First appearing before music videos had become commonplace, this show featured the week's top hits in pop music. Guest performers would occasionally appear on the show to play their songs. Typically, however, the only visual accompaniment to the music was the Solid Gold Dancers, a dozen or so dancers in skimpy costumes who would perform interpretive renditions of such hits as "Down Under" and "Maniac". Written by
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Originally premiered as "Solid Gold '79", a 2-hour special in January 1980. Due to high ratings, it became a weekly series in September 1980. See more
Referenced in 30 Rock: The Ones