I must put my decorations up at the weekend...
26/11/81 (hosted by Mike Read)
(25) The Jets – “Yes Tonight Josephine”
The family of Shaking Stevens lookalikes get us off to a rocking start this week, and dancing behind them in the audience is indeed the unmistakable figure of Boy George! This tune by the way was now at its chart peak.
(3) Earth, Wind & Fire – “Let’s Groove” (video)
The band's final top ten hit, now at its peak.
(23) Toyah – “Good Morning Universe”
This might make your hair stand on end, but Good Morning Universe was Toyah's final top 20 hit when it peaked at number 14.
(15) Cliff Richard – “Daddy’s Home” (video)
Who else was wondering if they would show this? Well it is nearly Xmas, so you've got to have a bit of Cliff - and as things got more xmassy over the next month, Daddy's Home climbed up to number 2.
(28) Imagination – “Flashback”
The one edit from tonight's 7.30pm show.
(18) Ultravox – “The Voice” (video)
The second single from their top 4 album Rage in Eden, The Voice went up two more places.
(24) Kim Wilde – “Cambodia”
She seems to have got rid of her band, but Cambodia rounded off a highly successful 1981 for Kim when it peaked at number 12.
(14) Kool & The Gang – “Steppin’ Out”
Looking a little bit 70's here in their matching outfits, Steppin' Out went up two more places.
(1) Queen & David Bowie – “Under Pressure” (audience dancing/credits)
Mike Read informs us that Queen and David Bowie hadn't yet made a video so Top of the Pops had to put a few images together themselves of things blowing up and the like. And next week would be too late because there would be a new number one.
The next edition then is from December 3rd 1981 with David Jensen.