Top of the Pops (UK)

Season 42 Episode 39

25th September 2005

Aired Monday 2:00 PM Sep 25, 2005 on BBC



  • Trivia

    • Onscreen Factoid: 'Don't Cha' was originally recorded by Tori Alamaze, a former backing singer for Outkast.

    • Onscreen Factoid: The Stone Roses were the first band that Liam Gallagher ever saw live. All their record covers were designed by guitarist John Squire using his paint splattered images produced in the style of influential American artist Jackson Pollock. Paint also got the band into trouble when they ran amok with a few cans of it in their former record company's office.

    • Onscreen Factoid: Robbie wrote this [Tripping] song with Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy, former member of Duran Duran.

    • Onscreen Factoid: KT's favourite album is David Bowie's 'Hunky Dory'.

    • Onscreen Factoid: Jon Bon Jovi recently gave a million dollars to the Hurricane Katrina fund.

    • Onscreen Factoid: Damien calls himself Jr Gong after the Marley family's Tuff Gong record label.

    • Onscreen Factoid: This [Blondie - Denis] was originally recorded in 1962 by New York doo-wap group 'Randy & The Rainbows', their version was called 'Denise' though. Blondie's version reached number 2 in the UK charts and was taken from their first album 'Plastic Letters' which kick-started their whole career. They'll be here for concerts in November.

    • Onscreen Factoid: Amazingly Kanye West is not related to John West, although he does like salmon!

    • Onscreen Factoid: Ricky [Martin] turned down the chance to star with J-Lo in a remake of 'West Side Story'.

    • Onscreen Factoid: The studio where they [Hard-Fi] recorded their album has become a pet obedience centre for unruly puppies.

  • Quotes

    • (Fearne has been telling Rufus how much she likes Debbie Harry from Blondie)
      Rufus: Well you do look a bit like her, Fearne.
      Fearne: Aww really? Thank you!
      Rufus: About 50!
      Fearne: Yeah... you're not coming back!

    • Rufus: Kanye West there, my fourth favourite 'West'
      Fearne: Only your fourth? Who are the others?
      Rufus: Err... Adam West; Batman, Wiggy Wiggy Wild wild West; sung by Will Smith and Joe West!
      Fearne: Whose Joe West?
      Rufus: It's this bloke here. (points out a member of the audience standing behind them).

  • Notes

    • Not live: This episode was pre-recorded on 23rd September 2005.

    • Reggae DJ: Towards the end of his performance Robbie Williams begins to sing lyrics to Bob Marley's 'Don't Worry' instead of the normal lyrics to 'Tripping'. Robbie had allegedly been studying the work of Bob Marley, whose son Damien appears earlier in this episode, for musical influences for this and other songs from his new album 'Intensive Care'. Robbie most likely intended this unplanned merge as a tribute to the Reggae legend.

    • Look closely: During the Robbie Williams 'Tripping' performance, one of the stages that can frequently be seen in the background of many shots has large letters forming the word 'MIMI' on it. This the background set for Mariah Carey's performance of 'Shake it Off' which doesn't appear until 9th October 2005. It's safe to say it was recorded at the same time as Robbie's performance.

  • Allusions