Monday 14 October 2019

The top ten chart this week in 1980

Bob Dylan: Nobel prize for literature.
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1 Woman In Love Barbra Streisand

2 D.I.S.C.O. Ottawan

3 Don't Stand So Close To Me The Police

4 What You're Proposing Status Quo

5 Baggy Trousers Madness

6 When You Ask About Love Matchbox

7 If You're Looking For A Way Out Odyssey

8 Et Les Oiseaux Chantaient (And The Birds Were Singing) Sweet People

9 Gotta Pull Myself Together The Nolans

10 Love X Love George Benson

Barbra Streisand is one of the top selling recording artists of all time, and 'Woman In Love' the biggest hit of her stellar career. Written by Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, it reached number one in charts all around the world, including the US, UK and Ireland. It sold a staggering 1.3 million copies in France, where it was by far the biggest selling single of 1980. Despite the huge success of 'Woman In Love', Streisand has stated she dislikes the song, as she doesn't believe in the meaning of the lyrics. She rarely performs it live.

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