Solid Gold featured pop music performed live (lip synch) in front of an audience along with the Solid Gold Dancers. The dancers counted down the Top 10 hits of the week and generally appeared with a couple of the weeks guests on stage. Several hosts shared top billing over the 8 seasons. Other regulars included comedians such as Marty Cohen, Jeff Altman, Arsenio Hall, and Wayland Flowers and Madame. Season 1-4 were videotaped at KTLA (Golden West), while seasons 5-8 were staged at Paramount Studios (Stage 29) The show was syndicated to local stations on weekends and was cancelled due to poor ratings in early 1988. None of the shows have been released on VHS or DVD
Dionne welcomes special guests Culture Club (Love is Love), and performers Rick Nelson(Do You Know What I Mean), Billy Ocean (Mystery Lady), Sister Sledge (Frankie), Tears for Fears (Head over Heels); and Wham("Young Guns"). A special duet by Dionne & Boy George (I Say a Little Prayer). The #5 Song from Dionne (You're only Human").Comedy from Arsenio Hall.
Starship performs ""We Built This City"" from the album Knee Deep in the Hoopla
Dionne welcomes Gordon Thomson, from Dynasty, as the co-host. This week's performers include The Bangles("Manic Monday"), Culture Club("God Thank You Woman"), Ronnie Milsap("Happy Happy Birthday Baby"), Miami Sound Machine("Bad Boy"), Robert Palmer("Addicted to Love"), and Teddy Pendergrass("Love for Two"). Plus, an interview with Smokey Robinson, and a flashback to 1977. A solo by Dionne ("Secret Lovers"). A duet by Dionne & Ronnie Milsap ("Any Day Now")
Performers include Alabama ("She and I"), the Greg Kihn Band ("Love And Rock And Roll"), Stephen Bishop, Animotion, Janet Jackson, Barry Manilow, and Graham Nash. Plus, the second part of the Smokey Robinson interview. A solo from Dionne with "Little Bit of Love" a New Edition #1 R&B hit. Dionne and Stephen Bishop duet on "Separate Lives" to close the show.
Special Co-host Frank Sinatra sings "Mack the Knife." Dionne joins Frank for a duet of "You And Me." Additional performers include Air Supply("The One That You Love"), Juice Newton, and Smokey Robinson. Comedian Joe Piscopo, doing his Frank Sinatra impersonation, sings "Hit Me with Your Best Shot," "Under My Thumb" and "Born to Run". A Solo from Dionne "Come Fly with Me". Plus, the first half of an interview with Phil Collins. The Solid Gold dancers feature a countdown of Frank Sinatra Hits with "New York,New York" at #1.
Performers include Philip Bailey ("State of the Heart"), Gary Morris ("Anything Goes"), Nu Shooz ("I Can't Wait"), Feargal Sharkey ("You Little Thief"), Kim Carnes("Divided Hearts"), Robert Palmer("Addicted to Love"), and Starpoint("Til the end of Time"). Ozzy Osborne is interviewed. Dionne sings the #8 Song "Bad Boy".
A special featuring popular stars performing the best in Christmas music hosted by Dionne Warwick featuring co-host Eddie Rabbitt. Guests include Donna Summer, Barry Manilow; Anne Murray; James Ingram; Crystal Gayle; New Edition; Laura Branigan; Peter, Paul & Mary; John Schneider; Captain & Tenille; Andrae Crouch; Suzanne Somers; Richard Carpenter; and the Chipmunks. The Comedy of Arsenio Hall. A solo by Dionne opens the show.
A countdown of the top 40 songs of 1985 hosted by Dionne Warwick. Performers include Madonna; Stevie Wonder; Julian Lennon; Tina Turner; Pointer Sisters; REO Speedwagon; Whitney Houston; Starship; Billy Ocean; Tears for Fears; Kool & the Gang; Paul Young; Chaka Khan; Thompson Twins; DeBarge; and John Parr. Interviews with Sting; Kenny Rogers; Phil Collins; and Hall and Oates. Comedy with Arsenio Hall. A countdown of the top 5 videos and Top 40 singles of 1985 featuring the Solid Gold Dancers.