Digital Spy

Search Digital Spy
 

DS Forums

 
 

Christmas Top of the Pops 2013?


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 26-11-2013, 16:35
Rooftopcowboy
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 5,118
Who do we reckon will be on realistically?

I would guess Passenger, Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith, Bastille, Rudimental feat. Ella Eyre, John Newman, Ellie Goulding, Icona Pop, Olly Murs, Lily Allen, The X Factor winner, maybe Robin Thicke if they're lucky, or they might wimp out and think it's too risqué for Christmas lunchtime.
Can imagine the people currently plugging new albums like Robbie Williams, Gary Barlow & One Direction will pop up. Leona Lewis & Mary J Blige have Xmas albums out too.
Rooftopcowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Please sign in or register to remove this advertisement.
Old 26-11-2013, 17:26
pete137
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,644
Agreed!

This year has been one of THE worst for music I have EVER EVER known!!

Same repeative awfulness...personally think BBC should let this show die now, it's been pretty much dead since bout 07/08 anyway
In terms of chart music I would agree with you. However there has been some fantastic music released this year that would never get near the top 40 (or top 100 for that matter). Does anyone care about chart music now ?
pete137 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-11-2013, 18:38
pothuthic
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Essex
Posts: 40,731
Gaga, Katy and Jason Derulo are in the uk that weekend
pothuthic is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 26-11-2013, 18:46
welshboy89
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Wales
Posts: 140
Agreed!

This year has been one of THE worst for music I have EVER EVER known!!

Same repeative awfulness...personally think BBC should let this show die now, it's been pretty much dead since bout 07/08 anyway
Yep full agreement with you , 2007/8 was definitely the last when music was last at it's best.

TOTP as a weekly run ended at the right time and should have remained a defunct show.
welshboy89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-11-2013, 20:21
supernovadragon
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,410
In terms of chart music I would agree with you. However there has been some fantastic music released this year that would never get near the top 40 (or top 100 for that matter). Does anyone care about chart music now ?
To be honest, I actually don't...I just meant in terms of chart music and for the show itself it's one of the worst!
supernovadragon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2013, 10:18
pothuthic
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Essex
Posts: 40,731
I must admit I haven't been as impressed with this years music, it's been alright, but I preferred previous years (2012 was actually one of my favourites in a long time)
pothuthic is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 27-11-2013, 10:53
RPM
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 489
I get really hacked off with people saying axe it, should be dumped, etc. If you don't enjoy it then is it really such a big ask for you to avoid 1 hour of TV per year? Some people enjoy it so get off your opinionated high horse!
RPM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 13:03
pothuthic
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Essex
Posts: 40,731

Heya I went to two of the 4 sessions to my delight, was a fantastic experience and here's a bit more of a detailed report;

FRIDAY

We arrived at 11, we queued up in the already quite short queue (expected it to be longer)

After 15 minutes I went to sit down and suddenly Ronan Keating and Shane Lynch got out of the car and spoke to us all before going into the studios.

10 minutes after that Keith Duffy came out of his car and I managed to get an autograph which is pretty cool.

We got stickered (I was 17) and got told we could go away and come back or queue, so I decided to stand by the entrance and try and do some celebrity spotting.

When we queued back up to get into the bar we waited 15 minutes then walked into the main studio.

The set is pretty much the same as last year, Snowflake stage, Mirrorball stage and Tinsel stage with the 3 classic TOTP logos around the studio (which was amazing)

The warm up guy Danny was hilarious, really liked his way of getting us all warmed up.

After Danny's warm ups he introduced us to Reggie and Fearne who commented on Reggies tartan trousers saying he's going commando amongst other things (Reggie is absolutely hilarious, I didn't expect it)

Then we were introduced to The Saturdays, Rochelle said she was scared of a wardrobe malfunction after the top was revealing.

Vanessa kept waving at people (including myself), after singing 'What About Us' twice, they soon left, they were better than I expected, but a lot of the singing was backing track.

We then moved over to the Mirrorball stage where Chase and Status and Moko performed their songs Fearne pointed out that we were having a Christmas day rave in her signature accent that has been spoken about on various impression programmes,

Moko is an absolutely fantastic singer and delivered an incredible performance.

We were all told that a stage would be made in the middle of the audience for Boyzone,after it was set up we all stood around getting ready for the performance which was very good from them boys, they sung 'Love Will Save The Day' we were told they'd be back later.

We then moved onto the tinsel stage where James Blunts band was getting set up, I was a bit "meh" about James, so wasn't looking forward to this one.

He came on stage and because I was front row started chatting to me, Fearne did her link but did it wrong, but James performed anyway, he sung Bonfire Heart which was a great performance.

