Thursday, 19 December 2013

Top of the Pops, 19th December 2013

A show of two halves. We open with the new and up-and-coming hits of the week, including a beaming Pharrell, and then the Christmas fun kicks in with three seasonal delights. It's tinsel all the way from here, viewers.

Jessie J - Thunder 

Up 13 to number 18

Chase and Status ft. Jacob Banks - Alive

Up 20 to number 28

Awolnation - Sail

Up 3 to number 20

Jason Derulo - Trumpets

Up 5 to number 7

Pharrell Williams - Happy

Up 26 to number 4

From the Vault: The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale of New York

Up 1 to number 15

Leona Lewis - One More Sleep

High Climber - Up 31 to number 3

Lily Allen - Somewhere Only We Know

Third week at number 1

PRESENTERS: Olly Murs dressed as Father Christmas and Nick Grimshaw dressed as an elf

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Top of the Pops, 12th December 2013

This week's show is effectively an omnibus of all the current big hits - just as TOTP should be, in fact. The three wildcards are new entry Rebecca Ferguson making her TOTP debut, a vintage Mariah Carey clip as Christmas kicks in, and (a real treat) an exclusive solo retake on Do What U Want from RnB legend R Kelly.

Bastille - Of The Night

Up 2 to number 3

Rebecca Ferguson - I Hope

Highest New Entry - In at number 15

Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You

Up 1 to number 7

Avicii - Hey Brother

Up 6 to number 8

Martin Garrix - Animals

Up 1 to number 9

R Kelly - Do What U Want

Up 1 to number 10

From the Vault: Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You

High Climber - Up 33 to number 47

Lily Allen - Somewhere Only We Know

Back up to number 1


Thursday, 5 December 2013

Top of the Pops, 5th December 2013

Boybands old and new this week: McFly open the show, while One Direction treat us to an album sampler made up of the multiple top 40 entries from Midnight Memories this week. Dance also looms large, while Murs and Derulo bring the soul.

McFly - Love Is On The Radio

In at number 6

Afrojack ft. Spree Wilson - The Spark

In at number 17

Olly Murs - Hand On Heart

In at number 25

Jason Derulo - Trumpets

High Climber - Up 23 to number 26

Breach ft. Andreya Triana - Everything You Never Had

In at number 9

Awolnation - Sail

Long Runner - Up 9 to number 22 after 7 weeks

One Direction - Story Of My Life / You & I / Don't Forget Where You Belong

Up 7 to number 3 / In at number 19 / In at number 21

Calvin Harris ft. Alesso and Hurts - Under Control

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: Marvin Humes