Clare bids a fond farewell to Legs & Co
29/10/81 (hosted by Simon Bates)
(2) Altered Images – “Happy Birthday”
This was Clare and the boys biggest hit from their top 30 album of the same name. And also the first of tonight's farewells from Legs & Co.
(18) Rod Stewart – “Tonight I’m Yours (Don’t Hurt Me)” (video)
Was edited out of tonight's 7.30pm showing.
(22) The Fureys with Davey Arthur – “When You Were Sweet Sixteen”
The only top 30 hit from this group when it peaked at number 14. But edited out of tonight's 7.30pm broadcast.
(29) Olivia Newton-John – “Physical” (video)
Quite controversial at the time this from Olivia and a huge number one hit in America, but peaked at 7 here, becoming her final top ten hit apart from re-releases of Grease songs in the 90s.
(38) Trevor Walters – “Love Me Tonight”
The first of two top 30 hit for Trevor, this one being the lesser of them when it reached number 27.
(13) B.A. Robertson & Maggie Bell – “Hold Me” (rpt from 15/10/81)
This one went up two more places.
(40) Haircut 100 – “Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)”
Simon got very exited introducing the debut of Haircut 100 here, and Favourite Shirts became the first of four consecutive top ten hits for the group when it made number 4. And at this point its a final goodbye to Legs & Co, a week later there was a new dance troupe on the show.
(21) OMD – “Joan Of Arc”
Andy McCluskey is back to lead singer duties for this second single from their top 3 album Architecture and Morality, Joan of Arc peaked at number 5.
(9) Squeeze – “Labelled With Love”
A new performance of their final top ten hit which peaked at number 4.
(1) Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – “It’s My Party” (video/credits)
Third of four weeks at number one.
Next stop then is the 5th of November 1981 with Peter 'Guy Fawkes' Powell :-)