Are Madness still staring at me?
26/02/81 (hosted by Peter Powell)
(19) Status Quo – “Something ‘Bout You Baby I Like”
The first of two top ten hits in 1981 for the Quo, this one peaking at number 9.
(6) Roxy Music – “Jealous Guy” (6) (video)
This John Lennon tribute went on to become Roxy Music's one and only number one hit.
(22) Beggar & Co – “(Somebody) Help Me Out” (rpt from 12/02/81)
Still on its way up the charts. But edited out of tonight's 7.30pm slot.
(43) Kim Wilde – “Kids In America”
Kim's debut on the show with her first single which became her joint biggest hit, just missing the number one spot.
(25) The Passions – “I’m In Love With A German Film Star” (rpt from 05/02/81)
Now at its peak in the charts. And then we never heard from them again.
(7) Madness – “The Return Of The Los Palmas 7”
A non-mover at number seven and even turning up in the studio couldn't push it any higher. Still, an easy night out for Suggs though!
(31) Kelly Marie – “Hot Love”
A second time on the show for Kelly's final top 30 hit, which eventually made it to number 22. Edited out of the 7.30pm showing.
(8) Coast To Coast – “(Do) The Hucklebuck” (rpt from 12/02/81)
Their only top ten hit peaking at number 5. Lots of dancing going on but Legs & Co have gone Awol again!
(2) Ultravox – “Vienna” (video)
I make this five times on the show now for Vienna, and why not its a great song! BBC4 obviously thought five was too many times so it got the 7.30pm chop.
(9) Freeez – “Southern Freeez” (rpt from 12/02/81)
The first of two top ten hits for Freeeze, this one finally froze at number 8.
(40) Kiki Dee – “Star”
Her first hit since 1977, Star reached number 13, and then Kiki had to wait until the end of 1993 for her next (and final) top 20 hit.
(1) Joe Dolce Music Theatre – “Shaddap You Face” (video/credits)
The second of three weeks at numero uno for Joe Dolce.
Next up then is the 5th March 1981 with Mike Read.