Jan 22nd 16: Felix Jaehn's third no.1

The German charts takes up speed. At least at the top side of the list. Again there is a new #1 coming from project EFF which is the acronym for DJ Felix Jaehn and singer Mark Forster. Stimme jumps there from #4 in its 8th chart week and it is the third #1 for Felix Jaehn within a year. Almost exactly one year ago he had his first appearance at the top as the remixer of OMI's Cheerleader. Mark Forster so far had a #2 intermezzo with Au Revoir in 2014.

Shawn Mendes too is rising–Stitches now sits at #2 and serves as the best performing Canadian single since early 2007 when Nelly Furtado dominated the list for six weeks with All Good Things (Come To An End). Of course in between there where two other #1 hits featuring Canadians. In 2009 it was again Nelly Furtado alongside James Morrison and past year we celebrated the young Francesco Yates who gave his voice for Robin Schulz's Sugar

At #10 Lukas Graham penetrate the top 10 with 7 Years. Not counting 's appearance past year this is the first Danish act since 2013 that touches the top 10.


Gainer of the week are:
Sigala that sees follow up Sweet Lovin enter the top 20 in its 8th chart week.
And G-Eazy X Bebe Rexha whose Me Myself & I attracts more and more people giving the single a sales boost plus a 38–17 jump. With only three chart weeks the song is one of only two real new hits that were released in the past four weeks.
Norwegian Alan Parker is on the way of becoming succeeder of KYGO. His single Faded jumps 39 ranks to #30 in its second chart week.

Highest new entry wouldn't be a story this week. Landing at #41 Fast Car by British jonas Blue Featuring Dakota is another tropical house production. The story behind is the (non)success of the original. Recorded by Tracy Chapman in 1988 the single had a short appearance at #81 two years ago only. Now the tune seems catching much more people as it gains attention and success as never before.

Season no.13 of Deutschland sucht den Superstar (DSDS) starts with making re-entries of elder hits. say something originally recorded by A Great big World and Christina Aguilera is chosen very often since it was first released in 2013. Also this year a candidate performed the tune and propels the original back to #70. To mention the name of the man who did it: Erkan Yagci.

Farid Bang's contribution to the German issue of the Creed - Rocky's Legacy soundtrack enters at #95. Creed is Farid Bang's 18th chart entry–none of them even touched the Top20. This result is far the weakest followed by 15 non top20-hits of Wir sind Helden, Iron Maiden and Brings.