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08/03/84 (Gary Davies & Richard Skinner)
Phil Fearon & Galaxy – “What Do I Do?” (27)
Getting the show off to a carnival start here with his first of two top ten hits in 1984, What Do I Do peaked at number 5.
Kool & The Gang – “Joanna” (2) (video)
Now in it's prime, just like Joanna herself. But edited out of the 7.30 broadcast.
The Weather Girls – “It’s Raining Men” (36)
Like a bolt of lightening, this song seemed to come from nowhere and electrify the charts all the way to number 2. But it was the only hit for the duo, though Martha Wash went on to have a couple of solo top tenners in the 90's.
Tracey Ullman – “My Guy” (32) (video)
She did make some very entertaining videos, and this time the surprise guest star is Neil Kinnock! But sadly Tracey's pop career was already on the wane and this Madness cover peaked at number 23.
Sade – “Your Love Is King” (37)
There are some genuine 'wow' moments on Top of the Pops, and this has got to be one of them - the debut of Sade, with what was, almost unbelievably, her only top ten hit, peaking at number 6.
Bananarama – “Robert De Niro’s Waiting” (38)
Number 3 was the highest the girls ever peaked in the charts, and this dance floor filler was the first of their three number threes.
Howard Jones – “Hide & Seek” (12)
I remember watching this totally live performance at the time and being truly impressed, it was the first time I'd been aware of anyone doing it live on Top of the Pops (I must've missed New Order) and on a live show too! ~ But number 12 was its peak.
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Nena – “99 Red Balloons” (1) (rpt from 16/02/84)
Second of three weeks at the top.
Mel Brooks – “To Be Or Not To Be (The Hitler Rap)” (31) (video/credits)
Straight after a German band we get ........ this. Taken from the soundtrack of the movie of the same name, although it didn't appear in the movie itself, it peaked at number 12.
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Next up should be March 15th, but Mike Smith is a host, so BBC4 will move on March 22nd.