Thursday, 17 December 2015

Top of the Pops, 17th December 2015

Christmas is coming on fast, the goose is bulking up alarmingly, and the Pogues are scaling the chart once again, earning their annual From The Vault slot. Meanwhile in the present day it's a week of consolidation on the chart, enabling us to re-feature some recent entries from Years & Years, Robin Shulz and friend of the show Jess Glynn.

The most special performance this week is a Major Lazer double bill, where Olly from Years & Years and our friend Jess both fill in for MO, taking the stage alongside new-hit guest vocalist Nyla. Bieber remains at number 1 but is not here in person so we get a montage of pics of his and Ed Sheeran's faces.

No TOTP next week because it will be Christmas Eve, too close to the special (and actually real) Christmas TOTP.

Debuts: 99 Souls, Bryn Christopher, Nyla

Years & Years - Eyes Shut

Up 6 to number 21

Robin Schulz ft. Yates - Sugar

Up 8 to number 28

Jess Glynne - Take Me Home

Up 1 to number 7

99 Souls - Girl Is Mine

Up 10 to number 23

Sigala ft. Bryn Christopher - Sweet Lovin'

High Climber - Up 65 to number 3

From The Vault: The Pogues ft. Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale Of New York

Up 38 to number 20

Major Lazer ft. Nyla, Olly Alexander and Jess Glynne - Lean On / Light It Up

Up 4 to number 39 / In at number 63

Justin Bieber - Love Yourself

Second week at number 1

PRESENTERS: Olly Murs dressed as Father Christmas and Nick Grimshaw dressed as an elf

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Top of the Pops, 10th December 2015

It's beginning to look a little like Christmas, as Mariah spearheads the annual festive chart invasion; once again an old performance of hers brings Christmas magic to the From The Vault slot. After his domination last week, Bieber takes the day off, but he's still at number 1 so Love Yourself is played over a montage of clips from his already surprisingly long career.

We may not have Bieber, but - it's a Festivus miracle! - none other than Beyonce is finally here to give us the full version of Runnin' in all its glory, alongside Naughty Boy and Arrow Benjamin. Coldplay give us a cockle-warming acoustic version of Adventure Of A Lifetime, and friend of the show The Weeknd is here to perform The Hills in full Santa regalia.

Debuts: None.

Sigma ft. Rita Ora - Coming Home

High Climber - Up 22 to number 26


Up 1 to number 9

Coldplay - Adventure Of A Lifetime

Up 8 to number 15

The Weeknd - The Hills

Up 1 to number 10

Jamie Lawson - Wasn't Expecting That

Up 4 to number 20

Olly Murs - Kiss Me

Up 2 to number 11

From The Vault: Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas Is You

Back in at number 35

Naughty Boy ft. Beyonce and Arrow Benjamin - Runnin' (Lose It All)

Up 3 to number 16

Justin Bieber - Love Yourself

Up 1 to number 1


Thursday, 3 December 2015

Top of the Pops, 3rd December 2015

Justin Bieber dominates the top 40 this week, but Justin himself is otherwise engaged so we only get the video for his number 1 hit, Sorry. Sorry. That means we have to look some way down the chart to fill up our show, giving opportunities to exciting bubblers-under Robin Schulz and Yates, Grace, and Shawn Mendes.

Friends of the show The Weeknd and Ed Sheeran also return to ramp up the star power, and we welcome Nathan Sykes, a former member of The Wanted, for a second solo appearance.

Debuts: Grace, G-Eazy, Robin Schulz, Yates, Shawn Mendes.

The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face

Up 5 to number 20

MNEK and Zara Larsson - Never Forget You

Up 1 to number 6

Nathan Sykes - Over And Over Again

Highest New Entry - In at number 8

Grace ft. G-Eazy - You Don't Own Me

In at number 44

Robin Schulz ft. Yates - Sugar

High Climber - Up 17 to number 54

Rudimental ft. Ed Sheeran - Lay It All On Me

Up 7 to number 12

Shawn Mendes - Stitches

Up 1 to number 55

Justin Bieber - Sorry

Second week at number 1