Thursday, 24 May 2018

Top of the Pops, 24th May 2018

There's lots of chart movement this week, with the Arctic Monkeys, Years and Years and Rita Ora (plus girlfriends) all landing new tracks in the top 40. Meanwhile Liam Payne's hispanified track and EO's German bring a pan-European flavour, and flying the US flag, everyone's favourite men's rights activist Shawn Mendes shoots to a new peak.

Calvin and Dua are still at number 1. This week they do a version with a lot of violins in it.

Debuts: None.

Liam Payne and J Balvin - Familiar

Up 5 to number 20

Rita Ora ft. Cardi B, BeBe Rexha and Charli XCX - Girls

In at number 22

Years and Years - If You're Over Me

In at number 38

Arctic Monkeys - Four Out Of Five

Highest New Entry - In at number 18

EO - German

Up 3 to number 15

Shawn Mendes - In My Blood

High Climber - Up 11 to number 10

David Guetta ft. Sia - Flames

Up 2 to number 9

Calvin Harris ft. Dua Lipa - One Kiss

Fifth week at number 1

PRESENTERS: Dappy and Fazer

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Top of the Pops, 17th May 2018

This week we have a lot of long runners and a couple of big new hits, from Childish Gambino (his first ever appearance on the show) and friend of the show Jess Glynne. Straddling the two categories is First Time by M-22 and Medina, which pops up to number 17 to get a TOTP debut in its ninth week on the chart.

This week's TOTP exclusive comes from Khalid, who gives us a medley of new hit Youth and old fave Love Lies. Calvin and Dua hold firm at number 1, making it a month on top.

Debuts: Childish Gambino, Medina, M-22.

M-22 ft. Medina - First Time

High Climber - Up 17 to number 36

Jess Glynne - I'll Be There

In at number 16

Childish Gambino - This Is America

Highest New Entry - In at number 14

Maren Morris - The Middle

Long Runner - Up 1 to number 12 after 15 weeks

Banx & Ranx, Ella Eyre and Yxng Bane - Answerphone

Up 2 to number 6

Khalid and Normani - Love Lies / Youth

Up 1 to number 13 / In at number 35

Sigala ft. Paloma Faith - Lullaby

Up 2 to number 8

Calvin Harris ft. Dua Lipa - One Kiss

Fourth week at number 1

PRESENTER: Duffy

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Top of the Pops, 10th May 2018

In a week with a lot of chart climbers, several tracks that have been around for a while get to make their TOTP debuts. Foremost is Cardi B, alongside her buds Bad Bunny and J Balvin - and Balvin makes it a two for one by guesting on the Liam Payne track as well.

David Guetta also makes good on a threat of some weeks' standing, performing his song with newcomer Brooks and also Flames - Sia isn't here but he blasts out a bit of the instrumental.

Post Malone storms the chart with fresh material, and Dua Lipa celebrates her fourth consecutive week on the show by bringing IDGAF out of mothballs alongside the song of the moment, One Kiss.

Debuts: Bad Bunny, Brooks.

David Guetta ft. Brooks - Like I Do / Flames

Up 3 to number 29 / Up 14 to number 19

Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin - I Like It

Up 5 to number 15

Paloma Faith - Make Your Own Kind Of Music

High Climber - Up 28 to number 28

ZAYN - Let Me

Up 2 to number 35

Post Malone - Psycho / Better Now

Up 4 to number 6 / Highest New Entry - In at number 9

Liam Payne and J Balvin - Familiar

Up 3 to number 31

The Weeknd - Call Out My Name

Up 2 to number 17

Dua Lipa - One Kiss / IDGAF

Third week at number 1 / Up 2 to number 36

PRESENTER: James Masterton

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Top of the Pops, 3rd May 2018

In a week with several big new entries, Ariana Grande has the biggest - but she can't dislodge Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa. Nevertheless, Ariana turns up to bring us not only a spirited rendition of No Tears Left To Cry, but a sensitive one-off contribution to Khalid's Love Lies.

