• It was the week of 'Love Action' as the new Human League single had stormed into the charts at no. 29 (see 04 August 1981) and was already on Top of the Pops, while Smash Hits still had to publish their review and it was still to be advertised.

Smash Hits

Issue: 6-20 August 1981, Debbie Harry cover [1]

Features: Debbie Harry, Saxon, Soft Cell, the Undertones in Finland

Bitz: Kim Wilde Top 10, Ultravox new single.

Lyrics: Wunderbar, Green Door, Water On Glass, Bring On The Night, Je Suis Un Rockstar, Tainted Love, Arabian Nights,

Singles: Arabian Nights, Love Action, Wunderbar, Water On Glass,

Albums: Pretenders II

Live: Depeche Mode, Siouxsie & the Banshees

Centrespread: Duran Duran

Back cover: Dexy's Midnight Runners

Ads: The Human League - Love Action / Hard Times, Dollar - Hand Held In Black and White

Smash Hits, August 6, 1981 - p.01 Debbie Harry cover

Top of the Pops

Presented by P. Saville

complete review on SOTC

  1. Dexys Midnight Runners – “Show Me” (16) This video has been removed due to terms of use violation
  2. Sheena Easton – “For Your Eyes Only” (8) (video)
  3. Tenpole Tudor – “Wunderbar” (36) WATCH
  4. Lobo – “The Caribbean Disco Show” (27) (Legs & Co)
  5. The Human League – “Love Action (I Believe In Love)” (29)
    Human League - Love Action (TOTP)03:23

    Human League - Love Action (TOTP)

  6. REO Speedwagon – “Take It On The Run” (25) (live clip)
  7. Gidea Park – “Beach Boy Gold” (20) WATCH
  8. Tight Fit – “Back To The ‘60s” (10) (rpt from 23/07/81)
  9. Shakin’ Stevens – “Green Door” (1) (video)
  10. Visage – “Visage” (21) (audience dancing/credits)

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