April 22nd 16: SIA & Sean Paul Are Going #1

What a race! On the midweek survey still Faded by Alan Walker led the list. But ten weeks at the top made the demand shrinking and on the other hand Cheap Thrills by SIA Feat. Sean Paul attract more and more people. So there is a change at the very top of the German charts ending a 50 weeks long presence of European acts at #1.

Cheap Thrills is the first #1 for both SIA and Sean Paul. The Australian singer had her first chart appearance four and a half year ago alongside David Guetta. So this career looks quite usual. In contrast Sean Paul has an already 13 years long chart history under his belt which really is a long way. Of course it ain't unique–remembering Daft Punk reaching the top after 16 years on charts three years ago?

A nice statistical fact at the end: Sean Paul is only the fifth Jamaican artist topping the charts in Germany. Last one was OMI who a year ago had his Cheerleader climbing to the top after remixed by Felix Jaehn.


The change at the top is backed up with three new songs inside the top 10. It seems there is a seasonal change going on bringing us a bunch of new hits for upcoming spring time. First of all DRAKE's new offering jumps to the upper end at the charts. One Dance lands at #6 in its second chart week and falls only one place short of Drake's only top 10 appearance so far Work (alongside Rihanna) that showed up a few weeks ago.
Of course DRAKE is not alone on his new single. Featured artist Wizkid now is the first Nigerian inside the German top 10 since 15 years. Back in 2001 it was Adé Bantu who as a member of Brothers Keepers gained #5 with Adriano (Letzte Warnung).

Arrival number 2 is Don't Let Me Down by The Chainsmokers Ft. Daya. The producers already had their first chart hit two years ago with #Selfie. Now they proof that they're more than a one hit wonder. Singer Daya right in this moment starts grabbing some attention with her special performance.
And also #10 is a complete newcomer. Era Istrefi is the first Albanian singer reaching the German Top10. BonBon lands here in its fifth chart week.

Some places below a further future hit shows up. Howling At The Moon jumps 37 places to #18. For singer Milow this is the first top20 appaerance since five years.


Highest new entry comes from P!NK. Just Like Fire is a song taken from the score to Alice Through The Looking Glass and lands in its first week at #32. It is P!NK's 32nd chart hit in Germany and her 15th in this decade alone. #32 is the highest performance for her since her #1 song Just Give Me A Reason (duetting with Nate Ruess) in spring 2013.


A jump of 32 places–which means it is the second biggest gainer–SEX by Cheat Codes X Kris Kross Amsterdam makes. Probably this will be one of spring dance tunes 2016.
The third biggest gainer lands at #69 in the face of Andrea Berg. Her single Diese Nacht ist jede Sünde wert jumps 29 places meanwhile her album Seelenbeben spends a second week at the top of the album's list. The single already had a peak at #44 two months ago and is the highest charting single of the singer at all.

With Are You With Me by Lost Frequencies leaving the list after 64 weeks now the longest running hit is Lean On by Major Lazer X DJ Snake Feat. Mø. The song sits pretty at #59 in its 59th chart week and now enters the top 20 of longest running hits in the recent decade.