I hear John Peel's mum is our biggest fan.....
03/02/83 (David Jensen & John Peel)
Haysi Fantayzee – “Shiny Shiny” (36)
Getting the show off to a burlesque kind of start with what became the second and, sadly, the final top 20 hit for the lovely Haysi Fantayzee when it peaked at number 16.
Indeep – “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life” (15)
Ingeniously titled to get lots of radio play, with a floor filling bassline ~ and made it to number 13, but it was their only top 30 hit.
The Fun Boy Three – “Tunnel Of Love” (68)
Already we reach the penultimate hit for the Fun Boy Three, taken from their second and final album Waiting, Tunnel of Love made it to number 10. But edited out of tonight's 7.30 slot.
Fleetwood Mac – “Oh Diane” (16) (US TV clip)
From their top five album Mirage, Oh Diane peaked at number 9. Also a 7.30 edit.
Kajagoogoo – “Too Shy” (5)
Still climbing, and now just two weeks away from being number one. But also fell victim to the 7.30 axman.
Tears For Fears – “Change” (19)
The follow up to Mad World, from their number one album The Hurting, Change peaked at number 4.
U2 – “New Year’s Day” (10) (video)
A snowy video shot in David Jensen's 'back yard back home in Canada'! Now at its chart peak. Afterwards, we were treated to the 'Top 10 Video Show' with extended clips of all the songs from number 9 to number two.
Men At Work – “Down Under” (1) (video)
Second of three weeks at number one.
Billy Griffin – “Hold Me Tighter In The Rain” (17) (audience dancing/credits)
At its peak.
Next up is February 10th 1983.