Bananarama's granny wonders where all her bloomers have gone....
8-7-82: Presenter: David Jensen
(5) IMAGINATION – Music And Lights
I'm starting to get the impression that Imagination were just a little OTT.....
Music And Lights was now at its chart peak.
(4) IRENE CARA – Fame (video)
This charted on the back of the tv series which came to our screens in June 1982, though it is the title song from the original movie which came out two years prior. There seems to be more talking (and fighting) in this video than singing! And after causing all that traffic chaos, it went to number one of course.
(6) SHALAMAR – A Night To Remember
Jeff Daniel returns by popular demand - 'hundreds of letters' no less, and perhaps he must've known that his first routine would be yewtreed so was determined to make sure he finally got on BBC4.
The song went up one more place.
(15) AC/DC – For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) (video)
Edited out of tonight's 7.30pm showing.
(30) TRIO – Da Da Da
Shame ~ Trio's memorable studio performance was also edited out.
(3) ODYSSEY – Inside Out
A studio performance here but the Jesse Rae penned Inside Out got no higher than number 3.
(20) BANANARAMA – Shy Boy
Appearing for the first time Fun Boy Three-less, and with a song that wasn't a cover, but written by producers Steve Jolley and Tony Swain, (who also co-wrote Music and Lights) the girls recorded their third top ten hit of 1982, when Shy Boy peaked at number 4.
(13) BUCKS FIZZ – Now Those Days Are Gone (video)
Going back to the 1940's in this video for their first top ten hit that wasn't also a number one, though it seems to me to have a passing resemblance to The Land of Make Believe, peaking instead at number 8.
(1) CAPTAIN SENSIBLE – Happy Talk
Second and final week at number one for the Captain (or is it Wurzel Gummidge?) and the Bunny Mixtures! And yes, the line in the lyrics officially is 'I'm a lucky cuss' but that's not quite what he sings...... Apt, really, considering he took this to number one!
(2) STEVE MILLER BAND – Abracadabra (crowd dancing/video) (and credits)
We play out with some real live rabbits being pulled from a magician's hat with the aid of his very glamorous assistant.
Fame at last! Grab your legwarmers and leap on a car roof, it's #TOTP tonight at 7.30pm on @BBCFour https://t.co/KJrfnmL05b pic.twitter.com/CN5atW4GMy— BBC Four (@BBCFOUR) October 27, 2016
Next then is July 15th 1982.