Old TOTP (BBC4)

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  1. Shirley

    Shirley YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS

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    Stop BITCHING about the BEE GEES, Carol. They SHIT all over you in EVERY SINGLE WAY and YOU KNOW IT
     
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  2. Shirley

    Shirley YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS

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    Well who WOULD want to watch a BORING MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO when they could have SPAGNA IN PERSON instead?
     
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  3. Shirley

    Shirley YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS

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    I can't wait for 1988 and 1989 :disco:

    As much as CURIOSITY were a load of old CACK I almost feel sorry for them being denied the TOP SPOT by TWO ancient revivals. Then again if they hadn't been shit maybe that wouldn't have happened

    Rick's WHEN I FALL IN LOVE is even WORSE than I remember and it's nice to see he AGREES. I'd give good money to find out exactly what NEIL TENNANT said to CAROL DECKER but alas it doesn't seem to be on the record. I hope it was VERY SCATHING INDEED
     
  4. octophone

    octophone a wonderful wooden reason

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    Right, wee bit of a catch-up necessary...

    ...as soon as I work out where I left off, that is... :confused:
     
  5. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    A thoroughly enjoyable Friday night on TV, including the Kate Bush documentary after. God I love BBC Four
     
  6. octophone

    octophone a wonderful wooden reason

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    And to think people tried to save BBC Three.
     
  7. octophone

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    Ah, here we go...

    FGTH - oh dear, absolutely none of them want to be there do they? Holly, in particular, absolutely not feeling this sub-Zep incarnation of the group.
     
  8. octophone

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    Man, Roger Whittaker could whistle. Melody, bird noises, more bird noises...this is better than Five Star anyway.
     
  9. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I feel hopelessly lost with it at the moment as well. And I think sky+ seems to have fucked up - it looks like I may have duplicates stored and missing others, but I've no idea when it was on over Christmas.
     
  10. octophone

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    I rely on iPlayer to tell me what edition is next but it got lost too; mind you, it took me back to that last Peel episode so maybe it was doing me a favour.
     
  11. octophone

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    Nick Kamen's voice is thinner than a fucking Rizla. Grim.
     
  12. octophone

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    I absolutely love The Housemartins' "Caravan Of Love".

    There. I've said it.
     
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    I had "CoL" on a 12" single - 5 songs, all acapella. I was given it for Xmas alongside my first hi-fi - it was a "Saisho", bought in Currys on Argyle Street in Glasgow. £69 - quite a lot in 1986. Pretty sure that was their own brand. 3 band radio, turntable and 2 cassette decks. It was a wee beauty.

    And this record takes me right back to that. A few goosebumps always rise when everyone but Paul Heaton drops out and he sings "the place in which we were born".
     
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    Madonna recognising that sex work is work as early and 1986 there too.
     
  15. octophone

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    Oh bollocks, is the episode with The Housemartins at No. 1 a Mike Smith episode? FUCK.
     
  16. octophone

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    Can't really be bovved with the Xmas Day episode.
     
  17. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    The second one is better. Marina and Christine.
     
  18. octophone

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    Oh, hang on, here's Pet Shop Boys...seeming dressed as each other. Heh.
     
  19. octophone

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    Oh, I'm on the 1986 Xmas Day one...I wasn't going to bother with the modern ones :D
     
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  20. FetchFugly

    FetchFugly closing in again

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    Old Carol really does seem to enjoy cultivating a grudge. She's probably lying but I do quite like the idea of Phil and Paul being shoved to one side for the entrance of the brothers Gibb.

    Where did they find Terence's backing singers? Quite the odd pair.
     
  21. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Watching the 1987 performance show now.

    There was me thinking 1987 would be better than 86, but then UP POPS MARTI FUCKING GURNING PELLOW :argh:
     
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    I had never heard Santa Claus is On the Dole. It's far better than it should be. Also that Elkie Brooks power ballad which isn't.
     
  23. Ag

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    The Gap Band had a hit in 1987?!
     
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    Also:

     
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    Although is this where the Inner City track of the same title was sourced?
     
  26. Ag

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    Apparently not!
     
  27. Shirley

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    OH GOOD GRIEF
     
  28. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Not watched yet, but is that No More The Fool? I properly love it. And I seem to recall it was originally earmarked for Kim Wilde. I assume the production would have been rather different.
     
  29. Robbie

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    Mike Smith time again...

