• New synth-pop group Depeche Mode from Basildon make their TOTP debut.

Top of the Pops

my review here on TOTP 81

presented by Simon Bates

  1. Gillan – “No Laughing In Heaven” (32)
  2. Elaine Paige – “Memory” (9) (pre-recorded insert) (rpt from 11/06/81)
  3. Kirsty MacColl – “There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis” (40)
  4. The Evasions – “Wikka Wrap” (31)
  5. Randy Crawford – “You Might Need Somebody” (28) (rpt from 11/06/81)
  6. Depeche Mode – “New Life” (43)
  7. Michael Jackson – “One Day In Your Life” (1) (Legs & Co) 
  8. Quincy Jones - "Razzamatazz" (26) (audience dancing/credits)

Smash Hits

Issue: June 25-July 8 1981, Kirsty MacColl cover [1]

Features: Kirsty MacColl, Crystal Palace Garden Party, Crass, Adam & the Ants,

Lyrics: Piece of the Action, If Leaving Me is Easy,

Bitz: Teardrop Explodes, David Bowie - Wir Kinder vom Bahnhof Zoo, John Taylor,

Independent Bitz: Cabaret Voltaire

Fact is: Human League discography

Singles: Wordy Rappinghood,

Albums: Duran Duran (albim), Juju,

Live: Kraftwerk, The Jam, Teardrop Explodes

Centrespread: Shakin' Stevens

Back cover: Siouxsie

Ads: Juju, Duran Duran (album),

Smash Hits, June 25, 1981 - p.01 Kirsty MacColl cover

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