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TOTP-25-12-1985

John Peel and Janice Long present TOTP in December, 1985

Name
Station
  • BBC One (TV)
YYYY-MM-DD
  • 1985-12-25
Comments
  • "I'm very proud to be among those artists who have achieved a number one, with a really traditional Christmas song – especially as it has become a classic that continues to chart, without any physical product." Michael Barrett, aka Shakin' Stevens, who was responsible for ousting Houston from number one [1].
  • Long : “My husband and I…” Peel : “Wrong show dear, this is TOTP!”
  • Long : “Oh, merry Christmas! Welcome to the Christmas Day TOTP. Lots of No.1s, lots of best-sellers…” Peel : “That sort of thing anyway, this is King!”
  • “That’s Colonel Abrams on TOTP. You ought to hear him on slow songs, viewers – wonderful. In just a moment, Midge Ure with a former No.1, but right now it’s Phyllis Nelson. This is “Move Closer” – if you dare!”
  • “Something spiritual for you on a Christmas afternoon – that’s Alison Moyet, “That Ole Devil Called Love”. In just a moment or so we’re going to be seeing Paul-P-P-Paul-Paul Hardcastle, but these are the Eurythmics.”
  • “That’s Baltimora with the big one for 1985!”
  • Peel : “Paige, Rush, Dickson – it sounds like a sordid incident in a cheap motel!” Long : “I wouldn’t know about that!” Peel : “That’s not what I hear, Janice!”

Tracklisting

References

  1. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/not-quite-top-of-the-pops-stuck-at-number-two-for-christmas-1845917.html

Not quite Top of the Pops: Stuck at Number Two for Christmas[1]


Video

Alison Moyet - That OIe Devil Called Love @ TOTP 25-12-1985

Alison Moyet - That OIe Devil Called Love @ TOTP 25-12-1985

Alison Moyet - That Ole Devil Called Love

Baltimora LIVE On TOP OF THE POPS Christmas 1985!

Baltimora LIVE On TOP OF THE POPS Christmas 1985!

Baltimora - Tarzan Boy

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