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Top of the Pops Season 18

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Season 18, Episode 01 Season 18, Episode 01

S18 E01

Jan 1, 1981
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Season 18, Episode 01 Jan 1, 1981 Presenters: Dave Lee Travis & Tommy VancePlaylist: Status Quo – What You’re Proposing Ottawan – D.I.S.C.O. (video) Madness – Baggy Trousers The Jam – Going Underground Billy Preston & Syreeta – With You I’m Born Again The Detroit Spinners – Working My Way Back To You – Forgive Me Girl (Medley) (danced to by Legs & Co) UB40 – Food For Thought Kelly Marie – Feels Like I’m In Love Hot Chocolate – No Doubt About It The Boomtown Rats – Banana Republic (video) Stevie Wonder – Masterblaster (Jammin’) (video) ABBA – The Winner Takes It All (video) The Pretenders – Brass In Pocket

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Season 18, Episode 02 Season 18, Episode 02

S18 E02

Jan 8, 1981
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Season 18, Episode 02 Jan 8, 1981 Presenter: Richard SkinnerPlaylist: (29) Racey – Runaround Sue (4) Adam & The Ants – Antmusic (30) The Look – I Am The Beat (21) Barry Manilow – Lonely Together (danced to by Legs & Co) (20) The Beat – Too Nice To Talk To (59) Sad Café – I’m In Love Again (18) Matchbox – Over The Rainbow/You Belong To Me (11) Chas & Dave – Rabbit (15) The Specials – Do Nothing (24) The Nolans – Who’s Gonna Rock You? (33) Bad Manners – Lorraine (1) John Lennon – Imagine (video) (10) Queen – Flash (and credits)

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Season 18, Episode 03 Season 18, Episode 03

S18 E03

Jan 15, 1981
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Season 18, Episode 03 Jan 15, 1981 Presenter: Dave Lee TravisPlaylist: (63) Susan Fassbender – Twilight Café (20) Gary Numan – This Wreckage (68) Light Of The World – I Shot The Sheriff (49) Dire Straits – Romeo & Juliet (17) Stevie Wonder – I Ain’t Gonna Stand For It (danced to by Legs & Co) (36) Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight (61) UFO – Lonely Heart (27) Mac Davis – It’s Hard To Be Humble (US TV Clip) (52) Ultravox – Vienna (10) Queen – Flash (video) (1) John Lennon – Imagine (video) (19) Yarbrough & Peoples – Don’t Stop The Music (and credits)

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Season 18, Episode 04 Season 18, Episode 4

S18 E04

Jan 22, 1981
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Season 18, Episode 4 Jan 22, 1981 Presenter: Peter PowellPlaylist: (6) The Look – I Am The Beat (14) Blondie – Rapture (video) (45) Spandau Ballet – The Freeze (13) Racey – Runaround Sue (54) XTC – Sgt Rock (Is Going To Help Me) (23) Visage – Fade To Grey (video) (8) Yarbrough & Peoples – Don’t Stop The Music (2) Adam & The Ants – Antmusic (64) Honey Bane – Turn Me On, Turn Me Off (22) Bad Manners – Lorraine (1) John Lennon – Imagine (video) (30) The Gap Band – Burn Rubber On Me (and credits)

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Season 18, Episode 05 29th January 1981

S18 E05

Jan 29, 1981
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29th January 1981 Jan 29, 1981 Presenter: Tommy VancePlaylist: (58) Slade – We’ll Bring The House Down (2) John Lennon – Woman (video) (44) The Stranglers – Thrown Away (18) Madness – The Return Of The Los Palmas 7 (video) (46) Sheila Hylton – The Bed’s Too Big Without You (6) Ultravox – Vienna (26) The Gap Band – Burn Rubber On Me (video) (25) Diana Ross – It’s My Turn (danced to by Legs & Co) (3) Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight (29) Susan Fassbender – Twilight Café (1) John Lennon – Imagine (video) (19) Heatwave – Gangsters Of The Groove (and credits)

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Season 18, Episode 06 5th February 1981

S18 E06

Feb 5, 1981
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5th February 1981 Feb 5, 1981 Presenter: Simon BatesPlaylist: (35) Stray Cats – Rock This Town (5) Blondie – Rapture (video) (17) Spandau Ballet – The Freeze (19) Fred Wedlock – The Oldest Swinger In Town (12) Rainbow – I Surrender (video) (11) Dire Straits – Romeo & Juliet (28) XTC – Sgt Rock (Is Going To Help Me) (15) Cliff Richard – A Little In Love (video) (34) The Passions – I’m In Love With A German Film Star (30) Joe Dolce Music Theatre – Shaddap You Face (1) John Lennon – Woman (video/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 07 12th February 1981

