Random Acts of Top of the Pops: #5 – February 25th, 1988

Episode Number: 1250
First Shown: 7.00pm on February 25th, 1988
Presenter(s): Peter Powell and Mark Goodier
Official Top 40: @The Official Charts
Studio: BBC Television Centre
iPlayer: Top of the Pops – February 25th, 1988
BBC Genome: Here!

Top of the Tops logo from February 25th, 1988


After our jaunt to the cold of February 1994, it’s time to slip six years back to the equally freezing wastelands of February 1988. Yes, pop pickers, it’s time for another Random Acts of Top of the Pops!

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Horrible Edge Cases to Consider When Dealing With Music

Microsoft’s Windows might dislike the naming scheme of MASTER BOOT RECORD‘s albums.
If you’re on Linux, you might appreciate ///////-//-///// from The You Suck Flying Circus.

Horrible Edge Cases to Consider When Dealing With Music, Dustri.org

And here’s a fun little list of weird edge cases to think about when dealing with music. Some – such as Nine Inch Nails’s Broken having 90 tracks of four seconds of silence – I knew about, but may of them I’d not seen before and their issues wouldn’t have even crossed my mind.