When John heard he was hosting with David, he didn't expect this one.....
08/06/83 (David Jensen & John Peel)
Twisted Sister – “The Kids Are Back” (32)
And Twisted Sister are back in the studio to get this live show underway but the song got no higher in the charts, and it was their final top 40 hit.
David Bowie – “China Girl” (8) (video)
The follow up to Let's Dance, and it got to number 2.
Ultravox – “We Came To Dance” (24)
Peaked at number 18 but edited out of tonight's 7.30 slot.
Irene Cara – “Flashdance (What A Feeling)” (9) (video)
Her final hit, reaching number 2, but edited out of the 7.30 showing.
H20 – “Dream To Sleep” (27)
The band's only top 30 hit, peaking at 17, but also edited out of the early broadcast.
George Benson – “Lady Love Me (One More Time)” (11) (video)
At its peak position.
The Imposter – “Pills & Soap” (29)
'Is it Shaky?' ~ no it's Elvis Costello, and Pills & Soap must have escaped being 'deleted tomorrow' because it slipped up to number 16 in the charts.
Shakatak – “Dark Is The Night” (30)
John felt this one 'went on a bit' but it did manage to go on a bit higher to number 15.
Big Country – “In A Big Country” (17)
Now at its peak.
The Police – “Every Breath You Take” (1) (rpt from 26/05/83)
Second of four weeks at number one.
Rod Stewart - "Baby Jane" (19) (audience dancing/credits)
The tune that would eventually replace the Police.
The next edition is the 16th June 1983 but this was co-hosted by DLT so BBC4 are skipping it in favour of June 23rd.
Wednesday 8th June 1983
Top of the Pops is filmed in front of a live studio audience.