Thursday, 31 July 2014

Top of the Pops, 31st July 2014

A little bit of shuffling at the top end of the chart allows five of the top six songs to be featured this week, including smash new entries for Charli XCX and the returning Cheryl (Cole?). Lower down we have a third bratty pop queen, Cher Lloyd, and energetic turns from MK and Neon Jungle.

Debuts: Charli XCX (as solo), Magic!, Cher Lloyd, MK, Alana, Cheryl Cole.

Charli XCX - Boom Clap

In at number 6

Magic! - Rude

High Climber - Up 48 to number 2

Ella Henderson - Ghost

Up 1 to number 3

Neon Jungle - Louder

In at number 14

Cher Lloyd - Sirens

In at number 41

George Ezra - Budapest

Up 1 to number 5

MK ft. Alana - Always

In at number 12

Cheryl Cole ft. Tinie Tempah - Crazy Stupid Love

Straight in at number 1


Thursday, 24 July 2014

Top of the Pops, 24th July 2014

At one end of the scale we have new entries from Ella Eyre, Kove, Nicole Scherzinger and our impressive number one from Rixton. At the other, Bastille celebrate well over a year in the chart as Pompeii makes another micro-climb down in the lower reaches.

Friends of the show Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne are also back, no doubt benefiting from the new chart rules on streaming. And it would barely be TOTP these days without an Ed Sheeran appearance - this time it's Thinking Out Loud.

Debuts: Ella Eyre (as solo), Kove, Melissa Steel, Nicole Scherzinger, Rixton

Ella Eyre - If I Go

In at number 16

Kove ft. Melissa Steel - Way We Are

In at number 30

Vance Joy - Riptide

High Climber - Up 24 to number 37

Nicole Scherzinger - Your Love

In at number 6

Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne - Rather Be

Up 1 to number 27

Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud

Up 6 to number 23

Bastille - Pompeii

Long Runner - Up 15 to number 44 after 62 weeks

Rixton - Me And My Broken Heart

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTERS: Dappy and Duffy

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Top of the Pops, 17th July 2014

Just when you least expect it, body-pops in through an upstairs window and reclaims the top spot, this time with Cody Wise in tow. We've got a lot of dance music again this week, seasoned with more guitar-like offerings from Milky Chance and the Vamps. Demi Lovato shows up to add some glam with her guest spot on Somebody To You. Calvin is relieved that Summer is still a hit now that the weather makes it relevant.

Debuts: Jess Glynne (as solo), Tanya Lacey, Milky Chance, MKTO, Cody Wise.

Jess Glynne - Right Here

In at number 6

Matrix and Futurebound ft. Tanya Lacey - Don't Look Back

In at number 38

Milky Chance - Stolen Dance

Up 6 to number 26

MKTO - Classic

In at number 24

Calvin Harris - Summer

Up 1 to number 15

Duke Dumont ft. Jax Jones - I Got U

Long Runner - Up 1 to number 40 after 17 weeks

The Vamps ft. Demi Lovato - Somebody To You

High Climber - Up 35 to number 4 and Cody Wise - It's My Birthday

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: Marvin Humes

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Top of the Pops, 10th July 2014

This week belongs to Iggy Azalea. She has a feature rap on the latest new number one, and her own track Fancy is also rising back up the chart. Other big new entries are for Sia and DJ Fresh, while the addition of streaming to the chart sees Clean Bandit and 5 Seconds of Summer get a second chart wind; both are in attendance. And following a world-boggling Glastonbury appearance, we dig out an original 1976 performance from the Queen of Country and Bluegrass, Dolly Parton.

Debuts: TC, Sia, Dolly Parton, Ariana Grande.

DJ Fresh vs TC - Make U Bounce

In at number 10

5 Seconds Of Summer - She Looks So Perfect

High Climber - Up 14 to number 23

George Ezra - Budapest

Up 2 to number 3

Sia - Chandelier

In at number 6

Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne - Rather Be

Up 8 to number 24

From the Vault: Dolly Parton - Jolene

Back in at number 52

Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - Fancy

Up 5 to number 20

Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea - Problem

Straight in at number 1


Thursday, 3 July 2014

Top of the Pops, 3rd July 2014

The Glastonbury effect will not be felt until next week, so here we mainly have a mix of dance, RnB and dance-RnB. Friends of the show Coldplay delight with a low-key acoustic reprise of A Sky Full Of Stars, and Ed Sheeran celebrates his number one album with a three-track medley. No idea why America are back climbing the chart, but congratulations to Oliver Heldens, and to Becky Hill on her first credited TOTP appearance.

Usher - Good Kisser

In at number 10

Example - One More Day (Stay With Me)

In at number 4

Coldplay - A Sky Full Of Stars

Up 8 to number 14

Mr Probz - Waves

Up 2 to number 7

Calvin Harris - Summer

Up 1 to number 16

From the Vault: America - A Horse With No Name

Up 12 to number 51

Ed Sheeran - Don't / Thinking Out Loud / Photograph

In at number 19 / In at number 26 / In at number 44

Oliver Heldens x Becky Hill - Gecko (Overdrive)

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: Christina Milian