Kevin misses out on the white dinner jacket yet again...
15-7-82: Presenter: Peter Powell
(12) HOT CHOCOLATE – It Started With A Kiss
Getting this week's show underway with what became the band's second top ten hit of 1982 when it peaked at number 5
(30) PAUL McCARTNEY – Take It Away (video)
The second single from his number one album Tug of War, peaking at 15. But BBC4 took it away from the 7.30pm showing.
(35) CLIFF RICHARD – The Only Way Out
A welcome return to the studio to perform what became Cliff's only top ten of 1982, peaking at number 10.
(24) YAZOO – Don’t Go
This excellent follow up to the excellent Only You, made it to number 3. But edited out of the 7.30pm showing.
(28) DAVID ESSEX – Me And My Girl (Night-Clubbing)
Looks like he's borrowed Bryan Ferry's white dinner jacket to perform his first hit for two years, reaching number 13, but he had a belter of a Christmas tune up his sleeve for later....
(20) JAPAN – I Second That Emotion (video)
Became Japan's second and final top ten hit, peaking at number 9.
(31) DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS with THE EMERALD EXPRESS – Come On Eileen
Our first sighting of this 80's mega classic and soon to be the band's second and final number one.
(23) LEO SAYER – Heart (Stop Beating In Time) ®
Went up one more place.
(14) VISAGE – Night Train (video)
Went up two more places.
(1) IRENE CARA – Fame (video)
The Kids from Fame and Irene herself all have messages of thanks to send to 'London, England' before Irene performs the song in what must have been a quickly put together video specially for Top of the Pops. At least there was no fighting in this one! And the first of three weeks at number one.
(26) DOLLAR – Videotheque (crowd dancing) (and credits)
Soon to peak at number 17.
Next up then is July 22nd 1982, a live broadcast which did have mute links, but that problem has been fixed and it will be shown.