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19/11/81 (hosted by Steve Wright)
(17) Modern Romance – “Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey”
Getting the show underway for a second time with this song which was still conga-ing its way towards its number 10 peak.
(3) Julio Iglesias – “Begin The Beguine” (video)
Julio was there with Steve in the studio talking about his Cambridge days but for some reason we got shown the video again rather than a studio performance!
(12) Pretenders – “I Go To Sleep”
A song of course famously written by Ray Davies but never recorded by the Kinks. It became the third of six top ten hits for the Pretenders when it reached number 7.
(26) ABC – “Tears Are Not Enough” (rpt from 05/11/81)
Edited out of tonight's 7.30pm showing.
(19) Diana Ross – “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?” (video)
A cover of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers' 1956 number one, Diana dances her way around Las Vegas until this version peaked at number 4.
(30) Fun Boy Three – “The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)”
And so four months after leaving the Specials (just enough time for Terry to grow his hair) we have the debut of the Fun Boy Three, though with maybe not quite as big a hit as they were expecting ~ peaking at number 20.
(29) Trevor Walters – “Love Me Tonight”
With a little help from Zoo here, this went up two more places.
(13) Soft Cell – “Bedsitter” (video)
Following up their monster number one Tainted Love with a very messy looking London bedroom that's probably now worth about a million quid! Bedsitter peaked at number 4.
(1) Queen & David Bowie – “Under Pressure”
It had entered the chart at number 8 the previous week, and here were Zoo performing the number one song in a quite random and rag bag manner. What would Legs & Co have thought!
(31) The Jets – “Yes Tonight Josephine” (audience dancing/credits)
Managed to fly into the top 30 but landed at number 25.
Tomorrow on BBC4 we reach November 26th 1981.