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VOTE The Top of the Pops  

jackklugman
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TOP OF THE POPS BEGAN ON NEW YEAR´S DAY 1964 IN STUDIO IN DICKENSON ROAD IN RUSHOLME MANCHESTER. THE SHOW WAS ORIGINALLY INTENDED TO RUN FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME BUT LASTED OVER 42 YEARS. THE SHOW WAS ORIGINALLY BASED ON THE TOP 20. BY 1970 THE TOP 30 WAS BEING USED AND THE SHOW WAS EXTENDED FROM 30 TO 45 MINUTES DURATION. A SWITCH TO THE TOP 40 WAS MADE IN 1984. THE SHOW ALWAYS END WITH THE NUMBER ONE RECORD ALSO THE SHOW WOULD INCLUDE THE HIGHEST NEW ENTRY AND THE HIGHEST CLIMBER ON THE CHARTS. ON THE FIRST SHOW FEATURED THE ROLLING STONES WITH " I WANT TO BE YOUR MAN", DUSTY SPRINGFIELD WITH "I ONLY WANNA BE WITH YOU", THE DAVE CLARK FIVE WITH "GLAD ALL OVER", THE HOLLIES WITH "STAY", THE SWINGING BLUE JEANS WITH " HIPPY HIPPY SHAKE", AND THE BEATLES WITH "I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND". LARGELY DUE TO THE VARYING LEVELS OF AVAILABILITY OF CHARTS THROUGHOUT THE 70´S, THE SHOW FEATURED TIGHTLY CHOREOGRAPHED DANCE TROUPS SUCH AS: RUBY FLIPPER, LEGS & CO AND ZOO. BY 1980 THE TROUPES WERE DROPPED AND THE AUDIENCE TOOK A MORE ACTIVE ROLE, OFTEN DANCING IN MORE PROMINENT AREAS SUCH AS BEHIND PERFORMING ACTS ON THE BACK OF THE STAGE. WITH NEW PRODUCER MICHAEL HURLL, WHO INTRODUCED MORE OF A PARTY ATMOSPHERE TO THE SHOW WITH PERFORMANCES OFTEN ACCOMPANIED BY BALLOONS AND CHEER LEADERS. ON 20 JUNE 2006 THE SHOW WAS FORMALLY CANCELLED.
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I´m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down, Paul Young 1985

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Money´s Too Tight (to Mention), Simply Red, 1986

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Running in the Family, Level 42 1987

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Don´t Look Down, Go West, 1987

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Wishing I was Lucky, Wet Wet Wet, 1987

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Turn Back the Clock, Johnny Hates Jazz (Xmas 1987)

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Human Touch, Rick Springfield 1984

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I Can Make You Feel Good, Shalamar 1982

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Life on your own, The human League

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BreakOut, Swing Out Sister 1987

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I Want You Back, Bananarama, 1987

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Hourglass, Squeeze, 1987

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Morning Train (9 to 5), Sheena Easton, 1980

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Never Gonna Give You Up, Rick Atsley, 1987

The 34 Hottest Odd-Looking Women

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Shattered Dreams, Johnny Hates Jazz, 1987

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Promised You A Miracle, Simple Minds 1982

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I Heard a Rumour, Bananarama, 1987

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We Close Our Eyes, Go West 1985

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Club Tropicana, Wham! 1983

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Mary´s Prayer, Danny Wilson 1987

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Hold Me Now, Thompson Twins, 1983

The Most Ridiculous Superheroes Ever

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Wouldn´t It Be Good, Nik Kershaw 1984

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Comunnication, Spandau Ballet, 1983

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Doctor, Doctor, Thompson Twins, 1984

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Things Can Only Get Better , Howard Jones, 1985

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That Was Then and This Is Now, ABC, 1983

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Love Action, The Human League, 1981

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New Song, Howard Jones, 1983

6 Amazing Stories of Exploring the American West

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GoodBye Girl, Go West

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Hand On Your Heart, Kylie Minogue 1989

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LifeLine, Spandau Ballet, 1982 (Xmas Day)

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The King Of Wishful Thinking, Go West, 1990

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Union Of The Snake, Duran Duran 1983

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Love, Truth and Honesty, Bananarama, 1987

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People Are People, Depeche Mode 1984

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

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Come Back and Stay, Paul Young 1983

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Turn It On Again, Genesis,1980

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Head Over Heels, Tears for Fears

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Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Tears for Fears , 1985

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When He Shines, Sheena Easton 1981

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Mirror Man the Human League, 1982

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Call Me, Go West, 1985

Memes To Express Why Patriots Fans Are The Worst

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Too Many Walls, Cathy Dennis 1991

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Karma Chameleon, Culture Club, 1983

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I Don´t Want To Be A Hero, Johnny Hates Jazz 1987

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She Wants to Dance With Me, Rick Atsley 1988

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Abacab, Genesis 1981

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Especially for You, Kylie Minogue & Jason Donovan, 1988

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When Smokey Sings, ABC 1987

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(Keep Feeling) Fascination, the Human League 1983