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Game No : 320





Category : Top Of The Pops





(based on an original idea by sfar)











Category Chosen By : Adam






Thanks Adey,



This next theme is inspired by our esteemed host. The theme is 'Top of the Pops'



Please nominate a song from an artist who has performed on the TV Show 'Top of the Pops'. While it would be cool, it is not necessary to nominate the exact song the chosen artist performed on the show nor is it necessary to submit the actual performance if the footage exists online.



Given the hundreds of artists who have grace the TOTP stage, please do not nominate previous winning artists.



Here is a list of all the artists who have ever performed on the show
CLICK ON LINK BELOW FOR TOTP LIST


Here is a list of all the artists who have ever performed on the show


There have been 81 artists who have appeared on TOTP and also won a TFBSG.

They are as follow:

EnyaAirPJ Harvey
Joan OsborneNancy SinatraThe Beatles
Sinead O'ConnorBlondieTerence Trent D'Arby
MadonnaThe CardigansEdwin Starr
A-HaThe PrimitivesThelma Houston
Cyndi LauperThe DriftersKate Bush
No DoubtNick Cave and The Bad SeedsThe Jesus and Mary Chain
Fleetwood MacGwen StefaniBlack Rebel Motorcycle Club
NenaChicThe Zombies
Vanessa CarltonThe CureLene Lovich
REMNew OrderSister Sledge
AbbaDionne WarwickMoloko
The SmithsBjorkSade
Soft CellPet Shop BoysThe Beautiful South
The CarpentersDavid BowiePrince
The CranberriesAretha FranklinSpagna
Lily AllenDusty SpringfieldThe Yardbirds
Alanis MorissetteBananaramaKim Wilde
The SupremesGoldfrappThe Trammps
Kylie MinogueMarianne FaithfullBelinda Carlisle
London GrammarDepeche ModeLynsey De Paul
Simon and GarfunkelThe Rolling StonesElectronic
Massive AttackMetallicaRoy Orbison
Sneaker PimpsEn VogueTalk Talk
Whitney HoustonBritney SpearsSugababes
Brenda LeeNirvanaiggy Pop
Bill WithersThe Crazy World Of Arthur BrownLuther Vandross

Hence these 81 artists are NOT eligible for this game.
It should also be noted that PJ Harvey and Nancy Sinatra both won their BSGs as members of a duo so there is a bit of grey area there as to whether or not they are eligible for this game or not. The final say on these two artists eligibility would obviously be up to @Adam.



There is also a Top Of The Pops database here - there were generally 10 artists/songs a week, not all of them in that list - you can search by artist/date :-





THE ORIGINS OF THE GAME



Some time ago one of the nicest guys on the forum Sergio (sfar) tested out an idea he had for a Song Game, which involved people nominating a song – then at the end of it the songs were listed and people voted on their top three songs.



A few months later, as a Eurovision Song Contest nut, I had the thought of bringing the Eurovision element into it along with the voting system used there. We jointly once did some TT Olympic and TT Football specials and always made a great team so I checked with Sergio that he was OK for me to expand on his original idea, which he was, along with adding an interactive element of an interview with all participants about the songs and the game in general where everyone could put forward ideas and suggestions about the game, it's all really thanks to Sergio that this game started :worship: .



I once did a TT Eurovision special and gave the winner a heart-attack when I informed him that the Eurovision tradition is that the winner hosts the following year - instead the winner picks the next category.



Following that on 14th November 2013, the first ever TF Pick The Best Song Game was started.











HOW TO JOIN IN AND PLAY THE GAME





1. Send me a PM with any song that relates to the category above - along with the You Tube link if possible – MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE SONGS USED LIST TO CHECK THAT THE SONG HASN’T BEEN USED BEFORE



2. Make clear which is the song title and which is the artist.



3. When the deadline is over, I'll post all the songs in the thread (without the name of the user who sent it) for everyone to vote.



4.The song that gets the most points wins the game. In the event of a tie the song with the most 12 points will win, if that number is the same then it's the most 10 and so on.





