Thursday, 24 April 2014

Top of the Pops, 24th April 2014

Kiesza tops the charts and brings some star quality to an otherwise relatively low-key week full of shadowy dance DJs and the fanbase-powered chart overperformance of Elyar Fox. Other highlights are Paolo Nutini peddling a two-track sampler from his number 1 album, and Ed Sheeran celebrating his Hobbit hit's longevity by dressing up as Frodo Baggins (should have been Bilbo - we'll get letters).

Meridian Dan ft Big H and JME - German Whip

In at number 13

Elyar Fox - A Billion Girls

In at number 11

Ed Sheeran - I See Fire

Long Runner - Up 7 to number 43 after 15 weeks

DJ Snake & Lil Jon - Turn Down For What

High Climber - Up 32 to number 38

Shift K3Y - Touch

In at number 3

Showtek & Justin Prime ft Matthew Koma - Cannonball

In at number 29

Paolo Nutini - Scream (Funk My Life Up) / Iron Sky

Up 6 to number 22 / In at number 59

Kiesza - Hideaway

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: Kimberley Walsh

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Top of the Pops, 17th April 2014

As another soulful house anthem crashes in at the top, Sigma rise to the challenge of standing out and bring a confetti carnival of dancers and singers to sell their smash. The Vamps are no less ebullient, and Paloma Faith is on imperious form as her song gets a second wind. 

Katy Perry's rapping friend Juicy J is elsewhere, so Iggy and Charli seize the chance to add a sassy one-off rap of their own, freshening up Dark Horse in its 16th week on the chart. And there are entries from two much-loved veteran pop bands, the Saturdays and the Kaiser Chiefs, plus newcomer Tove Lo.

The Vamps - Last Night

In at number 2

Paloma Faith - Can't Rely On You

Up 17 to number 18

Tove Lo - Stay High

High Climber - Up 21 to number 12

Kaiser Chiefs - Coming Home

Up 14 to number 31

The Saturdays - Not Giving Up

In at number 19

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - Fancy

In at number 5

Katy Perry ft. Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX - Dark Horse

Long Runner - Up 1 to number 10 after 16 weeks

Sigma - Nobody To Love

Straight in at number 1


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Top of the Pops, 10th April 2014

There's a bit of movie magic this week as five voices from the Frozen soundtrack make the trip to celebrate four songs climbing the charts at once - an almost Glee-level achievement. That's not the only medley either, as French Montana flies in to perform his two hit rap features, throwing in a bit of freestyle and abetted by a body-poppin' Will.I.Am for the latter half.

Elsewhere, John Legend is back and romantic as ever, and we also welcome global Latin superstars Shakira, Enrique Iglesias and Paolo Nutini (though Pitbull is busy being Mister Worldwide somewhere else). Finally at the top of the chart, Avicii's former shadow-dweller Aloe Blacc hits number 1 in his own right.

Enrique Iglesias - I'm A Freak

Up 2 to number 9

Paolo Nutini - Scream (Funk My Life Up)

In at number 12

John Legend - All Of Me

Up 3 to number 2

Shakira - Empire

High Climber - Up 36 to number 25

French Montana with Will.I.Am - Loyal / Feelin' Myself

Up 2 to number 13 / Up 4 to number 24

John Martin - Anywhere For You

In at number 7

Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell, Agatha Lee Monn, Katie Lopez and Santino Fontana - Let It Go / Do You Want To Build A Snowman? / For The First Time In Forever / Love Is An Open Door

Up 10 to number 17 / Up 19 to number 40 / Back in at number 56 / In at number 64

Aloe Blacc - The Man

Straight in at number 1


Thursday, 3 April 2014

Top of the Pops, 3rd April 2014

Success for 5 Seconds of Summer, as well as another wave of assorted dance bangers by two or three people. We also have ballads! from Christina Perri, rock! (sort of) from Coldplay, and soul! from the arrestingly gifted MNEK, who performs a stripped-back version of his hit with Gorgon City. And friends of the show One Republic are back, this time romping through Counting Stars on banjos and jug.

FAUL & Wad Ad vs Pnau - Changes

In at number 3

OneRepublic - Counting Stars

Up 3 to number 19

Christina Perri - Human

Up 1 to number 16

MNEK - Ready For Your Love

Up 2 to number 24

Tujamo & Plastik Funk ft. Sneakbo - Dr Who

In at number 21

Coldplay - Magic

Up 3 to number 20

Martin Garrix & Jay Hardway - Wizard

In at number 7

5 Seconds of Summer - She Looks So Perfect

Straight in at number 1