It is still Meghan Trainor who occupies the number 1 slot with her extremely well performing All About That Bass. The song is worldwide the most selling in this moment. In the US and in Britain it just passed the hiatus now slightly fading down. But in the German speaking countries the song still is unbeatable.
Spending a fifth week at the Top makes Meghan Trainer the first USAmerican solo female since 2009 who can hold such a strong success over at least five weeks. From March to April 2009 it was Lady Gaga with her Poker Face that was the top selling single for 11 consecutive weeks (adding further two weeks after a 3 weeks breaks).
The male statistic looks less impressive. Pharrell Williams still is the one who overturns the actual success with his Happy. That song collected eight number 1 weeks at the beginning of 2014–six of them in a row.
Sun Goes Down by Robin Schulz feat. Jasmine Thompson rises two further places stopping now at number 2. It is the third big hit for the DJ in 2014 alone. And if it will take the last step to number 1 Robin Schulz will become one of only eight acts that managed having three top hits in one calendar year. But let's wait ...
Finally Andreas Bourani released a predecessor of his number 1 single Auf uns. The song is taken from his album Hey as well and is called Auf anderen Wegen. The week it was released on CD the song can jump 25 places to number 8 giving the singer his second Top 10 hit at all.
In its 22nd chart week Chandelier by SIA takes a 19–10 leap inside the Top10. Is this connected to the Jim Carrey-Iggy Azalea-Kate McKinnon parody on Saturday Night Live which spread around as a video take out?
Anyway it is the fourth Top 10 appearance for the singer but the first as an solo artist.
Having Geronimo by Sheppard still at number 3 there are two Australian acts simultaneously inside the Top 10. Last time we had that situation was back in March 2012 when Gotye still clang on with his number 1 hit Somebody That I Used To Know and SIA accompanied Flo Rida on his Wild Ones.
Also ANIMALS by MAROON 5 takes a 10 place leap landing at number 13 this week. It is the seventh chart week for the song and the first inside the Top 20.
Fritz Kalkbrenner probably is one of the most successful German electro producers which never lost the connection to independent club culture. Now he becomes a bit more a mainstream act as his album Ways Over Water entered the album list at number 6 last week and the single Back Home rises to number 20 this week. It is his first appearance inside the mainstream singles Top 20. So far only Get A Life approached the Top 20 stopping at number 22 in October 2012. Sky And Sand (in collaboration with his brother Paul Kalkbrenner) stopped at number 29 in late 2011.
As these days some tracks reach their peak after a long time on the survey it is no wonder we also witness the longest run to peak. It is Habits also known as Stay High by Swedish Tove Lo that stops at number 23 in its 24th chart week. In May this year already London Grammar peaked with Strong in its 24th chart week at number 28.
To find a track that took longer it is necessary to llok back only til May 2012. Than it was Ma chérie by DJ Antoine peaking at number 6 in its 29th chart week.