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Red Light Spells Danger – Billy Ocean

Billy Ocean took this track into the UK top 10 for five weeks in 1977.

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This week in 1977, Red light spells danger by Billy Ocean reached its highest position of number 2 in the UK singles chart. It had entered the top 40 four weeks previously at number 20 and broke into the top 10 two weeks later. After two weeks at its peak position, the song fell to number 3 for a final week in the top 10 and then spent the last two weeks of its chart life in the lower top 40.

Red light spells danger was released on the GTO record label and was the second of six top 10 hits for Billy Ocean in the UK. The single was certified silver.

More music from Billy Ocean


UK singles chart for the week ending 23 April 1977

  1. Knowing me, knowing youABBA

  2. Red light spells dangerBilly Ocean

  3. I don’t want to put a hold on youBerni Flint

  4. FreeDeniece Williams

  5. Going in with my eyes openDavid Soul

  6. WhenShowaddywaddy

  7. Have I the rightDead End Kids

  8. SunnyBoney M

  9. Sir DukeStevie Wonder

  10. You don’t have to be a star (to be in my show)Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr


  1. Rock bottomLynsey De Paul and Mike Moran

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