Friday, 20 May 2022

I Will Always Love Top of the Pops

 I wish you joy and I wish you happiness and above all else I wish you the 25th of December 1992 edition of Top of the Pops!


Merry and bright said Fred


25-12-92:   Presenters:  Mark Franklin & Tony Dortie

(-) WET WET WET – Goodnight Girl
(-) RIGHT SAID FRED feat. JOCELYN BROWN – Don’t Talk Just Kiss  (video)
(-) DIANA ROSS – When You Tell Me That You Love Me  (video)
(-) THE PRODIGY – Everybody In The Place  (video)
(-) THE K.L.F. feat. TAMMY WYNETTE – Justified And Ancient  (video)
(-) KYLIE MINOGUE – Give Me Just A Little More Time  (video)
(-) QUEEN – Bohemian Rhapsody  (video)
(-) MICHAEL JACKSON – Remember The Time  (video)
(-) THE TEMPTATIONS – My Girl  (video)
(-) 2 UNLIMITED – Twilight Zone  (video)
(-) SHAKESPEAR’S SISTER – Stay  (video)
(-) SHANICE – I Love Your Smile  (via satellite)
(-) MR. BIG – To Be With You  (video)
(-) CE CE PENISTON – Finally  (video)
(-) RIGHT SAID FRED – Deeply Dippy
(-) SISTERS OF MERCY – Temple Of Love  (video)
(-) VANESSA WILLIAMS – Save The Best For Last  (video)
(-) DEF LEPPARD – Let’s Get Rocked  (video)
(-) SL2 – On A Ragga Tip  (video)
(-) IRON MAIDEN – Be Quick Or Be Dead  (video)
(-) CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT – Hang On In There Baby  (video)
(-) SHUT UP & DANCE feat. PETER BOUNCER – Raving I’m Raving  (clip of TOTP 28-5-92)
(-) GUNS N’ ROSES – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door  (video)
(-) KWS – Please Don’t Go
(-) RICHARD MARX – Hazard  (video)
(-) UGLY KID JOE – Everything About You  (video)
(-) NICK BERRY – Heartbeat  (video)
(-) KRIS KROSS – Jump  (video)
(-) ERASURE – Take A Chance On Me  (video)
(-) JIMMY NAIL – Ain’t No Doubt
(-) MADONNA – This Used To Be My Playground  (video)
(-) SMART E’S – Sesame’s Treat  (video)
(-) MARIAH CAREY – I’ll Be There  (clip of TOTP 25-6-92)
(-) BILLY RAY CYRUS – Achy Breaky Heart  (video)
(-) LUTHER VANDROSS & JANET JACKSON – The Best Things In Life Are Free  (video)
(-) FREDDIE MERCURY & MONTSERRAT CABALLE – Barcelona  (video)
(-) SNAP – Rhythm Is A Dancer  (video)
(-) UNDERCOVER – Baker Street
(-) DR. ALBAN – It’s My Life  (video)
(-) THE SHAMEN – Ebeneezer Goode  (video)
(-) TASMIN ARCHER – Sleeping Satellite
(-) MADONNA – Erotica  (video)
(-) BIZARRE INC. feat. ANGIE BROWN – I’m Gonna Get You  (video)
(27) BOYZ II MEN – End Of The Road  (via satellite)
(51) RAGE – Run To You  (video)
(24) ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT – People Everyday  (video)
(3) CHARLES & EDDIE – Would I Lie To You?  (via satellite)
(2) MICHAEL JACKSON – Heal The World  (video)
(1) WHITNEY HOUSTON – I Will Always Love You  (video)

 

7th of January 1993 is next.

Phorever Top of the Pops

 We don't have to look too far to find the 17th of December 1992 edition of Top of the Pops!


Eezer card


17-12-92:   Presenters:  Tony Dortie & Mr. Blobby

(7) THE SHAMEN – Phorever People
Getting the final regular show of 1992 underway with what became their fifth and final top ten hit wen it peaked at number 5.

(6) MADONNA – Deeper And Deeper  (video)  (and charts)
At its peak.

(26) EAST SIDE BEAT – Alive And Kicking
In the studio performing their second and final top 40 hit but it got no higher.

(16) GLORIA ESTEFAN – Miami Hit Mix  (via satellite)
Went up eight more places.

(20) THE LEMONHEADS – Mrs. Robinson
Here tonight and this Simon and Garfunkel cover went up one more place.

