This chrome Fob Watch is the ideal gift for any occasion. Add your personalisation to this classic design.
This chrome Fob Watch is the ideal gift for any occasion.
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More watches than he can count? More cufflinks than he could ever wear? Then this is the gift for him.
This luxury watch and cuff-link box is a fantastic way to organise and display his most precious accessories. With space for up to 6 watches and up to 12 pairs of cufflinks, he has plenty of room.
Gone are the days of ‘have you seen my… ‘ and ‘where did I put that pair of …’ he’ll know exactly where his favourite watch is and that special pair off cufflinks with this handy storage solution.
Made from mock croc black PU leather Lined with a suede feel interior Personalised with a short message Silver clasp
Personalise with 2 lines of a maximum of 10 characters per line.
Watch & Cufflinks Box Dimensions
- Length: 30 cm
- Width: 20 cm
- Height: 8 cm
Stained wooden watch box with glass window, felt lined. Personalise with monogrammed initials and choose from a choice of four styles of font. Can hold up to four watches, the glass window is perfect for displaying his watch collection.
- Stylish stained wooden watch box with glass window, felt lined.
- Personalise with monogrammed initials in a choice of four different styles.
- Can fit up to five watches; the glass window is perfect for displaying his watch collection.
- The personalisation is displayed on the glass window.
- Holds 5 Watches
The personalised initials are on the glass and at no extra cost.
Dimensions: 28cm x 12cm x 8cm Holds 5 Watches.
It’s Father’s Day, so help him celebrate in style with a cheeky drink or three. Perhaps while watching the football. And to really sweeten the deal, treat him to a Chilli and Bubble Father’s Day Hi-Ball Glass. Whether he uses it to hold a soft drink or his favourite tipple, this glass is perfect-a-Mondo.
It’s Father’s Day, so help him celebrate in style with a cheeky beer or two. Perhaps while watching the sport. And to really butch up the deal, treat him to a Chilli and Bubble Father’s Day Tankard. And dad is sure to love sipping a pint of his favourite beer, ale or cider from this top-notch pin glass, especially when it features a specialÂ MessageÂ from you on it.
Many parties are thrown to celebrate a 50th Wedding Anniversary whether they are formal, informal or just slung together we can help with the right music to celebrate 50 years of marriage if the marriage occurred in 1969.
Get our CD gift greeting card for 1969 which has a CD inside with a multitude of top hits from the year they were married with many love songs that will bring the memories of yester-year flooding back.
The complete playlist is as follows with a brief synopsis as well to help you.
- Simon & Garfunkel – The Boxer. Reached number 6 on the UK charts in the week ending 4th June 1969, it spent 14 weeks in the top 40 charts.
- Bob Dylan – I Threw It All Away. Reached number 31 on the UK charts in the week ending 21st May 1969, it spent 6 weeks in the top 40 charts. Although Bob Dylan is a well known international artist he has never had a UK number 1 in his own right.
- Nilsson – Everybody’s Talkin’ Although this song scored poor chart success it won the Grammy for the Best contemporary vocal performance by a male for Harry Nilsson. Beautiful South covered this track in 1994 and achieved better chart success than the original.
- Elvis Presley – In The Ghetto. An iconic song by the King of Rock and Roll. Despite it being such a well know song it only reached number 2 in the UK charts. This was on 2nd July 1969, it stayed at number two for three weeks being held off the number 1 spot by Thunderclap Newman’s Something in the Air.
- Chicken Shack – I’d Rather Go Blind. These guys indulged in the 60’s music scene. This track peaked at number 14 in the weekending 18th June 1969.
- Johnny Cash – A Boy Named Sue. One of Cash’s iconic songs. It peaked at number 4 in the week ending 4th October 1969. It spent 16 weeks in the top 40 charts. Although well known it has never charted again through re-release or cover.
- Sly & The Family Stone – Everyday People. Snuck into the top 40 in March 1969
- Andy Williams – Happy Heart. An Iconic singer of the late fifties and sixties. This song peaked at number 19 in the week ending 25th June 1969. Reminiscent of a classic Euro song, it spent 10 weeks on the charts.
- The Love Affair – Bringing On Back The Good Times. Reached number 9 in the top 40. It spent 10 weeks on the charts peaking in the week ending 16th August 1969.
- Fifth Dimension – Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In. With the classic line “this is the dawning of the age of Aquarius.” Yes, that one. It peaked in the charts at number 11 in the UK although was a Number 1 in America.
