Oh no, not another yewtree!
08/10/81 (hosted by Dave Lee Travis)
(7) Madness – “Shut Up”
Ello Ello Ello, the nutty boys get us underway, assisted by WPCs & Co, with Shut Up now at its peak.
(8) Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – “It’s My Party” (rpt from 24/09/81)
On its way of course to number one.
(30) Barry Manilow – “Let’s Hang On” (video)
This Four Seasons cover became Barry's biggest hit to date when it peaked at number 12.
(40) Shakin’ Stevens – “It’s Raining”
Rounding off a great 1981 for Shaky when this autumn tune peaked at number 10.
(29) Slade – “Lock Up Your Daughters” (rpt from 24/09/81)
Slightly awkward introduction here from DLT for Lock Up Your Daughters, which got no higher in the charts.
(23) Elvis Costello & The Attractions – “A Good Year For The Roses” (video)
The first of a couple of new wave acts to go country around this time (the other will be on the next show) this became his third and final top ten hit when it reached number 6.
(19) Japan – “Quiet Life” (rpt from 24/09/81)
Now at its peak.
(33) Tight Fit – “Back To The Sixties Part 2”
This follow up medley was not so successful, peaking at 33, despite Legs & Co's best audience cheerleading efforts.
(21) The Human League – “Open Your Heart”
Poor old Human League are yewtreed yet again, this one made it to number 6.
(11) Depeche Mode – “Just Can’t Get Enough” (rpt from 24/09/81)
Peaked at number 8.
(1) Adam & The Ants – “Prince Charming” (video/credits)
Fourth and final week at number one.
Next up is the edition from October 15th 1981.