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The 2 Tone episode of TOTP is legendary however look at this track list for 3 April 1980. This is also Wellers tomato soup apron show!!!

00:05- Judas Priest- Living After Midnight (and charts)
01:05- Madness- Night Boat To Cairo
03:40- Barbara Dickson- January February
07:05- Dexy's Midnight Runners- Geno
08:30- The Pretenders- Talk Of The Town (video)
11:30- Leon Haywood- Don’t Push It, Don’t Force It (danced to by Legs & Co)
14:10- UB40- Food For Thought
17:00- The Selecter- Missing Words
19:55- B.A. Robertson- Kool In The Kaftan
22:45- The Lambrettas- Poison Ivy
25:20- Prima Donna- Love Enough For Two
28:25- The Jam- Going Underground
31:25- Dr. Hook- Sexy Eyes (playout/credits)




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101Walterton wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 7:37pm
The 2 Tone episode of TOTP is legendary however look at this track list for 3 April 1980. This is also Wellers tomato soup apron show!!!

00:05- Judas Priest- Living After Midnight (and charts)
01:05- Madness- Night Boat To Cairo
03:40- Barbara Dickson- January February
07:05- Dexy's Midnight Runners- Geno
08:30- The Pretenders- Talk Of The Town (video)
11:30- Leon Haywood- Don’t Push It, Don’t Force It (danced to by Legs & Co)
14:10- UB40- Food For Thought
17:00- The Selecter- Missing Words
19:55- B.A. Robertson- Kool In The Kaftan
22:45- The Lambrettas- Poison Ivy
25:20- Prima Donna- Love Enough For Two
28:25- The Jam- Going Underground
31:25- Dr. Hook- Sexy Eyes (playout/credits)



You must skip thru the Judas Priest part.

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101Walterton wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 7:37pm
The 2 Tone episode of TOTP is legendary however look at this track list for 3 April 1980. This is also Wellers tomato soup apron show!!!

00:05- Judas Priest- Living After Midnight (and charts)
01:05- Madness- Night Boat To Cairo
03:40- Barbara Dickson- January February
07:05- Dexy's Midnight Runners- Geno
08:30- The Pretenders- Talk Of The Town (video)
11:30- Leon Haywood- Don’t Push It, Don’t Force It (danced to by Legs & Co)
14:10- UB40- Food For Thought
17:00- The Selecter- Missing Words
19:55- B.A. Robertson- Kool In The Kaftan
22:45- The Lambrettas- Poison Ivy
25:20- Prima Donna- Love Enough For Two
28:25- The Jam- Going Underground
31:25- Dr. Hook- Sexy Eyes (playout/credits)



I have often mentioned my theory that the best ever time for the UK top 40 was March 1980, which is near enough to this edition. The last time I was rebutted by you with your 1979 claims. ;)
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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revbob wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 7:51pm
101Walterton wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 7:37pm
The 2 Tone episode of TOTP is legendary however look at this track list for 3 April 1980. This is also Wellers tomato soup apron show!!!

00:05- Judas Priest- Living After Midnight (and charts)
01:05- Madness- Night Boat To Cairo
03:40- Barbara Dickson- January February
07:05- Dexy's Midnight Runners- Geno
08:30- The Pr

etenders- Talk Of The Town (video)
11:30- Leon Haywood- Don’t Push It, Don’t Force It (danced to by Legs & Co)
14:10- UB40- Food For Thought
17:00- The Selecter- Missing Words
19:55- B.A. Robertson- Kool In The Kaftan
22:45- The Lambrettas- Poison Ivy
25:20- Prima Donna- Love Enough For Two
28:25- The Jam- Going Underground
31:25- Dr. Hook- Sexy Eyes (playout/credits)

You must skip thru the Judas Priest part.
One of the best heavy rock songs ever recorded and I was a connoisseur once upon a time.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Heston wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 8:08pm
revbob wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 7:51pm
101Walterton wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 7:37pm
The 2 Tone episode of TOTP is legendary however look at this track list for 3 April 1980. This is also Wellers tomato soup apron show!!!

00:05- Judas Priest- Living After Midnight (and charts)
01:05- Madness- Night Boat To Cairo
03:40- Barbara Dickson- January February
07:05- Dexy's Midnight Runners- Geno
08:30- The Pr

etenders- Talk Of The Town (video)
11:30- Leon Haywood- Don’t Push It, Don’t Force It (danced to by Legs & Co)
14:10- UB40- Food For Thought
17:00- The Selecter- Missing Words
19:55- B.A. Robertson- Kool In The Kaftan
22:45- The Lambrettas- Poison Ivy
25:20- Prima Donna- Love Enough For Two
28:25- The Jam- Going Underground
31:25- Dr. Hook- Sexy Eyes (playout/credits)

You must skip thru the Judas Priest part.
One of the best heavy rock songs ever recorded and I was a connoisseur once upon a time.
I like it, but 101 is racist towards metal.

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I remember watching this particular edition at the time as I was taken with the BA Robertson track.

I have been religiously watching the TOTPs repeats on BBC4 for the last few years but I'm being severely tested now we are in to 1989. Some dreadful stuff compared to the early 80s glory days.
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revbob wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 8:09pm
Heston wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 8:08pm
revbob wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 7:51pm
101Walterton wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 7:37pm
The 2 Tone episode of TOTP is legendary however look at this track list for 3 April 1980. This is also Wellers tomato soup apron show!!!

