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    From Chris Brown@21:1/5 to All on Fri Jul 23 10:48:30 2021
    I should have posted this at the weekend but it’s already old.
    I think the most topical it gets is that they Hammersmith Bridge has reopened. But you can’t walk over it to the Palais because it’s not there anymore.

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5J87jeSqQ2Idgqn0uD5L3g?si=fcxOb4oETOWYwF9xlPFcww&utm_source=copy-link&dl_branch=1
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdiUvgvgpgNqxLQF6J9LJ8vR5WxQ1-Zdf


    Chart dated 22nd July 1978

    1 (1) John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - You’re The One That I Want
    2 (2) Father Abraham & The Smurfs - The Smurf Song
    3 (3) Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City
    4 (17) Clout - Substitute
    5 (8) Showaddywaddy - A Little Bit Of Soap
    6 (6) The Boomtown Rats - Like Clockwork
    7 (19) Electric Light Orchestra - Wild West Hero
    8 (5) The Motors - Airport
    9 (9) Kate Bush - The Man With The Child In His Eyes
    10 (11) A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie
    11 (7) The Sex Pistols - No One Is Innocent/My Way
    12 (13) The O'Jays - Use Ta Be My Girl
    13 (4) James Galway - Annie's Song
    14 (12) Lindisfarne - Run For Home
    15 (14) Heatwave - Mind Blowing Decisions
    16 (26) Saturday Night Band - Come On Dance, Dance
    17 (15) San Jose - Argentine Melody
    18 (16) Blue Öyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper
    19 (10) The Rolling Stones - Miss You
    20 (18) Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon/Brown Girl In The Ring
    21 (23) Bob Marley & The Wailers - Satisfy My Soul
    22 (37) Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good
    23 (36) City Boy - 5705
    24 (20) Goldie - Making Up Again
    25 (40) Justin Hayward - Forever Autumn
    26 (24) AC/DC - Rock And Roll Damnation
    27 (30) Voyage - From East To West/Scotch Machine
    28 (22) Manfred Mann's Earth Band - Davy's On The Road Again
    29 (21) Brotherhood Of Man - Beautiful Love
    30 (34) Gladys Knight & The Pips - Come Back And Finish What You Started
    31 (32) Jackson Browne - Stay
    32 (25) Smokie - Oh Carol
    33 (31) Elvis Presley - Don't Be Cruel
    34 (41) Buzzcocks - Love You More
    35 (48) Steel Pulse - Prodigal Son
    36 (27) The Bee Gees - Night Fever
    37 (29) Andrew Gold - How Can This Be Love
    38 (47) Raydio - Is This A Love Thing
    39 (50) Evelyn "Champagne" King - Shame
    40 (39) Billy Joel - Movin' Out (Anthony's Song)

    41 (63) Renaissance - Northern Lights
    42 (42) Wings - I've Had Enough
    43 (45) Genesis - Many Too Many
    44 (NE) The Who - Who Are You?
    45 (43) Sine - Just Let Me Do My Thing
    46 (75) Foreigner - Cold As Ice
    47 (33) Plastic Bertrand - Ça Plane Pour Moi
    48 (49) The Commodores - Flying High
    49 (NE) KC & The Sunshine Band - It's The Same Old Song
    50 (NE) David Gates - Took The Last Train
    51 (44) Darts - The Boy From New York City
    52 (56) Kansas - Carry On Wayward Son
    53 (28) Black Sabbath - Never Say Die
    54 (38) The Clash - (White Man) In Hammersmith Palais
    55 (61) Rick James - You And I
    56 (35) David Soul - It Sure Brings Out The Love In Your Eyes
    57 (51) The Trammps - Disco Inferno
    58 (46) Thin Lizzy - Rosalie (live)
    59 (60) Hi-Tension - Hi-Tension
    60 (72) The New Seekers - Anthem
    61 (55) Bootsy's Rubber Band - Bootzilla
    62 (53) J.A.L.N. Band - Get Up (And Let Yourself Go)
    63 (70) Julie Covington - Don't Cry For Me Argentina
    64 (58) JKD Band - Dragon Power
    65 (52) Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You
    66 (59) Shirley Ellis - The Clapping Song EP
    67 (NE) Sheila B. Devotion - You Light My Fire
    68 (NE) Diana Ross - Lovin' Livin' And Givin'
    69 (54) John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air
    70 (NE) Suzi Quatro - The Race Is On
    71 (NE) Carol Douglas - Night Fever
    72 (62) Donna Summer - Last Dance
    73 (NE) Child - It's Only Make Believe
    74 (NE) X-Ray Spex - Identity
    75 (NE) Yellow Dog - Wait Until Midnight

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  • From Mark Goodge@21:1/5 to extreme_rice@yahoo.com on Fri Jul 23 20:41:15 2021
    On Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:48:30 -0700 (PDT), Chris Brown
    <extreme_rice@yahoo.com> wrote:

    I should have posted this at the weekend but its already old.
    I think the most topical it gets is that they Hammersmith Bridge has reopened. >But you cant walk over it to the Palais because its not there anymore.

