So who remembers watching Prisoner Cell Block H? This theme tune is rarely played these days and I guess that, like me, many of you won't have haven't heard the tune in a long time, or may have completely forgotten about it. The video features a clip from BBC Top Of The Pops in 1989.

Originally a 70's tune, On The Inside was a one hit wonder (see more 80s One Hit Wonders) for the English-born singer Lynne Hamilton in the UK during 1989, reaching #3 in the singles charts. However, the song was originally released in Australia ten years earlier in 1979, reaching #1.

Written by Allan Caswell, the song was used as the closing theme tune for the Aussie soap opera 'Prisoner Cell Block H' in 691 out of 692 episodes. In the one episode it wasn't used in (I'm not sure exactly which one!), Pixie's Song was used instead as it was appropriate to the story line. The TV soap didn't air in the UK until 1989, hence the later release of the song over here.

Lynne Hamilton is an English singer who was born in Lancashire and began her musical career with the Desperadoes as a backing singer. She was also a friend of the Beatles, especially Paul McCartney.
Lynne Hamilton On The Inside vinyl

More 80s artists beginning with L

Landscape  Einstein A Go-Go 

Landscape  Norman Bates 

Laurie Anderson  O Superman 

Leo Sayer  Orchard Road

Letitia Dean and Paul J. Medford  Something Outa Nothing 

Level 42  Running In The Family

Limahl  The NeverEnding Story

Lionel Richie  All Night Long 
(All Night)

Lionel Richie  Hello 

Lionel Richie  Say You, Say Me 

Lipps Inc.  Funky Town 

Liquid Gold

Lisa Stansfield  All Around The World 

Living In A Box 

Lloyd Cole & The Commotions  Brand New Friend

Lovebug Starski  Amityville (The House on the Hill)