Saturday, 31 December 2016

Come on Top of the Pops

Here is the 2 pm Christmas Day 1982 edition of Top of the Pops, which BBC4 are not showing, even in edited form, for reasons known only to themselves.

So a huge thanks goes to Robert Thompson for making it available here at WeTransfer.

And to Glenn Marshall for making it available here at Vimeo.

I'm the number one number one of '82!


25-12-82: Presenters: John Peel, Dave Lee Travis, Peter Powell, Mike Read, Andy Peebles, Steve Wright, Tommy Vance, Mike Smith and Richard Skinner.

SPANDAU BALLET – Lifeline

SHAKIN’ STEVENS – Oh Julie

Clips:
THE HUMAN LEAGUE – Don’t You Want Me (video)
KRAFTWERK – The Model (danced to by Zoo)
THE JAM – Town Called Malice (video)
(10) THE JAM – Beat Surrender (clip of TOTP 2-12-82)
TIGHT FIT – The Lion Sleeps Tonight (video)
GOOMBAY DANCE BAND – Seven Tears (video)

BUCKS FIZZ – The Land Of Make Believe

DURAN DURAN – Hungry Like The Wolf

DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS with THE EMERALD EXPRESS – Come On Eileen

Clips:
BUCKS FIZZ – My Camera Never Lies (video)
PAUL McCARTNEY & STEVIE WONDER – Ebony And Ivory (video)
MADNESS – House Of Fun (video)
ADAM ANT – Goody Two Shoes (video)
(1) RENÉE & RENATO – Save Your Love (video)

CAPTAIN SENSIBLE – Happy Talk

STEVE MILLER BAND – Abracadabra (danced to by Zoo)

(41) DIONNE WARWICK – Heartbreaker (via satellite)

(68) CULTURE CLUB – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?

Clips:
CHARLENE – I’ve Never Been To Me (danced to by Leo and Libra)
IRENE CARA – Fame (video)
SURVIVOR – Eye Of The Tiger (video)
NICOLE – A Little Peace (video)
(30) EDDY GRANT – I Don’t Wanna Dance (video)

SOFT CELL – Torch

HAIRCUT 100 – Love Plus One

MUSICAL YOUTH – Pass The Dutchie

(11) CLIFF RICHARD – Little Town

PHIL LYNOTT – Yellow Pearl (crowd dancing) (and credits)



Next up is the final edition of 1982, a live show from December 30th.


Friday, 30 December 2016

Orville's Top of the Pops

It's now December 23rd 1982 and the final regular Top of the Pops of the year is a live one hosted by David Jensen.

I wish I could sell 400,000 copies of this record.....


23-12-82: Presenter: David Jensen (Live)

(39) THE MAISONETTES – Heartache Avenue
Lol Mason, formerly of one hit wonders City Boy, fronted this latest one hit wonder group, with Heartache Avenue peaking at number 7. Would have made a perfect follow up hit for Mari Wilson.

(3) DAVID BOWIE & BING CROSBY – Peace On Earth – Little Drummer Boy (video)
Little Drummer Boy dated back to 1941, but Peace on Earth was a new addition (in 1977 anyway) and the combination was now at its peak.

(28) INCANTATION – Cacharpaya (Andes Pumpsa Desi)
Apparently a Cacharpaya is a song of farewell from the Andes, which is apt because this was their only hit, peaking at number 12.

(2) SHAKIN’ STEVENS – Blue Christmas
Now at its peak. And was that Peter Duncan and Simon Groom from Blue Peter in the audience?



(43) IMAGINATION – Changes
Went up to number 31.

(26) ABBA – Under Attack (video)
And so we say a fond farewell to the fabulous Abba, this being the group's final single, bar a couple of re-releases, and now at its peak in the charts, and another clip from the Late Late Breakfast Show I do believe.

(33) KEITH HARRIS & ORVILLE – Orville’s Song
This Bobby Crush song found its wings and flew all the way to number 4.

(1) RENÉE & RENATO – Save Your Love (video)
Alas no studio performance for this year's Christmas number one, but after the video who should pop into the studio but Santa Renato to wishes us all a mario christimas!

(8) MODERN ROMANCE – Best Years Of Our Lives (and credits)
Our 1982 theme tune closes the show and then went up four more places.




That brings us to the 2pm Christmas Day 1982 edition next.

