Thursday, 25 September 2014

Top of the Pops, 25th September 2014

In the first week since August without Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran kicks off the show to celebrate both his recent hits climbing back up the chart once again. There are two high entries, from "Pro" Green and (at number 1) from Sigma, and longer running hits from George Ezra and Ella Henderson. Plus Hozier's TOTP debut and a rare sighting of Sia.

Debuts: Professor Green, Tori Kelly, Hozier.

Ed Sheeran - Don't / Sing

Up 1 to number 16

Hozier - Take Me To Church

High Climber - Up 14 to number 35

Ella Henderson - Ghost

Up 1 to number 17

OneRepublic - Love Runs Out

Up 5 to number 31

George Ezra - Budapest

Up 8 to number 11

Sia - Chandelier

Up 1 to number 29

Professor Green ft. Tori Kelly - Lullaby

In at number 4

Sigma ft. Paloma Faith - Changing

Straight in at number 1


Thursday, 18 September 2014

Top of the Pops, 18th September 2014

Blame, blame, blame. George Ezra and friend of the show John Newman are both discussing it this week - Newman in a solo performance because Calvin Harris is off DJing somewhere. We also enjoy an energising turn from Fall Out Boy, and a treat from Christina Aguilera: she is in the building for her feature on the Great Big World song, so who better to take the mic with Clean Bandit for a very special performance of Rather Be. Morose-voiced overgrown choirboy Sam Smith also pops in for the fourth week in a row, by virtue of having multiple tracks climbing the list lately.

Debuts: Fall Out Boy, Ten Walls.

John Legend - All Of Me

Long Runner - Up 1 to number 23 after 32 weeks

Fall Out Boy - Centuries

In at number 22

Sam Smith - Stay With Me / Money On My Mind

Up 1 to number 15 / Up 2 to number 55

Ten Walls - Walking With Elephants

In at number 6

George Ezra - Blame It On Me

Up 7 to number 20

A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera - Say Something

High Climber - Up 15 to number 26

Clean Bandit ft. Christina Aguilera - Rather Be

Up 2 to number 29

John Newman - Blame

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: James Masterton

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Top of the Pops, 11th September 2014

We have two Robin Shulz remixes this week, as it happens - Lilly Wood stays at number 1, while Mr Probz's laidback sounds are back in the top 20. Duke Dumont just misses out on a hat trick of number 1s, crashing in at number 2, and 5 Seconds of Summer finally get on with Amnesia, which has been floating around the lower reaches for a couple of months. Lastly some sad news: the GRL song has entered the chart in tribute following Simone Battle's death; we show a video montage for her.

Debuts: The Script.

Cheryl ft. Tinie Tempah - Crazy Stupid Love

Up 3 to number 22

The Script - Superheroes

In at number 3

Mr Probz - Waves

Up 3 to number 20

Sam Smith - I'm Not The Only One

Up 4 to number 5

5 Seconds of Summer - Amnesia

Up 7 to number 38

GRL - Ugly Heart

In at number 11

Duke Dumont - Won't Look Back

Highest New Entry - In at number 2

Lilly Wood - Prayer in C

Second week at number 1

PRESENTER: Nicola Roberts

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Top of the Pops, 4th September 2014

This week's TOTP concentrates much more than usual on the lower reaches of the chart - a bubbler-under from George Ezra, a re-entering oldie from Kate Bush dug out of the archives, and a former number 1 from Kiesza

Elsewhere, Iggy continues to climb, Sam Smith shows no sign of going anywhere, and there are sparky new entries from Ariana Grande and Lethal Bizzle. The song Prayer in C scraped onto the show last week as rendered by one of those weird studio covers people, but now we have the proper Schulz-assisted version from Lilly Wood atop the chart.

Debuts: Tempa T, Lilly Wood

Kiesza - Hideaway

Up 1 to number 39

Lethal Bizzle ft. JME & Tempa T - Rari WorkOut

In at number 11

George Ezra - Blame It On Me

Up 19 to number 43

Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora - Black Widow

Up 8 to number 7

Sam Smith - Stay With Me

Up 1 to number 15

From the Vault: Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill

Back in at number 51

Ariana Grande ft. Zedd - Break Free

In at number 20

Lilly Wood - Prayer In C

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: Marvin Humes