S18 E07

Feb 12, 1981
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12th February 1981 Feb 12, 1981 Presenter: Richard SkinnerPlaylist: (28) Pretenders – Message Of Love (2) Ultravox – Vienna (video) (31) Barbara Jones – Just When I Needed You Most (39) Coast To Coast – (Do) The Hucklebuck (32) Gillan – Mutually Assured Destruction (50) George Benson – What’s On Your Mind (danced to by Legs & Co) (34) Freeez – Southern Freeez (17) Slade – We’ll Bring The House Down (53) Beggar & Co – (Somebody) Help Me Out (54) Kelly Marie – Hot Love (1) John Lennon – Woman (video/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 08 19th February 1981

S18 E08

Feb 19, 1981
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19th February 1981 Feb 19, 1981 Presenter: Dave Lee TravisPlaylist: (41) The Teardrop Explodes – Reward (4) Rainbow – I Surrender (video) (6) Fred Wedlock – The Oldest Swinger In Town (with Legs & Co) (15) Headgirl (Motörhead & Girlschool) – Please Don’t Touch (42) Toyah – It’s A Mystery (9) Stray Cats – Rock This Town (35) Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime (danced to by Legs & Co) (12) Visage – Fade To Grey (video) (39) Adam & The Ants – Kings Of The Wild Frontier (1) Joe Dolce Music Theatre – Shaddap You Face (7) Madness – The Return Of The Los Palmas 7 (credits)

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Season 18, Episode 09 26th February 1981

S18 E09

Feb 26, 1981
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26th February 1981 Feb 26, 1981 Presenter: Peter PowellPlaylist: (19) Status Quo – Something ’Bout You Baby I Like (6) Roxy Music – Jealous Guy (video) (22) Beggar & Co – (Somebody) Help Me Out (43) Kim Wilde – Kids In America (25) The Passions – I’m In Love With A German Film Star (7) Madness – The Return Of The Los Palmas 7 (31) Kelly Marie – Hot Love (8) Coast To Coast – (Do) The Hucklebuck (2) Ultravox – Vienna (video) (9) Freeez – Southern Freeez (40) Kiki Dee – Star (1) Joe Dolce Music Theatre – Shaddap You Face (video/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 10 5th March 1981

S18 E10

Mar 5, 1981
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5th March 1981 Mar 5, 1981 Presenter: Mike ReadPlaylist: (47)Duran Duran – Planet Earth (14) Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime (video) (6) Adam & The Ants – Kings Of The Wild Frontier (16) Toyah – It’s A Mystery (29) Shakin’ Stevens – This Ole House (5) Headgirl (Motörhead & Girlschool) – Please Don’t Touch (45) Phil Collins – I Missed Again (31) Kool & The Gang – Jones Vs Jones (danced to by Legs & Co) (25) The Teardrop Explodes – Reward (video) (35) The Who – You Better You Bet (1) Joe Dolce Music Theatre – Shaddap You Face (7) Coast To Coast - (Do) The Hucklebuck (audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 11 12th March 1981

S18 E11

Mar 12, 1981
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12th March 1981 Mar 12, 1981 Presenter: Tommy VancePlaylist: (13) The Teardrop Explodes – Reward (6) Kim Wilde – Kids In America (video) (41) Linx – Intuition (22) Kelly Marie – Hot Love (8) Freeez – Southern Freeez (9) Status Quo – Something ’Bout You Baby I Like (video) (15) Beggar & Co – (Somebody) Help Me Out (38) Landscape – Einstein A Go-Go (video) (14) Talking Heads – Once In A Lifetime (17) Kiki Dee – Star (5) Coast To Coast – (Do) The Hucklebuck (1) Roxy Music – Jealous Guy (video/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 12 19th March 1981

S18 E12

Mar 19, 1981
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19th March 1981 Mar 19, 1981 Presenter: Peter PowellPlaylist: (28) The Jacksons – Can You Feel It? (background) (33) Sharon Redd – Can You Handle It? (2) Shakin’ Stevens – This Ole House (video) (30) Dave Stewart & Colin Blunstone – What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted? (9) The Who – You Better You Bet (18) Stevie Wonder – Lately (danced to by Legs & Co) (14) Phil Collins – I Missed Again (-) Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up (24) Visage – Mind Of A Toy (video) (20) Duran Duran – Planet Earth (8) Toyah – It’s A Mystery (1) Roxy Music – Jealous Guy (video/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 13 26th March 1981

