There have been times when UK pop culture has met Doctor Who. It’s not always been all that great.
In 1988 The Timelords had a hit called “Doctorin’ The Tardis” that made it to number one. These are the same two people – Jimmy Cauty and Bill Drummond – who were behind the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu. That’s right; the KLF. It’s said that the two simply wanted a hit by the numbers and aren’t a fan of the song at all.
But that’s not all. The B-side to the Human League‘s “Don’t You Want Me” was a track called “Tom Baker”. The A-side may have flirted with the charts. The B-side did not.
Tardis all the way back to 1978 and you’ll find the 7+ minute long Doctor Who theme remake by Mankind. This reached number 25 in the popular music charts. It goes on for … a while.