Memorial Device

The MD guide to the 30 most memorable Top of the Pops performances of all time. In order.

Number 30

Alice Cooper - School's Out.

A nation outraged.

Number 29

The Wedding Present - Brassneck

"Gedge said his brother called him after the show to see if he was OK"

Number 28

Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax.

Number 27

Inspiral Carpets and Mark E Smith - I want You

Number 26

Teardrop Explodes - Passionate Friend

L.S.D. Magnificence

Number 25

Stone Roses and Happy Mondays on the same show.

Number 24

Wizard - See My Baby Jive.

Number 23

Kate Bush - Wuthering Heights.

Number 22

Echo and the Bunnymen - The Killing Moon.

Number 21

Culture Club - Do You Really Want to Hurt Me

Number 20

PIL - Death Disco

Number 19

Manic Street Preachers - Faster

Number 18

Slade - Mama Weer All Crazee Now

Number 17

The Smiths - This Charming Man

Number 16

John Lennon - Instant Karma

Number 15

Sweet - Blockbuster

The bass player used to drive our Da into a spitting rage. Brilliant.

Number 14

New Order - Blue Monday

Brilliantly bad.

Number 13

The Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar

Number 12

Nirvana - Smells like Teen Spirit

Number 11

Associates - Party Fears two.

Number 10

T Rex - Get it On

Number 9

JAMC - April Skies

Number 8

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Jackie Wilson Said

Number 7

Eels - Novocaine For The Soul

Number 6

The Undertones - Teenage Kicks

Number 5

Skids - Into the Valley.

Number 4

Hawkwind - Silver Machine

Number 3

Roxy Music - Virginia Plain

Number 2

David Bowie - Starman

****Number one****

Sparks - This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the Both of Us.

The next day reaction was off the scale. Slack-jawed parental outrage:

“Hitler is no laughing matter, Son”

All hail the MD community. Brilliant contributions x

Honourable mention ✊

Wed Jun 02 10:13:55 +0000 2021