Friday, 23 October 2020

Top of the Pops Be Good to Me

Tank fly boss walk jam nitty-gritty, you're listening to the boy from the big bad city, this is the 8th of February 1990 edition of Top of the Pops, this is the 8th of February 1990 edition of Top of the Pops!

Jam hot


8-2-90:   Presenter:  Gary Davies

(10) YELL! – Instant Replay
 Getting the show underway for a second time but the song got no higher.

(27) JANET JACKSON – Come Back To Me  (video)
Peaked at number 20.

(15) BEATS INTERNATIONAL feat. LINDY LAYTON – Dub Be Good To Me
Making their debut in the studio and Gary was spot on with his number one prediction.

(11) DEL AMITRI – Nothing Ever Happens 
Their first of fifteen top 40 hits but it was now at its peak.

(19) LISA STANSFIELD – Live Together  (video)
Peaked at number 10.

(24) THE BELOVED – Hello  (video)
This Madchester sound peaked at number 19.

(7) PHIL COLLINS – I Wish It Would Rain Down
At its peak.

(12) SKID ROW – 18 And Life  (video)
The Bon Jovi juniors were also at their peak.

(1) SINEAD O’CONNOR – Nothing Compares 2 U  (video)
Second of four weeks at number one. 

(29) EURYTHMICS – The King And Queen Of America  (video)  (and credits)
Entertaining video but the song was now at its peak.


15th of February is next.

Top of the Pops All Over Again

 You'd told me you'd never leave me baby, but this is the 2nd of February 1990 edition of Top of the Pops all over again!

Buttons up



2-2-90:   Presenter:  Bruno Brookes

(9) LONNIE GORDON  – Happenin’ All Over Again
Getting the show underway in the studio tonight with what was her only top ten hit and it peaked at number 4.

(29) WRECKS-N-EFFECT – Juicy
Making their studio debut but the tune got no higher.

(20) AND WHY NOT? – The Face
 This lively Bros-esque song was their biggest hit and it peaked at number 13.

(19) SYBIL – Walk On By
Became her first of three top ten hits when it peaked at number 6.

(32) BIRDLAND – Sleep With Me  (video) (Breakers)
Got no higher.

(36) THE BELOVED – Hello  (video) (Breakers)
Peaked at number 19.

(34) EURYTHMICS – The King And Queen Of America  (video) (Breakers)
Peaked at number 29.

(22) HOUSE OF LOVE – Shine On
This very 90's sound was their biggest hit and it went up two more places.

(4) MANTRONIX feat. WONDRESS – Got To Have Your Love  (video)
At its peak.

(25) CHER – Just Like Jesse James  (video)
Yee- hi! On her way to number 11.

(3) TECHNOTRONIC feat. YA KID K – Get Up (Before The Night Is Over)
In the studio with the follow up to Pump Up the Jam and it went up one more place.

(1) SINEAD O’CONNOR – Nothing Compares 2 U
First of four weeks at number one. 

(23) SKID ROW – 18 And Life  (video)  (and credits)
 Their biggest hit and it peaked at number 12



February 8th is next.

Friday, 16 October 2020

Top of the Pops Replay

 You set my lips on fire, you won the key to my heart, and I can't get enough of the 26th of January 1990 edition of Top of the Pops!

Top of the (arm) pits


26-1-90:   Presenters:  Simon Mayo & Jakki Brambles

(24) YELL! – Instant Replay
Getting the show underway with their studio debut, but this Dan Hartman cover was the duo's only hit and it made number 10.

(18) PUBLIC ENEMY – Welcome To The Terrordome  (video)
Peaked at number 18.

(23) DEL AMITRI – Nothing Ever Happens
In the studio to perform what became their biggest hit when it peaked at number 11.

(9) F.P.I. PROJECT feat. SHARON DEE CLARKE – Going Back To My Roots
Third time on the show but the song was now at its peak.

(31) AND WHY NOT? – The Face  (video) (Breaker)
Their biggest hit and it peaked at number 13. 

(32) LONNIE GORDON – Happenin’ All Over Again  (video) (Breaker)
Her only top ten hit and it peaked at number 4. 

(27) QUINCY JONES feat. RAY CHARLES & CHAKA KHAN – I’ll Be Good To You  (video)
Peaked at number 21.

(26) PHIL COLLINS – I Wish It Would Rain Down
In the studio with what looks like his great grandad on guitar and the song peaked at number 7.

(12) ADAMSKI – N-R-G 
Making his studio debut but this energetic tune got no higher.

 (3) SINEAD O’CONNOR – Nothing Compares 2 U
 Looking all serious and moody in the studio with the song that will be number one next week.

(1) KYLIE MINOGUE – Tears On My Pillow (video)
First and only week at number one. 

(19) GINO LATINO – Welcome  (video)  (and credits)
His only hit and it peaked at number 17.
 
February 2nd is next.
 

Top of the Pops Told You So

 Dreams would come and go, could have told you so, it's the 18th of January 1990 edition of Top fo the Pops!

Top of the Quiffs

18-1-90:   Presenter:  Nicky Campbell

(13) HALO JAMES – Could Have Told You So
Getting us underway tonight and the song peaked at number 6

(20) LIL’ LOUIS & THE WORLD – I Called U  (video)
Peaked at number 16.

(23) MARTIKA – More Than You Know
In the studio and sounding perhaps a little bit like Tiffany, and the song peaked at number 15.

(3) 49ers – Touch Me  (video)
Their only top ten hit was now at its peak.

(18) MEGADETH – No More Mr. Nice Guy  (video)
Went up five more places.

(31) NENEH CHERRY – Inna City Mamma  (video) (Breaker)
Got no higher.

