Minipops was a television series broadcast in 1983 in the United Kingdom. Designed primarily for younger viewers, it consisted of music performances on a brightly coloured set featuring preteen children singing then-contemporary pop music hits and older classics. The children were usually made to look like the original performers, including clothing and make-up. The brainchild of Martin Wyatt, the show was cancelled after the first year (due to the controversial adult lyrics), but a new kid spin-off group from London called the Mini-Pops was created and they released albums by K-tel in 1982 and 1983. Their popularity soared in Canada after a tour there in 1983, prompting a final album on K-tel ("Christmas", K-Tel NC-584)). With the rights by then picked up by Quality Records in Canada, the Christmas LP was quickly re-issued on Quality (QRSP-1012, in 1984). A couple of LP's followed in 1985 & 1986 (also on Quality Records).


Mini-Pops Discography Tracks


Mini★Pops* Mini★Pops (Album, Comp) K-Tel UK & Ireland 1981 Sell This Version
Mini★Pops* We're The Mini★Pops (Album) K-tel UK 1982 Sell This Version
ONE 1187 Mini★Pops* We're The Mini★Pops(LP) K-tel, Steinar ONE 1187 Iceland 1982 Sell This Version
MC STAR 5245 Mini-Pops Mini★Pops(Cass, Album) K-Tel MC STAR 5245 South Africa 1982 Sell This Version
Mini-Pops Let's Dance (Album) K-Tel Canada 1984 Sell This Version
Mini-Pops Mini-Pops Christmas (Album) Quality Canada 1984 Sell This Version
Mini-Pops Wanna Have Fun (Comp, Album) Quality Canada 1985 Sell This Version
Mini-Pops Magic Jukebox (Album) Quality Special Products, Bright Records Canada 1986 Sell This Version
16SP 2709 Mini-Pops Mini-Pops(Cass) Car-Tune 16SP 2709 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
QRSP 1086 Mini-Pops Rocket To The Stars(LP, Album) Quality Special Products QRSP 1086 Canada 1989 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Mini★Pops* Video Killed The Radio Star / Stupid Cupid RCA UK 1981 Sell This Version
45822 Mini-Pops ,Featuring Joanna Wyatt Mini-Pops ,Featuring Joanna Wyatt - Stupid Cupid(7") K-Tel, Telemedia N°1 45822 France 1982 Sell This Version
18P0266 Mini-Pops Mini-Pops(7", Single, Promo) Edigsa 18P0266 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
KS-071 Mini Pops* Stupid Cupid(7", Promo) K-Tel KS-071 US 1982 Sell This Version
BULB 5 The Mini-Pops* When You Wish Upon A Star(7", Single) Bright Records BULB 5 UK 1983 Sell This Version
MIS 2425 Mini-Pops Cruel Summer(7", EP, Single) Mariann MIS 2425 Sweden 1985 Sell This Version
CR 95 Mini-Pops Songs For Christmas(7", EP) Creole Records CR 95 UK 1986 Sell This Version
BULB 9 Mini Pops* Songs For Christmas 87(7", EP) Bright Records BULB 9 UK 1987 Sell This Version
BULB 12 Mini Pops* Songs For Christmas 88(7", Single) Bright Records BULB 12 UK 1988 Sell This Version
Mini-Pops / I Cavalieri Del Re Mini-Pops / I Cavalieri Del Re - Video Killed The Radio Star / La Macchina Del Tempo Tivulandia Italy 2015 Sell This Version
INS 7629 The Mini Pops* Japanese Boy(7", Single) Lark INS 7629 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version