For those who haven’t played before, anyone is welcome to play – here’s a link to all previous games which are housed at the TF Pick The Best Song Game Sub-Forum to see how it works :-





The TF Pick The Best Song Game Forum





- You can send your song until WEDNESDAY 15th APRIL 2020

- I'll publish all songs received on THURSDAY 16th APRIL 2020

- You can vote your 10 favourite songs (which will be given 12, 10, 8-1 points respectively – the good old Eurovision format) from the published list





Semi-Final - One


Song One – The Housemartins - Caravan Of Love
Song Two – Diana Ross - Chain Reaction
Song Three – Blossoms - Charlemagne
Song Four – The Sugarcubes - Cold Sweat
Song Five – Paul Young - Come Back and Stay
Song Six – Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City
Song Seven - Esther and Abraham Ofarim - Dirty Old Town
Song Eight – The Sisters of Mercy - Dominion / Mother Russia
Song Nine – Archie Bell & The Drells - Everybody Have A Good Time
Song Ten – Carly Rae Jepsen - Everything He Needs
Song Eleven – The Small Faces & P.P. Arnold - If you think you're groovy
Song Twelve – Kris Kross - Jump
Song Thirteen – King - Love and Pride



Semi-Final - Two

Song Fourteen – Latin Quarter - Radio Africa
Song Fifteen – Joan Armatrading - Save Me
Song Sixteen – Suede - So Young
Song Seventeen – Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
Song Eighteen – The Sundays - Summertime
Song Nineteen – P. P. Arnold - The First Cut Is The Deepest
Song Twenty – Jax Jones & Ella Henderson - This Is Real
Song Twenty-One – Fragma feat. Coco Star - Toca's Miracle
Song Twenty-Two – The Rezillos - Top Of The Pops
Song Twenty-Three – The Kinks - Top Of The Pops
Song Twenty-Four – Susan Fassbender - Twilight Café
Song Twenty-Five - The Hollies - We're Through
Song Twenty-Six – Razorlight - Wire To Wire




Final

Song One – The Housemartins - Caravan Of Love
Song Two – Diana Ross - Chain Reaction
Song Three – Blossoms - Charlemagne
Song Four – The Sugarcubes - Cold Sweat
Song Five – Paul Young - Come Back and Stay
Song Six - Esther and Abraham Ofarim - Dirty Old Town
Song Seven – The Sisters of Mercy - Dominion / Mother Russia
Song Eight – The Small Faces & P.P. Arnold - If you think you're groovy
Song Nine – Kris Kross - Jump
Song Ten – King - Love and Pride
Song Eleven – Latin Quarter - Radio Africa
Song Twelve – Suede - So Young
Song Thirteen – Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out
Song Fourteen – The Sundays - Summertime
Song Fifteen – P. P. Arnold - The First Cut Is The Deepest
Song Sixteen – Fragma feat. Coco Star - Toca's Miracle
Song Seventeen – The Rezillos - Top Of The Pops
Song Eighteen – Susan Fassbender - Twilight Café
Song Nineteen - The Hollies - We're Through
Song Twenty – Razorlight - Wire To Wire





SEMI FINAL VOTING DEADLINE - FRIDAY 24th APRIL 2020

FINAL VOTING DEADLINE - WEDNESDAY 29th APRIL 2020

VOTING CEREMONY – THURSDAY 30th APRIL 2020

DEADLINES FOR EVERYTHING IS 7PM UK TIME – UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED – Here’s a link to what the time is in the UK :-
local time


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[COLOR="Red"][U]HOW TO SEND VOTES[/U][/COLOR]

You pick your ten favourite songs, TEN IN EACH OF THEIR OWN SEMI-FINALS [U]you cannot vote for the song you have nominated yourself[/U] – 
you award 12 points to your favourite, 10 points to your second favourite, 8 points to your third favourite, 
7 points to your fourth favourite and so on up to your tenth favourite.

Your votes should look like this

PLEASE VOTE FOR SONG TITLES

SEMI FINAL - ONE

12 – Song Title
10 – Song Title
8 – Song Title
7 – Song Title
6 – Song Title
5 – Song Title
4 – Song Title
3 – Song Title
2 – Song Title
1 – Song Title7

SEMI FINAL - TWO

12 – Song Title
10 – Song Title
8 – Song Title
7 – Song Title
6 – Song Title
5 – Song Title
4 – Song Title
3 – Song Title
2 – Song Title
1 – Song Title

In case the forum ever goes down or my inbox gets full my E mail is [email protected]


The winner of the game will also be awarded this magnificent Turkey Leg Trophy, which has been designed and created by the finest craftsmen on the planet and is a widely sought item which will look good on any shelf and the option to pick the category for Game 323.








