You are quite correct here Servalan. I loved a lot of the music which was on the go mid 1980. Also recall the late Teena Marie's sublime first UK hit single 'Behind the groove' doing well in the top 10 at this time. Likewise Crown Heights Affair classic 'You Gave me love' . Mind you my preferred genre is dance / soul / r n b. Other records I bought around this time were Average White Band 'Let's Go Round Again',
Jermaine Jackson 'Let's Get Serious' and New Musik's sublime 'Sanctuary'. Wish they'd music like that today !!
Thank you for refreshing my memory.
I'd guess other soul/disco hits of that era that flourished in the absence of TOTP were George Benson's 'Give Me The Night', Tom Browne's 'Funkin' For Jamaica (NY)' and Change's Chic-tastic 'A Lover's Holiday' ...