11th of April: Jess Glynne is the star of the moment

This week Rather Be goes Nr.1 in Germany also. According to acharts.us it is the seventh country where Clean Bandit Featuring Jess Glynne can reach the Top. It is the first British number 1 since October past year when James Blunt shot to the Top with Bonfire Heart but left the sunny place after a week already.

Having a look at the velocity of change at the Top we do have the fourth song entering the Top in 2014. Last year this current week there were still the third number 1 song appearing as the most selling song in the face of Passenger’s Let Her Go which actually was only the second British number 1 hit in 2013. This marks what weak year British pop music had.

Rather Be took nine weeks to reach its peak which is a long time for a number 1 song. But in fact we just had a late chart topper t the end of 2013 when Timber by Pitbull Feat. KE$HA topped the list in its 11th chart week. From all this we can resume: the taste of music buyers change a little more often but it takes a longer time for convincing masses.

Jess Glynne ain't only a nr.1 act right now. She also has a second track arriving in the Top 10. My Love goes 20–10 in its third chart week which makes her the most successful newcomer of 2014 so far. Sales of the freshly released CD will count from next week on–so expect some more power and probably a further rise of the song.


The highest new entry comes from Germany and starts at number 6. It is the second pre-release of Jan Delay’s upcoming album Hammer und Michel. St. Pauli is only the third Top 10 hit for the rapper and singer who already has a 20 years long music career. Nr.6 exactly matches the result of his last Top 10 hit Oh Johnny in summer 2009.

On March 28th the full EP of Riptide by Vance Joy appeared in shelves. It contains the original and the very popular deep house remix by Flic Flac which gives the song a boost in sales going 23–11. It is now the most popular song produced by an Australian artist. The last one Changes (featuring Pnau) was a number 1 back in December and still sits pretty at number 29.
A further deep house hit enters the top 20 in the face of Bakermat's One Day (Vandaag). After three weeks inside the charts the production only managed to rise three places. Might be a sign for the fact that a deep house rhythm alone doesn't attract people that much anymore. Still the crowd loving that sound is strong.


ECHO effect number 2: After the performance of Die Fantastischen Vier on the award show on 27th of March the demand in the anniversary release raises a lot. 25 goes 27–15. On the show the four presented a four minutes mash up medley of 25 hits.

With new vocals available Tsunami by DVBBS & Borgeous returns the direction within the singles charts and can rise 53–40. The new version officially is called Tsunami (Jump) and features lyrics by Tinie Tempah. In the UK the new track topped the charts three weeks ago. In Germany the track already collected 20 chart weeks.

How far will it go? The first week the track is available as an official digital single Down By The River by Milky Chance can climb ten places to number 44. It's not much but actually predecessor Stolen Dance took 18 weeks to peak at number 2. So there is some time left for the new track.

A full weeks sales makes Loyal by Chris Brown Lil Wayne Tyga propel up the list 81–54 which is one of the biggest jump this week. Still number 54 is a bad result for leading artist Chris Brown although it is a new peak for accompanying TYGA.

BIRDY announces single number four from her album Fire Within. Words As Weapons is scheduled for a release on April 14th–the video was premiered end of March and makes the song charting as an album cut at number 63. So far only Wings managed to chart from the current album.