Some of my favourite top of the pops hit single (guilty?) pleasures with release date. There is slight bias towards hits from The Netherlands (NL), most of them from the town where I lived for 44 years, beatstad Den Haag (The Hague):
1957 Buddy Holly - Peggy Sue Died too young (semi live)
1958 The Teddy Bears - To Know Him Is To Love Him Sponsored by the Melkbrigade, watch Phil Spector sing and play guitar (semi live)
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1961 Del Shannon - Runaway Listen to a predecessor of the analog synthesizer
1964 Freddie and The Dreamers - You Were Made For Me A crazy dance and a dog that is made for us
1964 The Honeycombs - Have I The Right Where Joe Meek instructed the group to stamp their feet on the wooden stairs of the studio
1964 The Nashville Teens - Tobacco Road Live
1965 The Yardbirds - Still I'm Sad .
1965 Dave Berry - This Strange Effect .
1965 Sonny & Cher - I Got You Babe Sonny was 27 and worked for Phil Spector when he met Cher (16), what a small world
1965 France Gall - Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son The singing doll of Serge Gainsbourg, French Eurovision Song Contest winner (even the orchestra is live)
1965 The Sorrows - Take A Heart
1966 The Kinks - Dead End Street What are we living for?
1966 The Marmalade - I See The Rain
1966 The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations First? use of a Theremin like (Tanner/Whitsell variant) synthesizer sound in a top hit
1966 Small Faces - All Or Nothing
1966 Q65 - The Life I Live NL Den Haag
1966 Cat Stevens - Matthew & Son
1967 Manfred Mann - Ha Ha Said The Clown
1967 David McWilliams - Days Of Pearly Spencer Functional use of telephone bandwidth limitation, e.g. 0:36
1967 The Turtles - Happy Together Some members later joined Frank Zappa
1967 The Small Faces - Itchycoo Park First? use of a tape flanger
1967 Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues Just what the TRUTH is,   I can't say anymore
1967 Cuby and the Blizzards - Somebody will know someday NL
1967 Andy Williams - Music To Watch Girls By A guilty pleasure and part of the cancel culture
1969 Shocking Blue - Venus NL Den Haag
1969 Zager And Evans - In The Year 2525
1969 Earth & Fire - Seasons NL Den Haag
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1970 Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tears Of A Clown
1970 Steve Rowland & The Family Dogg - Sympathy
1971 Sandy Coast - True Love That's A Wonder
1971 Slade - Coz I Luv You The violin makes this hit less guilty
1972 Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come Well, they tell me of a pie up in the sky, Waiting for me when I die
1972 Middle of the Road - The Talk Of All The USA Guilty pleasure
1973 Golden Earring - Radar Love NL Den Haag
1973 Pink Floyd - Money Their engineer, Alan Parsons, played an important role (see 1980)
1974 10 CC - The Wall Street Shuffle
1975 Teach-In - Ding-a-Dong Dutch Eurovision Song Contest winner guilty pleasure
1976 Boney M - Daddy cool
1977 Johnny Guitar Watson - A Real Mother For Ya
1977 KC and the Sunshine Band - I'm Your Boogie Man I Like to say hello to all our fans in Holland
1978 Santana - She's Not There
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1980 Stevie Wonder - Master Blaster
1980 Alan Parsons Project - The Turn Of A Friendly Card He learned the tricks from Pink Floyd and he was their inspiring engineer (see 1973), watch the Dutch banknotes
1981 Rick James - Super Freak
1981 The Pretenders - I Go To Sleep
1981 Men At Work - Down Under
1982 The Stranglers - Golden Brown Use of the harpsichord
1983 Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax Most people have a hard time getting relaxation
1985 Talking Heads - Road to Nowhere
1986 Paul Simon - You Can Call Me Al Pokes fun at the concept of video and is a link between high and low culture, Pierre Boulez misunderstood Paul/Peggy as Al/Betty
1988 Mory Kante - Yeke Yeke
1987 France Gall - Ella, elle l'a
1987 Elli Medeiros- A Bailar Calypso
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1992 No Doubt - Don't Speak I know what you are thinking
1993 Mr. Vain - Culture Beat A guilty pleasure beat
1994 Youssou N'Dour - 7 Seconds ft. Neneh Cherry Battle's not over, Even when it's won
1996 Spice Girls - Wannabe What you really want can be a very guilty pleasure
1998 MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This EN DE WINNAAR IS: Je kunt dit niet aanraken
1998 Cher - Believe Only for the audio-video coupling of the vocoder like harmonic vowel structure introduced by autotune at 0:47
1999 Fatboy Slim - Praise You Listen to the frame repeats e.g. 0:36-0:56
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2000 Tom Jones & Mousse T / Sexbomb Guilty bomb pleasure
2003 The Black Eyed Peas - Shut Up Functional use of audio frame repeats at 1:48
2003 Coldplay - Clocks .
2004 Anastacia - Sick and Tired Functional use of a me too silence at 3:05
2007 New Young Pony Club - The Bomb Guilty bomb pleasure
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2012 Of Monsters And Men - Little Talks .
2013 Stromae - Papaoutai .
2013 Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams - Get Lucky .
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2020 Ava Max - Kings & Queens Bon Jovi rip-off and partial cause of a split up in the political party Forum voor Democratie
2020 Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar Inspired by a post apocalyptic iDEATH roman?, definitely a guilty pleasure

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Ton Willekes