Thursday, 5 October 2017

Top of the Pops, 5th October 2017

Sam Smith holds firm at number 1, apparently only just keeping Post Malone and 21 Savage at bay (though they aren't on the show this week because they appeared last time). He's joined by fellow top ten entrants Camila Cabello, James Hype, Rita Ora and ZAYN (who's also joined by Ora, standing in for Sia).

We also have a lovely solo performance of Hurtin' Me by Stefflon Don, the debut of Big Shaq, and a moving return for Logic and Alessia Cara with their mental health anthem.

Debuts: Big Shaq.

ZAYN with Rita Ora - Dusk Till Dawn

Up 2 to number 7

Big Shaq - Man's Not Hot

Highest New Entry - In at number 30

Stefflon Don - Hurtin' Me

Up 6 to number 14

Camila Cabello - Havana

Up 3 to number 4

James Hype ft. Kelli-Leigh - More Than Friends

Up 1 to number 10

Rita Ora - Lonely Together

Up 2 to number 8

Logic ft. Alessia Cara - 1-800-273-8255

Up 5 to number 12

Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes

Third week at number 1

PRESENTERS: Dappy and Fazer

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Top of the Pops, 28th September 2017

As semi-predicted last week, Khalid makes his second appearance in a fortnight, with a sampler of two of the hot new talent's current hits. Yxng Bane also doubles up, so he adds his sleeper hit Rihanna to a reprise of the smash Bestie. Meanwhile friends of the show Craig David and Little Mix are also in attendance, the latter doing without CNCO for a solo (or quattro?) version of Reggaeton Lento.

New material comes from highest new entrants Post Malone and 21 Savage, plus Niall Horan, while P!nk stops the show with a show-stopping acoustic version of her show-stopper What About Us.

Debuts: Post Malone, 21 Savage.

Craig David - Heartline

In at number 35

Little Mix - Reggaeton Lento

Up 1 to number 6

Khalid - Silence / Young Dumb & Broke

Up 5 to number 29 / Up 1 to number 60

Niall Horan - Too Much To Ask

In at number 24

Yungen ft. Yxng Bane - Bestie / Rihanna

Up 4 to number 13 / Up 1 to number 49

Pink - What About Us

Up 1 to number 3

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage - Rockstar

Highest New Entry - In at number 5

Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes

Second week at number 1

PRESENTER: Mhairi Black

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Top of the Pops, 21st September 2017

What Taylor Swift can do, Sam Smith can also do. Too Good At Goodbyes drops in to say hello to the top spot, blowing everything else away. Other big new entries are from ZAYN (with the versatile Alessia Cara exclusively subbing for the absent Sia) and none other than Kelly Clarkson, while the new ones from friends of the show Jason Derulo and Rita Ora both creep into the top 30 for the first time.

If that's not enough, we have the delightful Stefflon Don, and the mental health anthem from Logic. His guest vocalist Khalid has a couple of other hits lower down the chart, so maybe we'll be seeing more of him in future weeks.

Debuts: Khalid, Young Thug.

Stefflon Don ft. French Montana - Hurtin' Me

Up 22 to number 28

ZAYN with Alessia Cara - Dusk Till Dawn

In at number 5

Logic ft. Alessia Cara and Khalid - 1-800-273-8255

High Climber - Up 25 to number 16

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug - Havana

Up 1 to number 10

Jason Derulo - If I'm Lucky

Up 2 to number 30

Rita Ora - Lonely Together

Up 14 to number 21

Kelly Clarkson - Piece By Piece

In at number 27

Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: JB Gill

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Top of the Pops, 14th September 2017

Double Taylor this week: a second week at number one and a second track in the top ten means a second peformance for the TOTP fans. Swift heads up a strong transatlantic contingent including Justin Bieber and a returning Maroon 5 and Chris Brown (boooo), while the UK has Charli XCX and Yungen. Plus the pan-European duo of J Balvin and Willy William with this week's dose of reggaeton.