Save Your Top of the Pops

December 16th 1982 is not being shown on BBC4 due to the host being Jimmy Savile. But a huge thanks goes once again to Neil B for making it available here at WeTransfer. Obviously, do not click if you wish to avoid Jimmy Savile.

Oi Santa! Where's yer beard?



16-12-82: Presenter: Jimmy Savile

(5) MADNESS – Our House
Such a great shame we can't see what was maybe Madness's finest Top of the Pops moment on BBC4, and Our House was now at its peak.

(17) PHIL COLLINS – You Can’t Hurry Love (video)
A future number one.

(28) SANTA CLAUS & THE CHRISTMAS TREES – Sing-A-Long-A-Santa
Made it to number 19.

The JK bit:
(US CHART) PAT BENATAR – Shadows Of The Night (video)
(US CHART) MEN AT WORK – Down Under (video)
(US CHART) JOE JACKSON – Steppin’ Out (video)
(US CHART) DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES – Maneater (video)

(30) DAVID ESSEX – A Winter’s Tale
Told a story all the way to number 2.

(19) MALCOLM McLAREN – Buffalo Gals (video)
Became the first of two top ten hits for the former manager of the Sex Pistols, when it peaked at number 9.

(27) DIONNE WARWICK – All The Love In The World (video)
Became her final top ten hit when it peaked at number 10.

(21) CLIFF RICHARD – Little Town
Peaked at number 11.

(20) BUCKS FIZZ – If You Can’t Stand The Heat ®
On its way to number 10.

(13) ULTRAVOX – Hymn
Went up two more places.

(1) RENÉE & RENATO – Save Your Love (video)
First of four weeks at number one.

(22) DONNA SUMMER – I Feel Love (crowd dancing) (and credits)
This remix went up one more place.



Back to BBC4 next with the live edition from December 23rd 1982.

Where the Top of the Pops is

1982 is now rapidly catching up 2016, which is just as well really considering how little of 2016 remains! So here we are with December 9th 1982.......

........And now I hand you over to Simon...




9-12-82: Presenter: Simon Bates

(19) SHALAMAR – Friends
Shalamar are back in the studio with a live performance of Friends which then peaked at number 12.

(3) RENÉE & RENATO – Save Your Love (video)
Soon to be the Christmas number one for the waiter from Sutton Coldfield.

(13) YAZOO – The Other Side Of Love
Another live studio performance but this song got no higher in the charts.

(35) SHAKIN’ STEVENS – Blue Christmas
This 'ep - not a single' became Shaky's fourth top tenner of 1982 when it peaked at number 2.

(5) CULTURE CLUB – Time (Clock Of The Heart) ®
Went up two more places. But edited out of the 7.30pm slot, and yet we get Shaking Stevens twice!

(6) LIONEL RICHIE – Truly ®
Now truly at its chart peak.

(21) SOFT CELL – Where The Heart Is
Marc shows off his muscles but Where the Heart Is got no higher.

(22) DAVID BOWIE & BING CROSBY – Peace On Earth – Little Drummer Boy (video)
Well if Bowie was going to do a Christmas song then it would have to be a weird one! Originally recorded for Bing Crosby's 1977 Christmas Show, about a month before Bing died, it peaked at number 3 five years later.

(1) THE JAM – Beat Surrender ®
Second and final week at number one.

(7) BLANCMANGE – Living On The Ceiling (crowd dancing) (and credits)
At its chart ceiling.



Next up is December 16th 1982, but this is hosted by JS so won't be shown on BBC4.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Top of the Pops Surrender

Peter Powell hosted Top of the Pops on December 2nd 1982, but 9.9 million viewers also got to meet three future hosts tonight ~ Gary Davies, Janice Long and Pat Sharp!


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.

The Other Side of Top of the Pops

This edition from November 25th 1982 is not being shown on BBC4 due to the host being DLT. So a huge thanks to Neil B for coming to the rescue once again here at 4Shared.


See you next year?


25-11-82: Presenter: Dave Lee Travis

(20) YAZOO – The Other Side Of Love
The duo's third hit of the year, this one peaking at number 13.

(16) MUSICAL YOUTH – Youth Of Today (video)
Also a number 13 peaker.

(17) LIONEL RICHIE – Truly
His first 'truly' solo hit, peaking at number 6.

(28) ULTRAVOX – Hymn (video)
Peaked at number 11.

(34) CULTURE CLUB – Time (Clock Of The Heart)
The follow up to their number one hit, this 'Time' number 3 was the peak.

