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03/09/81 (hosted by Peter Powell)
(16) Modern Romance – “Everybody Salsa”
Tonight's show kicks off where the last one ended, with Modern Romance and Legs & Co leading the audience. Everybody Salsa made it to number 12.
(40) John Foxx – “Europe (After The Rain)”
Despite several appearances on the show John never quite made the top 30. Number 40 was the peak of this latest effort. But edited out of tonight's 7.30pm slot.
(7) UB40 – “One In Ten” (rpt from 20/08/81)
Now at its peak. Also edited out.
(32) Bucks Fizz – “One Of Those Nights”
Already their third hit of the year, this one reached number 20. But again edited out of the 7.30pm showing.
(33) The Teardrop Explodes – “Passionate Friend”
The third and final top 30 hit for the group when it peaked at number 25.
(6) Gary Numan – “She’s Got Claws” (video)
Gary's penultimate top ten hit already at its chart peak.
(31) Dollar – “Hand Held In Black & White”
It was over a year and a half since their last top 30 hit and here the duo return having had a thorough 80's makeover which helped this one peak at number 19.
(29) The Pointer Sisters – “Slow Hand”
Peter Powell says that 'there is no show without Legs & Co' and this week the ladies do a tinselly routine around what looks like a giant doughnut to what became the first of three top ten hits for the Pointer Sisters when it peaked at number 10.
(23) OMD – “Souvenir”
Paul Humphreys steps forward to take the lead vocal for this song which became the band's second top ten hit peaking at number 3.
(1) Soft Cell – “Tainted Love”
The first of two weeks at number one for the duo.
(47) Funkapolitan – As Time Goes By” (+ credits)
Gary Numan now decides to turn up in the studio, but its too late they've already shown his 'film'! And now for the first time (I think?) we get a live band (and Legs & Co for a third time tonight) in the studio to play us out over the credits. This was Funkapolitan's only hit and it reached number 41.
Next is the 10th of September 1981 but this is a Jimmy Savile edition so won't be on BBC4. Instead we will see September 17th hosted by Steve Wright.