Why won't you show our video?
30/07/81 (hosted by Steve Wright)
(23) Duran Duran – “Girls On Film”
Getting the show underway was the follow up to the relative failure Careless Memories, but this tune which is famed for its outrageous video, became the band's first top ten hit when it made it to number 5.
(35) Kim Wilde – “Water On Glass”
The third and final single from her top three debut album, Water on Glass made it to number 11.
(12) Depeche Mode – “New Life”
Our theme tune now just one place below its far too low chart peak.
(36) Bill Wyman – “(Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star”
He'd been on the 900th show as a guest, now here was one fifth of the Rolling Stones with a somewhat controversial song to say the least which made it to number 14.
(7) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – “Hooked On Classics”
This week's Legs & Co routine, in nothing much of course, to the latest medley, and another that peaked at number 2.
(45) The Undertones – “Julie Ocean”
Their penultimate chart hit, peaking at number 41. Nice jumpers.
(4) Stevie Wonder – “Happy Birthday” (video)
Peaked at number 2. And when we got bored of the video there was the audience and Legs & Co!
(3) Spandau Ballet – “Chant No.1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On)” (video)
Now at its chart peak. Sweaty.
(1) Shakin’ Stevens – “Green Door” (rpt from 23/07/81)
The first of four weeks at number one.
(15) The Jacksons - "Walk Right Now" (credits)
Still climbing the charts.
Next up is August 6th 1981, but it was hosted by Jimmy Savile. So the next edition on BBC4 will be the one from August 13th.