Thursday, 26 June 2014

Top of the Pops, 26th June 2014

For the first time in three months or more the number one song stays on at the top, so well done Ella Henderson. Ed Sheeran's Sing slips down the chart but album track One is rising so he keeps up the momentum for his imminent album - but his songwriterly acousticness has competition from newcomer George Ezra. 5 Seconds of Summer perform a mix of two poptacular hits, and indie rock, pop-dance, dance-pop and afro-urbo-pop are represented as well.

Ed Sheeran - One

High Climber - Up 27 to number 20

The Kooks - Around Town

In at number 35

George Ezra - Budapest

Back in at number 4

Gorgon City ft. Laura Welsh - Here For You

In at number 7

Fuse ODG - Dangerous Love

Up 1 to number 11

5 Seconds of Summer - Don't Stop / She Looks So Perfect

Highest New Entry - In at number 2 / Up 1 to number 32

Demi Lovato - Neon Lights

In at number 15

Ella Henderson - Ghost

Second week at number 1

PRESENTER: James Masterton

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Top of the Pops, 19th June 2014

Football looms large here. Mr Worldwide Pitbull jets in with his two co-vocalists in tow to bring us the official World Cup song, while Three Lions climbs high enough for us to show an original performance from those hopeful days in '96. More surprisingly, the late Rik Mayall's Noble England has entered the top ten, so is played over a thoughtful montage.

But it's Ella Henderson who lifts the trophy this week and makes her Top of the Pops debut. Raleigh Ritchie and Skepta also appear for the first time, and the line-up is completed by a slow burner from Foxes and Zedd.

Tiesto ft. Matthew Koma - Naked

In at number 3

Zedd ft. Foxes - Clarity

Up 11 to number 31

From the Vault: Baddiel & Skinner and the Lightning Seeds - Three Lions

Back in at number 27

Pitbull ft. Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte - We Are One (Ole Ola)

In at number 29

Raleigh Ritchie - Stronger than Ever

High Climber - Up 28 to number 30

Skepta ft. JME - That's Not Me

In at number 21

Rik Mayall - Noble England

In at number 7

Ella Henderson - Ghost

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: Kimberley Walsh

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Top of the Pops, 12th June 2014

This week belongs to Ed Sheeran, who crashes in at the top with his acoustic guitar Timberlake impression after a triumphant crowd singalong at R1's Big Weekend. The guitar tide seems to be rising, in fact, as Kasabian and Coldplay are also here to fly the rock flag. We also have another outing for John Legend's sempiternal top ten mainstay, Little Mix bringing the pop, and Derulo wiggling away for a third time, this time with Lethal Bizzle on rapping and "wiggle wiggle wiggle" duty. I'm sure Snoop will make it eventually.

Little Mix - Salute

High Climber - Up 16 to number 24

Kasabian - Eez-Eh

In at number 22

John Legend - All Of Me

Long Runner - Up 1 to number 5 after 18 weeks

Neon Brotherhood - Hope Ain't a Bad Thing

In at number 19

Lethal Bizzle ft. Cherri Voncelle - The Drop

In at number 20

Coldplay - A Sky Full of Stars

Up 1 to number 13

Jason Derulo ft. Lethal Bizzle - Wiggle

Up 10 to number 19

Ed Sheeran - Sing

Straight in at number 1


Thursday, 5 June 2014

Top of the Pops, 5th June 2014

Another rush of new entries this week, although they are a nicely varied bunch encompassing dance, rock, and moody American cinerama-pop; Lana Del Rey (for it is she) favours us with two songs from her forthcoming CD. Sam Smith drops down the chart with last week's number 1, but previous hit Money On My Mind is still buoyant so he nets a coveted two TOTPs in a row. Friend of the show and human ray of sunshine Ellie Goulding returns once again, with an all-new song. And summer must be coming, because Kevin Lyttle's ten-year-old reggae smash Turn Me On is climbing the lower reaches once more.

Lana Del Rey - West Coast / Once Upon A Dream

In at number 21 / In at number 60

One Direction - You & I

High Climber - Up 24 to number 22

Sam Smith - Money On My Mind

Up 4 to number 26

Klingande - Jubel

In at number 3

Twin Atlantic - Heart & Soul

In at number 17

From the Vault: Kevin Lyttle - Turn Me On

Up 13 to number 61

Ellie Goulding - Beating Heart

In at number 9

SecondCity - I Wanna Feel

Straight in at number 1