The British music chart TV show called Top of the Pops (TOTP) is a show made by the BBC and was initially on the screens every week from January 1, 1964, till July 30, 2006. After that, the show Top of the Pops became the longest-running music show that aired every week. When we look at most of its history, the show used to come out on the screens every Thursday evening on BBC One.
The episodes that came out every week featured that week’s best-selling famous music track and its performance. The music show used to count in a rundown of every week’s singles releases and did not include any release that went down the music chart. It was the main Top 20 feature of the show; however, it has changed a lot over the years. The Official Charts Co. announced how performing on the show was a matter of honor as it roped in almost all the big players.
Artists, Performances and Presentations on Top of the Pops
Throughout its long-running journey on BBC, Top of the Pops has brought to the screens many artists, with a majority having made an appearance more than once on the TV program in order to sell their records.
The famous band Green Day was the top performer for making the longest Top of the Pops performance: “Jesus of Suburbia” that came out on November 6, 2005, and ran for about 9 minutes & 10 seconds. However, we are not sure about the show’s shortest performance.
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In 2005, show presenter Reggie Yates declared that it was Super Furry Animals bringing “Do or Die” on stage on January 28, 2000, running for just 95 seconds. Although, Angelic’s “It’s My Turn” went ahead with 91 seconds on June 16, 2000, & as per the August 2012 edition of Top of the Pops, Undertones’ “Here Comes the Summer” ran for only 84 seconds on July 26, 1979. Cliff Richard was also seen quite frequently on the program summing up to nearly 160 performances.
About the Top of the Pops Christmas Special
Top of the Pops disclosed the release schedule for the 2 Christmas Day and New Year’s special episodes. Running on The BBC One, the program was revived for this holiday time of the year and will have Fearne Cotton as the show host alongside Clara Amfo from BBC Radio 1.
The hour-long special releases will feature British pop artists of the last year. The Christmas New Year special schedule consists of 2018’s superstar Anne-Marie, George Ezra, Jess Glynne, Rita Ora, Sigrid, Jonas Blue with Liam Payne & Lennon Stella and Tom Walker, with upcoming artist Freya Ridings.
What Else is there About the Top of the Pops Christmas Special?
I’m A Celebrity contestant who will be coming this time with his BBC Radio 1 co-worker Clara Amfo for 2021’s special episodes. The audience will get to watch Anne-Marie, Sigrid, Tom Grennan, Mabel and Sam Fender perform. The music program will hit the screens on BBC One this Christmas at 12:30 pm, with the New Year special next in line, scheduled for release on December 29, 2021, at 5:10 pm.