Spiffy’s Birthday Special Show – 08/07/2020

Yesterday was my 52nd birthday in Real Life, so I decided to go find out what was the UK No.1 single for this week in each year since I was born. πŸ™‚

Some gems in there, plus a few surprises. Also, a lot of ‘WTF?’ songs, which I decided not to play. Though I might throw those into a future show… πŸ˜‰

Truth be told, some of the more recent entries served to remind me how out-of-touch I am with current ‘pop’ music. Then again, I’d rather listen to (and purchase) stuff that speaks to me, and not follow the crowd. πŸ™‚

Tracklisting:

1968 β€” Baby Come Back β€” The Equals
1969 β€” Something In The Air β€” Thunderclap Newman
1970 β€” In the Summertime β€” Mungo Jerry
1971 β€” Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep β€” Middle of the Road
1974 β€” She β€” Charles Aznavour
1976 β€” You to Me Are Everything β€” The Real Thing
1978 β€” You’re the One That I Want β€” John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John
1979 β€” Are ‘Friends’ Electric? β€” Tubeway Army & Gary Numan
1980 β€” Xanadu β€” Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra
1981 β€” Ghost Town β€” The Specials
1982 β€” Happy Talk β€” Captain Sensible
1983 β€” Baby Jane β€” Rod Stewart
1984 β€” Two Tribes β€” Frankie Goes to Hollywood
1985 β€” Frankie β€” Sister Sledge
1986 β€” Papa Don’t Preach β€” Madonna
1987 β€” It’s a Sin β€” Pet Shop Boys
1989 β€” Back to Life β€” Soul II Soul
1991 β€” (Everything I Do) I Do It for You β€” Bryan Adams
1992 β€” Take a Chance on Me β€” Erasure (from Abba-Esque EP)
1993 β€” Dreams β€” Gabrielle
1994 β€” Love Is All Around β€” Wet Wet Wet
1996 β€” Killing Me Softly With His Song β€” Fugees
1998 β€” Because We Want To β€” Billie Piper
1999 β€” 9 PM – Till I Come β€” ATB
2000 β€” The Real Slim Shady β€” Eminem
2001 β€” Another Chance β€” Roger Sanchez
2002 β€” A Little Less Conversation β€” Elvis Presley & JXL
2003 β€” Crazy in Love (feat. Jay-Z) β€” BeyoncΓ©
2006 β€” Hips Don’t Lie (feat. Wyclef Jean) β€” Shakira
2007 β€” Umbrella (feat. JAY-Z) β€” Rihanna
2009 β€” Evacuate the Dancefloor β€” Cascada
2010 β€” California Gurls (feat. Snoop Dogg) β€” Katy Perry
2013 β€” Love Me Again β€” John Newman
2014 β€” Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea) β€” Ariana Grande
2017 β€” Despacito β€” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
2018 β€” Shotgun β€” George Ezra

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