Re: VOTE HERE for your `3` favourite UK number one singles from 1980.
I voted for The Jam “Going Underground” which is an anthem for all travellers on the Northern Line. Glad the song came joint second in the poll.
I also went for The Specials “Too Much Too Young”, the live version being immensely better than the album track.
Final vote went to Abba “The Winner Takes It All” which is the jointly the best single (along with “The Day Before You Came”) the band released. So sad only two others agree with me on this one.
Wish I could also have voted for The Detroit Spinners take of the superb Four Seasons hit "Working My Way Back To You". To extend the song a bit, the "Forgive Me Girl" part was written by Michael Zager (Ooh Ooh Let’s All Chant)
Tide is High is one of the worst Blondie hits IMHO so I say well chosen crowd, not to be swayed by the powerful Harry factor
I reserve that accolade to Island Of Lost Souls
TTIH is certainly the poorest in quality of all Blondie's six UK number 1 singles. I even preferred the much maligned next single `Rapture` that peaked at number 5. Of course the glory days were just about done for Blondie in 81, but what a superb and unexpected number 1 some 18 years later with `Maria`.
I remember `Going Underground` at the time not bothering climbing up the charts instead shooting to Number 1 from nowhere. I think this was in part due to the music press at the time advertising the fact that initial copies of the single would come with a 3-track live EP recorded at The Rainbow in London in 1979. So for the price of a single, punters got quite a bit more.