This is quite a hot and sweaty show overall so that little bit of Georgia rain must've been very welcome!
It's party time!
20/08/81 (hosted by Dave Lee Travis)
(25) Enigma – “I Love Music”
Another disco medley to get the show underway with Legs & Co leading the audience participation. This record peaked at 25.
(3) The Human League – “Love Action (I Believe In Love)” (rpt from 06/08/81)
Unlucky Phil & Co are yewtreed again, with Love Action now at its chart peak.
(36) U2 – “Fire”
Making their debut on the show here are what would become one of the most successful bands ever, though Fire only went up one place higher.
(32) Siouxsie & The Banshees – “Arabian Knights” (video)
Despite her magic carpet, Siouxsie can't fly this one any higher into the top 30.
(16) UB40 – “One In Ten”
Performing what would be their only top ten hit of 1981 when it peaked at number 7.
(30) Randy Crawford – “Rainy Night In Georgia”
Legs & Co take a break from medleys and go dancing in the rain this week helping Randy up to number 18.
(20) Tenpole Tudor – “Wunderbar” (rpt from 06/08/81)
With their final manic top 30 hit, which made it to number 16.
(10) Lobo – “The Caribbean Disco Show”
Still in the grip of medley fever, and the sun shined on this one all the way to number 8.
(1) Shakin’ Stevens – “Green Door” (rpt from 23/07/81)
Fourth and final week at the top.
(2) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – “Hooked On Classics” (audience dancing/credits)
And we dance out with medley number three, which couldn't quite make it to number one.
The next edition is August 27th 1981 back on BBC4 with Richard Skinner.