Top of the Pops 14 January 2022: Friday on BBC Four
1980 – Big Hits – British pop and the BBC’s flagship chart show said goodbye to the 70s and trembled on the edge of a new era for the show, for British music and for British society. This meant a continuing love for the nutty boys, Madness, who feature in this compilation with My Girl, and the man with the best cheekbones in pop, Adam Ant, gave us Antmusic.
We get to check out The Pretenders’ first number one, Brass in Pocket, alongside Dexys Midnight Runners’ tribute to soul legend Geno Washington. There are the early stirrings of new romantic with Spandau Ballet, and it’s a veritable mod revival with The Piranhas and 2-Tone with The Beat.
Plus Hot Chocolate, OMD, Motorhead and many more top hits proving the 80s were truly beginning.
30/01/1992 -Tony Dortie and Claudia Simon present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 30 January 1992 and featuring The Pasadenas, Kicks Like a Mule, James, The Wonder Stuff, Dream Frequency, Julia Fordham, Manic Street Preachers, DNA featuring Sharon Redd and Wet Wet Wet.
13/02/1992 – Steve Anderson and Claudia Simon present the pop chart programme, first broadcast on 13 February 1992 and featuring Color Me Badd, Michael Jackson, Ride, Bryan Adams, The Pasadenas, Simply Red, The Temptations, Pearl Jam and Wet Wet Wet.
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