Can't wait for the New Life blog in (not quite) 35 years time!
25/06/81 (hosted by Simon Bates)
(32) Gillan – “No Laughing In Heaven”
Gillan get us underway with a song that would have been perfect for Halloween. As it was in June it went up just one place higher.
(9) Elaine Paige – “Memory” (pre-recorded insert) (rpt from 11/06/81)
Now just a whisker or two away from its number 6 peak.
(40) Kirsty MacColl – “There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis”
Kirsty's Top of the Pops debut as a solo artiste though not, like Simon Bates said, her debut on the show - she was of course last year a member of Jona Lewie's backing group for In the Kitchen at Parties. This song made it to number 14.
(31) The Evasions – “Wikka Wrap”
The group's only hit - I suppose there is only so far you can journey with an Alan Whicker tribute band ~ it peaked at number 20.
(28) Randy Crawford – “You Might Need Somebody” (rpt from 11/06/81)
Climbed all the way to number 11.
(43) Depeche Mode – “New Life”
So our blog song makes its debut on the show, just missing out on the top ten when it peaked at 11. But the band went on to much greater successes throughout the 80's, 90's and 00's charting 14 top ten hits and a further 29 which made the top 30.
(1) Michael Jackson – “One Day In Your Life” (rpt from 04/06/81)
A new routine from Legs & Co this week for One Day in Your Life's first of two weeks at number one.
(26) Quincy Jones - "Razzmatazz"
The credits roll out to what will become Quincy Jones's biggest hit when it reaches number 11.
It's July 2nd next, hosted by DLT so it won't be on BBC4.