You wait five years for a hit and they don't give you a microphone!
17/09/81 (hosted by Steve Wright)
(35) Gidea Park – “Seasons Of Gold”
We get underway this week with the follow up to Beach Boy Gold, featuring lead singer Adrian Baker recreating his own 1975 top ten hit Sherry, during this Four Seasons medley which peaked at number 28.
(3) OMD – “Souvenir” (rpt from 03/09/81)
Now at its chart peak of number 3. And edited out of tonight's 7.30 pm slot.
(41) Beggar & Co – “Mule (Chant No.2)”
Was it me or had someone unplugged the sound during this performance? It can't have helped sales much as this one halted at number 37.
(42) Sheena Easton – “Just Another Broken Heart”
Not a bad little tune to follow up her Bond theme from earlier in the year but this one failed to reach the top 30, peaking at number 33.
(29) The Teardrop Explodes – “Passionate Friend” (rpt from 03/09/81)
Crawling up the chart towards its peak of number 25. But edited out of tonight's 7.30pm showing.
(17) Hi-Gloss – “You’ll Never Know”
This week Legs & Co are dressed for the Hollywood red carpet but find themselves dancing amongst what looks like seaweed to this one hit wonder which peaked at number 12.
(25) The Tweets – “Birdie Song (Birdie Dance)”
How could they edit this out of the 7.30pm broadcast?? Everyone had heard it on their summer holiday in Spain and now it was flying into the charts where it perched at number 2.
(30) Godley & Crème – “Under Your Thumb”
After quitting 10cc five years prior the hits had eluded this duo and they had turned their hands instead to directing videos with some considerable success ~ Fade to Grey and Girls on Film for instance, but now they had a breakthrough with this eerie song which made it to number 3.
(20) Bucks Fizz – “One Of Those Nights” (rpt from 03/09/81)
Perhaps a little surprisingly this song got no higher than number 20. But just wait until their next one though!
(11) The Pointer Sisters – “Slow Hand” (video)
Compare this grainy and somewhat unimaginative video with the one that is coming up next on the show! Slow Hand peaked at number 10.
(1) Adam & The Ants – “Prince Charming” (video)
Probably the best and most lavish video we have seen so far in these reruns, Adam obviously had a bit of cash to splash after his amazing run of hits over the past year. The first of four weeks at number 1.
(24) Dollar – “Hand Held In Black & White” (audience dancing/credits)
We dance out this week to Dollar and a song that would peak at number 19.
Next up is September 24th 1981 with Simon Bates, but its on next Friday on BBC4 rather than Thursday.