It’s Poperific! It’s Singsational! It’s Top of The Pops Volume 49
I wasn’t holding out much hope for this volume featuring hit records from the last months of 1975. I’ve got no idea what was going on back then having only a passing interest in music at that time.
I had a cheap transistor radio and tuned into Radio One but my interest was football and Subbuteo when I was a kid.
There are a couple of songs I can remember, Hot Chocolate‘s “You Sexy Thing” and “The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine” – there is also “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Don’t get me started on Queen, they’re dreadful in my opinion. I have never understood all of that over-the-top operatic singing of Freddie Mercury and flashy pompous rock approach – not my scene at all. Give me raw primitive garage punk noise.
This cover version of “Bohemian Rhapsody” was cut in a day – from start to finish – Queen took three weeks apparently! I’ll take this fine version over the original – excellent vocals by Tony Rivers.
Top tune of the set though is “Money Honey”, a hit for the Bay City Rollers. A great rocker with a memorable beat. Action packed teen persuader!
Back cover liners:
It’s Poperific! It’s Singsational! It’s TOP OF THE POPS Volume 49 . . . What else?
Once again those groovy gentlemen (and ladies) at Pickwick have got together another great volume of the World’s most popular L.P., packed with the swingiest, singiest twelve chart-embracing hits.
Wanta know how they select up-to-the-minute music? Well, sitting on the desk in the King of Pickwick’s office is a giant Crystal-ball that tells all – helped a little by the Pickwick people, of course. Yes, Pickwick can foresee the Music scene, present and future, even before the charts do, sometimes!
- Money Honey Originally a hit for The Bay City Rollers
- Bohemian Rhapsody Originally a hit for Queen
- If I Could Originally a hit for David Essex
- This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) Originally a hit for Rod Stewart
- Na Na Is The Saddest Word Originally a hit for The Stylistics
- The Trail Of The Lonesome Pine Originally a hit for Laurel And Hardy With The Avalon Boys
- In For A Penny Originally a hit for Slade
- Let It Be Originally a hit for Leo Sayer
- All Around My Hat Originally a hit for Steeleye Span
- Show Me You’re A Woman Originally a hit for Mud
- Art For Art’s Sake Originally a hit for 10CC
- You Sexy Thing Originally a hit for Hot Chocolate
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