Debuts: Sza.

J Balvin and Willy William - Mi Gente

Up 4 to number 5

Maroon 5 ft. Sza - What Lovers Do

In at number 23

Chris Brown - Questions

Up 3 to number 16

Charli XCX - Boys

Up 5 to number 31

Justin Bieber - Friend

Up 1 to number 4

Yungen ft. Yxng Bane - Bestie

Up 1 to number 19

Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry

Up 3 to number 9

Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do / Ready For It

Second week at number 1 / Highest New Entry - In at number 7

PRESENTER: Heidi Range

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Top of the Pops, 7th September 2017

Taylor Swift booms in at the top in a way that we'd almost forgotten about. Big new release, and if you look carefully you can see Right Said Fred in the audience bopping away as she sings.

Elsewhere, friend of the show Camila Cabello has yet another concurrent hit, and there's more new material from Macklemore and - uh-oh! - Katy Perry. I expect Pink will keep the peace.

Debuts: Macklemore (without Ryan Lewis).

Macklemore ft. Skylar Grey - Glorious

Up 13 to number 23

James Hype ft. Kelli-Leigh - More Than Friends

Up 2 to number 8

Lil Uzi Vert - XO Tour Llif3

Long runner - Up 5 to number 25 after 21 weeks

The Script - Rain

Up 1 to number 18

Katy Perry - Swish Swish

High Climber - Up 29 places to number 29

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug - Havana

Up 13 to number 24

Pink - What About Us

Up 1 to number 3

Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: James Masterton

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Top of the Pops, 31st August 2017

More fresh delights appear as summer draws to a close. Not least is the collaboration between friends of the show Little Mix and CNCO, all nine of whom come to grace the TOTP stage. Liam Payne has the latest in the unending procession of 1D solo singles, and we have an exclusive double-header from Yxng Bane and Yungen, who are both capital fellows.

The big news, though, is the return of Justin Bieber. Although Dua Lipa impressively prevents him from reaching the very top, this week at least.

Debuts: CNCO.

CNCO ft. Little Mix - Reggaeton Lento

In at number 5

Justin Bieber - Friends

Highest New Entry - In at number 2

Demi Lovato - Sorry Not Sorry

Up 1 to number 14

Yungen ft. Yxng Bane - Bestie / Rihanna

Up 3 to number 18 / In at number 65

Liam Payne - Get Low

Up 2 to number 32

Rudimental ft. James Arthur - Sun Comes Up

Up 1 to number 6

Enrique Iglesias ft. Sean Paul and Matt Terry - Súbeme la radio

Up 2 to number 12

Dua Lipa - New Rules

Second week at number 1

PRESENTER: Kimberley Walsh

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Top of the Pops, 24th August 2017

In a mild coincidence, there are appearances this week for both Kelli-Leigh and Jax Jones, who previously collaborated on the summer house classic I Got U. Funnily enough their co-credit on that track (well, Kelli wasn't credited, but whatever), Duke Dumont, also has a song further down the chart - perhaps he'll make the cut next week.

After quite a sludgy summer we're seeing a lot of chart movement just now, with big tunes from P!nk and Kesha also making their presence felt. The biggest news is of course Dua Lipa making a startling leap up to number 1 from four places below. Her fellow British-Kosovan Rita Ora is also on the show with a resurgent Your Song.

Debuts: James Hype, Kelli Leigh (credited), Kesha!

James Hype ft. Kelli-Leigh - More Than Friends

High Climber - Up 31 to number 16

P!nk - What About Us

Highest New Entry - In at number 5

Jax Jones ft. Demi Lovato and Stefflon Don

Up 3 to number 13

ALMA - Chasing Highs

Up 2 to number 19

J Balvin and Willy William - Mi Gente

Up 7 to number 12

Rita Ora - Your Song

Up 1 to number 10

Kesha - Praying

Up 11 to number 27

Dua Lipa - New Rules

Up 4 to number 1

PRESENTER: JB Gill