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29-11-79: Presenter: Peter Powell
(25) MICHAEL JACKSON – Off The Wall (and charts)
(12) THE GIBSON BROTHERS – Que Sera Mi Vida (If You Should Go) (video)
(5) THE POLICE – Walking On The Moon (video)
(22) THE TOURISTS – I Only Want To Be With You ®
(36) STATUS QUO – Living On An Island (video)
(21) BLONDIE – Union City Blue (video)
(24) THIN LIZZY – Sarah ®
(34) ROSE ROYCE – Is It Love You’re After (video)
(23) THE MOODY BLUES – Nights In White Satin ®
(32) THE SKIDS – Working For The Yankee Dollar (video)
(3) DONNA SUMMER & BARBRA STREISAND – No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) (danced to by Legs & Co) ®
(26) PINK FLOYD – Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) (video)
(1) DR. HOOK – When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman (video)
(14) THE ISLEY BROTHERS – It’s A Disco Night (Rock Don’t Stop) (and credits)
Michael Jackson ~ does the chart rundown this week with the title track from his top five hit album.
The Gibson Brothers ~ are next with the first of eight videos featured on tonight's show.
The Police ~ they might not have quite made it to the moon as such, but they were well on their way to next week's number one.
The Tourists ~ having come close with The Loneliest Man in the World, Annie and the gang finally breakthrough with this Dusty Springfield cover.
Status Quo ~ Rick takes control of the lead vocals for this one, helped out by Francis of course and quite a few penguins.
Blondie ~ are somewhere deep in the New York docks to perform this most atmospheric of songs from their album Eat to the Beat, though the next single from it would be a much bigger hit.
Thin Lizzy ~ another chance to hear Sarah, now at its peak in the charts.
Rose Royce ~ with the tune that was later sampled all the way to number one by S-express, but, 90's remixes of Car Wash excluded, this would be their final top 20 hit.
The Moody Blues ~ were the only act edited out of a packed 7.30 pm show tonight.
The Skids ~ were these video clips so short on the original transmission? Or is this how they fitted almost everything into half an hour tonight? Anyway, a belting tune and video which proved to be the band's final top 30 hit.
Legs & Co ~ with a repeat showing of their Summer and Streisand routine. Maybe the girls were on the picket line?
Pink Floyd ~ with a 'surprise' single release and iconic accompanying video, Another Brick in the Wall was their first single since 1967, choosing instead to release albums only from that point until this.
Dr Hook ~ watch their friends for a final week at number one.
The Isley Brothers ~ at their peak in the charts play over the credits.
Next week we reach 6th December 1979, normal Top of the Pops service is resumed, and a new host makes his debut.