April 17th 15: Record Breaking Jump To No 1

As the German charts appear weekly since 1971 one might assume that everything has been seen. It isn't like that. Times change and so do the charts and movements inside. This week we witness a record breaking jump to number 1. Of course the biggest jump to the top is the one from outside the list. Before the late 90s that feat wasn't seen on the list. Nowadays it is kind of common having songs start their chart life directly at the Top. So far there were 103 songs doing so.
Most of songs of course reach the top from inside the charts. Mostly it happens with a rise from inside the Top 5. This week we see See You Again by Wiz Khalifa Feat. Charlie Puth storming to Top in its fifth week coming from number 39 which breaks the record setting feat of the Pet Shop Boys in July 1987. Back then the duo had its heydays bringing new releases to its peak very fast. It's A Sin started by going 26–1 in 1987 followed by Always On My Mind with a 20–1 jump in January 1988 and Heart in April same year going 17–1. Only YMCA by the Village People and Pump ab das Bier by Werner Wichtig managed to hold tight with that feat. The first one shot 24–1 in December 1978 the latter one 18–1 in February 1990.

The new record comes due to the arrival of Furious 7 in cinemas on April 2nd. See You Again features as the closing song referring to the death of actor Paul Walker. As the movie still leads the box list it is certain seeing the song on Top next week too.

Another trivia can be told: See You Again is the third movie related number 1 in 2015.

Talkin' 'bout the impact of Furious 7 also six other songs taken–four of them originally taken from the Soundtrack–perform well as there are:
Ride Out by Kid Ink, Tyga, Wale, Rich Homie Quan 45–21–all four artists involved reach a new career peak
G.D.F.R. by Flo Rida Featuring Sage The Gemini and Lookas 38–25 in its 18th chart week
Go Hard Or Go Home by Wiz Khalifa & Iggy Azalea 98–47
How Bad Do You Want It (Oh Yeah) by Sevyn Streeter new at number 67–first charting single of the American singer.
Get Low by Dillon Francis / DJ Snake new at number 79
Turn Down For What by DJ SNake and Lil Jon re-entering at number 84 adding a 41st chart week–the song appeared first time in the survey exactly one year ago


Robin Schulz delivers the highest new entry at #7 with Headlights (feat. Ilsey). The singer is known so far as song writer for Pitbull and JLO. Headlights is the second Top10 hit in 2015 for the German superstar DJ and fourth since the beginning of his chart career almost exactly a year ago.

At number 11 second German superstar DJ is launching a follow up to his debut. Felix Jaehn sits still pretty at number 3 with his remix of OMI's Cheerleader while Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better) (feat. Jasmine Thompson) enters the list. It is this a cover version of a song originally recorded by Rufus & Chaka Khan in 1983. The original never got chart success but since than the song entered in six different versions peaking at number 8 in 1989 in a remix version of the original. The take by Felix Jaehn now is the second most successful.


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The 12th season of Deutschladn sucht den Superstars is on air with recalls and re-recalls. One first hiatus was the performance of Severino Seeger, Antonio Gerardi, Christoph Cronauer and Kevin Spatt who performed Caruso on April 8th 2015. The song was recorded originally by Italian Lucio Dalla in 1986 but became mostly popular in 2012 after the singer died. Than it reached number 2 in Italy and got certain attention by participants on casting show contestants. In Germany popularity rose due to schlager star Helene Fischer who recorded a cover version on her 2014 album Farbenspiel- live.
After it was performed on TV the song enters the charts for the very first time at number 61. It is only the second chart entry for the Italian singer–17 years after his debut appearance–and it is a new career peak.