Germany does have a new Nr.1. After seven weeks at the top Alexandra Stan has to move right away keeping the way clean for Danza Kuduro by French–Puerto Rican collaboration Lucenzo feat Don Omar. It took them almost two complete months to reach the top – a slow rise seen not that often. The last track that entered the number 1 slot in it’s ninth week or later was We Are The People by Australian Empire Of The Sun at the end of 2010. Of course that track went on top after it was used for a commercial and re-released on CD and it’s 13 weeks rise includes the first chart run stalled at number 65. – The last track reaching number 1 within it’s original chart run in at least 9 weeks was Sexy Bitch by David Guetta feat. Akon in October 2009. By an incident that track also was the last by an French act topping the German charts. Two top hits within only two years – that’s a short period. French tracks – or French DJs to be more precise – are much adored in Germany right now.
The other man of the new number 1 hit comes from Puerto Rico. From Germany that island looks to most people as a part of the U.S. – that’s probably the reason why only a few might remember the last act from that country topping the German charts. It was Ricky Martin who had the honour of being 6 weeks noted at number 1 in summer 1998 with The Cup Of Life / La Copa de la Vida – and you certainly know which event supported the track massively. This year there is no such reason – it is obviously the infectious beat and style that attracted more and more people here. Probably it’s use in the movie Fast & Furious 5 made the track popular the very first weeks after it’s release on CD – later it became the right party soundtrack carrying all the hopes for a few really sunny summer days this year. You can find the full story behind the track here.
Do you want more statistics ’bout the new number 1? Well here it is – it is the third chart new comer this year that can bring the first hit to the top.
Highest new entry this week comes from Finland. Export band number 1 is Sunrise Ave which now offers a second single from their album Out Of Style. Their huge hit hollywood hills still sells very well – new single I Don’t Dance really has to struggle for outselling the predecessor. It lands at position 33 in its first chart week.
Highest new German track comes in at 46. Dark rock band ASP can launch their third chart hit. Wechselbalg (Changeling) is the first single taken from their upcoming album fremd (Foreign). Since UNHEILIG had their huge success the Gothic style seems really common in Germany. Let’s wait, whether ASP can follow the path. So far the new single performs better than the predecessor two years ago.