July 10th 15: Summer Slowliness

As CRO's MTV unplugged album shots straight to #1 on the album list single Bye Bye holds firm at the singles top as well. The album also propels some older songs back to the list as there are Traum at #74 and Einmal um die Welt at #89.

Two years ago exactly this current week CRO reached #1 for the very first time. In 2014 it is the 10th consecutive week having the top occupied by a German act. A year ago we had a very similar picture with Andreas Bourani, CRO and Robin Schulz standing at #1 between beginning of May and end July. Of course there was a tiny interruption by Polish Aneta Sablik who shot to #1 for a single week in May as the winner of DSDS. Well at least her hit The One had a German producer.

We are approaching summer holidays time. The first six ranks on the survey are non movers. And also down to number 18 there are only slight moves. One of them is AVICII who launches his sixth Top10 hit with Waiting For Love. The track goes 11–9 in this current week.
With Jason Derulo sliding down to #11 the Top10 completely comes from European acts. Of course #7 Lean On by DJ Snake feat. Mø had some support by an USAmerican named Diplo.
Watching the Top20 there are 18 tracks involving European artists. It is the 6th week in 2015 that we can say that–in 2014 we only had one single week counting that amount. So it is a real European music year.

The highest new entry lands at #18 in the face of Swiss DJ Antoine who features Akon on his new single Holiday. It is the highest chart entry for both since over two years. DJ Antoine in spring 2013 had his Bella Vita inside the Top20, Akon peaked alongside David Guetta & Ne-Yo with Play Hard at #17 in same spring.

At #19 Ed Sheeran reaches the Top 20 with Photograph. It is his 7th Top20 hit so far.

With the final show of current Sing meinen Song season Hey sung by Yvonne Catterfeld jumps back up the charts and lands at #30. A month ago her version started chart life at #17. The new demand comes due to her duet with original singer Andreas Bourani.
Also other songs performed on the past season can benefit from the final: Wenn sie diesen Tango hört in the version of WIRTZ goes 40–33.

A week before the release of the album Hurra die Welt geht unter hip hop project K.I.Z releases the title track which immediately lands at #30. Certainly we'll see the album starting very close to the top in next week's time. The single tracks probably also will benefit from the release.


Long Time Chart Records
Once again I can report a new step taken by Helene Fischer who now sees her Atemlos durch die Nacht still ranking on the survey. It is exactly #62 coming from #59 this current week which gives her a 87th consecutive week in the list. This means the song now is the third longest chart runner of all times ranking a few weeks short of Geboren um zu leben by UNHEILIG (94 weeks) and Heavy Cross by gossip (96 weeks).
According to all weeks spent on the survey (the song had a four weeks run just before it rose to ultimate fame) Atemlos durch die Nacht now enters the Top10 of longest running chart hits having 91 chart weeks on his account.