Note: This group's record releases in countries around the world credited the artist variously as Los Pop Tops, The Pop Tops, and simply as Pop Tops. In some countries, the artist credit included "featuring Phil Trim"Read More...
Los Pop Tops were a vocal/instrumental band formed in 1967 in Madrid, Spain and consisting of José Lipiani, Alberto Vega, Ignacio Pérez, Julián Luis Angulo, Enrique Gómez, Ray Gómez plus lead singer Phil Trim (born January 5, 1940, Trinidad and Tobago).
Their sound was a blend of baroque classical-styled pop with the soulful vocals of Trim. Major influences included Procol Harum and The Left Banke.
Their first release to gain attention was "Oh Lord, Why Lord" (1968), written by Jean Marcel Bouchety and Phil Trim  It was the first pop song to incorporate the melody of Pachelbel's Canon in D. That single's b-side, "The Voice Of The Dying Man" (based on a Johann Sebastian Bach composition) was also recorded in Spanish as "La Voz del Hombre Caido".
They are best known for their 1971 hit "Mamy Blue" (sic), referring to a son's poignant song addressed to his departed mother about his childhood memories and life in general, sometimes spelled "Mommy Blue" or "Mammy Blue", or misspelled as "Mummy Blue", which was a Top 10 hit throughout much of Europe, Japan and Canada and a minor Billboard Hot 100 chart hit in the United States as well. As follow-up singles they released "Suzanne Suzanne" (early 1972) and "Hideaway" (mid 1972), which were only minor hits in some European countries.
The composer of the song "Mamy Blue" is Frenchman, Hubert Giraud.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Mamy Blue - 14,100 plays
- Mammy Blue - 5,242 plays
- Oh Lord, Why Lord - 4,215 plays
- Suzanne Suzanne - 441 plays
- Suzanne - 213 plays
- Pop Tops - Mamy Blue - 352 plays
- Mamy Blue (Version En Ingles) - 350 plays
- Oh Lord Why Lord - 256 plays
- Con Su Blanca Palidez (A Whiter Shade of Pale - Spanish) - 245 plays
- Mammy Blue (Español, original, 1971) - 201 plays