N-n-n-nineteen. You must remember this. One of the classic 1980’s songs. I would contend that Paul Hardcastle didn’t do an awful lot after this. However, if you are going to only do one thing. In the time immediately before we managed to persuade Dad to buy a video recorder, we had a television unit that had a turntable and a tape recorder attached. So of course instead of just taping off the radio (was it really illegal?) we could also tape the sound off the TV. So we did and this track was definitely one of our favourites. We also taped one of the Young Ones episodes – the University Challenge one, and I can (and do) still bore people with quotes from it!
Top UK number 1 from 1985 must be The Eurythmics’ There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart). A real up-tempo, summer hit, it’s immortalised by having Stevie Wonder’s harmonica playing on it. The Christmas number one, from Shakin’ Stevens, was a blast too and is still a Christmas favourite!