*UPDATED Its here!!! Happy birthday ar kid 31/12/17

Happy birthday my southern musical friend

It’s here, it’s all about today’s date, it’s me appreciating a good friend to me in the best way I know, today is a history lesson n I really hope u enjoy this, it’s the 31st of December, and we are going back into time today with this post because I’m celebrating a birthday, you thought it was a new years countdown, nope, I’m celebrating and making a big fuss for my southern sweety musical mate, who is such a good friend to me. So we are going back to the week ending 31st of December 1979. Just look at that top 40 below. Oh yeh happy birthday sweety and remember you are only as old as you feel, so if you want I will feel you n tell you how old you really are haha.

Ee arr we need ar worker bees back

So if you click the name of the song in the top 40 below it should if it works (and the links stay active) take you to the tune on you tube So you can hear the full top 40 on the day you was born, how cool is that, it’s my digital version of an old fashioned top 40 being recorded on a cassette. Enjoy ar kid coz it took me awhile to do this.

There are some classics here, and also some absolute garbage, like ‘wouldn’t you have a lovely time the day we went to bang her’ lol at number 3, then at number 31 omg I used to hate that song n still do lol. Some good ones to look out for are 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,12,14,15,21,23,28,29,32,35 and 40. But my musical taste is summat u like so have a listen or just go the whole hog and listen to the lot.

Have a top day ar kid!!!!!

Top 40 Hits of Late December 1979
1 Pink Floyd Another Brick In The Wall
2 Abba I Have A Dream
3 Fiddler’s Dram Day Trip To Bangor
4 Tourists I Only Want To Be With You
5 Police Walking On The Moon
6 Sugarhill Gang Rapper’s Delight
7 Paul McCartney Wonderful Christmas Time
8 Pretenders Brass In Pocket
9 Gibson Brothers Que Sera Mi Vida
10 Three Degrees My Simple Heart
11 Michael Jackson Off The Wall
12 David Bowie John I’m Only Dancing (Again)
13 Donna Summer & Barbara Streisand No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)
14 Blondie Union City Blue
15 Rose Royce Is It Love You’re After
16 Status Quo Living On An Island
17 Elvis Presley It Won’t Seem Like Christmas Without You
18 Beat Tears Of A Clown / Ranking Full Stop
19 Moody Blues Nights In White Satin
20 Electric Light Orchestra Confusion / Last Train To London
21 Madness One Step Beyond
22 Matchbox Rockabilly Rebel
23 KC & The Sunshine Band Please Don’t Go
24 Skids Working For The Yankee Dollar
25 Dr Hook When You’re In Love With A Beautiful Woman
26 Chic My Feet Keep Dancing
27 Mike Oldfield Blue Peter
28 Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love
29 Clash London Calling
30 Kurtis Blow Christmas Wrappin’
31 Ramblers The Sparrow
32 Sheila & B Devotion Spacer
33 M Moonlight & Muzak
34 Diana Ross It’s My House
35 Gary Numan Complex
36 Lena Martell One Day At A Time
37 Boney M I’m Born Again
38 Billy Preston & Syreeta With You I’m Born Again
39 Boomtown Rats Diamond Smiles
40 Greedies A Merry Jingle

Here is my top 10 of all 1979, you can click on the song name to hear it in YouTube, enjoy ar kid.

01 Pink Floyd – another brick in the wall part 2
02 Gary Numan/Tubeway Army – Are friends electric?
03 The boomtown rats – I don’t like mondays
04 Gary Numan – Cars
05 Blondie – Heart of glass
06 The police – message in a bottle
07 Ian Dury & the blackheads – Hit me with your rhythm stick
08 Buggles – Video killed the radio star
09 Squeeze – Cool for cats
10 Sex pistols – Something else / Friggin in the riggin

I FORGOT TO ADD THE TOP OF THE POPS STORY OF 1979 AND THE CHRISTMAS EDITION 1979 OF TOTP 

You will love friggin in the riggin, my grandparents said it was pure filth, yep lol

Onto football matters now and 31 December 1979: The decade ends with Liverpool narrowly ahead of Manchester United at the top of the First Division, having won the clash between the two on Boxing Day. Southampton and Arsenal lead the chasing group, but are eight points behind the leaders. Crystal Palace have fallen to ninth place. Bristol City have joined Derby County and Bolton Wanderers in the relegation zone. No mention of chelsea and man city eh lol. I think we were a bit rubbish lol. So let’s see how the footy finished in the 79/80 in the first and second divisions. Results below are your team chelsea in the week around new years eve.

  Wed 26 Dec 1979 DIV2 Leicester City Home Won 1-0  
  Sat 29 Dec 1979 DIV2 Wrexham Away Lost 0-2  
  Tue 1 Jan 1980 DIV2 Luton Town Away Drew 3-3

First Division

Bob Paisley’s Liverpool retained their league championship trophy after fighting off a determined challenge by Dave Sexton’s Manchester UnitedNottingham Forest failed to make a serious title challenge but compensated for this by retaining the European Cup.

