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Thompson Twins were a British pop band that formed in April 1977. Initially a new wave group, they switched to a more mainstream pop sound and achieved considerable popularity from 1983, scoring a string of hits in the United Kingdom, the United States, and around the world. In 1993, they changed their name to Babble, to reflect their change in music from new wave to dub-influenced chill-out. They continued as Babble through 1996, at which point the group permanently dissolved.

The band was named after the two bumbling detectives Thomson and Thompson in Hergé’s comic strip The Adventures of Tintin. At various stages, the band had up to seven members, but their most known incarnation was as a trio between 1982 and 1986. They became a prominent act in the US during the Second British Invasion, and in 1985, the band performed at Live Aid, where they were joined onstage by Madonna.


The Thompson Twins Top 7 Hits

Hold Me Now – 1984

If You Were Here – 1983

Lies – 1983

Doctor Doctor – 1984

Lay Yours Hands on Me – 1985

You Take Me Up – 1984

In The Name Of Love – 1982

So there we go folks – Thompson Twins – Top 7 – what were your favourites?

TOTW Bumper Weekend .. who are your favourite Bands??


9 thoughts on “Theme Times – Bumper Weekend – Thompson Twins

              1. Funny thing is my 2 favorite songs in forever: Rasputin by Bony M and Hit the Road Jack. And a close third is Daddy Don’t Walk So Fast by Wayne Newton.

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