- Lou Christie – I’m Gonna Make You Mine. Reached number 2 on the UK charts in the week ending 1st November 1969, it spent 17 weeks in the top 40 charts.
- Nina Simone – To Love Somebody. Reached number 5 on the UK charts in the week ending 5th February 1969, it spent 9 weeks in the top 40 charts.
- Blood, Sweat & Tears – You’ve Made Me So Very Happy. Reached number 36 on the UK charts in the week ending 11th May 1969, it spent 6 weeks in the top 40 charts.
- Johnny Nash – Cupid. Reached number 6 on the UK charts in the week ending 30th April 1969, it spent 12 weeks in the top 40 charts.
- Box Tops – Soul Deep. Reached number 22 on the UK charts in the week ending 27th September 1969, it spent 9 weeks in the top 40 charts.
- Roger Whittaker – Durham Town. Reached number 16 on the UK charts in the week ending 6th December 1969, it spent 18 weeks in the top 40 charts.
- Zager & Evans – In The Year 2525. Reached number 1 on the UK charts in the week ending 30th August 1969, remaining there for 3 weeks. It spent 13 weeks in the top 40 charts. The song is very reminescent of the era as it followed on from the first moon landing on 20th July this year.
- Clodagh Rodgers – Come Back And Shake Me. Reached number 3 on the UK charts in the week ending 7th May 1969, it spent 14 weeks in the top 40 charts. If you think you recognise her it’s because she represented the UK in the Eurovision Song contest in 1971. She finished fourth, which at the time was shocking as it was the first time the UK had not been in 1st or second. Wow, how times change!
- 19. Jim Reeves – When Two Worlds Collide. Reached number 17 on the UK charts in the week ending 16th August 1969, it spent 17 weeks in the top 40 charts.
- 20. Georgie Fame – Seventh Son. Reached number 22 on the UK charts in the week ending 10th January 1970, it spent 7 weeks in the top 40 charts. This was a popular dance tune over the Christmas period of 1969
You could complement this with the number one for the week they got married (check what song here http://www.officialcharts.com/chart/) or if you want a longer playlist then how about a montage of number ones from their anniversary for every year since they wed.
It’s also the 50th Wedding Anniversary of John and Yoko, so you can’t omit the song that reflected their marriage which reached number one on 11th June 1969
If you’re looking for some great gift ideas for your Mum and Dad’s 50th Wedding Anniversary then we can help. The 50th Anniversary is also know as the Golden Wedding. This is because Gold are the associated theme for 50 years of marriage.
Obviously this theme makes it relativity easy to find a gift for your Mum. However it’s a bit more difficult for your Dad or when you are buying a joint present. Below are some of our ideas that are great 50th wedding anniversary gifts for your Mum and Dad. The ideas should enable both your parents to enjoy the gift.
50th Wedding Anniversary Silver Dual Photo Frame Then & Now Amore by Juliana£17.95
50th Anniversary Photo Frame 6″ x 4″£11.95
Golden Wedding 50th Anniversary Box Photo Frame£10.95
50th Anniversary Double Rose chrome ornament by Crystocraft£19.95
Golden Wedding 50th Anniversary Personalised White Wine£19.95 – £24.95
Golden Wedding 50th Anniversary Personalised Champagne£39.95 – £44.95
Silver and Cream 50th Anniversary Photo Frame£13.19
Personalised 50th Wedding Anniversary Red Wine£20.95 – £23.95
On your 50th Anniversary Personalised Candle£14.95
Golden Wedding 50th Anniversary Photo Album and Keepsake box£14.95
Golden Wedding 50th Anniversary Gift Multi Photo Frame£15.95
Golden Wedding 50th Anniversary 6″ x 4″ Photo Frame£8.95
Celebration Golden Wedding 50th Anniversary Clock£19.95
50th Wedding Anniversary Silverplated Double Photo Frame£14.95
50th Anniversary Photo Frame£7.95
50th Anniversary Gift Set Two China Mugs Mr Right and Mrs Always RightSale!
Amore Golden 50th Anniversary Wedding Gifts Then & Now Photo Frame – 6″x4″£12.95
Tracey Russell Photo Frame & Glitter Print Mount – 50th AnniversarySale!
