Saturday, December 20, 2014

December 20, 1984 - January 2, 1985

Smash Hits, December 20, 1984

(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: Julian Lennon, John Taylor
Centrespread: Duran Duran
Back cover: Wham!
Lyrics: Thank God It's Christmas - Queen; Soul Deep - Council Collective; Everything She Wants - Wham!; Nellie The Elephant - Toy Dolls; Another Rock And Roll Christmas - Gary Glitter
Bitz: Paul Young, "The Secret Of Association", Laurie Latham; Michael Jackson, The Jacksons; Council Collective: Paul Weller, Mick Talbot, Dee C. Lee, Vaughn Toulouse, Junior Giscombe, Jimmy Ruffin; Martyn Ware; Thompson Twins, Band Aid; Matt Bianco, Breekout Krew; Slade, "Merry Xmas Everybody", Roy Wood and Wizzard, "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day", Dan Fogelberg, "Some Auld Lang Syne", Perry Como, "Christmas Dream", Neil Diamond, "You Make It Feel Like Christmas", Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton, "Christmas Without You", Tony Jackson, "Snowy White Christmas", Terry King, "Stay With Me For Christmas", Marie-Anne Emmanuel, "Merry Christmas And Happy New Year", Eden Perry, "Christmas Elvis Presley Style", Father Christmas, "It's Christmas", Jingle Belles, "Christmas Spectre (Medley)", Krankies, "Hand In Hand At Christmas", Giant Haystacks, "It's OK For Santa", Bonnie Langford, "Just One Kiss"; "Gremlins", "Ghostbusters", "Give My Regards To Broad Street"; Thompson Twins, "Into The Gap - Live"; "20 Reggae Classics Volume 2", Trojan Records; Hamish the Frog, Ian the Frog, Keith the Frog, "We All Stand Together"; "Slade: Feel The Noize" - Chris Charlesworth, "Def Leppard: An Illustrated Biography" - Chris Welch, "Joy Division + New Order: Pleasure and Wayward Distractions" - Brian Edge, "Break Dancing" - Lucy Blandford, "Judas Priest HM Photo Book", "Judas Priest Heavy Duty" - Steve Gett; "Saturday Superstore Replay Selection Volume 2": Depeche Mode, Paul Young, Ultravox, Special AKA, Shakin' Stevens, Matt Bianco Bluebells, Wham!, Musical Youth, Nik Kershaw, Howard Jones
Other: Pop Quiz: Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet; Readers' Poll results