Paul looks forward to a long, hot summer
2-12-82: Presenter: Peter Powell
(35) KEVIN ROWLAND & DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS – Let’s Get This Straight (From The Start)
So they were allowed back on again after 'Jockey-gate'! With their third hit of 1982 which was on its way to number 17.
(2) THE HUMAN LEAGUE – Mirror Man ®
At its peak now.
(34) WHITESNAKE – Here I Go Again
Got no higher until 1987! When a new version of it peaked at number 9.
(37) BUCKS FIZZ – If You Can’t Stand The Heat
The girls take the lead vocals for the first time and it must've been pretty hot in the studio judging by the outfits! Peaked at number 10.
Merry Christmas :-)
(17) MADNESS – Our House (video)
Made itself at home at number 5. But sadly edited out of the early showing.
(18) MODERN ROMANCE – Best Years Of Our Lives
Our 1982 theme tune on its way to number 4.
(10) DURAN DURAN – Rio (video)
Simon and the boards go all aboard in Antigua and Rio went up one more place.
(1) THE JAM – Beat Surrender
Straight in at number one for The Jam's final single.
(3) WHAM! – Young Guns (Go For It) (crowd dancing) (and credits)
Now at its peak.
Next up is another triple bill next Friday with December 9th, and December 23rd on BBC4, with the JS hosted December 16th sandwiched in between.
Until then here's wishing everyone one of you a very Merry TopofthePopsmas!
p.s. Xmas Eve at 9pm BBC4 are showing 90 minutes worth of Christmas Hits.