Reviewed by Chris Arnsby. Peter Powell: “Hello! Welcome one and all to another
edition of Top of the Pops! On the show tonight we've got Elton John, we've got
Jennifer Rush, we've got Colonel Abrams, and who else!?” Mike Read: “Well, one
of the biggest risers in the chart this week heading towards the top ten. We're
going to kick off with a bit of Rock and Roll, it's Shaky and Lipstick, Powder,
 Shakin' Stevens: Lipstick, Powder & Paint. Gather round children and I'll tell you again of the remarkable story of Shakin' Stevens. Now in the sixth year of his pop career, he's released 18 singles and all bar one have reached the Top 20 (Hot Dog, 24 in March 1980), and 11 of those singles made the Top 10. Lipstick, Powder, and Paint will not be one of those Top 10 songs but if you were to draw a graph (with Pop Success on the X-axis and Shaky Factor on the Y-axis) I think this might be the performance to come out right in the middle. I'd describe it as mean Shaky, but that makes it sound like he's had a Billy Idol bad-boy makeover. If you listen to the song it's nothing remarkable. It's another Shakin' Stevens cover of a fifties single. It's the performance that elevates it, and it's a great example of how Top of the Pops is able to work its magic.