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Playlist

  • Public Image Limited - Flowers of Romance
    • charted at no. 31 on 07 April
  • Spandau Ballet - Glow.
    • new track rel. as double-A side with re-recorded album track Musclebound. Charted at no.29 on 07 April, peaking at no.10 in May.
  • Ennio Morricone - Chi Mai.
    • theme from successful TV series The Life and Times of David Lloyd George. Charted at no.19 as HNE on 07 April, peaking at no.2 later in the month.
  • Dept S - Is Vic There?
    • debut chart success into the Top 40 at no.40 on 14 April, peaking at 23
  • Orange Juice - Poor Old Soul Pts 1 & 2
    • new single enters the indie charts at no.6.
  • Echo & The Bunnymen - Crocodiles
    • title track from debut album gives these Scousers their first Top 40 entry at no.37 but goes no further.
  • Barry Manilow - Bermuda Triangle.
    • charts as HNE at no.26 on 14 April.
  • Bucks Fizz - Making Your Mind Up.
    • Eurovision winner reaches no.1 on 14 April and stays at the top for three weeks.
  • The Beat - All Out To Get You.
    • Double A-side with Drowning, charts at 28 on 21 April although fails to make the Top 20.
  • Madness - Grey Day
    • new material from The Nutty Boys charts at no.20 on 21 April and peaks at no.4 in May. from forthcoming album.
  • Star Sound - Stars on 45.
    • HNE at no.17 on 21 April and starts the 1981 'medley' craze.
  • The Cure - Primary
    • first and only single off Faith fails to make the Top 40 (despite TOTP appearance) although album peaks at no.14.
  • Shakin Stevens - You Drive Me Crazy
    • a low chart entry at no.39 on 28 April but shoots up to no.5 the week after and peaking at no.2 later in May.
  • Level 42 - Love Games
    • chart debut at no.38 on 28 April but goes no further.
  • Tenpole Tudor - Swords of a Thousand Men.
    • charts at no.37 and goes Top 10 in May.
  • Keith Marshall - Only Crying
    • another one-hit wonder enters the charts at 39 on 07 April, peaking at no.12 in May.
  • Depeche Mode - Dreaming of Me
    • debut single makes its mark on the indie charts although fails to enter the mainstream Top 40.
  • Freeez - Flying High
    • follow-up single charts at no.35 but goes no further.
  • The Clash - The Magnificent Seven.
    • groundbreaking opener from Sandanista! charts at no.34 but again fails to go any higher.
  • Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut.
    • charts as HNE at 31 and peaks at 11 in May.
  • The Human League - The Sound of the Crowd
    • first Martin Rushent produced single release, set to be first chart success.
  • Gary Numan - Me, I Disconnect From You (live)
    • from Numan's live albums Living Ornaments 79-80 released both separately and as a box set.
  • tbc
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