Thursday, 26 November 2015

Top of the Pops, 26th November 2015

This week, more than ever before, is Bieber Week. In an unprecedented chart full house, young Justin has the number one single, the highest new entry and the high climber - and they're all different songs. Fortunately he agrees to grace us with his presence, performing quite a chunk of his newly released album.

Other than that there's a strong X Factor connection: One Direction and Olly Murs are former contestants, Jess Glynne has recently performed on the results show and even Ariana Grande benefits from One Last Time being chosen, during Movie Week for some reason.

Debuts: Format B.

One Direction - Perfect / Drag Me Down

Up 6 to number 10 / Up 15 to number 37

Jess Glynne - Don't Be So Hard On Yourself

Up 1 to number 30

Format B - Chunky

In at number 29

Years & Years - Eyes Shut

Up 8 to number 40

Ariana Grande - Focus / One Last Time

Up 3 to number 21 / Back in at number 49

KSI ft. JME - Keep Up

In at number 45

Olly Murs - Kiss Me

Up 5 to number 22

Justin Bieber - Sorry / Love Yourself / I'll Show You

Up 1 to number 1 / Highest New Entry - In at number 3 / High Climber - Up 17 to number 15

PRESENTER: Justin Bieber

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Top of the Pops, 19th November 2015

It's a high-flying week this week as all our TOTP performances come from the top 20. That means a debuting Fleur East, it means chart queen Jess Glynne, it means MNEK and Zara, and it means the song from the John Lewis ad (by Aurora). None other than Coldplay and Adele are here in person too, and friends of the show Little Mix warm our wintry hearts with the reggae version of Love Me Like You.

Debuts: Fleur East, WSTRN, Aurora.

Fleur East - Sax

Highest New Entry - In at number 3


High Climber - Up 56 to number 4

Aurora - Half The World Away

In at number 11

Coldplay - Adventure Of A Lifetime

In at number 14

MNEK and Zara Larsson - Never Forget You

Up 2 to number 5

Jess Glynne - Take Me Home

Up 26 to number 20

Little Mix - Love Me Like You

Up 6 to number 13

Adele - Hello

Third week at number 1

PRESENTERS: Dappy and Fazer

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Top of the Pops, 12th November 2015

Halloween Week (or its aftermath) means the annual From The Vault showing of the re-charting Thriller. Michael Jackson soundalike and friend of the show The Weeknd is also back once again, as is the always delightful Ellie Goulding.

Newer sounds come from Ariana Grande, Lost Frequencies and Fetty Wap, while the lovely Little Mix give us a nice sampler of their just-released album. Adele remains at number 1, but we see the video this week as she doesn't want to take any risks with those vocal cords.

Debuts: Janieck Devy, Monty.

Ariana Grande - Focus

Highest New Entry - In at number 10

Little Mix - Black Magic / Grown

Up 3 to number 34 / In at number 72

Lost Frequencies and Janieck Devy - Reality

In at number 29

Fetty Wap ft. Monty - 679

Up 1 to number 21

Ellie Goulding - On My Mind

Up 2 to number 14

From The Vault: Michael Jackson - Thriller

In at number 61

The Weeknd - The Hills

Up 1 to number 4

Adele - Hello

Second week at number 1

PRESENTER: Heidi Range

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Top of the Pops, 5th November 2015

Hello! Adele is here. Would you believe it's her TOTP debut?

In fact there's a lot of star power this week. Not only do Justin Bieber and His Illustrious Highness Drake make the trip over once again (probably to try and get a glimpse of the Tottenham Troubadour), they are persuaded to team up for what may be the most awe-inspiring TOTP performance yet of Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk.

Also here are solid gold friends of the show One Direction and Little Mix, as well as a filmic Sam Smith and a passionate MNEK and Larsson.

Debuts: Adele.

Drake - Hotline Bling

Up 1 to number 3

Little Mix - Love Me Like You

Up 4 to number 28

One Direction - Drag Me Down

Up 1 to number 36

Sam Smith - Writing's On The Wall

Up 7 to number 4

MNEK and Zara Larsson - Never Forget You

Up 4 to number 11

Justin Bieber - Sorry

In at number 2

Mark Ronson ft. Justin Bieber and Drake - Uptown Funk

Up 1 to number 48

Adele - Hello

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTERS: Richie Neville and Abz Breen