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The First Picture Of You – Lotus Eaters

The Lotus Eaters occupied the UK top 40 for nine weeks in 1983 with this track.

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Thirty years ago this week, The first picture of you by the Lotus Eaters was at its highest position of number 15 in the UK singles chart for the second of two weeks. It had entered the top 40 six weeks previously at number 36. After falling from its peak position, the song spent two more weeks in the top 40 and then left the chart.

The first picture of you was released on the Sylvan record label and was the only UK top 40 hit for the Lotus Eaters. It was included on the album No sense of sin, which failed to enter the UK albums top 40 in 1984, peaking at number 96.

More music from the Lotus Eaters


UK singles chart for the week ending 27 August 1983

  1. Give it upKC and the Sunshine Band

  2. GoldSpandau Ballet

  3. Long hot summer / Paris matchStyle Council

  4. I’m still standingElton John

  5. Club TropicanaWham!

  6. Wings of a doveMadness

  7. Everything countsDepeche Mode

  8. RockitHerbie Hancock

  9. Red red wineUB40

  10. Watching you, watching meDavid Grant


  1. Come dancingKinks


  1. The first picture of youLotus Eaters

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