I thought this might happen…

With only three points separating the bottom three decades, a massive seven point gap now divides them from the top two decades. And guess what? After an incredibly close-run battle, with changes of position taking place right up until the very last vote (***), we have – gasp! – a dead heat. That’s right: both the 1970s and the 1980s have managed to accrue exactly 35 points.

You know what that means, don’t you?

That’s right. We go to tie-break.

(You see? You see? So I wasn’t going OTT barmy on Friday after all, was I? There is always method in my madness.)

For the tie break, I shall be aggregating the total points scored by the three singles from each of the two decades. Thus Althea & Donna, Abba and Brotherhood Of Man go head to head with Bros, Kylie Minogue and Tiffany.

May the best decade win. Back later. Could this be more exciting?

1978: PLUS PLUS

— VERSUS —

1988: PLUS PLUS

(***) In fact, the very last vote came from noodle, who when giving two points to Men At Work, openly admitted that they were “marked down in a desperate bid to prevent the worst decade ever from winning the competition.” Controversy right to the very end, eh!

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