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Thursday 17 September

1981-09-17

Smash Hits

Issue: 17 - 30 September 1981, Gary Numan cover [1]

  • Bitz: U2, Madness, Alvin Stardust, Peter Murphy All Time Top 10, Starsounds/medley records (Boy George photo), OMD album & tour, Marc Almond Personal File
  • Lyrics: So This Is Romance, Shut Up, Wired For Sound, Play To Win, Under Your Thumb,
  • Back cover: Modern Romance
  • Ads: Sons and Fascination, Penthouse and Pavement, Dramatis - No-One Lives Forever, Aie A Mwana, Saxon - Denim and Leather
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Top of the Pops

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TOTP Chart Rundown 17th September 1981

Host: Steve Wright

  1. Gidea Park – Seasons Of Gold (35) 
  2. OMDSouvenir (3) (rpt from 03/09/81)
  3. Beggar & Co – Mule (Chant No.2) (41)
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    1981 TOTP - Mule Chant No 2 - Beggar and Co

  4. Sheena Easton – Just Another Broken Heart (42) 
  5. The Teardrop Explodes – Passionate Friend (29) (rpt from 03/09/81)
  6. Hi-Gloss – You’ll Never Know (17) (Legs & Co)
  7. The Tweets – Birdie Song (Birdie Dance) (25)
  8. Godley & Creme – Under Your Thumb (30) 
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    Godley & Creme - Under Your Thumb (TOTP 1981) Full Track

  9. Bucks Fizz – One Of Those Nights (20) (rpt from 03/09/81)
  10. The Pointer Sisters – Slow Hand (11) (video)
  11. Adam & The Ants – Prince Charming (1) (video, new no.1)
  12. Dollar – Hand Held In Black & White (24) (audience dancing/credits)
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