Friday, January 20, 2023

January 20 - February 2, 1983

Smash Hits, January 20, 1983

(click on the image to see the full issue)

Cover: Pete Wylie
Centrespread: Boy George
Back cover: Belle Stars
Interviews: Wah!; Michael Jackson; Men At Work
Lyrics: Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant; The Story Of The Blues - Wah!; One On One - Daryl Hall & John Oates; Twisting By The Pool - Dire Straits; Billie Jean - Michael Jackson; So Close - Diana Ross; Steppin' Out - Joe Jackson; Oh Diane - Fleetwood Mac; Gloria - Laura Branigan; Down Under - Men At Work; Mind Up Tonight - Melba Moore; The Cutter - Echo & The Bunnymen
Start: personal file - Mike Nolan; Paul Weller, Tracey Thorn; Tracey Ullman; The Sleeping Lions, "Wonderful You Are"; Gene Anthony Ray, Debbie Allen; Roy Hay marries Alison; Merrick, Gary Tibbs
Bitz: all time top ten - Andy O; Echo And The Bunnymen; Chris Difford, Glenn Tilbrook, "Labelled With Love"; compact discs; David Bowie world tour; Gallup replaces British Market Research Bureau; Adam Ant, ABC in USA; Orchestral Manouevres In The Dark, Genetic Engineering, Dazzle Ships; Billy Griffin "Hold Me Tighter In The Rain"; Duran Duran; Ian Dury, "Hard Lines", Aidan Cant, "Swing And Go!", Paul Weller; Mick Karn, "Sensitive"; Bauhaus, "Lagartija Nick"; Clive Burr quits Iron Maiden; Warren Can, Hans Zimmer, "Spies"; vinyl frontier: Spandau Ballet, Fun Boy Three, Mari Wilson, Wham, Spear Of Destiny, Leisure Process, Bananarama, Altered Images, The Police
Single reviews (Dave Rimmer): 1999 - Prince; Dance Sucker - Set The Tone; Brother Bright - Cava Cava; Too Shy - Kajagoogoo; Let's Stay Together - Bobby M featuring Jean Carn; Change - Tears For Fears; Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens - Stargazers; Please Please Me - Beatles; Shiny Shiny - Haysi Fantayzee; Girl I Like The Way That You Move - Stone; Nature Boy - Central Line; If This World Were Mine - Cheryl Lynn (with Luther Vandross); Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant; The Front Line - Steve Wonder; Let's Forget - White And Torch; So Close - Diana Ross; Censored - Paris; The Cutter - Echo And The Bunnymen; Vintage English Rock & Roll - That Hideous Strength; Sign Of The Times - The Belle Stars; Message 2 (Survival) - Melle Mel And Duke Bootee; Christian - China Crisis; I Like My Own Company - Go 2; Dangerous Moonlight - Die Unbekannten; Last Night A D.J. Saved My Life - Indeep; Revelations (Of Heartbreak) - The Blades
Album reviews (Neil Tennant / David Bostock / Mark Ellen / David Hepworth / Peter Stockton / Dave Rimmer ): The Art Of Falling Apart - Soft Cell; Power Cuts - All Their Hottest Hits - Heatwave; Feline - The Stranglers; The Distance - Bob Seger; Leather, Bristles, No Survivors And Sick Boys… - GBH; Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) - Eurythmics; Luther Vandross - Luther Vandross; Live Evil - Black Sabbath; Exposed - Schneider With The Kick; Suburban Voodoo - Paul Carrack; Porcupine - Echo And The Bunnymen; Rare - David Bowie
Nights Out: Joe Jackson; Medium Wave Band / US / Hot Quisine
Other: 50 Facts About The Beatles

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