Thursday, 24 September 2015

Top of the Pops, 24th September 2015

DOUBLE ADAM LEVINE this week: Mr Maroon appears to sing his featured bit on the R City track and then helps out Pia Mia in a surprise exclusive (the dashing Chris Brown being unavailable). Friend of the show Birdy is also back with mid-chart perennial Wings, and there's a nice bit of urban edge in the shape of a frenetic two-song tear-up from Stormzy.

Fetty Wap is also able to bring us two songs today, though Justin Bieber is elsewhere so we have to make do with his video.

Debuts: Adam Levine (solo), R City.

Martin Solveig & GTA - Intoxicated

Up 2 to number 9

R City ft. Adam Levine - Locked Away

High Climber - Up 23 to number 16

Stormzy - Wickedskengman 4 / Shut Up

Highest New Entry - In at number 18 / In at number 59

Birdy - Wings

Up 10 to number 19

Calvin Harris ft. Disciples - How Deep Is Your Love

Up 1 to number 3

Fetty Wap - Trap Queen / 679

Up 3 to number 22 / Up 6 to number 37

Pia Mia ft. Adam Levine - Do It Again

Up 5 to number 11

Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean

Back up 1 place to number 1

PRESENTER: Kimberley Walsh

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Top of the Pops, 17th September 2015

There's a blistering start to this week's show as Ed Sheeran gives us his take on banger-of-the-moment Where Are U Now, as Justin Bieber has the week off. Skrillex (no Diplo this week either) then returns the favour with a techno dismantling of Sheeran's Photograph. Mega!

Also rocking the house are Galantis and friend of the show Jess Glynne, while Ella Henderson pops up twice, both guesting on the Kygo track and helping out with another exclusive girl/girl take on Rita Ora's Body On Me. Sigala lands at number 1.

Debuts: Sigala.

Skrillex ft. Ed Sheeran - Where Are U Now

Up 4 to number 27

Ed Sheeran vs Skrillex - Photograph

Up 1 to number 23

Kygo ft. Ella Henderson - Here For You

Highest New Entry - In at number 18

Galantis - Peanut Butter Jelly

Up 7 to number 8

Jess Glynne - Don't Be So Hard On Yourself / Hold My Hand

Up 2 to number 3 / Up 10 to number 37

From The Vault: NWA - Straight Outta Compton

Up 11 to number 66

Rita Ora ft. Ella Henderson - Body On Me

Up 6 to number 22

Sigala - Easy Love

Up 70 to number 1


Thursday, 10 September 2015

Top of the Pops, 10th September 2015

We're very pop this week, with Demi Lovato, Little Mix, 5 Seconds Of Summer and new number 1 Justin Bieber providing the bulk of the show. Bieber also doubles up to fill in for the dashing (but again unavailable) Chris Brown on Pia Mia's Do It Again.

Friend of the show The Weeknd has released his album and invaded the lower reaches of the chart with no fewer than four mini-hits; he performs two of them alongside continued smash Can't Feel My Face. This week's archive dredge is Elton John - why is he back in the chart?

Debuts: None.

Demi Lovato - Cool For The Summer

In at number 7

Little Mix - Hair

In at number 35

Labrinth - Jealous

Back in at number 25

5 Seconds Of Summer - She's Kinda Hot / Jet Black Heart

High Climber - Up 47 to number 14 / In at number 60

Pia Mia ft. Justin Bieber - Do It Again

Up 4 to number 16

From The Vault: Elton John - Tiny Dancer

Back in at number 70

The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face / Often / Real Life

Up 3 to number 3 / In at number 65 / In at number 72

Justin Bieber - What Do You Mean

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: Heidi Range

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Top of the Pops, 3rd September 2015

We've a fair dose of girl power this week, with Rachel Platten smashing in at the top and backup from Ella Eyre and a Chaka Khan anthem in its latest incarnation from Jaehn and Thompson. And best of all, with the dashing Chris Brown unavailable once again, Eyre doubles up to turn Rita Ora's song into a ladies-only par-tay. Selena Gomez's lyric isn't perhaps quite so girl powery, but what can you do, she's still repping the sisters.

Meanwhile, friends of the show One Direction belie their name by bouncing back up the chart, and there are also returns from Galantis and the rapper Silento (who I completely misidentified a few weeks ago, so sorry about that).

Debuts: Rachel Platten, Felix Jaehn, Jasmine Thompson.

Ella Eyre - Good Times

In at number 37

Selena Gomez - Good For You

Up 2 to number 23

Felix Jaehn ft. Jasmine Thompson - Ain't Nobody

Up 52 to number 2

Silento - Watch Me

Up 1 to number 21

Galantis - Peanut Butter Jelly

Up 8 to number 16

Rita Ora ft. Ella Eyre - Body On Me

Up 13 to number 28

One Direction - Drag Me Down

Up 5 to number 11

Rachel Platten - Fight Song

Up 67 to number 1

PRESENTER: James Masterton