Thursday, 25 August 2016

Top of the Pops, 25th August 2016

An exclusive treat this week: in Cold Water's fourth week at number one, we have Ed Sheeran, officially on a break from the biz, filling in for Justin Bieber on the track he wrote. And not only that: obviously Bob Marley can't come into the studio to sing Is This Love, so Olly Murs gamely takes vocal duties with Lvndscape and Bolier.

With summer still ongoing, Justin Timberlake finally gets back on the show with Can't Stop The Feeling, and the Chainsmokers are also here with their nice late summer anthem Closer. Friends of the show Clean Bandit and ZAYN also make microclimbs so are invited to reprise their current tracks.

Debuts: None.

Chainsmokers ft. Halsey - Closer

Up 8 to number 4

Olly Murs - You Don't Know Love

High Climber - Up 16 to number 19

Snakehips ft. ZAYN - Cruel

Up 2 to number 36

Twenty One Pilots - Heathens / Ride

Up 2 to number 7 / Up 4 to number 47

Lvndscape and Bolier ft. Olly Murs - Is This Love

Up 1 to number 42

Clean Bandit ft. Lousia Johnson - Tears

Up 1 to number 15

Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling

Up 2 to number 13

Major Lazer ft. Ed Sheeran - Cold Water

Fourth week at number 1


Thursday, 18 August 2016

Top of the Pops, 18th August 2016

Double Bieber today, as Justin has both the number one single AND the highest new entry (alongside DJ Snake). Not sure if anyone's ever done that before with two different songs. There's double as well as the co-number 1er has her own Final Song climbing the chart.

The rest of this week's line-up is fairly varied, featuring dance from TIEKS, leftfield pop from Christine and the Queens, centrefield pop from Fifth Harmony, and the entire line-up of that song from the Suicide Squad film - incidentally giving the icon Lil Wayne his TOTP debut.

Debuts: Lil Wayne, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign, X Ambassadors, TIEKS, Dan Harkna

DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber - Let Me Love You

Highest New Entry - In at number 2

Martin Garrix ft. Bebe Rexha - In The Name Of Love

Up 11 to number 41

Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, Logic, Ty Dolla $ign, Imagine Dragons and X Ambassadors - Sucker For Pain

High Climber - Up 37 to number 28

Fifth Harmony - All In My Head (Flex)

Up 11 to number 25

Christine and the Queens - Tilted

Up 1 to number 20

TIEKS ft. Dan Harkna - Sunshine

Up 37 to number 31

MØ - Final Song

Up 1 to number 14

Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ - Cold Water

Third week at number 1

PRESENTER: Miquita Oliver

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Top of the Pops, 11th August 2016

At the risk of the universe imploding, we have girlband M.O. and rubberised Dane on the same show this week. For safety, we put them at opposite ends of the line-up, so the girls get to open proceedings while their near-namesake takes full vocal duties on Cold Water - we can't expect Bieber to be available every week, can we?

We may not have young Justin but we do have something quite special: the reigning queen of pop Rihanna is here, alongside Calvin Harris, for a three-song superhit medley. There are also a few welcome debuts and fresh material from Twenty One Pilots.

Debuts: Halsey, Anne-Marie, Joel Adams.

M.O. - Who Do You Think Of?

Up 7 to number 18

Calvin Harris ft. Rihanna - This Is What You Came For / Too Good / Needed Me

Up 1 to number 7 / Up 2 to number 8 / Up 3 to number 45

Chainsmokers ft. Halsey - Closer

Highest New Entry - In at number 33

Anne-Marie - Alarm

Up 10 to number 22

Twenty One Pilots - Heathens

High Climber: Up 14 to number 20

Joel Adams - Please Don't Go

Up 3 to number 50

Charlie Puth ft. Selena Gomez - We Don't Talk Any More

Up 2 to number 26

Major Lazer ft. MØ - Cold Water

Second week at number 1

PRESENTERS: Abz Breen and Richie Neville

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Top of the Pops, 4th August 2016

BIG NEWS this week: Drake is finally knocked off the top spot, all the way down to number five in fact, leaving Bryan Adams's sixteen-week record intact. It's taken three performers to do what no one else could do, and Major Lazer, Justin Bieber and are all in the studio getting their groove on in celebration.

Further freshness comes from a new Fifth Harmony song, as they and Fetty Wap treat us to an exclusive double header that combines the new one with 2016 standout Work From Home. The rest of the show is a grab-bag of the perennially popular tracks of the moment: Calum Scott, DNCE, Christine and the Queens, Kent Jones and the latest drone-along from Bastille.

Debuts: None.

Fifth Harmony ft. Fetty Wap - All In My Head / Work From Home

Up 16 to number 46 / Up 3 to number 24

Christine and the Queens - Tilted

Up 2 to number 27

Bastille - Good Grief

High Climber - Up 9 to number 15

Calum Scott - Dancing On My Own

Up 1 to number 3

DNCE - Cake By The Ocean

Long Runner - Up 4 to number 22 after 23 weeks

Kent Jones - Don't Mind

Up 1 to number 9

MØ - Final Song

Up 2 to number 17

Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber and MØ - Cold Water

Straight in at number 1

PRESENTER: James Masterton