00:05- Judas Priest- Living After Midnight (and charts)
01:05- Madness- Night Boat To Cairo
03:40- Barbara Dickson- January February
07:05- Dexy's Midnight Runners- Geno
08:30- The Pr

etenders- Talk Of The Town (video)
11:30- Leon Haywood- Don’t Push It, Don’t Force It (danced to by Legs & Co)
14:10- UB40- Food For Thought
17:00- The Selecter- Missing Words
19:55- B.A. Robertson- Kool In The Kaftan
22:45- The Lambrettas- Poison Ivy
25:20- Prima Donna- Love Enough For Two
28:25- The Jam- Going Underground
31:25- Dr. Hook- Sexy Eyes (playout/credits)

You must skip thru the Judas Priest part.
One of the best heavy rock songs ever recorded and I was a connoisseur once upon a time.
I like it, but 101 is racist towards metal.
It was pop metal really and he may give it a pass for nostalgic reasons.
There's a tiny, tiny hopeful part of me that says you guys are running a Kaufmanesque long con on the board

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Heston wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 8:13pm
revbob wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 8:09pm
Heston wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 8:08pm
revbob wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 7:51pm
101Walterton wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 7:37pm
The 2 Tone episode of TOTP is legendary however look at this track list for 3 April 1980. This is also Wellers tomato soup apron show!!!

00:05- Judas Priest- Living After Midnight (and charts)
01:05- Madness- Night Boat To Cairo
03:40- Barbara Dickson- January February
07:05- Dexy's Midnight Runners- Geno
08:30- The Pr

etenders- Talk Of The Town (video)
11:30- Leon Haywood- Don’t Push It, Don’t Force It (danced to by Legs & Co)
14:10- UB40- Food For Thought
17:00- The Selecter- Missing Words
19:55- B.A. Robertson- Kool In The Kaftan
22:45- The Lambrettas- Poison Ivy
25:20- Prima Donna- Love Enough For Two
28:25- The Jam- Going Underground
31:25- Dr. Hook- Sexy Eyes (playout/credits)

You must skip thru the Judas Priest part.
One of the best heavy rock songs ever recorded and I was a connoisseur once upon a time.
I like it, but 101 is racist towards metal.
It was pop metal really and he may give it a pass for nostalgic reasons.
He's pretty hardcore with his hatred unless he was banging some chick while it was playing.

Funny in the US at the time that song wouldn't have gotten a whiff of airplay outside of college metal stations/shows but Ill hear it on the classic rock station from time to time these days as if it was something people widely listened to 35 years ago.

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Always loved the selecter on totp. Fun band.

And Poison Ivy!! The force of nostalgia is strong with that one.

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Low Down Low wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 8:19pm
Always loved the selecter on totp. Fun band.

And Poison Ivy!! The force of nostalgia is strong with that one.
The best version of it. Great number.
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The Barbara Dickson song is pretty excellent, even the easy listening stuff was good back then.
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revbob wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 8:17pm
Funny in the US at the time that song wouldn't have gotten a whiff of airplay outside of college metal stations/shows but Ill hear it on the classic rock station from time to time these days as if it was something people widely listened to 35 years ago.
I can't recall ever hearing Priest or Maiden on any regular rock radio station. It wasn't until MuchMusic came along that I heard that stuff outside of friends who were into it (I was a Top 40 Heston-of-the-Tundra in those days). I suspect hip hop has led to a lot of opening up the classic rock canon to more aggressive stuff for angry white dads.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 8:46pm
revbob wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 8:17pm
Funny in the US at the time that song wouldn't have gotten a whiff of airplay outside of college metal stations/shows but Ill hear it on the classic rock station from time to time these days as if it was something people widely listened to 35 years ago.
I can't recall ever hearing Priest or Maiden on any regular rock radio station. It wasn't until MuchMusic came along that I heard that stuff outside of friends who were into it (I was a Top 40 Heston-of-the-Tundra in those days). I suspect hip hop has led to a lot of opening up the classic rock canon to more aggressive stuff for angry white dads.
Yeah punk wasn't too big where I grew up so there was an uneasy alliance with the metal heads. Some of their music was good and they were able to score good drugs.

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Heston wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 8:13pm
revbob wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 8:09pm
Heston wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 8:08pm
revbob wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 7:51pm
101Walterton wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 7:37pm
The 2 Tone episode of TOTP is legendary however look at this track list for 3 April 1980. This is also Wellers tomato soup apron show!!!

00:05- Judas Priest- Living After Midnight (and charts)
01:05- Madness- Night Boat To Cairo
03:40- Barbara Dickson- January February
07:05- Dexy's Midnight Runners- Geno
08:30- The Pr

etenders- Talk Of The Town (video)
11:30- Leon Haywood- Don’t Push It, Don’t Force It (danced to by Legs & Co)
14:10- UB40- Food For Thought
17:00- The Selecter- Missing Words
19:55- B.A. Robertson- Kool In The Kaftan
22:45- The Lambrettas- Poison Ivy
25:20- Prima Donna- Love Enough For Two
28:25- The Jam- Going Underground
31:25- Dr. Hook- Sexy Eyes (playout/credits)

You must skip thru the Judas Priest part.
One of the best heavy rock songs ever recorded and I was a connoisseur once upon a time.
I like it, but 101 is racist towards metal.
It was pop metal really and he may give it a pass for nostalgic reasons.
Nah hate it but it was only used as the backing track to the chart rundown so not really listening.

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101Walterton wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 9:52pm
Heston wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 8:13pm
revbob wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 8:09pm
Heston wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 8:08pm
revbob wrote:
21 Jun 2020, 7:51pm


You must skip thru the Judas Priest part.
One of the best heavy rock songs ever recorded and I was a connoisseur once upon a time.
I like it, but 101 is racist towards metal.
It was pop metal really and he may give it a pass for nostalgic reasons.
Nah hate it but it was only used as the backing track to the chart rundown so not really listening.
See Heston I told you racist against metal.

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