Thursday, 27 November 2014

Top of the Pops, 27th November 2014

No surprise at the top of the charts as Band Aid process to the number 1 slot, pushing a couple of high quality contenders down to 2 and 3. We feature them all (though Band Aid is just the video), along with numerous other new entries. Hair gel fans will be pleased as it's a rare three boyband week, and One Direction's hydra of hits gets them featured for a very noteworthy fourth week in a row.

Debuts: Travie McCoy, Wretch 32.

Olly Murs ft. Travie McCoy - Wrapped Up

In at number 3

5 Seconds of Summer - Good Girls

Back in at number 23

David Guetta ft. Sam Martin - Dangerous

In at number 5

Wretch 32 - 6 Words

In at number 8

Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne - Real Love

In at number 2

Rixton - Wait On Me

In at number 12

One Direction - Night Changes

High Climber - Up 31 to number 23

Band Aid 30 - Do They Know It's Christmas

Straight in at number 1


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Top of the Pops, 20th November 2014

One Direction's album has hit and there is no stopping them at the moment - they have a ton of singles climbing the chart and they appear for the third week in a row to bring us the highest-selling (and streaming) three of them.

Now in fine Jools Holland style, the other guests. From the American South! OneRepublic. From Australia! The Veronicas. From Ireland! Hozier. From Los Angeles! Kendrick Lamar. From Grimsby! Ella Henderson. From Magic FM! Sam Smith. And at number one it's the Children in Need record.

Debuts: Gareth Malone, Kendrick Lamar, the Veronicas

OneRepublic - I Lived

Up 1 to number 31

The Veronicas - You Ruin Me

In at number 8

Ella Henderson - Yours

In at number 46

Kendrick Lamar - i

In at number 20

Hozier - Take Me To Church

Up 9 to number 25

Sam Smith - Like I Can

In at number 9

One Direction - Steal My Girl / 18 / Where Do Broken Hearts Go?

Up 6 to number 3 / In at number 45 / In at number 47

Gareth Malone's All Star Choir - Wake Me Up

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: James Masterton

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Top of the Pops, 13th November 2014

As chance would have it there are very few climbers in the chart this week, and some of the ones there are are by American artists who are unavailable. This gives us the chance to shine the spotlight on some smaller hits - including Joss Stone's song for Poppy Day, a coveted second consecutive TOTP for One Direction, and a special stripped back version of Overdrive from the talented Becky Hill.

Bucking the trend are Cheryl, who vaults all the way to the top, and a strong new entry for Calvin vs Ellie II. There's also room for more modestly placed newies from Tom Odell (welcome back) and the Script (er, hi guys).

Debuts: Joss Stone, Jeff Beck, Henry Krinkle.

Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding - Outside

In at number 6

Joss Stone ft. Jeff Beck - No Man's Land (Green Fields of France)

In at number 49

Tom Odell - Real Love

In at number 21

One Direction - Ready to Run

In at number 44

The Script - No Good In Goodbye

In at number 26

Henry Krinkle - Stay

In at number 41

Becky Hill - Gecko (Overdrive)

Up 6 to number 45

Cheryl - I Don't Care

Straight in at number 1


Thursday, 6 November 2014

Top of the Pops, 6th November 2014

Halloween feels like a while ago but chart-lag plus TOTP-lag means that only now do we bring you spooky season's chief beneficiary in the form of a re-entering Michael Jackson - a clip from the classic video is played.

More currently, America's two leading bouncy pop groups are both in the hizzouse (Maroon 5 bizarrely making their debut), and we are the grateful recipients of a visit from Queen Taylor Swift. One Direction bounce back to fly the UK (and Ireland?) flag(s) along with friend of the show Ed Sheeran, and Europe is also not unrepresented thanks to Parra for Cuva.

Debuts: Maroon 5, Parra for Cuva, Ann Naklab

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

Up 2 to number 3

OneRepublic - I Lived

In at number 29

Parra for Cuva ft. Ann Naklab - Wicked Games

Highest New Entry - In at number 6

Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glynne - Rather Be

Long Runner - Up 5 to number 35 after 41 weeks

From the Vault: Michael Jackson - Thriller

Back in at number 57

Maroon 5 - Animals

Up 5 to number 27

One Direction - Steal My Girl

Up 4 to number 7

Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud

Up 1 to number 1

PRESENTER: Heidi Range