Top of the Pops Specials

Specials

Top of the Pops Specials

First Air Date: December 31, 1988

First Aired on    :   1988
Episodes    :   15 episodes



Episodes

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0x31 Review of the 80s (December 28, 1989)



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0x30 Christmas 2019 (December 25, 2019)


Fearne Cotton and Clara Amfo take listeners through the pop highlights of 2019 and reveal the Christmas number one.


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0x29 1984 Christmas Special part 2 (December 27, 1984)


Hosted by Lenny Henry in various guises.


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0x27 1977 Special (January 01, 0001)



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0x26 1989 Christmas Special (December 25, 1989)


Erasure - Stop Gene Pitney (+Mark Almond) - Somethings Gotten Hold of my Heart Lisa Stansfield - All around the World Bros - Too Much London Boys - London Nights Beautiful South - Song for Whoever Sonia - You'll Never Stop me Loving You Black Box - Ride on Time Mike and the Mechanics - The Living Years Jsson Donovan - Too Many Broken Hearts


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0x25 1988 Christmas Special (December 25, 1988)


Presenters:- Bruno Brookes, Anthea Turner, Gary Davies Tracklisting:- S Express – Theme From S Express Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind Video Compilation –Belinda Carlisle, Tiffany, Kylie Minogue, Whitney Houston Enya – Orinoco Flow Aswad – Don’t Turn Around Fairground Attraction – Perfect Video Compilation – Climie Fisher, Bros, Bobby McFerrin, Brother Beyond Pet Shop Boys – Heart Yazz – The Only Way Is Up Timelords – Doctorin’ The Tardis Video Compilation – Bros, Glen Medeiros, Phil Collins Robin Beck – First Time Wet Wet Wet – A Little Help From My Friends Hollies – He Ain’t Heavy Cliff Richard – Mistletoe And Wine Bros – Silent Night


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0x24 1987 Christmas Special (December 25, 1987)


Bee Gees – You Win Again Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up Video Compilation – Jackie Wilson, Ben E King, MARRS, Starship, The Firm, Ferry Aid Pet Shop Boys – It’s A Sin T’Pau – China In Your Hand Video Compilation – Steve ‘Silk’ Hurley, George Michael & Aretha Franklin, Madonna Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody Johnny Hates Jazz – Turn Back The Clock Pet Shop Boys – Always On My Mind Spagna – Call Me


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0x23 1986 Christmas Special (December 25, 1986)


Billy Ocean – When The Going Gets Tough Communards – Don’t Leave Me This Way (v) A-Ha – The Sun Always Shines On TV (v) Europe – The Final Countdown (v) Dr & The Medics – Spirit In The Sky Diana Ross – Chain Reaction (v) Berlin – Take My Breath Away (v) Simply Red – Holding Back The Years Nick Berry – Every Loser Wins (v) Falco – Rock Me Amadeus (v) George Michael – A Different Corner (v) Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls Madonna – True Blue/Papa Don’t Preach (v) Chris de Burgh – Lady In Red Housemartins – Caravan Of Love (v) Jackie Wilson – Reet Petite (v) Wham! – Edge Of Heaven (v)


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0x22 1985 Christmas Special (December 25, 1985)


Presenters include: John Peel & Janice Long Steve Wright Gary Davies Dixie Peach Jonathan King Lineup includes: King – “Love & Pride” Sister Sledge – “Frankie” (video clip) Madonna – “Into The Groove” (video clip) Colonel Abrams – “Trapped” Phyllis Nelson – “Move Closer” (clip from 04/04/85) Midge Ure – “If I Was” (video clip) Alison Moyet – “That Ole Devil Called Love” WATCH Eurythmics – “There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)” (video clip) Paul Hardcastle – “19” (remix - video clip) Dead Or Alive – “You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)” Philip Bailey & Phil Collins – “Easy Lover” (video clip) David Bowie & Mick Jagger – “Dancing In The Street” (video clip) Baltimora – “Tarzan Boy” WATCH The Crowd – “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (video clip) USA For Africa – “We Are The World” (video clip) Band Aid – “Do They Know It’s Christmas” (video clip) Billy Ocean – “Suddenly” Foreigner – “I Want To Know What Love Is” (video clip) UB40 & Chrissie Hynde – “I Got You Babe” (video clip) Feargal Sharkey – “A Good Heart” Jonathan King – US chart rundown Madonna – “Crazy For You” (video clip) Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” (video clip) George Michael – “Careless Whisper” (video clip) Paul Young – “Everytime You Go Away” Elaine Paige & Barbara Dickson – “I Know Him So Well” (video clip) Jennifer Rush – “The Power Of Love” (video clip) Wham! – “I’m Your Man” (video) Whitney Houston – “Saving All My Love For You” (video) Frankie Goes To Hollywood – “Welcome To The Pleasure Dome” (audience dancing/credits)


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0x21 1984 Christmas Special (December 25, 1984)


Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Two tribes Howard Jones; what Is love? Duran duran: The Reflex Nik Kershaw: I Won't let the Sun Go Down On Me Culture Club: War Song Thompson Twins Doctor, Doctor Jim Diamond: I Should Have Known Better Wham: Wake Me Up Before You Go Paul Young: Love Of The Common People Duran Duran: Wild Boys George Michael: Careless Whisper Frankie Goes To Hollywood: The Power Of love Thompson Twins You Frankie Goes To Hollywood: Relax and of course as it was 1984 Band Aid: Do They Know It's Christmas?-see a very tired looking Bob Geldof sheepishly grooving down.


