When you're just so excited by being on Top of the Pops!
23/08/84 (Mike Read & Tommy Vance)
Alphaville – “Big In Japan” (43)
Flying in from Germany to get the show underway this week, with what was their only hit, peaking at number 8, and was it just me, or did anyone else think the lead singer looked a bit like Simon Amstell?
Elton John – “Passengers” (15) (video)
A kind of Caribbean voodoo feel to this second single from his top two album, Breaking Hearts, and it peaked at number 5.
Break Machine – “Are You Ready?” (40)
Their final hit, and in the studio again to do their thing, but this time peaking at number 27.
Miami Sound Machine – “Dr. Beat” (16)
The first of four top ten hits for Miami Sound Machine, it peaked at number 6. But edited out of tonight's 7.30 showing.
Tracey Ullman – “Sunglasses” (18) (video)
Ade Edmonson helps out in this video for what was Tracey's final top 40 hit, now at its peak.
Spandau Ballet – “I’ll Fly For You” (23)
Their penultimate top ten hit, which soared to number 9.
Rod Stewart – “Some Guys Have All The Luck” (19) (video)
My eyes hurt after watching this video! The song went up four more places.
George Michael – “Careless Whisper” (1)
George is in the studio this week to perform his second of three weeks at number 1.
Laura Branigan – “Self Control” (6) (audience dancing/credits)
Went up one more place.
Next up should be August 30th, but that one features both Jimmy Savile and Mike Smith! So BBC4 will skip along to September 6th.