Anyone for a little chirpy tune?
01/10/81 (hosted Mike Read)
(7) The Tweets – “Birdie Song (Birdie Dance)”
On its way to number two spending an impressive 28 weeks in the charts, and aided here by Legs & Co, who are in for a busy night.
(6) Godley & Crème – “Under Your Thumb”
Peaked at number 3. But edited out of tonight's 7.30pm slot.
(37) Sheena Easton – “Just Another Broken Heart” (rpt from 17/09/81)
A second showing for Sheena but the song stopped beating at number 33. And also edited out of tonight's 7.30pm broadcast.
(25) The Teardrop Explodes – “Passionate Friend”
Third time on the show and now at its peak. And a third one edited out tonight.
(34) The Creatures – “Mad Eyed Screamer”
Here's Siouxsie and the Banshee sort of making their debut on the show with a percussion dominated song that peaked at number 24.
(3) Ottawan – “Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart)”
A repeat of Legs & Co's wild west gun slinging performance to Hands Up, which was now at its peak.
(32) Toyah – “Thunder In The Mountains”
1981 was a great year for Toyah but when this one peaked at number 4 it became her final top ten hit.
(30) Bad Manners – “Walking In The Sunshine” (video)
Following up their big summer hit Can Can, and looking in this video more likely to drown in the sea rather than walk in the sunshine, this tune peaked at number 10.
(48) Altered Images – “Happy Birthday”
Clare Grogan and the band making their debut on the show with what would become their biggest hit peaking at number 2.
(28) Gidea Park – “Seasons Of Gold”
Singer Adrian Baker seems to have lost the rest of the band for this final performance of Seasons of Gold before jetting off to join the Beach Boys on tour in America. But Legs & Co are here to help him out. Top of the Pops seems to be working them hard in their final days.
(19) Dollar – “Hand Held In Black & White” (rpt from 03/09/81)
Number 19 was its peak.
(1) Adam & The Ants – “Prince Charming” (video)
Third of four weeks at number one.
(38) Tight Fit - "Back to the 60's Part 2" (credits)
We play out his week with the follow up to Back to the Sixties, though it wasn't as successful in the charts, peaking at 33.
The next edition is the 8th of October 1981 hosted by DLT. So it won't be shown on BBC4. Instead we will see October the 15th and the return of David Jensen.