Legs & Co. – Don’t Push It, Don’t Force It

Top Of The Pops 3 April 1980:
Legs & Co. dance to Don’t Push It, Don’t Force It by Leon Haywood.

“It’ll ride up with wear.” that’s what the staff in Grace Brothers Ladies’ & Gentlemen’s Clothing Departments would say to any customer worried about overly-generous-sized items we were flogging them. And yes, it’s true: things do ride up with wear; but that’s not always a good thing. Here, Legs & Co. discover that their dresses, already very much on the short side, are riding up just a little too much. Cue lots of subtle, and indeed not-so-subtle attempts to get their clothing back under control. In fact, from the very start of the routine, before first-to-appear Lulu is even fully in shot, she’s already having to make adjustments.

It’s these little human touches that make an already great routine unto an utter delight. But what a shame we don’t get to see Patti: this is just the sort of sultry performance that she always excelled at.

From the old blog, Saturday, 5 March 2011

I’ve already posted this clip of Legs & Co. dancing to Leon Heywood’s Don’t Push it, Don’t Force It, back in the days before I got the hang of embedded video. But I’ve found the same clip posted on YouTube recently, so I thought I’d share.


Some Guy said…

For me the ultimate in `sexy` shoots for legs. All 5 girls looking mega hot, cant really pick whos the hottest though ? Or can i. Pity Patti couldnt make the trip.
5 March 2011 08:26

jez said…

very good routine but the song was never really a favourite of mine
5 March 2011 12:35

PattiforPM said…

A really strong performance by all concerned I agree. From the wonderful leggy look right up to the hair mussing it’s all quite exhausting and mesmerizing. Thanks YMG, this one definitely earns a place on their Greatest Hits DVD set.
5 March 2011 13:55

Suefan said…

Certainly in amongst their greatest hits but not the ‘ultimate’ for me.
5 March 2011 14:09

Update 24 April 2015: Upgraded video clip to BBC4 version.

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