Like many other January editions of TOTPs, there’s always a hangover from the previous year in terms of the songs featured on the show, a lot of ‘leftover Christmas turkey’ indeed. However, it was good to see the show itself get a much needed refresh, especially with the new opening credits and chart rundown sequences.
It’s Kylie! It’s Jason! It’s number 1!! YAYYYYYYYY!!! Sorry, I was just overcome with grief. Though my real thoughts were that if Kylie and Andy Bell from Erasure had exchanged waistcoats, would anyone had noticed the difference?
Were Duran Duran appearing in their own horror picture? Bejaysus the frightened the wits out of me! And was Gloria throwing her own knickers into the crowd? I wish I had been there then.
I was very tempted to vote for The Four Tops and Loco In Acapulco again. It is not often you can see old Mexican films- was that Jorge Negrete?- and England winning the World Cup in the same video.
And a reasonably good show with Andy and Mark, but couldn’t the audience be a bit more animated? We hardly got a peep out of them the whole time.
But no, it has to be pistols at dawn between Kim Wilde and Neneh Cherry from this show. On whose side shall I fall? I liked both performances. Kim looking very stylish and Neneh and her backing vocalists were very entertaining.
I may not be as besotted over Kim as some on here, but I will volunteer to be her second in this shoot out. Kim and Neneh standing back to back would be quite a sight. Would it not?
Re: VOTE HERE for your Fav TOTPs performance of the week 05/01/89
I must be honest I'm not a great lover of 80's music, but having said that, there were some artists and songs in that decade that did appeal to me. I watched both episodes of TOTP's 89 screenings last night and am now chewing them over.