Blast from the Past

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!

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

12 thoughts on “Blast from the Past”

  1. I knew a few immediately; Whitney, Pet Shop Boys (2 songs?!) and of course Bobby Mc Ferrin. And the I think we’re alone now …. such an earwurm!
    No I’ll pass the time machine this time, no 1988 for me. But no George Michael or Wham? Or Bowie? I’m confused I guess in which year was which song.

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