TOP OF THE POPS: October 29th, 1987

Bringing Back Top Of The Pops

BBC One have launched a new Friday night music show and in my opinion it just doesn’t hit the spot.

The BBC need to realise what people actually want is a ‘new and updated’ version of Top Of The Pops as opposed to a new music/chat/sketch show

Here at Talk About Pop Music every Friday we are going to remind everyone just how great Top Of The Pops was!


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Each week there will be a new playlist featuring the performances and videos from an episode of  Top Of The Pops that first aired 30 years ago.

There will also be the famous chart countdown, of course. All in wonderful VHS quality for your nostalgic pleasure!

Obviously, this will be subject to what I can find on YouTube but what a great walk down musical memory lane, right?


Top Of The Pops – November 5th, 1987

T’Pau – “China In Your Hand”

George Harrison – “Got My Mind Set On You”

Heartbeat – “Tears From Heaven”

Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballe – “Barcelona”

Whitesnake – “Here I Go Again”

The Communards – “Never Can Say Goodbye”

Eric B & Rakim – “Paid In Full”

The Bee Gees – “You Win Again”

Was (Not Was) – “Walk The Dinosaur”

If you are loving the 80s as much as we do then don’t forget to listen to our ‘Songs From 1987’ playlist.



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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.