(29) SUPERTRAMP – It’s Raining Again (video)
Their final top 30 hit which peaked at number 26.

(26) TALK TALK – Talk Talk
Originally  released in April 1982 when it made number 52, this remixed version fared better and made it to number 23.

(14) A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS – Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You) ®
Went up four more places.

(1) EDDY GRANT – I Don’t Wanna Dance (video)
Third and final week at number one.

(13) BLUE ZOO – Cry Boy Cry (crowd dancing) (and credits)
Got no higher in the charts.


Back to BBC4 now for December 2nd 1982.

Best Years Of Our Top of the Pops

The first of three editions of Top of the Pops in rapid successions begins with November 18th 1982...

Er... anyone seen Geoff?



18-11-82: Presenter: John Peel

(32) MODERN ROMANCE – Best Years Of Our Lives
We kick off with our theme tune for 1982 ~ but we'll be needing a new one so very soon! The band's biggest hit, featuring new lead singer Michael J Mullins, peaking at number 4.

(6) DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES – Maneater (video)
Their biggest UK hit now at its peak.

(9) THE HUMAN LEAGUE – Mirror Man
What a stonking return to the charts! Peaked at number 2.

(13) DURAN DURAN – Rio
The title track from their number 2 album, this third single from it peaked at number 9.

(3) TEARS FOR FEARS – Mad World ®
Still a their peak of number 3.

(12) BLANCMANGE – Living On The Ceiling
Went up to number 7.

(24) RENÉE & RENATO – Save Your Love (video)
This year's Joe Dolce ~ and of course it went to number one!

(10) WHAM! – Young Guns (Go For It) ®
At last we get to see this performance ~ the song peaked at number 3.

(1) EDDY GRANT – I Don’t Wanna Dance (video) (and credits)
Second of three weeks at number one.



Next then is November 25th 1982, but this is not being shown on BBC4 because the host is DLT.

Friday, 16 December 2016

The Top of the Pops is Mine

It's November 11th 1982, and host David Jensen is no longer to be known as David 'Kid' Jensen. He's all grown up now.

Mike knows the perfect place to put his pint of beer...



11-11-82: Presenter: David Jensen

(21) BLUE ZOO – Cry Boy Cry
Making their second appearance in the studio and getting tonight's show underway with their only top 30 hit, which peaked at number 13.

(2) DIONNE WARWICK – Heartbreaker ®
Now at its chart peak.

(9) MICHAEL JACKSON & PAUL McCARTNEY – The Girl Is Mine
The rare sight of an all male dance routine tonight from Zoo, but who would have had the slightest inkling at this point in time what was about to happen to Michael Jackson? And who could possibly have guessed that the album this first single was taken from would go on to become the biggest seller of all time! And yet despite going straight into the chart at number 9, The Girl is Mine went up just one more place...

(5) MARVIN GAYE – (Sexual) Healing (video)
His first top ten hit for five years, and his final one before his death in 1984, 'Healing' went up one more place.

The edited out JK bit:
(US 9) LAURA BRANIGAN – Gloria (video)
(US 4) MICHAEL McDONALD – I Keep Forgetting (video)
(US 1) JOE COCKER & JENNIFER WARNES – Up Where We Belong (video)

(41) A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS – Wishing (If I Had A Photograph Of You)
When this peaked at number 10 it became the band's only top ten hit, but that's pop music for you, its a case of hair today gone tomorrow....

(29) DONNA SUMMER – State Of Independence (video)
This terrific cover of a fabulous Jon and Vangelis song from the previous year peaked at number 14. Apparently Donna was nervous about appearing on Top of the Pops, hence this is another clip taken from the Late Late Breakfast Show.

(11) CLANNAD – Theme From ‘Harry’s Game’
Harry's Game was a popular ITV mini-series thriller set in Northern Ireland, and Clannad's theme peaked at number 5. And its not Enya singing here, she had recently left the group, it's her older sister.

(1) EDDY GRANT – I Don’t Wanna Dance (video)
The first of three week's at number one for Eddy ~ I bet he was dancing all the way to the bank!

(27) RAW SILK – Do It To The Music (crowd dancing) (and credits)
On its way to number 18.



Next up then will be a double bill on BBC4 next Friday, featuring November 18th 1982 followed by December 2nd 1982. Which means that we will somehow have to sandwich in November 25th, which was hosted by DLT, so won't be broadcast.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Top of the Pops on the Ceiling

A huge thanks here to Glenn Marshall for making this edition of Top of the Pops from November 4th 1982 available here at dropbox.

