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1980-09-18

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Smash Hits

Issue: 18 September - 01 October 1980, Skids cover [link]

Features: Skids, XTC, Motown

Bitz: Mike Oldfield, YMO

Lyrics: Stereotype, Baggy Trousers, Don't Stand So Close to Me, Two Little Boys, Are Everything, One Day I'll Fly Away, Masterblaster, Johnny and Mary, Misunderstanding

Singles: The Affectuionate Punch, Being Boiled, When I Dream, Arrival,

Albums: Telekon, Never For Ever, Black Sea.

Live: Gary Numan, Skids, U2

Centrespread: Barracudas

Back cover: Piranhas

Ads: Scary Monsters (album), The Absolute Game, Being Boiled (Fast), Baggy Trousers,

Smash Hits, September 18, 190 - p.01 Skids cover

Top of the Pops

  • (32) XTC – Generals And Majors (video) 
  • (2) RANDY CRAWFORD – One Day I’ll Fly Away (rpt)
  • (4) STEVIE WONDER – Masterblaster (Jammin’) (video)
  • (8) SHEENA EASTON – Modern Girl (rpt)
  • (20) NICK STRAKER BAND – A Walk In The Park (rpt)
  • (21) Madness – Baggy Trousers (video)
  • (15) Billy Joel – It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me (video)
  • (10) Queen – Another One Bites The Dust (video)
    • (9) Cliff Richard – Dreamin’ (clip of TOTP 4-9-80)
    • (8) Sheena Easton – Modern Girl (clip of TOTP 21-8-80)
    • (7) David Bowie – Ashes To Ashes (video)
    • (6) Hazel O'Connor – Eighth Day (clip of TOTP 21-8-80)
    • (5) The Jam – Start (video)
    • (4) Stevie Wonder – Masterblaster (Jammin’) (video)
    • (3) Elvis Presley – It’s Only Love (clip of Legs & Co TOTP 11-9-80)
    • (2) Randy Crawford – One Day I’ll Fly Away (clip of TOTP 4-9-80)
  • (1) Kelly Marie – Feels Like I’m In Love (rpt)
  • (10) Queen – Another One Bites The Dust (and credits)
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