Thursday, 28 August 2014

Top of the Pops, 28th August 2014

In a busy week for new entries we get drop-bys from the ever-energetic Union J, the intriguingly named Wankelmut and the irreproachable Taylor Swift among others. On the other side of things there are long running tunes from Vance Joy (performed this time mainly on tambourines) and friend of the show Ed Sheeran. Boremaster deluxe Sam Smith is in the building too, but the top of the chart belongs to David Guetta.

Debuts: Wankelmut, Emma Louise, Mega Giants, Sam Martin

Union J - Tonight (We Live Forever)

In at number 9

Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud

Up 3 to number 13

Vance Joy - Riptide

Long Runner - Up 3 to number 38 after 29 weeks

Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One

High Climber - Up 23 to number 17

Wankelmut & Emma Louise - My Head Is A Jungle

In at number 5

Mega Giants - Prayer in C

In at number 43

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

In at number 4

David Guetta ft. Sam Martin - Lovers On The Sun

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTERS: Duffy and Kimberley Walsh

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Top of the Pops, 21st August 2014

Nico & Vinz pull off a rare (these days) second week at number 1 and return to the studio to perform the song in style. There are big splashes this week for Kiesza and Iggy Azelea, who brings Rita Ora along and adds snatches of Fancy to their performance of new hit Black Widow. Friend of the show Ed Sheeran is also back to celebrate Don't's release as a proper single, which sends it climbing close to the top ten for the first time.

Kiesza - Giant In My Heart

Highest New Entry - In at number 4

The Saturdays - What Are You Waiting For

In at number 38

Ella Henderson - Ghost

Up 1 to number 5

MKTO - Classic

Up 5 to number 33

Rizzle Kicks - Tell Her

In at number 14

Ed Sheeran - Don't

High Climber - Up 12 to number 11

Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora - Fancy / Black Widow

Up 2 to number 25 / in at number 32

Nico & Vinz - Am I Wrong

Second week at number 1

PRESENTER: James Masterton

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Top of the Pops, 14th August 2014

The big chart news this week is Nico & Vinz's Isinbayeva-like leap to number 1, and they are here to celebrate. Friends of the show Clean Bandit are also back, this time with a very special one-off performance of Rather Be with the Paloma Faith on vocals; the inimitable Paloma is also climbing back up the chart with Only Love Can Hurt.

Other longish-running hits are Stay With Me and Budapest, both performed by candlelight this week, and we have a newie from the ever enthusiastic OneRepublic as well.

Debuts: Jessie Ware, Nico & Vinz

OneRepublic - Love Runs Out

Highest New Entry - In at number 3

Fuse ODG - Dangerous Love

Up 1 to number 30

George Ezra - Budapest

Up 1 to number 5

Jessie Ware - Tough Love

In at number 34

Paloma Faith - Only Love Can Hurt Like This

Up 1 to number 33

Clean Bandit ft. Paloma Faith - Rather Be

Long Runner - Up 3 to number 26 after 29 weeks

Sam Smith - Stay With Me

Up 3 to number 13

Nico & Vinz - Am I Wrong

Up 51 to number 1


Thursday, 7 August 2014

Top of the Pops, 7th August 2014

Loveable rudesbies Magic! climb that final place to number 1, earning themselves a coveted second TOTP performance in a row - but as they are blowing up worldwide and unable to appear, we have to make do with the video. There's plenty of talent in the studio, though, including a slowed-down reprise of Overdrive from Becky Hill sans Mr Heldens, and a triumphant first performance in her own right from Melissa Steel, who we saw a couple of weeks ago guesting on a hit by Kove.

Rounding out the evening are a couple of faves from friend of the show Ed Sheeran and a slew of first-timers including the shadowy Zhu (face covered of course).

Debuts: Zhu, Sam Romans, Bakermat, Bars and Melody, Melissa Steel (as lead artist)

Zhu - Faded

Highest New Entry - In at number 3

Naughty Boy ft. Sam Romans - Home

In at number 45

Bakermat - One Day (Vandaag)

In at number 15

Bars and Melody - Hopeful

In at number 5

Becky Hill - Gecko (Overdrive)

Up 2 to number 13

Melissa Steel - Kisses For Breakfast

In at number 10

Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud / Don't

High Climber - Up 8 to number 20 / Up 3 to number 35

Magic! - Rude

Up 1 to number 1

PRESENTER: Kimberley Walsh