July 31st 15: Continuity at Top Position

Lost Frequencies Feat. Janieck Devy hold firm at no.1 with their Reality. It is the second week as best selling single. In next week's time we probably will talk which Belgian track had a longer stay at no.1 before.

This week I can tell you about that: Reality is the sixth track in a row which hold at least a fortnight on top. Sounds less spectacular as it is. Last time we had a 12 weeks period with continuing no.1s was back in 2011. From January till end of June there were seven songs invading the top for 25 weeks and every single one had at least a two weeks stay. Than on July 1st On The Floor by JLO Feat. Pitbull returned to the top and broke the continuity which was an exception as the following no.1 in the face of Alexandra Stan's Mr. saxobeat had a seven weeks turn at the top as well.

Actually it might be possible that we have a new no.1 next week as Sugar the new single of Robin Schulz is sneaking up a place to no.2. On download lists this track already led the race the past week. Well–featuring Canadian Francesco Yates the track already now sets a mark. It is the highest ranking single track involving a Canadian singer since August 2009. Back than that were the heydays of Nelly Furtado. Her last top 3 hit so far was Manos Al Aire starting chart life directly at no.2.


Biggest gainer into the top 10 is So wie du bist by MoTrip featuring Lary. After the success it acclaimed due to its use in a commercial with Bastian Schweinsteiger the company added a video with guest appearance of Lena Meyer-Landrut which pushes the track further up the list stopping at #5.
This arrival pushes the total of German productions inside the top10 to six–which is an impressive figure at all.

Probably much more impressive is the presence of German productions inside the top 20 too. As there are Joris with Herz über Kopf going 17–14 and Namika with Lieblingsmensch landing at 17 which brings the total to 10 productions–six of them in German.


As this is the time of slowly growing hits it is worth having a look further down the list to some medium hits:
This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like a Motherf__ker by Maroon 5 goes 64–45 in its seventh chart week
Shine by Years & Years goes 57–47 in its fifth chart week
Good To Be Loved by M22 74–49 in its fifth week
Watch Me by Silentó 77–60 in its sixth week
Matching the pattern of slowly rising hits the highest new entry comes in only at #75. It is the new offering of Swiss German duo BOY that released we were here as a teaser single to same titled album. Starting short before the end quarter of the list is the worst performance of the best new single of the week in 2015. Still it does better then the weakest "Hot new entries" in 2014 and 2012–well, these both started chart life in weeks when at least one re-entry returned to the survey much higher. So we were here actually is the fifth lowest start as best song not charted the week before of all times. What a special gimmick!

Seeing the decelerating of charts right now it is obvious that we have some very very long time runner inside the current list as they are still:
Atemlos durch die Nacht by Helene Fischer spending a 90th consecutive week on the list which makes it the third longest running hit without a break
All Of Me by John Legend in its 76th consecutive week valid as #8 on the list of consecutive chart appearances
and Auf uns by Andreas Bourani which spends a 66th week on the list.
The two first just rise up the survey again…

A long living and classic tune reappears at #91. Insomnia by Faithless first appeared in 1995 on CD. It became a club hit and started its way through the charts peaking at #2 in Germany in 1996. As a remix version done by Armand van Helden the recording had a second impressive chart run in 2005/06 spending 24 weeks inside the list peaking at #37. Also two cover versions released by Nightwatchers (2002) and Mike Candys & Jack Holiday had some minor chart success. Now it is Swedish AVICII who officially was pleased to remix the club classic. The result now is available as Insomnia 2.0 AVICII remix which immediately enters the list and probably will become the third chart life of the hit at all.
Meanwhile the recording is on the way of getting a track with impressive longevity as it now spans a period of 19 years as a chart hit.

Another classic returns at #92. Ginuwine's Pony seems to have a renaissance as it appeared the last weeks on Magic Mike XXL and on Glee. Additionally Rustie released a remix a few days ago. That all is enough to bring the track back to charts after 18 years. In 1997 the song peaked at #22.