Thursday, 28 May 2015

Top of the Pops, 28th May 2015

A Taylor Swift TOTP appearance always feels like an event, and this week's is no exception. She and Kendrick Lamar have the highest new entry and turn up in some style with a performance inspired by the video - including on-stage cameos from Ellie Goulding and Cara Delevingne.

Elsewhere it's Ella Eyre's turn to ably fill in for Bieber on the Skrillex/Diplo (aka Jack U) track, while Jessie J and Ne-Yo climb the charts and fun debutants are flown in from as far away as Australia and YouTube World.

Debuts: Sheppard, Andie Case.

Ella Eyre - Together

In at number 12

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar - Bad Blood

Highest New Entry - In at number 4

Jessie J - Flashlight

Up 23 to number 39

Ne-Yo - She Knows

High Climber - Up 32 to number 35

Skrillex & Diplo ft. Ella Eyre - Where Are U Now

Up 2 to number 5

Sheppard - Geronimo

In at number 36

Andie Case - Want To Want Me/I Want You To Want Me

In at number 24

OMI - Cheerleader

Fourth week at number 1

PRESENTER: James Masterton

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Top of the Pops, 21st May 2015

Another week, another exclusive one-off collaboration. This time, Nicki Minaj can't be here to sing (and rap) Hey Mama so David Guetta recruits Ariana Grande for the chorus and Meghan Trainor for the verses. Both singers are in the studio to perform their own hits as well.

Higher up the chart there are big new entries for LunchMoney Lewis and Galantis, and OMI holds his place at the top.

Debuts: LunchMoney Lewis, Galantis, Fetty Wap.

LunchMoney Lewis - Bills

Highest New Entry - Straight in at number 2

Meghan Trainor - Dear Future Husband

Up 1 to number 20

Ariana Grande - One Last Time

Up 3 to number 33

Hozier - Someone New

Up 3 to number 24

Galantis - Runaway (U & I)

In at number 4

Fetty Wap - Trap Queen

Up 9 to number 29

David Guetta ft. Meghan Trainor and Ariana Grande - Hey Mama

High Climber - Up 30 to number 47

OMI - Cheerleader

Third week at number 1


Thursday, 14 May 2015

Top of the Pops, 14th May 2015

Our exclusive performance this week comes courtesy of livewire popstrel Tove Lo. She's in the studio thanks to her own hit Talking Body, so is the perfect person to fill in for Bruno Mars on a slightly unhinged version of Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk.

There are also returns for friends of the show Ed Sheeran and Hozier, and Mumford and Sons celebrate their number 1 album with a three-track showcase medley.

Debuts: Alex Newell.

Blonde ft. Alex Newell - All Cried Out

Highest New Entry - In at number 4

Mumford & Sons - Believe / The Wolf / Snake Eyes

Up 17 to number 29 / Back in at number 66 / Up 2 to number 68

Hozier - Take Me To Church

Up 1 to number 16

Ed Sheeran - Bloodstream

Up 1 to number 15

From the Vault: Tracy Chapman - Fast Car

Back in at number 69

Tove Lo - Talking Body

In at number 17

Mark Ronson ft. Tove Lo - Uptown Funk

Up 1 to number 11

OMI - Cheerleader

Second week at number 1

PRESENTER: Heidi Range

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Top of the Pops, 7th May 2015

Multi-week chart climber OMI has now reached the top, so he is welcomed into the studio once again for a valedictory performance. There are also two debuts from artists who would have been heavily featured if TOTP had been on during the wilderness years: Justin Bieber and the ever ebullient Carly Rae Jepsen; it's a pretty ebullient week, in fact, with Meghan Trainor also featured. And praise the lord, Hozier has a new song out.

Debuts: Carly Rae Jepsen, Justin Bieber, Aronchupa, Roy English.

Carly Rae Jepsen - I Really Like You

Highest New Entry - In at number 3

Skrillex & Diplo ft. Justin Bieber - Where Are You Now

Up 14 to number 18

Hozier - Someone New

High Climber - Up 27 to number 36

Meghan Trainor - Dear Future Husband

Up 5 to number 20

Aronchupa - I'm An Albatroz

In at number 25

Alesso ft. Roy English - Cool

In at number 10

Skepta - Shutdown

In at number 39

OMI - Cheerleader

Up 1 to number 1

PRESENTER: Kimberley Walsh