It dawns on Andy, he should've checked the diary.......
19/05/83 (Simon Bates & Gary Davies)
D Train – “Music Part 1” (27)
Jetting in from America to get tonight's live event underway are duo D Train, with their first top 30 hit, which peaked at number 23.
New Edition – “Candy Girl” (3) (video)
It got to next week's number one but was edited out of tonight's 7.30 slot.
David Grant – “Stop & Go” (34)
His first solo single after leaving Linx reached number 19, but edited out of tonight's early showing.
Blancmange – “Blind Vision” (10) (video)
The lead singer looking weirdly a bit like Neil Tennant here, indeed the whole video has a slightly Pet Shop Boys-ish feel to it, or is it just me? Anyway, it was now at its peak.
The Beat – “Can’t Get Used To Losing You” (5)
Singer Dave Wakeling was looking very dapper in his dinner suit, but this was the Beat's final Top of the Pops performance before splitting up. The song went up two more places.
Wham! – “Bad Boys” (12) (video)
George Michael was indeed 19 at the time, and Bad Boys became their biggest hit to date when it peaked at number 2.
JoBoxers – “Just Got Lucky” (38)
An energetic performance of what became their second and final top ten hit, peaking at number 7.
Yazoo – “Nobody’s Diary” (20)
Written by Alison Moyet this was the only single taken from their number one album You and Me Both, and re-issues aside, it sadly also marked the premature end for Yazoo, who split up a few days after this performance, while this fabulous song went on to peak at number 3.
The Fun Boy Three – “Our Lips Are Sealed” (7)
And here's another band ending on a high, though maybe Our Lips are Sealed deserved to go further than its peak of number 7.
Spandau Ballet – “True” (1) (video/credits)
It didn't stay at number one for the rest of 1983, in fact this was its fourth and final week.
Next up is May 26th 1983, and this time the Police turn up on the right day.