Top of the Pops (1964–2012)

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A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

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A rundown of the latest chart hits, featuring in-studio performances from popular music artists.

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The very first episode was show at 6:36pm on New Years Day in 1964. The pilot episode was titled, "The Teen & Twenty Record Club". Top of the UK charts at the time of the series launch were:
  • 1. I Want to Hold Your Hand (The Beatles)


  • 2. Glad All Over (The Dave Clark Five)


  • 3. She Loves You (The Beatles)


  • 4. You Were Made For Me (Freddie & The Dreamers)


  • 5. I Only Want to Be With You (Dusty Springfield)


  • 6. 24 Hours From Tulsa (Gene Pitney)


  • 7. Dominique (The Singing Nun)


  • 8. Secret Love (Kathy Kirby)


  • 9. Swingin' On a Star (Big Dee Irwin)


  • 10. Hippy Hippy Shake (The Swinging Blue Jeans)


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All it is is music performances and a chart rundown
19 October 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I tend to switch over when someone rubbish plays. But when someone good plays, I watch. I find the presenters quite annoying, they need comedians like Johnny Vegas not Fearne Cotton! And it's such a BBC programme, it bigs up Lame Academy!


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