Peak UK Chart Position: #3 in January 1992.

At one point an outside contender to be Christmas number one for 1991, this was the Fairbrass brothers’ follow-up to “I’m Too Sexy” – the song stuck for six weeks in the shadow of Bryan Adams’ record-breaking number one. “Don’t Talk Just Kiss” enlisted the talents of soul diva Jocelyn Brown, best known for the 80’s hit “Somebody Else’s Guy”. It survived the Christmas clear-out to peak in the second week of the new year (a week where the chart saw a staggering eighteen new entries). It was performed for the second time on Top of the Pops on this day in 1992.

Quick facts:

  • “I’m Too Sexy” and their biggest hit “Deeply Dippy” both earned them Ivor Novello Awards.
  • Right Said Fred comprise Richard and Fred (real name Christopher) Fairbrass, and at the time of this release, also included Rob Manzoli on guitar.
  • By spending six weeks at number two with “I’m Too Sexy”, they equalled a chart record first achieved by Father Abraham with “The Smurf Song”. All-4-One’s “I Swear” in 1994 would go on to manage seven weeks at number two.
  • Jocelyn Brown has also performed vocals with Incognito on “Always There” (1991), with Todd Terry and Martha Wash on both “Somethin’ Going On” and “Keep On Jumpin'” (1996), and with Kym Mazelle on both “No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)” and “Gimme All Your Lovin'” (1994).
  • Most recently – indeed, early in December – Richard appeared on the panel for Channel 5’s ‘The Wright Stuff’ for a week.
  • Also on the same edition of Top of the Pops, a belated appearance by Shane MacGowan and Kirsty MacColl performing “Fairytale Of New York” (on a reissue), a seasonal Cliff Richard exclusive with “This New Year”, and Wet Wet Wet’s “Goodnight Girl” – still two and a half weeks away from its four-week number one run.

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