Jan 8th 16: Hello is best performing #1 since 2009

It is the 11th consecutive week for Hello at #1. So it is the best performing single since Israel Iz Kamakawiwo'ole's recording of Somewhere Over The Rainbow that spent 12 weeks at the top at th end of 2010. As this run was interrupted by We Are The People (Empire of the Sun) it only had a consecutive 10 weeks run plus an two weeks return.
So actually it is the 11 weeks run of Lady Gaga's Poker Face from Mid-March to end of May 2009 that is the latest #1 performed like Hello right now does.

Sticking at the top makes Adele the second best performing female of this recent decade with 14 weeks at #1. Only Rihanna so far spent more weeks at #1–in numbers: 16.

At #4 Canadian Shawn Mendes now dethrones Justin Bieber as best performing Canadian. Stitches gets its peak so far in its 14th chart week. Still there are three songs by Canadian acts inside the Top 10 and six inside the top 20. Watching the whole top 100 we find 11 songs featuring Canadians–two months ago there were 15.

Will 2016 become the year of Austrian music? Again the highest new entry is Austrian. It is duo Seiler & Speer that starts its chart career with Ham kummst at #52. Last weeks highest new entry Hulapalu by Andreas Gabalier tumbles down to #88. In 2014 there were weeks when six Austrian songs simultaneously invaded the German list.

With two new songs and three re-entries this week is one with the least exchange of songs. Twice in the past year there were only four songs new inside the list.

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