Thursday, 26 February 2015

Top of the Pops, 26th February 2015

Three shades of cinema tie-ins this week as Ellie Goulding continues to tie up the number 1 slot, while fellow bondage-beneficiary The Weeknd has two charting songs from the soundtrack of the moment. Most other appearances are reprises of previously featured songs, but note that all the artists do take the time to visit the studio again - there are no repeated performances on this show, folks.

Our new entry comes from sometime presenter Marvin Humes's Luvbug, and the most special performance is once again down to Olly Murs: with Demi Lovato out of the country, he recruits Princess Ellie to help out for an exclusive one-off duet.

Debuts: None

Alesso ft. Tove Lo - Heroes (We Could Be)

Up 2 to number 19

The Weeknd - Earned It / Where You Belong

Up 6 to number 4 / In at number 64

Avicii - The Nights

Up 1 to number 8

James Bay - Hold Back The River

Up 4 to number 13

Maroon 5 - Sugar

Up 4 to number 7

LuvBug - Revive (Say Something)

Highest New Entry - In at number 17

Olly Murs with Ellie Goulding - Up

Up 2 to number 16

Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do

Third week at number 1


Thursday, 19 February 2015

Top of the Pops, 19th February 2015

Quite a mix this week: new entries and long runners, dance, pop, RnB and whatever Sam Smith is. The standout booking is a rare appearance from elusive chanteuse Sia, who gives a typically artsy staging of Chandelier. Ellie maintains her stranglehold on the top spot.

Debut: Ne-Yo.

DJ Fresh ft. Ella Eyre - Gravity

Highest New Entry - In at number 4

Charli XCX ft. Rita Ora - Doing It

In at number 8

Sam Smith - Stay With Me

Long Runner - Up 10 to number 23 after 39 weeks

Bakermat - Teach Me

In at number 22

Ne-Yo - Coming With You

In at number 14

Hozier - Take Me To Church

Up 1 to number 2

Sia - Chandelier

Up 1 to number 24

Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do

Second week at number 1

PRESENTERS: Abs Breen and Richie Neville

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Topof the Pops, 12th February 2015

TOTP goes bondage-tastic this week as not only does Ellie Goulding splat in at number 1 with her dewy-eyed 50 Shades Of Grey sing-fest, but The Weeknd is/are our highest climber with another song from the soundtrack.

In non-deviant news, John Legend flies in to celebrate 53 weeks of All Of Me with a white grand piano and his sincerest rendition yet. Maroon 5 and Avicii are back, and friend of the show Ed Sheeran rubs shoulders with newcomers Mike Mago, Kodaline and Dragonette.

Debuts: Mike Mago, Dragonette, Kodaline

Mike Mago ft. Dragonette - Outlines

In at number 8

Kodaline - Honest

In at number 39

Maroon 5 - Sugar

Up 8 to number 14

Ed Sheeran - Don't

Up 2 to number 35

Avicii - The Nights

Up 4 to number 10

John Legend - All Of Me

Long Runner - Up 15 to number 24 after 53 weeks

The Weeknd - Earned It

High Climber - Up 15 to number 18

Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: Heidi Range

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Top of the Pops, 5th February 2015

The January slow period is over and we have four new entries in the studio, including TOTP debuts for Karen Harding, Hannah Wants and Chris Lorenzo. Even so, there's still room for Hozier and James Bay, who both reach new chart peaks this week, and a re-showed vintage performance from Jay-Z and Linkin Park.

Ronson and Mars hold fast at number 1. With Ronson free but Mars out of the country, Britain's always-available equivalent Olly Murs ably stands in on vocals and fancy footwork.

Debuts: Karen Harding, Hannah Wants, Chris Lorenzo

Karen Harding - Say Something

In at number 7

Fergie - LA Love (La La)

Highest New Entry - In at number 3

James Bay - Hold Back The River

High Climber - Up 13 to number 16

Selena Gomez - The Heart Wants What It Wants

In at number 30

Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo - Rhymes

In at number 13

From The Vault: Jay-Z vs Linkin Park - Numb/Encore

Back in at number 42

Hozier - Take Me To Church

Up 1 to number 2

Mark Ronson feat. Olly Murs - Uptown Funk

Seventh week at number 1

PRESENTER: James Masterton