November 19, 1988: Kylie – The Album make returns to No 1 in the UK albums chart

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Kylie (1988) by Kylie Minogue

Kylie is the debut studio album by Australian singer Kylie Minogue, released July 4, 1988. The album was produced by Stock, Aitken and Waterman, who also wrote nine of the ten tracks on the album.

The album has received a mixed reception from music critics; many applauded the album itself, while some did not like another bubblegum pop musician. Despite the mixed critical reaction, Kylie was a worldwide success. It peaked at number one in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Japan. Kylie was certified seven times platinum in the UK and has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.

Kylie was at No 1 for four weeks from August 27, 1988 but returned for a further two on November 19, 1988.

Kylie had a total of six singles released from the album worldwide. Her debut single was a cover of the Little Eva single “The Loco-Motion”, which charted worldwide and went to number one in a total of eight countries, and peaked in the top ten of twenty countries, becoming one of Minogue’s most successful singles to date. The follow up single was “I Should Be So Lucky”, which went to number one in seven countries, including Australia and the United Kingdom.

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October 10, 1968 on BBC1: Top of the Pops

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Top of the Pops (1964-2006), February 1968 title [YouTube]

19:30 – Top of the Pops

Discs-Stars-News from this week’s TOP TWENTY

Introduced by Alan Freeman, with the Top of the Pops Orchestra

THIS WEEK’s NUMBER ONE SINGLE:

“Those Were The Days” by Mary Hopkin


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October 5, 1978 on BBC1: Top of the Pops

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Top of the Pops (1964-2006), logo 1973-1986 [Logopedia]

19:20 – Top of the Pops

Introduced by Kid Jensen, with LEGS & CO, and the TOP OF THE POPS ORCHESTRA

THIS WEEK’s NUMBER ONE SINGLE:

“Summer Nights” by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John


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October 3, 1968 on BBC1: Top of the Pops

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Top of the Pops (1964-2006), February 1968 title [YouTube]

19:30 – Top of the Pops

Discs-Stars-News from this week’s TOP TWENTY

Introduced tonight by Stuart Henry, with the Top of the Pops Orchestra

THIS WEEK’s NUMBER ONE SINGLE:

“Those Were The Days” by Mary Hopkin


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“Stupid Cupid”/”Carolina Moon” by Connie Francis

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“Stupid Cupid”/”Carolina Moon” (1958) by Connie Francis [45cat]
“Stupid Cupid” is a song written by Howard Greenfield and Neil Sedaka which became a hit for Connie Francis in 1958. Sedaka recorded his own version in 1959.

After almost three years of failure, Francis finally had a hit in the spring of 1958 with a rock ballad version of the standard “Who’s Sorry Now?” Unfortunately, her next pair of singles were less successful. Eventually Howard Greenfield and Neil Sedaka visited her home to pitch their songs. Francis asked if they had something faster and more bouncy, so Sedaka played “Stupid Cupid”, an uptempo number intended for the Shepherd Sisters. After hearing only a few lines Francis recalls: “I started jumping up and down and I said, ‘That’s it! You guys got my next record!'”

A version of “Carolina Moon” became a double A-side with “Stupid Cupid” when released in the UK where, from chart date October 2, 1958, it was No 1 for six weeks.

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“Those Were the Days” by Mary Hopkin is UK No 1 for six weeks

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“Those Were The Days” (1968) by Mary Hopkin, single cover

“Those Were the Days” is a song that deals with reminiscence upon youth and romantic idealism.

Mary Hopkin’s 1968 version of the song went to number one hit on the UK Singles Chart on chart date October 1, 1968 for six weeks.

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“Summer Nights” by John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John is UK No 1 for seven weeks

Travolta-Newton_John-Summer_Nights“Summer Nights” is a popular song from the musical Grease. Its best-known version was recorded by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John for the big-screen adaptation of the musical, and released as a single that same year.

The single reached #1 in the UK on chart date September 30, 1978, for seven weeks.