Get yer armpits, get yer armpits, get yer armpits out for the lads......
16/02/84 (Simon Bates & Peter Powell)
Slade – “Run Runaway” (34)
Who can get a show underway with more air violin enthusiasm than Slade? And Run Runaway would soon become their 16th and final top ten hit.
Thompson Twins – “Doctor Doctor” (3) (video)
Now at its peak.
The Style Council – “My Ever Changing Moods” (8)
The first single from their number 2 album Cafe Bleu, it peaked at number 5.
Jonathan King – US chart rundown: Edited out.
Rockwell – “Somebody’s Watching Me” (video clip + interview)
Van Halen – “Jump” (video clip)
The Romantics – “Talking In Your Sleep” (video clip)
Duran Duran – interview + “New Moon On Monday” (video clip)
Kool & The Gang – “Joanna” (video clip)
Shannon – “Let The Music Play” (19) (video)
Went up five more places, but was also edited out of tonight's 7.30 showing, a bit odd given that they had to fill in with a Sounds of the 70's clip at the end!
Matt Bianco – “Get Out Of Your Lazy Bed” (36)
Making their debut now are Matt Bianco, and they swung all the way to number 15.
Nena – “99 Red Balloons” (11)
With an English lyrics version of a German song that had featured in a European hits segment on the show seven months earlier, armpit mania was about to sweep the nation, and of course this would be the next number one song we would get to actually see performed on the show. Yes, Frankie were still there, now four of five weeks of being banned.
Break Machine – “Street Dance” (27) (+ credits)
We play out with a dance routine this week, and Street Dance was the first of two top ten hits for Break Machine, peaking at number 3.
Here’s how @BBCOne promoted the 1984 Rock and Pop Awards, including a tiny slip of the tongue. #TOTP pic.twitter.com/vH022VRqcX— BBC Four (@BBCFOUR) June 30, 2017
The British Rock and Pops AwardsNext up is February 23rd 1984.