16th of Jan 2015: First New No1 of the Year

Walk by KWABS is the first new number 1 of 2015. The song benefits from the surprising weakness of David Guetta's single dangerous that tumbles to number 3 after six weeks at the top.
Walk goes number 1 in its ninth chart week–that ain't the straight way. And it is the first British number 1 since August past year which shows the actual low presence of British acts. There were times, when Britain ruled the whole list.

On the other hand British music shows very strong. The highest new entry lands at number 2 in the face of Clean Bandit & Jess Glynne and their new single Real Love. That makes us having the two best sold singles coming from Britain–a feat last seen on November 11th 2005. Back than Melanie C was on top with her hit First Day Of My Life followed by the Sugababes and their last big hit single Push The Button. Even a week before the two songs were accompanied by two other British acts at number 3 and 4: Robbie Williams and James Blunt were the acts completing the bunch. Those were the days…
Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne meanwhile start to becoming super acts. The band launches its second Top2 hit, the singer her third hit invading the Top 10–all that within less than a year.

Talking bout British acts: At number 6 Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding arrive inside the Top10 with Outside. It is the first Top10 hit for the couple that already achieved number 13 in summer 2013 with I Need Your Love. Now it goes higher giving Calvin Harris his third Top10 in a row (and a fourth at all) and making Ellie Goulding visiting the Top10 for the second time (besides her appearance at the Band Aid 30-project).

In this current week there are only three new entries and three tracks re-entering the list. So only six songs had not charted the week before. This is the smallest turnover of the list since August 2011. Back in those days the charts changed much slower than today–a turnover of less than 10 songs occurred at least once within a quarter.

Tracks On The Rise
- Norwegian KYGO feat. Conrad with Firestone 84–33
- German Sasha with Good Days 57–38
- Last week's highest new entry OMI from Jamaica with Cheerleader 69-42
- Ariana Grande & The Weeknd with Love Me Harder 60–45
- Meghan Trainor with Lips Are Movin 83–53

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