That's all for 1984 ~ Ohhhhhhhhh Kayyyyyyyyyy!
27/12/84 (Lenny Henry)
Spandau Ballet – “Only When You Leave”
Getting us underway with a song that peaked at number 3 in the summer.
Ultravox – “Dancing With Tears In My Eyes”
Also peaked at number 3 and their final top ten hit.
Slade – “My Oh My”
It made it to number 2 last Christmas.
Neil – “Hole In My Shoe”
A live vocal from Neil, adding amusing festive lyrics to his number 2 hit from the summer.
Chaka Khan – “I Feel For You” (video)
Her only number one hit.
Shakin’ Stevens – “A Love Worth Waiting For”
A number two from the beginning of the year.
Bronski Beat – “Smalltown Boy”
Their debut hit from the spring which peaked at number 3.
Paul McCartney – “No More Lonely Nights” (video clip)
Shame Paul didn't come into the studio to perform one of these songs instead of the video clips. This first one got to number 2.
Paul McCartney – “Pipes Of Peace” (video clip)
The first new number one hit of the year.
Bananarama – “Robert De Niro’s Waiting”
Made it to number 3.
Lionel Richie – “Hello” (video)
A very big number one.
Black Lace – “Agadoo”
A very big number two.
The Flying Pickets – “Only You”
Dressed as choirboys this time to perform last year's Christmas number one.
Joe Fagin – “That’s Living Alright”
The number 3 hit from Auf Wiedersehen Pet.
Stevie Wonder – “I Just Called To Say I Love You” (video)
Stevie's only solo number one hit. This also highlights the folly of getting rid of the resident dance troupe. We've already seen this flying toast many times over now, but a Legs & Co routine here would at least have spread a tasty topping on it.
Ray Parker Jr – “Ghostbusters” (audience dancing/credits)
It peaked at number 2.
Next Friday sees the two launch shows of 1985, with 'The Story of' and 'Big Hits'. So that means a new name is once again needed for the blog, and all suggestions are now very welcome!