Thursday, 27 August 2015

Top of the Pops, 27th August 2015

Lots of non-movers and dippers in the chart this week, so we uncover some hidden and not-so-hidden gems from outside the Top 40 - a twosie from 5 Seconds Of Summer and that old sludger from Hozier. Maroon 5 and Fifth Harmony also pop up to take advantage of the chart's tranquility.

Further up the rankings, we have a big new entry from Martin Solveig, and an even bigger one from Jess Glynne, who's making it look pretty easy at the moment.

Debuts: Pia Mia, Tyga, Martin Solveig, GTA.

5 Seconds Of Summer - Fly Away / She's Kinda Hot

In at number 44 / Up 6 to number 60

Martin Solveig & GTA - Intoxicated

In at number 5

Hozier - Take Me To Church

Long Runner - Up 5 to number 42 after 53 weeks

Jason Derulo - Want To Want Me

Up 1 to number 14

Maroon 5 - This Summer

In at number 40

Fifth Harmony - Worth It

Up 1 to number 33

Pia Mia ft. Tyga - Do It Again

High Climber - Up 47 to number 20

Jess Glynne - Don't Be So Hard On Yourself

Straight in at number 1


Thursday, 20 August 2015

Top of the Pops, 20th August 2015

It's a deep-cut week on TOTP: most featured songs this week come from placings in the 20s and 30s. Not that that's a bad thing - it allows space for medleys from Galantis and friend of the show The Weeknd, as well as the hot newie from Selena Gomez and old reliables from Birdy and James Bay.

That oldest of old reliables Ed Sheeran is also back, with Photograph, and with the dashing Chris Brown unavailable for his Rita Ora feature, who can we call on? Step forward... Ed Sheeran again! Puth and Trainor are sparky and sparkly in the number 1 slot.

Debuts: None.

Selena Gomez - Good For You

High Climber - Up 17 to number 29

Galantis - Runaway (U & I) / Peanut Butter Jelly

Up 1 to number 30 / Up 23 to number 41

James Bay - Let It Go

Up 3 to number 22

Birdy - Wings

Up 1 to number 28

The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face / The Hills

Up 5 to number 3 / Up 4 to number 31

Ed Sheeran - Photograph

Up 1 to number 19

Rita Ora ft. Ed Sheeran - Body On Me

In at number 23

Charlie Puth ft. Meghan Trainor - Marvin Gaye

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTERS: JB Gill and Chloe Gill

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Top of the Pops, 13th August 2015

This week there's one of those supremely awkward appearances by a studio covers group that's somehow ended up in the chart - in this case Silento. To be fair, though, Joe Stone's performance isn't that much better, featuring some awkwardly shuffling backing dancers in the absence of Montell Jordan, whose track it basically is.

Some class is restored, though, by the jet-setting glamour of Calvin Harris, the indefinable charm of Shaggy, and a salute to the late and much-loved Cilla Black in the From The Vault slot.

Debuts: Mohombi, Faydee, Costi, Silento, Joe Weller, Emil, Joe Stone.

Calvin Harris ft. Disciples - How Deep Is Your Love

Up 4 to number 2

Shaggy ft. Mohombi, Faydee and Costi - I Need Your Love

Up 9 to number 36

Silento - Watch Me

High Climber - Up 44 to number 19

Joe Weller ft. Emil - Wanna Do

In at number 28

Joe Stone - The Party (This Is How We Do It)

In at number 17

From The Vault: Cilla Black - Anyone Who Had A Heart

Back in at number 41

Disclosure ft. Sam Smith - Omen

Up 16 to number 13

One Direction - Drag Me Down

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: Kimberley Walsh

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Top of the Pops, 6th August 2015

There's a very special performance this week, as the people behind two of the tracks of the summer, Major Lazer and OMI, team up for a reggae crossover mashup combined performance of them both. British female soloists named after animals are well represented by Birdy, Foxes and Ella Hen-derson,  and enthusiastic Americans Walk The Moon are also welcomed back. Friend of the show The Weeknd appears too - we can't keep him away!

Debuts: None.

Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance

Up 3 to number 5

Foxes - Body Talk

In at number 25

The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face

High Climber - Up 9 to number 17

Sigma ft. Ella Henderson - Glitterball

Highest New Entry - In at number 4

Birdy - Wings

Up 1 to number 21

Years & Years - Shine

Up 1 to number 2

Major Lazer ft. OMI - Lean On / Cheerleader

Long Runners - Up 2 to number 10 after 22 weeks / Up 2 to number 7 after 30 weeks

Little Mix - Black Magic

Third week at number 1