Thursday, 28 November 2013

Top of the Pops, 28th November 2013

There's something of a Children In Need theme this week: big supporter Barlow is at number 3 with his Mumford-a-thon, while Ylvis and Ellie Goulding also performed on the show (though Goulding sings Burn this week, in a special candlelight mix). Mixmaster Avicii brings us a medley of two hits old and new, while JLS get emotional in what might be their last ever TOTP appearance, throwing their shirts to the fans at the end. But the grand finale is lady-of-the-moment Lily Allen, who has the honour of singing two top ten hits, including the number 1, in seamless combination.

Ylvis - The Fox

Up 8 to number 20

JLS - Billion Lights

In at number 19

Gary Barlow - Let Me Go

In at number 3

Ellie Goulding - Burn

Up 10 to number 17

Bastille - Of The Night

Highest New Entry - In at number 2

Rudimental ft. Emeli Sande - Free

High Climber - Up 13 to number 26

Avicii - Wake Me Up / Hey Brother

Long Runner - Up 15 to number 18 after 19 weeks / Back in at number 27

Lily Allen - Hard Out Here / Somewhere Only We Know

In at number 9 / Up 1 to number 1

PRESENTER: Kimberley Walsh

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Top of the Pops, 21st November 2013

Some real show-stoppers this week. We have Robbie Williams in full naval uniform, Gaga AND R Kelly performing their entry, international big name Celine Dion, and a rather special co-interpretation from Lily Allen and Keane, who both have versions of the same song climbing the top 40. All this and Martin Garrix, who brings a whole farmyard full of animals (people in onesies) to help him celebrate outselling the lot of 'em.

Rizzle Kicks - Skip To The Good Bit

Long Runner - Up 4 to number 16 after five weeks on the chart

The Poppy Girls - The Call (No Need To Say Goodbye)

In at number 13

Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You

In at number 3

Lady Gaga ft. R. Kelly - Do What U Want

In at number 9

Celine Dion - Loved Me Back To Life

High Climber - Up 65 to number 14

Robbie Williams - Go Gentle

In at number 10

Lily Allen and Keane - Somewhere Only We Know

In at number 2 / Back in at number 26

Martin Garrix - Animals

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: James Masterton

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Top of the Pops, 14th November 2013

The Queens of Pop are here in force this week: Britney, Jessie, Emeli and Katy (B), not to mention debuting pop princesses Little Mix and club royalty Storm Queen at number 1. Ed Sheeran is back, too.

Little Mix - Move

In at number 3

Rudimental and Emeli Sandé - Free

In at number 44

Ed Sheeran - I See Fire

In at number 13

Awolnation - Sail

High climber - Up 10 to number 39

Jessie J -  Sexy Lady

Back in at number 36

Katy B - 5am

In at number 14

Britney Spears - Work Bitch!

In at number 7

Storm Queen - Look Right Through

Straight in at number 1


Thursday, 7 November 2013

Top of the Pops, 7th November 2013

Lots of new entries this week, including chart debs Mad and Foxes, while Rizzle Kicks finally get the chance to do Skip To The Good Bit for us after a few weeks in the top 40. The late Lou Reed's From the Vault slot isn't an actual TOTP clip, but a tribute montage. Eminem and Rihanna can't make it and have no video, so it's a montage for them too, drawing on Love The Way You Lie, Russian Roulette, Cleaning Out My Closet and other atmospheric clips. Amazingly, we're still waiting for Rihanna's first studio appearance on the revamped TOTP.

Fatboy Slim ft Riva Starr - Eat Sleep Rave Repeat

In at number 3

Rizzle Kicks - Skip To The Good Bit

High Climber - Up 13 to number 21

Foxes - Youth

In at number 12

Tinie Tempah ft John Martin - Children Of The Sun

In at number 8

Mad - Toyboy

In at number 37

From the Vault: Lou Reed - Perfect Day

Back in at number 45

One Direction - Story Of My Life

In at number 4

Eminem and Rihanna - The Monster

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: Marvin Humes