    15 January 1987

    Iggy Pop – “Real Wild Child (Wild One)” (18)
    The Mission – “Wasteland” (24) (video)
    Robbie Nevil – “C’est La Vie” (6)
    The Style Council – “It Didn’t Matter” (15)
    UB40 – “Rat In Mi Kitchen” (31) (breaker)
    Siouxsie & The Banshees – “This Wheel’s On Fire” (30) (breaker)
    Dead Or Alive – “Something In My House” (29) (breaker)
    Bangles – “Walking Down Your Street” (28) (breaker)
    Elkie Brooks – “No More The Fool” (5)
    Jackie Wilson – “Reet Petite” (1) (video)
    Alison Moyet – “Is This Love?” (3) (video/credits)

    https://wetransfer.com/downloads/4a...EN7I3D7nWW2exvmzWys8JJgLArprLEc5yU9YruWUobtc8

    If anyone is old enough to remember the time this was shown you might recall that it was right in the middle of a very cold and snowy spell that saw most parts of the country with below zero temperatures for a fortnight and large parts of the country grinding to a halt. One day it was snowing so heavily that it took me over three hours to get to work (for a journey that was only about 6 or 7 miles) and when I got there I found out most people hadn't turned in, the office was closed to the public and those of us who did arrive were sent home. Two other times during January 1987 we were sent home because the water pipes in the office burst.

    The chart for the week ending 17 January 1987 was notable for the sheer volume of new entries and high climbers inside the top 40. Fourteen records new to the 40 was some sort of record if I recall and it was bettered until January 1992. Definitely a case of a New Year shake up.

    https://www.officialcharts.com/charts/singles-chart/19870111/

    The single at number 95 - 'Mama Told Me' by Fantastique - had originally been released in either 1981 or 1982 but became something of a sleeper hit. I think it was 1984 when I bought the 12" but it finally made the Top 100 in late 1986 as it suddenly started to get plays in clubs and pub discos around then. It sounded like something from the early 80s too and there seemed to be no budget available for the video!

     
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  30. FetchFugly

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    Something In My House and the Randy Crawford live experience. What a TOTP. :disco:
     
  31. Ag

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    Yes much much better stuff after a year of EXHAUSTING DROSS.

    :disco: @ Taffy.
     
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    Christ Siouxsie, Dead or Alive, Pepsi & Shirley... so much joy.
     
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    And then Jack Your Body :disco:
     
  34. Robbie

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    Good to see someone enjoying 'Jack Your Body'. If you go to Digital Spy you'd think it was the devils spawn... when it was a brilliant track. Most of the posters from there hate it. It has to be said though, back then it divided the nation as some of the chart followers from years earlier couldn't understand why it had charted let alone reach number 1.
     
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    To be honest I never did LOVE IT. But I certainly enjoyed it the context of 1987. Pump Up The Volume is my preference in terms of early house #1s.
     
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    'Pump Up The Volume' is also excellent. Which makes it all the worse that we won't get to see it at all. All appearances are Smith'd including the weeks it was at number 1 AND the Christmas Day edition...
     
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    Plus 'Pump Up The Volume' was the first single to be number 1 twice in 5 days. The chart reveal day moved forward from a Tuesday to a Sunday when it was at the top...
     
  38. Robbie

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    Next Thursday is the edition from 5 February 1987. Which means we've missed out the one from 29 January 1987 as it's another Mike Smith hosted programme...

    Pepsi & Shirlie – “Heartache” (7)
    Aretha Franklin & George Michael – “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)” (2) (video)
    Raze – “Jack The Groove” (20)
    Robbie Nevil – “C’est La Vie” (3)
    Vesta Williams – “Once Bitten Twice Shy” (25)
    The Blow Monkeys – “It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way” (27) (breaker)
    Michael Crawford & Sarah Brightman – “Music Of The Night” (24) (breaker)
    Taffy – “I Love My Radio” (15) (+ brief interview)
    Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley – “Jack Your Body” (1) (video/credits)

    https://wetransfer.com/downloads/f65b8fdf7d8cfb0c232cd375337128b220190118104803/743c06

    Next Thursday is also the last episode that was presented by John Peel as part of the Top Of The Pops regular line-up and so ends an era... he would present one further edition, on 14 December 1995 but that was a ruse to get him into the studio for Michael Aspel to present him with the big red book and to say "John Peel, this is your life".



     
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  39. Shirley

    Shirley YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS

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    I SPY FLUFF

    NOT ARF

    Ooh things are LOOKING UP if only we could get rid of ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER

    I always thought Pepsi and Shirley were shit
     
  40. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Now I love Randy Crawford (obvs) but how on earth did she beat Sheena Easton and Toyah to Best British Female at the 1982 Brits? :confused:
     

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