I demand you bring back Whole Lotta Love!
16/07/81 (hosted by Peter Powell)
(26) Saxon – “Never Surrender”
The show opens with another metal number, and Never Surrender became Saxon's final top 20 hit when it peaked at 18.
(10) Third World – “Dancing On The Floor (Hooked On Love)”(video)
Now at its chart peak.
(19) Depeche Mode – “New Life”
Our theme tune still heading towards (almost) the top ten. And quite outrageously edited out of the 7.30pm showing :-(
(30) The Jacksons – “Walk Right Now”
This week Legs & Co do a kind of jungle clad routine to the follow up to Can You Feel It, which also made the top ten when it peaked at number 7.
(33) Dexys Midnight Runners – “Show Me”
1981 was not as successful a year as 1980 had been for Dexys and Show Me became their only top 20 hit of the year when it made number 16.
(15) Kate Bush – “Sat In Your Lap” (video)
When this song peaked at 11 it closed the chapter on Kate's initial chart career. It would be four years until her next top 20 hit.
(3) Bad Manners – “Can Can” (rpt from 02/07/81)
Stuck at number three, and despite Buster's best dance efforts, of which Legs & Co I'm sure would have been proud, it got no higher.
(18) Spandau Ballet – “Chant No.1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On)”
Featuring of course the brass section of Beggar & Company, Chant No. 1 became their biggest hit to date when it made it to number 3.
(1) The Specials – “Ghost Town” (video/credits)
Second of three weeks at number one.
It's July 23rd next then with Richard Skinner.