You won't forget about me!
15-4-82: Presenter: David Jensen (Live)
(42) SPANDAU BALLET – Instinction
Getting the live show underway is Spandau Ballet with what would become the first of two top ten hits for them in 1982, when it peaked at number 10. Produced by Trevor Horn.
(6) ROXY MUSIC – More Than This (video)
That stage looks quite hot, Bryan! More Than This didn't get more than 6 in the charts, and was Roxy's final top ten hit.
(15) SHAKATAK – Nightbirds
This chirpy tune was flying on its way towards number 9.
(5) DOLLAR – Give Me Back My Heart
Looking like the couple on top of the wedding cake tonight, with another Trevor Horn production. It peaked at number 4 and was the duo's penultimate top ten hit, though they would have to wait another five long years for their final one.
Jonathan King's USA section was edited out of the 7.30 showing, and presumably the later one too:
(US 7) HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS – Do You Believe In Love (video)
(US 3) VANGELIS – Chariots Of Fire – Titles (video)
(US 2) THE GO GO’S – Our Lips Are Sealed (video)
(US 1) JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS – I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll (video)
(40) SIMPLE MINDS – Promised You A Miracle
It's always exciting to watch a major act make their debut on the show, and Simple Minds had been knocking on the door since 1979 to no avail, until finally they had a breakthrough with the aptly titled Promised You a Miracle, which peaked at 13.
(28) MONSOON – Ever So Lonely
Zoo go all eastern and get their routine on the show this week, helped perhaps by Monsoon singer Sheila Chandra being unwell. The song peaked at number 12 and was the band's only top 30 hit.
(16) BARDO – One Step Further
The duo were still warming up for the Eurovision Song Contest, now just over a week away. One Step Further peaked at number 2 in the charts ~ if only they had taken the advice of their own song.....
(1) BUCKS FIZZ – My Camera Never Lies
Meanwhile, last year's winners triumphantly return to the studio with their third (and final) number one hit, sporting a look that can perhaps be described as sci-fi kitchen.
(11) ALTERED IMAGES – See Those Eyes (crowd dancing) (and credits)
Clare and the boys play us out this week, with See Those Eyes at its chart peak.
We move on to April 22nd next, hosted by Peter Powell.