Top of the Hot Stuff
19/11/87 (Simon Mayo & Steve Wright)
Maxi Priest – “Some Guys Have All The Luck” (18)
Tonight's starter is a live vocal with a song that had already been a top 20 hit for both Robert Palmer and Rod Stewart, but Maxi's version was the biggest hit of the three peaking at number 12.
Whitney Houston – “So Emotional” (9) (video)
Peaked at number 5.
The Proclaimers – “Letter From America” (25)
The main course begins with Charlie and Craig making their debut on the show to perform what would be their first of three top ten hits - it wasn't to be the Christmas number one but it did make it to number 3. But the big question of the night is - was it a sock?
Barry White – “Sho’ You Right” (20)
Still hungry? Perfoming in the studio with his first top 40 hit for nine years, it's 'the hippopotamus of love' and the song peaked at number 14.
Boy George – “To Be Reborn” (26) (breaker)
Peaked at number 13.
The Smiths – “I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish” (23) (breaker)
Went up no further.
Donna Summer – “Dinner With Gershwin” (17)
And for a mouthwatering dessert, the legendary queen of disco Finally makes it into the studio, and the song went up one more place.
T’Pau – “China In Your Hand” (1) (video)
Second of five full weeks at number one.
Whitesnake – “Here I Go Again” (11) (video/credits)
It's a second chart helping for this song and it went up two more places.
November 26th is next.