    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5J87jeSqQ2Idgqn0uD5L3g?si=fcxOb4oETOWYwF9xlPFcww&utm_source=copy-link&dl_branch=1
    https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdiUvgvgpgNqxLQF6J9LJ8vR5WxQ1-Zdf


    Chart dated 22nd July 1978

    This is an interesting chart. There are some very good songs in here, as
    well as some songs by acts that are more famous for their very good
    songs. And there are also some very bad songs, but then every chart has
    at least some of those.

    I remember this all very well, being a teenager at the time and very
    much into music.

    I've seen one act in this chart play live, and (very briefly) met one
    member of a different act.

    1 (1) John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John - Youre The One That I Want

    I saw the movie in the Rex Cinema in the High Street of my nearest town.
    A year later it was demolished and replaced by a Boots store. I don't
    think there was any causal link.

    2 (2) Father Abraham & The Smurfs - The Smurf Song

    Little known trivia fact: this single holds the record for the longest continuous time spent at No.2 in the chart.

    Another little known trivia fact: The Smurfs are, arguably, the most
    famous set of cartoon characters to originate in Belgium. Or, at least,
    would be if people realised that's where they came from.

    3 (3) Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City

    Not particularly memorable.

    4 (17) Clout - Substitute

    The video you originally picked for the YouTube playlist turns out to be blocked for me. So here's an alternative:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fgA_yNCeq4

    Little known trivia fact: the above video, despite being from the Dutch "TopPop" show, was used on TotP rather than the band performing/miming
    in the studio. That's because the band were South African, and at the
    time, Equity had an official boycott of South African performers which prevented them from appearing in person.

    5 (8) Showaddywaddy - A Little Bit Of Soap

    Not one of their best. Or one of their best remembered.

    6 (6) The Boomtown Rats - Like Clockwork

    An interesting early Rats single, before they're really made up their
    minds about what direction to take. This is actually a pretty good song,
    it's just that it has, of course, been massively overshadowed by its
    successor.

    7 (19) Electric Light Orchestra - Wild West Hero

    Possibly a little surprisingly, this reached exactly the same chart peak
    as both its immediate predecessor and immediate successor - a straight
    run of three consecutive number 6s. But nobody remembers this now,
    whereas those either side have become gold format staples. And one of
    those is now considered an all-time great.

    8 (5) The Motors - Airport

    Early new romantic/synth pop vibes from a band that didn't last long
    enough to cash in when it hit the big time.

    9 (9) Kate Bush - The Man With The Child In His Eyes

    Classic song. Is there any early Kate Bush song that isn't a classic? Nonetheless, this - probably more so than Wuthering Heights, even though
    that's one of my all time favourite songs - is one that really brings
    back memories of the time for me.

    10 (11) A Taste Of Honey - Boogie Oogie Oogie

    This time, you've managed to select a deleted video for the playlist! So
    here's an alternative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9IYWwWnpuA

    I've got nothing to say about the song.

    11 (7) The Sex Pistols - No One Is Innocent/My Way

    If the Pistols can be said to have jumped the shark, this is probably
    where they jumped it.

    12 (13) The O'Jays - Use Ta Be My Girl

    Or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj8SBcGNRWc if you prefer an
    unblocked version :-)

    13 (4) James Galway - Annie's Song

    Probably the best novelty song in this chart. Well, it's not really a
    novelty as such, but an acoustic cover of a C&W staple performed on the
    flute probably pushes it into that category.

    18 (16) Blue yster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper

    Good song. For some reason, I thought this was older than this.

    20 (18) Boney M - Rivers Of Babylon/Brown Girl In The Ring

    I liked both of these at the time.

    36 (27) The Bee Gees - Night Fever

    All time disco classic.

    41 (63) Renaissance - Northern Lights

    One of my favourites at the time. So much so, in fact, that this was the
    first single I ever bought.

    43 (45) Genesis - Many Too Many

    Another one of my favourites from the time.

    47 (33) Plastic Bertrand - a Plane Pour Moi

    As was this. Probably the most famous musician ever to come out of
    Belgium (and no, the Smurfs don't count, because although their
    cartoonist was Belgian the music was Dutch).

    Apparently this song doesn't mean anything in French either. It's just a
    set of random words and phrases set to music.

    https://tinyurl.com/hsptv9a3

    63 (70) Julie Covington - Don't Cry For Me Argentina

    A slightly left-field hit, but nonetheless a very good one.

    65 (52) Yvonne Elliman - If I Can't Have You

    Apropos nothing in particular, Yvonne Elliman was Andrew Lloyd Webber's
    first choice to perform Don't Cry For Me Argentina, but she wasn't
    available.

    Mark

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  • From Rink@21:1/5 to All on Fri Oct 1 22:03:55 2021
    Op 23-7-2021 om 19:48 schreef Chris Brown:
    I should have posted this at the weekend but it’s already old.
    I think the most topical it gets is that they Hammersmith Bridge has reopened. But you can’t walk over it to the Palais because it’s not there anymore.

    <https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5J87jeSqQ2Idgqn0uD5L3g?si=fcxOb4oETOWYwF9xlPFcww&utm_source=copy-link&dl_branch=1>
    <https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdiUvgvgpgNqxLQF6J9LJ8vR5WxQ1-Zdf>


    Chart dated 22nd July 1978


    12 (13) The O'Jays - Use Ta Be My Girl

    The best (according to me....! ) of The O'Jays is:
    Love Train

    Here's the "Disco Purrfection Version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcmFJ5UN8o0

    Rink

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