Other new hits come from Anne-Marie and EO, plus a whole bunch of them from man of the moment J Cole. Maren Morris's long runner provides a big of chart continuity, presented here in acoustic form. And we pay tribute to Avicii.

Debuts: EO.

Ariana Grande - No Tears Left To Cry

Highest New Entry - In at number 2

Maren Morris - The Middle

Up 3 to number 9

EO - German

Up 6 to number 24

Anne-Marie - 2002

In at number 8

J Cole - KOD / ATM / Photograph

In at number 17 / In at number 28 / In at number 30

From The Vault: Avicii - Levels

Back in at number 36

Khalid with Ariana Grande - Love Lies

Up 4 to number 12

Calvin Harris ft. Dua Lipa - One Kiss

Second week at number 1

PRESENTER: Dannii Minogue


Thursday, 26 April 2018

Top of the Pops, 26th April 2018

Phew! Drake only lasts a week at the top this time, as the sophisticated sounds of Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa glide effortlessly up to supplant him. In fact it's a pretty sophisticated show this week, with double features from Paloma Faith and George Ezra and the new banger from RnB smoothie ZAYN as well.

At the grimier end of things are Banx & Ranx, as well as American reprobate Post Malone. And since he's here, Calvin has  time to collaborate on an exclusive version of the M.O. track as well as his number 1 behemoth.

Debuts: Banx & Ranx.

Paloma Faith - Lullaby / Make Your Own Kind Of Music

Up 2 to number 7 / Up 12 to number 47

ZAYN - Let Me

Highest New Entry - In at number 20

M.O. vs Calvin Harris - Bad Vibe

Up 1 to number 22

Banx & Ranx, Ella Eyre and Yxng Bane - Answerphone

Up 7 to number 18

Post Malone - Psycho

Up 1 to number 9

The Weeknd - Call Out My Name

Up 2 to number 15

George Ezra - Paradise / Shotgun

Up 1 to number 4 / Up 3 to number 51

Calvin Harris ft. Dua Lipa - One Kiss

Up 2 to number 1

PRESENTER: JB Gill

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Top of the Pops, 19th April 2018

With God's Plan still fresh in the memory, Drake crashes back in with the next one, Nice For What. And takes the opportunity to reprise his guest spot on the Blocboy JB track as well.

In non-Drake news, we reprise long runners from Bebe Rexha, MO and B Young, while Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa bring us the other megahit of the moment and a new face arrives in the shape of Ruti.

Debuts: Ruti.

Calvin Harris ft. Dua Lipa - One Kiss

In at number 3

Blocboy JB ft. Drake - Look Alive

Up 2 to number 20

M.O. ft. Mr Eazi and Lotto Boyzz - Bad Vibe

Up 3 to number 23

Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line - Meant To Be

Up 2 to number 11

Khalid and Normani - Love Lies

Up 5 to number 18

B Young - Jumanji

Up 1 to number 13

Ruti - Dreams

In at number 14

Drake - Nice For What

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: Heidi Range

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Top of the Pops, 12th April 2018


Incredible chart scenes this week as the novelty hit of the minute by Lil Dicky leaps up to number one! Over in the world of more grown up music, friend of the show The Weeknd has his album out and brings us three tracks from it, and with Keala Settle unavailable, Ke$ha pops up for an exclusive performance of her enduring hit from The Greatest Showman.

There's also a strong British-urban showing thanks to MoStack and Yxng Bane, while Dua Lipa and Jason Derulo round out the line-up.

Debuts: None.

Dua Lipa - New Rules

Long Runner - Up 4 to number 37 after 39 weeks

The Weeknd - Call Out My Name / Try Me / Wasted Times

Highest New Entry - In at number 7 /  In at number 17 / In at number 18

MoStack - What I Wanna

Up 4 to number 33

Yxng Bane - Vroom

Up 4 to number 36

Jason Derulo - Tip Toe

Up 4 to number 40

Young Thug - Havana

Up 2 to number 34

Kesha - This Is Me

Up 5 to number 3

Lil Dicky ft. Chris Brown - Freaky Friday

Up 4 to number 1

PRESENTER: Rio Ferdinand