Personalised Golden Wedding 50th Anniversary Rosé Wine£20.95 – £24.95
50th Golden Wedding or Birthday gifts ~ Booklet , CD, Card; 1975-2005£9.95
51st Anniversary or Birthday gifts CD & DVD ~ Revisit the Music & News of 1969£14.95
51st Anniversary or Birthday gifts ~ Booklet , CD & Card; 1969£9.95
The Golden Wedding, to give it the traditional name used, is gold both for the traditional and the modern gift theme lists and as gold has such a stunning look and can be used in many ways you shouldn’t have difficulty finding the perfect 50th wedding anniversary gift. Although the traditional theme for your 50th year as a married couple is gold the modern day equivalent has a slight variation and suggests gold jewellery and what better way to impress your loved one with some stunning earrings, a ring, or even matching watches for each other.
Earliest recorded celebrations show the Husband presents his wife with a Gold Garland to wear. This was normally at a family celebration. Celebrating 50 years also maps into the biblical events of their second jubilee as each jubilee traditionally lasted 25 years.
Gold also replaces the gemstone gift theme. Thus you could take the opportunity to have a gold themed day. Spending time together with gold being used throughout the day. As you can eat gold leaf, you could have a nice meal with gold leaf making an appearance or you could simply be content with some beautiful gold jewellery such as updated wedding rings.
Chinese New Year is a festival that celebrates the beginning of the New Year on the Chinese Calendar. Referred to as the Spring Festival in China it is also known as the Lunar New Year or New Year Festival. Traditionally it was a fifteen day festival ending with the Lantern Festival on the evening of the 15th day. The first day of the Chinese New Year is on the start of the second new moon after the winter solstice. This typically falls between 21st January and 20th February every year however is more likely to be in the early days of February rather than the earlier or later dates.
Myths and Legends of Chinese New Year
Mythology states, the beginning of the Chinese New Year celebrations started with a beast called the Nian. The Nian would appear yearly and eat people from the village, especially children. One year, to prevent this, the villagers decided to go hide from the beast. An elderly man appeared before the villagers went into hiding and said that he was going to stay to get revenge on the Nian. The villagers thinking he was mad dismissed him. The old man put red papers up and set off firecrackers all night.
In the morning light, the people came back to their village to see that everything was fine. From this they deduced the old man was probably a God who helped to save them. Given what the deity had done the people learned that the Nian was afraid of the colour red and loud noises. Thus when the New Year was about to come, the villagers would hang red lanterns and red spring scrolls on windows & doors, and wear red clothing. The villagers also used fireworks and firecrackers to scare away the Nian. From then on, the Nian never came to the village again.
Chinese New Year Public holidays
Chinese New Year is observed as an official public holiday in a large number of countries and territories across Asia. As Chinese New Year is based on the Lunar cycle it falls on different dates on the Gregorian calendar every year, some of these public holidays the government opts to shift in order to accommodate a longer public holiday (never fifteen days though.) Typically a public holiday is added on the following work day when the New Year falls on a weekend, as in most of Europe for their New Year’s Day holiday.
Chinese New Year Red envelopes
Traditionally, red envelopes or red packets are given at the new year typically the old give these to the young as a symbol of good luck and to warn off evil spirits. Known as lai see (Cantonese dialect) or angpow (Hokkien dialect/Fujian), or hongbao (Mandarin)
It is custom for Red packets to contain money, always given in an even amount, as odd numbers are associated with cash given during funerals in China. The number 8 is considered lucky (In Chinese it sounds similar to the word for wealth,) and an amount with 8 is commonly found in the red envelopes. The number six is also considered lucky as it sounds like smooth in the Chinese dialect, in the sense of having a smooth year. Four or giving in groups of four is taboo because its homophone is “death.”
Across Asia, odd and even numbers are determined by the significant digit, rather than the last digit. for example ten and thirty, are odd numbers. Having stated this, it is common and quite acceptable to give cash gifts in a red packet using a single bank note with ten or fifty yuan notes used frequently. Wherever possible the currency should be brand new printed money. As everything regarding the New Year has to be new in order to have good luck and fortune. Sometimes chocolate coins are placed in the red packet for the young or those with no concept of money.
The act of asking for red packets is not a taboo although only within the family generally. A married person would not turn down such a request as it would mean that they would be “out of luck” in the new year. Red packets are generally given by married couples to the younger, unmarried children of the family. It is custom and polite for the children to wish the gifter a happy new year and a year of happiness, health and good fortune before accepting the red envelope. Traditionally the Red envelopes are then placed under their pillow; sleeping on them for seven nights after Chinese New Year before opening as it symbolises good luck and fortune.
