Excuse me, has anyone seen our gorilla?
28-1-82: Presenter: Simon Bates
(43) TIGHT FIT – The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Here's the debut of the second incarnation of Tight Fit, performing one of the 80's most famous soon to be number ones.
(29) OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – Landslide (video)
A sort of 9 to 5 meets Forbidden Planet video this, for what would become, barring Grease megamixes, Olivia's final top 20 hit when it peaked at 18.
(36) HAIRCUT 100 – Love Plus One
The follow up to Favourite Shirts, and the band's biggest hit when it made number 3.
(4) THE STRANGLERS – Golden Brown ®
Simon Bates was clearly a big fan of this judging by his introduction, and rightly so it's a great record and became the Strangler's biggest hit reaching number 2.
(34) STIFF LITTLE FINGERS – Listen
Sounding, to my ears anyway, a bit like very early Blur. But number 33 was as high as it got and it was also the group's final top 40 hit.
(US 14) THE ROLLING STONES – Waiting On A Friend (video)
(US 3) J. GEILS BAND – Centerfold (video)
(US 1) DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES – I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (video)
This section was unsurprisingly edited out.
(30) ELKIE BROOKS – Fool If You Think It’s Over
A second studio performance from Elkie of this Chris Rea cover that she took to number 17.
(20) ALTON EDWARDS – I Just Wanna (Spend Some Time With You)
And a second studio performance for this non-mover, this time Alton bringing an entire disco with him!
(1) SHAKIN’ STEVENS – Oh Julie ®
Shaky's third number one, although it only stayed there for a week.
(16) THE FOUR TOPS – Don’t Walk Away (crowd dancing) (and credits)
Now at its chart peak.
Next up then is February 4th 1982, hosted by John Peel.