TFWP Tx 27th December 2018

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Published on: 27/12/2018

Well, before 2018 disappears let’s stick a transmission note in, shall we.

This episode of Fused was based around the UK Top 20 for the Christmas week between 1977-1982 inclusive. We pulled a selection of tracks from the 120 songs available, all of which were played, contemporaneously, in the oft mentioned 007 Club.

For those unaware, the 007 was a club owned by ex-boxer Brian London, it had been in other locations but at the time of being frequented it was on Topping Street, Blackpool. The basement was a post-punk haven and ostensibly the birthplace of the alternative scene in Blackpool.

If memory serves, the 007 closed down in 1982 but we took the liberty to include Xmas ’82 in the playlist.

Anyhoo, the point of this note (as the recording is incomplete due to mic dropouts) is to list the tracks along with their respective chart positions over the Xmas week in their respective years.

Fused 27/12/2018

Egyptian Reggae – Jonathan Richman (#9 – 1977)
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick – Ian Dury & The Blockheads (#13 – 1978)
Brass in Pocket – The Pretenders (#10 – 1979)
Union City Blue – Blondie (#14 – 1979)
Walking on The Moon – The Police (#3 – 1979)
Banana Republic – The Boomtown Rats (#11 – 1980)
Runaway Boys – The Stray Cats (#10 – 1980)
I Could Be Happy – Altered Images (#20 – 1981)
Ant Rap – Adam Ant (#4 – 1981)
My Own Way – Duran Duran (#15 – 1981)
Young Guns (Go for It) – Wham! (#13 – 1982)
Time (Clock of The Heart) – Culture Club (#4 – 1982)
Beat Surrender – The Jam (#10 – 1982)
Watchin’ The Detectives – Elvis Costello (#15 – 1977)
Tommy Gun – The Clash (#20 – 1978)
I Only Want To Be With You – The Tourists (#5 – 1979)
John, I’m Only Dancing – David Bowie (#13 – 1979)
The Tears of A Clown – The Beat (#20 – 1979)
To Cut A Long Story Short – Spandau Ballet (#16 – 1980)
Don’t You Want Me – Human League (#1 – 1981)
Cambodia – Kim Wilde (#17 – 1981)
Bedsitter – Soft Cell (#16 – 1981)
Our House – Madness (#5 – 1982)
Hymn – Ultravox (#16 – 1982)
Buffalo Gals – Malcolm McLaren (#18 – 1982)

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