Other Traditional Chinese New Year Gifts
Chinese candy box
In addition to red envelopes, which are usually given from older people to younger people, small gifts (typically food or sweets) are also exchanged between friends or in-laws during Chinese New Year. Gifts are usually presented when visiting friends or relatives at their homes. Common gifts include fruits, cakes, biscuits, chocolates and candies.
Certain items are considered bad luck and should not be given. Taboo gifts include:
- Items that show that time is running out (i.e. clocks and watches)
- Sharp objects that symbolise severing a relationship (i.e. scissors and knives)
- Items that symbolise that you want to walk away from a relationship (examples: shoes and sandals)
- Mirrors, thought to attract bad spirits which could make changes for the worse.
- Items associated with funerals (i.e. handkerchiefs, towels, chrysanthemums, items coloured white and black)
- Items that sound similar to unpleasant topics in the local dialect(e.g. In Chinese “clock” sounds like “the funeral ritual”, “handkerchief” sounds like “goodbye”, “pear” sounds like “separate”, and “umbrella” sounds like “disperse”).
Chinese New Year’s Eve
Chinese New Year’s Eve is traditionally the time for the annual reunion dinner. Dishes consisting of special meats are served at the tables, as a main course for the dinner and offering for the New Year. This meal is comparable to Thanksgiving dinner in the U.S. or Christmas dinner.
In the north of China, it is customary to make jiaozi, dumplings after dinner to eat around midnight. Dumplings symbolise wealth because their shape resembles a Chinese Sycee which was an ancient form of currency in China. In contrast, in Southern China, it is customary to make a sweet rice cake (Nian gao) and send pieces of it as gifts to relatives and friends in the following days. Nian Gao literally means “new year cake” and sounds like a meaning of “increasingly prosperous year in, year out.”
Traditionally, in a ritual called “opening the door of fortune” firecrackers were lit to scare away evil spirits with the household doors sealed, not to be reopened until the new morning. Also a tradition of going to bed late on New Year’s Eve, or even keeping awake the whole night and morning, known as shou sui is still practised widely for luck as it is thought to add on to your parents’ longevity.
Chinese New Year Festival
Traditionally the Chinese New Year or Spring Festival is a fifteen day festival, each day tends to have a different objective or purpose to focus minds and hearts on the year past and in the year coming.
Chinese New Year First day
The first day is for the welcoming of the gods of heaven and earth. Officially beginning at midnight, Beijing time it is a tradition to light fireworks, firecrackers and burn bamboo sticks. The purpose is to make as much of a din as possible to chase off the evil spirits as encapsulated by the Nian. Many Buddhists abstain from meat consumption on the first day because it is believed to ensure longevity for them. Some believe lighting fires and using knives on New Year’s Day is bad luck, so any food is cooked in the days before. Another thing to avoid on New Year’s day is the use the broom, as good fortune is not to be “swept away” symbolically.
Most importantly, the first day of Chinese New Year is used to honour one’s elders and families tend to visit the oldest and most senior members of their extended families, usually their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents.
For Buddhists, the first day is also the birthday of Maitreya Bodhisattva (Budai Luohan), the Buddha-to-be.
Families may invite a lion dance troupe as a symbolic ritual to usher in the Chinese New Year as well as to evict bad spirits from the premises. Chinese folklore call this the day of the chicken as when creating all living beings on earth, Nu Wa, a goddess in Chinese mythology, created the six creatures before human beings.
Chinese New Year Second day
The second day of the Chinese New Year, known as “beginning of the year” was when married daughters visited their birth parents, relatives and close friends. (Traditionally, married daughters didn’t have the opportunity to visit their birth families frequently.) Incense is also burned at the graves of ancestors as part of the offering and prayer rituals. Chinese folklore call this the day of the dog.
Chinese New Year Third day
The third day is known as Chigou’s Day. Chigou, literally “red dog”, is also know as the God of Blazing Wrath. Rural villagers continue the tradition of burning paper offerings over trash fires. It is considered an unlucky day to have guests or go visiting. This is also considered an auspicious day to visit the temple of the God of Wealth and have one’s future told. Folklore says the 3rd day is also “rat marriage day”, so people often go to bed earlier to give rats time for their wedding. Chinese folklore call this the day of the pig.
