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23/03/83 (David Jensen & John Peel)
JoBoxers – “Boxerbeat” (21)
Looking like a cross between Madness and Dexys Midnight Runners, and making their debut on the show with the first of two knockout top ten hits, Boxerbeat landing the biggest punch reaching number 3.
David Bowie – “Let’s Dance” (5) (video)
Arguably his best known song, Let's Dance became Bowie's fourth (of five) number one.
Orange Juice – “Rip It Up” (9)
A second studio performance, helped out a little this time by Zoo, Rip it Up went up one more place.
Leo Sayer – “Orchard Road” (27) (clip from his TV series)
Leo's final top twenty hit, until the 2006 number one remix of Thunder in my Heart. But edited out of tonight's 7.30 slot.
Jonathan King – US chart rundown: Edited out
After The Fire – “Der Kommissar” (video clip)
Frida – “I Know There’s Something Going On” (video clip)
Golden Earring – “Twilight Zone” (video clip)
Styx – “Mr Roboto” (video clip)
Michael Jackson – “Billie Jean” (video clip)
Big Country – “Fields Of Fire (400 Miles)” (31)
Another debut on the show tonight, though singer Stuart Adamson had of course previously been on the show with The Skids. The first of four top ten hits, peaking at number 10.
Nick Heyward – “Whistle Down The Wind” (26)
Despite the nervous start and the missed cue, this was a terrific first solo single from Nick after leaving Haircut 100, and the first of three top 20 hits from his number 10 album North of a Miracle, peaking at number 13.
Altered Images – “Don’t Talk To Me About Love” (12)
Dancing her way through the jungle of streamers, this song became Clare and the boys' third and final top ten hit, peaking at number 7.
Duran Duran – “Is There Something I Should Know?” (1)
Straight in a number one, their first of two chart toppers. And this performance was pre-recorded three weeks prior to the show!
David Joseph – “You Can’t Hide (Your Love From Me)” (13) (+ credits)
We conclude with a studio performance, aided by Zoo once more, but this song was now at its peak.
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