Phil can hardly contain his joy at finally being on a non-yewtreed show
03/12/81 (hosted by David Jensen)
(34) Bad Manners – “Buona Sera”
Buster goes all Latin here with a typically energetic effort but the song rose no higher.
(4) Soft Cell – “Bedsitter”
Marc goes all leather here for this studio performance of Bedsitter but this song was now also at its chart peak.
(27) Status Quo – “Rock ‘N’ Roll”
Edited out of tonight's 7.30 pm slot.
(26) Duran Duran – “My Own Way”
Duran Duran round off a successful debut year with perhaps one of their least known hits, although it did quite well reaching number 14.
Jonathan King – US chart rundown:
Journey – “Don’t Stop Believing” (live clip)
Rod Stewart – “Young Turks” (video clip)
Olivia Newton-John – “Physical” (video clip)
Not too surprisingly this section was edited out of the 7.30pm showing.
(5) Diana Ross – “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?”
Well, Zoo go all Legs & Co this week for this fun routine which maybe helped Diana Ross go up one place higher in the charts.
(21) Godley & Crème – “Wedding Bells” (video)
But who would have thought that the week's best dance routine would be performed by Godley & Crème! Nice suits too. Wedding Bells though proved to be their second and final top ten hit peaking at number 7.
(20) Fun Boy Three – “The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum)”
More like the lunatics have taken over the garden centre! The boys seem to have brought along the contents of their greenhouse this week but the song could not grow any further up the charts.
(9) The Human League – “Don’t You Want Me” (video)
At long last the Human League manage to make it onto BBC4 in 1981, after their three previous hits all ended up on yewtreed editions. And just in time for Christmas too.
(1) Julio Iglesias – “Begin The Beguine” (video/credits)
And as David Jensen mentioned it really is 'hasta la vista' from Julio here with his first and final week at number one.
Talking of yewtree, the next edition, December 10th 1981, is hosted by Jimmy Savile. So tomorrow on BBC4 it will be December 17th.