Bristol City and Bolton Wanderers were relegated after brief and uneventful spells in the First Division, but Derby County’s relegation came just five years after they had been league champions.

Kevin Keegan, the current European Footballer of the Year, ended his three-year spell with Hamburg in Germany and returned to England in a shock £400,000 move to Southampton.

Much of the attention in the early part of the season focused on Manchester City where Malcolm Allison had dismantled the side selling international talents such as Asa Hartford and Peter Barnes and replacing them with unknowns and the uncapped Steve Daley for £1.5 million. City had a mediocre season including an FA Cup defeat by Fourth Division Halifax Town.

Pos Club P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Liverpool 42 25 10 7 81 30 +51 60
2 Manchester United 42 24 10 8 65 35 +30 58
3 Ipswich Town 42 22 9 11 68 39 +29 53
4 Arsenal 42 18 16 8 52 36 +16 52
5 Nottingham Forest 42 20 8 14 63 43 +20 48
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 42 19 9 14 58 47 +11 47
7 Aston Villa 42 16 14 12 51 50 +1 46
8 Southampton 42 18 9 15 65 53 +12 45
9 Middlesbrough 42 16 12 14 50 44 +6 44
10 West Bromwich Albion 42 11 19 12 54 50 +4 41
11 Leeds United 42 13 14 15 46 50 −4 40
12 Norwich City 42 13 14 15 58 66 −8 40
13 Crystal Palace 42 12 16 14 41 50 −9 40
14 Tottenham Hotspur 42 15 10 17 52 62 −10 40
15 Coventry City 42 16 7 19 56 66 −10 39
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 42 11 15 16 47 57 −10 37
17 Manchester City 42 12 13 17 43 66 −23 37
18 Stoke City 42 13 10 19 44 58 −14 36
19 Everton 42 9 17 16 43 51 −8 35
20 Bristol City 42 9 13 20 37 66 −29 31
21 Derby County 42 11 8 23 47 67 −20 30
22 Bolton Wanderers 42 5 15 22 38 73 −35 25

Second Division

Leicester CitySunderland and Birmingham City ended their relatively short spells in the Second Division and occupied the division’s three promotion places. Going down were FulhamBurnley and Charlton Athletic.

Pos Club P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Leicester City 42 21 13 8 58 38 +20 55
2 Sunderland 42 21 12 9 69 42 +27 54
3 Birmingham City 42 21 11 10 58 38 +20 53
4 Chelsea 42 23 7 12 66 52 +14 53
5 Queens Park Rangers 42 18 13 11 75 53 +22 49
6 Luton Town 42 16 17 9 66 45 +21 49
7 West Ham United 42 20 7 15 54 43 +11 47
8 Cambridge United 42 14 16 12 61 53 +8 44
9 Newcastle United 42 15 14 13 53 49 +4 44
10 Preston North End 42 12 19 11 56 52 +4 43
11 Oldham Athletic 42 16 11 15 49 53 −4 43
12 Swansea City 42 17 9 16 48 53 −5 43
13 Shrewsbury Town 42 18 5 19 60 53 +7 41
14 Leyton Orient 42 12 17 13 48 54 −6 41
15 Cardiff City 42 16 8 18 41 48 −7 40
16 Wrexham 42 16 6 20 40 49 −9 38
17 Notts County 42 11 15 16 51 52 −1 37
18 Watford 42 12 13 17 39 46 −7 37
19 Bristol Rovers 42 11 13 18 50 64 −14 35
20 Fulham 42 11 7 24 42 74 −32 29
21 Burnley 42 6 15 21 39 73 −34 27
22 Charlton Athletic 42 6 10 26 39 78 −39 22

Television listings

What was on bbc tv 31/12/1979

Ok onto the ITV channel 31/12/1979

Ok now it’s your history for 31st December.

Rank Title Distributor Gross
1. Kramer vs. Kramer Columbia $106,260,000
2. The Amityville Horror American International Pictures $86,432,520
3. Rocky II United Artists $85,182,160
4. Apocalypse Now $83,471,511
5. Star Trek: The Motion Picture Paramount $82,258,456
6. Alien 20th Century Fox $80,931,801
7. 10 Warner Bros. $74,865,517
8. The Jerk Universal $73,691,419
9. Moonraker United Artists $70,308,099
10. The Muppet Movie Associated Film Distribution $65,200,000

 My top 10 films of 1979

01 The warriors
02 The wanderers
03 Quadrophenia
04 Alien
05 Scum
06 Mad Max
07 The Amityville horror
08 Rocky II
09 Escape from Alcatraz
10 Monty pythons Life of Brian

Events (all from wikipedia)

 
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