(30) SINEAD O’CONNOR – Nothing Compares 2 U  (video) (Breaker)
On her way to number one of course.

(19) THE QUIREBOYS – Hey You
Their biggest hit and it peakd at number 14.

(2) KYLIE MINOGUE – Tears On My Pillow  (video)
From her new movie The Delinquents, and it will be number one next week. 

(1) NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK – Hangin’ Tough  (video)
Second and final week at the top. 

(27) ADAMSKI – N-R-G  (video)  (and credits)
His first of three top 40 hits when it peaked at number 12.


January 26th is next.
 

Friday, 9 October 2020

Top of the Pops of the New Year

 You're so young and you know so much, heaven help us all it's the 11th of January 1990 edition of Top of the Pops!

Big Fish in a small studio



11-1-90:   Presenter:  Simon Mayo

(14) F.P.I. PROJECT feat. SHARON DEE CLARKE – Going Back To My Roots
Sharon's turned up at last to get the show underway tonight and the song peaked at number 9.

(24) JIMMY SOMERVILLE – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)  (video)
This cover of Sylvester's classic disco song became Jimmy's first of two solo top ten hits when it peaked at number 5.

(16) D-MOB feat. NUFF JUICE – Put Your Hands Together
In the studio to perform what was to be their third and final top ten hit when it peaked at number 7.

(12) MANTRONIX feat. WONDRESS – Got To Have Your Love  (video)
Became their first of two top ten hits when it peaked at number 4.
 
(25) FISH – Big Wedge 
In the studio dressed up as Big Sam to perform his biggest solo hit but number 25 was as good as it got.
 
(17) THE MISSION – Butterfly On A Wheel
 Also in the studio tonight and this dramatic song peaked at number 12.

(21) DEACON BLUE – Queen Of The New Year 
Perfoming this lively new year number in the studio but it got no higher. 

(1) NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK – Hangin’ Tough  (video)
 First of two weeks at number one.

(30) HALO JAMES – Could Have Told You So  (video)  (and credits)
Became their only top ten hit when it peaked at number 6.
 
 
January 18th is next.

Listen To Your Top of the Pops

 Happy New Top of the Pops! And the show enters its last ever full decade with this live edition from the 4th of January 1990.

Happy New Decade


4-1-90:   Presenter:  Gary Davies

(24) THE QUIREBOYS – Hey You 
Getting the 90's underway in the studio tonight with what became their biggest hit when it peaked at number 14.
 
(5) MADONNA – Dear Jessie  (video)
At its peak.

(18) SILVER BULLET – 20 Seconds To Comply  (video)
 On its way to number 11.

(12) LATINO RAVE – Deep Heat ’89  (video)
At its peak. 

(20) SONIA – Listen To Your Heart 
In the studio and dancing her way to number 10. 

(8) DE LA SOUL – The Magic Number  (video)
 Went up one more place.

(23) 49ers – Touch Me  (video)
 Peaked at number 3.

(9) NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK – Hangin’ Tough  (video)
Became their second of two number ones, but what a year 1990 was to be for this band, with no less than seven top ten hits!

(11) ROB ‘N’ RAZ feat. LEILA K – Got To Get  (video)
Peaked at number 8.

(1) BAND AID II – Do They Know It’s Christmas?  (video)
Third and final week at number one. 

(25) F.P.I. PROJECT feat. SHARON DEE CLARKE – Going Back To My Roots  (and credits) 
 Became their only top ten hit when it peaked at number 9. But where was Sharon?


January 11th is next.

Friday, 2 October 2020

Nothing Compares to 1990

 The long wait is over at last and 1990 is finally upon us, and first up to enjoy is the BBC4 curtain raiser Big Hits compilation.

Hello Princess


Adamski featuring Seal - "Killer"

Fabulous track which was a massive number one hit in the spring.

 

Vanilla Ice - "Ice Ice Baby"

Rapping it live, his only number one hit.

 

EMF - "Unbelevable"

Became their first of three top ten hits when it made number 3.

 

Blue Pearl - "Naked in the Rain"

Yum Yum. Peaked at number 4.

 

Beats International featuring Lindy Layton - "Dub Be Good to Me"

Got to number one early in the year.

 

En Vogue - "Hold On"

Became their first of four top ten hits when it peaked at number 5.

 

KLF - "What Time is Love"

This exciting sound peaked at number 5.

 

Maria McKee - "Show Me Heaven"

Singing her huge number one hit live in the studio.

 

LondonBeat - "I've Been Thinking About You"

Their only top ten hit and it peaked at number 2.

 

Sinead O'Connor - "Nothing Compares 2 U"

A huge number one hit early in the year.

 

Betty Boo - "Doin' the Do"

In the studio with the Boo-ettes and the song peaked at number 7.

 

Primal Scream - "Loaded"

Their debut hit and it peaked at number 16.

 

Monie Love featuring True Image - "It's a Shame (My Sister)

Peaked at number 12.

 

Beautiful South - "A Little Time"

Briana and Dave duet on the band's only number one hit.

 

Elton John - "Sacrifice"

Incredibly, this was Elton's first ever solo number one hit!

 

Kylie Minogue - "Better the Devil You Know"

Already her tenth top ten hit and it peaked at number 2.

 

Happy Mondays - "Kinky Afro"

Their second top ten hit of the year and it peaked at number 5.

 

Tina Turner - "Steamy Windows"

Peaked at number 13.

 

Snap - "The Power"

With their first of two number ones and nine top ten hits.

 

The Farm - "Altogether Now"

With their biggest hit and it peaked at number 4.

 

Next up is January 4th 1990.