S18 E13

Mar 26, 1981
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26th March 1981 Mar 26, 1981 Presenter: Richard SkinnerPlaylist: (36) Polecats – John I’m Only Dancing (2) Kim Wilde – Kids In America (video) (43) Graham Bonnet – Night Games (23) Hazel O’Connor – D-Days (10) Tony Capstick – Capstick Comes Home (37) Gillan – New Orleans (53) Lene Lovich – New Toy (13) Linx – Intuition (video) (54) Bad Manners – Just A Feeling (20) The Whispers – It’s A Love Thing (danced to by Legs & Co) (11) Landscape – Einstein A Go-Go (video) (1) Shakin’ Stevens – This Ole House (24) Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up (credits)

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Season 18, Episode 14 2nd April 1981

S18 E14

Apr 2, 1981
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2nd April 1981 Apr 2, 1981 Presenter: Simon BatesPlaylist: (47) Stiff Little Fingers – Just Fade Away (17) Dave Stewart & Colin Blunstone – What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted? (45) Light Of The World – Time (44) Liquid Gold – Don’t Panic (4) Stevie Wonder – Lately (video) (23) The Jacksons – Can You Feel It? (danced to by Legs & Co) (27) Children Of Tansley School – My Mum Is One In A Million (31) Sugar Minott – Good Thing Going (We’ve Got A Good Thing Going) (NEW) Lena Zavaroni – Roses & Rainbows (53) Spandau Ballet – Musclebound (5) Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up (1) Shakin’ Stevens – This Ole House (21) The Nolans – Attention To Me (credits)

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Season 18, Episode 15 9th April 1981

S18 E15

Apr 9, 1981
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9th April 1981 Apr 9, 1981 Presenter: Mike ReadPlaylist: (7) Linx – Intuition (2) Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up (27) Saxon – And The Bands Played On (39) Keith Marshall – Only Crying (32) David Bowie – Up The Hill Backwards (danced to by Legs & Co) (12) Graham Bonnet – Night Games (31) Public Image Ltd – Flowers Of Romance (44) Eddy Grant – Can’t Get Enough Of You (24) Gillan – New Orleans (9) The Whispers – It’s A Love Thing (video) (10) Hazel O’Connor – D-Days (1) Shakin’ Stevens – This Ole House (credits)

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Season 18, Episode 16 16th April 1981

S18 E16

Apr 16, 1981
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16th April 1981 Apr 16, 1981 Presenter: Peter PowellPlaylist: (8) The Jacksons – Can You Feel It? (background) (15) Bad Manners – Just A Feeling (18) Spandau Ballet – Musclebound (video) (33) Girlschool – Hit & Run (7) Sugar Minott – Good Thing Going (We’ve Got A Good Thing Going) (40) Department S – Is Vic There? (53) The Beat – Drowning (29) Whitesnake – Don’t Break My Heart Again (video) (54) UK Subs – Keep On Running (Till You Burn) (4) Ennio Morricone – Chi Mai (danced to by Legs & Co) (46) The Cure – Primary (14) The Nolans – Attention To Me (1) Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up (8) The Jacksons – Can You Feel It? (video/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 17 23rd April 1981

S18 E17

Apr 23, 1981
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23rd April 1981 Apr 23, 1981 Presenter: Dave Lee TravisPlaylist: (48) Level 42 – Love Games (49) Matchbox – Babes In The Wood (22) Eddy Grant – Can’t Get Enough Of You (55) Roger Taylor – Future Management (18) Gillan – New Orleans (23) Barry Manilow – Bermuda Triangle (danced to by Legs & Co) (12) Saxon – And The Bands Played On (21) Keith Marshall – Only Crying (45) Freeez – Flying High (1) Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up (17) Starsound – Stars On 45 (danced to by Legs & Co/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 18 30th April 1981

S18 E18

Apr 30, 1981
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30th April 1981 Apr 30, 1981 Presenter: Jimmy SavilePlaylist: (46) Thin Lizzy – Are You Ready? (5) Madness – Grey Day (video) (22) The Beat – All Out To Get You (42) Sheena Easton – When He Shines (28) Department S – Is Vic There? (2) Ennio Morricone – Chi Mai (video) (13) Spandau Ballet – Musclebound (27) Quincy Jones – Ai No Corrida (danced to by Legs & Co) (56) The Teardrop Explodes – Treason (It’s Just A Story) (37) Tenpole Tudor – Swords Of A Thousand Men (53) The Human League – The Sound Of The Crowd (1) Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up (video/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 19 7th May 1981

