Geoff got dressed in a bit of a hurry for his final hit with Modern Romance
19-8-82: Presenter: David Jensen
(34) MODERN ROMANCE – Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
Sailing into the studio to launch this week's show are Modern Romance with this 1955 Perez Prado cover which peaked at 15.
(2) SURVIVOR – Eye Of The Tiger (video)
This punchy theme tune from Rocky III was soon to be the next number one.
(33) HAIRCUT 100 – Nobody’s Fool
Performing their fourth and final top ten hit, which peaked at number 9.
(26) THE KIDS FROM FAME – Hi-Fidelity (video)
The first of two top ten hit for the tv spin off Kids, this one reaching number 5. But edited out of tonight's 7.30 showing.
(36) CAPTAIN SENSIBLE – Wot
The first of two alternative versions of spelling the same word on tonight's show, this one making it to number 26. And also edited out of tonight's 7.30 slot.
(28) TALK TALK – Today (video)
The breakthrough hit for the band peaking at number 14.
(56) THOMAS DOLBY – Windpower
Mr. Techno in the studio here, setting a template for the likes of Howard Jones and Nick Kershaw, but Windpower didn't quite make the top 30, falling one place short.
(27) DURAN DURAN – Save A Prayer (video)
Still in Sri Lanka with the video for what became their biggest hit to this point, reaching number 2.
(13) SOFT CELL – What?
The last of a run of five top ten hits for the duo, and more successful both in spelling and chart position then the Captain, peaking at number 3.
(1) DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS with THE EMERALD EXPRESS – Come On Eileen ®
Third of four weeks at the top.
(11) THE BELLE STARS – The Clapping Song (crowd dancing) (and credits)
At is peak.
BBC4 will now skip two editions ~ 26th August hosted by DLT and 2nd September hosted by Jimmy Savile.
So next up will be September 9th 1982.