rock like this. This song reached #5.
Post by ThorneyHolly on Nov 4, 2017 10:23:14 GMT 1
34 Flash - Queen
A last minute change here as the Queen song that should have been next is better than this is I have swapped them. They are both amazing and I loved this movie at the time. Everyone just quoted these lines at all the time and its amazing in 2017 it is still being quoted. This reached #10 in UK but just missed this top 40 in the US.
Post by ThorneyHolly on Nov 4, 2017 10:27:18 GMT 1
33 Rapper's Delight - The Sugarhill Gang
Now we have an absolutely groundbreaking record, the first rap megahit. Of course it could hardly fail with Chic- Goo Times as its backing track but I think even at 9, I knew this was something different and special but of course had no idea how it would affect music over the next 40 years. This reached #3 in Uk and #36 in US, which if you see the other track son the US playlists it is incredible.