Thursday, 26 March 2015

Top of the Pops, 26th March 2015

A bit of TOTP musical chairs this week produces some special one-offs. Bruno Mars is out of town so Mark Ronson calls on Olly Murs AND Maroon 5's Adam Levine to bring their song and dance man talents to Uptown Funk. Murs in turn recruits Sam Smith for the Lovato role on Up, before returning the favour to do justice to John Legend's lines on still-number-one Lay Me Down.

We also see James Bay scale a new chart peak, and a trio of dance hits rounds out the show.

Debut: Tough Love.

Maroon 5 - Sugar

Up 1 to number 10

Mark Ronson ft. Olly Murs and Adam Levine - Uptown Funk

Up 1 to number 8

James Bay - Hold Back The River

High Climber - Up 6 to number 4

Tough Love - So Freakin' Tight

Highest New Entry - In at number 11

Marlon Roudette - When The Beat Drops Out

Up 2 to number 12

Philip George - Wish You Were Mine

Up 1 to number 25

Olly Murs ft. Sam Smith - Up

Up 1 to number 24

Sam Smith ft. Olly Murs - Lay Me Down

Second week at number 1

PRESENTER: Heidi Range

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Top of the Pops, 19th March 2015

The chart is looking very 90s this week, with patches of new entries and even fewer climbers than last week. This means that we have to look into the lower reaches for our guest performers, with the interesting result that there are three rock-ish acts featured for the first time in a long time. Including Muse, if you can believe it.

It's not all guitars and shrieking, though - there are also fresh faces from the worlds of dance and grime, a bit of Flo Rida, and the haha-larious Sam Smith and John Legend at number 1.

Debuts: Sage the Gemini, Kygo, Conrad, Stormzy

Flo Rida ft. Sage the Gemini - GFDR

In at number 3

The Vaccines - Handsome

In at number 74

Kygo ft. Conrad - Firestone

Up 11 to number 53

Stormzy - Know Me From

In at number 49

Muse - Psycho

In at number 65

Mumford and Sons - Believe

In at number 20

John Legend - All of Me

Long Runner - Up 3 to number 40 after 58 weeks

Sam Smith ft. John Legend - Lay Me Down

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: James Masterton

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Top of the Pops, 12th March 2015

Tons of new entries this week and not many climbers in the upper reaches, so we have room for a presumable future hit from Calvin Harris and Haim and a once again resurgent Imagine Dragons, among other varied delights.

Queen Taylor favours us with a visit, but she can't go on for too long because Kanye West is also here and he has two current hits to fit in. Anyway the week belongs to Years and Years as King receives its coronation.

Debuts: Alex Adair, Marlon Roudette.

Alex Adair - Make Me Feel Better

In at number 13

Marlon Roudette - When The Beat Drops Out

In at number 7

Imagine Dragons - Demons

High Climber - Up 27 to number 33

Calvin Harris ft. Haim - Pray to God

Up 11 to number 46

Lilly Wood - Prayer in C

Up 2 to number 50

Taylor Swift - Style

Up 6 to number 22

Kanye West - All Day / FourFiveSeconds

In at number 18 / Up 2 to number 3

Years and Years - King

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: Kimberley Walsh

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Top of the Pops, 5 March 2015

The Brit Awards effect is muted this year: Smith (high) and Ezra (husky) are both on, but they seem to be on most weeks. Instead, dance music is taking the middle placings by storm and the highest honours go to Princess Ellie and Dame Kelly Clarkson.

Debuts: Kelly Clarkson, Disciples, Axwell.

Kelly Clarkson - Heartbeat Song

Highest New Entry - In at number 7

Disciples - They Don't Know

In at number 24

David Guetta ft. Emeli Sande - What I Did For Love

High Climber - Up 14 to number 6

Karen Harding - Say Something

Up 2 to number 16

Axwell and Ingrosso - Something New

In at number 22

George Ezra - Budapest

Long Runner - Up 12 to number 18 after 39 weeks

Sam Smith - Lay Me Down

Back in at number 15

Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do

Fourth week at number 1