March 11th 15: Silence

What the hell is going on in Germany? Nothing! At least if you have a look at the song charts. The second consecutive week the complete top 10 stays almost unchanged. Only places 5 and 6 twist as places 9 and 10 doing so also. This means Alan Walker spends a fifth comfortable week at the top with Faded. Still the catchiest tune at all and right now one of the hits of still young 2016.
Five weeks at #1 doubles the result of last Norwegian #1 single coming from Marit Larsen in 2009.

The longest top 10 runner is Love Yourself by Justin Bieber that is one of the movers at #5.
One amazing story con be told from inside the top 10 although. Look at #8 and you will see there a song sitting for a fifth time. Yes Me, Myself & I by G-Eazy & Bebe Rexha spent five weeks inside the top 10–all of them at #8.


The first mover lands again as deep as #12. It is this week SIA feat. Sean Paul who can make their song Cheap Thrills a full 16 places to heights both didnt seen for some time. Leading act SIA had her last appearance inside the top 20 in summer 2014 when Chandellier even hit #10. Sean Paul was absent since late summer 2013–back then it was Other Side Of Love that had a short visit at #3. To add this word: if someone had doubted dancehall would be dead or a product for special interests this last success of the sound shows how vital the genre still is.

Mover #2 stops at 19 in the face of Mike Posner's I Took A Pill In Ibiza tropic housed by Norwegian SeeB. It is the highest position the US American singer ever achieved and SeeB could be the next KYGO.


As new music has some difficulties making instant impacts on the charts there are more songs we earlier called sleeper hits. As an example this week Never Forget You by Zara Larsson & MNEK reaches a new peak at 28. It is already the 21st chart week of the song–so it took both half a year to become a proper medium hit.


The highest new entry comes in at #41. It is Fifth Harmony's recent single Work From Home. Their first hit made it up to #16 during past year.

It is hardly seen that an artist does have simultaneous entries in one week. Mostly that appears alongside a highly recommended album release. This week there is San Francisco based Daya who lands two new songs inside the survey without any album received or other big event going on. It is just an coincidence. At 69 she sings alongside The Chainsmokers on their new single Don't Let Me Down and further down at 91 she enters with her standalone song Hide Away. As also Flume enters the list at 86 there is a bunch of songs representing a slightly new sound mostly produced around the Pacific Ocean.

At #96 an almost exactly 10 years long absence ends as Massive Attack brings its new song Ritual Spirit in the list. It is only the fifth chart entry for the band which sounds quite strange as the duo has had a huge musical impact and still does to the new generation of TripHop artists.


On The Way Up are:
SAX by Fleur East going 56–43 in its fourth chart week
Keeping Your Head Up by Birdy jumping 91–49 in its fifth chart week after some TV promotion for her new album Beautiful Lies scheduled for end of March