Hahaha. I am having a relaxing Friday night, I turned the tv on and one of the channels has a Top of the Pops on from 1988. Top of the Pops was, you got it, the UK’s weekly show of chart music. It gradually lost popularity and finished, I think, in the mid-nineties, but in 1988 was still going strong.
Memories galore. Any of you remember these?
DJ Gary Davies doing the presenting, for a start! Whatever happened to him?
Pet Shop Boys – god they were so depressing! Always on my Mind.
Belinda Carlisle. Remember her? I had that one – on cassette. Heaven is a Place on Earth
Someone who thinks we’re alone now. Was that Tiffany?
Ooooooh, Kylie. Kylie is about my age, so that would have made her this raunchy 20-year-old (just as I was 🙂), lying in a bath covered with soap suds. Hadn’t that already been done? I was going to say gorgeous but all I can think of is hair. She should be so Lucky!
Whitney Houston, of course. Warble, warble, warble. One Moment in Time.
Enya. Actually she’s a decent Irish artist and I have listened to her since then. Orinoco Flow.
The mighty Aswad. Yes, this must have been 1988, this is imprinted on my brain.
A brilliant track that I haven’t heard for years. It had an excellent video, too. I have got to feature this in Song Lyric Sunday one day. Fairground Attraction, Perfect. But what is she wearing????
Love Changes Everything by Climie Fisher. Passed me by, but #2 so obviously did pretty well.
Bros. When will I be famous? When will they be quiet?
Bobby McFerrin must have re-released Don’t Worry, Be Happy. Class!
Some anonymous boy band, which shall remain anonymous.
It is the bloody Pet Shop Boys again. It is just called Heart. That guy on the keyboard must be good, he’s playing it with one finger!
And lastly, Cliff, Miseltoe and Whine.
So that was 1988. Anybody wishing to go back to that time, be careful what you wish for!