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    Originally posted by Thierry Ennui View Post
    I thought somebody had dosed my drink when I saw the topless dancers behind Shaky. How is this moment not more well known?
    Given that the song is sticking around for a while in the chart, I have no idea.

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      The song was co-written and originally performed by a Mr G. Glitter, so perhaps no surprise this version doesn't get aired very often.

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        Okay, so did the Michael Jackson video actually not exist, or has there been some clever retro-programming?

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          I think it happened as shown - I'm sure something similar came up on Chart Music, I don't think it was this exact episode they were reviewing but there was a case where TOTP didn't have a Michael Jackson video to show.

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            How big a gap has there been between the last showing and Thursday's?

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              Skipped four episodes. There's not that much left of Smith, three more in 87 (including Christmas Day) and then four in the first quarter of 88 - he stopped at roughly the same time he left the Radio 1 breakfast show.

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                McCartney and Harrison both on tonight, wonder if more than two solo Beatles were ever in the charts at the same time.

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                  April 1971 had all four in. Would have been a good EP:

                  https://www.officialcharts.com/chart...19710411/7501/
                  Last edited by Satchmo Distel; 23-05-2019, 23:42.

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                    I think that that may well have been a unique occurrence.

                    December 1973 saw three of them simultaneously in the charts (Ringo, Paul, John): however, after Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth) in May of that year, George went exactly eight years without a Top 30 hit in the UK. By which time, of course, John had snuffed it.

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                      Some utter rubbish on the Thursday episode. At least three of the acts appeared to be having their worst hit.

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                        F*ck me, "Stutter Rap", Tony Hawk's is able to get away with that on his CV. What a total c*nt.

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                          I'm sure I read in one of his books that he'd totally disowned that 'Stutter Rap' shite, but a quick peek at his website sees it sit second on the list of his musical achievements, so yeah, he's still living off it and wanting to take the credit.

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                            I still get him confused with the skateboarder. I never know which one is the plural one.

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                              He plays on that too. Sending sarky emails back to kids who confuse him with the skateboarder (no 's')

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                                He can disown it all he likes, it was utterly vile. I'm surprised ii was ok'd to be aired tonight.

                                ​​​​​​Like most offensive humour, it was totally devoid of any talent that would rise it above the cheap shots it took at people with speech impediments. The verse about spluttering saliva was phenomenally offensive.

                                F*ck him, his fridge and his career

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                                  I know there's the argument that the shows reflect the tastes and standards of the era, but even so I was surprised they left it in. Particularly given that they chopped the whole Mel and Kim video on Thursday night as it contains a passing reference to Rolf Harris.

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                                    Add me to the list of the unhappy with MM. The odd thing is that it begins as quite a convincing pastiche of 1987 Beasties before zigzagging off into unpleasantness and weak musical in-jokes.

                                    The Belinda Carlisle video saved the episode from being a complete bust. It's a great song, even if the guy that she was tapping off with had a haircut more commonly seen on Jessica's accident prone nephews in Murder, She Wrote.

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                                      Okay, this version of All Day And All Of The Night by the appalling Stranglers. Why does it exist?

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