Thursday, April 29, 2010

V.A. - Top Of The Pops 1964


Top of the Pops

Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. It was traditionally shown every Thursday evening on BBC1, before being moved to Fridays in 1996, and then moved to Sundays on BBC Two in 2005. Each weekly programme consisted of performances from some of that week's best-selling popular music artists, with a rundown of that week's singles chart. Additionally, every year there was a special edition of the programme on Christmas Day featuring some of the best-selling singles of the year.

Although the weekly show was cancelled,[1] the Christmas special has continued.[2][3][4] It was also survived by TOTP2, which began in 1994 and featured vintage performances from the Top of the Pops archives.

In the 1990s, the show's format was sold to several foreign broadcasters in the form of a franchise package, and at one point various versions of the show were shown in nearly 100 countries.

At the moment, a local version of TOTP is still regularly running in Italy on Rai Due.[5]


1. 00:04:30 The animals - There is a house of the rising sun
2. 00:02:32 Herman's hermits - I'm into something good
3. 00:02:44 Sandie Shaw - Always something there to remind me
4. 00:02:13 The beach boys - I get around
5. 00:02:58 Roy Orbison - Oh, pretty woman
6. 00:02:31 The hollies - Just one look
7. 00:02:23 Manfred mann - Do wah diddy diddy
8. 00:02:26 The Nashville teens - Tobacco road
9. 00:02:16 The swinging blue jeans - You're no good
10. 00:02:05 The paramounts - Poison Ivy
11. 00:02:53 Lilu & The Luvvers - Shout
12. 00:02:46 Georgie fame & The blue flames - Yeah yeah
13. 00:02:29 Billy Fury - It's only make believe
14. 00:02:45 The sadows - The rise & fall of flingel blunt
15. 00:02:14 Frank Ifield - Don't blame me
16. 00:03:01 Dusty Springfield - i just don't know what to do with myself
17. 00:03:09 Adam Faith - A message to Martha
18. (00:02:20 Cliff bennett & The rebel rousers - One way love
19. 00:02:31 Diana Ross & The Supremes - Where did our love go
20. 00:02:45 The dixie cups - Chapel of love
21. 00:02:31 The bachelors - Diane
22. 00:02:57 Cilla black - You're my world
23. 00:02:49) Shirley Bassey - Goldfinger
24. 00:02:40 Peter & Gordon - A world without love
25. 00:02:18 Gerry & The pacemakers - I'm the one
26. 00:02:32 Freddie & The dreamers - I understand
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