Old TOTP (BBC4)

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  1. FetchFugly

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    Well it is the highest new entry... but not as high as usual for Duran Duran.

    GET YOU Janice...
     
  2. octophone

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    Do we think "Walk Like An Egyptian" would be considered offensive now?
     
  3. octophone

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    I wonder why Susannah Hoffs always did that thing where she cast her eyes from side to said like a cat with its head trapped in a radiator? Was she scared one of the others was going to smack her one at any minute?
     
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    Yaaaas! "World Shut Your Mouth". Magnificent. Hasn't aged a day.
     
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    Fuck you Gary Davies, you worthless shitebag.
     
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    The thing about them doing 2 years in one (thanks Mike Fucking Smith), is that the fall of some of the bigger hitters of the early 80's seems all the sharper - Paul Young and Howard Jones both struggling for sales and for a tune here.
     
  7. octophone

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    The video for "True Blue" costing about $7 there...
     
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    Is Simon Bates being a sarky bugger about that Cliff/Sarah Brightman being directed by Ken Russell? It's a two quid green screen extravaganza!
     
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    Oh, here it is...very pale compared to its predecessor and indeed, confirming the stalker vibes of the "I Want To..." video weren't ENTIRELY accidental.
     
  11. octophone

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    OH, I've had a sudden memory of being outrageously excited about The Mission being in the chart! Oh dear, oh dear...
     
  12. octophone

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    Explain "Marti Webb" plz.
     
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    You're not wrong. He looks awfully smug for a full on pubehead as well.

    Bloody rubbish.
     
  14. octophone

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    Oh GOD, the sound effects on that just make me think of Ross in that episode of Friends...
     
  15. octophone

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    2000 Miles aside, I just never took to Chrissie Hynde. Soz.
     
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    Housemartins still sounds good - quite ballsy of them to follow-up "Happy Hour" with such a downbeat song.
     
  17. octophone

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    Haha - quite like them looking around for the trumpet player...it's little touches like that which were most of the fun in TOTP by this time.
     
  18. octophone

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    "Aye you comfortable...yeah you look it" - what did he even mean by that. God, Gary Davies is everything that was SHIt about the 80's in one entitled package.
     
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    oh that video...*CRINGE*
     
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    This is how I keep up my post-count.
     
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    I mean - quoting yourself is true postwhoring.
     
  22. octophone

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    "True Colours" is a delight. I hate hearing show-off singers belting it out; Lauper's fragile delivery is a massive part of why the song works so well (ditto the equally fab "Time After Time")
     
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    S'OK, that's me done. I'm off watching Housemartins videos on YouTube now.
     
  24. FetchFugly

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    I like her/them but that performance of Don't Get Me Wrong felt really cringeworthy. I think it was the quick cuts between the inanely grinning band members. It is one of those songs that I think of as being bigger than grazing the top ten though.
     
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    Yeah, what was so damn funny? But you're right - radio must have loved that song because it was everywhere but my memory put it top 3 or so.
     
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    Actually, in fairness, Brass In Pocket is pretty much the tits as well.
     
  27. lolly

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    2000 Miles
    Brass In Pocket
    Don't Get Me Wrong
    Hymn To Her

    From what I remember (it's been a long time) pretty much everything else is superfluous.
     
  28. FetchFugly

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    Back on the Chain Gang and Talk of the Town are definitely top tier for me too.
     
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    I'd forgotten Chain Gang. But Talk Of The Town doesn't really hit the spot for me.
     
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    I like the chord sequence of "Chain Gang", it pleases me on a guitar-player level but the song doesn't do a whole lot for me.
     
  31. Robbie

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    Mike Smith hosted edition from 04/12/86:

    The Communards – “So Cold The Night” (14)
    Oran ‘Juice’ Jones – “The Rain” (12) (video)
    Erasure – “Sometimes” (3)
    Genesis – “Land Of Confusion” (20) (video)
    Jaki Graham – “Step Right Up” (26) (breaker)
    The Housemartins – “Caravan Of Love” (23) (breaker)
    George Benson – “Shiver” (21) (breaker)
    Gregory Abbott – “Shake You Down” (15)
    Europe – “The Final Countdown” (1) (video)
    Bruce Springsteen – “War” (18) (live clip/credits)

    https://wetransfer.com/downloads/a59ef9e6bef8429ff9adbe6629cfd8a220181209160629/27195e
     
  32. octophone

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    Oh man, Caravan Of Love - that's a beautiful record.
     
  33. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    Two words...Nick Berry

    OH DEAR
     
  34. Shirley

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    Mind you RED BOX are even fucking WORSE

    WORRA LOAD OF OLD SHIT
     
  35. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    The BOB has LANDED
     
  36. BoysForSeles

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    Back On The Chain Gang is my favourite.

    I’d chuck in Human, Popstar, You Know Who Your Friends Are and Lets Get Lost (the single version with Neil Tennant) as essential Pretenders too. Really liked Chrissie’s solo record ‘Stockholm’ too.
     
  37. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    Even NILE RODGERS can't save NOTORIOUS

    'Skin Trade' was the only DURAN single that I ever though was any use AT ALL but I'm ready to be DISABUSED OF THAT NOTION
     
  38. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    THIS is my favourite Pretenders-related artefact



    And 'My Love Life' my MORRISSEY but WE DON'T MENTION HIM ANY MORE
     
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  39. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    OMG Europe. We've got a CLICHE and we're gonna use it.

    Big hair frightens me

    This Simple Minds song is a big old NOTHING. I don't remember it AT ALL and I was quite the POP CONSUMER at the time
     
  40. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    MS DREWERY is BACK BACK BACK with a BRIEF HAT, A PLACCY MAC and BOILER SUITS
     

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