April 24th 2015: English Raop On Top

Still at number 1: See You Again by Wiz Khalifa Feat. Charlie Puth taken from the movie score to Furious 7.
As with lead appearance of rapper Wiz Khalifa the song should be a sap song–indeed it is more a romantic ballad–let's have a look on rap no1s: the last one occupied the top almost exactly a year ago in May 2014 in the face of CRO and his Traum holding firm for a full month. It is for sure no coincidence having Traum as a so called Raop-Song something that is basically Rp but with a strong pop appealing.
And even the last US-American rapper at no1 was a combination of rap and pop as Pitbull duetted with KE$HA on Timber that had a three weeks run at number 1 on the change of 2013/14.

Also highest new entry is a pop song combined with some rhymes. Norwegian MADCON duetting with Ray Dalton launch their Don't Wory directly at number 3. It is the third Top3 hit coming from Norway within 14 months. Adding the number 6 hit Wicked Wonderland by Martin Tungevaag the Scandinavian country seems back in global pop business.
For the MADCON duo Don't Worry marks a new peak in its chart career. So far its biggest chart success was the Eurovision flashmob song Glow that gained number 4 in 2010. All in all the duo has five Top 10 hits under his belt starting in 2008 with Beggin.

DJ Felix Jaehn serves as best selling German act since February due to his remix of OMI's Cheerleader. Still the track sits pretty at number 4 in its 16th chart week. Three ranks behind follow up Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better) (featuring Jasmine Thompson) enters the Top 10 and eclipses the success of Rufus & Chaka Khan in 1989 who reached number 9 back than.
Also in Switzerland the new version is the most successful ever as the original never entered the list.
With Felix Jaehn entering the Top 10 we have four German productions inside–a feat last seen in September 2014 when Robin Schulz, Mark Forster, Andreas Bourani and Helene Fischer had songs under the first ten..


Casting show impacts
Once again DSDS ain't the show with the biggest impact on sales. It is this current week The Voice Kids. The second show was aired on Friday April the 10th 2015. Most impressive performance was shown by Elinor, Liv and Cosma. The three interpreted Angel originally recorded by Sarah McLachlan. The song re-appears at number 72–it is the fourth chart week for the song. All of them were achieved after a performance on a casting show.