Top of the Pops (UK)

Season 42 Episode 43

23rd October 2005

Aired Monday 2:00 PM Oct 23, 2005 on BBC



  • Trivia

    • Onscreen Factoid: (for Arctic Monkeys) The band put their success down to their internet fan base.

    • Onscreen Factoid: (for Goldfrapp) Alison Goldfrapp has vowed never to hire a stylist, she finds the idea of being dressed by someone else 'bizarre'.

    • Onscreen Factoid: (for David Bowie) David's different colour eyes are the result of a playground altercation with school mate George Underwood, who went on to design loads of David's album covers. This track is heavily featured in the new BBC 2 music documentary series 'Girls & Boys'. It looks at sex and pop over the years and starts tonight at 9pm.

    • Onscreen Factoid: (for McFly) Within the last 18 months McFly have notched up two no. 1 albums and four no. 1 singles.

    • Incorrect Onscreen Factoid: (for Dannii Minogue) Happy Birthday to the diminutive dance diva who was 34 on Friday. [Correction - Thursday]

    • Onscreen Factoid: (for Rick Astley) Rick was a product of the Stock, Aitken and Waterman hit making factory. But unlike a lot of those acts he's still making music and his new album 'Portraits' is in the shops now. Where it'll soon be joined by a definitive compilation of all the SAW hits. Including 'Roadblock' the one where they all passed themselves off as an obscure Northern Soul Act!

    • Onscreen Factoid: (for Katie Melua) Katie cites Jack Johnson as her current inspiration when it comes to putting pen to paper.

    • Onscreen Factoid: (for Robbie Williams) Robbie recorded all 12 songs form his 8th solo album in his bedroom.

    • Onscreen Factoid: (for Maximo Park) This single first reached number 20 but due to public demand they thought they'd give it another go.

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