John Peel and Janice Long present TOTP in January, 1986

  • BBC One (TV)
  • 1986-01-02
  • This was the first of six programs hosted by John Peel and Janice Long during 1986. This was the week's singles chart.
  • Peel: Our researchers discovered this is the first Top of the Pops of 1986
  • Peel: Next, we got Paul McCartney in a entirely frog free environment
  • Peel: At 29, here's Jennifer Rush, scoring more often than Ian Rush at the moment
  • Peel: Next week's Top of the Pops will be introduced by a couple of more retards holding their stomachs in Long: (laughs at John Peel's comment) Alias Smith and Wright


  • A-ha – The Sun Always Shines On TV (27 in the chart)
  • Sting – Russians (25) (breaker)
  • Elton John – Wrap Her Up (19) (audience dancing / credits)


John Peel's Top of the Pops (2nd January 1986)10:02

John Peel's Top of the Pops (2nd January 1986)

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