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Started by MorrisMitchener on May 28, 2021 7:53:29 PM
TOTP1991: Here we are now, entertain us...


See what I did? With the thread title?

It’s a line from a song by one of them grunge bands they had in 1991. The Soundgardens, probably.

Thread for Top of The Pops 1991

MorrisMitchener - 28 May 2021 19:55:47 (#1 of 266)

So where the dang one hour doco special then? Has it been on and I missed it or do the Beeb just not give a shit any more?

MorrisMitchener - 28 May 2021 20:07:38 (#2 of 266)

Things gets off to a bonzer start with an ace tune I bought at the time which is in a box or a basement somewhere; some bunch of hopefuls called Soho with Hippy Chick, sampling How Soon Is Now by The Smiths and (possibly) Wrote For Luck by The Mondays. Downhill all the way from here!

StakludKar - 28 May 2021 20:08:36 (#3 of 266)

That's very impressive jumping from one of the ladies from Soho

darkhorse - 28 May 2021 20:09:57 (#4 of 266)

Todaaaaaa-aay, we'll sit here drinking coffee in your incident room

Is one of the all time best verse openings.

MorrisMitchener - 28 May 2021 20:11:10 (#5 of 266)

Belinda Carlisle seeking out a repeat of the success of Heaven Is A Place On Earth with this rip-off of her own song. Better than ripping off Bon Jovi like she did last time, I suppose...

CaptainBlack - 28 May 2021 20:15:29 (#6 of 266)

We should get lost classic 'This is Your Life' by Banderas soon. I remember being a dogsbody copywriter in a struggling little ad agency listening to "Where is the purpose in your life?"

MorrisMitchener - 28 May 2021 20:17:09 (#7 of 266)

That Dirty Dancing song.

Is it any goo, the film? Can't quite remember. I seem to recall being surprised by liking it when I saw it. I think it's surprisingly progressive in it's attitudes and that.

darkhorse - 28 May 2021 20:18:20 (#8 of 266)

It's rather goo.

MorrisMitchener - 28 May 2021 20:20:09 (#9 of 266)

The KLF.

Jimmy Cauty is, apprently, married to multi-talentless Thompson Twin Alannah Currie. That'll teach him.

StakludKar - 28 May 2021 20:22:17 (#10 of 266)

The High. Absolutely no memory.


MorrisMitchener - 28 May 2021 20:23:53 (#11 of 266)

Christ. "The High", whoever the bloody hell thay are making some tiresome, jangling not-trying-very-hard landfill indie.

Tribe Called Quest. This is a bit more like it.

Lovely bit of squirrel from The Stranglers.

DesEsseintes - 28 May 2021 20:26:02 (#12 of 266)

Remember some kids used to sing hippy chick at me the brief time I had long hair and wore flowery tops.

MorrisMitchener - 28 May 2021 20:28:03 (#13 of 266)

Seal. So cool back then. So Ken Bruce/Steve Wright guest today.

StakludKar - 28 May 2021 20:30:52 (#14 of 266)

Urgh bloody Sadness

MorrisMitchener - 28 May 2021 20:32:38 (#15 of 266)

Enigma, Sadeness.

The lyrics sound all sinister in foreign. Best not find out what they mean. I found I liked Fade To Grey slightly less when I found out the lyrics of the Frenchy bits were crap.

StakludKar - 28 May 2021 20:34:56 (#16 of 266)

Ralph Tresvant sounding a bit Janet Jackson

MorrisMitchener - 28 May 2021 20:37:44 (#17 of 266)

Forget Me Nots, again. Quite the money spinnner this (excellent) tune turned out to be. Wee Georgie Michael leaned into it pretty heavily too.

MorrisMitchener - 28 May 2021 20:41:25 (#18 of 266)

Robert Palmer dressed, as always, like a floor walker at Marks And Spencers. Not my words - Lemmy's.

LemonGrass - 28 May 2021 20:44:35 (#19 of 266)

Come on! Bob was a classy dresser.

LemonGrass - 28 May 2021 20:45:37 (#20 of 266)

And it’s Marks & Spencer, ffs!

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