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1982 started with the brilliant Don't you want me? as number one. With the advent of MTV, pop videos were playing an increasing role in the success of a record. Human League made a mini movie to go with this piece of perfect pop and this made it TV gold. However not all was well in the uk charts as Shakin' Stevens who had two number 1's in 1981 continued his rain of terror on the UK charts with several pop offerings. One of his number 1 (oh Julie). was popular with young kids and the older generation, although the odd grumble about Shakeys version of Green Door not being as good as Frankie Vaughan's could sometimes be heard. Shakin Stevens became the biggest selling artiste of the 80s but we hardly ever play any of his numerous number one tracks today. Today's the 60 to 70 somethings, who would have been in their late 30s and 40s back in 1982 generally prefer a tune from shakey than a cheesy tune from the hit factory. Bucks fizz who Pro Mobile Disco thinks are brilliant never get requested at any parties and as such we never get to play their classic retro pop. However they toped off their well deserved Euro vision victory with several 80s number ones including two in 1982.

 

Charts hits 1982

Artiste Song Date>
Human League Dont you want me 1981
Bucks Fizz The land of make believe 16th Jan
Shakin' Stevens Oh Julie 30th Jan
Kraftwork The model / computer love 6th Feb
The Jam Town Called Malice 13th Feb
Tight Fit The Lion sleeps tonight 6th March
Goombay dance band Severn tears 27th March
Bucks fizz My Camera never lies 17th April
Paul Mcartney/Stevie Wonder Ebony and ivory 24th April
Nicole A little peace 15th May
Madness House of fun 29th May
Adam - ant Goody two shoes 12th June
Charlene Ive never been to me 26th June>
Captain Sensible Happy talk 3rd July
Irene Cara Fame 17th July
Dexys midnight runners come on Eileen 7th AUgust
Survivor Eye Of the tiger 4th Sept
Musical Youth Pass the dutchie 2nd Oct
Culture Club Do you really want to hurt me 23rd Oct
Eddy Grant I don't wanna Dance 13th Nov
The Jam Beat Surrender 4th dec
Rene and Renato Save your love 18th Dec
Strangest number one record of 1982 for us was Captain Sensible's Happy talk. The captain was the drummer from a 70s punk band The Dammed so doing a Rogers and Hammerstein cover version was taking a bit of a risk. It may have been that the Captain was just doing the sensible thing and making a few quid on the back of the 80s novelty record craze. It was a record of the time but it would clear the dance floor at an 80s party today. The pic opposite is of the good captain who performed at a 80s party for 5 thousand people where London party DJ Jim was the compare. Unfortunatly Happy talk makes it into our Worst ones of the 80s list but Jim didnt mention this as although the record is terrible the Captain is a smashing fellow. DJ Jim with captian sensible

The year ended on a high note for all record buying grans and grandads, the Christmas number one was from Rene and the operatic voice of Renato. Or was it the other way round, in any case if you were one of the young and funky teenage's swaying in the background, when it was played on top of the pops, you should be ashamed of yourself.

If you are planning a theme party then the music of the 1980s can provide the perfect party soundtrack. We are party DJs in London that know the hot hits and terrible tunes from the 80s and mix the best and leave out the rest. For great 80s party Music contact London Party DJs and hire a reliable Mobile Disco in London for your retro theme night party. We are sure all the info contained in this list above is accurate but just in case we apologise for any possible errors that may appear and recommend the information contained within this listing is only viewed as a guide to 1980s music.

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