Tag Archives: Top of the Pops

Music For Monday: The Damned, ‘Love Song’ (1979)

Here’s The Damned performing a chaotic, “we don’t give a damn” lip-sync version of “Love Song.” The clip comes from the band’s appearance on the UK’s Top of the Pops in 1979. I saw The Damned play two days ago … Continue reading

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Music For Monday (St. Patrick’s Day Edition): Thin Lizzy, ‘Jailbreak’ (1976)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Carrying on with tradition, here’s Irish rock band Thin Lizzy performing one of their most popular tunes. “Jailbreak” comes from the 1976 L.P. of the same name and was written by lead singer & bass guitarist … Continue reading

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Music For Monday: The Pretenders, ‘Kid’ (1979)

Good Monday to you, Bionic people. Here’s one too good to pass up. Chrissie Hynde and the original line-up of The Pretenders performing “Kid” on the UK’s Top of the Pops in July of 1979. “Kid” was released as a … Continue reading

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Music For Monday: Althea & Donna, ‘Uptown Top Ranking’ (1977)

A very good Monday morning to you. Here’s a cracking tune that comes from the “One Hit Wonder” file. Althea & Donna, a teenage duo from Jamaica, had a #1 single in Great Britain with “Uptown Top Ranking.” The song … Continue reading

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Music for Monday: Donny & Marie Osmond, ‘I’m Leaving It (All) Up To You’ (1974)

Donny and Marie Osmond’s “I’m Leaving It (All) Up To You,” from the L.P. of the same name, hit the airwaves in the summer of 1974. The tune made it to #4 on Billboard’s US “Hot 100” chart. You’ll remember … Continue reading

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Mood Music: T-Rex, ‘Metal Guru’

I meant to post this rockin’ tune around Christmas but you know how things can get over the holidays. Still, we’re not yet into the new year and can continue celebrating. Here’s Marc Bolan and T-Rex performing their UK #1 … Continue reading

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