The eyeliner's back in the drawer, and the Pops gets plunged into confusion as faceless dance music rules the charts. Solution? Get more indie bands on and demand that everyone sings live. At least until the rules got changed back again, and pop stars and ears the country over breathed sighs of relief.
Elsewhere on the show, we saw the onset of live 'satellite' performances from bands who couldn't make it to the show itself, the launch of TOTP magazine (and later, this humble website) to accompany the show, and a string of guest presenters from the world of comedy and pop culture. There was a boyband called Take That, one of whom (Howard?) went on to be quite famous, Blur and Oasis battled for the No.1 slot (Blur won, and Oasis cried. Maybe.) and a new girlband who might be called the Spicey Grills (our notes are smudged) flirted with the crew. Anybody know where those girls are now?
- 'Ice Ice Baby' Performed 22nd November 1990 April 1980
Happy Mondays - 'Step On' Performed 5th April 1990
R.E.M. - 'Losing My Religion' Performed 9th March 1991
Mock Turtles - 'Can You Dig It?' Performed 4th April 1991
Take That - 'Could It Be Magic' Performed 10th December 1992
U2 - 'One' Performed 27th February 1992
Shakespear's Sister - 'Stay' Performed 20th February 1992
Radiohead - 'Creep' Performed 16th September 1993
Oasis - 'Roll With It'
Performed 3rd August 1995
Blur - 'Country House' Performed 3rd August 1995
Can't see what you want? We've got loads of '80s clips to view on TOTP2 Online
A while back. we caught Liam and Noel in surprisingly chipper form, only to discover that Noel prefers miming and Liam wants to sing with Sophie Ellis-Bextor. We should probably just let them explain...