March 18th 16: Frozen Top 5

As the early spring usually ain't showing much musical turbulence it is no surprise having also in 2016 a calm March. It is this the third consecutive week with a very static top. This current week the complete Top 5 is tied meaning Alan Walker spends a sixth week at #1 with Faded. He is now alongside synthetic pop project Aqua the Norwegian act spending most time at #1.

The one and only new song inside the top 10 comes in at #6. It is the new single of SIA from her album This Is Acting. Cheap Thrills is a collaboration with Jamaican Sean Paul. It is the fifth top 10 hit for the Australian singer and songwriter–only her second as lead artist and better than her first solo hit Chandellier from summer 2014 that stopped at #10. Sean Paul already has nine top 10 hits under his belt–last on in summer 2013.

As Stimme by EFF leaves the top 10 there are only four tracks involving Europeans inside. It is the lowest result since May 2013.

A few places lower Coldplay can enter the top 20 with Hymn For The Weekend. Once again a Coldplay song with an longer taking rise.

The highest new entry lands at #30–some places higher than the week before. Ariana Grande launches with Dangerous Woman a seventh chart hit and the third missing the top 20.

At #44 a summer hit re-enters after getting used on Let's Dance a week ago. FEDER Ft. Lyse had their Goodbye rising to #8 and spent 30 weeks inside the charts. Now both sneak in for a further week.


On the lower end of the list at #64 a European country takes its first steps on the mainstream pop market. Era Istrefi comes from Albania/Kosova and launches her very first chart hit with Bon Bon. The song is as international as any other production coming from the big pop nations and probably this first appeaerance can leave some marks on the European pop map.