Thursday, 24 November 2016

Top of the Pops, 24th November 2016

Christmas is clearly getting close. The show this week is unusually dominated by artists who tend to sell more than stream; those, in other words, whose albums are gearing up for the December market. Not completely dominated, though - I don't think Zay Hilfiger and Zayion McCall fall into that category, for example.

A couple of neat exclusives bookend the show. First, Mark Morrison rocks up in person to breathe life into his resurrected, re-jigged hit alongside Fetty Wap and Nevada. And then Robbie Williams, most of whose songs seem to be about his daughter these days, makes a very apt guest appearance on Clean Bandit's parent-centric Rockabye. You'll only see it here, folks.

Debuts: Nevada, Zay Hilfiger, Zayion McCall.

Nevada ft. Mark Morrison and Fetty Wap - The Mack

Up 21 to number 23

James Arthur - Say You Won't Let Go

Up 1 to number 2

Emeli Sande - Hurts

Up 7 to number 36

Zay Hilfiger and Zayion McCall - Juju On That Beat (TZ Anthem)

Up 3 to number 37

Nathan Sykes - Famous

Up 34 places to number 28

Olly Murs - Grow Up / You Don't Know Love

High Climber - Up 36 places to number 25 / Back in at number 62

Robbie Williams - Love My Life

Up 24 to number 33

Clean Bandit ft. Anne-Marie and Robbie Williams - Rockabye

Second week at number 1


Thursday, 17 November 2016

Top of the Pops, 17th November 2016

The teen idol side of things is amply catered for here with appearances from Niall Horan and the lovely, beautiful, precious, adorable Vamps. And Little Mix may not be number 1 any more but we've the next best thing, Fifth Harmony.

There's a new one from Rae Sremmurd (who he) and a couple of tunes that have been around a while from Neiked, who scale a new peak after 11 weeks on the chart, and Calvin Harris. And that Little Mix-shaped gap at number 1 is filled by friends of the show Clean Bandit and friends (Sean Paul is back to his always available self this week).

Debuts: Rae Sremmurd, Gucci Mane.

Kideko and George Kwali ft. Nadia Rose and Sweetie Irie - Crank It (Woah)

Up 1 to number 31

Calvin Harris - My Way

Up 1 to number 12

The Vamps vs Matoma - All Night

Back in at number 24

Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane - Black Beatles

Highest New Entry - In at number 36

Neiked - Sexual

Up 2 to number 6

Fifth Harmony - That's My Girl

Up 11 to number 26

Niall Horan - This Town

Up 1 to number 23

Clean Bandit ft. Anne-Marie and Sean Paul - Rockabye

Up 1 to number 1

PRESENTER: Miquita Oliver

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Top of the Pops, 10th November 2016

Little Mix remain triumphant at number 1 this week, which gives them the chance to drop in a bit of their new song You Gotta Not as well as the all-conquering Shout Out To My Ex. The biggest new tracks are by X-Factor winner Lousia Johnson, who seems to be getting into gear now, and faceless dance magician Jonas Blue.

Three big names give oomph to the line-up: in roughly ascending order there's another slick turn by Bruno Mars, a double-header of Drake's latest material, and a nice Halloween From The Vault slot for Michael Jackson. We've also got Maroon 5 and Galantis.

Debuts: Raye.

Louisa Johnson - So Good

Highest New Entry - In at number 20

Galantis vs Hook n Sling - Love On Me

Up 9 to number 18

Drake - Fake Love / Sneakin'

High Climber - Up 27 to number 10 / In at number 52

Jonas Blue ft. Raye - By Your Side

In at number 21

Maroon 5 - Don't Wanna Know

Up 6 to number 11

From The Vault: Michael Jackson - Thriller

Back in at number 62

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

Up 5 to number 6

Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex / You Gotta Not

Third week at number 1 / In at number 61

PRESENTERS: Richie Neville and Abz Breen

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Top of the Pops, 3rd November 2016

A lean week for chart climbers means that three of our featured acts come from outside the top 40, but that's no bad thing as we get to enjoy the cult hit of the moment from Kideko and friends, newcomer Andy Grammer, and Britain's foremost light entertainer Olly Murs.

Elsewhere we have current TOTP stalwart Dua Lipa, friend of the show Zara Larsson, and a two-song medley from problematic fave Shawn Mendes. Sean Paul is unavailable this week (a first for him?) so the lusty shouting role on the returning Clean Bandit's track is filled by dancehall legend Sweetie Irie.

Debuts: Kideko, George Kwali, Nadia Rose, Sweetie Irie, Andy Grammer.

Dua Lipa - Blow Your Mind (Mwah)

Up 1 to number 31

Kideko and George Kwali ft. Nadia Rose and Sweetie Irie - Crank It (Woah)

Up 8 to number 42

Olly Murs - Grow Up

Up 3 to number 53

Zara Larsson - Ain't My Fault

Up 1 to number 14

Clean Bandit ft. Anne-Marie and Sweetie Irie - Rockabye

Highest New Entry - In at number 7

Andy Grammer - Fresh Eyes

Up 17 to number 52

Shawn Mendes - Mercy / Treat You Better

High Climber - Up 25 to number 15 / Up 2 to number 16

Little Mix - Shout Out To My Ex

Second week at number 1

PRESENTER: Heidi Range