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10/02/83 (Janice Long & Pat Sharp)
The Belle Stars – “Sign Of The Times” (3)
The girls get the show underway but Sign of the Times got no higher in the charts.
Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes – “Up Where We Belong” (7) (video)
At its peak. But the first victim of tonight's 7.30 edit.
Thompson Twins – “Love On Your Side” (27)
Making their debut on the show with what would be the first of three top ten hits for the trio in 1983, when it peaked at number 9. But edited out of the 7.30 showing.
Depeche Mode – “Get The Balance Right” (32)
Made it to number 13. And also edited out.
Toto – “Africa” (19) (video)
With their first hit since Hold the Line in 1979, (and seemingly with Chas from Chas and Dave on lead vocals!) Africa became Toto's biggest success peaking at number 3.
Level 42 – “The Chinese Way” (24)
Got no higher than 24.
Michael Jackson – “Billie Jean” (17) (video)
For many people, this is the point where Michael Jackson's career really took off ~ an all time classic video and soon to be number one hit.
Central Line – “Nature Boy” (21)
At its peak.
China Crisis – “Christian” (18)
On its way to number 12.
Men At Work – “Down Under” (1) (video)
Third and final week at number one.
Elvis Presley – “Jailhouse Rock” (29) (audience dancing/credits)
A number one in 1958, this 25th anniversary re-release peaked at 27. And provides a chance for the studio audience to show off their rock n roll dance moves!
Next up is February 17th 1983