April 8th 16: Mark Forster Launches A New Hit

Week no.9 on top for Alan Walker and his Faded. The song is on the way of becoming a real huge superhit as it approaches the result of Aadele's Hello which had an 11 weeks run at the top at the end of past year. As a DJ/producer Alan Walker already is the most successful one since AVICII who spent 10 weeks at #1 with Wake Me Up! in late summer 2013.

A tiny move but a meanful one takes place at #3. SIA Feat. Sean Paul gains one place with Cheap Thrills. It is already the most successful single with SIA as lead artist–now it also eclipses her highest chart performance at all. In September 2012 she appeared at #3 for the very first time as the singer on David Guetta's She Wolf. Sean Paul of course has a #2 hit under his belt already with She Doesn't Mind released in very early 2012.

There is one song new inside the top 10. It is Work From Home by Fifth Harmony Feat. Ty Dolla $ign. The song already hit #2 in the UK–now it really grows in Germany as well. It is the second chart hit for the five ladies. Worth It stopped at #16 almost a year ago.

Finally we do have a highest new entry worth its name. It is this Wir sind gross the new single by Mark Forster. The song lands directly at #13 and it is his fifth top 20 hit–the #1 hit as part of EFF not included. Only twice this year new entries started higher: On February th 5th it was ZAYN with his solo debut Pillow Talkand thre weeks before it were DJ Ötzi and Nik P. who launched their Geboren um dich zu lieben at #11.

A place below Meghan Trainor sets her new hit single . It now overtakes predecessor Marvin Gaye accompanied by Charlie Puth. It is Meghan Trainor's fourth top20 hit within one and a half year.

At #16 the Chainsmokers can launch their very first top20 single in their career. Two years ago they seemed to be kind of a one hit wonder with #Selfie spending 22 weeks inside the survey. In 2016 they have two simultaneous hits with Don't Let Me Down (feat. Daya) jumping 14 places to #16 and Roses (Feat. Rozes) sitting pretty at #27.

Interesting statistics besides: With only nine tracks featuring a European artist inside the top 20 this is the lowest result sinc June 2013.
As there are three songs new inside the top 20 the picture looks quite usual. In fact that three songs disguises a bit the furthermore unchanging survey. All in all there are only five new songs arriving–it's the fourth time in 2016 that such a feat happens. And even if we watch th top 50: only three songs entered the upper half newly. A fact hardly seen in chart history.

All this doesnt mean, there are no movers at all. Viceversa there are some. Here they are:
Jason Derulo with Get Ugly going 55-38
Irish Walking On Cars with Speeding Cars 56–42
DJ Snake Feat. Bipolar Sunshine with Middle 62–52
Max Giesinger with 80 Millionen as the best gainer going 88–53 in its second chart week
Izzy Bizzu with White Tiger 65–54
Ali As Feat. Namika with Lass sie tanzen 86–65 in its second chart run–still six places to go to match the result of its first appearance
Julian Perretta with Miracles going 82–66 in its second week.