Originally broadcast 31/08/78
Watched in 2013 by
Tony Blackburn. “Hello. Welcome once again to Top of the Pops and right now
here's the brand new top twenty.”13/7/78:
“Hello. Welcome to Top of the Pops and right now here's that brand new top
“Hello. Welcome to Top of the Pops and right now here's a run down of the brand
new top thirty. 13/4/78:
“Hello and welcome once again to Top Of The Pops, and straight away here's the
brand new top thirty.” 9/3/78:
“Hello and welcome to another edition of Top of the Pops, and right now here
comes that brand new top thirty.”
Blackburn really isn't trying any more. And it's top THIRTY Tony Blackburn.
THIRTY not twenty.
music: Herbie Hancock: I thought It Was You 
Dooleys: A Rose Has To Die . The internet has rejected this song. I went
searching for lyrics for A Rose Has To Die, but even Google can't reach anyone
who cared enough to transcribe this song. “As a rose has to die/Every time you
tell a lie,” is almost certainly what the blow-dried lead singer is crooning.
In this melodramatic song, we have sentient roses who self destruct each time
they detect untruth, and mention of a lonely world of rain, plus autumn leaves
which took away the love [the couple] found. It has to be said the lead singer
of The Dooleys doesn't seem too upset about the whole affair. He's written the
jauntiest pop song ever about dead love.