Heres the songs in list format for those who use Florin's sheet to rank the songs at :

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kihtk84tfk5mvld/bsg-rank%20songs.xlsx?dl=0

SEMI FINAL – ONE
Caravan Of Love
Chain Reaction
Charlemagne
Cold Sweat
Come Back and Stay
Dancing In The City
Dirty Old Town
Dominion / Mother Russia
Everybody Have A Good Time
Everything He Needs
If you think you're groovy
Jump
Love and Pride
SEMI FINAL - TWO
Radio Africa
Save Me
So Young
Steppin' Out
Summertime
The First Cut Is The Deepest
This Is Real
Toca's Miracle
Top Of The Pops
Top Of The Pops
Twilight Café
We're Through
Wire To Wire


There you go guys, there's the link to the MP3's

The TF Pick The Best Song Game - Game 320
 

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The TF Pick The Best Song Game Roll Of Honour


















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Semi-Final - One


Song One – The Housemartins - Caravan Of Love


Song Two – Diana Ross - Chain Reaction


Song Three – Blossoms - Charlemagne


Song Four – The Sugarcubes - Cold Sweat


Song Five – Paul Young - Come Back and Stay


Song Six – Marshall Hain - Dancing In The City


Song Seven - Esther and Abraham Ofarim - Dirty Old Town


Song Eight – The Sisters of Mercy - Dominion / Mother Russia


Song Nine – Archie Bell & The Drells - Everybody Have A Good Time


Song Ten – Carly Rae Jepsen - Everything He Needs


Song Eleven – The Small Faces & P.P. Arnold - If you think you're groovy


Song Twelve – Kris Kross - Jump


Song Thirteen – King - Love and Pride




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 [COLOR="Red"][B][U]HOW TO SEND VOTES[/U][/B][/COLOR]

You pick your ten favourite songs, [B][U]you cannot vote for the song you have nominated yourself[/U][/B] – 
you award 12 points to your favourite, 10 points to your second favourite, 8 points to your third favourite, 
7 points to your fourth favourite and so on up to your tenth favourite.

Your votes should look like this

Semi-Final One

12 – Song X
10 – Song X
8 – Song X
7 – Song X
6 – Song X
5 – Song X
4 – Song X
3 – Song X
2 – Song X
1 – Song X

Semi-Final Two

12 – Song X
10 – Song X
8 – Song X
7 – Song X
6 – Song X
5 – Song X
4 – Song X
3 – Song X
2 – Song X
1 – Song X
Deadline for receiving your votes is FRIDAY 24TH APRIL 2020 - 7pm UK TIME (TBC)
Please send your votes to AdeyC
PLEASE VOTE FOR THE SONG TITLE
 

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Semi-Final - Two



Song Fourteen – Latin Quarter - Radio Africa





Song Fifteen – Joan Armatrading - Save Me





Song Sixteen – Suede - So Young





Song Seventeen – Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out





Song Eighteen – The Sundays - Summertime





Song Nineteen – P. P. Arnold - The First Cut Is The Deepest





Song Twenty – Jax Jones & Ella Henderson - This Is Real





Song Twenty-One – Fragma feat. Coco Star - Toca's Miracle





Song Twenty-Two – The Rezillos - Top Of The Pops





Song Twenty-Three – The Kinks - Top Of The Pops





Song Twenty-Four – Susan Fassbender - Twilight Café





Song Twenty-Five - The Hollies - We're Through





Song Twenty-Six – Razorlight - Wire To Wire









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[COLOR="Red"][B][U]HOW TO SEND VOTES[/U][/B][/COLOR]



You pick your ten favourite songs, [B][U]you cannot vote for the song you have nominated yourself[/U][/B] – 

you award 12 points to your favourite, 10 points to your second favourite, 8 points to your third favourite, 

7 points to your fourth favourite and so on up to your tenth favourite.



