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Top of the pops has been going for many, many years and over them years the stage has been filled with many successful, great performers and some not so good!! The show was one of the first programmes, which featured bands/artistes performing live (or not so live!!) They also play the new ... Read review

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Community Level 6Honey_Bee

Honey_Bee

Top of.....what

AdvantagesCan see some exclusive videos/performances

DisadvantagesNot as good as it was!

"Top of the pops has been going for many, many years and over them years the stage has been filled with many successful, great performers and some not so good!! The show was one of the first programmes, which featured bands/artistes performing live (or not so live!!) They also play the new released videos and quite regularly have exclusives. ~ ~ ~ What sort of music do they feature? ~ ~ ~ All sorts, they have featured performances from Brandy ..." Read review
06.03.2002

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Community Level 7peppersinc...

peppersinclaire

Pop One Off

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DisadvantagesSee op

"Okay, it’s not *so* bad that you want to turn over, but really, who can be arsed with TOTP anymore? It’s not that I find it DREADFUL, it’s just... there. Like rind on Edam, very fast rapping on a Busta Rhymes CD and a poorly head after 10 shots of gold tequila, you can always rely on it. Sort of. For over 30 years (it was launched in 1964 - thanks to stevethesleeve for correcting me!), Top Of The Pops, or ver Pops as I like to ..." Read review
17.12.2001

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Community Level 5stoffy

stoffy

Top Of The Flops

Advantagesmemories of Liz Kershaw's sassy earrings...

Disadvantagespointlessly revamped and outdated

"Every generation has its own memories of 'Top Of The Pops'. For some there's Jimmy Saville introducing Gary Glitter in a retrospectively sinister way. Imprinted on the memory of others is the be-maned Bruno Brookes and his chunky yellow microphone, reeling off statistics about Five Star and Wham! with the enthusiasm of a tartrazined-up toddler. And then of course there was that moment of organisational genius where the lisping Chris Eubank was the ..." Read review
29.11.2003

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Community Level 3dreamstar70

dreamstar70

It will never die Unfortunately

AdvantagesThe odd decent song/video

DisadvantagesFar too many to bore people with.

"TOTP has been teetering on the brink of the abyss for at least 20 odd years now and criticised by just about everyone who takes an interest in this show. Even back in the late 70s people moaned that it lacked any imagination because the bands they had on were always the same bands playing their "samey" music under a mimed-influence and trying to look sincere and/or cool but never both at the same time. I guess if you've seen some of the TOTP ..." Read review
07.01.2001

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Change the Record the Needle Is Stuck

AdvantagesEntertainment for the kids.

DisadvantagesIt's the same week after week, equating top 10 with good music.

"Hmm...I wonder why you never see any live performances on "TOTP"? Could it be that most of the acts can't actually sing? Then again, that's just my personal opinion. TOTP has been going for decades now, so they must be doing something right. Every friday night for half an hour you can watch a handful of chart toppers "perform" in the TOTP studio. Most of the acts are pop bands, commercial dance music, R&B etc, that are succesful chart entries. ..." Read review
24.02.2001

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