It won't be shown on BBC4 because apparently host Mike Smith did not give his consent to being repeated.

Ever get that nagging feeling you've forgotten to sign something.....


4-11-82: Presenter: Mike Smith

(42) WHAM! – Young Guns (Go For It)
What a debut to not be able to show on BBC4! The first of ten top top hits, which included four number ones, with this peaking at number 3.

(28) DIANA ROSS – Muscles (video)
Flexed its way to number 15.

(37) BLANCMANGE – Living On The Ceiling
Another debut on the show, this being the first of three top ten hits for the band when it peaked at number 7.

(30) JOHN COUGAR – Jack And Diane (video)
This had been an American  number one, but 25 was its peak here, and his only top 30 hit.

(10) SHAKIN’ STEVENS – I’ll Be Satisfied (video)
At its peak.

(20) DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES – Maneater
Another former American number one, Maneater became their biggest hit in the UK reaching number 6.

(22) THE PIRANHAS feat. BORING BOB GROVER – Zambezi
Went up five more places.

(11) KOOL & THE GANG – Ooh La La La (Let’s Go Dancin’) (danced to by Zoo)
Also went up five more places.

(1) CULTURE CLUB – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? ®
Third and final week at number one.

(24) SHARON REDD – Never Give You Up (video) (crowd dancing) (and credits)
Went up four more places.



That leads us to November 11th 1982, which will be on BBC4 next Friday.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Top of the Pops Breaker

Well it's October 28th, not quite Halloween yet, but Simon Bates and Top of the Pops are really pushing the pumpkins out tonight like never before! And (although there was no connection, I don't think...) five days later Channel 4 was launched!



Trick or Treat or Top of the Pops??



28-10-82: Presenter: Simon Bates

(33) RAW SILK – Do It To The Music
Getting the cauldron bubbling tonight are three Raw Silk ladies with what became their only visit to the top 30 when they peak-a-booed at number 18.

(4) THE BEATLES – Love Me Do (video)
It got to number 17 twenty years earlier, but now number 4 was Love Me Do's new peak position.

(35) BLUE ZOO – Cry Boy Cry
The only victim of tonight's 7.30pm bloodaxe.

(29) DIONNE WARWICK – Heartbreaker
Another borrowing from the Late Late Breakfast Show here, with Dionne performing what would become her first top ten hit for 14 years, when this Bee Gees written song made it to number 2.

(6) TEARS FOR FEARS – Mad World (video)
Roland was still desperately trying to get his weird little armography dance routine to catch on, doing it all the way through this video whilst Curt desperately pressed his face against a window trying to escape! The song though went up three more places.

(21) MELBA MOORE – Love’s Comin’ At Ya ®
The Halloweeny audience disappears as we get a repeat showing of Melba from a few editions back. The song went up six more places.

(11) EDDY GRANT – I Don’t Wanna Dance (video)
Eddy's up to his neck in women trouble here, though he floats off into the sunset with his girl in the end. A soon to be number one hit.

(1) CULTURE CLUB – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
A new studio performance tonight for their second of three weeks at number one. And such a very appropriate song title for a Halloween show!

(10) BARRY MANILOW – I Wanna Do It With You (crowd dancing) (and credits)
We end this spooky special with Barry's only flying visit to the top ten, and he went up two more places.



The next show should of course be November 4th 1982 hosted for the first time by Mike Smith, but for some bizarre and unfathomable reason it will not be shown on BBC4, so instead we will skip to the 11th with David Jensen.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Be Loud Be Proud (Be Top of the Pops)

What a year 2016 has turned out to be, with the passing today of yet another much loved pop star, this time the wonderful Greg Lake. At least we still have the Top of the Pops re-runs, and here we are now at October 21st 1982, with a show that was seen by 10.35 million viewers when first broadcast.

Has anyone seen Gnasher?



21-10-82: Presenter: Peter Powell

(37) THE PIRANHAS feat. BORING BOB GROVER – Zambezi
It looks like the inhabitants of Beano Town have been let loose in the studio tonight, covering this 1956 Lou Busch top two hit, which became the second and final hit for the Piranhas, peaking at 17.

(3) KIDS FROM FAME – Starmaker (video)
They look so happy now, don't they? But the song got no higher in the charts.

(24) IMAGINATION – In The Heat Of The Night ®
Edited out of tonight's 7.30pm slot.