S18 E19

May 7, 1981
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7th May 1981 May 7, 1981 Presenter: Peter PowellPlaylist: (32) Kim Wilde – Chequered Love (26) Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut (video) (5) Shakin’ Stevens – You Drive Me Crazy (12) Keith Marshall – Only Crying (45) Tottenham Hotspur Fa Cup Final Squad/Chas & Dave – Ossie’s Dream (Spurs Are On Their Way To Wembley) (13) Eddy Grant – Can’t Get Enough Of You (2) Starsound – Stars On 45 (danced to by Legs & Co) (21) Reo Speedwagon – Keep On Loving You (video) (9) The Nolans – Attention To Me (36) The Undertones – It’s Going To Happen (1) Adam & The Ants – Stand & Deliver (video)

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Season 18, Episode 20 14th May 1981 (Cup Final Special)

S18 E20

May 14, 1981
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14th May 1981 (Cup Final Special) May 14, 1981 Presenter: Tommy VancePlaylist: (24) Thin Lizzy – Are You Ready? (23) Sheena Easton – When He Shines (22) Department S – Is Vic There? (20) Kim Carnes – Bette Davies Eyes (video) (10) Tenpole Tudor – Swords Of A Thousand Men (1) Adam & The Ants – Stand & Deliver (video/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 21 21st May 1981

S18 E21

May 21, 1981
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21st May 1981 May 21, 1981 Presenter: Dave Lee TravisPlaylist: (21) The Undertones – It’s Going To Happen (2) Shakin’ Stevens – You Drive Me Crazy (23) Smokey Robinson – Being With You (video) (13) Toyah – I Want To Be Free (5) Tottenham Hotspur Fa Cup Final Squad/Chas & Dave – Ossie’s Dream (Spurs Are On Their Way To Wembley) (18) The Teardrop Explodes – Treason (It’s Just A Story) (11) Stray Cats – Stray Cat Strut (danced to by Legs & Co) (15) The Human League – The Sound Of The Crowd (4) Kim Wilde – Chequered Love (video) (25) The Beat – All Out To Get You (37) Duran Duran – Careless Memories (1) Adam & The Ants – Stand & Deliver (video) (NEW) Quincy Jones - Ai No Corrida (audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 22 28th May 1981

S18 E22

May 28, 1981
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28th May 1981 May 28, 1981 Presenter: Simon BatesPlaylist: (36) Polecats – Rockabilly Guy (11) Champaign – How ‘Bout Us (video) (16) UB40 – Don’t Let It Pass You By (6) Tenpole Tudor – Swords Of A Thousand Men (25) Vangelis – Chariots Of Fire (video) (17) Enigma – Ain’t No Stopping (danced to by Legs & Co) (23) Hazel O’Connor – Will You? (30) Coast To Coast – Let’s Jump The Broomstick (10) Kim Carnes – Bette Davies Eyes (video) (1) Adam & The Ants – Stand & Deliver (video) (13) George Harrison - All Those Years Ago (audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 23 4th June 1981

S18 E23

Jun 4, 1981
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4th June 1981 Jun 4, 1981 Presenter: Richard SkinnerPlaylist: (29) Siouxsie & The Banshees – Spellbound (2) Shakin’ Stevens – You Drive Me Crazy (13) Kate Robbins & Beyond – More Than In Love (40) Squeeze – Is That Love? (43) Imagination – Body Talk (4) The Jam – Funeral Pyre (video) (12) Michael Jackson – One Day In Your Life (danced to by Legs & Co) (8) Toyah – I Want To Be Free (video) (44) Phil Collins – If Leaving Me Is Easy (1) Adam & The Ants – Stand & Deliver (video) (23) Odyssey – Going Back To My Roots (audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 24 11th June 1981

S18 E24

Jun 11, 1981
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11th June 1981 Jun 11, 1981 Presenter: Jimmy SavilePlaylist: (25) Bucks Fizz – Piece Of The Action (9) Hazel O’Connor – Will You? (44) Landscape – Norman Bates (34) Elaine Paige – Memory (28) Coast To Coast – Let’s Jump The Broomstick (17) Ultravox – All Stood Still (47) Randy Crawford – You Might Need Somebody (11) Enigma – Ain’t No Stopping (1) Smokey Robinson – Being With You (video/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 25 18th June 1981

S18 E25

Jun 18, 1981
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18th June 1981 Jun 18, 1981 Presenter: Peter PowellPlaylist: (32) Linx – Throw Away The Key (27) Phil Collins – If Leaving Me Is Easy (6) Odyssey – Going Back To My Roots (22) Kool & The Gang – Take It To The Top (danced to by Legs & Co) (5) Champaign – How ’Bout Us (video) (23) Siouxsie & The Banshees – Spellbound (21) The Specials – Ghost Town (video) (19) Imagination – Body Talk (1) Smokey Robinson – Being With You (video/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 26 25th June 1981

