Top of the Pops (magazine)
|First issue||February 1995|
|Company||Immediate Media Company|
Top of the Pops magazine is a British monthly publication published by Immediate Media Company. It features chart information, star gossip, fashion and beauty advice, quizzes, song lyrics and posters. It was a supplementary magazine for the BBC television programme Top of the Pops, which stopped producing weekly shows in 2006. The magazine and TV show have since diverged and now have distinctive identities.
The magazine was launched in February 1995 and is famous for giving girl group The Spice Girls their nicknames. Alongside a revamp of the TV show, it was originally marketed as the missing link between Smash Hits and NME, but its format was gradually changed, with less music content and a demographic shift to young girls.
The title has had several editors over the years, including Peter Lorraine, Corinna Schaffer and Rosalie Snaith, and contributing editors including Adam Tanswell. Its current editor is Peter Hart.
- Oops, Shameful Celeb Slip Ups—The magazine picks the funniest celebrity pictures and associates them with a witty quote
- Your Oops—Readers send in the most shameful stories
- Gossip 2 Go—The month's hottest celebrity gossip
- The Wonderful World Of The Wanted-A page written by The Wanted
- Don't Miss—The magazine picks some of the hottest films, TV programmes and games, plus the latest single reviews by a random celebrity.
- Top Of The Shops—The magazine picks out some of the hottest bargains, where you can buy them, and their price
- Real Life—The magazine draws our attention to situations that happen in the real world
- The Surgery—Originally called Star Therapy, this was hosted by a random celebrity who tries to sort out readers' problems. Along with the name change, the section is now hosted by BBC Radio 1's Aled and BBC Slink's Dr Mel.
- Your Letters—Hosted by Dick and Dom who take a look at some of our readers' gossip about stars, clothes or just real life situations.
- One Direction page with your questions and their answers, 1D fan of the month
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- "How Did The Spice Girls Get Their Nicknames? Mel B Breaks It Down". MTV. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.