Thursday, 15 June 2017

Top of the Pops, 15th June 2017

Not surprisingly, the One Love Manchester concert has a big influence on TOTP this week. As well as Ariana Grande's own song (which just misses number 1), hits from Miley Cyrus, Manchester's own Liam Gallagher, Black Eyed Peas and Oasis (performed in reprise here by friends of the show Coldplay despite Liam actually being present) all make big gains in the chart.

Away from Manchester, French Montana and Swae Lee are still going strong and Camila Cabello has her first solo hit. And the portoriquenses hold firm at the top, semana numero cinco por encima.

Debuts: Camila Cabello (as solo), Liam Gallagher (as solo).

Coldplay - Don't Look Back In Anger

High Climber - Up 41 to number 25

Miley Cyrus - Malibu

Up 1 to number 15

Camila Cabello - Crying In The Club

Up 23 to number 23

French Montana ft. Swae Lee - Unforgettable

Up 1 to number 5

Liam Gallagher - Wall Of Glass / Live Forever

Up 39 to number 21 / Back in at number 45

From The Vault: Black Eyed Peas - Where Is The Love?

Back in at number 42

Ariana Grande - One Last Time

Up 10 to number 2

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - Despacito

Fifth week at number 1


Thursday, 8 June 2017

Top of the Pops, 8th June 2017

In their fourth week at number 1 it's time for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee to start getting creative, so they get Little Mix to drop some bars in a special exclusive remix. Little Mix are here in their own right for their power collaboration with Stormzy and as ever they're only too happy to do double duty.

Also on the TOTP stage are the finally returning Rita Ora, a second airing for Niall Horan's new song, Hailee Steinfeld and Maggie Linderman. And Coldplay remain popular with record buyers and streamers.

The highest new entry comes from Captain Ska. They're allowed to perform, but in such a heavily bleeped and blurred version (to comply with election broadcasting rules) that it's impossible to tell who they are, what they're doing or what they're singing about.

Debuts: Captain Ska.

Little Mix ft. Stormzy - Power

In at number 27

Hailee Steinfeld - Most Girls

High Climber - Up 21 to number 41

Rita Ora - Your Song

In at number 13

Niall Horan - Slow Hands

Up 2 to number 21

Maggie Lindemann - Pretty Girl

Up 2 to number 15

Coldplay - Something Just Like This

Up 1 to number 25

Captain Ska - Liar Liar

Highest New Entry - In at number 4

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee ft. Little Mix - Despacito

Fourth week at number 1

PRESENTER: James Masterton

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Top of the Pops, 1st June 2017

The Puerto Rico contingent are still bringing the fiesta to the number 1 spot, though the last remaining One Directioner Liam Payne runs them close-ish with his new Sheeran-penned, Sheeran-alike, I-can't-believe-it's-not-Sheeran track Strip That Down.

Other than that it's US solo starlets alternating with the producer-plus-feature production line; Cheat Codes and Demi Lovato even tick both boxes. Needless to say Ariana Grande isn't in the studio, but we play a tribute video to accompany her re-entry One Last Time.

Debuts: Liam Payne (as solo).

Liam Payne - Strip That Down

Highest New Entry - In at number 3

Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato - No Promises

Up 7 to number 18

Charlie Puth - Attention

Up 3 to number 9

Jonas Blue ft. William Singe - Mama

Up 10 to number 12

Selena Gomez - Bad Liar

In at number 35

Martin Solveig ft. Ina Wroldsen - Places

Up 1 to number 34

From The Vault: Ariana Grande - One Last Time

Back in at number 11

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - Despacito

Third week at number 1

PRESENTER: Kimberley Walsh

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Top of the Pops, 25th May 2017

Fonsi and Yankee hold on at the top and, in the absence of Bieber, it's the full Spanish original version this week. ¡Olé! There's a strong new entry game too, with Maggie Linderman, Paramore (in their TOTP debut!) and the reinvented Miley Cyrus all debuting new-to-TOTP hits.

If you like exclusive performances, you'll love what Disciples and Rag 'n' Bone Man are doing this week: they combine their two long running hits into one brain-scouring mashup. Plus Harry Styles gives us his album sampler, and J Hus, who also has several tracks in the top 75 donchano, medlifies two of them as well.

Debuts: Maggie Lindemann, Mostack, Mist, Paramore, Kyle.

