Thursday, 27 October 2016

Top of the Pops, 27th October 2016

Lots of action this week. Little Mix splurge in at the top of the chart, but that's not all - jaws drop as Drake and Rihanna, who are always in the chart, actually pop into the studio to perform two of their streaming perennials. And a slow chart week also gives niche heritage act the Kings of Leon the chance to come along and show what they can do.

Manic energy is provided by the Vamps, Galantis, Maroon 5 and to a lesser extent Fifth Harmony, and Neiked continue to make impressive strides - top ten next week?

Debuts: Hook n Sling, Kings of Leon.

The Vamps vs Matoma - All Night

In at number 42

Fifth Harmony - That's My Girl

High Climber - Up 26 to number 31

Drake ft. Rihanna - Too Good / Controlla

Up 1 to number 28 / Up 3 to number 36

Galantis vs Hook n Sling - Love On Me

Up 7 to number 37

Maroon 5 - Don't Wanna Know

In at number 16

Kings of Leon - Waste a Moment

In at number 45

Neiked - Sexual

Up 12 to number 12

Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex

Straight in at number 1


Thursday, 20 October 2016

Top of the Pops, 20th October 2016

It's another laugh riot as one man fun machine James Arthur celebrates his third week at number 1 by not only performing a skanked-up version of Say You Won't Let Go, but also guesting with Dua Lipa on an exclusive version of Blow Your Mind (Mwah). Not that the joint isn't already jumping after the return of Bruno Mars and a beautiful solo run-through of former number 1 Closer by Halsey.

Friends of the show Clean Bandit are back as well, and Hailee Steinfeld continues to climb the chart as Emeli Sande rebounds.

Debuts: None.

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

Highest New Entry - In at number 9

Clean Bandit ft. Louisa Johnson - Tears

Up 1 to number 36

Hailee Steinfeld - Starving

High Climber - Up 11 to number 17

Emeli Sande - Hurts

Up 5 to number 22

Shawn Mendes - Mercy

Up 2 to number 42

Halsey - Closer

Up 1 to number 2

Dua Lipa and James Arthur - Blow Your Mind (Mwah)

Up 1 to number 30

James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go

Third week at number 1

PRESENTER: Kimberley Walsh

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Top of the Pops, 13th October 2016

All right! James Arthur is not letting go of number 1 this week so we're graced with his ebullient presence once more. And speaking of ebullience, the Busted boys return to the TOTP studio for the first time in forever, even though they're only number 60, thanks to a dearth of chart climbers. Hooray!

We also have the newie from the Chainsmokers, friends of the show Zara Larsson and Ariana Grande (giving a Minajless exclusive performance of Side To Side), and the second solo debut of a member of One Direction.

Debuts: Neiked, Phoebe Ryan, Niall Horan (as solo).

Craig David vs Sigala - Ain't Giving Up

Up 16 to number 23

Busted - On What You're On

In at number 60

Ariana Grande - Side To Side

Up 1 to number 5

Neiked - Sexual

Up 7 to number 34

Zara Larsson - Ain't My Fault

Up 7 to number 16

Chainsmokers ft. Phoebe Ryan - All We Know

In at number 24

Niall Horan - This Town

Highest New Entry - In at number 9

James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go

Second week at number 1

PRESENTERS: Dappy and Fazer

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Top of the Pops, 6th October 2016

He did it! James Arthur has reached the top of the chart in one of the unlikeliest climbs in history, and he is even smilier than usual when he appears in the TOTP studio to celebrate.

Other than that, the big news is the return of last years Top Of The Pops Appearance Champion, The Weeknd. He crashes in at number 3 and may possibly take King Arthur's crown next week. We've also got some nice new hits from Dua Lipa and Hailee Steinfeld, and Justin Timberlake making us all wistful that summer is over.

Debuts: Hailee Steinfeld, Dante Klein.

Dua Lipa - Blow Your Mind (Mwah)

Up 6 to number 38

Hailee Steinfeld - Starving

Up 3 to number 37

The Weeknd - Starboy

Highest New Entry - In at number 3

Anne-Marie - Alarm

Up 1 to number 18

Cheat Codes ft. Dante Klein - Let Me Hold You (Turn Me On)

Up 2 to number 36

Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling

Up 2 to number 27

Offaiah - Trouble

Up 4 to number 32

James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go

Up 1 to number 1

Presenter: Duffy