45 episodes

The podcast that takes one random episode of Top Of The Pops - the greatest TV Pop show ever - and breaks it down to its very last compound. Created by Sarah Bee, Neil Kulkarni, Taylor Parkes, Simon Price and David Stubbs (who all wrote for Melody Maker) and hosted by Al Needham (who didn't), it's an unflinching gaze into the open wound of pop culture and a celebration of Thursday evenings past.

Chart Music: the TOTP Podcast Chart Music

    • Music
    • 4.9, 119 Ratings

The podcast that takes one random episode of Top Of The Pops - the greatest TV Pop show ever - and breaks it down to its very last compound. Created by Sarah Bee, Neil Kulkarni, Taylor Parkes, Simon Price and David Stubbs (who all wrote for Melody Maker) and hosted by Al Needham (who didn't), it's an unflinching gaze into the open wound of pop culture and a celebration of Thursday evenings past.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

Ian _UK ,

Love it

I found this after a recommendation a few months ago and now it is a must listen as soon as it is downloaded … If you want a few history of pop culture seen through the eyes of top music journos this is the one for you … It is sweaty, it is honest and very very british !!

Skylarkingmatt ,

It’s wonderful

Discovered by accident-but I’ve listened to little else for the last week. So far I’ve concentrated on the 70s as that’s when I started watching TOTP. It’s perceptive, informative, very rude & laugh out loud funny . All the contributors are magnificent-if you love pop music of that era (or even you don’t) it’s a wonderful listen

avpriceyfc ,

What a wonderful find

My 12 month Trans-Pennine commute was made bearable thanks to this amusing, insightful and thought provoking podcast, although I nearly crashed through laughter on one occasion (sausage sandwich eating MF). As an amateur music journalist, it’s great to tap into the mindsets of some of the finest pros and hear their take on some TOTP classics. A bit blokey sometimes but when in full-in character assassination mode Parkes, Pricey, Kulk, Stubbs and Sarah Bee, all expertly chaperoned by MC Needham, keep you entertained throughout. Increase your sense of belonging by using quality Chart Music Club lingo including, ‘Bummerdog’, ‘Dadisfaction’, ‘In reception’ the ‘Shakin’’ prefix, not forgetting ‘More Pringles than an all night garage’. If you liked TISWAS, you’ll love Chart Music.

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