It's getting a bit crowded in here!
05/11/81 (hosted by Peter Powell)
(45) Modern Romance – “Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey”
With their follow up to Everybody Salsa, this one did two places better and peaked at number 10.
(3) The Police – “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” (video)
Soon to take over the number one spot.
(47) The Dukes – “Mystery Girl”
They wrote Grandma's Party for Mr bowler hat Paul Nicholas and Modern Girl for Sheena Easton but they couldn't break into the top 40 themselves, Mystery Girl got no higher despite the new Zoo mystery girl's best efforts.
(26) Rush – “Tom Sawyer” (live clip)
The band's second and final top 30 hit, peaking at 25. But edited out of the 7.30pm show.
(44) The Jets – “Yes Tonight Josephine”
Became the first of two top 30 hits for the Jets, peaking at 25, but edited out of the 7.30pm slot.
(30) ELO – “Twilight”
And so the post Legs & Co era begins with an energetic and even quite frantic boys and girls routine to ELOs number 30 hit. One Legger did survive the cull ~ new girl Anita was there.
(21) Julio Iglesias – “Begin The Beguine” (video)
Proving there was still a place for old fashioned crooners singing Cole Porter tunes in the charts in 1981, Begin the Beguine would shortly become Julio's only number one hit.
(50) ABC – “Tears Are Not Enough”
They were on the One Show tonight and then here they are straight afterwards travelling 35 years (almost) back in time to their Top of the Pops debut, with a song that peaked at number 19.
(1) Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – “It’s My Party” (rpt from 24/09/81)
Final week at number one.
(5) The Four Tops – “When She Was My Girl” (video/audience dancing/credits)
Went up two more places.
The next edition is November 12th 1981 but it is hosted by DLT.....
So next Thursday on BBC4 it will be November 19th 1981 with Steve Wright.