Oct 9th 15: Still No Change

Another week missing hot new releases while repeating the stories of last weeks time. SIDO Feat. Andreas Bourani find their Astronaut occupying the nr.1 slot for a fifth week. It is the first song in German for three years that manages that feat. In 2012 it was Tage wie diese by Die Toten Hosen that collected five #1 weeks in two runs.

Right now it is the 10th consecutive week with a German production at the top which increases the total number of weeks in 2015 to 22–meaning half of so far past 2015 had a #1 coming from Germany.

A lack of really new releases does not mean there ain't no changes at all. At #8 Sigala arrives inside the top10 with his former #1 hit from Britain Easy Love. It brings King of Pop Michael Jackson back to top10 area after more or less five years which is his 21st appearance there (or his 22nd if you count his part on the USA for Africa project in 1984 too).

Second new song inside the top 10 is a track too. It is Felix Jaehn's third chart entry Book Of Love and his first own composition. The voice of the song comes from Russian Polina (Goudieva). By landing at #10 she is only the third Russian act that achieves the top 10 in Germany after t.A.T.u. and Timati. The latter one had his big time in summer 2011.

As we talk continously about European music inside the chart this week we watch an issue with the lowest presence of Europeans inside the top 20. "Only" 14 tracks with European artists are listed–as you all know two years ago there were weeks with only five European tracks...

No new songs mean old hits still selling well. So we watch Atemlos durch die Nacht spending a 100th consecutive week inside the list. The song by Helene Fischer sits pretty at #72 rising three places.

The first new entry comes in at #77. It is upcoming single by Sarah Connor Bedingungslos. It is the week with lowest rank for best new track in 2015 at all and compared to all lists ever made it belongs to the ten weakest issues.

Further down a single starts late as it becomes more and more a modern classic by several cover versions. Speaking 'bout Hotline Bling originally recorded by Drake. It enters the list at #92 after Disclosure & Sam Smith, Eryka Baduh and Charlie Puth released their takes on youtube, soundcloud and the likes.
Talking 'bout Canadian acts just this current week there are nine inside the list. That's a very strong presence not seen in Germany before.