He was told he had to do it again, to which he replied "Let's hope Fearne doesn't **** up this time" in a jokey way which got us all humoured up.

Fearne redid her link to James and we watched it again, I must admit, I'm now a fan, he was fantastic!

Next up we had to stay in this stage for Boyzones second performance which was a Christmas song, dunno what it was called but it had "hark now here the new kings born today" and "the night before Christmas" in it I think.

We then went over to the snowflake stage where we saw Rudimental and Ella Eyre sing 'Waiting All Night' twice, you can tell Ella is going to be HUGE.

Next up was the final performance from Chase & Status and Jacob Banks, which will be shown on New Years Eve, was a very fun performance, Jacobs voice is incredible, can't fault it!

We left the studio sad that it was all over, our lift hadn't arrived yet so we as down at the bar and was passed by The Vamps, I was very starstruck as I'm a big fan of theirs at the minute.

My sister in law went out for a cigarette and ended up meeting Ella who gave her an autograph, which was nice!

We ended up sitting in the foyer where all the stars were walking in and out (Rizzle Kicks, Vamps, James Arthur) we met The Vamps and I blanked JA when he tried to communicate with me.

We then spoke to a nice man called Matthew who gave us two tickets to see the show on Saturday morning, which we were delighted about!

After a long traffic journey home and a sleep, we were back there at 11 on Saturday!

A lot of people were rejected yesterday which was a shame, but we got in.

When we got in we had the same routine from Danny which was still funny and got our new years hats on.

First up were Little Mix, now if anyone knows me they will know that I don't like them, but I hate t say it, they were actually quite good (I'm actually seeing them tonight again)

After they left, we had the first performance from Ellie Goulding, who sung Burn.

Every time she said burn fire went into the air, which was very warm as you can probably expect.

She then moved into the middle stage to sing 'How Long Will I Love You', which she smashed, after two recordings of it, she left, before she went she said bye to me after I said it to her, and hugged a fan which was lovely of her.

Then it was time for Tom Odell, who was absolutely fantastic singing 'Another Love'

We had London Grammar up last, not my sort of music but they were good, after them I turned round to notice I was standing right next to Fearne and Reggie, I spoke to Reggie who was amazing!

After the show was finished we left for the foyer, I then met Tom Odell who signed my makeshift autograph book, he was lovely, whilst he was signing my sister in laws book, John Newman came over to talk to Tom, so we got his autograph too, we had a chat and I said I saw him at V in August and was seeing him tomorrow night (tonight now), he told me it would be a good show and signed our books, was a genuinely lovely guy!

I went outside and met one of London Grammar before we left Riverside Studios for the last time that year, I will miss our celeb spotting experiences!

Two fantastic days of TV and music,was amazing experiencing it all, am definitely trying for tickets next year!
pothuthic is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 13:52
fugitive
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 3,855
The two annual TOTPs are on at

Christmas Day 2.00pm
New Years Eve 5.30pm
fugitive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2013, 15:43
EStaffs90
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Underneath Tom Hiddleston
Posts: 4,032
I get really hacked off with people saying axe it, should be dumped, etc. If you don't enjoy it then is it really such a big ask for you to avoid 1 hour of TV per year? Some people enjoy it so get off your opinionated high horse!
Didn't you know - there are people who are of the view of "I don't like it, so it shouldn't be on television"?
EStaffs90 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2013, 03:38
RandomPeter94
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 4,712
Didn't notice this thread so I might as well post what I posted in the other thread.

I like TOTP, but I really it the specials need to be done better.


For a start, I would have 15 performances in an hour episode with hardly any presenting link times (about 10 seconds in between most of each performance). One flashback of the year time is fine, I don't mind that. Then have a countdown of the Top 20 (Christmas Top 20 in Christmas, and most popular 20 tracks of the year for NYE) and obviously then the number 1.

Also, I'd bring back classic theme tune. Have a 2013 version of the original theme (I think it's the original). Here is the 1998-2003 version here, you'll know what I mean as they did a late 90s version which was really good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWiKV7onnzc New titles would be good, something made for TOTP for 2013 itself, not relying on all the past titles.

Also, I would have the camera work and editing done in a way to fit with the mood of the type of the song. And the lighting. For example, I'd have all the Calvin Harris, LMFAO type songs done with a very clubby atmosphere. Look at 1:36 - 2:12 on the Don't You Worry Child Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y6smkh6c-0, the atmosphere fits perfectly with the music. TOTP should deffo do the same (lighting, editing, camera work (was in which camera is showing at what point)) It needs to be done in a very 2013 way.


