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.

Matt & Luke Goss

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Matt and Luke Goss (1968-)

Matt Goss (born September 29, 1968) is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He is the lead singer of 1980s pop group Bros, which also features his twin brother Luke as drummer (and originally Craig Logan as bass player).

Luke Goss (born September 29, 1968) is an English actor and former drummer in late 1980s band Bros. He has appeared in numerous films including Blade II (2002) as Jared Nomak, One Night with the King (2006) as King Xerxes, Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) as Prince Nuada, Tekken (2010) as Steve Fox and Interview with a Hitman (2012) as Viktor.

20th Century Highlights (Bros)

  • “I Owe You Nothing” (1987), UK #1
  • “When Will I Be Famous” (1987), UK #2
  • “Drop The Boy” (1988), UK #2
  • Push (1988), UK #2
  • “I Quit” (1988), UK #4
  • “Cat Among the Pigeons”/”Silent Night” (1988), UK #2
  • “Too Much” (1989), UK #2
  • “Chocolate Box” (1989), UK #9
  • The Time (189), UK #4
  • “Sister” (1989), UK #10

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