A Game of Top of the Pops, anybody?
12/03/81 (hosted by Tommy Vance and invisible audience)
(13) The Teardrop Explodes – “Reward” (rpt from 19/02/81)
Two consecutive showings then for the Teardrop Explodes, but it works out quite well for us because this clip is from a yewtreed DLT edition so hadn't yet been shown on BBC4 :-)
(6) Kim Wilde – “Kids In America” (video)
The video that was purposely made to look a bit like her recent Top of the Pops appearance, where she was nervous of being in the near vicinity of Madness!
(41) Linx – “Intuition” (video)
A lucky break this for Linx, without the strike it was unlikely they would have been on this week's show ~ afterwards Intuition leapt up the charts and became their only top ten hit making number 7. Not so lucky tonight though ~ edited out of the 7.30pm broadcast.
(22) Kelly Marie – “Hot Love” (rpt from 26/02/81)
I make this the third time on the show for Kelly's final top 30 hit, now at its peak. But also edited out.
(8) Freeez – “Southern Freeez” (rpt from 12/02/81)
Also now at its chart summit. And edited out of the 7.30pm slot.
(9) Status Quo – “Something ‘Bout You Baby I Like” (video)
And again, a song at its chart peak that was edited out of tonight's 7.30pm showing.
(15) Beggar & Co – “(Somebody) Help Me Out” (rpt from 12/02/81)
Guess what? This one had now reached its chart peak. But it was left in the 7.30 show!
(38) Landscape – “Einstein A Go-Go” (video)
Another band perhaps benefitting 'relativity' well from the strike, Einstein was about to a go-go towards the top ten, making it to number five. And its easy to see why they chose to show this genius video!
(14) Talking Heads – “Once In A Lifetime” (rpt from 19/02/81)
Two shows on the bounce for Talking Heads too, but again it means we get to see this previously yewtreed Legs & Co routine on BBC4 ~ but despite their best efforts Once in a Lifetime somehow got no higher in the charts.
(17) Kiki Dee – “Star” (rpt from 26/02/81)
Still heading towards its high of number 13.
(5) Coast To Coast – “(Do) The Hucklebuck” (rpt from 12/02/81)
One more showing for Coast to Coast now at their peak.
(1) Roxy Music – “Jealous Guy” (video/credits)
A fine cover of this John Lennon album track from Imagine, which must have been put together very quickly, and now here was becoming Roxy's only number one hit.
Next up then is March 19th with Peter Powell, notable for being the final time we will see the original line up of Legs & Co.....