I hope this isn't a reverse charge call, Stevie!
06/09/84 (Janice Long & John Peel, with brief appearance from Bruno Brookes)
Bucks Fizz – “Talking In Your Sleep” (21)
Getting the show underway this week, after being cut short last week due to a train, and the song went up to number 15.
Spandau Ballet – “I’ll Fly For You” (9) (video)
Not quite sure what was happening in this video, but the song flew no higher.
Sister Sledge – “Lost In Music” (32)
This song had peaked at number 17 five years earlier, but now this remixed version did much better and became their third of six top ten hits when it got to number 4.
Level 42 – “Hot Water” (26)
Mark is really working that thumb on this one and Hot Water peaked at number 18.
Alphaville – “Big In Japan” (11)
A second studio appearance and the song went up three more places.
Stevie Wonder – “I Just Called To Say I Love You” (1) (video)
Not the most imaginative videos this one ~ perhaps he could have at least made a giant plasticine sculpture of Lionel Richie's head? The first of six weeks at number one for Stevie.
Elton John – “Passengers” (5) (audience dancing/credits)
At its peak.
Next up should be September 13th with Bruno Brookes and Dave Lee Travis ...... so BBC4 will skip to September 20th instead.TV📺6/9/84 BBC1 6.55:TOTP 7.25:'Allo'Allo 8.0:The Magnificent Evans 8.30:Hot Shoe Show 9.0:News 9.25:Bird of Prey 2 pic.twitter.com/ghQmfnnwAA— Graeme Wood (@woodg31) September 6, 2017