July 17th 15: Stable No.1s

Well–CRO sits pretty at #1 with his single Bye Bye. Meanwhile the MTV-Unplugged album gives way for another new CD.
A third consecutive week at the Top means: this is the third #1 hit lasting for at least three weeks at the very Top. Quite an unusual feat las seen in early 2013 when Rihanna had her Diamonds teen weeks at the top followed by will.i.am & Britney Spears and their nine weeks run with Scream & Shout and the five weeks leadership of Let Her Go recorded by Passenger. The current run of #1 hits ain't that excessive: See You Again spent five weeks at the top, Ain't Nobody (Loves Me Better) had an eight weeks trip and CRO so far his third week. Well, there might something more follow.

The album which sits pretty at #1 comes from K.I.Z. Title track Hurra die Welt geht unter ranks on the singles list at #31, the intro song Wir lands at #47. Also first single Boom Boom Boom pre-released in May returns at #53. Finally Geld sneaks in at #80, Ariane at #90, Glücklich und satt at #93 and AMG Mercedes at #96.

Back to the singles chart. Once again the first six songs hold firm at their rank–so it is a third week for all the first six that they don't change. First significant movers come in at #13 with Photograph by Ed Sheeran which rises up 6 places and reaches a new peak more than a year after its first chart appearance. At #14 there lands German JORIS with his debut Herz über Kopf. The song already spent 18 weeks on the survey–on July 11th the singer had an appearance on TV at Ina's Nacht which featured him to a complete new audience. The effect is an impressive eight place rise.

The highest new song comes in at #24. It is the debut single of Frankfurt Namika named Lieblingsmensch. The album Nador follows in a few days.

One of the most commented news of the past days was Bastian Schweinsteiger's move to Manchester United. The fact was reported on July 11th, a few days later a commercial spot for Beats by Dre featuring the football star was launched. Used as background music So wie du bist by MoTrip Feat. Lary is featured in the clip. The track immediately jumps 67–26 and gives the artist a new career peak.

Season's final of Empire aired on July 14th on German TV brings some songs into the list that are not included on the official soundtrack album. So there are You're So beautiful at #42 and Drip Drop (feat. Serayah McNeill, Yazz) at #73, Conqueror (feat. Estelle and Jussie Smollett) at #87, Keep Your Money at #91 and Money For Nothing at #94.

Since few months European productions perform very strong on the list. US-American stars also like the hand of European producers on their tracks for some several years. This changing of the musical world map somehow is connected with a fading British influence. Counting the numbers of hits involving British acts we only have 17 this current week. In contrast there are 70 productions involving European acts–35 of them including Germans.
The strongest presence as well US-Americans have on the list. 34 productions are made by or under appearance of an US artist. This strength is impressive although it ain't that usual anymore–a month ago there were only 23 tracks counting for the US.

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