Thursday, 26 September 2013

Top of the Pops, 26th September 2013

Second TOTP appearance for the Wanted this week, but the big news is two appearances from US megastars - Linkin Park and Nicki Minaj, who appears without Chris Brown who was otherwise engaged. Plinky plonky singers Christina Perri and Birdy both appear with possibly X-Factor-related chart ascents, while Jason Derulo crashes in at the top with 2 Chainz along for the ride.


Jessie J - It's My Party

In at number 3

The Wanted - We Own The Night

High Climber - Up 28 to 23

Nicki Minaj - Love More

Up 2 to 32

Christina Perri - A Thousand Years

Back in at number 11

Avicii - You Make Me

In at number 5

Birdy - Wings

In at number 16

Linkin Park ft Steve Aoki - A Light That Never Comes

In at 34

Jason DerĂ¼lo and 2 Chainz - Talk Dirty

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: Marvin Humes

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Top of the Pops, 19th September 2013

A mixture of old and new this week. High climbers OneRepublic make a startling leap after a month on the chart already, and fellow slow-burners Olly Murs and Bastille also come onto the radar. Meanwhile, Coldplay and Example crash back in with brand new hits. Can they climb higher next week? Katy Perry isn't present, but that means we're treated to the Roar video in all its jungle glory.

OneRepublic - Counting Stars

High Climber - Up 11 to number 2

Lethal Bizzle and Ruby Goe - Party Right

In at number 29

Example - All The Wrong Places

In at number 13

Bastille - Things We Lost In The Fire

Up 9 to number 28

Ben Pearce - What I Might Do

In at number 25

Olly Murs - Right Place, Right Time

Up 8 to number 27

Coldplay - Atlas

In at number 12

Katy Perry - Roar

Second week at number 1


Thursday, 12 September 2013

Top of the Pops, 12th September 2013

A couple of American acts with long-lived hits finally make the trip this week. Elsewhere, Katy Perry delights the crowd with her 'I'm back!' smash hit, and friends of the show the Arctic Monkeys give us both of their current hits stuck together. Nice to see a Mercury nominee (and one near miss) in the week the shortlist is announced.

Drake and Majid Jordan - Hold On, We're Going Home

Up 3 to number 6

London Grammar - Strong

In at number 17

You Me At Six - Lived a Lie

In at number 11

From the Vault: Starship - Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

Back in at number 39

Neon Jungle - Trouble

In at number 12

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Mary Lambert - Same Love

Up 5 to number 20

Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know? / Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?

High Climber - Up 12 to number 24 / Up 1 to number 26

Katy Perry - Roar

Straight in at number 1


Friday, 6 September 2013

Top of the Pops, 5th September 2013

A lot of star power this week: Gaga, Miley and Lana all show up as well as Ellie Goulding returning triumphantly for a third week at number 1. TOTP veteran Shane Filan (ex-Westlife) is also here, kicking off a solo career. But the show is stolen by the irrepressible Rizzle Kicks, marauding all over the stage and through the audience and into your front room.

Lady Gaga - Applause

Up 2 to number 7

Naughty Boy ft Sam Smith - La La La

Up 1 to number 18

Shane Filan - Everything to Me

In at number 14

Miley Cyrus - We Can't Stop

Up 1 to number 5

Lana del Rey - Summertime Sadness

Up 1 to number 4

From the Vault: Kanye West ft Jamie Foxx - Gold Digger

Back in at number 40

Rizzle Kicks - Lost Generation

Highest New Entry - In at number 6

Ellie Goulding - Burn

Third week at number 1

PRESENTER: James Masterton