Tuesday 27 July 2010

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One of the biggest stories of the year was been the shooting of John Lennon by Mark Chapman in New York. But who shot JR? Dallas turned Britain into a nation of soap addicts. Unemployment reached 2 million in 1980, and British Leyland launch the Mini Metro. Philips released the Compact Disc player and an ice hockey player developed Roller Blades. Sixpence pieces ceased to be legal tender after 30th June and three greats of the screen, Peter Sellers, Alfred Hitchcock and Steve McQueen died.

Just a few of my favourite tracks from the year:

The Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight
The Police – Walking on the Moon
David Bowie – John, I’m Only Dancing (Again)
The Beat – Tears of a Clown
The Beat – Ranking Full Stop
Madness – One Step Beyond
Skids – Working for the Yankee Dollar
The Clash – London Calling
Queen – Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Booker T. & The MG’s – Green Onions
Madness – My Girl
Joe Jackson – It’s Different For Girls
The Specials – Too Much Too Young
The Boomtown Rats – Someone’s Looking at You
The Selecter – Three Minute Hero
Elvis Costello & The Attractions – I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down
The Police – So Lonely
The Beat – Hands Off She’s Mine
The Vapors – Turning Japanese
Martha & The Muffins – Echo Beach
Squeeze – Another Nail in My Heart
Genesis – Turn It on Again
Siouxsie And The Banshees – Happy House
Secret Affair – My World
The Jam – Going Underground
The Jam – Dreams of Children
UB40 – King
UB40 – Food For Thought
Dexys Midnight Runners – Geno
Madness – Night Boat to Cairo
The Selecter – Missing Words
The Undertones – My Perfect Cousin
Elvis Costello & The Attractions – High Fidelity
The Ruts – Staring at the Rude Boys
The Cure – A Forest
The Jam – In the City
The Beat – Mirror in the Bathroom
The Specials – Rat Race
The Specials – Rude Boys Outa Jail
Stiff Little Fingers – Nobody’s Hero
Siouxsie And The Banshees – Christine
Elvis Costello & The Attractions – New Amsterdam
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
David Bowie – Ashes To Ashes
The Clash – Bankrobber
Bow Wow Wow – C30, C60, C90 Go
The Jam – Start!
Hazel O’Connor – Eighth Day
The Beat – Best Friend
The Beat – Stand Down Margaret
XTC – Generals And Majors
The Police – Don’t Stand So Close to Me
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – Enola Gay
Bad Manners – Special Brew
Adam & The Ants – Dog Eat Dog
XTC – Towers Of London
David Bowie – Fashion
UB40 – The Earth Dies Screaming
UB40 – Dream A Lie
Kool & The Gang – Celebration
Spandau Ballet – To Cut A Long Story Short
Madness – Embarrassment
Adam & The Ants – Antmusic
The Beat – Too Nice to Talk To

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