May 20th 16: Justin The Original Is Back

It was a given thing, wasn't it? Even without his performance on the Eurovision final JT as he calls himself right now was one of the biggest aspirants for the #1 spot. And so Can't Stop This Feeling does. Climbing from as low as #7 it is the third #1 for Justin Timberlake under his own name and the fourth if you count his hidden appearance on The Balck Eyed Peas #1 hit Where Is The Love too. Almost exactly eight years ago he had his latest take to the top duetting with Madonna for 4 Minutes.
Justin Timberlake now belongs to the artists still recording with most #1 as there are Rihanna, CRO, Adele and David Guetta with similar figures. Of course Justin is the one who performs for longest time in show business starting in the mid 90s as member of boy group *N SYNC.

As there is a new #1 we see the German superstar tumbling. Prince Damien stops at #5–it is worse than the 1–4 tumble of past #1 superstar Aneta Sablik in 2014 and the biggest drop since Die Ärzte historically fell 1–21 in September past year.
Prince Damien's drop to #5 also marks the deepest rank for best selling German production since more than a year. Back in February 2015 tobee. served with Jetzt ist der Teufel los as the best German at #7.

Without having English Kyla appearing on DRAKE's One Dance at #2 it would be a black week for European artists. The first European as a lead artist shows up at #4 in the face of KUnGS–it is the lowest performance since three years.

New inside the Top 10 finally DNCE is. Cake By The Ocean already spent two weeks at #11 sliding to #12 the past week–and now can grab some more attention to step up to #7 in its 10th chart week. Worth mentioning the song is more successful in Europe as in Joe Jonas' home country. The British charts already reported a #4 peak.


And now I watch the result of the biggest music show on TV at all. The Eurovision Song Contest took place in Stockholm with having its final show on Saturday 14th 2016. Aired in Australia (as a participant), China, Korea and for the very first time also in the USA it truly writes TV history. Except in Germany. Although 9.33 millions watched the show–the best result since 2011–the sales afterwards are kind of frustrating. Voted by German audience as third behind the songs from Russia and Poland Swedish Frans performs best on sale with his If I Were Sorry landing at #11. It is the best performance for a Eurovision song not awarded as top 3 since 2011 when Blue peaked at #7 with its I Can. On the show Frans became fifth.
The runners up of the contest Sound Of Silence by Dami Im starting for Australia can enter the sales list at #57. Compared to 2015 it is weaker although having the second place inside the survey at all is a fact not often happening.
And also the sixth place J'ai cherché by Amir participating for France sneaks in at #80.
Neither the winner 1944 by Jamala from the Ukraine nor the German voting winner You Are The Only One by Sergey Lazarev from Russia nor the voting second Color Of Your Life by Michal Szpak from Poland can reach the official sales list. This result shows that there are very different communitiey in German society and popular culture right now. On one hand a strong (probably migrational) community watching TV and voting for its favorite, on the other hand a complete different audience buying music. Stars on TV ain't no longer stars of the music business at all.

By the way: The German entry by Jamie-Lee Ghost reaching the very last place on the show can leap again 55places up to #23 which also leaves her very weak. On sale she performs better than last year's participant Ann Sophiethe ranking at the show was even lower.


Let's have a look at #31. There the official song for the UEFA championship starts. This One's For You is a collaboration between David Guetta & Zara Larsson–I guess this combination will become very popular the next weeks. It is David Guetta's 46th chart entry in Germany.

Also worth watching:
Too Good by Drake Feat. Rihanna taking a 46 places leap to #53 in its second chart week
Heatwave by Robin Schulz Feat. Akon jumping 26 places to #59 in its second week
and Golden by Brandon Beal Feat. Lukas Graham rising 30 places to #60 also in its second week.