The best of Top Of The Pops

It’s more than a decade since music chart programme Top Of The Pops last aired.

At the height of its popularity in the 70s and 80s, Top Of The Pops was one of the most watched shows on television – it was the best place to hear new songs and see live performances of chart-topping hits.

The show’s commitment to showing a wide range of new performers and reigning pop superstars made it surprising, exciting and always worth a watch.

Here’s some of the best moments from Top Of The Pop’s 50 years on television.

The Beatles – She Loves You (1963)

David Bowie – Starman (1972)

Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights (1978)

Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star (1979)

Rod Stewart – You Wear It Well (1972)

Wham – Bad Boys (1983)

A-ha – Take On Me (1985)

The Police – Every Breath You Take (1983)

Lulu – Everybody Clap (1971)

The Smiths – William, It Was Really Nothing (1984)

Pink Floyd – See Emily Play (1967)

Cilla Black – Surround Yourself With Sorrow (1969)

Did you tune into Top Of The Pops? Share some of your memories in the comments below!

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12th Nov 2020
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I went to top of the pops on 17th Oct 1973 with a couple of friends it was amazing, sadly it was one of the episodes the bbc lost so we only saw it once , would love to have had a copy .
And thank you silversurfers you are amazing x
26th Jul 2019
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Well that was a blast from the past, thanks for the memories. Loved TOTP, Taped them on my Grundig TK 32 tape recorder back in the day which wasn't easy as the microphone picked up everything and you had to make sre the magic eye didn't overlap, happy days
15th Jul 2017
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I was there for Sonny & Cher (1965) and can be seen in the video @1:54. Happy days!

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