Not sure if I want Reggie and Fearne to present either, as much as I love both of them. Seems they are both doing it again.
RandomPeter94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-12-2013, 12:10
daveycrocket222
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 3,979
Just a quick enquiry. Has anyone heard anything as to whether TOTP will return this Christmas Day as in previous years? If so, do any of you think it is past its sell by now and do schedulers need to look at something else to fill a bit of time with on Christmas Day/

I haven't heard or read anything about it this year. The last couple of years they've had a New Year's Eve edition too.
Just let people watch classic xmas editions.
daveycrocket222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-12-2013, 20:58
fugitive
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 3,855
The two annual TOTPs are on at

Christmas Day 2.00pm
New Years Eve 5.30pm
fugitive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-12-2013, 21:57
rfonzo
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 6,986
They normally show it on Christmas Day. they did last year.
rfonzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-12-2013, 23:45
Brummy Girl
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 5,070
Just let people watch classic xmas editions.
Remember when Channel 5 showed the 1985 Christmas TOTP in its entirety about 3 years ago? I wouldn't mind them doing that again for a different year. Considering I was 7 in 85' I actually remembered nearly all the songs featured.
Brummy Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2013, 10:58
Robert Williams
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Surrey
Posts: 749
They normally show it on Christmas Day. they did last year.
And for the last 46 years! It's the only programme to have occupied roughly the same slot every Christmas Day since 1967. Not even The Queen has managed that (no Christmas message in 1969).

Just let people watch classic xmas editions.
The Christmas 1978 special is on Christmas Eve, then Christmas 1977 and 1978 again on Christmas Day, both BBC Four.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007...casts/upcoming
Robert Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2013, 13:33
Markjuk
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 7,763
Didn't notice this thread so I might as well post what I posted in the other thread.

I like TOTP, but I really it the specials need to be done better.


For a start, I would have 15 performances in an hour episode with hardly any presenting link times (about 10 seconds in between most of each performance). One flashback of the year time is fine, I don't mind that. Then have a countdown of the Top 20 (Christmas Top 20 in Christmas, and most popular 20 tracks of the year for NYE) and obviously then the number 1.

Also, I'd bring back classic theme tune. Have a 2013 version of the original theme (I think it's the original). Here is the 1998-2003 version here, you'll know what I mean as they did a late 90s version which was really good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWiKV7onnzc New titles would be good, something made for TOTP for 2013 itself, not relying on all the past titles.

Also, I would have the camera work and editing done in a way to fit with the mood of the type of the song. And the lighting. For example, I'd have all the Calvin Harris, LMFAO type songs done with a very clubby atmosphere. Look at 1:36 - 2:12 on the Don't You Worry Child Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y6smkh6c-0, the atmosphere fits perfectly with the music. TOTP should deffo do the same (lighting, editing, camera work (was in which camera is showing at what point)) It needs to be done in a very 2013 way.


Not sure if I want Reggie and Fearne to present either, as much as I love both of them. Seems they are both doing it again.
TOTP nowadays lacks a fair few elements:

1) Charismatic presenters - Remember the likes of John Peel, Janice Long, Kid Jensen, Tommy Vance, etc. Janice and John brought an air of charisma to the show, with their double act. Fearne and Reggie well.....
2) The buzz and excitement - The show does not feel exciting anymore and the buzz has certainly gone.
3) The roar and enthusiastic audience - remember when you used to see the audience dancing around the acts? The roar of the audience at the end of a song? Does not happen anymore.
4) Overall look of the show is a chaotic miss match. Whilst it is nice that they nod to past glories with use of old logos and titles. Would prefer they settled with the early 80's theme (yellow pearl) and circular neon logo, which has proven to be the most iconic. With many young people nowadays living out the 80's (even though they were not around) in terms of fashion, style and music tastes, it would make sense to return to the look of this popular musical era.

An example of past glories - Xmas 1983:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wac0Efe93fo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wf_qS0kvRBo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZa3KlZgiP4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pk9laYxhleI

To sum up I look forward to repeats of TOTP on BBC Four but could not care much for the 2013 Xmas TOTP.
Markjuk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-12-2013, 19:03
tvsatweek
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 285
How did you get tickets
tvsatweek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-12-2013, 14:58
AcerBen
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 11,321
New logo!

http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/640x360/p01nl65z.jpg
AcerBen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-12-2013, 17:12
pothuthic
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Essex
Posts: 40,731
I like the logo
pothuthic is offline Follow this poster on Twitter   Reply With Quote
Old 23-12-2013, 19:22
Lenitive
Forum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: :noitacoL
Posts: 1,954
Very Dance Anthems! I really miss TOTP
Lenitive is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:49.