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> Top of the Pops on BBC4, Part Three - Now into 1986
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The Snake
post Jan 11 2019, 08:41 PM
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The Genesis song and video is great closing the 08/01/1987 episode! Pity they weren't there to perform it live though.

The Swing Out Sister follow up is certainly much cooler sounding than Break Out I think. Very good song.


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post Jan 12 2019, 09:15 AM
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QUOTE(The Snake @ Jan 11 2019, 08:41 PM) *
The Swing Out Sister follow up is certainly much cooler sounding than Break Out I think. Very good song.



I remember buying the Swing Out Sister debut album It's Better To Travel and it was good.
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post Jan 12 2019, 09:19 AM
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QUOTE(Tedward @ Jan 10 2019, 10:11 PM) *
Wasn't a good one tonight, only real highlight was Is This Love, and its the second time we've seen it as well!

Looking at the episode guide, there's another pretty crap edition tomorrow with only two performances, but things will pick up next week with a decent one featuring Dead Or Alive (didn't think we'd be seeing them again!), Curiosity Killed The Cat, and a noteworthy #1, Jack Your Body- the first house record to go to the top, then John Peel's last episode the week after that.



Is This Love is a great single. Yep Jack Your Body was a good No.1. Shouldn't have really been a No.1 though as it broke some chart rule I think so some sales were counted that shouldn't have been.


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What was that?
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post Jan 12 2019, 04:57 PM
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QUOTE(Crazy Chris @ Jan 12 2019, 09:19 AM) *
Is This Love is a great single. Yep Jack Your Body was a good No.1. Shouldn't have really neen a No.1 though as it broke some chart rule I think so some sales were counted that shouldn't have been.


Interestingly it wasn't the only house track that was in the top 40 in January 1987, there was another one, Jack the Groove by Raze, which is more minimal sounding than Jack Your Body, more of a deep house song.

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According to its wikipedia page, the running time of the 12" single should have, according to the OCC rules, been too long to have counted for the charts apparently.


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QUOTE(The Snake @ Jan 12 2019, 04:57 PM) *
According to its wikipedia page, the running time of the 12" single should have, according to the OCC rules, been too long to have counted for the charts apparently.



Yes that was it but they mistakenly counted them. He sold a lot on 12" too so if those hadn't been counted he wouldn't have been No.1 at all.


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QUOTE(The Snake @ Jan 12 2019, 04:57 PM) *
Interestingly it wasn't the only house track that was in the top 40 in January 1987, there was another one, Jack the Groove by Raze, which is more minimal sounding than Jack Your Body, more of a deep house song.

The repeats are going to miss that, it's on a Mike Smith episode. Though hopefully by the time house is in full force, he will be gone!
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QUOTE(Steve201 @ Jan 11 2019, 01:06 AM) *
Thanks for this biggrin.gif


No problem at all! Some of the sales figures from 81-84 are Jaw-dropping! ohmy.gif

And some exciting chart battles too, and close races.
Madonna's "True blue" almost lost out to Five star's "Rain or shine" by 600 copies.

Speaking of 1987, Madonna's "La Isla bonita" almost missed the No.1 spot thanks to Judy Boucher's " Can't be with you tonight" by 800 copies blink.gif


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I much prefer the album version of True Blue to the single version. It's slower and quite different.

I love the Judy Boucher track. Remember my mum buying it. Her follow-up You Cught My Eye was good too.


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QUOTE(Tedward @ Jan 12 2019, 10:04 PM) *
The repeats are going to miss that, it's on a Mike Smith episode. Though hopefully by the time house is in full force, he will be gone!


It doesn't go into 'full force' until very late on in 1987. Despite the success of Jack Your Body, most of 1987's charts seem to be dominated by pop, cheesy ballads, cheesy dance-pop, early R&B, the odd alternative or rock hit, and not house or any form of credible dance music.

Radio 1 didn't tend to playlist many of the early house hits apparently (I was reading that even S'Express' first hit wasn't (until it reached #1). Jack Your Body just relied on play in clubs to become popular, which makes it even more incredible that it was so popular and got to #1 (even Paul Hardcastle's 19 was playlisted I believe).

The first half of 1988 sees house really become a big force in the charts. It's laughable how dated many of the other hits sound in the chart from 1988 compared to the house hits!


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Just watching the 1/1/87 - funny how in the 80s they regularly played Xmas songs in January such as Spitting Image in this episode, Paul MCCartney in 1983, David Essex in 1983 and various songs in 1984/85!
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Watching lastnyts totp - why were Freez IOU and Hot Chocolate You Sexy Thing in the top 40 then??
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They were both remixes. We'll get quite a lot of remixes of earlier songs in the chart from 1987 to 1989.
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