S18 E26

Jun 25, 1981
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25th June 1981 Jun 25, 1981 Presenter: Simon BatesPlaylist: (32) Gillan – No Laughing In Heaven (9) Elaine Paige – Memory (40) Kirsty MacColl – There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis (31) The Evasions – Wikka Wrap (28) Randy Crawford – You Might Need Somebody (43) Depeche Mode – New Life (1) Michael Jackson – One Day In Your Life (danced to by Legs & Co) (26) Quincy Jones - Razzamatazz (audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 27 2nd July 1981

S18 E27

Jul 2, 1981
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2nd July 1981 Jul 2, 1981 Presenter: Dave Lee TravisPlaylist: (3) Bad Manners – Can Can (25) Third World – Dancing On The Floor (Hooked On Love) (video) (2) The Specials – Ghost Town (16) Quincy Jones – Razzamatazz (danced to by Legs & Co) (53) Barry Biggs – Wide Awake In A Dream (21) Linx – Throw Away The Key (29) Rainbow – Can’t Happen Here (video) (1) Michael Jackson – One Day In Your Life (danced to by Legs & Co) (and credits)

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Season 18, Episode 28 9th July 1981 (900th Edition)

S18 E28

Jul 9, 1981
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9th July 1981 (900th Edition) Jul 9, 1981 Jimmy Savile, Alan Freeman, David Jacobs & Pete MurrayPlaylist: (16) Kirsty MacColl – There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis (12) Randy Crawford – You Might Need Somebody (10) Tom Tom Club – Wordy Rappinghood (danced to by Legs & Co) (9) Bob Marley & The Wailers – No Woman No Cry (live clip) (14) Motörhead – Motörhead Live (video) (6) Imagination – Body Talk (1) The Specials – Ghost Town (4) Starsound – Stars On 45 Volume 2 (danced to by Legs & Co/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 29 16th July 1981

S18 E29

Jul 16, 1981
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16th July 1981 Jul 16, 1981 Presenter: Peter PowellPlaylist: (26) Saxon – Never Surrender (10) Third World – Dancing On The Floor (Hooked On Love) (video) (19) Depeche Mode – New Life (30) The Jacksons – Walk Right Now (danced to by Legs & Co) (33) Dexys Midnight Runners – Show Me (15) Kate Bush – Sat In Your Lap (video) (3) Bad Manners – Can Can (18) Spandau Ballet – Chant No.1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On) (1) The Specials – Ghost Town (video/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 30 23rd July 1981

S18 E30

Jul 23, 1981
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23rd July 1981 Jul 23, 1981 Presenter: Richard SkinnerPlaylist: (44) The Vapors – Jimmie Jones (16) Sheena Easton – For Your Eyes Only (video) (22) Shakin’ Stevens – Green Door (28) Reo Speedwagon – Take It On The Run (video) (7) ABBA – Lay All Your Love On Me (danced to by Legs & Co) (30) Tight Fit – Back To The 60s (25) Visage – Visage (video) (35) Gidea Park – Beach Boy Gold (1) The Specials – Ghost Town (2) Starsound – Stars On 45 Volume 2 (danced to by Legs & Co / credits)

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Season 18, Episode 31 30th July 1981

S18 E31

Jul 30, 1981
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30th July 1981 Jul 30, 1981 Presenter: Steve WrightPlaylist: (23) Duran Duran – Girls On Film (35) Kim Wilde – Water On Glass (12) Depeche Mode – New Life (36) Bill Wyman – (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star (7) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Hooked On Classics (danced to by Legs & Co) (45) The Undertones – Julie Ocean (4) Stevie Wonder – Happy Birthday (video) (3) Spandau Ballet – Chant No.1 (I Don’t Need This Pressure On) (video) (1) Shakin’ Stevens – Green Door (15) The Jacksons - Walk Right Now (audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 32 6th August 1981

S18 E32

Aug 6, 1981
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6th August 1981 Aug 6, 1981 Presenter: Jimmy SavilePlaylist: (16) Dexys Midnight Runners – Show Me (8) Sheena Easton – For Your Eyes Only (video) (36) Tenpole Tudor – Wunderbar (27) Lobo – The Caribbean Disco Show (danced to by Legs & Co) (29) The Human League – Love Action (I Believe In Love) (25) Reo Speedwagon – Take It On The Run (live clip) (20) Gidea Park – Beach Boy Gold (10) Tight Fit – Back To The 60s (1) Shakin’ Stevens – Green Door (video) (21) Visage – Visage (audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 33 13th August 1981

