Peak UK Chart Position: #3 in May 1985.
James Michael Aloysius Bradford, better known as Jimmy Nail, celebrates his 63rd birthday today. He originally found fame through cult ITV comedy-drama Auf Wiedersehen Pet, in the role of Oz, with series one containing thirteen episodes spanning 1983 and 1984. A second series was made in 1986, and a third in 2002 which contained all of the surviving cast. Nail found time in-between the first and second series to record his version of the Rose Royce track “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore”, almost matching its number two peak. It took a further seven years until his second, and biggest hit, with “Ain’t No Doubt” being a three-week number one and the eighth best-seller of 1992.
He had two further major television successes in the early nineties, with Spender, and Crocodile Shoes, the latter spawning a single and album of the same name. The album peaked at number two in 1994 and sold almost one million copies in the UK. He also appeared with Madonna and Antonio Banderas in the 1996 film “Evita”, directed by Alan Parker and adapted from the musical. Last year, Nail played Parson Nathaniel in “War of the Worlds” at the Dominion Theatre, London.
This track was originally performed on Top of the Pops on May 16th 1985; here it is taken from TOTP2, and unfortunately gets abruptly cut off before the end.