There is some unusual action going on right on the Top of the German list. Since 2004 there was no Nr.1 in January that left the Top after a single week. In 2015 it is so again. KWABS is taking Walk back from number 1 making space for another British production. It is Calvin Harris Feat. Ellie Goulding which takes a five places leap to number 1 with Outside. It is the first number 1 hit coming from outside the Top 5 since last January's 9–1 jump by Pharrell Williams' Happy. The difference is: Pharrell did that step in the 4th chart week–Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding already have some impressive 13 chart weeks under their belt with Outside. It is this the slowest walk to number 1 since We Are The People by Empire Of The Sun took 14 weeks to land at the Top in December 2010. (Actually that long way came according to the fact that their first two chart runs of 9 weeks stopped at number 65. After its use in a commercial the song only took five weeks for getting top.) So one could count Big City Life by Mattafix the song that was the last number 1 waiting a long time till it topped the list. On January 20th 2006 it was the 15th chart week for the duo that saw it at number 1 for the first time.
Mattafix's Marlon Roudette also was the last British act at number 1 that was dethroned by another British act. On October the 28th 2010 it was–sic–Calvin Harris accompanying Rihanna who got number 1 with We Found Love.
Some more statistics? Calvin Harris is the third DJ who can a second number 1 hit in this current decade. So the producer trio now is Guetta-AVICII-Harris. Ellie Goulding sits at number 1 for the very first time. She only had a short number 2 visit as a member of the Band Aid 30 in November 2014.
At number 6 the first new song of the year 2015 comes in. It is Du liebst mich nicht taken from the brand new album of Ado Kojo. For the song he accompanies with blog star Shirin David. They heavily quote the Nr.1 hit from Sabrina Setlur produced in 1997.
The couple so far is the best performing new act of 2015 and the best sold German production of the moment.
Also new inside the Top 1o Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars are. Uptown Funk! goes 14–7 in its eighth chart week. It is the first time Mark Ronson achieves the Top10 since his hit Valerie (featuring Amy Winehouse) reached number 4 in 2008. Bruno Mars was stopping at number 7 for last in October 2012 with Locked Out Of Heaven.
The third new Top 10 hit comes from Taylor Swift. Blank Space is the third consecutive Top10 entry from her–going this week 12–9.
This strong turnover on the top makes Auf anderen Wegen by Andreas Bourani the song with the longest Top10 history. It now spends an 11th week here sitting still pretty at number 10. Well–the days of it might by counted as well.
On The Rise
It for sure will become big: Firestone by Norwegian Kygo Feat. Conrad goes 33-19 in its 3rd chart week. It is hard on the heels of Nico & Vince and Martin Tungevaag who brought the country back into the international pop business the past months.
With full weeks sales AYO by Chris Brown & TYGA goes 71–23 giving the first one his biggest hit since summer 2012. TYGA never was higher before. It is certainly given the song will not rise further. Chris Brown might not mind–he just enters at number 30 alongside Kid Ink and his new recording Hotel.
As a kind of surprise OMI and his song Cheerleader still rises stopping now at number 27. In contrast completely expected Meghan Trainors new single Lips Are Movin goes straight up too–this week resting at number 29.
At number 39 Sam Smith reaches a new peak with I'm Not The Only One. The song already spends the 13th week in the list.
On January the 7th the 12th season of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (DSDS) started. Even the hardest fans think the show had already their best times far behind–well a performance on the show still generates demand. So the fact with Ardian Bujupi's single Boom Raka Tak. The DSDS semi finalist of 2011 released the song in September 2014 without any glimpse of success. Now two sisters danced to the song on TV–and the sales figure rise. Boom Raka Tak lands at number 60 and gives the almost superstar his second chart entry at all.
Maybe this is the most unusual thing inside this issue of the charts. A political statement generates a hit. It was on 10th of January 2015 that schlager singer Roland Kaiser made a speech on the Je suis Charli demonstration in Dresden. His words were very direct banning the PEGIDA protesters as extremists and racists. This fact alone is hardly seen in the schlager scene.
The effect shows that not every fan of that music is a stupid nationalist. The latest single by Roland Kaiser Warum hast du nicht einfach nein gesagt released in September now enters the list at number 67. It is the highest position since 1994 for the singer. Probably politics can made stars too.