S18 E33

Aug 13, 1981
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13th August 1981 Aug 13, 1981 Presenter: Simon BatesPlaylist: (6) Duran Duran – Girls On Film (2) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Hooked On Classics (video) (26) Soft Cell – Tainted Love (13) Kim Wilde – Water On Glass (22) Bill Wyman – (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star (27) Startrax – Startrax Club Disco (danced to by Legs & Co) (19) Aneka – Japanese Boy (9) Elo – Hold On Tight (video) (1) Shakin’ Stevens – Green Door (23) UB40 – One In Ten (audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 34 20th August 1981

S18 E34

Aug 20, 1981
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20th August 1981 Aug 20, 1981 Presenter: Dave Lee TravisPlaylist: (25) Enigma – I Love Music (3) The Human League – Love Action (I Believe In Love) (36) U2 – Fire (32) Siouxsie & The Banshees – Arabian Knights (video) (16) UB40 – One In Ten (30) Randy Crawford – Rainy Night In Georgia (danced to by Legs & Co) (20) Tenpole Tudor – Wunderbar (10) Lobo – The Caribbean Disco Show (1) Shakin’ Stevens – Green Door (2) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Hooked On Classics (audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 35 27th August 1981

S18 E35

Aug 27, 1981
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27th August 1981 Aug 27, 1981 Presenter: Richard SkinnerPlaylist: (18) Startrax – Startrax Club Disco (27) Cliff Richard – Wired For Sound (video) (2) Soft Cell – Tainted Love (26) The Nolans – Chemistry (28) The Rolling Stones – Start Me Up (video) (5) ELO – Hold On Tight (danced to by Legs & Co) (19) Ultravox – The Thin Wall (12) Genesis – Abacab (1) Aneka – Japanese Boy (29) Modern Romance – Everybody Salsa (audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 36 3rd September 1981

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Sep 3, 1981
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3rd September 1981 Sep 3, 1981 Presenter: Peter PowellPlaylist: (16) Modern Romance – Everybody Salsa (40) John Foxx – Europe (After The Rain) (7) UB40 – One In Ten (32) Bucks Fizz – One Of Those Nights (33) The Teardrop Explodes – Passionate Friend (6) Gary Numan – She’s Got Claws (video) (31) Dollar – Hand Held In Black & White (29) The Pointer Sisters – Slow Hand (danced to by Legs & Co) (23) OMD – Souvenir (1) Soft Cell – Tainted Love (47) Funkapolitan – As Time Goes By (and credits)

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Season 18, Episode 37 10th September 1981

S18 E37

Sep 10, 1981
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10th September 1981 Sep 10, 1981 Presenter: Jimmy SavilePlaylist: (33) Linx – So This Is Romance (4) Cliff Richard – Wired For Sound (video) (36) The Hollies – Holliedaze (18) Randy Crawford – Rainy Night In Georgia (video) (26) Alvin Stardust – Pretend (31) Imagination – In & Out Of Love (7) The Rolling Stones – Start Me Up (video) (11) Ottawan – Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart) (danced to by Legs & Co) (2) Adam & The Ants – Prince Charming (video) (1) Soft Cell – Tainted Love (14) Ultravox – The Thin Wall (audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 38 17th September 1981

S18 E38

Sep 17, 1981
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17th September 1981 Sep 17, 1981 Presenter: Steve WrightPlaylist: (35) Gidea Park – Seasons Of Gold (3) OMD – Souvenir (41) Beggar & Co – Mule (Chant No.2) (42) Sheena Easton – Just Another Broken Heart (29) The Teardrop Explodes – Passionate Friend (17) Hi-Gloss – You’ll Never Know (danced to by Legs & Co) (25) The Tweets – Birdie Song (Birdie Dance) (30) Godley & Creme – Under Your Thumb (20) Bucks Fizz – One Of Those Nights (11) The Pointer Sisters – Slow Hand (video) (1) Adam & The Ants – Prince Charming (video) (24) Dollar – Hand Held In Black & White (audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 39 24th September 1981