Your votes should look like this



Semi-Final One



12 – Song X

10 – Song X

8 – Song X

7 – Song X

6 – Song X

5 – Song X

4 – Song X

3 – Song X

2 – Song X

1 – Song X



Semi-Final Two



12 – Song X

10 – Song X

8 – Song X

7 – Song X

6 – Song X

5 – Song X

4 – Song X

3 – Song X

2 – Song X

1 – Song X




Deadline for receiving your votes is FRIDAY 24th APRIL 2020 - 7pm UK TIME (TBC)

Please send your votes to AdeyC

PLEASE VOTE FOR THE SONG TITLE








 

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Final



Song One – The Housemartins - Caravan Of Love





Song Two – Diana Ross - Chain Reaction





Song Three – Blossoms - Charlemagne





Song Four – The Sugarcubes - Cold Sweat





Song Five – Paul Young - Come Back and Stay





Song Six - Esther and Abraham Ofarim - Dirty Old Town





Song Seven – The Sisters of Mercy - Dominion / Mother Russia





Song Eight – The Small Faces & P.P. Arnold - If you think you're groovy





Song Nine – Kris Kross - Jump





Song Ten – King - Love and Pride





Song Eleven – Latin Quarter - Radio Africa





Song Twelve – Suede - So Young





Song Thirteen – Joe Jackson - Steppin' Out





Song Fourteen – The Sundays - Summertime





Song Fifteen – P. P. Arnold - The First Cut Is The Deepest





Song Sixteen – Fragma feat. Coco Star - Toca's Miracle





Song Seventeen – The Rezillos - Top Of The Pops





Song Eighteen – Susan Fassbender - Twilight Café






Song Nineteen - The Hollies - We're Through





Song Twenty – Razorlight - Wire To Wire











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[COLOR="Red"][B][U]HOW TO SEND VOTES[/U][/B][/COLOR]



You pick your ten favourite songs [B][U]you cannot vote for the song you have nominated yourself[/U][/B] – 

you award 12 points to your favourite, 10 points to your second favourite, 8 points to your third favourite, 

7 points to your fourth favourite and so on up to your tenth favourite.



Your votes should look like this



[B][SIZE="6"]

PLEASE VOTE FOR SONG TITLES



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12 – Song Title

10 – Song Title

8 – Song Title

7 – Song Title

6 – Song Title

5 – Song Title

4 – Song Title

3 – Song Title

2 – Song Title

1 – Song Title







PLEASE VOTE FOR THE SONG TITLE



DEADLINES FOR EVERYTHING IS ALWAYS 7PM UK TIME – UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED – Here’s a link to what the time is in the UK :-

local time



Deadline for receiving your votes is WEDNESDAY 29th APRIL 2020 7pm UK Time



Voting Ceremony will be THURSDAY 30th APRIL 2020 – 8pm

PLEASE VOTE FOR THE SONG TITLE

Please send your votes to AdeyC



 

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Voting Tables

Semi-Final – One




Semi-Final – Two



Final Voting Table


The Winning Song

P.P Arnold – The First Cut Is The Deepest



Final Placements







 

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RANKINGS POINTS

The following rankings points are given at the end of each game :





Although the game didn't immediately start at one every week, it was fairly early in the run of games that it became a weekly game, so to make things simple I've counted every game as one week.

Rankings are compiled from the last 52 games - the best 16 scores during the last 52 games count to the players total ranking.

With huge thanks and acknowledgement to Markus for doing a lot of the inputting of and clearing the then backlog :worship:

 