(28) NIRVANA – In Bloom  (video)   (Breakers)
Got no higher.

(27) SLIPSTREEM – We Are Raving – The Anthem  (video)   (Breakers)
Peaked at number 18.

(25) THE WEDDING PRESENT – No Christmas  (video)   (Breakers)
Their twelfth single of the year and it peaked at number 25.

(19) LISA STANSFIELD – Someday (I’m Coming Back)
Here in the studio and the song peaked at number 10.

(2) MICHAEL JACKSON – Heal The World  (video)
Could get no higher.

(10) BONEY M – Boney M. Megamix
A second time in the studio for Liz and co and it went up three more places.

(1) WHITNEY HOUSTON – I Will Always Love You  (video)
Third of ten weeks at number one.
 
 
December 25th is next.

Friday, 13 May 2022

I Still Believe in Top of the Pops

 I believe in fairy tales, Superman and Santa Claus, and in the 10th of December 1992 edition of Top of the Pops!

It's Cliffmas time!



10-12-92:   Presenter:  Mark Franklin

(9) TAKE THAT – Could It Be Magic
Robbie and the boys get the show underway and this Barry Manilow cover became their biggest hit so far when it peaked at number 3.

(11) FREDDIE MERCURY – In My Defence  (video)  (and charts)
Peaked at number 8.

(US 2) SHAI – If I Ever Fall In Love
Singing acapella this was their only hit and it peaked at number 36.

(4) W.W.F. SUPERSTARS – Slam Jam  (video)
At its peak.

(16) DIANA ROSS – If We Hold On Together (video)
Went up five more places to number 11.

(37) K.W.S. & THE TRAMMPS – Hold Back The Night
In the studio and this version of the old tune peaked at number 30.

(25) GLORIA ESTEFAN – Miami Hit Mix  (video)   (Breakers)
Peaked at number 8.

(22) THE LEMONHEADS – Mrs. Robinson  (video)   (Breakers)
Peaked at number 19.

(21) 808 STATE versus UB40 – One In Ten (Remix)  (video)   (Breakers)
Peaked at number 17.

(10) MADONNA – Deeper And Deeper  (video)   (Breakers)
Peaked at number 6.

(7) CLIFF RICHARD – I Still Believe In You
He's here tonight but this year's offering was now at its peak. 

(1) WHITNEY HOUSTON – I Will Always Love You  (video)
Second of ten weeks at the top. 


17th of December is next.

Lady Godiva's Top of the Pops

 The only place she ever played her bells was the 3rd of December 1992 edition of Top of the Pops!


Only M



3-12-92:   Presenter:  Tony Dortie

(16) STEREO M.C.’S – Step It Up
Getting tonight's show underway and the song peaked at number 12.

(3) MICHAEL JACKSON – Heal The World  (video)  (and charts)
Went up one more place.

(4) HEAVEN 17 – Temptation (Brothers In Rhythm Remix)
A second live studio performance but the remix was now at its peak.

(22) DINA CARROLL – So Close
In the studio and the song went up two more places.

(18) REM – Man On The Moon  (video)   (Breakers)
Got no higher.

(14) U2 – Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses  (video)   (Breakers)
Got no higher.

(9) CLIFF RICHARD – I Still Believe In You  (video)   (Breakers)
This year's Cliffmas offering went up two more places.

(8) ROD STEWART – Tom Traubert’s Blues (Waltzing Matilda)  (video)   (Breakers)
Also went up two more places.

(23) BONEY M – Boney M. Megamix
Liz Mitchell is the only original member here performing what became the group's tenth and final top ten hit when it peaked at number 7.

(NEW) MADONNA – Deeper And Deeper  (video)
Peaked at number 6.

(11) SIMPLY RED – Lady Godiva’s Room
Performing a track for their Montreux EP which was now at its peak.

(1) WHITNEY HOUSTON – I Will Always Love You  (video)
First of ten weeks at number one.
 
 
10th of December is next.

Friday, 6 May 2022

The Impossible Top of the Pops

 This is my quest, to follow the 26th of November 1992 edition of Top of the Pops!

 

The unstoppable fire


26-11-92:   Presenter:  Mark Franklin

(23) EMF – It’s You
Getting the show underway but the song got no higher.

(8) GUNS N’ ROSES – Yesterdays  (video)  (and charts)
At its peak.

