Thursday, 30 July 2015

Top of the Pops, 30th July 2015

Little Mix hang on at the top, returning more vivacious than ever, and there is plenty of interest further down the chart as well, with Nick Jonas, The Score and even the Chemical Brothers treating us to a range of styles. Friends of the show John Newman and Ed Sheeran also return after comparatively long spells away.

Debuts: The Score, the Chemical Brothers (?).

John Newman - Come And Get It

Highest New Entry - In at number 5

Nick Jonas - Jealous

Long Runner - Up 4 to number 42 after 16 weeks

Ed Sheeran - Photograph

Up 2 to number 17

Chemical Brothers - Go

Up 5 to number 48

The Score - Oh My Love

Up 4 to number 43

Calvin Harris ft. Disciples - How Deep Is Your Love

In at number 7

5 Seconds Of Summer - She's Kinda Hot

In at number 18

Little Mix - Black Magic

Second week at number 1

PRESENTERS: Abz Breen and Richie Neville

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Top of the Pops, 23rd July 2015

Woo, the Little Mix girls are back for real after their surprise cameo last week, splashing down at number 1. The rest is mainly dance of various speeds and moods, with OMI providing a little breathing space. Years and Years drop down the chart with Shine, but climb with two other tracks so are allowed to return with a medley.

Debuts: Sam Feldt, Kimberly Anne.

Major Lazer & DJ Snake ft. MO - Lean On

Up 2 to number 11

Sam Feldt ft. Kimberly Anne - Show Me Love

In at number 4

Avicii - Waiting For Love / The Nights

Back in at number 6 / Up 13 to number 45

Lost Frequencies - Are You With Me

Up 1 to number 3

Years & Years - King / Desire

Up 6 to number 26 / Back in at number 67

Maroon 5 - Sugar

Long Runner - Up 1 to number 32 after 26 weeks

OMI - Cheerleader

Up 3 to number 9

Little Mix - Black Magic

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: Heidi Range

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Top of the Pops, 16th July 2015

This is the week the chart changes from Sunday to Friday, though TOTP of course remains in its Thursday slot, now with a whole week to book the acts. What it does mean is that there's more chart upheaval than usual, with David Zowie the big winner from a 51-place leap to the top.

We also have Fifth Harmony with their best-ever chart place, the new one from Years & Years, and another performance from friend of the show The Weeknd. No idea why Ginuwine is back in the chart but he is, so we dig out an old clip for everyone's enjoyment.

Debuts: Nathan Sykes, Petite Meller, David Zowie.

Years & Years - Shine

Highest New Entry - In at number 2

The Weeknd - The Hills

Up 6 to number 35

Petite Meller - Baby Love

In at number 30

Nathan Sykes - Kiss Me Quick

In at number 14

Fifth Harmony - Worth It

Up 48 to number 3

From The Vault: Ginuwine - Pony

Back in at number 62

James Bay - Let It Go

Up 4 to number 10

David Zowie - House Every Weekend

Up 51 places to number 1

PRESENTER: James Masterton

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Top of the Pops, 9th July 2015

Florence + The Machine have been floating around the lower reaches of the chart for a while now, waiting for a week without too many climbers higher up so that they can get on the show. This is that week, so welcome Florence, along with a returning Rita Ora, new guys Krept & Konan, and a triumphant chart-bestraddling performance from Lost Frequencies.

Our exclusive this week is Mark Ronson once again. This time, it's not only Rita Ora but also Ellie Goulding who shake their respective things and invite JB Gill not to believe them.

Debuts: Krept & Konan, Florence + The Machine

Florence + The Machine - Ship To Wreck

Up 4 to number 48

Rita Ora - Poison

Highest New Entry - In at number 3

Birdy - Wings

Back in at number 31

Krept & Konan ft. Jeremih - Freak of the Week

In at number 9

Hozier - Take Me To Church

Long Runner - Up 2 to number 33 after 46 weeks

Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do

Up 1 to number 38

Mark Ronson ft. Rita Ora & Ellie Goulding - Uptown Funk

Up 2 to number 19

Lost Frequencies - Are You With Me

Up 1 to number 1


Thursday, 2 July 2015

Top of the Pops, 2nd July 2015

Lots of new entries here, in contrast to last week, seeming all the more numerous since one of them is the eight-piece Stereo Kicks. We also welcome back The Weeknd, who seems to be a friend of the show in the making, and new pop royalty Tinie Tempah and Jess Glynne are at number one.

Debuts: Lost Frequencies, Stereo Kicks, Verdine White.

Lost Frequencies - Are You With Me

High Climber - Up 46 to number 2

Stereo Kicks - Love Me So

In at number 31

James Bay - Let It Go

Up 28 to number 17

Kygo ft. Parson James - Stole The Show

Up 11 to number 27

Duke Dumont - The Giver

In at number 32

Flo Rida ft. Robin Thicke and Verdine White - I Don't Like It I Love It

In at number 7

The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face

Up 1 to number 33

Tinie Tempah ft. Jess Glynne - Not Letting Go

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTERS: Heidi Range and Kerry Katona