Did he really say 19 million?
09/04/81 (hosted by Mike Read)
(7) Linx – “Intuition”
Linx finally make it into the studio to perform their biggest hit but number 7 was the peak.
(2) Bucks Fizz – “Making Your Mind Up”
Fresh from their Eurovision victory with their champagne glass sweaters and ready to take over at number one next week.
(27) Saxon – “And The Bands Played On”
Became the heavy metal rocker's biggest hit when it made number 12. But the band didn't play on tonight at 7.30pm ~ they were edited out!
(39) Keith Marshall – “Only Crying”
His only hit which peaked at number 12. Also edited out tonight at 7.30pm.
(32) David Bowie – “Up The Hill Backwards”
This week Legs & Co go all Egyptian mummy for their routine to the fourth and final single from Bowie's Scary Monsters and Super Creeps album, and number 32 was as far up the hill as it got.
(12) Graham Bonnet – “Night Games” (rpt from 26/03/81)
Before the next act, Mike Read invites Rosie from Legs & Co over for a glass of champagne to celebrate her 21st birthday. He then asks her if she likes Night Games ~ which was still heading towards the top ten.
(31) Public Image Ltd – “Flowers Of Romance”
Sporting an elegant little combo of a vicar's dog collar and Ten Pole Tudor's trousers, John Lydon and the band perform their first new single for two years, taken from the album of the same name, it would make it to a somewhat disappointing number 24.
(44) Eddy Grant – “Can’t Get Enough Of You”
The first of two top 40 hits for Eddy in 1981, this being the more successful peaking at number 13.
(24) Gillan – “New Orleans” (rpt from 26/03/81)
The second of four top 40 hits in 1981 for Gillan, this one being the most successful of them when it made number 17. Edited out of tonight's 7.30pm slot.
(9) The Whispers – “It’s A Love Thing” (9) (video)
Now at its chart peak. Great 80's tune with a great 70's look.
(10) Hazel O’Connor – “D-Days” (rpt from 26/03/81)
The first of four top 50 hits in 1981 for Hazel, this one now at its number 10 peak.
(1) Shakin’ Stevens – “This Ole House” (rpt/credits)
The third and final week at the top of the pops for This Ole House. And featuring a final final farewell from Pauline!
Next week then we have no fewer than five editions to get through! Beginning with April 16th 1981.