(5) UNDERCOVER – Never Let Her Slip Away
Their second and final top ten hit was now at its peak.

(21) CARTER – THE UNSTOPPABLE SEX MACHINE – The Impossible Dream
In the studio with their bid for a Christmas hit but number 21 was as high as it got.

(17) SHABBA RANKS feat. JOHNNY GILL – Slow And Sexy  (video)   (Breakers)
Got no higher.

(14) DEACON BLUE – Your Town  (video)   (Breakers)
Got no higher.

(20) KYLIE MINOGUE – Celebration
Here tonight with this Kool and the Gang cover but it got no higher.

(26) JASON DONOVAN – As Time Goes By
And following Kylie into studio performing his sixteenth and final top 40 hit but it got no higher.

(NEW) ROD STEWART – Tom Traubert’s Blues (Waltzing Matilda)  (via satellite)
Doing a very creditable impression of Noel Edmonds here and the song peaked at number 6.

(1) CHARLES & EDDIE – Would I Lie To You?  (via satellite)
Somehow holding Whitney off the top spot for their second and final week at number one, oh yeah.
 
 
 3rd of December is next.
 

The Harder They Top of the Pops

 So as soon as the sun will shine, I'm gonna get my 19th of November 1992 edition of Top of the Pops!


Belly button of the ball


19-11-92:   Presenter:  Tony Dortie

(26) CATHY DENNIS – Irresistible
Getting tonight's show underway and the song went up two more places.

(FLASHBACK) SONNY & CHER – I Got You Babe  (clip of TOTP 12-8-65)  (and charts)
The duo's only number one.

(9) HEAVEN 17 – Temptation (Brothers In Rhythm Remix)
Performing their biggest hit which had peaked at number 2 in 1983, and this time around it made it to number 4.

(NEW) MADNESS – The Harder They Come  (via satellite)
Live from Red Square, with quite an apt song..., but it wasn't the big hit they were no doubt hoping for, peaking at number 44.

(24) THE PASADENAS – Let’s Stay Together
In the studio with their eighth and final top 40 hit and it peaked at number 22,

(21) INXS – Taste It  (video)   (Breakers)
Got no higher.

(14) THE PRODIGY – Out Of Space  (video)   (Breakers)
Peaked at number 5.

(12) GUNS N’ ROSES – Yesterdays  (video)   (Breakers)
Peaked at number 8.

(11) SIMPLY RED – Drowning In My Own Tears  (video)   (Breakers)
Got no higher.

(4) WHITNEY HOUSTON – I Will Always Love You  (video)
Might just about make it to number one...

(7) GENESIS – Invisible Touch (Live)
A live performance of their live version but it got no higher.

(1) CHARLES & EDDIE – Would I Lie To You?  (video)
First of two weeks at number one. 


26th of November is next.

Friday, 29 April 2022

Free Your Top of the Pops

 I wear tight clothing and high heeled shoes because it's the 12th of November 1992 edition of Top of the Pops!

Happy Top of the Pops Day!


12-11-92:   Presenter:  Mark Franklin

(20) EN VOGUE – Free Your Mind
Getting the 1500th show underway and the song went up four more places

(FLASHBACK) THE SUPREMES – Baby Love  (clip of TOTP 15-10-64)  (and charts)
The trio's only number one.

(16) MICHAEL BOLTON – To Love Somebody
Performing this Bee Gees cover but it got no higher.

(6) VANESSA PARADIS – Be My Baby
A second time in the studio but her final top 40 hit was now at its peak.

(7) UNDERCOVER – Never Let Her Slip Away
In the studio with their second and final top ten hit and this Andrew Gold cover went up two more places.

(8) AMBASSADORS OF FUNK feat. M.C. MARIO – Supermarioland (video)
Got no higher.

(NEW) JASON DONOVAN – As Time Goes By
With Xmas just around the corner this Dooley Wilson cover became his sixteenth and final top 40 hit when it peaked at number 26.

(2) CHARLES & EDDIE – Would I Lie To You?
Performing live in the studio tonight and the song will be number one next week, oh yeah.

(ALBUM TRACK) NEIL DIAMOND – Morning Has Broken
Another early Xmas offering and this old song became his eleventh and final top 40 hit when it peaked at number 36. 

(1) BOYZ II MEN – End Of The Road  (via satellite repeat) 
 Third and final week at number one.

 

19th of November is next.