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Nov 18

DAVID CASSIDY – “How Can I Be Sure?” (25 comments) At the time I remember being irritated at how DC's popularity meant that the singers/bands I liked were given less… lonepilgrim
SLADE – “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” (18 comments) As I said regarding 'Coz I Luv You', as a bit of a nerd I found Slade a bit intimidating… lonepilgrim

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Nov 18

χ is for…The Chi-nese Way (3 comments) Ah wonderful. A belated* thanks :) *because of post-surgery rest which is only beginning to taper off Lee Saunders
BLAZIN’ SQUAD – “Crossroads” (30 comments) #14/#17 - interesting that the photo shoot is on a West London sports ground. They all look like they're waiting… Cumbrian

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Nov 18

Popular ’86 (110 comments) Well, I can't pretend Mike Smith hosted all the intervening episodes, but I have got a bit behind with this… speedwell54

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Oct 18

U2 – “Discotheque” (118 comments) Fave album of theirs ( never got angry Irish, but singalong anyways ). Always assumed discotheque was a 'coming… Lovejelly

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Oct 18

HEAR’SAY – “The Way To Your Love” (23 comments) I think twtyl is a beautiful, clever and cute pop song. Yes the lyrics are slightly banal although I think… Arj
DJ PIED PIPER AND THE MASTER OF CEREMONY – “Do You Really Like It?” (33 comments) Uncanny this. I encountered this 2-and-a-half-years after someone was speculating about 10 years without Top Of The Pops. What,… hardtogethits
YOU SAD BASTARD! – Carter Reconsidered (78 comments) Back in 2002 Carter's formula may have been the antithesis of everything popular and/or getting critical respect, but here… weej

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Oct 18

CRAIG DAVID – “Fill Me In” (90 comments) Fans of Sweet Female Attitude (upon whom much (deserved) praise heaped upthread) take note: They appear to have regrouped and… Tommy Mack

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Oct 18

Pat Metheny, Derek Bailey, George Bendian & Paul Wertiico: Sign of Four (4 comments) Very good as long is improvised! mingus&toki
BLACK LEGEND – “You See The Trouble With Me” (60 comments) I'd like to echo earlier comments that this is one of the more avant number ones. The BOOM BOOM BOOM… Lee Saunders

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Oct 18

Ben Crouch’s Tavern (7 comments) I think it was called 'Ben Crouch' after a Victorian 'resurrection man' who dug up corpses for sale to anatomy… John Pole

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Oct 18

STEPS – “Stomp” (42 comments) I think this was the week that I thought that there would be a number 1 battle between Blur's woeful… Duro

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Oct 18

Popular ’89 (59 comments) Almost 8 years ago Billy Smart looked forward to Pere Ubu on Rowland Rat being on YouTube. Seems to be… Stewart Copeland
ROBSON AND JEROME – “I Believe”/”Up On The Roof” (125 comments) It was while this was at #1 that Gallagher-squabbles recording "Wibbling Rivalry" by OAS*S reached number 52. Which brings me… Lee Saunders

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Oct 18

FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION – “Perfect” (122 comments) Lee @121, you'll find no end of Proclaimers discussion (pro and con) in the Belfast Child thread. Rory

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Oct 18

MANIC STREET PREACHERS – “The Masses Against The Classes” (66 comments) I'm excited to mention when they keep popping at #2 or thereabouts. With the exception of Your Love Alone Is… Lee Saunders

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Oct 18

MARK MORRISON – “Return Of The Mack” (86 comments) I note that in the five years since this review, Tom has covered slightly less than six-and-a-half years’ worth of… Paulito

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Oct 18

VAN MORRISON – Like A Jelly Roll (30 comments) I think artists make art ambiguous on purpose so it can "mean" different things to different people. We all… MARK KLAPPERICH