S18 E39

Sep 24, 1981
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24th September 1981 Sep 24, 1981 Presenter: Simon BatesPlaylist: (45) Slade – Lock Up Your Daughters (5) Alvin Stardust – Pretend (24) Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough (36) Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – It’s My Party (18) Linx – So This Is Romance (7) Diana Ross & Lionel Richie – Endless Love (danced to by Lulu & Jeremy) (39) Japan – Quiet Life (52) Heaven 17 – Play To Win (21) Imagination – In & Out Of Love (22) Madness – Shut Up (video) (1) Adam & The Ants – Prince Charming (video) (9) The Police – Invisible Sun (stills/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 40 1st October 1981

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Oct 1, 1981
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1st October 1981 Oct 1, 1981 Presenter: Mike ReadPlaylist: (7) The Tweets – Birdie Song (Birdie Dance) (6) Godley & Creme – Under Your Thumb (37) Sheena Easton – Just Another Broken Heart (25) The Teardrop Explodes – Passionate Friend (34) The Creatures – Mad Eyed Screamer (3) Ottawan – Hands Up (Give Me Your Heart) (danced to by Legs & Co) (32) Toyah – Thunder In The Mountains (30) Bad Manners – Walking In The Sunshine (video) (48) Altered Images – Happy Birthday (28) Gidea Park – Seasons Of Gold (19) Dollar – Hand Held In Black & White (1) Adam & The Ants – Prince Charming (video) (38) Tight Fit - Back To The 60s Part 2 (audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 41 8th October 1981

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Oct 8, 1981
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8th October 1981 Oct 8, 1981 Presenter: Dave Lee TravisPlaylist: (7) Madness – Shut Up (8) Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – It’s My Party (30) Barry Manilow – Let’s Hang On (video) (40) Shakin’ Stevens – It’s Raining (29) Slade – Lock Up Your Daughters (23) Elvis Costello & The Attractions – A Good Year For The Roses (video) (19) Japan – Quiet Life (33) Tight Fit – Back To The Sixties Part 2 (21) The Human League – Open Your Heart (11) Depeche Mode – Just Can’t Get Enough (1) Adam & The Ants – Prince Charming (video/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 42 15th October 1981

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Oct 15, 1981
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15th October 1981 Oct 15, 1981 Presenter: David JensenPlaylist: (44) Gary Glitter – And Then She Kissed Me (5) Toyah – Thunder In The Mountains (video) (36) B.A. Robertson & Maggie Bell – Hold Me (16) Altered Images – Happy Birthday (2) The Tweets – Birdie Song (Birdie Dance) (danced to by Legs & Co) (3) Godley & Creme – Under Your Thumb (41) The Exploited – Dead Cities (31) Squeeze – Labelled With Love (25) The Creatures – Mad Eyed Screamer (10) Bad Manners – Walking In The Sunshine (1) Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – It’s My Party (48) This Year’s Blonde – Platinum Pop (and credits)

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Season 18, Episode 43 22nd October 1981

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Oct 22, 1981
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22nd October 1981 Oct 22, 1981 Presenter: Jimmy SavilePlaylist: (47) This Year’s Blonde – Platinum Pop (6) The Human League – Open Your Heart (video) (16) Barry Manilow – Let’s Hang On (video) (29) The Four Tops – When She Was My Girl (video) (9) Elvis Costello & The Attractions – A Good Year For The Roses (video) (37) Gillan – Nightmare (video) (27) The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (video) (7) The Jam – Absolute Beginners (10) Shakin’ Stevens – It’s Raining (1) Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – It’s My Party (28) Rod Stewart – Tonight I’m Yours (Don’t Hurt Me) (audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 44 29th October 1981

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Oct 29, 1981
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29th October 1981 Oct 29, 1981 Presenter: Simon BatesPlaylist: (2) Altered Images – Happy Birthday (18) Rod Stewart – Tonight I’m Yours (Don’t Hurt Me) (video) (22) The Fureys With Davey Arthur – When You Were Sweet Sixteen (29) Olivia Newton-John – Physical (video) (38) Trevor Walters – Love Me Tonight (13) B.A. Robertson & Maggie Bell – Hold Me (40) Haircut 100 – Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) (21) OMD – Joan Of Arc (9) Squeeze – Labelled With Love (1) Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – It’s My Party (video/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 45 5th November 1981

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Nov 5, 1981
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5th November 1981 Nov 5, 1981 Presenter: Peter PowellPlaylist: (45) Modern Romance – Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey (3) The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (video) (47) The Dukes – Mystery Girl (26) Rush – Tom Sawyer (live clip) (44) The Jets – Yes Tonight Josephine (30) ELO – Twilight (danced to by Zoo) (21) Julio Iglesias – Begin The Beguine (video) (50) ABC – Tears Are Not Enough (1) Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – It’s My Party (5) The Four Tops – When She Was My Girl (video/audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 46 12th November 1981

