"Pacific State" by 808 State - number 10 this week in 1989.
Everyone would remember this as a 90’s tune, but it was actually 1989 so there you go. An unusual video in that it continues for nearly a minute after the song had ended, yet it feels totally right and not at all odd.
"Nathan Jones" by Bananarama - number 19 this week in 1988.
In many ways a perfect cover version; it keeps the spirit of the original whilst modernising it to fit the sound of the time. And it’s a great song, which helps. One of my favourites from Sarah, Keren & the one who joined after Siobhan left.
'Do You Really Want To Hurt Me' by Culture Club - number 18 this week in 1982.
Their first massive hit, remembered mostly by me for the reaction by my schoolmates the day after they first performed this song on ‘Top Of The Pops’. Because I was known at school for my pop knowledge, I was asked a few times that day; “Eh Scotty, was that a boy or a girl last night??” After my answer, this was normally followed by “are you ****in sure??”