August 21st 15: Robin Schulz Beats Back

So the huge success of Sido feat. Andreas Bourani already stops after a single week. Astronaut slides one place losing to Sugar by Robin Schulz (feat. Francesco Yates) which returns to the very top for a second week.

A number 1 that is beaten by the track it dethroned ain't that unusual. Let's have a look back at March 2014 when Mr Probz lifted Pharrell Williams off the top position with Waves after he was first thrown off that spot by Lucky three weeks before. To tell the whole story I have to add: the track hustled off by Waves' first appearance at the top was .... well–Lucky.

With Namika's debut Lieblingsmensch rising one place to #3 the first three ranks are occupied by German productions. Two of them in German.


The only new arrival inside the Top 10 comes from USAmerican Walk The Moon. Shut Up + Dance lands at #10 and brings the US back to this area. Three weeks ago Parson James was last seen as artist coming from the US. The last proper US production inside the Top 10 was Lean On by Major Lazer X DJ Snake that appeared a month ago at #9.

This week there are only three new entries. The highest one comes in at #33. It is Adel Tawil's sequel of his 2013 #2 hit Lieder. In spring he featured by Deutsche Telekom called the audience for sending the most famous songs. The result is now part of Unsere Lieder. Seeing that hughely promoted campaign landing only at #33 is quite surprising. Obviously people don't care that much about copied ideas.

The one and only song re-entering the list is a movie score track that achieved #1 in late January this current year. Hanging Tree spent 31 weeks on the survey and left end of June. Now it is back due to its use as sound on Promi Big Brother which is on air since August 14th in its third season. For James Newton Howard it is a proper #71.

Three new songs and one re-entering means there are only four songs on the list that wasn't a week before. This is indeed the tiniest turnover of songs for years. So far we had some static weeks with six songs changing–in 2010, 11 and 15 that happened seven times.
Of course in over 60 years long chart history there were some similar feats already. As an example the first list in 1978 only saw two new entries and one reentry–of course that list only had 50 ranks. Well–the Top 50 of August 21st 2015 does have only three new songs inside the Top 50, two new and one reentry. :-)