After the kaleidoscope that was the '70s, thank God that TOTP was able to rest its eyes on all these emerging '80s bands. Oh, hang on, which ones are the girls, which one is Frankie and what are they talking about in that song?
Yes, confusion reigned in the '80s, and when the stars weren't fighting over the lipstick, they were rearing up, breaking down or wondering exactly when and how Samantha Fox had become a pop star. It happens to all of us, right?
Dexy's Midnight Runners
- 'Geno' Performed 3rd April 1980
Dollar - 'Mirror Mirror' Performed 24th December 1981
Bucks Fizz - 'Land Of Make Believe' Performed 10th December 1981
Human League - 'Don't You Want Me' Performed 5th December 1981
Duran Duran - 'Girls On Film' Performed 30th July 1981
Wham! - 'Young Guns' Performed 4th November 1982
Bananarama - 'Really Saying Something' Performed 10th April 1982
Adam And The Ants - 'Goody Two Shoes' Performed 20th May 1982
The Smiths - 'This Charming Man' Performed 24th November 1983
Culture Club - 'Karma Chameleon' Performed 22nd September 1983
Can't see what you want? We've got loads of '80s clips to view on TOTP2 Online
As Soft Cell, Mark Almond and Dave Ball shot to the chart summit in 1981 with their version of the Northern Soul classic 'Tainted Love'. That was years ago obviously, but by some miracle, they can still remember, and told us all about it...