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"I Know" by Dionne Farris was another track that got lots of airplay, but just missed the Top 40:



And is a total bop. I remember seeing it on some US Top 10 show that used to be on ITV at about 2am and taking note as she'd been in Arrested Development whose first album I loved. My local radio in Manchester played it loads and I bought the single, and was surprised it never became bigger. I kind of associate it with Terence Trent D'Arby's Holding on To You, both out around the same time (roughly) and both heavily played on UK radio but not huge huge hits but both great.
 
"Be My Lover" got tons of airplay on MTV Europe, which was finding it increasingly hard to do a pan-European playlist when the UK charts starting moving so quickly, but less so on UK radio.
MTV Europe and UK radio were very different, and I think a lot of acts that UK radio/media shunned were able to make the top 30 because their videos were being shown on MTV. That all changed when MTV UK & Ireland launched in mid-1997 and their playlist was far more alligned with the UK market.
 
I have no memory of a Dana Dawson follow up to 3 Is Family. I recall the album coming out but no other single registered with me.
 
And is a total bop. I remember seeing it on some US Top 10 show that used to be on ITV at about 2am and taking note as she'd been in Arrested Development whose first album I loved. My local radio in Manchester played it loads and I bought the single, and was surprised it never became bigger. I kind of associate it with Terence Trent D'Arby's Holding on To You, both out around the same time (roughly) and both heavily played on UK radio but not huge huge hits but both great.
I think it reached #41 both times it was released
 

Island

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Got to Give Me Love sounds like a bit though. Maybe it was a tad ahead of its time by about a year or two?

Show Me is adorable. It’s a shame she didn’t break through cos she really could’ve been a great popstar. The album, while bloated, still holds up pretty well. It’s better than Louise’s 90s albums!
 
Looks like there’s no TOTP repeats on BBC4 in Christmas week apart from a repeat of 29 December 1983 on Friday 29 December:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p00fzl6b/2023/12/29

BBC4 are then repeating a load of Story of / Big Hits editions from the 1970s on Friday 5 January:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p00fzl6b/2024/01/05

BBC4 are repeating Big Hits from 1980-1983 and The Story of 1980 and 1982 around the snooker in the following week on 12 January 2024:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/schedules/p00fzl6b/2024/01/12
 
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