Thursday, 30 April 2015

Top of the Pops, 30th April 2015

Lots of activity in the chart this week. There are returns for the slowly climbing Major Lazer and Kygo, who also drops in a newer hit from lower down the chart. Nick Jonas is back, Conor Maynard flies the British flag and we even have an Oscar winner in Jennifer Hudson. Wiz Khalifa celebrates his second week at number one, and this time we're pleased to welcome him and Charlie Puth to the UK for a studio performance.

Debuts: Jennifer Hudson, Parson James, Michael Calfan.

Iggy Azalea ft. Jennifer Hudson - Trouble

Up 8 to number 13

Kygo ft. Conrad and Parson James - Firestone / Stole The Show

Up 2 to number 8 / Up 20 to number 53

Michael Calfan - Treasured Soul

In at number 17

Major Lazer ft. MO - Lean On

Up 7 to number 6

Conor Maynard - Talking About

In at number 44

Nick Jonas - Jealous

Up 1 to number 5

Clean Bandit - Stronger

Highest New Entry: In at number 4

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth - See You Again

Second week at number 1

PRESENTERS: Abs Breen and Richie Neville

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Top of the Pops, 23rd April 2015

Somewhat unusually, there are only two top ten hits on the show this week, from Dr Kucho and new number 1 artiste Wiz Khalifa (only the video for him as he's out of the country). Never fear, though, as the lower reaches of the chart bring us a Mumfords medley, an exclusive, never-to-be-repeated Skrillex/Lethal Bizzle collaboration, the delightful Meghan Trainor, and Kodaline.

Why have the Killers re-entered the top 75? Dunno, but it's nice to watch a clip of them in their prime nonetheless.

Debuts: Wiz Khalifa, Charlie Puth, Dr Kucho, Gregor Salto, Diztortion, Skrillex.

Mumford and Sons - Believe / The Wolf

Up 9 to number 42 / In at number 56

Dr Kucho & Gregor Salto - Can't Stop Playing (Makes Me High)

Highest New Entry - In at number 4

Kodaline - The One

High Climber - Up 17 to number 27

Meghan Trainor - Dear Future Husband

Up 11 to number 29

From The Vault: The Killers - Mr Brightside

Back in at number 69   

Lethal Bizzle ft. Diztortion - Fester Skank

In at number 11

Skrillex ft. Lethal Bizzle - Where Are U Now

Up 13 to number 45

Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth - See You Again

Up 21 to number 1


Thursday, 16 April 2015

Top of the Pops, 16th April 2015

We have a week of climbers, mostly. Major Lazer and OMI were both on the show two weeks ago; they have been climbing since then so we now welcome them back, along with fellow near-constant risers Kygo and Conrad. Years and Years have also bobbed back up, though none bob so high as Jess Glynne.

In the new entry department we welcome a revitalised Nick Jonas and Voice winner Stevie McRorie, as well as Dutch deep housers Pep & Rash. Welcome all.

Debuts: Nick Jonas, Stevie McRorie, Pep & Rash.

Major Lazer ft. MO - Lean On

High Climber - Up 14 to number 24

Nick Jonas - Jealous

Highest New Entry - In at number 2

Stevie McRorie - Lost Stars

In at number 6

OMI - Cheerleader

Up 10 to number 27

Pep & Rash - Rumors

In at number 17

Kygo ft. Conrad - Firestone

Up 4 to number 11

Years and Years - King

Up 1 to number 3

Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand

Third week at number 1

PRESENTER: James Masterton

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Top of the Pops, 9th April 2015

The resurgent TOTP is spoiling its viewers with special exclusive performances. In the absence of Demi, Olly Murs duets with none other than Tove Lo. In the absence of Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson backs up the living legend that is Dappy. In the presence of two top 40 climbers, Sia gives an arty mashup of them both. And friend of the show Ed Sheeran invites remix pals Rudimental to perform Bloodstream with him, so we get that guy in the hat going 'Yeah, yeah' over it.

Jess Glynne is still number 1.

Debuts: None.

Tove Lo - Heroes (We Could Be)

Up 4 to number 39

Olly Murs ft. Tove Lo - Up

Up 3 to number 28

Maroon 5 - Sugar

Up 2 to number 7

Dappy - Beautiful Me

Highest New Entry - In at number 19

Mark Ronson ft. Dappy - Uptown Funk

Up 3 to number 5

Sia - Elastic Heart / Chandelier

Up 13 to number 10 / Up 3 to number 29

Ed Sheeran vs Rudimental - Bloodstream

High Climber - Up 24 to number 2

Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand

Second week at number 1


Thursday, 2 April 2015

Top of the Pops, 2nd April 2015

Top of the Pops is even more varied than usual this week. We've got house, grime, reggae, Major Lazer's reggae-bhangra thing, and drum and bass. We also bring you slowies from Olly Murs and friend of the show Ed Sheeran, who performs next to a camp fire, encircled by a swaying audience. Lovely.

Debuts: Major Lazer, MO, KSI, P Money, OMI.

Kygo ft. Conrad - Firestone

High Climber - Up 15 to number 22

Major Lazer ft. MO - Lean On

In at number 48

KSI ft. P Money - Lamborghini

In at number 30

Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud

Up 1 to number 19

OMI - Cheerleader

Up 14 to number 47

Sigma ft. Labrinth - Higher

In at number 12

Olly Murs - Seasons

In at number 41

Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand

Straight in at number 1