Who would have guessed that Rockwell was in fact a 1000 foot giant?
23/02/84 (Janice Long & Mike Read)
Hot Chocolate – “I Gave You My Heart (Didn’t I?)” (28)
As confirmed by Mike Read, this was Hot Chocolate's 30th chart hit, and it was also to be their last, not counting later re-releases and re-mixes. It peaked at number 13.
Rockwell – “Somebody’s Watching Me” (7) (video)
A little too early for Halloween, and helped out in the chorus by Michael (and Jermaine) Jackson, this was Rockwell's only hit and it peaked at number 6.
Marilyn – “Cry & Be Free” (39)
Peaked at number 31, but was edited out of the 7.30 showing tonight.
Kool & The Gang – “Joanna” (10) (video)
Kool seems to have a thing for older women here! Joanna reached her peak at number 2 and was the band's biggest hit.
Nik Kershaw – “Wouldn’t It Be Good” (9)
A mix of studio performance and video now from Nik and Wouldn't It Be Good went up to number four.
Carmel – “More More More” (35)
With her second and final top 30 hit, More More More (no, not a cover of Andrea True Connection) peaked at number 23.
Howard Jones – “Hide & Seek” (15) (video)
This mystical sounding third single from his number one album, Human's Lib, peaked at number 12 for birthday boy Howard who had just turned 29.
This was followed by a Jensen and Peel style top ten video show, although Matthew Wilder didn't have a video so we got a clip of his studio performance, and then finally Mike Read left it to Janice Long to announce that Frankie Goes to Hollywood were still at number one! And it was to be their fifth and final week.
Re-Flex – “The Politics Of Dancing” (34) (+ credits)
In the studio to close the show with their one and only hit, which peaked at number 28.
On BBC1 tonight...
Next up is March 1st 1984.