What a week! What a race! Friday and Saturday Felix Jaehn Feat. Jasmine Thompson led the survey all alone. On Sunday clearly Måns Zelmerlöw had his Eurovision supported sales peak followed by a very strong album supported Sarah Connor who was reported as number 1 on Midweek charts. Finally the old no.1 had some more steam at all and Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better) holds firm for a fourth week. Which makes again the story of the week not going on at the very Top. But on the runners up position. Wie schön du bist by Sarah Connor takes a six places leap to #2 and gives the singer her highest appearance since her last no.1 hit From Zero To Hero which dates back 10 years already. Definitely she now is back in business as her album Muttersprache immediately flies to no.1 too where she landed a decade ago for the one and only time.
Newly at number 3 and of course a story as well Swedish Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw comes in with his winning song Heroes. It is the fourth consecutive year that the winning song of the show can enter the Top5 a feat only seen between 1964 and 1967. So the contest really is as popular as hardly before.
Måns Zelmerlöw meanwhile also is the best performing Swedish act since AVICII topped the list with Hey Brother in November 2013. One might find strong similarities between the songs–well, Swedish dance pop sounds like this and obviously still rules at least whole Europe.
Eurovisions No.4 is Germany's second: Belgian Loic Nottet lands at number 21 with Rythm Inside which is the second highest charting Belgian Eurovision entry. Only Tom Dice (sixth in 2010) had the chance of grabbing number 20 in Germany. As a fourth place Rhythm Inside gots the highest chart entry since 1965. Back than Udo Jürgens climbed to #9 with his no.4 song Sag' ihr ich lass sie grüßen.
German entry Black Smoke by Ann Sophie re-enters at #26 increasing her result after her nomination slightly. It is the worst result for a Eurovision entry since 2003 when Lou completely missed the charts. On the other hand Lou did much better on the contest by landing at number 11. Ann Sophie did not get any single point in Vienna and joins Austrian The Makemakes at the very latest rank which is the lowest place a German entry ever achieved (although there were years when the German entry didn't get any point).
All in all this Eurovision is as popular as hardly before. For the first time in history the first nine songs voted in the final make it in the charts also.
Impact number 3 came by second episode of this year's Sing meinen Song show. Participants had to choose a favorite song originally recorded by Andreas Bourani which boosts the songs of the singer again. Newly inside the list shoots the title track of his 2014 album Hey which was performed by Yvonne Catterfeld on the show. The original lands at #30.
Spending a 81st consecutive week on the survey Atemlos durch die Nacht by Helene Fischer now is the fifth longest running chart song without any break. There are another 15 weeks to go for eclipsing the record set by gossip in 2011 with Heavy Cross. Viewing all chart weeks Atemlos durch die Nacht collected so far 85 weeks what is a proper rank 13 on the all time list.