When Ryan said he wanted to get to the top, this wasn't what he had in mind!
08/09/83 (Andy Peebles & Peter Powell)
Heaven 17 – “Crushed By The Wheels Of Industry” (28)
The third single from their top four album The Luxury Gap, peaked at number 17.
Rod Stewart – “What Am I Gonna Do (I’m So In Love With You)” (3) (video)
The second single from his top five album Body Wishes, now at its chart peak. And edited out of the 7.30 pm showing.
Annabel Lamb – “Riders On The Storm” (34)
Her only hit, this Doors cover made it to number 27. But edited out of the 7.30pm show.
Status Quo – “Ol’ Rag Blues” (24)
Co-written by bassist Alan Lancaster, who originally sang the lead vocals, only to be replaced by Francis Rossi. It peaked at number 9.
JoBoxers – “Johnny Friendly” (35)
Their final top 40 hit, peaking at number 31.
Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack – “Tonight I Celebrate My Love” (7) (video)
This crooning twosome didn't quite go all the way, but they got to number 2.
Ryan Paris – “Dolce Vita” (21)
His only UK hit, translated from Italian it means 'the good life' and it peaked at number 5.
Paul Young – “Come Back & Stay” (27)
This second single from his huge number one album No Parlez, peaked at number 4.
UB40 – “Red Red Wine” (1) (video)
Second of three weeks at number one for this Neil Diamond cover.
Level 42 – “The Sun Goes Down (Living It Up)” (10) (audience dancing/credits)
Rose no higher.
Next up should be September 15th, but Jimmy Savile is one of the hosts, so BBC4 will skip along to September 22nd.