Thursday, 25 February 2016

Top of the Pops, 25th February 2016

This week's Top of the Pops is distinguished by a couple of big moments: first an appearance by multi-Brit winner and artist of the decade Adele, and second, regrettably, a tribute montage for the late Viola Beach.

Friend of the show The Weeknd is back after a quiet couple of months, with his most hip-swivelling performance of Can't Feel My Face to date. And did you know Mike Posner has a song out?

Debuts: Mike Posner, Viola Beach.

G-Eazy ft. Bebe Rexha - Me Myself & I

Up 5 to number 35

Mike Posner - I Took A Pill In Ibiza

Up 27 to number 42

Adele - When We Were Young

Up 10 to number 23

Coldplay - Hymn For The Weekend

Up 6 to number 17

Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out

High Climber - Up 13 to number 21

Viola Beach - Swings & Waterslides

Highest New Entry - In at number 11

The Weeknd - Can't Feel My Face

Long Runner - Up 3 to number 36 after 37 weeks

Lukas Graham - 7 Years

Second week at number 1

PRESENTERS: Richie Neville and Abz Breen

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Top of the Pops, 18th February 2016

There are no new entries at all in the top 40 this week. However, there are a lot of climbers - many of them the same songs as were rising a fortnight ago, so we welcome back Little Mix, Zara Larsson, Alessia Cara, Jason Derulo and Ellie Goulding, as well as Lukas Graham who vault straight into the top spot. It's as pure pop a line-up as you'll see on the show, and many of the repeat performers are good enough to drop in little twists to change things up. Ellie Goulding is backed by a German oompah band.

Filling out the line-up are friends of the show Kygo and Coldplay, the latter fresh from their Superbowl triumph-style event.

Debuts: None.

Little Mix ft. Jason Derulo - Secret Love Song

Up 4 to number 7

Alessia Cara - Here

Up 1 to number 31

Kygo ft. Maty Noyes - Stay

Up 2 to number 22

Coldplay - Adventure Of A Lifetime

Up 7 to number 11

Zara Larsson - Lush Life

Up 3 to number 16

Ellie Goulding - Army

Up 8 to number 20

Jason Derulo - Get Ugly

Up 5 to number 12

Lukas Graham - 7 Years

Up 6 to number 1

PRESENTER: Miquita Oliver

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Top of the Pops, 11th February 2016

A 90s-style chart leads to a fevered vision of what 90s TOTP would have been like if they hadn't relaxed their rules. Apart from a straight-in chart topper from ZAYN, almost nobody (with the admirable exception of Craig David) is climbing the top 40, so most performers come from the lower reaches.

That isn't necessarily a bad thing, though, as we're able to welcome some more leftfield performers than usual, including Twenty One Pilots and G-Eazy. Friends of the show Coldplay also sneak in with their Superbowl song.

Debuts: Twenty One Pilots, ZAYN (as solo).

Craig David and Big Narstie - When The Bassline Drops

Up 4 to number 10

Charlie Puth - One Call Away

Up 16 to number 25

G-Eazy ft. Bebe Rexha - Me Myself & I

Up 7 to number 44

Coldplay - Hymn For The Weekend

In at number 60

Twenty One Pilots - Stressed Out

In at number 61

Birdy - Keeping Your Head Up

Up 6 to number 62

Selena Gomez - Hands To Myself

Up 5 to number 70

ZAYN - Pillowtalk

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: James Masterton

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Top of the Pops, 4th February 2016

Excitement: this week sees a big chart shake-up with a host of new faces. We say hello to Alessia Cara, Lukas Graham and Elle King, as well as welcoming back Zara Larsson for her first solo hit.

There's newness and familiarity in one from our highest new entry, a dance-banger Tracy Chapman cover from Jonas Blue, and friend of the show Ellie Goulding's longish-running minor hit finally rises high enough to get her back on the show. Shawn Mendes holds steady at number 1.

Debuts: Jonas Blue, Dakota, Alessia Cara, Lukas Graham, Elle King, Zara Larsson (as solo).

Jonas Blue ft. Dakota - Fast Car

High Climber - Up 58 to number 3

Alessia Cara - Here

Up 21 to number 28

Ellie Goulding - Army

Up 5 to number 30

Lukas Graham - 7 Years

Highest New Entry - In at number 24

Elle King - Ex's & Oh's

Up 49 to number 15

Zara Larsson - Lush Life

Up 13 to number 27

Little Mix and Jason Derulo - Secret Love Song / Get Ugly

Up 4 to number 12 / Up 32 to number 25

Shawn Mendes - Stitches

Second week at number 1