At the same time, The Byrds began using the same strategy to promote their singles in the UK, starting with the 1965 single "Set You Free This Time".
In May 1966 they filmed two sets of colour promotional clips for their songs "Rain" and "Paperback Writer" all directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg who later went on to direct with The Rolling Stones song "Rock'n'Roll Circus".
Colour promotional clips for songs "strawberry fields forever" and "penny lane" were directed by Peter Goldman in 1967. Using new techniques to videos such as slow motion, dramatic lighting, unusual camera angles and colour filtering. Which were all techniques burrowed from the underground and avant garde film.
Many song films were produced by UK artists so they were able to be screened when artists were unable to screen live.
In the UK "The Kinks" made one of the first real 'plot' promotion clips for a song. For the song "Dead End Street" in 1966 a miniature comic movie was made, where members of the band acted like undertakers in old London streets and also features still pictures from the Great Depression. There was no lip-sync involced, but the clip was edited according to the phases of song. However it was refused to be aired by the BBC as it was considered to be in 'Poor taste'.
The Carpenters also made a promotional clip of their cover of the Beatles hit Ticket to Ride.
After 1969, the independent music movie clips came out of fashion with psychedelic music and style. Bands preferred performing in TV shows which themselves became visually more attractive.
Top of the Pops was a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly from 1 January 1964 to 30 July 2006. Each weekly programme consisted of performances from some of that week's best-selling popular music artists, with a rundown of that week's singles chart. Although the weekly show was cancelled, the Christmas special has continued. In the 1990s, the show's format was sold to several foreign broadcasters, and at one point various versions of the show were shown in nearly 100 countries.
1. The House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
2. I'm Into Something Good - Herman's Hermits
3. (There's) Always Something There To Remind Me (2004 Digital Remaster) - Sandie Shaw
4. I Get Around - The Beach Boys
5. Oh, Pretty Woman (Album Version) - Roy Orbison
6. Just One Look - The Hollies
7. Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann
8. Tobacco Road - The Nashville Teens
9. You're No Good - The Swinging Blue Jeans
10. Poison Ivy - The Paramounts
11. Shout - Lulu & The Luvvers
12. Yeh! Yeh! - Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames
13. It's Only Make Believe - Billy Fury
14. The Rise And Fall Of Flingel Bunt - The Shadows
15. Don't Blame Me - Frank Ifield
16. I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself - Dusty Springfield
17. A Message To Martha (Kentucky Bluebird) - Adam Faith
18. One Way Love - Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers
19. Where Did Our Love Go (Single Version) (Mono) - The Supremes
20. Chapel Of Love - Dixie Cups
1. Smile - Lily Allen
2. Put Your Records On - Corinne Bailey Rae
3. Ride A White Horse - Goldfrapp
4. Another Place To Fall - K.T. Tunstall
5. Fallen - Franz Ferdinand
6. Because I Want You - Placebo (2)
7. Lost And Found - Feeder
8. Standing On My Own Again - Graham Coxon
9. I See You You See Me - Magic Numbers (1)
10. Conceived - Beth Orton
11. Otherside - Breaks Co-Op
12. Piece Of My Heart - Beverley Knight
13. Coming Around Again - Simon Webbe
14. Sooner Or Later - Duncan James
15. Something About You - Jamelia
16. Say Say Say (Waiting 4 U) - Hi Tack
17. Rock Steady - All Saints
18. You Got The Love - Source & Candi Staton
The Cd covers differ in style, The text and numbers are different with the latest version with rounder type text which is more modern. The old fashion car suits the date and in the newer version features a Stop sign instead. Most of the pictures are also colour rather then some in black and white.