You can't catch me and my Walkman!
27/08/81 (hosted by Richard Skinner)
(18) Startrax – “Startrax Club Disco”
A somewhat embarrassed looking Bee Gees tribute band kick us off this week with a medley which was now at its one hit wonder peak.
(27) Cliff Richard – “Wired For Sound” (video)
Cliff gets his slightly unsteady skates on and takes this BA Robertson/Alan Tarney composition to number 4.
(2) Soft Cell – “Tainted Love”
They just had to wait one more week to reach number one. But edited out of tonight's 7.30 showing.
(26) The Nolans – “Chemistry”
The sisters' penultimate top 20 hit which peaked at 15. But also edited out of the 7.30 slot.
(28) The Rolling Stones – “Start Me Up” (video)
Bill Wyman, who was still in the top 20, goes back to his day job to help the Stones reach the top ten for the final time with Start Me Up which made it to number 7.
(5) ELO – “Hold On Tight”
Legs & Co looking very summery for this week's routine to another band having their final top ten hit, Hold On Tight went up one more place.
(19) Ultravox – “The Thin Wall”
Another one of the bands of 1981, this was their third of four top twenty hits in 1981, The Thin Wall peaking at 14.
(12) Genesis – “Abacab”
Phil goes back to his day job on the drums to help Genesis to their third top ten hit, when this one reached number 9.
(1) Aneka – “Japanese Boy”
The only week at number one for Aneka's only hit, but she is joined here by geisha girl Legs & Co twirling their parasols.
(29) Modern Romance – “Everybody Salsa” (audience dancing/credits)
Climbing aboard the New Romantic bandwagon here's Modern Romance with their breakthrough hit which peaked at number 12.
Next week then we reach September 3rd 1981 with Peter Powell.