Thursday, 29 May 2014

Top of the Pops, 29th May 2014

At last, we Radio 1 listeners will be able to turn our radios back on without fear of hearing yet more about the Big Weekend that we aren't going to. But the event's aftershocks do rumble TOTP this week, as Katy Perry and Pharrell to name but two float back up the charts.

Friends of the show Coldplay's album debuts at number 1 and sends three of its tracks into the singles countdown as well, so Chris Martin's and co bring us an album sampler. Sean the Paul, here as guest on Fuse ODG's track, fills in for Snoop on the Jason Derulo joint for another TOTP one-off.

Clean Bandit ft. Sharna Bass - Extraordinary

In at number 5

Katy Perry - Birthday

High Climber - Up 6 to number 22

Fuse ODG ft. Sean Paul - Dangerous Love

In at number 3

Pharrell Williams - Happy / Marilyn Monroe

Up 3 to number 12 / Up 5 to number 27

Jason Derulo with Sean Paul - Wiggle

Up 2 to number 16

From the Vault: Fat Joe ft. Ashanti - What's Luv

Back in at number 58

Coldplay - A Sky Full Of Stars / Midnight / Another's Arms

In at number 15 / In at number 48 / In at number 70

Sam Smith - Stay With Me

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTERS: Jack Whitehall and Kriss Akabusi

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Top of the Pops, 22nd May 2014

This eventful week sees multiple oddities. The late Michael Jackson storms the top 10 with Justin Timbo in tow, so we've edited together footage of both men's previous appearances into a dance-off. Paloma Faith is back and not getting any less ritzy, and the show culminates in a triumvirate of Eurovision successes including the winner, Conchita Wurst. Culminates? Well, no - Rita Ora crowns the countdown. Amazingly this is her first time on the new TOTP; and who is that mysterious tall gentleman lurking behind the decks?

Paloma Faith - Only Love Can Hurt Like This

Up 1 to number 6

Ed Sheeran - One

In at number 20

5 Seconds Of Summer - Good Girls

In at number 19

Michael Jackson with Justin Timberlake - Love Never Felt So Good

High Climber - Up 16 to number 8

Molly - Children Of The Universe

Up 10 to number 23

The Common Linnets - Calm After The Storm

In at number 9

Conchita Wurst - Rise Like A Phoenix

In at number 17

Rita Ora - I Will Never Let You Down

Straight in at number 1


Thursday, 15 May 2014

Top of the Pops, 15th May 2014

Only two new entries make it on to the show this week, so there is room for reprises of some older hits: Mr Probz is back, and Gary Barlow brings along some banjo and jug players to perform a special way-out-west version of Let Me Go. At the more sophisticated end of the scale we have Pharrell plus backing dancers doing Marilyn Monroe, and a rare appearance from the inimitable Ms Keys. Friend of the show Jason Derulo is in the building too, without Snoop Dogg but instead recruiting a game Gary Barlow to fill in on the "wiggle wiggle wiggle" bits.

Pharrell Williams - Marilyn Monroe

Up 10 to number 30

Pitbull ft. G.R.L. - Wild Wild Love

Highest New Entry - In at number 6

Alicia Keys - It's On Again

Up 8 to number 31

Gary Barlow - Let Me Go

High Climber - Up 52 to number 22

Foxes - Holding Onto Heaven

In at number 14

From the Vault: Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag

Back in at number 56

Jason Derulo ft. Gary Barlow - Wiggle

Up 39 to number 74

Mr Probz - Waves

Up 1 to number 1

PRESENTER: Marvin Humes

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Top of the Pops, 8th May 2014

Molly's Children of the World gets a pre-Eurovision TOTP showing as it storms into the chart at number 48, while five other female acts are also climbing the hit parade. Perhaps going some way to cancelling out the Chris Brown appearance, which in fairness has been a long time coming as his hit, now finally invading the top 10, has been around the top 20 for weeks. The new old MJ song is played over a montage of previous TOTP highlights, and the succession of in-at-the-top bangers continues with Calvin and a troupe of mixed-gender backing dancers.

Tove Lo - Stay High

Up 2 to number 7

Paloma Faith - Only Love Can Hurt Like This

High Climber - Up 30 to number 20

Molly - Children Of The Universe

In at number 48

Chris Brown - Loyal

Up 5 to number 10

Lily Allen - Our Time

Up 14 to number 43

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - Fancy

Up 2 to number 9

Michael Jackson - Love Never Felt So Good

In at number 27

Calvin Harris - Summer

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: Kimberley Walsh

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Top of the Pops, 1 May 2014

Helped by the school holidays, interest in Disney's Frozen has surged once again, sending three of the chart phenomenon's songs including the mighty Let It Go back up the top 40. Kristen Bell and friend of the show Idina Menzel drop by once again to do them justice. Most other performers this week are new entries, including a Robin Thicke-less DJ Cassidy, TOTP debutants Indiana, Joel Compass and Cash Cash, and the latest new number 1, Mr Probz.

DJ Cassidy ft. Jessie J - Calling All Hearts

In at number 6

Cash Cash ft. Bebe Rexha - Take Me Home

In at number 5

Joel Compass - Forgive Me

In at number 34

Indiana - Solo Dancing

In at number 14

Neon Jungle - Welcome To The Jungle

In at number 7

Idina Menzel & Kristen Bell - Let It Go / Do You Want To Build A Snowman? / For The First Time In Forever

Long Runner - Up 2 to number 13 after 20 weeks / Up 4 to number 26 / Up 2 to number 38

Coldplay - Magic

Up 4 to number 20

Mr Probz - Waves

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: James Masterton