This is not a cheesy pop song
10/11/83 (David Jensen & John Peel)
Musical Youth – “007” (26)
We get this live show underway tonight with a song now at its chart peak.
Adam Ant – “Puss ‘N Boots” (5) (video)
Loving this mousy video and the Kate Bush lookalike thigh high boots lady leading Adam around by the collar! But number five was its pussycat peak.
Marilyn – “Calling Your Name” (32)
This would become Marilyn's only top ten hit when it reached number 4 ~ but it was edited out of the 7.30 showing tonight.
Eurythmics – “Right By Your Side” (27)
Going a little bit gospel here and making it to number 10.
Limahl – “Only For Love” (20)
With a couple of nice girls to keep him from being too lonely now he had no band, this song went up four more places.
The Cure – “The Love Cats” (10)
Here's Robert and his happy gang, doing it once again with feline ~ and they clawed up three more places for their efforts. Following this performance we had the return of the Top Ten Video Show, with Jensen and Peel amusing each other by having a who can hold the mic in the most eccentric manner contest, and it also gave us a first glimpse of the epic video for Say Say Say, which had suddenly rocketed into the top three, after a couple of weeks of actually falling down the charts. That's the power of the Late Late Breakfast Show for you.
Billy Joel – “Uptown Girl” (1) (video)
Second of five weeks at number one.
Joy Division – “Love Will Tear Us Apart” (30) (audience dancing/credits)
Re-entering the charts all the way up to number 19.
Next up is November 17th, but one of the hosts is Jimmy Savile. So BBC4 will skip along to November 24th instead.