Thursday, 27 February 2014

Top of the Pops, 27th February 2014

It's been a Britsy week. Five of our acts here are Brit Award winners or performers, including Bastille and Rudimental reprising their team-up from the ceremony itself (and even our presenter, Duffy, is a three-time former winner). Katy Perry even brings most of her set from the Brits show along with her. Non-Brit tracks include newies from Tegan and Sara and A Great Big World, plus a long-running mid-hit from Idina Menzel. Critics' Choice Sam Smith actually has four songs in the top 75, but this week is all about Money On My Mind.

Tegan and Sara ft. The Lonely Island - Everything Is Awesome

High Climber - Up 48 to number 17

Ellie Goulding - Goodness Gracious

Up 10 to number 26

A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera - Say Something

In at number 4

Katy Perry - Dark Horse

Up 4 to number 6

Idina Menzel - Let It Go

Up 5 to number 23

Pharrell Williams - Happy

Up 1 to number 2

Bastille & Rudimental - Pompeii / Waiting All Night

In at number 21

Sam Smith - Money On My Mind

Straight in at number 1


Thursday, 20 February 2014

Top of the Pops, 20th February 2014

A truckload of new tracks make up most of the show this week, although one of them was also performed last week in its rip-off version; Zedd and Hayley turn up in person today to knock it into a cocked hat. Further continuity comes from Katy B and the all-conquering Clean Bandit, back for a fourth time with another irrepressible rendition. Soul Queen Mary J Blige also pops in to add some regal glitter.

Zedd ft. Hayley Williams - Stay The Night

Highest New Entry - Straight in at number 2

Disclosure ft. Mary J Blige - F For You

Up 7 to number 22

Katy B - Crying For No Reason

Up 2 to number 5

Le Youth ft. Dominique Young Unique - Dance With Me

In at number 11

Imagine Dragons - Demons

High Climber - Up 11 to number 19

Dapper Laughs - Proper Moist

In at number 15

David Guetta ft. Skylar Grey - Shot Me Down

In at number 4

Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne - Rather Be

Fourth week at number 1


Thursday, 13 February 2014

Top of the Pops, 13th February 2014

This week's big name is Katy Perry, here with Juicy J as Dark Horse gets a second wind and canters up to the top ten after seven weeks on the chart - a dark horse indeed. At the other end of the star spectrum is "DJ Stay The Night" with a pre-emptive cover of a not-yet-released song by Zedd; the collective of shadowy studio goons make the most of their week on the telly. Friends of the show OneRepublic give us a two-hit medley, and Clean Bandit are still at the top of the pile, grinning like the Cheshire cats they are.

DJ Fresh vs Jay Fay ft. Ms Dynamite - Dibby Dibby Sound

Highest New Entry: In at number 3

Katy Perry ft. Juicy J - Dark Horse

Up 8 to number 11

Vance Joy - Riptide

Up 1 to number 13

OneRepublic - If I Lose Myself / Counting Stars

Up 3 to number 8 / Up 1 to number 23

DJ Stay The Night - Stay The Night

High Climber - Up 33 to number 24

Tinie Tempah and Labrinth - Lover Not A Fighter

Up 2 to number 16

Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne - Rather Be

Third week at number 1

PRESENTER: Kimberley Walsh

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Top of the Pops, 6th February 2014

Almost everything is new this week, though that's not to say there aren't some familiar faces. only brings one of his guest stars along this week, turning the track into an extended freestyle as he and French Montana try to top each other. Dappy is also in the building, on the back of his Celebrity Big Brother appearance, and Katy B does justice to her big dance ballad anthem. Holding fast at number 1 are Clean Bandit, who turn up this week with a full string section in tow. ft. French Montana - Feelin' Myself

Highest New Entry - In at number 2

Dappy - No Regrets

Re-entry at number 40

Katy B - Crying For No Reason

In at number 5

Chris Malinchak - If U Got It

In at number 23

Gorgon City ft. MNEK - Ready For Your Love

In at number 4

From the Vault: The Weather Girls - It's Raining Men

Re-entry at number 31

Katy Perry - Dark Horse

High Climber - Up 51 to number 19

Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne - Rather Be

Second week at number 1

PRESENTER: James Masterton