Maggie Lindemann - Pretty Girl

High Climber - Up 37 to number 21

J Hus ft. Mostack and Mist - Did You See / Fisherman

Up 3 to number 9 / In at number 47

Miley Cyrus - Malibu

Highest New Entry - In at number 11

Paramore - Hard Times

Up 7 to number 34

Rag 'n' Bone Man vs Disciples - Skin / On My Mind

Up 1 to number 14 / Up 8 to number 15

Kyle ft. Lil Yachty - Ispy

Up 7 to number 33

Harry Styles - Sign of the Times / Sweet Creature / Carolina

Up 4 to number 6 / Up 28 to number 46 / In at number 51

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - Despacito

Second week at number 1

PRESENTERS: Dappy and Fazer

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Top of the Pops, 18th May 2017

It's common to see credited producers doing well in the chart these days, and this week three make it on to the show: Martin Solveig, Martin Jensen and Jonas Blue. The trio each stand around moodily while their vocalists perform the songs, and then celebrate by teaming up on an exclusive housed-up version of Lady Gaga's The Cure (they take a chorus each).

We also have pop, rap, whatever Niall Horan is and the sound of the summer, reggaeton. Yes, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi (for it is they) have taken their Spanish-language hit to the very top, though it's largely thanks to the anglophone presence of Justin Bieber, who's good enough to come into the studio and help out on the remix in person.


Martin Solveig ft. Ina Wroldsen - Places

Up 4 to number 32

Niall Horan - Slow Hands

Highest New Entry - In at number 25

Martin Jensen ft. Ina Wroldsen - Solo Dance

Up 1 to number 9

French Montana ft. Swae Lee - Unforgettable

Up 4 to number 8

Jonas Blue ft. William Singe - Mama

In at number 29

Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back

Up 2 to number 7

Lady Gaga vs Martin Jensen, Jonas Blue and Martin Solveig - The Cure

Up 1 to number 22

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber - Despacito

Up 3 to number 1

PRESENTER: Heidi Range

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Top of the Pops, 11th May 2017

Huge, old-style new entry incoming: DJ Khaled and a bunch of people but, to be fair, mainly Justin Bieber smash their way in at number 1. Khaled is here and, while he hasn't brough all his buds, Justin is in the building. Hooray! Not only that: since he's here, he's also good enough to take the stage with Demi Lovato and do the male voice bits in her song that sound more or less like him anyway on the record.

Also invading our airspace are Ellie Goulding and Charlie Puth, and there are longer runners from Disciples, Anne-Marie (who just can't say goodbye) and J Hus. Mr Hus also injects a bit of newness into an exclusive version of Rag 'n' Bone Man's modern classic.

Debuts: Quavo.

Kygo ft. Ellie Goulding - First Time

In at number 34

Charlie Puth - Attention

High Climber - Up 19 to number 31

Rag 'n' Bone Man ft. J Hus - Human

Up 2 to number 29

Disciples - On My Mind

Up 1 to number 27

Anne-Marie - Ciao Adios

Up 3 to number 14

J Hus - Did You See

Up 3 to number 17

Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber - No Promises

Up 13 to number 26

DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber and Quavo - I'm The One

Straight in at number 1


Thursday, 4 May 2017

Top of the Pops, 4th May 2017

Friends of the show super team-up Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson have had one of the more compelling climbs to number 1 of recent years, so it's great to welcome them into the studio once again for a triumphant performance, backed up by (most of) a full orchestra. Other familiar faces in attendance include Little Mix (but with the added bonus of Machine Gun Kelly inserting his rap), Rag 'n' Bone Man and Jason Derulo (plus Nicki Minaj again - wow!)

There's also plenty of new stuff again, from Luis Fonsi, French Montana and red pill hero Shawn Mendes. And ZAYN swings by for a compelling stripped-back performance of Still Got Time.

Debuts: Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Swae Lee.

Little Mix ft. Machine Gun Kelly - No More Sad Songs

Up 1 to number 15

Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back

Highest New Entry - In at number 7

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - Despacito

High Climber - Up 48 to number 22

French Montana ft. Swae Lee - Unforgettable

Up 39 to number 24

Rag 'n' Bone Man - Skin

Up 1 to number 16

ZAYN - Still Got Time

Up 9 to number 27

Jason Derulo ft. Nicki Minaj - Swalla

Up 9 to number 6

Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson - Symphony

Up 1 to number 1