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Rankings – After Game 316




Code:
RKG (PRE) NAME................  .PTS ..# 16th next off (265)
001 (001) Adam................  1435 .49 ..70 ..14
002 (002) Beat................  1295 .50 ..60 ..50
003 (003) aerosmash...........  1180 .51 ..55 ..35
004 (004) Mauriac.............  1155 .43 ..45 ...0
005 (005) histery.............  1096 .38 ..40 ...0
006 (006) Random Run..........  1065 .32 ..40 ...0
007 (007) SRB Analyst.........  1060 .45 ..35 ..16
008 (008) The Crow............  1030 .49 ..40 ..10
009 (009) Silent Bird.........  .900 .43 ..40 ...0
010 (010) AdeyC...............  .885 .51 ..35 ...6
011 (012) DropShotAce.........  .840 .45 ..25 .100
012 (011) Matmagix............  .835 .41 ..30 ..70
013 (013) Laurent Moy.........  .810 .51 ..30 ..18
014 (016) TennisFan102........  .790 .49 ..25 ..20
015 (015) wayitis.............  .762 .16 ...1 ...0
016 (017) Number19............  .755 .39 ..20 ...0
017 (018) SilverPersian.......  .748 .32 ..18 ..12
018 (014) Perun...............  .745 .39 ..30 ...1
019 (019) JMG.................  .733 .31 ..14 ...0
020 (021) Fortitude...........  .720 .39 ..30 ...8
021 (020) Boreas..............  .719 .35 ..18 ...0
022 (022) Litotes.............  .680 .51 ..25 ..25
023 (023) Sam L...............  .672 .35 ..16 ..40
024 (024) Shvedbarilescu......  .632 .22 ..16 ...0
025 (027) Sammo...............  .538 .14 ...0 ...0
026 (026) Mustafina...........  .528 .11 ...0 ...0
027 (025) TIEFSEE.............  .484 .14 ...0 ..85
028 (028) N.M.................  .463 .14 ...0 ...0
029 (029) ArturJFC............  .451 .11 ...0 ...0
030 (030) Queen Vika..........  .450 .14 ...0 ...0
031 (031) Lord Choc Ice.......  .434 .23 ...4 ...4
032 (032) Leif................  .386 .26 ...1 ...1
033 (033) zvonarevarulz.......  .366 .24 ...1 ...1
034 (034) resident_bizarre....  .329 .15 ...0 ...0
035 (035) skinnylegend........  .304 ..9 ...0 ...0
036 (036) MrPeanutButter......  .269 .23 ...1 ..55
037 (037) bud887..............  .260 .14 ...0 ..60
038 (039) Utautai.............  .224 ..7 ...0 ...0
039 (038) Javi................  .215 ..5 ...0 ...0
040 (040) drg.................  .197 ..7 ...0 ...0
041 (041) Haleptard...........  .192 .13 ...0 ...0
042 (042) Monzanator..........  .145 ..2 ...0 ..45
043 (043) Slazorin............  .144 ..7 ...0 ..30
044 (045) Wanderer............  .126 ..3 ...0 ...0
045 (050) SoBizarre...........  .115 ..1 ...0 ...0
046 (046) Hanan Ubis..........  .100 ..1 ...0 ...0
047 (047) comfortably numb....  ..98 ..9 ...0 ...0
048 (048) to paradise.........  ..95 ..3 ...0 ...0
049 (044) Whitlinger Jones....  ..78 .11 ...0 ...1
050 (049) salmon pants........  ..70 ..3 ...0 ...0
051 (051) stromatolite........  ..53 ..4 ...0 ...0
052 (052) Latvian.............  ..49 .12 ...0 ...0
053 (054) Coco Hero...........  ..44 ..2 ...0 ...0
054 (055) Chastainiac.........  ..31 ..2 ...0 ...0
055 (056) WhoAmI?.............  ..24 ..2 ...0 ...0
056 (057) Igorche.............  ..24 ..2 ...0 ...0
057 (058) ElusiveChanteuse....  ..16 ..1 ...0 ...0
058 (059) Rob & Stephen.......  ..16 ..1 ...0 ...0
059 (060) Vercingetorix.......  ..12 ..1 ...0 ...0
060 (061) Crux Squall.........  ...6 ..1 ...0 ...0
061 (053) Northstar...........  ...6 ..1 ...0 ...0
062 (062) Milan...............  ...4 ..1 ...0 ...0
063 (063) Randy...............  ...4 ..1 ...0 ...0
064 (066) Hugues Daniel.......  ...2 ..1 ...0 ...0
065 (067) James...............  ...1 ..1 ...0 ...0
066 (068) John................  ...1 ..1 ...0 ...0
067 (064) Pierre..............  ...1 ..1 ...0 ...0
068 (065) Poltergeist.........  ...1 ..1 ...0 ...0
069 (069) traddles............  ...1 ..1 ...0 ...0
Weeks At Number One

Code:
histery         98      (74, 76-145, 147-174)
Beat            97      (75, 175-176, 210-211, 213-216, 220-254, 256-309)
Adam            42      (177-209, 212, 217-219, 310-316)
^bibi^          29      (30-58)
NeKo            24      (6-29)
dogwonder24     11      (59-69)
Mustafina        4      (70-73)
John             3      (1-3)
AdeyC            1      (4)
Gadis Desa       1      (5)
Silent Bird      1      (146)
Random Run       1      (255)
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A possible chance for me to bore some of the newer players with my Cyndi Lauper story :)
 

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i'd love to send in a clip with a TOTP performance, but will only do so if the quality's good enough.

i recently discovered this BBC series about TOTP, where they analyse each year, regarding the show, but also music and britain in general. it's really good! i couldn't find all years, but there's quite a few of them on youtube, e.g. 1977:
 

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