Top of the Pops BBC4

Yeah it's strange how it goes, he was so big in the mid-90s....of course after Crocodile Shoes II he did a Best Of (the wonderfully named The Nail File) but his profile dropped almost overnight. Maybe he wanted it that way, maybe his book explains it (could be demons at play).
He was in the successful revival of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet in the early 00s, so it didn't end for him in the 90s … but I seem to recall stories of JN being difficult to work with – his original series Spender, which ran between 1991 and 1993 (chiming with 'Ain't No Doubt's success), was a major hit for BBC One at a time when it was really struggling in the ratings against ITV, yet it was dropped.

And Nail wasn't alone in having a fall from TV grace – others fell harder and faster in the 90s (Nigel le Vaillant, Michael Elphick) …
Columbia/Sony's pulling power, I expect. Plus the US success suggested she was going to repeat it here.

Best single of 1992 for me, but it never quite took off as I hoped.
I'd say it wasn't just about Columbia/Sony – TOTP had opened up a route for big US hits to get exposure here with the live satellite links, so all the major labels would have been on alert to who they could offer up. Much more attractive to record companies than having creepy Jonathan King pick your track for his dreadful US charts feature in the early 80s – and a much better chance for non-white artists to be selected, so props to whoever picked En Vogue, Kriss Kross and Arrested Development (all of whom JK would have snubbed).
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He did Evita too remember,so he was very much still in the eye. Brilliant soundtrack that. On Madge, I barely remembered This Used To Be My Playground, odd song 30 years on. Is it much loved by the cognoscenti? Loved the Bedtime Stories era coming some time in the future..
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I really do find This Used To My Playground to be one of Madonna's most meh and boring singles for me. Never put it on any of my various Madonna playlists. Surprised it was an #1 in the US too.