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Nov 12, 1981
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12th November 1981 Nov 12, 1981 Presenter: Dave Lee TravisPlaylist: (25) Kool & The Gang – Steppin’ Out (5) OMD – Joan Of Arc (11) Olivia Newton-John – Physical (video) (14) The Fureys With Davey Arthur – When You Were Sweet Sixteen (9) Haircut 100 – Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) (27) Ultravox – The Voice (20) Earth, Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove (danced to by Zoo) (10) Rod Stewart – Tonight I’m Yours (Don’t Hurt Me) (video/audience dancing) (1) The Police – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic (video) (2) Altered Images – Happy Birthday (audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 47 19th November 1981

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Nov 19, 1981
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19th November 1981 Nov 19, 1981 Presenter: Steve WrightPlaylist: (17) Modern Romance – Ay Ay Ay Ay Moosey (3) Julio Iglesias – Begin The Beguine (video) (12) Pretenders – I Go To Sleep (26) ABC – Tears Are Not Enough (19) Diana Ross – Why Do Fools Fall In Love? (video) (30) Fun Boy Three – The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum) (29) Trevor Walters – Love Me Tonight (13) Soft Cell – Bedsitter (video) (1) Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure (danced to by Zoo) (31) The Jets – Yes Tonight Josephine (audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 48 26th November 1981

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Nov 26, 1981
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26th November 1981 Nov 26, 1981 Presenter: Mike ReadPlaylist: (25) The Jets – Yes Tonight Josephine (3) Earth, Wind & Fire – Let’s Groove (video) (23) Toyah – Good Morning Universe (15) Cliff Richard – Daddy’s Home (video) (28) Imagination – Flashback (18) Ultravox – The Voice (video) (24) Kim Wilde – Cambodia (14) Kool & The Gang – Steppin’ Out (video) (1) Queen & David Bowie – Under Pressure (audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 49 3rd December 1981

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Dec 3, 1981
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3rd December 1981 Dec 3, 1981 Presenter: David JensenPlaylist: (34) Bad Manners – Buona Sera (4) Soft Cell – Bedsitter (27) Status Quo – Rock ’N’ Roll (26) Duran Duran – My Own Way (5) Diana Ross – Why Do Fools Fall In Love? (danced to by Zoo) (21) Godley & Creme – Wedding Bells (video) (20) Fun Boy Three – The Lunatics (Have Taken Over The Asylum) (9) The Human League – Don’t You Want Me (video) (1) Julio Iglesias – Begin The Beguine (video/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 50 10th December 1981

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Dec 10, 1981
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10th December 1981 Dec 10, 1981 Presenter: Jimmy SavilePlaylist: (35) Showaddywaddy – Footsteps (7) Madness – It Must Be Love (video) (26) Dollar – Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour) (NEW) Ken Dodd – Hold My Hand (9) Adam & The Ants – Ant Rap (video) (24) Bucks Fizz – The Land Of Make Believe (28) The Police – Spirits In The Material World (11) ABBA – One Of Us (video) (1) The Human League – Don’t You Want Me (video) (NEW) Philip Lynott – Yellow Pearl (audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 51 17th December 1981

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Dec 17, 1981
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17th December 1981 Dec 17, 1981 Presenter: Simon BatesPlaylist: (14) Duran Duran – My Own Way (2) Cliff Richard – Daddy’s Home (live clip/audience dancing) (36) Chas & Dave – Stars Over 45 (8) Godley & Creme – Wedding Bells (64) Brown Sauce – I Wanna Be A Winner (video) (23) Rod Stewart – Young Turks (video) (40) The Snowmen – Hokey Cokey (26) Jon & Vangelis – I’ll Find My Way Home (danced to by Sue) (12) Status Quo – Rock ‘N’ Roll (1) The Human League – Don’t You Want Me (video) (29) Altered Images – I Could Be Happy (audience dancing/credits)

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Season 18, Episode 52 24th December 1981

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Dec 24, 1981
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24th December 1981 Dec 24, 1981 Presenter: David JensenPlaylist: (41) Wizzard – I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (4) Adam & The Ants – Ant Rap (video) (45) Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Sweet Dreams (5) Bucks Fizz – The Land Of Make Believe (12) The Police – Spirits In The Material World (26) Kool & The Gang – Get Down On It (danced to by Zoo) (3) ABBA – One Of Us (video) (20) Altered Images – I Could Be Happy (9) Dollar – Mirror Mirror (Mon Amour) (1) The Human League – Don’t You Want Me (47) Philip Lynott – Yellow Pearl (audience dancing/credits)

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