(35) TOYAH – Be Loud Be Proud (Be Heard)
A colourful performance from Toyah here but the song went up just five more places.

(31) KOOL & THE GANG – Ooh La La La (Let’s Go Dancin’)
In the studio looking very kool in matching suits with what became their biggest hit of the year, making it to number six.

(18) BAUHAUS – Ziggy Stardust ®
An entire band of Bowie impersonators, with a cover that sounds almost identical to the original, although Bowie himself never released this song as a single. It went up three more places.

(7) SPANDAU BALLET – Lifeline ®
Edited out of tonight's early viewing.

(27) SHARON REDD – Never Give You Up (video)
Sharon's facial expressions are giving Zoolander a run for his money here, andNever Give You Up made it to number 20.

(20) SHAKIN’ STEVENS – I’ll Be Satisfied (video)
Shaky and his exuberant fans take over the Shaftesbury theatre as he performs this Jackie Wilson cover which then peaked at number 10.

(1) CULTURE CLUB – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? ®
The first of three weeks at number one.

(9) KID CREOLE & THE COCONUTS – Annie I’m Not Your Daddy (crowd dancing) (and credits)
On its way to seriously challenge for that number one spot.


It's (almost) Halloween again next with the edition from October 28th 1982.



Friday, 2 December 2016

Top of the Pops Comin' at Ya

Phew! So here's the final installment of this run of four editions of Top of the Pops over the last two days! John Peel rounds off what he started as the host on BBC4 once again with the show from October 14th 1982.

Hat'll do nicely!





14-10-82: Presenter: John Peel

(8) MARI WILSON – Just What I Always Wanted
Third time on the show and now at its chart peak.

(36) BARRY MANILOW – I Wanna Do It With You (video)
Amazingly this was Barry's only top ten hit in the UK! This clip is from the Late Late Breakfast Show, and the song peaked at number 8.

(38) TEARS FOR FEARS – Mad World
Making their debut on the show with the first of seven top ten hits, Mad World peaked at number 3.

The JK edited out bit:
(US 9) OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN – Heart Attack (video)
(US 8) AMERICA – You Can Do Magic (video)
(US 2) MEN AT WORK – Who Can It Be Now? (video)
(US 1) JOHN COUGAR – Jack And Diane (video)

(27) THE PINKEES – Danger Games
On its way by hook and by crook towards the top ten. And edited out of tonight's 7.30 slot.

(37) MELBA MOORE – Love’s Comin’ At Ya
Melba brings her shoulder pads into the studio and Love's Comin At Ya peaked at number 15.

(30) THE PRETENDERS – Back On The Chain Gang
Zoo do a chain gang routine and the song peaked at number 17.

(20) ULTRAVOX – Reap The Wild Wind (video)
Went up eight more places.

(14) THE BEATLES – Love Me Do (video)
Marking 20 years since the first Beatles single, it originally peaked at number 17 but this time around made it to a more impressive number four.

(1) MUSICAL YOUTH – Pass The Dutchie (video)
Final week at the top.

(12) CARLY SIMON – Why (crowd dancing) (and credits)
Went up two more places.

14th October 1982


October 21st 1982 is where we go to next week.

Pass the Top of the Pops

This edition of Top of the Pops from October 7th 1982 is hosted by Jimmy Savile and so won't be shown on BBC4. Once more we have to thank Neil B for uploading the show to WeTransfer.
Do not click it if you wish to avoid Jimmy Savile.

That awkward moment when you realise your toothbrush is actually a microphone.....


7-10-82: Presenter: Jimmy Savile

(39) KID CREOLE & THE COCONUTS – Annie I’m Not Your Daddy
Their biggest hit, peaked at number 2.

(4) CHICAGO – Hard To Say I’m Sorry (video)
At its peak.

(16) SIMPLE MINDS – Glittering Prize ®
At its peak.

(42) BAUHAUS – Ziggy Stardust
Their only top 20 hit, peaked at number 15.

(2) FAT LARRY’S BAND – Zoom (video)
At its peak.

(28) SPANDAU BALLET – Lifeline
Reached number 7.

(3) CULTURE CLUB – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
On its way to number one.

(19) THE ANIMALS – House Of The Rising Sun (danced to by Zoo)
Originally the band's only number one hit, from 1964, this re-issue made it to number 11.

(14) KIDS FROM FAME – Starmaker (video)
Second and final top ten hit for the Kids, peaking at number 3.