Chinese New Year Fourth day
The old saying “three rams bring bliss” is connected with the fourth day, which says that by making a good beginning a happy end comes.
The fourth day is when corporate “spring dinners” kick off and business typically returns to normal. In folklore, it is the day to welcome back the Kitchen God. On this day, the Kitchen God would check the household and therefore people should not leave home. Chinese folklore call this the day of the sheep.
Chinese New Year Fifth day
The fifth day is the God of Fortune’s birthday and people may celebrate this day with a large banquet. This day is also commonly known as the Festival of Po Wu, literally breaking five. According to custom, it is believed that many New Year taboos can be broken on this day. Chinese folklore call this the day of the cow.
Chinese New Year Sixth day
The sixth day is Horse’s Day. People throw out their rubbish stored up during the festival, their ragged clothes and other dirty things. The aim is to drive away the Ghost of Poverty. This reflects the desire of the Chinese people to send away poverty and welcome beautiful days with good luck in the New Year.
Chinese New Year Seventh day
The seventh day, traditionally known as Renri (the common person’s birthday), is the day when everyone grows one year older. People will traditionally eat noodles as they symbolise longevity in Chinese culture. Chinese folklore call this the day of man.
For many Chinese Buddhists, this is another day to avoid meat. The seventh day commemorating the birth of Sakra, lord of the devas in Buddhist cosmology. He is analogous to the Jade Emperor.
Chinese New Year Eighth day
According to Chinese folk proverbs, this day is similar to St Swithin’s Day in the UK, if this day is bright and clear the year will be a harvest year; however, if this day is cloudy or even rainy, the year will suffer from poor harvest.
People normally return to work by the eighth day. Store owners often host a lunch ordinner with their employees. Thanking their employees for the work they have done for the whole year.
Another family dinner may be held to celebrate the eve of the birth of the Jade Emperor, the ruler of heaven.
Chinese New Year Ninth day
The ninth day of the New Year is a day for Chinese to offer prayers to the Jade Emperor of Heaven in the Daoist Pantheon. The ninth day is the birthday of the Jade Emperor. This day, called Ti Kong Dan, is especially important to Hokkiens, even more important than the first day of the Chinese New Year.
Come midnight of the eighth day of the new year, Hokkiens will offer thanks to the Emperor of Heaven. A prominent requisite offering is sugarcane. Mythology says that the Hokkiens were spared from a massacre by Japanese pirates. They did this by hiding in a sugarcane plantation during the eighth and ninth days of the Chinese New Year. Since “sugarcane” is a near homonym to “thank you” in the Hokkien dialect, Hokkiens offer sugarcane on the eve of his birthday, symbolic of their gratitude.
There will be grand ceremonies in Taoist temples on this day, and ordinary families may also offer sacrifices to the Jade Emperor.
Chinese New Year Tenth day
The 10th day is believed to be the birthday of the God of Stone whom played a very important role in the rural society of ancient China.
On this day, people were forbidden to move any stone, including stone rollers, stone mills and herb grinders, and would not cut into a mountain for rock or build a house with rocks, otherwise bad things will happen to their crops. Incense and candles were also burned for the stones and offer pancakes to the God of Stone.
Chinese New Year Eleventh day
This day is for fathers-in-law (Yuefu ) to entertain sons-in-law (Nuxu.) People may also make offerings to Zi Gu, the guardian angel for wronged women, on the 11th day, A Goddess also known as the Goddess of Toilets. She appears in the form of a beautiful woman, her lower body wrapped in clouds. Rather this than sitting on the throne!
In many areas of China, after this day, people will prepare for the Lantern Festival marking the end of the celebrations.
Chinese New Year Fifteenth day
The fifteenth day of the new year is celebrated as Yuan Xiao Jie. Also known as “Shangyuan Festival” or the Spring Lantern Festival. Rice dumplings (tang yuan), a sweet glutinous rice ball cooked in a soup, are eaten this day. Since early morning, dragon and lion dancers parade on streets. In the evening families go out together to enjoy the full moon, appreciate colourful lanterns and also solve lantern riddles. In ancient times, the lanterns were fairly simple, and only the Emperor and noblemen had large ornate ones. Candles are lit outside houses as a way to guide wayward spirits home. The lanterns are almost always red to symbolise good fortune.
In China, Malaysia, and Singapore, this day is celebrated by individuals seeking a romantic partner, akin to Valentine’s Day. Single women typically write their contact number on mandarin oranges, throw them in a river or a lake for single men to collect and eat them. The taste is an indication of their possible love: sweet represents a good fate while sour represents a bad fate.
