Right, own up, who's put itching powder in my shirt??
14/04/83 (Gary Davies & Andy Peebles)
Sweet Dreams – “I’m Never Giving Up” (41)
We begin tonight with 1983's Eurovision entry, featuring of course Zoo cheerleader Carrie Grant. It came sixth and the single peaked at 21.
Eurythmics – “Love Is A Stranger” (23) (video)
And talking of Sweet Dreams ..... here's the multi-wigged Eurythmics with Love is a Stranger - originally released without success in November 1982, it now re-entered the charts and peaked at number 6.
Bauhaus – “She’s In Parties” (35)
Became the band's final top 30 hit, making it to number 26.
Jonathan King – US chart rundown: Edited out as per usual
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Change Of Heart” (live clip)
Thomas Dolby – “She Blinded Me With Science” (video clip)
Daryl Hall & John Oates – interview + “One On One” (video clip)
Dexys Midnight Runners – “Come On Eileen” (video clip)
Kissing The Pink – “The Last Film” (32)
Making a most eccentric debut on the show here are Kissing the Pink, with their one and only hit, which reached number 19.
Sunfire – “Young, Free & Single” (28)
Another one it wonder debut here, Young Free and Single - introduced by Gary Davies as 'a song about me' peaked at number 20.
Kajagoogoo – “Ooh To Be Ah” (7) (video)
That Kenny Everett was turning up everywhere! And there's the chap from All Creatures Great and Small as well, taking a break from the cows in the Yorkshire Dales ~ but, unlike Christopher Timothy's arm, Ooh to be Ah went up no further.
David Bowie – “Let’s Dance” (1) (video)
Second of three weeks at number one.
New Order – “Blue Monday” (14) (audience dancing/credits)
A non-mover this week, it would peak at 12, gradually slip out of the top 80, then re-enter the top 30 after the summer and peak at number 9 in September!
Next up is April 21st 1983.