(1) MUSICAL YOUTH – Pass The Dutchie (video)
Second of three weeks at the top.

(7) EVELYN KING – Love Come Down (crowd dancing) (and credits)
At its peak.




We are back to BBC4 next with the edition from October 14th 1982.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Reap the Wild Top of the Pops

This edition of Top of the Pops from September 30th 1982 was a special show to celebrate 15 years of Radio One. Unfortunately it will not be shown on BBC4 because, amongst the many DJs featured, is Jimmy Savile. Could they really not have edited him out?

A very big thanks once again to Neil B for uploading this edition here to We Transfer
Obviously do not click it if you wish to avoid Jimmy Savile.

One hundred and eight-tehhhhhh!


30-9-82: Presenter: The Radio 1 D.J.’s (Live) (Radio 1 15th Anniversary Edition)

(26) DEXY’S MIDNIGHT RUNNERS – Jockey Jackie Wilson Said (I’m In Heaven When You Smile)
This follow up to Come on Eileen became the band's final top ten hit peaking at number 5. And it's THAT infamous performance, and it doesn't get repeated on any future show.

(29) ULTRAVOX – Reap The Wild Wind (video)
Peaked at number 12.

(31) IMAGINATION – In The Heat Of The Night
Made it to number 22.

(9) ADAM ANT – Friend Or Foe (D.J.’s dancing)
At is chart peak.

(30) THE PINKEES – Danger Games
Their only hit, reaching number 8.

(27) ROXY MUSIC – Take A Chance With Me (danced to by Zoo)
The band's final top 30 hit, moving up one place higher.

(14) MARI WILSON – Just What I Always Wanted
Still heading towards the top ten.

(1) MUSICAL YOUTH – Pass The Dutchie (video)
First of three weeks at number one.

(25) UB40 – So Here I Am (crowd dancing) (and credits)
At its peak.

>> The Radio 1 D.J.’s appearing on this show were David Jensen,
John Peel, Tony Blackburn, Andy Peebles, Dave Lee Travis, Jonathan King,
Jimmy Savile, Richard Skinner, Peter Powell, Paul Burnett, Paul Gambaccini,
Mike Read, Steve Wright, Anne Nightingale, Tommy Vance, Alexis Korner,
Adrian Juste, Adrian John, Simon Bates and Mike Smith.


Next up is October 7th 1982 hosted by, would you believe it, Jimmy Savile! So it also won't be shown on BBC4!

Do You Really Want to Top of the Pops Me?

Another bumper Top of the Pops-athon week begins with this John Peel hosted edition from September 23rd 1982, which was originally watched by 9.4 million viewers, making it the sixth most popular show on BBC1 this week.....


No, I'm not the bloke from Haysi Fantayzee!


23-9-82: Presenter: John Peel

(9) DAVID CHRISTIE – Saddle Up
Despite getting out his muscular biceps, David couldn't push Saddle Up any higher.

(17) FAT LARRY’S BAND – Zoom (video)
Their breakthrough hit also turned out to be their last when it peaked at number 2. I don't know if this was filmed especially for Top of the Pops, but it did feature a live vocal, and a bit of backing vocal from Fat Larry himself, on the drums.

(6) SHALAMAR – There It Is
Went up one more place. But edited out of the 7.30pm slot.

(18) DEPECHE MODE – Leave In Silence (video)
A video inspired it seems by the Generation Game, for a tune now at its peak.

(26) MUSICAL YOUTH – Pass The Dutchie (video)
About to rocket to number one. John Peel seemingly a very big fan.

(38) CULTURE CLUB – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?
Making their debut on the show (although we did see Boy George last year dancing in the audience) with a song that would become the first of two number ones for this legendary 80's band.

(36) DOLLAR – Give Me Some Kinda Magic
Went up two more places and then we didn't see them again for another five years. And edited out of the early broadcast tonight.

(22) CHICAGO – Hard To Say I’m Sorry
After almost six years since we last saw Chicago with their number one If You Leave Me Now, they return to the charts and peaked at number 4. And what an excellent dance routine from Zoo couple Libra and Leo. They would definitely get a 'ten from Len' I think.

(15) EVELYN KING – Love Come Down ®
Still on its way towards number 7.

(1) SURVIVOR – Eye Of The Tiger (video)
Final week at number one.


The next edition is September 30th 1982, s special show to celebrate 15 years of Radio One ~ but it features Jimmy Savile so won't be shown on BBC4. What would Jockey Wilson say?