This day officially marks the end of Chinese New Year celebrations.
What is the Date of Chinese New Year
The date of Chinese New Year varies every year based on the Lunar cycle.
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Get our CD gift greeting card for 1978 which has a CD inside with a multitude of top hits from the year they were married with many love songs that will bring the memories of the year they married flooding back.
The complete playlist is as follows with a brief synopsis as well to help you.
- Electric Light Orchestra – Mr. Blue Sky ~ Released 28th January 1978 it reached it’s highest chart position of No. 6 in the week ending 25th Feb 1978 remaining on the chart for 12 weeks in total.
- Bob Dylan – Baby Stop Crying ~ Recorded in April 1978 and got to number 13 in the official top forty in the weekending 2nd September 1978.
- Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) The Reaper ~ Reached number 16 in the week ending 8th July 1978.
- The Only Ones – Another Girl, Another Planet ~ The band’s most successful song by this English rock band, recorded in April 1978. This song is recognised as one of the great rock tracks appearing in various lists including John Peel’s Festive Fifty and Q’s 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks.
- Santana – Well All Right ~ A cover of Buddy Holly’s 1958 B-side song “Well… All Right” Santana recorded this during the summer of 1978 and appeared on this transitional “inner Secrets” album.
- The Patti Smith Group – Because The Night ~ This classic rock love song was penned by Bruce Springsteen although he never released it, Patti Smith polished it off and this was possibly their best known hit. This reached number 5 on the top 40 in the week ending 27th May 1978 spending 9 weeks in the charts. NME included it in their Top 150 Singles of All time chart.
- Heatwave – Always And Forever ~ Reached its highest chart position in this year at number 9 in the week ending 16th December 1978, during the year it was in the top forty for 8 weeks.
- REO Speedwagon – Roll With The Changes
- Justin Hayward – Forever Autumn ~ An absolute seminal track for the astounding War of the Worlds album. Reached number 5 in the top forty in the week ending 26th August 1978. The single spent 11 weeks in the charts this time round.
- Elvis Presley – Don’t Be Cruel ~ Originally recorded in July 1956 this was re-released to coincide with the anniversary of his death the year earlier. It only reached number 23 in the week ending 29th July 1978.
- Japan – Suburban Berlin
- Gladys Knight & The Pips – Come Back And Finish What You Started
- Dan Hartman – Instant Replay ~ A classic disco track, it reached its highest chart position of number 8 in the week ending 2nd December 1978 spending a total of 10 weeks in the charts this year.
- Kansas – Carry On Wayward Son ~ a classic prog rock track of the time, it’s highest chart position was only number 51 however it remained on the charts for an impressive amount of time.
- Earth, Wind & Fire – September ~ Another barnstormer from the American funk band, peaked at number 3 in the top forty single’s chart, it made it’s chart entry in the week ending 16th December 1978.
- Journey – Wheel In The Sky ~ This has got to be known as one of those classic filler tracks.
- Cheap Trick – Surrender ~ Cheap trick did not have great success with this in the UK however this reached N0. % in the Belgium top forty, which for an American Rock band was unusual.
- Peter Skellern – Love Is The Sweetest Thing ~ This song was written in 1932 however Peter Skellern had a chart hit with his version in 1978, it won the Music Trades Association award for best middle of the road song in this year.
- Bill Withers – Lovely Day ~ This song has had many lives however this is the original recording and sung by the writer who co-wrote it with Skip Scarborough. It reached number 7 in the week ending 11th February 1978 remaining on the charts for 8 weeks.
- The Jacksons – Blame It On The Boogie. ~ A classic Jacksons’ track It peaked at number 8 on the top forty in the week ending 4th November 1978 spending a total of 8 weeks in the top 40.
You could complement this with the number one for the week they got married (check what song here http://www.officialcharts.com/archive-chart/_/1/1978/) or if you want a longer playlist then how about a montage of number ones from their anniversary for every year since they wed.
The summer smash hit film of 1978 was Grease and the year was dominated by songs from the film. ‘You’re the one that I want’ by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John was number one for 9 weeks and remained in the top 40 for 20 weeks. At the same time this was in the top 40 it also had a parody of the song sung by Hylda Baker and Arthur Mullard in the charts. If you watch the video for this song remember you can’t unsee it!