Thursday, 25 May 2017

Top of the Pops, 25th May 2017

Fonsi and Yankee hold on at the top and, in the absence of Bieber, it's the full Spanish original version this week. ¡OlĂ©! There's a strong new entry game too, with Maggie Linderman, Paramore (in their TOTP debut!) and the reinvented Miley Cyrus all debuting new-to-TOTP hits.

If you like exclusive performances, you'll love what Disciples and Rag 'n' Bone Man are doing this week: they combine their two long running hits into one brain-scouring mashup. Plus Harry Styles gives us his album sampler, and J Hus, who also has several tracks in the top 75 donchano, medlifies two of them as well.

Debuts: Maggie Lindemann, Mostack, Mist, Paramore, Kyle.

Maggie Lindemann - Pretty Girl

High Climber - Up 37 to number 21

J Hus ft. Mostack and Mist - Did You See / Fisherman

Up 3 to number 9 / In at number 47

Miley Cyrus - Malibu

Highest New Entry - In at number 11

Paramore - Hard Times

Up 7 to number 34

Rag 'n' Bone Man vs Disciples - Skin / On My Mind

Up 1 to number 14 / Up 8 to number 15

Kyle ft. Lil Yachty - Ispy

Up 7 to number 33

Harry Styles - Sign of the Times / Sweet Creature / Carolina

Up 4 to number 6 / Up 28 to number 46 / In at number 51

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - Despacito

Second week at number 1

PRESENTERS: Dappy and Fazer

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Top of the Pops, 18th May 2017

It's common to see credited producers doing well in the chart these days, and this week three make it on to the show: Martin Solveig, Martin Jensen and Jonas Blue. The trio each stand around moodily while their vocalists perform the songs, and then celebrate by teaming up on an exclusive housed-up version of Lady Gaga's The Cure (they take a chorus each).

We also have pop, rap, whatever Niall Horan is and the sound of the summer, reggaeton. Yes, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi (for it is they) have taken their Spanish-language hit to the very top, though it's largely thanks to the anglophone presence of Justin Bieber, who's good enough to come into the studio and help out on the remix in person.


Martin Solveig ft. Ina Wroldsen - Places

Up 4 to number 32

Niall Horan - Slow Hands

Highest New Entry - In at number 25

Martin Jensen ft. Ina Wroldsen - Solo Dance

Up 1 to number 9

French Montana ft. Swae Lee - Unforgettable

Up 4 to number 8

Jonas Blue ft. William Singe - Mama

In at number 29

Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back

Up 2 to number 7

Lady Gaga vs Martin Jensen, Jonas Blue and Martin Solveig - The Cure

Up 1 to number 22

Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber - Despacito

Up 3 to number 1

PRESENTER: Heidi Range

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Top of the Pops, 11th May 2017

Huge, old-style new entry incoming: DJ Khaled and a bunch of people but, to be fair, mainly Justin Bieber smash their way in at number 1. Khaled is here and, while he hasn't brough all his buds, Justin is in the building. Hooray! Not only that: since he's here, he's also good enough to take the stage with Demi Lovato and do the male voice bits in her song that sound more or less like him anyway on the record.

Also invading our airspace are Ellie Goulding and Charlie Puth, and there are longer runners from Disciples, Anne-Marie (who just can't say goodbye) and J Hus. Mr Hus also injects a bit of newness into an exclusive version of Rag 'n' Bone Man's modern classic.

Debuts: Quavo.

Kygo ft. Ellie Goulding - First Time

In at number 34

Charlie Puth - Attention

High Climber - Up 19 to number 31

Rag 'n' Bone Man ft. J Hus - Human

Up 2 to number 29

Disciples - On My Mind

Up 1 to number 27

Anne-Marie - Ciao Adios

Up 3 to number 14

J Hus - Did You See

Up 3 to number 17

Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber - No Promises

Up 13 to number 26

DJ Khaled ft. Justin Bieber and Quavo - I'm The One

Straight in at number 1


Thursday, 4 May 2017

Top of the Pops, 4th May 2017

Friends of the show super team-up Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson have had one of the more compelling climbs to number 1 of recent years, so it's great to welcome them into the studio once again for a triumphant performance, backed up by (most of) a full orchestra. Other familiar faces in attendance include Little Mix (but with the added bonus of Machine Gun Kelly inserting his rap), Rag 'n' Bone Man and Jason Derulo (plus Nicki Minaj again - wow!)

There's also plenty of new stuff again, from Luis Fonsi, French Montana and red pill hero Shawn Mendes. And ZAYN swings by for a compelling stripped-back performance of Still Got Time.

Debuts: Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Swae Lee.

Little Mix ft. Machine Gun Kelly - No More Sad Songs

Up 1 to number 15

Shawn Mendes - There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back

Highest New Entry - In at number 7

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee - Despacito

High Climber - Up 48 to number 22

French Montana ft. Swae Lee - Unforgettable

Up 39 to number 24

Rag 'n' Bone Man - Skin

Up 1 to number 16

ZAYN - Still Got Time

Up 9 to number 27

Jason Derulo ft. Nicki Minaj - Swalla

Up 9 to number 6

Clean Bandit ft. Zara Larsson - Symphony

Up 1 to number 1