Hey George, we are the new Legs & Co!
27/01/83 (Simon Bates & Richard Skinner)
Level 42 – “The Chinese Way” (35)
After nearly three years of knocking on the door, Level 42 finally got their debut top 30 hit when The Chinese Way peaked at number 24.
The Belle Stars – “Sign Of The Times” (5) (video)
The latest technology lasers in this video obviously impressed Richard Skinner, and Sign of the Times went up two more places.
Central Line – “Nature Boy” (40)
Became the band's only top 30 hit, peaking at number 21 ~ but edited out of tonight's 7.30 slot.
The Beatles – “Please Please Me” (29) (video)
The plan was to re-release all the Beatles singles on their 20th anniversary, but only Love Me Do and Please Please Me made the top 30, this one got no further.
China Crisis – “Christian” (42)
Another victim of the 7.30 pm edit ~ Christian was their breakthrough hit and made it to number 12.
Wham! – “Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do)” (34)
This swift re-released follow up to Young Guns peaked at number 8 ~ and its another highly energetic dance routine they perform here, on Andrew's 20th birthday.
Bauhaus – “Lagartija Nick” (44)
Going from sounding like Bowie to sounding like Iggy Pop here, with a 'Spanish' themed song which got no higher in the charts.
Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes – “Up Where We Belong” (25)
Making his first appearance on the show since October 1969 with Delta Lady is Joe Cocker, performing this Officer and Gentleman duet live with the much cruelly parodied Jennifer Warnes. An American number one, Simon predicted the same here, but number 7 was where it finally belonged.
Dire Straits – “Twisting By The Pool” (17) (video)
Making a splash in a 1950's style with their follow up to Private Investigations. Even Legs & Co never (quite) performed an underwater routine! It peaked at number 14.
Men At Work – “Down Under” (1) (video)
Here they are at last then, this was number one in America too at the same time, with the first of its three week run.
Eddy Grant – “Electric Avenue” (3) (video/credits)
Went up one more place.
It's February 3rd 1983 next.