Is it Xmas yet?
24/09/81 (hosted by Simon Bates)
(45) Slade – “Lock Up Your Daughters”
You can always rely on Slade to get a show off to an enthusiastic start and here they are doing it again with a song that peaked at number 29.
(5) Alvin Stardust – “Pretend” (rpt from 10/09/81)
Fellow 70's glam rocker Alvin took this Nat King Cole cover up one more place to number four.
(24) Depeche Mode – “Just Can’t Get Enough”
This was the final single featuring Vince Clarke in the band, and became Depeche Mode's first top tenner when it peaked at number 8.
(36) Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – “It’s My Party”
A future number one and edited out of the 7.30pm showing.
(18) Linx – “So This Is Romance” (18) (rpt from 10/09/81)
This one went up three more places but was the last we saw of Linx in the top 30.
(7) Diana Ross & Lionel Richie – “Endless Love”
A very different Legs & Co line-up this week ~ just girl next door Lulu and some bloke called Jeremy who slow dance to Endless Love already at its chart peak.
(39) Japan – “Quiet Life”
Edited out of the 7.30pm slot is the debut of Japan ~ Quiet Life peaked at number 19.
(52) Heaven 17 – “Play To Win”
Also edited out of the 7.30pm broadcast tonight was the debut of Heaven 17 ~ Play to Win peaked at 46.
(21) Imagination – “In & Out Of Love”
Never failing to provide some sparkle (and a harp) this Imagination tune peaked at number 16.
(22) Madness – “Shut Up” (video)
A rather arresting video here from the Nutties for what became their 8th top ten hit in a row when it peaked at number 7.
(1) Adam & The Ants – “Prince Charming” (video)
Second of four weeks at number one.
(9) The Police – “Invisible Sun” (stills/credits)
Straight into the charts at number nine for the Police, but the video was deemed too political for Top of the Pops, so we are treated here to stills of the band instead. The song peaked at number 2.
Next up then is the edition from October 1st 1981.