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Thursday

1984-04-12

Smash Hits

Issue: 12 - 25 April 1984, Thompson Twins cover [1]

  • Features: Thompson Twins on tour, Duran Duran in USA, Special AKA, Ali Campbell, Bananarama,
  • Bitz:
  • Lyrics: The relex, Don't Tell Me, bring On The Dancing Girls, I Want To Break Free, Ain't Nobody,
  • Singles: SOTF The Cure - Caterpillar. Locomotion, The Reflex,
  • Albums: Islands, Bananarama
  • Centrespread: Siouxsie
  • Ads: Locomotion

Top of the Pops

BBC One 7.40 pm, live.

Hosts: Richard Skinner & DLT

  1. Scritti Politti –  Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin) (17)
  2. Dead Or Alive –  That’s The Way (I Like It) (25)
    Dead Or Alive - That's The Way (I Like It) - Top Of The Pops - Thursday 12th April 1984

    Dead Or Alive - That's The Way (I Like It) - Top Of The Pops - Thursday 12th April 1984

  3. The Cure –  The Caterpillar (20)  
    The Cure - The Caterpillar (TOTP)

    The Cure - The Caterpillar (TOTP)

  4. Top 10 rundown: 
    1. Phil Collins - Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now) (10) (video clip)
    2. The Special AKA - Nelson Mandela (9) (video clip)
    3. The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men (8) (video clip)
    4. Culture Club - It's A Miracle (7) (video clip)
    5. Captain Sensible - Glad It's All Over (6) (video clip)
    6. Bananarama - Robert De Niro's Waiting (5) (video clip)
    7. Depeche Mode - People Are People (4) (video clip)
    8. Thompson Twins - You Take Me Up (3) (video clip)
    9. Shakin' Stevens - A Love Worth Waiting For (2) (video clip)
  5. Lionel Richie –  Hello (1) (video)
  6. Rufus & Chaka Khan –  Ain’t Nobody (13) (video/audience dancing/credits)
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