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0x20 1983 Christmas Special (December 25, 1983)


Presented by Simon Bates, Janice Long, Mike Smith, Andy Peebles Freez:IOU Michael Jackson:Billie Jean Shaking Stevens: Cry Just A Little Bit Men At Work: Down Under Bonnie Tyler: Total Eclipse Of The Heart Eurythmics: Sweet Dreams Irene Cara:Flashdance Adam Ant: Puss In Boots Duran Duran: Is There something I Should know Bucks Fizz: When We Were Young Lionel Ritchie: All Night Long Heaven 17: Temptation David Bowie: Let's Dance UB40:Red Red Wine Billy Joel: Uptown Girl Flying Picketts: Only You


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0x19 1982 Christmas Special (December 25, 1982)


Presented by – The Radio 1 Dj’s (DLT, John Peel, Peter Powell, Mike Reid, Andy Peebles, Steve Wright, Tommy Vance, Mike Smith, Richard Skinner) Spandau Ballet – Lifeline Shakin’ Stevens – Oh Julie No 1s of the year (Video Compilation part 1) Bucks Fizz – Land Of Make Believe Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come On Eileen Video Compilation part 2 Captain Sensible – Happy Talk Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra (perfromed by Zoo) Dionne Warwick- Heartbreaker Culture Club – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? Video Compilation part 3 Soft Cell – Torch Haircut 100 – Love Plus One Musical Youth – Pass The Dutchie Cliff Richard – Little Town


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0x18 1981 Christmas Special (December 25, 1981)


Presented by – The Radio 1 D.J’s (specifically Jimmy Savile, Kid Jensen, Tony Blackburn, John Peel, DLT, Adrian Juste, Simon Bates, Andy Peebles,Paul Burnett, Paul Gambaccini, Steve Wright, Peter Powell, Richard Skinner, Tommy Vance, Mike Reid) Teardrop Explodes – Reward Ultravox – Vienna Kim Wilde – Kids In America Human League – Love Action Godley & Cream – Under Your Thumb Kirsty McColl – There’s A Guy Works Down The Chipshop Swears He’s Elvis Dave Stewart w/ Colin Blunstone – What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted? Jacksons – Can You Feel It? (danced by Zoo) Linx – Intuition The Beat – Too Nice To Talk To Spandau Ballet – I Don’t Need This Pressure On Toyah – It’s A Mystery Laurie Anderson – O Superman (Zoo) Altered Images – Happy Birthday Depeche Mode – I Just Can’t Get Enough OMD – Souvenir Shakin’ Stevens – You Drive Me Crazy Radio 1 D.J’s – All You Need Is Love (!)


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0x17 1980 Christmas Special (December 25, 1980)


Peter Powell and Jimmy Savile basically eat their way through the greatest hits of the year. Which are as follows (‘v’ denotes video):- The Nolans – I’m In The Mood For Dancing Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Geno Blondie – Atomic (v) Paul McCartney – Coming Up (v) Barbara Streisand – Woman In Love (Legs & Co) Liquid Gold – Dance Yourself Dizzy David Bowie – Ashes To Ashes (v) Marti Webb – Take That Look Off Your Face Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me (v) Abba – Super Trouper (v) Lipps Inc.- Funkytown (Legs & Co) Leo Sayer – More Than I Can Say Sheena Easton – 9 to 5 Pink Floyd – Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) (v) St Winifred’s School Choir – There’s No One Quite Like Grandma


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0x01 25th Anniversary Special (December 31, 1988)


This anniversary episode features new performances and a shedload of clips from the show's 25 years on air, all introduced by an army of past Pops presenters. There are no complete archive performances and the clips are all about 15-30 seconds long and most are accompanied by prototype TOTP2-style scrolling information. In fact the whole show feels a bit like an extended episode of TOTP2, which can only be a good thing. IMHO This show is a much better celebration of TOTP than the dreary '2006 Final Countdown' was. Presented by: David Jacobs, Pete Murray, Alan Freeman, Kenny Everett, David Jensen, Simon Bates, Mark Goodier, Peter Powell, Tony Blackburn, Mike Read, Paul Gambaccini, Jimmy Savile, David Hamilton There are way too many clips to list individually, but the studio performances are: - Swinging Blue Jeans - Hippy Hippy Shake - The Tremeloes - Silence is Golden - Mud - Tiger Feet - Lulu - Shout - Engelbert Humperdinck - Release Me - David Essex - Gonna Make You a Star - Four Tops - Reach Out I'll Be There - Cliff Richard - We Don't Talk Any More - Shakin' Stevens - This Ole House - Status Quo - Rocking All Over the World




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